Authors Note: Oh, wow. I guess I can say whatever I want here. Ok, well this is my first Power Ranger fan fic series. It starts in the PRIS era, right after Andros thinks that Astronema is his sister. (when he finds the necklace of hers and says "You're Karone, my sister.") PLEASE send me feedback so I know whether or not to continue the series! Thanks!
Andros sank down into his chair on the Astro-Megaship bridge and sighed heavily. He took his locket off around his neck and stared down at it. *How could Astronema be my sister?* he wondered.
Just then, the bridge door opened and Cassie walked in. She walked over and sat in her seat beside him.
"Are you okay Andros? You've been a little... out of it lately." she said sympathetically.
Andros let out a soft sigh; "I just can't believe it."
"That you found your sister? Or that your sister's Astronema?" she asked softly.
Andros shook his head and kept staring at the locket, "I don't know... both. I mean, after all these years of searching for her, I thought. I don't know... I just thought that when I found her I would feel this strong connection. Like we had when we were kids. But..." his voice trailed off.
"You didn't feel that connection with Astronema." she finished for him.
"Yeah.... Well... I mean... I don't know. It's been so long. Maybe that connection isn't there anymore." Andros said, eyes still glued to the locket.
"But what if it is there Andros? Is there any possibility that Astronema isn't your sister?" Cassie asked curiously.
"There's always a possibility that she isn't my sister. But, it appears so clear. She had the other locket with my picture in it, and Darkonda said that I wouldn't believe where she was now. It all comes together. But there's still a strange feeling that tells me she isn't my sister." Andros shook his head, "I don't know what to believe."
Cassie put a hand on his shoulder, "Don't think with your mind. Think with your heart. It never lets you down. We'll find your sister. It doesn't matter if she is or isn't Astronema."
Andros lifted his head and faced Cassie, giving her a small smile, "Thanks... for cheering me up."
Cassie gave him a teasing look, "Well I know a certain yellow ranger that is eating dinner right now waiting for a certain red ranger to join her."
Andros gave Cassie a full smile now, "Thanks again." he said and got up out of the chair.
Just before he left Cassie yelled, "Andros! Remember, think with your heart!"
Andros nodded and smiled as the bridge door closed.
"ELGAR!!!!!!!!!! GET IN HERE NOW!!!!!" Astronema yelled as loud as she could.
Elgar came running into the room, plowing down a few quantrons.
"Opps, sorry." Elgar said and helped the quantron up off the ground, then bowed to Astronema, "You called my supreme evil queen?"
Astronema rolled her eyes in disgust and threw a bunch of papers in his face; "These reports are pathetic! The power rangers are closing in on our plan!"
Elgar tried to pick all the papers up off the ground, "Don't you worry about a thing! The power rangers will be gone in no time!" Elgar assured her.
Astronema rolled her eyes again and kicked him in the stomach, "That's what I've been hearing for the past year! But this time they haven't just beaten one of my monsters, they have uncovered something that could be potentially dangerous to us if they find out anymore!"
Elgar stood up, "Like I said, those rangers will be gone in no time!"
Astronema kicked him in the stomach again, sending him back to the ground. "You just don't get it do you? If the power rangers find out where the Red Rangers' sister is, their team will get stronger, and they'll have the upper hand! And we can not let that happen!"
Elgar rubbed his stomach and stood back up, "But I thought everything was A-O-K with all of that. Don't the rangers believe your his sister?"
Astronema walked over to the viewing screen and tapped her fingernails on the control panel; "The Red Ranger is starting to suspect something is wrong. Soon he'll find out the whole truth. And we must not let that happen!"
Elgar scratches his head, "And how do we do that?"
Astronema quickly turns around to Elgar, "Go to the Nebula Galaxy. On the planet Rytan you will find the Red Rangers sister, Karone. She is under the care of the Rytanians leader, Thypan. Kidnap her and bring her to me immediately."
Elgar, still confused, salutes to her, "Right away my supreme ugliness.... I mean evilness."
Astronema just groans and stomps her foot on the ground, "Just go! We can't let them find her before we do!"
The stars were shining brightly in the sky on Rytan when Karone walked out of the Army Command Center towards her personal cabin. She stopped on the front steps of the Command Center and looked up at Rytans' moon. It was a glowing blueish sphere, with stars showered around it.
Karone sighed taking her eyes off of it and looking at the papers she held in her hand. She had been demoted today, from being a Commander to the Second in Command of Research and Development.
*How could I go from the head of the battle field, to being behind a desk 24 hours a day?* she thought to herself as she slowly walked to her quarters. She looked up and saw a small glowing light on in her room. *I didn't leave a light on...* her thoughts trailed off. She took out her key card to un-lock the door, but it was already un-locked.
She pushed a large button and the door shot up. She looked inside and saw Thypan, sitting in a chair, obviously waiting for her.
She walked in and set the papers on her desk and took off her jacket.
"You're home late today. I have been waiting." he said and stood up.
She walked towards him, "Would you mind telling me what's going on here? I thought you told me this morning that I was being promoted to something that would change my life forever."
Thypan sat back down in the chair and motioned for her to sit down, "What did they assign you?"
Karone slowly sat down in the chair opposite of him and replied coldly, "2nd in command of Research and Development."
Thypan laughed and took a cigar out of his pocket, along with a lighter.
Karone rolled her eyes angrily, "I don't see what's so funny."
"Calm down, Calm down. There's a reason for everything." Thypan said calmly and lit the cigar.
"Would you mind telling me this reason?" she asked then gave him an odd look, "Where did you get that cigar?"
Thypan let the cigar dangle in his hand, "Ashryn when to Earth a few days ago for supplies. And came back with this. Those earthlings have very strange recreational habits...." his voice trailed off then he shook his head, "But that's not what I came to talk to you about."
Karone leaned back in her chair, "What did you come to talk to me about?"
Thypan threw the cigar in a glass of water that was sitting near by and stood up, "Karone, I'm about to tell you a very long story. It will explain everything that you ever where, and will be. But I'm going to need you to listen very carefully and not ask any questions while I'm talking."
Karone nodded her head confusingly.
Thypan walked towards the window and started talking.
"14 years ago today an unknown space shuttle landed on Rytan carrying a 4 year old girl. You." Thypan said and Karone was about to say something but he hushed her, "No talking from you yet."
"But that wasn't the only thing that was on that shuttle." he said and she looked over at him strangely, then he continued, "Laying beside the girl was this." He took a strange looking object out of his pocket.
She looked at him confused and asked, "A watch? What does a watch have to do with anything?"
Thypan shook his head, "Not a watch. An Astro-Morpher."
Karone's eyes widened, "You're not saying what I think you're saying are you??!!"
"If you're thinking that you are destined to be a power ranger, then I'd have to say you're correct." he said simply and looked at her waiting for a response.
Karone didn't know what to say, then she started laughing, "Oh my gosh! You almost got me that time! But that was just too 'out there' Thypan! Me a power ranger??!!" she giggled.
Thypan knew he wouldn't believe her, but he walked over to her and took her left hand and put the Astro Morpher on it. "This is yours Karone. It was meant for you. You are a Power Ranger," he said looking at her seriously.
She got the feeling he was joking around, so she opened the casing and saw a number pad inside. "Oh wow..." she said not exactly sure what to say.
Thypan put a hand on her shoulder, "That is not all."
She looked up at him, "What else is there?"
Thypan looked away from her and paced the floor; "Do you remember when I told you that I didn't know how you came to be on Rytan. That it was all just by luck?"
Karone nodded her head slowly.
"That wasn't entirely true." he confessed, "You were kidnapped from your real family, that lived on the space colony, KO-35. You had a mother, father... and a brother."
Karone leaned over and put her hands over her face, then looked up at him, "Why didn't you tell me this before? Why did you wait this long to tell me?"
Thypan walked over to her and put his hand on her shoulder, "I didn't think it was time then. But it is time now."
He continued, "A monster of Dark Specter's, named Darkonda, kidnapped you when you and your brother were playing outside. We know this now because the surveillance camera video tapes have been retrieved."
She was in total shock, but he continued, knowing that she needed to know the rest. "Not more than 5 years ago, KO-35 was under full attack by Dark Specter's forces. The whole planet was almost completely destroyed." he said an looked at her, "Barely anyone survived."
Tears came to her eyes, "Wh...Wha..What about my family?"
"Your mother and father died in the attack," he said sadly.
A few tears came from her eyes but she brushed them off, "What about my brother?"
"Your brother is alive. I've been doing some research and I found out his identity and where he is." he said.
Karone thought hard for a minute then her mind flashed back to the faintest memory that she had had since she was a little girl, the only thing she remembered from her past....
"Andros..." she said in a whisper.
"Yes. Andros, your brother." he said and put his hand back on her shoulder for support, "The Red Astro Ranger."
She looked at him in disbelief. "M..Mm..My brother is a Power Ranger too??!!"
"We have reason to believe that your parents both gave you Astro-Morphers when you were little. Because they knew you were both destined to be Power Rangers. You kept yours in the pocket of your suit, and when you were kidnapped we found it and locked it away until now." he said.
She felt overwhelmingly sad, then her sadness turned to anger in a second, "Dark Specter will pay for what he's done."
"You must not let your anger control what you are feeling. You must go and find your brother, and hurry." he said in a tone of urgency.
She looked at him; "You sound as if I have to leave this second. Is something wrong?"
"If you don't reveal your identity soon, Astronema will find you. And make sure you don't find your brother." he said looking out the window.
Karone bolted up, "Astronema?? What does she have to do with this?"
Thypan walked over to her and explained, "After you were kidnapped, Darkonda took you to Dark Specters ship, do you remember that? That is when you bumped into Astronema --"
"And she stole my necklace. Then they put me in a small shuttle... that's the last thing I remember." she said feeling her neck where her locket used to hang.
"Astronema knows that if you find your brother, the Power Rangers will be stronger than ever. The Command Center Scanners revealed today that 5 un-identified evil aircrafts are heading this way." he said hand grabbed her arm lightly, "They are coming for you."
Karone started to panic, "What do I do? I mean, I've only been a Power Ranger for 6 minutes! I don't know what to do! I don't even know where my brother is! I don't have time to say good bye to everyone here! I don't have a ship or anything!"
Thypan gave her a hug, "It's okay, it's going to be alright. Now that you're a power ranger, You have special weapons, and ways of transportation that will get you anywhere you need to go. But there isn't much time."
Karone let go of him and took a deep breath, "Ok. What do I need to do?"
It was dark and quiet on the Astro Megaship as Andros quietly walked down the hallway towards the bridge.
"What are you doing up so late?" Ashley asked him as he passed by her door.
He spun around speechless, "I...uh... couldn't sleep."
"Me neither." she said walking towards him.
DECA's camera light flicked on before he could respond, "Andros, we have reached the Nebula Galaxy."
Ashley looked at him confused, "Nebula Galaxy? What are we doing here? Is their trouble?"
"No, no. It's nothing like that. I just...there's just... something I have to find out," he said in a rush of words.
Ashley touches his arm lightly with her hand, "Andros, you know you can always talk to me, right?"
He gave her a smile, "Yeah, I know. But nothings wrong, really. Everything's fine."
Ashley raised her eyebrow, knowing something was up, but she took his word for it. "Ok, well I'm gonna go get some rest."
She turned around but Andros grabbed her arm and turned her around.
She gave him a puzzled look but before she could say anything he gave her a soft kiss on the cheek.
"Thanks for caring." he smiled.
She flashed him a brilliant smile, "Anytime." she said, and then she turned around and walked into her room.
*Wow, I'm glad I got up. * she thought to herself happily as the door closed behind her.
Andros ran onto the bridge of the Astro-Megaship.
Alpha came running into the room behind him, "Andros, may I ask why we are in the Nebula Galaxy when there are no evil disturbances?"
Andros leaned against the control panel; "I feel this... this.... force pulling me here. I don't know how to explain it. It may be my sister, and I have to find out."
Alpha tilted his head, "And you're going without the other rangers?"
Andros put his hands on Alpha's shoulders, "You can't tell them about this Alpha. This is just between me, you and DECA. Ok?"
"But what if you get into trouble?" asked Alpha, tilting his head to the other side.
"I'll contact you the minute there's trouble, if there is any. Deal?" said Andros sticking out his hand.
Hesitatingly Alpha shook his hand, "Deal."
"Thanks Alpha!" Andros said and ran towards the Glider Bay.
Alpha shook his head, "Ay yi yi... be careful Andros."
After saying good bye to Thypan, Karone started walking towards the Shuttle hanger, where the Space Ship she would be taking to find her brother in was.
It was sad, leaving the place she had been for the past 14 years. Everyone there had been her family. Although, it was in the Rytan's belief not to get too attached to someone, so she treated everyone as other people that had the same goals as she did. To defend Rytan. But now that responsibility stretched far beyond the Rytan borders to the faintest and littlest galaxies of the entire universe. She had the biggest responsibility that anyone could possibly have. She had heard of all the dangerous encounters that the Astro Rangers had faced, and it sent a chill down her spine.
*But, it's not like I'm going to be alone or anything. I'll have my teammates...and my brother* she thought as she saw the hanger about a half a mile ahead of her.
"My brother...wow. I didn't even know I had any family. Let alone a living brother. I wonder what he's like?" she whispered to herself.
She imagined he would look a lot like her. She was dark complected, so she imagined it was the same for him. She had blonde hair but one little streak was brown. She had always braided the little streak, and a lot of Rytanian's complimented her on the color of her hair. Rytan's didn't believe in decorating hair, they wanted everyone to blend in with everyone else.
She decided to look up at the beautiful sky one last time before walking into the hanger.
She looked up and was about to look away but she was a streak of red light land over a hill to the east. It was followed by a bright white light that landed over where the red had.
*That's weird. I guess I have enough time.... I'll go check it out. * she thought and started running to where she last saw the lights.
As she was running she thought she heard someone yell 'Let's sprocket' or something along those lines.
She ran as fast as she could to the top of the hill and nearly fainted at what she saw.
The red ranger was fighting Elgar fiercely.
She froze at the top of the hill. There was her brother. The only flesh and blood of hers that was still alive. And she couldn't even move.
She saw Elgar hit the Red Ranger hard, and sent him flying against a rock.
*That's it. No one messes with my brother. * She thought angrily and ran and jumped off the cliff like hill.
She landed right in front of Elgar.
"Huh?? Uh.. Who are you?" Elgar asked scratching his head.
She got in a fighting stance, "Your worst nightmare." she growled.
*Oh great! Now what do I do??!!* she thought, then suddenly. She knew everything. It was like the power sensed she needed to know what to do, and told her.
"Oh and just who do you think you are?" asked Elgar.
In response to his question she yelled, "Let's Rocket!" then she flipped open her Astro-Morpher and punched in 3-5-5-EJT. She saw a bright flash of purple surround her and then she felt extremely powerful. She looked down at herself and she was dressed in a Purple Ranger uniform.
"Oh...I see... uh." Elgar said slowly backing away from her.
Andros couldn't believe what he was seeing.
*My sister is the only person who would have the Purple Astro-Morpher. Could this really be...* Andros thought, then asked incredulously, "Karone?"
The Purple Ranger turned to him, not knowing what to say.
Elgar ran and grabbed Karone's arms, "If you're Karone, you're coming with me!"
"Let go of me you over grown monkey!" Karone yelled as she tried to kick free.
Andros snapped into action, he yelled, "Let go of her now Elgar!"
Karone stomped her foot on Elgars and he fell back in pain.
"You can't get rid of me that easily rangers!" Elgar yelled at them.
"Astro Blasters!" Andros yelled and they both got their Astro Blasters out, "Fire!" In unison they both fired repeatedly at Elgar.
"Nooo!! I've had enough of this! To heck with this mission!" Elgar said then vanished.
There was an awkward silence, but Andros broke it, "Power Down!" Karone followed his action and they were both unmorphed now, seeing each other in their human form for the first time.
There was another long silence then Karone ran over and gave him the biggest hug she'd ever given anyone in her entire life. He returned her hug, nearly crushing her.
"Uh.... Andros???" she gasped.
"What?" he asked happily.
"You're crushing my rib cage," she said, gasping for breath.
"Oh! Ok!" Andros stepped back but kept looking at her, "I can't believe I've found you! After all this time, You've been here!"
"How did you get here? How did you know where I was?" she asked in a rush.
He hugged her again; "We've got a LOT of catching up to do."
The smiled at each other then he led her to the Astro-Megaship where they could rest, and tell the other rangers the exciting news.
Ecliptor came into the room Astronema was in, dragging Elgar by the hand.
"I found him hiding in the navigation's room." Ecliptor declared, "Should I dispose of him?"
Astronema just tapped her nails on the control panel, "No... just leave him with me. You may go."
Ecliptor bows, "As you wish, my princess." Ecliptor leaves the room and Astronema runs and kicks Elgar in the stomach, sending him to the ground.
"You half-witted no good pathetic excuse for a monster! You let the red ranger find his true sister! How could you be so stupid??!!" Astronema yelled at him, still kicking him in the side.
"I'm sooooo sorry my evil queen! I'll get them next time!" Elgar pleaded.
"NEXT TIME??!! You've said that the last 80 million times! I don't ever want to see you on this ship again unless you've killed all 6 of the power rangers! Now GOOOO!" she yelled.
Elgar ran out of the room, then sighed, "I'll get those power rangers, if it's the last thing I do..."
"So, Astronema stole your necklace?" asked Cassie as she handed Karone a glass of water.
"Yeah, when I was 4 years old. She said" mimicking Astronema's whiny voice, "It's shiny and pretty and I want it!"
Everyone laughed and Carlos patted her on the back, "It's good to have you here, and not be Astronema!"
Karone smiled and shook her head, "Man.. you guys must have been freaked out when you saw the necklace on her."
"Enough about Astronema. That topic is depressing. Since Karone's told us all about what's happened to her, let's tell her about what's happened to us for the past couple of years." TJ said changing the subject.
Ashley gave him a weird look, "Uh.... Teej... what has happened in the past couple of years that doesn't have to do with Astronema?"
TJ looked at her, then realized she was right. They all laughed and just as Andros was about to say something DECA's camera turned on.
"Incoming video transmission." she said in her monotone voice.
"Where's it coming from?" asked Andros.
"The Dark Fortress." DECA replied then the camera went off.
Everyone exchanged glances, then they all walked onto the bridge.
"DECA, open communication link to Dark Fortress." Andros instructed and a picture of Astronema showed up on the screen.