Disclaimer: Saban owns the Power Rangers. And Collective Soul owns the song Run.

Authors Note: When I first heard this song, it was in the preview for the new show on ABC called 'Wasteland'. I knew right then that it was perfect for a story in my Sweet Melodies Series. :) Hope you enjoy it! Oh yeah, and I really recommend that you buy Collective Soul's new c.d. entitled 'Dosage' (it has the song 'Run' on it) :) This story takes place when the Galaxy Rangers are the ranger team.

By Crystal Maiden

Are these times contagious
I've never been this bored before
Is this the prize I've waited for
Now as the hours passing
There's nothing left here to insure
I long to find a messenger

It was the very first time they had all been in one place, all at the same time. Every single one of them was there. None of them wanted to miss this celebration. They had decided to gather in Angel Grove Park, since they had done most defending there, and so many memories.

Trini and Zack were the first ones there, followed by Tommy and Kat. Kimberly, Aisha, Jason, Billy, Tanya and Adam arrived shortly after. Soon Rocky showed up with Justin and they joined the group. The Astro team came all together. TJ, Cassie, Carlos, Ashley, Andros, Zhane, and even Karone came to the gathering. They all knew the others would be late, since they were the ones busy defending the universe.

Have I got a long way to run
Yeah, I run

After about 30 minutes, they all looked to the west side of the park and saw 5 teleportation glows and smiled. Kai, Kendrix, Maya, Leo, and Damon walked to them and were greeted by everyone.

They all sat down on the ground together on the blankets they had brought and started unpacking the food. After they had all gotten settled in, and introduced to everyone else, they started sharing their memories of Ranger days, past and present.

Jason, Zack, Billy, Trini, and Kimberly all told the story of how they first became rangers. Then Tommy jumped in and talked about how he started out being the Evil Green Ranger, then changed to good, then got to be the White Ranger. Rocky, Adam, and Aisha all talked about becoming the replacements for Jason, Zack, and Trini when they went to the World Peace Summit. Then they all talked about how they got their Ninja powers, and their mentor Ninjor.

Kimberly told how she left the team, to train for the Pan Global Games, and Kat took her place as the Pink Ranger. Kat told them all about how Rita had first mad her evil, and how she tried to destroy everyone, but she turned good after she hurt Kimberly.

Billy told the tale of how the Command Center was destroyed, and the Zeo Quests. Jason jumped in and talked about he became the Gold Zeo Ranger for a while when Trey had to unify himself. Billy then talked about when he left for Aquitar to be with Cestria.

Is there a cure among us
From this processed sanity
I weaken with each voice that sings
In this world of purchase
I'm going to buy back memories
To awaken some old qualities

Justin told the story of how Rocky had picked him to be the new Blue Ranger when he was injured. Adam and Tanya then told of how he, she, Tommy, and Kat passed their powers on to TJ, Carlos, Cassie, and Ashley. The Turbo Rangers talked about the new villianess Divatox and the newly discovered Phantom Ranger. They joked to Cassie about having a crush on him and she blushed. Then Ashley told how the Power Chamber was destroyed and they had to go into space, where they met Andros and he gave them the Astro Powers.

Everyone was on the edge of their blankets when Andros, Zhane, and Karone talked about the final battle on Earth and how Andros broke Zordon's tube and all the evil was turned to dust.

After that, they were all curious to find out how Terra Venture was doing, in finding a new home. And the Galaxy Rangers were all too happy to tell them about the porthole opening and Scorpius getting through.

The sun started setting on Angel Grove and they all said their good-byes regretfully, but promising to do this again sometime.

And so Angel Grove Park was empty yet again. A place that held memories in each and everyone one of the Ranger's hearts.

They were all there. All 24 of them. Gathered in one place at the same time. From all different parts of the world, they all were united in one special way that only a few selected people would. No matter how much evil was thrown at them, no matter what evil lurked the universe aching to destroy them. They would always be there for each other.

Have I got a long way to run
Yeah, I run

The End