Kai walked, deep in thought. It had been five days since he found the star clip in the secret room on the Astro Megaship. He found it interesting that when he asked DECA about the room, all he got was a disdained answer. It seemed that the Digital Entity Computerized Assistant was very stubborn about her secrets regarding the previous Rangers. Sometimes, he felt there was more to the machines that they consider friends, though they never did take the time to talk to them. He kept thinking as he walked past Maya, who was talking to Damon and laughing.
"Hey Kai! Where are you heading?" Damon yelled out loud, trying to gain the attention of the elusive Blue Ranger.
Kai kept on walking, not paying much attention, as he answered. "To find some answers." And perhaps find my love, he added to himself.
The Green Ranger looked at the Yellow Ranger in confusion. "What sort of answers is he looking for?"
Maya looked confused and tugged on her short jungle skirt. "I am not sure, but lately he's been acting weird...really weird." I hope he is not going to be stuck in one of those...what do you call it...insane asylums.
Damon then kept on yakking. "I really want to have a facial on my legs.." I hope I can just annoy her so that she will leave me alone about seeing the inner animal in me.
Maya forced a smile, I definitely think they need one for Damon. She watched as Damon started to take out a green hat and modeled it in front of her. "Ummm Damon I have to go now. I have to...mow the lawn! Yeah, that's it. I have to mow the lawn." She rushed away from the Green Ranger, thinking he had too much sugar in his system.
The Green Ranger took off the hat and stuffed it into the garbage can. "Safe at last! Now I can go and plan out my plans without being caught by the others." A sneaky grin crossed his face as he tiptoed to an unknown location. A green glow took over him as he entered an unoccupied room. "At last, it will be the end of the Galaxy Rangers," his voice lowered into a hiss. "Soon the time will come to attack."
Kai walked to the command area of the GSA, his mind occupied. Five days and there is no sign of her. Five days I have been trying to find her and there is still no sign of her. He walked to the data personal files and began to tap in. Where could she be? What could she be listed under if she is on Terra Venture?
Mike looked up and noticed Kai walking over to the database area. Now what is he up to? He slowly walked over to the Blue Ranger and looked over his shoulder, whispering, "What are you doing here, Kai?! You're off today."
Kai slowly turned around and looked around the area. "I am trying to find someone," he whispered. Hope he doesn't blow my cover and get me kicked out of here.
The Magna Defender frowned. "Who are you looking for?" I hope he is not going screwy.
Kai glanced around the command area, "I am looking for Liz."
Mike's eyes widened. "The dead girl?! The one who is supposed to be your girlfriend?" Oh good lord, he's flipped.
Kai clenched his hands and hissed out, "She is not dead…." At least I hope she is not…He thought silently to himself.
Mike shook his head. "How can that be? We all saw her being blown up." Okay…this is weird. And I thought Maya wearing a bucket on her head was weird...
Kai sighed as he scanned the crew list. "I need to find her. I have to…" If only to just apologize. He thought to himself.
Mike sighed, "Alright…but how you going to find her? There are a lot of people on that list. It will be hard." Besides that, we don't even know everything about her. Of course, this is Kai. He probably knows the size of her underwear. He snickered to himself. Oh god, what am I thinking? I wonder if I caught that flu bug? Nah!
Kai slowly typed in a search for the name he had known for so long. His eyes widened in disbelief. "There is no record of her," he whispered to Mike. But if she is here, she has to have a record. Where would she live? How could she be allowed without it?
Mike frowned. "Does she have another name she uses too? Maybe an alias? Perhaps a middle name?" Ah the wonders of cracking the mental personality.
Kai looked thoughtful. "Actually her middle name is…Max." He chuckled in amusement. "She used to want to be called Max Lin; it was funny." His smiled turn into a frown as he scanned through the list of names. "Nothing there Mike…" Great this is just great.
Mike thought for a second. "Do you have something like a fingerprint that belongs to her? Perhaps a picture to try to narrow down the search?" Well if you can't track a person that way, try the logical way. Thank god, I watched "The Three Stooges" for that tip.
Kai quickly took off a necklace from around his neck and he held it dangling before his eyes. The blue sapphire twinkled in the light and he could see a faint fingerprint mark on it. "Bingo," he whispered as he placed it on a scanner, which started to scan in the fingerprint of the pendant of an Angel.
Mike watched in amusement. "I've never knew that you had a thing for wearing women's jewelry, Kai." He watched a faint blush creep up the cheeks of the infamous Blue Galaxy Ranger.
If only I had my blaster here…Kai thought as he glared at the Magna Defender. The machine started to run the fingerprint through the system at a fast pace. Pictures of people flipped past them, faster than the normal human could comprehend. He slowly took the necklace and placed it around his neck once more, hiding the pendant under his shirt.
The console started to BEEP and a file was pulled up. A picture was formed half way and there before, there eyes, was the image of a girl in a military uniform. She was wearing a silver berate and a GSA patch on the side of her sleeve. "I'll be damned," Mike breathed out.
Kai breathed in short gasps and read a name that he never thought of. "Trinity Lin."
All of a >
Commander Stanton gave one glance at the screen and turned it off. "Both of you in my office. Now." The Commander said in a dead serious voice. Both the sheepish boys quickly obeyed and walked into the office, marching to the pace of their execution. They both entered a dim room and stood at attention. "Now, gentlemen, would you kindly tell me why you were accessing confidential files?"
The Blue Ranger stuttered out, "Well Sir, it was all by chance. We were sort of well…."
Mike quickly jumped in, "Testing out the database to see if it was accurate!"
Kai made a way to follow. "It seemed I had a pendant from my ex-girlfriend." He took out the pendant and showed it to the Commander.
Mike noticed the Commander stiffen back when he looked closely at the pendant. I wonder..if he recognizes that pendant.
Commander Stanton nodded his head curtly and cleared his throat. "Please go on, Mr. Chen."
Kai figetted as he looked down. "Well, since we assumed she was not here on the station we instead…placed it in to test the ship's database." Great excuse, Kai do you really think he believes you on that one?
Commander Stanton narrowed his eyes. "Well, tell me, would you believe such an excuse that you gave to me?"
Mike winced along with Kai and both of them simuletously said together, "No Sir…"
The Commander looked at both of them while he put his hands to his hips. "My First and Third in Command both giving me strange excuses." He approached both of them and looked them up and down. Well, this will be fun giving them a shock. Besides the counsel wanted me to inform them of the other areas if anything by chance happened to me.
Mike looked at Kai. This isn't good, this is very bad. I wonder if Damon will be willing to let me use his garage to make a "kick me" boot for going along with Kai?
Kai sighed in his mind. All I wanted to do is to find out if she is truly alive. To talk to her and maybe tell her why I left her, but I guess now I might not get a chance to find out what truly happened to her.
Commander Stanton looked at them both. "But it seems you two have beaten me to my news…" He paused while seeing confusion flare in both of the men he considered like sons.
"Sir?" Kai asked in confusion. What is he talking about?
How did we get onto this area? Mike thought as he felt his back ache from standing so long. I am getting too old for this.
Commander Stanton silently chuckled in his mind. He slowly walked over to his desk and pulled out a file, tossing it onto the desk. "Read these and you will understand what I mean."
Mike and Kai warily approached the files, opening them and beginning to read. They both looked up, their eyes so wide in shock that you could fly a spaceship through them. "But…but…" Kai intoned, gasping for air, before he slowly sank down onto the floor.
"KAI!?" Mike ran to his fallen comrade and patted his cheeks, trying to make him wake up. Mike then felt for a pulse and sighed in relief. "Well, he is alive." Or so I hope. I am not going to have to give him mouth to mouth!
The Commander looked concerned. "I didn't expect him to take it this hard. She had to be in the secret security branch in order to protect the colony."
Mike shrugged, "I guess he just doesn't like to be out done by a girl."
Kai slowly awoke, his eyes widening as he sat up quickly and yelped out, "LIZ IS THE SECOND IN COMMAND OF TERRA VENTURE!?!?!" Oh god, she is the one who controls the entire security division of Terra Venture, She controls everything on recordings to all the cloak and dagger stuff.
Mike grinned, "Welcome back, Sleeping Beauty." I know I am going to be in trouble for that but, hey, it was too good to pass up.
Kai glared at Mike. "Very funny, HA HA, Mike. You better run before I find a TK3 blaster."
Mike just laughed out loud at Kai as he picked up the papers he dropped, his eyes quickly skimming over the information, before he slowly put it back into the folders. "Sure Kai, you can barely hit a bull's eye."
Kai growled, "It may not be today, it may not be tomorrow, but one day you are going to wake up with no hair." This should shut him up.
Mike gulped as he ran his hand over his head. "Alright, alright, I get it." He placed the files onto the Commander's desk.
"Well gentlemen," The Commander said gruffly. "You must not tell anyone about Ms. Lin. She is the central security on Terra Venture, in the secret department. If you need information, I will get it from her and inform you. Other than that, you are not supposed to say anything about her. Understand?"
Both Kai and Mike nodded their heads. "Umm, Sir, isn't her name Elizabeth Chang?" Kai asked in bewilderment.
Commander Stanton nodded his head. "Yes, but now she is known by another name and a code name." The Commander leaned his hip on the table as he watched both men nod their head. "Dismissed." He said in a tired voice as both men walked out of his office. Ah, children. They grow up so fast.
Kai walked on and muttered. "I should have looked at the area she lives in." I had a chance to find out where she was located. He was so absorbed in his thoughts as he walked that he didn't notice the grin on the Magna Defender's face.
"Actually, Kai, I have it…" He murmured quietly, so only Kai could hear. He watched in amusement as Kai spun around.
"You do?!" He asked, astonished and practically speechless.
Mike nodded his head and motioned for Kai to go with him outside. "I saw where she lives. Amazingly, it is at the area near you."
Kai nodded his head, "Well where is it? TELL ME!!" He grabbed Mike by the front of his shirt like a desperate man.
Mike gulped at the wild look in the Blue Ranger's eyes. "She lives 523 Water Fall Lane, Room 17." He croaked out nervously.
Kai let go of Mike's blue and white GSA uniform and stormed out. 523 Water Fall Lane," he muttered as he ran to the area where the street was located.
Mike sighed in relief. "I wouldn't want to be the one in his jockey shorts." He then walked away on a search to find some food.
Kendrix stared out at the windows of Stargazer Lounge. She sighed as she watched the lights blink and flash without a thought.
Leo was walking by and spotted her, I wonder what she is doing here all alone?
Kendrix watched a shooting comet passing the area, lighting a path in the sky. "Good bye, Pa Pa." She whispered into the dark. Her hand clenched a medallion that had a picture of a young looking man with sapphire eyes and golden hair.
"Pa Pa? Who are you talking about Kendrix?" She jumped, startled at the voice that penetrated her thoughts.
Spinning around, she spotted where the voice was coming from, "Leo?" What is he doing here? She thought nervously as she composed herself, wiping the tears from her eyes.
Leo nervously approached her. "Are you alright?" He watched the Pink Galaxy Ranger slowly nod her head as she vainly tries to hide her tear streaked face. He walked to her and used the sleeve of his red shirt to dry her tears. "What is wrong?" Come on Kendrix tell me.
She scrunched up her face and said in a hoarse voice, "I got a …a…transmission in the wave streams that passes mail back and forth to people on Earth. It…it..seems…my…father is dying."
He gasped out in shock. "Oh Kendrix…I am so sorry." This is not good. I can imagine how she must feel, if that was my little sister on Earth.
Kendrix broke down and started to sob to herself. She didn't feel the Red Ranger's arms enfold her, but a deep sense of being safe made her feel better. The two Rangers stood there in the dark observatory, looking at the stars, unaware of the outside world.
Kai arrived at the room seventeen. He raised his hand to knock, but then dropped it and paced outside the door. What do I say to her? Hello, it's me, your ex. Get serious Kai. He chided himself as he quickly pulled up and rejected all of the responses or entries he was going to do.
The door all of a sudden opened and a young blonde man ran into him. "Oh, I am sorry." The man in silver said, but he looked up and recognition was signaled in his eyes. "Oh!" Well, he finally found her place; took him long enough. He thought in amusement.
Who the hell is this guy? Kai thought as he looked the man up and down. "Umm, sorry, it seems I got the wrong place.." His voice was interrupted.
"Hey, Zhane, don't forget the stupid chip credits!" A woman's voice called from inside.
Kai's eyes widened as he recognized the voice, "LIZ?" He walked into the room without saying anything to the man in silver.
"Un un! I wouldn't go in there with out knowing there is a …" Before Zhane could finish commenting, the door slammed shut in his pretty boy face. Well, he is toast. He walked away whistling a tune in sequence of his steps.
Kai looked around the dim room. "Liz?" He whispered. All of a sudden a bright light of colors blasted his sight. He winced, "OW!"
Mommy! Mommy! Baddy man baddy man in homey homey. A voice screamed out in terror in his mind, making him groan in pain. All of a sudden, a fire ball came right at him. The Blue Ranger quickly ducked out of the way. A loud crash was heard in the kitchen and a loud angry voice was heard.
"WHAT THE HELL?" The lights came on with a snap that blinded Kai momentary as he ducked another oncoming fireball. A girl in a silver uniform came out with a cast iron skillet in her hand, "KAI!"
He looked up and his eyes widened. "LIZ!" He ducked as another fireball came at him. "Will you stop your security system!!!" He yelled out as he ducked behind a couch.
She looked startled. "What security system?" Another fireball shot over the couch as he ducked.
"THAT SECRUITY SYSTEM!!" The once never fearful Blue Ranger said as he hid behind the couch more.
Liz looked puzzled. "That's not a security system! That is Tannen, my baby." She watched Kai puzzledly when his eyes grew wide.
(To be continued…)