Authors Note: The series is call Water Star. It is a basis of a
most bizaar sort of plot. The two characters Kai and Liz are actually a
reincarnation of those previously before them, in the timeline for
China that is called Lin . However, they are the souls of the last of their
kind. If your wondering about that you shall find out later on and not
one moment before that. *Laughs* Also this story is not related to the
other series Blue Cloud Silver Lining. In reality the stories may have
some paralel characteristics that are real odd. *Grins* You can say
this is another dimension. This story is Part Seven the song being used is
"At the Beginning" from the hit soundtrack "Anastasia."
No one told me
I was going to find you
What you did to my heart
When I lose hope
You were there to remind me
This is the start
Nurse Katelin found herself waking up slowly, her body aching with incredible pain. Groaning aloud, she slid to her feet and looked around the area. Someone had made a makeshift bed in a hasty pace and placed some sort of dirty surgeon coat under her head, using it for support. Opening her eyes, she looked up to see a man standing before her, his eyes were dark brown and he was wearing a blue GSA uniform. "Are you alright, miss?" He asked, his voice deep and masculine.
Her throat felt dry and she was able to choke out a mild 'yes.' A glass was pressed to her lips and the soothing taste of some sort of liquid quenched her throat. "Thank you...." She muttered after being tended to. Something seemed to be bothering her, but she couldn't quite put her finger on it. The man before her gently pushed her down onto the makeshift bed, looking at her in concern. There is something that I'm missing, she thought to herself, closing her eyes. Then suddenly like quicksilver it hit her; "THE PATIENTS!" She cried out as she quickly sat up, feeling the room spin around.
"Whoa there. Calm down!" The man before her said in a gentle tone. "You had quite the run-in with the wall." He chided.
Annoyance flared in her eyes. "I don't have time to take it easy! I have to see if Mr. Chen and Miss Chang are alright." She sat up again and felt her ribs protest.
The man sighed in exasperation. "Listen, you're hurt, and trying to get yourself damaged further isn't the way to go."
"Whatever, you...you..." She frowned. "You moronic idiot!" She got up slowly and jabbed her finger into the man's broad chest. "Who the hell are you, anyway?" She quickly moved forward and leaned against the wall, waving off the man's attempt to help her. Idiot! He doesn't know that I have work to do. Although, he is rather hot, she thought, before a tiny voice raged against her irritation.
The man looked at her. "The name is Mike Corbett. I'm the first in command on Terra Venture." He watched as she brought up her glass of water, before staring at him in surprise. The glass fell out of her fingers and he was barely able to grab it before it hit the floor. Why is this is happening to me? He thought in annoyance. First I get hit by a pillow and then this beautiful girl is just...err, that is what you get, Mike. He chasted himself for all the bad luck he at accumulated by walking under ladders. "And your name is...?"
"Um...um..." Was the only sound that came out of her. She flushed and quickly ran to the room that contained the patients she was supposed to look after. Running into Room 17, she stopped dead in her tracks in shock. "What the hell has happened here?"
Mike came up behind her. "That was what I wanted to ask you, Nurse Katelin."
She just stared at the crater in the middle of the room. It was about fifteen feet in diameter and there were burns on the wall. Right in the center of the crater was the residue of, not blood, but a blue and silver powder. "I...I don't know." She said in a distressed tone. "I was about to come into the room to tell Mr. Chen that he had to go. Just was about to open the door, I was, well, thrown backwards and I guess I blacked out..." As she babbled her explanation, Mike sensed that she was soon to be hysterical..
Mike grabbed her on instinct and brought her into a close proximity hug, soothing her by rubbing his hand on her back. She stood like a statue without, her emotions trapped inside.. "Now, Nurse Katelin...there, there." He whispered, becoming worried, wanting to know what happened to Kai. This is so bizaar...could this be the doing of Trakeena? I hope that pile of dust isn't Kai, he thought soberly. After so many years, he and Kai had hit it off in a commanding pair tradition. He considered Kai a comrade to the end and always would. His eyes clouded as he remembered the first day he meet the serious Ranger, his lips twitching at the memory.
I'll be there
When the world stop turning
I'll be there
When the storm is through
In the end I wanna be standing
At the beginning with you
Location: GSA Head Quarters.
Mike, newly recruited, stood at attention. He was going to be the best person in GSA; he had always wanted to go into space. It was like a calling to his destiny. As a blonde man began to hand out uniforms, a young man at the end of the line caught his attention. The spiky haircut was to hard to ignore, to say the least, and on an Asian it was really to hard to miss. He watched the young man take the uniform and stand straight. An older man came out of the building and greeted them, his uniform black with red markings.
The man surveyed them all with a cool, collected glance from his dark eyes. A beard engulfed his chin and a serious expression was on his face. "Hello, recruits. I am Commander Stanton. I will be your commanding officer; no pun attended." He added as he walked up and down the line.
Mike felt his feet ache from standing so long and sweat began to form on his shoulder blades. How I wish this place had chairs, he thought.
Commander Stanton went on. "I'm going to select, from this group, at least two personnels as commanding positions. The two positions are first and third in command."
Mike frowned at the mention of those positions. How odd, to skip a postion, he thought. He noticed the other curious looks, except for the man at the end of the line.
The Commander looked at them all. "The people who will take their command positions are those who are smart, cunning, and able to think quickly. We don't want robots piloting the ship, ladies and gentlemen. We want idealistic individuals, with obedience to obey commands to a certain point." He got out a pen and held it out. "If you are selected as the first or third officer an item such as this will be given to you, personally, by me."
Before the Commander could finish talking, a large explosion sounded in the area. Debris began to fly out at them. Who on Earth would be firing on us?
An overly calm voice exclaimed over the comm. "There is a fire on the first floor; alerting fire personel." They heard someone from the windows above and they all turned their heads upward, seeing several people trapped there.
A woman on the second floor yelled out. "Help! Someone..." They all watched in horror as the fire spread upward to the second floor. Mike quickly dashed toward the area, surprised to see a figure in the fire carrying out a smoked inhalant woman. The man was cover in black soot and charcoal as he walked forward. Mike blinked, surprised to see that it was the spiky haired Asian teen. What the hell? He looked in disbelief as the man set the lady down and walked to a fire hose. Mike quickly ran to where the man was and started to help the teen out.
They both managed to draw the hose outward, as the man then held the hose and shouted out. "NOW!"
Mike turned the valve hard to get the water flowing. The water began to squirt out in great gushes, flowing outward and into the fire area hard. Mike then quickly ran to where the spiky haired teen was and helped him hold the hose with all it's pressure. They were almost finished dousing the fire but, to their immense surprise, they heard the building creak with pressure. They saw the building start to lean toward the right and wood began to fall down off the foundation. People were screaming and Mike knew that he had to turn off the hose. "Turn off the hose NOW!" He shouted. The hose was turned off just then by the spiky haired man They then both ran into the building and quickly started to evacuate the premises, guiding the people who were injured by the fire outside.
Mike heard a coughing near by and saw a large wooden beam on top of a blonde haired woman, dressed in a pink burned shirt and a pair of jeans. Her glasses were broken and she seemed to be pinned down tightly. The spiky haired man looked at the woman and started toward her as they heard the ceiling groan and moan. He carefully grabbed the beam and tried to lift it. Mike quickly ran to the area and started to help as he groaned and gritted his teeth. "Pull her out..." He felt his muscles stretch with the effort he exerted. Panting hard, the man was able to get the girl out and both of them quickly dragged her out of the building, just before the whole building crashed. Smoked gathered all around them as they coughed and choked on dirt and dust.
"What's your name?" The spiky haired man asked.
Mike looked up and wiped his face. "Mike Corbett." He took the offering hand.
"The name is Chen...Kai Chen." He heard the man say.
A voice came from between them. "Excuse me, but can you put me down?!" They both looked at the girl in Kai's arms as he set her down. "Thank you...for saving me." She said softly. "I'm Kendrix Morgan."
Life is a road
And I want to keep going
Love is a river
I want to keep flowing
Life is the road
Now and forever
Mike snapped out of it when the lady muffled an exclamation. "Let me BREATHE!" He gently let her go and watched her gasp for breath. He didn't realize that his grip was so hard that he was choking the air out of her.
"I'm sorry, Nurse Katelin." He replied politely.
She felt annoyed every time he called her Nurse Katelin. It made her feel as if she was an old lady. Heck, she wasn't even as old as him. "Call me Jade." She snapped as she paced around the area. She then walked to the pile of powder and took a sample in a vial she had in her coat pocket.
"Um, Jade what are you doing?" He felt kind of awkward and surprised that she told him her first name. Her blue eyes glinted in concentration as her once neat hair bun, before the explosion was messy and in a disarray all over her shoulders.
She didn't look up as she mumbled around a pen in her mouth. Elastic gloves were on her hands as she used a small twister to collect the dust in the vial. "Collecting...mmph...this to be..mmph... analyzed!" Her teeth were clenched around the pen she had in her mouth.
Mike looked at her and the determined clench of her teeth, realizing she wanted badly to know what happened to the patients that were lost. "That won't be necessary." He said in a professional voice. "I have teams already investigating." He lied expertly to her.
Jade narrowed her eyes. "I would rather find out myself Mike." I want to know what could have caused this disaster and if it might hurt others in the long run. She kept working on taking the samples and shook her head. Besides, Liz and I were friends since she came into the hospital. I owe it to her to find out what happened.
Mike sighed at the stubborn women. "Very well, if you must then you must." He slickly took a vial of the powder from her pocket. It pays knowing the trick of magic. He then nodded his head. "I will be back; I have a shift in a few hours."
Jade didn't pay any attention to the Magna Defender. "Sure, sure...don't let the door hit you on your way out." Hmm, but he sure does have a cute butt. A voice in her head said. Oh shut up...She exclaimed to the voice.
Mike nodded his head. "Alright, bye then." He then walked out of the area and, forgetting the warning, felt the door hit him in the katushy. "HEY!"
Jade's singsong voice came through the swinging doors. "Told you so!" Mike grinned at the ludicrous situation and walked away with the vial. He then made his way to the Astro Megaship to see if Alpha Six could exam them to see what exactly happened to their friends. I hope this isn't them I'm carrying in my pocket. Mike thought grimly.
I knew there was somebody somewhere
Like me alone in the dark
Now I know my dream will live on
I've been waiting so long
Nothing's gonna tear us apart
Maya leaned against a tree, staring out into the vegetation on Terra Venture. She still longed for her home planet of Mirinoi, but she knew that she had a destiny to fulfill. She was, after all, one of the chosen ones that were designated to protect her planet. Some Ranger I am. I couldn't even save my people from the rock spell. She could remember vividly the people running towards her as they were slowly being transformed into statues.
She was so deeply in thought that she didn't hear a rustle of leaves behind her. A hand tapped her on the shoulder. "Hey girlfriend, what's up?" A familiar voice broke into her thoughts.
Maya smiled at the figure in a green jump suit. "Just sitting here." How I miss home… She thought with a twinge of loneliness. She wanted her friends back and she most of all wanted to see her best friend, Shondra.
Damon looked at the Yellow Galaxy Ranger in disbelief and gently pinched her nose. "Liar, you're thinking; that is what you are doing!" He said in a playful mood. Man, this girl gots to chill out sometimes. I know that she might be homesick but, dang, she got to relax before she pops like a cork.
Maya grinned to herself. Let Damon slice his way to the truth. He was always the one who knew what was going on with someone in their minds. It was amazing how close they got together and at such a high rated pulse. "So I was lying! What are you going to do to me? Spank me?" She teased back at the Green Ranger.
Damon chuckled. "If you want me to." When I get a large plunger to hit you with.
The Yellow Ranger shook her head in amusement. "You're too funny for your own good, Greenie Head." She clucked at a thought of green cream surrounding Damon's bald little head.
Damon smiled but his face fell. "Did you hear?" I hope she'll be able to cope with this.
Maya looked concerned. "What is it?" What now? Did Leo try to eat the cat again? Or did Mike turn the house into a home shopping network?
The Green Ranger sighed. "Kai and Liz were involved in an explosion inside the hospital." God this can't be happening. He paused to catch his breath. "All that is left is this sort of bluish and silver powder as their remains."
"WHAT!?!" A shocked and stunned expression was on Maya's face as she stared at Damon.
I'll be there
When the world stop turning
I'll be there
When the storm is through
In the end I wanna be standing
At the beginning with you
Kai woke up and groaned. He felt a weight on his arm shift and moan softly. "Liz?" He whispered unsurely, sighing in relief when he heard her whisper out his name in return. "Where are we?"
Liz frowned at the insisting voice in her ear and slowly opened her eyes. The room was pitch black, except for an area that was glowing with blue and white light. She couldn't determine where it was coming from and frowned. "What happened Kai? Was there a black out? And what's that glowing thing over there?"
The Blue Ranger shook his head. "I don't know, Angel. Is there some way you can light up this area?" *Like a bonfire...it is quite cold.*
Liz shook her head in the dark, "I can't light a bonfire, Kai. I can barely see where my hands to even light anything." A glow began to surround their wrists as the looked down at the star patterned bracelets.
"WELL IT'S ABOUT TIME!" A voice boomed, startling both of them to pieces.