Andros sighed happily and tightened his grip on his girlfriend. I almost made the biggest mistake of my life. How could I ever think my home was without her in my life.
Ashley shifted slightly and moaned quietly in her sleep.
Andros smiled and gently brushed a stray lock of brown hair away from her face. How did you ever manage to steal my heart? Have I ever told you how much you mean to me?
Before he had met her and the rest of the Earth Rangers, his life had been an empty shell of his former self. His whole purpose in life had shrunk to a single driving goal. Destroy Dark Spectre. Make him pay for what he'd wrought to KO-35 and the Red Ranger.
Andros shivered despite the pleasant temperature. You guys saved my life. I'm amazed I didn't lose the protection of the Power. I was a lifeless shell for so long. It would have been so easy for you to give up on me. But you didn't and I will be eternally grateful. I don't know what I would do without you, Ashley. You are my heart and soul. Without you, I would still be that lifeless husk.
Andros closed his eyes against the memories of the past few days. Now what? Dark Specter is dead; Astronema is no more, thankfully turned back into my sister. KO-35 is restarting. The universe doesn't need her heros anymore. Where does that leave me?
The rest of the Rangers he knew, with the exception of Karone and Zhane, had families waiting for them when they got back to Earth. They had a mission; they had pledged to help rebuild the city after Astronema's final attack on it.
A small smile graced his face. I wonder if the rest of the Rangers could use some help. After all it's a big city to repair. I'm willing to bet Karone and Zhane would help too, if asked. His future more secure, he settled down to enjoy the feel of his girlfriend wrapped in his arms.
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 15:40:09 -0600