Disclaimer: There are characters that I didn't think of (Haim Saban's Power Rangers) and then there are the one's that are mine. If you haven't seen them on Power Rangers then they are mine.
Authors note: This is shorter then the rest of the fanfics. This is a fanfic to bridge the end of this series to the beginning of the next. As you will see I had to switch a few things around to make it flow with the rest of the Power Rangers history. So enjoy it!
Suggested reading: Please read the first four first! You'd be so confused if you didn't.
Time frame: Shortly after Defenders 4: Revenge.
Defenders 5: Aftermath
We came together
We will leave here one by one
Let's go on and remember
Where we've been
"One by One"-Hootie & the Blowfish
On the moon Jet and Petra are saying good-bye. They were heading back to KO-35 to stop the rebel's.
"It was good having you here." Rita said.
"Come back whenever you want!" Lord Zedd said.
"You guys think you'll be able to handle the Power Rangers by yourselves now?" Jet asked.
"Of course. Good luck you two with the rebels." Rita said.
"Yes, well I'm sure the Defenders have gotten word about the rebellion. They'll probably come along too." Petra said.
They said goodbye shortly after. When they got back up to their own ship they set a course for KO-35. "Did you contact Dark Spectre?" Jet asked.
"Yes. He said Astronema would help us. We haven't seen Astronema in what almost fourteen years now? It'll be great to see her."
"Andros doesn't know about her right?" Jet asked.
"How could he? I didn't tell him. He didn't even know the truth about his life until that meddling Zordon told him. Not that he's a worry anymore." Petra said with a smile remembering what she did in the Power Chamber.
"Well it wasn't a total loss my dear." Jet said. They turned and watched Earth get further and further away.
Tommy sat in his room thinking. His brother, Cory, still wouldn't talk to him. His parents tried as hard as they could to assure Cory he had nothing to worry about. He started packing his things. He hadn't told his parents that he was planning to leave with the rest of the Defenders yet.
His mother, Charlotte Oliver walked into the room. "Tommy Jason's here." She looked around his room. "Tommy what's going on?" She asked knowing what it was.
"Mom I can't stay here anymore. Cory doesn't trust me at all. It's been uncomfortable for everyone since Jason got Cory to come back. I didn't get Cory back. Jason did!"
"Tommy we have been over this many times. You were still freaked out about what you just did to Goldar. Your friends had to send you back. I'm just grateful that Jason was there." She told him sitting down on his bed.
"Mom you have to understand why I'm going. The others said that they would need help on KO-35. I'm a Defender now that's what I have to do. I will really miss Angel Grove, You, Dad, Cory, and my friends but this is something I have to do."
Cory walked into the room and looked at the wall instead of his brother. "Mom can I go to Jamie Wicks house now?" Jamie Wicks lived next door and he was Cory's best friend. Cory had been staying with him the last few days but was home to get something.
"Sure honey. Aren't you going to at least say goodbye to your brother?" She asked.
Cory shook his head and walked out the door.
"See?" Tommy said. "I'm going to go see what Jason wants."
"Tommy your father and I have been discussing this. If you really feel like you need to go then go." Charlotte said sadly.
"Mom it would be better for Cory if I go. I'm not leaving right this second you know." Tommy walked out of his room and hurried down the stairs. He opened the front door and stepped outside.
"Hey Tommy. So did you tell your parents your decision yet?" Jason asked.
"I just did. My mother said they would understand if I went. Did you make a decision yet?" He asked his best friend.
"Yes. I'm going too. My parents weren't too excited about my decision. But they understand."
"My mother still doesn't understand it's better for Cory if I go. He's too young to be that scared of me. Rita probably has caused permanent mental scars."
"Don't go that far bro. He'll be fine I'm sure." Jason said. "Did you tell Kat your decision yet?"
"No have you told Emily?"
"I was going to call Kat and tell her. But I was just thinking; maybe I should tell her in person. Did Dallas tell you when we were leaving?"
"Jeez Tommy it's a good thing I am coming. Someone needs to be there to remember these things. We're leaving the day after tomorrow. Not much time. Have you at least started packing?"
"Yes. I'm going to go to Kat's house right now. You going to the Juice Bar to tell Emily?" Tommy asked.
"Yes as soon as I figure out what I'm going to tell her."
"Good luck bro."
Angela Hilliard answered the door. "I'm sorry Tommy but Katherine's not here. Do you know where Little Angels is?" Angela asked.
"Yeah. Is she there?" Tommy asked.
"She sure is. She told me that she and Tanya have been helping out there a lot."
"Thanks a lot Angela." Tommy said.
Tommy got in his white jeep and drove over to Little Angel's. Which was part of Angel Grove shelter. He got out of his jeep and went inside. He saw Katherine talking to a twelve-year-old boy with brown hair.
"Hey Katherine can I talk to you?" Tommy asked.
"Sure Tommy. I'll be right back Justin." Kat told the boy.
When they were in a quiet area Tommy broke the news to her. "Kat I'm leaving the day after tomorrow."
"Where are you going? Is this because of Cory? Tommy he'll be back to his usual self soon." Kat tried to assure him.
"I'm going with the Defenders to KO-35. Jason and I both are. It is about Cory and it's also about making a commitment to the Defenders." Tommy told her.
"I wish you wouldn't go Tommy. We'll miss you guys terribly. Rocky, Adam, and David have been practicing for a big karate match to try to save the shelter."
"I know I'm sorry Kat. We think they've already left. Hey you want to go out tonight?" He asked her.
"That would be great Tommy." Kat answered him.
"I'll pick you up at seven is that all right?"
"That's fine. I have to go back and work. I'll see you then." Kat said and hurried away before he could see the tears that were falling.
Jason walked into the Juice Bar and saw Emily working. "Emily can I talk to you for a second?" He asked her.
"Sure Jason let me just finish making this drink." Jason nodded and sat down at a table.
A few minutes later Emily walked over and took a seat in the chair across from him. "Okay Jason I'm all ears."
"Emily I don't know how to tell you this so I'll just say it. I'm leaving Angel Grove." Jason told her.
"Your what?" Emily asked almost not believing it.
"I'm leaving. I don't know when I'll be back." Or if I'll be back. Jason thought to himself. "I just wanted to let you know that the couple of dates we've had were great. I'm really going to miss you Emily."
"When are you leaving?"
"Day after tomorrow."
"That's pretty soon." Emily said. "Look Jason I need to get back to work okay? Call me before you leave." Emily rushed off trying to keep herself from crying.
'Great that didn't go well at all.'
The next day Tommy, Jason, Kat, Adam, Tanya, David, and Rocky were trying to teach Dallas, Roland, Zhane, Alexis, and Andros how to play volleyball. Tommy, Kat, Tanya, Rocky, Roland and Andros were on one team and were losing to Jason, Adam, David, Dallas, Zhane, and Alexis. They were all having fun however.
"So you guys are leaving in the morning?" Rocky asked.
"Yes. KO-35 isn't very far but it does take time to get there." Alexis explained after hitting the ball over the net.
Jason was serving. "14-10 service!" Jason served it over the net and Andros hit it back. But Zhane was able to hit it back over the net and it went sailing over Tanya's head. "Game point!" Jason called.
"Let's take a break and eat the food." Rocky suggested.
"That doesn't surprise me that you would be the one to suggest eating Rocky." Adam said.
Rocky gave him a look of innocence. "Aren't the rest of you hungry?"
"Sure." Jason said.
They all sat down to eat. In silence enjoying each other's company.
The next morning Tommy was getting ready to leave. His parents were standing there trying not to cry. Cory who was asked to stop over before he went to school stood in the doorway.
"Well I guess this is it. Goodbye Dad." Tommy shook his father's hand. He would have hugged him but didn't because of the broken ribs. "Goodbye Mom." He gave his mother a huge hug and kissed her on the cheek. He turned to Cory who was not looking at him. "Take care Cory. I hope one day you'll forgive me." Well I'm going bye!" Tommy teleported with his things and was crying by the time he landed.
"Are you sure you have everything Jason? Sweaters in case it's cold?" Elizabeth Scott asked her son. Jason told his parents he was a Defender and was needed on KO-35. They stood nervously waiting.
"Yes Mom." Jason turned and gave his mother a big hug. "Goodbye Dad." He gave his father a hug also.
"Make us proud Jason." Jacob Scott told his son.
"I guess this is it. I'll be back as soon as it's over. I love you." Jason said and teleported up to the Talorn Ship.
Author's Note: I added that last statement because there will be another Defender series coming out. This one called Protectors of Space. I hope you all enjoyed this fanfic and the series. Email me at Willow@grrtech.com.
Or is it just the beginning?