Author's note: I know what your thinking it's just like Changing of the Zords. The only difference is who. But I thought to myself what would happen if it weren't Kim's coin that was stolen. How would the Rangers deal without having a leader? What would Kat be thinking during all of this? And threw in a little reunion of sorts! I even corrected the mistake they made. I hope I covered all of that in this fanfic.
Special thanks to: A Writers Guide to the Power Ranger Universe. I checked on a few things before I started writing this. Also for the people on the Angel Grove Message Board who told me one of my ideas in this fanfic wasn't too crazy.
Time frame: During the short time the Power Rangers were Ninja Rangers.
Katherine Hilliard had her orders. She had to steal a power coin. She paused for a second and watched the Ninja Rangers fighting the Tengas. She looked down at all of the bags that were lying on the picnic table. Her hand touched Kimberly's backpack and she rummaged through it looking for the power coin. She didn't find the coin. 'Darn! She must have it on her somewhere!' Kat thought to herself. She set the bag aside and her eyes brightened as she saw Tommy's backpack. She rummaged through it and found the coin. She started reaching for Aisha's backpack when she heard someone behind her.
"Excuse me miss but it is our duty to escort you to safety." Bulk said. Kat left with both Bulk and Skull.
When Bulk and Skull had run off she teleported away with Tommy's power coin in her hand.
*** During the Tenga fight Tommy suddenly wasn't feeling well. He felt really weak. Like how he felt when he was the Green Ranger. But it seemed worse then what happened when he lost the Green Ranger powers. He was having problems concentrating. Once he fell to the ground in exhaustion. Soon the Tengas fled.
The Rangers communicators went off. "We read you Zordon." Tommy said into his communicator.
"RANGERS GOLDAR AND MORE TENGAS ARE ATTACKING IN THE PARK. YOU NEED TO STOP THEM." Zordon's voice answered.
They all hurried over to their bags to get their coins. Tommy searched his bag for his coin but couldn't find it. He knew he was forgetful but even he wouldn't forget his power coin. He looked at the others in shock. "You guys my power coin is missing."
The others held up their coins. Billy contacted Zordon. "Zordon. Tommy's power coin's missing. Can he be teleported up to the Command Center?" Billy asked.
'NO HE DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH ENERGY TO DO SO. YOU'LL NEED TO RE-ENERGISE HIM WITH YOUR POWER COINS." Zordon said.
"All right guys. I'll go to the park you guys stay with Tommy." Kim volunteered and left before they could protest.
Kimberly arrived to find Ninjor fighting the Tengas and Goldar. She set out fighting him worried about Tommy at the same time. Goldar had grown to large proportions.
*** Somewhere else in the park, Rita was talking to Kat. "Good job kitty. Now use Tommy's power coin to steal the Crane Zord."
"Yes my queen I will do so." Kat said bowing her head.
"I have groomed you well go on." She said and was gone.
Kat looked up and saw the Crane Zord flying and fighting Goldar. "Ah poor little Kimmy is going to lose her Zord." She teleported in behind Kimberly, she was unseen by the Pink Ranger.
"All right Goldar I'm going to get you for..." She stopped because she passed out. Kat stood behind her with a satisfied smile watching her fall to the ground. Kat used the coin to get control of the Crane Zord. "Rita and Lord Zedd the Crane Zord is now yours." She hit the button to make it return to animal form.
Kimberly lay on the ground and helplessly watched Ninjor fall and return to normal size. "Kimberly..." Ninjor said weakly.
Kim reached her hand out to Ninjor. "Come on Ninjor reach my hand." But it was too late; Ninjor was gone.
Kimberly stood on shaky legs and made a promise that the evil powers would not win. She teleported back up to the Command Center. She found the others standing facing Zordon. Kim could easily see Tommy's hands were glowing white, as white slivers seemed to run over them.
"What's going on with Tommy Zordon?" Kim asked.
"I BELIEVE RITA AND ZEDD HAVE TAKEN HIS POWER COIN. WITH IT IN THEIR HANDS TOMMY'S POWERS ARE DRAINING. WHEN NINJOR CREATED THE NINJA COINS, HE ALSO CONNECTED THE POWERS TO ALL OF YOU GENETICALLY. SO HIS LIFE FORCE IS BEING DRAINED ALSO. " Zordon informed them.
To prove the point Tommy fainted. Rocky, who was standing right behind Tommy caught him before he hit the ground. The others looked down at their leader worriedly. They then looked up at Zordon.
"HE WON'T SURVIVE IF WE DON'T GET THE POWER COIN BACK." Zordon informed them.
"So now Rita and Zedd have Tommy's power coin, the Crane Zord, and Ninjor?" Rocky asked.
"We can't stop them without the Crane Zord and Tommy can't morph to call the Falcon Zord." Adam said worriedly.
"We need to get Ninjor back also. All three back for everyone's sake. Without Ninjor we won't have anyone to help if Zedd and Rita attack." Billy said.
"Zordon can you do the same thing for him that you did when he was losing his Green Ranger powers?" Kimberly asked hopefully watching Adam and Rocky lay Tommy down on a cot.
"NO KIMBERLY. THIS IS MUCH MORE DIFFERENT THEN WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE WAS LOSING HIS GREEN RANGER POWERS. RE-ENERGISING HIM WITH MY OWN POWERS LIKE I DID BEFORE WOULD NOT BE SAFE SINCE HIS POWER COIN IS IN THE HANDS OF EVIL." Zordon informed her.
"So what do we do?" Adam asked.
"I SUGGEST THAT ALL OF YOU RESUME YOUR NORMAL ACTIVITIES. THERE'S NOTHING THAT YOU CAN DO FOR TOMMY RIGHT NOW. I WILL CONTACT YOU IF THERE IS ANY CHANGES."
"Thanks Zordon." Aisha said looking down at her best friend who was crouched next to Tommy. "Come on Kim." Aisha said lightly tugging Kim away.
Kim reluctantly followed the others to the Youth Center. She walked in and sat at a table. She watched Rocky and Adam as they started sparring. She heard someone approach the table. Kim turned around hoping it was Tommy and Zordon had been wrong. She let out a sigh when she saw it was Kat.
"Hi guys." Kat greeted. "Hi Kat." Billy said trying to sound cheerful.
"Where's Tommy?" Kat asked.
"Um he's at home I think." Aisha said.
"Oh. Too bad he's not here because I wanted to apologize to all of you for leaving without saying goodbye yesterday. But I didn't see you guys when those bird creatures attacked. Bulk and Skull escorted me out of the park." Kat said.
"That's all right Kat." Kim said.
Kat took a seat next to Aisha and started right at Kim. But Kim wasn't paying attention. She was staring off into space.
Their communicators went off. "I'm sorry Kat. We've got something to do that we forgot all about." Billy said.
"That's quite all right. I understand." Kat said.
Kim, Aisha, and Billy got up from the table. Aisha went over to let Adam and Rocky know that they were being called. They went to their usual corner in the Youth Center. They looked around to make sure no one could see them. "We read you Zordon." Billy said into the communicator.
"RANGER. A MONSTER AND TENGA'S HAVE BEEN SENT DOWN TO THE PARK." Zordon informed them.
"Thanks Zordon." Rocky said. He looked out to make sure there still was no one was around. Seeing no one he yelled, "It's Morphin Time!'
"Black Ranger Power!" Adam called.
"Pink Ranger Power!" Kimberly called.
"Blue Ranger Power!" Billy called.
"Yellow Ranger Power!" Aisha called.
"Red Ranger Power!" Rocky called.
They left for the park to stop the monster.
*** On the moon Lord Zedd and Rita were watching all of this gleefully. "I think it's time Tommy woke up from his little nap." Rita said to her husband.
"I agree. Tommy always did rush to help his friends when he was low on power. He'll do it now too. That was his downfall as the Green Ranger. And it most certainly will be his downfall now." Lord Zedd said. "Does your cat know what she's supposed to do?" He asked.
"Yes. And even Goldar's ready. I think Goldar and Tengas can handle Tommy when he's not even close to full strength." Rita answered.
"Then let's do it." Zedd said.
*** In the Command Center Tommy was just beginning to stir. He wasn't sure where he was. He could hear the alarms going off in the background.
Alpha saw Tommy getting up and hurried over to him. "Ai yai yai yai! Tommy you're awake!" Alpha said surprised.
Tommy didn't acknowledge Alpha. He was looking at the viewing globe. He watched his friends fighting the monster. Then the picture on the viewing globe changed. He saw Kat surrounded by a squadron of Tengas. "Oh no Kat!" Tommy exclaimed. He turned around to his mentor. "Zordon I've got to go help her."
"TOMMY YOU CAN'T. YOU DON'T HAVE THE ENERGY TO DO SO. YOU'LL BE RISKING YOUR LIFE." Zordon reminded him.
"But I have to. Kat's in trouble. She's a friend! The other Rangers have their hands full with the monster. I can still morph into Ninjetti right? That's not part of the coin." Tommy said.
"YES YOU CAN. BUT TOMMY IT GOES AGAINST MY BETTER JUDGEMENT BUT I SEE THERE'S NO OTHER CHOICE. YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A TRUE POWER RANGER. BE CAREFUL WHITE RANGER." The massive head of his mentor said.
"I'll be careful Zordon." Tommy said and changed into Ninjetti.
He teleported down and ran over and stood in front of Kat. He saw out of the corner of his eye Kat running to a tree. The Tengas lost interest in her and ran towards Tommy. He knew he at least got them away from Kat. He was starting to feel weak again and very dizzy. He could barely stand and fell to his knees. He looked over at Kat who was still standing near a tree. "I'm sorry Kat." He whispered before giving into unconsciousness. He morphed back to his regular clothes instantly as soon as he hit the ground. Goldar came and teleported Tommy and Kat back up to the moon.
Goldar, Tommy, and Kat landed in the Throne Room. Tommy fell to the floor with a loud thud still unconscious. Lord Zedd looked down at the unconscious Ranger with a smirk. They would finally be rid of the White Ranger. He turned to his winged gold minion. "Take Tommy down to one of the dimensions. Hook him up to the power stealer. Then I'll let the Rangers know what their choices are."
Goldar nodded and picked Tommy up. Kat watched Goldar walk away. Gladly thinking that maybe she would have Tommy all to herself if the other Rangers agreed to pilot the Shogun Zords.
*** Back in the Command Center the Rangers were pacing nervously. Except Billy who was helping Alpha. "Have you located Tommy yet Billy?" Kim asked Billy for the tenth time.
"No not yet." Billy said sadly.
There was an evil laugh coming from the viewing globe. The Rangers and Alpha all turned around quickly. They saw it was Lord Zedd.
"Lose something?" He asked.
"WHERE'S TOMMY LORD ZEDD?" Zordon demanded.
"I'll show you." Lord Zedd said. The picture in the viewing globe quickly changed to a scene of Tommy lying on a stone plate. There was a machine pointed at him beeping, as it seemed to be taking white energy from Tommy's head. "Now I'm going to give you your options. But you'll have to let me teleport there to tell you." Zedd informed them.
The others looked at Rocky who shrugged. "We don't have much of a choice guys." He said. Rocky stepped to the viewing globe. "All right Zedd you can come."
The others looked at each other worriedly. Alpha ducked behind a console. He was afraid of Zedd.
There were sounds of thunder and smoke filled the Command Center. The Rangers turned around to see Zedd sitting in front of the viewing globe.
"Now your options are very simple. You can serve me and pilot my Shogun Zords. Or you can watch Tommy die. I know it would be fun to watch him die and all but it's your option." Zedd laughed.
The Rangers formed a circle. "You guys what are we going to do?" Aisha asked. "We either agree to do this and destroy our own planet or Tommy dies."
Adam, Billy, and Rocky echoed her thoughts. Kimberly just stood there glaring at Zedd. "You guys there's only one thing we can do." She finally said. 'I'm sorry guys but I'm not just about to let my boyfriend die. There has to be another way.' She turned to Lord Zedd. "All right Zedd we'll pilot the Shogun Zords."
"I knew you would see it my way." Lord Zedd said and teleported out of the Command Center.
"Billy is there any way for us to get into that dimension to save Tommy?" Kimberly asked.
Billy thought about it for a brief second. "Why didn't I think of it? Yes we can use the Portalcoms! Kim you remember those? We used them to try to get the green candle."
"So who'll go?" Adam asked.
The others started speaking up. "I'll go because I know how the Portalcoms work." Billy volunteered.
"That's even more reason for you to stay!" Rocky reminded him. "I'll go then." Rocky said.
"No Rocky we will need you here." Kim said. "I'll go."
The others couldn't think of any reasons to object.
"ARE YOU SURE KIMBERLY?" Zordon asked.
"Zordon, Tommy's my boyfriend." Kim reminded him.
"ALL RIGHT. RANGERS HURRY AND DO SO."
"I'll need to go to my lab to get them. Adam mind giving me a hand?" Billy asked. They teleported down to Billy's lab.
*** Kat walked into the dimension and saw Tommy lying there still unconscious. Kat stood there with a self-satisfied smile. "Once the Rangers pilot the Shogun Zords you'll be all mine, and won't even think of your little girlfriend." Something in the back of Kat's mind told her that Lord Zedd was planning to kill Tommy anyway. She looked down at Tommy sadly; "I'm sorry Tommy." She whispered. She shook her head as the spell regained its hold on her. She laughed and walked back to the throne room.
*** The Rangers teleported down to the park to meet and set up the Portalcoms. They landed in the spot where Tommy was taken. "Get ready Kim." Billy said as he turned one of the Portalcoms on. He watched Aisha turn on the other.
"Good luck Kim." Adam said. The others said it also.
Kim nodded. She took in a deep breath before stepping through the Portal.
Soon after Tengas appeared. The Rangers fought them but it was in vain. The birds had been able to wreck one of the Portalcoms. "Billy do you think you can fix it?" Adam asked.
"Affirmative. It wasn't broken that badly." Billy said. He had the Portalcoms all set up when he heard a noise coming from the sky.
The Rangers looked up as they saw huge Zord like machines land in front of them. "Those must be the Shogun Zords." Aisha spoke up.
"Billy do you think you can get the Zords re-programmed?" Rocky asked.
"I think I can. But we should probably wait till Kim gets back with Tommy."
*** Kimberly looked around and saw Tommy lying on the stone slab. She hurried over to him and inspected him. "Oh Tommy." She whispered. She started looking for a way to free him from the machine. There was a flash of light behind her. She turned around and saw Lord Zedd.
"So you think you can save your white knight? Well I beg to differ. I'll destroy him and I will destroy you." Zedd said.
"I don't think so Zedd. Tommy and I are both leaving." Kim said. Seeing she had no other option but to morph she did so quickly. "It's Morphin Time! Pink Ranger Power!" She yelled.
"Do you honestly think you can beat me Pink Ranger?" Lord Zedd asked laughing. "Tommy can't beat me much less you."
"We'll see about that." Kim said with a little edge in her voice. She usually didn't get this mad but this was the last straw. She had wanted to get back at Zedd for what he did to Tommy. He drained Tommy's powers, made an evil clone of Tommy, and now he had stolen Tommy's power coin and was planning to kill him.
"Come on Pink Ranger." Lord Zedd said. He moved in to attack the Pink Ranger.
Kim got ready for the attack. She pulled out her Power Blaster and fired at Zedd. Zedd held up his power staff to block the energy from the gun. He returned his own blast. Kimberly skillfully ducked and went into a tumbling run; thanking her lucky stars that all of her practice of gymnastics had paid off. Zedd stood there a moment watching in bewilderment. Kimberly finished with a kick to Zedd's face. Now Lord Zedd was furious and was losing his patience. He fired again. Kim fell to the ground and painfully picked herself off the ground.
"Give it up Pink Ranger. Neither you or the White Ranger are getting out of here alive." Zedd told her mockingly.
"We'll see about that." Kim said looking around for something that she could use to her advantage. She found a rock. Not much help but it would work. She threw it at Zedd's arm. It hit him in the staff and it turned into a rock.
"I'll get you for that Pink Ranger! I swear it!" Lord Zedd said disappearing with his snake.
Kim hurried over to Tommy. "Now how do I get you out of here?" She wondered. She walked over to the controls. 'Maybe we should have let Billy go.' Kimberly thought to herself. She started hitting buttons. 'Come on! One of these has to be it!' She finally got the machine to stop. Then she realized that it would be difficult to pick Tommy up. She grabbed one of Tommy's arms and pulled him off the slab nearly causing them both to fall to the ground. She saw the portal. She pulled a still unconscious Tommy through it.
They arrived and Kimberly laid her boyfriend down on the ground. Tommy opened his eyes and looked at her in confusion. Kimberly picked up her communicator. "Zordon. Can you teleport Tommy back up the Command Center?"
"Teleporting now." She heard Alpha say and she watched Tommy be teleported away. Her communicator sounded.
"KIMBERLY YOU WILL NEED TO CONTROL THE WHITE SHOGUN ZORD. THERE ISN'T A PINK ONE." Zordon's voice came through.
"Right Zordon." Kimberly said looking up at the massive machines. She teleported up to the white one and took her seat. "Billy?" She sent.
She got responses from the others as, "Kim!" " It's good to hear from you!" "Is Tommy all right?"
"I don't know guys. Billy do you have control of the Shogun Zords yet?" Kim asked.
"Still working on it. Almost have it though. There got it!" Billy said excitedly.
"Good let's show Rita and Zedd that we're back in control." Rocky said.
On the moon Zedd could easily see this. "Blast those Power Rangers! I had Tommy right where I wanted them. Now they've got him and the Shogun Zords!" Lord Zedd fumed.
Rita walked up to her husband. "Don't forget. We still have the White Ranger Coin, the Crane Zord, and Ninjor."
"That's right." Lord Zedd laughed. They still had the upper hand.
*** Tommy was still shaking off the weariness he felt as the others teleported in. They surrounded him.
"It's good to have you back." Adam said.
"It's good to be back." Tommy said.
"TOMMY HOW ARE YOU FEELING?" Zordon asked.
"I'm not as dizzy and not quite as tired. But I still feel real tired." Tommy answered his mentor truthfully.
"ALPHA HAS REMOVED YOUR CONNECTION TO THE COIN. BUT YOU WILL STILL FEEL THE EFFECTS FOR AWHILE. AND THERE'S STILL THE EFFECTS OF HAVING YOUR POWERS DRAINED BY THE POWER STEALER. IT'S GOING TO TAKE A BIT MORE TIME FOR YOU TO START FEELING ONE HUNDRED PERCENT." Zordon informed him.
"Zordon? Can we still re-energize him with our coins like we did before?" Kimberly asked.
"YES. BUT YOU CAN'T DO IT TOO MUCH OR YOU'LL BE LOSING YOUR OWN POWER. TOMMY YOU AND KIMBERLY WILL BE SHARING THE WHITE SHOGUN ZORD." Zordon informed them.
"All right Zordon." Tommy said.
Kimberly saw the sad look in Tommy's eyes. She looked up towards Zordon. "Can we go now Zordon?" Kimberly asked.
"YES KIMBERLY." Zordon answered.
When they teleported down to the park Kimberly took Tommy aside. They walked down to the lake.
"Well it's happening again. Zedd's taken away my powers." Tommy said sadly.
"He just has your Power Coin Tommy! He won't take your powers. We can get the coin back." Kimberly reminded him.
"I know but it's like before. I won't be able to fight." Tommy said.
"We can still re-energize you." Kim said hopefully.
"You heard Zordon Kim. It's just going to be for a short time. You guys can't afford to keep doing that."
"Tommy remember what I said when you were losing your Green Ranger Powers? I said you'd always be a Power Ranger and you always will be." Kim said. She leaned her head on his shoulder and they walked in silence down the beach.
*** A couple of hours later Kimberly walked into the room she shared with Aisha. She knew she hadn't been much help to Tommy's depression. She closed the door. She however knew someone that could. 'Please have them be there!' She silently pleaded as she went to make contact.
*** The next morning Charlotte Oliver knocked on her eldest son's door. She heard a mumbled "Yeah?"
She walked into the room. "Tommy it's a quarter to eight! Were you planning to get up sometime soon? Or did you forget we had scheduled a trip to Magic Mountain?"
Tommy sat up quickly. He forgot all about the trip. "Sorry mom I'll get up in a second." He said swinging his legs over the edge of his bed and stood up. That was when he was struck with dizziness 'Not now!'
Charlotte looked worried as she saw her adopted son almost faint. "Tommy are you all right?" She asked.
'Think Fast Oliver!' Tommy thought to himself. "I'm sorry mom I'm just not feeling well." He said. Well it was the truth.
"Lay back down Tommy. You won't have fun if you are sick. Maybe I should stay home." Charlotte said.
"No go mom. I'll be all right. I probably will just sleep all day." Tommy said. "You and dad should take Cory and have some fun. I don't want to ruin your day."
"Are you sure Tommy?" She asked.
"I'm sure!" He said. Just then his five-year-old brother walked into the room.
"Are we going?" Cory asked.
"In a minute sweety. Tommy do you need me to call for a doctor?" Charlotte asked.
"No really I'll be fine." Tommy answered.
Charlotte walked out of the room calling, "If you need anything call your Uncle Josh!"
"I will mom!" He said slipping back under the covers of his bed. Five minutes later he heard the car start and they were driving off.
He was almost asleep when his communicator sounded. "I swear Lord Zedd does this at the wrong times on purpose.' "This is Tommy."
"Tommy? Bro it's Jason." Came the reply in the communicator.
Tommy sat up immediately. "Jason?" He almost forgot that Jason, Zack, and Trini had kept their communicators. It cut down on long distance bills. "Jase it's four in the afternoon there!"
"I know. I told Zack and Trini to make up an excuse for why I wasn't going to one of the activities tonight. Kim contacted me last night. How are you holding up?"
"I should be used to this ya know? But I'm not. I am so angry. Mad at Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa for doing this. Mad at myself for not watching my coin more carefully. Mad at myself for not being able to lead the team." Tommy said.
There was a long pause on the other end. "Tommy are you alone there?" Jason finally said.
"Yeah. My parents took Cory to Magic Mountain. Why?" Tommy asked.
There was no reply. Tommy didn't need one. Because there was a flash of black light and Jason appeared.
"Jase?" Tommy asked surprised.
"Who else? I contacted Zordon last night and asked him if it would be all right if I teleported here. He said it was. So here I am. Kim is really worried about you Tommy. So am I. So are the others. Kim contacted me because she said I was of great help when you were losing your Green Ranger Powers." Jason said.
"It's just like this. Lord Zedd is stealing my powers. Or was since I am no longer connected to my Power Coin. I don't even remember much about yesterday. I remember going to help Katherine but that's about it. Then I remember Kim speaking through her communicator while looking down at me. I guess I was unconscious during that whole time." Tommy said.
They talked for awhile longer. Jason had an idea. "I know what we can do. Do you know if Kim, Adam, Aisha, Rocky, and Billy are all home?"
"I think so. Why?" Tommy asked.
"We could have a mini reunion. Zack and Trini wanted to come too but we decided it wouldn't be easy to explain why the three of us disappeared."
"That's a good idea. I'll call Kim." Tommy picked up his phone and dialed the Campbell's house.
"Hello?" Aisha said.
"Hi Aisha it's Tommy. Is Kim there?" Tommy asked.
"Yeah hold on and I will get her."
There was a slight pause and then Kimberly's voice came through. "Tommy?" She asked.
"Yeah it's me. I'm at home and have an unexpected visitor. How would you like to see him?" Tommy asked.
"Sure." Kim said confused.
"Can you contact Rocky and Adam? I'll call Billy." Tommy said.
"No problem." Kimberly said. "Goodbye I love you." She said and hung up.
Five minutes later the doorbell rang. Tommy started to get up but Jason halted him. "I'll get it." Jason said with a mischievous grin.
Tommy really didn't feel like arguing and watched Jason hurry out the door. A short time later he heard shrieking coming from downstairs. Then he heard the sound of running up the stairs.
Kimberly came in and playfully shoved her boyfriend. "Forget to tell us who it was?" She asked.
"I thought you already knew." Tommy said shrugging.
"I talked to Jason last night. That doesn't mean I knew he was going to come here! It's good to see you Jason!" Kim said.
"It's good to see all of you again. I'm Sorry about the abruptness of my coming here. I contacted Zordon and asked him if I could teleport here. And here I am." Jason said.
"Well that's good to know." Rocky said looking over at Tommy. "Were you planning to sleep all day?" He asked.
"Actually Rocko that was my plan." Tommy said. "But now since you're all here I guess that has changed."
"Well we could go to the Youth Center or something but I don't think it would be a good idea to let people know Jason is here." Aisha said.
"No. I'd hate to have to explain why I'm here." Jason said.
"Hey Tommy mind if I get something to eat?" Rocky asked. "I haven't had breakfast yet."
"Sure Rocky help yourself." Tommy said and Rocky left the room.
Kim, who was sitting on Tommy's bed, turned to Jason. "So how's the Peace Conference going?"
"It's been a lot of fun. I think we have really accomplished a lot in the short time. Trini and Zack are both fine. They told me to tell you hi for them. Trini and Zack are even dating now."
"Cool." Kim said. She would have said more but the doorbell rang.
"Hey Rocky do you mind getting that?" Tommy called.
A minute or so later Rocky came back up the stairs. "It was just someone looking for your brother." Rocky filled them in.
"Okay thanks Rocky." Tommy said.
Rocky sat on the floor with his food and began eating it.
Kim looked at her watch. "Oh! I have to meet Coach Schmidt. Tommy I know this is all depressing you but know that we are all just a phone call away. Call us if you want to talk about it." Kim said.
"And I'm just a communicator message away. So are Trini and Zack." Jason reminded Tommy.
"I'll stay longer if you want." Kimberly volunteered.
"No. You have an important meeting. Go ahead Kimberly I understand." Tommy said.
"Thanks." Kim said leaning down to kiss Tommy on the cheek. "Bye guys. It was really nice seeing you again Jason." Kim said hurrying out the door.
The others conversed for awhile longer. Adam and Rocky left remembering they had a karate class to teach. Aisha left remembered she had to help her parents with something that day. So it was just Billy, Jason, and Tommy left.
"Feeling any better?" Jason asked.
"I think talking with all of you guys helped. I just need to keep reminding myself that there's still a chance." Tommy said.
"Yeah well like I said Trini, Zack, and I are only a communicator message away. Contact us anytime." Jason said.
"The rest of us are only a phone call away. Don't forget that either." Billy said.
A few minutes later Tommy was alone in his room again. He put his head on his pillow and fell asleep.
*** Later that afternoon Tommy walked into the Youth Center. He saw the others weren't there and sat down at a table.
Ernie walked over to him. "Hey Tommy." He said. "You want something to drink?"
"No thanks. I'm just going to wait and see if the others show up." Tommy answered watching Ernie walked away. His communicator sounded.
Tommy walked to the usual spot and hit his communicator. "This is Tommy." He said.
"TOMMY PLEASE TELEPORT TO THE COMMAND CENTER." Zordon's voice said.
Tommy did as asked quickly. He looked around at the others noticing Kimberly wasn't there. "What's going on?" He asked.
"LORD ZEDD CREATED A MONSTER OUT OF THE CAB KIMBERLY WAS IN. HE HAS ENLARGED IT. KIMBERLY CAN'T MORPH SINCE BULK AND SKULL ARE WITH HER." Zordon informed him.
"What can I do to help?" Tommy asked.
"YOU CAN'T MORPH BUT MAYBE YOU COULD HELP KIMBERLY GET INTO AN AREA WHERE SHE COULD." Zordon suggested.
"Sure Zordon." Tommy said changing into Ninjetti form. Alpha teleported Tommy to an area not that far away. Tommy hurried over to where Kimberly, Bulk, and Skull were.
"White Ranger?" Kim asked confused.
"Yeah. I'm here to escort you citizens to safety." He said.
"Thanks White Ranger." Bulk said and followed Tommy away from the park.
"Go as far away as you can." He advised.
Kimberly watched Bulk and Skull run. Kim looked over at Tommy. "You shouldn't be down here." She said.
"Yeah I know. You need to go help the others." Tommy said wearily.
"Tommy..." Kimberly started to say.
"Don't worry. I'm teleporting back to the Command Center." No sooner had he finished talking, he was gone in a flash of white light.
"It's Morphin Time!" Kimberly yelled. "Pink Ranger Power!" She called.
Tommy watched the fight from the Command Center while Alpha was scanning him. "I'm all right Alpha." Tommy said. "I just wish I could have done more."
"YOU WERE A LOT OF HELP. IF YOU HADN'T GOTTEN BULK AND SKULL OUT OF THERE KIMBERLY COULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HELP THE OTHERS." Zordon reminded him.
"He's all right Zordon." Alpha said after finishing his scan. "Changing into his Ninjetti outfit didn't hurt him."
"That's good." Tommy said. Not too much later the Rangers came back up.
"You all right Tommy?" Kim asked. "That wasn't too smart of an idea. Teleporting down to Earth like that."
"Don't worry Kim. Alpha checked me I'm fine." Tommy tried to assure her.
"Are you sure?" Kim asked.
"We're sure Kimberly." Alpha said.
Kim let out a sigh of relief. She looked at her watch. "Oh! I missed my meeting with Coach Schmidt."
"You'll meet with him eventually Kim." Tommy said.
"How about shakes at the Youth Center's Outdoor Cafe? My treat." Rocky said. The others agreed and they teleported down to the Youth Center.
They sat down at their usual table and ordered their usual drinks.
Tommy felt something brush against his leg. He looked down and there was Aisha and Kimberly's cat. Tommy picked her up. "You guys look who's here." He said.
Aisha took PC out of Tommy's hands. "PC! How did you get here?" She started petting her.
Kim reached over and scratched the cat's ears. The cat let out a hiss. 'I don't understand. That cat never seems to like me.' "Oh yeah. Ernie was watching her earlier."
Tommy yawned. He looked at his watch. It wasn't even that late.
"Tommy are you okay?" Kim asked concerned.
"I'm fine just a bit tired is all." Tommy said.
"Maybe you should go home and rest a while." Rocky suggested.
"Affirmative. You don't want to overexert yourself." Billy reminded him. "You are still recovering from you know." Billy said quietly enough for no one at other tables to hear him.
"I guess." Tommy said and got up.
"You want me to walk home with you?" Kim asked.
"No I'll be fine." Tommy said and left.
Kat took the opportunity to slip away from them. She turned into human form when she saw no one was looking. Rita Repulsa met her in a quiet spot.
"Anything new?" She asked.
"Tommy's walking home alone. I don't know if that's any importance to you or not." Kat said.
"It most certainly is. He won't be able to defend himself." Rita said gleefully. "I'm going to send Rito and Goldar. You are such an evil girl."
Kat shook her head as a memory of hers returned. She saw herself receiving an award. "I'm not an evil girl! I'm a good girl!" She said.
"Oh really?" Rita asked pointing her staff at Kat and firing.
"Yes mistress." She said.
*** A flash of light blinded Tommy a block away from his house. He could easily see it was Goldar. Tommy got into position.
"Hello powerless Ranger." Goldar taunted.
"I can still beat you Goldar with or without my powers." Tommy spat.
"How about now?" A voice asked from behind him. He could easily tell it was Rito.
Tommy saw he had no choice and started fighting Goldar and Rito. He didn't last long. He almost passed out again. He was on his knees. There was a blast that knocked Goldar off of Tommy. Tommy raised his head and saw it was the other Rangers. Rito took that moment to kick Tommy. He was knocked off by another blast.
"We'll be back Rangers." Goldar swore as he and Rito teleported away.
Adam stuck his hand out to help Tommy back to his feet.
"What is it with you man? Do you go looking for trouble or something?" Rocky joked.
"Not even funny Rocky." Kim scoffed. "Tommy are you okay?" She asked as she, Aisha, Rocky, Adam and Billy quickly powered down.
"I'm fine Kim." Tommy answered.
"We'll walk you home this time just in case Rita decides to pull that again." Billy said. This time Tommy didn't protest.
When they reached Tommy's house, he said goodbye and walked into the house. He saw his parents sitting in the Living Room. They took one look at Tommy's bruised face and torn jeans and became very furious.
"What happened to you Tommy? You weren't sparring with one of your friends were you? You could barely stand this morning!" Charlotte Oliver said concern etched in her voice.
"I fell earlier that's all." Tommy said.
Ryan Oliver knew his son was lying. But it was something he became almost accustomed to. "Just go to your room until dinner." He said.
"I'm not grounded am I?" Tommy asked in confusion.
"No you're not grounded." Ryan said sighing.
"Okay." Tommy said hurrying to his room.
Cory was standing in it. "I thought this was Jason's." He said pointing to the jacket Jason wore earlier.
"It is. It's been here because I forgot to return it to him. I was going to take it over to the Scott's and I forgot." Tommy said.
Cory, only being five, saw no reason not to believe his brother, just shrugged and walked out of the room.
Tommy looked at himself in the mirror. He had cuts and bruises all over his face. He was a mess. No wonder his parents were concerned.
*** Tommy walked into the Youth Center the next morning and saw Kimberly practicing. Someone came up behind him. He turned around and saw Gunther Schmidt was there. "Good isn't she?" Tommy asked.
Coach Schmidt just watched. Kimberly finished her routine and grabbed her towel. Her eyes brightened when she saw her boyfriend. They got even bigger when she saw Coach Schmidt. She ran over to them.
"Hi my name's Kimberly Hart." She said.
"I know. I'm Gunther Schmidt." He said sticking out his hand. Kimberly took it and they shook hands. "I was just watching you. Were you planning to compete in the Pan-Global trials?" He asked.
"I don't know." She said.
"You should. I have some time open this week for you to train with me if you'd like. I have time open right now." He said.
"I would like that very much." She said. They walked over to the balance beam. Tommy could only stand there and watch.
A boy came up to him. "Sensai Tommy." He said.
"Brad! Oh my gosh I'm sorry about yesterday's class." Tommy said.
"That's all right. Sensai Adam and Sensai Rocky said you were home sick. I was kind of wondering if you felt better you can help me with one of the Katas."
"Sure. Which one is it?" Tommy asked.
Brad gave a somewhat movement of the Kata. Lucky for Brad, Tommy knew which one he was talking about.
Tommy showed him what he was doing wrong. Unfortunately when Tommy went to do it he fell to the ground. He tried it again and fell again.
"Sensai?" Brad asked.
"I'm going to try it once more." Tommy said. He had never had trouble with that Kata. He learned it a long time ago.
Adam and Rocky came into the room and were watching it from near the tables.
Tommy went for it again and jumped too high and landed on his left foot wrong. He got up and ignored the pain. Adam and Rocky hurried over to him.
"Tommy are you all right? I saw how you landed." Adam said glancing down at Tommy's foot.
"I'm fine. Doesn't even hurt." Tommy said.
Suddenly Adam and Rocky's communicators sounded. Tommy started to walk with them but Adam whispered "Stay here."
Tommy sighed and returned to his student. Off in the corner he could hear Kim apologizing up a storm about having to leave. Tommy shook his head sadly. He turned his attention back to Brad. Brad was back up and performed the Kata almost perfectly.
"Good! You almost have it!" Tommy said.
"Thanks." Brad said and tried it again. This time he landed it perfectly.
"There you go. See it just takes practice sometimes." Tommy said.
"Thanks Sensai." Brad said bowing and running to the locker room to change.
Tommy walked over to the juice bar and sat down. The TV was showing a Power Ranger fight.
"Ever wonder what happened to the White Ranger?" Ernie asked. "It's like he just suddenly disappeared."
"It's weird isn't it?" Tommy asked. "Ernie can I get a strawberry shake?" He asked.
"Sure thing Tommy." Ernie said. He had known that Tommy and the others were Power Rangers for quite some time. He had said that in hopes to get answers but didn't get any. "Here you go Tommy." Ernie said setting it down in front of the teen.
Tommy took some more to drink before getting up again. He was determined to nail that Kata no matter what.
Katherine walked into the room. She watched Tommy's attempts at some karate move. 'Kat you know why Tommy's not nailing it. He's still tired. You've got to stop him before he breaks his leg.' She looked around and saw that Ernie was too busy with another customer and that it was almost empty in there anyway. She walked over to Tommy but it was too late. Tommy had pulled himself back up and in his weary state tried the Kata again. He landed with a sickening thud on his left leg.
"Tommy!" Kat screamed.
Ernie heard the scream and turned around. He quickly grabbed the phone to call for an ambulance before running over to the teen. "Excuse me Katherine." He said. "Tommy are you all right?" He asked.
Tommy shook his head. Ernie could easily see the tears in Tommy's eyes. "My knee." Tommy whispered.
"Don't worry Tommy. An ambulance is coming." Ernie said hoping to calm the teenager down.
"Ernie ambulance is here!" Richie called hurrying into the room. The attendants followed.
"Is this the kid?" One of them asked named Tara.
"Yes. This is Tommy Oliver. I'm not quite sure what happened." Ernie said.
"He was practicing some karate move and he landed on his left leg and crumpled to the ground. He was complaining about his knee hurting." Kat said.
"Thank you Miss. Come on Joe. Let's get this kid onto the stretcher." Tara said. They quickly did so.
*** Later Kim, Aisha, Billy, Rocky and Adam walked into the Youth Center. They saw Katherine and Ernie talking quietly. They looked around it was pretty quiet even though there were a lot of people in there.
Ernie hurried over to them. "Have you guys heard anything on Tommy?" He asked.
"What do you mean?" Billy asked.
"You didn't hear about Tommy? He injured his knee earlier. He was taken to the hospital." Ernie answered.
"Ernie was he trying that Kata again?" Adam asked.
"Yes I think that was what Katherine said he was doing." Ernie answered.
"I'm going to call his house." Kim said. "Maybe he's home." She said. She hurried over to the pay phone. She quickly dialed the phone.
"Hello?" Came Charlotte's voice.
"Mrs. Oliver? This is Kimberly." Kim said. "What's the news on Tommy?"
"He's upstairs resting. He'll be on crutches for a week. Luckily he didn't need surgery. I told him it would be stupid to try karate in his tired state but he didn't listen. Oh well can't change it now." Charlotte said.
"Can we come over and see him?" Kim asked.
"I don't see why not." Charlotte said.
"Thanks and goodbye." Kim said hanging up the phone. Kim hurried over to the others. "He's at home resting guys. Mrs. Oliver said we could come over now."
Kat heard this and walked over. "Can I come too? I want to make sure he's all right." She said.
"Sure." Billy said. He couldn't think of why she shouldn't.
They hurried out of the Juice Bar, and to Tommy's house. Kim rang the doorbell. Ryan Oliver answered.
"Come on in. Charlotte told Tommy that you were coming." He said smiling.
"Thanks Mr. Oliver." They said and went up the stairs. They almost ran into Charlotte.
"Hi kids. Don't stay too long okay?" She asked.
They nodded and walked into the room. They saw Tommy laying on his bed with his left knee wrapped and propped up on a pillow. "Hi guys." He said.
"How are you feeling?" Kim asked.
"Tired and numb. Numb from all of the painkillers." He saw Kat standing in the doorway. "Thanks for being there Kat." He said.
"Hey all I did was yell for Ernie and told them you landed on your leg wrong." Kat said. There was a part of her that was saying, 'Get out of there now! You can destroy Tommy later.' But there was the part of her that she was beginning to listen to again. 'You could have prevented this Kat. You still can.' "I'm glad to see you're all right. I've got to go." She said hurrying out of the room.
"She's been acting strange lately." Kim noted.
"Tommy what happened earlier? You were having trouble landing that Kata and yet you kept trying. Didn't it ever strike you that your tiredness that was the reason?" Adam asked. Adam wasn't mad he was just more relieved then anything else.
"I guess." Tommy said sadly.
The others left an hour or so later leaving Kim and Tommy in the room alone. "Well I have to practice tonight."
"Tonight?" Tommy asked.
"Yeah. Coach Schmidt said he'd try to come and work with me." Kim said.
"If he doesn't show call one of the others to be a spot for you." Tommy said.
"I will. You just get some rest okay?" She said leaning towards him to kiss his cheek.
"I will. Good luck." He said.
*** Kim teleported down to the Youth Center and walked in. "Hi Ernie." She called.
"Oh hey Kimberly. I got a message from that coach guy. He said he couldn't make it but he will still try to make it. He said you should continue practicing. You going to be all right here alone?" Ernie asked.
"I'll be fine Ernie." She said.
"Just lock up afterwards okay?" He said.
She said jumping onto the beam. She was having trouble concentrating. All she could think of was Tommy.
Kat stood outside of the Youth Center. She heard Kim talking about practicing in the Youth Center alone. She thought she might cause an accident. She peaked in through the window and saw Kimberly practicing. She noticed she was having trouble practicing. Something snapped inside of Kat as she remembered the time she was on the diving board and hit her head. She ran into the Youth Center in time to see Kim fall off the balance beam and hit her head.
Kat ran over and called for an ambulance. This was the second time today she watched as one of the Rangers got hurt because of something she did. It hurt her inside.
*** Tommy was still sleeping when his mother knocked on the door the next morning. Tommy opened his eyes. "What?" He called.
"Telephone! It's Billy." She called.
Tommy reached over for his phone. "Hello?"
"Tommy Kim's in the hospital." Billy said bluntly.
"What? What happened?" He asked.
"She fell off the balance beam and hit her head last night." Billy said. "Do you want me to swing over and pick you up in fifteen minutes?" He asked.
"Yeah. Thanks Billy." Tommy said hanging up the phone. He limped over to his closet and grabbed black jeans and a white tank top.
He got to the edge of the stairs and looked down. Charlotte Oliver saw her son's predicament. "Your father's not here to carry you down Tommy." She said.
"I need to go down. Kim's in the hospital."
Charlotte gasped. "Oh no! What happened?"
"I'm not quite sure. Billy said she fell off the balance beam and hit her head." Tommy answered.
"Cory!" Charlotte called.
Cory came over to them in his pajamas. "Could you carry these crutches for me? I'm going to help Tommy down the stairs."
It took awhile but finally Tommy was down the stairs. The doorbell rang. "That must be Billy. Thanks mom." He said taking the crutches from his brother.
"Don't mention it. Tell Kimberly I hope she gets better." She called.
Tommy opened the door and stepped outside. Easily handling the two steps down to the sidewalk. Billy stood at his side in case he needed help.
Tommy hobbled over to Billy's car. Billy opened it and Tommy got in. He saw Adam and Rocky were in there also. "Do you guys know if she's all right?" Tommy asked.
"No sorry." Rocky answered.
They were quiet the whole way to Angel Grove Hospital. When they got there they walked to the nurse's station. "Kimberly Hart's room please." Tommy said.
"Room 221." The nurse answered. "Take the elevator to second floor it's three rooms down."
They hurried over to the elevator and took it to the second floor. When they got out of the elevator they say Kat standing outside of the room pacing.
"Hi Kat." They greeted.
"Oh hey guys." She said.
"How's Kimberly?" Adam asked.
"The doctor's finished the tests. They are talking to Kimberly's father right now. Her mother's flying in I guess." Kat said.
Just then James Hart walked out of the room. He walked over to the teenagers. He had a slight smile on his face. "Kim's going to be fine. They want to keep her for observation for a couple of days."
"Can we go see her?" Tommy asked.
"I don't see why not. But don't all go in at once. And try to keep the visits short." James reminded them.
"Tommy you go in first." Aisha suggested.
Tommy hobbled into the room and saw Kimberly lying peacefully on the bed. He sat down in the chair next to her bed. "Hey beautiful." He said quietly.
Kim opened her eyes with a smile on her face. "Hi Tommy." She said.
"I thought the first thing they taught you in gymnastics was to land on both feet." Tommy said.
"Well ya know I just wanted to try something new. How are you doing?" Kim asked.
Aisha and Billy walked into the room and Rocky and Adam stood in the doorway.
"Hey guys." Kimberly said.
"How are you doing Kim?" Aisha asked.
"Aside from my head hurting I'm all right." Kim answered.
"That's good to hear." Billy said.
Just then all of their communicators went off. Zordon informed them that there was a monster attacking downtown.
"KIMBERLY YOU CAN'T JOIN THE OTHERS. YOU NEED TO REST." Zordon reminded her.
"I guess he knows me better then I thought." Kimberly said watching the others teleport out.
"Your father said we shouldn't be in here too long. I'm going to go get something to drink downstairs. Get some rest Kim." Tommy said leaning over to kiss her cheek. "I'll be back in a while."
"You get some rest too Tommy." Kim said smiling.
"I will!" Tommy said walking out the door.
Katherine stuck her head in the doorway and looked in.
"Hi Kat!" Kim said.
"I'm glad to hear your going to be all right Kim." She said.
"Thanks for calling an ambulance. What were you doing there so late anyway?" Kim asked.
"I'm not that great of a person Kim. I'm responsible for what's been happening to all of you." Kat said.
"What do you mean?" Kim asked.
Kat proceeded to tell Kim everything that had been happening since she moved to Angel Grove from Australia. This took quite some time. Kim listened patiently. "So you see it's my fault Tommy injured his knee, and that you're in the hospital."
"Kat it wasn't your fault! You were under the spell of Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd. You can't be held accountable for what happened." Kim said.
"I feel just terrible about it." Kat said.
"Kat did you ever hear about how Tommy became a Ranger?" Kim asked.
"No." Kat said confused.
Tommy, who had been listening in the doorway, spoke up. "I was under a spell too. I did terrible things."
"Yeah but look how everything turned out." Adam said from behind him.
"I guess the one good thing that's come out of this is you'll still be able to compete in the Pan Globals." Kat said.
"I'm not going to compete guys. All of this has shown me how important being a Power Ranger is to me. I'm not just about to leave it to train for a big gymnastics competition."
The others contemplated this.
Kat knew it was really because Kim was afraid. It had happened to Kat. She had to show Kim that she could conquer her fear.
"We really should let you rest Kim." Tommy said. The others nodded and walked out of the room. They saw Chloe Dumont and James Hart talking quietly outside of the hospital.
"Oh hello Tommy, Aisha, Billy, Adam, and Rocky." Chloe greeted them.
"Mrs. Dumont this is Katherine Hilliard. Kat this is Chloe Dumont. Kimberly's mother." Tommy introduced them.
"Are you the young girl who called the ambulance?" Chloe asked.
"Yes I am." She said.
"Thank you. You don't know how glad I am." She said gushing.
"It was my pleasure." Kat said.
*** The next day Billy, Tommy, and Kat were walking, or hobbling in Tommy's case, through the park.
"I'm glad Kim's getting out tomorrow." Kat said.
"Me too." Tommy said.
Suddenly Tengas and Rito surrounded them. "Tommy get back up to the Command Center!" Billy yelled. "Kat you should go too!" Billy said.
But they couldn't get away. The Tengas were swarming them. Rito aimed his sword and threw energy towards Tommy's already injured knee. Tommy let out a yelp. He managed to fight off some Tenga's. Rita Repulsa appeared. "Having problems Tommy?" She asked.
"What do you want Rita?" Tommy asked.
"I want Katherine. If you don't surrender her over to me I'll throw Ninjor into the sea. And you will never see him again." She cackled teleporting away.
"Now what?" Billy asked.
"I have to surrender myself over to her. That way you can save Ninjor." Kat said.
"No way Kat." Tommy said.
"There's not much of a choice left." Kat reminded her.
"Look I might be able to make a force field generator." Billy informed them.
"Then get it done Billy." Tommy said.
*** The next day while Tommy was visiting with Kimberly, the Rangers plus Kat met in the park.
"Stand right there and I will turn it on." Billy said. No sooner had he turned it on that Tengas, Rito, and Rita appeared.
"Ready to make the trade?" Rita asked.
"Give us Ninjor first." Rocky commanded.
"Not till I have Katherine." She responded.
The Rangers started fighting the Tengas. Rito somehow managed to break the force field Kat was in. He disappeared with Kat before the Rangers could do anything. Rita disappeared then and there.
*** Kat was thrown into a cell on the moon. Rito was standing watch. Something caught Kat's eye. There was a box glowing with white light. She thought quickly. "Rito would you like a back rub?" She asked. "I'm really good at it.
"Come to think of it I sure could use one Kat." Rito said.
"Come over here then. I can't give you one if you're on the other side of the room." She said. Rito walked over and Kat started giving him a back massage. She hated every moment of it. But for Tommy's sake she knew she had to. "Rito." She started sweetly. "Why is that box glowing white?"
"I don't think I should tell you. Rita would kill me." He said.
"Oh come on you can tell me!" Kat said.
"All right but you didn't hear this from me. That's the White Ranger Coin." Rito yawned and fell asleep.
Kat got a hold of the keys and got herself out of the cell. She hurried over to the box and opened it she grabbed the coin. She was gone a few seconds later in a flash of white light.
When she landed in the Command Center she saw that the Rangers were staring at her in awe. "Zordon I have the White Ranger Coin."
"GOOD KATHERINE. ALPHA TELEPORT TOMMY UP HERE SO HE CAN REGAIN THE COIN." Zordon told his robot assistant.
"Right away Zordon."
Tommy arrived a minute later looking around confused. Kat walked over to him and handed him his coin back. He stared down at it in amazement. "Zordon can I..."
"YES TOMMY. ALPHA AND I WILL REUNITE YOU AND THE COIN. AFTER YOUR KNEE HEALS YOU'LL BE BACK ON ACTIVE DUTY." Zordon told him.
"Thanks Kat." Tommy said smiling.
"No problem I'm glad I could help." Kat said.
*** The next day the rangers and Kat were gathered at the swimming pool. "Do you know what this is about?" Kim asked.
"All I was told was to be here." Adam said.
They looked up at the diving board. They saw someone on top of it. "Is that?" Rocky started to ask.
"I think so." Tommy said.
"I guess she wants to get over her fear." Aisha said.
"Affirmative. I hope she knows what she's doing." Billy said watching Kat.
They became quiet as Kat prepared to dive. She landed perfectly in the pool. She got out and walked over to her new friends. "How was that?" She asked.
"Great." They all said.
"Kat I know you were just doing that to help me build up my courage to compete in gymnastics again. And you know what? It worked. I hope I can still enter the Pan Global Trials." Kim said.
"I talked to Coach Schmidt he said you can still enter if you feel up to it." Aisha informed her.
"I want to." Kim said with determination.
*** A couple of days later everyone was gathered watching the Pan Global Trials. Kimberly was the last to compete on the Balance Beam she got onto the beam and got ready. She did her routine almost flawlessly. She got a 9.95.
Her friends were on their feet cheering. Tommy hobbled over to her and Aisha followed holding a bouquet of flowers that Tommy was going to give to his girlfriend.
Kim turned around and gave Tommy a hug. He handed her the bouquet of roses. She beamed.
Coach Schmidt walked over to her. "Kimberly Hart that was a very good presentation. You are far better then any gymnast I have ever trained. I would like you to come to Florida to train at my training facility. And get those gold medals that you could get."
"I'll have to think about it." Kim told the elderly man.
*** Later that day the Rangers were all in the Command Center discussing everything. "You guys even though the Pan Globals have always been a dream to me, I can't just leave you guys hanging. I made a lot of promises when I became a ranger. One of them was that I would stand by all of you."
"Kim like you said this has always been your dream. You need to follow your dream." Aisha said.
"Kim even though I'll miss you terribly, this is one opportunity you can't pass up! You have to go." Tommy said.
"Are you guys sure? I don't want to leave you all in a bind." Kim said.
"We're sure." Adam said.
"KIMBERLY EVEN THOUGH YOU MIGHT HAVE TO GIVE UP BEING A RANGER, YOU WILL STILL ALWAYS BE ONE. THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE THAT WILL BENEFIT YOU AND THE OTHERS. AND WHEN YOU RETURN SOMEDAY YOU WILL BE EVEN A BETTER RANGER." Zordon informed Kim.
"I want to go but only if it's okay with all of you guys." Kim said looking at everyone.
"Kim it's fine with all of us. We want you to achieve what you are supposed to achieve. This is an opportunity in a lifetime." Rocky said.
"All right I'll go." Kim said.
"KIMBERLY NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A RANGER TO US." Zordon repeated.
"Thank you Zordon. Alpha could you please teleport Kat up?" She asked. She turned to the others. "I've already discussed this with Kat. In case I changed my mind." She said with a smile.
Kat appeared. Kim walked over and gave the coin to Kat.
"KATHERINE DO YOU ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BEING THE PINK RANGER?" Zordon asked.
"I do Zordon." Kat said.
"JUST TO WARN YOU. THERE MIGHT BE SOME AFTER EFFECTS OF BEING UNDER RITA'S SPELL. THINGS LIKE THAT DON'T GO AWAY RIGHT AWAY. AND REMEMBER TO LISTEN TO THE OTHER RANGERS. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT." Zordon informed her. He then turned to Kimberly. "AS FOR YOU KIMBERLY. YOU ONCE AGAIN HAVE MADE A DECISIONT THAT'S BEYOND YOUR YEARS. DON'T EVER FORGET THAT."
"Thanks Zordon. I'm going to miss you guys so much! You have all been the most incredible friends I've ever had." Kimberly said crying. They enveloped her in a huge hug.
*** Two days later Tommy and Kim were sitting in the waiting room of Angel Grove Airport. The others couldn't be there. They were called to fight a monster. Even though Tommy was off crutches he wasn't cleared by Zordon to return to action.
"United Flight 451 to Orlando Florida will be boarding in ten minutes." A voice said over the intercom.
"Looks like this is it." Kim said. She was crying again.
"It's been one heck of a month." Tommy said.
"It sure has." Kimberly agreed.
"I'm going to miss you Kim. Don't forget me." He said.
"How could I forget you?" She asked.
"I have a little going away present for you." Tommy said handing her a small box.
Kim opened it and found a gold necklace. "Oh Tommy it's beautiful." She said leaning over and hugging her boyfriend. They remained like till Kim had to board.
"I love you beautiful." Tommy said with tears in his eyes.
"I love you too!" Kim said. They kissed once more and then Kim had to get onto the airplane.
*** Kat and Tommy were sitting in the Youth Center talking.
"Tommy don't laugh but my crush on you probably broke the spell. Though I think the crush started from the spell. When I saw you laying there unconscious on the slab it was like a part of me broke free." Kat said. "I knew Zedd was planning to kill you anyway. I'm so sorry; for all that I have done. I don't love you the way that I thought I did anymore. That was the spell speaking before now I know." Kat said. "Friends?" She asked.
"Friends." Tommy said shaking her hand.
Author's Note: Holy smokes that was one long fanfic! This is my longest fanfic to date. Email me at Willow@grrtech.com with comments about the fanfic.