Author's note: This is the last fanfic in this series. And it is extremely short. I want to thank all of my readers and I'd like to say it doesn't end here. Guardians of Time will be out shortly. The Songs in this fic are, One Sweet Day by Boys II Men and Mariah Carrey, Last Kiss by Pearl Jam, and Never Forget You by Mariah Carrey.
Suggested reading: You have to read the above 16 fanfics especially The End of it All. You will be completely confused if you tried to read this without reading those first.
Time frame: A couple of days after The End of it All.
"May I sit here?" A voice said from behind Jason. Jason quickly turned around and saw Emily Johnson.
"Sure go ahead." Jason said.
Emily sat down and spoke in a low voice. "I want to apologize for all that I have done. I can't believe I let them control me."
"It's okay Emily. It wasn't your fault. You aren't the first person to be put under a spell. That's how Tommy became a Ranger. He was under Rita's spell. But everything turned out all right." Jason informed her.
"I guess. It was so weird to see that ribbon. When it hit me it like filled me with hope. I saw everyone else hit the ground and turn into dust. The next thing I know I'm in my room." Emily said looking sad. "I wished I could have done something to help Alexis. She was always so energetic. She made Rocky look slow or something." Emily said with a smile.
"That is so true." Jason said with a smile. "Promise me you'll move on with your life and you'll forget all of this."
"I'll try." Emily said. Then they both sat at the table in silence for a moment. *** Andros sat at the lake in Angel Grove lost in thought. It just didn't seem real that Alexis was gone. He was fighting a Quantron when he heard glass break. He knew it was Antiqua's tube. He didn't hold it against Tommy that he had broken the tube but he wished it hadn't been that way. He heard someone approaching from behind him and turned around.
Standing behind him was someone he didn't think he'd ever see again.
"I just wanted to see how you were doing Andros." Petra said and sat down beside her son.
"I'd be lying if I didn't say I was shocked to see you Petra." Andros said not looking at her.
"I'm surprised too Andros. I'm not sure why I wasn't destroyed. Everyone else on the ship that wasn't a Ranger, Defender, or under a spell was destroyed." Petra stopped when she saw Andros was staring at her. "That's right Andros everyone. My husband and daughter were both destroyed. You're the only one I have left."
"I'm sorry to hear that." Andros said not looking at her.
"You want to know something Andros? I think my love for you saved my life if I hadn't tried to keep Astronema from killing you I would have ended up the same way they did. Please realize Andros that I love you more then anything." Petra said crying.
"Mom..." Andros said and he didn't need to say anything else because Petra held him in a hug.
"Shh. Andros it's all right. Let's start over okay?" Petra asked she felt Andros nod. She stared up at the sky and mentally thanked Antiqua for giving her this opportunity to be with her son. *** Tommy sat in the park not far away from Andros at the lake and was thinking about things. Sora had come with him to the park but she had gone to get them something to drink. He was depressed about having to destroy Antiqua. He didn't even notice someone approaching.
"You look like you just lost a friend." An Australian voice said.
Tommy looked up. "Hi Kat." Kat hadn't been close enough to see Alexis die so it hit Tommy pretty hard. "I did. Alexis was killed by Astronema on the ship."
"I'm sorry Tommy I didn't know." Kat said blushing. "I take it back then. How are you otherwise?"
"Okay. Just waiting for someone." Tommy said avoiding the Antiqua issue. "So what brings you to Angel Grove?"
"I took this term off. Chet stayed in England though." She said answering the unasked question.
"That's interesting." Tommy said not paying attention.
"What's bothering you Tommy? You can tell me. We may not be going out anymore but I will listen to any of your problems." Kat reminded him.
"It's all right Kat." Tommy said and didn't go into any further details.
Sora came up to them with two sodas in her hand. "Hi I'm Sara Meyerson. You are?" She asked politely. Sora wanted to know why; there was a girl talking to her boyfriend like that.
"Katherine Hilliard. Tommy and I are friends." Kat said. She recognized the girl from the dance. "I have to be going. Tommy call me if you want to talk about it." She said and left.
"What was that about?" Sora asked.
"That was a former girlfriend of mine. She wanted to see how I was doing. Guess I look sadder then I thought I did. She used to be The Pink Turbo Ranger before Cassie." Tommy explained.
"Okay. What's eating you anyway Tommy? If it's about Antiqua, no one blames you. You saved everyone's lives by breaking the tube." Sora said trying to sound comforting.
"It's that and Alexis. I feel awful about shattering Antiqua's tube. I can't believe I was in that position to do it." Tommy said.
Sora grabbed his hand and they sat in the park in silence. *** Dallas and Zhane walked around on KO-35 lost in thought. They had just lost one of their best friends. They had all been friends for sixteen years and now it seemed unreal.
"I miss her so much Zhane." Dallas said. "It isn't right that she died so suddenly. She had so much to live for and..."
"She saved Roland's life. She didn't die in vain. She'll never be gone."
"He didn't even want to come with us to KO-35." Zhane said. "He won't even get out of bed." Zhane said worried about his best friend.
"We've got to lean on each other to get through this." Dallas said and clasped Zhane's arms as they walked to a sandbox. "Oh my god." Dallas whispered. "Zhane do you realize..."
"I know." He said and they stood there and remembered things.
When Alexis got to the sandbox she noticed there were three other kids her age. "Hi!" She said.
The reddish brown hared girl smiled at her. "Hi my name is Dallas."
The almost white blond hared boy sitting next to her smiled and said, "I'm Zhane."
The little boy with dark brown hair and brown eyes looked up shyly and quietly said, "Roland."
"My names Alexis but you can call me Lex." She said. Scooping up some sand and letting it slide through her fingers. She was trying to figure out how small it was. Her mother always said to friends, 'This is Alexis. She'll be getting straight A's in school I can tell.'
Roland watched her doing that and said, "Wouldn't it be nice if we could count how much sand is in a handful?"
"I was just trying to figure out how small it was." Alexis said with a smile.
Desana Meyerson, carrying a baby in her arms, came up to them and smiled. "Dallas would you like some juice? You other kids can have some too."
Roland and Zhane got up. Alexis remained looking at her brother playing soccer. She shook her head. "No thanks."
"You sure?" Desana asked.
"Yes." Alexis answered certainly.
Roland sat back down. "I don't want a drink thank you." He told the woman.
Desana shook her head as she walked away. A few minutes later Dallas and Zhane came back with juice in their hands. "You guys sure you don't want any? We can share with you."
There seemed to be a bond between the four immediately. They played and talked for awhile. Then Jay walked up to them. "Come on Alexis it's time to go home."
Alexis jumped to her feet and turned back towards the others. "Bye!" She said happily while waving.
Dallas sat on the ground and played with the sand as Zhane put a hand on her shoulder. He looked down and almost started crying. Dallas spelled out Alexis. *** Roland sat on the floor of his room depressed. He couldn't believe the girl he loved was gone. He didn't know what happened until Alexis shoved him out of the way. He was teleported out and held Alexis. He watched her take in her last breath and it broke his heart.
So Protectors of Space ends. I hope you have all enjoyed this fanfic.
There will be many surprises next series and I promise you will find
out who Tierl is. Email me at Willow@grrtech.com with comments or