Disclaimer: I claim only Lilia, and Tershyn. Along with the four other Astro Rangers Alore, Tatem, Carlilla, and Kael. Everyone else belongs to Haim Saban.
Author's note: This is a start of a new series called Fathers and Sons. Not sure how long it will go. Just have to wait and see.
Second author's note: This makes it fanfic 50! It's been a fun ride to #50. I thank all of you who have read my fanfics. You are all so great! Take a bow!
Time line disruption: Though it's when Jason was still the Gold Ranger and Billy was still in the Power Chamber, David isn't Tommy's brother. Don't get mad at me! I had this great idea on a fanfic and this is the only way it would work.
Billy sighed as he looked at the monitor. It was late but he knew the answer to the problem had to be here. Zordon kept saying he should go home to sleep but Billy kept saying no. People don't pass out for no reason. Rangers just don't pass out from powering down. "It has to be here somewhere!" Billy said aloud.
"CALM DOWN BILLY. WHY DON'T YOU GO HOME AND GET SOME SLEEP. ALPHA CAN CONTINUE EXAMINING THE SCANS. WE HAVEN'T FOUND ANYTHING. MAYBE IT WAS JUST A FLUKE." Zordon told him.
"Maybe. But Zordon..." Billy paused and looked at the monitor. "Wait this isn't possible..."
"WHAT ISN'T?" Zordon asked.
"According to this he's fifteen-years-old! Zordon the computers must be wrong." Billy said.
"Oh ai yai yai yai yai!" Alpha exclaimed 0looking at the computer.
"WE'LL NEED TO BRING HIM UP HERE. ALPHA MAKE CONTACT IMMEDIATELY." Zordon said and waited for one of his oldest Rangers to come up.
*** Tommy was sound asleep in his bed and didn't hear the sound that was coming from his room. After a few seconds, he sat up drowsily. "Yes Zordon?" Tommy asked sleepily.
"TOMMY TELEPORT UP TO THE POWER CHAMBER IMMEDIATELY." Zordon said.
Tommy became alert immediately and teleported up to the Power Chamber. "What's going on Zordon? Where are the others?"
"TOMMY. WE'VE BEEN EXAMINING THE SCANS WE RAN ON YOU AFTER YOU PASSED OUT EARLIER TODAY. THERE'S SOMETHING WE WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT. HOW OLD ARE YOU?" Zordon asked.
Tommy was slightly taken aback by the question. He was quiet for a second. "Fifteen." He mumbled.
"But Tommy you're a senior in high school." Billy reminded him.
"I know Billy. I skipped two grades in elementary school. I didn't want to tell you guys because you were already established as the genius on the team Billy." Tommy said not looking him in the eye.
It was silent in the room for awhile. "YOU MAY GO BACK TO SLEEP TOMMY. I'LL NOTIFY YOU IF WE FIND OUT ANYTHING FROM THE SCANS." Zordon said and watched Tommy teleport back home. "I HAD NO IDEA." He said to Billy and Alpha.
"Neither did I." Billy said sounding a little shocked. "Do we tell the others?"
"LYING ABOUT YOUR AGE IS NOT ANYTHING LIFE THREATENING. LET TOMMY TELL THEM IF HE WANTS TO BILLY."
Billy nodded and went back to the scans.
*** A guy in Silver and a guy in Red, better known as Zhane and Andros respectively, stood on the MEGA ship talking before leaving. "Does your father know you're coming?" Zhane asked.
"No. I guess it would be just as easy to tell him through our communications but it seems anyone can hack into private messages. We've got to warn him." Andros answered.
"You mean he doesn't know?" Zhane asked.
"He probably doesn't know the identity of him either. I didn't even know I had a younger brother until Kinwon told me."
"Hey it's my cousin too, you know. Hopefully he isn't as weird as you and your twin." Zhane said with a smirk.
"Hey!" Andros exclaimed. "Come on. We better teleport."
"Andros." DECA spoke up.
"What?" Andros asked politely.
"What do I tell Kinwon?"
"Tell him we'll be back soon." Zhane said and got ready to teleport.
"You can tell me yourselves." A male voice spoke up. Andros and Zhane turned around. It was Kinwon. "I gave you both strict orders to stay here."
"We've got to tell my father what Dark Spectre knows." Andros said.
"Why not just contact him from here?"
"Kinwon you know as well as we do that the communication systems aren't as good as they used to be. Let us go." Andros pleaded.
"All right Andros you and Zhane can go. Just be careful." Kinwon said and left the room.
"Let's go." Andros said and they were gone in flashes of silver and red light.
*** Billy was about to teleport home. He was tired and they still hadn't found anything. "Zordon I'm going to go home. Call me if you find anything."
Zordon was about to reply when there was a flash of light bringing two people to the Power Chamber. Billy was surprised when the alarms didn't go off.
Andros rushed past the surprised Billy to stand in front of Zordon's tube.
"ANDROS! ZHANE! WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? YOU SHOULD BE ON KO-35." Zordon said. Then he noticed Billy standing there. "BILLY CAN YOU LEAVE FOR A LITTLE WHILE? I'LL EXPLAIN EVERYTHING TO YOU AND THE OTHERS LATER."
Billy didn't have to be asked twice. He nodded and teleported home.
"Father, Kinwon told me about my younger brother." Andros said as soon as Billy was gone. Zordon stared at him so Andros continued. "Dark Spectre knows too. Kinwon said my brother was on Earth. Who is he?"
"ANDROS I HAVE A GOOD IDEA WHO IT IS BUT I COULD BE WRONG. YOU'D BE ABLE TO TELL WHO HE WAS IF YOU SAW HIM SO WHY DON'T YOU GO DOWN TO THE YOUTH CENTER AND HANG OUT." Zordon recommended. "BE CAREFUL."
"Sure." Andros said. "But what's a Youth Center?"
Zordon chuckled silently hearing his middle child's question. "IT SERVES FRUIT JUICES, HAS EXERCISE MACHINES, AND HAS MATS AMONG OTHER THINGS."
"What if he isn't in Angel Grove?" Zhane asked.
"ZHANE IF IT IS WHO I THINK IT IS, HE'LL BE IN ANGEL GROVE. GOOD LUCK ANDROS AND ZHANE."
"Thank you Uncle Zordon." Zhane said then turned to Andros "Uh wait a second. Won't we stick out wearing our flight suits?"
There was a flash of light and earth clothing was on the floor. "Thanks." Andros said and grabbed the jeans and red shirt that lay on the floor. Zhane grabbed the jeans and gray shirt. They quickly changed and Zordon teleported them out.
Andros and Zhane landed and looked around. People were walking by talking but Andros and Zhane were looking at the building in front of them. "I guess this is it." Zhane said. "Let's go in and look around."
Andros nodded and followed his cousin into the building. It was very noisy was the first thing they noticed. They found a table that was in the corner but they would be able to keep an eye on who came in.
A large man came over to them. "I'm Ernie you must be new in town."
"Why do you say that?" Andros asked nervously.
"I don't remember seeing you in here before so I just presumed you were new." Ernie said.
"Oh." Andros said. "Um what kind of drinks do you serve?" He asked.
Ernie went into listing all of his drinks and making comments on them. Andros wasn't paying attention. He was surveying the room. Someone tapped him on the shoulder. "Huh?" Andros asked turning around and saw Zhane was trying not to laugh.
"Andros aren't you going to order something?" Zhane asked.
"What? Oh I'll have what he's having." Andros said quickly. Ernie nodded and hurried away. Andros went back to looking around the room he didn't get a sense of his brother in the room like Kinwon said he would. "He's not in here." He told Zhane and started to stand when he was hit with something. It wasn't a physical something it was something else. He looked around and his eyes fell on a guy with long brown hair sitting with more teenagers. Andros got to his feet but they were like butter. He held onto the table to keep himself from falling forward.
"Andros?" Zhane asked with worry.
Andros weakly pointed at the guy in red before collapsing back into the chair.
*** Tommy Oliver was talking to his friends and hadn't noticed two people staring at him.
"You doing better today?" Kat asked.
"Yeah. I don't know why I passed out yesterday. I felt fine then I powered down and felt weak. The next thing I know I'm lying on the floor of the Power Chamber. Zordon didn't find anything for why that happened."
"Maybe it was a fluke." Adam said.
"Yeah I mean maybe there wasn't a reason for it. What do you think Jason?" Rocky asked.
"Huh? Oh yeah that's probably it." Jason said turning back around to look at his friends. "Is it me or are those two guys staring at us?" He asked.
Rocky looked at the two people Jason was talking about. One wore a red T-shirt and looked pale and the other had a gray shirt on and was definitely staring at them. "It's not you. They are staring at us."
"Hey look there's Billy." Tanya spoke up pointing at Billy who was entering the building. Billy waved and walked over to the table where Andros and Zhane sat.
"Zordon told me you were looking for someone. He wouldn't say who. Any luck?" Billy asked.
"Yeah we think so." Zhane said. Andros was busy drinking the juice he was given. "Do you know those people over there?"
"Yeah I do. They are friends of mine. Why?" Billy asked.
Andros put his juice down. "The one in red. What's his name?"
"Tommy Oliver. Why?" Billy asked.
"Um I was just wondering is all." Andros said.
Back at the Ranger table, Tommy glanced up and his eyes locked with Andros. 'Why do I feel like I should know him?' Tommy wondered.
"So Bro do you want to?" Jason was asking.
"What Jase?" Tommy asked snapping back to attention.
"Do you want to spar?" Jason asked again.
"Sure." Tommy said and got to his feet and walked to the mats.
Andros watched Tommy sparring with interest. He knew that Tommy was the younger brother he had been looking for.
*** Astronema sat on the Dark Fortress and sighed. "Ecliptor how is the attack on KO-35 going?" She asked.
"Pretty well my princess. Two of the Astro Rangers left KO-35 for unknown reasons. We are still looking for where they went." Ecliptor informed her.
"Let me know when you do." Astronema said and turned away from Ecliptor.
"Yes my princess." Ecliptor said and left the room.
*** Andros and Zhane teleported back to the Power Chamber. Andros still felt weak but was feeling better.
"ANY LUCK ANDROS?" Zordon asked.
"Yes. I think his name is Tommy Oliver." Andros said.
"I agree with Andros. Andros almost passed out earlier today. When I asked him what was wrong he just pointed at this guy in red." Zhane informed his uncle.
"ACTUALLY I CAN TELEPORT HIM UP HERE IF YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY SURE IT IS HIM ANDROS."
"It is." Andros said with confidence.
"ALPHA, CONTACT TOMMY AND TELEPORT HIM UP HERE. HAVE THE OTHERS COME UP ALSO."
"Others?" Zhane asked in confusion.
"I WILL EXPLAIN THINGS BETTER WHEN THEY ARE ALL UP HERE." Zordon said and waited for his rangers to teleport up.
*** Jason and Tommy had just finished sparring, when they heard their communicators go off. Tommy signaled for the others to follow him. When they got to their usual spot Tommy said, "We read you Zordon."
"Rangers teleport up here quickly." Alpha informed them.
The Rangers looked around quickly before teleporting up.
When they arrived they didn't notice Andros and Zhane standing in the corner. "What's going on Zordon?" Tommy asked.
"RANGERS I WANT YOU TO MEET ANDROS AND ZHANE. ANDROS AND ZHANE THIS IS KATHERINE, JASON, TANYA, ROCKY ADAM, AND TOMMY. THEY ARE THE ZEO RANGERS. YOU'VE ALREADY MET BILLY."
"Wait I remember you two from the Youth Center." Jason spoke up. "But why are they here?"
"I'm Zordon's son." Andros spoke up. "Zhane is my cousin. We came to Earth looking for my younger brother. One of you is him." Andros said and stepping closer to the group. He turned to Tommy. "I think Billy said your name is Tommy."
"That's my name. I'm not...I couldn't be..." Tommy stammered realizing what Andros meant.
"BUT YOU ARE TOMMY. I CAN DO TESTS THAT WILL SHOW THAT YOU ARE MY SON IF YOU WOULD LIKE."
"Wait a second." Rocky said. "You said younger brother. How old are you?" Rocky asked.
Andros spoke up. "Sixteen why?"
"Tommy couldn't be your younger brother because he's seventeen." Rocky answered.
Tommy exchanged glances with Billy before speaking up. "Uh Rocky I'm fifteen."
"What?" Jason, Rocky, Kat, Tanya, and Adam asked in surprise.
"I lied about my age. I skipped two grades in elementary school. Never thought it was a big deal." Tommy said quietly.
"You must have a high IQ then." Katherine said.
"Yeah it's 180." Tommy said.
Billy let out a low whistle. That was almost the same IQ Billy had. "How did you manage to keep it such a secret?"
"The teachers knew and my parents knew but that was it." Tommy answered.
"You could have told us Bro." Jason said.
Andros and Zhane watched this exchange and sighed. Zordon noticed this. "BILLY, KATHERINE, ROCKY, ADAM, TANYA AND JASON WHY DON'T YOU ALL GO BACK DOWN TO THE YOUTH CENTER."
They were about to protest but thought better of it and teleported out.
"This is all too strange for me." Tommy said quietly.
"I didn't even know I had a brother until yesterday." Andros spoke up. "I have a twin sister named Karone. Or rather we have a sister named Karone."
"Where is she? Karone that is." Tommy asked.
"She was kidnapped when we were five." Andros said sadly.
Tommy's smile faded. "I'm sorry to hear that. I wish I had met her though."
"Hey we haven't lost hope yet. After all we did find you and you disappeared a couple days after you were born." Andros said.
"Zordon! There's an urgent message coming in from KO-35!" Alpha suddenly exclaimed.
'It couldn't be from Tershyn already could it?' Zordon wondered to himself before answering. "PLAY IT ALPHA."
Kinwon appeared on the screen. "Is this the child?" He asked.
"Yes Kinwon." Zhane said stepping forward. "His name is Tommy Oliver."
Kinwon nodded curtly. "Zhane and Andros you are needed back on KO-35. Tommy we could also use your help."
"We'll be there soon Kinwon." Andros said and the message ended.
"I can't leave." Tommy spoke up. "I have a responsibility to the team. I can't just leave them a member short."
"TOMMY YOU CAN GIVE YOUR ZEONIZER TO BILLY." Zordon sighed. "THERE IS A MORPHER WAITING FOR YOU ON KO-35."
"A morpher on KO-35?" Tommy asked. 'Why didn't Zordon say this when I was losing my Green Ranger Powers?'
"Uncle Zordon do you mean the Green Astro Powers?" Zhane asked.
Zordon didn't answer right away then said quietly, "YES."
"Why didn't you say this when I was losing my Green Ranger Powers Zordon?" Tommy finally asked.
"I DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE MEANT TO BE YOURS." Zordon answered. Andros and Zhane gave him strange looks. 'I'm not about to tell Tommy what I did.'
"I'll go if I'm really needed." Tommy said not noticing the looks Zhane and Andros were giving his father.
"If Kinwon says you are then you are needed." Andros said. "You'll get to meet the other Astro Rangers too. We didn't exactly tell them we were going to Earth." He said sheepishly.
"ALPHA CALL BILLY UP HERE." Zordon instructed.
"Doing so right now." Alpha answered.
A minute later Billy was in the Power Chamber. Tommy walked over and handed him his Zeonizer. "What's going on?" He asked.
"I need to go to KO-35. I want you to take over as Zeo Ranger 5." Tommy answered.
Billy looked up at Zordon in confusion. "Can I Zordon?"
"IT'S ALL YOURS IF YOU WANT IT BILLY. TOMMY WILL BE TAKING THE GREEN ASTRO POWERS WHEN HE GETS TO KO-35." Zordon said.
Billy beamed and then turned to Tommy. "Good luck Tommy."
"You too. Tell the others for me." Tommy said then was teleported out along with Zhane and Andros.
"Zordon what's going on?" Billy asked.
Zordon was about to answer when someone teleported into the Chamber. "BILLY I WILL EXPLAIN LATER. GO INFORM THE OTHERS ABOUT THE CHANGE." Zordon said never taking his eyes off the newcomer.
Billy nodded in confusion but never had a re1ason to question Zordon before and decided now wasn't the time to start. Billy was gone in a flash of light.
"I suppose I don't have to say why I'm here." The newcomer said. Zordon didn't say anything. "Did you tell them? Did you tell them what you denied your youngest child?"
"YOU PROBABLY KNOW THE ANSWER ALREADY TERSHYN."
Tershyn smirked. "Of course I know the answer. You're my brother-in-law after all."
Zordon sighed again. "WHAT WAS I GOING TO SAY? THE REASON YOU DIDN'T GET THE POWERS THAT WERE MEANT FOR YOU IS BECAUSE I THOUGHT YOU WERE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PROPHECY?"
"Hey don't get mad at me Zordon. You're the one who messed up not me. You probably thought Jason Scott was your kid." Tershyn said.
In a corner, Jason stood shocked. He had teleported up to ask Zordon a question and had seen them talking and stood back a little waiting for them to finish. He had teleported up in time to hear Zordon talk about a Prophesy 'What does he mean the other side of the prophecy? Who is this other guy and what does he mean Zordon thinking I was Zordon's kid?'
Tershyn continued. "Well I can see Tommy got his brains from my sister."
"THAT'S THE THING ABOUT YOU TERSHYN. YOU ALWAYS HAVE A WAY TO CUT SOMEONE DOWN."
Tershyn turned away for a second and his eyes fell on Jason. "Well I think you have some explaining to do so I'll just leave now. Don't worry though, Tommy will know. He is my nephew after all." Tershyn said and disappeared.
Jason stepped out of the shadows. "Zordon what's going on?" He asked.
"JASON HOW MUCH DID YOU HEAR?" Zordon asked.
"I came in to hear you talking about the other side of the prophecy. Who was that man?" Jason asked.
"THAT WAS MY BROTHER-IN-LAW TERSHYN. HE AND I HAVE NEVER EXACTLY GOTTEN ALONG. HE AND MY WIFE LILIA STILL LIVE ON KO-35.
"What's this about a prophecy? Is Tommy in some kind of danger and that's why he went to KO-35?" Jason asked.
"THE PROPHECY IS VERY COMPLICATED JASON. I DON'T THINK I EVEN FULLY UNDERSTAND IT. ALPHA CONTACT THE OTHERS SO I CAN EXPLAIN THIS ONLY ONCE." Zordon told his robot assistant.
A few minutes later Billy, Rocky, Adam, Kat, and Tanya were in the command center. "What's going on Zordon?" Rocky asked.
"I CALLED ALL OF YOU UP HERE BECAUSE I HAD SOMETHING TO INFORM ALL OF YOU. I WAS JUST TELLING JASON ABOUT A PROPHECY. THE STORY OF THE ASTRO MORPHERS ALL TIE INTO IT. THERE ARE EIGHT ASTRO MORPHERS. THEY ARE PURPLE, RED, GREEN, SILVER, YELLOW, BLUE, BLACK, AND PINK. THE PURPLE, RED, AND GREEN WERE TO GO TO MY CHILDREN. THE SILVER WAS TO GO TO MY NEPHEW ZHANE AND THE OTHER FOUR WERE TO BE DISTRIBUTED AS SEEN FIT. THE PURPLE RANGER WAS MEANT TO BE THE LEADER OF THE ASTRO RANGERS WHICH WAS SUPPOSED TO BE KARONE. RED WAS MEANT FOR ANDROS AND GREEN WAS MEANT FOR MY YOUNGEST CHILD. HE DISAPPEARED BEFORE HE WAS EVER GIVEN THE GREEN MORPHER. KARONE WAS KIDNAPPED WHEN SHE WAS FIVE AND NEVER GOT THE PURPLE MORPHER. ANDROS AND ZHANE DID RECEIVE THEIR MORPHERS."
"But what's this about you thinking Tommy was on the other side of the prophecy?" Jason interrupted.
"AS TERSHYN, MY BROTHER-IN-LAW, KEEPS REMINDING ME THERE WERE TWO BOYS BORN AT THE SAME DATE AND TIME AT THE SAME HOSPITAL. THEY WERE MEANT TO FIGHT EACH OTHER. ONE WAS MY SON THE OTHER IS STILL UNKNOWN. THEY WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM KO-35 TO KEEP THINGS IN HARMONY. NO ONE KNEW WHICH WAS WHICH. IT GOES SOMETHING LIKE ONE OF THEM FEARING THE DARK AND LIVES IN THE LIGHT. THE OTHER BEING ONE WHO SHOULD BE LIVING IN THE DARK BUT INSTEAD LIVES IN THE LIGHT. IN OTHER WORDS ONE WAS BAD AND ONE WAS GOOD. AS FOR TOMMY BEING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PROPHECY IT ALL GOES BACK TO ME NOT GIVING TOMMY THE MORPHER HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN. I MADE A HORRIBLE MISTAKE WHEN I DIDN'T."
"Zordon do you know who the other child is?" Kat asked.
"UNFORTUNATELY I DO NOT. ANDROS WAS ABLE TO FIND TOMMY FROM THE CONNECTION ALL THREE OF MY CHILDREN HAVE TO EACH OTHER. HOW TO FIND THE OTHER CHILD WILL NOT BE EASY."
*** On KO-35 Tommy, Andros, and Zhane were walking towards the command building. "Everyone should be in here." Andros said.
"Right you are Andros." Someone said from behind them.
Andros, Zhane, and Tommy turned around quickly. There was a green and black monster standing in front of them. "Ecliptor!" Zhane said under his breath.
"So this is the lost child." Ecliptor said. "By the looks of him I'd say he should stay lost."
There was a flash of light and four Rangers appeared. "Leave them alone Ecliptor." The guy in blue said.
"Ah Alore the one with a big mouth." Another monster appeared next to Ecliptor.
"Here catch." The girl in pink called throwing Tommy a morpher.
"Thanks Carlilla." Zhane said as he caught his morpher from the girl in Yellow.
A man in blue threw Andros his. "Thanks Kael. Let's do it guys." Andros said to Zhane and Tommy.
"Let's rocket!" Zhane and Andros yelled. Tommy watched them then quickly also morphed.
Andros, Zhane, and Tommy fought a monster called Darkonda while the other Rangers fought Ecliptor.
Andros was knocked off his feet. The Pink Ranger came over to check on him. "Andros?" She asked checking to make sure he was still conscious.
Andros opened his eyes and saw Ecliptor approaching them. "Tatem look out!" Andros yelled pushing her away from him and getting to his feet.
"Don't worry Andros. You're the one I'm after not your girlfriend." Ecliptor said.
Unknown to the Rangers, a girl stood on a hill with a machine. She fired and everything burst into a white light for the Rangers.
*** Zordon looked around the Power Chamber. It was quiet. The Zeo Rangers had left and Alpha was checking something on one of the consoles. But to Zordon, something wasn't right.
There was a flash of light and two figures landed in the Power Chamber. One is Zhane, and the other being Tommy. Neither was conscious. There was another flash of light as a woman appeared.
"LILIA." Zordon whispered.
The woman looked up from her spot kneeling in front of Tommy and Zhane. "Zordon." She said with a smile then shook it off. "Why did you send them back to KO-35?" She asked.
"WHAT DO YOU MEAN? KINWON SENT A MESSAGE SAYING ANDROS, TOMMY, AND ZHANE WERE NEEDED ON KO-35." Zordon said shocked by his wife's question.
"I was with Kinwon going over strategies all day. He never contacted you." Lilia said. "We're just lucky we got Zhane and Tommy before they were captured too."
"TOO? ANDROS WAS CAPTURED?"
"Yes. However Tatem, Alore, Kael, and Carlilla were not. They however weren't so lucky as Tommy and Andros. Ecliptor killed them. It was all a setup. Now we are all in trouble." Lilia said. "Dark Spectre has the twins." She said looking down and started crying.
To be continued...
It will be continued in Secrets Revealed part 2 of Fathers and Sons. So Karone's capture wasn't all that much of a secret. I hope you all enjoyed it. Email me at Willow@grrtech.com.