Suggested reading: This is part two of a series called Fathers and Sons. Reading All in the Family would be a very good idea or you will be completely lost.
Time frame: Starts right after All in the Family ends.
In the Power Chamber Lilia was trying to wake her son up. "Come on Tommy. Open your eyes." She said lightly shaking him. She looked at the Red Zeo Ranger who was trying to wake Zhane up. "Any luck with Zhane um...Billy?" She asked.
"No. He won't wake up either." Billy said continuing to shake Zhane in an attempt to wake him.
"Stubbornness runs in this family I'm afraid." Lilia said with a smile. "Come on Tommy! Open your eyes!"
Tommy opened his eyes and sat up in surprise. He looked at Lilia in shock. Then looked around and realized he was on the floor of the Power Chamber. "Who are you and how did I get here?" He asked Lilia.
"Tommy there was a fight between the Astro Rangers and Ecliptor and Darkonda. We aren't sure what happened but we got you and Zhane out of there just in time." Lilia said sadly. "As for who I am, I'm your mother."
Zhane sat up in surprise too. He looked around before asking, "Andros?"
"Andros was captured Zhane." Lilia informed him. 'Please don't ask about the others.'
"Where are the others? Did they get captured too?" Zhane asked.
"They were killed by Ecliptor." Lilia said walking away from Tommy to stand in front of Zhane.
Zhane shook his head in confusion. "No Aunt Lilia they can't be dead! If Tommy and I lived they have to be alive too!" He pleaded.
"Zhane I'm sorry but they are. I saw their bodies they are dead. By the time, I got to you and Tommy you were unconscious under a tree. They were after Andros. He wasn't around when we got there." Lilia said sadly.
"I'm sure I speak for all the Zeo Rangers when I say we'll help you get Andros back no matter what." Billy spoke up.
"Thank you Billy." Lilia said.
Zordon noticed that Tommy, who was now standing, seemed worried about something. "IS SOMETHING WRONG TOMMY?"
"Something just doesn't seem right about all of this. Zhane and I were left there, the blue, pink, black and yellow Astro Rangers were killed, and Andros was captured. Why would whoever's responsible do it this way? It was obvious they knew I was your son. This just doesn't make sense." Tommy said and leaned against a console.
Lilia went over to Tommy. "I know this is all quite a shock to you Tommy. But none of us are quite sure what Dark Spectre is up to." Lilia smiled realizing she was finally talking to the baby who was taken away from her fifteen years ago. She wanted to hug Tommy and never let go. She asked, instead, what she had been wondering, "Do you like living on Earth Tommy?"
"Yeah. Even though it has its problems, it's still a great planet." Tommy answered.
"I hate to be the one to tell you Tommy but every planet has its problems. As you saw on KO-35." Lilia said with a frown. "I so wanted this to be a great occasion but Dark Spectre ruined it."
The alarms in the Power Chamber went off causing Zhane and Lilia to jump. "What's that?" Zhane asked.
"KING MONDO SENT DOWN A MONSTER. ALPHA NOTIFY THE OTHER ZEO RANGERS AND INFORM THEM OF THE PROBLEM."
"Right away Zordon." Alpha said scurrying to do so.
"Tell the others to meet me there." Billy said. Zordon nodded. "It's Morphin Time!" Billy yelled. "Zeo Ranger 5 Red!"
Tommy and Zhane were about to morph and join the Zeo Rangers when there was a flash of light in the Power Chamber.
"No!" Lilia screamed and rushed over to check the person who was unconscious in the Power Chamber. It was Andros.
Alpha hurried over and began to scan him. "He seems all right." The robot informed Lilia.
"But where was he?" Zhane asked in confusion. "I thought you said you didn't find him when you were looking! What's going on?"
"I don't know Zhane. We combed the whole area looking for Andros. We thought that Ecliptor and Darkonda had taken him." Lilia answered in a worry filled voice.
Andros woke up. "Huh what's going on?" He asked getting up off the floor and looked at Zhane and Tommy.
"What happened Andros?" Tommy asked. "Lilia said you had been captured."
"I don't know! All I remember is that bright flash of light. Where's Tatem?" He asked.
Zhane gulped. He hated having to tell his best friend that his girlfriend was dead. "Ecliptor killed the other Astro Rangers Andros."
"NO! You're lying!" Andros screamed and lunged at Zhane. Zhane moved out of the way causing Andros to hit his head on a console.
"Zordon what's going on?" Lilia asked. Then Andros disappeared again.
Zhane and Tommy exchanged confused glances. Zordon was shocked. He didn't understand it either.
"Where'd he go?" Tommy asked.
"I DON'T KNOW TOMMY. MAYBE HE WASN'T ACTUALLY ANDROS." Zordon suggested.
"If it wasn't Andros the alarms would have gone off wouldn't they?" Zhane finally spoke up.
"You're worried how he will act when he sees you now that he knows you killed his Girlfriend." Darkonda said with a smirk.
"That's not the problem Darkonda. The problem is Andros will know who Astronema is."
"Well I say, let's kill him right now!" Darkonda said raising his sword.
"He could still be of some use to us. The Green Ranger won't be able to morph if we turn Andros evil right?" Ecliptor asked.
"Now I see what you're getting at. I like it." Darkonda said.
"What's Andros doing here?" A female voice asked from behind them.
"My princess." Ecliptor said turning around. 'I don't think she heard what we just said.' "We captured Andros for you."
"I thought I said kill the Astro Rangers." Astronema reminded him.
"You did. But we were able to kill Tatem, Alore, Kael, and Carlilla." Darkonda informed her.
"The Green Ranger, Zhane, and Andros still live?" Astronema asked.
"Yes my mistress." Ecliptor said staring at the ground.
"We were going to turn him evil. Zhane and the Green Ranger will have a hard time fighting family. It would really be to our advantage." Darkonda said.
Astronema thought about it for a moment before nodding. She fired her staff at Andros and then left the room.
Zhane nodded before calling, "Let's Rocket!" Both he and Tommy hit their codes but only Zhane morphed.
Tommy stood there shocked. "What's going on?" He asked.
Zordon shook his head sadly. "ASTRONEMA TURNED ANDROS EVIL. ZHANE TWO YEARS AGO DID ANDROS HAVE POWER PROBLEMS FOR A WEEK?"
"Yeah. He was tired all the time and couldn't morph." Zhane answered.
"THAT'S WHY. THE PURPLE, GREEN, AND RED POWERS ARE LINKED. WHEN TWO OF THE RANGERS, OR RATHER TWO OF MY CHILDREN, ARE TURNED EVIL THE THIRD CANNOT USE HIS OR HER POWERS. THAT'S WHAT'S GOING ON WITH TOMMY." Zordon answered.
"Karone's evil?" Zhane asked in surprise.
"KARONE IS ASTRONEMA." Zordon answered. Zhane looked at him in shock. "ZHANE YOU CAN STILL HELP THE OTHERS."
"All right Uncle Zordon." Zhane said and teleported out.
Lilia walked over to her youngest child. "Tommy your father and I were going to tell you and Andros. We just never thought the time was right."
Tommy had been thinking over what Zhane had said about Andros being tired all the time. He was going to ask when the room started spinning. He felt someone grab him by his shoulders but everything went black.
Lilia shook her head as she helped Alpha settle Tommy on a cot.
"I DON'T THINK THE COMBINATION OF KARONE AND ANDROS BEING EVIL CAUSED TOMMY TO FAINT. HE PASSED OUT YESTERDAY AFTER A FIGHT."
"I agree. Too bad we won't be able to tell. I'm going to have to ask more about the prophecy. Maybe this all ties together! I'll be back soon Zordon." Lilia said before kissing Tommy's cheek and then teleported away.
Zordon sighed and turned back to watch the Viewing Globe.
"Thanks Zhane." Billy called. He immediately noticed Tommy wasn't there. There was something strange going on. Billy only wished he knew what it was.
Zhane looked around. He thought he saw a flash of light like a teleportation beam but he wasn't so sure. Something shot him in the back and he went flying. He got up and turned around a familiar figure stood in front of him. "Andros." He said in surprise.
"Who did you expect Zhane?" Andros asked in a cold voice.
The robot that had been fighting the Zeo Rangers stopped and watched Zhane and Andros with interest. 'Who's this guy in Red?'
The Zeo Rangers looked over and watched too as Astronema teleported down. "Here's the deal Rangers. I want Tommy. If I don't get him I will have to kill..." She looked around and grabbed Jason "Him."
Jason fought with Astronema but was eventually teleported away by Astronema. Andros smirked at them before following suit.
Zhane was furious. What was Astronema up to? He teleported back to the Power Chamber leaving the Zeo Rangers to fight the monster. He had to talk to his uncle.
"Wait Zhane!" Billy yelled watching Zhane disappear in a flash of silver.
He narrowly ducked the monster firing before calling his Zeo Sword. The monster enlarged and they had to call the Zords.
"TOMMY PASSED OUT FOR UNKNOWN REASONS A FEW MINUTES AFTER YOU LEFT." Zordon informed him.
Zhane ignored the problem for a second and got back to why he teleported up. "You were right uncle. They did turn Andros evil and they are ransoming the Gold Ranger for Tommy. What are we going to do?"
"I DON'T KNOW BUT THEY CAN'T HAVE TOMMY." Zordon replied with a frown. "BUT I'D HAVE TO TELL TOMMY. JASON IS HIS BEST FRIEND."
Tommy sat up with a moan. "Don't tell me. I passed out again." Tommy said getting to his feet.
"YES. TOMMY..." Zordon started to say but at that moment the other Zeo Rangers teleported up.
"Zordon what are we going to do about Jason?" Adam asked stepping forward.
"Jason? What happened to Jason?" Tommy asked walking over to the Zeo Rangers.
The Zeo Rangers exchanged glances. Billy was the first to speak. "Jason was taken by Astronema." He wasn't sure if he should tell him what the price was.
"But we're going to get him back. Both him and Andros." Adam jumped in.
Tommy was skeptical of what they were saying. "You're not telling me everything are you?" He asked crossing his arms on his chest waiting for an answer.
Zordon finally spoke up. "TOMMY ASTRONEMA SAID SHE'LL KILL JASON IF WE DON'T SURRENDER YOU TO HER. SHE KNOWS WE WON'T GO FOR THAT SO SHE'LL TRY A DIFFERENT APPROACH."
Tommy stared at his father. "I'm sorry. But if Jason's life is on the line, I will go. He'd do the same for me or anyone else in here."
"TOMMY I DON'T THINK ASTRONEMA WILL..." Zordon started to say.
"But you don't know!" Tommy spat back.
Zhane had seen enough. He grabbed Tommy by the arm and led him to a corner of the room to talk.
Zordon looked gratefully at Zhane before addressing the Zeo Rangers. "BILLY SEE IF YOU CAN LOCATE JASON AND ANDROS."
Billy nodded as he and Alpha began the scan.
Tanya saw Kat watching Zhane and Tommy arguing. "Why don't you go talk to Tommy?" She asked Kat.
"I don't know what to say. His brother and best friend were captured by Astronema and his brother was turned evil." Kat answered.
Tanya sighed and lightly pushed Kat in the direction of Tommy and Zhane.
Adam and Rocky walked over and watched Kat for a second.
"Don't you get it Tommy? Astronema won't let Jason go if you surrender!" Zhane grabbed Tommy by the shoulders. "I'm not just about to stand here and watch another member of my family get turned evil!"
Kat stood there not sure what to say. Zhane turned around and looked at Kat. "Maybe you'll have better luck trying to talk some sense into him." He said and walked away.
"Tommy..." Kat started to say.
"Kat you're not going to be able to stop me." Tommy said and reached for his communicator and fell to the ground unconscious.
Alpha stood behind him with a syringe.
"GOOD WORK ALPHA." Zordon said looking down at his son regretfully. Tommy wasn't thinking straight. He hated having to do it this way but there was no choice.
"I'm not here to fight you Gold Ranger. I'm here to tell you something very important. I'm sure you've heard the prophecy from Zordon."
"Yes." Jason said glaring at the monster.
"When word got back to us that Tommy was the child of the light and half of the prophecy, We did some research. It was rather easy for us to find the child of the dark and very interesting who it was."
"What are you talking about?" Jason asked in confusion dropping his stance.
"It seems that the child of light and child of dark are best friends." Darkonda said with a smirk.
"Wait..." Jason, said realizing what the monster was just saying. "You can't mean..."
"I do. We were also able to find your father." Darkonda informed him moving out of the way for someone to come closer.
"No. Not him!" Jason yelled.
To be continued...
Yes that's the end of part two. Hope you enjoyed it! Part 3 will be
out sometime this month. Email me at Willow@grrtech.com