Disclaimer: Part three of my first fic, A Ranger Romance. Yes, I finally got it finished. It took me so long to actually get all my ideas together and I had so much editing to do.

Friends Unite
by: Kimber

Florida: Gunther Smidt's Gymnastics Compound

Jason had been shocked to see Kim faint in front of him, though she had done it before. He shook it off quickly, picked her up and carefully placed her on her couch. "Kim, Kim, Kimmie, okay I know your excited to see me but this is a bit extreme." Jason said lightly tapping her cheek to wake her up.

Slowly but surely, Kim's eyes fluttered open and she found herself looking into the chocolate brown, and familiar eyes of Jason Lee Scott, her friend and unknowing crush. "Jason, is that you? What...what are you doing here in Florida?" Kim asked him, still a bit out of it.

Jason helped her sit up. "What? No hello, hey Jase, its great to see you?" he teased her. She looked at him. "Sorry Jase, I..I'm just surprised that's all."

Pulling him into a hug she whispered, "Its great to see you, really great."

He hugged her back, "Its good to see you to Kimmie.

Both pulled away at the same time and just smiled at each other for a moment before Kim broke the silence. "So, what brings you here to Florida?

"Well, I had a month off from school and I thought I'd find out how one of my oldest friends was doing. Since Billy is in Switzerland visiting Trini, I thought I'd come and see you. How are you Kim? You don't faint on all your guests do you?" There was a hint of sarcasm in his last statement.

She lightly hit him in the arm. "No, I don't usually. You just caught me by surprise. I wasn't expecting any company," Kim gave her half-truth. She was surprised by his visit, but her fainting was the cause of happiness that she might be able to tell him how she felt.

"Well, that's good. How is your training coming along?" Jason asked, shifting his position on the couch.

"Pretty good I guess. I have one more day of practice before the weekend. Coach gave us this weekend off so that we could all relax before the games. They're in two weeks."

"That's great Kim, you know were all cheering for you back home. You're sure to bring home a medal. Hey since I'm here already, why don't we go get some food and we can talk about old times and what's happening in our lives now?"

Kim smiled, "Sounds like fun. We can catch a quick eat at the Macky D's down the road." Jason nodded and Kim stood up from the couch. "Let me just go get out of these workout clothes and into something a bit more comfortable." She walked over to her bedroom door but stopped. "Jase, I'm really glad your here." That said, she opened the bedroom door and disappeared inside closing it after herself.

While Kim got dressed, Jason took a quick look around her apartment. He didn't want to snoop but he wanted to check it out all the same. Walking over to an end-table, he saw that Kim had a couple of pictures of the old gang. He picked up a picture of himself, Kim, Tommy, Zack, Trini, and Billy. It had been the last taken before he, Trini and Zack had gone to Switzerland.

There were a couple other pictures from when they were young but one picture stood out most. Putting the other picture down, he picked up a small little picture of himself and Kim at there 6th grade dance. They had all gone together as friends, where Trini had her picture taken with both Zack and Billy, Kim had asked him if he wanted to take a picture with her. He had agreed and it had been the first and only time Kim had ever kissed him on the lips. His mind idled with the memory of that night.

*Flashback: Angel Grove, 6th Grade Dance*

"Oh look Skull, its little Miss Pink," Bulk teased as he pushed Kim towards Skull.

"Leave me alone Bulk," Kim said with a frown on her face.

"Oh what's the matter, you gonna cry now?" Bulk laughed and Skull laughed right along with him.

"Your the one who's gonna be crying Bulk. Leave her alone." Jason stepped up to them and stood between them and Kimberly.

"Or else what musclebrain, you gonna beat us up with all these teachers around?" Bulk taunted as he pushed Jason.

"No, you're not worth getting in trouble over. Just leave her alone." Jason shrugged off the push.

"Good you couldn't take me anyway." Bulk said proudly and snarled at Jason and Kimberly.

"A banana could beat you Bulk." Kim joked back at him.

"Oh really. Well, we'll see about that." Bulk said rushing Jason and Kim. At the last second the two moved out of the way, and Bulk slammed into Mr. Caplan. Skull had followed him and ended up knocking into both of them which caused them all to fall.

"FARCUS! EUGENE! DETENTION, DETENTION, DETENTION!" Mr. Caplan shouted and dragged both of the boys out of the dance.

Kim and Jason laughed. Bulk and Skull's antics would become very popular and very funny over the years (But that's another story.) Kim turned to Jason. "Thanks Jase." She kissed his lips softly then pulled away.

Jason was breathless but managed to say "You're welcome Kim."

"Oh look!" Kim said, "They're taking pictures now. Want to take a picture with me Jason?"

"Sure Kim. Lead the way."

*End Flashback*

The kiss had lasted seconds but Jason had never forgotten it. There had been something in that kiss. Something bonding them together. Jason's thoughts were interrupted by Kim's voice.

"Jason? Are you okay?" Kim asked as she came out of her bedroom. "Yeah, I'm fine just looking at pictures, remembering the old days." He quickly put the picture down before she could notice. Kim had noticed, but decided not to say anything to him. To herself though, *He remembers that night, maybe he does remember that kiss. Oh I hope so. * "Well, lets go get something to eat and we can do some more reminiscing." Kim said as she grabbed her coat and both of them headed for the door. "Sounds good to me. Lets go." Jason said opening the door, allowing Kim to exit first and then himself. They headed out into the night, both hoping that they would be able to tell each other how they felt.