Author's Note: I wrote this because of a bargain I made with PinkHeart. I prefer Tommy/Kat, but I can do this in a stretch.
Timeline: Just after the Turbo movie.
The Pink Turbo Ranger had always known that Kim still loved Tommy. Left over from her time of slavery to Rita was a sense of certain things; not truly a psychic sense, but an awareness that kept her from giving her heart fully to someone she knew could never give it back. The only reason she had ever dated Tommy in the first place was because, the person she herself truly loved wasn't there anymore.
"They do make a beautiful couple, don't they?" a voice that nearly startled her out of her skin spoke into her ear, and she whirled to see someone standing behind her. Her entire face lit up as she threw her arms around him.
"Billy!" his arms went around her as she uttered his name, and they felt like heaven itself. "I missed you!"
The ex-Blue Ranger smiled gently at her. "I missed you too, Kat." The way that he said that sent chills down her spine. His eyes flicked over to the Red Ranger, still watching his first girlfriend. "Are you and Tommy still going out?" he asked softly. He seemed so much more mature and confidant than he had when she had last seen him.
She glanced back over to her leader. "Sort of." She admitted honestly. "He loves Kimberly, but she hasn't talked to him since she got back. And she loves him, too."
Billy gave his own glance to them, then back to her. "I think someone should let him know that." Was all he said. Kat took a long breath, then nodded quickly. Her steps were confidant as she walked over to the Red Ranger, and her heart was light.
Slowly he looked back around to Kim. She had been sitting in the same spot all evening, nursing a drink and sort of staring at nothing in particular. He wondered what was going through her mind. Reliving the recent experiences on Murianthus? Thinking about whoever it was she had been talking about in her letter back in Florida? Only one way to find out.
He walked quickly over to her, before he changed his mind. "May I have this dance?" he asked as a slow song started to play. Kim looked up, startled out of her reverie, and her lips began to form a negation. Before it could be said, however, he spoke again. "I love you, Kimberly Hart. I'll love you until the end of time. No matter what."
Kim stared at him, then something hard in her eyes seemed to melt away and she put her hand in his, letting him lift her out of the chair as he had so often when they were dating. Silently the two of them spun out onto the floor, moving in rhythms as old and warm as the earth itself.
Time seemed to stand still as the music played and the two of them moved back and forth over the dance floor. Slowly Tommy leaned down until his mouth was by Kim's shell-pink ear. "Why, Kim?"
She knew what he was talking about, and looked up at him. "Outside. Please?"
He nodded, and the two of them moved towards the doors of the Youth Center. Neither gave a glance behind, but if they had, they would have seen all their friends smiling. Every last one, even those who hadn't seen the love shared by them, wished them luck.
"Please talk to me," Tommy said quietly. "It was your idea to come out here."
Kim sighed. She wanted to clear the air with him more than anything, to admit the truth that had festered in her heart since first setting pen to paper that day. Her mind flickered back to what she'd seen in the Youth Center, Billy and Kat hand in hand...and some things the Pink Ranger had told her earlier, before the party at the Youth Center had begun.
Kat's blue eyes had pinned her to the floor like a bird. "Why don't you admit to yourself how you really feel, Kim?" her voice was gentle and understanding. "What we both know you feel about him? Don't hide from it forever...it'll just hurt you in the long run." She had looked sad for a moment. "Believe me, I know."
Tommy looked at her, worried. She looked so distant...then she began to speak. "I did fall in love with someone else while I was in Florida. I wasn't lying. I thought...I thought if we were three thousand miles apart, there was no way I could stay in love with you. My parents fell out love when my dad started traveling all over the place, and they divorced. I didn't want any children we had someday to have to go through what I did." She looked up at him, her eyes full of sudden, unshed tears. "But I never stopped loving you, Tommy."
He just managed to restrain himself from pulling her into his arms. "Who was the other guy?"
"Just someone I met here. His name was Kevin, Kevin Elmhurst," Kim shook her head. "I was a complete idiot as far as that was concerned, really. He just wanted someone to keep company with until he went back home. He didn't love me...and I'm truly not sure if I loved him. I know I thought I did."
The tears began to drip down her face, and this time Tommy didn't restrain himself. He pulled her gently into the circle of his arms and held her tenderly. "I love you, beautiful. I'll love you until the day I die and then some."
Through tears, she looked up at him, and saw nothing but the honest truth. "I love you too, Tommy. I'll always love you."
He pulled her closer to him, and for the first time in a year and a half, their lips touched in a soft, sweet, tender kiss. The separation was over. A new life together had begun. One that would stretch out..forever.