Billy Cranston sighed as he turned back to the other rangers. The three new rangers, Adam Park, Rocky DeSantos, and Aisha ........ weren't there, but only because they needed to talk to Mr. Caplan about transferring to Angel Grove High. He looked over at Kimberly Harte and Tommy Oliver, both of who were watching the departing plane with tears in their eyes. This must be just as hard for Kim, too. he mused. After all, she was friends with them even longer than I was! And even though Tommy hasn't known them for that long, he and Jason were incredibly close! Almost like they were brothers.
As Billy stood there thinking, Kimberly turned her eyes away from where the plane had been and glanced over at him. She let go of Tommy's hand and slowly walked over to Billy. "Billy? Are you okay?"
Her words broke him away from his thoughts. He looked over at her, taking in her worried expression. "Yeah, I'm fine Kim."he answered. She gave him a yeah-right look. "Well, maybe it hurts a little."
"Billy, I know that this hurts a lot for you."she whispered quietly so only he could hear. "Even though no else knows how much you like her, I do."As she said that, painful memories of Trini Kwan came back to him.
"Kim.....I need to be alone."he stated, his eyes closed. "I need time to think."She nodded and started to walk back to Tommy. She paused for a minute and looked back to Billy.
"See you at the Youth Center?"she asked. He thought for a moment.
"Maybe."he said, leaving no room for question. She nodded and turned back around, taking Tommy's hand once again. She looked back to Billy once more, before she and Tommy left. Billy stood there for a few more minutes before walking the opposite way that they had.
I need time to think. Time to think about her. Oh, why didn't I ever tell her how much I liked her! Now she's gone. And I'll never get to tell her how much I care for her.
She's the reason nothing ever worked out with anyone else. And she's probably the reason why nothing will ever work out. I care for her so much. I care for he more than anyone. he thought as he drove through the city. Suddenly he turned the truck sharply to the right onto a deserted road that he had taken many times. Usually the road was busy and full of travelers. But it was empty today. It caught him by surprise, since it was a warm and sunny day. But for one reason or another, the road was empty. As was the parking lot that he pulled into. He slowly turned off the engine and got out of the truck. Even though the sun was shining brightly over the ocean, he didn't notice any of that. All he could think about was her. For someone who loved being a ranger, she gave up her powers as soon as she heard that she was chosen for the Peace Conference. Did she really want to go? Or was it me? Did I do something that hurt her? Oh, I wish she was still here.
He continued walking down the beach, letting the winds and the waves drown out every other sound. I just wish I had another chance to tell her. I just wish I could show her that no matter what happens, I will always be there for her.
"We are now arriving in Angel Grove, California."the stewardess announced. "Please stay seated until the seat belts sign has been turned off."
Trini Kwan felt her excitement grow as the plane touched the ground. After four years the Peace Conference had finally finished. Now she and Zack Taylor were back in Angel Grove. They were home. As soon as the seat belts sign went off, she and Zack grabbed their luggage and bolted off the plane, not wanting to waste a single minute of their time. They quickly walked into the terminal, looking for anyone that they recognized.
"Do you see anyone, Zack?"Trini asked as they looked around. "Maybe they're not...."
"TRINI!! ZACK!!"Trini and Zack spun around and found themselves face to face with none other than Kimberly. Trini immediately embraced her friend, tears filling her eyes as she realized how much she had missed her. As they pulled away, Kim smiled at them. "It has been way too long, guys."
Trini nodded in agreement. "We are never doing that again."As Zack nodded in agreement, Kim grabbed both of them by their hands.
"Come on!"she exclaimed. "Everyone wants to see you!"As Zack and Trini let themselves be pulled away, Trini's thoughts drifted to one person in particular.
I cannot wait to see Billy again. she thought, smiling at the thought. I should have told him a long time ago how much I liked him. Now, I'll finally have the chance to. Soon, Kim led them to a large group of people, including a few people they didn't recognize. Kim started introducing them, but Trini wasn't listening. She was too busy scanning the crowd, looking for him. He's not here! she thought in panic. Why isn't he here? Trini quickly smiled and said hi to the people that Kim had introduced them to. She then pulled Kim aside. "Kim, where is Billy?"
The smile vanished from Kim's face. Even though it had been awhile, Trini could still read her facial expressions. And right now it was an expression of horror. "You mean, no one told you?"
As Trini shook her head, Kim's hand flew to her face. "Oh, I thought they would have told you about it! You never heard about it?"
"Heard about what, Kim? What should I have heard about?"
Kimberly took a deep breath, not wanting her to break the news to her friend. "Trini, Billy isn't in Angel Grove anymore. In fact, he's not even on the planet. A couple years ago, he needed to go to the planet Aquitor to get treatment for his rapid aging."
She sighed as she thought of the next part. "While he was getting his treatment, he met someone named Cestria. After the treatment was done, he decided to stay on Aquitor. And he decided to stay with Cestria."
Trini felt like someone had punched her in the stomach as she heard that. He's gone. I've lost him. I've lost him for good. I knew I should have told him before. I knew I should have told him how much I cared for him. And now it's too late. He has someone who can take care of him. He has someone to do what I couldn't.
I just wish that I could tell him how much I like him. And that I'll always be there for him, especially if this thing with Cestria doesn't work out.
Trini didn't take any notice. The only thoughts running through her head were thoughts of him. And how much she missed him. I am never letting going to lose anyone the way I've lost him. I'm never going to leave my feelings inside. I will always tell someone how I feel about them. And maybe someday, maybe someday he'll come back. Back home, to Angel Grove. Where he belongs.