The Angel Grove Gym and
Juice Bar was crowded on this Friday afternoon. The 36 children, athletes in the
Angel Grove Special Olympics, were finishing the posters and banners for this
momentous occasion. Helium filled balloons floated effortlessly above their
Ernie, the owner of the Juice Bar, stood proudly behind the bar
Twelve students from Angel Grove High School and Stone Canyon
High School were supervising the excited children, ranging in ages from eight
years to 15 years old.
The sounds of laughter and joy fill the room.
Several balloons popped, surprising everyone in the room. Laughter returned
several minutes later!
Two teenagers enter the room carrying several
boxes, and put them down on the counter.
"Ernie, the tee shirts have
finally arrived." The teen dressed in Red replied.
"It's about time!"
Ernie says excitedly. He was beginning to worry that the shirts weren't going to
arrive in time.
Each shirt had the Juice Bar logo on the back, since
Ernie was sponsoring the event! White shirts with the word "CONTESTANT," spelled
out in multicolored lettering, was on the front.
"Where are the coaches
shirts?" Ernie asked.
"Still out in my car!" Rocky, the teen in Red
answers. "I'm not an octopus . . . I can only carry on these strangely shaped
boxes." Rocky added with a chuckle, as he turns back toward the door bumping
into a man as he exited the building.
the strangely dressed man, but shrugged his shoulders, figuring the man was
drunk because he tripped over his own feet.
"The tee-shirts are here!"
Ernie yelled as he began passing them out. Excitedly the children gathered
around him, waiting for their tee-shirt.
Rocky returned after a few
minutes carry a smaller box, which contained the tee-shirts for the coaches and
Bulk and Skull grumbled at lettering of the shirts, and were
snapped at by several of the contestants.
"We choose the color of the
lettering because of the Power Rangers."
Bulk retorted with "One of these
days, the Power Rangers will be unmasked."
The children all laughed at
his boastful remark!
Soon, the sounds of children having fun filled air
The strangely dressed man sat in a corner of the room,
watching. After about 30 minutes, he got up and walked to the center of the
The sounds of laughter were soon replaced with screams and crying,
as the man pulled and fired into the air, a gun. The shot echoed several times,
before it dissipated.
The muffled screams of scared children filled the
"Just wait till the Power Rangers get here, you'll be sorry,
Mister!" One of the children said!
The man glared at the child, who took
several steps behind the teen dressed in Pink.
Nine of the High School
students, Tommy, Kimberly, Billy, Rocky, Aisha, and Adam exchanged a look of,
for the first time, helplessness.
Eight Putties materialized surrounding
the strange man.
Ernie, who was still behind the Bar, moved slowly to his
right, and without being noticed he pushed a small white button. "This was
the first he had to use the expensive silent alarm system he had installed more
than three years ago." He thought.
The tension in the room grew with
every passing minute.
Minutes seemed like hours, as the scared children
huddled behind the twelve teenagers.
A familiar sound was heard by some
of the children, who echoed, "The Power Rangers are coming!"
"UP AND OVER" became louder. The Pink Ranger appeared taking out all eight
putties with four lightening fast kicks before coming to rest between the man
and the cheering children.
Tommy, Kimberly, Billy, Rocky, Aisha, and
Adam exchanged looks of disbelief and surprise.
The Pink Ranger stood
still, for several minutes before speaking.
"What's wrong, Atu, never
seen a Guardian of Power, before?" The voice said tauntingly.
began repeating the word "NO" over and over again, as he randomly began firing
The Pink Ranger deflected all the shots with lightening fast
After pausing to drop the five bullets into an empty dish on
a table, The Pink Ranger stood between the man and the children.
Atu, a gun that fires a bullet doesn't scare me." The voice was again calm, yet
"Now if that was a Pulsar Laser, then maybe I would be worried
. . . but it isn't." A soft chuckle was heard.
"I haven't got all day
The Pink Ranger began throwing mocking comments at the man, who up
until this point just stared in disbelief.
The human shape of a man began
to dissolve, and a hideous shape of a creature began to take form.
creature's form became solid and what had been a man was now a black furred
animal resembling a panther, at least in appearance. The smell was another
story! (It smelled like a skunk.)
"Atu, you're been one step ahead of me
for ages; but during our last encounter I was able to attach a tracker to you."
She pulled a mini computer notepad-like object out of her
"This order can now be carried out. I just wish these children
weren't here to witness your termination."
After activating the tiny
object, she began reading aloud.
..........."For your crimes against many races which have
the deaths of over forty million beings on seven ...........different planets, I
hereby carry out this order of ...........termination . . . This order was issued and
the Fourth Generation of the Guardians of Power!"
..........."I, Curee, a member
of the Fifth Generation of the ...........Guardians of Power, due hereby carry out this ...........termination
She pulled a Pulsar Laser from its' holster, and then pointed it
at the creature which lunged forward with the large claw-like hands, wildly
attempting to injure the Pink Ranger.
The creature disappeared in a puff
of smoke shortly thereafter. The only remaining evidence was the smell (burned
Speaking into the tiny object, "Termination Order Number 2312,
carried out by Curee, remainder of report to follow.
The Pink Ranger
disappeared, seconds later, without a word!
ideas as to identity of our visitor" Aisha asked unsure if she really wondered
"Rangers, I have no idea who the individual was . . . but I can
tell you, she is still here!" The being who served as their advisor replied
Adding "This could be a trap . . . set up by Lord Zedd or
All six teenagers agreed and then teleported from the
secret Command Center.
The Special Olympics were held without incident
(from the Moon). Trophies were awarded, none of the contestants left empty
handed. A good time was had by all in attendance that sunny Saturday. In
addition to the norm, there were other games, i.e., the Jell-O Jump, the Donut
Roll and a Pie Eating contest.
Monday morning came and the
six teenagers sat in their first period class, which was normally taught by Mr.
Phillips; however, today it was going to be taught by an exotic looking young
Mr. Caplan, the Angel Grove High School Principal, was attending
a seminar so the Vice Principal, a grumpy old man by the name of Mr. Ramsey was
escorting the substitute teacher to the classroom.
Mr. Ramsey had his own
opinion of the "POWER RANGERS." "A bunch of costumed bullies who are giving the
elementary school students the impression that fighting was all right!" More
similar comments were made before they entered the classroom.
martial arts should be BANDED from use everywhere!" This comment was made just
inside the classroom.
"Class . . . Mr. Phillips as you know was in a
minor traffic accident over the weekend so, at least today you will have a
substitute teacher." Mr. Ramsey informed the class in his usual grumpy
"Well all right then, don't let these kids get the upper hand!"
He said softly patting the young woman on the behind.
Faster than it
could be written, the man landed on his back!
"The study of Martial Arts,
if taught correctly, can prepare you for anything!" A pause to catch her breath
. . . "I was hired to teach a class, not to be pawed by you. Touch me in that
fashion again, and you'll need a hospital!"
The man picked himself up off
"I will send you a copy of the Substitute Teachers' Report and
be assured that it will have everything in it, including the sexual harassment
by you!" Her voice was calm, yet threatening.
"Now we don't have to go
that far . . . I was just wishing you good luck with this bunch of kids!" Mr.
Ramsey's voice was very shaky, almost scared.
"Several martial arts
instructors, including Tommy Oliver are in this class."
"So!" Her voice
still calm, with a hint of contempt was very noticeable. "I shouldn't have any
problems then flipping this Tommy Oliver person or anyone else for that matter!"
She glanced around the room and many of the students were shaking their heads in
With his face very red, Mr. Ramsey mumbled several four letter
adjectives under his breath and departed the room very hastily.
entire class began laughing as the door closed behind him.
No one except
the six of the teens had noticed the young woman's stance after flipping the
Vice Principal. There was something familiar about the way she stood.
"My name is Curee VanGuar," her voice soft, clear and mysterious. "I'll
be taking Mr. Phillips place for several days until he is able to return to
Without even looking behind her, almost as if she knew what was on
the desk, she picked up the attendance book and began to take
"Aisha Campbell!" "Here!"
"Billy Cranston!" "Here!"
"Adam Park!" "Here!"
"Tommy Oliver!" "Here!"
a quick glance around the room, it was apparent that all twenty-five students
were present on this strange Monday morning.
"I hate Monday's that start
out this way." Curee chuckled as she put the attendance book down and picked up
the vanilla folder which had been under the attendance book.
understand that you are scheduled for a written test, today!" Several students
groaned at the word "test."
"I never liked them either so we'll have a
group discussion regarding several of the questions on this test . . . and I
expect everyone to contribute something in conjunction with the answer to
question." Her voice rang with command as she took a copy of the test from the
folder and glanced down for the first question.
Everyone in the class
provided answers to several of the questions, including catching several fake
questions the mysterious young woman made up.
First period came and went
in a flash!
Six teens met outside under a tree to discuss their unusual
teacher. Her stance was very familiar, but who was she?
Not even Zordon
could provide an answer!
It wasn't until later in the day during a school
assemble did the mysterious Pink Ranger return.
The entire school had
gathered in the gymnasium for special performance by the music class, and half
way through the program things took a turn for worse!
Outside it had
begun thundering and lightening, with wind gusts up to 100mph. Inside, the
lights went off and on several times.
The emergency lights came on but
didn't offer enough light to safely evacuate all of the students and
When the lights did come back on, the damage done to the
gymnasium was revealed!
A heavy steel beam had snapped in two when a tree
uprooted by the winds hit full force.
The roof of the gymnasium had
collapsed, and was being held up by a mysterious force!
Billy, Tommy, and several other seniors scrambled to shore up the fallen roof.
With construction going on behind the school, they found lumber strong enough to
support the roof temporarily.
As the damage was visually inspected, it
was determined that had at least 25-30 students might have been killed including
the six teenagers who secretly serve as the "Power Rangers!"
shaken, the teens reported to the Command Center.
Zordon and Alpha 5
still had no idea as to the identity of their mysterious visitor.
Command Center alarms went off suddenly, and a voice was heard!
..........."There will come
one, whose courage, strength, and honor will ...........form the base for the
others, who will form the bridge itself!
..........."Many have tried, but
only one will succeed. He alone, holds the key ...........to unlock the
..........."The future has many paths, yet only one is the right
The image of their mysterious visitor appeared in the viewing
globe, but only for several minutes. She was walking toward five other people
dressed in the familiar colors (Red, Blue, Black, Pink, Yellow, and Green) of
the Power Rangers.
Zordon, could it be!" Alpha 5 exclaimed. "Could they
be the Fifth Generation of the Guardians of Power."
The image began
fading, and the words "Yes, Alpha 5 . . . We are!" could be heard.