The Dear John letter sent to Tommy, had already been
included in the 'Missing Memories Saga' prior to the actual
story line used by SABAN Entertainment.
They say that men aren't supposed to cry, but that's exactly
Tommy Oliver felt like doing as he waited, because Kimberly, his
wife of twenty years, was presumed dead.
On her return trip, from an outpost in the Second Delta, the
transport she was traveling on, exploded.
The ships' Captain had declared an in-flight emergency, and
the ship had to be towed to the Hothman Orbitual Space Station.
No one knew if the passengers had been off-loaded to the station
for their safety. Minor malfunctions didn't require the evacuation
of passengers and crew. The transport was docked for only six
hours, and during the pre-launch procedure the ship exploded!
The Hothman Orbitual Space Station was in complete
lockdown, thus obtaining any reliable information was next to
Tommy was a basket-case, and had to be ordered out of the
Core Command Center.
Before Kim had left, she had asked him to clean out an old
chest while she was gone. The cedar chest had been a wedding
present from her parents, and Kim having just lost her mother can't
bring herself to even open the chest.
Sitting on the floor in the living room, Tommy opened the
chest and the smell of cedar filled the air. "Boy, this chest hasn't
been opened for awhile!" He thought.
The contents of the chest consisted of a number of photograph
albums, wedding announcements, Kims' wedding dress, and a
stack of letters held together with a ribbon.
The first photo album he had looked held the memories of
Kim's victory at the Pan Global Games. She had won a number of
gold medals, and had brought home the gold medal for first place
in her field of competition.
He put the photo album back inside the chest after looking at
only one, unable to look at the others!
The stack of letters was a combination of letters she had
written, and letters he had written! One letter fell out and landed on
the floor. As he read it, his thoughts returned to the day she
came back to Angel Grove during the Pan Global Games.
The gang was sitting in the kitchen when the door bell rang,
Rocky asked, "Want me to get it?"
"Would you .... my hands are full!"
"What's the security code, I've forgotten it!"
"And you guys, think I have a memory problem.... 8-2-6."
Tommy said laughingly.
The other four people present in the kitchen laughed.
Rocky grumbled something as he walked to the door, and
punched the code numbers on the keypad near the door.
"Kim!" The surprise in his voice echoed throughout the house.
A dish hit the floor and broke in the kitchen. The sound of
footsteps, half running grew louder until the other four people were
standing directly behind Rocky.
After several minutes of silence, Aisha spoke up.
"Kim, come on in!" She moved forwarded to make room for
her friend to enter.
A small gold, black, and white bird landed on Kim's shoulder;
and began rubbing its body against her check, which was her
Tears fell unchecking from her eyes, as her friends guided her
to the couch.
After what seemed like hours, Kat asked "What happened?"
The other except one, began asking questions. .. "Had she
gotten hurt ... Was her mother alright?"
"No ... yes... It's a long story!" Kim answered between sobs.
She was an emotional wreck.
The one she had come to see sat on a chair acrossed from the
The little bird, still sitting on Kim's shoulder, began purring!
Adam poked Rocky in the shoulder and whispered, "I think we
should leave . . . !"
As the four people sitting around to her got up to leave,
Kimberly stopped them.
"No, don't go .... !" She paused for a second or two. . .
"I know all of you probably know about the letter I sent to
Billy quickly stated that it was between she and Tommy, and that
they should leave.
The others' shook their heads in agreement, and started toward
The bird leaped from Kims' shoulder and purposely flew in
front of the departing teens. When they were all back in the living
room, the bird settled down, this time landing on Tommy's
Kim took a deep breath and then started to explain!
"The guy was nothing but a drug smuggler, and he used me to
bring 10 kilo's of cocaine into the country." The voice was direct
and to the point.
"He used me .... !"
Comments of surprise, anger and hatred came from the four
teens beside her.
"He obviously didn't know you to well, did he?" Tommy
The others turned and looked his way and back Kim, puzzled
by his comment.
"No, he didn't," she answered calmly.
"He didn't know, that you would unpack your suitcase if there
were any clothes you hadn't worn." Tommy said with quiet
"No." Kim's voice faded and the room was silent. The
stillness in the air lasted for several minutes.
The small bird finally broke the silence with a rather unique
sound which was a across a Tiger Cub roaring for the first time & a
loud purring just like that of a cat.
The seven teens looked at the bird who acted more like a cat
then bird. Her right foot extended out in front of her, as if she was
saying "Enough of this."
With that, she leaped off of Tommy's shoulder and flew to the
dining room table! On the cherry wood table sat a bowl of
oranges. The bird swooped down and picked up one of the oranges
and flew back, dropping the orange into Kim's hand. Chattering,
in a way normally seen in cats. Almost speaking, no scolding ...
"I'm hungry, feed me."
All of the teens started laughing, as the little bird seemed to
know the right time in which to interrupt.
Kim began peeling the orange for the little bird, who seemed
"Tommy, isn't that her fourth orange?" Aisha remarked.
"Yes, it is!" Tommy said, "You little con artist!" He had
given the little orange thief one just before the gang had arrived
almost a hour ago.
Ru proceeded to give them a look of innocence, as she waited
for Kim to finish peeling the orange!
"Tommy, you remember the other day when Ru snitched a
piece of my grapefruit!" Adam said.
"Kim, you missed it! . . . The look on her face was so
humorous." Rocky added imitating the little bird by sticking his
tougue out several times rather fast. "She didn't like the biter
taste, at all!"
"All right, here!" Kim said laughing while handing the
impatient bird a peeled slice.
The little orange thief ate the first piece rather fast, prompting
Tommy to tell her to slow down.
"What did you do when you found the cocaine?" Billy
"I contacted the security group for the Global Games. They
called the local police department to report it!"
"What'd they do? Run you through the routine of twenty
"Yeah, Billy . . . they sure did." Kim said, "I finally had to take
a lie-detector test to prove that I didn't know that the drugs were in
"How did they get the creep?" Kat asked softly.
"They replaced the cocaine with 90% sugar, and then I put
them back into my suitcase. The next day I went to practice, and in
he went to get them."
"How long did it take him to discover the switch?"
"Not long, Rocky. He was waiting for me in the room after
practice . . . The creep accused me of stealing them!"
Several groans, and "yeah rights" were made.
"He offered me a cut of 10% . . . which I turned down. Then
he offered me a cut of 20% just so he could get his drugs back.
The police finally came into the room, and arrested him."
"What a creep!" Aisha commented.
"He'll being spending the next several years in jail."
Ru had waited long enough, and began chattering loudly. She
wanted the next piece of orange.
"Ok . . . here!"
"Serves the creep right!" Kat said with a smile on her
His thoughts returned to the present as several tears fell from
his eyes. "Please don't leave me, Kim!"
He folded the letter back up and put it back in the stack.
As far as he was concerned, there wasn't anything in the
cedar chest that could be thrown out.
He closed the lid, and put the cedar chest back in the storage
He stood staring at it for several minutes, before closing the
door and going into the master bedroom.
The Ticonderoga had been sent to the Hothman Orbitual Space
Station, partly to investigate the explosion and to find out if Kim and
her team of nine were dead.
Tommy was still in the master bedroom when the words "Mommy"
penetrated his thoughts!
Almost running, he exited the room and as he rounded the corner
of the living room . . . Kim stood there holding their youngest child
The two adults hugged, and were quickly reminded that Michelle
"You guys are squishing me!" A small squeaky voice said.
"Sorry, Michelle . . . !" The pair separated so Kim could put