|ZP3: Their Worst Nightmare Come True
Author: Wolflmg PM
The sequel to Zordon's Prophesy parts 1 & 2. The strangers are on the run. Who are they? Who are they running from? And what is the cause of their sorrows?Rated: Fiction T - English - Mystery/Tragedy - Chapters: 19 - Words: 49,044 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 09-02-04 - Published: 07-08-04 - Status: Complete - id: 1952576
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"Wes!" cried Jen as she ran over to him, throwing her arms around him. Wes wrapped his arms tightly around her. Both of them had tears of joy in their eyes.
"I'm sorry," they both said at the same time; they had to laugh at that. The two stared each other in the eyes, smiling, as they leaned in for a kiss. Everyone watched happily as the two lovers were reunited. Even the other Jen, although she felt a pang of hurt inside her, was happy for them. Happy that what happened to her didn't happen to one of them. Glad that in at least one dimension there was a happy ending.
Jen and Wes pulled apart completely ignoring everyone around them. "I'm just so happy that you didn't do anything stupid..." said Jen happily as she stroked his cheek.
"Didn't he tell you about.…" Before Eric could finish his sentence he felt Wes elbow him in the gut.
Wes laughed. "Well, I figured I'd listen to you this time. Besides there's a baby coming into the picture…"
"Wait Wes. I don't want you to quit your job."
Wes looked at her, surprised; he had thought that's what she wanted. "Y-You don't?"
Jen shook her head. "No. The world needs people like you, and me." Jen bowed her head down. "I guess I was just scared."
Wes took Jen's hands in his. "Me too, but we'll get through this. Together." Wes then leaned in and kissed Jen gently on the lips.
A few hours later Wes and Jen were alone in their room together, staring at a holographic screen sitting on the dresser that was from the future. It had been the one Jen brought with her just in case something ever came up and she needed to contact the future.
"Are you sure it won't be a problem?" asked Jen.
Alex shook his head no. "No, it's no problem at all; having them stay in the past could cause too much damage. It would be better for all three to come here." It was bad enough right now having two of someone in the past, let alone having someone who is supposed to be dead there.
"When can you come?" asked Wes.
"Tomorrow. The sooner the better, tell them to prepare to leave at noon. I'll see you guys soon." Alex then cut the connection.
Wes and Jen looked at each other; it seemed everything was falling into place. They for the most part had settled things between them, but they still had a lot to talk about. What few changes they would make after the baby was born. Jen wanted to hear more of the story of what happened to Wes while he was a prisoner of the CellBorgs, what happened to him for two months, how he survived. But for now all that mattered was they were together.
"You look tired," said Jen looking into his eyes.
"So do you," smiled Wes as he led Jen over to their bed. Both of them then crawled under the covers, and wrapped their arms around each other. It had been a long past few days for both of them; they needed this time alone together.
"I love you Wes."
"I love you too, forever."
The next day came sooner than any of them thought it would. Alex had come just as he said he would, time ship and all. It was time for everyone to say goodbye to their new friends. Friends they would never forget.
Justin was making his last goodbyes with Rocky, his big brother figure, someone who he had and still looked up to.
"I guess this is it." Justin nodded his head sadly. "You going to be okay over there, in the future?" asked Rocky, knowing this was going to be a big move for such a young man. Not only was he not going to be in his own dimension, he was going to be in a different time period.
"Yeah, I think I'll manage. And Jen and Tommy will be with me."
"Yeah," he said softly. With a heavy and aching heart Rocky stepped forward and hugged the young man. "You watch yourself and keep an eye on those two."
Justin nodded his head. "I will."
Rocky nodded his head and gave a faint smile, as he took a few steps back. Justin then turned around and started heading towards the time ship, but stopped after only taking a few steps. There was one thing left that he had to do. He turned around and faced Rocky once more.
"Rocky, go see him. He misses you, and I know he would be glad to see you."
Rocky could feel tears making their way through his eyes. "I will."
"Good." Justin paused, and took one last look at Rocky, one last memory to take with him. "Goodbye Rocky," he said softly as he turned back around and headed straight to the time ship not looking back.
Jen was talking to Alex, as Wes was saying goodbye to Jen. "I don't think you have to worry, Wes knows it's not you," said Alex.
Jen grinned. "I know. It's not him I'm worried about," she said as she looked him in the eyes, with concern.
Alex then began to see where she was going with this. He sighed. "I know she's not you and I won't treat her that way. You have my word that I won't press on anything; she's been through a lot. The last thing she needs is me making a move on her."
Alex nodded his head. He knew this probably would be the last time he would ever see her. "Your really happy here, aren't you?" he asked with a faint smile. This was hard for him, seeing her so happy, with a man that wasn't him.
"Yeah, I am." Jen could tell this was hard on Alex, and in a way it was hard on her. There had been a time when she really did love Alex more then anything. "But that doesn't mean that you didn't make me happy. Things just changed..."
Alex nodded his head. His eyes then looked down at Jen's belly, and he smiled. "Well, I'd better go prepare the time ship to leave; they'll be expecting us."
Jen nodded her head sadly, knowing she would never see Alex again. "Yeah."
Alex leaned in and kissed Jen gently on the cheek. "Goodbye Jennifer."
Jen watched as Alex turned around and headed towards the time ship, without looking back. "Take care Alex…"
Both of them felt uncomfortable as they said goodbye to each other. It was hard and unrealistic at both ends. One was saying goodbye to a lookalike of a dead love, while the other was saying goodbye to someone whose lookalike would be around long after she left.
"At least you'll be going somewhere familiar," said Wes, not all too sure what to say. She might be going somewhere familiar with people she knew, but in a way they were not the people she knew. No, everyone she ever knew and loved had died in her world.
Wes nodded his head gently. He didn't know what to do, or what he could do. His first reaction would be to pull her into his arms and never let go, but this wasn't his Jen, and he wasn't her Wes. And that's what was making this so difficult.
"Thank you for everything, Wes," she said softly, as tears rolled down her cheeks.
Wes looked at her, confused. What had he done? "For what?"
"For helping me remember; giving me one last memory. It was more than I could ever ask for." Before Wes could respond she leaned in and kissed him on the cheek, and then without another word turned around and ran towards the time ship.
Wes hung back, sighing, knowing it had been hard enough on her to say goodbye to the one she had lost, she didn't need to relive all of that again with him. Perhaps it had been better that there were no words of goodbye between them. For it would only work for one, he had his Jen here with him, and where she would be going he would not be there.
Jen walked over to Wes and wrapped her arms around him and leaned her head against his shoulder. Wes turned his head, looking at her, smiling as he kissed her softly. He then reached down for her hand, taking it in his own.
"You okay?" she asked.
"Yeah. I just hope she will be."
"I really wish you could stay. Kim needs you, those boys need you," started Jason.
Tommy smiled faintly. "They have you." Tommy laughed lightly when he saw the look on Jason's face, that he was more than just surprised that Tommy had seen it. "You love her don't you?"
Jason was at a loss for words. "I-I…yes. But look I didn't mean…" Tommy cut him off before he could finish.
"Jason, it's all right. And I'm sure this is not the first time you've heard it." Jason started to protest, but again Tommy cut him off. "Look Jas, if I could go back and do it all over again, knowing that when I die that you and Kim would end up together, I would do it in a heartbeat."
Jason was shocked. He never expected to hear this from this Tommy or any Tommy.
"Because I know she and my boys would be okay. They would be in good hands. And I couldn't think of anyone better than my best friend." Tommy then leaned in and hugged Jason, for one last and final time.
Jason had tears in his eyes. "I don't know what to say."
"Just say that no matter what you'll always be there for them."
Tommy smiled faintly at Jason. He then looked past Jason and saw Kim and the boys. His last goodbye, the hardest one of all, with a heavy heart Tommy began heading towards Kim.
Eric walked over to Jason to check on him, see if he was all right. "You okay?"
"Yeah. I'm just worried about Kim."
Eric placed his hand on Jason's shoulder. "Then I guess it's a good thing she has a friend like you to be there for her."
"A big part of me wants you to stay," said Kim. Tommy looked at her with a heavy heart. He would like that more than anything. But some things just cannot work out the way you want them to. He looked down at the two seat stroller where Tom and Trent were sleeping peacefully. He smiled faintly, as his eyes locked back with hers.
"Me too." He bowed his head down, sighing, taking a moment to gather his words. "But it wouldn't be right. It would be based on a lie. We would only be searching for what we both had lost. And no matter how much either one of us seems, looks, sounds, or act like the one we lost, we're still not them and we never will be. And I know neither one of us wants that," he cried softly.
Kim nodded her head sadly, knowing it was true. "I feel like I'm saying goodbye all over again," she cried.
"I never got that chance," said Tommy as he took her hand in his, staring her in the eyes.
Kim sighed heavily, knowing he was right. His Kim had died instantly, there had been no chance to say goodbye, to say one more I love you. She had been lucky she had gotten that chance, and one last gift. "I just wish I could give you more."
"But you have," Kim looked at him confused. "You gave me a little piece of heaven," he answered as his eyes fell onto the sleeping boys. "And that is more than I could ever ask for. Thank you for giving me a short moment to be the father I never got to be."
Kim had tears in her eyes. She didn't want to lose him, not again. "I don't want you to go. Losing you once was hard enough," she cried.
Tommy raised his hand up to wipe away her tears. "I know. But you're going to be okay, you'll have Jason."
Kim felt her heart skip a beat at the mention of Jason's name. "It's okay Kim. And I know it would be okay with him. He want you to be happy, but you know your probably going to have to be the first one to make a move."
Kim sniffled. "Yeah, Jason's too loyal."
Tommy smiled, as he leaned in and kissed her gently on the cheek. "Goodbye Kimberly, and promise me that Tom and Trent will know that their father loves them more than anything."
"I'll never let them forget and I won't let them forget you either; goodbye, Tommy," she cried. The two looked at each other for one last short moment until Tommy turned around and headed towards the time ship without looking back.
Everyone gathered around each other, watching as the time ship lifted up and disappeared through the time hole, all of them hoping and praying that their friends would be okay in their new home. They knew it would be hard at first, but someday, someday things would be better.
"Jason?" asked Kim.
Jason turned around to face Kim. "Yeah. You need something Kim?"
Kim took a deep breath, realizing this was a lot harder then she had thought it would be. "I was wondering if you want to go out someday……..on a date?" she asked.
Jason seemed lost for words. Had he just heard thing right, did Kim just ask him out? "Ah…" Rocky shoved him forward. "Sure. I love to."
"Great. Now I need a babysitter. Any takers? Rocky?" asked Kim.
"Sorry, but I have a plane I have to catch," answered Rocky.
Kim looked over at Wes and Jen. "Sorry Kim, we would love to but Jen and I have already made plans," answered Wes, knowing he and Jen still had a lot to talk about.
All eyes then fell on Eric. Eric started backing away and raised both of his hands up. "I don't think so. I don't do kids."
"Oh come on, Eric, you're great with kids. And I'm sure you little girlfriend would love to help you out," joked Wes.
"She is not my girlfriend! She's like nine years old!"
"Oh come on, Eric it will be fun," said Kim as she pushed the stroller towards him.
Eric gave all of them a cold dark stare. "I don't know why I put up with you all," he grumbled.
"Maybe because we're the only ones crazy enough to put up with you," laughed Rocky.
Everyone started laughing, and soon Eric joined in.