Author: geeman531 PM
Lucas, Nathan, Haley, Brooke and Peyton suddenly find their town being attacked by things unknown. Can they find a way to fight back?Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,357 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 04-03-12 - Published: 10-19-11 - id: 7478935
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Disclaimer: I don't own OTH or the Power Rangers franchise.
AN: Lucas and Nate aren't brothers here, but cousins.
In a small town called Tree Hill, there were five teenagers. And these five teenagers attended the same school, Tree Hill High. And they were all in their third year at THH. These five teenagers had come to be friends through many trials and tribulations. Their names were Lucas Scott, Nathan Scott, Peyton Sawyer, Haley James, and Brooke Davis.
Lucas Scott was the son of Karen Roe Scott and Keith Scott. Karen ran a cafe downtown, and Keith had a small auto repair shop. Lucas grew up playing basketball and helping his dad in his shop. He also learned a fair bit of cooking from his mother.
Haley James was Lucas' best friend. She was the youngest in a large family. At a young age she had chosen to spend her time with the Scott family because they had not been as "lucky" to have so such a big family. She started waitressing at Karen's cafe when she was old enough. She also tutored students at school.
Nathan Scott was Lucas' cousin, and Haley's boyfriend. His dad was Dan Scott and he ran a dealership. His mother was Deb Scott, who worked for a charity organization and was seldom home. They had moved back to Tree Hill when Nathan was five, so Nathan could be closer to his grandparents and Uncle Keith, and start school in Tree Hill. Nathan had also grown up playing basketball. After the move Nathan spent a lot of his time at Karen and Keith's since his parents were often out of town.
Nathan's first friend, besides his cousin, was a girl named Peyton Sawyer. She was the kind of person that no one really dared to messed around with. She played baseball with the boys and was often found climbing trees, proving she could go higher than any of the boys. As they grew older, and after she lost her mother in a car accident, she became more reclusive but was still retained her don't mess with me attitude. Her father was a dredging boat crewman and was often out of town. From a young age Peyton had learned how to get along on her own. It helped to have Brooke and Nathan around.
Peyton's best friend was Brooke Davis. There was never a bigger contradiction. As a child Brooke liked tea parties and playing with dolls, as opposed to Peyton's tomboy tendencies. But they always had each other backs, if someone picked on Brooke, Peyton would beat them up. If someone made Peyton cry, Brooke knew how to get that person in trouble. And they became even closer after Peyton's mom died. Brooke's own parents were often out of town, and she was left with a Nanny. Both of her parents were involved in business, although what kind of business Brooke didn't know and didn't care to know.
They had all grown up together, and could often be found at Karen's cafe after school, or at the Rivercourt. These five were all around good kids who did well in school and helped each other through any difficulties in life. Nathan and Lucas were co-captains on the varsity basketball team at the high school, while Brooke, Haley, and Peyton were cheerleaders. Brooke was the head cheerleader of course.
One day, while Lucas was practicing at the Rivercourt by himself, he had a strange feeling come over him. A feeling of deja vu, and that something weird was going to happen sometime in the next twenty four hours. After spending some time attempting to decide exactly what may happen, Lucas tried to shake it off but to no avail. He couldn't stop thinking about what could be wrong. So, Lucas left the court and headed to his mom's cafe. As he was driving he still felt that strange feeling, but once he reached the cafe it went away. Lucas filled a glass with water and sat down at the far end of the counter and mulled over his thoughts. As soon as Karen saw the look on his face, she asked, "What's wrong Luke?"
Lucas looked up as though his mother had startled him. Running a hand over his hair, he said, "I don't know. I just have this strange feeling that something bad is going to happen sometime soon."
"Something bad?" Karen asked as she approached Lucas. "Bad for who?"
"I don't know, it's just this feeling I can't shake. I was shooting around down at the river court, and I couldn't concentrate on anything else," Lucas said, toying with the empty glass in front of him.
Karen rubbed her son's back comfortingly and said, "I wouldn't worry too much about it Luke, you're probably just a little too worked up. Why don't you head home and try to get some sleep."
Lucas looked around the cafe, it was nearly closing time and there was no one around. He looked at his mother, and said, "If you're sure..."
"Positive," Karen said as she smiled at him.
"Alright, see you at home," Lucas said, rising from the counter.
"I shouldn't be too long," Karen said, as she wiped down the counter.
Lucas walked out the door and got into his vehicle. He turned on the radio and set it to the local news station, there hadn't been any reports of anything out of the ordinary. Reassuring himself that it was probably nothing, he got home and took a shower. Feeling refreshed, he sat down to work on his English assignment. He heard his mom come in and noted the time, it was getting pretty late so he decided to go to bed.
The next morning, Lucas awoke suddenly and looked at his clock, it read 6:30 a.m. Turning over he tried to go back to sleep, but to no avail, so he got up finished editing his English essay. After getting dressed he heard his father call him for breakfast. As Lucas was eating breakfast the odd feeling returned, and this time it was stronger. Lucas pointedly ignored it and ate his breakfast with his dad, as his mother had already left for the cafe. Finishing up and washing his plate, he grabbed his things and left for school after saying bye to his dad.
At school, Lucas was immediately ambushed by Haley at the entrance of THH. She told him all about the stir, Quinn, her sister who was only a few years older, had created at the James' house last night. Lucas listened attentively while they made their way to their lockers. They ran into Brooke and Peyton who were already deep in conversation about the upcoming cheerleading competition. Nathan soon joined them, and they all departed for their classes.
Later, Lucas was waiting for the school day to be over, watching the minutes slowly creep by in his last class of the day. Once the bell rang, Lucas quickly made his way to the gym for basketball practice. He immediately ducked into the locker room and changed, eager to work out some of the stress he had felt building up as the day went by and the feeling grew stronger. Nathan came in a few minutes after and looked surprised to see Lucas.
"Hey man, you're here early," Nathan said as he opened his locker.
"I guess," Lucas said trying to shrug off the comment.
"Is something wrong?" Nathan asked.
"Why would you think something is wrong?" Lucas countered.
"I don't know, you just seemed really, tense, today," Nathan said, while giving his cousin a wary look. Finishing getting dressed rather quickly, Nathan shut his locker and headed out while saying, "But, whatever, it's none of my business."
Lucas groaned and slammed his locker. He didn't want to be a jerk, but he hated this feeling and it just wouldn't go away. He avoided the confused stares of his other teammates and followed his cousin out to the court. He ran into the girls who were coming from the girls' locker room.
"Hey Luke," Haley said happily.
"Hales," Lucas said. He then added, "Brooke, Peyton."
"Hi Lucas," Brooke and Peyton replied in unison. They walked together toward the court where the boys were warming up.
"So, earlier. We were talking, and we're thinking that maybe we can meet at your mom's cafe later, and talk about next weekend?" Brooke said after Peyton and Haley both gave her pointed looks.
"Sure," Lucas said as they came to the point where they would separate.
"Can you let Nate know?" Brooke said as Lucas began to walk away.
"Sure thing," Lucas said.
Practice ran long that day. It had been a very difficult, grueling practice. Their coach, whose name was Coach Durham, but everybody called Whitey, had heard that some of the team complain that practice was had become too easy, and he figured that it needed to be more difficult. So they ran plenty of drills, and ran a lot more than usual. Everybody was sweating buckets by the time Whitey let them go for the night.
When Lucas and Nate finally showed up at the cafe, the girls seemed a little angry that they were so late. After explaining about practice, the girls were more understanding, and they turned their thoughts to happier things. Next week was the cheer competition and the guys were going to drive out with Keith and Karen to watch. They were all planning on going to a few of the local attractions once the competition was over. They just had to agree on which ones.
Suddenly everything started to shake, and the teens were looking at each other for answers. Tree Hill had never been prone to earthquakes, in fact they were all pretty sure it had never happened before. They ran outside to see if maybe it was by some weird chance that it as only the cafe shaking. Outside they saw a huge beastly thing. Unsure of what it was they watched as it wreaked havoc on their town. Suddenly, Karen was yelling at them to get back inside.
The beast made a few more circles around the town and finally flew off as though commanded too by some other force. Karen found the radio and they all listened. There was a breaking news bulletin that Tree Hill had been attacked, and there would be more reports as news came it. The teens all sat down, and looked pretty shaken. Moments later Keith came running in, immediately he asked, "Is everyone alright?"
Karen looked at the teens, and then at Keith, and said, "We're fine."
Keith immediately appeared relieved. He approached the teens and said, "I wouldn't recommend trying to get home just yet. Who knows if that thing is going to come back around again."
Haley looked up and said, "What was it?"
Keith sat down, and said, "I'm not sure. But the guy who was at my shop seemed to know. He's visiting from some place called Angel Grove."
"Angel Grove?" they all said together.
"I'm not sure where it's at, but he said that their rangers recently ran a villain out of town, and he thinks that the villain might've chosen Tree Hill as his next town to terrorize," Keith explained.
Getting on the computer, Peyton pulled up information about the town in question. After examining the page she said, "It's on the other side of the country. What could he possibly want in Tree Hill?"
"We are right on the ocean, and the river," Haley offered.
They all nodded, it was a valid point.
Brooke left her seat with the others, and stood behind Peyton, watching her research. Peyton searched for information about beast attacks in Angel Grove and came up with an interesting link all about the Angel Grove Power Rangers.
"So I guess the guys name is Lord Zedd," Peyton said, after clicking through a few more pages.
"Zed? Like how some people say z?" Lucas asked with a raised eyebrow.
"That's what it says here," Peyton said.
"And in Angel Grove, there are some people who are called... Power Rangers?" Brooke said, brows knitting in confusion. "Apparently they have been protecting Angel Grove for several years now. No one knows who they are or where they came from, but when they're attacked by the menacing monsters, they come to save the day."
"Wow," Nathan said, putting his arm around Haley. "That's crazy, I wonder why we don't hear more about this."
"This site is all about the monsters they've seen, and has some grainy videos. Apparently it's all very secretive and no one's eve figured out who the Power Rangers are," Brooke said turning away from the computer.
"And they appeared when the town started having trouble," Peyton added. Turning away from the computer she said, "Maybe they'll come here? Run him out of our town?"
They all looked at her and nodded weakly. They could try to believe that, but it seemed a little far fetched, all this talk about spirit animals and magical beings.
Peyton sighed at their somber moods, turning back to the computer she began reading again, this time not bothering to share what she read with the others.
Haley, Nathan and Lucas stayed sitting at a table together and spoke quietly, Karen and Keith had gone to the kitchen to check supplies, or so they'd said, so Brooke turned her attentions to the computer and began reading with Peyton again.
"Oh god, the flying thing apparently has a name," Brooke said as soon as she laid eyes on the page Peyton was currently reading."It's actually some sort of mechanical beast, called Serpentara."
"What?" the three at the table asked in unison.
"The Rangers have their own animal robot things too, though," Peyton said, her eyes still glued to the screen. "Every ranger has a zord, that's what they're called, which is supposedly linked to their spirit animal."
"Spirit animal?" Nathan asked, eyebrows raised.
"It's just what it says," Brooke said, not happy with Nathan's interruptions.
"And there are a few more bad guys that hang out with this Lord Zed dude," Peyton said. "A flying, golden, monkey dude, named Goldar. Some guys who help with the creation of their monsters. And some henchmen type dudes called Putties."
They all looked at Nathan, waiting for his comment.
He was obviously fighting the urge to say anything.
Brooke rolled her eyes, and said, "Say it already Nate."
"Putties? What kind of name is that?" Nathan said, relieved that he didn't have to censor himself anymore.
"Anyway, there isn't much else besides these pictures and a few short captions. Whoever put this site together has obviously put a lot of time into researching these things, but it must be difficult to get information or something," Peyton said, again turning in her chair and facing the others.
"Are we just going to sit here and wait for another attack?" Brooke asked as they all looked at each other, unsure of what to do with themselves.
At this moment, Karen and Keith suddenly joined the teens once more.
"Well it looks like we have enough food, should we have to stay here awhile. But I want to check the neighborhood make sure people are alright," Keith said once all the teens had turned their attention toward him.
"And I'm going to go with him, but we'd like it if all of you stayed here, and stayed together," Karen said sternly, leaving absolutely no room for argument from anyone.
Lucas opened his mouth the protest, but before he could say anything, Keith said, "No complaints. We won't go far. We just want to help anyone who may need help. Our top priority of course is to keep you all safe. Right now, we're going to take the car and gather supplies if we can."
Lucas shut his mouth but still looked displeased.
Karen started to say something, but thought better of it, and headed toward the door.
"We'll see you soon," Keith said as he followed Karen out the door.
"This is crazy," Haley said quietly.