Author: dandelion657 PM
AU! What happens when Booth and Brennan get called to California where a body is found, except it isn't just any body? And what happens when the daughters of the murder victim are reported missing? And Angela is related to the vitim's wife?Rated: Fiction M - English - Tragedy - Kim H. & Angela M. - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,963 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 04-13-12 - Published: 04-03-12 - Status: Complete - id: 7986105
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Chapter 1: The Ranger in the Shower
A/N: Well, this is another crossover of Power Rangers and Bones. It's set in the year 2016 and in season six of Bones, right at the end.
Info about the rangers: Tommy and Kim never split and got married. They have two daughters, sixteen year old named Amber and an eight year old daughter named Erica. Erica inherited Tommy's power to turn invisible. Other couples featured include Jason/Trini and Kira/Conner.
Also, this is an AU for it during Jungle Fury.
Info for the Bones side: Set at the end of "Change in the Game." Its 2016 instead of 2010 or whatever year season six aired, and the other seasons preceded it by one year just for this story. Couples are same in the series. Angela/Hodgins, Booth/Brennan from this point on.
Also, I'm still not sure if I capture the characters from Bones right, so please bear with me.
So, this is based on a weird dream I had. The only one who knows the dream is paddygirl101, so paddy, if you're reading this, don't give spoilers in your reviews if you review.
And for the sake of this story, Angela and Kim are cousins.
Anyway, I'm rating this M just to be safe.
Italics are flashbacks.
Disclaimer: Hart Hanson owns Bones, Saban owns Power Rangers. I just own my OC's and the plot.
Booth and Brennan were walking the streets of DC on a cool night. Booth was walking Brennan home from the hospital where they had just visited Angela and Hodgins and their newborn son, Michael Staccato Vincent Hodgins. And they were both tired, having just wrapped up another murder case. For this one though, they had to go under cover as Buck and Wanda yet again to catch the murderer.
As they were walking, Brennan spoke up. "They looked so happy."
"Yeah, well," Booth shrugged. "They had a baby."
"Their whole lives have changed," Brennan pointed out. "You'd think they'd be a little more apprehensive."
"Well, you know," Booth continued. "Having a baby…that's a good thing."
"Y-you really think that?" she questioned genuinely.
"Yeah it's a great thing," he replied. "What?" she stopped walking, and so did he. He turned to her. "What?" She just looked at him, unsure. "Oh, come on Bones. Look, the baby…the baby's fine. It's healthy. They had a healthy baby, all right? They love each other. This is the happiest day of their lives, okay?" She continued staring blankly. "What?"
"I'm…" she began, unsure. She didn't know how Booth would take the news. "I'm…" she was interrupted when Booth's phone rang. She internally groaned and rolled her eyes. Booth took this as a sign to answer the call.
"Booth." He was silent for a moment. "Really?...all the way out there?... we'll get right on it." He hung up and turned to Brennan. "We got another body out in California."
"California?" Brennan frowned. Booth nodded. "Why would we go to California for a body?"
"I have no idea Bones," he shook his head. He called a taxi and they set off for the airport.
Once Booth and Brennan arrived in California, they rented a car to get them where they needed to be. The plane had dropped them off in Angel Grove and they needed to get to Reefside, where the body had been found. After about an hour of driving, they approached the house. They saw police and a forensics team already there, but they were waiting for the two.
"What do we got?" Booth asked as they were lead into the house. Two officers were questioning the family of four who lived here. A buff man in red with short brown hair, a tall Asian woman wearing yellow, a young teen girl wearing purple, and a little boy around ten wearing black. The two were lead into the bathroom. The shower curtain was pulled back.
Inside the tub lay a skeleton covered in blood and goop and whatever else most of the bodies they found were covered in. At the back of the tub sat a filled trash bag, tied up. Brennan knelt down beside it to begin her examination. "Male, mid thirties."
"Oh good," Booth rolled his eyes sarcastically. "What else?"
"I don't want to make any more observations until we get this back to the Jeffersonian," Brennan commented. She moved to the trash bag and untied the knot. When she opened it up, she recoiled in disgust at the odor.
"What's in that thing Bones?" Booth asked as he covered his nose.
Brennan peeked inside. "It appears to be this man's skin and organs."
"Where were you the past few nights?" the officer questioned Trini, Jason, and their kids, Allyiah and Andrew. They were the ones who called about the dead body in their shower. To Trini and Jason, this was far scarier than anything they had seen in their ranger days. They had to admit they were probably going to need therapy after this.
"We just got back from a vacation in Florida," Trini stated. "We heard the shower water running and I went up to shut it off. When I pulled back the shower curtain, I saw the body."
"Anything else you can tell us?" the other officer pressed.
"Nothing," Jason shook his head. They noticed the team take the body and trash bag out.
"So any reason why we're all here today?" Cam wondered. It was a scheduled day off, yet they were all called in by Booth and Brennan. Wendell was already there, having been asked to stay for this case by Brennan. Hodgins and Angela wouldn't be back to work for a few more days. Well, Angela wouldn't be, but Hodgins could offer his assistance if need be.
"This," Booth motioned to where Brennan and Wendell were hovering over the body. Cam groaned at having another case so soon after the last one. And now they were down two team members. "Found in Reefside, California."
"All the way over there?" Cam raised an eyebrow as she set to work. Booth nodded. "So what do we know so far?"
"The bones were soaked with water," Wendell stated. "There's a small fracture on the back of the skull. The flesh and organs appear to have been cleanly shaven off, and he's been dead for about three days."
"We're using the dentals to discover it," Brennan sighed. The monitor beeped, showing there was a match. All of them turned to the screen to see a picture of a buff man with short and spiked up dark hair and chocolate brown eyes. Brennan read the information. "Tommy Oliver, age thirty six. Well known martial artist in California, particularly Angel Grove and Reefside. Has a wife and two kids."
"Looks like we're heading back to Cali," Booth bit his lip.
Brennan decided to visit Angela and Hodgins in the hospital. She knew they wouldn't get released for a couple of days, and Hodgins would be staying with his family here. Brennan knew they should be relaxing and enjoying their time off, but she figured she might as well keep them up to date on what's happening. That and she needed to talk to Angela about something.
"Hey Bren," Angela smiled as the woman stepped into the room. She was holding her son and sitting up in the bed. Hodgins had gone to the bathroom down the hall. "What's up?"
"I thought I would visit one more time before Booth and I head to California," Brennan sat in a chair beside the bed.
Angela sat up a bit straighter. "California? What's there?"
"The family to a murder victim," Brennan stated. "We got called there the other night about a body being found in a shower. His family lives in the same town we found his body in, so we have to go back."
"So you got an ID on the guy?" Angela asked. She thought that this case was one too soon after the one they just had at the bowling alley. Brennan nodded. "Who was it?"
"A man named Tommy Oliver," she replied.
Angela cut off what she was about to say next. "Tommy Oliver? Does he have a wife named Kimberly, known for gymnastics, and two daughters?"
"Yes," Brennan was baffled how she knew this. "How did you know?"
"His wife," Angela sighed. "Kim's my cousin." Brennan suddenly felt bad for having to tell her this and not know. "God, she and the girls are gonna be devastated."
"I'm sorry Ange," Brennan apologized as Hodgins came in the room.
Kim yawned as she walked into her home on Valencia Road. She dropped her suitcases by the front door and removed her coat and shoes. The brunette had just gotten back from a trip visiting her family down in the Bahamas. She had called whenever she could to check in with Tommy and her daughters, and she didn't always have the best phone reception.
She grabbed her suitcases and headed upstairs. After unpacking, she checked the time. It was only two in the afternoon. That meant Amber, her eldest daughter who had turned sixteen a couple weeks ago, would be home soon. Her youngest, Erica, was only in elementary school. And since Tommy wasn't home with the flu like Kim had been told, she assumed he felt good enough to go into work.
However, the phone call she was about to receive would diminish those theories. She reached for the phone in her room as she headed back down the stairs. "Hello?"
"Kim," Elsa's voice rang on the line. Elsa was a former minion to Mesogog back in 2004, and she reformed. She was now married to Anton Mercer, and she was Tommy's boss at Reefside High. "I was just wondering why Amber didn't show up to school today. Tommy I understand because he's still sick, but Amber…"
"What do you mean Amber wasn't in school?" Kim frowned. If Amber wasn't here or at school, then where could she be? "I just got home from my vacation, Elsa. And Tommy isn't here either. I'm the only one home."
"Did they go anywhere, perhaps?" Elsa suggested. It was her job as principal to know why students were absent. And as a family friend, she was genuinely concerned.
"Not that I know of," she mused. A knock was heard at the door. "Hold on a sec Elsa." She put the phone to her chest so that Elsa couldn't hear. Kim opened the front door to reveal a tall man with short brown hair wearing a suit and a woman a bit taller than her with light brown shoulder length hair wearing a brown coat and black pants. "Can I help you?"
"Are you Kimberly Oliver?" the man asked.
"Yes," Kim nodded slowly. She got a terrible feeling in the pit of her stomach. "Why?"
The man flashed his badge. "I'm FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth and this is my partner…"
"Dr. Temperance Brennan," Brennan stepped in. "From the Jeffersonian Institute."
"Mrs. Oliver," Booth began again. "We have some news about your husband."
Kim felt that dreadful feeling get worse. "Is Tommy okay?"
"We're afraid he's been murdered," Brennan stated straight out. Kim seemed to freeze at the words. Booth and Brennan were wondering why she wasn't saying anything. Then to their surprise, Kim passed out right there.
Amber groaned as she tried to move. She was sore all over and had cuts and bruises on her arms, legs, and face. She looked across the darkened room to where her little sister lay curled up in a ball. Her sister was beaten pretty badly, but nowhere near as bad she was. Amber could barely move a muscle.
Neither girl knew where they were. They just woke up a few days ago to find themselves in what appeared to be a basement of some sort. The only light they got was when the basement door was opened from the top of the stairs. The girls were in too much pain to move or even try to escape.
And their captor was no one pleasant or that they really personally knew.
"Are you all right, Mrs. Oliver?" Booth asked as they all sat in the living room. Kim was sitting across from the other two, sipping at a cup of hot tea. She had offered something to both of them, but they refused. They had questions for her and this was a serious matter. Kim nodded, taking another sip. "If you don't mind, we would like to ask you some questions."
"It's all right," Kim agreed. Then again, her mind wasn't in the right place at the moment.
"When was the last time you saw your husband?" Booth asked to start. If there was no missing persons report filed on it, then they had to ask. Then again, they had to ask this no matter what.
"It was the morning I left for the Bahamas to visit my sick father," Kim replied. "I talked to Tommy and my girls when I could get time and reception, but the last time I was able to do that was a few days ago. He fell ill with the flu, and he told me to stay with my dad because I hardly get to see him."
"What about your daughters?" Booth wondered. "Are they home?"
"No, and it worries me," Kim admitted. "Normally Amber would be home by now after picking up Erica, but neither are home yet. And according to their principals, neither was at school. I just got home today."
Brennan decided to ask a question. "How old are your daughters?"
"Amber just turned sixteen, and Erica will be turning eight next month."
"How long have you and your husband been together?" Booth wondered. If she was telling anything pertaining to the case, then this was going to be easy.
"Since the middle of freshman year of high school," she replied without hesitation. "We got married during college and I had Amber in 2000. We've been together ever since." Of course, she couldn't add in the times when she almost lost him.
Before anyone else could say a thing, they heard a beeping coming from downstairs.
"Excuse me a second, please," Kim stood up. She walked into the kitchen and pulled the jaw on the mini t-rex on the table. It opened up the trap door and she walked into it. Booth and Brennan, curious, followed her without her knowledge.
Kim got into the lab and went straight to the monitors. She knew something was up when she heard them beep. Since 2004, they restored the lab in case they needed to use it again. The current team was Jungle Fury, stationed out in Ocean Bluff. Since the dino thunder team, there have been gaps in the years each team was needed.
She opened up the message that she received, reading it quickly. She never noticed Booth and Brennan were behind her. The message was sent a quick reply before she opened up a new one. In the new one she typed an SOS message to the original twelve, minus Justin. Once that was sent, she turned around in the chair and jumped to see Booth and Brennan together.
A/N: Well, here's the first chapter. How'd you like it? The next couple chapters may be shorter, but that's because it's told in two parts: the rescue and the back story. Anyway, what'll happen now? What happened to Amber and Erica?