Hey, so here we are again! Just so everyone is aware this is not the squeal promised for dino time that is still in the process of being written! This story is a little thing i started working on a long time ago, and hazergirl1220 jumped in... well lets just say my little forever red fic turned into a novel! :) This is another story it fallows the show fairly well, and is more of a frame story. Most of it revolves around Tommy, jason and the original rangers but we involve all the other teams up to dino thunder! Let us know what you think about it it's a bit different from our other ones hope you enjoy!

Years Gone By

"Yep, I've seen it all," Bulk said. "Why, I even once met Lord Zedd and Rita."

"Yeah?" said Skull. "So did I."

The telephone rang and both Bulk and Skull turned to look at it. Looking at each other, they leapt from their seats and ran to answer the phone. But Bulk shoved Skull out of the way.

"Ahh!" Skull yelled as he fell right into the pool.

Bulk laughed, answering the phone.

"Bulkmeyers—Bulk speaking," Bulk said, pausing. "Just a minute."

Skull climbed out of the pool and both of them scurried over to where a man was relaxing in a pool chair.

"You really think you ought to bug him?" Skull whispered.

"It sounds important," Bulk muttered back. "Excuse me sir. You have a phone call."

Holding out a hand, the man took the phone.

"Hello?" he said.

The jeep pulled into the Nasada Space Port. Carter drove straight to a nearby hanger, parking inside. His passenger climbed out.

"Wes! Eric!" the young man exclaimed, smiling at the two men climbing out of the black SUV.

"Cole," said Wes as they shook hands. "It's good to see you again."

"What are you guys doing here?" Cole asked.

"Well," Erica said. "We got a call that said meet here at the Nasada Space Port."

Coming up from behind, Carter nodded at the other two rangers.

"I see you've already met the silver guardians—Wesley Collins, red time force ranger, and this is Eric Myers, the quantum ranger," Carter said, before turning to look at the red car parked off to the side. "And that's the red turbo ranger—Theodore J. Jarvis Johnson."

TJ climbed out of his car and joined the others.

"Please," he said. "Just call me TJ."

He paused as they heard someone else walk into the hanger.

"And that's Andros," TJ continued, nodding at his teammate.

Andros walked right over to the group.

"Glad you could join us all the way from turtle cove," he said to Cole.

Cole looked around the group.

"You guys are all red rangers, too?" he exclaimed. "What's going on here?"

"We were all assembled by a veteran ranger, our leader for this mission," Andros said.

"Leader?" Cole asked.

Another figured walked in to the hanger, pausing to observe before he joined the group.

"Who's that?" Cole asked in confusion.

"That's Tommy," TJ answered, chuckling. "The red Zeo Power Ranger. He's a legend."

Tommy joined them, looking around at the group.

"So, what's going on?" Wes asked. "The call sounded urgent."

"I was hoping this day would never come," Tommy said, shaking his head.

He paused for a moment, taking a deep breath.

"Andros has recently tracked down the remains of the evil machine empire," he continued.

"But I thought the Zeo Rangers destroyed them years ago," TJ said, frowning.

"We destroyed their leaders, but some of their generals managed to survive," Tommy said. "They've been hiding all these years. They finally regrouped their forces and are amassing on the moon—preparing to invade earth."

"The moon?" Cole exclaimed. "So, how are we supposed to get there to stop them?"

Andros stepped forward, smiling as he clicked a remote, powering up his new spaceship.

"In this," he said proudly. "I present the Astro Megaship Mark II, fresh off the construction yards of KO-35, the fastest spaceship in the galaxy."

There was a pause.

"Guys," Tommy said. "This is going to be a very dangerous mission, but I can't force you to go."

All of the rangers watched him, quieting down. They all had serious looks on their faces, ready to get down to business.

"This is a decision you have to make on your own," Tommy finished.

Cole stepped forward, looking around.

"I don't know much about…spaceships or this machine empire," he said. "But I will go wherever I must to protect the earth."

"Same goes for us," Wes said, Eric nodding in agreement.

"Count me in," Carter said.

"It's not even a question," said TJ.

"Then it's settled," Andros said.

"Let's do it," said Tommy.

The group of red rangers started toward the ship.

"Wait. Wasn't there another red ranger here on earth?" Andros asked.

They paused, waiting for Tommy's answer.

"I was hoping he'd show up," Tommy answered, shaking his head, "but I guess he couldn't make it. We'll have to go on without him."

The sound of a motorcycle caught their attention.

"Guys!" Cole exclaimed, rushing outside.

The other red rangers followed him outside, waiting as the final ranger pulled up on his motorcycle. He parked, pulling off his helmet.

"Jason," Tommy said, nodding to him as he climbed off of his bike.

"You guys weren't going to do this without me, were you?" Jason asked, walking over to the group.

He studied them for a moment, stopping in front of Cole.

"So," Jason said. "You must be the new guy."

Cole froze for a moment, then wiped his hands on his jeans before holding one hand out to shake Jason's.

"Hi, I'm Cole," he said.

Jason looked at his hand, but didn't take it. Instead, he patted him on the arm.

"Good," Jason said, shaking his head as he walked away from Cole, moving toward Tommy. "I recognize some of you guys. Some of you, uh, more than others."

Jason stopped in front of Tommy and they studied each other for a moment.

"I was starting to wonder whether you'd show up at all," Tommy said.

"You didn't think I was going to let you do this without the original red ranger, did you?" said Jason.

Jason and Tommy clasped hands, smiling tentatively at each other.

"Let's get going," Tommy said, leading the way back inside the hanger.