Disclaimer: I don't own power rangers. Don't sue, because I do not make any money from this. Writing is just my passion.
AN: The primary pairings in this story will be Billy/Kat, Adam/Trini, and Rocky/Aisha. I might throw in a little Zack/Tanya maybe. The gold ranger thing never happens, but Jason, Trini, and Zack return to Angel Grove after the peace conference ends. Aisha gets homesick and comes home hoping to pursue a career as a veterinarian. Also, Billy never goes to Aquitar. As far as the "Dear John" letter is concerned, it doesn't happen. Kim is in Florida, but has not broken up with Tommy.
Mr. Kaplan handed the diploma to Billy and shook his hand. Billy stared at the piece of paper. He had just graduated a year early. He should be happy, but he wasn't. He wanted to graduate with his friends and his class. Ever since he had given up the yellow zeo crystal he had felt isolated. Now he wasn't a ranger, or a student. Now he no longer had anything in common with his friends.
He showed the gang his diploma. They congratulated him and insisted on throwing a party. Billy shrugged his shoulders and told them there was no need. But he knew that there was no talking Katherine and Tanya out of it. He decided to take a walk in the park to sort out his thoughts. Katherine decided to go find him, she was really worried about her friend. She had been thinking about him a lot lately and it pained her to see him so unhappy. Graduating early just seemed to depress him more.
Billy threw rocks into the pond and watched as they skipped on the surface. Katherine approached him.
"Hey Billy," she said in her deep Australian accent.
"Hey Kat," he replied.
"How are you holding up?" asked Katherine.
"I'm fine Kat, I guess I just wanted to graduate with everyone else. I get tired of being the brain sometimes," he said.
"Billy you are a wonderful asset to the team. God, we would be so dead now if it weren't for you. You pulled us through some hard times when Master Vile turned us back into kids. And you have saved our butts from King Mondo several times already. You are a true leader Billy," said Katherine. Billy looked into her sapphire eyes.
"Thanks Kat, that is one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me. Before the team I didn't really have very many friends. I was just the school geek," he replied.
"You're much more than that. I care about you Billy, and I don't like to see you so depressed. Now, you have friends that want to throw you a party, so why don't you come and let us celebrate having you as a friend. What do you say?" she asked.
"All right, you talked me into it," he said with a smile. Katherine took his hand and they walked back to Ernie's juice bar. Billy was amazed at all the trouble they had gone through. And then he got the surprise of his life. Standing before him were none other than Jason, Zack, and Trini.
"What are you guys doing here?" asked Billy.
"The peace conference is over, so we came back to finish out high school at good 'ol AGHS!" said Jason. Billy hugged all his friends and they started the party. Zack dazzled the dance floor, while Jason and Trini talked with Billy. Adam could hardly take his eyes off the Asian beauty. And this didn't go unnoticed by Rocky and Tanya. They glanced at each other and smiled. They knew they would have to push shy Adam Park to make a move.
Tanya eyed Zack out on the dance floor. She got up and walked out to the dance floor. And soon Zack and Tanya were doing a hip-hop dance routine together. After the song, everyone clapped. Then a slow song began. Rocky nudged Adam and stared him down until he asked Trini.
"Um...Trini... would you like to... or would you care to dance?" he stuttered. Trini smiled.
"I would love to Adam," she replied. Adam smiled and led her out onto the dance floor. Katherine tapped Billy on the shoulder.
"Billy, will you dance with me?" she asked sweetly.
"Sure," he replied. Billy and Kat danced to the slow song along with Adam and Trini, and Zack and Tanya.
The party ended and the gang stayed to help Ernie clean up. The evening ended and the teens parted for the night.
The next day, the gang minus Billy went to school. Billy decided to hang out in the power chamber. That day after school, King Mondo sent out a monster to attack. The rangers fought the monster and found this one to be extremely difficult. After about two hours of battle, they finally took out the monster. The rangers were exhausted and the number of civilian casualties also saddened them. Usually the casualties were very low, but the numbers were much higher than usual.
The next few weeks were rough ones. The Machine Empire attacked almost every day and the monsters were harder and harder each time. The rangers were exhausted to the point where they could barely keep their eyes open. Zordon began to get concerned about the ranger's health. He began his search to locate a sacred power. He needed to find the sixth zeo crystal.
Billy was repairing the Phoenix zord, when Zordon called him to the main chamber.
"What is it Zordon?" asked Billy.
"Billy, I have something to ask you. And I understand completely if you refuse the offer. I have located the sacred sixth zeo crystal. This crystal is located on Phaedos and works with an animal spirit. Your animal spirit is still the wolf, but this crystal possesses a new animal spirit that only a qualified being and an experience ranger can manifest. This ranger will lead the team and I can think of no one more qualified to possess such power than you," said Zordon.
"I have one question Zordon," Billy said in a serious tone.
"What is it Billy?" he asked.
"When do I leave?" he asked with a smile.
"As soon as possible. I fear that the rangers may not make it out of the next battle in one piece," said Zordon. Billy nodded and prepared for teleportation to the planet Phaedos. With a white streak of light, Billy teleported to Phaedos.
"This is wonderful! Those power brats can barely keep their eyes open. Our next attack should be more than enough to finish them off," said King Mondo.
"Yes darling, your plan is truly brilliant!" said queen Machina.
"Dad, can I go watch the next attack? Huh? Can I? Pretty please?" asked prince Sprocket.
"Of course son," replied Mondo.
"What monster will you send dear?" asked Machina.
"I think this job calls for Destructobot. He has everything necessary to destroy the rangers and Angel Grove. Lasers, missiles, grenades, and a whole array of arsenals!" said Mondo.
"Oh darling, you are a genius!" ranted Machina.
"Now Sprocket, take Destructobot and a team of cogs down to Angel Grove park. It's the beginning of the end for the power pests!" ranted Mondo.
"Yes sir!" called Sprocket.
Billy arrived on the desolate planet Phaedos.
"Hasn't changed much," Billy said to himself. He decided to climb the cliff that Dulcea had led them up the first time they had come there. He was sure he would find Dulcea on the sacred grounds. About a half-hour later, Billy reached the sacred grounds. Dulcea was there in front of the fire.
"Dulcea," called Billy.
"Who dares to trespass on the sacred grounds!" she warned.
"Dulcea, it's me Billy," he said.
"Young wolf, what on Phaedos are you doing here?" she inquired. She was secretly happy to have human company.
"I have come for the sixth zeo crystal and the animal spirit it possesses," said Billy.
"Yes, it takes a special person to use the power of the silver zeo crystal. I can see why Zordon chose you," she told him with a smile.
"Thank you," he replied with a slight blush.
"The sixth crystal is hard to get a hold of. It lies atop a monolith in the center of the planet. I will awaken the animal spirit for you so it can aid you in your quest," she said. Billy nodded as Dulcea blew the golden dust on him. The dust swirled around him and donned him in a silver ninja outfit, much like the blue one he had worn. He looked down to the symbol on his chest. It was ornate with a winged horse. Billy's sapphire eyes met Dulcea's sea green ones.
"Billy, the animal spirit of the silver zeo crystal is Pegasus. His power is like nothing you have ever experienced as a ranger. When morphed, you will have the ability to fly, as will your zord of course. Your weapon is the silver zeo lance, much like the one you used to have, only more powerful," explained Dulcea.
"Thank you Dulcea," said Billy.
"You must go now. The rangers need you. May the power protect you," she said as she disappeared.
Billy took a deep breath before braving the Neola jungle.
"Have you seen Billy around?" Katherine asked her friends.
"No, but he's probably at the power chamber repairing the zords. Mondo's last attack really damaged them," said Tommy.
"Yea, Billy has been putting in hard hours just like us," commented Rocky.
Suddenly, the familiar tone of the communicator sounded. Tommy looked around and then led everyone into the hallway.
"Go ahead Zordon," said Tommy.
"Rangers, Mondo has sent a new monster and it is attacking in Angel Grove Park," said Zordon.
"We're on it Zordon. It's Morphin Time!" called Tommy.
"Zeo Ranger 1-pink!" called Kat.
"Zeo Ranger 2-yellow" called Tanya.
"Zeo Ranger 3-blue" called Rocky.
"Zeo Ranger 4-green" called Adam.
"Zeo Ranger 5-red" called Tommy.
The rangers arrived in the park and began to battle the cogs. The rangers defeated the cogs and were then confronted by the monster.
"I am Destructobot, prepare to meet your doom!" it yelled.
"Another bucket head," commented Rocky.
"Destructobot is one of my dad's elite monsters, so don't take him lightly rangers!" ranted Sprocket.
"Something tells me we're in for one hell of a battle," said Tommy. The other rangers nodded gravely as the battle began.
AN: This chapter I didn't change much, as I mainly worked on the flow. In later chapters, there will probably be more significant additions to scenes that I hope will enrich them. Thanks for reading this and please review!