Review Response What Was Lost:
Juzblue: I won't get them married yet. Some time in the future when they've graduated from college.
Necroblade: No, it is. Though I must tell you, people will know who the rangers are.
Arwennicole: One yes. I sent you the link to the site. Hope it'll help you.
The-power-of-love: Yesis counted. I'll be sending you the links.
Ghostwriter: Glad you liked it. Another yes, seems to me they'll end up staying together.
The real vampire: Indecisive don't worry, I'll get a vote out of you somehow. :P Glad you liked the story.
DizneeDol: I'll e-mail you the link, since fanfiction has a no-link-policy. Yes is counted.
Jenny: I get a lot of review alerts of 1 kB, I'm glad when it's 2 kB, but you just beat them all with 3 kB. Your vote yes has been counted. I think I'll use your blabbing to get to the answer in my story, don't you think that would be nice? Oh, it's really no trouble letting you beta-read, you're the first beta-reader I can actually work with. When I sent a chapter to you in the evening, I can count on you to sent it back so I can update the next morning. Most beta-readers aren't so quick. So I should actually write a story for you for being such a wonderful beta-reader. You know, I think I'll do just that. I've got some standalone's waiting in line to be written anyway. Your review didn't bring a smile on my face… It put me in stitches. :P
GreenDayfan1: Yes it is. You'll be seeing a whole lot more of Ciana in this story, promise. All hale 'crtl-v'!
Phantom Rogue: Of course you were right. Don't you think Andros should get a change to at least see one kid grow up all the way? I'll just make a yes of your blabbing. I am NOT turning Mack evil, no way in hell.
AbareKiller: Yes will be written down. Glad I got you interested for this part.
Gobball: Long time no seen. :P Your vote yes is counted.
LucyE: Nah, I wouldn't put this story to rest already after all those great reviews I got from all you guys. Why did Ashley name Ray, Ray. I've been waiting for someone to ask that question. It's actually quite simple, just like Aurora's name. Aurora was their precious little bundle of joy, bringing a light in their lives, both Aurora and Aileana mean light, so that's why she got her name, but that wasn't your question. Andros death put a shadow over Ashley's life. Then she found out about her second baby, a part of Andros growing inside her, his last gift to her, a small ray of hope in the dark times to come, therefore she named her baby boy Ray.
Disclaimer: Not mine unless I tell you otherwise.
A/N: I'm not even going to say it anymore.
Summary: Aurora is in college, spending only her weekends and vacations in Crystal Springs. After since Andros' reunion with his children, Blaecleah kept quiet, but peace never lasts for long.
Just The Beginning
He watched the moon's surface rush at him - way too fast for his liking. Flames obscured his view for a moment as he entered the moon's atmosphere. As they cleared away he saw the surface again, much closer than before and still rapidly getting closer.
He knew how it was going to end and one tear escaped his eye, rolling down his cheek. He had been a great fighter and he would die as one should: in battle; but he didn't like it, nor want it. Ever since he met her, he imagined dying of old age, with his wife's loving face being his last conscious sight, not the rough, bare rocks of a moon, with him light-years away from his family.
In a desperate attempt to escape the pain, he used the only retreat he still knew; shutting down his consciousness.
"I'm sorry." He whispered before passing out, knowing what would happen next...
The cries of a baby reached his ears. What was going on? There was no way there was a baby aboard the ship with him. He sleepily opened one eye and everything came back to him.
He was at home, far away from the moon of Cratus, with Ashley nuzzled to his chest, still sleeping peacefully.
'Not for long.' His mind reminded him.
If he didn't answer to his daughter now, she would wake up the rest of his family too. Carefully he got out of bed, making sure not to wake up his love. He quickly slipped out of the room and across the hall into Aurora's old room.
He picked up his brand new baby girl of two weeks.
"It's okay, Ciana. Daddy's here."
The girl quieted and her cries turned into whimpering. An unpleasant smell reached his noise.
"Let's get you into a clean diaper before going to see if mommy left you a bottle, okay."
Ciana just kept whimpering and he smiled. Her dipper was changed quickly and he used his telekinesis to dispose of it, while walking out of the room with Ciana to get her bottle. Once fed and burped, he rocked her back to sleep and placed her in her crib again, brushing some of her soft brown locks out of her face.
He kept staring at her for some time, until he felt two arms slip around his waist. Looking behind him, he smiled when he saw Ashley. She moved to his side, keeping one arm around him. He put an arm around her as she leaned her head against his shoulder.
"You should be sleeping." He whispered.
"You were gone." She replied, no louder than he had spoken.
"I was just enjoying my daughter for a moment."
"A long moment." Ashley retorted and pulled back, giving him a soft tug. "Let's go back to bed. She'll be there in the morning."
"She's so … small."
"She shouldn't have been born for another two weeks; of course she's tiny."
Andros chuckled and placed a soft kiss on her lips.
"You're right, bed it is."
A/N: Well, that's the start. I won't be able to update tomorrow, for I'll be spending the 'night' at a friend's.
Okay people, listen up: We've got another birthday today, this time it's GreenDayfan1's. Now be nice reviewers and wish her a happy birthday. I dedicated this chapter to her and hope she'll have many more birthdays to come where I can dedicate a chapter or standalone to her.