One Chance to Make it Right
Summary: Tommy Oliver is now living in Reefside, California. He's the Black Dino Thunder Power Ranger. Things take a turn when Aisha tells Kimberly to visit Tommy's town. Will Jason and a few of the others convince him to go looking for her?
Disclaimer: I don't own the Power Rangers.
Chapter 1 The Dream
Tommy Oliver, teacher and Black Dino Thunder Power Ranger, was having trouble sleeping. He could not help but wonder what might have been with him a certain woman living in Florida, or so he thought she was living in Florida. Even if she were the one that broke up with him, he would always love Kimberly Ann Hart. That is how all of his other relationships seemed to go down the drain. He would yell her name out in bed sometimes, or his girlfriend would overhear him talking to Jason about his ex-girlfriend. Tommy never meant to hurt any of them, it just seemed when he thought he was over her the memories of the past would come back. He knew he had to do something about it. Even if it meant talking to Kim to put the past behind him.
He was in the Youth Center his first week of school. His eyes fell upon his future girlfriend as she told her best friend, Trini Kwan, what she thought of the new guy at school.
"He's really cute," Kim said.
Tommy was then at the lake. He turned around in confusion.
"Great, I have two reasons to hate this part of the dream," Tommy moaned.
He watched as him and Kim kissed after he lost his Green Ranger powers the first time. It still shocked him that he had. He never had planned to kiss her that day.
"Why did it end up like this… what happened to us Kim?" Tommy asked.
After that, it was nothing but flashbacks until it came to the letter. It had always seemed to be the longest part of his dream.
"If she gave me a reason and wanted to come back to me, I'd take her back in a heartbeat," Tommy said to himself.
-End of Tommy's Dream-
Tommy looked up at his alarm clock and slowly got up. He put one hand over his mouth to yawn as the other violently hit the alarm clock.
"7:30 a.m. on Saturday," Tommy moaned. "I wonder if Jason is up by now."
Tommy headed for the kitchen and grabbed the phone and hit the speed dial for Jason. He held the phone with his shoulder as he got in the refrigerator to get milk for his coffee.
"Hello?" Jason asked.
"Hey, Jase, it's Tommy," he said.
"What's up bro? Let me guess, you had 'the dream' again, didn't you?" Jason laughed.
Jason could read Tommy's mind like the back of his hand.
"How did you know?" Tommy asked.
"Tommy, you're never up this early on a Saturday, and whenever you have that dream, you call me, always around this time," Jason said.
Tommy had never realized how true that was.
"What should I do, Jason?" Tommy asked. "I mean, I can't seem to shake this dream. Is it telling me something?"
"Maybe, but there's only one way to find out. Call her man," Jason said.
The Black Ranger almost spit out his coffee.
"No… anything but that," Tommy sighed.
"Hey, you asked, I answered," Jason said.
Tommy sighed, not knowing what was wrong or right anymore.
"Jason, for all I know she could be happily married and have kids of her own," he sighed.
"Tommy," Jason said, kind of laughing, "I know for a fact she is single and has no kids at this point."
"And how would you know that?" Tommy asked.
"She called me crying one night saying that she had to come home. Tommy, she told me writing that letter was the biggest mistake of her life…" Jason said.
Jason became silent.
"I'm toast, Kim's going to kill me when she finds out that I told Tommy about the letter," he yelled to himself.
"Do you think she'll look for me in Angel Grove?" Tommy asked.
"Maybe, but by then, I would have probably already told her you were in Reefside," Jason joked.
Jason knew that that would get Tommy ticked.
"You wouldn't," Tommy yelled.
"Not if you wanted me to. Do you?" Jason asked.
"I don't know. I'll have to get back to you on that," Tommy laughed. "Man, my mind's just spinning. I don't know what to do any more. If I call her, it might be the best move I've ever made, or the worst choice of my life." Tommy's cell phone began ringing. "Jason, I'm getting another call. Call you later. Bye."
"Bye, and don't stress about it that much," he replied. "I know you still have feelings for her, but you're going to give yourself a heart attack if you don't stop worrying."
Tommy hung up the phone and picked up his cell.
"Tommy here," he answered.
"Hey, Tommy, it's the Zack-man," a familiar voice said.
"Zack! Long time no talk, what's up?" he asked.
"I wanted to let you know I'm going to be passing through Reefside and was wondering if I can pop in and say hi to our old leader," Zack said.
"That sounds great," Tommy smiled. "When do you think you'll be here?"
"Friday," Zack said.
"Sounds good, Zack. Got to check my e-mail, call you later. Take care man," Tommy replied.
"You too, bye," Zack said.
Tommy picked up his coffee mug and sat at his desk. He took a sip before he began checking his e-mail. Tommy only had one, and it was from Aisha.
Subject: A Must Read Email
I'm sure you already heard that Kim is coming home. I'm coming too. I told her to stop by Reefside for a few days to enjoy the sites. HINT, HINT. Sorry, Tommy, sue me, but that girl has been crying over you since the letter.
Anyway, she said she would stop there this Monday through Friday. I swear, Tommy, skip school and go looking for her, do whatever it takes to get her back. Sorry again, Tommy, but I had to take this into my own hands if neither one of you was. Sue me on two counts of caring for my friends. Take my advice, please. DON'T FORGET THIS!
P.S. You're going to be getting an email from both Rocky and Adam soon. So… check often.
Tommy started to talk to himself.
"Can I do this," he asked. "Will she even want to talk to me? I guess we'll see." Tommy then picked up the phone and called the school. He was glad that he was able to take the week off, but also scared. "I sure hope I know what I'm getting myself into. If Aisha's right, Kim's going to give me all her reasons for the letter. It's been nine years, this better work."
As if he knew he would somehow find Kim, Tommy began picking up little things off the floor and making his home look half way presentable.
The next day, Tommy decided to check if Rocky and Adam had emailed him. There was an email from both of them.
Subject: Read Before Rocky's
Dude I'm begging you, take Aisha's advice. Yes, I know that I'm the one that read the letter, but I know Kim has to have a good reason, even if she was seeing someone else at the time.
BE PREPARED. Rocky's email is going to be shocking. He really wants you and Kim to be happy together. He thought he would be able to get through to you easier, I really hope you read mine first. Just listen to Aisha, okay? Later.
Tommy opened Rocky's email, not knowing what to expect. He took a deep breath as he opened it.
Subject: If You Don't I'll Kill You
Sorry, the subject is shocking, but I swear man, you and Kim are meant to be. You're an ass if you don't go after her. Aisha did the right thing. She is a smart girl. She wants nothing but the best for you and Kim.
Now I'm sounding like an ass for saying this, but damn it, Tommy, Kim loves you and I know that you still love her. I see you rolling your eyes so STOP! Anyway, I hope I got through to you, Tommy. You have a week to get her back. I wish you all the luck in the world.
Tommy signed off and sighed as he leaned back in the chair.
What will Tommy do?