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-What if Series Part 1-
It Happened Another Way
Chapter 1 Date Gone Wrong
Tommy Oliver walked into the Youth Center for the second time since he moved to Angel Grove. Kimberly Hart nervously took a drink of her smoothie and took a deep breath as she got up from her seat.
"Hey, Tommy," she smiled.
He turned around to find a young girl in pink smiling at him.
"Hey, Kimberly. Um… where are the rest," Tommy asked.
He had remembered her saying something about more people there.
"They're running late I guess," Kim lied.
They were at Billy's washing the Radbug. Billy had come up with the name.
"Hey, Kimberly…" Ernie called.
Kim turned around to face Ernie.
"What's up," she asked.
"It's Billy. He was wondering if you and Tommy could meet him and the others at his house," Ernie said.
"Sure, if that's alright with Tommy," Kim replied.
She turned to see what he would say.
"Sounds cool with me," Tommy said.
"Okay," Kim smiled.
Ernie told Billy and hung up the phone as Tommy and Kim walked out of the Youth Center.
The quickest way to get to Billy's house was to go trough the park, so that's the way Tommy and Kim went.
"Can I show you something, Kimberly," Tommy asked in a shy voice.
"Please, Tommy, call me Kim, and yes, you can show me that something," she smiled.
"I'll try to remember that," he blushed.
They found themselves walking beside a clear lake a few minutes later.
"I passed here on my way to the Youth Center. What do you think," Tommy asked.
"It's beautiful. Why did you want to show me this though," Kim wondered.
She thought it was some what odd that he would show her a lake.
"I don't know. It's just peaceful here," Tommy said.
"I know what you mean," Kim smiled.
Kim had never felt like this before. She felt safe around this new guy.
"What are those things," Tommy asked.
Tommy pointed up to the air where putties were appearing.
"Oh no, not now. Tommy, just stay behind me," Kim said.
"There's no way you're fighting these things by yourself," he replied.
Goldar soon appeared.
"Who the heck is that," Tommy asked.
"Not you," Kim moaned. "Can't there just be one peaceful day?"
A putty then grabbed Tommy by the arm.
"Hey, let him go," Kim yelled.
"What are you going to do about it, Kimberly," Goldar asked.
She shook her head and let out an angry sigh.
"Please, Goldar. Just let Tommy go," Kim begged.
"It's going to be alright, Kim," Tommy said.
"Come on, Tommy. Fight," she yelled.
"What else are we supposed to do? We're out matched," he said.
"Yes, Kimberly. What are going to do," Goldar asked, now taking hold of Tommy.
She took one step forward and curled her fists. The Pink Ranger was too scared to go up against Goldar, knowing what he might do to Tommy.
"Why don't you shut you mouth and let him go," Kim smarted off.
"Rita has plans for Tommy," Goldar laughed.
"I don't like the sound of that," he said as he began to struggle more.
The look on Kim's face made Goldar laugh.
"Now what are you going to do, Kimberly," Goldar asked.
"Can you please stop asking me that annoying question," she yelled.
"You know there's only one way to save Tommy," Goldar said.
"I can save him without doing that," Kim cried.
"Doing what," Tommy asked.
"Yes, Kimberly. Doing what," Goldar wondered.
Two putties took Kim by surprise.
"Get your clay hand's off me," she yelled.
They brought her down to her knees.
"You're powerless," Goldar said.
Kim's eyes met Tommy's, and it was at that moment he knew what he had to do.
"Take that," Tommy yelled.
He kicked Goldar in the stomach and was able to get away. Tommy got the putties off of Kim.
"Thank you, Tommy," Kim said.
Their eyes never left one another as Kim got up.
"Anytime," Tommy smiled.
"Not so fast, Tommy," Goldar yelled.
Goldar once again took Tommy and before Kim knew it, they were gone.
"Tommy," Kim yelled.
Kim let her head fall forward.
Kim was left in disbelief. Why would Rita want Tommy? She didn't feel like moving at all. Her body was still a little soar from what had just happened. There was only one thing she could do, and that was to gather her strength and contact the others. It took a little longer than expected to get to Billy's, due to Kim leaving earlier than she wanted to, but she had to get to them. She had tried to call Jason, but nothing was happening. Teleportation was also down, as they soon would find out.
"Kim, what's wrong," Trini asked. "Where's Tommy?"
"They… took him," Kim cried.
"Are you kidding? Why do they want Tommy," Jason asked.
"Let her catch her breath," Billy said.
"Just take a deep breath, Kim," Zack replied.
She took long breaths. Running and at some points walking would do that to a person.
"Tommy and I were on our way here when we were attacked. Goldar showed up and took him," Kim said.
"Why would Rita want Tommy," Jason asked.
"I don't know," Kim sighed.
"We'll get him back, Kim," Zack promised.
"I know we will, Zack," she said.
This might not be the end. We'll see how you all like it.