Title: Home for Christmas
Author: Jasmine Shigeru
Author's Note: Just for the Holiday season. Two parts.
Disclaimer: I do not own the Power Rangers nor do I wish I do. This is just for my entertainment and whomever wishes to read it. I am not making any profit from this and do not care to for that matter.
Home for Christmas
By: Jasmine Shigeru
Kimberly walked into the reopened Youth Center holding an invitation in her right hand and a small child's hand in her left. It was December 23, 2005. Ten years ago Kimberly spent time with her friends here and now she was going to spend it again.
Kimberly let out a heavy sigh. She remembered the last time she here. Tommy, Aisha, Billy, Rocky, and Adam were with her. They had saved Christmas from Lord Zedd and her mom had come from Paris, France to spend the Holidays with her. She remembered kissing Tommy under the mistletoe and playing guitar for the little program she and Aisha had set with a small chorus of children singing Holiday songs.
Another sigh and then an insistant tug of her left arm. Kim looked down at her down at her seven year old daughter. A little Christmas miracle Kim didn't know she had until January. She choose not to tell Tommy. She couldn't. He was still a Power Ranger and the risk was too great. She was going to tell him about her but she just never found the opportunity. He was always doing something new and she just didn't have the heart to spoil his fun.
Then there was the letter thing. It was true she did find someone new. She loved him a great deal too and he loved her in return. Julius Miller was a sweet, cring man who she had met at school. He had comforted her during the moments she found out she was pregnant and they became closer. They were going to get married before Alison was born, but a horrible car accident prevented that. Julius was killed instantly.
Kim closed her eyes and a tear escaped. She had told him about there daughter, Alison Ann Hart, during the Summer. He was angry but soon got over it. Tommy had never met the child and Kim was more than a little nervous about seeing him.
"Mommy, I don't wanna be here." Alison said with a little pout.
Kim squatted down to be at eye level with the little girl. Alison had her father's eyes and his darker complexion but other than that she was totally Kim's.
"Ally, honey, don't you want to see your Uncles Rocky, Adam, Jason, Billy, and Zack and your Aunties Aisha, Trini, Tanya, and Kat?"
"Yes." Was they weak reply.
Kim turned to see Aisha rushing over to her. The black woman hugged her long time best friend and squeezed. Then she turned to the little girl.
Aisha hugged the girl and tickled her belly a little to get her laughing.
"Aisha, how are you?"
"Great, trying to get Rocky away from the food."
They laughed and began to walk towards the tables covered in food.
Alison's eyes lit when she saw her favorite uncle.
"Uncle Jason!" She exclaimed ethusiastically and ran to jump into his arms.
Jason chuckled and scooped up the petite girl.
"Hi, I haven't seen you in a long time."
"Yeah, I've been busy."
"Taking care of me." Said a blonde woman with an Australian accent.
"Auntie Kat." The child said with a smile and wiggled her way out of Jason's embrace. She hugged Kat and looked up at the woman.
Kat laughed and patted Alison on the head.
"I'm not fat, I'm pregnant."
"You're going to have a baby?" The child asked in wonder.
Kim shook her head and looked around. Tanya and Adam were decorating the tree with Zack and Trini. Justin was over by the window painting snow on the glass. Billy was over at the bar talking to Ernie. It was good to be home.
"Tommy will be here in ten minutes." Rocky said as he hugged her. "He's bringing some friends."
Kim smiled. It would be good to see the love of her life again. They had agreed a month ago, that if she were to move back to California, they would give there relationship another go.
Kim turned to see Hayley Thomas, Billy's girlfriend, approach her holding some mistletoe.
"Yeah, Hayley." Kim said and brushed her hair back behind her ear.
"Could you hang this over the threshold?"
"Sure no problem."
Kimberly took the mistletoe and walked to the threshold. A frown appeared on her brow and she jumped to try to reach the hook. As she jumped repeatedly, Kim had a major case of Deja Vu. Nine years ago, she was doing the same thing.
A tanned hand touched hers and Kim looked up.