Disclaimer: I don't own the Power Rangers.
Two Friends That Found Each Other
Chapter 1 To Ask or Not to Ask
Trini Kwan was walking back and forth in Kimberly Hart's room.
"I can't do it, Kim. I just can't," she said.
"Why can't you, Trini?" she asked.
"I can't walk up to him and say 'Hey, want to go to the dance with me?' What if he says no?" she wondered, panic in her voice.
"What makes you think he will? He won't, trust me," Kim said.
"Has Tommy asked you yet?" Trini asked.
Kim's head fell down. She was beginning to wonder if he would herself.
"No, I think he's just shy right now," Kim said.
"You think he'll ask you?" Trini asked.
"I'm hoping he does. It's going to be weird if I do," Kim laughed.
"All right. If he doesn't ask, I guess I will," Trini sighed.
"Great," Kim smiled.
Kim's phone began to ring at her nightstand in her bedroom.
"Hart's, Kimberly speaking," she said.
"That's new," a voice laughed.
"Tommy," Kim squealed. Kim turned to Trini and bit down on her lower lip. This was it; Tommy was going to ask her out, wasn't he? "What's up?"
"Um, Kim… can I talk to you sometime today?" Tommy wondered.
"Sure, Tommy," she smiled.
"Can I pick you up around noon?" he asked.
"Sounds like a plan. I was just talking to Trini about you-know-who," Kim said.
"Really? I'm dropping him off before I pick you up," Tommy told her.
"You think you can talk to him?" Kim asked.
"I'll give it a try," Tommy said.
"Oh, how'd did practice with Zack go today?" Kim asked.
She had remembered that he and Zack were going to be practicing early in the morning.
"I wasn't at my best," Tommy admitted.
"Oh really?" Kim asked.
"Let's just say he gave me a lot to think about," Tommy said.
"All right. Well, see you soon," Kim smiled.
"Bye," Tommy said.
Kim gave a little scream as she hung up the phone.
"Kim, he's so going to ask you," Trini said.
"You think so?" she asked.
"For sure. Come on, we have to pick out something to wear," Trini said.
"I'm so going to redo your make-up, too," Kim smiled.
"Does it look that bad?" Trini asked.
"Not at all. You want to look great when he asks, don't you?" Kim laughed.
"You think he will?" Trini asked.
"Maybe, it doesn't hurt to be prepared," Kim said.
"Come on, Tommy. One more," Jason said.
"Aw man, Jase. I don't know," he moaned.
Tommy felt like the room was spinning.
"What's wrong, bro? Zack beat you up or something?" Jason laughed.
Tommy got back up and went into position.
"Two workouts a day isn't going to kill me," he said.
Again, Tommy was kicked to the ground.
"You sure about that?" Jason asked.
Tommy took Jason's hand to help him up.
"Maybe you're right. I just can't concentrate. My head's up in the clouds," he sighed.
"Cloud nine," Jason guessed.
"Huh?" Tommy asked.
Jason looked down and laughed.
"Bro, I know. You were talking to Kim before practice, weren't you?" he asked.
"Yeah," Tommy said.
"Enough said," Jason laughed. "Let's hit the showers. You don't want to smell when you ask her to the dance."
Walking up the steps, Tommy had to grasp the rail.
"Whoa, take it easy, bro. You all right?" Jason asked.
"I don't know. Working out two times a day never use to do this to me," Tommy moaned.
"Maybe it's the extra stress," Jason told him.
"It has to be," Tommy said.
AN: My version has Tommy feeling the effects of his powers draining before he finds out about the candle. ONE MORE CHAPTER!