Disclaimer: The timeline might be a little messed up. I forgot how long after Christmas they became the Zeo Rangers. In this version, they are already the Zeo Rangers.
Chapter 1 Going Home
Kimberly Hart walked into the Youth Center, wearing an oversized coat, hair up in a ponytail.
"Kimberly," a familiar voice asked.
She turned and smiled at the man behind the counter.
"Hey, Ernie. Have you seen Tommy here today," Kim asked.
Tanya Sloan, who was walking out, had over heard Kim's question.
"Why does she want Tommy," she asked herself.
She thought nothing of it and left.
"I sure haven't, Kimberly. He should be here later though," Ernie said.
"Thanks. I'll just come by later," she smiled.
Ernie could not help but notice Kim's different figure.
"How's life in Florida treating you," he asked.
"Great," Kim smiled.
"That's good to hear," Ernie said. "You look different in a way, you know that?"
"You really think I do," Kim asked.
"Is there anything I need to know," Ernie wondered.
"Ernie, everything's fine. Trust me," Kim laughed.
Tommy Oliver was in his room, changing into a red long sleeve shirt, when his phone rang.
"Hello," he answered.
Tommy had to pull the phone away when the person on the other line started to yell.
"Tommy, where the hell are you," Rocky De Santos asked.
"Sorry, Rocky, give me a second. I'll be at the Youth Center soon," Tommy said.
"You better if you plan on finishing this long ass homework," Rocky replied.
"Just tell the rest I'm on my way," Tommy told him.
"Got it," Rocky nodded.
Tommy laughed as he hung up the phone.
"A day in the life of a high school student," he sighed.
He smiled as his eyes caught the picture on his nightstand.
"I wish you were here, Kim" Tommy whispered as he touched the frame.
It had been around three months since he watched Kim walk through that gate and on to the plane that would take her back to Florida from her Christmas visit.
Tommy threw his bag over his shoulders as he entered the Youth Center. He took a last glanced behind him. Tommy could have sworn he saw Kim's car outside.
"Tommy, over here," Billy Cranston called.
"Sorry about that," he apologized.
Tommy took out a few papers.
"We have that much homework," he moaned.
"Sadly, yes," Katherine Hillard sighed.
Tanya then remembered what she had heard.
"I think you have a secret admirer," she said.
Tommy turned his head towards Tanya.
"What do you mean," he asked.
"A girl came in earlier while I was leaving and asked for you," Tanya said.
"She asked you," Tommy questioned.
"No, I overheard her talking to Ernie," Tanya said.
"Tommy, you should ask him," Kat said.
He turned her way. The look on his face was not very happy.
"Kat, I'm with Kim. I'm not about to walk up to Ernie and ask him if some other girl asked for me," Tommy said.
He could not help but wonder if the girl Tanya was talking about was Kim. First of all, Tanya would not know how Kim looked. Second, he could not get the image of that car parked next to him off his mind. It looked exactly like hers.
"Is there something you're not telling us, Tommy," Adam Park joked.
He laughed, knowing he would never do that to Kim.
"Seriously, I have no clue who it could be," Tommy said.
"Maybe it was Kim," Rocky replied.
"Could be, but she would have told me if she was coming," Tommy sighed.
Tanya turned her hand and saw Kim walking in.
"There she is," she said.
Tommy turned and had a blank look on his face before smiling. It could have stayed there forever. He knew that car looked familiar.
"Kimberly," he said in a soft voice.
Kim's eyes met his and she lost her voice. She couldn't speak while she walked over to the table. They stood there just staring until Kim finally found her voice.
"Tommy…," she smiled.
He pulled her to him, never wanting to let her go.
"I don't think I'll ever get use to seeing you in red," Kim said as tears ran down her face.
"I don't think I'll ever get use to not seeing you in pink," Tommy shot back, pulling her away.
Instead of her pink color clothing she was used to, Kim wore a black shirt, with red stones on it.
"Come here you big lug," she laughed, pulling Tommy back into her arms.
He pulled her back to get another good look at her.
"You look different," Tommy noted.
"You think," Kim asked.
Kim quickly wrapped her jacket around her. Kat and Tanya exchanged looks as Billy grabbed a chair from another table.
"Thanks," Kim said.
She noticed that everyone had pencils in their hands, and a piece of paper in front of them.
"Did I come at a bad time," Kim asked. "You all look really busy."
"We'd like to finish this today, but we have all weekend. So, you're not interrupting anything," Adam said.
"Kim, are you alright? You look like you have a lot on your mind," Tommy replied.
Kim looked over at Tommy and smiled.
"Kind of," she sighed.
Kim looked down and wrapped her arms around her stomach. How was she going to tell everyone? Better question, how was she going to tell Tommy?
Kat and Tanya stopped Kim as she was getting a drink.
"Kim, you do look different," Kat said.
"Is there something you're not telling us," Tanya asked.
Kim tried to move out of their way, but there wasn't any use.
"I don't know how to tell you all this," she sighed.
"Kim, just tell us what's wrong," Kat begged.
Kim opened her jacket and placed her hands in a tiny lump on her stomach.
"I'm three months pregnant," she said.
Tanya and Kat embraced Kim in a hug.
"That's great," Tanya smiled.
"I'm scared of how Tommy will react. I don't want this to affect his schoolwork or his duty as a leader. I'd never forgive myself if anything were to happen to him," Kim cried.
"Don't worry, we'll keep him in line," Kat said.
"Tommy's going to be thrilled when you tell him," Tanya replied.
"I can only hope, Tanya," Kim prayed.
"Go for it girl," Kat whispered to Kim as they made their back to their seats.
"Kim, you got to tell me what's going on," Tommy said.
Kim half smiled at Tommy after she took a drink.
"Alright. Guys, I'm… I'm three months pregnant," she said.
You couldn't tell if Tommy was happy of mad. He looked more shocked than anything.
"Tommy, please tell me what you're thinking," Kim begged.
"Three months. That means it happened…" he began.
"Yeah, it happened during Christmas," Kim said.
"Why did you wait so long to tell us," Adam asked.
"Because, I wanted to make sure I was out of danger. If I would've told Tommy earlier and ended up losing the baby, who knows how it would've affected Tommy's grades and duty to the team," Kim said.
"How will this affect you, Kim," Billy asked.
"Not as much as it will Tommy," she said.
"Not as much as me? Kim, I'll be fine with my grades… and on duty. I promise you that," Tommy replied.
"How do you plan on being in gymnastics still and going to school," Rocky asked.
"I have an answer to both those questions, Rocky," Kim said. "One, I was kicked off the team."
"That's bull shit," Tommy yelled. "Why can't you get back on the team after you have the baby?"
"The Pan Global Games are in a couple of months, Tommy," Kim sighed.
"Kim, I'm sorry. I know you didn't expect to become pregnant," he said.
"There's nothing to be sorry about, Tommy," Kim smiled. "I knew there was a risk of becoming pregnant."
"This is so not fair to you," Tommy sighed.
"Tommy, I don't regret becoming pregnant with your child one bit. I wouldn't take that night back for anything. I can always go back to gymnastics. Just not Pan Global," Kim said, looking down.
She let out a little laugh and looked back up at everyone.
"They might say that I'm too old for them by the time I decide to go back," Kim sighed.
"And what about school," Kat asked.
"I'm not going to school," Kim answered.
"You quit," Tanya asked, but at the same time, yelling.
"Kim, no. You can't," Tommy yelled.
"Calm down you all, and let me explain myself," she laughed.
"You better have a damn good reason," Adam said.
"I didn't make myself completely clear. I meant I already graduated," Kim replied.
"How," Rocky asked.
"Oh, I remember you telling me now," Tommy said.
"Thanks, Tommy," Kim smarted off. "When coach asked me if I was willing to do anything, I didn't know it required me to totally devote myself into my training. I felt so isolated from you all. Kind of like I was in a colt."
"At least you had some contact with the outside world," Billy laughed.
"You did get all my letters though, right," Tommy asked.
"Sure did," Kim smiled.
"How do your parents feel about this," Tanya asked.
That was a question Kim did not feel like answering, due to a certain parent of hers.
"My mom's begging me to go to Paris so we could be together. I told her I'll see about Tommy," she said.
"She wants me other there too," Tommy asked.
It's not that Tommy would not go with her, but six months?
"Only when you're free or holidays," Kim said.
"Kim, you know I'm on duty 24/7," Tommy replied.
"I know, but how am I going to explain that to her and my step-father," she asked.
"She has a point there," Kat said.
"You have nothing to worry about, Beautiful. I'll be with you whenever and wherever you need me," Tommy replied.
"I know that, Tommy," Kim smiled.
"So, I take it you're moving to Paris," Adam asked.
Kim turned to Adam and nodded.
"I'll be there by the end of the month," she asked.
"And what does your father think about all this," Billy asked.
"I'm not even going to go there," Kim sighed.
"That bad," Billy asked.
Her face became a little flush at the thought.
"You of all people know what kind of jerk my father can be," she said.
AN: Kind of leaves you hanging, doesn't it? If it does, that means I did a good job. (Laughs)