Chapter Twenty-Two-Home

"You idiot," Lord Zedd roared at Mesogog.

"You are the fool," Mesogog shouted back.

"We had them," Zedd yelled. "But your monsters were not strong enough."

"My monsters," Mesogog hissed. "They were your monsters and they were completely brain dead."

Lord Zedd growled loudly and Rita grabbed her head.

"Just get rid of them, Zeddy," she screeched. "I have a headache."

"Good idea, my welting buttercup," Lord Zedd said and clutched his staff.

"I think you have over stayed your welcome," he said.

Zedd approached Mesogog threateningly. Elsa and the White Ranger clone went to protect their master. Some Triptoids and Tyrannodrones followed.

Zedd raised his staff and sent a blast of energy toward Mesogog and his minions. The blast sent them through time. Once they were gone, Lord Zedd destroyed the leftover Triptoids and Tyrannodrones.

A bright light shines through the forest of Reefside, turning night into day. A harsh wind blew through the branches of the tall trees. Any animal near the area scurried off.

The light flickered and faded. Six people stood in front of the fading light. All wearing a different color, except for two. Red, pink, yellow, blue, and two white. As the light faded away completely so did the colors. The protection of the Ninjetti going back inside the bodies of four teens and two adults.

The light went away completely and the people stare at the now dark area.

"Where are we," a woman's voice asked.

"I don't know," Answered the man beside her.

"Tommy," a familiar voice asked through their communicators.

"Billy," Dr. Oliver, the man, asked. "Is that you?"

"Affirmative," Will said. "It is good to hear your voice my friend."

"Yours too," Dr. Oliver said.

The group sighed in relief. They were home. Back in their own time.

"Will," Ethan asked. "Are we in Reefside?"

"Affirmative," the former Blue Ranger answered. "Your proximity is not far from Tommy's home."

"How far," Trent asked.

"About three miles," Came a woman's happy voice, Hayley. "All you need to do is head east."

"Thanks, Hayley," Dr. O said. "Come on guys, let's head to the base."

With smiles on their faces the four teens and the two adults headed east.

At Dr. Oliver's house, Will and Hayley were happily waiting for their friends' arrival. The two geniuses had searched for two days for the missing Dino Thunder Rangers. They searched diligently, never giving up. The were relieved when the main computer beeped, it had detected the five Dino Thunder Rangers and one other.

About a couple of hours after Will and Hayley made contact with the Rangers, the Dino Thunder Rangers arrived at their Command Center.

"Tommy," Hayley said rushing to embrace her friend. "It is good to see you."

Dr. Oliver returned the embrace.

"Good to see you too, Hayley," he said.

Hayley turned to the teens and hugged them.

"Gosh," Kim exclaimed as she looked around. "This place is impressive."

"Thank you," Tommy and Hayley said at the same time.

"Kimberly," Will asked surprised.

"Billy," Kim asked wide eyed.

"Yeah," Will said. "I cannot believe it."

"You can't believe it," Kim said. "I can't believe it."

The former Blue and Pink Rangers hugged each other tightly.

"The last I heard of you, you were still on Aquitar," Kimberly said.

"Yes," Will said. "But I have been back for a couple of years now."

"Oh," Kim said. "Well, I'm glad you're back."

"So am I," Will said.

"I have a question," Hayley said. "How did you end up here?"

"Um…" Kim said shifting her weight and playing with her fingers. "I walked into a time portal and was sent back to 1996. I ran into Tommy and his team."

"Yeah," the teens said in unison.

"Really," Will asked in wonder. "Fascinating. I do not remember any of you from that time."

"Neither do I," Dr. O said. "Kim?"

"Nope, nothing," the former Pink Ranger said. "Anyway…"

Kim continued to explain what had happened. Dr. Oliver and his students jumped in when they needed to. Within an hour they explained all that had happened to them while they were in the past.

"And to get home, I had to go through the portal too," Kim finished.

"Amazing," Hayley said in awe.

"Yeah," Kim, Tommy, and the teens said at once.

There was a pause where everyone looked at each other. They all busted out laughing.

An hour later, Kira and Trent sat on a fallen tree just outside the back of Dr. Oliver's house. They were seated close to one another. Their hands were close but not touching.

"So," Kira said after a long period of silence.

"Yeah," Trent said.

They said nothing else for a minute or two.

"Um… about what I did when I was evil, I didn't mean it," The White Ranger said.

"It's ok," Kira said. "I know you didn't."

"I'm sorry," he apologized.

"Like I said, it's ok," the Yellow ranger said.

Another period of silence fell upon them.

"You know, I don't like Conner," Kira said.

Trent stared at her blankly.

"I mean I like him, but only as a brother," the Ptera Ranger explained.

"Oh," Trent said. "I just thought that since you were always near him. He's always doing stuff for you and you're always touching."

Kira didn't say anything for a minute. She knew he was right. She was more comfortable with Conner. That is why she always was near him and going to him for comfort.

"Yeah," she finally said. "That's true, but it's still not what it looks like. I care for Conner the same way I care for Ethan and Dr. O or even Will."

Trent nodded and swallowed the frightened lump in his throat. He took a deep breath and let it out slowly.

"What about me," he asked afraid of the answer. "What do you think about me? What do you feel for me?"

Kira stared at Dr. Oliver's house for a moment before she turned her attention to the White Ranger next to her. She took his hand in hers and squeezed it gently. She leaned over and kissed his cheek.

"I've liked you since the moment I first laid my eyes on you," The Yellow Ranger admitted. "That's why I didn't say anything at first."

Trent smiled. He squeezed her hand before he brought it to his lips for a kiss.

"I like you too," he said.

Kira smiled brightly.

"So, what do we do now that we admitted our feelings," Kira asked.

"Would you like to go out with me on Saturday," Trent asked.

Kira kissed his cheek again.

"Yes," she answered.

Conner and Ethan watched their teammates from inside the house. They wanted to make sure everything was okay between the White and Yellow Rangers. They knew something had happened on the moon and they knew that it was a major issue, but they never asked and seeing Kira and Trent smiling, the Blue and Red Rangers felt they never will.

Conner sighed heavily as he saw Kira kiss Trent's cheek. Ethan turned his attentiong to him.

"You ok," the Tricera Ranger asked placing a hand on his tall friend's shoulder.

"Yeah," Conner said with another sigh.

Ethan stared at his friend for a bit. He noticed Conner was still staring at the pair outside.

"There's something more, isn't there," the Blue Ranger asked.

"Yeah," Conner said as he stared at Trent and Kira a bit longer before turning to look at Ethan.

"I really liked her," he admitted. "You know more than a friend and not as a sister."

Ethan nodded and patted Conner's back.

"You never had a chance," James said lightly.

McKnight glared at him

"Thanks," he said sarcastically

Another sigh from the Red Ranger filled the silence.

"I know," He said. " I've always known. I just…"

"Yeah," Ethan said with a weak smile.

A small moment of silence followed and they stared back at the Ptera Ranger and the Drago Ranger.

"You know, I believe they're good for one another," Conner said sadly.

"Yeah, me too," Ethan said.

On Dr. Oliver's front porch, the gymnast and the paleontologist sat on the stop step. They were close and their sides touched.

"Yeah, I know," Tommy said. "Getting sent back in time."

"Again," Kimberly butted in.

"Becoming friends," the teacher continued.

"Again," the former Pink Ranger said again.

"Getting kidnapped,"

"Again."

"Getting our Ninjetti powers,"

"Again," Kim said one last time. "Well, sort of."

"Yeah,." Tommy agreed with a nod.

Silence fell upon them. Kim glanced over at Tommy before she said anything.

"Um…," she said nervously biting her lip. "What are we?"

Dr. Oliver stared at his female companion.

"What do you mean," he asked. "I thought we were, are friends."

"Yeah," Kim said. "We are, but our friendship never last long before it becomes something more."

"That's true," Tommy said. "So, what do we do?"

"I don't know," Kimberly said honestly with a shrug.

The Black Ranger sighed heavily.

"How about we take things slow and see how it goes," he suggested.

Kimberly stared at him in disbelief.

"Slow," she said. "We never really take things slow."

Tommy sighed again and rolled his eyes before he stared down at the small woman next to him.

"I know that," he practically yelled. "All I'm saying is you and I take things as they come."

"Ok," Kimberly said. " You don't have to bite my head off."

The pair glared at one another before laughing at their seriousness.

"So," Kimberly said after they had calmed down. "We take things a they come."

"Yes," Dr. O said.

"And if," Kim continued. "And I use the term if loosely, if things were to grow, say we fall in love again, we accept that."

"Yes," Tommy said again.

"Got it," Kimberly said brightly.

"Good," Tommy said.

They smiled at each other before they began to laugh once more.

END

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