Epilogue: A Happy Ending
Andros sighed as he sat in the park by himself. He had a lot on his mind and he wasn't planning on dumping all his thoughts on his wife. He hated it when he did that, he didn't find it fair that he would spill all his thoughts out on her when she already had too many things on her mind. As Andros sat in the park, his mind went back on what happened during the past few years. After his mission with all the Red Rangers, Andros handed in his morpher for good. Ashley was relieved the day Andros told her that he was done being a Ranger. "ANDROS!" A voice called. Andros looked over his shoulder and saw Karone running towards him.
"Karone, what's going on?" He asked.
"It's Ashley…she's gone into labor," she replied.
"Where is she?"
"Zhane just brought her into the hospital."
Karone watched as Andros ran as fast as he could towards the hospital without having Karone tell him another thing.
Ashley was waiting in the hospital when Andros arrived. Ashley looked at him confused while trying not to laugh. "Baby, what happened? You sound like you ran a thousand miles," she laughed.
"I…just ran…all the way….from the…park," Andros panted.
Ashley giggled as she touched his face. "You made it," she murmured. Andros held onto her hand and kissed the top of it.
"I told you I'd make it," he answered.
Ashley smiled as she kissed Andros before feeling a contraction hit. "Andros," she whimpered. Andros held onto her hand.
"I'm right here, Ash, right here," he whispered.
Andros kissed the top of Ashley's head.
"And we have a boy," the doctor announced. Ashley let out a small laugh before Andros held their son in his arms. Ashley reached up and touched the baby's arm.
"Alejandro," she whispered.
Ashely then sat up crying out in pain. "Come on, Astera," the doctor coached. Andros still had a hard time getting used to the fact that everyone on KO-35 called her Astera. "The head's crowning," the doctor announced. Andros handed the boy over to a nurse while holding onto Ashley's hand.
"ANDROS!" Ashley screamed.
"You're doing great, Astera, just one more push," the doctor informed.
"You can do it, Ashley," Andros whispered.
Ashley held onto Andros's hand as tight as she could and screamed until she heard her second baby's scream. "It's a girl," Andros whispered. Ashley sat up with Andros's help and she took their daughter into her arms.
"Aiko," she whispered.
Andros smiled as he took Alejandro into his arms and sat beside his wife looking at Aiko. They had both agreed that Ashley would name their twins after her father and her sister if they were a boy and girl. Ashley looked at her twins with tears threatening to fall down her face. Andros smiled at her and kissed a stray tear away. "I love you," he murmured.
"I love you too," she answered.
Andros smiled at all those memories and despised the memories that had him hurt himself and the woman he loved. "PAPA!" A voice called. Andros looked over his shoulder and smiled when his daughter ran up to him.
She had chin-length light brown hair, brown eyes, she was wearing black boots, silver pants, a yellow shirt, her hair was pull back in a small half-ponytail and she had flowers in the ponytail part. Around her neck was the necklace Andros gave Ashley on her birthday, seven years ago.
Andros chuckled as he scooped his daughter up in his arms and kissed her cheek. "Papa, guess what," she giggled.
"What?" Andros asked.
"I drew a picture today."
"You did, what did you draw?"
"I drew a picture of a pretty flower."
"Did mommy like it?"
Andros smiled as he lifted her high enough that she was sitting on his left shoulder and she was reaching towards the flowers on the trees. "I can reach so high, daddy," she giggled.
"You sure can," Andros answered.
"I'm going to be the Queen of KO-35."
Andros smiled up at his daughter. "You'll be the queen, Aiko, you'll be the queen," he murmured. Aiko took a flower off a tree and placed it behind her ear.
Ashley was watching as Zaid and Alejandro were playing telekinesis ball together. She looked up when Andros and Aiko came back. "Where did you go?" She asked.
"By the lake, I had a lot on my mind," Andros replied.
He placed Aiko on the ground and smiled to see Zhane and Karone asleep under a tree with their daughter, Kalila, asleep between them. Aiko went to play with Zaid and Alejandro, while Andros sat beside his wife. "How are you doing?" He asked.
"I'm doing fine," she replied.
Andros smiled as he kissed her and then a whimpering could be heard beside Ashley. "She's up," Ashley murmured. She reached into the little carrier beside her and picked a baby up out of the carrier. "Hi, Alena, did you have a nice nap?" She asked. Andros smiled as he looked at his three-month-old daughter. Alena opened her eyes and reached out towards Andros. "Do you want your daddy? Here, Andros," Ashley told him. She placed the baby into Andros's arms and Andros looked at his daughter.
"Hi, Alena. You know who I am, don't you? I'm your daddy," he murmured.
Andros stood up from the ground with Alena securely in his arms and Ashley watched as her husband walked towards the lake again.
Andros stood out by the lake and smiled as the sun hit the water. "Look it, Alena, you've been born in a great world. You'll learn to do so many things. You'll do so many things and you'll be great at anything. Your mommy and I will be right beside you whenever you need us," Andros explained. He looked down at his daughter to see her reaching up to touch his face. Andros smiled as he kissed her forehead and her tiny hand touched the scar over his eye.
"And she's going to break a lot of hearts doing it," Ashley commented.
Andros smiled at his wife and wrapped his free arm around her waist while handing her Alena. "After all we've been through, you still love me, why?" He asked.
"Andros, we went through this before," Ashley groaned.
"Just tell me again," Andros insisted.
Ashley let out a sigh and looked up at him. "After all we've been through and I still love you, because you're the best thing that ever happened to me. Look, Andros, you gave me anything I've ever wanted. A great home, three great kids, and your heart," she replied. Andros smiled as he leaned forward and kissed her.
"Good, then my heart is yours," he told her.
Ashley smiled as she kissed him before placing her head on his shoulder looking out at the sunset with the baby still securely in her arms. Andros wrapped his arms around his wife and daughter and closed his eyes. This was more than he could ever ask for. "My heart is yours," he whispered. And that's how it would be forever.
Author's Note: It's all over :sobs: I'll be okay. This was one of my favorite stories and I thank all of you who supported the story. Thank you all so much. If you guys have any ideas for more A/A, I'll be happy to have them. Until then…catch ya on the flip side everybody.