Disclaimer: I don't own the Power Rangers. I only own Kris Oliver.
Chapter 17 Will You
Trent came up to Kira as she walked towards their first class. His white jacket was flowing behind him as he ran up to her.
"Kira, wait up," Trent called.
Kira turned to him and smiled. She shut her locker and they began walking to class.
"Hey, Trent," Kira smiled.
"Listen, there's something I want to ask you," he said.
Before he knew it, they were walking into Tommy's class room.
"What is it," Kira asked.
As he opened his mouth, another voice could be heard beyond his.
"Can you all please sit," Tommy asked.
Kira and Trent found seats next to Conner and Ethan.
"Man, it's good to have Dr. O back, isn't it," Conner asked.
"Yeah, perfect," Trent sighed.
He crossed his arms on the table and laid his head on them.
"You were you wanting to ask me," Kira asked.
"Forget it," Trent said.
Trent had lost his opportunity to ask her.
"Sorry I've been gone for so long, but I'm back and here to stay," Tommy said.
"Good to have you back, Dr. O," Ethan yelled.
"Thanks, Ethan," Tommy laughed.
Conner stopped dead in his tracks as he, Ethan, and Trent walked in school the next day.
"There she is," he said, talking a deep breath.
"Who," Ethan asked.
"The future Mrs. Conner McKnight," Conner said.
Trent looked down and laughed when he saw the person Conner was talking about.
"Krista? Dude, she's kind of deep. And you're…" he began.
"Not deep," Ethan suggested.
"I didn't want to say it," Trent laughed.
Trent knew Krista only from math class. He jumped as Conner hit him with his backpack. Ethan took hold of his arm after Conner had hit it.
"Come on, guys. You're supposed to be backing me up," Conner snapped.
"Go ahead… try," Trent said.
"Have you asked Kira yet," Conner asked.
Somehow, he knew that question was going to be asked.
"Um, no," Trent said.
Conner rolled his eyes and laughed.
"Ha, and you're giving me shit," he said.
"I just haven't had time, okay," Trent told him
Tommy sighed as he looked away from the wedding picture at the cyber café. He knew now Kim was truly alive, and it wasn't some sick game of Mesogog's. He hadn't noticed the redhead walking towards him with a coffee. Kris was turned around in the chair next to her dad looking out at everyone.
"Not having a good day," Hayley asked.
Tommy turned to her and gave her a weak smile.
"Just a frustrating day," he sighed.
"You'll find her," Hayley said.
'It's not the problem of finding her. We know she's on the island. I just need to find out how to get her out," Tommy said.
Hayley reached over the counter and covered his hand with hers.
"You'll find a way," she said.
Conner then came walking up them.
"Hey, Dr. O. Hey, cutie," he smiled.
Kris frowned as the eighteen year old messed up her hair.
"Hey, Conner," Tommy said.
"Where are the others," he asked.
"Over there," Hayley said, pointing to the pair.
"Thanks," Conner replied.
Kira and Ethan looked up and smiled at Conner as he took the empty set.
"Hey, Conner," they said.
"Hey, guys," he replied.
Kira couldn't resist the feeling she was having. She just had to tell Conner and Ethan her news.
"I'm so excited. I'm going to be performing at the prom," Kira said.
"Really? Has anyone asked you yet," Conner asked.
She gave Conner a weird look. Why was he so interested?
"No, but I guess now it doesn't matter, right," Kira asked.
"I'm sure someone will ask," Conner said.
"How do you know? Are you going to," Kira asked.
She really hadn't meant for it to come out like it did, but she had no idea why he was acting so weird.
"Kira…" Conner began.
By the sound of his voice, she knew her thinking was wrong.
"I'm joking, Conner. Who did you ask anyway," Kira asked.
"No one," Conner asked.
Kira and Ethan glanced at each other as Conner sank a little in his seat.
"Excuse me," Ethan asked.
"I haven't exactly asked her yet," Conner said.
Ethan let out a small laugh, but was busting out in tears in his mind. He couldn't believe Conner hadn't tried to ask Krista out yet.
"You better soon," Kira said, totally unaware of Ethan's reaction.
"Yeah, which reminds me… I need to go ask a certain person a question. Later," Conner told them.
Conner got up from the chair and grabbed his bag.
"Bye," Ethan waved.
"See you tomorrow," Kira said.
Trent took a deep breath. This was his chance to finally ask Kira as she sat on the grass overlooking the lake at the park writing new lyrics.
"Hey, Kira," Trent said.
She turned and smiled at him. He swallowed hard as she got up and walked up to him.
"Oh hey, Trent. What's up," Kira asked.
"I've been meaning to ask you this since yesterday," he said.
"What is it," Kira asked.
He couldn't back down now. He was already in it.
"Well, I was wondering if you would go to the prom with me," Trent said.
Kira's smile faded, which scared Trent to death.
"You know I'm singing," she said.
"I know, but it's only one song, isn't it," Trent asked.
"Trent, don't go evil White Ranger on me. I'll go with you," Kira laughed.
"Yes," he yelled.
Without thinking, not caring if anyone saw it, Trent took Kira in his arms and kissed her.
"Whoa, what was that for," Kira asked as they broke apart.
"Don't know. Just got excited," Trent said.
The both of them moaned as their communicators went off.
"What is it, Dr. O," Trent asked.
"Head to the lab. We got to move fast if we want to rescue Kim," Tommy said.
The two of them looked at each and behind making their way to the house.
Chapter 18 The Rescue
Tommy was filling in the other Rangers on the situation.
"Tommy, you should come see this," Hayley said.
He gasped when he saw the person on the computer screen. For a second, he thought that he might me having a dream.
"Kim…" Tommy began.
The four teen's mouths dropped.
"She escaped," Conner asked.
"That's great," Kira smiled.
"We have another problem too," Hayley sighed.
"What is it," Ethan asked.
The screen changed to Zeltrax. In the next instant, he had caught up to Kim.
"Man, I knew it wasn't going to be easy," Tommy sighed.
"Let's do this," Trent said.
Hayley turned as the five of them made it the middle of the room.
"Be careful. Kim doesn't…" she began.
"I know she doesn't have powers," Tommy said.
"Wait, what about the gem," Hayley asked.
"Hayley…" Tommy began.
He had totally forgotten about the pink dino gem.
"It's on the desk," Hayley said.
"Thanks," Tommy smiled.
Tommy grabbed the gem and stood next to Conner.
"Ready," Conner asked.
"Ready," they all said.
"Dino thunder power up," the five of them yelled.
Zeltrax turned as the Rangers ran up to him.
"So nice of you to come," he said.
"Where is she," Tommy asked.
"She's safe… for now," Zeltrax laughed.
Tommy glanced over at the warehouse and then at the other Rangers.
"You guys handle Zeltrax. I'll find Kim," he said.
"Got it," Conner nodded.
With that, he went running for the warehouse door.
"She doesn't have much time left," Zeltrax yelled.
"Hurry, Dr. O," Kira cried.
Tommy looked all over the place. He couldn't find any trace of Kim at all.
"Kim! Kimberly, can you hear me," Tommy asked.
He gasped when he turned the corner. There she was… tied to a pole and barely holding on.
"Black Ranger? Where's…" Kim began.
"It's me Beautiful. I'm here," Tommy said.
She looked at him as he untied her.
"Tommy…" Kim began.
She couldn't finish though. Kim had seemed to have fallen asleep in Tommy's arms. Tommy hoped that he wasn't too late.
Everyone was now back I the lab. Kim was lying on a table being monitored. Tommy let go of her hand and walked over to the computer where Hayley was.
"Is she going to be alright, Hayley," he asked.
"I believe so. She's just very weak at the moment," she said.
"Tommy…" a weak voice said.
They all turned to find Kim moving around and trying to sit up. He walked over to her and helped her sit.
"Hey, Kim. You're safe now," Tommy smiled.
All of a sudden a rush of emotion came through her.
"Where's Kris? I have to see her," Kim panicked.
Tommy put his hand on the top of her head and calmed her down.
"Kris! Come down here. There's someone who wants to see you," he called.
Tears came down Kim's cheeks at the sight of her daughter. She had grown up so fast.
"Mommy," Kris smiled.
The soon to be six year old ran over to her mother and embraced her. Kim seemed to have lost the sense of weakness.
"Oh baby… I've missed you so much," she cried.
"Me too," Kris said.
The alarm went off and the screen showed Mesogog.
"Not again," Conner sighed.
Tommy smiled and looked over at his wife.
"I think this belongs to you," he said.
Kim gasped when she saw her glowing gem in her hand.
"Can I…" she began.
"I believe so," Tommy said.
Kim then looked at her daughter and then back at Tommy.
"What about…" she began.
"Just do it," Kris said, rolling her eyes.
"You heard the little lady. Let's do it,'' Ethan laughed.
"Ready," Conner asked.
"Ready," five of them said.
"Not ready," Kim panicked.
They all look at her and laughed.
Her eyes then met her husbands.
"Yell dino thunder power up," Tommy smiled.
"Alright," Kim said.
"Now are we ready," Conner asked.
"Ready," they all said.
"Dino thunder power up," they yelled.
Mesogog was surprised to see a new Ranger join the team.
"What's this? A new Ranger," he asked.
"Let's get this over with before I get too attached to it," Kim sighed.
Deep down, Kim knew this was going to be her first and last battle as the Pink Dino Thunder Ranger.
"Right," Tommy said.
"I call upon the power of all the gems! Combine powers," Conner yelled.
With that, their entire gem's energy destroyed Mesogog, along with the island and Zeltrax.
"Is it really over with," Kira asked.
"I think so," Trent said.
Tommy sighed as out his hand on Kim's shoulder.
"That's it. No more Power Rangers," he said.
Tommy and Kim watched Conner, Kira, Ethan, and Trent having a good time at the prom. Kira had just arrived after singing.
"Kim, you have no idea how much I missed you," Tommy said.
Jason was taking care of Kris for them. After finding out they had saved Kim, he wasted no time in coming to see them.
"If it was anything like the way I missed you, I think I do," Kim said.
The two shared their first kiss since Kim had been rescued.
"I love you, Kim," Tommy said.
"I love you too, Tommy," she smiled.
"I don't want to lose you again," he said.
Kim smiled and put her hand on his cheek.
"Neither do I," she said.
I'm sorry it took so long. I've been having to do a lot of reading for college, and I have a new job now so that's pretty much talking up a lot of my time now of days. Make sure to go to my group for information about my upcoming writings. Hope you've enjoyed!!!