"Alright class, take your seats. For those of you who don't know, your teacher Mrs. Ashley will be out for the remainder of the year. She is getting ready to have her first child and so she's going to need a long break from the hectic life of being a school teacher. So from here on out, I will be filling in for her everyday. For those of you who don't know me, my name is Dr. Oliver, but you can call me Dr.O."
Tommy wrote his name out on the dry erase board and let out a small sigh. He was not exactly thrilled to be there teaching. For starters, he was about to take on a bunch of raging lunatics whose hormones were probably working overtime. This he was pretty sure of. As soon as he walked into the school building, some of the girls started smiling and giggling at him. If only they knew…They were definitely not his type. He was way over the classified 'typical' Angel Grove chick anyway. He had crossed that road a long time ago and was pretty sure he wasn't going back. Then to make matters worse was the fact that he was teaching at his old high school again. Angel Grove High. He hadn't been around this neck of the woods in a long time. In fact, it had been almost ten years this day since he'd seen the old city again. Not much had changed in the years he'd been gone. Most of the teachers that taught him in high school were still around but age had caught up with them. Tommy's thoughts were interrupted by a student calling his name. "Uh…yes? Is there something you need?"
"Dr. Oliver, you look vaguely familiar. Did you happen to go to this school sometime ago?" asked a pretty blonde girl in the front.
"Uh…what is your name?" he asked frowning slightly. This girl may be a problem...
"It's Cassidy. I'm a reporter for our Angel Grove High Times. I was only asking because I know I've seen you somewhere before and I hardly ever forget a face, right Devin?"
"Uh…yeah, I suppose," Devin answered obediently.
"Well, yes, I did graduate from Angel Grove High a couple of years ago. I haven't been around this area since then." Tommy really didn't want to answer questions about his past. Not that his past was a bad thing; he had plenty of great memories, but more of the bad seemed to overshadow the good. Cassidy interrupted his thought once again with another question.
"So, Dr. O, would your first name happen to be Tommy?" At this point, everyone in the class seemed to be a little more alert and attentive. Tommy was starting to wonder why everyone seemed so interested in his life all of a sudden.
"Pipe down Cassidy. The man just got here and he can't even start class without you digging around like a reporter, fishing for info. If you want to write an autobiography, then do it on your on time."
"Oh shut up Ethan. No one asked you."
"Alright, alright. Everyone let's get back on task," Tommy said commandingly. "We have lots we need to cover today. If we can cover it all today then that means no homework for you." Most of the class seemed to like this idea and so they started getting ready to take notes. Cassidy looked displeased and started sulking as she took out her notebook and pen.
"By the way Cassidy, I'll entertain your questions after class, alright?" This seemed to get her attention. She stopped sulking and put her game face on to take notes. "Okay class, today we will begin the chapter on DNA…"
When class was over, Tommy assumed that Cassidy had forgot all about the questions so he proceded to pack his things and get ready to leave. Before he could get out the door, Devin handed him a note from Cassidy.
Meet me at the youth center
Today at 4pm. Please!!!!!
"Did she say why she didn't want to meet right now? I really didn't plan on visiting the youth center today. I have plans," Tommy replied frankly. What is the deal with this girl?
"Sorry Dr. O, can't help you there. She tells me what to do and I do it. No questions asked," Devin replied. Tommy raised an eyebrow as Devin took off. I wonder what that's all about. He seriously debated on not showing up for their meeting. It was so short notice and he didn't think it rude to leave. Tommy let out a huge sigh. He knew that coming back to Angel Grove would be emotional. He also knew that he couldn't avoid the city forever. Tommy locked the classroom door and headed off in the direction of the Youth Center.
"You know, sometimes I wish I could just pound that Cassidy into oblivion!" shouted Ethan.
"Whoa, there. Calm down big guy. She was only doing her reporter thing. You should be used to it by now," Kira replied, rolling her eyes.
"Kira, you see her all the time. She's in like, half of your classes. That science class is the only class that I have with her. I just can't take it anymore. That chick's nuts!"
"Well, that may be, but you'll just have to get used to it bro." Ethan glanced at his friend Conner. Conner was always goofing off. He was also always defending pretty girls therefore, it was no wonder he was taking Kira's side on the issue of Cassidy. Ethan was about to get up and leave when Kira started nudging him in the ribs.
"Hey! What the hell are you doing that for?" Ethan huffed.
"Calm down brainiac. Look who just walked in." It was their temporary Bio teacher, Dr. Oliver and he didn't look too happy about being there. In fact, he looked almost lost even. "I wonder what he's doing here." thought Kira aloud.
"I don't know," said Ethan, "but I think I want to help him find his way."
AN: Alright folks. This is my first attempt at a Power Rangers story. Just so you know, I am a big time lover of Tommy but if you can't handle him being OOC then leave now. He will be in canon most of the time but because he's older in this fic, it may not be what you'd expect. I was going to make this an M rated story but I have enough M rated things. In the meantime, review, flame, whatever you want. As long as it's not super rude, I won't report you or have you banned. Also, I posted this story once before but I am rewriting it. It was one of my first fics I started writing so the grammer was kind of rough. :P