The jangle of the phone woke Jason from a deep sleep. He groaned, rolling over to look at the clock and trying to focus. He squinted at the glowing numbers, letting out a muttered curse as he realized the time.
Three in the morning. Who called him at three in the – a sense of deja-vu hit him in the gut, waking him completely. It had been three o'clock when Kimberly's mother had last called him.
The phone jangled again. He threw back the covers and pushed from his bed. He should have put a phone in his bedroom after the last time but he hadn't thought it necessary. Besides, the walk to good way to wake him up. Padding on silent feet, he stepped into the hallway and pulled the phone off the hook. "If this is someone other than Kimberly's mother, they'd better have a good excuse."
He grinned, leaning against the wall. "Mrs. Hart. Did you get my message?"
"Jason, darling, not only did I get your message but I spoke with Kimberly this afternoon. Whatever you did, I can't thank you enough!"
Jason chuckled. Kimberly must have called to tell her mother that she and Tommy were back together. "I didn't really have a lot to do with it, Mrs. Hart. They really just needed to talk."
"Don't be modest, Jason. Kimberly credits you with making them face each other and you know my daughter; she doesn't praise her friends lightly."
Right. "I'm glad I could help. Kimberly and Tommy are good for each other and happier together than apart."
"I couldn't agree more. I'm sorry for waking you, but I just couldn't wait to thank you for your part in this. Hearing my Kimberly happy again, really happy, is a minor miracle."
"Anytime, Mrs. Hart."
He hung up the phone with a grin and a shake of his head.
Kimberly and Tommy were talking on a daily basis, back to corresponding through the mail and unknown to Kimberly, Tommy had brought a plane ticket to ensure he was at the Pan Globals when the competition happened as a surprise. Katherine was recovering nicely, though dismayed with her actions after once again being under Rita's powers. With no harm done, the team was calling it water under the bridge and trying to forget about it. Tommy's focus as a Ranger returned, and with the Machine Empire having lost their ability to focus in on Kimberly, was back to fighting monsters in Angel Grove.
That left Jason and Kimberly back to where they'd been when this whole mess had started.
Friends supporting one another as they chased their dreams with the support of their friends and family back home. Dreams that would someday lead them back to Angel Grove and those waiting patiently for their return. Dreams that would some day lead to a better, brighter future.
Author's Note: That's it, that's all folks, thanks for being an attentive audience and hanging tough through the end! It was a lot of fun to write :D