The five teens soon found that Justin's house wasn't at all like the place they expected a super hero to live. Each their own ideas but all of them imagined something like a Bat Cave or a mansion. Justin lived in very normal four bedroom suburban home with an extremely neat lounge and kitchen. As he led them into the basement they're eyes lit up in wonder.
The basement had computers, filing cabinets, several bean bags and a large desk in the middle as well as a secret garage they could see a blue jeep hidden inside. "It's no Bat Cave, but it'll do." Adi commented as he put his hands on his hips and nodded in approval.
"I was hoping for a pizza shop…" Conner commented lazily.
Nero scratched his cheek and replied, "I was thinking Secret Government Lab with lots of lady scientists in miniskirts but I guess that's a bit much to ask for…" Karla growled as a vein popped on her forehead.
Justin's eyes where shadowed as he looked at them, "Gee… I'm so sorry all I have to offer is a basement…" He growled, "I'm just a normal College student not some comic book hero who mysteriously has tons of money!" He stomped over to a computer and placed a hand on the chair in front of the computer, "Sorry about the outburst Fyria, man… I wonder if the others thought I was this annoying back in the day…"
The person behind the high backed chair spun around to look at Justin and smiled, "What can you expect, their high school kids." She was quite attractive with blue/black hair with a long silver streak on her left side that fell all the way to her elbow. She had dark blue eyes, tanned skin and wore a dark blue t-shirt with a black skirt. She also had a tattoo of a snake on her right wrist and a scar over her right eye. She looked the five kids over as they collapsed into the bean bags, "I'm Fyria Sinita, and I'm Justin's friend. I handle the intelligence and technological side of things down here."
Angelica looked between them as Justin sat on the desk next to Fyria and asked, "So what exactly do you two do down here?"
"There are three of us actually." Justin corrected, "I guess you guys fill my old position as Protectors of the City, and I'll be advising and mentoring you from now on. My partner, Bradley, officially only handles catering." He placed his hands on his knees and sighed, "Though other then advice about being a Ranger I won't be much help I'm afraid."
The five remained silent as Fyria continued for Justin, "To be perfectly honest, although we can monitor whenever the city is attacked by… whatever that was…" She found herself interrupted by Nero.
"He said his name was Gades… a Sinistral." Nero explained.
"Ok, Sinistrals… wonder if others in the Ranger Net know anything…" Justin mumbled to himself more then anyone else.
"Attacked by Sinistrals." Fyria continued, "We can't really offer you any information on the enemy but information that previous Ranger teams have discovered that may be of use to us now." She stood up revealing she was about the same height as the girls, "I handle all the technological aspects around here, me and Justin share the responsibility of monitoring the city since our class schedules mean there's always one of us here. First off I'll build you guys some communicators so we can contact you and vice versa."
As the teens nodded Justin jumped into the vacated computer chair and accessed the special Ranger Net, "I'm glad Billy thought to set this up…" He muttered as he proceeded to type out a mass email to all Rangers on the network.
The five teens looked at their mentor curiously as Fyria explained, "The Ranger Net is a sub-system linked to the Internet that only those with the right passwords may enter, things only a Ranger would know… like the names of former Rangers. It was established by Billy Cranston, the Blue Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, in effort to speed up the spread of information amongst fellow Rangers, mostly for social reasons, but also for cases like this."
Justin suddenly grumbled, "Dammit… Ethan's updated his porn archive again… it's kinda getting annoying having to sift through the angry comments of the girl Rangers…"
Suddenly Nero and Adi launched themselves at the computer screaming, "LET US SEE! LET US SEE!"
The next thing they knew their feet where no longer on the ground as Karla and Fyria flung them across the room back onto the bean bags. Karla stomped back over and shot Nero a dirty look before plonking back down in her bean bag. Fyria just laughed, "At least you still have enough energy to jump around like that after your first morph. Most get really tired."
"It's porn!" The two nerdier members of the team replied in unison.
"Wriggly squishy boobies!" Adi laughed as he moved his hands to his chest and made a cub shape under them.
"Tight juicy asses!" Nero grinned and held up his hands as if to cub something in front of him.
The Red Ranger was promptly replied to with a heel to the head from Karla who currently had steam rising from her head from her fury. Angelica was cowering away in fear of the more violent girl's wrath. Conner remained visibly neutral to the situation.
Fyria giggled at the antics of the youngsters as Justin continued working when suddenly the computer gave an energetic beep, "A message…? Have we already got a reply?" She asked.
The now adult Turbo ranger nodded, "Yeah, from Anton Mercer of all people! Apparently he's at a dig of a temple where the Sinistrals are mentioned though they've only just begun deciphering the glyphs. From what they have it appears this is the third or forth time the Sinistrals have attacked in human history, each time they where fought off by a group of mythical beasts. Apparently there are four Sinistrals in all while the exact number of Mythical Beasts is unknown…"
Karla looked at the teams mentor and blinked, "But there's five of us so shouldn't there only be five?"
Suddenly a one foot tall fiery bird materialized on Nero's chest and commented, "No. When we first fought the Sinistrals we numbered in the hundreds. After the second battle only seven of us remained. After the conclusion of the third war only six remained… however we have not been able to contact Pegasus…" The phoenix trailed off as it looked deep in thought.
Nero looked at the bird and asked, "Why are you not setting me on fire?"
The Phoenix looked over it's shoulder and shrugged, "You are my Chosen. I cannot harm you as much as you cannot harm me."
As if on cue a tiny white fairy appeared on Angelica's shoulder, a miniature blue Minotaur rested on Conner's shoulder, a cat sized dragon curled up on Adi's chest and a kitten with wings appeared on Karla's lab.
There was a brief pause then each of the four other Rangers yelled.
"GAH!" Conner grunted, "You're heavy you know that!"
"Well excuse me for being a bovine!" the Minotaur retorted.
"EEK!" Angelica shrieked, "You surprised me!"
"OW!" The fairy whined, "And the others say I'm loud…"
"DUDE!" Adi gapped at the Dragon
"Word." It replied sleepily.
There was another pause and everyone glanced at Karla waiting.
A bead of sweat slowly trickled down her forehead. Karla and the miniaturized griffon looked at each other for a few seconds before the girl spontaneous grabbed the feline and wrapped him in a bear hug, "KITTY!"
"EGADS!" The tiny Griffon shrieked in an oddly deep, James Earl Jones-like, voice, "GET THIS INSANE WOMAN OFF OF ME!" Instead everyone laughed at the poor yellow furball's predicament.
As the laughs died down the Phoenix looked back at Justin and continued, "The Sinistrals are God like beings as ancient as the world itself. They have existed since before their world was part of a cloud of gas and, if the previous battles are any indication, will out live it." The bird prepared to say more when Angelica's mobile started ringing, causing all to turn their heads towards the girl.
She blushed furiously and answered the call, "Hello?" She started, "Pick me up…? Uh well you see the thing is…" She glanced at everyone, "I'm with acquaintances… the school? Oh, they protected me." She was blushing even worse now, she didn't know if she could tell the caller about her powers and chose not to… making this all the more awkward for her.
Fyria looked at the clock and smiled slightly, "Well it's getting late, you should all head home anyway." She walked towards the stairs and added, "You're probably al exhausted aren't you? Who would like a lift?" She rolled her eyes as Nero and Adi both sprang to their feet to follow her while Karla flowed behind them glaring a hole into Nero. Conner chose to walk home himself while Angelica opted to wait for her butler to pick her up at Justin's place.
Later that night Nero lay on his bed half awake with his younger sister snuggling up next to him. He smiled slightly at the young teen, thinking how much she still acted like a little kid, his thoughts quickly turned to the events of earlier and his brow furrowed. Placing a hand on his sister's head and gently rubbing his thump over her silky hair he vowed he wouldn't let his responsibilities harm his family, whatever the cost.
A black figured moved swiftly through the forest, dashing easily between the bushes and trees. The figure's movements came to an abrupt end when it came face to face with a figure wearing shining golden armour with long flowing green hair and yellow eyes. The armoured figure towered over the black figure at about 16 feet tall and gave a malicious and almost joyous grin at the sight of the black figure.
"Who are you?" The black figure demanded.
The golden figure replied, "I am Amon, Sinistral of Chaos."