Declaring War

Okay, just some stuff you should probably know, this happens about a year and a half after Dino Thunder. Tommy is still in Reefside, and Kimberly and him have made up and have started talking and being friends again.

Kimberly lives about two hours away from Reefside and has her own business. She's an interior decorator.

It all started with a phone call.

"I'm declaring war."

"Tommy?" Kim asked, a mix of startled shock and confusion. When she had seen his name on her caller id, she hadn't expected those to be his first words to her.

They had gotten over any differences they had once had and were now friends again, so they talked pretty often, so she wasn't surprised that he was calling her, only about what he had just said. They had been good friends again for a little over a year now and so she was a little confused over what he could possibly be declaring war over. It worried her for a moment.

What if he was evil again? She wondered, but shrugged it off. She was pretty sure if he was evil again he wouldn't phone her to make threats, he'd just appear on her doorstep or something.

"Yeah, it's me. I've been thinking, and I finally figured things out. But I thought it was only fair that I gave you a warning. I don't want you to be able to argue later that I didn't do this right." He told her, smirking a little though she couldn't see it.

"Okay, Tommy now your just confusing me. What are you talking about? What are you declaring war about?" She asked, sitting down on her chair to get comfortable. Sometimes Tommy had a habit of rattling on and on and if this was one of those times then she wanted to at least be comfortable.

"Nope, I'm not going to tell you, I'll let you figure it out for yourself. It should be made clear enough soon but in the meantime, just remember. I declare war." He told her and with a slightly evil laugh, he hung up.

Kim sighed as she looked down at her phone and shook her head. Sometimes Tommy could be so weird, but whatever it was that he was talking about had her slightly worried.

Out of all of them, Tommy was the one who had been evil the longest amount of time and so he was the best strategist when he put his mind to something, and if he was declaring war against her then she had every right to be slightly worried.

Still though, she was a female, and had been evil herself for a time or two (even became the queen of evil for about an hour or so) and if he messed with her, well, he was going to realize why it was never a good thing to mess with a former pink ranger.

Yes, Yellow rangers were the ones you feared to piss off. They were capable of things that you didn't even want to know about, they would get revenge that would make you wonder how they even did it. (Sometimes they even made you do it to yourself, which doubled the wonder and made you less likely piss them off again. She'd seen Trini do this a time or two.)

It was the Yellow rangers ability to manipulate the situation, any situation (and that they could manipulate it, even when you were guarding against them), to their benefit, and their willingness to use violence, that made them such a threat to others when pissed that most of the time they were left alone.

But under the threat of a Yellow ranger, was the even bigger threat of the pink ranger.

Most of the other rangers forgot about the Pink ranger, because they were so hard to push to their danger level. The Pinks were the sweet ones, the ones who would never do anything like that.

This is why it took them by surprise when a Pink reached her limit and she lost it. It was the point in time when they showed the other rangers that Rita chose the wrong ranger to make evil. As the heart of the team, which the Pink rangers tended to be, they knew each member's strengths and weakness, and their biggest fears and insecurities.

And sure, they wouldn't ever harm their friends, or do anything that could be considered truly evil, but sometimes they got pretty darn close.

So yeah, she was a little worried, but she knew that no matter what he threw at her, she'd be ready.

Only she wasn't ready.

Out of all the ways for Tommy to attack, flowers had not been something she thought she would have to expect.

But the next day, there sitting on her desk, were two dozen roses.

Pink and White roses, with a note saying: Thinking of you, Tommy.

Confused, she picked up her phone.

He answered on the third ring.

"So did you like the roses? They used to be your favorite." He asked, sitting at his computer, working on a few things for his upcoming class while he talked to her.

"You know, when you said you were declaring war, flowers wasn't what I was expecting. You paying one of my employees to set of the sprinkler system, maybe, but not two dozen roses." She told him dryly.

"But you did enjoy the roses?" He questioned, amused.

"Roses are still my favorites, so yes, I am enjoying them. But what is this? A smell the roses moment, right before you launch your first attack?" She questioned.

Tommy chuckled at the confusion in her voice. "If you haven't figured it out yet, Kim, I'm not going to tell you. But when you do figure it out, let me know." He told her, before laughing again.

"You know it creeps me out whenever you laugh like that. It always makes us think of your evil days." She told him.

He laughed again, this time a normal laugh. "I haven't turned evil on you Kim, but I have to go; class is almost ready to start. Call me when you figure it out." He told her, hanging up.

She looked at the phone, once again, eyes narrowed. "What are you up to, Oliver?" She questioned, putting her phone back on the hook.

It took her about 3 days to finally clue in and figure it out. The reason it took her so long to realize, she figured, was because she honestly wasn't expecting it.

But after 3 days of flowers, a new batch of two dozen white and pink, every morning and her favorite food from her favorite local restaurant being delivered to her home every night. (Italian food from a little place she had found when she moved there and had mentioned to Tommy once or twice, a place that doesn't even deliver.)

And, Chinese or Mexican take out delivered for lunch, along with Tommy emailing her jokes daily, it finally clicked and she called him.

"Are you trying to seduce me?" She questioned, in absolute disbelief.

Tommy chuckled. "I thought it was going to take you at least two more days to notice." He told her, amused.

"What-" She started to say then stopped before starting up again. "Why?" She questioned, at a loss for words.

"Because Kim, for me, you're the one, you're it. Nobody else comes close and nobody else ever will. We were young when things didn't work out, but we're not the same people we once were. This time, things are different, we're older, and we know what's out there and what we want. I want you, I've always wanted you and now I'm smart enough to fight for what I want instead of just letting you go without doing anything. So you can fight this, but I'm going to wear you out and you're going to give in, because Kim, you want me too." He told her.

Kim was silent. She was too busy thinking about what he had just said and what it all meant to even think of talking back. It brought up feelings she had thought she buried or had disappeared years ago.

"Damnit Tommy, what do you expect me to say to that?" She demanded.

He laughed in amusement.

"I don't expect you to say anything right now, I'd imagine that you're confused right now and need sometime to think about things and how you feel. But Kim, I did warn you, and if you think I'm going to quit trying to get you to admit you love me too, I'm not. I'm going to throw everything I've got at you until you give in, cause Kim? I'm playing for keeps." He told her.

"Tommy-" She started, not quite sure what she was going to say but he interrupted her before she could find out.

"Goodnight Kim." He told her, and then he hung up.

Kim sighed, tossing her phone to the side. "What am I supposed to do with you Tommy?" She mused for a moment before getting up and heading towards her bedroom. She had some thinking to do, she might as well try to get comfortable doing it, even if there was no way she was going to be able to sleep.

Alright that is it for the first chapter but there is still some more, so don't worry. Anyway, please review and tell me if you like it. Thanks!