Chapter Twenty-Four: The Calm Before the Storm

Tommy, still morphed as the Black Dino Thunder Ranger ran to his future self and Kimberly.

"Is she okay?" he asked.

"She's fine," Dr. Oliver said. "Mesogog gave her such a bad headache that she fainted."

Kimberly groaned in his arms. She was slowly becoming conscious again. She was shocked to see adult Tommy holding her.

"What happened?" she asked.

"We tricked Mesogog," said Tommy.

Dr. Oliver helped her to her feet and Tommy allowed her to lean against him.

"We should get back, before we're noticed," said a concerned Aisha.

"Yeah," everyone agreed.

They made it to the Command Center with no trouble. Tommy lead Kimberly to a seat. He sat in a chair beside her and held her as close to his body as he could.

"Kimberly," Kim exclaimed happily when she saw her past self.

Kimberly smiled up at her older self. Tommy was kissing her face now and she turned to kiss him.

"The plan worked," Hayley said.

"Yeah," Dr. Oliver said.

"I bet Mesogog's unhappy," Jason chuckled lightly.

Everyone else laughed.

Dr. Oliver glanced over at his past self and smiled before he cleared is throat.

"Mesogog's not going to let us rest," he said solemnly. "He's probably going to attack soon."

"Well, until he does attack, I say we relax," Conner suggested.

"I have no problem with that," Dr. Oliver said.

"Um… guys," Kimberly said in a mousey voice. "I think there's something wrong with Mesogog. He seemed sick when I was there."

"Sick?" Dr. Oliver asked going to stand by the girl. "How so?"

"He would growl in pain from time in time," Kimberly answered. "He would then flinch and go off by himself."

The Rangers looked around the room at each other. They didn't know what to say about that. Even though, they were all looking to each other, no one really noticed that Trent looked worried. He knew exactly what was wrong with Mesogog but he couldn't tell anyone the truth.

Dr. Oliver cleared his throat.

"We can't do anything about it," he said. "Everyone just relax until Mesogog makes his next move."

At Mesogog's lair, Jason was right, Mesogog was unhappy. He was in a room full of his henchmen. He was using his mind beam thing to cause them pain.

"You fools," he hissed angrily. "You allowed them to trick you."

Tired of torture, he sat on his throne. He was silent for a moment, then he laughed out.

"There will be a final attack," he said. "I will send out a small army and my monster. I will destroy the Rangers. Nothing will come between my victory. Now go."

Once said, Mesogog felt an unbearable pain. Mercer was fighting back. The human felt the need to stop the villain's plan. He knew to what extreme he was willing to go to kill the Rangers and take over the world. He couldn't allow it to happen. He had to save the Rangers, the world, and most important his son.

Mesogog roared as he fought to keep Mercer down. It was taking him more and more to keep the human from taking over. He sighed when he felt his win.

His vision cleared to see Elsa staring worriedly at him.

"Master?" she asked.

"What is it?" he snapped at her.

Elsa jumped, then bowed before him.

"Master, the Rangers took your other secret weapon."

"What," Mesogog snapped. "How could you allow that to happen?"

"I'm sorry, Master," the woman said humbly.

Mesogog hissed and stood to tower over his minion. He decided he was not tired of torture after all and preceded to cause Elsa pain.

END OF CH. 24