AN: I will not be writing the next story in the series for a month or two. I have other stories I need to complete.
AN2: Kimberly's power is the Pterodactyl again. I wanted her to have a flying sword. Kira is Pteranodon, completely different dinosaur. I did my research on it. So, Kim is the Ptero Ranger and Kira Ptera. I wanted the girls to share a connection. They will be like twins on the battlefield. Also, Kim's weapon will be the Ptero Bow.
Chapter Twenty-Seven: New
After the past Power Rangers were sent home, everyone else pitched in to clean the Dino Thunder Command Center. When they were done they all settled down to sleep. The teens slept in their sleeping bags. Jason gave up his room to Hayley and Will and slept on the couch. Tommy and Kimberly shared Tommy's room.
Kim held her stone as she studied it. She turned it, surveying all sides.
"It's unbelievable huh?" Tommy smiled as he lied down next to her.
"Yeah," Kim said in awe. "I'm a Power Ranger again."
"I can't believe you're the Pink Pterodactyl Ranger again."
"Ha ha," Kim said as she placed her Dino Gem on the night stand. "And it's Pink Ptero Ranger."
She cuddled into Tommy's side.
"I'm happy for you," Tommy said.
"Thanks," Kim said. She kissed him sweetly before settling her head on his chest.
Tommy smiled. He was also happy to have someone his own age on the team. Kim was always a great Ranger it was good that she was back fighting by his side.
The next day, Jason packed his things. He stood by his car.
"It's time for me to head home," he said.
"Yeah, we can't keep you away from Kat forever," Kim smiled giving Jason a hug.
"As much as I enjoyed sleeping on Tommy's couch last night, I don't want to sleep on my own," Jason said.
"I doubt that," Tommy said shaking his friend's hand. "Kat's going to jump you when you get home."
"I'm going to pretend I didn't hear my Science teacher reference sex," Ethan said taking his turn shaking the former Red Ranger's hand. "Goodbye, it was nice meeting you."
"Yeah, Dr. O," Conner said. "What are you trying to do traumatize us?"
"At least he wasn't talking about his own sex life," he said.
"As Kim like to say, ew," Kira said hugging Jason. "Dr. O, Miss Hart, and sex do not belong in the same sentence."
"At least, not in front of us," Trent said. "I'd rather live my life imaging the Lucy and Ricky beds when comes to them."
"Hey," Kim said offended.
"What will you believe when they finally have a kid?" Will asked the teens shaking Jason's hand.
"Stork," all four kids said in unison.
The adults laughed.
"For once, I'm going to agree with them," Hayley said. "And if you don't mind, Jason, I would like to believe the same with you and Kat."
"And I'll do the same when it comes to you and Billy," Jason said hugging the redhead.
Hayley and Will blushed. They hadn't even made it that far in their relationship yet.
"Take care of yourself, bro," Tommy said. "And next time, bring Kat."
Jason got into his car.
"Why, so she and Kim can compare notes on you," he joked shutting his door.
"Very funny, now get out of that car, so I can kick your ass," the Black Ranger said.
"Sorry, I can't hear you, the engine's too loud," Jason said starting his car.
"I will kick your ass the next time I see you," Tommy said loudly.
"Yeah right, I won't hold my breath. With your memory, I think I'm safe." Jason said as he waved his final farewell and drove off.
Kim stood on her toes and kissed Tommy's cheek.
"Don't worry, I'll remind you," she said with a wicked smile.
The following day, the teenage Power Rangers stood in front of their school. They were excited.
"I can't believe we have a sixth Ranger," Conner whispered to his team.
"I know," Ethan said.
"I'm just glad it's another girl," Kira said proudly.
"I bet," Trent said smiling at her.
"I bet, Dr. O is happy too," the Yellow Ranger added cheekily.
"Of course he is," Conner said. "She's his girlfriend. "Why wouldn't he be happy?"
"Maybe, because she'll be in more danger," Ethan said like was obvious.
Kira rolled her eyes.
"That really doesn't change anything," she said.
"Yeah, she's always in danger," Trent said. "Kim is a enemy magnet."
"I am, am I," Kimberly said standing behind the group.
The teens winced before turning to see their teacher.
"Sorry, Miss Hart," Ethan apologized.
"It's okay," Kim said. "It's true. With or without powers I'm a target. But you know what, I know that Tommy will always be there to save me."
The teens smiled and nodded.
"Now with that said, off to class," the new Pink Dino Thunder Ranger said. "Dr. Oliver and I don't want you to end up in detention again."
The Dino Thunder Rangers laughed and headed into school for a day full of normalcy.
That night Kira and Trent found themselves alone in Trent's car. They were parked in front of the Yellow Ranger's house. They had been making out, but the White Ranger's heart wasn't in it. Concerned, Kira pulled away.
"What's wrong," she asked.
"Nothing," Trent answered nervously. "Why do you ask?"
"Because you're a teenage boy making out with his girlfriend but seem disinterested," Kira said.
"Oh," Trent said turning away. "It's nothing."
"It's more than nothing," Kira said. "You're hiding something. Trent…"
"I said drop it," the White Ranger exclaimed angry. "It's none of your business anyway."
Kira moved away from her boyfriend.
"Okay," she said with a shaky voice. She opened the passenger's side door and exited the car.
Trent ran his hand through his hair.
"I'm sorry," he apologized.
He really did care for Kira, but he couldn't tell her about his dad.
He got out of his car and walked around the vehicle to embrace the girl. He held her close and kissed her hair.
"I can't tell you," he admitted. "It has something to do with my dad. He's not abusing me or anything like that. It's just something we're dealing with. Don't worry, okay."
By this time, tears were falling down the Kira's cheeks. She wrapped her arms around Trent.
"Okay," she said in a small voice.
"I have to go," Trent said pulling away. He then wiped away her tear and kissed her softly on the lips. "Night."
"Night," Kira said and watched him get in his car and drive off.
She wrapped her arms around her arms. She felt lonely and unsure as she watched the white car disappear.
At Hayley's, Will and Hayley were making a communicator for Kimberly.
"I'm moving to Reefside," Will said out of the blue.
Hayley looked up sharply.
"You are?" she asked.
"Yes," the former Blue Ranger said. "This is the second time Mesogog has tried to defeat Tommy's younger self. It takes our combined IQ to create a device capable of time travel."
"I know," Hayley said. "Besides, I would like to create a teleportation device and it would be good to have someone who understands the capabilities."
"I'm also expanding my business to Reefside and it will be easier to be here." He said and reached across to touch Hayley's hand with his. "Besides, there's this beautiful redhead I'd like to get to know I little bit better."
"Oh," she said.
Will smiled gently at Hayley before leaning in to kiss her. Hayley returned the smile. They went back to work, smiles still on their faces.
After a busy day, Kimberly and Tommy were finally alone. They were relaxing in the Black Ranger's living room. Tommy held Kimberly to his side as she fiddled with her new morphed.
"It's very stylish," she said.
"I wasn't thinking about fashion when I designed them," Tommy said with a chuckle.
Kimberly smiled and snuggled closer.
"I love you," she said with a happy sigh.
Tommy stiffened for a second before relaxing. They hadn't said those words to each other in years.
"I love you too," he said proudly.
Kim looked up at him with hopeful eyes.
"Do you mean it?" she asked.
"I wouldn't have said it if I didn't mean it," Tommy answered.
Kim smiled brightly at him. She grabbed Tommy's head and pulled him down for a deep and passionate kiss. Tommy returned it happily. Finally, with three words the Black and Pink Dino Thunder Ranger's lives were going the way they had always dreamed it would when they were teenagers.