Second Chances

Summary: Some sort of weird feel-good post Christmas fic

Rating: PG

Disclaimer: Saban owns all recognised characters. Michelle Branch owns the rights to the music and lyrics of the song "Second Chances"

Author's Notes: This came to me in a flash of inspiration. At least, I think it did. I haven't had any new ideas in a long while, so it was kind of hard to tell.... anyway, think of this chapter as one of those annoying previews to a new TV show. If things go as I think they will, each chapter hereafter will be dedicated to one character.



*...* lyrics from song "Second Chances" by Michelle Branch


*Sometimes we get second chances
and sometimes we never make it past the first
It really makes you wonder why some things happen when they do
it really makes me wonder why it wasn't me instead of you*


Trini

You can be as successful as you like.

You can earn as much money as there is floating about in the world. You can have the best house, the best clothing, the best of everything there is to have.

But what use is it if you're not happy?

If you keep on wishing for a second chance... to relive a moment earlier in your life, except this time you'd play it differently?

Trini rolled over in her spacious bed, trying valiantly to get to sleep, and made a heartfelt wish.

"Just one second chance...."


*and when you say it doesn't matter, well it does
and all it takes is a mistake to eat your words
just one more time I think I'll drive on home tonight*

Kim

So many times she'd driven past his house.

Every time the light was on, every time there was nothing stopping her pulling up and ringing the doorbell except her pride.

Some things can never be made right was her belief.

Life has to go on. Things can't stay the same while you keep on hoping against hope for one single second chance...


*Sometimes we never see the warning
And the voice in your head tells you not to go
It really make me wonder why some things happen when they do
It really makes me wonder why it wasn't me instead of you*

Tommy


It still haunts his dreams at night.

No matter how many times people try to reassure him he has done so much for the side of good, he still wonders exactly what is was in him that made Rita pick him to be her evil pawn.

He knows he has dark tendencies.

But doesn't everyone?

On dream recurs often, and it's a dream that he wished he could live out, if only to end his agony about what could have been.

Could he have resisted the spell that made him evil? Could he have worked for the side of good right from the start?


*and when you're gone it's too late to turn around
and it's another day facing yourself and the things that you've done*

Rocky

There are things about him that no-one knows. That he doesn't really want to tell anyone.

Even Aisha and Adam, his friends from childhood, don't know the full truth.

His secret, left over from so many years ago, seems as though it would never see the light of day.

After all, it happened before he came to Angel Grove. There was no real reason for anyone to know.

Except he wanted to tell them. But every day it got harder and harder to break the news.

What would have happened if he'd been truthful from the start?


*and when you're gone it's too late to turn around
and it's another day facing yourself and the things that you've done*


Tanya

Family secrets are those of the worst kind.

She never told anyone that she had a sister whom she had never met.

She wanted every day to pick the phone up and make some sort of contact. At least she could say she had tried if her efforts were in vain and she couldn't find Michelle.

But, like Rocky, every day got harder and harder. She was better off without her sister, she liked being an only child, what would her friends think of her....

It would be so much easier if she'd had a second chance....