Chapter Twenty Nine

A day passed and Tommy and Kim stood on the Pink Ranger's front porch after their date.

"Do you really have to go?" Kim asked.

"Yeah," Tommy sighed. "My parents noticed how down I have been lately and they think it would be good for me to get away for a while. They wouldn't take no for an answer.."

Kim looked down at her feet, fighting back her tears.

"I'm going to miss you," she said.

"it's only for a couple of weeks," Tommy said hugging her.

Kim buried her head into his chest.

"I know," she pouted.

Tommy kissed the top of her head and pulled her closer.

They remained that way, in silence, for awhile. Finally, Kim looked up at the former Green Ranger. Her big brown eyes still watery.

Tommy smiled down at her before leaning down to kiss her sweetly on the lips.

"I have to go," he said after the kiss. "My parents will worry."

Kim nodded.

The kissed one more time before parting ways.

Kim leaned against her porch railing and watched Tommy walk away.

She was worried about their relationship. Could they survive being in two separate worlds? They couldn't before. Could they do so now that Tommy seemed was more at peace about losing his powers? Tommy seemed to think so. She could only ho so.

Tears began to streak down her lovely face. She wiped them away.

She wanted more. She wanted Tommy to be like he was after he first became the Green Ranger. She wanted him to be more confident in himself.

Tommy walked home silently. He felt different than the last time he went home after losing his powers. This time he felt a little more whole. Sure, he wasn't a Power Ranger any more but he still had his friends and a beautiful girlfriend. All in a ll his life could be much worse. He could have died.

He was sure that if he had not warned himself, he would no longer be on this Earth. Kimberly would have fallen to pieces, Jason would have felt guilty, the others would have been devastated. How would they explain his loss to his parents? They would have had to explain everything.

Yes, Tommy knew his life was better off the way it had turned out. He accepted the loss of his powers in favor of his life.

He would forever be grateful for his experiences as the Green Power Ranger. He would not change them for the world. An old chapter had closed in Tommy's life.

He had no idea that when he returned to Angel Grove in a couple off weeks a new chapter would open,

END OF A GREEN FAREWELL

AN: I WON'T BE STARTING "GREEN IS BACK" FOR A WHILE. I HAVE OTHER PROJECTS I WOULD LIKE TO GET DONE.