A love That Can Last
Disclaimer: I own nothing except the plot. Disney and Saban own the Power Rangers.
A/N: Well here it is. An Adam and Trini romance. This will follow the timeline and universe of the show except that when JAson returns from the peace conference, Trini and Zack do too. I hope everyone will enjoy this and review! Now onto the story.
"This is the hardest thing that I've ever had to do," Trini Kwan said tearfully to Adam Park. The two of them were standing in a secluded spot outside the Angel Grove airport, saying goodbye to each other. In less than thirty minutes, the plane that would take Trini and two of her oldest and best friends, Jason Lee Scott and Zack Taylor to Switzerland, would begin boarding. And then who knew when they would see each other again.
Adam nodded. "I know," he replied, tears running down his cheeks. "And it's absolutely the last thing that I want to do." The anguish in his voice was strong and he choked back a sob. The two had only known each other for a short time-only around three weeks, in fact. But it was enough for them to have fallen in love.
Trini shook her head. "It just doesn't seem fair," she murmured. "We find each other and then I have to go away." A sob escaped her lips and Adam put both his arms around her and drew her close. Around three weeks ago Adam and his two of his best friends, Rocky DeSantos and Aisha Campbell had moved to Angel Grove from nearby Stone Canyon. Almost instantly, a connection a developed between them which had grown stronger every day, but then the announcement was made that would change their lives forever. Trini, Jason, and Zack had been chosen to be delegates to the Teen Peace Conference in Switzerland.
One the one hand, it was a great honor to have chosen to represent the U.S. in the conference. And a chance to study abroad was exciting, too. But outweighing all that was having to leave Adam in order to do it. And that was the last thing she wanted to do. But nevertheless she had to, which was why they were here at the airport right now.
"I know," Adam murmured back, stroking her long, black hair. "But you'll be back for visits and once it's over, we'll have our whole lives to be together."
"But I'm going to miss you so much!" Trini cried, looking deep into his black eyes.
"That goes double for me, my love," Adam told her, tenderly wiping her tears away with his finger. It did no good, though, as more came.
"You know, I thought more than once about not going at all, but I knew that I couldn't do that to my parents, Jason and Zack, and everyone else. It's irresponsible and it's not me," she said. "Besides, it's an incredible honor to be picked. But I just didn't think leaving you would be this hard!" She ducked her head as the tears came faster. "I mean, I knew it was going to be hard, but this is heartbreakingly hard!"
Adam pulled her close again and buried his face in her shoulder, trying to hold back his own sobs. After a few moments, he raised his head and looked deep into her eyes. "I know, but we can get through this, baby," he told her. "We're strong, and our love is strong, and we can get through anything. And when you return from the conference, our love will grow even stronger."
Trini knew he was right, but that didn't make it any less difficult saying goodbye right now. Then she thought of something else. "You know, one good thing is coming out of this."
"What's that, baby?" He asked her.
"You, Rocky, and Aisha getting to be rangers," she replied.
That made him smile a little. "That true," he replied. She, Jason and Zack had been power rangers up until a few days ago when the power had been transferred to him, Rocky, and Aisha. He just hoped that he did as good a job as the original three had done.
As if reading his thoughts, Trini said, "You're going to be great rangers, all three of you."
Her words reassured him. "I hope so," he told her.
"You will be," she assured him. "But are you going to tell the others about us?" So far, they had kept their budding relationship a secret.
He shook his head. "I don't think so," he replied. "Rocky will just tell me I'm crazy for staying together with someone so far away, and I'm not sure about Tommy, Kim, or Billy. I don't know them very well so I don't know what they would think of it. "Aisha I think would be supportive, but still, I don't want to create tensions between everyone right off the bat, so I think I'll just keep quiet about us. That is, until you return," he finished.
Trini nodded. "Then we'll tell them together," she said. "But in the meantime, we only have a few minutes until I have to go inside and check my luggage, so…" she trailed off, unsure how to finish.
"So we make the most of them," Adam finished and pressed his lips to hers hungrily. She responded in kind and the next moment they were locked in a heated embrace.
It went on until they had to pull back for air. Then, breathing hard, Trini checked her watch. "As much as I don't want to, I have to go," she said sadly, her voice choking up and her eyes once again filling with tears.
Adam nodded. "So I guess this is it," he told her, his own chin quivering as his eyes welled up.
"I guess so," Trini replied. They hugged again, this time clinging to each other for as long as they could before pulling back. "Goodbye, Adam," she whispered, tears streaming down her cheeks.
"Goodbye, Trini," he replied, crying as well. "Have fun, but please, be careful and stay safe."
She nodded. "I will. And you do the same," she told him, sobbing. "I love you so much, Adam."
"I love you too, Trini, with all my heart," he replied through his own sobs. Hugging each other one last time, they promised to write, call, and E-mail each other as much as possible. Finally they pulled back and with one last kiss, she picked up her suitcases and headed inside.
And as Adam watched her open the door and enter the airport, he knew he was watching his heart leaving him as well. And as he walked dejectedly back to his car, tears still streaming down his cheeks, he knew it was going to feel like an eternity before he saw her again, even for just a visit. He just hoped that he could get through it.
A/N: So what do you think so far. I know this is a little short but it's only the prologue. The chapters will be longer. Anyway, when it starts in chapter one, it will jump ahead to right before Jason and the others return. Anyway, please review. I welcome constructive criticism and positive feedback!