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Author's Notes: IMPORTANT - I have re-written this so if you could read it again that would be great but also I've added a new chapter. I decided I didn't want to leave it how I ended it with the first chapter so I've written another part. There are a few little changes I've made but nothing major to the origional story line.
I hope you enjoy reading and you're welcome to leave a review.
Part 1: Leaving.
"Please don't leave Buzz,"
Buzz froze at the doorway of his and his wife's bedroom. He hadn't meant to wake her up but he really should have known she would have stayed awake the whole night to see if he did leave. The long backpack was heavy on his shoulder so he dropped it on the floor and turned to face Jessie. She was sitting up in bed, her knees pulled up to her chest and her arms wrapped around them, her green eyes were wide and tearful as she stared at him.
"I have to Jessie," Buzz said, gently. The dark room was slowly starting to fill with light as the sun peeked over the horizon up into the morning sky. Jessie sniffed and a tear trailed down her cheek, hastily she wiped it away with the sleeve of Buzz's oversized shirt she wore to bed.
"I can't count on your promises anymore. You promised you wouldn't go," she said, in a firmer voice. Buzz sighed deeply.
"That was before I met...look Jessie, this is now and I'm leaving," said Buzz. Jessie looked away from her husband and tried to contain her tears. A cry sounded out around their house and Jessie quickly got up and rushed to their four month old son, Adam's, bedroom across the hallway. Before she passed Buzz, their eyes briefly met and Jessie knew as soon as she was in her and Buzz's son's room, Buzz would leave and she didn't know if he was ever going to come back.
A horn beeping outside broke Buzz and Jessie's gaze. Jessie scowled; the horn was signalling her arrival, the one who had started all this. Buzz picked up his backpack and Jessie walked into her son's bedroom and picked him up to sooth his crying. Over the sound of the wails she heard Buzz's footsteps retreat down the stairs and out the front door.
Walking towards the window Jessie looked down and saw Buzz place his backpack in the boot of Mira's hover car and seat himself into the passenger seat. With a burst of speed the hover car zoomed down the street and around the corner. Her husband had gone in a blink of an eye so Jessie held her and Buzz's wonderful creation closer to her body and sat down on the rocking chair. It creaked as she sat back in it and slowly rocked backwards and forth and Adam's crying quietened down to soft murmuring.
She sat there with Adam for fifteen minutes until the doorbell rang. Hope rose in Jessie's body, thinking that Buzz had returned so she raced down the stairs with her son still in her arms. Opening the door, the hope vanished when she saw her older brother Woody standing at the doorway.
"What are you doing here?" Jessie asked. Sure her brother came round to visit from time to time but not at twenty to six in the morning.
"I knew Buzz was leaving you and I came to see if you were okay," said Woody. Jessie frowned and gave her brother a look of anger.
"You knew! You knew and you didn't tell me," she growled.
"I thought you knew!" protested Woody.
"I knew it was going to happen sometime soon but I just didn't know what day," moaned Jessie. She turned away from Woody and sat down on the bottom step of the staircase and let fresh tears fall. Woody entered the house and shut the door behind him. He quickly sat by his sister's side and took Adam off her as he was starting to get upset at the sight of his mother in tears. Woody put his free arm around Jessie's shoulders.
"She started this," Jessie said quietly. She sniffed and wiped her eyes with her left hand. On it her wedding ring sparkled and she paused her hand in the air to stop and gaze at it. Memories of their wedding day came to her mind and for a moment Jessie let herself forget that Buzz had gone and pictured him saying his vows – to love and support her until his dying day – but her reality came forth again when Woody spoke up.
"Who is she?" he asked, confused.
"Mira!" Jessie cried, as though it was obvious. "If she hadn't met Buzz, they wouldn't have gone for coffee and she wouldn't have told him about Star Command-,"
"Jessie you can't blame her. This was Buzz's choice; he chose to be a Space Ranger to provide for you and Adam. None of us could have predicted a war," said Woody. Jessie sighed in defeat; she knew her brother was right. All this time she kept using Mira as her justification that Buzz had to leave but she knew deep down that it had been Buzz's choice, right from the start, but it was so difficult to accept Buzz was going to war. Would she ever see him again?
"I didn't even tell him how I felt about all this," said Jessie, regret drowning in her words. Woody looked at his watch.
"You still have ten minutes," he said. An explosion of rising butterflies flapping their wings like crazy flittered around Jessie's stomach and her heart started to thud as the adrenalin pumped through her blood stream. She turned to her brother.
"How fast can your car go?" she asked.
"What Bullseye? It goes as fast as the wind blows," said Woody. The siblings shared a knowing glance and at the same time they both stood up and raced out of the house and to the car. It was a brown 1964 Ford Mustang, the car had been passed down for generations in the Pride Family, and it was one of those cars that never quit and was still as fast as a hover car.
"Jessie you need some trousers and shoes on, don't you want to get changed out of your pyjamas?" Woody asked, placing his nephew in the baby car seat which was used by his own daughters.
"No time!" called Jessie, leaping into the driver's seat. Woody passed her the keys and just about got into the passenger seat when Jessie started the ignition and the car roared to life. Jessie drove as fast as the car could go through the streets and as safe as she could. It was lucky it was early morning and that the roads were empty and deserted as Jessie drove dangerously up the curbs and refused to stop at the lights.
Finally with a minute to spare Jessie pulled the car to a halt at Star Command's space port. In front of her were large white rockets lined on the smooth tarmac, some of them already launching off into the sky while others were still being boarded by space rangers.
All of them were going to war against Zurg and his army to save the galaxy, the planets, the stars and moons and the innocent lives of the inhabitants of the universe.
"Remind me never to let you drive this car again," Woody growled. He unbuckled his seat belt and got Adam out the car seat, who had been giggling the whole ride, and turned to look back at Jessie but she was gone. As soon as she was out the car Jessie took off at a fast run to Rocket 42, as Buzz had told her it was the spaceship he was captaining. Mothers, fathers, grandparents, brothers, sons, sisters, daughters, aunts and uncles stood behind barriers as they waved goodbye to their loved ones. Jessie sped past all of them.
"Ma'am, you're not allowed to access this area," shouted a guard at the gate when he saw Jessie running towards the launch bay. He aimed his laser at her, ready to stun her but the red headed woman continued to run as fast as her bare legs would go.
Jessie dodged the red beam of light as it sailed towards her, narrowly missing her right arm, she reached the gate and soared over it like a hurdle and landed with a thump. She quickly picked herself up again and ran down the tarmac, avoiding space ranger guards as they tried to stop her. Her feet stung as she ran across the hot surface and her lungs started to sting but there was no way she was going to stop until she said goodbye to Buzz.
Space ships numbers 1 to 38 had already taken off and Jessie was still only half way to space ship number 42. She now had about six guards chasing after her and Woody was running behind them all with Adam clutched in his arms.
"Buzz!" she hollered. A loud blast of fire erupted out from underneath 40, smacking Jessie with a wave of hot air but it didn't stop her from sprinting to space ship 42. In the near distance she saw a group of four Space Rangers leading the way onto Rocket 42 with a hundred other Space Rangers behind them wearing their suits. In the group of four was a very small robot that had been made for Buzz to replace a turned ex-friend/space ranger Warp Darkmatter, a very large red beast from the planet Jo-ad stood near the robot. The slender woman with blue skin and vibrant orange hair walked in front of Booster and XR, Jessie recognised her immediately as Mira Nova and the person in front of Mira was short but built man in his early thirties with crystal blue eyes. A grin of pure relief spread across Jessie's face.
Buzz snapped his head round to the sound of Jessie's voice and he let out a laugh of disbelief when he saw her running towards the ship. He left his line and dashed at a frantic pace towards Jessie. Mira, Booster and XR and the hundred space rangers came to a halt and watched him and Jessie with fascination.
The Lightyears collided into each other with a kiss and a tangle of arms that never wanted to let go.
The guards came to a halt and a few collapsed on the floor due to exhaustion and the space rangers, Mira, Booster and XR behind them wolf whistled and cheered. Needing air Buzz and Jessie broke apart from their kiss but kept their arms wrapped around each other. Buzz's eyes scanned down her and noticed she was only wearing knickers and his old baggy shirt.
"You're not wearing any trousers," he said, giving Jessie a silly grin. Jessie smiled and gave his lips a quick kiss.
"I know. I didn't have time to change," she said breathlessly. "I just had to get here and tell you that I love you. I'm going to miss you so much but I know this is something you have to do and I wasn't going to let you leave without saying that. I love you Buzz, I always have and I always will."
Buzz brought his hands to Jessie's face and cupped her cheeks and brought her lips to his once more. He felt Jessie smile when he kissed her and he knew he would be going soon so he made this moment last and wanted to keep this memory alive. They broke apart but their lips remained inches away as Buzz spoke.
"Jessie, I know I promised you I would never leave but that was before this war against Zurg started. It's a mission and I have to go. I don't want Zurg to take over Earth and for you and Adam to live under his command. I love you too Jessie, and I will for infinity and beyond but I have to do this to protect you," said Buzz. Jessie bit her lip as a fresh wave of tears stung her eyes.
"I know and I love you too," she whispered. Buzz smiled sadly at her then they kissed once more just before Booster burst into tears. Buzz and Jessie turned around and realised about the people they had forgotten about as they said their goodbyes.
"I think it's time to go now Buzz," said Woody appearing by Jessie's side. He had taken off his leather jacket and handed it to Jessie to wear so she had something to cover her body to her knees at least. Jessie thanked him and took Adam out of Woody's arms and turned round to face Buzz. He kissed his son on the cheek and then Jessie's before turning around and walking back to his team.
Jessie and Woody watched them all board the rocket and watched it launch into space.
"For infinity and beyond space ranger," Jessie whispered.
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Hope you enjoyed this part. Also if you were wondering why Jessie is only wearing a shirt and knickers, I had just recently watched Bridget Jones's Diary and the final scene was in my mind. :P