AN: This is my take on if there was an eighth ranger. Her name is Piper Taylor. I only own Piper, her zords and powers, and Snare, but I don't Power Rangers Samurai. Enjoy!


Chapter One

The Archives

(Emily-POV)

Ji had called Antonio, Jayden, Mia, Mike, Kevin, and I to the main room.

"I've been looking through the archives and I found something you may be interested in," Ji told us as he laid a scroll on the table.

We looked at it. On the scroll was a purple samurai ranger and next to her stood a wolf. Around her it was painted black.

"A purple ranger?" Jayden asked.

"She's not just any anger. The purple ranger was always considered second in command of the team, just as the red ranger was always the leader. The purple ranger's element is darkness. Her folding zord is the wolf. The team is not yet complete because we're missing the second in command," Ji replied.

"How do we contact her?" Mike asked.

"I'll do my best to figure something out."

About a week later, we were standing on the front porch, waiting for the arrival of the mysterious purple ranger. Then I saw her, coming through the wooden gates. She was a brunette with pale blue eyes. Antonio's jaw dropped when he saw her. She walked over to us.

"Hey, I'm Piper Taylor," she greeted us as a mini wolf folding zord flipped onto her shoulder, "and this is Wolf."

"Nice to meet you, Piper, my name is Ji and I'll be your mentor and this is the team, Jayden, Mia, Mike, Kevin, Emily, and Antonio," Ji greeted her.

"Come on in," I told her. She entered and Mia and I led her upstairs.

"Emily and I cleared a room out for you," Mia told her.

"You didn't have to do that," Piper protested.

"Yes, we did, as the team's second in command, you have a right to your own room."

Piper sighed. We went to the end of the hall and entered the room that was next to Jayden's. Mia and I had painted the two side walls a pale purple and the two other walls a dark purple. We got Piper a queen size bed with a canopy. The wood was white, so we got a white dresser and side tables as well as a desk.

"If you don't like it, we can_" I was cut off by Piper.

"No, no. I love it. It's a polar opposite to my element, but it feels like home already," Piper told us. I noticed that Piper had a faraway look in her eye and I think Mia noticed too.

"Well, your uniform is in the closet. You may want to get changed. Jayden wants us all outside for training," I told Piper.


(Piper-POV)

I slipped into my black uniform with purple accents. I then headed outside to the training yard. I found Mia and Kevin going at it with kendo sticks. Emily and Mike were doing the same. Antonio was working on his symbol of power. Jayden stood at Ji's side watching the others fight.

"So, Piper, how well do you handle a sword?" Jayden asked.

"Pretty well. My Mom taught me and I fight pretty well to, or so I'd like to think," I replied.

Jayden tossed me a kendo stick and I caught it without even giving a him side glance. It was second nature to me.

He led me off the deck and we began to fight.

The others noticed and stopped what they were doing to watch us spar.

Jayden and I began to swing our kendo sticks around. I almost had him too, but he dodged my blow. He made to trip me by swiping his stick under my feet, but I front flipped over his head. I landed on my feet, with my back to him. I turned around to face him. We were both still, waiting for the other to make the first move. I charged and so did Jayden. He blocked my attacks and the neck thing I knew he had me pinned to the ground.

He helped me up. "You have good form, I honestly don't think that there's anything you need to work on right now," he told me.

I heard a loud beeping noise.

"What is that?" I asked.

"The Gap Sensor," Kevin replied.

"There's a Nighlok attack on Main Street, hurry Rangers. Oh and Piper, you may want this," Ji told me as he handed me a Samuraizer.

I ran out with my team and we all shouted, "Go, Go, Samurai!"

Seconds later I found myself in a dark purple costume and helmet with my symbol of power on it. Wolf was in a holster on my belt.

The seven of us ran out the wooden gates and made it to Main Street where we found a Nighlok making people run in fear.

"Hey Nighlok!" Mike shouted.

"That's Snare to you rangers," the Nighlok replied. He blasted Mike, who fell back, but recovered and got up.

Mike, Mia, Emily, Antonio, and Kevin charged at Snare. They were slashing at him, but it didn't work.

"Jayden, I have an idea," I whispered.

"I figured you might. What is it?" he asked.

"We combine our symbols and injure him, if not finish him."

"Alright."

"Toss me your sword."

He handed me his sword and I knelt with the blades facing the ground. I spun the power discs and a dark flame rose up and injured Snare.

Snare exploded and then he grew into a giant Nighlok.

We didn't waste any time.

"Lion Folding Zord!

"Wolf Folding Zord!

"Dragon Folding Zord!"

"Bear Folding Zord!"

"Ape Folding Zord!"

"Turtle Folding Zord!"

"Octozord!"

"Mega Mode Power!"

We all got into our respective zords.

"Okay guys, give it your all!" Jayden told us. I concentrated and drove Wolf forward to attack Snare. He deflected me and I jumped back beside Lion, Jayden's zord.

"Jayden, we need to work as one," I told him.

"You're right," he replied. Lion, Dragon, Ape, Bear, and Turtle united to form one megazord. The wolf was a lone creature, so I wouldn't be combining with them at this time. Antonio decided to keep Octo off to one side as well.

"Guys, I have an idea," I told them.

"You're just full of ideas, aren't you?" Kevin told me. He was being rude.

"Enough Kevin!" Mia told him.

"What is it, Piper?" Jayden asked.

"If you guys can cover me, I have a way to finish this guy off," I told them.

"You heard the second in command," Mike told the others.

"Wait for my signal," I told them.

I closed my eyes. I felt my element within and opened my eyes and shouted, "Now!" I made Wolf pounce at Snare and Wolf slashed him. Snare exploded.

We all de-morphed and the zords went back to their miniature selves and sat on our shoulders.

"So, what's next?" I asked.


AN: Please review. Please.