The Parent Trap and Power Rangers
Chapter 1: Two New Counselors
Hallie Parker walked up to a pile of duffel bags and found her big yellow one in the middle. The excitement of being away from home for eight weeks made her feel jubilant as she looked around the place.
"Okay, I found my duffel," she said attempting to reach for the large bag. A bunch of other bags landed on top of hers in a heap, which barely brought down her excitement. "Now the problem is, how do I get it out?"
"It looks like you could use some help," a familiar voice said from behind her.
"How could you tell?" she asked trying to pinpoint the voice she knew.
"Well, you obviously can't get it out under all that, and I'm someone who can, kiddo!" the voice said.
"Uncle Tommy!" Hallie yelled turning around. "Oh, my God! What are you doing here?"
"Well, your Aunt Kimberly was made a counselor, and Marva Sr. said I could too," Tommy Oliver said giving his niece a large hug. His smile widened as he watched her face turn from joy to pure excitement once again.
"Wait, you and Kim got married? When did that happen?" Hallie asked in one breath. "Was it a big wedding? Did you drink my dad's wine?"
"Okay, calm down, Hal. We got married a little after your eleventh birthday, and yes, we drank some of your dad's wine since he was there as my best man." Tommy explained. "It was huge. All our friends were there, and your mom was there too for some reason." He knew this was the wrong thing to say because tears welled up in the young girl's eyes. "Aw, Hallie, don't cry, honey."
"M-mom was there?" she asked between silent sobs. She tried to stay calm for her uncle. "That's cool. How is she?"
"She's fine," said Kimberly hugging Hallie from behind. "I got to meet her, and she was the designer for my wedding gown." Hallie rolled her eyes and laughed a little. "Anyway, I talked to Marva Jr., and you are in the Arapaho cabin with a few other girls."
"Cool. Uncle Tommy, could you get my duffel? It's the big yellow one buried way in there." Hallie said standing near the pile of bags. Without effort, Tommy grabbed the bag's strap and pulled and handed it to her. "Thanks. Now I'll see you guys at lunch!"
"I just love your niece," Kimberly said hugging Tommy. "She's such a pistol."
"Yeah, just like her dad," said Tommy with a smile. "He was like that at her age."
In the mess hall, Tommy and Kimberly were right behind Hallie, Marva Sr., and another red-haired girl. "Excuse me, girls, I must have some of these gorgeous strawberries." The old counselor said. "Would you like some dear?"
"Oh, sorry, I can't. I'm allergic," Hallie told her as she walked off.
"Oh, that's too bad," Marva Sr. said with concern. She turned to the other red-haired girl. "How about you dear? Strawberries?"
"I can't, I'm allergic," the girl said in a British voice. The old counselor apologized and left leaving Tommy and Kimberly utterly surprised. The two counselors watched the girl leave and looked at each other.
"Am I seeing double or is there two of them?" Kimberly asked holding a hand to her temples.
"No, I think there are two of them. Elizabeth said that her daughter was going to camp, too."
"Okay, this is totally weird," Kimberly said with a frown. "Nick Parker and Elizabeth James had twins?"
"Apparently, honey," Tommy said. "I'm just as surprised as you are." Then a thought occurred to him. "Oh, Hallie's going to flip when she meets her twins, and she'll be mad at us when she learns that we know."
The fencing tournament started right after lunch and after five matches, Hallie remained the undefeated champion, which was announced by Marva Jr. after watching the fifth match.
"Do we have anymore challengers?" Marva Jr. asked looking around at the girls surrounding the arena.
"I'll take a whack at it," said Annie James. She looked determined and excited. Tommy could only hope that Hallie couldn't see her opponent's face as Annie put on a mask and grabbed a blade. Marva Jr. got the girls ready and they started fencing. After nearly two hours of dueling, Hallie ever so lightly pushed Annie into a water trough and, seconds later, was pulled in."
"Uh-oh," Kimberly said as the girls took off their masks back to back. "This will not go well." Tommy couldn't help but agree, but kept silent as the girls turned to face each other and gasped.
After a few minutes of silence, and a muttering of how the girls looked alike, Hallie spoke. "Well, your eyes are a bit closer together than mine; those ears, well, we can fix them, and ugh, that nose! Don't worry, dear, those things can be fixed."
Tommy had to admire his niece's attitude. It reminded him of himself during battles in his Ranger days. Speaking of which, he still had his black Dino Thunder morpher, but never used it.
"Do you want to know the real resemblance between us?" Annie asked taking Tommy out of his thoughts. "I have sophistication and you don't or I have class and you don't. Take your pick." Hallie made an involuntary movement as if to hit her, but was held back by Kimberly while Tommy held Annie back.
"Look girls, let's not fight," Tommy said standing between them. "Hallie, Annie...I mean, Annie, Hallie...I mean...whoa!"