Notes: I hope you enjoyed my first Power Rangers fic. I do have more coming up so I hope you'll keep an eye out for them. Also I'm thinking of doing a sequel to this one. Please read and review! Thanks! :)
Disclaimers in Chapter 1
Tommy was pacing back and forth. "Can we go yet, Billy? They've been gone way to long."
"Just a few more seconds... there! I have the coordinates!"
"Go, Rangers!" Zordon said. "And may the power protect you!"
Tommy looked around once they landed. "What the hell happened around here?"
"I was wondering the same thing. It looks like someone set fire to the forest," Zack said.
"Jason, this is Tommy, come in!"
Instead of hearing his voice over the communicator they heard his voice to their right. Jason was deathly pale as he made it to them, eyes wide with fear. "Man, am I glad to see you guys!"
They ran to catch up with him. "Jase, man! What happened?" Zack asked.
Trini looked around. "Where's Kimberly?"
Jason took several deep breaths to calm himself. "A dragon grabbed her. I tried to go after it, but I didn't have any luck. And I..."
"It's okay, Jason," Billy said. "We'll find her. Were you able to get the plant?"
He stood up, albeit unsteadily, glaring at Billy. "Who cares about the damn plant, we have to save Kimberly!"
"Jase, calm down, man," Tommy said.
"I'm sorry. I don't want to worry about anything else until Kimberly is safe."
There was a loud growl and the dragon in question swooped over them, Kimberly still in it's grasp. She wasn't moving though. Despite feeling exhausted and in pain, Jason stood up. He was going to use every ounce of strength he had left to save Kimberly.
"It's Morphin' Time!"
Kimberly sighed in relief when Jason picked up the leaves they needed. This whole mission was making her a nervous wreck. She did not relish telling his parents they had gotten all the way to the plant only to have their son be eaten by a dragon.
Of course the dragon scooping her up was the farthest thing from her mind. She had been so focused on getting what they came for she hadn't been paying attention. Luckily it's claws weren't strong enough to pierce through her costume but she wouldn't be surprised if she ended up with bruised ribs.
She shouted for Jason and watched as he ran down the mountain, screaming her name. Kimberly was having a hard time breathing as dragon squeezed her claws around her. As she lost consciousness she prayed he would be okay.
She woke up with a start, and still in the dragon's clutches. Kimberly looked down to see the Megazord standing tall. What she saw next made her heart skip a beat. He was standing on the Zord's head. "Jason Scott, what the hell are you doing? Get back inside!"
He ignored her, brandishing the power sword. As the dragon neared the Megazord he slashed at it's stomach. Honestly Kimberly didn't think it would work but the dragon let out a roar and dropped her. Kimberly was able to twist enough to land on top of the Megazord, effectively knocking Jason down.
He laughed after a few minutes. "You're head over heels in love with me."
"Shut up! Are you okay?"
"I'm fine," he replied helping her up. "Lets go home."
Zack arrived at the Command Center as soon as school was over. Billy and Trini had a free period and were already there and Tommy was covering for Jason's class. "Hey Alpha, Zordon. How's Jason?"
"He's holding his own, Zack," Alpha told him.
Zordon nodded. "Jason is still very weak. It maybe some time before he will regain his full strength."
"Which probably means Rita is gonna have a field day with us."
"Alpha and I will be paying close attention," Zordon told him. "I would rather Jason not participate in battles but you and I both know how stubborn he is."
"That's the understatement of the year," Kimberly said as she helped Jason into the room.
Zack shook his head and gave him a five. "Man, you look like a zombie."
"Thanks, Zack," Jason said with a chuckle.
Once Kimberly had Jason in front of Zordon, he looked up. "Jason, I am very proud at how you dealt with your situation. I am only sorry it took so long for us to find the antidote."
"Zordon, what matters is that we found it. I don't know what I would have done without any of you to help me."
"Fortunately, you'll never have to know," Kimberly said with a smile.
Before Jason went inside his house, Kimberly stopped him. The others had already left but she really wanted to talk to him before she went home. "Jason, I'm so glad you're okay."
"I'm glad you are too," he told her. "When that dragon grabbed you I thought you were dead. For a second I just sat on the ground deciding I was just going let that poison take me over. When I heard you call my name, though, I had to try and save you."
She nodded. "And I knew you were going to. I love you, Jason."
"I love you too, Kim," he replied giving her a kiss.
Later that night Jason was lying in bed. He was exhausted but his mind kept racing as he remembered how Kimberly had been scooped up by the dragon. Her scream of terror and his fear that he wouldn't be able to save her.
"Jason! Jason!" He blinked looking up at his mom, his heart racing. "Honey, are you okay?"
"Mom? What happened?"
"I was going to ask you that. You were having a panic attack."
He took several deep breaths. "Just remembering being on that planet. The Pink Ranger was picked up by some flying dragon thing. Luckily the other Rangers arrived in time to save her."
Jason could tell that his mom was trying to think of a reply. She nodded as she bent down to give him a kiss. "I'm grateful she risked her life for my son. That shows good character."
"I agree," he replied.
"Honey, I was wondering. Do you know where the Red Ranger was?"
Oh! He didn't even think his parents would noticed their leader had been gone. Well his dad probably didn't anyway. "He was with the others when they were saving the Pink Ranger from the dragon. I didn't see him after."
Standing she smiled. "It's good to know he's out there with the others. I would like to have met him. Besides from the way the Pink Ranger was talking it sounded like she's in love with him. I know I've already said this, but if you happen to see any of them, please tell them how proud I am of what they do. Most of all let the Red Ranger know. He seems like a special young man."
Jason was speechless. Did his mom know their identities? It almost seemed like she was telling him without saying in so many words. Finally he said, "Yeah, I can do that."
"Good night, Jason."
"Good night, mom."
As he lay there Jason found she had soothed him and he felt calmer than he had in the last week. Drifting off to sleep, he whispered. "Thanks, mom."