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Chapter 4 Rescued
Kimberly and Billy landed on the floor of the Command Center. Kim pushed her bangs out of her face as she stood up.
"I don't know what you're planning, but it's not going to work," she said.
"Now, Alpha," Trini yelled.
Alpha placed a force field around Kim.
"Let me out now," Kim screamed.
"Billy, do a scan," Zordon said
"I'm on it," he replied.
Kim crossed her arms as Billy scanned her.
"You could've been with Tommy and me," she said.
"That's not who I am. And that's not who you are either," Billy replied.
"He'll be here any minute," Kim said when Billy finished.
"No, he won't," Jason told her. "He doesn't care about you."
"And all you do?" Kim asked.
"Yes, we do," Zack answered.
Kim looked down for a moment, it looked like she was deep in thought. She then looked up with angry eyes.
"No, you're lying," Kim yelled.
"We're not, Kim," Trini said.
"We're not going to abandon you like your father did," Billy added. Kim stared at Billy with blank eyes. "That's what this is all about, right?"
"I thought I told you never to mention that asshole ever again," Kim said.
"We have to," Billy replied.
"Kim, stop pushing us away like he did," Trini begged.
"Why should I trust you?" Kim asked.
Jason walked up to the force field.
"Have we ever given you any reason not to?" he asked.
Alpha walked up to Kim with a cup.
"Take this and Rita's spell will be reversed," the robot said.
Billy takes the force field. Kim takes the cup and drinks it. Zack catches her before her body falls to the ground.
"Now what?" Billy asked.
"Take her home and let her rest," Zordon said.
Kim walked into the living room about an hour after getting to the apartment.
"Kimberly," Billy gasped.
Billy ran up to her and took her in his arms.
"Oh, okay," Kim said in a surprised tone.
"How are you feeling?" Billy asked.
"Fine I guess," Kim said. "What happened?"
They sat on the couch. Kim waited for Billy to say something.
"Rita had you under her spell," Billy said.
By the way he looked, Kim figured she might have told him something she normally would not have.
"Sorry for whatever I said," Kim apologized.
"I was hoping that you would forgive me," Billy said.
"What do you mean?" Kim asked.
Billy looks away from her.
"In order to get you to take the antidote I had to mention him," he said.
"Oh," Kim replied. She looked down for a moment. "Where are the others?"
Billy and Kim get to the gym where the others were waiting for them.
"Kim," Trini said.
"Hey," she replied with a small smile.
"How are you?" Zack asked.
Jason had not shown up yet.
"Good," Kim said.
"Billy, we're going to try the rock wall. Want to try it with us?" Zack asked.
"Sure," he said.
Trini looked over at Kim and laughed.
"You wouldn't catch me doing that," Trini said.
Trini was surprised when Kim started to laugh as well.
"You have to get over this fear of heights," Kim said.
They stop laughing when Jason walks up to them.
"Well, this is different," he said, looking at Kim's clothes.
Kim looked down at her wardrobe. She still had her dark shades, but her leather jacket was gone and she now had a pair of jeans on.
"People change," Kim said with a smile.
"I like this change," Billy replied.
"So do I," Zack said.
There is a pause for a moment.
"So, what now?" Kim asked.
"We find out how to save Tommy," Jason answered.
Kim looked down. Trini puts a hand on her shoulder.
"You really like him, don't you?" she asked.
"That's the thing. I don't know what to feel," Kim said. "Was it the spell? Was he just saying those things for me to trust him?"
"I guess we'll find out," Billy said.
The guys then walk off to the rock wall.
"He is pretty gorgeous though," Trini said.
"Don't let Jason hear you saying that," Kim replied with a laugh.
"He knows I'm his," Trini said.
Tommy walks in and spots Kim and Trini laughing.
"What's this?" he asked in a whisper where only he could himself.
"Everything all right, Tommy?" Rocky questioned.
Tommy shook his head.
"Um, yeah," he replied. "I just forgot something in the room."
How could he let this happen? A memory then played in his head.
"Watch it there," Kim said.
It was of the first time he had met Kim.
"I'm so sorry. Here, let me help," Tommy insisted.
"I don't need or want it," Kim said.
"Right," Tommy replied. "I'm Tommy. Tommy Oliver."
"Are you seriously trying to flirt with me?" Kim asked.
"I was just trying to be polite," Tommy said. Tommy's eyes shot open. He run his hand through his hair. "What's going on?"
He takes ahold of a pole before he falls over.
"Tommy," Kim gasped.
"Kim, stay away from him," Trini said, pulling Kim back towards her.
"What happened?" Tommy asked.
"We broke the spell you and Rita had on her," Trini said.
"I don't think that's what he's asking," Kim said.
His eyes flashed green and he grabbed Kim's arm, however, she did not look alarmed.
"Just go ahead and try," she said in a serious tone.
"What are you doing?" Tommy asked.
"Me? I'm not doing anything," Kim replied. "That's the real Tommy fighting his way back. I suggest you don't fight it."
Tommy let go and ran away.
"What the hell was that all about and how did you know that?" Trini asked.
"Because I could've fought back on my own if I wanted, but I didn't. I didn't care anymore at that point," Kim said. She looked where Tommy ran "At least Tommy has a chance."
Trini took Kim in her arms, and for the first in a long time, Kim hugged her back.