Disclaimer: Power Rangers and Power Ranger Villains are not mine nor do I claim them to be. They after all do belong to Haim Saban. Cory, Charlotte and Ryan Oliver, Mr. Johnson are mine though. So no using them without my permission.
Authors note: This is not part of the Reunion Series. There is no other story you need to read. So enjoy it.
Second Authors note: I do use the plot from Golden Homecoming, Where on Earth is Zeo Ranger 5? King for a Day parts 1 and 2. However they were used for my own purposes. The plots of those do belong to Haim Saban. The plot lines and anything else that is different are mine though.
Time line: Around the time Jason is the Gold Ranger, and before they discover the powers are hurting him.
Prologue: At the lake Tommy Oliver is sitting by the shore looking out. He does not hear someone approaching behind him. He seems to be lost in his own thoughts. A figure stands there looking over at Tommy and smiles. Then he tiptoes up behind Tommy and sits down.
Tommy turns around and is surprised at who he sees. "Jason! When did you get back in town? Wow it is great to see you again!"
"I got here late last night. It was too late to call any of you. I missed Angel Grove too much to stay away. I have been here less then twenty-four hours and it still feels great to be back. I really enjoyed the conference, but it was strange being that far away. Sure Zack and Trini were there too but it was not the same. So today I decided to look for you. I went to the Juice Bar, Ernie said you were probably out here. I called your name but you did not seem to hear me. Good thing I was not a monster bro. So how have things been in Angel Grove?"
"Hectic as always. Monster attacks all the time. There have been a lot of changes in the rangers. We now use the Zeo powers after losing the Ninjetti. There is a new enemy out there, King Mondo. Billy is no longer a ranger, but that is a long story. Aisha stayed in Africa and a friend she made took her place here and she took their place in Africa. I think you will like Tanya." Tommy pauses and takes a drink of water from a thermos before stifling a yawn. "Sorry about that. It has been a long week."
Jason sits there looking at him knowing something else is wrong. Tommy had dark circles under his eyes. Jason knew he would watch Tommy closely.
Just then Tommy's communicator went off. "Duty calls. I will catch up with you later Jase."
Tommy teleports up to the command center and is told that Trey has to give his powers to someone else. Tommy suddenly has an idea and excuses himself. He teleports back to the lake, and sees Jason is still there.
"Jase I have something very important to ask you. There is a Gold Ranger from a planet called Triforia. He has been here on Earth helping us out against Mondo. He needs to give his powers to someone else. Billy can not accept it. So I was wondering if you would like to be a Power Ranger again."
Jason is surprised by what Tommy says. "Tommy I would love to be a ranger again. I have missed it a lot." Jason smiles and he and Tommy rush off to get to the command center.
Charlotte Oliver walks by in the hallway and looks in and sees her son slowly putting his shoes on. She had noticed this a few weeks ago but Tommy had seemed to be doing better. So she had put it in the back of her mind.
"Tommy you look exhausted! Go back to bed I will call Katherine and ask her to pick up your homework."
Tommy walks over to his mother. "Mom it is only because I studied really hard last night." That was partially the truth he did study hard but actually went to bed earlier then usual. "I can not miss today I have a huge test. It counts for half the grade in the class this semester."
Cory Oliver walked out of the room across from Tommy's to see what all the noise was about. Cory went to Kindergarten in the afternoon and usually slept a little later. "Mom what's going on?" He asked.
"Nothing sweetie just go back to sleep." Watching him go back to his room she looked at her adopted son. "Tommy if you insist on going to school today, at least eat some breakfast. When is your test?"
"Here I will write a note getting you out of your six other classes. Come straight home after the test and go to sleep. Do not even argue with me about it. Your lucky I am letting you go to school at all. You are practically asleep on your feet." She finishes writing the note and hands it to Tommy.
"There you are Tommy." Came Katherine's voice behind him.
Tommy turns around and smiles at his girlfriend. "Oh shoot I was supposed to meet everyone last night wasn't I? I am really sorry about that. I fell asleep at around nine last night."
"That is ok. I hope your ready for that English test. It is supposed to be really tough."
The bell rang and they hurried off to class.
Mr. Johnson stood there looking at the room full of worried students. There was Bulk and Skull sitting in a corner goofing off as usual. There were a couple of students doing last minute cramming. While the rest of the class sat in they're chairs fidgeting nervously, waiting for the test to begin.
Mr. Johnson cleared his throat. "You have an hour to do this test, so take your time. You will need a #2 pencil for the scan tron part of the test, and a ballpoint pen for the essay questions. I have provided blue books for the essay questions. When you are finished turn in your test and sit quietly."
He starts handing out the tests. When he gets to Tommy's desk he whispers "I got a note from the attendance office. You may leave when you are done with the test. I hope you feel better."
"Ok Class you may begin the test."
Tommy opened the test and the words seemed to swarm in front of him. He closed his eyes for a second and reopened them. He silently prayed that he would not fail this test. He continued through the test. When he finished the test, he gathered his things and gave the test to his teacher, then walked out the door.
Jason, who had finished the test a couple of minutes before Tommy did, watched this. He became very concerned. He knew he had better go see Tommy when school was over.
"Hello Jason what can I do for you?"
"Hi Mrs. Oliver. Is Tommy here" Jason asked.
"Yep he is in his room. I am not sure if he is awake or not. I have to go pick up Cory you may come in right now." She lets him in and hurries out to her car.
Jason walks up the stairs to Tommy's room. He peers in and sees Tommy asleep. Jason sits down in Tommy's desk chair and watches him.
Tommy opened his eyes and looked over at Jason. "Hey Jase what are you doing here?" He sits up slowly.
"We were all worried about you. You left English right after the test and didn't go to your other classes. Have you been sleeping since then?"
"Yeah my mother made an agreement with me. I would stay at school long enough to take that test then I had to come straight home. I fell asleep as soon as I got up here."
"Tommy what is the matter are you sick or something?" Jason had a bad feeling about this. Tommy seemed to have been doing better then he was when Jason saw him at the lake a few weeks ago. I hope nothings wrong with him Jason says to himself.
Tommy sighed. "Bro I don't know. I do not think it is anything serious I do feel a lot better then I did this morning. I probably just needed a few hours of sleep"
Just then their communicators went off. Tommy gets up. Jason halts him. "No way Bro. You're staying here. We do not want you passing out on the battleground or anything."
Jason hits his communicator. "This is Jason."
"Jason you are needed in the park. A monster is attacking."
With that Jason morphs and teleports out of Tommy's room.
Tommy sighed. He remembers back a couple of years ago. But then it was different he was losing his powers. Now he was just over tired. They were not the same thing at all. He hoped not anyway.
"Where's Tommy?" Tanya asked. Looking around to see if their leader had appeared yet.
"He was not up to fighting. He would have come if I did not make him stay in his room." Jason quickly ducks as the monster throws a blast towards him. They had the upper hand. They easily disposed of the monsters not needing to use their Zords.
They gather around after the fight. "That was too easy. I wonder what Gasket is up too." Adam said.
"Whatever it is it is probably not good. Come on let's go to Ernies I'm hungry," said Rocky.
"Tell us something new Rocko," Adam said and everyone started laughing.
"Yes your majesty?"
"I noticed Zeo Ranger 5 was not there. Is there something we do not know?"
"I do not know sir."
"Well it is the perfect time to enact my plan."
"Jason I am just gonna take it out for a quick spin. I feel a lot better then I did yesterday. Nothing bad will happen! You worry too much Bro."
"Your probably right. Ok well have fun then."
Jason walks back over to where Kat and Emily were sitting. They all turn and watch Tommy on the lake. Jason, who was not happy with Tommy's decision to use the Jet Ski, watched in wonder on how well Tommy was doing. Then he and Kat decided to get a better look.
They watched in horror as Tommy disappeared from the lake. Tommy has to have the worst luck in the world. Jason says to himself. He turns to look at Katherine who was literally shaking from watching all of this. They decided they had better go talk to Zordon.
He opened his eyes to see that he was in the Power Chamber. He could not understand how he got here. Or why he was working on a piece of machinery. I must have dozed off and dreamed I was captured. He thinks to himself.
Just then there is a flash of lightning and he sees someone dressed in a power ranger outfit just like the one he used to wear when he was the white ranger. He does not understand what is going on. Cogs surrounded him. And the weirdest thing was Zordon and Alpha were not there. He turns around just in time to see Gasket behind him. Then that was all he could remember.
Just then a ranger who he was told was the gold ranger appeared. He called Tommy, Tommy. Some name he had never heard before. Then he called his opponent Tommy? Man this Gold Ranger is one confused person Tommy thought. Why does he keep calling me Tommy am I supposed to know this name? He asks himself.
The other rangers come to help Jason. Kat gets a great idea. It seems to do the work when Tommy hesitates. Then the memories come back and he knows who he is. They all teleport back to earth after the force field is broken.
"Hey Jase why don't we join them you take Adam and I'll go for Rocky" says Tommy.
Tommy sneaks up on Rocky and kicks him in the back, while Jason turns Adam around and kicks him in the chest.
"Hey no fair! We were not even ready for that!" Rocky whines.
"We know that was the point Rocky. Fine you ready now?" Jason asks
They do not get an answer but Rocky lunging towards Jason. Before Adam can do anything, he notices Tommy is swaying a bit on his feet. Adam becomes concerned. He knew Jason had been worried about Tommy but he had not seen any problems till now. Before he could say anything to Tommy, Tommy passed out.
Jason ran over to Tommy. "Tommy, bro can you hear me? Come on Tommy open your eyes do something!"
Kat, Tanya came running over to them and Ernie came a few seconds later.
"Don't move him. I just called an ambulance and they will be right here."
Kat wanted to grab Tommy's hand. But knew she had better not. She looked up at Jason who had gone white. Jason put a hand on Kat's shoulder, then kneeled next to her beside Tommy.
Ten minutes later the ambulance had arrived. Kat rode to the hospital with Tommy.
As soon as the ambulance had left Jason turned to the others. "I knew there was something wrong with Tommy! But I ignored it. If there is something wrong with Tommy I don't think I can forgive myself."
"Jase we all saw how Tommy was doing. And we didn't do anything either! Jase this is not your fault so stop blaming yourself." Tanya said gently.
Tommy was released from the hospital later that day after being diagnosed with just being exhausted.
"JASON GOOD QUESTION. I WILL CONTACT TOMMY RIGHT NOW AND HAVE HIM TELEPORT UP HERE SO WE CAN CHECK HIM FOR ANYTHING. ALPHA PLEASE CONTACT TOMMY RIGHT NOW. THE SOONER WE DO THIS THE SOONER WE CAN FEEL BETTER ABOUT THIS."
"Right away Zordon." Alpha hurried to contact Tommy.
Tommy teleported up wearing his pajamas. "What is wrong Zordon?"
"I AM SORRY TO DISTURB YOUR REST TOMMY. I WANT TO SCAN YOU AND MAKE SURE NOTHING IS WRONG."
Alpha did the scans and Billy who was standing on the side came over to check the scans. "Zordon there seems to be something wrong with Tommy's powers." Billy said.
"Zordon what does Billy mean there is something wrong with my powers? I have not had them that long. I thought the Zeo powers were supposed to be stronger then the Ninjetti powers and had to do with the Zeo Crystals." Tommy was becoming scared. He did not know what he'd do if there were something wrong with them that could not be fixed. He turned to look at his best friend. He knew that was what Jason was thinking also.
Zordon who had been looking at the scans looked down grimly. "TOMMY IT SEEMS ALL THE CHANGES IN YOUR POWERS HAVE TAKEN ITS TOLL ON YOU." Zordon then teleported a cot into the main chamber. "TOMMY PLEASE LAY DOWN I WANT TO DO A MORE THOROUGH EXAMINATION OF THE POWER ENERGIES." Seeing that Tommy had lain down, he turned to Jason. "JASON GO BACK DOWN TO ANGEL GROVE AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU WHEN THIS IS ALL DONE."
Jason was about to protest but saw the look of his mentor and knew he had better not argue. "All right Zordon." He mumbled and went teleported out.
Zordon turned back to the red ranger who was sound asleep. "ALPHA WE MUST ACT QUICKLY. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS EXACTLY HAPPENING. I HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE."
After everything they could think of was done, it all pointed to one thing. "ALPHA CONTACT THE OTHER RANGERS IMEDIATELY THEY ALL NEED TO HEAR THIS.'' Zordon looked down at Tommy and wondered why this was happening. It hadn't happened to any of his other rangers before. Then again none of them had to go through this many changes in power.
Just then the other rangers teleported into the Power Chamber to hear Zordon's news, hoping it wasn't bad news. They all saw Zordon's somber look and Tommy sleeping on the cot.
"Zordon what's wrong with Tommy?" Jason asked taking over the leader type roll.
"RANGERS THE SCANS I HAVE DONE ALL POINTED TO ONE THING. AS YOU ALL KNOW TOMMY HAS BEEN THE GREEN RANGER TWICE, THE WHITE RANGER, THE WHITE NINJA RANGER, AND NOW ZEO RANGER 5. THE CHANGES HAVE FINALLY TAKEN THEIR TOLL ON TOMMY. HE MUST GIVE UP HIS ZEO POWERS SORT OF LIKE HOW TREY DID."
Tommy heard all of this. "Zordon are you sure?" He asked before sitting up.
"TOMMY I AM SURE YOU HAVE NOTICED HOW TIRED YOU HAVE FELT WHILE FIGHTING GASKETT'S MONSTERS. UNLIKE WHEN YOU WERE LOSING YOUR GREEN RANGER POWERS, YOU SEEM TO BE WEEKENING WHILE UNMORPHED."
"But Zordon if that is the case wouldn't I be better with the powers?"
"Zordon who is Tommy gonna give his powers to? Billy can't take them." Jason asked at the same time that Tommy asked his question. He was concerned about his friend.
"I HAVE NOT THOUGHT ABOUT THIS. TOMMY'S HEALTH IS MORE OF A CONCEARN RIGHT NOW. I HAVE CONTACTED NINJOR ABOUT THE POWER PROBLEM. HE MAY KNOW OF A WAY TO HELP TOMMY. RANGERS I AM NOT GONNA LIE TO YOU. IT IS NOT THE POWER RANGER POWERS WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT. AS YOU HAVE NOTICED, TOMMY HAS BEEN VERY TIRED LATELY. IT HAS TO DO WITH THIS. THE SOONER THE POWERS ARE REMOVED THE BETTER OF A CHANCE TOMMY HAS."
Everyone is shocked at what Zordon said. "Zordon are you saying that Tommy could die?" Billy asked.
"Zordon there has to be something we can do!" Kat cried.
"RANGERS I KNOW YOU ARE CONCERNED. NINJOR IS LOOKING INTO THIS. HE HOPEFULLY WILL HAVE ANSWERS."
Tommy who had been quiet during all of this says "Zordon I know who could take the powers. How about David?"
"AN EXCELLENT CHOICE TOMMY. WHY DON'T YOU AND JASON GO TALK TO HIM ABOUT IT."
"All right Zordon. You up to this Bro?" Jason asked.
"Yeah let's go." With that they both teleported to the reservation.
"Tommy it's good to see you again! Who is this?" David asks as soon as he sees his brother.
"David this is Jason Scott, I think I told you about him. Jason this is my brother David Truhart. Let me start at the beginning David." Tommy proceeded to tell his brother what has been going on which took quite some time.
"Tommy your saying you might be dying? If taking your powers will help you, then I would be happy to take it." David gives his brother a hug and the three of them teleport back to the Power Chamber.
"RANGERS GASKETT WASTED NO TIME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS AND HAS SENT DOWN A MONSTER. MORPH AND TELEPORT AND MAY THE POWER PROTECT YOU."
As the rangers head to battle Ninjor appears. "Zordon I came as soon as I could. Have the powers been transferred?"
"YES THEY HAVE. HE IS SLEEPING NOW. I KNEW THE TRANSFER WOULD TIRE HIM OUT. HAVE YOU FOUND ANYTHING."
"Yes I think I have. But this is going to be pretty tricky. It's going to take all of the rangers past and present to do this one."
Billy hearing this asked, "What is it that must be done?"
"I will tell you what it is when everyone's here. Alpha locate and contact Trini Kwan, Kimberly Hart, Zack Taylor, and Aisha Campbell. The sooner this is all told the better."
Kim looked around the Power Chamber. It did not look like the place she remembered. Then she looked down at her ex-boyfriend. She couldn't believe this was happening to him. Of all people why him? I see Katherine didn't wait to get her hooks in him. Stop it Kim she scolds herself. Sighing she looks away.
Katherine looks up at Kim who had not said one word to her since she arrived. She's probably just worried. She dated him longer then Kat.
Trini Kwan who was leaning against the wall next to Jason who looked like he was going to fall apart any moment. She couldn't believe it when her old communicator went off. Though she wished it was under better circumstances. . Not the best way to have a reunion. Trini had not said anything since she teleported up. Then again how do you say anything when one of your closest friends might be dying?
Zack and Aisha stood a little further back watching all of this. They had been gone too long. Aisha had no choice about keeping in touch. But Zack knew he should have kept in touch more.
Jason sighed and lifted Trini's hand off his shoulder. Why Tommy? That was the question that kept going through his head. Maybe if I had said something earlier this would have been better.
Just then Zordon and Ninjor returned.
"RANGERS PAST AND PRESENT, NINJOR AND I HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING THIS. YOU CAN SAY NO IF YOU WANT THIS IS UP TO YOU. WE KNOW OF A WAY TO SAVE TOMMY'S LIFE. IT IS PRETTY RISKY THOUGH. YOU MUST GO TO THE PLANET CORTEL AND RETRIEVE A SPECIAL AMMULET. IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT PLACE TO GET THROUGH. WE WILL GIVE YOU A FEW MOMENT'S TO THINK IT OVER."
It takes them less then five minutes to decide. It is unanimous. How could they say no to this?
"Rangers you have made your decision?" Ninjor knew he didn't need to ask this. He knew what the answer would be.
Jason stepped forward and said "Yes we will go to Cortel."
"DON'T WORRY RANGERS IF GASKETT DECIDES TO ATTACK THE RANGERS FROM AQUITAR HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO TAKE OVER WHILE YOU ARE AWAY."
They all teleported away leaving Zordon, Ninjor, and Tommy to stay there and wait patiently.
David clutched the arrowhead that Tommy had given him for luck. Don't worry Tommy we will find the Amulet. He says silently.
"Eww, that has to be the foulest smell I have ever smelled." Kim said while pinching her nose.
"Let's get going the sooner we find this the better." Jason said and they all started walking.
"Ok according to the map we go through that cave right there." Billy said pointing.
They all walk into the cave looking around for the amulet. Just then they hear a squeak. They all jump to the ground in case it was a bat. Jason got up and felt something kick him.
"Who do you think you are coming into my cave?" A voice grumbled.
David stepped forward. "We are in search of an amulet to save my brother. He is slowly dying and we are in need of it to save him."
"How do I know you aren't lying? Many have come to seek this but were all stopped. I am sure you noticed the lovely smell of this planet. If you are what you say you are, you will fight my warriors."
Just then 15 creatures made of mud appeared. The rangers started fighting and noticed it was much more difficult to fight these things.
Suddenly Jason had an idea. "Guys let's try morphing."
"Morphing? Um Jase in case you forgot half of us do not have powers anymore." Kim said.
"Kim I think I know what Jase is saying. Did you notice what is around our necks?" Billy asked.
They all looked down and noticed they had necklaces with their old morphing pattern on them.
"It's morphing time!"
"Masterdon!" Zack called.
"Sabertooth Tiger!" Trini called
"Yellow Ranger Power!" Aisha called
"Pink Ranger Power!" Kim called
"Blue Ranger Power!" Billy called
"Zeo Ranger 1 Pink!" Kat called
"Zeo Ranger 2 Yellow!" Tanya called
"Zeo Ranger 3 Blue!" Rocky called
"Zeo Ranger 4 Green!" Adam called
"Zeo Ranger 5 Red!" David called
"Gold Ranger Power!" Jason called
After Jason said his they looked around and noticed they were all morphed. David's arrowhead seemed to glow in the dark. As if it was showing Tommy was there. David smiled. "We will get it bro don't worry" David whispered.
The keeper of the cave watched the rangers beat his warriors. "That is enough! I can see you are who you say you are! Here is the amulet good luck." With that he disappeared before they could see what it was.
"I can't believe it! We did it!" Trini said excitedly. They all hugged.
"Ok guys let's get this to Tommy." Jason said. And with that they all teleported.
When they arrived at the Power Chamber they saw Ninjor leaning over Tommy. All of the rangers held their breath.
"Ah rangers you made it just in time. May I have the amulet please?"
David handed it to Ninjor. They all watched nervously. They were all still morphed.
A few minutes later Tommy opened his eyes, feeling 100 times better then he had in weeks. He sat up and saw all of his friends. "Um either I am dead or you guys forgot to tell me something!"
"No bro you're still alive. For quite some time too!" They all demorphed.
"RANGERS YOU WERE VERY SUCCESSFUL YOU HAVE SAVED TOMMY. YOU ALL SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF YOUSELVES. THE MORPHING ABILITY YOU DID ON CARTEL WAS ONLY FOR THAT ONE TIME."
Tommy looked up and smiled, "Well I guess I better get used to not being a ranger again."
"I AM SORRY TOMMY. THOUGH YOUR LIFE WAS SAVED, YOU NO LONGER ARE A RANGER. OR CAN HOLD THE POWERS. BUT YOU CAN STAY UP HERE AND HELP JUST AS BILLY DOES."
"I just might do that. You won't be able to get rid of me that easily."
"Jase why didn't you remind me I was still in my PJs? I probably would have went to the Juice Bar like this if Kat hadn't said anything."
"Sorry about that bro. I thought it might be fun." Jason joked.
They walked into the house and were met by two very angry adults.
"Tommy where the heck have you been? You had us so worried!" Ryan Oliver said barely able to keep his temper in check.
"I'm sorry mom, dad. I didn't mean to make you worry."
"Um Tommy I will catch up with you at the youth center."
"Ok Jase." Tommy turned to his parents. Zordon told him he could tell his parents that he was a Power Ranger. It would be easier for them to understand what had happened to Tommy. "Mom, Dad I have something very important to tell you. It all started two weeks after we moved to Angel Grove...."
"So how did your parents take the news?" Jason asked.
"They took it rather well. My mother nearly fainted and my father kept asking why I never told them I was a ranger. Go figure. So when are you guys leaving?"
"I think we all got off a week." Zack said. "And if I may quote you, your not gonna get rid of us that easily."
"Zack I wouldn't dream of it." Tommy then lowered his voice. "I want to thank you guys again for what you did."
"That's what friends are for Tommy. It's the power of friendship." Aisha said.
Wow! This story ended up being 14 and a half pages long doc
format. Longer then Home for the Holidays. I guess I was making up for the two
short ones. I promised myself I wouldn't make this into a series. And typed
and typed and typed all day. Please email me and let me know what you think
of the story Willow@grrtech.com.