Disclaimer: Goodness let's see if you've seen the characters on TV then they are Haim Saban's. If you haven't they are mine
Author's note: Part ten already! I've had a lot of fun writing this series. I hope you have all been enjoying it.
Suggested reading: So you don't get confused, there is an order to the fanfics I have written. This began with Zeo Disaster (The Power of Friendship, Earthquake, and Katastrophe), then went to Defenders sub-series (Defenders, Secrets and Lies, Dreams, Revenge, and Aftermath.), then it went to Protectors of Space (Visit, Light of Hope, Never Forget, Please Forgive Me, Is This Love?, Lightning Crashes, The Ties That Bind, If That's What it Takes, and Trapped.) So please read all of those first. I did switch the history of Power Rangers in the Zeo Disaster Series so that's a good one to be familiar with.
Time frame: Where Trapped ends.
Jason turned around when he heard a familiar voice say, "Can we help?" The voice belonged to Adam Park. Standing next to him was Rocky DeSantos and Kimberly Hart. There were other people there that he didn't know.
Billy turned around also and smiled. But it was TJ that spoke up first. "Sure. We need to get the rocks out of the way. There are four Defenders trapped inside of there."
The people got into there immediately. Working quickly in hopes to save the four Defenders.
~*~Zhane looked over at Dallas and Sora who were huddled in a corner trying to stay warm. They had all morphed back to their regular clothes not long after the rocks fell in front of them. "You two okay?" He asked
"Yeah just cold. I can't believe our morphing energy is blocked. I am definitely not dressed for this type of area." Sora said looking down at her blue T-shirt and jean shorts.
"None of us are Sora." Zhane said looking at Dallas who was wearing a purple skirt and a black T-shirt and looked down at his own gray T-shirt and khaki shorts. He had taken his windbreaker off and put it over Tommy who was sleeping off a headache.
Dallas saw Zhane looking over at Tommy. "Do you think he'll be all right?"
"He still has a concussion Dallas. It probably wasn't wise for him to go down and fight. He probably smacked his head after being knocked down by Darkonda. I'm sure he'll be all right. He never did get much sleep." He reminded her.
Sora sat down next to Tommy and watched him sleep. 'You better be all right Tommy.'
~*~After a brief meeting with Jimanya, Cordon had just teleported down onto Petra and Jet's ship and was walking around. It still amazed him that no one had spotted him. He however knew Rock Drones were stupid creations that wouldn't know he was an enemy or not. However he saw someone looking at him from a corner. 'I've been spotted.' He thought grabbing his blaster. Unfortunately that thing teleported away most likely to tell Jet and Petra that he was there. He walked into a room and realized it was the throne room.
"Well, well, well look who's here. It's my ex-husband." Petra's chilling voice greeted him.
"I want to make this meeting short. Where's my son?" Cordon asked with the same coldness in his voice as Petra had.
"Your son? You're the one who gave him away. I think I have more claim to him then you do. At least I want my son." Petra said.
"I had to give him to someone. Look at what's happened to him since he found out he was your son. You almost killed him when you were seeking revenge on Zordon. You never thought Andros would be hurt did you? He's been injured severely twice and now you keep him here. Petra I doubt you even care about Andros."
Petra reached out and slapped Cordon as hard as she could. "How dare you! Saying something like that. I love Andros. If it wasn't for you he wouldn't have been injured twice!"
"You made your own daughter jealous of her half-brother. You gave your own daughter away to the monarch of evil to raise. That was your own fault Petra. Would you have done the same thing to Andros?" Cordon said rubbing the area where he had been slapped.
"Of course not. Besides if it wasn't for you stealing Andros I wouldn't have."
"Petra this is getting us nowhere. I want Andros. And I want him now. He needs to be with his friends. They are the ones who have been more like a family to him, then anyone else."
"You're right as always Cordon. This is getting us nowhere." Petra said looking behind him.
Cordon turned around quickly and saw Jet standing behind him with his staff in hand.
~*~"You okay Lex?" Roland asked Alexis who had been quiet.
"I'm okay I'm just worried about the others. What did she mean by they were down to six? There's you, Andros, and I. We heard Astronema and Petra talking. Andros is with Petra and Jet. So that leaves Zhane, Jason, Tommy, Dallas, Cassie, TJ, Ashley, and Carlos. That's eight so two are injured? Maybe Tommy's still in the coma. Which could be the case. But I just don't understand." Alexis said shaking her head.
"Since when has Astronema ever made sense Alexis?" Roland asked.
Before Alexis could answer he door opened. Astronema appeared with her staff. "I heard that Roland." She said looking at them curiously.
"Eavesdropping Astronema? Don't you have anything better to do?" Alexis said angrily. There was always something about Astronema that sparked something in her. Astronema always pushed her to the edge. She couldn't keep her mouth shut. Maybe it was because of what Astronema had done to her.
"Well your Astro Ranger friends and the Thunder Ranger are busy clearing away rocks. I didn't think I had to do anything about that." She glared down at Alexis. " Because you were so rude to me you will pay." She signaled to Quanatrons who came into the cell. They grabbed Roland and locked him against the wall leaving Alexis alone in front of Astronema.
~*~Jimanya paced the Talorn watching the Rangers progress. 'Okay Cordon's on Petra and Jet's ship I should get ready to go to Astronema's ship.' Cordon had a great plan. He knew Jimanya could go somewhere without being detected. She looked down at the monitors and mentally said, 'Hang on guys. I'm going to get Roland and Alexis back.'
She teleported down to Astronema's ship and didn't see anything. She saw Ecliptor walking down the hall and thought it would be best to follow him.
~*~Astronema held up her staff. "Come on Comet Ranger fight me. Aren't you the one with the fiery spirit?" She taunted.
"You don't scare me Astronema. You never have." Alexis spat right back.
"Sure you aren't scared Alexis." Astronema said.
Alexis unsteadily got to her feet. "Put your staff down Astronema. Or do you think you can't beat me without it?"
Astronema dropped her staff. "I can beat you without the staff. After all I have two good feet to stand on." She smirked looking down at Alexis's still swollen ankle.
Roland watched from the wall helplessly. "Astronema you aren't going to get away with this."
"Who's going to stop me Roland, you? Don't make me laugh. You are tied up on a wall." Astronema reminded him.
Alexis looked over at Roland with a smile that was trying to be reassuring. However, Roland saw the fear in her eyes. He watched with nervousness, as the girl he loved fought for her life against the evil princess.
Alexis ran towards Astronema ignoring the pain she was in. She managed to get a good kick in to Astronema. Astronema went flying to the ground. Alexis tried to keep from falling over herself.
Astronema got to her feet and grabbed her staff, which was laying only five feet away from her. "I've had enough of these games. Now to get rid of you for good!"
~*~"I recommend that you leave now. You are all alone on this ship. There are many Rock Drones that won't hesitate to kill you. So give up and leave right now." Jet told Cordon.
Cordon was glaring at both Petra and Jet. "I will leave as soon as I have my son." He watched as the Rock Drones came closer. However, Cordon had a trick up his sleeve. "I forgot to tell you something Petra." He raised a hand and watched the Rock Drones fly backwards. "I have learned a lot of magic since we last met." Cordon watched the Rock Drones run back from whence they came. He turned his attention back to Petra and Jet. "Now will you tell me where you put Andros?"
Petra looked at him in alarm. Jet saw the look also. He spoke up for his wife. "You are a foolish old man Cordon. You think your parlor tricks are enough to make us tell you where Andros is?" He asked with a laugh.
Cordon raised his hands again. He knocked Jet's staff out of his hands. Then flicked his wrist and watched Jet fly backwards and hit his head. He fell to the ground unconscious. Cordon looked over at Petra. "Now will you tell me?" He asked starting to raise his hand.
Petra stopped him. "Yes. Follow me." She whispered. She led him down the stairs. "I never thought you had it in you to use magic. You always seemed to think magic was useless."
Cordon watched Petra carefully. "Not useless just unnecessary. But with you and Jet I knew I had to learn it. With the way you two fight there was just no way around it."
Petra stopped in front of the doorway. She sighed. "Here he is. You may never understand this Cordon. I'm not the witch that you seem to think I am. I care about people and believe it or not I used to care about you. What you said hurt. Do you know what it's like; to be told your son was taken by your own husband? You said I hated Andros and I would have done the same thing with him that I did with Astronema. But I love Andros. I've loved him from the minute I laid eyes on him. I never ever meant to hurt him. Astronema always was the one trying to kill him. I understand what you're saying. Take him now before I change my mind."
Cordon looked at Petra and saw that she was crying. "Thank you." He said and hurried into the room. He found Andros unconscious. Cordon carefully picked up his son and looked at Petra before teleporting. He saw that she looked pale and might pass out at any second. He spared her a quick smile before going.
When he landed on the Talorn the alarms went off once again. "Dimitria it's Cordon." He called. The alarms turned off.
He walked as quickly and as carefully as he could down to the infirmary. He didn't want to injure Andros more then he already was. He laid Andros on one of the tables. "I'll be right back." He whispered.
Cordon rushed into the Command Room. "Dimitria contact the Thunder Ranger right away. Tell him that Andros is back."
"I WILL DO THAT RIGHT AWAY." Dimitria said and went to contacting Jason.
~*~On Earth Jason got a message from Dimitria. "JASON ANDROS IS BACK. HE'S STILL TOO INJURED TO SEND DOWN TO HELP. I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE HAPPY TO KNOW THIS." The voice came through.
He silently cheered before turning to the Astro Rangers. "The Wind Ranger is back." He said.
All of the people were getting tired from taking rocks out of the way. When they heard the news their was excitement in the air. Which seemed to spark something with them and they worked faster to get the rocks out.
~*~Dallas paced the inside of the cave. She had a slight problem with claustrophobia, which she never realized she had until now.
"Sit down Dal. You're making us all dizzy." Tommy said from his spot on the floor.
"Sorry Tommy. I hate being in this closed environment. I'll stop pacing." Dallas said and sat on the floor next to Zhane.
Sora decided it would be best if their minds were off of what was going on. "Tommy what was your favorite power to hold? I know you said you've been the Green Ranger, the White Ranger, the White Ninjetti Ranger, and Zeo Ranger 5, and now you're the Lightning Ranger."
Tommy pondered this question for a moment before answering. "I'll tell you something about each of these powers. When I became a Power Ranger I wasn't chosen by Zordon, or Dimitria, or anyone that was good. No I was chosen by Rita Repulsa. Jason, Billy, Kimberly Hart, Zack Taylor, and Trini Kwan were already Rangers by the time I joined. Jason was the one who freed me from the spell. He was the Red Ranger at the time. Jason and I became instant best friends. After I was on the team for awhile, Rita decided to steal my powers. She used a green candle to do so. I gave the coin to Jason to stop her from having the power. I was off the team for awhile and saw the others only a few times before Parents Day. During Parents Day I was teleported back up to the Command Center."
"The Command Center? I thought it was called the Power Chamber?" Zhane interrupted.
Tommy nodded and continued. "It was later after the Command Center was blown up by Rito Repulso and Goldar. Anyway back to what I was saying. When I was teleported up to the Command Center, I found out that Goldar had the power coins and the Dragon Dagger. Well every coin but the Dragonzord Coin which used to be mine. The Dragon Dagger was mine when I was the Green Ranger also. Zordon said he could infuse me with his own energy so I could get the Dragon Dagger and the power coins. I said I would take the chance. I didn't have much power and I had to fight Goldar and the Putties. I was able to get the dagger and called out the Dragonzord and had it take on Goldar and Scorpina. I got the coins and passed out from being electrocuted by the force field that surrounded the coins and dagger. When I came too my powers were restored but they wouldn't last. When Lord Zedd came, that was when my powers started really fading. Zedd tried everything he could to destroy my powers. He turned me evil so I could take the Sword of power. He locked me in a dimension while my powers were being drained, he sent a beetle to steal it also. He finally was successful, and I found myself powerless again."
Sora looked at him sympathetically. He flashed her a small smile before continuing. "I was at my uncle's cabin when Zordon teleported me up to become the White Ranger. I was surprised and happy. He named me the leader. I felt terrible because that meant I was replacing Jason as leader. But he told me he was cool with it, so I put it aside. Later we met three people. They were Aisha Campbell, Adam Park, and Rocky DeSantos. When Jason, Zack, and Trini were selected for the Peace Conference we needed to find them replacements. They chose Aisha, Adam, and Rocky to take their places."
Tommy went on to explain the Ninjetti Power and was at the point of when he was a Zeo Ranger. "Jason came back from the Peace Conference and took the Gold Ranger Powers. I don't know if you guys know who Trey is."
"We've met him." Zhane answered. Dallas nodded and Sora shook her head no.
Tommy continued. "During that time I was feeling really weak. I was really tired and felt run down. Jason was the only one who seemed to notice. I just kept going like nothing was wrong. I woke up one morning and could barely move. I had a big test that day and I knew I couldn't miss the day. My mother finally noticed how I was and almost refused to let me go to school. But I went for first period. Jason was visiting me when Prince Gasket sent down a monster. Jason wouldn't let me fight and I had to watch it on the news. The next day I felt great. I used a jetski on the lake. Gasket kidnapped me right off the lake and erased my memory with the Brain Drain device. He forced me to fight the others. Telling me I was the king of the Machine Empire, and that they were the evil ones. I had no way of knowing he was lying to me. I had no memory. They freed me by showing me that they were my real friends. That was great and all. A few days later, Kat, Jason, Tanya, Rocky, Adam and I were at the Youth Center hanging out. We started sparing and I don't know what happened but I passed out and came to in the hospital. They did a lot of tests on me and came up with that I was just exhausted. Jason was worried about me and went to Zordon. Zordon had tests done on me and discovered there were problems with my powers. All my changes in powers finally caught up with me and I was dying. The others went looking for an amulet to save my life and were successful. I couldn't hold powers anymore or so I thought." Tommy said looking at Dallas.
Dallas spoke up. "Yeah well who would have thought you had the lightning signature? Zordon probably knew but he didn't have that kind of morpher. So when we were looking for two new Defenders we did scans on both you and Jason. We discovered you had the signature to hold the power. That's why you were given the powers. It led to trouble but since it's a rare thing it would be suspected. Though you and Andros both have the signature."
Tommy nodded. "I really couldn't pick one particular power. They've all meant something to me. Though I wish the lightning power could get us out of here." He said sadly.
"We'll think of something Tommy." Zhane said.
Sora was thinking of a way to brighten Tommy's mood. "Tommy I have another question for you."
Tommy looked at her seriously. "Sure. Shoot."
Sora smiled and shyly said, "If we get out of here, will you be my date for the Holiday Dance?"
Tommy was shocked for a second before smiling. "We will get out of here, and I'd love too."
Zhane gazed at Dallas. "How about you Sun Ranger, want to be my date for the Holiday Dance?"
Sora laughed. "Zhane she can't."
Zhane's smile dropped. "Why not?"
"Because it's a Sadie Hawkins dance. She's supposed to ask you!" Sora answered.
Dallas giggled too. "Fine. Zhane you want to be my date for the Holiday Dance."
Zhane smiled. "Let me think about it for a minute." Dallas glared at him. "Well I don't think I have anything planned for then so I guess I will be your date." He was unprepared for the playful shove Dallas gave him.
"It's about time you two got serious. I thought it would never happen." Sora teased. "You've known each other for sixteen years and just now you two are dating?" Dallas sneaked up on her little sister and started tickling her. "Stop! I promise I'll be good." She said between giggles.
They heard someone clear their throat behind them. "Well I guess this is some kind of a party. Maybe we should just leave them here. They seem to be having a good time." A familiar voice said. Looking up they saw Jason, and Billy smiling down at them. It had been Jason who had spoken up before. "Billy teleport them back to the Talorn. I'll try to distract the others from coming in here. We can't let the people see them unmorphed." Jason said.
Billy nodded and looked at the four Defenders. "Hold on to me and we'll be out of here." They disappeared in a flash of red light.
Jason turned around and saw the others were arriving. "They teleported back up to the ship. I want to thank all of you for helping us free our friends. Your help was greatly appreciated." Then he and the others teleported back to the Talorn in their respective colors of light.
~*~Astronema once again knocked Alexis off her feet. No matter how many times she knocked Alexis down she always seemed to get up. "Give it up Alexis. You will never survive."
Alexis wouldn't give up. She knew she couldn't she charged Astronema and knocked her down. Unknown to Astronema and Alexis; Roland was being helped out of his chains by Jimanya. However, Astronema did see Roland approaching and she knew she needed to act fast. Astronema fired as much power of her staff at Alexis
Alexis was no longer looking at Astronema but at Roland. And never knew what hit her. She fell to the ground. Roland ran up to her and picked her up and they were gone.
When they landed on the Talorn Jimanya became visible again. "Hurry Roland! We need to get her to the infirmary! I don't like the look of her." They rushed to the room and found Cordon standing over Andros who was conscious. Roland put Alexis on the table. Alexis was still unconscious. She turned to Roland. "Please go. I need to examine Alexis. And it would be better if you weren't in here. I'll let you know what I find right away."
Roland was going to protest but thought better of it and left the room where he bumped into Zhane.
"Roland! Your back!" Zhane said and hugged him. He looked around. "Where's Alexis?"
"Astronema and Alexis fought. Astronema fired her staff at Alexis. Alexis passed out and that's all I know." Roland said. He was starting to cry.
~*~"Cordon could you help me?" Jimanya asked from her position next to Alexis.
"Sure." He said and rushed over. "What do you need me to do?"
"I think she's comatose but I could be wrong. It's not the same thing that put Tommy into a coma though. I...I wanted another opinion." She said in a shaky voice.
"Sure." Cordon said in a quiet voice. He began the scan.
~*~Zhane led Roland to the Rec. Room. "Everyone's in here." He said. Seeing Roland's questioning look. "Roland this is Billy Cranston. He took the Red Astro Powers. And this is Sora Dallas's sister." He said.
"Hi good to meet you." Roland said sadly. He noticed Tommy was sitting next to Sora. "It's nice to see you're awake Tommy."
"It's great to see you. Where's Alexis?" Tommy asked.
Zhane and Roland exchanged looks. Before they could say anything the door opened and Cordon and Jimanya entered the room.
"Guys we have bad news. So I'll tell it to you straight. Alexis is in a coma. We don't think she's going to make it." Jimanya said sadly. She looked away trying not to cry.
Roland went as white as a sheet and fainted onto Zhane.
"I thought he might have that reaction." Jimanya said.
"What about Andros?" Ashley asked.
"He'll be fine. Cordon was able to heel most of Andros's wounds." Jimanya told her.
"If he could heel Andros, why couldn't he help Alexis?" Jason asked.
"Alexis is too injured to help. We'll just have to hope for the best." Cordon said.
~*~Alexis felt herself falling. When she opened her eyes she saw her brother, Jay, running outside of the house. She gasped when she saw herself at about six years old running behind him. She just stood there and watched them run straight to the park.
Jay, being twelve, was embarrassed at the idea of being seen with his little sister. "Lexi." Jay said calling her by her least favorite nickname, "Go play in the sandbox I'll be over there playing soccer with the others. Don't go anywhere! Don't talk to strangers."
"Okay Jay." She said happily and ran over to the sandbox.
Jay watched for a second before shaking his head and joining his friends. 'Why does mom always insist I bring her along?'
When Alexis got to the sandbox she noticed there were three other kids her age. "Hi!" She said.
The reddish brown hared girl smiled at her. "Hi my name is Dallas."
The almost white blond haired boy sitting next to her smiled and said, "I'm Zhane."
The little boy with dark brown hair and brown eyes looked up shyly and quietly said, "Roland."
"My names Alexis but you can call me Lex." She said. Scooping up some sand and letting it slide through her fingers. She was trying to figure out how small it was. Her mother always said to friends, 'This is Alexis. She'll be getting straight A's in school I can tell.'
Roland watched her doing that and said, "Wouldn't it be nice if we could count how much sand is in a handful?"
"I was just trying to figure out how small it was." Alexis said with a smile.
Desana Meyerson, carrying a baby in her arms, came up to them and smiled. "Dallas would you like some juice? You other kids can have some too."
Roland and Zhane got up. Alexis remained looking at her brother playing soccer. She shook her head. "No thanks."
"You sure?" Desana asked.
"Yes." Alexis answered certainly.
Roland sat back down. "I don't want a drink thank you." He told the woman.
Desana shook her head as she walked away. A few minutes later Dallas and Zhane came back with juice in their hands. "You guys sure you don't want any? We can share with you."
There seemed to be a bond between the four immediately. They played and talked for awhile. Then Jay walked up to them. "Come on Alexis it's time to go home."
Alexis jumped to her feet and turned back towards the others. "Bye!" She said happily while waving.
Jay looked back and shook his head before pulling his sister down the path.
~*~A week later, kids were arriving for Dallas's birthday. One of the first to arrive was Zhane. He handed Dallas a small gift and Dallas grabbed his hand and pulled him into the family room.
"Hi I'm Jada Alderez. Thank you for inviting Zhane to the party." She said and walked into the house.
"No problem. Thanks for coming. My name is Desana Meyerson. And this little one is Sora." She said pointing to the infant in the crib.
No sooner had they came into the house the doorbell rang. Opening the door she saw Alexis and Jay.
"Well hello!" Desana said bending down to look at her. "I remember you from the park. Dallas was so glad that you could come." She turned to Jay. "And you must be Jay. Your mother said you would be walking your sister here. Come on in. My name is Desana. The other kids are in the family room Alexis. Can I get you something to drink Jay?"
"No thank you ma'am." He said and helped Alexis out of her coat. He handed Desana the present.
Roland was the last to arrive and he came in shyly handing over a carefully wrapped present to Desana. She led him into the family room. "Okay kids time to get this party rolling."
They played many games. There was this game where the kids were split into teams of four. Zhane, Dallas, Alexis, and Roland all ended up on the same team. They played happily and were content. They formed a quick friendship and hadn't separated from each other since.
Alexis watched that part of her life with a smile.
It was seven years later and Dallas, Zhane, Roland and Alexis, who were all thirteen, were hurrying to keep the base they were working at from falling apart. There were yells by the commander and it was chaos in the building. "Roland do you see where the Civiens are?" Alexis asked.
"They aren't far. They are maybe five miles from here. You are all doing a good job. You are all keeping your cool. That's great I wish the others could do that. We need to keep them from capturing this base." Commander Wilter spoke up from behind them.
"Yes sir." They all said in unison.
They were all recruited a year ago to help with the war against the Civiens. Alexis and Roland mostly were recruited because of their knowledge of technology. Zhane and Dallas were recruited because they both were great fighters, and could help if the situation called for extra fighters.
There was a rumbling sound and walls were falling. "You four!" Commander Wilter yelled pointing at Zhane, Dallas, Alexis, and Roland. "Get out of here! This buildings going to go!"
"Sir are you sure?" Zhane asked.
"That's an order!" The commander yelled. 'I don't care if Zhane's even the best fighter we have they are still children!'
They nodded and ran to what they thought was a back door where they were met by the Rock Drones. They fought as hard as they could to keep the Drones away from the Command Room. Instead they disappeared.
When they landed Zhane looked around and saw a woman in a tube. "I demand to know what the heck is going on?" He asked her.
"CALM DOWN ZHANE. I BROUGHT YOU HERE SO YOU COULD BE ABLE TO SAVE YOUR PLANET. I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU ALL SOME VERY SPECIAL POWERS." The woman said.
"I have some questions for you first. Who are you? How did you know my name?" Zhane asked.
"MY NAME IS DIMITRIA. I AM THE KEEPER OF THE DEFENDER POWERS. I KNOW ALL ABOUT YOU. I KNOW YOU ARE ALL ZHANE, DALLAS, ALEXIS, AND ROLAND. I AM HERE TO OFFER YOU SOMETHING LIKE I SAID BEFORE. YOUR PLANET IS IN GREAT DANGER. IF PETRA AND JET ARE NOT STOPPED WE'LL LOSE THE PLANET TO THEM. THEY'VE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER TO CAPTURE THIS PLANET FOR EIGHT YEARS. JET BY HIMSELF FOR TEN YEARS. WITH THE POWERS I AM ABOUT TO GIVE YOU, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIGHT THE CIVIENS EQUALLY. WILL YOU ACCEPT THE POWERS?" Dimitria asked.
Zhane looked back at the others. They nodded. "We accept them." Zhane answered for everyone.
"GOOD." She teleported something up and they landed in Dallas's, Roland's, Zhane's, and Alexis's hands. "FIRST ROLAND. ROLAND I GIVE YOU THE POWER OF SOLAR. YOU ARE QUIET AND WISE. YOU ARE THE BACKBONE OF THE OTHERS. YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF MACHINES WILL BE A GREAT USE TO THE TEAM. ROLAND USE THE POWERS WISELY." She looked down at Alexis. "ALEXIS YOU ARE A KIND-HEARTED GIRL WITH THE PERSONALITY OF A BALL OF FIRE. YOU ARE SO ENERGETIC AND ENTHUSIASTIC. YOU WILL HAVE THE POWER OF THE COMET TO GUIDE YOU. YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTERS WILL SERVE THE TEAM WELL." She looked down at Dallas next. "DALLAS. YOU ARE A SMART GIRL WHO CAN BRIGHTEN UP ANYONE'S MOOD. YOU MAKE A ROOM WARM UP IMMEDIATELY. THAT IS WHY I GIVE YOU THE POWER OF THE SUN. YOU ALSO HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF BEING A GREAT LEADER. I AM MAKING YOU SECOND IN COMMAND." She turned to Zhane. "LAST AND CERTAINLY NOT LEAST IS ZHANE. YOU SHINE SO BRIGHTLY AS A LEADER. THAT IS WHY I GIVE YOU THE POWER OF THE STARS. YOU ARE ALSO THE LEADER OF THIS GROUP. LEAD THEM WELL IN BATTLE."
"DEFENDFERS YOUR PLANET IS IN GREAT PAREL GO DOWN AND STOP THE ROCK DRONES." She said and smiled down at them.
"Thanks Dimitria." Zhane said and turned to the others. "It's Morphin Time!" He yelled.
"Solar Power!" Roland called.
"Comet Power!" Alexis called.
"Sun Power!" Dallas called.
"Star Power!" Zhane called.
They teleported down and hurried over to stop the Rock Drones. They found it much easier to fight the drones while morphed. They were able to get rid of them easily.
They teleported back up to the ship excitedly. "Wow that amazing." Alexis said.
"DEFENDERS THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE POWERS. I HAVE FOUR OTHER MORPHERS THAT HAVEN'T BEEN GIVEN OUT. THE POWERS OF THUNDER, LIGHTNING, SOUND AND WIND. WHILE THE WIND, THUNDER, AND SOUND MORPHERS CAN BE GIVEN TO ANYONE, THE LIGHTNING POWERS CAN'T. THERE ARE ONLY CERTAIN PEOPLE THAT CAN HOLD THE LIGHTNING POWER." Dimitria addressed them.
"Dimitria how are we going to know who to give the powers too?" Zhane asked.
"THE PEOPLE THAT CAN HOLD IT HAVE A LIGHTNING SIGNATURE. IF THE RIGHT SCANS ARE DONE ON PEOPLE, THEN YOU WILL KNOW. I HAVE CHECKED ALL OF YOU. NONE OF YOU HAVE THE SIGNATURE. RIGHT NOW I CAN ONLY THINK OF TWO PEOPLE THAT ARE HOLDERS OF THE POWER. ONE IS CAMILLE OF THE PLANET TIGE. SHE WAS THE MENTOR OF ANOTHER LIGHTNING RANGER. THE RANGER SHE MENTORED IS ONLY A FEW YEARS OLDER THEN YOU. SHE'S SIXTEEN AND HER NAME IS PRINCESS JIMANYA OF EDENOI. THERE ARE MORE BUT I AM NOT QUITE SURE WHERE." Dimitria answered.
"Oh." The others said not fully understanding what she meant. They knew later they probably would.
The alarms were going off again. "DEFENDERS PETRA AND JET HAVE SENT DOWN A MONSTER TO A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AREA. THE MONSTER IS BLOWING UP BUILDINGS ON THE PLANET." Dimitria informed them.
"Back to action!" Zhane yelled.
When they got down to the surface they could see transporters leaving the planets surface.
She never saw her family after that. Then it hit her. What happened to her? Where was she? Why was she here? The last thing she remembered was fighting Astronema on her ship.
A being appeared. "You died Alexis." The voice whispered.
She knew the voice right away. "Zordon? But I thought Petra destroyed you? I can't be dead! I don't even remember dying!" 'Does he know it's not possible?'
"OKAY YOU AREN'T DEAD BUT YOU HAVE A DECISION TO MAKE. BUT I'M SURE YOU ALREADY KNEW THAT. YOUR LIFE HAS PROBABLY BEEN THE MOST TROUBLING OF ALL THE RANGERS I'VE SEEN. IT'S MUCH MORE COMPLICATED THEN TOMMY'S. YOU DIDN'T LAST LONG AS A DEFENDER DID YOU? "
'He knows.' "No." Alexis whispered. "The others don't know about what happened. I can't tell them." She said crying.
Alexis looked around her almost barren planet. She never saw the blast that hit her in the back. She fell to the ground.
A woman hurried over to her. The woman checked her pulse. The young girl was dead. She picked her up and carried her to her house to presumably call the police. After searching the girl for a wallet of some type to find out where she lived. She found none. However, she found a morpher. "No." She whispered. "We can't lose a Defender." She took out a special book and started moving her hand above Alexis while whispering an incantation. She watched holding her breath. A few seconds later the girl took in a breath. She sat up confused.
"Where am I?" She asked looking around.
"Don't be frightened child. I mean you no harm. If it wasn't for me you would still be dead."
"Still be dead? I don't understand." Alexis said.
"I know you are a Defender. I know it's important for you to be alive. I gave you immortality." She said. "Immortality unless you choose to die if it ever comes."
Alexis never quite heard the last part. "Who are you and what do you mean immortality?"
"My name is Antiqua. You will live forever or until you choose to die if you are ever killed. It's not permanent my dear." She said.
"I somehow forgot about that day. Antiqua was the one who helped Andros find us." Alexis realized. "I forgot about our meeting even when she took over for you."
"YES ALEXIS. SINCE ANTIQUA'S BEING HELD BY DARK SPECTRE IT IS I THAT HAS TO GIVE YOU THE CHOICE."
"I want to go back. I don't want to die." She answered quickly.
"BACK TO YOUR FRIENDS? THERE IS ANOTHER CHOICE IF YOU WANT TO HEAR IT." Zordon informed her.
"No I have made my decision. I want to go back to my friends." She said.
"AND THAT'S WHERE YOU SHALL GO ALEXIS RHEA VERTE." Zordon said and there was a flash of light and Alexis was gone.
~*~Roland leaned over Alexis crying. The others had left them in the room. Andros was feeling much better and was with Ashley so the room was completely empty. "You can't leave me Alexis. I love you." Roland whispered.
"Don't worry Roland I won't." Alexis said.
Roland looked confused. "Lex? You're all right!" He said.
"Yeah except for my ankle hurting I think I'm fine." Alexis said and was happy when Roland picked her up and held her close.
"Don't you ever scare me like that again. I thought I had lost you." Roland said.
Jimanya came in and was shocked at the sight. Not by the fact that they were hugging, but by the fact that Alexis was alive. 'She's the one.' Jimanya suddenly realized. She walked out of the room knowing Alexis would be all right.
~*~Two nights later at the Angel Grove High School, the Holiday Dance was underway. Cassie went with TJ, Jason went with Emily, Adam went with Kimberly, Billy, Rocky, and Carlos went stag, Sora and Tommy went of course, same with Dallas and Zhane. Alexis asked Roland as soon as she heard about the dance. Ashley asked Andros. Andros and Alexis were allowed to go only when they agreed to only dance slow dances.
A slow song started and the couples went to the dance floor.
I see the questions in your eyes
I know what's weighing on your mind
You can be sure I know my part
Stand beside you through the years
You'll only cry those happy tears
And though I make mistakes I'll never break your heart
By the moon and the stars in the skies
I'll be there
Like the shadow that's by your side
I'll be there
For better or worse
Till death do us part
I'll love you with every beat of my heart
And I swear
I'll give you everything I can
I'll build your dreams with these two hands
We'll hang some memories on the walls
And when just the two of us are there
You won't have to ask if I still care
Coz as the time sets the pace
My love will never age at all
"Wow that was a cool song. I'm having a lot of fun Roland. I wish I could dance more but with this ankle..." Alexis trailed off. The Dance mix of "Kiss Me." started so they left the dance floor.
"I'm surprised you are even dancing at all. After what just happened to you." Roland said.
'Oh Roland if only you knew.' "I'm kind of thirsty. Let's get some punch okay?" She asked.
"Sure." He led her to the table.
Alexis bumped into a man that was in his late twenties. "I'm so sorry. I should have been watching where I was going." The man said.
"That's quite all right." She looked at him closer. One word came to mind before she fainted. "Jay." She said and Roland caught her as she fell.
To be continued
Oh boy was that a long fanfic. Most of it came from a fanfic
that I had started and I scrapped. I'll admit when I said there would be a surprise
I meant it would be Jay. But I had this brainstorm. And well there you go. If
it sounds too strange let me know. That's why the fanfic was called Holiday
Miracles. Maybe I like fanfics written around Christmas. My first fanfic was.
The song used in this fanfic was "I Swear." Which was written by Babyface and
in this particular fanfic All 4 One performed it on CD of course. I hope you
enjoyed this fanfic. Email me at Willow@grrtech.com.