Disclaimer: All the characters, with the exception of Airiana, belong to Saban. I think everyone knows the rest. The dream that Kim has in my story comes from the fanfic 'Heart's Desire' by Cheryl Roberts and belongs to her. Lo Pan comes from the movie 'Big Trouble in Little China' and belongs to 20th Century Fox film corp. That's about it so read on and enjoy!
"Mr. Park? Adam? Are you still with us?" asked Ms. Applebee, quite annoyed with the young man.
"Huh? A yeah. I'm still with you." said Adam shyly while the rest of the class was giggling.
"Well that is very good to hear. I know it's Friday, but if you could pay attention in my class, I would appreciate it!" said Ms. Applebee sternly
"OK, Ms. Applebee." said Adam quietly.
Adam had been having trouble paying attention. Every single year around this time, Valentine's Day, Adam got depressed. Kim and Tommy were a couple and they were so cute together. Rocky and Aisha had recently got together and they were in the first stages of coupledom. But Adam was all alone. He wasn't ugly by any means and he was very shy around everyone. He was very, very shy around girls and he was totally oblivious to the tons of girls falling all over him. Class ended and Adam and his friends, Kimberly, Tommy, Aisha, and Rocky, exited into the hallway. They stopped at Tommy and Kim's locker.
"What happened, Adam?" asked Tommy spinning the dial on his locker.
"Nothing, man. I was just thinking." said Adam as his friends exchanged worried glances.
"So what are you and Tommy doing for V-Day, Kim?" questioned Aisha trying to change the touchy subject.
"Well Tommy rented a limousine and were going out to eat at Spago's! Then he said he had some special surprise and then we're going to the dance!" said Kim ecstatically. Then she saw the look on Adam's face. "Adam! I'm so sorry. I'm such a space cadet. I didn't realize how this must be affecting you. How are you doing?"
"I'm OK. I'll live. I mean..." Adam stopped dead in his sentence as he watched a tall, thin girl with long auburn red hair and piercing green eyes walk toward the group. She was wearing a green v-neck shirt with a black blazer over the top of it. She also had on loose fit blue jeans and brown hiking boots.
"What is it, Adam?" asked Tommy worriedly
"Hey TJ! It's me. Mom said I could find you here." said the beautiful stranger
"Oh my god! Airiana!!!! I totally spaced that you were coming today! When did you get here? Oh before you answer that, let me introduce you. Guys this is Airiana, my twin sister! The one that lives with my Dad. Airiana this Rocky, Aisha, you know Kim, and this is Adam."
"TJ?" scoffed Rocky
"Yeah, TJ. I've always called Tommy TJ and I'm the only one who can, besides Kim, of course." said Airiana sweetly
"Twins?" asked Aisha "You don't look anything alike."
"We're fraternal twins, which means that we weren't born from the same egg." said Tommy matter-of-factly
"Thanks for the bio lesson, TJ" said Rocky sarcastically and
the rest of the gang giggled
"Anyway, it's nice to meet you all! I heard so much about all of you especially you, Adam." said Airiana sweetly turning to Adam
"You did?" said Adam perking up. As he tilted his head up to look at Airiana, their eyes met. Airiana stared at Adam. He was wearing a black and white shirt and black pants. His hair was the color of onyx and was curly. A stray strand of hair fell onto his forehead which he quickly brushed away. His eyes were a beautiful chocolatly brown and his lips were full and a dark shade of crimson.
"Tommy talks about you a lot. He says your one of his best friends and he mentioned that you don't have a date for the Sadie Hawkins dance. I was thinking since I don't have a date either, maybe we could go together. You know, just as friends. What do you think?" said Airiana hopefully.
"Well...I...uh...um..." said Adam stumbling for words
"In Adam speak that means 'Sure I'd love to escort you to the dance.'" said Rocky translating.
"Great." said Kim turning to Airiana "My mom and I are going dress shopping after school. Did you want to go?"
"Sure that would be great. I better be going though." said Airiana
"Wait," said Rocky "how long are you here for?"
"Our Dad is Australia for six months on business-so that's how long I'm here! I'm starting school next week. Can't talk, Gotta run! Bye." and with that she ran back out the doors of Angel Grove High with Adam staring right after her.
Later at the juice bar, Adam, Tommy, and Rocky had been sparring with each other. Aisha sat at the usual table while she waited for Kim and Airiana. She watched the guys and noticed that Adam was a little pre-occupied.
"All right, muscle men. Take Five. Except for you." said Aisha pointing to Adam "I need to talk to you!"
"About what?" said Adam nervously
"You're looking a little sloppy. Like you're not focused. What's on your mind." said Aisha leading Adam to a table away from the others where they could talk.
"You promise you won't say anything?" asked Adam. Aisha nodded. "Well Airiana is on my mind. Ever since she walked up to us today, she has been the only thing I can think about."
"Sounds like someone has been bitten by the love bug!" said Aisha smiling wide
"I don't even know her! But it feels like I've known her forever. She seems so familiar." said Adam wistfully
"Maybe you're soulmates." said Aisha popping a fry in her mouth.
"Soulmates?" Adam looked at Aisha as if she was from a strange planet.
"Yeah, soulmates. I have always believed that I was one half of a whole person. I found my other half in Rocky. I feel like I'm a total person now. Granted it took me awhile to figure that out but I always knew in the back of my mind that their was something special between Rocky and I." said Aisha.
"So you think that Airiana and I are..." Adam said trailing off
"Soulmates," Aisha finished "it's a possibility. But you need to find out. Hang out with her and if you still feel the way you do now then you know it's meant to be."
"Hi ya! What am I missing over here?" said Rocky walking over to the table "You trying to steal my girl?"
"No, I was getting some advice." said Adam
"All right break is over. Get back out their and fight, fight, fight!" said Aisha pushing the boys back onto the mat.
The guys continued to spar when Kimberly and Airiana walked in with their dresses. Adam caught Airiana's eye and she waved. This small act caused shivers to be sent throughout Adam's body. He returned the wave and looked back in time to duck Rocky's kick. 'This is my chance!' thought Adam 'I have to impress her.' With that Adam started a barrage of kicks and punches that caught Tommy and Rocky off guard. Up near the table, Airiana had noticed Adam's martial arts prowess.
"Wow he's really good....really good!" said Airiana obviously thinking about something other than his martial art expertise
"One of the best in the state." said Aisha throwing in a good word for her friend.
"What was that about?" asked Rocky, confused.
"Just trying to keep you on your toes, ape boy!" said Adam smiling
"Bite me, Frog!" said Rocky angered that he was upstaged in front of his girlfriend.
"All right, stop it. Kim and Airiana are here. Let's go say hi." said Tommy leading the threesome over to the girls.
"You have to trying them on!!!!" squealed Aisha
"Right now?" asked Kim and Airiana at the same time.
"Yeah, why not! I want to....I mean....We all want to see them." said Adam covering his tail. Truth is he just wanted to see how Airiana looked in her dress but he couldn't be that rude to Kim, one of his best buds!
"OK. Come on Kim, this will be over and done with before we get embarrassed." said Airiana dragging Kim to the bathroom.
A few minutes later, Kim came walking out in a beautiful white dress. She knew that this would impress Tommy since he's the White Ranger. The top was very form fitting and off the shoulder. The dress came down to the floor and was velvety smooth. It had a long slit up the side that came just a little bit above the knee. It almost looked like a wedding gown.
Tommy beamed at her and was speechless. Rocky gave Kim a big hug and said, "Wow you look ...great!"
"Yeah, the dress is beautiful!" added Adam
"Tommy, say something!" said Kim shocked and flattered at his response
"I don't think anyone could look more beautiful than you do right now! he said deeply meaning it.
"Thank you, but you haven't seen anything yet!" said Kim with a huge grin on her face "Come on out, Airiana!"
As Airiana walked out of the bathroom, heads spun around and jaws dropped to the floor. Airiana was wearing a long, beautiful, black mandarin dress. Kimberly had suggested black since she knew Adam was the Black Ranger and all. It had impressive Korean embroidery all over. The collar was high and the sleeves were short which showed off Airiana's golden brown skin. She also had a split up the side that showed off just a little more than Kim did. Her hair was piled on top of her head and it was kept in place by two silver chopsticks.
"So what do you guys think?" asked Airiana very self-conscious of having all of Angel Grove High looking at her.
'Like an angel' thought Adam
"You look awesome, sis!" said Tommy
"Yeah, totally stylin'" said Aisha
"What do you think, Adam?" asked Airiana
Just as Adam was about to answer, a popular boy from school, Josh came up to Airiana and said "I know I'm not supposed to be asking you but do you have a date for the Sadie Hawkins Dance?"
'Oh great' thought Adam 'I'm gone with a capital G. Thrown out like yesterday's trash'
Airiana stole a glance at Adam. 'That poor guy.' she thought 'He must think I'm going to dump him like yesterday's trash'
"Sorry." she said casually as she walked over to Adam and wrapped her arms around his waist "I have a date already."
"Come on!" said Josh "You're really going to go with him? I'm the star wide reciever of the Angel Grove Pirates!"
"I could care less if you were a Power Ranger sent to protect me!" said Airiana moving away from Adam and getting into Josh's face "I am going to this dance with Adam. So you can go back to your cave with your 'me-Tarzan, you-Jane' attitude and leave me and my Adam alone!"
'Wow!' thought Adam 'She called me "her Adam." I gotta do something' Suddenly, Adam jumped in front of Airiana and said "Look Josh, you heard the lady. Leave us alone."
'He's really standing up for me.' thought Airiana
"Why should I?" asked Josh
"Because if you don't leave us alone I'll be forced hurt you in ways that you can't even BEGIN to imagine." stated Adam
"Fine man, I don't want to start World War Three with you! You can have her, I don't want her anymore!" said Josh as turned and walked away
"You don't deserve a woman like this!" yelled Adam after him then he turned his attention back to Airiana
"Sorry it took so long for me to stand up for you." apologized Adam
"Don't worry, I didn't need you to stand up for me, but I do appreciate the gesture." said Airiana giving Adam a quick hug "I'm going to go change. Wait here." and she ran off.
"Way to go!" said Kim walking into the bathroom to change
"That was a most manly thing to do!" said Rocky high-fiving Adam
"It was very sweet." said Tommy "And even though she said it wasn't necessary, Airiana is very happy you did that."
'Today has been so thrilling!' thought Airiana as she finished unpacking her things. 'I can't believe that Adam did what he did.' thought Airiana as she replayed the scene in her head. Suddenly her eyes snapped open, 'Wait a minute. I can't be falling for him. Oh my god I am! Now what do I do?' thought Airiana, perplexed.
There was a quiet knock at the door and in walked Tommy. "Hi ya. What are you doing?" asked Tommy
"Not much. Just putting away some clothes and thinking." said Airiana continuing to fold her shirts.
Tommy stepped over to Airiana's closet and looked at the beautiful dress hanging in it. "You are going to look so beautiful and have so much fun!" exclaimed Tommy
"Yeah." said Airiana glumly
"Hey, what is wrong with you? I thought that you would be excited about going to the dance with Adam." said Tommy walking over to Airiana
"I am," said Airiana sitting down on her bed "but I think I'm falling for Adam."
"And this is a bad thing?" questioned Tommy
"No I mean I really like him but there are two problems; One, I don't know if he likes me and two, I've never had such strong feelings like this-I don't know what to do, T.J!" said Airiana looking sadly into Tommy's eyes
"Look, the way Adam has been acting I think he likes you a lot. I mean he can't even think straight. I bet you he thinks your abfab and is just too shy to tell you. That's just the way Adam is-he's afraid of getting hurt." said Tommy with certainty
"So what do I do." asked Airiana still worried
"Hang out with him and if you feel the same way you do now, you know it's meant to be!" said Tommy giving Airiana a reassuring smile
"OK. If you'll excuse me, I'll go call Adam and ask him to a movie." said Airiana confidently
"How about Kim and I go with you so there won't be so much pressure?" suggested Tommy
"Thanks but I don't think so. I've got to get to know Adam!" said Airiana walking out of her room
'I can't believe it!' thought Tommy 'Our plan is working!'
"I know! At first I was afraid they wouldn't hit it off, but when I saw the look on Adam's face when Airiana walked up I knew we hit a bullseye!" exclaimed Tommy talking to Kim
"So they went to the movies?" asked Kim
"Yeah, she called up Adam and asked him to go see 'Scream 2' with her. He said sure. He just came and picked her up. I ran back to my room and called you, pronto!" said Tommy satisfied with himself.
"I can't believe we concocted this plan to get them together." said Kim "We knew Adam was lonely with all of his friends being hooked up but I never thought that they would just set themselves up. We didn't have to do a thing!"
"I know. This is working out perfectly. I better go. I have to call Rocky about tonight. Oh, before I go, Airiana is still sleeping over at your house right?" questioned Tommy
"Of course! Besides Aisha, Airiana, and I have to play Truth or Dare! Have her come over when she gets back OK?" asked Kim
"Sure, Bye!" and Tommy hung up the phone.
"Thanks for asking me to a movie." said Adam parked out front of Kim's house. Tommy had called Airiana on her cellular phone and Airiana had asked Adam to drop her off at Kim's house, which he agreed to do.
"It looked really good and I didn't want to see a scary movie alone. Thanks for taking me out to get ice cream. You didn't have to do that." said Airiana sweetly
"It was no problem. It gave us a chance to get to know each other better." said Adam staring deep into Airiana's green eyes.
"Hey how about we go out to dinner next week before the dance? My treat." asked Airiana nervously
"Oh no!" said Adam as Airiana's face fell "It will be my treat."
"Wait a minute-do you have plans before the dance? I mean it's Valentine's Day and everything." said Airiana
"I can't think of anyone else I would rather be with on Valentine's Day than you." said Adam picking up Airiana's hand and kissing it gently "You better go. Kim and Aisha are probably waiting to pounce on you the minute you walk in the door."
"OK, I'll see you on Monday then." said Airiana floating on Cloud 9 from the precious kiss Adam had given her
"You bet. Bye!" said Adam and he drove away
'I'm going to marry that man' thought Airiana as she watched Adam's tail lights fade into the distance.
'I'm going to marry that woman' thought Adam to himself as he drove to Tommy's house
Adam had been right. As soon as Airiana walked in the door, Kimberly and Aisha bounded down the stairs ready to greet her.
"So, let's go to my room and dish the gossip!" said Kim enthusiastically
"OK I have so much to tell you!!!!!" exclaimed Airiana and the girls ran up stairs giggling.
As soon as Adam got out of his car, Rocky and Tommy were waiting right next to him to hear the juicy details.
"So what happened, Bro?" asked Tommy
"Nothing." said Adam annoyed
"Adam, we aren't going to leave this spot until you give us a preview as to what happened on the date!" said Rocky sternly
"Let's just say it was one of the best nights of my life." said Adam happily as he walked into Tommy's house
Rocky and Tommy turned to each other and exchanged excited glances and rushed after Adam.
"Aww! That's sooooo sweet! He really opened the car door for you! Sometimes I wonder if I'm dating the wrong guy!" said Kim jokingly
"He was such a gentleman! Then we went into the movie and I got scared and grabbed his arm, well he put his arm around me and told me it's OK because he was here! I snuggled close and that's how we stayed till the end of the movie!" said Airiana reminiscing
"You opened the door for her? You sap!" said Rocky, just a little bit jealous. Why couldn't he think of these kind of things?
"Like you should talk, DeSantos! Don't tell me you don't do sappy things for Aisha!" said Adam putting his friend in check
"That was a pretty cool thing to do!" said Tommy "Can I like copy these things down?"
"Moving on," said Adam "we went into the movie and she got scared so I put my arm around her and said 'It's OK. I'm here' She snuggled up to me and that's the way we stayed for the rest of the movie!" said Adam happily
"AWWWWW!" exclaimed Tommy and Rocky sarcastically at the same time
"Shut up!" said Adam throwing a pillow at his two fellow rangers
"OK so what happened after that?" questioned Aisha
"All right. After the movie, neither of us wanted to go home so we went out for ice cream. We just talked about school, family, ya know getting to know you type of stuff. Then we came here and I thanked him and asked him to dinner before the dance next week and he said-get this- 'I can't think of anyone else I'd rather be with on Valentine's Day then you.' And he kissed my hand!!!!" said Airiana practically floating around the room
"No way!" exclaimed Aisha
"I never knew Adam could be so sweet!" said Airiana
"Neither did we!" said Aisha and Kim shocked
"So anyway, we went out and got ice cream and did the getting to know you thing. I drove her back to Kim's house and thanked her. Then she asked me to dinner before the dance and I said that 'I can't think of anyone else I'd rather be with on Valentine's Day than you.' I really wanted to kiss her on the lips but I chickened out and kissed her on the hand." said Adam kind of embarrassed that he had chickened out
"Wow, you go boy!" said Rocky slamming Adam's hand for a high five
"Adam, I never knew you could be like this. We all thought that you were too shy." said Tommy
"I thought I would be shy too but something about Airiana makes me feel safe like she's not going to hurt me, ya know?" questioned Adam softly
"Trust us, Adam. We know." said Tommy thinking about Kim
"All right everyone. Get up on the bed and prepare for..." said Aisha doing her best TV announcer voice.
"TRUTH OR DARE!" exclaimed the three girls
"OK." said Kim settling onto her bed "Rules-number one, no asking about a person's past boyfriend. Number two, no dares that will either make someone get hurt or get them into trouble. That's it!"
"OK. Let's start." said Airiana
"Since you're a guest, you can go first." said Aisha looking excitedly to Airiana
"All right. Kim, truth or dare?" asked Airiana
"Are you a virgin?" questioned Airiana
"Oh good question, girlfriend!" said Aisha giving Airiana a high five
"Do I have to answer that?" asked Kim nervously
"YES!" exclaimed Aisha and Airiana at the same time
"OK. I'll just come out and say it cuz I don't want to drag out the inevitable." said Kim taking a deep breath "No!"
"No way! When?" asked Airiana
"Well I had this dream and in it Tommy and I we're stuck on this strange planet. We were slaves and then we escaped. Tommy and I ran to get away from the people trying to catch us. Well then they almost did until Tommy and I hid in this church. He told me the real way he felt because he was afraid he wouldn't be able to if we got caught. By some miracle, they didn't find us. Tommy and I decided to find shelter for the night. We found a cave and then started a fire. That night we did it." said Kim taking a breath
"That doesn't count. It was in a dream." said Aisha disappointed
"I'm not finished." said Kim "Anyway to make a long story short,"
"Too late!" said Airiana and Aisha
"I had a baby and Tommy and I lived happily ever after. After I woke up I was so upset because Tommy and I had shared our deepest feelings and it was all just a dream. I was bummed and Tommy could tell so he asked what was wrong. I told him the whole story and he was upset that he couldn't have shared the experience with me. The next day he told me to meet him at the park. I did and he took of my watch and said 'Today time doesn't matter. He took me to Cathedral Point and he told me how much he loved me and that someday my dream would come true. Then he looked at me and asked me if I would like today to be someday and I kissed him and, well...you know" said Kim turning a slight shade of pink.
"That is so romantic!" exclaimed Airiana
"Yeah! I wish Rocky was that sweet!" said Aisha jealous
"OK Airiana, truth or dare?" asked Kim
"Truth." said Airiana
"OK. If you could design a perfect night with Adam, what would it be?" asked Kim snuggling up to her pillow
"Yeah, spill the beans!" exclaimed Aisha moving closer to Airiana
"All right. The perfect night. Hmmmm. Oh I got it. It would start out with a beautiful candlelit dinner at Adam's house. The thing is I would make him dinner. We would get all dressed up and after we finished eating we would go up to Cathedral Point and we would watch the sunset as we danced to a tape of slow songs. And just as the sun was setting I would tell Adam how I truly felt and hopefully he would tell me how he felt and then we would share our first kiss under the rising stars." said Airiana hopefully then something hit her and she was suddenly depressed
"That was so beautiful especially the part abo...What's wrong?" asked Kim sitting up.
"Nothing, it's just that I think that Adam would be too shy or nervous to tell me how he really feels." said Airiana glumly
"Never underestimate Adam." said Aisha "I've known Adam since I was little and he has always managed to surprise me. I told him that once he found the right girl, he would open up and be the person he always wanted to be. He knows I would never lie to him and he believes that when he finds the right girl, he will open up!"
"Do you think I'm the girl?" asked Airiana shyly
"I do, Airiana. I really do!" said Aisha leaning over and giving Airiana a big hug
"Thanks it means a lot" and with that they resumed play.One Week Later
"Who is calling at.....what time is it?' thought Airiana exhausted. The last week flew by. Airiana started school and she spend most of last week hanging out with Adam. The two did everything together. They went to the Angel Grove Amusement Park, the Museum, the park, and they even went shopping. That friday the girls again had a sleepover. That night, they didn't go to bed until late and they finally fell asleep around 2 or 3 in the morning.
"I'm coming, hold your pants on!" yelled Kim annoyed at the phone
"Why is somebody calling us at...." Airiana looked at the alarm clock in Aisha's room "10:00am! It's 10:00am already!"
"Hullo." said Kim sleepily as she gently kicked Aisha to wake her up.
"Hey beautiful. How was the sleep over?" asked Tommy as chipper as ever
"Oh my god! Tommy!" said Kim suddenly self-conscious even though Tommy couldn't see her
"Well, It's nice to hear from you too!" said Tommy jokingly
"Sorry. The sleep over went great. What are you calling for? I thought we had everything settled." said Kim suspiciously
"We do. I just wanted to hear your beautiful voice. I love how it sounds kind of raspy in the morning." said Tommy slightly wishing he was with Kim at this moment.
"Thomas!" said Kim turning a bright shade of red
"Sorry sometimes I just can't help myself!" said Tommy sheepishly. "Hey, is Airiana there Adam wants to talk to her."
"Sure hold on!" said Kim running to bathroom where Airiana was changing "Airiana, telephone."
"I'm coming." said Airiana tucking in her shirt and walking out of the bathroom "Thanks. Hello?"
"Uh, hi Airiana? This is Adam. I was just wondering if instead of going out to dinner we could just eat at my house. I'm a really good cook and I thought it would be easier for us to talk at my house. What do you think?" asked Adam nervously
Airiana's jaw almost smacked the floor. This is how her perfect date started with Adam. Kim! Kim must have told him. 'That little brat! I'll have to talk to her later.' thought Airiana
"Airiana? You still there? Ya know if you don't want to..." said Adam
"No, that sounds like a great idea. I love to eat at your house!" exclaimed Airiana
"Really? Well OK! I'll pick you up at 5 o'clock. That will give us about an hour and a half to eat! I see ya at 5, kay?" said Adam quickly
"All right! Oh and Adam?" said Airiana
"I'll be dressed to kill. Bye!" and Airiana hung up the phone.
Airiana was just putting the finishing touches on her make-up when her mom knocked on the door.
"Airiana, sweetie. Adam is downstairs. Don't forget we need to get pictures of you and Adam so we can send them to your father!" said her mother through the door
"Thanks, Mom! I'll be down in a minute." exclaimed Airiana
Downstairs Adam was chatting with Airiana's mom, when she walked down the stairs. 'Wow' thought Adam 'She looks even more beautiful than she did at the juice bar!'
"You look exquisite, sweetie!" said her mother
"Thanks!" said Airiana excited by all the attention
"You look like Cinderella" said Adam in awe
"Thank you, Adam. Then you must be Prince Charming!" said Airiana flattered at Adam's comment
"All right, get near the fireplace." said her mom
"Come on Adam," said Airiana grabbing his hand "this will be over and done with before you know it."
"I hope so." said Adam "I hate having my picture taken!"
"All right. Close your eyes. I want this to be a surprise!" said Adam excitedly
"Adam! What is this about?" exclaimed Airiana
"Just close you eyes please!" said Adam
The two had just arrived at Adam's house after the picture taking at Airiana's. Adam had been asking Airiana all kinds of questions on the way over. Most were about her favorite things.
"All right. They're closed." said Airiana
Adam waved a hand in front of Airiana's face just to be sure and he grabbed her hands and led her into his home.
"OK! You can open them!" said Adam hopeful
Airiana gasped when she opened her eyes. Adam's living room and dining room were filled with the dim light of candles. The table was beautifully set with expensive china and glassware. She smelled a wonderful aroma of exotic foods coming from the kitchen. She also smelled the sweet odor of roses which she could see laying at the table. She heard soft piano music playing in the background.
"What do ya think?" asked Adam
"It's beautiful, everything, it's beautiful!" exclaimed Airiana with tears in her eyes
"Come on, let's sit down and eat." said Adam leading her over to the table and sitting her down across from him.
"Dinner was wonderful, Adam!" said Airiana impressed "Was is really all for me?"
"Of course. Aisha told me that when I met the right girl my true feelings would come out. I have a feeling that that person is you. I feel safe with you, Airiana." said Adam tentatively
"You're holding back. What aren't you telling me?" asked Airiana
"Well......I.....I think I have to show you." said Adam worried
"Wait, Adam. The dance. Let's go to the dance and have fun because I have a feeling that your not ready to tell me how you feel yet and that's cool." said Airiana hoping to calm Adam down
"OK. Thanks I appreciate it." said Adam giving Airiana a big hug
"I'll be here so when your ready to tell me I'm listening. Let's go." said Airiana taking Adam's hand and giving it a squeeze
When Airiana and Adam arrived at the dance, the rest of the gang was already there. The juice bar was beautifully decorated in an Asian theme. Black, red, and white paper lanterns hung from the ceiling and Asian tapestries adorned the walls. The tables had cute little dragon centerpieces and confetti was sprinkled all over the place. Kim and Tommy were dancing and Rocky and Aisha were sitting at a table talking. Airiana and Adam walked over to the table and sat down.
"Hey how is it going?" asked Airiana
"Great. As soon as Tommy and Kim got here they started dancing and they haven't stopped since. They kind of ditched us." said Aisha
"Oh." said Airiana. Just then a beautiful slow song came on.
"Would you like to dance, Cinderella?" asked Adam
"I would love to, Prince Charming." and they went to the dance floor
"They are so adorable!" said Aisha
"Yeah, Adam's happy, la ti da!" said Rocky sarcastically
"Are you jealous, sweetie?" said Aisha brushing a stray hair out of his face
"No, I'm not jealous. It's just you've been paying a lot of attention to Adam lately." said Rocky defensively
"Adam's my best friend and I was worried about him. Your the only one I want, Rocky." said Aisha softly
"You're right. I know that. Let's dance, honey" said Rocky taking Aisha's hand and walking to the dance floor.
"Ya know, this is probably one of the best nights of my life!" said Airiana holding Adam a little closer
"Airiana, I've got to tell you something." said Adam looking into her eyes
"Are you sure? I mean if you want to wait you can." said Airiana trying to comfort Adam "Yeah, I'm positive." said Adam holding Airiana tight but before he could say anything Tommy came up to him and said "Adam can I talk to you?" asked Tommy pointing to his communicator
"Yeah sure. Stay here. This won't take long, I promise." said Adam giving Airiana a long hug
"OK. I'll be right here. Hurry back." said Airiana and Adam ran off
Airiana noticed how Adam, Tommy, Aisha, Kimberly, and Rocky had left.
'I wonder where they all went. I think I'll follow them and find out just to be safe.' thought Airiana. She found her friends just in time to see Tommy talk into his "watch" and say
"We'll be right there, Zordon." and then in a flash of light they left.
"Oh my god! My friends are the Power Rangers!"
Just behind Airiana, Rita Repulsa, Lord Zedd, Mordant, and Goldar materialized.
"She will be perfect for the sacrifice to Lo Pan! She has green eyes!" growled Rita
Airiana whipped around at the sudden voices behind her.
"Who are you?" asked Airiana backing away
"My name is Lord Zedd. I am the nastiest man in the universe and worn enemy of all that is good and decent. This is my wife, Rita Repulsa and my two henchman Goldar and Mordant. We are kidnapping you. We are going to use you in a sacrifice to our god, Lo Pan!" screamed Zedd
"Um...I don't think so. Why don't you just take the next runner up, OK!" said Airiana
"The next runner up doesn't have green eyes. Lo Pan needs a girl with green eyes." said Zedd
"Green eyes? Oh no, you got the wrong idea. These are contacts! Really." said Airiana hoping Zedd would believe the lie
"If that's true, take out the contacts." said Rita calling Airiana's bluff
"Oops, ya caught me! Can't talk, gotta run!" said Airiana turning to run. "Where do you think you're going?" said Goldar grabbing Airiana
"Away from you, you winged freak!" exclaimed Airiana
"Let's go," said Zedd "Lo Pan awaits us."
"RANGERS, ANGEL GROVE IS IN DANGER!" exclaimed the Rangers leader, Zordon
"What is up, Zordon?" exclaimed Adam
"I WAS AFRAID THIS WOULD HAPPEN. LORD ZEDD AND RITA HAVE TO MAKE A SACRIFICE TO THEIR GOD, LO PAN, EVERY 50 YEARS. THEY MUST SACRIFICE A GIRL WITH GREEN EYES. IF THEY DO NOT, THEY WILL SUFFER BAD LUCK FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS TO COME." said Zordon slowly
"So if they suffer this bad luck does that mean they won't bug us?" asked Kim hopefully
"I'M SORRY, KIMBERLY, BUT ZEDD AND RITA WILL STILL BE A NUISANCE." said Zordon
Just then a siren went off and red lights were flashing all over the place.
"Oh no, Rangers. Zedd has found his sacrifice." said Alpha
"BEHOLD THE VEIWING GLOBE." said Zordon worriedly
As the Rangers moved toward the viewing globe, Zedd's sacrifice became clearer.
"No!" yelled Tommy
"Airiana!" screamed Adam "We've got to help her."
"ZEDD IS MAKING HIS SACRIFICE AT THE ABANDONED QUARRY. HURRY RANGERS AND MAY THE POWER PROTECT YOU." said Zordon
"All right. It's morphin time!" yelled Tommy
"You won't get away with this, Nedd!" exclaimed Airiana tied to a post "The Power Rangers will save me!"
"It's Zedd and those Power Pukes can't save you now! Lo Pan is calling for his bride!" yelled Zedd to the sky
"His bride!" yelled Airiana "Look I'm not exactly old enough to get married and besides I don't believe in arranged marriages." said Airiana scared to death
"Silence, human. Get ready to meet the man of your nightmares!" yelled Zedd
Just as Lo Pan was appearing, the Power Ranger teleported in.
"I don't think so Zedd. You hurt her and your toast!" yelled the Black Ranger
"Dream on, Power Punks!" snickered Rita "Putties attack."
"Look you guys hold off the putties, I'm going to get Airiana!" exclaimed Adam
"All right!" yelled the rest of the team
While the rangers held off the putties, Adam raced over to Airiana. Just as Adam was about to reach Airiana, Lo Pan stepped in front of him.
"What are you going to do, Black Ranger?" asked Lo Pan
"I'm going to kick some butt!"
Adam and Lo Pan were evenly matched combatants. Every punched that Adam threw, Lo Pan countered. Finally Adam yelled "Look, Elvis!" as Lo Pan turned to look for the popular singer, Adam seized his chance. Adam quickly kicked Lo Pan and he fell back into the pit of sludge he came from. Lo Pan started to rise again so Adam quickly untied Airiana and safely found his way back to the other rangers.
"I'm going to take her back to the command center. Can you handle this?" asked Adam
"Sure, go on!" yelled Tommy through the commotion and with that Adam and Airiana disappeared in a flash of black light
The Rangers successfully defeated Lo Pan and they had all returned to the command center. Airiana was still in shock as Zordon began to answer her mounting questions.
"So all of my friends are Rangers. They help save the Earth and make Angel Grove safe." said Airiana
"Correct." said Zordon matter-of-factly
"OK. They have zords that come together to form a big fighting machine."
"Correct, again." said Zordon
"That thingy-dingy on their wrist helps them communicate with you." said Airiana
"You are a very smart young lady. You have shown courage and strength in dire times. If we ever need help we know who to ask." said Zordon
"Thank you, Zordon but I've had a big day. I'm kind of tired and would just like to go to bed." said Airiana
"As you wish." and Zordon teleported her home.
"Hey Tommy, is Airiana there?" asked Adam nervously
"Sure, hold on. I'll get her for ya, Adam." said Tommy "Airiana, telephone. It's a boooooy!" yelled Tommy up the stairs
"I got it, Tommy. Hello?" asked Airiana
"Hi Airiana, it's Adam. I just wanted to apologize for what happened. I really ruined your night. I feel so bad." said Adam
"No, it was exciting almost becoming the wife of a blood-sucking monster. Don't worry, I'm just kidding. It was really exhilarating and besides I found out that my friends were the Power Rangers!" said Airiana
"Look, can you be ready in an hour? Ya know dressed like you were last night." asked Adam
"Sure, why?" questioned Airiana
"I'll explain when I pick you up, OK." stated Adam
"OK, I'll see ya in an hour. Bye!" and Airiana hung up the phone
and rushed to get ready
"Airiana, you in there?" asked Tommy standing outside of his sister's bedroom door
"Yeah, come on in." yelled Airiana
"What's going on?" asked Tommy walking into Airiana's room "Why are you getting so dressed up?"
"Adam called about 45 minutes ago and he told me to get dressed like I was for the dance yesterday. He said he would explain when he got here." said Airiana lining her eyes with eyeliner.
"You don't have any idea what's going on?" asked Tommy
"No , none!" said Airiana putting on her shoes "How do I look?"
"Amazing, sis!" said Tommy giving Airiana a big hug as the doorbell rang. "I'll go get the door." said Tommy running down the stairs
'My dream is coming true!' thought Airiana and she walked downstairs to meet Adam
"I don't think this is possible." said Adam impressed
"What?" asked Airiana
"You can't look even more beautiful than you did last night." said Adam spinning Airiana around
"Adam!" said Airiana embarrassed as she gave him a hug
"Ready?" questioned Adam
"Yeah. Bye, TJ! Don't wait up." said Airiana giving Tommy a wink
"Adam, I need to tell you something." said Airiana on the way to Cathedral Point
"What is it?" asked Adam nonchalantly
"I wanted to thank you for saving me yesterday. I know that you were risking your life and I'm really grateful." said Airiana
"It's no problem. I always wanted to be a knight in shining armor. Usually that's Tommy's job. Besides I couldn't let that Lo Pan guy take you away from me." said Adam
"Thanks." said Airiana putting a hand on Adam's knee
"You're welcome." said Adam putting his hand on top of Airiana's
"Here we are!" said Adam throwing the car into park and getting out
"Great!" said Airiana going to open her door
"Oh, no. That's my job. Stay there." said Adam hurrying to the other side of the car to open Airiana's door.
"Thanks." said Airiana taking Adam's hand as she got out of the car
"All right. What are we doing here?" asked Airiana
"Well, we never got to finish the Sadie Hawkins dance. So that's what were here to do." said Adam popping a cassette into the tape player "May I have this dance?"
"Sure." said Airiana walking over to a grassy opening as she removed the chopsticks from her hair and let the auburn ringlets spill over her shoulders "Look, the sun is setting."
The sunset was beautiful. It was a mixture of purples, oranges, yellows, pinks, and blues. In the center of all the chaos was a huge red ball. The colors entertwined and formed a kaldeiscope of images.
"Look over there Adam!" exclaimed Airiana "That shape looks like a dragon breathing fire!"
"Wow, you're right!" said Adam moving so close to Airiana that he could smell the scent of her shampoo
Just then the beautiful slow song from last night came on. "Shall we?" asked Airiana turning around and wrapping her arms around Adam's neck
"We shall." said Adam wrapping his arms around Airiana's waist
"Look I was going to tell you something before I was 'called away'" said Adam "I wanted to tell you that......well....."
"Adam..." said Airiana but Adam stopped her
"Look, I have to tell you this. Being a Power Ranger means going into battle and not knowing if you're going to come out alive. I need you to know that I love you. I've never felt this way before about anyone. I've never felt anything this soon! I just want you to know that in case I do get hurt and....die I love you very much and I want to be with you forever." said Adam quietly
"I love you very much too, Adam. I knew the first time I saw you that I loved you and no one could ever steal my heart the way you did. I knew that you were shy but I felt I could talk to you and tell you my true feelings. I never want this feeling to end. I want you to know that you're one of my best friends even though we've only known each other for a short time." said Airiana moving closer to Adam
"You are one of my best friends, too. I want you to be my girlfriend." said Adam looking into Airiana's lovely green eyes and presenting his class ring to her
"I would love to be your girlfriend!" said Airiana as Adam slipped the ring onto her finger and hugged her tightly
Adam pulled away from the hug and looked at Airiana. He touched Airiana's cheek and then kissed her soft lips. The kiss was long and full of promise. It seemed to say what words couldn't and at that point they were the only two people in the world. As the kiss became more passionate and the stars rose in the sky and the moon shined down bathing them in the warm glow, just like Airiana's perfect date!