Chapter 5: Tongue and Cheek Part 2
The wind rangers got blasted by Slob Goblin and were on the ground in pain. Marah was watching in fear seeing the rangers on the ground in pain.
"Marah!" Dustin looked at her and notices her fear expression.
"I've got to help her!" Dustin yelled, slamming his fist on the ground before he got up.
"You?" Shane yelled in shock as he got up and walked over to Dustin.
"This whole thing is my fault!" Dustin explained, feeling guilt.
"If that is the way you want it, then take my Hawk Blaster," Shane gave his friend his weapon.
"I don't want to go at it alone!" Dustin said. "I want to be a team again! Like we were before!"
"Dustin! Shane!" Tori shouted
Dustin smiled before jumping to the ground and landing on his stomach. Shane got on his friend's back, using Dustin as a Skateboard to attack the monster.
"Concentrate, Marah and you will easy get out a tough situation," Sensei's voice echoes in Marah's mind.
Marah nods and concentrate using her hands. Suddenly a small fire appears on finger. She smiles "Hey, how about I give you some heat," she blasts fire from her finger to the monster's feet. The monster shrieks, losing his grip on Marah who managed to dodges out the way just as Dustin was coming toward the monster with Shane on his back, attacking the monster. Marah landed on her stomach far from the monster,
Dustin and Shane attacked Slob Goblin, releasing the other people that were turned into stamp. Dustin jumped up and went over to Marah.
"Are you okay?" he asked, touching her shoulders.
"I'm okay, go take care of the monster," she told him.
Dustin nods and then finishes the monster off with Shane and Tori.
"We cool?" Shane asked after the monster was defeated.
"Yeah, we're cool!" Dustin smiled and the two boys hive-fived.
Tori and Marah smiles seeing Dustin and Shane friend again and that everything was back to normal.
"How was it seeing your grandma?" Dustin asked the Thunder brothers as he and Blake and Hunter walked into the Ninja Ops.
"She is so cool," Hunter answered "and feeling better now as well"
Blake nodded "she wasn't even fazed by the monster attack," he said "man that's one tough lady"
Suddenly, Shane came running into the room, holding a newspaper "Check this out!" he said, holding up the paper. Dustin, Tori, Blake, Hunter, and Marah went over and looked at the newspaper.
There was a picture on the front of the Wind rangers in their ranger forms. With the headline in bold that say "RANGERS CONTINUE TO STIFLE CRIME" in capital bold letters.
Dustin chuckled as he took the paper "That's us," he said
"Front cover," Shane said taking the paper from Dustin "Nice"
"I guess the press did show," he said, looking over the front page, from Shane's shoulder
"Fortunately they showed up before either of you opened your visors," Sensei said, as the four Wind rangers exchanged glances. That would have been bad.
"I agree, thank god they didn't took a picture of our faces," Tori says with a smile.
Dustin rolled up the paper "Well, I'm through being a celebrity" he said "from now on, its all for one and one for all"
"Hey," Cam called from the mainframe "check this out. It seems not everyone shares the team spirit"
Chubo was wandering around aimlessly, calling out for help on the screen. "Hello? I'm not a stamp anymore...I wanna go home"
The friends started to laugh at the scene on the screen, before Chubo finally disappeared back into space with the rest of Luthor's space freaks.
Dustin looked at Marah before he walked over to her "Marah? Can I speak with you alone?" he asked.
Dustin and Marah were walking along Blue Bay Point next to each other. Neither of them was saying anything to each other. Dustin stops walking and grabs her arm "Marah?" she turned and looked at him "I'm sorry for acting like a jerk to you".
"Oh," Marah folds her arms "So you are done being a jerk," she joked, pretending to be angry.
Dustin chuckles "I guess I deserve that," he says.
Marah sat down on the bench as Dustin sat down beside her.
She smiles and unfolds her arms "I was only kidding Dustin, I'm not angry at you. At first I was disappoint and slightly upset, but when I saw you and Shane friend again, it all went a way. I'm glad to have the old Dustin back," she says slightly blushing.
"Really?" he asked, lifting one of his eyebrows up "You glad to have my old self back?"
"Uh," Marah stutters "I mean everyone is glad that you are back to your old self".
Dustin smiles and takes her hands and held it in his hands "You were right the first time," he says and pulled her into his embrace.
They stay like that gazing up at the stars in the sky.