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Return to Power

By Baron Eastin

Action / Romance

Prolouge - Kimberly

Disclaimer: I don't own anything power ranger oriented besides my stories.

'I can't believe I'm actually doing this it's been years since I've seen him,' Kim thought as she pulled into a gas station, 'why would he even want to talk to me after what I did.'

Sighing Kim started to fill up her tank when she started to think about her past as a ranger and when she was a gymnast at Pan Global leading up to her letter to her now ex-boyfriend. She had been running for what seemed to be forever to her and she had all but fallen off the face of the Earth with the ranger community. It's not that she wanted to but…she didn't know what to do after being turned evil on the island of Muranthias and she was afraid to face the others after trying to kill them. Shaking her head she decided that she needed something to drink and walked inside to get her a bottle of tea. After grabbing the bottle she walked up to the counter and placed it on it before pointing out the window.

"I'm also paying for the gas in the pink convertible," she said pulling out her debt card.

"Alright then, so what's on your mind sweetie?" the female manager said scanning the bottle of tea.

"What are you talking about?"

"I can tell by the look in your eyes that you're having second thoughts about something," she said as Kim punched in her PIN number, "want to talk about it?"

"…No I…I'm going to meet an ex-boyfriend and I'm just a little bit nervous about doing so," Kim said after giving it some thought.

"You still like him?" the manager asked looking up at Kim.

"…I don't know," Kim said walking out the front door.

After placing the nozzle back Kim slid in her front seat and started her car when suddenly a meteor crashed down not very far away from where she was. Sensing that something was up Kim stomped on the pedal and drove off towards the crash site ignoring the cry of protest coming from the manager of the store who was running out to see what happened. After driving for about five minutes Kim found where the meteor hit and parked her car before running over to the crater next to the road. Sliding down the slope, she came to the piece of space debris and saw a faint pink glow coming from it and, taking a deep breath, she reached in only to feel her hand touch something hard. Grabbing a hold of it Kim pulled and stumbled back onto the ground almost hitting her head. Groaning she looked in her hand and saw a pink gem that was still giving off a faint glow before shining brightly and dying down giving Kim a sense of strength that she hadn't felt in a long time. At the moment she was thankful for that because as soon as she stood up she was surrounded by a bunch of humanoid dinosaur looking creatures, and with them was a woman with black hair holding a sword smirking at her before walking up the brunette.

"That gem you have belongs to us," she said pointing at her hand, "hand it over and we'll let you live understand."

"Look we can talk this out alright," Kim said holding up her hands, "look, just tell me why you want this gem and I'll give it to you alright, you don't need to threaten me."

"Is that so?" the woman asked laughing, "Take her down."

Kim's eyes widened as the creatures ran towards her and suddenly her ranger instincts kicked in and she was suddenly kicking one into a tree. Shoving the gem in her pocket Kim started to fight off the dino-looking things who were attempting to grab a hold of her but with no such luck as she merely flipped over them and kicked them to the ground. After fighting off a few off them she heard a yell of defiance and turned to see the other woman standing there glaring at her.

"I don't know who you are but this ends here," She said pointing her sword at Kim, "now give me that gem and I'll end your life quickly."

"How 'bout you fight us Elsa," A male voice rang out and suddenly three

Kim spun around in shock and saw four multi colored figures standing there all in fighting stances and she could have sworn she saw a ghost. Shaking her head she ran over to the black one who froze before pushing her behind him and turning back to face the other woman, Elsa.

"What are you doing here Elsa?" The black claded figure asked as she growled at them.

"That's none of your concern now is it Ol…"

"You're attacking a civilian so I say it is my concern," the black ranger shouted back startling the other three.

"Um…Dr. O why don't you let us take care of Elsa okay?" the yellow ranger said looking over at him.

"Yeah don't worry we got this," the red ranger said giving him a thumbs up.

The black ranger merely shook his head and got back into a fighting stance ready for action when Elsa growled and turned away from them.

"Um…is she giving up?" The blue ranger asked confused.

"No, I'll let you rangers have this gem but know this, Messagog is panning something big and when he's through none of you will be able to stop it," Elsa said vanishing. "That was weird," the yellow ranger said turning to face Kim, "hey are you okay we saw that you were fighting the Tyrannodrones and…oh my God, you're Kimberly Hart."

"The Kimberly Hart, original pink ranger," the red ranger asked looking at her.

"Um…how did you know that?" Kim asked confused.

"Well because…" the blue ranger said before being cut off.

"Because of me," the black ranger said sighing before reaching up to his helmet.

Kim's eyes widened again as the black ranger removed his helmet to revile the very person that she was looking for, Tommy Oliver. Feeling as if she was going to faint like she did when she was younger when the former surprised her. Catching a hold of her Tommy helped her steady herself before stepping back and chuckling slightly.

"Just like old times, huh?" he asked not looking at her.

"Yeah," Kim muttered looking away.

"Oh for goodness sake you two are acting like a couple of high schoolers who can't talk to their crush," the red ranger said smacking his visor.

"Conner!" the yellow ranger said in shock.

"Oh come on Kira you know it's true," Conner said taking his helmet off.

"That's not the point," Kira said doing the same.

"Oh please you two are worse than they are," the blue ranger said also taking off his helmet.

"SHUT UP ETHAN!" Conner and Kira both yelled before blushing.

"Heh, heh, anyway what was Elsa after that made her attack you Miss. Hart?" Ethan asked looking over at Kim.

"She said she wanted this," Kim said holding out the pink gem, "I don't know what it does but…"

"But I do," Tommy said frowning, "come on we need to get you back to my place and get that in the safe."

Kim nodded and followed them over, to her surprise, to three raptors and a black ATV that were all over on the side of the road.

"Um… I have a car if that's okay," Kim said looking at Tommy.

"Huh, oh right, Ethan take my ATV back I'll ride with Kim," Tommy said powering down, "we'll see you back at HQ."

Getting in Kim's car the two of them started off towards Reefside when Tommy told her to turn off on the upcoming road. Following directions, because she was pretty sure Tommy wasn't going to kill her, Kim turned on the road and continued on when the silence was become too unbearable.

"Alright, talk, do something I can't stand this silence," Kim yelled clutching her fist.

"Why you did a pretty good job just then," Tommy pointed out not looking at her.

"Tommy please I came here to try to make amends please don't make this hard for me," Kim begged not taking her eyes off the road.

"…Sorry Kim I…I shouldn't have said that," Tommy said sighing, "I guess the memory of the letter still bugs me sometimes."

Kim nodded and continued down the road when Tommy gave her some more directions ultimately leading her to his house where they saw two other cars and two men standing on the porch. Looking somewhat confused Tommy stepped out of the car with Kim not far behind him and walked over to the two.

"Excuse me gentlemen can I help you," Tommy asked walking up the steps.

"It's been a while Tommy don't tell me that you forgot what we looked like already," one of the men said smirking.

"I'm sorry but do I…Jason, Rocky, is it really you?" Tommy asked surprising Kim.

"Yep, it's great to see you again Tommy," Jason said as the two hugged, "and Kim I almost didn't recognize you when you stepped out of the car."

"Hey Jason," Kim replied hugging him.

"So what are you two doing here anyway?" Tommy asked looking at the two.

"We were hoping you could explain what these are," Rocky replied as they held out their hands.

In their hands, much like Kim's, were a couple of gems one a dark crimson, and the other a dark navy blue. Taking a deep breath Tommy looked over at Kim and sighed shaking his head before walking to his door.

"Come on in the four of us need to talk,"

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