Hey Nonny Nonny
6 years ago...
Marnie Atwell approached the bench. It was a nice day for the gathering of inventors, all standing, benches and booths set up across for the field. She set down her device on the table, before turning to her phone, calling her parents. Joseph and Jessa Atwell weren't ones to be late, and they were eighteen minutes so.
A few minutes later, she got phone call from her mother's assistant.
"Marnie, there was an explosion at your parents' office," she said. "They didn't make it."
Marnie abandoned the fair, making her way home, and sitting down on her sofa.
"They can't be gone, they can't be," she sighed. "I'll prove it.
6 months ago
Chris Scotsdale stared down at his empty glass. Here looked around at the crowd gathered around him. They were all proud in their accomplishments. They were all proud in the lives they'd made for themselves.
"What happened to you, man?" Aaron Jones asked. "I though you were going to be the best of us."
Chris sighed. He stared down the bottom of his glass.
Later that night, once everyone else had gone, he knew he need to get to work. Aaron got out of his chair. The two of them made it out of the restaurant and to Chris' lab.
"This is what I've been working on since high school," he said. He projected a hologram of his ideal society. "I've always known what it'll take the make the world a better place. If I enforced those ideals onto others, it would help in the long run."
"This sounds dangerous," Aaron said.
"You've given me the push I needed," Chris said.
"Oh, no," Aaron sighed.
"I'm going to save the world from itself. Eternal splendor shall be mine."
Kari Voss looked back up, snapping back from her mind. "What?"
"Do you have a middle name?" Rosetta 'Rosette' Manders asked, as she pressed her fork against the lunch room table.
"No," Kari said, distracted by the atmosphere of the lunch room.
"Me neither," Rosette said.
Zara glanced at her watch. There was still time until class started, fifteen minutes to be exact. She still wanted to get to the classroom early.
"My watch says 12:45," Zara said. "What does yours say?"
"12:46," Kari said,
"I knew mine was slow," Zara said.
"No, it says 12:46 on yours too now, not that time has passed," Kari said. "Are you stressed?"
"I will not be late again," Zara said, picking up her books.
"Have you seen my violin?" Zach asked as he made his way to their table.
"No," Kari said.
"No," Rosette said.
"I'll check the locker room," Zach said, getting up and going to check.
Meanwhile, the two agents glanced at the people through their cameras. They then zeroed in on them.
"These four seem acceptable enough," the first one said.
The two of them looked at each other and nodded.
"Another thing," the second one said, as she pulled out a file. "We need to get someone to mentor them. I have a candidate; Jason."
"Jason Reed," she clarified.
"Acceptable, I'll call him up," the first agent said.
Reed looked down to the team, sitting there, on the practice mats.
"This is where you'll train, and where we'll go if we need to touch base," Reed said. "Kari, you'll be Silver Ranger. Zach, you'll be the Red Ranger. Rosette, you'll be Brown. Zara, you'll be Gold."
Morphers appeared on their wrists in flashes of light.
"Not that this isn't amazing..but if you don't mind me asking, why us?" Zara asked.
"I wasn't involved in the selection process," Reed said.
Reed went to go answer the phone.
"There's one more thing," the agent, now calling him from outside, told him. "You won't be working alone. Atwell will be there in a moment."
"Marnie Atwell?" Reed asked. "Okay then. Thank you for the heads up."
Reed walked back into the room holding a basketball. "Okay, this is an exercise that I used to do quite a bit," he said.
"Every time you catch it, say something about yourself," he added.
Reed threw the ball to Zach, who caught it. He stood up. "Okay," he said. Reed stepped away. Rosette, Zara and Kari got up.
Zach threw the ball to Kari. "What kind of things do we have to say about ourselves?" Kari asked.
"Anything personal that'll help us get to know you better," Zach said.
"My name is Kari, and I don't like this game."
Kari threw the ball to Zara.
"Being ranger makes me nervous and people could get hurt," she said.
Zara threw the ball to Rosette. "I don't know what to say, I'm a pretty open person. I've always felt bad about not being able to play a musical instrument."
Rosette threw the ball to Zach. "I've also never been able to play a musical instrument," he said.
"You have to say something original," Reed said.
"I'm a derivative person," Zach said. "Oh, that can be my thing. I'm a derivative person."
Zach threw the ball to Zara, who didn't catch it, and then pick it up. "I'm not good at sports."
Zara threw the ball back to Zach. "I am good at sports," he said.
Red lights protruded from the walls. One by one, they all started going off. Soon, the entire room was abuzz, the alarms only growing louder.
"Someone's attacking the city," Reed said. "Take your morphers, and say; 'Charging to Protect a Future!'"
"Charging to Protect a Future!" they all shouted, holding their arms out.
The four of them got enveloped in a power and found themselves in color coded suits.
"The enemies you'll be fighting call themselves Gel-Bats," Reed said. "They are dangerous. Given time, they will eat through your suits and absorb your power."
The four of them ran out, into the street where the Gel-Bats were attacking.
They all found they had blasters in their holsters. They fired at the Gel-Bats, beginning the cut through their formation.
Zara saw a smaller squad of Gel-Bats terrorizing a small family. She backflipped over and fired at them.
The four rangers began to spread out to make sure they were taking about all the Gel-Bats.
Zach's weapon got shot out of his hand by Gel-Bat. One Gel-Bat picked it up, and fired at Rosette. Rosette pulled out her own gun, and the two fired at each other at the same time. Rosette demorphed, her weapon knocked down. She picked it up. The Gel-Bat destroyed, Zach's weapon flew into the air. He picked it up, and demorphed.
A Gel-Bat charged at Kari, scratching her suit. She turned around a fired, knocking it down and destroying it. She looked around and saw that was the last of them.
Kari and Zara demorphed.