Disclaimer: I do not own the Power Rangers, never have never
will. There I said it.
The lightspeed rangers were loosing the battle. The demon was too strong
for them. "We’ve got to pull back." Kelsey suggested.
"We can’t back out, he’ll destroy the city!" Carter replied.
Chad nodded his head in agreement.
"Well what can we do? We’re not enough." Joel added.
"Joel’s right, we’re not strong enough." Ryan agreed. Dana
however remained silent.
"We could get killed if we stay, but if we leave the city is toast."
"Look at the little rangers. Am I too much for the lightspeed rangers?"
the demon laughed. He enjoyed watching the rangers struggle to stand. They were using each other to remain standing.
"We can still take you!" Ryan yelled. He staggered forward and drew
his blaster. The demon had known this would happen and took his shot first.
"Ryan!" the other rangers yelled as he fell. Dana was the first to
struggle her way to him.
She wanted to ask him if he was okay, but she knew that he wasn’t.
"Ryan, can you hear me?"
"Yeah," He managed to get out. His body hurt all over and he could
"You’ll pay for that one!" Dana called to the demon as she got
to her feet. She had more strength than the others being as how the demon focused more on the guys and Kelsey. He didn’t
really see Dana as a threat. "Get Ryan out of here!" she said to the other rangers.
"Oh, the little pink thing wants to challenge me." The demon laughed.
"No one hurts my family and gets away with it!" Dana exclaimed. "V-lancer
online!" Her v-lancer appeared in her hands and she moved toward the demon. Their weapons met and sparks flew. Dana sent a
swift kick into the demons side, but she was not ready for the punch he would send back at her. She fell backwards, but managed
to regain her balance.
Dana swung her v-lancer at the demon once again but he blocked it with
his sword. Dana struggled to hold his sword down with her v-lancer, but the demon shot at her with his free hand. Dana took
a blast in her side. She let go of the v-lancer and gripped her side as a screamed ripped from her lungs.
Carters blood ran cold at the sound of her scream. He looked up to
see Dana fall to the ground unmorphed. The Demon laughed and disappeared. Carter struggled to his feet and got to Dana. He
knelt down and turned her over. He could see she was seriously injured. The blast had made a deep wound in her side. Blood
was everywhere. "Dana, stay with me."
"I sho… should have… had him." Dana gasped. It was hard
for her to breath.
"No Dana you did good. Just stay with me till help can get here."
"I ca… can’t. So… tired."
"Dana stay awake, keep talking to me."
"I lo… love you Car…Carter." Dana choked out. Carter reached
up and pulled of his helmet and looked into Dana’s eyes.
"I love you too Dana. Please stay with me." Carter pleaded with his
wife. "Dana just think about the children we’ll have. Please just keep talking to me!"
"You… rea…really want… chil… children?"
"Yes Dana, we can have ten of ‘em if you want. Just stay with
"Car…" Her voice trailed off as she began coughing. Carter noticed
the blood at the corners of her mouth.
"Where is that damn ambulance?!" Carter screamed. He noticed Kelsey
was helping Ryan and the other two were helping a few civilians. He looked back down at Dana. Their eyes locked and he knew
she couldn’t hold on any longer. "Dana no." She struggled to breath as her eyes began to dim. "Dana, No!" Her body went
limp and her eyes glazed over. "Dana!"
"No!" Carter screamed
as he sat up with a start. *It was all just a dream*
"Carter what’s wrong?" a soft voice questioned. Carter looked over
at his wife. Her hazel eyes were full of concern.
"Just a bad dream Dana." Carter replied. She put and hand on his shoulder.
"Want to talk about it. Sometimes it’s best to tell someone about
"No, I don’t really want to discuss my dream." He glanced over at
the clock, 5:25. The alarm would be going off in five minutes. "I’m up for the day, do you want to sleep some more?
I’ll turn the alarm off."
"No, father wants us to be at the base by seven so I’ll get up."
"Oh yeah I forgot about that."
"That’s why I’m here, I don’t forget." Dana grinned as
she climbed out of bed. Carter smiled as she walked into the bathroom to climb into the shower. The image of her dying in
his arms haunted him.
*That can’t happen, we’re not rangers anymore.*
He began thinking about his dream. *Why wouldn’t the others rush to get an ambulance in my dream? They all care about
"Carter are you going to join me in here or what?" Dana called from the
bathroom. Carter smiled and got up from the bed and went into the bathroom.
"I think I’ll join you." he said as he walked into the bathroom.
Thirty minutes later they were in their room getting dressed to go met with Captain Mitchell. Dana dressed in a pair of dark
blue flare jeans and a baby pink button up blouse. Carter was dressed in a pair of khakis and a red t-shirt.
They went to the garage to get into their car. Carter was unlocking his
red chevy cobalt when he heard the beeping from Dana’s car. She stood grinning dangling the keys to her car. "I thought
maybe we could go in style. Please Carter. I never get to take her out when we go places together." Dana pleaded. She loved
her car, a silver mustang convertible. Carter liked the car but it was Dana’s car. She had bought it before they got
married, just after she got hired as a doctor.
Carter laughed as he shut the door to his car and went to the passenger
side of Dana’s car. "Okay you win, we’ll take your car."
"Good, I was hoping you would see it my way." Dana grinned as she got into
the divers seat. Carter really didn’t like to be the passenger with Dana. He thought the man should drive, but this
was Dana’s car, her baby. Sometimes Carter thought that she loved the car more than him, but he knew that wasn’t
Twenty minutes later Dana was parking the convertible in the new parking
garage to the newly redesigned aqua base. "Wow! When did you two get this car?" They heard a male voice call from behind.
The voice was unmistakably Joel.
"It’s Dana’s car, she got it before we got married." Carter
explained. He laughed to himself as he remembered that none of them had seen this car before. Dana kept it in the garage all
the time and they always took his car.
"Well, when you’re a doc you can afford anything." Kelsey teased
as she and Ryan came up to the group. Dana blushed. She really didn’t like everyone to know that she was making very
"Anyone know why we had to met here so early?" Ryan asked. He still looked
"No idea, Angela didn’t say a word to me." Joel commented. "She was
up at five and left at six."
"Father didn’t say anything to me." Dana added.
"Well, I for one would like to know what is going on." Chad called as he
approached the group.
"Well, we’re all here now so why don’t we go to the conference
room." Carter suggested. The group nodded and headed inside. Soon they were in the conference room waiting on Captain Mitchell
"Sorry to keep you all waiting." Captain Mitchell apologized as he walked
into the room. Angela followed into the room sporting a very swollen belly.
"When’s the baby due Miss Fair… Mrs. Rawlings?" Chad corrected
"Two weeks, and by the way it’s Angela." She smiled. She was very
excited about her first child, as was Joel. "Have you and Kristy set the date yet?" Chad blushed.
"I haven’t asked her yet." The others gave him a confused look. Chad
had showed them the ring nearly a month and half ago. "I just can’t find the right time."
"Come on man! Just ask her!" Ryan laughed.
"Easy for you to say, Kelsey told you she wanted to get married before
you even bought the ring." Dana took Chad’s side.
"Okay, enough of the chit-chat. I called you all here for a very important
reason today." The former rangers got serious and turned their attention to Captain Mitchell. He flipped on the screen and
a map popped up. "As you can see the city looks quiet, but a scan of the underground leads us to believe that the demons may
be back." He said as the screen then showed the underground. There seemed to be activity working under the city.
"You want us to come back as rangers?" Kelsey asked. The captain nodded.
"Just so we can go check this out and make sure that the demons are locked
up." He replied. Carter remained silent.
*We’re getting our powers back, but what about my dream? It seemed
so real. I’m afraid that Dana might really get hurt like in my dream.*
"Carter. Are you okay?" Angela asked. Carter snapped back to reality. He
looked up at her.
"Yeah, I’m okay." He lied.
"Well what do you all say?" Captain Mitchell asked. Dana was the first
"You can always count on me Father." Dana said. Ryan stood next.
"Me too Dad." Kelsey and Chad both stood and nodded. They didn’t
need to say anything, Carter stayed in his seat causing the others to look at him.
"I’m in." Carter said without standing. *I hope this is
the right choice. If anything ever happened to Dana I wouldn’t be able to take it.*
"Alright then, let’s get back to work." He said as he handed them
their morphers. Carter watched Dana handle hers. He wanted to ask her to not do this, but he knew that she would never give
that morpher up. "You’ll begin training at 0900 hours." The captain smirked as he began to walk out of the room. "That’s
nine am Joel, just so you are aware." The others laughed at Joel expense, even his own wife.
"Face it Joel, you never got the hang of military time." Carter reminded
"Yeah well how in the world did all of you guys have it down?" He defended
"I grew up on it, remember. My father is the captain." Dana reminded him.
"I’m a firefighter. It’s easier to keep time in military."
"My Dad was a marine." Chad added.
"Kels and I just caught on cause we’re not dense." Ryan teased. Kelsey
just grinned and nodded.
"Whatever!" Joel threw up his hands in defeat. Angela kissed his check.
"Joel I can buy you a watch that tell military time. That way you know
what time the captain is saying. Will that work?" Joel just blushed.
"I can tell military time."
"Oh really?" What time is 1500?" Dana chipped in.
"It’s…. let’s see… Five?" Everyone burst out laughing.
Joel was always the comic relief of the group.
"Joel, I better get that watch for you right away." Angela said as she
left the room.
"Come on I was close. Four?"
"Give it up Joel." Chad said as they all left the conference room.
"Joel, 1500 is three." Kelsey said as she patted his back.
"I knew that I was testing all of you." Joel quipped.
"Right!" The others called back all at once.
"Man I am in for one hell of a day." Joel said to himself as he jogged
to catch up to the other rangers.