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"So Tommy are you going to explain now?" Kimberly cornered
Tommy in his and Jason's room.
"Explain what?" Tommy tried to play dumb.
"Don't you pull that on me!" she was angry now and his little
game was irritating her.
"Okay, okay. I met Leo when I got all the red rangers back
together to fight the machine empire. I didn't tell you because I promised you that I was done."
"Ha! You weren't done, You went to Reefside and I know you
were the black ranger!" Kim was angry. He lied to her.
"How did you know about that?"
"Tommy I know your fighting style, it is very hard to copy.
All of us knew it was you."
"Oh," Tommy felt sheepish. He had told everyone that he didn't
have anything to do with the rangers in Reefside and they all knew he had lied.
"Tommy, I love you, but you can't lie to me about things
like this. What would I have done if anything had happened to you?"
"I don't know."
"Tommy, promise me that you won't lie to me about things
like this anymore." Kim said as she took a step closer to him. Tommy took her small body into his arms.
"I promise Beautiful." He kissed the top of her head. She
played with the ring on her finger and looked up at him.
"Tommy can Jason and I switch rooms? I want you to hold me
all night. I'm sure that Kat and Jason would like some time alone too."
"Yes, if it's okay with those two." Tommy smiled. He bent
down and pressed his lips to hers.
Jason had explained everything to Kat. They were in her
and Kimberly's room. She was sitting across the room from him looking out the window. She didn't know what to say to him,
he had lied to her.
"Kitty, please talk to me." Jason said meekly. He was scared
she might say that she didn't want to see him anymore.
"What do you want me to say to you?" She asked almost in
a whisper. "You lied to me."
"I know Kitty, I shouldn't have. I'm sorry. I can't be anymore
sorry than I already am." Kat turned around to face him. He saw that she was crying.
"Jason, I... What if something happened to you! I wouldn't
have known." She cried harder. He really hated to see her like this.
"Kitty, please, forgive me. I won't do it again
and look nothing happened. I'm right here." He took a step toward her. He reached for her but she pulled away. She shook her
head and then walked out the door. Jason sat down on the bed. *What am I going to do about her?*
Jason got up and headed for his own room. Kimberly and Tommy
walked out of the room just as he left Kat's. They were laughing and holding hands. "Hey Jase! Kim had a great idea. Can you
and her switch rooms? Kim and I would like some time alone and I'm sure...." Tommy stopped talking when he saw the look on
"She walked out on me Tommy. I don't know if she would like
the idea of me being in the same room or even on the same planet for that matter." Jason groaned. Kim walked over and gave
him a hug.
"She'll be back, she loves you." She assured him.
"Yeah She's crazy about you Jase. Although I can't see why."
Tommy teased. Jason grinned.
"Why does miss pint sized gymnast love you so much?" Jason
asked. Kimberly lightly punched Jason.
"I'm not that short Jason! And if you really want to know
why I love him so much...." She gave a sly grin to Tommy. "It's because you were taken by Kat." Kim walked off leaving Tommy
with his mouth hanging open.
"So I'm just second choice?!" He called after her. Jason
couldn't contain his laughter. Kimberly always had known how to shock everyone. "What are you laughing at muscle head?"
"Muscle head?! Is the that the best you can do, oh fearless
leader?" Jason teased. Tommy just shot him a glare before walking off down the hall. "Where are you going?"
"For a walk!" Tommy called back.
"Okay, I'll see ya later bro!" Jason said. He
went back to his room to get his swimming trunks. *A nice dip in the pool is what I need right now.*
Outside the Hotel....
Tommy spotted Kat sitting on the ground outside the hotel.
He walked up to her. She looked at up at him with her tearstained face. Her eye were full of anger and hurt. "Can I talk to
you for second?" Tommy asked bravely.
"Suite yourself." Kat grumbled. Tommy slid down the wall
to the ground to sit next to Kat. "Why did you two have to lie to us?"
"We didn't want to worry you."
"Well, you didn't worry me just pissed me off." Kat shot
"Kat, we didn't mean to..." He stopped when he realized Kat
was crying harder. "Kat, honey, what's wrong?" Tommy said taking her into his arms.
"I acted like such a jerk to him. He lied to protect me,
I know that, but I still treated him badly." Kat cried into Tommy's shoulder. He reached up and smoothed her hair.
"Shhh. It's going to be okay kitten. He isn't upset with
you. Just go talk to him." Tommy couldn't help but think that the way he was holding her was the same way he lost her to Jason.
*Kat I can't make the dinner tonight. I have
to work late.* Tommy said over the phone.
"But Tommy! This dinner has been planned for nearly two months!
You can't bail out now!" Kat was angry. She and Kimberly had been planning the reunion dinner for what seemed like forever.
Now Tommy wasn't going to make it.
*Kitten, I'm sorry. I can't just leave! I'll
loose my job then how will I pay for my college?* Tommy was frustrated. He wanted to go but he couldn't leave his job
just because his girlfriend wanted him to attend a dinner.
"Fine! Stay at your job! I don't need you there anyway! In
fact I don't need you at all!" Kat slammed the phone down on the receiver. She instantly felt bad, she hardly ever lost her
temper and she had just shown Tommy the worst of it. *Did I really just break up with Tommy? Oh God what have I done?*
Things hadn't been going too well for their relationship and all they did was fight anymore. She had been thinking about
breaking up with him anyway, even though she loved him. He loved her too, but they were finding out that it wasn't enough
Kat shook it off. She dressed and left for the party.
Once there she saw all her old friends. Kim introduced her to Trini and Zack who were the only rangers Kat had not known.
Kim had noticed that Kat was upset and that Tommy was not there.
"Kat are you okay? Where's Tommy?" Kim asked. It still pained
her to see Tommy with someone else but she was getting over it. She had after all left Tommy.
"I'm... I don't know.... Tommy.... We... We got into a fight.
I'll be okay, but I don't know if Tommy and I are going to be okay." Kat held back her tears.
"I'm so sorry Kat." Kim put a reassuring hand on Kat's shoulder.
"Let's go outside, you can cry all you want and then we can come back in here." Kat nodded and the two girls went outside.
Kat sat down on the bench and cried.
"I acted like such a jerk! He couldn't make it because he
had to stay late at work! Am I being selfish wanting him here because he promised me he would be?" Kim just shook her head.
"Kat are you okay?" A male voice said from behind the bushes.
The two women looked up to see Jason standing there. Concern written all over his face.
"I'll be okay." Kat whispered. He moved forward, Kim stepped
back away from Kat.
"Well I'm going to go back inside I'm a little chilly." She
started towards the door as Jason sat next to Kat. She had known for a long time that Jason had liked Kat. Maybe this was
Jason's chance to be with her, and this was her chance to be with Tommy. *Don't think about that girl! He loves Kat and
she loves him! Oh come on! You heard Kat she broke up with him, he's available again!* Kim shook her head at herself and
went back inside.
"Kat, I'm so sorry about you and Tommy." Jason said. He reached
out and pulled her into a hug. She rested her head on his shoulder and cried. "I'll sit here with you as long as you need."
Jason said as he smoothed the hair on the side of her head.
"I'm thinking we're just not meant to be." She replied. Before
Jason could stop himself he kissed the top of her head. She pulled away from him and looked into his brown eyes.
Jason wiped a tear from her cheek. He cupped her cheek in
his large hand. "Kat I have to tell you something, if you want me to go after I tell you I understand. Kat, I am in love with
you. I have been for a long time but I kept silent because you were with Tommy." Kat was speechless. She didn't know what
to say. She stood up from the bench and turned away from Jason.
Jason stood and gently grabbed her arm. "Kat talk to me,
do you want me to leave you alone? I will if you want me to." He turned Kat to face him as he spoke. Their eyes locked as
he finished speaking.
"No Jason, I don't want you to leave me alone." Kat replied.
Jason smiled before pressing his lips to hers. He knew he shouldn't have but he did anyway. Kat was surprised but after a
few second kissed him back. They deepened the kiss until only the need for air separated them.
"Wow!" Both of them said at the same time. Jason looked over
Kat's shoulder to see Tommy standing there. Kat saw the look in Jason's eyes and turned to see what he was looking at.
"Tommy?!" Kat squealed.
"So you were serious when you broke up with me?" Tommy asked.
Kat hated the look in him eyes.
"Tommy I'm sorry, I have been thinking about it for a while
and tonight... well, tonight was the straw that broke the camels back." Tommy nodded.
"Kat, your a great friend and I do love you... but I don't
think that our love is enough to pull us through this." Tommy and Kat looked into each others eyes. They both knew that they
were not meant to be together. Tommy turned to Jason. "You take care of her. She is something special." Tommy smiled. "I think
maybe I should have a chat with a certain short gymnast." Tommy smiled as she spotted Kimberly in the window.
Tommy headed inside to talk to Kim and Jason turned back
to Kat. "Well, you heard the leader, take good care of me." Kat teased. Jason kissed her once more before taking her back
inside to the party. They had been together ever since.
Tommy's mind shifted back to the present. He looked that
sobbing blonde in his arms. He still loved her, but not as much as he loved Kimberly. Katherine was more than just a friend
to Tommy, he didn't know how to describe it, but he knew that Kat felt that same way about him. When they needed comfort that
Jason or Kim could not give they turned to each other. They also turned to each other when they had had nightmares about their
past time spent with Rita. That was something no one else could ever understand.
"Well Kitten, shall we go back inside. I'm afraid this concrete
is going to ruin my pants." Tommy teased. Kat giggled as she wiped the tears off her face.
"Thanks Tommy." She said as they stood up to go inside.
"No problem Kitten."
"What does Kimberly think of you still calling me by my pet
name?" Kat teased.
"She doesn't know I still do. I only call you Kitten when
we are alone." Tommy smiled.
:Oh really, I never pay attention to when you call me that,
I just know that you still do."
"Well, Kim has her pet name and you have one. You two are
the only girls I am ever alone with." Tommy shrugged. Kat only laughed. "Doesn't Jason have a pet name for you?"
"Yeah he calls me kitty or kitty-Kat. Never kitten." Tommy
rolled his eyes.
"Jason never was too good at coming up with pet names."
"You should talk!" Kimberly said as she walked towards the
two. "Lets' see, beautiful isn't really all too original and kitten, that cute but Kat is a full grown woman."
"Oh you know about Kat's pet name too?" Tommy asked.
"Well yeah, I hear you talking on the phone with her late
at night." Kim said. Tommy blushed. "No need to be embarrassed Tommy, I know that you call her because she is the only one
who can understand your feelings about being evil." Kimberly lowered her voice at the last part of the sentence. She wasn't
sure who might hear her.
"So your two are staying over at each other places!" Kat
exclaimed. Tommy and Kim shot her a glare. "Why didn't you guys just say yes when Jason asked?"
"It's really none of...."
"None of our business. I know." Kat backed off. Tommy shrugged
as Kim giggled. "I knew it anyway, Kim comes over to my house smiling from ear to ear and I know that she was with you the
night before." Kat said as she walked off. Tommy and Kimberly exchanged glances.
"So much for keeping a secret Kim." Tommy laughed. He was
finding this amusing.
"I didn't tell her!"
Kat knocked on Jason's door. No one answered. "Jase, please
open the door, I'm sorry. I over reacted." She knocked again. "Come on Jason!"
"Okay I'll come where are we going?" Jason teased as he walked
down the hall towards Kat.
"Oh your not in you room?"
"Obviously. I went for a swim." Kat blushed realizing he
was wearing his swimming trunks and was all wet.
"I just wanted to say that I'm sor..."
"Don't apologize I heard everything that you said. I'm the
one who should be sorry. I love you Kitty." Jason said. He wrapped his arms around her waist and kissed her cheek.
"Jason your getting me all wet."
"Oh really," Jason whispered into her ear.
"Jason! You know what I meant!" Kat blushed.
"I know, your so cute when your embarrassed." Kat blushed
deeper. "I love you."
"I love you too." Kat replied. Jason bent down and kissed
"Kat, Kim wanted me to switch rooms with her. She and Tommy
want some alone time. If it's okay with you I'll go a head and move my stuff in with yours." Kat gave Jason a sly smile.
"Of course Jason."
"What's with the sly smile kitty?" Jason asked as he opened
"What smile?" Kat played dumb. She was very good at this.
"Never mind. Come on dinner is in thirty minutes. Kendrix,
Jessica, and Leo are meeting us in the restaurant downstairs. You better hurry and get ready."
"Okay." Kat took off to her own room to get ready for dinner.
Kim came in a few minutes later. The four of them headed downstairs. Kendrix, Leo, and Jessica were already standing by the
entrance to the restaurant.
"Wow, don't they all look so good together?" Kat whispered
to Jason. He smiled and nodded his head as he took Kat's hand.
*I hope that we can look like that someday.*
Jason thought to himself as he gently patted the small object in his front pocket.