Summary: It was a match made in heaven.
Challenge: Sky and Syd involving a steamy scene from a movie and the moon.
Dedicated to: Pink-Green-White-4Ever
This story is a response set by Pink-Green-White-4Ever. We were discussing how we wished there were more Sky and Syd fics out there and then challenged each other. This story was supposed to be posted a LONG time ago, but I had writer’s block for such a long time. But, it’s finally finished! Don’t ask me where she got the idea to include a scene from a steamy movie or the moon, but needless to say, I definitely enjoyed writing this challenge.
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He sat on a floating cloud, watching the various activities below him. He was bored. Why wasn’t there anything interesting happening when you really need it? He had been bored all day; watching the nameless mortals living their daily lives had gotten old after awhile. And to think, he had been so excited to be a guardian angel when he first came to heaven all those years ago.
He waved his hand in a circular motion and instantly the image changed. Nope, nothing interesting happening there. He waved his hand and the image in front of him changed again. He shook his head. Nothing. People could be so boring sometimes. Sighing, he decided to check in on his favorite person in the world. He was not disappointed. He perked up slightly as he heard the sounds of sirens going off down below. “Finally, some action,” he muttered.
He watched, beaming with pride as his only son took out a small army of Krybots. “’Atta boy, you show them how it’s done!” he cheered.
Startled, he fell off his cloud and the image in front of him floated away. Scott Tate sat up from the cloudy floor and glowered at his new companion. “What?” he grumbled. “This better be good Steve, ‘cause I was in the middle of cheering on my son!”
“What, again?” Steve sounded amused. “Scott, you watch that kid of yours every chance you get!”
“Sky’s a pro at being a ranger!” Scott boasted, standing up and sitting back on his cloud. With a flick of his wrist, he waved the image to come back to him. With another flick of his wrist, the image turned into a full fledged movie screen. “He takes after me!”
“For the past few years, I’ve known that,” Steve replied dryly. “You brag about Sky all the time.”
Scott shrugged and leaned back against his cloud. “I can’t help it. I’m so proud of him.”
Steve sighed and sat down next to him. “So, what’s happening?”
“Sky and his team just jumped into their zords,” Scott replied, his attention was back on the screen. “And there they go, they just contained the monster! YAY!”
“Dude,” Steve shook his head. “You need a new hobby.”
“I can’t help it; I have to check up on him. He’s my son.”
“It’s understandable, but dude, you check up on him like… all the time!”
“I just want to make sure he’s happy,” Scott said. “Is that so wrong?”
“Nah. But, is he happy?”
“I think so,” Scott paused. “He’s got everything going for him, except his love life. It’s practically nonexistent.”
“Ah, I see,” Steve nodded. “And does Sky have his eye on somebody special?”
“Actually, he does!” Scott sat up straight and waved his hand. The image changed to that of a young woman sitting at a table with her two friends.
“Cute,” Steve remarked. “I should’ve known he’d go for the blonde.”
“Her name is Sydney,” Scott responded. “Sky’s had a crush on her for months. Unfortunately, she only sees him as a friend.”
“Ouch, bummer,” Steve replied, and then paused. “Actually, that’s what I’ve come here to talk to you about today. How would you like to have a little mission?”
Scott raised an eyebrow. “You’ve got my attention.”
Sky settled himself onto the couch in the common room, a novel in hand. Opening the book to the correct page, Sky took his bookmark and placed it aside. He sat and watched as Sydney was giggling over something with Z across the room. The blue ranger sighed, causing Sydney to glancing over at him. He quickly adverted his gaze and pretended to be focused on his book. Once he was sure it was safe, he raised his eyes to watch her again.
God, it had been like this for months now. He wasn’t exactly sure when he had started developing feelings for the pink ranger, but it had happened. And now he was hopelessly in love with her.
Too bad she didn’t feel the same way.
Sydney was glamorous, and she had the best pick of the litter when it came to the opposite sex. She had tall, dark and handsome men falling at her feet. The mysterious complex men flirting with her at every turn. The shy, but totally cute boys hanging onto her every word. What hope could Sky have?
And with Valentine’s day coming up in eight days, gifts were pouring in for Syd like there was no tomorrow. All the pink ranger’s admirers were doing the best they could to score a date with the pretty blonde. Teddy bears, candy, cards… how could Sky compete with diamonds and promises of trips around the world?
“So, let me get this straight,” Scott said, staring at Steve in disbelief. “You want me to play cupid?
“Well, yes and no,” Steve answered. “Technically, you won’t have the bow and arrows. Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, Cupid needs them to do his own match making.”
“So why do I have to do this again?”
“Because, there are over a billion people on Earth and Cupid can’t match make them all by himself. Every year, each guardian angel picks two people of their choice and tries their best to get them together.”
“I’ve been dead for a few years now, why hasn’t anyone told me about this before?” Scott demanded to know.
Steve shrugged. “You may have died a long time ago, but you just became a guardian angel a few months ago.”
“Yeah, so take your pick on the two people you want to get together and get to work!” Steve turned to leave. “Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go find two unfortunate people that will undoubtedly be together by Valentine’s Day.”
“But wait, I don’t know anything about match making!”
“Well, this is your chance to learn!”
“This is ridiculous,” Scott muttered as he paced back and forth on his cloud. “How am I supposed to get two people to fall in love? I had trouble handling my own love life when I was alive!” At the thought of his wife, he felt a pang of sadness. Quickly, he waved his hand and a small screen appeared in front of him. A woman with sandy blonde was shuffling around in the kitchen. Scott raised his hand to touch the image. “I miss you Arianna.”
Scott than shook his head, and waved the image away. “Now is not the time to get sad. You have a mission to do.” Then an idea popped into his head and he continued talking to himself. “Hey, why don’t you set Sky up with Sydney? It wouldn’t be that hard, Sky already has the hots for her. All you have to do is get Sydney to fall in love with Sky! It’s perfect!”
“Sydney, you won’t even realize what’s going to hit you.” Scott grinned in triumph and the image in front of him changed to one of the pink ranger. “Too bad I’m going to have to do this the hard way; I could have used one of Cupid’s arrows.”
With a pop, Scott appeared in the hallway of SPD Academy. “Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve been here,” Scott spoke out loud. “This place hasn’t changed much.” Scott flicked his wrist and a cloud appeared. Jumping onto the cloud, he floated towards the common room. “Okay, let’s see what Sky and Sydney are up to.”
He floated through the doors and into the common room, where the five rangers were seated around the room. Jack was in the middle of a chess game with Bridge, while Z and Syd were sitting at the tables in the corner munching away on baby carrots while giggling over something. His son sat on one of the couches, reading a book. Every so often, the blue ranger would glance up at the girls, and then pretend to be involved in his book once more.
“Way to be obvious Sky,” Scott muttered, shaking his head. “I wish I had been alive long enough to teach you about girls.” Sighing, he clapped his hands. “Looks like I have my work cut out for me.” Jumping off of his cloud, Scott decided to snoop a little. He headed to where the pink and yellow rangers were seated. Sitting down in a chair next to Z, he listened in on their conversation.
“So tell me what he’s like,” Z was saying as she took a bite of her carrot.
The pink ranger shrugged. “He’s boring, a complete moron. I swear, the guys these days are just pathetic.”
“Not all of them are,” Scott spoke up, even though he knew the pink ranger wouldn’t be able to hear him.
The yellow ranger shrugged. “Well, you still have a couple of days to find yourself a valentine. You have plenty of admirers, just pick one!”
“Yeah, but I don’t want just anyone, Z. Why can’t I just fine a nice, normal guy? I don’t want some guy who talks about himself all the time, or someone that talks about his business the whole night,” Syd sighed, reaching for another baby carrot. “I want someone that is sweet, and that I can have a good conversation with. I don’t want someone buying me gifts to win me over; I want someone that would make me smile just by being themselves and make me laugh without even trying.”
Scott smiled as an idea came to him.
Sky awoke to Bridge’s loud snoring. The blue ranger groaned and rolled over, willing himself to fall back asleep. After a few minutes of tossing and turning, he let out a sigh and sat back up. There was no use, he could never fall back asleep once he had woken up. He glanced briefly at his alarm clock. The time read 5:03am in flashing red. Letting out another sigh, Sky pulled back his covers and proceeded to get ready for their early morning session.
Heading towards the bathroom, he paused at his dresser to grab his sweat clothes. After a few minutes, he exited and headed out towards the training field. After stretching, he began to jog. The morning air was cool and breezy but it relaxed him. He liked running in the weather. There was just something really refreshing about it.
Sky looked ahead of him, a bit startled and slowed down his pace. He felt his heart beat faster and a small smile stretching out on his face, and he picked up his pace a bit more, heading to where Syd was standing and waving at him.
Reaching her, he stopped and took a deep breath, panting.
Syd smiled up at him. “Morning Sky! I should’ve known you’d be out here this early.”
“What are you doing up?” Sky asked. “You’re usually asleep for at least another hour.”
The pink ranger rolled her eyes and began to stretch. “Would you believe that Z snores really loud?”
Sky raised an eyebrow. “Really?”
She nodded. “Yup. Woke up me, and I couldn’t get back to sleep.”
The blue ranger nodded. “I see.”
“Mind if I run with you?”
Sky shook his head. In truth, he was more than delighted. “Not at all, I could use the company.”
“’Atta boy, Sky,” Scott muttered, nodding approvingly. “That’s it, talk her up. Your conversation skills could be a little better, but it’ll do.” He leaned back against his cloud, suddenly beaming with pride as he watched his only son running laps with Sydney. It wasn’t everyday that a father was able to see his son interact with his dream girl. Flicking his wrist, a small bag of popcorn appeared and he grabbed at it. Scott sat, munching on his snack for the next half hour or so, watching as Sydney and Sky jogged.
When it looked like the two rangers were finally done running, Scott sat up straight and grinned. Now was the moment of truth. “Be prepared to fall for Sky, Sydney.”
With another flick of his wrist, a rope appeared in front of the rangers as they were walking. The rope was invisible to Sky and Sydney of course, so only Scott or any other heavenly angel could see it. He watched with anticipation as Sydney was heading toward the rope… walking… one step… another step… and without knowing it, the pink ranger stepped over the rope without tripping.
Scott groaned and flopped backwards against his fluffy cloud. So much for that idea…
A sudden yelp caught his attention and he rolled over. Peeking over the edge of his cloud, the sight in front of him almost made him burst out laughing. Sky was on his stomach, sprawled all over the ground. Scott shook his head and sighed. “At least one of them fell when they were supposed too. Too bad Sky’s already fallen in love with Sydney,” he muttered. “Too bad it was the wrong person who fell!”
Letting out another sigh, he began to ponder his next course of action. An idea came to him and he leapt to his feet, grinning. “Perfect!”
“Sky! Are you okay?” Syd knelt down beside the blue ranger, looking concerned.
The blue ranger groaned. What was wrong with him that morning? He never had a klutzy moment! He knew he was blushing as he slowly pushed himself into a sitting position. “I’m fine…” he said slowly.
The pink ranger didn’t look convinced. “Are you sure?”
“Yeah,” he nodded.
“What in the world caused you to suddenly fall like that?” Syd questioned. “You never fall!”
He felt himself blush even redder and he shrugged. He tried to save what was left of his pride as he smiled slightly. “I was testing the laws of gravity?” he offered.
Syd stared at him for a moment before shaking her head and stood up. She let out a laugh and offered her hand to the blue ranger. “If you say so.” She grinned at him. “Come on, let’s go inside, get cleaned up and get some breakfast! After our run, I’m starving!”
Sky nodded. “Sounds good to me.”
Syd walked along the hallways, a frown on her pretty face. She paused at the common room, poking her head inside. Her frown became wider when she didn’t see the person she was looking for. Shaking her head, the pink ranger continued along the hallway. Turning the corner, she ran into the Boom.
“Oh, sorry Boom!” she apologized.
“It’s okay Syd,” Boom smiled his usual goofy grin.
“Say,” Syd suddenly asked. “You wouldn’t happen to know where Jack is, do you?”
“Actually, I think he’s in the Command Centre,” Boom replied.
“Okay, thanks Boom!” Syd turned and hurried toward the Command Centre, intent on finding the red ranger. She arrived within seconds, striding in, her eyes immediately landed on Jack. She marched right up to him, and tapped him on the shoulder. “Jack, why didn’t you tell me you switched our shifts?”
Jack stared at her. “I didn’t switch our shifts. Didn’t you switch our shifts?”
The pink ranger gave Jack a look. “Why would I want the night duty shift?”
“Why would I want to hear your constant complaining if I did switch our shifts? No one deserves to hear you whine and complain all day,” Jack retorted.
“I resent that,” she said crossly.
“Whatever,” the red ranger shrugged. “Someone switched our shifts. So I guess you’re stuck doing night duty.”
She pouted. “But I don’t want night duty,” she whined.
Jack shrugged again. “Suck it up, pinky. Someone switched our shifts, so just make the best of it.”
“Fine!” Syd huffed, before storming out of the Command Centre.
The pink ranger continued to fume as she made her way towards her room. Who in the world could’ve switched her shift? How was she supposed to get her beauty sleep if she had night duty? She was going to find whoever switched her shift and give them a piece of her mind!
The pink ranger turned as Sky strolled casually up to her. The blue ranger took one look at the frown on her face and his features turned into a concerned expression. “What’s wrong?”
“Someone switched mine and Jack’s shifts!” She told him. “I’m doing night duty now.”
He looked surprised. “Why did they do that?”
“I don’t know!” Sydney sighed. “Night duty is so boring! Especially when you’re doing it alone.”
Sky coughed. “Well, you’re not doing night duty alone. I’m on the shift tonight too.”
“Yeah, Jack and I usually do the night shifts together.”
The pink ranger look slightly cheered up at the thought of not doing night duty alone. “Okay, well I’m going to take a quick nap before then. I’ll see you tonight, Sky.”
“See you later.”
Syd headed toward her room, if she had turned around, she would’ve seen the happy smile stretched out on the blue ranger’s face.
“So how are things going?”
Scott looked up as Steve approached him. He scowled. “I’m not cut out for this matchmaking. It’s hard!”
Steve laughed. “Yeah, I know.”
“How am I supposed to get Sky and Sydney together by Valentine’s Day? Even if I had a year, I don’t think I would be able to pull it off!”
“Ah,” Steve nodded. “I figured you’d try to set your son up with that cute blonde.”
Scott sighed. “I wish I had one of Cupid’s arrows. One shot at Sydney and my job would be done.”
“Lots of it,” Scott nodded. “My first attempt was a bust. Sky ended up being the one to trip instead of Sydney.”
Steve nodded again. “The invisible rope trick, huh?”
“Yeah,” Scott sighed again.
“So what’s your next plan?”
“Night duty,” Scott answered. “I managed to switch Sydney’s shift with Jack’s, so now Sky and Sydney will be patrolling the Academy together for a few hours tonight.”
“That’s it? That’s all you have for your next plan?”
“Well, what else do you have planned?”
There was a silence. “… I’ll think of something as I go along.”
The only sounds in the Command Centre were the beepings from the console. Sky and Syd were at opposite ends of the room when Scott appeared with a pop! He let out a frustrated sigh as he surveyed the area. “No!” he whined, huffing as he did so. “Must you two make this so difficult for me? You’re supposed to be on the same side of the room, laughing and talking!” Scott sighed. “Guess I’ll have to do this the hard way,” he muttered. Shaking his head, he snapped his fingers and immediately the dim florescent lighting began flickering.
Sydney looked up from where she stood. “Huh,” she mused. “That’s weird. I happen to know that Bridge just changed the lights yesterday. I wonder why they’re acting all funky.”
Glancing at the ceiling, Sky shrugged his shoulders. “Maybe we should go check the fuse box,” he suggested.
The pink ranger nodded in agreement and together, they left the command centre.
Scott hopped back onto his cloud and followed them. Along the way, they passed the common room. With another snap of his fingers, sounds immediately starting coming from inside the room.
“Sky, wait!” Syd paused just outside the room. There were noises coming from inside the common room. “I think some of the Cadets are still awake.”
The blue ranger rolled his eyes. “Let’s go tell them to get to bed.”
Without speaking, the both of them entered the common room.
And were met with silence.
Sky and Syd stared at the room with wonder. “I could’ve sworn I heard noises in here a few minutes ago,” Syd spoke up. Sky nodded.
“I heard something too.”
And without warning, the television in the corner flipped on. Syd jumped and moved a little closer to Sky, as the television showed a steamy scene from a movie. The man and woman on the TV began to undress each other while kissing passionately.
“I’m feeling a little freaked,” Syd latched onto his arm. “I mean, first the lights were flickering, then we started hearing noises, and then when we come inside the common room, the noises are gone but the TV suddenly flips on! Do you think the Academy is haunted?”
Sky swallowed, a little from the nervousness, and a little from Sydney grabbing his arm. “No,” he said hesitantly. “There’s got to be an explanation for this.”
“What explanation other than the Academy being haunted?”
Scott leaned back on his cloud, watching his son and Sydney with amusement. “Oh, I don’t know,” he said out loud, even though he knew they couldn’t hear him. “How about a guardian angel trying to get you two together? That’s a good explanation.”
Sky seemed to make up his mind and headed toward the television. He bent down and pressed the dial. The steamy movie scene was turned off. The room was quiet again. “Come on,” the blue ranger said, determinedly. “Let’s go see if there is anything wrong with the lights.”
Syd looked almost afraid as they stepped out into the hallway. Scott grinned and flicked his wrist again. Soon there was wind howling and as he expected, the pink ranger jumped and latched herself onto Sky’s arm once more. “Excellent,” the angel said, grinning at his accomplishment.
He continued to sit on his floating cloud and followed the rangers as they headed down to the Academy basement.
“This is so creepy, Sky,” Sydney was saying as she held onto Sky’s arm even tighter.
Sky inwardly grinned. Sure the noises were creeping him out too, but Syd was hanging onto his arm. What more could he ask for? “Don’t worry, Syd. I’m sure it’s our imagination playing tricks on us.” He led them to the fuse box and opened the small metal door. Pulling his flashlight from his belt, the blue ranger shined the light in front of him. “It looks like everything here is in order.”
“Then what was with the flickering lights earlier?”
“No clue,” he shrugged.
“Oh wow!” Sydney had let go of his arm and had turned her attention toward the window.
The pink ranger turned and began making her way back towards the stairs. Sky stared.
“Syd? What’s wrong?”
Sydney paused for a second. “Come on, Sky!”
Sky didn’t hesitate. The blue ranger followed Syd up the stairs, past the Academy entrance, past the common room, past the Command Center, and up another flight of stairs. By the time, Sky caught up to Sydney, they were on the roof top of the Academy.
“Look Sky!” Syd pointed to the sky above. “Isn’t it beautiful?”
The blue ranger looked up. The moon was full and round and shining brightly, illuminating the city with its glow. He looked back down at the girl standing next to him and stared at her. “Yeah, absolutely beautiful,” he said, not looking at the moon at all. Then with a boldness the blue ranger never knew he had, he reached out and wrapped an arm around Syd’s shoulders. He was more than delighted when he felt Syd lean into his embrace.
Scott watched them with a smile on his face. It had turned out even better than he had expected. Suddenly he felt proud. His son had turned out to be a fine young man. The angel grinned. His work was almost done.
Sky was sitting on his bed the next day, thinking of ways to ask Sydney out for dinner. It had been exactly three hours, forty-five minutes and four seconds since he had seen Syd at breakfast. More than anything he wanted to ask Syd to be his valentine. Time was running out.
For some reason, he felt that something was about to happen. What, he didn’t know. But he could feel it. He sat on his bed for an hour, just waiting. Finally, the blue ranger gave up and began to stand. He didn’t think anything was happening. He didn’t feel any different. Nothing had changed.
Then he saw it.
Sitting innocently on his desk was a book of matches. Had he been any ordinary person, Sky would’ve thought nothing of it. But Sky wasn’t any ordinary person. The blue ranger knew he hadn’t put a set of matches on his desk. In fact, he never had a book of matches in his life period. He didn’t believe in using them.
He stood straight, his muscles aching from sitting in his position for so very long and walked over to his desk. He picked up the matches and stared.
He blinked once. Twice. Three times.
He shook his head and looked at the matches again. Nothing had changed. Maybe he was seeing things…
The doors to his room slid open and the green ranger walked through. Sky looked up. “Hey, Bridge, can you do me a favor and read what this brand name says?”
Bridge gave him a confused look but did what the blue ranger asked. “It says Bob’s Matches.”
“Are you sure?”
The green ranger shot Sky an odd look. “Are you feeling okay?”
“I’m fine…” Sky said hesitantly. The blue ranger decided to ask for a second opinion. Striding towards the doors, he didn’t even bother to say goodbye to Bridge.
The green ranger stared at Sky’s back as the doors slid shut. “He gets weirder and weirder everyday,” he sighed.
Sky headed down the hallway, hoping to run into someone. As he turned the corner, he almost ran over Z.
The yellow ranger stumbled. “Whoa, Sky. Where’s the fire?”
“Sorry,” he apologized. “Do me a favor? What does the brand name say on this?” The blue ranger held out the book of matches.
Z looked at it and stared at him. “Bob’s Matches.”
Sky muttered a curse under his breath and continued on, leaving Z alone to wonder if he had lost it.
After a run in with Jack, Sky was beginning to wonder if he had gone insane. He stared down at the matches in his hand, wondering why no one could see what he saw. He flipped open the book of matches and found two sticks inside. His eyes widened when he saw what was inscribed on the two sticks of matches.
“Hey Sky!” Syd came bounding up to him from out of no where. “Whatcha got there?”
The blue ranger hesitated. Would she think he was nuts too? Only one way to find out… “Can you do me a favor?”
“Sure!” Syd grinned.
“Read the brand name on this book of matches please.”
The pink ranger gave him an odd look, but did what he asked. Her blue eyes widened. “It says that it’s the ‘Heavenly Light’ brand.”
Sky suddenly grinned. Finally, someone else saw what he was seeing! The blue ranger took it as a sign. “Open it,” he said.
Syd opened the book of matches. There, engraved on the two sticks, were their names. “What in the world…?”
Sky grabbed her hand. “Sydney,” he began, feeling slightly nervous. “Would you like to have dinner tonight?”
The pink ranger shrugged. “Sure. Are Bridge, Z and Jack coming too?”
Sky shook his head. “No, I meant like dinner with us alone.”
Her blue eyes widened even more. “You mean like, on a date?”
Swallowing, he nodded. “Yeah, like on a date.”
After a minute’s consideration, Syd grinned and nodded. “I’d love too.”
“Really?” His heart began to soar.
“Really,” Syd nodded once more.
Up in the clouds, Scott was jumping up and down. “Whooohooo!”
“I take it your mission was a success?” Steve popped out of no where.
Scott began dancing around, grabbing Steve and pulling him along. “I did it! I did it! I did it! I am a genius!”
“Let’s not take it that far, Tate,” Steve grinned, detaching himself from Scott’s grip. “But congratulations on your first successful matchmaking. Just think, you get to do this again next year!”
Scott stopped dancing about and groaned.
Back on Earth, Sky was felt like he was flying. He couldn’t stop grinning. He was going to go on a date with Sydney tonight! He was exhilarated. Beside him, Syd giggled.
“So you’ve had a crush on me all this time, huh?” she teased.
The blue ranger stopped dancing about and flashed the pink ranger a huge grin. “You have no idea,” he replied. “And I guess it’s all thanks to these matches. Seeing our names on the sticks gave me the confidence. I took it as a sign.”
“Well I’m glad you did,” Syd said with a grin.
“Will you be my valentine?”
Syd stared at him, her grin becoming wider. “I’d love too! Thanks for asking me, Sky.”
Sky grinned and looked at the book of matches still in his hand. For some reason he felt compelled to read the fine print in the back. In small black writing, were the words,
Made in Heaven
“Uh, Syd?” he said. “Look at this.” He pointed to the small print.
She did, and looked back up, wide-eyed.
“Well, I guess it’s a match made in heaven.” She smiled. “You think it’s a coincidence we found it?”
He smiled back. “I sure hope not.”
And when Sky looked at the fine print again, he blinked in surprise. The words had changed.
Good luck with
When he blinked again, the words were gone.