Hey guys! I'm sorry I haven't updated any sooner, I've been super busy! Stupid tests... oh well lol anyway, I really hope you all enjoy this chapter. More events will happen soon I promise!
Disclaimer: I don't own Power Rangers. If I did, I'd make sure that there would be a lot more romance!
They were bored.
Two hours had passed since breakfast was over, and yet they still had not seen hide nor hair of the pink and blue SPD rangers. Jack had disappeared right after they had finished eating to god only knew where, and Bridge and Z were left alone. The green ranger was trying to occupy himself by standing on his head in the corner.
The yellow ranger tried her hardest to concentrate on her book, but found she couldn’t. Eventually, curiosity got the better of her and she busted out, “Let’s find them. I’m dying to know what happened!”
Immediately, the green ranger jumped back upright and raced over to her side. “But we can’t just be nosy.”
“We are nosy,” Z pointed out.
“True. But they don't need to know that. We have to come up with a plan clever enough to make them slip the details without them realizing it,” Bridge frowned thoughtfully, “or was it make them clever enough to realize they were slipping the details, or was it…”
“Bridge,” Z interrupted, and the green ranger lost his train of thought, “let’s just figure out a way to find out what happened okay?”
Bridge nodded and pointed at her. “Gotcha.”
Syd walked through the park with RIC by her side, lost in thought, her mind focused on the events from the night before. Even though Jack had unintentionally walked in on them, Syd couldn’t help but smile. As she walked, she closed her eyes and recalled the moment where she and Sky had almost kissed. Did it mean that he returned her feelings as well? A sigh escaped her lips as she remembered Sky's warm breath on her skin, his hand on her cheek. Opening her eyes, she smiled down at RIC. “What do you think boy?” she asked the robotic dog, “Does he like me too?”
As if the canine machine knew what she was talking about, RIC gave a happy bark and wagged his tail – which Syd took as a good sign. She smiled happily. There was no telling what would happen from here on out, but she had full confidence that things would turn out for the best.
She was sure of it.
Sky sighed as he walked out of the Command Centre after a very long discussion with Commander Cruger. Heading towards his room, he couldn’t wait to take a nap. He was more tired than he should be. However, as he lay in his bed and tried to fall asleep, he found that he couldn’t. Tossing and turning for a few minutes, Sky finally gave up on the idea of having a nap and sat back up. As he paused to put on his jacket once more, out of the corner of his eye, something caught his attention. Turning, he spotted two framed photos on Bridge’s nightstand. Curiosity got the better of him, and he walked over to Bridge’s side of the room.
Picking up the first frame, Sky mustered a tiny smile. It was the very first photo ever taken of the team. He remembered that day well. After playing an intense game of light ball, Syd had insisted that the five of them pose for a group picture, stating that all of them were finally beginning to bond and she never wanted to forget the moment. Sky had been the only one that had opposed to the idea, but eventually the others wore him down and he agreed. Boom had snapped the photo moments later.
Placing the frame back in its original place, the blue ranger picked up the second photo. This time the image made him truly smile. It had been taken months before Jack and Z had ever joined the Academy. From left to right, Bridge, himself and Syd, each of them grinning a wide smile, it had been a rare moment where Sky had shown his soft side.
“We did it! We did it! We did it!” Syd squealed as she jumped up and down, excitement and happiness were radiating from her antics.
“We did it! We did it! We did it!” Bridge then join Syd in jumping up and down, both of them singing the phrase over and over. It was obvious that both Cadets were clearly excited.
“Would you two stop acting like children?” Sky asked, his face expressionless and he stood stiff and proper as usual. He clearly disapproved of his teammates’ immaturity.
Syd stopped jumping up and down and walked over to where Sky was standing. “Come on Sky,” her angelic voice chirped, “We’ve been promoted! Aren’t you the least bit excited?”
“Yeah,” Bridge added, “We’re finally on the B-squad! No more D-level clean ups, or C-squad night shifts. We can finally have some action!”
“The hard part isn’t over yet.”
Syd and Bridge looked at one another before exchanging mischievous smiles. Without warning, the two Cadets jumped on Sky, pinning him down to the ground face first.
gives guys? Get off me!” Sky struggled as both
“Come on Sky! Celebrate with us! We’ll get off you, if you promise to loosen up today!” Syd tried bargaining with their bossy, uptight teammate.
“If I do, will you both get off me?”
“Yes,” both Cadets chimed.
Sky sighed. “Fine.”
And yet, both Cadets wouldn’t budge.
“What gives? I’d said I’d do it!” Sky was beginning to get annoyed.
“I promise! Now get off me, I can’t breathe!”
Laughing, Bridge and Syd got off of Sky. Sky stood up and sighed. Brushing off the dirt on his uniform, he asked, “Alright, what do you guys want to do?”
Bridge and Syd grinned at each other, deciding that the first thing they would do, would be something Sky liked to do. “Light ball!”
That had been such a fun day. Sky was still smiling as he remembered. Although he was starting to warm up to the idea of being the blue ranger, he sometimes wished things would go back to the way they used to be. Back when Syd or Bridge would follow his leadership without question.
But that was then, and this is now.
Sky placed the photo back on Bridge’s night stand and took a step back. He was suddenly struck with a realization. Looking at Bridge’s side of the room, Sky could see that it was full of personality. Everything was neatly placed, but something about it just screamed ‘BRIDGE!’.
Looking at his own side of the room, all Sky saw was just that. A room. The only thing that was personal was the framed photo of his father. ‘Well,’ he thought, ‘let’s change that, shall we?’ Walking over to his closet, Sky pulled out a small box. Lifting the lid, he pulled out several photos that he often looked at when he was alone. Placing the photos momentarily on his bed, he reached into his closet once more and pulled out several picture frames. Placing the photos in the frames, Sky looked around, wondering where to display them. Ten minutes later, the blue ranger left the room smiling.
It wasn’t much, but it was a start.
Syd hummed happily as she made her way up to her room. Lost in thought as she turned the corner, she failed to notice that there was another person heading her way. Her humming turned into a shriek when she collided with a larger firm body and her breath was cut short as they both fell to the ground. For a split second she was confused. What happened? Painfully, she became aware of the warm body on top of hers, he was obviously male.
“Syd! Are you alright?” the voice exclaimed.
Raising her eyes up, blue eyes met brown. Sydney felt a thrill of pleasure run through her body, being so close to Sky. For a moment, they just stared into each other’s eyes and time seemed to stop. A cough sounded somewhere in the distance, and both the pink and blue rangers suddenly realized their situation. Sky quickly stood up and reached out to give Syd a hand. Pulling her up, he once again asked, “Are you alright?”
“Yeah,” she replied breathlessly, “Are you?”
His intense gazed gave her the shivers, but she loved the feeling. “No damage.”
Looking down, Sydney blushed as she realized that their hands were still clasped. Sky noticed, and much to her disappointment, quickly released their joined hands.
There was an awkward silence.
“So, umm...” Sky trailed off, “did you sleep well last night?”
Sydney smiled. “Yeah,” she replied softly, “Thanks for carrying me back to my room.”
“I’m sorry I fell asleep though.”
“It’s understandable. Don’t worry.”
“Can I join you again tonight?”
Sky smiled as he detected a hint of eagerness in the pink ranger’s voice, and tried to disguise the pleased tone in his own voice. “If you want too.”
She held his gaze. “Okay.”
Sky cleared his throat before deciding to bring up the events of the night before. He had been wondering all morning what her thoughts were. “Hey Syd, about last night…”
But before he could continue any further, something interrupted them.
“B-SQUAD RANGERS, PLEASE REPORT TO THE COMMAND CENTRE IMMEDIATELY. CALLING ALL B-SQUAD RANGERS.” The alarms were blaring and Syd and Sky looked at one another.
“We’ll talk about his later,” he sighed as Syd nodded, “Let’s go.”
For an hour, Bridge and Z searched high and low, looking for their perspective teammate. They had decided that the best way to find out the night’s events was to just ask Sky and Syd straight out what had happened. To the best of their knowledge, Syd had gone for a walk, meaning that Sky was still around the academy someplace, so the green and yellow rangers decided to target him for answers, in hopes to satisfy their curiosity. Meeting up, both rangers sighed in frustration.
“I don’t think we’re ever going to find out what happened last night,” Z complained as she slumped against a wall.
“They can’t hide away forever,” Bridge mused, and then a realization struck him. “Wait, I haven’t checked my room yet.”
Z pushed herself off the wall. “What are you waiting for? Let’s go!”
The two rangers headed toward the room Bridge shared with Sky. Walking in, Z saw that the room was empty and prepared to leave. “Well, he’s not here, let’s keep looking,” she commented, but then paused as she saw the look on Bridge’s face. It was a look of amazement and wonder. “What’s wrong Bridge?”
The green rangers looked at Sky’s side of the room in wonder. “Well what do you know..” he smiled as he took in the sight.
Z came and stood next to Bridge and poked his shoulder. “What is it?”
Turning, he grinned at the yellow ranger. “Look!” he pointed to the various framed photographs around Sky’s side of the room.
Z couldn’t see what Bridge was excited about. “So he has some photos on his desk. What’s the big deal?”
Bridge walked over to Sky’s nightstand and picked up the two photos that were there. “They weren’t there before. Sky must have placed them up today. Look,” he urged as he handed Z one of the frames. The yellow ranger took the frame and a wide smile broke out as she gazed at the picture.
Sky and Syd were dressed in casual clothing, both donning wide, happy smiles, relaxing in the park. Syd was on Sky’s back, her arms wrapped around his neck, her long blonde hair flying in the wind. Sky had his arms wrapped around Syd’s legs as he carried her piggyback style.
Handing the photo back to Bridge, the yellow ranger commented, “I SO want to hear that story.”
Carefully placing the photos back in the original place, Bridge replied, “That was taken the day we were promoted to B-Squad. We were celebrating. I’ll tell you that story sometime.” The green ranger smiled, "Finally, he's not so uptight anymore. Thank god."
Before the yellow ranger could say anything more, they both heard a yelp coming from the hallway. Looking at each other, the two rangers dashed out to see what the trouble was, only to be stopped in their tracks a moment later.
Grabbing Bridge’s arm, Z led the green ranger to a corner, where they crouched down and watched the interaction between Syd and Sky. “This is perfect,” Z whispered, her eyes on the scene before her, “we don’t even have to ask them anything. We can watch everything happening ourselves.”
“Shhh,” Bridge shushed, “I want to hear what they’re saying.”
After a few moments though, Z began to lose interest. “They’re so boring,” she complained while whispering, “they’re just lying there.”
Bridge coughed and it seemed to do the trick as the blue and pink rangers sprang apart. They watched as Sky pulled Syd up.
“What in the world are you two doing?”
Both Bridge and Z jumped and turned as Jack looked down at them. “Shhhh!” Z hissed, getting over her initial shock, “They’ll hear you.”
Jack appeared not to have understood, “Huh? What are you-“
Bridge grabbed his arm and pulled the red ranger down into a sitting position. “Just shut up and watch.”
"Guys, why are we spying on Sky and Syd?" Jack asked, still clueless to what was going on.
"And we're not spying," Bridge whispered, as the three of them crouched quietly, "We're simply observing."
Jack raised an eyebrow. "I didn't realize there was a difference."
"Shut up you guys!" Z hissed.
Bridge and Z resumed to watching the pink and blue rangers intently, while Jack followed the suit, still confused. Very faintly, Z could hear their conversation.
“Hey Syd, about last night….”
“This is it!” The yellow ranger whispered excitedly as she grabbed onto Bridge’s arm. But before they could hear anymore, the alarms started blaring. The three rangers stood up and Z sighed as she exchanged a disappointed look with Bridge, “Just when it was getting good too.”
The green ranger nodded in agreement. "Stupid Gruumm."
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