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AN: Thanks for all the great reviews! Here’s chapter 2 for your reading pleasure. Thanks for reading, and keep those reviews coming!

Dreams of a Cat and a Wolf

Chapter 2: Crash and Burn

By Andrea McPherren

Lilacmoon@hotmail.com

The five rangers arrived at the command center, but noticed that something was wrong upon their arrival.

“Where’s Billy?” Adam asked.

“RANGERS, I’M AFRAID SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAS HAPPENED. BILLY AWOKE AND WENT TO SAVE KATHERINE, WHO WAS BEING ATTACKED BY THE TENGUS. BUT THEY WERE TOO MUCH FOR HIM, AND HE COLLAPSED. KATHERINE WAS ABLE TO REACH SAFETY, BUT BILLY WAS KIDNAPPED AND TAKEN TO ONE OF ZEDD’S DARK DIMENSIONS THAT IS BEYOND OUR REACH,” Zordon explained.

“Zedd already has his power coin, now what does he want with Billy?” Aisha asked.

“I’m so glad that you asked rangers,” said a scratchy voice. The rangers turned slowly to the viewing globe, only to see Zedd.

“Hello rangers, I believe I have you invaluable boy genius. But don’t worry, he’s okay for now,” Zedd told them, as he showed them a view of Billy on a rotating table. Blue energy was leaving his body and being fed into a machine for Zedd.

“Billy will remain fine, if you agree to my conditions,” Zedd told them.

“And what are those?” Tommy asked irritably.

“You and the other rangers will pilot my Shogun zords and destroy the earth!” Zedd exclaimed.

“Not a chance Zedd!” Tommy retorted.

“Well, then you can say goodbye to your blue ranger,” Zedd said.

“Tommy, we can’t let them hurt Billy,” Kim said.

“All right Zedd, we’ll cooperate,” Tommy relented.

“Good, be in the park at dusk for your first orders,” Zedd ordered, as the viewing globe went dark.

~*~*~*~*~*

Kat listened to the conversation. She wouldn’t let Zedd and Rita hurt Billy. They had hurt him, the rangers, and her enough. They could do whatever they wanted to he, but they would not hurt him anymore.

She changed herself into her cat form, and crept into his cell. He looked so serene, but she could see that the energy drainage was slowly making him pale.

When you feel all alone

And the world has turned its back on you

Give me a moment please to tame your wild wild heart

I know you feel like the walls are closing in on you

It’s hard to find relief and people can be so cold.

“What have I done? Billy, I promise you that I’ll make things right,” she said, as she caressed his cheek. She eyed a cot in the corner of the room, and moved it next to the energy draining platform that he was laying on.

She laid down next to him and fell asleep the minute her head touched the pillow.

~*~*~*~*~*

Dusk came, and Zedd appeared to the rangers. In the park, the magnificent Shogun zords appeared behind him.

“They’re awesome!” Adam said.

“It’s a shame we have to use them for evil,” Aisha replied.

“These are the Shogun zords, which you will use to destroy your precious city, and then your precious earth. Kimmy, you can pilot your fallen blue ranger’s Shogun zord,” Zedd ordered.

The rangers boarded the Shogun zords.

“Hey Adam, what do you think you can do? Can you turn control over to us?” Tommy asked.

“Let me take a look,” Adam said, as he opened the control panel in the black Shogun zord.

“I’m sorry Tommy. I would have to rewire the system and reroute the power to the main grid. Billy would have it done by now, but I don’t even know where to begin,” Adam said defeated.

“It’s all right Adam,” Tommy replied. Tommy gave the order, and the rangers marched the Shogun zords toward downtown Angel Grove.

~*~*~*~*~*

Kat found herself in a cloudy area.

“Katherine?” a voice asked.

“Who’s there?” she asked.

“It’s me, Billy,” he replied, as he approached her.

“But your unconscious,” Kat replied.

“How do you know about that?” Billy asked.

“Because it’s my fault. It all started the day I moved to Angel Grove. Rita put a spell over me, and then she forced me to steal a power coin. I was supposed to steal Kimberly’s, but I took yours instead. I’m the reason your in here,” Kat said, as she bowed her head in shame. Billy stepped toward her, and lifted her chin up.

“This is Rita’s fault, not yours,” Billy said with a smile. Kat wanted to melt.

“Billy, do you have any idea where we are?” Kat asked.

“My guess is that we are in a dream void. It’s like a dream, but actually real. If I’m right, we are having a real conversation, and you’ll remember this,” Billy said.

“How come I’m me, and not Rita’s evil projection?” Kat asked. Billy smiled.

“Rita has no control over you in dreams. So you are who you want to be,” Billy replied. Kat smiled.

“I have a question now,” Billy said.

“What is that?” she asked.

“Why did you take my coin, and not Kim’s?” Billy asked. Kat froze, but decided that she couldn’t lie to those beautiful emerald eyes.

“I took yours because I like you. And this way, I can be close to you,” Kat said, as she turned away, expecting him to hate her.

When darkness is upon your door and you feel like you can’t

take anymore

Let me be the one you call

If you jump I’ll let you fall

Lift you up and fly away with you into the night

If you need to fall apart

I can mend a broken heart

If you need to crash then crash and burn

You’re not alone

Billy felt his heart explode with joy. He touched her shoulder, causing her to turn around. Billy leaned in, and kissed her gently on the lips. Kat was surprised at first, but then fell into the curves of his arms. The kiss deepened, and became more heated. They finally broke the kiss.

“I have to break Rita’s spell and free you,” Kat said.

“I know that you will,” Billy replied. Suddenly, Kat began to fade.

“What’s happening?” Kat asked in alarm.

“You’re waking up,” Billy replied.

“I don’t want to leave you,” Kat said, as she clung to him.

“We’ll see each other next time you fall asleep,” Billy said, as he pecked her on the lips, and she faded away...

When you feel all alone

And a loyal friend is hard to find

You’re caught in a one way street

With the monsters in your head

~*~*~*~*~*

Kat opened her eyes, and looked around.

Billy was lying beside her, the energy still leaving him.

“Was that real?” she asked herself. She remembered everything. She could still feel his kiss burning on her lips, and the feel of his arms around her. It had been real. Billy didn’t hate her for what she’d done. She smiled as she thought of his lips on hers again. Her reverie was broke when she heard Rita calling for her.

“Here kitty, kitty, kitty!” Rita called. Kat scrambled into the throne room.

“Yes empress,” Kat said, as she bowed.

“Quit making yourself look suspicious, and get down to Earth. Carry on normally, until I summon you,” Rita said.

“Yes empress,” Kat replied, as she disappeared.

~*~*~*~*~*

Angel Grove was mass chaos. The rangers were being forced to attack the city. The rangers moved the zords slowly though the abandoned part of the city.

“I can’t do this guys,” Aisha said.

“I know it’s hard Isha,” Rocky comforted. Suddenly, Zedd’s image appeared in the sky.

“Citizens of Angel Grove! I am Lord Zedd, your beloved power rangers serve me now. Rangers! Destroy Angel Grove, or say goodbye to your blue ranger!” Zedd ordered.

“Tommy, we can’t destroy the city. We’ve got to do something!” Rocky exclaimed.

“Let’s go see Zordon,” Tommy said. The rangers abandoned the Shogun Zords and teleported to the command center.

“Zordon, how can we destroy Angel Grove. We want to protect Billy, but we can’t kill people!” Tommy shouted.

“I’M SORRY RANGERS. THIS IS A SITUATION THAT I HOPED YOU WOULD NOT HAVE TO FACE,” Zordon began, but was interrupted by a scratchy voice coming over the viewing globe.

“Why such a hasty retreat rangers?” Zedd asked.

“We can’t do it Zedd,” Aisha spoke.

“Aww...that’s too bad for your blue ranger. Guess you’ll never see him again, and he’ll never see the light of day!” Zedd yelled.

“Please Zedd, you have Billy’s power coin, now just give him back to us!” Kim cried.

“Sorry pink ranger, no can do. You and your fellow rangers have 48 hours to decide. What is it going to be? The Blue Ranger, or Angel Grove?” Zedd asked, as the viewing screen went blank.

“We have 48 hours to figure out how to avoid both,” Tommy said. The other rangers were silent in thought.

~*~*~*~*~*

Katherine sat in the youth center. She wanted to cry, but wouldn’t allow herself to. She had 48 hours to free Billy. She rushed out of the youth center quickly and dodged behind a tree. She turned into her cat form, and teleported to the moon. That night, she snuck into Billy’s cell, careful that Rita didn’t catch her. Again, she fell into a deep sleep.

~*~*DREAM VOID~*~*

“Billy?” Kat called.

“I’m here Kat,” Billy said. Kat beamed happily, as her eyes focused on him. She ran into his open arms and embraced him. They looked into each other’s eyes, and let the site of one another soak in. Billy saw the unspilled tears in her eyes, and pulled her close.

When hopes and dreams are far away and

You feel like you can’t face the day

Let me be the one you call

If you jump I’ll break your fall

Lift you up and fly away with you into the night

I can mend a broken heart

If you need to crash then crash and burn

You’re not alone

“Tell me what’s wrong,” he said.

“Zedd’s making the rangers chose Angel Grove or you. If they choose to destroy Angel Grove, then Zedd won’t harm you. But if they choose to not to destroy Angel Grove, then Zedd is going to kill you. They have 48 hours to decide,” Kat said, as tears fell down her cheeks.

“You know that they have to save Angel Grove over me. I’m only one person,” Billy said.

“A very important person. And I won’t let you die,” Kat said, her face lined with determination.

“Do you know where Zedd is keeping Ninjor?” Billy asked. Kat paled.

“Ninjor and the Falcon Zord are in Zedd’s throne room,” Kat said quietly, her voice losing hope.

“That’s okay. We can worry about them after I get my power coin back. Do you have any idea where it is?” Billy asked.

“Not entirely, but I can easily follow Rita there, unless the spell starts to take over,” Kat said.

Because there has always been heartache and pain

and when it’s over you’ll breath again

You’ll breath again

“I know you can fight the spell. I think you’re the strongest person I’ve ever met,” Billy said. Kat blushed at his compliment.

“You’re the strong one. Even in this situation, you manage to stay strong for both of us,” Kat said.

“The only thought that keeps me going is the thought of being free, and being with you,” Billy told her. Billy captured her lips in a passionate kiss. Kat moaned in pleasure, as she wrapped her arms around his neck, deepening the kiss. They broke the kiss, as things became hazy.

“I’m not ready to leave you,” Kat cried.

“I know, but when we are both finally free, we never have to separate again,” Billy said.

“I love Billy, my sweet wolf,” Kat said.

“I love you too, my beautiful Kat,” Billy replied, as they lost sight of each other.

When you feel all alone

And the world has turned its back on you

Give me a moment please

To tame your wild wild heart

Let me be the one you call

If you jump I’ll let you fall

Lift you up and fly away into the night

If you need to fall apart

I can mend a broken heart

If you need to crash then crash and burn

You’re not alone

AN: Hope you liked it! Chapter 3 should be up soon with more excitement and Billy/Kat romance! Thanks for reading, and please leave a review! Bye for now!

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