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AN: Hello readers! Here’s chapter 7! Hope you like it! Enjoy and please leave a review! Thanks!

Dreams of a Cat and a Wolf

Chapter 7: How Do I Live

By Andrea McPherren

Lilacmoon@hotmail.com

How do I,
Get through the night without you?
If I had to live without you,
What kind of life would that be?
Things soon became hazy around the two lovers. Kat clung to Billy, not wanting their time to end.

“I don’t want to leave you Billy,” Kat said.

“I know, I don’t want to let you go. But I promise, I will find a way to free you,” Billy said. They embraced for a final kiss.

Oh, I
I need you in my arms, need you to hold,
You're my world, my heart, my soul,
If you ever leave,
baby you would take away everything good in my life,

and tell me now
How do I live without you?
I want to know,
How do I breathe without you?
If you ever go,
How do I ever, ever survive?
How do I, how do I, oh how do I live?

Billy wiped the tears from her cheeks.

“Be strong my angel,” Billy said.

“With your strength and your love, I know that I’ll be okay,” Kat replied.

“I love you,” Billy said.

“I love you too sweet wolf,” Kat said, before they faded from each other’s sight.

~*~*~*

“Hey girly, my dad is requesting your presence, so get up!” Rito said. Kat whimpered, as she sat up.

“All right, you can leave now so I can clean up,” Kat said, with an annoyed tone.

She proceeded to shower and then went to the closet to see what she could wear. She found the closet full of dresses. While she didn’t like the idea of having to wear these around Vile, she dreamed of being able to wear them around Billy. Kat felt particularly drawn to the glittering royal blue dress. It was Billy’s color and somehow wearing it made her feel just a little more secure. She dried and brushed her hair. Kat took a deep breath, before exiting her quarters and heading toward the throne room on the skull shaped ship.

“Good morning my dear, I trust you slept well. It’s going to be a glorious day of destruction,” Kat said nothing, as she was ushered to sit at the table. She ate the simulated food that was before her, knowing that she had to keep herself healthy.

“Let’s spy on the rangers a little,” Vile said, as he turned on the viewing screen. Kat watched her friends and boyfriend with heavy sorrow. She longed to be with them. It also pained her to see Billy in so much pain. The empty expression on his face reflected what she was feeling inside her heart, and knew that he was feeling the same. Vile watched the emotions play across Katherine’s face carefully. He could see a connection between them, and he needed to destroy Billy in order to make Katherine his. Right now, the young girl clung to the hope of being rescued by her beloved. Her feelings and her love gave her the strength to resist him. But if he could rid himself of the rangers and Billy, Katherine would lose all hope and submit to his every will. And he knew just how to destroy the rangers...

~*~*~*

Without you,
There'd be no sun in my sky,
There would be no love in my life,
There'd be no world left for me.
And I,
Baby I don't know what I would do,
I'd be lost if I lost you,
If you ever leave,
Billy sat at their usual table in a daze. Today had been a very special day. It was Kat’s seventeenth birthday and the first one she was going to spend in America. Billy and the others had planned to surprise her by taking her to the carnival. He opened up the small case and stared at the locket that he was going to give Kat. It was silver with twin sapphires on the front. Inside, was a picture of he and Kat. Kim had taken a picture of the two of them a couple of days ago and then helped him cut it small enough to fit the locket.

Baby you would take away everything real in my life,

And tell me now,
How do I live without you?
I want to know,
How do I breathe without you?
If you ever go,
How do I ever, ever survive?
How do I, how do I, oh how do I live?

He stared at the picture longingly. They had been in the park. Billy was behind her with his arms wrapped around her shoulders. Kat had leaned back into his embrace and pressed her soft cheek against his. He could almost feel her soft skin against his at that moment. Then he looked at the message that was engraved on the back.

For my angel. Love your wolf,’ the tiny inscription read.

“Billy, are you okay?” Kim asked her best friend.

“No Kim, I don’t think I am,” Billy replied.

“Billy, we will get her back and she will be okay,” Kim assured, as she patted his shoulder.

“Will we Kim? She’s trapped by that wicked monster and Zordon won’t let me go after her. I know that I’m probably not strong enough to face Vile, but I have to at least try!” Billy said angrily. But Billy was surprised when Kim gave him a healthy punch in the arm.

“Ouch, what was that for?” Billy asked.

“I’m saving Kat the trouble. What do you think she would do if she heard you talking like that? I thought we had gotten you over your insecurities,” Kim replied.

“Yea, but I guess they’re back,” Billy replied.

“Billy Cranston, I don’t want to hear you talk like this. Kat needs you to be strong. Strong for her and strong for yourself. Not sitting here feeling sorry for yourself. And you know that Zordon only has our best interests at heart. Zordon will know when it is the right time to take action and then we will,” Kim said sternly. Billy realized that Kim’s verbal slap was exactly what he needed. If he lost strength and hope, then so would Kat. And Zordon would come up with something; he always did.

“You’re right Kim, I’m an idiot,” Billy replied.

“What did you say?” Kim asked. Billy rolled his eyes.

“You’re right Kim,” Billy repeated. Kim smiled satisfactorily.

“Can I have that in writing?” Kim asked.

“Don’t press your luck,” Billy replied.

“It was worth a shot,” Kim said, with a shoulder shrug.

~*~*~*

Master Vile had long wished to possess the power of the zeo crystal. In fact, it had been the reason that he had come to the Earth’s moon, for the powerful crystal was underneath Zedd’s palace. But one of evil could not touch the zeo crystal, so getting it would be a hard task. He had decided to go with using the orb of doom, because he was afraid that if he did go after it, somehow it would fall into the hands of good. And then evil wouldn’t stand a chance. Perhaps it was best that the zeo crystal be left alone.

Master Vile shined the dark orb that he held in his hand. Kat struggled with the uncomfortable shackles that were attached to her wrists and neck.

“Do you know what this is my dear?” Vile asked her.

“It looks like a rock,” Kat replied.

“No dear Katherine, this is no ordinary rock. This is the orb of doom and it will be the end of earth and the power rangers,” Vile replied, as he teleported to earth, along with Rito, Goldar, and the Tengus.

“The orb of doom will surely bring a dark cloud over the earth,” Ninjor said, as he too struggled with his chains.

“What is the orb of doom Ninjor?” Kat asked.

“A wicked orb of magic that will turn the world back in time, leaving the rangers as helpless children,” Ninjor replied.

“No...” Kat whispered.

~*~*~*

Tommy’s communicator beeped, making Tommy and the others gather in a corner.

“What’s up Alpha?” Tommy asked.

“Rangers, master Vile is attempting to plant the orb of doom. This powerful orb has the ability to turn the world back in time. Three of you must stop Rito from planting it, while the others stop Goldar and the Tengus from attacking people at the carnival,” Alpha said.

“We’re on it, it’s morphin time!” Tommy called.

“White Ranger Power!” Tommy called.

“Black Ranger Power!” Adam called.

“Pink Ranger Power!” Kim called.

“Blue Ranger Power!” Billy called.

“Yellow Ranger Power!” Aisha called.

“Red Ranger Power!” Rocky called.

“Okay, Billy, you take Aisha and Adam and head off Goldar. Rocky, Kim and I will take care of bone bag,” Tommy said. Billy nodded, as the three of them rushed off to the carnival.

~*~*~*

After giving the orb to Rito, Master Vile returned to his ship.

“As soon as Rito plants the orb of doom, the rangers will be history. And that includes that wolf of yours,” Vile said.

“The rangers and Billy won’t be so easily defeated! No matter what you do, Billy will save me!” Kat yelled with vehement.

“Billy will not save you. I will destroy him and then make you my wife,” Vile insisted.

“She doesn’t want to marry an ugly demon like you Vile. And she’s right, the rangers will not be easily defeated,” Ninjor added. Vile growled.

“Be quiet you blue bag of wind,” Vile said, as he turned to watch the viewing screen.

~*~*~*
“Stop right there Rito!” Tommy called.

“Ah, well if it isn’t the power rangers. Go away, can’t you see I’m busy!” Rito said.

“We’ll go away when you hand over that orb bone breath!” Rocky called.

“Sorry, can’t do that. TENGUS!” Rito called. A batch of Tengus appeared around him and they began attacking the three rangers.

~*~

At the carnival, Billy, Adam, and Aisha were already engaged in a battle with the Tengus and Goldar.

“They’re too strong!” Aisha called.

“We need extra protection!” Adam called. Billy and Adam broke free and jumped into the air.

“Blue Metallic Armor, power up!” Billy called.

“Black Metallic Armor, power up!” Adam called. Billy and Adam pulled the Tengus off Aisha allowing her to call her metallic armor as well. The three powered up rangers began to make a dent in the Tengus, but things weren’t going as well for the other three rangers...

~*~

The Tengus had Kim, Rocky, and Tommy pinned, while Rito paced to the location his father had given him.

“This looks like a good spot,” Rito said, after he had lost count three times. Rito slammed the orb into the ground.

“Oh no,” Tommy said in exasperation.

The earth began to shake. Rito and the Tengus abruptly disappeared. Tommy, Kim, and Rocky de-morphed.

“Let’s get back to the carnival with the others,” Tommy said, as the three of them headed back.

~*~*~*

Billy, Adam, and Aisha were involved in an intense battle with the strengthened Tengus, when they suddenly disappeared.

The three rangers de-morphed, as the earth began to shake.

“What’s happening?!” Aisha asked.

“Something’s not right. The others must have been unsuccessful,” Billy replied. Soon, Tommy, Kim, and Rocky joined them.

“Rito was able to plant the orb. We couldn’t stop him,” Tommy reported.

~*~

The earth stopped in its rotation and then began to rotate backwards. A wave washed over the rangers and everyone and everything around them. Their ages were reduced by six years. Their surroundings were also reduced to how they had been six years earlier.

“Not again,” young Kim complained.

“This is not cool,” young Aisha mentioned.

“Zordon, Alpha! Zordon, Alpha!” Billy called into his communicator, but received no response.

“What are we going to do?” Adam asked.

“You are going to beg for mercy rangers!” a giant Zedd yelled.

“Or should we say powerless rangers!” Rita cackled.

As Rita, Zedd, Rito and Goldar began their march toward downtown Angel Grove. But their march quickly ended as yellow and blue snakes swallowed them, reducing their size to normal.

“Father! What’s the big idea?” Rita screeched.

“Stop your sniveling!” Master Vile ordered as he teleported all four of them to his ship.

“Come on guys, we need to find a way to get to the command center,” Tommy said.

“But we can’t teleport,” Rocky said.

“Then, we’ll have to walk,” Billy said, as he began leading them out of Angel Grove and headed for the desert.

~*~*~*

Rito, Goldar, I want you to follow the young rangers and place this implosion device outside their command center,” Vile said, as he handed Rito the device.

“NO! You can’t!” Kat cried.

“Oh, but I can my dear. Tengus, please escort Katherine to her quarters for the evening,” Vile said. Two Tengu birds took Katherine to her quarters and left her. There, she cried as she thought of what Vile had planned for them.

“Billy, you have to be okay. What would I do without you?” Kat said through her tears. The tears continued to fall until she finally fell asleep.

Please tell me baby,
How do I go on?

If you ever leave,
Baby you would take away everything,
I need you with me,
Baby don't you know that you're everything,
Real in my life?

And tell me now,
How do I live without you,

I want to know,
How do I breathe without you?
If you ever go,
How do I ever, ever survive?
How do I, how do I, oh how do I live?

~*~*~*

“I can’t see a thing!” Rocky yelled, as he and the rest of the young rangers trudged through the sandy desert.

“I’ve got sand in my eyes!” Kim whined.

The blowing dust was becoming too much and the young rangers huddled together.

As Rito and Goldar approached them, they were teleported away. But Rito and Goldar would be able to find the rest of the way.

~*~*~*

The young rangers arrived in the command center.

“Rangers!” Alpha cried.

“Alpha!” the young rangers called, as they huddled around Alpha.

“I AM GLAD THAT YOU ARE ALL OKAY,” Zordon said.

“Zordon, how are we supposed to fight Master Vile if we can’t morph?” Adam wondered.

“I’M AFRAID THAT I CANNOT ALLOW YOU TO FIGHT. THOUGH YOU STILL HAVE YOUR MEMORIES, ALL OF YOU ARE INSIDE ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD BODIES,” Zordon said.

“We need more power rangers,” Billy said.

“Zordon, why not call on the Alien rangers from Aquitar?” Alpha spoke.

“I HAVE THOUGHT OF THIS, BUT THE RANGERS OF AQUITAR RESIDE ON A PLANET THAT IS MADE UP ENTIRELY OF WATER. THE EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE WOULD BE INHOSPITABLE TO THEM,” Zordon said.

“But Zordon, the alien rangers would want you to call on them,” Alpha reminded.

“VERY WELL, I WILL CONTACT THE ALIEN RANGERS NOW,” Zordon replied, as he opened the communication channel with Aquitar.

While Zordon was speaking with the alien rangers, young Billy had zoned off in his own mind. His brain was pumping ideas through his head on how to re-age himself and the other rangers, while the unconscious part of his mind floated to Kat. He had to re-age himself and the others, before he could even think about saving her. He hated the fact that saving Kat just kept getting pushed back. He understood that the earth had to come first, but hated that he couldn’t save the one he cared about most; the one that came first to him.

How do I live without you?

How do I live without you baby?

Young Adam snapped him back to reality.

“Billy? Earth to Billy!” Adam called.

“What? Oh, sorry,” Billy replied.

“Are you okay?” Aisha asked.

“I’m fine,” Billy replied.

“Come on, we’re going to receive the alien rangers,” Tommy informed him, as the six children were teleported to the park.

AN: Hope you liked it! Chapter 8 should be out soon! Thanks for reading and please leave a review! Later!

 

 

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