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AN: Here’s chapter 8 everybody! Hope you like it! Please review!

Dreams of a Cat and a Wolf

Chapter 8: Hero

By Andrea McPherren

Lilacmoon@hotmail.com

The six child rangers faced the five alien rangers.

“Hello and welcome to Earth. We’re the power rangers. I’m Tommy, and this is Aisha, Rocky, Adam, Kimberly, and Billy,” Tommy introduced.

“Hello, I am Delphine. This is Tideus, Aurico, Corcus, and Cestro. We are the rangers from Aquitar,” Delphine said.

Suddenly, the Tengus appeared, ready to attack.

“It’s Morphin Time!” Delphine called, as they five aliens transformed into the Power Rangers of Aquitar. Alpha teleported the young rangers to the command center and out of harms way.

~*~

While the Aquitian rangers fought the hoard of monsters, the young rangers, minus Billy, watched on the viewing globe. Billy was gathering the necessary resources that he needed to build the age regenerator.

With the help of the Shogun Zords, the Aquitians put an end to the monsters and returned to the command center. Zordon encouraged the young rangers to go to their homes and get some rest.

“Zordon, can I please stay a little longer? I can have Tommy tell my dad that I am spending the night at Tommy’s house. I would like to work on this a little longer and then I can sleep here in the command center,” Billy said.

“ALTHOUGH IT IS AGAINST MY BETTER JUDGMENT, I WILL ALLOW IT,” Zordon said.

“Thank you Zordon,” Billy said.

“If you would like, Cestro could assist you. He is talented in these areas,” Delphine said.

“Thanks, I’d appreciate that,” Billy replied.

~*~*~*

“Those puny fish rangers may have defeated my monsters this time. But next time. they’ll be all dried out. Rito, keep an eye on Katherine and Ninjor while I go to Zedd’s palace for a bit,” Vile said.

“Sure thing pops,” Rito said, as he settled in his father’s throne. Within ten minutes, Rito was fast asleep. Kat’s empty expression remained on her face. The usual light in her eyes was dimmed, as she stared at the grungy floor.

“Do not look so distraught young wolf, for all is not lost. The earth still has hope,” Ninjor said. The young girl gave him a confused glance.

“Wolf? Why did you refer to me as a wolf?” Kat asked.

“Your spirit animal of course. Yours is that of the wolf, like young William’s, thus your deep bond to him,” Ninjor explained.

“Is that why I feel so empty?” Kat asked.

“I’m afraid so young one. But your mate is feeling the same way, and he will not tolerate being apart from you for much longer,” Ninjor replied. Kat’s heart began to fill with hope that had diminished. She would be reunited with her love; Vile would not win.

Vile later returned, and Kat was ushered to her quarters for the night.

~*~*~*

About eleven, Zordon forced Billy to go to bed. Billy obeyed, knowing that he could see Kat in his dreams. Sleep quickly took over and Billy gladly welcomed it.

~*~

Would you dance if I asked you to dance?

Or would you run and never look back?

Would you cry if you saw me crying?

And would you save my soul tonight?

Would you tremble if I touched your lips?

Or would you laugh? Oh, please tell me this.

Would you die now for the one you love?

Oh hold me in your arms tonight.

Billy looked down at his hands and was glad to see that he was his normal age. This dream void was definitely a blessing.

“Billy!” Kat called. Kat’s echoing voice enticed every bone in his body. His emerald eyes searched for her and soon found her lovely form. His heart filled with joy at the sight of her and his blood was lit on fire as he kissed her sweet lips. They drank in the taste of each other, before finally breaking the kiss.

I can be your hero baby

I can kiss away the pain

I will stand by you forever

You can take my breath away

“Are you okay?” Billy asked.

“Yea, Vile mostly left me alone today. But I found out something interesting from Ninjor,” Kat said.

“What was that?” Billy asked.

Well, he called me young wolf and I asked him why. And he told me that my spirit animal was the wolf also, thus why we have such a deep connection,” Kat replied.

“That’s amazing! But it does make a lot of sense,” Billy replied.

“I can’t believe Vile turned the world back in time,” Kat said.

“Yea, it’s no picnic. I’m working on a way to turn us back, but I don’t have the best technology to work with,” Billy replied.

“I know that if anyone can do it, you can,” Kat said. Billy smiled.

“Thanks and as soon as I do, I’m coming after you,” Billy said.

“I know, it’s what keeps me going everyday,” Kat replied. Things began to get hazy around them.

“Guess it’s time already. I’m waking up early to work on the regenerator. I don’t want to leave, but the sooner I do, the sooner I can rescue you,” Billy said.

“I know, I love you Billy,” Kat replied.

“I love you too angel,” Billy replied. He kissed her deeply, before fading away. Kat remained in the void, not yet ready to wake up.

Would you swear that you’ll always be mine

Or would you lie? Would you run and hide?

Am I in too deep? Have I lost my mind?

I don’t care. You’re here tonight

~*~*~*

Young Billy woke up and rolled out of bed. He cleaned up and immediately began work on the regenerator, since he still had a couple hours until he had to go to school. Billy had nearly finished the device when school time rolled around. The young wolf stuffed the robotic device into his blue bag and left for school.

~*~*~*

Billy and the others droned through the school day. It was weird being in elementary school when you had the mind of a seventeen-year-old. Billy tapped his pencil on his desk, anxiously waiting for the bell to release them for the day. After what seemed like forever, the bell finally rang. The children rushed out of the school, embracing their freedom.

“I’m going to my house to finish the regenerator. I’ll meet you guys later,” Billy said.

“Want some help?” Adam asked.

“Sure,” Billy replied. Adam and Billy headed for Billy’s house, while Tommy, Kim, Rocky, and Aisha took the bus.

~*~*~*

“Rito, Goldar, follow the blue and black brats. They’re up to something,” Vile ordered.

“You got it pops!” Rito replied.

“Let’s just go bone breath!” Goldar yelled impatiently.

“Hold your horses Goldie,” Rito replied, as the two bumbling villains teleported off to spy on young Billy and Adam.

“Finster, I want you and some of our best monsters to begin making preparations for my wedding to Katherine,” Vile said. Kat cringed at the very mention of the wedding to Vile. She just hoped Billy could finish the regenerator and stop this insane wedding that Vile was planning.

~*~*~*

“One more wire connection...and there...that should do it,” Billy said, as he finished the regenerator.

“I hope this works,” Adam said.

“Me too, we better go and meet the others,” Billy said.

“Yea,” Adam agreed, as the boys started off. Little did they know, Rito and Goldar were close behind.

Adam looked over at his best friend and saw the expression that he had expected to see. Billy was off in space again.

“Boy am I going to be glad when you rescue Kat. I’ve never seen you space off like this,” Adam said.

“Huh, oh sorry Ad,” Billy replied.

“It’s okay Billy, I know how much you love her,” Adam replied.

“She’s my soul mate,” Billy replied.

“Funny, I never thought you of all people would believe in things like that,” Adam said.

“I never thought I would either. But last night in the void, Kat told me that Ninjor had told her that she had the spirit animal of the wolf as well,” Billy replied.

“So that’s why you’ve been so crazy lately. And why you can’t think or talk about anything else but her,” Adam said, with a chuckle.

“Are you done badgering me? What about you and Aisha?” Billy asked.

“Isha and me? No way, we’ve been friends since we were five,” Adam replied.

“So have Jason and Trini, and Trini told me in her last letter that the big lug finally told her how he felt,” Billy replied, glad to finally turn the tables.

“Okay, I like Aisha, but you better keep your mouth shut. When can we plan on wedding bells for you and Kat?” Adam asked mischievously.

“Geez Adam, we’re still in high school, at least we‘re supposed to be. Wait a couple years, then you can ask to be my best man,” Billy replied.

“Cool, now only if we could get back to normal,” Adam said.

“Gonna tell Aisha?” Billy asked.

“None of your business,” Adam replied. Billy smiled. They finally reached the water plant, where the others had agreed to meet them.

~*~

“Okay guys, I’m going to need your power coins for this thing to work,” Billy asked. The other five kids handed Billy their coins, and Billy slipped them into the robot’s slot.

“Hand over the power coins kiddies!” Rito called.

“Oh no, hurry Billy!” Tommy called. Young Billy began activating the device.

“Stop him, he’s activating it!” Goldar yelled.

“But Rito tripped over his own feet and managed to somehow cause both himself and Goldar to tumble to the ground.

Blue light swirled around Billy and returned him to normal. At that time, Rito and Goldar got to their feet. Billy grasped the regenerator.

“Too late guys,” Billy said, as he dumped the power coins into his hand.

“Get them!” Goldar called.

“Tommy, here catch!” Billy said, as he tossed the regenerator to Tommy.

Tommy caught it, but Rito was right there to snatch it out of his hands.

“Give it back!” Tommy yelled. Rito shook the device, but found it empty.

“Hey, where are the power coins?!” Rito asked.

“Get out of here guys!” Billy yelled.

“You have the coins!” Goldar yelled, as he swiped his sword at Billy.

“Alpha, teleport the other five coins to the command center for safe keeping,” Billy said into the hand held communicator.

“You got it Billy,” Alpha replied, as the black, pink, yellow, red, and white coins were teleported away.

“Blue Ranger Power!” Billy called.

“All right Billy!” Rocky called.

~*~*~*

Master Vile was seething angrily at the spectacle he was watching. Kat was also watching and hope began to fill her heart. She had been dressed in a short white dress and been forced to put the veil on. But now she was sure that there would be no wedding, as she gazed at Billy fighting valiantly.

I can be your hero baby

I can kiss away the pain

I will stand by you forever

You can take my breath away

~*~

Zedd and Rita also watched from the moon palace.

“That stupid brainy brat! A monster should fix him!” Zedd called, as he used Billy’s busted regenerator as the model for his monster.

“Zeddy, father’s not going to like this!” Rita yelled.

“Do I look like I care what that old windbag wants?” Zedd retorted.

“I’m getting one of those headaches!” Rita replied.

~*~*~*

Billy knew that he would need help with this monster and he quickly contacted Zordon.

“Zordon, where are the Aquitian rangers?” Billy asked.

“They’re at the Angel Grove fountain rehydrating,” Zordon replied.

“Okay, Alpha, I need you to teleport the others to the command center,” Billy said. Before they could argue with him, the five young rangers were teleported away.

“Hey you bucket of bolts! If you want me, you’ll have to catch me!” Billy called, as he sprinted off towards the fountain.

~*~

“What does Zedd think that bucket of bolts monster is going to do? He is so incompetent. FINSTER! We must proceed with the wedding immediately,” Vile yelled, knowing that the blue ranger would be trying to rescue Kat. But he would be ready for the wolf. Vile jerked Kat by the arm and pulled her to him.

Kat struggled and whimpered.

“Let me go!” she cried.

“No my dear, you will marry me,” Vile replied.

~*~*~*

Many people gasped as the blue ranger fled to the fountain. This was before anyone knew about the power rangers and all eyes were on the blue ranger.

“Delphine, there’s a monster on it’s way here,” Billy called.

“There you are blue ranger,” the monster said.

“Correction, the monster’s here,” Billy replied.

“It’s Morphin Time!” Delphine called. The Aquitians morphed and were bombarded with Tengus, while Billy fought the mechanical robot.

Suddenly, the monster became city-sized. Billy knew that he would not get another opportunity like this. Billy summoned the Shogun Zords and used the remote to form the Shogun Megazord. The Aquitians called their battle borgs and the fight began. Billy knew that Vile would think that he was still on the battlefield and there was a chance Billy could catch him off guard.

Once inside the Shogun Megazord, Billy locked onto Vile’s ship and teleported inside.

I just want to hold you

I just want to hold you

Am I in too deep? Have I lost my mind?

I don’t care. You’re here tonight

~*~*~*

“Hurry this along Finster. We must proceed with the wedding while the blue ranger is engaged in battle. Katherine’s heart sunk, as Vile pulled her to the altar.

“Katherine!” a sharp male voice pierced through the villainous music.

Kat whirled around and was met with the site of her blue knight.

“Billy! I knew you’d come!” Kat cried.

I can be your hero baby

I can kiss away the pain

I will stand by you forever

You can take my breath away

“Rito, Goldar, seize him!” Vile called. Billy shot his blade blaster at them, causing them to fall back and tumble to the ground. Then he shot at Ninjor’s chains and broke them. Ninjor stood up and joined Billy.

Billy shot at Vile with his blade blaster, but Vile caught the beam in his hand. Vile pushed the beam back at the blue ranger and he was thrown to the ground. Vile then aimed a jolt of power at Billy, but Ninjor stepped in and blocked the blast with his sword. Kat saw that Vile was distracted and she stomped the villain’s foot, causing him to loosen his grip on her arm. She tore away from him and ran to Billy. She took the veil off her head and tossed it to the ground.

“It’s time to take you home,” Billy said. Kat beamed happily, as she wrapped her arms around his waist.

I can be your hero

I can kiss away the pain

I will stand by you forever

You can take my breath away

You can take my breath away

And I can be your hero

“Yes, let us high tail it out of here!” Ninjor said, as he used his teleportation to transport all three of them, before Vile could do anything about it.

~*~*~*

The Aquitian rangers had been successful in defeating the monster and arrived back at the command center, only moments before Billy, Katherine and Ninjor returned.

Ninjor, Billy, and Kat arrived in the command center, surprising everyone.

“Billy! You did it!” Adam said.

“KATHERINE AND NINJOR, IT IS GOOD TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE ONCE AGAIN SAFE,” Zordon said.

“Thank you Zordon. I think I will return to my temple for now, but I will be searching for an alternate way to turn this world back to normal,” Ninjor said.

“Thanks Ninjor,” Billy said.

“No, thank you young wolf. Goodbye for now,” Ninjor said, as he teleported away.

Kat captured his lips in a zealous kiss that made the heat rise to his cheeks. Kat broke the kiss, due to Rocky and Adam’s obnoxious coughing.

“That’s really immature you guys, act your age,” young Aisha said.

“I got news for you Aisha, we are. We’re eleven!” Rocky replied. Aisha rolled her eyes.

“Billy, I thought you were the blue ranger, not the red ranger,” young Adam teased.

“Watch it frog boy,” Billy warned. Adam became quiet, knowing that Billy knew about him secretly liking Aisha.

“RANGERS, IT HAS BEEN A LONG DAY. BILLY AND KATHERINE, YOU MAY HAVE ROOMS HERE, SINCE YOU CANNOT GO TO YOUR HOMES. THE REST OF YOU SHOULD GO HOME FOR THE NIGHT AND REST,” Zordon said. The young rangers said good night to Billy and Kat, before teleporting to their homes.

“Zordon, I’m afraid the other Aquitians and I need to teleport home to properly rehydrate,” Delphine said.

“I AGREE DELPHINE,” Zordon said.

“I should be able to hold off any attacks while you guys rehydrate. And I will work on a way to rehydrate you here on earth,” Billy said.

“Thank you Billy, but do not hesitate to call us for help. You may not be able to handle everything they throw at you and in that case, we will be there to help,” Aurico said.

“Thanks,” Billy replied. The Aquitians were teleported home to Aquitar, leaving only Billy and Kat in the command center.

“It’s so good to have you back,” Billy said, as he hugged her.

“It’s so good to be back,” Kat replied.

“Do you want to go outside? The view of the sunset is really incredible from atop of this mountain,” Billy said.

“I’d like that,” Kat replied. They joined hands and went outside.

~*~

“Wow, you weren’t kidding when you said the view was incredible,” Kat said.

“You are what’s incredible,” Billy replied.

“So you do have ulterior motives for bringing me up here,” Kat said playfully.

“Guilty, but we didn’t get to celebrate your birthday the way we should have,” Billy said.

“Being with you is all the celebration that I want,” Kat replied.

“Here,” Billy said, as he handed her the small necklace box.

“Billy, you shouldn’t have...” Kat insisted.

“Just open it,” Billy replied. Kat did and gasped at the sight of the locket.

“Billy, it’s beautiful,” Kat said, as she opened it and gazed at their picture inside. Kat brushed her hair out the way, while he put it around her neck.

Kat nodded to young Kim and Aisha, who were hiding behind some rocks. Kim and Aisha set the boom box down and turned it on. After a quick high five, the two girls teleported to their homes.

“You’re not the only one that did some planning,” Kat said, with a sly smile.

“You know that I can’t dance,” Billy replied.

“I don’t care about that. Just hold me and I’ll take care of the swaying part,” Kat said.

“I think I can do that,” Billy replied, as he wrapped her in his hold. Kat laid her head on his chest as they swayed to the song that she liked to think of as “their” song.

You’ve been the first in my life

Who has ever made me feel this way

And I will not deny

I’m gonna need you right here by my side

{Baby, I can’t wait}

Come right over here and let me lead the way

{Let me take your breath away}

By holdin’ you, kissin’ you, lovin’ you, touchin’ you {Never will be too late}

To see myself through your eyes

{Baby, I can’t wait}

Until the day I hear you say

You are mine

There’s no other one for me

Keep in mind

You make my life complete

And tonight

We’ll make love endlessly

‘Cause you’re mine

You’re the one that I’ll keep for all time

Now that you’re here, boy

I’m never gonna let you go

Can I touch you there, oh

Do you mind if we kiss real slow

You’re my everything {Everything}

You’re my hopes and dreams {Hopes and dreams}

Baby, you know it ain’t no lie

I’m gonna be with you till the day that I die

Baby, I can’t wait}

Come right over here and let me lead the way

{Let me take your breath away}

By holdin’ you, kissin’ you, lovin’ you, touchin’ you

{Never will be too late}

To see myself through your eyes

{Baby, I can’t wait}

No, no Till the day I hear you say

You are mine

There’s no other one for me

Keep in mind (Keep in mind)

You make my life complete

And tonight

We’ll make love endlessly

‘Cause you’re mine

You’re the one that I’ll keep for all time

I can’t wait till the day

When I’ll hear you say

You’re the one that I need

You’re the one that I’ll keep for all time

“I love you wolf boy,” Kat said.

“I love you too angel girl,” Billy replied, as any space between them disappeared and their lips met in a passionate kiss.

~*~*~*

Master Vile stared down at the couple. Hate for the blue ranger burned inside him.

“I am far from done with either of you. Katherine will be mine, and you will pay Billy Cranston,” Vile said darkly, as he continued to watch them.

AN: Hope you liked it! Sorry it took so long, but the holidays were super crazy. So I made sure that this chapter was nice and long. Thanks for reading and please leave a review. Later!

 

 

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