Summary and Timeline : (I'm assuming the Rangers started as Freshman in High School. If not...Oh well, this is an AU. I also replaced Zack with Adam just because I always really liked Adam.
June 1993 → The Rangers get their powers. Nothing's changed at this point.
September 1994 → Evil Green Ranger
November 1994 → Kimberly Hart and Tommy Oliver vanish off the face of the Earth. The public is confused that the Pink Ranger vanished and that the evil Green Ranger did as well.
1995 → Lord Zedd returns
1996 → Rita and Zedd marry; defeated six months later.
1998 → The Former Rangers graduate high school and start college.
December 1999 → Dark Specter is assassinated and the Court of Evil falls into new hands. No invasions have taken place on Earth since then.
2001 → The new monarchs of evil finally invade earth.
Disclaimer – Power Rangers aren't mine. If they were, Tommy and Kim would be together, half the teams wouldn't exist, and there would always be a white and black ranger on the team. Plus, the girls wouldn't wear skirts and the suits would be armor. I mean, spandex? What protection does that provide?
Au: This just osrta popped into my head while I was a reading an evil Green fic where Kim helps Tommy, blah blah blah. What would happen if Tommy recruited Kim instead? What if he found out how to break free of Rita and turn the Pink Power Coin to the side of evil? Yep. That's the story.
Rangers (or Former Rangers) ;
Leader ;; Red Ranger
Jason Lee Scott
Second in Command ;; Black Ranger
Yellow Ranger ;
Blue Ranger ;
Pink Ranger ;
Fomerly Kim, who stole the Power Coin. She's never been replaced
Zordon and Alpha Five
Chapter One : The Start
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2001
Revamped Moon Palace
Earth was a beautiful planet, at least from this high up. Oh the ground, she knew, it was a different story. She remembered fighting there, keeping evil away, fighting for the survival. She remembered the surge of pure energy that had once been the Pink Power. She remembered allowing the coin, and therefore the power, to be tainted and changed, twisted to what it was now.
She sighed happily, looking down fondly at the coin that twirled between her fingers. The coin had once been a bronze color, but when the tide on her alliance had switched, the coin had become black. The same with her suit; where the diamonds had once been white, they were now black. If Tommy had kept his, it would have been the same.
He hadn't, of course. Rita, the damned witch, had put a protective spell around it. Since he no longer followed her orders or was bound to her, he couldn't power up, not without consequences. The green power had begun to dim, and the longer he used it, the sicker he would get. Finally, she asked him to get rid of it, and he did so.
She winced at the reminder of what he had been like after that. He had entered a harsh depression, and refused to snap out of it. At the time, they had been on the run from Rita, Zedd and even Dark Specter, who wanted the power for himself. It hadn't been a good period of time, and if he hadn't come across the White Tiger suit, it would have gotten worse.
It had gotten much better after that. The white power coin was so much more powerful, and all it took was a few spells and such to manipulate it into evil. Plus, white and pink looked so much better together than green and pink, though she could still tell that he missed the Green Dragon Powers.
She smiled as she felt him come up behind her, thoughts dissipating. His arms went on either side of her head, and she turned, looking up into his brown eyes as he stared down into hers'. "Are you going to stand there all night, or join me in bed?" He asked darkly, smirking when she shivered.
She reached up and wrapped her arms around his neck, pulling him down for a deep kiss. "Depends. Are we going to sleep, or enjoy the silk again?" She whispered back to him, licking her lips as she saw his eyes darken.
"What do you think?" He asked, not waiting for a reply. Instead, he swung around and pushed her forward, towards the bed.
Smirking, she turned her head and winked. "Gotta catch me first."
Then they were both gone, a blur of color as the chase began again.
Friday, November 13, 2001
Angel Grove Community Collage – Criminal Law Building
He sighed, slipping a hand through his dark hair. God, it had been a long day. Always was, really. November the Thirteenth had never been a good day for any of the former Power Rangers, hadn't been for a good day for six years. Back in high school, they would pretend to be sick, then teleport to the Command Center for a silent vigil.
The former leader of the Power Rangers glared down at the test he was taking. One more question, then he could be gone for he rest of the day. He would be able to honor the Ranger who had given her life to save her teammates and protect Angel Grove.
Giving another aggravated sigh, he closed his eyes and randomly circled a test answer. Then he stood, trotting his way down towards the professor's desk. He let it drop down to the small stack of already finished tests, then went back up grab his back. A second later he was pushing the door open and sliding on his sunglasses, glaring up at the sun that dared to shine on a day like today.
He made his way towards the restroom, shutting one of the stall doors but not locking it. Then he clicked a button on his 'watch' and spoke. "Alpha, can you teleport me to the Command Center?"
Technically they weren't allowed to use the Power for anything other than saving the world. Zordon, of course, had bonded to the group and allowed them minimal powers, such as teleporting, so that he could see and talk to them. An unofficial father to all of them – Billy, Zack, Trini and him – he would always offer a shoulder to cry of, at least metaphorically.
He closed his eyes as the ruby light surrounded him, and when he opened them again, it was to see Zordon and his team. Trini was the first one to approach him, giving him a hug, which he gladly returned. He hadn't seen his best female friend in a while, seeing as she was going to Dartmouth for the moment.
Billy and Zack weren't close behind. The former blue ranger held out his hand for a handsake, only to be pulled into a hug by the red-clad man. Zach didn't even attempt a handshake; he gave Jason a hug that would have cracked ribs if it went on any longer. Zack was attending Stanford at the moment, and he hadn't seen the former Red Ranger in six or so months, a long time for them.
Billy, on the other hand, was at MIT this year. Last year he had gone to Brown, but transferred over to the closer university. He was graduating early as well, with just another year for fun. Everyone had laughed at that, but the fact was, they were glad. Billy needed some fun, and maybe a few years at a university full of people his own age would give him that.
"JASON. HOW WONDERFUL TO SEE YOU." Zordon's voice boomed around the room, and Jason turned to him, smiling as big as his mentor was.
"Glad to be here, Zordon. Its good to see you all again." He said, reaching down to bump fists with Alpha.
"What's new, Alpha?"
"Nothing much, Jason." Billy had attempted to update Alpha, so the robot now had a different voice, and was a bit more human like.
"Good to know." He said, laughing, then turned his head towards the others. "How about you guys?"
"Same as it was two days ago, when you called," Zack said, rolling his eyes.
"I agree with Zack. Nothing much has happened, or at least, nothing of importance." Billy said after a second.
Trini sighed, "I broke up with my boyfriend, but its nothing important."
The three guys in the room exchanged looks as Jason moved to lean against a control box, Finally Jason spoke, "Why?" His voice implied that if it were anything at fault on the guy's side, then someone would end up with a black eye or broken ribs.
Ever since Kim was killed in battle, or rather vanished, Jason had been overprotective of Trini. So was Billy, though Billy had reasons of his own, as Zack often said. They all knew that Trini could and would take care of herself, but after the death of the only other female on the team...Well, Jason had always been a little overprotective of both, but after what happened, he was more like an older brother.
She shrugged and blushed, which was odd for the calm and composed Asian. "He was a good man, but not the person who I want to spend my life with."
Zordon spoke up then. He and Alpha had been leaving the team alone to catch up with each other, but he felt the need to bump in now. "YOU WILL FIND THE PERFECT PERSON ONE DAY, TRINI. NEVER GIVE UP ON LOVE."
Trini smiled up at him, eyes lightening once more. She hadn't said anything, but that was what had been going through her mind. Zordon knew exactly what to say, when to say it, and that's what made him the most important parts of the team. It was the reason everyone went to him for advice.
"Thank you, Zordon. I'll take those words to heart." She said after a second, then shook herself out of it. "So how's college life, Jason? Still thinking of buying a house?"
The red ranger snorted, "Now more than ever. I hate the dorms; you never get sleep, it always smells like urine and beer, and its always noisy."
Zack shook his head. "Glad I rented an apartment, then. Couldn't imagine being kept up all night. School is hard enough as it is."
Billy made an exasperated noise. "I offered to help you." He said once again, always reminding the group that he would gladly guide them through any piece of homework.
"I relied on you enough through high school, man. I can't keep leaning on my friends like that." Zack said, shaking his head.
"Zack -" Trini, about to tell him that that was what friends where for, was cut off by the blaring alarm.
"Ayeyiyi!" Alpha yelped, "The park's under attack!"
The former Rangers bolted to the viewing globe, the four clustering around it. In the orb, they saw what looked like black Putties swarming the park, lunging and clawing at the civilians. "RANGERS, IT SEEMS THAT ANGEL GROVE IS UNDER ATTACK ONCE AGAIN," Zordon paused, "I ASK THAT YOU USE THE POWER COINS ONCE MORE TO DEFEAT THESE NEW ENEMIES, AT LEAST FOR THE TIME BEING."
Jason nodded, automatically assuming the role as leader again. "Of course, Zordon." The others stepped up beside him and nodded.
"THANK YOU, RANGERS. I WILL SPEAK TO YOU ONCE AGAIN AFTER YOU DEFEAT THESE CREATURES." Zordon said, and then added, "ALPHA. THE POWER COINS?"
"Of course, Zordon!" The robot squeaked, vanishing behind the large control boxes for a second. Then he reappeared, a box in his hand. He held it out and the lid cracked open, the Power Coins glittering in the light.
Trini reached out first, her hand floating over the yellow coin a second before she picked it up. Billy followed, his eyes flashing blue before returning to normal. Zack shot Jason a grin and a wink, taking the black for himself once again. Jason beamed and folded the red power coin into his fist, then nodded at the others.
"ITS MORPHIN' TIME!" They shouted, the power coins growing to the size of belt buckles as they raised them.
A second later, flash of blue, yellow, black and red filled the room, then nothing.
"MAY THE POWER PROTECT YOU ONCE MORE." Zordon finally spoke, his voice full of sorrow for the lives he might have ruined once more.