Disclaimer: Power Rangers aren't mine. And thanks yet again to talkstoangels77 for editing even when my email is acting up! Go her!
Wow… this one actually got a bit angsty which might account for it being short. By MY low standards, anyhow.
Thirty-five: Patience (post "Soul Specter")
Madison had stayed behind at Rootcore to do some reading. Vida was off quadruple-checking that Chip was okay, while Xander had a date. Clare was taking care of Fireheart, Udonna and Daggeron were talking elsewhere, and she didn't know where Nick was. So it was quiet in the library and the extended area.
Tomorrow, Daggeron would begin training Chip as a Mystic Knight. Despite Chip's high energy levels, the Blue Mystic suspected that her teammate would make an excellent knight. She just hoped the only damsel he'd be rescuing would be her sister- then again, V could usually take care of herself.
Propping her head up with her hands, Madison sighed. As time went by she was just falling more and more in love with Nick. But even if he felt the same- and sometimes Madison's faith that he did wavered- Nick was resisting the desire to reveal those feelings. Unable to focus, the teenager stood up and teleported away to her favorite childhood playground.
Quietly she sat down on a swing and began to swing back and forth, having reverted to her normal clothes of a blue T-shirt and black capris with sneakers. Life had been become more vivid and interesting ever since she became a Power Ranger and a Mystic, but it had also become far more complicated. They were being depended on by two worlds to save them from the Underworld. Madison sniffled. She was just sixteen, after all. But maybe things would turn out okay- it always seem to do before for Power Rangers.
The world hadn't ended yet, and with Nick as their leader surely they would be able to save it, as well as the magical dimension. Well, dimensions, really, but the idea of saving two worlds still overwhelmed Madison so she didn't try to think of all the other dimensions currently at risk.
But for now she didn't have to worry about saving the world, or whether Nick returned her feelings and what to do if he didn't. Right now, she could just be a sixteen-year-old on the swings.