AN: So a long time ago I swore I would never write a story about ranger children because in the past I have found them to be mary sueish and just awkward to read. But then a couple years ago when I wrote Seeing Behind the Enemies Mask I saw at the end potential to go into the whole passing the torch on the Kerovian rangers powers and what the promise of a bigger team would do to the delicate balance that seemed to be the Kerovian System.
One thing that seemed to make it better to me was that I decided I would allow each of the new rangers to tell you a little about themselves so at the end of the first ten chapters you will get to meet a ranger who has been pulled from the story at that moment in time and tell you a little about themselves and things that might be happening in future chapters. After chapter ten I will introduce you to some of the supporting cast including the plethora of younger siblings and maybe even some insight into the parent's lives.
I hope you will find my creation of this second generation team quite agreeable and that they flow right with the cannon rangers.
Disclaimer: I do not own the concept of the Power Rangers, they are owned by Saban Brands.
"Ladies and Gentlemen of the committee may I now have the pleasure of presenting to you the newest addition to our largest ranger team yet, Coel." Kin-Won announced leaning heavily on his cane, he was showing his years and knew that it wouldn't be long before he would be requested to give up his place as the trainer of the ranger teams. Coel marched proudly up to meet Kin-Won and shake his hand. He then took his place next to Keilani, Colby, Valeda, Draha, Odette, Quentin and, Isaac across from his and their smiling faces and as he looked at them he looked up to where his older sister Valeda was smiling to cover up her annoyed look.
Kin-Won then announced that at the next handing over of the morpher ceremony there would be an announcement concerning the use of the morphers at which he felt his heart drop, he had been so very excited to hold his fathers shared position with his best friend Isaac and now they were going to be making some changes, that meant he possible only had two months as an active ranger.
After the ceremonies were completed Keilani came over and hugged him. "Welcome to the other side Coel."
"Yeah well, I am not so sure about this other side, do you have any idea what the big announcement is? I mean they have announced their will be ten active rangers but everyone knows there is only 6 morphers available to the Kerovian people."
"Hey don't worry about it, I am sure they have it worked out, I mean my mom shared a morpher with your mom since the end of the war."
"Yeah easy for you to say, you're not supposed to be sharing your morpher three ways and with twins either." Odette sassed slightly as she crinkled up her nose.
"Oh shush Odette, you don't know anything." Keilani turned her back on her currently gothic Hispanic teammate. Odette however was far from the Goth type in fact because her hair was black she tried to avoid the color black except for at formal events.
Two kids wearing training uniforms in the shade of Black walked over, "Not too much longer and we will cross the side that is the stage of presentation." One said
Odette rolled her eyes, "yea then we will have two hormonal teenage girls wearing black hanging around all the time."
"Hey Odette take that back, I will be around to balance you two off and if I do say, I happen to be my sisters better half." Roulth said standing in front of his sister.
"Hey who said you were my better half?" Iscari demanded of her brother.
Quentin jumped in the middle of this, "Guys stop this, we are supposed to be a team but how can we if now that most of us are rangers we fight among our selves whenever the cameras aren't on us?"
Keilani put her head down and bent over so that she was bent in half and her head was resting on her boots. It was clear that she had a gymnast's body. When she stood up she looked everyone in the eyes, taking on her leader compose that she had been mastering. "Quentin is right you guys, the only way anything good is going to come out of this new announcement is for us to really pull together, we have known each other since we were babies, heck Coel when you were born I was one of the first people outside your family to hold you.
"Well effectively we are on break now for the next month." Iscari said smiling "Roulth and I are going home to see our siblings for the last time before our cross over."
A month later at a big estate out in the country a little girl was playing the piano when there was a light knock on the door. No one in the house heard the knock but the little girl sitting in the parlor playing the piano. She slid off the bench and felt her was to the door. The Little girl was Aslynn the youngest sister of Iscari and Roulth who was also blind. The guest at the door was none other then Kin-Won.
Opening the door slowly she peaked out, "Hello Kin-Won"
"Ahh, your senses are getting sharper everyday I see." He greeted the girl. Most people thought Aslynn's impeccable skills stopped at her being a genius on the piano. But Kin-Won knew that Aslynn's ears were so sharp that even when playing the piano she could hear faint sounds at the front door.
Aslynn had lost her eyesight shortly after her first birthday from a virus not very common to KO-35. I took her sight but left her with a highly heightened since of hearing, which only Kin-Won realized just how sensitive it was because the girl had learned to hide how voices affected her.
"Aslynn," he whispered, "Can you tell me where I can find Iscari? I need to talk to her about something important. You can't tell anyone I was here though, for now this is to be between me, Iscari and you."
"Ok, Kin-Won, I think I hear her out at the basketball hoop that dad put up out back for her."
She shut the door again and went back to her piano as her mother came down the stairs. "Aslynn honey, didn't we tell you to never answer the door."
"I didn't answer the door; someone was playing a prank on me."
"Iscari, I was hoping to find you here." Kin-Won walked over to the net while leaning on his cane.
"Master?" Iscari turned to see the man standing before her
"What I am about to ask you must stay between the two of us."
"I think I am a little confused sir. Roulth and I are not needed back at the training center till tomorrow." Iscari walked over holding her basket ball.
"Yes indeed that is so but this is something I need to ask you here." Kin-Won nodded "Please walk with me so we can discuss these matters."
Iscari walked after her headmaster and trainer. "What is so important that you come to me at home?"
"If given the choice of another color what color would it be?" Kin-Won asked as he walked along.
"Kin-Won, I was raised Black, I live it asking me to change would be like asking me to kill Roulth or any of my siblings. The color Black is who I am." Iscari spun around looking Kin-Won in the face.
"Thank you Iscari that was all I needed to know." Kin-Won turned to leave
"Can you at least tell me what that question was for?" Iscari asked confused
"You will find out in a few weeks." Kin-Won waved his hand and went to find his next person he had to question.
Kin-Won walked into the youth center to find Roulth teaching some kids how to safely fight with a sword. He was much like his father in stance but he had a passion for teaching and would often be found in free time correcting a beginner's stance.
Roulth noticed Kin-Won as he was always alert and when he had a break he trotted over to where Kin-Won stood. "You have come to see me Headmaster?"
"Please Roulth walk with me? Time is short and we have matters to discuss." Kin-Won turned and walked out the door with Roulth following closely behind.
"Headmaster why is there need for such secrecy?" Roulth cocked his head
"This is between you and me; you must not share what we talk about with your sister or anyone else." Kin-Won started, "I need to know if you were to be given a choice of color where would you stand?"
"Black Kin-Won it has been in my family for generations. However if it is necessary I will change. I am open to change." Roulth bowed and stepped back
"Thank you Roulth, you have given me what I would like to hear." Kin-Won nodded, "I will see you bright and early tomorrow, be ready to continue with your training."
"Yes master, I will be ready." Roulth nodded and went back to the door to continue with his lesson he was teaching.
Kin-Won nodded and went back to his transport. Where he sat thinking, he knew he needn't bother with a visit to Odette. She would stay Black if it was the councils wish however she would jump at the chance to change her color. She was a follower but she had guts to be able to do what would be needed.
The next two weeks went by as Kin-Won trained his last two students. He was getting old and knew that soon he would be forced to retire. He had wanted so much to endure through training this last bunch of children but now he would surely have to name his successor.
As Kin-Won sat down in his office after the last training session of Iscari and Roulth's life as rangers in training he thought about who would succeed him.
Andros would be good and steady in the position having served honorably all his years. Kin-Won's eyes gazed at the picture in front of him of the boy he looked at like a son having been the one to raise him and totally condition him to be a ranger. If he had it his way Andros would be his successor no matter what but he couldn't just ignore the traits of the other rangers.
Kasch though a Pessimist in his early years had recently wizened up while bringing up his own brood. He was brave and always came alongside and encouraged improvement in someone who didn't think they could improve. He wasn't always orthodox in his teaching methods but he was good.
Zhane, there he laughed. Zhane was always the one who acted the youngest he encouraged people to be daring. Kin-Won thought wisely of his grand Nephew but didn't know if he wanted Zhane to be teaching the future ranger team. He might let them get too rowdy for his own taste. Though he had successfully raised his son; Quentin up to be quite a leader.
Gaynor, now he would be an excellent choice he was well rounded had good command but also knew when to follow. He was serious and hard but was also caring and understanding.
But he couldn't forget TJ or Carlos, while either of them didn't have the training the other four had they had served well and been faithful protectors of a planet that wasn't even theirs. TJ might jump at the chance but he knew that Carlos probably wouldn't take the opportunity, the Hispanic man had stated several times that as soon as he was retired he would pack up and take his wife back to Earth, that was where they belonged he claimed and spent much vacation time there.
Kin-Won smiled as he thought of Carlos and his wife Victoria leaving. Victoria had come willingly wanting an adventure when she had fallen in loved with Carlos however she had always been homesick for her family and was probably a moving factor behind Carlos wanting to leave. He loved her and would do anything for his wife, though he wondered about Larissa she had been raised here and loved her parents but he had seen her on Earth and her heart was here on KO-35, Odette would of course stay seeing as she was one of the rangers.
Then he thought of the girls, while before him all the head masters had been selected from the male side of the team he knew that Esiila and Ashley could be very dominating and Cassie had made it a habit of stomping around with the guys. The three of them while being Female could take charge of any problem if they needed to. Azalia could also do the job if needed though in the later days she preferred a quieter life, she had started leaving harder battles to Cassie and preferred to stay home with her children and the quiet life she had taken on when she had married the merchant boy that she had given her heart to.
Kin-Won sat there as he thought of the ten of them, knowing two would not even want to be considered for the job he needed fulfilled but also as he thought of it one name came to mind that didn't fall in the category of ranger. Karone, she was strong and willing. She was brave and encouraging. She hadn't been a ranger but she had done miraculous service for the Kerovian Army since she had come back to their side. She was able to not only give Intel on troops that might have remained after countdown but she had fought along side the rangers. Her combat skills were second to none and she was often called on to help train.
Kin-Won smiled as he thought it over, he was pretty confident he had made his choice. There was nothing stating the new head trainer of future rangers had to be a ranger. He had never actually fought as a ranger. He had trained but ended up giving his spot to his brother after an injury sidelined him for a good three years.
Meet The Team
Keilani:So I am Keilani I am the oldest daughter of Andros and Ashley. Typically on KO-35 the red ranger is a he however my father broke some of the boundries by being the first person to receive the red morpher outside the blood born rangers. At first my Mother thought I was going to be a yellow ranger but as I grew up on both Earth and KO-35 it became evident that my destiny was not with the yellow morpher but with the red. So with my acceptance of the red morpher three years ago now between my father and I we have torn nearly all the lines down making it possible for anyone to be a ranger, it ought to be interesting to see what comes around when the next phase of recruitment happens.
I guess that is all you need to know… what…. I need to tell more about myself? Alright I guess I need to inform you that I am nineteen years old and I am the oldest ranger in this generation. I look a lot like my mother with my brown eyes however I share my father's striped hair. I was born on April 20, 2001. I love to read good books and I will always take reading suggestions from people and I love to listen to rock music especially when I am training in my favorite sport, Gymnastics. Kimberly Hart told me growing up that if I ever changed my mind on being a ranger I could go places in the gymnastics world.
Well I should go the Ceremonies are going to happen tomorrow which will cross the youngest two members of my future team over to the other side. I am slightly nervous about the big announcement tomorrow though and I know several members of the team are as well. Rumor has it that there will be actually two announcements but both have been kept tight lipped by Kin-Won and our parents. I wonder if my Parents' even know?