Shape of My Heart
Summary: They thought their days as Rangers were over, but when Andros decides to go on a secret mission without telling the team or Ashley, how does this go with their relationship?
Shape of my Heart
Chapter 1: What Just Happened?
Ashley was in her room getting ready for another day at school. "Ashley, it's 7:15," her mother called out.
"I'm coming!" Ashley called out.
Rushing down the stairs, she grabbed a bagel off the plate. "Thanks, mom, gotta go," she answered. Getting in her car, Ashley sped off to school.
Arriving, at school, Ashley got out of the car. "Hey," Cassie greeted as she walked up.
"Hey, Cass," she answered smiling.
"So, this is the first anniversary," Cassie commented.
"I know, it's crazy," Ashley answered as the two friends linked arms.
"So what do you two plan on doing?" Cassie asked.
"I don't know yet, he is supposed to meet my parents," Ashley replied.
"Well that's a big step."
"I know, he keeps avoiding the subject."
Ashley let out a sigh. "But, he promised so we're going to meet them tonight before we go celebrate," she added.
"Here we go," Cassie answered smiling as they went into school.
Later on, Ashley was getting ready for her date with Andros, curling her hair a bit when her phone rang. "Hello?" she answered.
"Hi, Ashley," Zhane greeted.
"Zhane, is Andros on his way? He said we had reservations at 6," Ashley answered.
"Yeah…about that," Zhane said slowly.
Ashley frowned. "What?" she asked.
"Okay, before you get mad listen really quick. Andros caught wind about something about the data cards that have the Psycho Rangers," he said really quick.
"Where is he?" Ashley asked.
"He's on his way to try to stop the data cards from being sold," Zhane replied.
Ashley was silent on her end of the phone. "Ashley?" Zhane called.
"My boyfriend is a dead man," Ashley answered before hanging up.
Ashley reached into her dresser, grabbing her morpher calling Cassie. "Cassie, call the others we're going to NASADA," Ashley told her.
"I thought you had a date with Andros?" Cassie asked.
"I did, until he decided to go save the universe by himself again," Ashley replied.
"Do you know where he went?" Cassie asked.
"I have a feeling I know exactly where he went," Ashley replied.
On Terra Venture, Andros was able to find Psycho Red attacking Leo Corbett, the Red Galaxy Ranger. "Who are you?" Leo demanded.
"You don't know me?" Psycho Red said laughing as his head turned around on his shoulders, "I'm Psycho Red."
He laughed as he held out his sword at Leo. "You're mine now!" he snapped. Andros ran over, kicking Pyscho Red away. Taking out his blaster, he was able to distract him long enough to grab Leo.
"Come on," he insisted.
They ran through the field together. "Faster!" Andros insisted.
Ashley arrived on Terra Venture with the others. "Ashley, don't be too hard on him, you know how Andros thinks," TJ pointed out.
"Yeah well, a little warning would've been nice," Ashley answered as they went to find out where they had gone.
"Hey, Alpha," Carlos greeted.
"You guys came just in time, Andros left with Leo and Mike to save the others from the Psycho Rangers," Alpha answered.
"Where are they?" Ashley asked.
"In the Industrial Dome," Alpha replied.
"Let's go," Cassie told her.
Ashley nodded as they went to help them.
They had met up with the others, defeating the Psycho Rangers once and for all. The Space they were happy to meet their Power Ranger successors, but it was pretty obvious to the Galaxy Rangers that the Yellow Ranger was pretty upset with the Red Ranger. "Ashley," Andros called to her as he walked next to her.
"A phone call would've been nice from you and not Zhane," she pointed out.
"I had to act quickly," he answered.
"Of course you did," she told him.
TJ, Cassie, and Carlos winced a little. Not often did Ashley get upset with her boyfriend. "Are we missing something?" Leo asked.
"Word of advice, don't date," Andros answered.
Ashley smacked his shoulder. "Hey, you're the one who didn't call," she told him.
"I told Zhane to tell you how sorry I am," he answered.
"I don't want to hear from your best friend your apology," Ashley insisted.
Damon cleared his throat, looking at Carlos. "What's happening?" he asked.
"Andros had his best friend call Ashley to cancel their one-year anniversary which was also supposed to be the date he meets her parents," Carlos replied quietly.
"Ouch," Damon whispered.
Andros walked in front of Ashley. "Can we talk about this in private?" he asked.
"Sure," she replied.
Andros took her hand, pulling her a little further up from the rest of the team. "Would it help to say "I'm sorry"?" he asked.
"Let's see," she replied.
"I'm sorry," he told her.
"Nope, I'm still mad at you," she replied.
Andros let out a sigh as Ashley kept walking, her arms crossed.
Reaching the Megaship, Andros pulled Ashley into what was his old quarters. "Okay we're in private," she told him.
"I'm sorry," he answered.
"You already said that, try again," she told him.
"I know I really messed up this time," he answered.
"Do you know that my parents were really looking forward to finally meeting the boyfriend that they're pretty sure I just made up?" she asked, "So I had to tell them that there was an emergency…"
"There was an emergency," he interrupted.
"Ah! I'm not done," she answered.
Andros let out a deep breath. "Why couldn't you just tell me? I'm more upset that you went and did this on your own. What if the other Psycho Rangers were hiding and waiting for you to show up?" she asked. Andros rubbed the back of his neck. "You could've been honest with me," she insisted, "You're still keeping secrets from me."
"I didn't want to stress you out even more," he answered.
"Going off to god knows where fighting I don't know what doesn't?" she demanded.
Andros sat down in his chair. "I'm really sorry, Ashley," he answered, "How many times do I have to tell you?"
"When you keep secrets like this from me, it makes it seem like you don't trust me," she told him.
He jumped up from the chair. "That's not true," he answered, "I trust you with my life."
"Then why do you keep secrets from me?" she asked.
"I'm just…" he sighed, "I don't know. It's a bad habit, Ash. I just don't want you to worry about this Ranger stuff anymore."
Ashley raised her brow at him. "Hey, once a Ranger, always a ranger," she told him. Andros held her hand.
"I had every intention of meeting your parents," he added.
She stared at him. "Did you now?" she asked. Ashley pulled her hand away from his hand.
"Just because you're trying to be sweet, Andros, doesn't solve the issues we seem to be having," she replied.
"Issues?" he asked, "What are you saying?"
"I just told you, it's the secrets you keep from me," she replied.
"I was trying to protect you," he told her.
"I don't need protecting, I need you to trust me," she told him.
Ashley let out a sigh. "This is getting ridiculous, we fight about this all the time," she added.
"But we seem to make it work," he answered.
"I don't think we do, we just don't talk about it until something like this happens again," she told him.
They were silent for a minute, because she was right. "What does this mean?" he asked, afraid of the answer.
Ashley looked at him. "I'm not sure," she replied. With that, Ashley had left the room leaving Andros there stunned with what had just happened.
Ashley walked towards the bridge. "You okay?" Cassie asked.
"I don't know…" Ashley replied.
"What happened?" Cassie asked.
Ashley looked at her best friend. "I think…I think Andros and I just broke up," she replied. Cassie's eyes grew wide as she held Ashley's hand. Ashley put on her best fake smile as she walked on the bridge.
Author's Note: Hey guys...look who's back after a long time away. Lots has happened in the last several years since my last story was posted a lot of good, a lot of bad. I thought I would come back to take a stroll with an idea after I binged watched PRiS for the first time in years haha. Anyways. More to come.