A/N: Here we are at Ch. 9! And it's the last chapter! Anyway, I wanted to end this story today because it's my birthday! *bouncing up and down happily* I just want to thank you all for reading this story! And I'm glad that my first crossover was a big success! So, thank you all for reading, reviewing, favoriting, and putting this story on alert! But most importantly, thank you for all of the support! :)
So, I'm done talking *Takeru's telling me that I'm talking too long*. And now here's the final chapter of "Strokes of Fate". Here's Chapter 9: Samurai Together, Friends Forever!
A few days later, it was time for the Shinkengers to head back to Japan, "Oh, I wish you could stay longer!" Emily complained unhappily as she helped Kotoha pack her things into her yellow suitcase.
Kotoha just grinned, when she and her team had first met the Samurai Rangers; she'd been quite nervous, but now she felt completely at ease with them. "I wish we could stay longer too, but maybe next time you and your friends could come and visit us in Japan," Kotoha suggested as she placed her extra clean nightgown into the suitcase.
Emily smiled a bit weakly at that, but she tried to be happy for Kotoha because her new friend was returning to her home country. Just then, Mia and Mako both hurried into the room; and Mako was wearing her pink dress coat, "Kotoha, Mike would like to talk to you in private, please." ShinkenPink said to her 'little sister' in Japanese.
At the same time, Mia spoke to Emily, "Hey Em, I think Chiaki wants to talk to you privately." The Pink Samurai Ranger said with a gentle smile.
So the two yellows just shrugged and they went to go find the rebellious greens. That's when Jayden and Ryunosuke entered the same room that their pinks were almost finished gathering Mako's things in.
"Uh, Mia, could I please talk to you for a minute." Ryunosuke asked ratherly shyly. Mia looked over at him with a gentle smile, "Sure." Then she followed him out of the room.
Then Jayden approached Mako, "Well, what do you want to talk to me about?" Mako asked as she attempted to close her pink suitcase, but she'd packed to much stuff into it and now it refused to close.
Jayden just smiled at that, "Here, let me help you." He offered as he walked over and stood beside a struggling ShinkenPink.
Outside in the garden, Emily found Chiaki leaning up against a tree, "Chiaki, what'd you want to talk about?" She asked him as she walked over to look him in the eyes.
Chiaki looked slightly hesitant, but then he spoke, "Em, remember when you took me to that arcade and I was goingto tell you something." He started off quite bland, but Emily just raised an eager eyebrow, "Go on." She simply answered.
Chiaki grinned slightly, then he continued, "Well, I was going to say that I like you." He blurted out, but when he saw Emily's eyes widen; he continued, "And I still do like you, but I was thinking about it and I think tht you and Mike will work out great!" He said with a half grin.
Emily's eyes then softened, "But what about you?" She asked in an apparently concerned voice.
Chiaki casually tilted his head to one side as he looked at the girl standing in front of him, "I'll be with Kotoha. I think I really do need her, and I think she might need me too." He said quietly and he watched and waited for Emily's response.
Emily just gave him a warm smile, "That's okay, you and Kotoha belong together." She reassured him kindly.
Chiaki blushed slightly, then he spoke again, "But what about you?" He asked her in a very concerned voice.
Emily's eyes sparkled at that, "Mike and I have an understanding, and he and I need each other just like you and Kotoha." She informed him, then she took his right hand into her left one, "Come on, let's go tell Mike and Kotoha the good news!" And with that, they went to go find their friends.
Meanwhile, Ryunosuke was talking to Mia in the dojo, "What did you want to say to me?" The Pink Ranger asked ShinkenBlue with a confused expression on her face.
Ryunosuke grinned rather timidly, "Well, it's about when we were under that spell." He started, then he inhaled deeply and exhaled very slowly.
Mia then eyed him suspiciously and he continued, "Well, Emily told me about you and Jayden. So, I just wanted to say that you two are perfect for each other." Ryunosuke stated and for the first time he was shy.
Mia smiled gently as she gave her friend a warm hug, "But what about you? Are you and Mako going to get together?" She asked him curiously after she hugged him.
Ryunosuke shrugged, "Well, that depends on Mako. Because I think she might like my lord." he stated simply.
Mia just nodded, "I hope that things work out for you." She said as she patted his arm affectionately. Then they left the dojo and went to find the others.
At this time, Emily and Chiaki had found Mike and Kotoha talking in the living room, "Uh, Kotoha, there's smething I want to tell you." Chiaki began very timidly.
But before he could say more, Kotoha stopped him with a bright smile on her face, "Oh Chiaki, Mike told me! And I think it's great that you want to teach me to play video games! It'll strengthen our friendship, so we can know more about each other!" Kotoha cried happily up at Chiaki.
All Chiaki did was sneer at Mike, who gave him a cocky smile. That's when Emily walked over to Mike and she took his hand in hers, "Mike, I think you should straighten things up." She whispered to her favorite green.
But Mike just gave her a shocked look, "Em, this is just payback for him trying to steal my girl!" He exclaimed as he nodded towards Chiaki.
Then an idea hit Emily and she looked over at Mike with one eyebrow raised, "What makes you think that I'm your girl?" She asked in a playful tone, but she hid the laughter in her voice well.
That's when Mike's face turned all red, "Well, I, uh." He stammered and stuttered as he tried to find a good answer, but nothing came.
Emily just smiled at that, "Let's go help Chiaki." She said with a smile and then she and Mike went over to clear things up between Chiaki and Kotoha
About an hour or so later, all of the Samurai had crowded outside by the Shiba House's front door, "That was really great sushi!" Antonio told Genta as they said their farewells.
Genta, with a cocky grin, folded his arms across his chest, "Of course it was great! Maybe when you guys come to Japan we can work together to sell sushi! You fish and I'll make the sushi!" ShinkenGold exclaimed happily.
Antonio nodded, "It's a deal!" Then the two shook hands to seal the deal.
Meanwhile, Mia and Mako were saying good-bye, "I wish you and Jayden a lot of happiness in the future!" ShinkenPink said with a smile, then she handed Mia a pan of burned up food, "And here's a parting gift!" She said with a happy smile.
Mia's eyes widened in amazement, "Thank you so much! And I made you and the Shinkengers something too!" She said as she handed Mako another pan of burned up food!
"Well, I guess we all were made to suffer." Chiaki muttered unhappily peered into the pans, then he looked up at the two pinks with a confused expression, "What's it supposed to be?" He asked but then quickly shut up when the two girls glared angrily at him.
Ryunosuke nodded to Chiaki's original comment, "I don't think I can stand the sight of food anymore!" He said as he crossed his arms over his chest and grimaced in a disgusted way.
The others just laughed at this, and Mike nodded to Chiaki, "I totally understand how you feel, Dude!" He said sympathetically.
While this was happening, Takeru and Jayden were saying their farewells, "It was good to see you again, Takeru." Jayden quietly said as he gave his cousin a little smile.
Takeru nodded to this, "Yeah, and it was good to meet your team as well." He simply said, and Jayden just nodded to this, "Likewise."
Then they turned their attention to Kevin and Ryunosuke, who were saying good-bye, "It was nice to meet you." ShinkenBlue said with a polite bow, then he face clouded a bit, "But, why exactly were you in love with yourself?" He asked apparently quite confused.
Kevin nodded thoughtfully to this, "Well, you see the full-length mirror was placed right across from my bed, so when I woke up I got a good look at myself." He said as he shuddered in horror.
Ryunosuke just rolled his eyes, "Whatever." Was all he said as he shrugged his shoulders.
At this time, the taxi which would take the Shinkengers to the airport arrived, "Well, I guess this is it!" Kotoha told Emily and the two girls embraced warmly.
"I'll see you soon!" Emily said to her gently, and then the Japanese Samurai all piled into the taxi. Mako was sitting in between Ryunosuke and Takeru while across from them, Chiaki sat next to Kotoha and Genta sat on the other side of ShinkenGreen. And then the taxi drove off with good-byes and wild hand waving following the taxi.
About a month later, Ji walked into the dojo while carrying a strange brown box. "Mentor, what is it?" Mia asked as she and the others all stopped training and ran over to see what was in the box.
Ji just shrugged, "I don't know. This came by special delivery though." And then he handed the box to Jayden, who looked skeptically at the package.
"Well, what are you waiting for? Open it!" Mike exclaimed enthusiastically as he eyed the box with excitement clear in his eyes.
So, with a little shrug Jayden opened the box that was addressed to the 'Samurai Power Rangers'. When the box was open, the six Rangers all peered in to see what in the world it could be; and that's when they saw a picture of the six Shinkengers all smiling and waving to the camera while standing in front of the Shiba Mansion, six wristbands which were colored in their Rangers colors sitting on top of the picture, and a small white letter which was placed in the corner of the box.
With a confused expression, Emily picked up the letter and read it out loud, "Dear Samruai Rangers, thank you for the fun time and interesting adventure in America. We all wanted and agreed to sending you all something to thank you by, so we've sent you six wristbands. These are not just any ordinary bands, if you're in any trouble the bands will make our bands glow and we'll be right their to help you. And it'll work the same way if we're in trouble too. We also sent this picture of the six of us, so that you'll never forget us because we won't forget you all. Thank you. Sincerely, the Samurai Sentai Shinkenger."
After Emily finished reading the letter, all of the Rangers felt a little sad, but happy at the same time. "You know, these bands are pretty cool!" Mia said as the Rangers put the bands on their right wrists.
The others just nodded in agreement and then they went back to their training. But for some reason Emily was lagging behind the others as they re-entered the dojo.
"Hey Em, what's wrong?" Mike asked as he started to walk beside her.
Emily shrugged slightly, "It's just that...will we ever see the Shinkengers again?" She asked in a small voice.
Mike just smiled at this, "Don't worry, I'm sure we'll see them again soon." Then he leaned over and kissed Emily's cheek.
And of course Emily blushed a little, "You're right! I'm sure we'll see them again soon!" And with that, the two rejoined the others in the dojo and they resumed their practice from where they left off.
Well, there you all have it! The Rangers and Shinkengers have met and now have gone back to their regular lives! I hope that everyone has enjoyed this because I know I have. And thank you for all of the reviews and support! It helped a lot! So then, thanks for reading and I'll see you all again soon!