Author's Note: I do not own Power Rangers.
Thanks to everyone who reviewed and looked at my other story. It was so nice to have great reviews on my first try. This one is going to have a few chapters, not sure how many, but a few anyway with some twists and turns! I hope you like it...
Caught by Gold.
Panorama was bustling, the spring had brought many tourists to the city and the Rangers had their hands full with all sorts of new Nighlocks. Finally they got a break in action. Mike and Emily went roller blading and skateboarding, Kevin went to watch a swim meet, Mia enrolled in cooking classes at the local college, and Jayden and Ji went to visit Cody and his family to let them know how the Bull Zord was doing. Antonio, of course, went fishing.
The day was gorgeous and the pier was not too crowded which surprised the Gold Ranger. He found his favorite spot, set up his cart and told Claw Zord and Octo Zord to "chill" for a while. He popped on his headphones and set about casting his line. "OUCH!" Antonio heard this, but thought nothing. Then as he started to cast his line again, he heard, "OUCH! Please wait!" Antonio whipped around and he saw this young lady there trying to get the hook from his pole out of the sleeve on her shirt.
"OH MY GOSH," Antonio was shocked and actually kind of scared when he saw her. "Are you alright? Are you hurt, I AM SOOOOO SORRY."
He tried to help her disentangle herself, but she put her hands up and said, "It's okay really. I think it was just the initial shock of being caught!" She looked at Antonio and let out a small laugh. Antonio recovered from his shock and he too laughed, "That was a good one." He told her.
"Here," she said handing Antonio his hook. "Oh, you might want this too," she laughed as she handed him the worm for his hook.
Antonio turned every shade of red and one would have thought HE was the Red Ranger instead of the Gold. He stood there and looked at this girl, there was something about her that reminded him of someone, but he just could not put his finger on it. "Please," he said, "let me buy you a new shirt."
"Oh I couldn't do that." This most intriguing girl shook her head. "This is just an old hand me down and I would probably have to pay someone to take it off my hands!" With that the two laughed. Antonio had forgotten all about fishing and thought her laugh sounded like music. "Do you fish here a lot?" She asked him.
"Actually, here and a couple of places. I have been fishing since, well, since I was born it seems."
"Ah," she said, "I know that feeling."
"YOU FISH?" Antonio seemed surprised.
"Oh no, I'm sorry, I didn't mean fishing." Now it was her turn to blush a bit. "I mean, my family has a farm, and it seems like I have been farming since I was born, it has been in our family for a few hundred years." Again, they laughed together. Antonio thought, what else can I say to get her to stay so we can talk. He searched his mind and was about to ask her where she was from when Mike and Emily came by on their blades and board.
"Hey dude!" Mike was gliding by. "Hi Antonio!" Emily just rolled on trying to catch up with Mike.
"Your friends?" She asked laughing at them as they hustled by.
"Yeahya," Antonio put his favorite saying out there. "We all have a day off today and those two are crazy." She laughed again and this just made his head a little dizzy.
"Well," she said, "I guess I best be going." She turned to go and Antonio was searching for something to say that would not sound stupid, yet his mind and his mouth would not work together. THINK; come on, YOU, ANTONIO GARCIA at a loss for words.
At the same time, she was thinking, DON'T go yet, you know you want to stay and I think he wants me to stay, but I just said I had to go, OH ME AND MY BIG MOUTH!
Just then, Mike and Emily came zooming by again in the other direction. "Coming through! See ya dude…come on Em try and catch me!" Mike was yelling for Emily. She skated by and turned and was skating backwards, "Bye, we'll see you later." She smiled at the stranger and thought, something about her, she reminds me of someone, but who?
The stranger started to leave and Antonio asked with hope in his voice, "Will you be here tomorrow?"
She smiled and thought YES and did a self high five in her mind, and said as she tilted her head to the side, "Depends, will you be here?"
"I will be here." His heart was pounding. What, my heart is pounding, what is going on here.
She smiled and tilted her head to the other side, "Then, I'll be here too. Goodbye Antonio." With that she walked off. Antonio stood there and smiled and watched her until she was out of sight.
Later that night at the Shiba house at dinner, Mike and Emily were kidding Antonio about her, and they asked her name. "Her name?" Antonio turned white, oh how could I not even ask her, he thought. He just shook his head a little, looked at his friends and said, "I call her "Caught by Gold."