A/N: Hey….. I'M SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOO SORRY I HAVEN'T UPDATED! I love you all. (more to follow at end)
Disclaimer: Whatever, Saban. We all know that you are the great and powerful one who owns Power Rangers. Save it.
It was around noon on Wednesday. I was still reading through the old journals. It turns out that the guy from before hadn't actually made it into the Sanzu River, but had been disintegrated in the dimensional passage. Great.
I needed to find Emily! She was out there somewhere and probably dying from what Rosemary had told me about the arrows. I needed to find her. Suddenly, the Gap Sensor went off, interrupting my thoughts.
"Come on, team, let's go!" Even if Emily was still not safe, there was a whole world out there that we had to protect.
I was sitting outside on Emily's bench when I heard the Gap Sensor. I watched as the team ran out to fight yet another nighlock that was terrorizing the city. I hated the nighlocks. No. I was terrified of them. Ever since that night, and with what they're probably doing to Emily right now… It's so scary! Every day I think, what if Jayden doesn't come back this time? What would happen then? I'm not like I was when I first got here. I'm not scared of the Samurai, or Jayden. In fact, I love Jayden like he was a cousin I'd grown up with my whole life. Not just met a few weeks ago.
Please come back, Jayden, Emily. I need you both.
It was him. Master Xandred. He was the nighlock that we had to face. He stood there grinning at us evilly. He was surrounded by a halo of yellow light that contrasted darkly with his evil demeanor. The light had to be Emily's energy.
"What have you done with her?" I yelled at him, charging with my sword. Just as I was about to hit him, he held up something that made me stop mid-strike.
"Ah,ah,ah red ranger. Hurt me, you hurt her." He said. In his hands, he held a mirror that showed Emily chained to the wall of something. Her head was bowed and her eyes were drooped. She looked terribly weak and on the brink of death.
"No, you bastard! Give her back!" I said, raising my sword at him. With a simple flick of his hands, I was sent flying into the cliff wall.
"Jayden!" My teammates yelled. They charged him angrily and he sent them flying with an explosion.
"What do you want, Xandred?" I yelled, clutching my sword weakly. His blow had taken a lot out of me. But I wasn't going to back down. I needed to save Emily.
"Give me the other girl." He said, smugly.
"What? Who?" He couldn't mean…
"You know exactly who I'm talking about. I want the one with the pure heart." Rosemary. I knew he wanted Rosemary. But, because of her pure heart? Rosemary's heart was covered in shadows and sadness, strong enough that you could see it in her eyes. Could someone with so much devastation in their lives have a pure heart?
"What does her heart have to do with it?" I asked, menacingly.
"Simple. As nighlocks, we feed on the fear and instability of others. But there are some who can withstand our attacks. You power rangers have a high resistance, but you cannot withstand all blows, obviously." He smirked at the other rangers, who were struggling to stand. They had been demorphed because of the blow. "The ones who can withstand us are the ones with the purest of hearts. If we consume their energy, we are unstoppable. I want her, red ranger. And you will give her to me. Or say good-bye to your love." He smirked again and held up his hand. As he slowly began to close his fist, the picture of Emily wavered. Her head shot up and her face showed great pain. She began to scream, silent to us in this dimension.
"NO!" I shrieked and ran toward him again. He laughed and just as I was about to reach him, he disappeared. It was as if he was never there to begin with. I circled around with my sword.
"Where are you?" I yelled into the wind. I heard his voice, laughing at me, but I couldn't see him.
"Bring her to me by sundown tomorrow, red ranger. Or the yellow one dies." His voice echoed all around me. Then silence. I looked around frantically, but I didn't see anything. I didn't hear anything either. There was nothing. Slowly, I began to tune into the groans of my team. Snapping my head in their direction, I saw that Kevin had managed to get to his knees, but Mia and Mike couldn't even manage that. They had never faced Master Xandred before. They weren't prepared for his strength.
I rushed to them and demorphed along the way.
"Are you guys ok?" I asked, sliding into the dirt beside Mia.
"We're…fine. Just…a little…bruised." She struggled out and gave me a shaky smile. They were very much not okay. I took out my Samuraiser and phoned into Ji. He said he would be on his way as soon as possible.
Rosemary. What was I going to do? Was I going to give her over to Xandred, just to save Emily? Rosemary was family. But I loved Emily too.
Which one should I choose?
A/N: I'M SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOO SORRY THAT I HAVEN'T UPDATED! I've been so jammed with work and school that by the time I got home, I was out like a light! And the next day it started all over again! And to present you with such a short chapter after such a long time, it's terrible. I'm a terrible person, I'M SO SORRY! I LOVE ALL OF YOU AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STICKING WITH ME THROUGH THIS!
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