Dawn of the Silver Ranger
(Silver Wolf Saga - Part 3)
Ice felt the plane slowly sink down. As
she glanced around, worried, she felt it hit the ground. Not as a crash,
but a soft landing as if she had done it herself. Slowly, she climbed out
and looked around. She was in a huge field. She threw the helmet to the
ground and walked a few feet from the jet. Ice: "What is this place?" She
looked down at the pink grass and felt totally overwelmed. Ice: "Hello?"
She looked at her watch, but it was scrambled like the controls in the
jet. Ice began to think back to her time as a Psycho Ranger. Ice: "Could
Hevesta have come back? Is this her world?" She looked at her wrist and
gasped. She saw her morpher disappear. Ice: "This is to weird!" Frightened,
she started to run. Unsure of where she was going. After a minute, she
stopped dead in her tracks. Her hands went into tight fists. Ice: "I should
have known it was you."
Kari went over to Cerina. She looked
at Ransik and Kelly. Kari: "Do you know what's going on with them? They
came back in a few minutes ago. They look upset." Cerina: "I saw them leave
earlier. They went to find whoever's been leaving them those clues. Lucas
said it wasn't the Time Force." Kari: "Then who?" Cerina: "I don't know,
but I'm about to find out." She walked up right in front of them. They
were sitting on the ground with their arms around each other. Cerina: "What
happened out there?" Kelly: "Mind your own da*n business." Kari came up
beside. Kari: "Cerina's not trying to be cruel. Really, what's wrong?"
Ransik finally answered. Ransik: "Vulca took Nadira." Kari: "Took her?"
Kelly: "She's dead, ok!" The women were shocked. Cerina walked away after
that. Kari: "I don't know what to say, I..." Ransik: "You were right. She
is pure evil and she must be stopped." Kari: "She has killed thousands
on this planet. I tried to tell you that." Kelly: "It never mattered to
us. Never had any reason to." Ransik: "Until now. We have a reason to fight."
Kari: "I won't pretend to know how you feel right now. I can't even begin
to imagine. I'll be around if you need anything." Ransik: "All right."
Kitana stood in front of Ice with
her sword drawn. Kitana: "We meet again, Blue Ranger." Ice: "Where am I
and what happened to my morpher?" Kitana didn't answer, just prepared to
attack. Ice turned to run, but Kitana grabbed her. She spun her around
and punched her in the face. Kitana: "Not so tough without the others,
are you?" Ice kicked Kitana back and started to run again. When she came
up on her, Ice kicked her in the stomach and took off. Kitana looked up
to see her running. Kitana: "You won't escape! I know this entire planet,
Ranger!" Kitana's words began to sound distant as she ran.
Vulca looked egerly at Scorn. Vulca:
"Are you ready?" He nodded. Scorn: "Yes." He strapped the morpher to his
wrist. Vulca: "I can't believe Kitana would miss this." Scorn: "She said
she had to take care of something. It isn't our concern." Vulca: "I guess."
The morpher began to glow. The silver suit flooded over him. He laughed
as the helemet formed making the costume complete. Scorn: "They're done
The two of them walked up to the rangers'
camp. Kari was the first to spot them. Kari: "Guys, come on." The ran outside
ready to fight, but stopped. Cerina put her hand over her mouth. Vulca
smiled. Cerina: "A silver ranger?" Vulca: "You didn't think you knew all
my secrets, did you?" Ransik didn't pay any attention to her ranger. Just
kept his eyes focused on Vulca. Kari: "Psycho Blast!" The rangers morphed.
Vulca stepped slowly back giving Scorn room for battle. Cerina stepped
forward first, but before she knew it, Scorn punched her back. He ran up
beside her, knocked her to the ground, and kicked her in the side of the
head. Kari came up behind him, but was thrown the moment she got within
arm's reach. Rick tried to through a punch, but Scorn grabbed his fist
and squeezed. Rick began to scream. His hand was making the same noises
as the Drika's neck had made earlier. Kelly jumped into the air and tried
to kick him. He let go of Rick, grabbed her leg and threw her. Ransik tried
to go after Vulca, but Scorn did three filps in the air and landed between
them. Scorn: "You deal with me." He jumped and kicked Ransik in the chest.
As Cerina started to get back up, he pointed his fist at her. Then fired
six silver energy balls at her, one after the other. She goaned in pain
as she hit the ground once again. Scorn: "You call yourselves rangers."
He came up beside Rick. Scorn: "Get up you sorry son of a bi*ch." When
he did, Scorn jammed his elbow into his face and thew him. He went through
the air like he weighed nothing at all.
Niki and Lucas sat off away from the
battle. He had taken her away from the camp when Vulca first came. Niki:
"Are we ever going to get to go home?" Lucas: "The cave might be able to
be fixed, but it would take more time than they've got. Vulca won't let
up long enough." Niki: "Hey, who was that silver guy with her?" Lucas:
"A monster?" Niki: "No. I know every monster she has." She whispered: "I
used to play with the tablets they're made from when she wasn't looking."
Lucas laughed. Niki in normal tone again: "This guy looked like one of
you. A ranger." Lucas thought back to the glimpse he had gotten of him.
Lucas: "Oh my God." He stood up quickly. Lucas: "It was a ranger! Vulca
has another Psycho!" He started to run to help them, but Niki ran in front
of him. Niki: "No! You can't let Ransik and Kelly see you! Remember?" Lucas:
"Da*n. I forgot." Before they could think of what to do, they saw Ice come
running towards them. She almost ran past, but Lucas grabbed her. She took
his arm with her other hand and slammed him to the ground. Lucas: "Hey
lady, what's wrong with you?" She stopped when she got a good look at him.
Ice: "Lucas?" Ice had met him once when Ransik teamed up with Hevesta in
an attempt to destroy them. She helped him to his feet. Ice: "I'm so sorry."
Lucas brushed himself off. Lucas: "What are you doing here?" She sighed.
Ice: "That's what I'd like to know. One minute I'm flying a new jet and
the next I'm stuck here." She looked at the two of them. Then at the sky
in all its colors. Ice: "Where is here anyway?" Niki: "This is Stregna."
Ice: "I... I don't understand." Lucas took her hand. Lucas: "Sit down.
You need to calm down. Then we can try to figure this out."
Kelly got up and ran to Ransik. Kelly:
"How do we beat this guy?" Before he could comment, Scorn shot energy blasts
at them, knocking them both back down. Scorn: "Simple. You can't!" Cerina:
"I don't know who you are, but you can't do this! She's using you! And
she'll throw you away like all the others!" He kicked her in the mouth.
Scorn: "Silence!" Kari prepared to shoot to a blue wave at him. He laughed
quietly and turned to face her. Standing perfectly still, he signaled for
her to fire. She was confused, but did it anyway. As the blue water washed
over him, Kari hoped he was finished. But when he cleared, he stood just
as he was, laughing at them all. The rangers all ran together. Scorn: "Perfect."
He sent another ball of energy at them. This one bigger than the last.
It hit them all, sending them flying into the air. Vulca raised her septor
into the air with a victorious scream. When the landed, their suits were
covered in burn marks. None of them tried to move. Scorn turned to Vulca.
Scorn: "They're finished. For now." She walked over to him, thrilled with
his performance. Vulca: "Excellant work."
After Ice had calmed down, she began
to explain things to Lucas and Niki. Ice: "I went up in this new jet and
everything was going fine until... the sky starting changing color. I don't
know what went wrong." Lucas nodded, but didn't comment. Ice: "I knew some
people who lived here not too long ago." Niki: "Who?" Ice: "They were rangers.
Fought Cyann." Niki suddenly looked very confused. Ice: "What?" Niki: "That
was 15 years ago." Ice: "Huh?" Niki: "Cyann's been dead for 15 years. Vulca
is in charge now." Ice: "That's not possible. It was just last year I worked
with them." Lucas: "That plane, how fast were you going?" She had to think
for a minute. Ice: "I'm not really sure. All I remember was passing the
record speed and then... its a blur." He sighed. Lucas: "I think that might
be it. If that was fast enough, it would be capable of time travel. As
for ending up here, probably just a glitch." Ice: "I don't believe this."
Lucas looked at his watch. Lucas: "Go back to the camp, Niki. Take Ice
with you." Ice: "What?" Lucas: "My girlfriend will take care of you. She's
a Psycho Ranger too." Ice: "All right."
Scorn layed in bed while Vulca removed
her blue helmet. She ran her hand through her hair. Vulca: "That was absolutely
amazing!" Scorn: "I told you I could handle them." He looked down at the
morpher, still attached to his wrist. Scorn: "But this was very helpful."
Vulca: "Do you think they're awake yet?" Scorn: "No chance." Vulca: "I
wish I could be there when they do. And finally realize I have the power
to kill them whenever I choose." He laughed. Scorn: "We can make our next
move tomorrow." She came over and layed next to him. Vulca: "And what will
that be?" Scorn: "I have an idea. But there's no reason to worry with it
right now. Just go to sleep." Vulca: "You always do that! You get me talking
about it and then you won't tell me sh*t!" Scorn: "I enjoy watching you
speculate. Like a child waiting for present." She playfully elbowed him
in the side. Then turned the light out.
* * *
The next morning, the rangers were all
up late. Cerina stood away from them thinking about the Silver Ranger.
Niki came running over to her. Niki: "Where did that ranger come from?"
Cerina: "Vulca had another morpher. One she didn't tell us about." She
looked over at the others, who were as beat up as she was. Cerina: "He
nearly killed us last night. We don't stand a chance if he attacks again."
Ice came walking over to them with a concerned look on her face. Cerina:
"And who are you?" Ice: "A friend of Lucas'." Cerina: "From the future?"
She shook her head. Ice: "No. We only met once. But now that I'm stuck
here, he offered to help me." Cerina: "Oh really." She looked down at Niki.
Cerina: "Go wake up the others." She could tell Cerina just wanted her
to leave them alone for a while. She quietly walked away. Cerina: "So you
just show up here from out of nowehere and he offers to help you. Why?"
Ice: "I don't know! What's your problem?" Cerina: "Do you think I was born
yesterday? I'm not buying any this." Ice: "Any of what?" Cerina: "The only
reason you're here is Lucas. And I've got some sad news for ya, honey.
He's taken." Ice: "I know this looks bad, but I don't want to take him
away from you. I just need a place to stay." Cerina: "Oh please!" Ice:
"Its the truth weather you believe it or not." Cerina: "Let me guess, you're
one of those rich girls who think they can't get whatever they want. Well
its not happening this time. Not with him." Ice: "You couldn't be more
wrong. I have never got anything the easy way." Ice: "Don't give me some
long story of your life. Just stay the he*l outa mine." She turned and
stormed off. Ice stood there watching her, completely blown away.
Kelly: "Well it looks like we won't
be taking down Vulca any time soon. Not with that silver guy around." A
breathed an angry sigh. Ransik: "She did this on purpose. She told us knowing
she'd have him to protect her. So now she can sit there and watch us suffer."
Kelly: "We have to put our efforts into beating the new ranger. After he's
gone, Vulca won't have any defenses. I won't let Kitana stop us, so he
is our only real problem." Ransik: "If he beat the whole team, we have
no chance of taking him alone." Kelly: "I never said alone. Just let the
others come up with a way to beat him. There's no reason we should waste
our time." Ransik: "True. That way we'd have saved ourselves for the queen."
Kelly: "Now you're getting it."
Later, Ice went to see Lucas. Lucas:
"So did you explain everthing to Cerina?" Ice: "I tried to. But some how
she came up with the idea that I'm trying to take you from her." Lucas:
"What?" Ice: "That's what I said." Lucas: "I'm sorry about whatever she
said." Ice: "Its all right. Its not your fault. But I don't see how you
can stand that woman." Lucas: "She's really not that bad. She just over
reacts sometimes." Ice: "She needs to learn to keep her mouth shut." He
started to laugh. Lucas: "Her shut her mouth? No chance." Ice: "She does
this a lot?" Lucas: "She will shoot her mouth off whenever she feels the
need. And there isn't one person on this planet that can stop her. But
that's what I like about her. That fire makes things interesting." Ice:
"Then tell her to save the 'fire' for the bedroom, cause I sure as he*l
don't need it." Lucas: "Okay, but you do need try to be nice to her. Other
wise you'll never get anything from her but an attitude." Ice: "I don't
know if I can do that. You know how she comes off and..." Lucas: "She's
not a bad person. I'm telling you. You just have to get past all that other
stuff." She didn't respond. Lucas: "Do you think she was all rosy with
me the first day? No. As a matter of fact, I thought she threatened to
kill me when we first met." Ice: "So what changed your mind?" Lucas: "As
I said, I find that side of her attractive. But when I saw her with her
little girl, I knew there was more to her than that. She tries so hard
with that kid. I just had to respect her." Ice was silent for a moment.
Ice: "Well... she did she pretty well behaved." Lucas: "Yeah, and that's
because of Cerina." Ice: "Wow. That is so hard to believe." Lucas: "I know,
I know." He looked over at the path that lead to the camp. Lucas: "I'll
go find her. You just stay here till I get back." Ice: "Okay. You want
a bullet-proof vest or something?" He smiled and started to follow the
Vulca got up that morning to find
Scorn was missing. She climbed out of bed and put on her usual blue gown
with the helmet. Vulca: "Kitana!" She came walking in a few seconds later.
Kitana: "What?" Vulca: "Where's Scorn?" Kitana: "He said he was going to
start the next part of the plan." Vulca: "Without me? How dare he!" Kitana:
"Relax. If he wants to do all the work, let him. You can kick back and
enjoy yourself." Vulca: "I guess so." She headed for the door. Vulca: "Hey,
wait a minute. What about you?" Kitana: "I've got something I have to do."
Vulca: "Same thing as yesterday?" Kitana: "Yeah. I failed before, but not
today." Vulca: "Can I ask what you're up to? Or would that be overdoing
it?" Of course she didn't really care weather she overdid it or not, seeing
as how Kitana was her warrior. Kitana: "Oh you can ask. I just don't necessarily
have to answer you." She shrugged and headed out into the hall. Kitana
followed her part of the way. Kitana: "When I first got her you never would
have let me get away with that. What's going on?" She smiled. Vulca: "Love
does strange things. Not that you'd know anything about that." Kitana:
"You've only known Scorn a few days. How can you be in love with him already?"
Vulca: "Its fate I guess. I held out my whole life. Never once did I bother
to go on a date. I knew what I wanted and no man in my life ever had that."
She paused. Vulca: "Until now. He is everything I've ever dreamed of. Pure
evil, but with a romantic side. His plans are well thought out and those
eyes! God da*n!" Kitana: "I've noticed that. When I butted in when you
were on the ship, he gave me this cold star. I thought he was going to
try to have me killed or something!" Vulca: "That's him." Kitana: "Keep
in mind I said 'try to kill me'. Not that he'd succeed or anything." Vulca
dryly: "Right." The ladies went in their seperate directions.
Lucas walked over to Cerina, but she
didn't give him time to speak. Cerina: "I want her gone. And I mean now."
Lucas: "You're wrong about her. Just listen to me for a minute." Cerina:
"She thinks she can just march her little blonde..." Lucas: "Just listen!
Okay?" She didn't answer, but decided to shut up. Lucas: "She was a ranger
years ago. We met when our teams worked together. Ransik made an allience
with Hevesta (series 3 villainess) and we had to stop him." Cerina: "And
you're willing to help her just because of that?" Lucas: "Yes. Its nothing
more than that." Cerina: "I just don't see how you two could cross paths
after all this time. Unless she planned it this way. Get in close and the
seduce you." Lucas: "Ice isn't like that." Cerina: "Sure she's not. She
may be in a uniform now, but I'm telling you I know a slut when I see one."
Lucas: "She is a good ranger. And she may even be able to help us against
Psycho Silver... if you let her." Cerina: "No way! I'm not taking help
from her. Not even against him!" Lucas: "Do you really think I'd let her
steal me away?" Cerina: "You told me how you are with women." Lucas: "Women
I didn't care about, yes. But you're different." Cerina: "How do I know
that? What if this is just another smooth line. You could be playing me
like all the others." He looked at her adoringly. Lucas: "I wouldn't put
up with this from any woman put you. Doesn't that tell you how devoted
I am?" Cerina: "Fine. I believe you wouldn't cheat on me. But that doesn't
mean she won't try to take you anyway?" Lucas: "Honestly, where do you
come up with this stuff? Not seen enough of Ransik so you have to bust
my a*s too?" Cerina: "I don't like. That's it. Now just leave it alone."
Rick was looking off a mountain into
the distance when Ice came up behind him. Ice: "What's wrong with you?"
Rick: "So you supossed to help us with that ranger?" Ice: "Yeah, how'd
you know?" Rick: "I know more than I let on." Ice: "But I asked you a question."
Rick: "Its none of your business." She walked up next to him. Ice: "Maybe
not. But I might be able to help you." Rick: "I don't need help from anybody."
Ice: "Don't tell me you're going to bite my head off too. The girl in the
white tank-top already did that." Rick: "Oh Cerina. You'll get used to
that after a while." Ice: "That's what everybody keeps saying. But I really
don't see how." He laughed softly. Rick: "Just be thankful you're not Ransik."
She gave him a clueless look. Rick: "The old guy." She nodded. Ice: "Oh."
Rick: "She punched him right in the mouth a while back." Ice: "Da*n. What'd
he do?" Rick: "Who can remember? But whatever it was, I'll bet he never
does it again." The were silent for a minute. Rick: "I didn't think a girl
that size could pack a punch like that." Ice: "Don't give me that. Women
can do anything a man can do, reguardless of size." He looked a little
surprised. Ice: "I spent my whole life trying to prove that." Rick: "Really."
Ice: "When I was a little girl, all I ever wanted to do was fly. But everybody
said that was a man's career. That I should stay home, have kids, that
kinda stuff. But I wouldn't listen. I kept on pushing until the finally
let me in the air force. After working my way up little by little, I met
cournal Bill Kelly. That one was the trick. Convincing him I had what it
took to fly was the hardest thing I ever had to do. But I did it. Took
me years, but I did it." Rick: "I've got the wrong attitude. I get it."
Lucas: "The reason you don't like
her is completely crazy!" Cerina: "I told you, leave it alone." They were
cut off by the sound of screaming. Voice: "Noooo! Mom!" Cerina: "Niki!"
She took off running full speed towards the sound of her voice. Lucas tried
to follow, but he was pretty far behind her. When she found her, the Silver
Ranger had one arm around her throat and the other holding her arms behind
her back. Scorn: "You know what we want, Cerina." Cerina: "Let her go you
son of a bi*ch!" She charged at him, but he vanished with Niki just before
she got to him. Cerina: "No!" She was breathing hard. She just kept staring
at the spot where they stood. She couldn't take her eyes off of it.