It was a dark, rainy night. The rangers
sat at the kitchen table playing cards. Divatox: "This isn't much fun if
you keep letting me win." Vypra: "Who's letting you? We never played before."
Divatox: "Oh. Well then, please continue." She looked down at the pile
of money in front of her. Thunder boomed in the background. Jamie came
running over from the couch and grabbed onto Olympius's arm. Olympius:
"What, you don't like storms?" She shook her head. Jamie: "No." He lifted
her onto his lap. Olympius: "Well you can help me play then." She smiled
and looked down at the cards in his hand. Jamie: "Can you teach me? I don't
know how." Divatox rolled her eyes. Divatox: "Don't worry. He don't either."
Later that night, Olympius noticed
that Jamie had fallen asleep in his arms. Olympius: "I'm going to take
her to bed. You guys go ahead without me." Ecliptor: "That's okay. I'm
out." Vypra: "Yeah, we lost enough for one night." He walked back into
her room and layed her gently onto the bed. She woke up as he put her down.
Olympius: "Go back to sleep. Its really late." He kissed her and headed
for the door. Jamie: "I love you." He didn't respond. After he had closed
the door, he thought back on his life. No one had ever told him that before.
Not even Bansheera. His thoughts were inturrupted by the sudden darkness.
Sarah: "Great, the power's out." Ms. Fairweather: "Since you're up, can
you go see if you can fix it. There's a power box on the side of the lab."
Olympius: "Need I remind you that I'm a demon. And its raining." Vypra:
"That little bit of water won't hurt you." He sighed and went outside.
He went over to the side and started
playing with some buttons on the box. He heard something in the trees behind
him, but didn't think anything of it. After a few minutes, he started to
go back inside. Once his back was completely turned, Cyann came walked
out silently. She held out her hand and blasted him with a blue energy
bolt. He hit the ground. Cyann: "You're little friend will regret the day
she ever met me." She looked down at him for a minute, then changed her
form to match his. Just then, Sarah came walking up. Sarah: "Is it that
hard to fix?" Olympius: "Well, I..." Sarah: "Get outta the way." She pushed
one button and the lights came back on. They headed back inside.
Ms. Fairweather and Sarah were in
a bright room working on something. Ms. Fairweather stood at the window,
watching the rain. Ms. Fairweather: "Its really great that Olympius found
a friend like her. She seems to have really opened him up." Sarah: "Yeah.
I didn't know him before, but just from that one day, he's like a whole
different guy." Ms. Fairweather: "Sure she's a little difficult at times,
but she has mad a difference with him that nobody else could have even
dreamed of." Sarah: "Wonder what his momma'd say if she saw him." Ms. Fairweather
laughed. Ms. Fairweather: "Oh Bansheera. She'd have a fit. After raising
what she thought was the ultimate evil and he let a kid get close to him."
Sarah began to weld two pieces of metal together. Sarah: "Guess he's seen
the light." Ms. Fairweather: "To bad it couldn't have happened sooner.
Before so many in Mariner Bay lost their lives."
It was about 1:00 in the morning,
and the storm still continued. Cyann was on the couch, still in the form
of Olympius, flipping through channels after the others had gone to bed.
She looked out the window. Olympius: "Its only a matter of time." Lightening
flashed. Then with a loud boom of thunder, he heard Jamie scream. He went
running into her room. Olympius: "What's wrong?" She held her pillow tightly.
He walked over and sat down beside her. Olympius: "There's nothing to be
afraid of. Storms can't hurt you." Olympius thought: "But I can you little
brat." Olympius: "Go back to sleep. When you wake up tomorrow, it will
be over." Jamie: "Tell me a story." He thought for a moment. Olympius:
"All right. On a far away planet, there lived an angry queen. Her servent
and best friend had been attacked. But not by a great warrior, no. But
a little girl." She continued to listen, but felt a little strange. Olympius:
"The queen vowed revenge for her friend. Saying that soon she would pay
for what she did." Jamie: "Then what?" He got up and closed the door. Then
turned back to face her, his green eyes glowing in the dimly lit room.
Olympius: "The girl died... alone and frightened without anyone to save
her." Jamie's eyes grew wide as Cyann returned to her true form. She walked
closer to the bed. Jamie started to scream, but Cyann put her hand over
her mouth. Cyann: "You should have never got in my way." A knife appeared
in her hand. Jamie struggled to get free, but Cyann wouldn't let her. Cyann:
"Say good night, sweetie." She drew back the knife and jammed into into
her chest. Cyann: "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha." She let her dead body fall back
against the bed. Then got up slowly. She smiled, then teleported away.
The next morning, the real Olympius
woke up beside the lab. He held his head and sat up slowly. Olympius: "What
happened?" He remembered hitting the ground, then everything went black.
He got up and walked inside. No one else was up yet. He went back the hall
and looked in on Jamie. He gasped in horror when he saw the metal blade
sticking out of her. He ran over to her, but fell to his knees on the floor
before he got all the way. His eyes filled with tears as he sat there.
After a few minutes, he rose to his feel and picked her up. He walked outside
and layed her on the ground. Olympius: "I promise you, I will find whoever
did this to you and I will kill them. They had no right to take your life.
There was so much you could have done. So much I wish I had said to you."
He blasted a hole in the ground and layed her body inside. Then covered
it with a sheet of metal he created using the star power. Olympius: "If
only there was some way I could tell you what you meant to me. You changed
my life; showed me happiness that my mother said was only in fairy tales.
And mostly.... I wanted to prove to you how sorry I was. The way I treated
you before was cruel and I would give anything to make up for it. I was
a monster." He began to cry again. Olympius: "You were the best thing that
ever happend to me and I hope somehow you knew that." He turned slowly
and walked away.
He went back in to find Vypra waiting
for him. Vypra: "I heard you go out..." She noticed the tears in his eyes.
Vypra: "What happened?" Olympius: "She... she's gone." Vypra: "Jamie? She
ran away?" He shook his head. Olympius: "No." He paused. Olympius: "Someone
killed her." She didn't know what to say. So she put her arm around him.
Vypra, after a few minutes passed: "I wish there was something I could
do." Olympius: "Thank you. But I need to be alone." Vypra: "Okay." She
started back the hall. Vypra: "I know you'll find who did this." Olympius:
"I won't stop until I do."