A depressed and defeated air hung about the command centre, something Tommy didn’t like. He hated feeling helpless, it always reminded him too much of when he’d been in Rita’s control. He liked having control, he liked knowing what he was doing; but this, this sitting and waiting for the computers to find something, anything, was excruciating.
“Billy, hurry up, would you? They’re depending on us!” After all, who knew what kind of torment Zedd and Rita could’ve cooked up for them?
“Tommy, the calculations must be accurate. You cannot rush this,” The Blue Ranger scolded, not even looking up from his workings.
“We have to do something! We can’t just sit here, damnit.”
“Didn’t anyone ever tell you that patience is a virtue?” The clearly stressed Blue Ranger muttered.
“Not when our friends are in danger, Billy! You need to hurry up.”
Kimberly’s hand touched the White Ranger’s shoulder lightly, achieving the desired affect when Tommy fell silent and moved out of Billy’s way.
“Just let Billy do his thing, okay?” She smiled weakly at him. “He’ll find the guys.”
“I hate sitting around,” Tommy sighed, taking a seat between the girls. “Who knows what’s happening to them?”
“I think I’ve locked on to them,” Billy announced, face flushed with relief. “They should appear on the viewing globe any minute…oh my!”
Tommy sprang up immediately.
“What? What’s happeni- Oh my God!” He froze next to Billy, mouth open.
On the screen was the last thing any of them expected to see, instead of a scene of torture and pain, the missing rangers looked more like porn stars than hostages.
“What are they- OH” Kimberly’s eyes practically popped out while Aisha simply watched them, feeling far too relieved that they had come to no harm to care what they were doing.
“Ay-yi-yi!” Alpha was still staring at the console. “They are the power source!”
Tommy whirled around quickly.
“You mean, they’re doing, doing that to power the monster? They’re under some kind of spell?”
“Readings indicate that that is affirmative.”
“They’re going to be embarrassed when it’s lifted.” Tommy’s shocked face split into a grin as he spoke.
Billy, however, was less than amused.
“If they are the power source then what happens when they have no more energy?”
The answer was plain to all of them. If allowed to continue, Adam and Rocky would kill themselves. But how could they stop the monster without destroying their friends?
“Zordon, Alpha, can we get them out of there?” It was the least they could do, Billy decided as he moved back to the console.
“Now we have their co-ordinates locked, it should be simple enough for you to teleport then home,” Zordon informed them. “But hurry, they’ve already spent a lot of their energy.”
The heat was fading.
He felt cold, very cold, except for the burning pounding that seemed to be issuing from his heart. Was it because Adam was so far away again?
“More!” He gasped out, reaching desperately. “Don’t stop!”
Pulling Adam into his arms, Rocky could feel the other ranger was shivering violently.
“Again,” The Asian begged as he convulsed. “Never stop, I want you.”
They clung to each other needily as their lips met in another desperate kiss.
“Teleporting now, everyone step back!” Billy warned, pressing buttons.
In a blur of red and black, Adam and Rocky materialized in the centre of the floor still naked and still deeply engrossed in one another. Apparently they were so into their task, they hadn’t even noticed their change of surroundings, or perhaps that was just the spell itself.
“If those two having sex is the power source, shouldn’t we just separate them?” Aisha asked, watching the pair as though entranced.
“Yeah, that could work,” The Pink Ranger beside her agreed; eyes glued on the duo in interest.
Taking the initiative, Tommy and Billy came forward and separated the lovers, dragging them apart roughly when it became apparent that they wouldn't let go of each other easily.
“Zordon? Where can we put them?” The white ranger yelled up uncomfortably, grapping with a very naked Rocky.
“We have holding cells in the lower chambers of the command centre; we’ll hold them there separately until you’ve defeated Lord Zedd’s creation.”
And with that the two Rangers were teleported once again.
“Now go, you have your advantage over the creature. Good luck.”
“Rocky!” Adam snivelled pathetically, exhausted. “Where…?”
No, no, this wasn’t right, he needed Rocky, he had to be with Rocky, where did he go?!
He felt so cold but that controlling heat still burned inside of his chest and it hurt so much but Rocky could fix it, Rocky would make it all better….
And then all went black.