Disclaimer: I do not own power rangers.

Authors Note: I am so sorry it has taken me such a long time to update! I was having some computer issues. I want to thank all of you guys that have reviewed this story. It has really made writing my first fanfiction a great experience.

Now….On with the story!

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Tripping on a tree root should have been embarrassing; it should have caused mumbled words, and an awkward silence. That was what Maddie was counting on when Nick’s strong arms stopped her from falling. She knew her face was bright red, she knew as soon as he let her go she would make up an excuse of some sort so she could run away. What she did not know was that Nick catching her would end with his lips on hers. Maddie could not believe this was happening to her. As their lips met she let her arms circle his neck pulling him even closer than he already was. If this was going to be the only kiss she ever got to share with him, Maddie was determined to make it last.

They stayed in that moment for what seemed like an eternity, but in reality was only around a minute. The need for air became too great and Nick reluctantly broke the kiss. As he gasped for breath he held Maddie even closer to his heart. She was breathing very heavily but she was smiling. Her smile could have easily made the entire forest light up. He wanted to stay like this forever; he never wanted to let go of this amazing girl he had come to care for. As his breathing returned to a normal pattern he searched his head for something to stay. Nick honestly couldn’t think of anything to say. His mind was still foggy from that amazing kiss. His feelings for Maddie had to be told tonight.

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Maddie was in heaven, or at least it felt like that, being with Nick in his arms was the best feeling in the entire world. She didn’t want to speak and ruin the magic of the last few moments; all she wanted to do was stay in his arms and look into his eyes. His eyes held passion, light, and love. Love was what she was hoping he felt, because it was certainly what she had been feeling for a very long time now. As much as she hated to do it, she somehow knew she had to be the first to speak, Nick had taken the first step by kissing her now she had to take the second. With a deep breath, she lifted her head onto Nicks shoulder and whispered into his ear. “Nick as much as I love being in your arms, do you think that maybe we could talk about what just happened?” There she’d said something, now it was up to Nick. She pulled back and looked into his eyes yet again waiting patiently for an answer.

Nick remained silent for a few more moments before he let out a breath. Hearing Maddie speak had allowed him the time to think of something to say. When she whispered into his ear with her soft melodic voice, he fell in love with her all over again. Love now that was an emotion he never thought he would feel. For the longest time, Nick thought that he would be alone, wandering from place to place searching for something to do. Maddie had made him realize he didn’t want that life he wanted to be with her. Her question was simple, all she wanted to do was talk, and so they were going to talk about everything right here, right now. He looked into her eyes took a deep breath and prepared to speak. He was going to tell her how he felt right now; otherwise he wouldn’t be able to it later on.

Nick continued to stare into her eyes as he began to speak, “We just kissed is what happened, and I don’t know about you but I loved it.” “Maddie I love you, I’ve been in love with you for a very long time. I know this is a shock but I need to know if you feel the same way.” He looked away and slowly helped Maddie to her feet, and then looked back into her eyes waiting for her to say something about his confession.

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Maddie was in complete shock. Nick was in love with her. She never thought that in a million years that she would hear those words. It was shocking and wonderful at the same time. For the longest time she had loved Nick from afar and now here he was telling her he felt the same way. All she needed to do was tell him she felt the exact same way. As Nick helped her to stand up again he looked into her eyes, he was waiting for her to say something about what he had just said. As he stood there Maddie searched her mind looking for the right words to say. Finally, after what seemed like forever, she gave up thinking and did what her heart was telling her to. She smiled and did something that no one would ever expect Maddie to do; she threw her arms around Nick’s neck and kissed him. She put all of what she felt into that kiss, love, trust, and passion. Nick was returning those feelings equally grabbing her around the waist and crushing her against his chest. She pulled back only when the need to breath became to great. They were both gasping for air but she was still in his arms, still clinging to him for dear life. She was still breathing very heavily but she began to speak in a soft whisper.

“It’s a good thing that you love me Nick Russell because I love you to.” “I’ve felt this way for a long time as well.” She was smiling and looking into his eyes. When she smiled he smiled back this was definitely the start of something very special for the two of them. He looked into her eyes and spoke again, “Well now that that is over with there is one final thing I’d like to do.” His eyes lit up as Maddie looked confused as she asked, “What would you like to do?” He simply whispered into her ear “Madison Rocca would you like to go out on a date with me?” She laughed at his question and smiled as she looked into his eyes and said, “Yes, I would love to go out on a date with you, on one condition.” Nicks smile became even wider as he said, “What would this one condition be?” Maddie whispered into his ear, “ Could we not tell the others about this just yet.” “They’re all a bit overprotective, especially V, and I would personally like to keep you alive for our date.” Nick laughed at her request and quickly nodded his head. This new relationship was going to be their little secret, but only for a little while. They needed this time alone before everyone else knew about it. With that Nick kissed Maddie again, this kiss was soft and gentle, like nothing Maddie or Nick had ever felt before they broke apart again. Nick took Maddies hand in his and slowly they made their way back to Rootcore.

Authors Note: Well there you have it the end to my first fanfiction. Again I really appreciate you guys reviewing. This story has been on my mind and my paper for a while now and it’s great to finally finish it for all of you. This was my first fanfiction and definitely not my last. I’ve already got ideas for several more stories in my head. Just to warn you I am seriously thinking about doing a sequel to this story. It will probably be here in a couple of weeks after I see a few more episodes of MF. Let me know if you want the sequel of not! Again thanks a bunch for the reviews.

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