Disclaimer: I do not, and I doubt I ever will own Power Rangers. If I did Power Ranger romances would be brought back to life. Sighs If only that would happen…..

Authors Notes: So sorry that it took me so long to get this next chapter out! Work decided to keep me VERY busy these past few days, and I didn’t get a lot of time to work on the chapter. Thanks to everyone who reviewed the last chapter! I really appreciated it! Now, on with the story! Again I’m sorry about the delay!

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(Both)

It was 11:30 p.m., and they’d been sitting on the beach for the past two hours. Maddie had stayed wrapped up in Nicks arms for the entire time, only moving her head every so often to accept a kiss or to look at him. The last two hours seemed to have flown by for the two of them and neither wanted this night to end. Unfortunately when they looked at the time, they both knew that they had to leave. V would start getting worried and that would make her call the guys, which would then send all of them looking for her. Which is something they both didn’t want to happen tonight. So, reluctantly they stood up and gathered up the blankets and began to head back towards the alcove. As they began to walk Nick quickly grabbed Maddies hand with his own and pulled her back to him for one last kiss before they headed back to his bike.

As their lips met, Nick’s arms went around Maddies waist, as hers went around his neck. This kiss was filled with passion and ended only when they both needed air. As Maddie tried to catch her breath stared into Nicks eyes as he held her close. They stayed like that for a moment before silently breaking apart from each other to start walking again. Nick grabbed Maddies hand and took it into his own as they headed towards the alcove, they took their time, enjoying the night they were having before it came to an end. As they reached the alcove, Nick quickly put the blankets down and away all the while saying “I’ll come back and clean up later.” “Right now lets just head out.” Maddie smiled and said “Alright, if you’re sure.” “I’d hate to leave you with all of the work.” He just looked at her and smiled, saying “I’m sure, don’t worry about it.” With that he extinguished the last of the candles and took her hand and began to lead her back towards his bike. Again they took their time enjoying the comfortable silence they had fallen into while walking together. All to soon they reached the edge of the beach. They stopped for a few seconds so Maddie could slip her shoes back onto her feet. After she had put them back on they stayed there for a few more moments, both enjoying what was left of their night before they were forced to go back to the real world.

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11:40 p.m.

When they resumed walking they held hands again as they walked towards Nick bike. As they walked they began talking about where Nick should drop Maddie off. As they spoke Maddie stated, “Nick just drop me off back at the Rock Porium.” “That way there’s no chance that V won’t see your bike.” Nick quickly replied with a swift no, “Maddie its almost midnight.” “I am not just going to drop you off at the Rock Porium and let you walk home.” At his comment Maddie sighed, she knew there was no winning this argument. Nick was not going to let her walk home by herself and that thought made her smile, he wanted to be sure she would be safe. She came out of her thoughts when Nick started to speak again.

“Besides, what kind of boyfriend would I be if I let you walk home all by yourself?” He stopped walking and took her in his arms, looking into her eyes as he spoke. Maddie was lost in his eyes for what seemed like the millionth time that night. She just smiled and put her arms around his neck. “You realize that you just admitted to being my boyfriend right?” He smiled at that and pulled her closer as he spoke, “You know I can live with that title attached to my name.” Maddie smiled at that and stood on her tiptoes to kiss him, again this kiss turned to one of passion with their tongues intertwining with each others. It was something that they both didn’t want to end but unfortunately the lack of air forced them to pull apart. As they got their breathing under control Nick suddenly had an idea. “I think I have a solution to our problem.” He was smiling as he said it which caused Maddie to smile back at him as she spoke, “Oh really, well please do tell.”

Nick laughed at her statement before speaking again. “Well, if you don’t want to take my bike back to your house then I can just park it by Rock Porium.” “That way I can walk you home and not worry that something is going to happen to you.” He looked at Maddie to see her reaction. She was shocked; Nick was actually going to leave his bike unattended to walk her home. She honestly couldn’t think of anything to say when he first spoke, but then she just smiled and said, “Are you sure?” Nick almost laughed at that, only Maddie would ask him something like that. He looked into her eyes as he spoke again, “Of course I’m sure.” She smiled up at him as he leaned in to kiss her forehead. They stayed like that for a few more moments, enjoying the position that they were in. It was Maddie who pulled away first and this time when they began to walk, she was the one who took Nicks hand in her own. Slowly they walked towards his motorcycle and towards the end of their perfect night.

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11:45 p.m.

(Both)

They reached the bike after around 10 minutes of walking. Nick reluctantly let go of Maddies hand to go and grab their helmets. As he got them out he handed one to Maddie and got onto his bike. He looked over and saw Maddie slip the helmet onto her head and then get on the bike as well. After seeing that she was comfortable he put his helmet on and started the bike. As he started it he felt Maddies hold around his waist tighten. She held on even more tightly as they began to move. Within seconds they were flying down the highway again. All to soon their ride came to an end and they were passing the “Welcome to Briarwood” sign. They rode for a few more minutes before Nick pulled to a stop in front of the Rock Porium. He took his helmet off and looked back at Maddie who was doing the same thing. “Well here we are.” “Ready to go?”

Maddie looked at him and nodded. She didn’t really want to leave, but she knew that they had to start walking if she wanted to be home by midnight. He got off the bike and put his helmet away. After she had done the same he helped her get off the bike. He held her in his arms for a while before taking her hand in his again and starting off down the street. As they walked they started talking about magic and being rangers. They talked quietly so that if anyone were walking by they wouldn’t be able to here. They had both readily agreed that what had happened to them those months ago had changed everyone’s lives immediately. They had changed them for the better. Maddie stopped as they reached her house. Before she started to head inside Nick stopped her to say one last thing. He pulled her close to him and whispered into her ear.

“The best thing about being a ranger is the way it brought me closer to you.” “I love you Maddie.” She looked up at him with a look of pure joy. That would be the second time he’d said he loved her and she would never get tired of hearing it. What he had just said was one of the sweetest things that anyone had ever said to her. The only thing she could think of to say was this. “I couldn’t agree with you more.” “I love you to.” They kissed after she spoke. This kiss was again filled with passion and love, it was the kind of kiss that people only hear about in fairy tales. This kiss was real, and before they separated they stayed close to one another. Maddie reluctantly pulled away from his arms and gave Nick a kiss on the cheek, “Good night.” He smiled as she left to walk up to the door. He gave her one last look and said good night before he left. Tonight had been special for both of them, and it had been perfect

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(Maddies story)

As she walked in the door, she smiled. Tonight had been one of the best of her life. She sighed as she walked past the living room. She stopped for a second to look at the site before her. The television was still on and Xander and Vida were still in there, both on the floor fast asleep. Vida was using Xanders chest for a pillow and Xanders right arm was around her waist. They looked so peaceful together that Maddie couldn’t help but smile. Slowly she walked in the room and turned the t.v. off and covered her sister and Xander with a blanket. She then headed up to her room and got ready for bed. She fell asleep as soon as her head touched the pillow. As she dreamt she smiled because her dreams were of the night she had just shared with Nick.

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Authors Note: Well what did you guys think? Did you like the Xander/Vida moment I put in there? Again I’m sorry about the long wait! I’m already working on the next chapter, so it should be here soon! Thanks again for the reviews!

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The Next Chapter: The morning after the date and Xander and Vida’s night!

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