Disclaimer: Sadly, I do not and probably never will own power rangers. If I did don’t you think that some of this would be in the show?
Authors Notes: Wow! What’s this, an update in two days? Thanks to everyone who reviewed the last chapter! I really appreciated it! Just to warn you this chapter has a lot of Xander and Vida in it! I couldn’t resist putting their reactions to waking up next to one another in here!
Now enough rambling….on with the story!
(The next morning)
(The Rocca House: Maddies bedroom)
The house was silent and peaceful as the three rangers slept on. The only sound that could be heard was the occasional chime of a clock in the front hallway. Maddie was still fast asleep in her room; she was peacefully sleeping after her night with Nick. She sighed as she was roused from her sleep by her alarm clock. As she reached over to shut it off, she smiled. Last night had been the most romantic night of her life and when she’d gotten home her dreams had been filled with thoughts of Nick. She loved him and he loved her, and that was what had made last night perfect. As she rolled over to get out of bed she stopped to look at something that was hanging on the back of her desk chair. She laughed when she saw that it was Nicks leather jacket. She’d forgotten to give it back to him last night when he’d walked her home. She smiled as she stepped out of bed and went to the bathroom that she and V shared. Maybe today she and Nick would tell the others about their relationship, because she knew it was going to be hard for her to not show her feeling for Nick today at work. With thoughts of Nick entering her mind again she started getting ready for her shift at work today.
(The Rocca House: Living Room)
Meanwhile, as Madison got ready for her day of work, the two other rangers were still fast asleep on the living room floor. They were still wrapped up in each other’s arms and looked as peaceful as the house felt. As the first rays of sunlight peaked through the living room window one of the two sleeping teenagers shifted uncomfortably from their spot on the floor. Xander groaned as the first rays of sunlight hit his eyes. In an attempt to get away from the annoying rays he shifted his position on the floor only to find that he couldn’t; there was something stopping him. As he slowly opened his eyes, he saw that what was blocking his movements was not a something, but a certain someone. Vida was lying against his chest and he had his right arm wrapped around her. He was in shock; this was something that he thought would never happen. He smiled as he looked at V, she looked peaceful, and that was something she seldom was around him. He held his left arm up to glance at his watch and groaned. It was almost 7:30 in the morning and he had a shift at the store at 9:00 and he still needed to get home and get ready. He quickly decided that the best course of action would be that they both get up and go about their normal lives. So he gently took his left hand and nudged Vida. “V……you need to get up now.” V groaned at his request and he smiled, she was a lot like him in the morning; very unwilling to get up. He shook her a little harder this time. “Come on V please get up, I’d like my other arm back.”
At those words Vida’s eyes snapped open. She was shocked that she was looking into the eyes of Xander Bly. She was in even more shock to find herself wrapped up in his arms. She immediately sat up on the floor and said the first thing that came to her mind, “What in the hell are you doing here?” She looked back at Xander who was still lying down; he had a cocky grin on his face that she really just wanted to wipe off of it. She fought the urge to hit him as she spoke again, “I said what in the hell are you doing at my house at this hour?”
Xanders grin grew into a smile as he slowly sat up beside her. He put a hand around her shoulders as he spoke to her. “Well V, I don’t think I ever left.” She looked at him with wide eyes after his statement. Suddenly, last night came back to her. After Maddie had left to go wherever she was going V and Xander had finally stopped arguing and agreed on a movie they could both watch. She remembered sitting on the floor beside Xander as the movie started, and she remembered being really tired. She closed her eyes for a second and then when she’d opened them again she was looking into Xanders eyes. Now Xanders arm was wrapped around her shoulders. Vida did not like this closeness they were having and it needed to stop now. She quickly scooted away from Xander and said, “Get your hands off of me.”
(The Rocca House: Living Room)
“Excuse me?” Xander was shocked at what he had heard. For a moment it seemed as though V had been ok with everything that had happened and then she’d snapped. As he sat there dumfounded he watched her stand up and back away from him. As she backed away she spoke again, “You heard me get your hands off of me!” He stood up at her statement and looked at her. “V, just calm down alright?” “Nothing happened, we just fell asleep.” He moved towards her and she just moved farther away from him.
She spoke to him again as she began to pace the room,. “Of course nothing happened! It’s just that we fell asleep together. Don’t you DARE say anything about this to anyone! Got it?” Xander stared at her as if she’d gone mad. She was freaking out about something that really wasn’t that big a deal, well at least it wasn’t a big deal to him. Apparently it was a big deal to her; he quickly stopped her and pulled her to sit down on the couch.
“V, I won’t say anything about this got it? Do you honestly think I would do that to you? We’re friends, just friends and we were exhausted last night, everything that happened was not a big deal.” V took a few deep breaths and just kind of collapsed into the couch. She looked up at Xander; he held a concerned expression that actually made him look cute. She smiled back up at him and said, “I can’t believe I’m saying this but your right. I just freaked out over nothing and I’m sorry. It’s just waking up so close to you……it’s not exactly something I pictured doing today.” Xanders concerned expression quickly vanished and went back to the cocky grin he’d held earlier. “Aww, come on V, you know you want me.” V slapped him across his arm at that and looked towards the stair way as she heard the footsteps of her sister coming towards them.
(The Rocca House)
“Oh good you’re both up.” Maddie was standing in the entranceway of the living room smiling at them both. She was dressed in jean and her Rock Porium shirt. V smiled as she saw her sister because she seemed really happy. In fact Maddie was positively glowing this morning. V smiled towards Maddie as she spoke, “Morning sis. How did last night go?” At her words Maddies smile grew even wider. “Oh it was perfect, thanks. Well I’ve got to get going, my shift starts in 20 minutes. I’ll see you two at work.” As Maddie made to leave Xander and V shared a look and leapt off the couch calling “Wait!”
Xander reached her first, “Maddie I, well what I mean to say is, V and I would appreciate it if….” He wasn’t making any sense and V slapped him upside the head. As Xander grabbed his head Vida spoke, “What Xander the Great means is that if you could not mention that he spent the night over here that would be great. We both don’t need the endless teasing that would come out of it.” Maddie smiled at them both and said, “You both know I won’t say anything. Don’t worry about it.” At her words Xander and Vida both breathed a sigh of relief knowing that their little “sleepover” was being kept between the three of them.
When Maddie saw that they both were happy with her answer she decided to head out the door again. Nick was outside waiting for her on his bike, when she was getting ready for work this morning Nick had called her to say good morning and offer her a ride to work. She’d quickly accepted his offer because she couldn’t wait to see him and this was the perfect excuse. She could easily say that she didn’t want to bother V for a ride to work when she didn’t have to be there yet, and Nick had offered her the ride. Even though she had just seen him last night, she couldn’t wait to see him again. She had Nicks bag folded carefully in her backpack along with her camera supplies. As she got ready to head out the door she heard Vida’s voice drift to her ears.
“Maddie, are you walking to work? I can always take you and come back home.” Maddie just looked towards V and smiled. “V, you don’t have to do that. Besides I’m not walking to work, Nicks waiting for me.” At her words Xander and Vida were speechless, they knew that Nick and Maddie were close, but they didn’t think that Maddie would ever ride on Nicks motorcycle or that Nick would allow anyone other than himself to ride his self proclaimed “baby”. Maddie smiled at them and opened the front door and there was Nick, sitting on his motorcycle waiting on the side of the street. As Maddie closed the door she stuck her head back in to say one final thing. “I’ll see you guys in about an hour. By the way did I tell you two that you both looked adorable together when I came in the house last night.” She grinned at the two rangers and then she was gone walking down the front path towards Nick and the motorcycle.
She smiled at him as he held out a hand to help her get on the bike. As soon as she had her helmet on and was ready to go they were off. As they sped down the street Nick smiled, here she was again clinging to him as they rode and he wouldn’t have it any other way. She was smiling to just glad to be near him again. As they pulled up to the Rock Porium and got off the bike Nick pulled Maddie into his arms and kissed her. They were soon lost in their own little world of passion and love. As they pulled away Nick pulled her to his chest.
“When I called this morning, did I tell you how much I missed you?” Maddie laughed at his statement and kissed him one more time before grabbing his hand and leading him into work.
Authors Notes: Wow! I got this chapter out pretty quickly. Again I would really like to thank everyone for reviewing this story! The response I’m getting for it is amazing me! Thanks everyone!
A/N: I will not lie, I’m a little nervous about this chapter because it’s focusing on two characters I’ve never really written about before. So I need feedback! Please let me know what you thought about it! I would really appreciate it!
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The next chapter: How will the workday go now that Toby knows about Nick and Maddie? Will everyone find out about their relationship? Stay Tuned!