There was a lot
going on after the scene had finally cleared up from the battle with several questions that each of the other five people around Charlie surely had. Once the Basilisk creature disappeared with the hostages, Charlie was trying to quickly come up with a plan to reverse their fortunes, but there was turmoil brewing amongst the group. This... extremely
tall woman brought the Power Crystal to her mouth (disgusting by the way) and tried to gnaw on it; the frat-boy had called the Power Crystals... "Participation Crystals"; Jordan had gone off the deep end with her anger towards several members of the group; Clint, of course, surely must have been confused by this and needed his wounds tended to; and then there was the possessor of the Black Power Crystal who had asked her what all of this was about. How would Silas
deal with all of this?Remain calm... breathe. I can do this.
Clearing her throat, her hazel eyes glanced at Ross, offering him a nod that silently stated that she was going to explain all of this in due time, she just needed to get a hold of everyone within range that was a wielder of a Power Crystal. There were six of them and she couldn't possibly go into full detail here and now. They needed to get to the Command Center. "Everyone... just... calm the fuck down!"
she exclaimed, guiding herself towards the center of them all, occasionally turning on her heel to look at each of them in the eyes. Once they were silent, she exhaled deeply, her expression softening. "Now... I know all of you have questions about... everything and I promise that I'll answer them to the best of my ability. But right now, what we don't need is for each of you to... act like kids!"
Because that was part of the reason for the initial demise of the Rangers: each of them were teenagers with their own agendas and their own method of thinking. Even Silas was a bit hot-headed at times. What they needed right now was for them to just listen."Like Jordan mentioned, if you need a ride to the Command Center, we'll load up in Clint's truck. Otherwise, I'll send you each coordinates,"
Charlie said, glancing down at her Power Morpher and tapping away at the holographic screen that popped up from it. The address of the Command Center sent straight to the Rookies phones since they didn't have a Power Morpher yet. "Now... let's move out."
Jordan and Clint may have been caught off guard when they realized that the Command Center was actually GENESIS's old headquarters. A decade without civilization interacting with the facility didn't do the building any favors, but it was the only facility that Charlie had in mind that had notable technology that could serve the needs of the Rangers. After instructing those who were driving to park in the attached parking garage, she led the group inside the building, pressing her hand against the identification sensor as the door slid open with a swooshing sound. "Welcome home, Rangers,"
she said, walking slowly into the rotunda area, sunlight peeking through the windows at the ceiling. The facility was massive, with several untouched corners that Charlie hadn't found the time to get around to. She was considering hiring out someone to help update everything, but she needed to be sure that the team would be stable. Otherwise, it was a waste of money. "Now... I know what you're thinking... we've got a lot of work to do,"
she said as they neared the elevator. "But, the real good stuff is in the basement."
The elevator took the group down to the Control Room
that was much more updated than anything above ground. This
was where Charlie had spent much of her time updating and improving what was already a decent system. It just needed her own personal touch. Across the perimeter were pods with each of the Rangers suits, including the ones that were no longer in commission. There were screens as well that served as surveillance to the city along with other information like Ranger vitals and blueprints for other projects. The central area had a step down area that shaped in a circular fashion. There were a few rolling chairs in front of numerous computer screens that instantly lit up once a foot was stepped onto the lowered platformed. Turning to face everyone, she cleared her throat as now
was the time to actually begin explaining, especially to the Rookies."Okay... We haven't gotten into the particulars yet but... new people, new Rangers... I'm Charlisa Fox, but everyone calls me Charlie. Purple Ranger."
She gestured to the other two veterans who were prone to biting each other's heads off. Well, mainly Jordan but Clint wasn't exactly a pushover. "That's Clint "Cowboy" Martyr, Green Ranger. And my lovely big sister, Jordan Hall, Blue Ranger."
Nodding, she gave them the opportunity to introduce themselves, and then acknowledged the Rookies. "I don't know... anything about you all, but... the Morphin Grid has a way of being able to identifying people that have bonded with Power Crystals..."
Turning, she slight bent down to tap on one of the computer screens on the lower platform as the screens beyond them, high on the wall, showed the faces of the three new Rangers. "Ross Takahashi, Sloane McCabe, and Vallory Vance. Black, Red, and Pink Rangers respectively. The Power Crystals have a way of finding a person of great potential and utilizing them to carry out the mission of protecting the planet as Power Rangers. We don't know everything about it... but I would tell you this: take it seriously. There is a great responsibility with being a Ranger and, yes, we look cool and flashy and all of that... but the fate of the world is on the line while we're kicking ass."
Pausing, she looked to Clint and Jordan before leaning her backside against one of the chairs. "I'm sure all of you have questions... including you two, Jordan and Clint. Fire away."