Passing the Ball
BtVs by Whedon & M.E., Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers by Saban Entertainment and Fox Kids.
The latest party at Casa Summers was winding down, almost all the confetti had been used and the guest of honor was sitting on the back porch next to her favorite redhead.
"So," said Tara, smoothing out the wrinkles in her brand new dress. "This is what it feels like to be a Ranger."
"Yeah," giggled Willow. "Soon you'll be saving the world with the best of us. Only one thing though..."
"What is it?"
"Well." Willow dipped her head, nervously fingering the edge of her red blouse. "It's just that the Green one has always been owned by the 'boyfriend', uh, 'significant other' of our group..."
"Well, that's a tradition I wouldn't mind following," Tara said lightly, resting her hand on top of Willow's.
Their fingers intertwined, until Willow let go. Smiling, she leaned into Tara's shoulder.
Sighing contentedly, they turned their gaze upwards, towards the stars.
The silence was shattered by someone vaulting over the fence into the yard."You gave her my crystal, without consulting me?"
Oz stepped into the circle of light surrounding the porch, a sneer on his face, an orb of dark energy charging in his hand. "I can smell her all over you."
"I'm not sure, Z," Faith said, shifting slightly from foot to foot as she stared at the floating head. "Me and pink don't exactly mix."
"I thought you might say that," Zordon said with a rolling chuckle. "So, I made preparations."
On cue, Joyce stepped into sight, holding a folded jacket. "You've been such a big help to Buffy," she said with a warm smile. "I'm honored to be the first to officially welcome you to our team."
Mixed emotions running across her face, Faith accepted the gift and ran her fingers over the supple black leather. Spreading it out to its full length, she saw the pink, heavily stylized image of a broken heart set into the back.
"Thank you," Faith said, her eyes slightly moist.
"Mom may have picked that one out," Buffy said from behind Faith, causing the brunette Slayer to turn abruptly. "But I was the one who assembled these color coded and easily concealed blades."
"Sweet," Faith grinned. "Can't have too many."
Just out of sight from the main group, Willow nudged Xander.
"Guess we missed the memo..."
"Only thing I have with me that's pink is a tiny stuffed Kirby. Think she'll like it?"