You know who did the teen hero thing right? Kim Possible, that’s who. She never messed around with that secret identity thing or with not letting her parents or friends know what she was doing so she never had to deal with, “Oh, I’m gonna miss this important family event to save the world” or, “What’ll happen if my friends find out my secret identity?” bullcrap. It was like, “Mom, Dad. I gotta go deal with this Drakken sitch,” and they’d just be like, “Have fun. Tell Ron we said hi.” She had that hero/personal life balance thing on lock. I aspire to have my life as in balance as Kim Possible.
Head cannon: kim being jealous cause now that Trini is out in school (assuming she did that) girls are hitting on her and she can't do anything because they're not dating (just acts overprotective), so onetime she does and Trini is like relax dude I'm totally into you.
Ignore the fact that I’ve never actually felt jealousy lmao.
Listen, she’s happy for Trini. Kim’s so glad that Trini was ready to come out, that she’s no longer feeling the need to hide that part of herself. Honestly, Kimberly is absolutely delighted about that.
The problem, though, is that now every wlw is hitting on Trini. At first, Kim brushed her annoyance and intense need to tell them to fuck off as simply looking out for her fellow Power Ranger. Of course, such a lie can only last for so long.
Usually, all Kim lets herself do is be…slightly overprotective. She’ll walk in on some girl flirting with Trini and she’ll say some shit like, “Oh, hey, Trini! Jessica, how nice to see you. Weren’t you supposed to meet Jake earlier? He’s looking for you.”
And, honestly, it’s pretty pathetic, but at the very least, it works. Most of the time, all Trini will do is quirk an eyebrow so Kim likes to think she’s being subtle about it.
One day, though, Kim can’t take it. Trini spends the entire day at school surrounded by beautiful, and most importantly, sapphic women. There’s no way she could get them to leave without being overtly suspicious and so Kim spends the entire day stewing in her annoyance and wallowing over her situation.
When the bell rings and the two of them are walking to the spaceship to train—Trini finally without her gaggle of annoyingly dumb fangirls—Kim explodes.
Prompt: Trimberly - jealous Kim and maybe a little bit of angst
You got it!
New kid. Tall. Brunette. Green eyed (appropriately). Surprisingly Popular (suspicious - no new kid had a right to be popular). Green Ranger (very suspicious). Tomboy. Straight-A Student (so why detention??? Also suspicious).
And the absolute bane of Kimberly Hart’s existence.
The moment Tommy had arrived in detention, Kim had smelled trouble. Because not only was Tommy gorgeous, not only was Tommy funny, and athletic, and intelligent.
Not only was Tommy Oliver basically perfect in the cut-throat adolescent world of High School, but Tommy Oliver was charming. Kim hated charming people. She especially hated them right now. Because right now, Tommy fucking Oliver was flirting with Trini. What’s worse? Trini was giggling. And blushing.
And Kim couldn’t do a fucking thing about it.
She’d been flirting (haha see what she did there? Pathetic) with the idea of asking Trini out for months. And really, who wouldn’t? Trini was damn near perfect. She was kind and intelligent and funny and absolutely gorgeous.
And she was far too good for Kimberly Hart.
She was too good for the ex-cheerleader who was this close to being labeled a sex offender. She was too good for the girl who got so defensive over her own actions, she punched her ex-sort-of-not-really-boyfriend so hard without powers that he’d lost a tooth. She was too good for the girl who was so emotionally stunted she’d kept them all from morphing until Billy had died.
So no, Kim wasn’t good enough for Trini. But she wasn’t positive Tommy Oliver was either.
“You trying out your laser vision again, princess?”
Zach’s amused drawl broke through her staring contest with the back of Tommy’s head.
“Huh? We don’t have laser vision, doofus.”
“Well you’re definitely trying to melt the back of poor Tommy’s head. What did she ever do to you, huh?”
Kim glanced away just as Tommy shifted to reveal a surprisingly bashful Trini.
Kim sighed. Sometimes she thought the only one in their group who didn’t know about her pathetic crush on the Yellow Ranger was Trini herself.
“Yeah.” What else was there to say? She didn’t have a chance with Trini, she knew that. And Tommy really was a good sort. Mostly. And hey if she could make Trini smile like that, who was Kim to get in the way? No one, that’s who.
She feels Zach’s gaze on her, but she refuses to look up. She doesn’t want to see the pity in his eyes. She doesn’t see the thoughtfulness in his gaze, or the way his eyes flick between Trini’s furtive looks in Kim’s direction, and Kim’s hunched shoulders.
Trini slid next to Zach in their English class with and grunted out some form of greeting as she rested her head on top of her folded arms. She had a massive headache and really just wanted to do some yoga on her rock. She was not looking forward to debating Shakespeare for the umpteenth time this year with a bunch of pimply hormonal teens.
“’Sup, Crazy Girl.”
“Got a headache?”
“Got anything to do with a certain green friend of ours?”
Head tilt, murderous glare.
Students were settling into their seats as the teacher wrote their assignments on the board, and told them to choose partners to go over the next Act of Hamlet. Zach payed the rest of them no mind.
“Funny thing, I think Kim’s got a headache for the same exact reason.”
“Oh, it speaks!”
“Shut up idiot.”
“Ouch. Words hurt, you know”
“You don’t have enough brain cells to be offended by my awesome snark.”
“Damn, fine. I won’t tell you what Kim said earlier when Tommy was all over you.”
“What the fuck, Zach.”
Zach buried his nose in Shakespeare and ignored Trini’s glare. Finally, she rolled her eyes.
“Fine, o amazing Black Ranger. I only insult your awesomeness because I cannot even dream to match it. Alright? Just tell me already!”
Zach smirked. “Someone’s eager. And just how much Shakespeare have you been reading, Trinity?”
She kicked his shin under the table, hard.
“Call me Trinity again and you’ll wish Rita was back.”
“Ok, ok, jesus, leave my bones intact, Crazy Girl! I probably shouldn’t be telling you this, but - and I say this with all possibly love - but damn girl you’re oblivious. Even Jason figured it out, and you know that’s saying something.”
“Figured what out?” Trini was getting more confused by the second, and it wasn’t helping her headache in the slightest. If Zach didn’t get to his point soon, she’d punch him and deal with going to the principal’s office happily.
“Kim’s got a gigantic gay crush on you, Trini.”
Trini blinked. “Huh?”
It was Zach’s turn to roll his eyes.
“Girl, the only thing that even comes close to your crush on Kim, is her crush on you. We both know Tommy just likes to flirt - especially with you, because you blush so easily when a pretty girl is paying attention to you -”
Trini kicked his shin again with a hissed “Hey!”
“ - Ow! What? It’s the truth! Anyway, I don’t think Kim’s realized that Tommy’s flirting is harmless when it comes to you. I mean hey we all know she’s got the hots for the hottest member of the team. Moi.”
Another kick. “Ow! I’m going to the police. This abuse is just unwarranted.”
“Zach, for fucks sake, please get to the point.”
“I thought I had? What’s that glare for? You need me to spell it out? Kim. Was. Jealous. Kim. Likes. You. Idiot. No accounting for taste, but - HEY!”
“Zach, Trini, is there something you’d like to share with the class?”
“No, Ms. Morris we were just, uh, having a disagreement over the meaning of a passage.”
Watching Zachary Kwan trying to appear innocent was not a pretty sight, but luckily, their teacher just rolled her eyes and moved on.
“What did I say about the kicking?? Jeez. And here I am, trying to help you out. Some friend you are.”
“Aww poor wittle baby. Suck it up, bitch.”
Trini was quiet for a moment, thinking.
“You’re not pulling my leg? Kim’s really into me?”
“Dude you’re like, Wynonna Earp level oblivious.”
“I don’t know whether to take that as an insult or a compliment.”
“Definitely an insult.”
Tommy’s next flirting target two days later, ironically, was Kim.
Their training session for the day had ended, and they were all relaxing and nursing various bruises and scrapes under the coolness coming from the lake above the pit. Trini, observing Tommy’s flirting process, personally thought that the award for Wynonna Earp obliviousness should go to Kim, who hadn’t realized yet that Tommy had been flirting with her for the past half hour.
Trini had conducted her own experiments over the past two days to see if Zach was just insane or if his claim held any merit. She’d found, to her surprise, that he might, in fact, in some weird twist of fate, be right, and she’d been trying all morning to come up with a way to ask her fellow ranger out.
And then Tommy had butted in, and Zach had been smirking at her for the past half hour, and winking every time Tommy said something even remotely suggestive. Now, glancing from Kim to Zach one more time, he waggled his eyebrows and tilted his head in a clear dare. Trini Alverado was not one to ever back down from a dare.
Taking a fortifying breath, she left her perch atop one of the rocks in the pit and stalked over to Kim and Tommy. Kim brightened at the sight of her, giving Trini butterflies, and Tommy’s eyes took on a mischievous gleam.
“Hey, Tommy. Kim, I’m really sorry about this.”
Kim looked confused, and Tommy looked amused.
“For what?” They voiced the query at the same time.
Taking another breath, Trini grabbed Kim’s wrist and pulled the taller girl down so she could press her lips to Kim’s.
She could hear Zach’s whoop of laughter, Billy’s clapping, and Jason’s cheering in the background as she felt Kim’s startled exhale of breath against her face. A tentative hand threaded itself through her hair as she felt Kim move closer to her, press more firmly into her lips, and heard Tommy’s quiet chuckle next to them.
She pulled away from Kim, a small smirk on her lips and took a few steps backwards.
“We should do that again some time, if you’re interested.”
With a thrust from her legs, she propelled herself through the lake, hoping Kim wouldn’t be too far behind.
A/N: This is the first part in a Trimberly song series I’m going to be doing with songs I’ve been sent, and with songs I personally choose. I always love to have new suggestions, so please feel free to send me songs or prompts in my ask, and I’ll try to get to them as quickly as possible.
The first time Kim had spotted Trini, her breath had caught against the back of her throat.
Her lungs had ached, her chest had shuddered; Her knees had weakened, her fingertips had tingled. Her heart had stuttered harshly against the spot it was usually beating so steadily against.
She stopped short in her tracks, and when the other girl’s eyes met hers, everything suddenly felt so still and so fast in one single, simultaneous second.
They both blinked.
A few moments passed, and something fluttered within Kim’s stomach, but then the other girl glanced away; The moment was over.
That fluttering feeling evaporated, to allow a disheartening and sinking one to take its place, and Kim had to try really hard not to focus on it while the other new guy–newer guy; Zack–yelled out something about seeing this enchanting girl around in the mornings.
Her ears were too busy ringing to hear what was said in reply, but her attention became acutely focused once more as the rock right under this new girl’s feet crumbled.
And when Kim fell too, all she could think of was how horribly the girl’s scream sounded as it echoed off of the stone surrounding them, and when she sat back up, all she could feel was the immense and almost sickening wave of relief that washed over her when she saw that said girl was okay.
Her hands shook as they all stood together; As they all inspected the strange, black glass that had been exposed; As they all inspected the strange, colored coins they’d found and argued over what to do with them. Her hands shook, and she felt as if her skin, her nerves, were vibrating, purely from the close proximity she and the shorter girl were stood in; She felt lightheaded.
But suddenly another sound, that differed from the constant one of her erratic pulse, filled her ears and caught her attention.
“Guys!” she said, effectively cutting off the boys’ bickering. “Do you hear that?”
“Mine security,” Zack muttered; They were screwed.
“Someone should’ve pointed that out,” Pretty Girl
retorted sarcastically, just to rub it in. “Wait. I did.”
And then she started to run away, with the motivation of their impending arrest, and Kim could do nothing to stop her legs from following; The gravitational pull that this literal stranger had on her was already too strong, too immediate, to fight against or understand.
So, Kim chased after her, partly because of her own survival instinct, partly because of the strange and strong need to ensure the other girl’s survival.
“Up there!” she had said breathlessly as she made a little more headway, pointing to the speeding van just out of their trajectory.
™ nodded, and they both swerved to better meet the vehicle in its path.
Jason pulled them both in, and their heads popped up over the seats to watch as Billy drove them towards the train tracks.
Once Zack was pulled in too, the five of them were merely racing against the clock, racing against a train, to make it out of the mine.
“I hope he has it,” Pretty Girl
™ whispered, her eyes shut tightly and pleadingly.
Kim, in her own fear, forgot to reassure the other girl, and she instead said, “He definitely doesn’t have it.”
“I’ve got it,” Billy insisted. “I’ve got it.”
He didn’t have it.
The last thing Kim was aware of before the impact was a soft hand grabbing hold of hers and not letting go.
Darling just dive right in, and follow my lead
So, things were definitely different.
They were all strong; They all had powers beyond comprehension.
They had survived being t-boned by a train, flipping several hundred feet. They had all scaled a mountain and jumped a ravine with relative ease and as little bloodshed as possible.
And now they were all jumping, willingly, into said ravine to see whatever it was that Billy had discovered when he fell down it–terrifyingly, might Kim add.
“Come on guys, let’s go!” Jason said to the two of them–she and Pretty Girl
™–just before hopping over the edge of the cliff and straightening his body out in preparation for his landing.
Kim laughed breathlessly, and so did Pretty Girl
™, but as their eyes met, both of their smiles faded.
The other girl started to walk away, and Kim panicked, so she found herself calling out near immediately, without much thought as to why–Even though she knew it was because she couldn’t bear the thought or reality of never seeing or talking to her again.
“Hey, wait!” The girl turned slightly. “Can I, um–Can I get a sip of your water? I’m dying.”
It was the best she could come up with on the spot, but it was an excuse that seemed to work as the other girl just rolled her eyes before walking closer again.
“Fine. Just don’t finish it.”
Their fingertips brushed as the bottle was passed to her, and she swallowed a little thickly.
“Thanks,” she replied. “And I’m sorry.”
Delicate eyebrows furrowed over a confused and hazel stare.
Kim didn’t even answer verbally as she grabbed the front of the girl’s jacket and tugged her forward harshly before throwing all of her own weight backwards and off of the cliff.
She shrieked loudly as the sensation of falling filled her stomach, and she let go of the other girl as they plummeted towards a body of water below.
Well I found a girl, beautiful and sweet
I never knew you were the someone waiting for me
Learning that they were Power Rangers, bound by their responsibility to save the universe, and connected through the morphing grid, was a revelation that shook Kim to her core.
Aren’t superheroes supposed to be good?
What was she doing on this team?
She didn’t belong here…
She didn’t deserve to be with these people…
She didn’t deserve to be with Billy, who was talkative and intelligent, lovable and loving, selfless and soft where it counted.
She didn’t deserve to be with Zack, who just wished to be able to protect his mom; Who transferred that wish to the entire population of the world.
She didn’t deserve to be with Jason, who was so used to leading teams, to taking the weight, his whole life; Who was angry and hurt and used those emotions for all of the wrong reasons until he was given the right one.
She didn’t deserve to be with Trini… Who was brave and beautiful, inside and out; Who had fought all her life, to just be accepted by the people who so wished to shun her; Trini, who, despite her isolation, still had a beating, bleeding heart for humanity as a whole, for the people she let close enough to touch her.
Trini, who didn’t need labels, but was so used to being labeled. Trini, who was too good for all the bad she’d been through, and who was too good for all of the bad that Kim inherently was.
Kim didn’t deserve to be with any of them, to have the privilege of fighting on the same team as them. But Kim was also selfish, and so she didn’t say anything as they all grew closer–As she and Trini grew closer.
As she and Trini went to Krispy Kreme after school, before training, every day. As she and Trini paired up for Biology lab work and sparring sessions.
She didn’t say anything, because she couldn’t bring herself to lose something–someone–so special.
Cause we were just kids when we fell in love
Not knowing what it was
The more time continued to pass, the more Kim longed, ached, to be with the other girl. The more time continued to pass, the harder it got to handle their interactions.
Their gazes started to linger for longer seconds. Their touches weren’t as fleeting–as accidental.
Their concern wasn’t strictly professional, formal, courteous.
They were becoming more intrigued, more invested.
Kim cleaned Trini’s wounds after the more particularly grueling training sessions, and she walked her home every day. She sought her out in the halls, whenever she could; She made sure no one gave the other girl a hard time.
She tried, with all that she was, to be someone worthy of Trini’s time, and she tried to ignore the feeling of foreboding that hovered over her, as Rita’s imminent attack grew closer, more pressing.
I will not give you up this time
It had been just a few hours since they’d all last hung out when Kim admitted to Jason in his room why they couldn’t morph, why she was undeserving of their friendship.
It had been just a few minutes into their conversation when they both got the text from Trini to meet her at the football field.
It had been with a heavy and sick sensation in her stomach that Kim got into Jason’s truck to meet the other rangers, and it had been with shaking legs that she ran into the empty stadium.
“So, we’re all here. Where is she?”
Kim could hardly breathe.
“I’m right here,” Trini called, stopping at the top of the cement stairs and looking down at them with more emotion than Kim could ever recall seeing on her. “Look. Rita came to my house tonight.”
Kim really couldn’t breathe now.
“What?” she heard one of the boys whisper; Zack took an instinctive step forward, but Kim couldn’t move a muscle.
“Yeah,” Trini nodded. “She’s real.” She tugged down the collar of her shirt to reveal long, harsh, bleeding scratches on the side of her neck. “Real crazy.”
Kim clenched her fists just as she clenched her jaw, an ugly feeling of anger bubbling within her hotly.
Trini avoided her gaze, pointedly.
“She almost killed me. Told me that she would spare my life if I could keep a secret.”
Kim kind of zoned out of what was being said, only for a few seconds, as she tried to scan over Trini’s body to find any other less noticeable injuries–in the way the girl stood, shifted her weight, held herself up.
Jason’s speech is what drew her attention back to the present, to their reality, and though his words were quite rousing, it wasn’t until Trini raised her hand to agree to his plan that Kim did too.
After all, it was Trini that she would follow off of a cliff.
But darling just kiss me slow
They got their asses handed to them. They got a reality check.
They weren’t invincible; They could face loss, and it could be so devastating that the world lost all of its color.
Regrets and guilt could still affect them and could still be present while they were in battle, meaning that they could still be present if one of them were to be struck down again; If one of them were to not come back.
So, after Billy came back to them, after they morphed, after they fought the putties–the real, live ones–after they went to the cave to get their Zords, Kim grabbed Trini’s wrist with one of her own gloved hands.
The boys were already bursting through the side of the mountain, ready and rearing to go save the world, but all Kim could see in that moment was the confused glimmer in the other girl’s hazel eyes as her mask came up to reveal her face.
“Kim, what are you doing. We have to g–.”
Kim cut off Trini’s sentence with her lips.
She poured all of the feeling she could convey into a kiss that could possibly be her last.
Their lips slotted together in a way that was almost tauntingly perfect, and Trini’s were so soft, and warm, and like everything Kim could’ve ever imagined and more, that when she pulled away, her heart trembled from the aftershock of it all.
And then Trini’s eyes opened slowly, dazed and still as dazzling as ever.
“I just wouldn’t have been able to die with myself knowing that I didn’t do that at least once.”
And then Kim had jogged to her Zord without allowing the other girl to even think of a response.
After all, they had a universe to protect.
Your heart is all I own
And in your eyes, you’re holding mine
They had defeated Rita; Not easily, but a win is a win, and their team was stronger because of it; They could all feel it.
The happiness Kim felt, the relief that she hadn’t died, that none of her fellow rangers had died, was what had kept her going as they made their way back to the ship, to tell Alpha and Zordon the good news.
She was too high on adrenaline to notice the throbbing pain in her forehead from where it had made harsh contact with the top of her helmet as the metal of her Zord was being crushed around her. She was too high on happiness to feel the warmth of the blood trickling down the side of her temple.
And when they all made it into the ship, they morphed back into their regular clothing, and they stood before Zordon and told him everything; The beginning to the end; From start to slap.
Jason told of the beginning, Trini and Zack took turns with the middle bit, and Kim hung back some, watching on with a fond smile, as Billy animatedly told of his kick to Goldar’s midsection, towards the end.
She blinked once and fought back the urge to yawn; The adrenaline was wearing off, exhaustion was setting in, deep and comfortable down in her bones.
She blinked again, slower, more languid.
And then she swayed, suddenly, her blood loss finally catching up to her, finally catching her attention, and she stumbled slightly as her head became lighter, less grounded.
“Whoa,” she breathed out.
Trini and Jason’s attention moved back to her just as her eyes rolled back into her head.
Baby, I’m dancing in the dark
The morphing grid accelerates their already accelerated healing; Their injuries never really have that much of a lasting impact; So Kim didn’t spend a very long amount of time in her unconscious state–maybe two hours, three, tops.
When she woke up, she was still on the ship, in the med bay.
A faint voice could be heard speaking in the hall, but other than that, everything was silent.
For a few moments, she just lay there, staring at the metal grating of the ceiling, and, then, when she finally brought herself to sit up, she lifted a dirty hand to her forehead, to feel at where the skin was now healed over and smooth once more.
She then tried to stretch her muscles by spreading her sore arms out wide and rolling her head back and forth to try to get the kinks out of her neck. Her skin was still littered with bruises and her entire body felt almost unbearably stiff, but she was still present, still breathing; She couldn’t bring herself to complain.
“Oh,” came an exclamation, suddenly, from the med bay’s entrance. “You’re awake.”
Kim’s gaze snapped up to meet the one that she hadn’t noticed settle on her, and she felt her heart’s steady beating falter, stuttering and staggered. She stood up and then stared at the other girl, who was nearly stock still in her stance, a few feet away.
A second passed, a quick heartbeat, and then Trini was walking towards her, purposefully, powerfully. Kim didn’t know what to expect, but when two rough hands shoved harshly at her shoulders, sending her stumbling backwards in surprise, she realized that it definitely wasn’t that.
Her eyes widened as she struggled to regain a sense of stability.
“What the hell?”
“You’re such an asshole!” Trini shouted at her, hoarse and horribly pained.
The shorter girl pushed at Kim’s shoulders again, but since the pink ranger was more prepared, she didn’t stumble.
“Trini, what are you–?”
“You can’t do that!” Trini cut her off, fiercely. “You can’t just–You can’t just kiss me, and then run off to save the world like it didn’t happen! You can’t kiss me, and then collapse after the battle!”
The yellow ranger’s hands came up again, but when they landed on Kim’s chest they were weak and harmless, allowing the taller girl to grab a hold of them. Trini let out a shuddering breath, that rattled through her heaving chest, and her eyes closed, as Kim raised her own hands to then frame the girl’s jaw.
A second of silence passed, and Trini spent it releasing a slow exhale of air through her nose; Kim waited patiently.
“You just completely collapsed,” she whispered after a moment, her eyelids sliding apart slowly to meet Kim’s stare. “Like the injury wasn’t even that bad, but you just crumpled to the ground, and you looked so pale and motionless; It was horrible.”
Kim frowned, and her thumbs began to stroke softly across the skin of Trini’s cheekbones, soothing and sincere.
“I’m sorry,” she said earnestly. “I promise, I wasn’t trying to be reckless. I just honestly didn’t even feel the injury through all of the adrenaline.”
Trini swallowed thickly, and she nodded slightly before bringing her hands up so that she could wrap her fingers around Kim’s wrists–an attempt to ground herself.
“You scared me.”
A twinge of pain reverberated through Kim’s chest at the subtle crack in Trini’s voice, and her frown deepened as her eyebrows furrowed further over her gaze.
“I’m sorry,” she repeated; It was the only thing she could think to say.
Trini shook her head then.
“It’s okay. It’s not your fault. I-I was just scared, because I knew that I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself if I didn’t get to return the favor at least once.”
And in a full-circle sort of moment, Kim’s sentence was cut short by the abrupt pressing of soft lips against her own.
The hands on her hips shifted, and then warm arms were wrapping fully around her waist, pulling her closer, more flush against Trini’s body. Her fingers tangled themselves effortlessly within the long strands of Trini’s hair, and her eyes fluttered shut as she kissed back with all that she was, and maybe a little bit more after that too…
Because this kiss wasn’t as rushed as their first; There was no impending doom, no villain to fight, nobody else but each other waiting for them to be their salvation.
This kiss was breathtaking, soul shaking, and Kim felt her chest ache so wholly from its effects that when they pulled away once more, she almost staggered backwards; Trini’s grip on her was too tight to let her go though.
“Oh,” she breathed out, leaning down to rest their foreheads together.
“Yeah, ‘oh,’” Trini said lightly. “Did you really think that you were the only one wanting to share a kiss?”
Kim could feel the light dusting of pink that colored her cheeks then, and she bit her lip bashfully, a shy smile lifting one corner of her mouth; Trini’s eyes shone with endearment as they watched her.
“Well, I mean, yeah,” Kim admitted. “I didn’t think that you actually liked me back, or that you would even be interested in a relationship with me. And now that I think about it, this still doesn’t mean that you want a relationship, because a kiss doesn’t automatically mean that you’re in a relationship with someone. So–.”
Trini kissed her again, to shut her up, and Kim couldn’t really complain at all, as the girl smiled into her mouth.
“I want a relationship with you,” Trini whispered against her lips. “As long as you’ll have me?”
Kim didn’t answer verbally; She didn’t have to.
With you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass
Listening to our favorite song
“Trini. Dance with me.”
The shorter girl looked over to Kim from where she had been gazing at the stars in the dark sky above them.
The moonlight illuminated her hazel irises in that breath-stealing way it always did, and it cast beautiful shadows across the features of her face effortlessly.
Training had ended about an hour before, and they had both decided a little alone time would be a great way to end the day; So, they were sat near the edge of the very same cliff Kim had thrown them off of, their fingers entwined and their attention shifting from the sky to each other and back again, lazily.
The time had passed in relative silence, calm and comfortable, until Kim spoke.
Trini’s eyebrows furrowed.
Kim smiled at her, and she slowly got to her feet before extending her hand down for Trini to take.
“Dance with me,” she repeated simply.
“There’s no music?” Trini said, even while she took Kim’s hand into her own again and stood too.
“That’s okay. My favorite thing to listen to is your heartbeat.”
Trini smiled then as well, and she stepped closer as Kim reached for her waist.
“You’re such a sap.”
“Only for you, honey,” Kim whispered before she then started to sway from side to side, prompting Trini to do the same, engaging them in an easy and slow dance, perfect for two young teens in love.
When you said you looked a mess
Trini laughed lightly, a beautiful sound that floated atop the wind.
“I honestly look horrible,” she retorted, quietly and without real malice. “I’m pretty sure there’s dried blood on my shirt right now, babe.”
I whispered underneath my breath
But you heard it
“Darling, you look perfect tonight.”
A/N: Hi! Thank you so much for reading! Once again, this is the first part in a Trimberly song series I’m going to be doing with songs I’ve been sent, and with songs I personally choose. I always love to have new suggestions, so please feel free to send me songs or prompts in my ask, and I’ll try to get to them as quickly as possible.
This will also be posted on AO3; My username is KHart, and I have another piece written called Lover’s Lies, if you are at all interested.
Once again thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed it!
Prompt for anonymous: Prompt. Trini gets super hurt(gravely) after a fight with Kim and Kim freaks out super angsty but happy ending :3
Kim flips over the last of the putties she’s fighting with, watching it crumble with a satisfied smirk on her face.
“Nice one, Kim.” Jason claps her on the back. “Next up we’re gonna be pairing off and rotating through partners, Zack and I up first.”
Zack rises from where he’s lounged against a rock, talking with Billy, and stretches his neck out. He jumps on the spot a few times, goading Jason on, the lean strength in his muscles uncoiling as he drops into a defensive stance.
Trini saunters over to join Kim where she sits watching the boys, and Kim feels her face stretch into an unwilling smile.
“Wanna take bets?” She asks, sitting down so her legs are stretched over Kim’s, and Kim snorts.
“We shouldn’t bet on them, that’s rude.”
“Wasn’t a no.” Trini watches her with an arched eyebrow, and Kim has to keep telling herself she does not find it attractive. Not at all. If only gorgeous, irreverent, angry people weren’t exactly her type.
(also here on ao3, on the idea that Trini has a crush on Kim throughout the movie)
It was almost impossible not to notice Kimberly Ann Hart.
Trini took notice on her first day at the school, staring from her seat at the
back where of course – no one noticed her. She only learned of her name through
the attendance call though based on the whispers in the hall later she would
have learned it soon enough anyway.
She wasn’t sure what it was at first, taking note of Kim’s
hair which was up in a ponytail that day since she had gymnastics practice
later (though Trini wouldn’t learn of that fact until later), seeing how there
were tiny whisps that dared to escape from the hair elastic and drew attention
to Kim’s neck.
Trini was certain she was staring too hard, her face felt
too hot but when she glanced around still no one was looking at the new girl.
It was business, and her life, as usual. With a sigh she doodled in her
notebook, refusing to look up at Kim again.
Except that she kept doing it much to her own annoyance.
Biology class came around and Trini found herself always looking in Kim’s
direction. One day Kim turned around and Trini stiffened, panicking slightly
that she’d been caught but Kim was just turning to talk to the student behind
her. Even this far away Trini could catch the light on her lip gloss.
She almost wished she’d been caught staring. Acknowledged
somehow. But the day passed on and at dinner when her mother pressed her on
what she did that day Trini just shrugged.
“Kim’s much less emotionally reactive than I am. She uses silence as a position of power a lot more than I do in my real life. I tend to talk because stuff gets uncomfortable, and Kim just observes, which has been really fun to learn from. It’s been really fun to realize that there’s such great power and education in just observing.” – Rhea Seehorn, Variety (2016)
So I rewatched the power Rangers trailer and remembered the part where Trini’s locker was defaced and decided to do a fic :))))). Warning this is probs gonna be angsty.
Mornings. Trini hated Mornings. They were the worst part of her day. It meant she had to stop by her locker to collect her books for the day.
There it was. Her locker. Number 201. Today they had decided purple was a good choice.
Today they hadn’t wrote “faggot” or illegal" or “wetback.”
No. Today it was “freak.” I didn’t matter. This happened a lot.
As she opened her locker the yellow ranger soon discovered more notes stuffed inside her locker. They said some pretty horrible things. But nothing Trini wasn’t used to.
Except for one.
It was like looking terror in the face. It was so bad the girl wanted to cry.
The note read “Kimberly hates fags. She’d never stay with a loser like you. She’s just experimenting. You have no chance. ” Something about the note made her want to tear it up and throw it into an endless pit.
It’s not like she hasn’t heard things like this before, she’s heard plenty. But this. This hit deeply.
Trini was so engrossed in her thoughts she didn’t hear the group of cheerleaders approaching her.
“Well if it isn’t the schools reject Ellen.” Amanda spat.
“What’s wrong Dee Dee?” The blonde snarled. “Can’t handle the fact the little kimmy doesn’t love you.” Without warning Amanda pulled up a picture up on her phone.
There she was. Her Kimberly. Kissing some boy from the football team.
Trini couldn’t breathe.
“What’s wrong Trini? Don’t you speak English?” The girl laughed.
Or at least, she tried to. But Amanda and her posse got a hold of her.
Amanda took a container out of her backpack. It was full of rainbow glitter.
“Let’s show everyone just how much of a fag you are” Amanda spat.
Trini struggled against the girls, but knew she couldn’t do anything for fear of showing off her true strength.
Amanda dumped the content of the jar into Trini’s hair and it spilled onto her clothes.
“Can’t forget the paint.” The girl grinned.
Amanda stood over Trini with a bucket of glittery paint.
Everyone laughed. No one stopped her.
There she was. Covered in glitter and paint. Looking like the freak she was.
God how she wanted to curl up and die.
“HEY!” A voice shouted. Trini recognized it to be Jason. She saw Jason yell at Amanda. The rest of the team following him.
Trini felt a pair of warm arms surround her. It was Billy. Trini turned her head and realized Zack and Jason had started arguing with Amanda with full force. Billy wrapped his jacket around her. She looked next to her to see that Billy had handed her off to Kim.
Trini didn’t look up. She didn’t say anything.
Kim set Trini up on the counter and starting rubbing off the glitter and paint.
“Hey. Look at me.” Kim’s voice was soft and velvety.
Trini felt anger bubble up inside her.
“Why did Amanda have that picture?” She said quietly.
Kim finally understood what she was talking about. Her eyes bulged out of her head.
“Babe it’s not what you think.” Kim rambled.
“Then explain. Explain how Amanda had a picture of you kissing Brad.” Trini snapped.
“Because Brad and I were talking and Amanda shoved me into him.” She answered calmly.
Trini felt shame.
“I don’t blame you if you don’t wanna be with me anymore. Who wants to date a loser like me?” She sniffled. Trini waited for Kim to tell her she was right, that they were done. But it never came. Instead, a soft hand cupped her jaw and leaned her head forward.
“No. Don’t say that. Trini Gomez you are extraordinary. You’re kind and strong and beautiful. I don’t care what Amanda thinks of you. Because I know the truth.” Kim answered softly.
Kim reached forward and took a strand of loose hair and tucked it behind Trini’s ear. “You’re amazing. And I love you just the way you are.”
Trini looped her arms around Kim’s neck. “Thank you.” She softly said. Kim surged forward and placed butterfly kisses all over Trini’s face.
“Besides,” Kim smiled “I think glitter makes you look cute.” Both rangers laughed at their own stupidity.
They knew. It was gonna be okay.
END. gosh. This week has been hard. I’m glad I came up with more stuff for this fandom. I hope you enjoyed:))))
Summary: When Kimberly lost her eye sight, she gained something back in return and entered a world that she never thought existed.
AN: I had this idea for a while where I wanted to combine two of my favorite things in one fic. The power rangers movie and my current obsession with Daredevil on netflix. This is also my first attempt at writing in a blind person’s perspective. So for you experienced writers out there, if you want to hook someone up with some tips (any kind will do. I’m a bit rusty) that would be appreciated. Also this hasn’t been beta’ed yet so I do apologize for any mistakes that I made.
And since this does deal with blindness I do have to throw in a trigger warning. With that enjoy the first chapter !
“First thing you gotta understand is nobody feels sorry for you for being blind girly. And nobody ever will. Cause when it comes to being born lucky… you won the friggin’ lottery.” - Stick
Kimberly Gasped as she shot up from her bed. The first thing that she noticed was that everything was loud. Loud and more refined than anything she’s ever heard. It was almost as if she was in a dark room with no lights on and someone turned up the volume of a very large and sound capturing speakers.
And everything else in the room felt so bright and intense yet she still shrouded in darkness. She frantically reached her hands out despite her current blinded state wanting to touch something. Anything that she could get her hands on just to regain some level of normalcy as the sounds continued to get louder.
She could hear the continuous drip from what she assumed was her IV line next to her bed along with the heart monitor beeping in an steadily increasing pace.
“What?..whats going on?” Kim called out bringing her fingers to where her eyes should be only to feel the scratchy fibers of the hospital issued bandages over her eyes. Each touch of fiber on her fingers felt like she stuck her hand in a ball of coarse yarn.
“Where am I? Mom? Dad?” She’d call out only to bring her hands back up to her ears blocking out the noise that would be bouncing off the walls within her hospital room.
Fact is she didn’t even remember how she ended up in the hospital with her eyes bandaged. The last thing Kimberly remember was confront Amanda and Harper at school in the science room about bullying Trini. She remembered her fellow ranger in tears once again pouring her heart out to her. The anguish in Trini’s voice as she told Kim about the rumors that Amanda and Harper spread about her fellow ranger begging to sleep with them and once again defacing Trini’s locker with derogatory terms.
She also remembered the shouting match she had with Amanda and her underling as they slung harsh insults back and forth where Amanda would berate kim for the mistake she made in which Kim would retaliate that what she did didn’t give Amanda the right to attack her friends or deface other people’s lockers.
The last thing came into Kim’s mind was how the fight escalated into a physical one where both Amanda and Harper violently shoved Kimberly into the lab table causing the chemicals on display to splash onto Kim’s face and into her eyes causing the searing and acidic pain to course it’s way into the pink ranger’s face.
Even as Kimberly fell to the ground blindingly writhing in agony with the feeling of her face being on fire, she could still hear the two cheerleaders blaming each other.
“Shit Amanda why did you do that?!”
“What are you talking about you’re the one that pushed her!”
“You did too amanda! Oh man. We’re in trouble now…”
“Harper listen! We’ll leave through the back ok? Nobody will see us.”
“But…we gotta help here she’s…she…”
“If we help her we’ll get expelled! Lets just get out the back before anyone sees us!…”
Before Kimberly would succumb to the lightheaded darkness and drift off into unconciousness the last thing she would hear before she woke up in the Angel Grove hospital would be the two footsteps of the people she used to call her friends leaving the school lab.
“stop…make it stop…” Kim whippered bringing her hands to her ears trying to block out the orderlies outside of her room. Random voices in a cacophony of muddled sounds just streaming into her ear drums. it felt like the insides of her ears were about to rupture. But even through the discord of the chaotic noises outside she was able to focus on one voice.
Her voice. Even in her state and through the walls of her hospital room she managed to seek out the voice of her fellow power rangers.
“Its my fault Jace. It’s all my fault.” Kim could easily pinpoint Trini’s muddled tear ridden voice. Her heart shattered at the sound of Trini’s broken voice.
“Trini stop. You didn’t do anything. Wrong. This isn’t on you.”
“Jason, she fought with amanda because of me! Because I told her what Amanda said about me and what she did to my Locker. She’s blind because I…” The yellow ranger stopped mid sentence letting out a loud sob.
Jason wrapped his strong arms around Trini’s tiny quivering fame and embraced the girl in a strong hug. Rocking her back and forth as the small ranger would sob into his chest.
“Trini listen. This isn’t your fault.” Jason whispered into Trini’s ear.
“You know how stubborn and determined Kim is when it comes to protecting you. This isn’t your fault or anyone else but the person who did this to her ok?”
Blind? Did she hear Jason right? She was blind? The thought along scared the hell out of her. Knowing that she’d never see her parents, her friends or even Trini’s beautiful face again weighed heavily on her as she stumbled back onto her bed.
As the door opened Kimberly moved her head up towards the two people that entered the room. She easily recognized them as Jason and Trini since Jason’s foot steps were always heavier. And she always knew what Trini’s movements sounded like even before she was blind.
“Hey Kim…” Jason was the first to speak. Sadness laced in his voice. Trini feeling guilt ridden as she is stayed quiet as she slunk back behind their team leader. Being unable to look her fellow pink ranger in the eyes was killing her.
“You uh….you look good.” Jason’s voice quivered a little as he spoke. Kim knew he was lying. She could already hear his heartbeat change the second he spoke those words.
“Come on Jace. You don’t have to lie. I probably look horrible. But the pain killers that they’re keeping me on feel nice at least.”
Jason chuckled lightly at Kim’s joke. As stubborn as she was she always manages to lighten the mood in the group. Even after suffering a traumatic experience.
“We were with your parents when they spoke to the doctor.” The taller boy just rubbed the back of his neck with his hand. His other free hand grasped Trini’s lightly while the yellow ranger just held on to Jason’s arm.
“They’re still with them right now. But-”
“I Know Jace. I’m Blind.” Kim’s voice was somber. Jason just looked up at her, puzzled at her words.
“What? But How did you.-”
“I heard you guys outside. I can also hear my parents in the doctor’s office right now.”
Jason just looked back down at Trini who began to silently cry. A small sniffle escaped from the shorter girl as she wiped her eyes with the back of her sleeve.
“Trini…” The pink ranger whispered. She hated the position that she put her friends in. She never intended to make things this messy. This was going to change things between them. Even worse the possibility of losing a ranger just added to her guilt.
The Latina girl just ran up to her now blind friend and wrapped her arms tightly around Kim, sobbing into the hospital gown that the pink ranger was wearing. Whispering multiple apologies into her Chest.
All Kimberly could do was stroke Trini’s back as the shorter girl poured her heart out.
“Shhh. Don’t do this to yourself Trini. It’s not your fault.” Kim whispered trying her best to sooth the heart broken Yellow ranger. They were soon joined by Jason who just wrapped his two strong arms around his female team mates, enveloping them into a strong and protective hug.
“Jace…” Kimberly could feel her own voice crack. The tears already starting to form behind the back of her throat.
“We’ll get through this Kim. You’re not alone in this.” Jason whispered into Kim’s ears. Tears were already forming in the red ranger’s eyes.