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    Commentary on all of the fics in my Power Rangers Soulmate 'verse, in whatever order I find the motivation to do so.

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    Ji can barely bear to look at Antonio, at all the ways this boy is everything Ji was and never could be.

    Oh, in some subconscious way, Ji realizes that Antonio is not him. He knows that Antonio comes from outside of the the Clans, that's probably what makes the biggest difference between them, what makes Antonio so much more dangerous to the family then Ji ever could be. Antonio is something fresh and blinding and oh so dangerous.

    Mentor Ji sees the way that Jayden looks at Antonio, and if not exactly the sort of way that can be reversed easily. It's the sort of way that people outside of the Clans look at their Soulmates, like they want to spend the rest of their lives with their soulmate and see no reason why they shouldn't. It's a look Ji hasn't seen in Jayden's eyes since he was five and he first met Antonio.

    (It's a way that Alan Shiba never looked at Ji.)

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    Seeing Jayden again is like having an old scar open up. This one’s a burn, obviously, from Antonio holding his hand to close to a fire and having his skin stripped open as a result.

    Antonio can’t resist the fire, though. He’s never been able to see a problem and have the self-control to step back.

    (Antonio fell in love with a boy that was guaranteed to burn him. Even when they were both five and Jayden still smiled, Antonio knew that Jayden Shiba was going to destroy him. And he let it happen.)

    He and Jayden dance around each other, never once mentioning their connection, and the team burns around them.

    Mike and Kevin realize they’re Soulmates and Mia's is dead and Emily won’t stop talking about hers and through all of this, Jayden sits. He smolders. He implodes silently, never saying a word about the connection between them.

    And Antonio's a reflection of that implosion, because he's always ever been the reflection, in love with a boy who can’t love him back.

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    Lauren Shiba is the Red Ranger, the heir to the Shiba legacy, but she is not what they made her. She is something new, something glorious in its own way. She is something beyond them, beyond what even Jayden wants her to be. She is not theirs to command- the fire is hers to control, her own voice hers to make heard. She is not a wordless vessel, a weapon that can be aimed without question.

    She doesn't want her daughter to live the way she did. The only legacy Hatsu Shiba will have to carry will be her own, not hundreds of years of pain and submission and isolation. She wants her daughter to love her Soulmate, to be able to smile, to be able to carry any color with as much pride as the Shiba family colors.

    If Hatsu chooses red, then Lauren wants it to be because Hatsu wanted to, not because she felt like she had to.

    "Be better than me," she begs to the walls of her room, after she's back from another trip to the Shiba House to visit her daughter. "You have a choice, not a legacy. Please, I beg you, be better than me."

    Lauren's mantra to her daughter, never written, never spoken, is this: Be better than your mother, be better than the legacy of your ancestors, be yourself, be something more.

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    When the news of the end of the world starts to hit, former Power Rangers teams take every measure they can to save as many people as possible. Some teams, like Wild Force or Mystic Force, manage to seal off entire areas like the Animarium or the Magical Realm with the use of their powers and Zords.

    The teams that have lost their powers...very few make it out. Very few survive. The list of the ones who live is tiny.

    Because here’s the thing: once a ranger, always a ranger. When confronted with the world falling, a Ranger knows their duty. They will fight to the end to save as many people as they can, even if that necessitates their own destruction.

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    There are some Rangers who live, however. There are some who escape their own fallen cities, who make it to Corinth. They arrive on buses, some in colors that will never be theirs and some in whatever clothing they could get together in time.

    Jake Holling makes it. Sarah Thompson makes it. Mia Watanabe makes it. Tyler Navarro makes it. There are a small number of people who live in Corinth, on the edge of the world, not knowing what they might have been, and they learn to live when their ears have gotten used to the sound of the world falling.

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    Jayden falls in battle and Antonio does what he needs to save his life

    (I suck as summaries)

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    Kevin has always (even after the whole ink stain fiasco with Mike) known what he was going to do with his life. He was going to serve the Shiba family as the Blue Samurai Ranger, marry in a way that benefited his line, had an heir that could become the next Blue Samurai. That was the cycle, the Samurai Code, the way of doing things.

    Swimming was a way to train, not a valid life goal. It didn't matter how much he enjoyed it- he knew what he had to do. He has always known what to do.

    Then Mike came and threw a wrench into everything.

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    They shouldn’t be doing this, and Kevin knows it. Not when Soulmates hang over them, their bond left unspoken in the middle of tangled limbs and quiet laughter and heated kisses. Not when Kevin can taste his own sweat on Mike's lips, when he can feel Mike's hands against his skin.

    They shouldn't be doing this- or at least, that’s what Kevin keeps telling himself when he and Mike jerk each other off before bed. He never seems to listen to himself, though.

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    It takes about three weeks for Noah to realize that if the Megaforce team is going to not completely fail, they can't rely on Gosei for help.

    Maybe he was Zordon's Apprentice, but even Zordon could have ended up with a complete moron as an apprentice. He did mentor about four separate teams, so maybe he can be forgiven a little for letting this slip through the cracks.

    Noah’s just gonna have to be careful about rocking the waters. He does have one massive fucking secret he has to hide, after all.

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    “Why did you lie to us?” Emma asks, and Noah can't stand the look of pity on her face.

    “I'm Soulless,” Noah snaps, “And Gosei said that he chose us based on the strength of our Soulbonds. Of fucking course I lied. You'll kick me off the team now that you now I'm Soulless.”

    “Okay, whoa,” Jake says, “If someone was Soulless we wouldn’t do that do them."

    “You're our tech,” Troy says, “You are an integral part of this team. Gosei’s practically useless, and without your Home Office helping us out Earth would have fallen ages ago. I couldn't give two fucks if you have a Soulmate or not. You're one of us and you're here to stay."

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    Lauren had always known that one day her brother would master the sealing symbol and return to take over the team and defeat Master Xandred. She never expected that Jayden would have different ideas.

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    Sometimes, things aren’t perfect. Not everyone has parents who try their hardest. Not everyone can be a good parent, even if they want to. Some people aren't in a place where they can know how to love.

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    Hatsu Shiba is born not to loving Soulmates, not to parents who try their best to raise her in a way they weren’t, but to a scared but determined fifteen-year-old girl whose duty it is to bear an heir for the Shiba line.

    Her mother looks at her and doesn’t see the result of love, a gift of happiness; instead, she sees a contract fulfilled, the result of her body being used for the sake of honor.

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    When Hatsu is six years old, her mother returns to her, a woman holding her hand. “Hatsu,” her mother says, but she sounds like her mouth is having a hard time voicing her name. “I’m Lauren Shiba, and I’m your mother."

    Mother- what a strange word. It's supposed to connote comfort, to mean love, but when Hatsu looks at her mother she just sees a woman she doesn't know.

    (First in a series of character studies of daughters of Power Rangers, starting with the two Shiba daughters: Lauren and Hatsu.)

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    Please stop writing to me, Jayden writes when he’s eight and crying and training to be the best Red Ranger he can. He can’t let down Mentor Ji and his father and his sister. I’m going to be a Samurai Ranger. I can’t get distracted.

    I won’t give up on you, Antonio promises, but he does stop writing.

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    Life goes on like normal. Everyone pretends that Emily’s arms aren’t covered in Marks, like Jayden hasn’t admitted that somewhere out there is a Soulmate he rejected, like their skin is not aching for ink, like the world is not constantly crashing down around their ears-

    And then the Gold Ranger shows up, and Jayden prays. He doesn’t know what he’s praying for, exactly, whether he does or doesn’t want the person under the mask to be who he thinks it is.

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    Antonio doesn’t break any of his promises. He never wrote to Jayden, and he came back as a Ranger. The first Samurai Ranger not from the main bloodlines. It should have been impossible.

    (But Antonio doesn’t seem to understand the word impossible.)

     

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    Lauren dreams of flames, of destruction, of burning down the whole goddamn world, and in the past she make have felt guilty for that. But now, in this life, with Mia and Mike supporting her decisions, she doesn’t feel any regret.

    Her element is fire for a reason- she’s going to do something about everything wrong.

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    There is always a choice.

    Be everything the world expects of a Shiba, of a leader, of a Red Samurai Ranger. Hold your head up high. Be responsible. Make impartial decisions. Spend the rest of your life bowing to the Samurai Code. Marry as the Council wishes, have two children, send them both off into battle.

    Or be nothing they expect. Lash out, scream, fight back. Kiss the girl, make friends with the non-core Rangers, declare a new Age for the Samurai.

    You have been abused, you have been taken advantage of, and your pain, your justice, is okay. It is more than okay- it is natural. It is necessary.

    Do whatever feels most comfortable. Remember, you don't owe the world a thing. You don't have to be anything than what you need to be.

    You are bigger than the blood in your veins. You are more than one fucking Symbol.

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    It’s all Mike’s fault, really. He was stupid enough to run off on his own instead of waiting for the other Rangers when he saw a Nighlok tormenting some families in a park. He’d thought oh, it’s just one, I’ll be fine, and had charged in with little regard to his own safety. He’d been cocky, overconfident, just like always, and he’d paid the price.

    (It had been a trap. Of fucking course it had been a trap. And Mike’s never been smart enough to avoid those.)

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    There’s another disc, sitting in an old cabinet. It’s a weak disc, connected to a weak Zord- the Snake Zord, abandoned generations back for being broken in a battle with Nighlok. It’s a small Zord, underrated during its time even before being broken.

    And Mike wants to fix it.

    Maybe Mike isn’t the Green Ranger. But maybe, with Antonio’s help building a morpher and his own effort rebuilding the Snake Zord, he can become something useful to the team again.

     

    (Mike gets captured by the Nighlok and is held for months. By the time he escapes, all of the team save Kevin think he's dead and they've replaced him with a new Green Ranger. Mike has to spend months figuring out how to fit himself into this new world.)

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    Our mighty Power Rangers and Villains have now created chatrooms as a method of communicating. This can only go so well, can't it? And hey, it can't go THAT badly... Right?

    Right??

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    If there’s one constant in all of your history and all of his history, it’s that you always come back. But ‘always’ is a relative term. ―- JaydenAntonio, across three universes.

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    With the Demon War over, Lauren and Jayden should be able to relax. But decisions made while they trained are coming back to haunt them...

     

    This fic has references to the historic rape of a then underaged character. The same character, now of age, is threated with rape again in a late chapter.

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    The Power Rangers Samurai team's reunion at the Shiba House could've happened many different ways...

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    Antonio confesses his love for Jayden, but does the red ranger feel the same?

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    Just as Antonio begins his trip around the world in pursuit of exotic breeds of fish and perhaps even ones never before seen, he's joined by a familiar face.

    And it's more than he could've asked for, and better than he ever could've dreamed.

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