NeedHerSobs if you want to start your own or join in with mine feel free. Anyone else is free to join if you desire. The female characters in the group of seven are my favourite female Power Rangers as ordinary people if that makes sense.
"Hi, I just wanted to apologise, in case our celebrating deafened you." The young man sitting on a bench just outside the hotel bar looked up at the beautiful girl who had spoken. She had soft long brown hair tied back in a ponytail and like her friends was dressed in a simple black dress and long black boots.
Her dress wasn't completely black, the top right part of the dress featuring two thin green stripes that stopped at her waist. The young man had managed to notice another member of the same group leave the interior of the hotel and walk towards the fountain in the grounds, presumably to photograph it with her camera. She had had blue stripes on her dress, so it wasn't an overreach for the young man to deduce that all the colours of the rainbow were present in the party of seven girls.
"No you didn't deafen me at all." he replied politely. "I've had a bit of a rough week, so I just wanted some time alone."
"Would you like to talk about it?" the girl asked him. Normally the young man wasn't too slow to tell people to get lost, but there was something about the girl that made him reconsider. That and the caring tone in her voice.
"Look I appreciate the thought." he told her. "But it's a long messy story and rather a touch melodramatic."
The girl moved closer a step, the gravel under her boots making a small crunch.
"It can't be that bad. You are drowning your sorrows in J2O rather than alcohol."
The young man grinned in spite of himself.
"Doctor's orders I'm afraid. I'm on medication that prevents me from drinking." he informed his new friend. "Not that it mattered because I'm practically teetotal anyway."
The girl sensing that she had probably outstayed her welcome started to move away, but the young man stopped her.
"What were you celebrating anyway?"
"Syd is having a birthday." the girl replied sitting next to him. "Of course being Syd it has to be grand. She has pink stripes. Then there's Kira who is a singer, she is yellow and her partner Tori who designs surf boards, she's blue. Ronny is a motor racing fanatic so has to be Ferrari red, Summer is orange appropriately and she is currently involved in regeneration projects. Maddie who is at the fountain wants to be a filmmaker and she is purple."
"And then there's you." the young man added.
"I'm Lily." the girl introduced. "So naturally I have to be green. I'm a street dance teacher."
"I'm Jack." the young man told her. "Temporarily unemployed unfortunately."
"I should go." Lily decided. "Feel free to say hi to Maddie if you like although have a monologue prepared if I were you, she might want to film you."
After Lily had gone Jack decided to do just that. Maddie greeted him shyly and said she would love it if he did a monologue. After changing the Super 8 cartridge, Maddie pressed the button to start filming.
The monologue Jack gave her was about a cop who had lost his wife to cancer, had gone out that night to get drunk only to be called into action again during a hostage situation. The cop trying to commit suicide had managed to overcome the hostage taker and get a bravery medal.
As Jack was giving his medal he noticed tears starting to form in Maddie's eyes. He wondered for a minute if he should stop. But then he thought 'no, I'll carry on'. It was possible that the tears in Maddie's eyes would overflow and Jack wasn't going to miss that.
Sure enough they did. A single tear fell from Maddie's right eye and smoothly ran down her cheek stopping just before her mouth. A second fell from her left eye just as Jack finished.
"Wow. That was really beautiful." Maddie told him. Despite the pleasure he derived from tears Jack suddenly felt guilty at making a stranger cry.
"I'm sorry, I didn't think it was so emotional."
"No, no it's okay really." Maddie told him as another pair of tears fell. "I should get going, my table is probably ready for dinner."
After wiping her face, Maddie walked back into the hotel
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