Little Bright Star - A Ranger Tale Of New York
Writing credits: Midnight Man
Written: October 22 to December 31, 2008
First released: December 22 to 31, 2008
Title reference: Play on two Christmas song titles, Little Bright Star and Fairytale Of New York.
Length: 8,103 (text only), 8,126 (the entire work); three chapters
It is December 1988, and the Rescue Rangers are going to celebrate their first Christmas together. In fact, it is the first Christmas for Gadget since she lost her father. But even at that time of the year, crime does not sleep. Weird occurrences in the park alarm the Rangers. But they have to go and investigate without their only female team member.
The Rescue Rangers
The Ranger Plane
The Microwave Adaptive Range Christmas Obliterator (M.A.R.C.O.)
The Super Extremely Unadhesive Soft Soap (S.E.U.S.S.)
Little Bright Star was published almost exactly 20 years after its own events.
It is one of the few Rescue Rangers fanfics with multiple chapters in which neither Tammy nor Foxglove appear. In fact, this story is completely devoid of one-shot characters as well as original characters with names.
Not only the title plays on two Christmas songs, but so do two of the three chapter titles. Besides, the name of the S.E.U.S.S. is inspired by the author of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Arkham, Massachusetts is a fictional town from H.P. Lovecraft's written works.