First Released: 29/03/02 on FanFiction.net.
Writing credits: Andy aka MOnty
Title Reference: The service in question is the army.
Continuity: Andrew stated on his website that he had gained permission from Meghan Brunner to write a sequel to her own series of fan stories. This makes The Service a direct follow-on from her last story, Little Ranger Blue.
Length: The version on FanFiction.net is 45088 words long. Other versions may exist.
Rating: PG-13 (Note: Andrew rated it T for Teenage on FanFiction.net.)
Following controversial events in Little Ranger Blue Chip and Gadget have broken off their relationship. Chip is broken-hearted. A chance encounter with an army recruitment officer leads him to make a difficult decision. He leaves the Rescue Rangers and joins the army. Gadget pursues him in an attempt to change his mind, but arrives only after his ship has sailed.
The story ends abruptly on a cliffhanger at the end of chapter three. Andrew had stated that he was using the Jean-Claude Van Damme film Legionnaire (1998) as a template for his story, so presumably the rest of the story would have followed the plot of the film.
The Rescue Rangers
Original (borrowed from Meghan Brunner)