Leo arrives back at the lair and sees Raph’s face.
“How’d the date go with your girl tonight? It’s
your year anniversary am I right?”
“Yea it is bro. It didn’t go to well.”
He looks at his brother.
“Why what happened? Sit down and talk to me about it.”
He sits next to Leo on the couch and takes a deep breath.
“It was going well for awhile. Then I don’t know
she got a little out of hand while we were making out on her couch. Leo she expects too much from me and just won’t
listen when I tell her that it’s not possible with us.”
Leo looks puzzled.
“Raph what are you talking about? What isn’t possible
with you and her?”
He sighs as he puts his head back on the cushion.
“She wants to make love to me and is accusing me of not
trusting her. You know how much I love her bro. I just don’t think I can give her what she wants and I’m afraid
I’ll lose her. Besides I still haven’t told anyone but you about us. Maybe the guilt of dating her behind dad’s
back is causing me to act like this. Leo what should I do? You know how he is when it comes to our relationship with humans.”
Leo looks up and sighs placing his hand on Raph’s shoulder.
“Raph when he gets up in the morning talk to him. I know
what she means to you and I think it’s time you tell dad. We’re a family and aren’t supposed to hide things
from one another. Go on get to bed and think about what I said. I’m turning in myself I’m exhausted from fighting
the foot.They’re back and stronger than ever! I guess there goes relaxing
and kicking back at home.”
“Yea you got that right. Well goodnight Leo and thank
He smiles at his younger brother.
“You’re welcome Raph that’s what I’m
here for. Go on to bed we have to wake up early to train.”
He enters his room and closes the door behind himself. Then
he unties his belt and gets in bed falling asleep immediately thinking about Alyssa and what almost happened between them
Leo enters Mike’s room.
“Michelangelo time to get to bed. Get your head out of
the comic book and get some rest. I’m not covering your shell if you aren’t awake during training tomorrow now
lights out and get to sleep. Everyone else is asleep already besides you.”
Mike closes his comic and hits his light off.
“I was waiting for you to come home Leo. I can’t
sleep when you’re not here after almost losing you twice. I just don’t feel secure when you’re not here
at night and can’t get to sleep. Goodnight Leo see you in the morning.”
As soon as Mike’s head hits the pillow he’s out
for the night. Leo walks by his bed and puts the cover over him as he sleeps soundly.
“Ok goodnight Mikey see you in the morning.”
Then Leo checks on Don, Raph, and Master Splinter before he
heads to bed himself. He enters his room and unties his harness. Then he enters his bathroom and brushes his teeth. When he
finishes brushing his teeth he pulls his covers down and hits his fan on falling asleep immediately. Splinter enters his room
and puts the covers over him as he sleeps soundly.
“Goodnight my son. See you in the morning.”
After he checks on his other sons he falls asleep immediately
after he hits his bed.
By April’s Riana sighs as she stares at the shell cell.
Then she sniffs the blanket that Leo covered her with and smiles.
‘Oh man I’m in love with Leo. I can’t believe
how sweet and caring he is. I can’t tell him that I’ve fallen for him he might get angry at me. When he picks
me up tomorrow I’ll just keep him off my mind and focus on learning from the best swordsman.’
She locks April’s door and enters her room staring at
the ceiling as she lies in her bed. Then she falls asleep thinking about how warm his embrace was when she fell asleep on
his shoulder during the movie. She thinks to herself wondering how his lips would feel on hers if she can ever reveal her
feelings for him. As she sleeps she dreams of being in his arms with their lips locked in a passionate kiss as they lie down
in her bed.
By the lair Leo has the same dream of having Riana in his arms
as they lie in her bed in the darkness. He feels her lips so warm on his and feels his hands moving along her perfect body
shape and along her soft bare skin. He wakes up sweating bullets and runs to his bathroom throwing water on his face to cool
himself down. When he finishes he falls back to sleep after clearing his mind of Riana knowing it’ll never happen because
of their differences. Soon being able to sleep peacefully through the night.
In Raph’s room he fantasizes about him and Alyssa in passion
on her couch. As he dreams he hears the breathing and feels the sweat pouring down his brow. He jumps out of his bed and wipes
the sweat from his head band and along his skin trying to catch his breath. Then he looks around his room and sees that he’s
alone. He also gets out of bed and drinks three cups of ice water in the kitchen being quiet so he doesn’t awake anyone.
Soon after he finishes his water he returns to his room and sleeps soundly through the night.
The next morning Riana awakes and gets ready for work. When
she finishes her coffee and breakfast she washes her dishes and grabs her keys to the apartment and puts them in her purse
as she exits April’s apartment making sure she locks it. As she arrives at the studio she realizes her best friend Alyssa
was waiting for her to arrive. Alyssa sees her coming toward the studio and grabs her.
“Wow Riana you look really good. How is everything with
you and your man Tom?”
Riana sighs as they clock in and responds.
“Actually Tom is no longer with me. I broke up with him
last night because he walked in drunk after I warned him too many times to stop drinking. When I tried to kick him out that
bastard attacked me and tried to kill me in my own apartment. I panicked and grabbed his knife with my bare hands and sliced
my hand. Then I knocked him out and drove off toward my cousin April’s apartment scared stiff. Then I gave her my keys
so she could get me a change of clothes since I forgot one. When she got my clothes she and Casey changed my locks so he can’t
get in anymore and try to kill me again. I finally met a friend of hers last night and was shocked when he arrived. We watched
a movie last night and I fell asleep on him because I was so tired.”
Alyssa looks at her puzzled.
“Exactly who was her friend? By any chance was it my man’s
At that Riana looks up.
“Who is your man now? What are you hiding from me? What
do you mean was that his older brother? Start talking Alyssa I see your shell cell it dropped out of your pocket. Spill now!”
Alyssa looks up and takes a deep breath.
“Ok you win. I am Raphael’s girl for a year since
yesterday. I made a terrible mistake at my apartment last night he is so angry at me. I tried to call him 5 times this morning
and he ignored my phone calls.”
Riana looks up and stares into her friend’s eyes.
“Alyssa what could you have done to make him ignore your
calls? What happened last night?”
“Riana I’ll tell you at lunch I promise. We have
to hurry before we’re late for work. See what I mean there’s Kevin and Peter. We have less than a minute to get
in the animation room.”
Riana follows Alyssa to the time clock and they clock in. Then
they enter the animation room as Peter puts the storyboards together on the screen and they watch in amazement as the colors
fill in and the movements are added in. Then the dialogue pops up as the characters’ lips move. Soon after they hear
the voices and watch as the entire episode plays in front of their faces. Alyssa’s mouth drops.
“Oh I can’t believe this I am part of the team to
bring them back to the small screen! It’s a little different with more fight scenes than the original series, but I
am impressed! Aren’t you Riana? Look at that your drawings are animated into a new series and we’re the first
ones to see it done.”
Riana doesn’t pay too much attention to it and sighs as
she thinks about being in Leo’s arms in a tight embrace.
Alyssa makes an excuse for her.
“You have to excuse her. She’s speechless because
she never imagined her drawings would get any recognition because of the cancellation years ago. She should be fine later
on. Is there a way we can add the episodes to our laptops so we can look back at them to create the storyboards for the other
Kevin nods and responds.
“Yes of course. All you have to do is click on the file
and transfer it to your laptops like this. Just be careful that you don’t erase it from the animation computer ok? We
usually go back to the old storyboard to make the next one so we stay the course of the story.”
She smiles and nods.
“Ok I see what you mean. Exactly when does the 1st
Peter hands her a schedule with the episodes lined up with a
title and synopsis. Then he looks at Riana and asks her to talk to him.
She looks and sighs trying not to slip and tell him what happened
last night at her cousin’s apartment.
“I’m fine. I’m just in shock that my sketches
are being turned into the new series of my favorite Heroes from my childhood that’s all nothing else. I always dreamed
to work with you and Kevin because I thought you were geniuses when TMNT aired in the late 80s and here I am working with
you two on a new TMNT series at the age of 24.”
“Oh I see. Like I said you are a talented artist and
deserve a job where your art comes to life and is shared with millions of viewers. Enjoy it and embrace it like we did years
ago ok Riana. Here are the notes for Episodes 2, 3, 4, and 5 by the end of your shift today we’ll have 5 episodes ready
to air after the animation and all the minor details are added. Kevin hired Alyssa because he knows it’s a lot of work
for one talented artist to pull off before the deadline. It’s just a coincidence that your best friend is now your assistant
isn’t it? We have a meeting until this afternoon and then we’ll animate the rest of the
episodes and you two can go home for the day.”
She takes the notes and exits the animation room with Alyssa
behind her as she enters her office. Alyssa pulls up a chair and sits at the desk across from Riana and starts her sketches
for Episode 2. Riana begins her sketches for Episode 3 and still thinks about Leo and his kindness last night and wonders
how her wound healed so fast like his did last night. Then she clears her mind and gets to work in silence. Both girls finish
their sketches at the same time and take a deep breath. Alyssa looks up at the clock and hears her stomach growling.
“Come on Riana it’s already let’s take our lunch and get back to work so we can finish up before they get out
of their meeting. How does pizza sound?”
“It sounds good. I’m actually in the mood for pizza
myself. Yea let’s take our lunch so we can finish our work”
They sort out the last two episodes and exit the office to
clock out for lunch. When they clock out they cross the street to Roy’s pizza and order a whole sausage and pepperoni pie to share.
I do not own the rights of TMNT the characters expressed; Leonardo,Raphael,Donatello,Michaelangelo,Splinter,April O'Neil,
and Casey Jones are owned by Kevin Eastman,Peter Laird, and Mirage Studios...some characters are my own...please enjoy reading
my stories and don't copy!!Thank you Shana