The Other Ninja 1 Dazzling lights blazed everywhere, reflecting off the tinted windows of countless yellow taxis and lingering at the edges of trash-strewn alleys. Music blasted from the clubs. Bars filled with patrons hoping to drown their sorrows in the depths of glasses brimming with alcohol. People moved up and down the streets at their own pace. Some were looking for fun, others were looking for trouble. Whatever the case, the hustle and bustle of New York that was present in the daytime carried well on into the night.The Other Ninja 14 years ago in Settings More Like This
High above the crowds and noise, the rooftops were cloaked in shadows. The conditions were perfect for a ninja -- an advantage of which four mutant turtles were currently taking. Without hesitation, they jumped swiftly from building to building. Their flawless motions, a result of countless hours of vigorous training, allowed them to move together as one. As they bounded to the top of a ten story apartment complex
The Other Ninja 12Alexandria lay stretched across her bed, face buried in pillow. She hadn't thought it was possible to feel any worse than she did when she got out of bed this morning, but since then her misery had grown. The talk with Splinter hadn't helped any as it had really been a the-sensei-speaks-while-the-student-listens-talk in which he continued to reprimand her for straining herself after all that had happened the night before and insisted that denying herself both food and sleep only did more harm. He had meant well, Andria knew that, but his words made her feel awful. It wasn't like she didn't want sleep or food. The fact of the matter was that she couldn't sleep and she was pretty sure that if she had tried to force something solid down her throat, her stomach would have forced it right back up.The Other Ninja 123 years ago in Settings More Like This
Splinter had changed to the subject of Bishop just as April and Casey arrived. The rat master had paused mid-speech, promised to resume the conversation later, and declared that they would join th
The Other Ninja 18The sound of dripping water was one that Leonardo knew very well. It was a noise that rarely faltered in the New York City sewers. Having lived in them for nearly seventeen years, the terrapin had learned to disregard the sound. It was insignificant. So as he walked through the underground tunnels, his ears did not listen to the monotonous repeat of liquid plopping to the ground. Instead, they strained to hear other sounds ones that would signal the location of his quarry. Leonardo was looking for Alexandria and he was determined to find her.The Other Ninja 183 years ago in Settings More Like This
Unfortunately for him, the female was proving to be a difficult catch. More than thirty minutes had passed since he entered the sewers and still he searched on. When he had begun his pursuit, some inner instinct compelled him to go left from the entrance to the lair. He had used that instinct to weave through the tunnels, ever alert for any signs of her having passed. There had been nothing obvious so far. Leo blew a sigh of frustration. M
The Other Ninja 2 "Um...am I really seeing what I think I'm seeing?" Mikey asked scratching his head in confusion. "Or have I completely lost my mind?"The Other Ninja 24 years ago in Settings More Like This
"If you see an unconscious turtle chick dressed in ninja clothes then you haven't lost your mind, Mike," Casey answered, baseball bat hanging at his side. April had removed the mask covering the girl's head, but one still remained tied across her eyes. It was similar to the bandanas worn by the guy's except that it was black. Her skin was a shade darker than Leonardo's leaf green complexion.
"A female turtle?" April questioned slowly. "How is that possible?"
"We'll figure it out later," said Leo resuming his role as level-headed leader. "We shouldn't hang around out here. Someone could see us. Casey, take her up to the apartment. April go with him. We'll get her weapons."
Casey handed his bat to April. He p
The Other Ninja 14Her spirits soared upon hearing the familiar sound. She turned quickly from the window, her face bright and smiling. Standing barefoot opposite the window was her second brother dressed in his favored khaki shorts and white shirt, black ponytail draped over his left shoulder. But he wasn't real. No, the person across the room was an imprint of Daichi Lotus's physical body, a manifestation of his chi that could traverse the astral realm to this virtual meeting place. Even so, Andria was ecstatic.The Other Ninja 143 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Daichi!" she squealed, rushing over to hug him fiercely. "I didn't think you'd be here."
"What? I'm not allowed to check on my baby sister?" he asked teasingly, smiling down at her. He jerked his thumb to the right. "Besides, someone had to help him get here."
As he spoke, a second figure materialized. His clothing consisted of faded denim jeans belted in place and a black t-shirt. A short silver chain encircled his neck, matching the stud in left ear.
"Hey, I was doing just fine on my own!" t
The Other Ninja 16"Kneel!"The Other Ninja 163 years ago in Settings More Like This
There was no arguing with Master Splinter when he used that tone of voice. Immediately, Raphael and Alexandria dropped to their knees, heads bowed solemnly. The rat observed them as they knelt side by side. He could practically see the dark cloud of anger that hung over both of them. Taking a deep breath, Splinter forced himself to keep his own temper in check as he addressed his students.
"I have had quite enough of your behavior. This is no way for a young lady to act," he scolded, a deep frown on his face as he looked at Andria. Turning his gaze to Raph, he continued. "And certainly not how I want my son to treat a lady. There is no reason for you to be treating each other so disrespectfully. As such, I would like an explanation for your actions."
The rat waited expectantly, but not a single word was uttered by either teenager. Instead, they both glanced sideways and, upon catching each other's eye, looked away quickly as their cheeks reddened. Master Splinter watched Raph
The Other Ninja 15A long, thin wisp of smoke curled from the end of a cigarette to rise and drift across the large room. Sunshine poured in from the south-facing window, eliminating the need for any form of artificial lighting. The glass barrier separated the lush greenery of the outside world from the lavishly decorated office. Bookshelves lined with books of various age and size composed the entirety of the west wall. Opposite, a different view of the tree covered landscape was provided by another large window framed by dark red curtains. Expensive looking paintings lined the wall. In the north section of the room a pair of brown leather armchairs and a sofa were arranged neatly before a massive fireplace. The cold, empty firebox seemed to yawn at the massive oak desk that sat across the room from it. Seated behind the wooden workspace, Vincent Sharar, dressed in a dark blue Italian suit, lifted the burning cigarette to his lips and inhaled deeply.The Other Ninja 153 years ago in Settings More Like This
As the vapors played around the inside of
The Other Ninja 17"You don't even care, do you?"The Other Ninja 173 years ago in Settings More Like This
Hiroshi's ice cold voice cut through the intense silence of the dining room. His brown eyes snapped dangerously, their anger directed across the table towards his eldest brother. The head of the Lotus family looked up from his plate. Dressed smartly in a gray suit, he sat perfectly straight in his chair. His short black hair was perfectly combed, complimented by a neatly trimmed goatee. He said nothing, merely raised an eyebrow inquisitively.
"Andria was tracked down by Bishop," Hiroshi said, his hands curling into fists. "He was going to use her again and you don't care."
"She managed to escape, did she not?" Kenta responded calmly. Taking a sip of water, he watched his brother over the rim of his glass.
The unconcerned nature of the reply infuriated Hiroshi. Face flushed and teeth clenched, he struggled to keep his tone level. "That's not the point."
"Then what is your point?"
"She needs to come home!" the youngest Lotus son burst out. "She's not safe
CapturedLeo entered the living room and had a look around. Three days had passed with Mittens gone, and what he was seeing now was the same scenario he had been seeing the past three days.Captured1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Donnie was in his lab, trying to figure out how to find Mittens, Mikey was pacing up and down in front of the door to Donnie’s lab so he would be the first to know when Donnie found something, and Raph was in the back of the living room hitting the training dummy like there was no tomorrow.
Leo himself felt sad about what had happened, too. He still couldn’t believe how they had grown so close to Mittens in such a short time, but it was the truth. Mittens was their friend and they couldn’t, they wouldn’t let her down. But as matters stood right now, he had absolutely no idea how they should find her. But as long as Donnie was working and not coming out of his lab, telling them that Mittens was gone for good, Leo wouldn’t give up hope.
He looked from Mikey to Raph and realized ho
The Other Ninja 20"Do you guys ever do anything besides train or meditate?"The Other Ninja 202 years ago in Settings More Like This
The question was spoken over sounds coming from the television monolith that dominated the living area of the lair. Michelangelo had commandeered the remote and, after flipping furiously through the channels for several minutes, had finally settled on an old fashioned monster flick. The youngest Hamato male was too engrossed in the show to notice that three of his family members had bolted at first sight of the black and white scenes. Only Leonardo remained though his attention was directed towards the book in his hands rather than what was happening on screen. Leo had no trouble blocking out the conversation and the screams of the movie, but he could not ignore the question which had been asked by Alexandria.
Marking his spot on the page with a finger, he turned to his left to look at the lone female. She was perched next to him on the arm of the couch, one leg crossed over the other while she leaned against the back cushion. H
Not A Morning TurtleThe alarm clock beeped loudly from the rickety wooden nightstand. Its face revealed in red digital numbers that the time was now thirty minutes past six in the morning. A three-fingered hand groped blindly for the offending device and slammed down mercilessly when contact was made. The noise ceased immediately. Quickly, the olive colored appendage retreated to its shelter beneath purple sheets.Not A Morning Turtle3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Five minutes later, the alarm sounded again. The pile of blankets stirred and the hand appeared again. Its second attempt to enforce silence was completed with one swipe that knocked the clock to the floor, shattering it into pieces. Realizing what he had just done, Donatello groaned and poked his head out from beneath the covers. Through bleary eyes he examined the mess. He had not intended to kill the dang thing. Now he would have to add that to his fix-it list. Grumbling, the genius buried his face in his pillow and wondered what it would be like to stay in bed all day. His logical
The Other Ninja 23Water gushed from the bathroom faucet as Hiroshi turned both taps on full blast. Holding both hands beneath the stream, he waited until they were filled before splashing the lukewarm liquid on his face. The last foamy traces of shaving cream dribbled from his cheeks into the sink and disappeared down the drain once the taps were shut off again. Reaching for the towel hanging nearby, Hiroshi quickly dried his face then let it drop back on the counter as he looked up to admire his newly shaved soul patch in the mirror.The Other Ninja 232 years ago in Settings More Like This
His fingers ran over the rough black hairs, making sure they were cut perfectly. Satisfied, he picked up a comb and began tugging it through his thick locks. All hints of purple were gone from the ends of the dark strands, replaced by a vibrant green. As he squeezed a liberal amount of styling gel on the palm of his hand, Hiroshi began to whistle. Carefully, he worked the gel through his hair with his fingers, making the strands stand on end until they assumed their usual
Campfire Stories: Leonardo Ch.1Campfire Stories: Leonardo Ch.18 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Captain Leonardo’s Space Voyage
“Are you sure ya know where ya goin’ Casey?” Raph asks.
“Of course I do Raph,” Casey grins, walking under some low branches. “ I am a master woodsman.”
Donnie rolls his eyes and avoids a spider web above. “Yeah, it’s not like he has ever gotten lost before. Or anyone else lost.”
Casey turns around and jabs his finger into Donnie’s plastron. “I don’t need you remindin’ me how I accidently lost April in the sewers.” No matter how many times Casey apologized, the tall turtle just didn’t want to forgive him, which he found really irritating.
“Of course you don’t.” Donnie says with the most sarcasm he could muster and shoves the offending finger away.
“You pickin’ a fight turtle?” Casey challenges, his hockey stick ready at hand.
“Yeah. So long as
The Other Ninja 13"So what you're sayin' is that they like each other, but they don't like each other?" Casey asked as he sat down on April's couch and put his feet up on the coffee table. "Ain't that a bit contradictory?"The Other Ninja 133 years ago in Settings More Like This
"What I said is that Raph and Andria are alike," April responded, pushing his feet off as she sat beside him. "Personality wise, that is. I think they're somewhat aware of how similar they are and they don't like that which is why they're fighting so much. They're both frustrated about this whole situation and they take it out on each other because they react the same way."
"Ya think so? I mean, uh, Raph's kinda actin' like he's hot for her shell and, from what you said earlier, seems like Andria's of the same mind." Casey grinned as he put his arm around April. "Freak boy wouldn't admit it, though."
"Neither would Andria," she added, scooting closer to rest her head on his shoulder. "Maybe they really don't like each other. Maybe it's just that Raph and Andria are more mature th
The Other Ninja 8All eyes immediately shifted to the lone female. Completely unconcerned about his arrival, she looked up at Bishop and chuckled softly. Of the four brothers, Leonardo seemed to be the only one capable of speech.The Other Ninja 83 years ago in Settings More Like This
"W-what?!" he stuttered. "You two know each other?!"
Bishop laughed. He crossed the sparse room and knelt down in front of Alexandria. Stretching out a hand, he cupped her chin, tilting her head so she was forced to look him in the eye. "So, my pretty little pet, you didn't tell them about our association? How very rude."
"Go to hell," Andria said calmly, trying to jerk out his grasp. Bishop tightened his hold.
"Is that all you have to say to me after so much time apart?" he asked. "It's been almost two years. I thought for sure we would never see each other again."
"You always were an idiot," she replied, narrowing her eyes.
"No need to be insulting," said Bishop. "Besides, if you want to hurt my feelings you'll have to do much better than that."
"You have no feelings," Andria
The Other Ninja 6A single lamp cast a dim light about the room. Two of the four walls were lined from floor to ceiling with shelves crammed full of aging books. Opposite of the door, a marble fireplace stood empty, swept clean of ash and soot. A black leather sofa faced the fireplace, complimented by two matching armchairs and a Persian rug. The east wall was dominated by a huge glass window that would have flooded the room with sunshine had it not been blocked by dark green drapery. In front of the window sat a large mahogany desk. Alexandria stood in the doorway, icy blue eyes scanning the scene before her. Gasping, her heart dropped to her stomach as she recognized the man lying face-up and motionless in a growing puddle of red in before the desk.The Other Ninja 64 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Father!" the mutant turtle shouted as she ran across the room, falling to her knees by the man's side. She noted with relief that he was still breathing. Her slender fingers gently turned his face towards her. The eyes that so strangely resembl
The Other Ninja 4Michelangelo slept fitfully that night. His slumber was punctuated with dreams about Foot soldiers, videogames, The Justice Force, and pizza. But as different they seemed, his dreams all had one thing in common: the same female mutant turtle. She was there when he fought with the Foot, when he played his way through Superquest, when teamed up with the Silver Sentry, and when he dined on a large pepperoni mushroom pizza. He tossed and turned throughout the night, twisting himself tightly in his sheets. The battle for sleep came to an end when he fell out of bed with a loud crash. With much grumbling he disentangled himself from his bedding. A glance at the alarm clock revealed that it was eight thirty -- late morning by Master Splinter's standards. He tied his orange mask on firmly and picked his way through the maze of comic books, skateboards, and empty food containers strewn all across his floor, not bothering to make his bed.The Other Ninja 44 years ago in Settings More Like This
Yawning loudly, Mikey paused outside the doorway of his b
The Other Ninja 24"Hey, Donnie," Michelangelo greeted as he strolled into the laboratory and straight over to the genius's work bench. Leaning sideways across it, he cocked his head slightly as he looked at his older brother. "You're the smartest person in existence…can you explain something to me?"The Other Ninja 241 year ago in Settings More Like This
Unimpressed by the flattery, Donatello spared Mikey a quick glance before returning his attention to the Battleshell's remote starter in his hand. From the bench top he grabbed a screwdriver and quickly loosened the pair of screws holding the device together. He pried the two halves apart, exposing the circuit board.
"I can try," Donnie replied. Reaching for his magnifying lamp, he pulled the lens closer and powered on the light to better examine the electronic piece. "What do you want to know?"
"How is it that two people," Mikey said as he picked up a piece of the remote and began to fiddle with it, "can go from mortal enemies that hate each other with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns to BF
The Other Ninja 19A hot, yellow sun had little mercy for the world it shined down on. Its bright rays were reflected by the waves of a large lake which caused it to shimmer brilliantly. Sleek, black-scaled fish with long, trailing tail fins darted about, occasionally breaking the surface for a playful leap. They dodged around the support columns of the stone bridge that spanned the lake's three mile width. The bridge was nearly deserted except for two young princes at the north end. Shirtless and sweaty, they jogged in step across the passageway.The Other Ninja 193 years ago in Settings More Like This
"So you're not going to make me file a report?" Hawkthames asked his companion.
"Why the hell would I?" Knaxx countered with a question of his own.
"Because you're downright anal about it," the former answered. "I'm pretty sure you busted a blood vessel the last time I didn't turn one in."
Knaxx rolled his purple eyes. "One of us has to be responsible."
"Yeah, I'm glad it's you and not me," Hawk admitted with a grin.
The two fell silent for a moment as they con
The Other Ninja 5From the moment her identity had been revealed, Donatello's brain had been in overdrive. His scientific mind searched for a logical answer that could explain the existence of the female mutant turtle that had mysteriously appeared outside the home of April O'Neil. With much interest, he had listened carefully as the female who introduced herself as Alexandria explained that she had been mutated in a chemical spill off the coast of California near San Diego and rescued by a human to be raised as his daughter. This concerned Donatello greatly. From what he could observe, the only difference between he and Alexandria was gender. The resident genius was not one to believe in coincidence, yet their mutations were too similar to not be connected in some way. After Splinter sent them to bed, Donatello had laid awake for a long time staring at the ceiling of room as thoughts and theories bounced around his head.The Other Ninja 54 years ago in Settings More Like This
Capturing only a few hours of sleep, Donatello had risen with questions still plag
The Other Ninja 21Shut inside a windowless room, the stale air reeked of copper scented blood. Only a few rows fluorescent lights burned overhead which gave ominous shadows the opportunity to emerge from corners and skulk around. The cement brick walls were completely bare, contributing largely to the depressively hopeless atmosphere. In the middle of the frigid concrete floor, a now unrecognizable being lay whimpering, curled up in a puddle of its own crimson colored life force.The Other Ninja 212 years ago in Settings More Like This
A pair of emerald colored eyes glittered sinisterly in one of the dark corners, watching the scene before them with amusement. The sudden flare of a flame temporarily illuminated the face to which the jeweled irises belonged as a burning match was touched to the end of a cigarette. Inhaling deeply, Sharar flicked the spent matchstick at the pitiful creature, hitting it squarely on the head.
The impact, albeit feeble, made the target flinch and attempt to twist into a tighter ball. It was stopped by a tightly laced boot slamming
The Other Ninja 3Opening the door cautiously, Leonardo scanned the alley quickly. The moon had disappeared behind the clouds once again bathing the alley in darkness. Seeing no one, he beckoned for the others to follow as he stepped out of the building. The leader crept along the wall, stopping just before they alley turned into street so that he and his companions remained hidden by the shadows.The Other Ninja 34 years ago in Settings More Like This
"We'll go underground. It'll be faster," Leo whispered. He looked around once more to make sure no one was watching before leaving the safety of the alleyway. Quickly, he walked to the middle of the street and crouched down next to a rusted manhole. The others crowded around him. Leo removed the metal cover and set it aside. "I'll go first. Alexandria can come down after me. Don and Mike follow. Raph make sure the cover is put back."
Having issued his commands, Leo jumped to the sewers below. Andria followed suit landing on slime covered bricks that composed the floor of the passageway. It was dirty, dank, and
The Other Ninja 10The turtle in question was currently traveling through the sewers beneath the sprawling metropolis. Head down, Andria watched her feet as she stepped through the dark and dirty tunnels. She walked apart from and slightly behind the group of brothers. Leonardo shot frequent glances at her, paranoid that she would disappear if he looked away for too long. He had made sure that she and Raphael were well separated by placing himself, Donatello, and Michelangelo between them. It wasn't necessary as neither of the hot headed turtles seemed remotely aware of the other's existence. Raph walked beside the wall, muscled arms swinging by his side as he stared straight ahead, refusing to make eye contact with anyone while Andria ignored everyone entirely. She had been silent since they entered the sewers. There were a million questions racing through Leo's mind: the majority of which he desperately wanted Andria to answer, but he couldn't bring himself to ask a single one.The Other Ninja 103 years ago in Settings More Like This
Alexandria was well awar