HeroicDisclaimer: I have no claims on anything TMNT, created by Eastman and Laird and currently owned by Viacom (to the best of my knowledge). This is just for fun and I have no intention to profit from this. Which is why I am happily turning it loose onto the internet. If anyone wants to use this story or my take on any of these proprietary characters for their own original work, alternate version of events, prequel, sequel, one shots or art, have at it and have fun. I really would like to see what comes of it.Heroic in Romance More Like This
Note: I’ve always intended to write pieces for each of the four brothers set between Ties that Bind and All Roads in the TTB chronology. I guess Masks, with Raph and Mona, would be the first in this series of short stories. I wanted to write this one for Leo and Karai to explore in greater detail how they ended up where they are at the start of All Roads. I wrote it now because a review expressed concern about Leo and Karai and
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Professor Zayton Honeycutt couldn’t help but admire his work. Not to toot his own horn, but he was a genius. There wasn’t such an agile and functional humanoid robot as his SAL, outside of movies. In his opinion, his real SAL outdid anything science fiction imagination and Hollywood special effects had yet produced.
But not even SAL, in all its glory, was his magnum opus. Although he’d begun coding in LISP, he’d ultimately had to design his own language to handle the artificial intelligence he was going to install in SAL.
While decades ahead of its time, of that he was certain, it was not yet complete. He wanted it to be true AI, not just some simulation of thought or behavior. He wanted to create something sentient. Something with free will. But coding such a thing was complex and immense.
A short cut had recently occurred to him. He could use his own mind and though
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Dirk waited patiently. It was a good trap. The result of great preparation. He would finally be taking down an actual target, not some of the other freaks he’d practiced his skills on. They still didn’t seem quite real to him.
The pizza blob creature belonged in a B horror movie and the skeletal squirrel monsters reminded him of Alien. Although after recent events, that didn’t seem much like science fiction anymore. It was his life now.
The easiest and the hardest had been the skateboarding gecko. The thing was practically defenseless so that it took no skill at all to capture, but it had reminded him so much of a kid, that he’d almost set it free.
But he didn’t. A. J. needed them. After what the Foot clan had been responsible for doing to him and at least one of his nieces, they couldn’t be trusted. And after the invasion the world was a dang
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Angel hadn’t been certain that it was a good idea for Casey to talk to Raph, and thus the entire turtle clan, about her plans for the Dragons. They seemed a little protective to allow one of their own, it was so strange to think of herself that way, to do something so blatantly dangerous. But it was going to work out beautifully.
Apparently Raph’s friend, Ninjara needed some help and Angel’s plan for the Dragons tied in perfectly to completing that end. Most of the plan for helping Ninjara seemed to come from the other clever fox girl, Alopex, which made everyone a little jumpy.
After what she’d been told, their suspicions weren’t out of line, but she’d gotten a genuine vibe from the girl when they’d met and was the last person to condemn someone for bad decision making. Either way, this was going to work out for her. It was a dangerous plan, but there was no safe way to pull thi
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Alopex breathed in a lungful of fresh air, leaping freely from rooftop to rooftop as the Dragon’s chased her from the streets below. She could hear the engines of their motorcycles echo through the night. They didn’t know that she wasn’t really prey. It felt good to hunt again.
After her efforts to save Ume…Ninjara, the outright hostility had faded into a mild distrust. Despite their best efforts, they couldn’t completely let go of what she’d done to them. Especially since Leo was still healing.
At least Donnie could walk under his own power again and Lisa was well enough to resume training. She supposed part of it was that they were a family and a team and she’d always hunted solo, even when she’d been part of a pack. She just didn’t fit in with them.
Her only relief was in helping Angel. A loner herself, Angel seemed to understand Alopex in a
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Lily was still a little wobbly after the wild ride to Antonio’s. The place smelled strongly of pizza, crazy bread and calzones. Not an unpleasant smell, but a bit overpowering. It would take some getting used to. She could hear the others talking as they settled in to this new place and willed herself to focus on the conversation.
“Got our guest settled in.” Casey was speaking.
“Where?” Leo responded. Guest? Who were they talking about?
“In the pantry. I tried to make some bedding out of packing material, but…we should probably get something real to sleep on for all of us.”
“I’m not complaining, I mean no one should be left prisoner in that place, but I’m not sure it was wise bringing her back to our new base of operations. She is a stranger.”
“Leo, that’s Lily’s cousin Lisa.
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Splinter settled into his foreign new home as best he could, using some of the leftover ingredients along with what April and Casey had been able to scavenge to make his best attempt at cupcakes. He probably should have asked Michelangelo for help, but he’d wanted it to be a surprise for all them when they got back.
It was the best he could do for them. This depressing place was a poor substitute for home and not where he would have chosen to celebrate their sixteenth mutation day. But they were all trying to make the best of it.
The windows were boarded up. All but one of the restaurant tables had been removed to make room for the pallets they spread their borrowed bed rolls on and a couch that they had rescued from a nearby building.
Donatello’s lab was coming along, although he knew that his son wasn’t thrilled that exiting the new lair through the tunnel dug into the floor and going to the
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Ninjara followed the Headhunter closely, knowing full well the price of any slip up. They had so many hostages that they wouldn’t mind sacrificing a handful every now and then to keep her in line if they felt even the slightest defiance. If she ever hoped to save them, she needed to play this carefully.
The main roads to the city were heavily guarded and under a great deal of scrutiny by intelligence agencies and aggressive journalists or so the Headhunter said. And thus they were coming upon the city from a less obvious route. Stealth was the priority.
At the Headhunter's insistence they approached on foot, avoiding roads when they could. Ninjara had excellent endurance and did not slow the Headhunter down, careful not to show that she could have surpassed her endurance if she so choose. As long as the Headhunter held her leash, she had to be careful. It wasn’t her life at stake.
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Raph breathed a sigh of relief when Lisa finished eating and retreated back to the room she shared with Lily. He lowered the magazine that he hadn’t been reading and leaned his head back on the couch. Leo was smirking at him and he glared. At least Mikey was too busy with the futile task of trying to teach Lily to play video games to pay much attention.
It looked like Leo was going to say something that would earn him a beat down, when the turnstile creaked. Great. Now Donnie could hassle him too. Both he and Leo turned towards the sound and froze.
Donnie was being followed by some Chinese ninja straight out of a kung fu film, carrying a large messenger bag. Raph was speechless. He could hear Leo struggling to react.
“Uh, Donnie, what are you doing?” Whoever it was hadn’t freaked out, fainted or attacked so far and Donnie didn’t appear to be captured, but what
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Arnold sat at the park picnic table with his uneaten bag lunch in front of him. Maria had made it, so he knew that it would be good. But his thoughts weren’t on her right now. He was worried about Casey.
Work took up so much of his time to keep his family supported. He spent every free moment he could with them, never missing one of Maria’s school plays or Casey’s hockey games, eating Maria’s delicious dinners with them to talk about their day and seeing them to bed each night before passing out onto his own.
But Casey disappeared most afternoons after school, sometimes even missing dinner and he suspected, sneaking out each night after going to bed. Each day brought a new collection of bruises that he blamed on hockey, but Arnold knew what they were. He’d been a mess of similar injuries as a teenager.
He knew his boy. He was a good kid. He cared about other people. &