Donnie gently rubbed soothing circles on April's back as she quietly cried. Mikey sat at her feet anxiously, twisting his hands in his lap. Splinter looked sadly at the trio huddled in the center of the pit.
"I'm sorry you lost your mom's earring April," Mikey said quietly, gingerly patting her leg.
"It's my fault," April sobbed. "I never should have worn them down here in the sewers."
Donnie sighed quietly, pulling April into a hug. What was there to say?
The small group sat silently except for April's soft sobs. When the scuff of feet came from the turnstiles, they looked up and gasped. Leo and Raph were covered in mud, grime, and heaven knows what else, but both were grinning widely.
Leo held something up between his giant fingers. There glinting in the dim light of the lair was a tiny diamond earring. April's eyes grew wide.
"Is this it April?" Leo asked.
For being highly trained ninjas, neither Leo nor Raph saw April move until she was hugging them both tightly.
"You found it! Oh