Lullaby Chapter 14!!!! O.o Oh sweet Lord...I have hit chapter 14 already?? Where did the time go? XD I would like to thank my fans for staying with me! :3 And also, for those who are wondering, Galileo and his daddy will be having their own SEPERATE fanfiction but it will work along side Lullaby.... :3 Chapter begins NOW!!!
Disclaimer: I do NOT own Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles....Sadly....DAMN! XD
Raph stretched as he made his way into Leatherhead's kitchen. He needed something in his stomach until he made it home, where his favorite cereal was waiting. So, he was rummaging through the fridge trying to find something to munch on when a noise from behind him made the turtle pause. Raph looked behind him, moving slowly.
Standing in the entrance to the kitchen was Galileo, shyly playing with his tail. The older mutant raised an eye ridge in question. The smaller mutant inched his way towards Raph. He soon was standing in front of the emerald turtle, his amber eyes wide.
“Whadda you want?” Raph asked, nodding his head towards the fridge.
Galileo peeked his head in the fridge and scrunched his nose at some of the food. But his eyes landed on the strawberries on the lower shelf. Hand shaking, he reached out and took one. Raph just watched as the child carefully bit into the red fruit.
Amber-gold eyes widening, Galileo chewed and swallowed the bit of strawberry that was in his mouth. Once that bit was down in his gut, he ate the rest of the strawberry. He stopped at the top of it, scowling at the bit of green on the red fruit. Raph just chuckled and brought the bowl of fruit out of the fridge and placed it on the table. Leatherhead's son sat down at the table, reaching out to grab another red berry.
Raph just shook his head, knowing that soon Hana wouldn't be the only one with a horrible fruit addiction. He continued to rummage through the fridge and decided that scrambled eggs and toast would be good enough for now. He grabbed the eggs and went over to the stove to begin cooking...
Hana was sitting at her Uncle Leatherhead's kitchen table, looking at the newest addition to the ever growing family that made the Hamato Clan. The other mutant child looked so familiar to Hana but at the same time, he didn't. She didn't understand it but at the same time...Hana shook her head and went to eat the applesauce that was in front of her.
Sitting next to her was Don. And the little girl could tell that her favorite Uncle had been crying. Why had Don been crying, she did not know. What she did know was that she was going to cheer him up. Somehow.
Mikey's girly scream came from the living room, which made the ones sitting in the kitchen turn to look. The orange banded turtle came running into the kitchen, sharpie drawings littered his face. Raph, Hana, Don, Galileo and Leatherhead just stared at the aqua turtle before laughing. Well, everyone except Galileo; who was looking at Mikey with confusion.
“WHO DID THIS?!” The Battle Nexus Champion cried.
The others continued to laugh, Raph looking at his youngest brother. “W-Whoever did it, tell them I said thanks!”
Mikey growled as the others continued to laugh...
Mikey growled to himself as they stood at the entrance to Leatherhead's Lair. Galileo was shyly hiding behind his daddy's leg as he rest of the Hamato Clan finished getting ready to leave. Leo was standing next to his youngest brother and tried to stop the smile that was on his face. But, he failed because he found the marker on the aqua turtle so damn funny. Donnie was talking to Leatherhead about Galileo's education while his brothers were waiting.
“I teach Hana on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 am to 3 pm. If you wish, I can include Galileo on these lessons. Of course, he will need to catch up.”
The large crocodile made a thoughtful noise. “That does sound wonderful.”
The purple banded turtle smiled at him and asked, “Would you like to do it Leatherhead? It would give the children a chance to play with each other and if you asked him, I bet that Splinter will give you Parenting Lessons.”
Leatherhead looked pensive on that and stayed silent as he thought about it. As his daddy was thinking about it, Galileo looked over to see Hana playing with her daddy. The mutant child tilted his head to the side as he watch them. Hana was being thrown up into the air by Raph, only to be caught by the tallest turtle. She shrieked with laughter every time Raph threw her up. He laughed as he caught her, swinging them in a circle. The two turtles laughed as they continued to play and it fascinated Galileo for he wanted to know what they were doing exactly. He had never seen behavior like this and it somewhat confused the croc child.
Hana was thrown back up in the air, laughing all the way. Her father caught her and swung her up so she rested on his shoulders. The turtle tot laughed as her daddy tickled her feet. Galileo frowned as his father regained his attention.
“So, I will send you the books that you will need since you will be teaching Galileo what he needs to know for now. After that, I can simply tutor him separate from Hana until he catches up.” Don said.
Leatherhead nodded. “Yes. That sounds like a plan Donatello. Thank you.”
Donnie smiled. “It is no problem. This will be hard but we can do it!”
The two older mutants chuckled and Splinter came up. “It is time to go home my sons. Leatherhead, you and your son are invited to the Family Dinner this Sunday. I do hope that you two will be able to join us.”
The bigger croc spoke. “We would love to Splinter-san. We shall see you all Sunday.”
And with that, the Hamato Clan made their way home. Hana waved at her Uncle Leatherhead from where she sat on top of her daddy's shoulders. Leatherhead smiled and waved back. Galileo stood next to his father and stared after them....
Hana giggled as she sat with her father. The two turtles were in the tub and Raph was gently washing his daughter's hair. Somehow, she had gotten something sticky (Don found out it was gum) in her long hair and not wanting to cut off all of his baby girl's hair (approaching with scissors was a very bad idea) so it was an early bath for little Hana. She was playing with the bubbles, giggling on how they tickled her nose. The older turtle smiles as he gently ran the comb through Hana's hair, making sure they had gotten all of the gum out. The smaller turtle looked up at her daddy and gave him a heart melting smile. He couldn't help but smile back and blow bubbles in her face.
She squealed with laughter and splashed at him. Some of the soapy water got into Raph's mouth due to that. He spat it out and looked at his daughter. Grinning now, he said “Of course you do realize, this means war.”
He splashed water back at Hana, who pouted. She returned his splash with a wave of her own. Both of them narrowed their eyes and proceeded to throw soapy water at each other, mind of their opponents eyes. Hana used both of her arms to launch more water at her father, laughing as it made contact. Raph himself roared with laughter as he used his larger hands to toss water on the smaller turtle. The two of them continued to wage war, officially soaking the bathroom with water...
Splinter shook his head as he sat next to his grand daughter, who was wrapped up with a huge fluffy towel. The two of them were watching Raph argue with Leo as the red banded turtle mopped up the entrance to the bathroom. The father and daughter had dragged their bathtub war out into the main portion of the Lair and somehow got water everywhere. So, after much yelling, laughter and sliding, the war ended with Hana being the victor (since her father landed in the pool in the Lair).
So, here they were, Raph mopping up his mess and his daughter watching on. Leo was standing near his hot headed brother, arms crossed over his chest and foot tapping. And the oh so fearless leader of the Ninja Turtles was chewing out Raphael.
“This is irresponsible of you Raph!! I mean, you were suppose to do one thing and that was bath Hana!! I mean come on!”
“Well excuse the fucking hell out of me for being a dad!!! Hana started it anyway by declaring the war! I couldn't back down after that!”
Leo narrowed his eyes. “And this is why you are irresponsible!! You are allowing her to continue this behavior!!”
Raph froze, hands tightening on the mop handle. “And what are you saying Leo?? That I should teach my daughter to back down from a fight?! That I should teach her on how to be a coward?!”
“No! What I am saying is that by allowing her to continue this unruly behavior, she will grow up to be nothing more than a menace. And it will be thanks to her irresponsible father!”
Faster than Leo expected, Raph turned on him. The red banded turtle swung the mop down like a bo staff, aiming at his older brother's head. The wooden handle clashed with Splinter's walking stick. The wise rat was not looking at the father of his grandchild, who had the look of surprise on his face. Instead, Splinter was glaring at Leo, who felt no bigger than an ant right then.
“Raphael. Please go take Hana and go get her ready for her afternoon nap. I will have Leonardo finish cleaning this up as we talk.”
Raph did not argue with his father, knowing that tone of voice. Dropping the mop, he went over to where his daughter was looking on with confusion. The emerald turtle scooped her up in his arms and all but ran to their bedroom, knowing that Leo was up shit creek without a paddle. Raph shut the door to his room and placed Hana in his hammock, rummaging around to find her a clean outfit...
Leo felt fear swirl in his stomach as he looked down at his father. No matter how old a child gets (or how tall) when said child knows they fucked up, they will have to face the wrath of their parent(s). And that was what Leonardo was feeling. His father's gaze was unrelenting as it burned into his soul. Strange how that Leo was almost twice the height of his father and could easily throw the old rat across the room but for some strange reason, Splinter could cow his sons with just a raise of his eyebrow.
Splinter rested both of his hands on the crown of his walking stick, glaring at his eldest son. “Leonardo, my son, I must say this....” here he lashed out with his staff, slamming the end of it into the gut of Leo. The blue banded turtle hunched over in pain, gasping for air.
The older male spoke again. “You have no right to say how Raphael will raise his child! That is his responsibility and his alone.”
Leo coughed. “But what ever he teaches her, will reflect on this family!”
“That is none of your concern Leonardo! Now, finish cleaning up this mess and report to the dojo immediately after! Understood?”
Leo coughed again, rubbing the spot his father hit. “Yes sensei.”
Splinter nodded. “Good. Now, off you go.”
The grey rodent made his way to the dojo, after making sure that his son had gotten the mop from where it layed on the floor. But what Splinter did not see was the tight grip Leo had on the mop handle...
And that is the end of le chapter!!! Short I know but hey, it is a chapter right???? Don't kill me please for if you do, no more chapters!!! I am updating as fast as I can okay??? So yeah :3