Another chapter of "Lullaby" gods my muse loves this story. And so do I!!! Oh my gods the feed back from this is AMAZING!!!! I would like to thank my friends who have stuck by me. Mostly to Leaf Ranger. My best friend in the world. I couldn't do this without you!!
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It had been several weeks since the day Hun had taken Hana, and they had got her back. Since then, Hana had not left her father's side. That also included training. Raph was making sure she knew how to fight and was surprised with the results. She had begun training in ninjutsu earlier but just fighting in general, she was making leaps and bounds. The older turtles believed it had something to do with Bishop but they weren't sure.
What they did know was that not only was Hana absorbing any and all information like a sponge, she was also very curious. There were times where Raph had to tear the Lair apart looking for her, only to discover that she was either in Don's lab or with her grandfather. It was very rare but it did happen. They had also discovered that she LOVED apples. It got so bad that they knew they couldn't eat the last apple in the Lair. Mikey had tried. Raph still laughed on how not only did Don get beaten up by a 5 year old girl, but now Mikey.
The aqua turtle had bite scars on his arms from where Hana had attacked him for the last apple. But right now, Hana was sitting in the kitchen, drinking some juice while she worked on her school work. Don was sitting across from her, checking on her math while she worked on English. His eye ridges rose on how smart his niece was. She was already working on fractions. It frankly scared the olive skinned turtle on how smart the child was. Granted he was almost doing the same thing when he was her age but this, this was bordering on "Freaking Scary".
Don's head rose when he heard someone enter the kitchen. It was Splinter and Raph. Splinter had begun to give Raph private lessons. Mikey and Don knew that it was parenting lessons but Leo thought their father was giving the emerald turtle secret ninja lessons. The two younger turtles thought it was best to let Leo do what he wanted, knowing that their fearless leader would figure it out soon enough.
The red banded turtle smiled as he approached his daughter. Her violet eyes brightened. "DADDY!" she said, causing the other males to chuckle. That was just about the only word she said aside from "Juice" "Book" and "Potty". Everyone was glad that she was speaking more. It showed that she was slowly getting over whatever the shell Bishop did to her.
Hana got out of her chair, and hugged her father's leg. The red banded ninja patted her head. She looked up at him, smiling. Her eyes traveled to her grandfather and what she did next shocked everyone in the kitchen. "JIJI!" she beamed at the mutant rat. Splinter just stared at her before picking her up.
"Yes little one?" he asked, bouncing her on his hip.
Hana just gave a large grin. "Story time?"
Donnie's jaw dropped, as well as Raph's. It was time for Splinter's stories to come on. The wise rat just carried his granddaughter back to her seat. Once there, he said "After you finish your work. Then we will have stories."
Hana pouted before nodding. She looked up at her father, "Daddy? Story time after school?"
Raph blinked rapidly. He just looked at his daughter. "Y-Yes. We will have story time after school okay?"
She nodded so fast that her black hair whipped around her head. Don looked at his older brother and father, shock in his eyes. "Did Hana just?"
Splinter chuckled, making himself some Jasmine tea. "Yes. Yes she did Donatello. Now, Raphael, come with me. I would like you to show me how to use this TIVO that Michelangelo spoke of. We wouldn't want Hana to miss her story time."
The second eldest turtle just stared at his father, "Yeah. Sure Dad."
That froze the mutant rat for a second before going back to making some tea. Hana just looked from her daddy to her jiji, wondering "What? Did I say something?"
Mikey whined. He was lounging on the couch, reading when Splinter had entered the living with Raph, the turtle explaining how to work the TIVO. That was when the orange banded turtle heard that Hana had spoken some new words. The Battle Nexus Champion pouted, being slightly hurt that his favorite niece's new words did not include him. He was glad that she had spoken of the family and thought it was cute that her "second" word was "Jiji."
But aside from Raph, Don, Splinter and April, Mikey was the one Hana interacted with the most. But she said "Jiji" before she said his name kinda hurt. He looked again at his older family members and realized something. Out of all of the turtles, Leo was the one that interacted the LEAST with Hana. Hell it seemed that the leaf green turtle AVOIDED the child. It worried Mikey a bit. For if Leo didn't like Hana, what would he do IF Bishop made another turtle child and it WAS Leo's? What would happen then?
They all knew that Bishop may do the same thing again and had begun making plans for that scenario. Mikey looked away from his father and brother to where Leo was meditating. Sure, the eldest turtle liked kids....but at a distance. The distance where you would touch the Grinch at. His point. Leo all but avoided kids whenever he had the chance. But Mikey's attention left his leader when his niece entered the living room.
She ran up to her father, hopping onto his carapace. "Daddy! Story time?"
Raph chuckled. "Yes Hana. Story time with Jiji."
She giggled and hopped down from her father's shell. She went up to her grandfather and gently pulled on his robe. Splinter chuckled and picked her up. Once that was all done, Splinter sat down in his usual chair, Hana in his lap. Her attention set on the TV, watching the stories with her Jiji. Mikey smiled at the scene and looked at his older brother. Raph was resting a shoulder against a pillar, smiling at them too....
END Chapter!!!! I know, kinda short but hey, it ended on a Happy Note. Thanks to Leaf Ranger for helping me out!!! X33 Love's you bestie!!!