Chapter 2

I didn’t wake up until the next morning, or, at the least, what seemed like morning. I looked around and saw Donatello leaning against the wall, asleep. Venus was lying on the floor, covered in a blanket and, well, Michelangelo was sleeping in such a weird position, I don’t think I could ever describe it. I heard mumbling outside the door. It sounded like Raphael and Leonardo. I wanted to hear what they were saying, but it was all muffled.

I knew my leg was broken, so I tried to get off the couch as quietly as I could and ‘army crawled’ to the door. Once I got there, I hoisted myself up by the handle so I could stand upright. I cracked the door open to hear them arguing. It was about me.

"Raph, why did you do that? You scared Aeval half to death! She was on the brink of crying last night! Why in hell did you do that?"

"Didn’t mean to scare her, Leo. And besides, Aeval ain’t her real name."

"Oh, then what is, Raph?"

"I don’t know! I just…"

"Hey Aeval!" Someone behind me said. I quickly turned around and lost my balance, and the next thing I knew I was on my shell trying my hardest to get up. I looked up to see Michelangelo. "Uhm… oops sorry, Aeval, I didn’t mean to startle you."

"Sure, Michelangelo, sure." I looked around to see that everyone else was around me as well.

"What happened?" Leo asked as he helped me up.

"Nothing, I just lost my balance, that's all. All I need is a good pair of crutches."

"We’ll get you some. Are you hungry?"

"That’s why I got up," I lied as I looked up to him. He and the rest were about half a foot taller than me. Venus seemed to be the only one who was somewhat close to my height. Leonardo and Donatello led me to a huge room, which was actually an old abandoned subway! I looked forward to see a ladder leading upward to who knows where. I had a yearning to go exploring, but I knew I couldn’t on account of my leg.

They led me to a couch that was directly in front of a T.V. set. I began to wonder to myself how they came to be. But even if they told me, I couldn’t tell them about how I became like this. I couldn’t remember. I sighed; what was I going to do? I knew I had amnesia, and I knew that they wanted to help me, but the conversation between Leo and Raph made me wonder: Am I safe here?

My thoughts were broken off by the sudden appearance of a shadow. I looked up, surprised. Raphael, what did he want now?

"Well?" He demanded.

"Huh? Uhm w-w-what?" I asked, slightly confused.

Sighing, Raphael answered, "What do you want to eat? I can’t read minds you know!"

"Uhm, did I ever give you the impression that I thought you could? Anything would be fine by me."

"Would cereal do, Your Majesty?" Raphael asked in a mocking tone.

I scowled at him and asked, "How am I to get it myself? I would if I could, but I can’t! I could if I had crutches, but I don’t!"

Raphael backed up surprised; I guess he has not had many experiences with girls. I again began inspecting the large room. To my left was a large computer with other electronic things that I couldn’t recognize. To my right were large dummies that looked like they had been attacked. ‘That’s weird’, I thought. Near the large ladder, I saw a case full of weapons: two swords, sticks that seemed to be connected by a chain, a bo, three small silver balls, and Raphael’s daggers.

I began to think about when Raphael threw that one dagger… For some reason I felt that something was wrong, that something was missing, or rather that I wasn’t supposed to be here. I felt like I was supposed to be with someone else, but who?

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