tmnt x oc
I do not own tmnt, only the oc
warning for some mild language and mature situations
"Do you prefer Silver Surfer or Xmen?" Mikey asked placing a large stack of comics down between him and Celeste. They were having a day in and sat cross legged in front of the tv, both with blankets wrapped around them as they rummaged through is extensive comic collection.
"I like both but....I think I will take Xmen." She said taking a issue of his large pile and opening it in her lap. "Wow I havent read comics in years let alone Xmen."
"What about Manga?" He asked.
"Oh yeah, I read that all the time when I was there in Japan but not since I left." She said. "My favorite Xmen was always Storm, which is ironic considering I became a elemental based mage later in life. I remember one time for Halloween, god maybe I was about 10 years old, I made my own Storm costume cape from a bed sheet."
Mikey laughed at her. "You were such a dork."
"I'm not ashamed of it." She smirked. "Oh come on, didn't you ever run around as a kid with a towel or blanket wrapped around you pretending to be super man?"
"Knowing you, you still do that now..." She added.
"Guilty!" He gave a cute smile. "But I always wanted to be Batman when I was a kid."
"Every little boy dreams of being Batman." She laughed.
"Well yeah, look at him, he's rich...good looking...gets lots of chicks....drives badass cars...." He said.
"Meh, I've had my share of that." Celeste gave a off hand gesture. "Give me sewers and turtles any day."
"Amen to that sista." They high fived each other and then some rabble came from the other side of the lair. Of all things, Donnie and Raph were fighting.
"I told you to take it easy! Now I have to replace those damn stitches again! Do you know how much of a pain in the rear it is for me do this over and over again!" Don shouted and Raph walked roughly out of the needle room after his checkup with Don trailing behind him like and angry wife.
"What? Im supposed to just sit around with my thumb up my butt while I wait for this to heal? It ripped, so what, tape it up and get on with it." Raph rolled his eyes and walked around the sofa. Celeste and Mikey didnt move from their spot as they watched the argument but kept their eyes glued to their comics.
"Oh sure its all well and good if your not the one having to patch up everyone left and right!" Don growled.
"D, your the house doctor...it kind of comes with the territory..." Raph shrugged.
"Oh for gods sake!" Don threw the med kit at him and threw his hands up. "Fix it yourself!" and stormed off.
Raph seated himself on the sofa and tossed the medkit onto the newly repaired coffee table, not really caring to use it at that moment and time.
"I've never seen Donnie angry before..." She whispered over her comic to her orange masked companion.
"Doesn't happen often but go figure its Raph who knows how to push everyones buttons." Mikey whispered back.
"Ahem...I heard that." Raph growled and reclined in the sofa the way he always did.
"Do you need help with that?" Celeste offered, pointing to the med kit.
"Nah, I can take care of it." He said.
"Are you going to let yourself bleed all over the couch before then?" She asked sarcastically.
"Is that a problem?" He asked with a bit of annoyance in his voice.
Celeste sighed and rolled her eyes. Great, he was in one of his moods again. Setting down the comic, she got up and grabbed the kit from the table and made her way around the back of the sofa behind the big grumpy turtle. She popped open the box and pulled out a roll of guaze and some ointment then squeezed out a big glop of it onto her fingers before taking a look at her comrades shoulder. Sure enough half the wound was split back open and though it didnt bleed, it still looked slightly raw.
"Raph....how many times has this happened?" She asked scrutinizing the wound.
"Dont worry about it!" He said.
"Oh my god...have you been lifting weights?! With a shoulder like this?!"
"Like I said...dont...worry ..about...it!" He said very slow and with a low growl in his voice.
"Like hell im not!" She slapped the back of his head and rubbed the ointment into his wound. He flinched but tried to hide the fact that it probably hurt. Seeing his reaction though she lightened up and gently dabbed the ointment in and around the opening.
He relaxed alittle as she out a gauze down on it and inravled the medi cloth roll and wrapped it around his shoulder and under his arm so that the wound was protected. She had to semi hug him from behind to bring the cloth around his back again and tied it off.
"Im not your mother so im not going to tell you to not do stupid stuff." She began.
He turned his head to the side so he could see her and his expression lightened up. "And yet you are, in your own way, telling me not to do stupid stuff."
"Don't be a smart ass...."she sighed and crossed her arms over her chest.
"You like it." He stated. She gave a small smile at that, actually she kind of did in a wierd way.
Leo walked into the fray suddenly. "What Happened just now? Donnie is furious and just locked himself in his lab.
Raph kept silent as Celeste pointed a finger down at him behind his back. Leos expression turned from curiousity to exhasperation.
"You tore your stitches again didnt you?" He asked with a non impressed voice.
"I rip stitches all the time, this shouldne be a surprise to all you geniuses!" Raph rolled his eyes.
"Raph we arent kids anymore, we need to use some common sense and responsibility. Splinter isnt going to hold our hands anymore so try to grow up alittle." Leo scolded.
"Sure...dad." Raph said under his breath.
Leo rolled his eyes and shook his head but then turned his attention to the lady in the room. "Celeste are you busy today?"
"Not really....did you have something in mind?" She asked.
"I thought we could discuss some tactic ideas with you magic. I know you're still injured so we wont do any sparring but we can at least talk it over." He said hopefully.
"Sure sounds..." She was about to agree to it when a big dark green mass suddenly got up off the sofa and interrupted her.
"Is that seriously your idea of a date?" Raph asked his older brother. "Come on....Celeste is a classy gal, she needs to be wined and dined not kept copped up in here with all you boring cads." With that he reached over the sofa and plucked her up by the waist as if she weighed nothing and slunger her over his shoulder in a firemans carry.
She squealed and struggled against him and he walked towards the front exit. "Wait!? Where the heck are we going?!"
"I'm taking you on a real date." Raph said and grabbed her caplet off the coat rack along with his trench coat and slung it over his other shoulder.
"You are not going anywhere." Leo said in a commanding voice. Raph stopped and looked over his shoulder. Leo was furious.
"You're both injured and you are staying here. No if ands or buts."
"Are you going to make us?" Raph asked in a low threatening voice.
"Don't try to drag her in to this!" Leo said sharply. "What happens if you two get spotted or she gets hurt? Think about someone other than yourself for once!"
"Get spotted or get hurt...not going to happen because she is with ME!" He said proudly and walked with her out of the lair
Leo watched them go with something akin to a snarl on his lips. It seemed his brother was hell bent on upstaging him and that was something he could never live with, Celeste or not. Leo hated loosing.
"You dont have the I2 system." Celeste reminded him as he dropped her down on the backseat of his motorbike.
"Yeah I do. Swiped it off of Don while I was in the lab.You up for some live music?" Raph asked while taking the helm and kick starting his bike.
"Are we going to sneak into a concert?"
"Something like that." He said and revved up the engine as they took off into the night.
Celeste found herself seated in the middle of a covered beer garden set up not to far from central park where many other people had gathered for the night to enjoy a variety of beers from all over the world and sample some German foods. It was already mid October and Oktoberfest was in full swing. Surrounded by lively people and a local band playing baverian versions of pop songs on the stage, her and her turtle friend enjoyed a stein of beer and chatted as the night went on.
"Oh my god...the simple pleasures in life." She moaned as she chewed off the end of one german brautworst, making sure to slather it in mustard before hand.
"I know you like drinking so I thought this would be a perfect place for you." Raph laughed and chugged down his glass.
"I'm limiting you to one beer since you have to take us home." She reminded.
"This coming from the girl who passed out the last time." He teased as the rather large chested beer maid came over and refilled their mugs. Celeste watched as Raph's eyes hovered over the girls breasts for a moment before he realized he had been caught in the act. She almost spat her beer out laughing.
"You are just so dang cute sometimes!" She laughed.
"It...it was an accident!" He blushed.
"No need to be shy about it! if I were a man I would be looking too." She admitted. "And at least I know now what your "Type" is."
"And what would you know about my type?" He challenged.
"Well it certainly wouldnt be a flatsy patsy like me." She smirked and raised one brow.
"Hey now, dont talk like that! Sure you may not have it going on up there but that doesnt mean...."
"Dude, is that supposed to make me feel better?" She squinted at him.
"Wh...what I mean to say is...."
"Relax, im not fishing for compliments." She chuckled and finished off her second stein.
The music changed from pop covers to more classical style waltzes that dropped the mood to more a relaxing one. She leaned her chin in her hand and hummed along with the tunes with her eyes closed, enjoying the chill atmosphere. Not that she really knew any of them but waltzes were simple enough to memorize almost instantly.
When she opened her eyes again, Raph was staring intently at the dance floor next to their table where some couples had started to dance. It was a simple, slow and cheerful waltz number that anyone easily could have improvised to. Some of the couples obviously knew how to do a proper waltz and others simply swayed back and forth, happy to be in the arms of their loved ones. His eyes held a bit of sadness and longing in them as they reflected the people twirling about. Raphael was a bit of a romantic at heart though he would die trying to hide it...unless he was around the right person at the right time. Celeste knew that sort of look when she saw it, at times those types of meanderings entered her heart as well.
Raph caught her looking out of the corner of his eye, cleared his throat and went back to the beer before him.
"Do you want to try?" She asked and nudged her head towards the crowd.
"I cant dance." He said simply.
"you don't need to know how, just sway to the music." She pushed her self up from the table and held her hand out to him. "I feel like dancing, so lets dance!"
"Trust me, I'm not the dancing type. You don't want my 400 pounds stomping down on your toes." He said sternly.
she put a finger to her chin. "Well if thats the case it means i have to ask someone else to dance with me. A total stranger who may not have the same morality as you....who might take the chance to do unscrupulous things to me while holding me tight in his arms...and you know I'm a 31 year old woman in her sexual prime who could use a good squeeze sooooooooooo......" She let it trail off teasingly.
Sighing but with a slight smile he put the beer glass down, stood up and roughly pulled her out onto the floor where he firmly took her tiny waist in his strong arm and held her other hand properly in his as if they were ballroom dancing.
"Don't get ticked off if I smash your toes." He grunted and began swaying back and forth to the tempo. Surprisingly enough, he actually had some rhythm and though obviously not perfect, could at least move in time with the song. After a few moments of getting adjusted to the music he even twirled her around softly and did a small dip.
"Where did you learn to do that?" Celeste laughed as the song ended.
"From tv....honestly your the first person I ever danced with." He said sheepishly.
"You were fantastic!" She cheered. "Can we please do one more song?"
"Anything for the iron maiden." He joked.
One more song actually became more like 5 or 6 and before they knew if both their feet were hurting and it was about time to wrap up the evening. They had already spent about 3 hours dining and chatting so it was time to go. Celeste sat on the back of his Harley as he pushed it along the avenue flanking the port. The night was quiet and the street lamps gave off the same hazy glow they always did, but from their vantage point they could see all of new york lit up across the waters and reflecting on the glassy surface of the bay.
Suddenly he stopped the bike, pulled over to the side nearest the water and turned off the engine.
"Whats up?" Celeste asked.
"Nothing at all...remember that place?" Raph pointed to a pier across the water that held the burnt remains of a familiar building.
"The warehouse where we first met." She smirked.
"It wasn't that long ago." He pointed out.
She hadn't really though of that. Though time flew with her and the turtles in a way she felt as though she had known them for a long time. They all got along so well it was as if she had been part of the family to begin with. But when he pointed it out it suddenly out it all into perspective. She really hadn't been with them that long and come to think of it, she still didn't know much about them personally. It never bothered her though and she still trusted them with her life.
"Yeah its only been about 2 months." She agreed and there was a long silence between them. He turned around in his seat to face her suddenly.
"Hey...I know we haven't always gotten along....and I know I've been a big jerk to you most of the time....but I just want you to know that....." He took a big swallow and suddenly looked very nervous. "Wh..what I'm trying to say is...."he rubbed the back of his neck. " If you ever need anything, or anyone to talk to you know I've got your back right?"
She smiled softly. "I know that. Thanks Raphael." and bent over to kiss him on the cheek. "And thanks for tonight too."
When she pulled away he had a strange look on his face. His eyes were glassy and half open and his lips slightly apart as he stared at her...deeply. She knew that look, it was the look a man gave before he was going to do something naughty. She felt her heart suddenly thud in her chest as his hand come up to caress her cheek then fingers laced the back of her head and she felt her face being pulled towards his. She didnt fight it, against her better judgement, and closed her eyes ready to accept his lips against hers and then suddenly there was a loud clang in the background.
They both jumped and spun their heads around to see what the ruckus was. Across the bay at the shipping dock some 500 meters away the large crane that lowered metal crated onto the ships had set one down from the recently docked vessel onto the cement of the pier. normally this wouldn't have been any spectacle except that half the men gathered around the delivery were purple dragon thugs.
"Wait...is that...?" Celeste gasped.
"Purple dragons...what are those hooligans up to?" Raph growled as he stood up from his bike. She grabbed his arm to keep him from doing anything rash.
"We need to call the others." She said firmly. Though he hated to agree with her on that, he couldnt afford for either of them to get into any fights so he nodded his silent agreement.