The next morning most of them were still asleep. Mainly because they all stayed up so late by the campfire and were all recovering from the intense sugar shock from all those smore’s. Leo was sitting in the living room sipping on a big mug of coffee while watching a mini marathon of Space Heroes. April came down stairs to see Leo by the couch. “Anymore coffee left?” April asked him still very sleepy. “Yup, just made a full batch. Help yourself. How’s your ankle?,” asked Leo smiling good morning to her. “No worries, I’m ok. It’s still a bit sore, but at least I can walk on it a bit.”
April made herself a big mug of coffee as she was trying to fight back her droopy eyes. She sat next to Leo and together they watched the early morning mini marathon of Space Heroes. During commercials, Leo thought of saying something. He had never had the chance to thank her yet. “April, I can’t tell you how we all really appreciate you bringing us here, it really means a lot to us. It’s been a really long time since we’ve been able to relax and have fun as a family. Thank you Sis,” Leo said with a grin. No one else was around, so he didn’t feel embarrassed saying that. Normally Leo wouldn’t have called her Sis before, but now she really was part of the family, and he couldn’t have been happier saying so.
April couldn’t help but show the biggest smile on her face when he said that. “No problem bro.” April said with her sweet giggle. After a few corny hero puns and action seens, one by one everyone started to wake up. “Morning guys,” yawned Raph as he was coming to sit by April and Leo by the couch. “You’re watching this again? Don’t you ever get tired of watching this over and over?” Raph complained. “Aww come on! It’s a classic!,” replied Leo.
Raph reached over to grab the remote to change the channel. Leo tried to grab it back. Oh boy, now it was turning into a Texas Showdown, only one will win the remote.
“Wrestle for it?” asked Raph with a smirk on his face. “Wrestle for it,” replied Leo. What was once a silent rainy morning suddenly turned into a Wrestle mania Extravaganza. One kick and punch after another, soon Raph had Leo in a head lock and pinning him down to the floor. Leo couldn’t take it, he tapped out. “Haha! Remote is mine! Who’s the best fighter? Raphael, that’s who!” He boasted with a smirk as he reached for the remote. Raph changed the channel over to the news again. Although he didn’t show it often, Raph had always been concerned with what may be going on in the city and thought it’d be best to check the news every now and then.
“In other news, there will be a big storm front coming in from the south later on today. We advise that everyone stay indoors due to harsh winds and heavy rainfall…..”
“Looks like more bad weather you guys,” said Raph. “We’ll stay here one more day, but we’ll have to leave tonight. I’d say a three-day vacation was long enough. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we’re all going to have to go home, but for now let’s wait out this storm.” Leo said with his usual authority. They honestly didn’t want their vacation to end, but they had all agreed from the beginning of the trip that they would be gone for about three days. If they were away for too long, who knew what evil their enemies were up to.
Later Mikey and Donnie came into the living room. Donnie and April kissed each other good morning as Mikey went to look at the storm out the window. “How’s your ankle? Does it still hurt?” Donnie asked. April replied, “I’m ok, it’s just a bit sore, but it looks like I can walk on it.”
Still the rain continued to pour like cats and dogs on the beautiful country. Although it seemed a bit gloomy, it was sort of beautiful in a way. Raph took a moment to step outside on the porch to take in the scenery. He didn’t want to admit it, but he really loved this place even if it was raining. He loved the smell of the rain falling on the clean grassy yard and the big flower garden that once belonged to April’s grandparents.
April stepped out on to the porch to see what Raph was up to. “What are you doing here all by yourself? You’re going to catch a cold standing out here like this.” April motioned for Raph to come back inside. “Nah, I’m good here. Donnie’s probably waiting for you inside.” Raph said with a bit of a smirk and uncertainty. April noticed she hadn’t paid much attention to him in the past two days and felt pretty guilty. April decided to sit next to him on the old porch swing.
Raph looked at her a bit confused, but decided to say nothing of it. He would never admit how much he really liked her company. He would never admit to how much he considered her to be family. So all he could do for the moment was to just sit there silently. But of course, April broke the silence.
“I saw the way you put Leo in that head lock and pinned him down, hahaha that was an awesome move Raph!” April exclaimed with a big smile on her face. Raph couldn’t hide his smile after hearing that. She knows right where to get me, Raph thought to himself. “Well what can I say? I’m just all kinds of awesome! Thanks for noticing Sis.” Raph boasted flexing his big muscles with a huge grin on his face. April couldn’t help but giggle a bit. This was the very first time Raph had called her that. She stood up and gave him a big hug. “I’m glad you’re having a good time here. We’re definitely coming back here again soon,” said April.
Raph was taken aback by the sudden hug, but hugged her back despite his tough demeanor. “Thanks Sis, for bringing us here, it’s been really awesome.” Raph said as sweetly as he never would have imagined ever sounding. “I’m getting cold, so I’m going in. You coming in yet?” asked April. “Nah, I’ll hang out here a bit longer. Call me when breakfast is ready.” Raph replied.
April went inside to find Leo and Mikey watching Space Heroes while Donnie waits for her by the couch. “So what were you two talking about?” asked Donnie. April replied, “We were just kinda enjoying the morning air is all. He’ll be back in later when breakfast is ready.” She gave him a kiss on his forehead and started to walk towards the kitchen, “Hey Mikey! Do you want to help me with breakfast again?” Mikey quickly looked up at her from the couch with a look of excitement. “Sure thing, be right there!” exclaimed Mikey.
Mikey followed April into the kitchen to get started on breakfast, but first…. “Hey Mikey, I’m going to need your help with something.” Mikey looked at her a bit confused at first, but his look of confusion immediately turned into a sinister grin after she was done telling him. “Well my lovely assistant, shall we go with something modern, or classic?” Mikey asked in his pretend sinister Dr. Prankenstein voice. “I say we go with classic. It would seem to be a most fitting procedure Doctor.” April replied in her best impression of an evil villainess.
After some commotion and giggling from the kitchen later, April tried her best to hide her laughter. “Hey Donnie, come here a sec and tell me what you think of my new recipe for the pancake batter.” Donnie wondered what those two were up to. He never would have thought that April would actually be planning a prank on him. He carelessly walked in through the kitchen door……carelessly. The oldest trick in the book and he couldn’t believe he fell for it as a bucket of water landed square on his head from opening the door.
“Was this your idea Mikey?” Donnie asked in a serious I’m-going-to-kill-you-now look. “Hahaha nope! It was April’s idea! You just got punk’d by your girlfriend bro! Ahaha!” Mikey laughed as he flung a bit of flour at his face. “I told you I was going to have my revenge on you Donnie. Never underestimate me my dear, mua-hahaha!” said April in her cute evil voice also flinging flour at his face.
Donnie quickly scooped her up in his arms planting a huge kiss on her lips smothering some flour on her face. “Well played my dear, well played,” said Donnie with a smirk on his face. “Ahahaha that was awesome! You’re the best Sis ever!” Mikey shouted with excitement hugging them both. Another great big smile spread across April’s face. This was the third time she had been called Sis. Her love for all of them was so great. Donnie and Mikey helped April with making the rest of the breakfast. Leo and Raph sat by the kitchen table and were soon joined by Donnie, Mikey, and April. Together they had their last breakfast of their Spring Break in the old country home.
But they’ll be back another time of course. All they had to worry about now was getting home later in all that rain. What other storms might be brewing other than rain later that night?