June 23 01
Today was the hardest for me and Zander my big brother. Dad died today buba says it was just because Daddy was older and he had something wrong with him. Buba says he had a heart attack. I don't know if that's true because, Can a heart attack create two deep cuts in your Chest. I'm not sure, but I just think Buba is hiding something, probably to protect me I don't know. I really don't know what to do now, but buba says we have to be strong after all he says "its you and me against the world" he also says It's going to be okay, But how is is going to be okay if we're eating from trash cans and living in cardboard boxes.
June 26 01
It's cold tonight very cold. Buba just brought back a couple of blankets he found in a dumpster a few blocks from here. I'm getting warmer, but I'm still cold I want a home....I wish mommy was still here. I feel it was my fault she died, but buba says she died for a reason. She gave her life so that I may have mine.
July 3 01
Tomorrow is the 4th of July, and buba says that every 4th of July the humans gather in the streets for a parade. I asked buba what a parade was, and he said that it is when the humans line up in cars of walk in a line through the middle of the street. I said so that's why there are so many accidents," but baba told me that the streets get blocked off so there are no accidents.
July 6 01
That was a close one an man in a spiky suit almost caught me. Buba was looking for supplies in an alleyway a few blocks from the place we call home. The man came from a burning building and knowing me I had to draw attention to myself, but thankfully he had more important things to do than to look for a mutant turtle!
July 8 01
I haven't told buba yet about the man in the spiky suit. I'm not sure if I should he'd become to over protective over me saying "your all I have left.... Don't make me have to bury you too" only because him and Daddy buried mommy and he buried Daddy. I guess I know how hard that would be, but I can take care of myself, I don't need any help.
July 10 01
Zander and I just got into a huge fight. He was yelling at me for not being more responsible. When he went to hit me he stopped. I asked "your really gonna hit your only brother." His answer was no, but I yelled back at him saying "I'll do you the favor" then punched him in the gut and ran as fast as I could. I ended up far away I don't know where the shell I am. Im sitting on top of a roof of a building next to a really tall one with a symbol shaped like a flame or a T-Rex foot print. Right now I'm sitting here thinking of how I'll get home.........., but I think that's the least of my problems now.
July 13 01
A woman named Karai was standing over me on the tenth. To me she kinda looked shocked But my idea for the humans emotions Change when she pulled cattle prod on me. Everything went dark after. When I woke up I found myself in a tiny cell like room. I was chained to the wall by my hands, legs, and neck. The man I saw on the Sixth came into the room with the woman as she spoke" " father see there are more of them." At that moment I thought they got Zander too. That was until they both started talking about 4 other mutant turtles named Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello. I couldn't believe it more of our kind, I was so exited. The man walked over to me as he grabbed my face and tilted it side to side as he said " They all look alike, how can you tell which one is which?" The woman stood at the doorway and answered " they have different color bandanas none of the others have a black bandana father." The man spoke with a voice like a snake as he turned to face her. "How many more do you sagest there are?" she simply answered "Knowing there is another there could be many more master" he sifted his head back to me "well then lets take and dispose of this one shall we, one less to worry about" he then ripped his hand from its hold on me, Then drove his gotlet onto my chest area. Not once did I scream but I did clench my fist, grit my teeth, and tightly close my eyes. Then in a flash the woman at the door way yelled out "father he's just a kid" the man turned to face her as she continued to speak " All I'm saying is he could prove useful in getting you what you want" interested he stood to his feet and turned to her "how so?" "train him father then send him to befriend those turtles" the man slightly lifted his head to the side in thought then turned to me "well today is your lucky day" weakly I answered "why?" He slightly bent over "you gained a father" he quickly turned "send someone down here to tend to his wounds" he left the room in a great hurry "yes father" the woman answered as she turned to me and came to my side. As gentle as ever she placed her hand on my chin and lifted my face to hers. She spoke in a soft voice "it will be okay." I passed out just as a man in a white lab coat came rushing into the room carrying a black metal case in his hand.
July 15 01
when I had finally came back to consciousness I found myself in a strange room on a bed the walls of the room were painted black with the same symbol painted on the wall as it was on that very tall building I was sitting next to the day I got caught. When I sat up I found my wounds had been dressed I had black elbow pads, knee pads,a sash and belt and wrist guards on. I gently touched my chest where the wrappings covered the wound. The door to the room opened up and standing in the doorway was my new father "time for your training" he said happily. I slid off the bed and tottered to the door he settled his hand on my shoulder. "I must worn you these training sessions well leave you weak but in the end they will make you strong" I looked up to him and answered "yes father" as we walked the the dojo where a bunch of ninjas waited for me. Father stood at the door as I walked in "keep your head up and don't get killed." He shouted as the door closed. His voice blared through the intercom on the wall behind me "okay this this is a test to see how many ninjas you can take down before your taken down, also there are 42 ninjas, each with their favorite weapon, if you can get one from them it will be yours. good luck." I turned from the intercom and looked upon the the wave of blackness. Just then a bell rang and every ninja came after me. Two came rushing at me on both sides. I quickly with out thinking Jumped and did a split kick driving my heels into their heads, the impact sent both to the ground. With no time to celebrate my tiny victory I whipped around and clapped my hands around the blade of a Katana a ninja had swung at me. I jolted my arms to the side causing the ninja to loose his grip on the handle. I flipped it in the air and caught it by the handle, as I looked briefly at the blade that was covered in blood from my hands. Three other ninjas raced after me just as they were about to jump on me I spun to the ground to my knees, with my katana blade outward slicing into the shins of the ninjas. As I stood back to my feet another ninja raced towards me. When he was close enough I drove my elbow into his shoulder. He instantly fell to the ground. Sensing someone was behind me I threw my hand behind my shell and swiftly drove it into the ninjas jaw as my fist hit I could hear and feel a snap. The ninja stumbled back a few steps holding his jaw then he dropped to the ground. I turned to face a ninja just as he was about to attack I drove my fist into his neck. He dropped to the ground motionless. Looking upon the lifeless body I laughed. In an instant I felt a pain in my arm. looking down I found a kunai in my upper arm. I ripped it out and tossed it into the crowd. Just then a ninja came up behind me swinging a bo staff I grabbed the end of it and viciously jolted it to the ground and put my foot on it locking the ninjas hand to the ground. He started whining "mercy mercy mercy" the only thing I said was "sorry no mercy" then I swiftly broke his hand. In a moments time I felt yet another pain but in my thigh. When I looked I found Shuriken in my skin. I pulled it out and tossed it across the room and when I looked up another ninja was at my tail swinging his katana at my I took several steps back every time he swung till he began to slow down the last swing landed on my right shoulder. Not paying attention I turned my shell to his arm grabbed his wrist and with a quick motion I snapped his arm. He as quickly as ever pulled his hand to his chest and started screaming. I grabbed the Katana as it fell to the earth and set it in my sash "perfect fit"I picked up the katana I drop to the ground and put it in my sash. I turned and looked around "not many left." then with out warning Shurikens and Kunais began flying through the air. Avoiding what I could I raced around the room cutting down anyone or anything in my path. With many Kunais in my body I didn't stop. The weapons that landed in me I pulled out and tossed them into the crowd. Finally the bell rang, not noticing I had taken all 42 ninjas I stood weakened but undeterred. Father came into the room "well done I to be honest didn't think you could do it but I now see there is more to you.....come we must fix you up for tomorrow" I looked up to him "what's tomorrow?" he looked down as we walked "another training session but harder" I looked ahead breathed in deeply and continued walking. We got back to the room where I woke up in. I walked in and he closed the door. I turned and looked out the tiny window. As he walked away the doctor walked in "hi I'm here to tend to your wounds please sit down" he asked softly. I sat down on a stool and watched as he began tending to my wounds. For a while nothing was said between us till he broke the ice. "How do you feel?" "I'm not sure" I replied he began working on my shoulder. "do you have a family?" "yeah" "where are they, do you know?" "nope" "listen you must be careful, trusting him could get you killed" he whispered quietly "what are you talking about?" I asked "all I can say is don't trust anyone." The door flew open and in the doorway was Karai "are you finished yet?" she asked "not yet mistress" "well hurry" the man finished then packed up his things and left. Karai slammed the door as they exited. I sat down on my bed and thought about what the doctor had said "what does it mean?" I laid down and closed my eyes. With the thing that happened to me raecing through my mind
to be continued.......