Belated birthday fic for jinja-neko! (This is set in the same AU-verse as Adventures in Turtle Sitting. It takes place a short time after this chapter, but you don’t need to read the chapter to understand this story.) HAPPY (late) BIRTHDAY, JINJA! :D
Gators, Googly eyes, and Glitter
The sound of little running feet reached April’s ears the moment she entered the lair. She didn’t think she’d been that noisy walking in, but somehow the three-year-old turtles always knew the moment she arrived.
“Apriiiiiiiiiiil!” Mikey leapfrogged over Leo - getting a startling amount of airtime - and skidded to a halt in front of her, throwing his arms around her leg. He tilted his head back and beamed at her. “Hi!”
“Hi yourself!” She laughed and knelt to hug him, feeling her weariness lift from her shoulders as he wrapped his arms around her neck. The past week had been incredibly busy, and even though she’d taken a nap during the afternoon, she still felt sleep-deprivation dragging at her limbs. Hugs from little turtles were a cure for all ills, though; and she was especially happy to see Mikey bouncing around like a superball. It wasn’t all that long ago that he’d been ill - sick enough that she and Splinter had feared for his life. But once he’d started to improve, he’d practically sprinted down the road to recovery, and now he was as energetic and healthy as he’d ever been.
She kept one arm around him and extended the other to his brothers, who had clustered around her. Donnie curled against her side with Leo close behind. Raph gave Mikey a push and burrowed between his brothers to nuzzle against her shoulder.
"What’s in your bag?” Donnie asked, tugging curiously at her backpack’s strap.
April grinned. It wasn’t unusual for her to bring food or toys or other supplies when she visited the lair. Donnie wasn’t asking to be greedy - he was justifiably curious. “I brought some stuff for us to use later,” she answered, patting his shell. She straightened when she saw Splinter emerge from the dojo, wrapped in his hooded brown cloak.
“Thank you for coming,” he said. “I should be back by midnight.”
We apparently got these TMNT action figures at work today. Like the full sized action figures, with accessories and everything. They were only $3.
We put them out last night, a whole box of them, probably 25-30 action figures. We opened at 9:30 AM and by the time I went for break at 1:30, there were two left (Leo and Donnie, poor things). Needless to say they were gone quick too. The best part was seeing so many people buying all for of them at once, like hells yeah you get all of them. No one gets left behind!