Disclaimer: I don't own the ninja turtles.
A/N: Yes, sadly, this is the last chapter of this story. But I don't want it to be one of those hundred chapter things that drag on forever. Besides, I might do a sequel one day…key word being might. Now, on to shout-outs:
Silver Snow Leopard: Wow, well, I'm glad you like my story. Enjoy the last chapter.
Pacphys: Stir crazy? Well, maybe just a little. And, nothing can go on forever. So…enjoy the last installation.
SaphireCat: Haha, don't worry, I know what you're trying to say. Thanks for reviewing, and enjoy.
Firecat1991: Well, I'm glad I made ya happy!
Pretender Fanatic: Lol, yeah, Raph is in love with his weapons, he probably sleeps with them. And…well, compared to other chapters I thought it was kinda boring. But if you liked it, I'm not complaining.
Lunar-Ninja: Yeah Raph, clean up your mouth a little! Heh, thanks for reviewing.
Someone: Well wait no longer! Thanks for reviewing.
Dory's Human Replica: Aw, well, I'm glad you like Lona and Mikey as a couple.
Phew, okay, that's done. Let's get started!
Lona and her turtle friends ran down the corridor, Lona wincing at all the sound her sneakers were making, compared to the bare feet of her companions.
"How do we get out of here?" Mikey gasped, as they turned into yet another hallway.
Lona glanced up. A glowing EXIT sign caught her attention. Right below it was a fire door. "This way!" she shouted, running to the door at full speed and throwing the door open. Immediately a fire alarm started.
She stood next to the door, making sure each brother got out safely before she went. Checking to make sure everyone was out, Lona ran out as well and firmly shut the door behind her.
"Where now?" Leo asked Lona calmly, as if they were discussing the weather.
Lona looked around, and tried to get her bearings. Okay, there was the storage shed so…
"Over there," she said, pointing. "Behind the shed. The truck should still be there."
"If they haven't moved it," Don pointed out. Lona nodded.
"Then let's hope they haven't," Leo said, pointing to the shed with his katana. Lona half expected him to say 'charge.'
"Let's go," he said.
Raph, Don and Mikey followed their leader silently, thanks to their ninja training. Lona followed them, feeling somewhat like an elephant in a china shop.
Soon Lona caught sight of the black truck with the Foot symbol on the side. It had been moved, but not far. She touched Leo's shoulder, and pointed to the truck. He nodded, and led his brothers in that direction, using trees as cover.
When they finally got to the truck, Leo climbed up on the tailgate and knocked on the door, hard, like Lona had done earlier.
They all breathed a sigh of relief when they heard a knock back from the other side of the doors.
"Step back, April," Leo said quietly through the small crack in the doors. When he was sure she would not be in the way, he raised his katanas and hacked the lock off. The lock fell to the ground, and the doors swung open, revealing April.
"Leo? Raph…Don, Mikey…" April verbally counted each of her friends. "Where's Lona?"
"Here," Lona said, stepping from behind Mikey.
April put a hand to her chest. "I was so scared for…well, anyway, if anything happened to you I'd be in a lot of trouble."
Mikey looked at April strangely. "Why?"
Lona slapped her forehead. "Oh, I was so caught up I didn't get a chance to tell you. April's my foster mother now!"
Lona didn't get the reaction she was expecting. Instead of looking happy, or relieved, or something, Mikey looked hurt.
Lona cocked her head. "What?"
"So…that means you won't be living with us anymore?"
Lona waved a hand. "Don't be silly! Of course I'll still live with you…" She turned around to face April. "Right?"
April smiled. "Sure. Just as long as you visit me whenever the social worker comes to do a checkup on you."
Lona grinned back. "For sure." Lona's eyes narrowed for a moment. "Which reminds me…we have some unfinished business."
Mikey looked at her incredulously. "We do?"
"Well, I do." Lona said. "I have to get back at Jared and Miss Jemina Parker somehow."
All four brothers grinned at each other. "Count us in!" Raph said.
Lona smiled happily. "Good. Oh, and Leo?"
Leo looked up, confused. "Yeah?"
Lona held up her shuriken. "I love this thing."
Leo shook his head and smiled. "Okay," he said, gathering them into a huddle. "Here's what we're gonna do…"
Lona walked confidently towards the animal quarantine center where she knew Miss Parker and Jared would be getting their money.
She looked backwards for a second, where she could see Raph's and Donnie's green feet behind the truck, and Leo and April in a tree just past the snake exhibit.
She smiled to herself, thinking of Mikey's role in their plan. Lona looked up, and after a thumbs up from Leo, she walked into the building.
When she was in, Lona looked around. There was complete silence. Miss Parker and Jared stood at a table staring at her, along with a man she didn't know, who had a rather large wad of cash in each of his hands.
"What…how…" Miss Parker stammered.
"How did you get out of there?" Jared hissed.
"That's none of your business." Lona said coldly. She fixed her eyes on the other end of the room, where the door leading into all the exhibits was.
The door swung open, and there stood Mikey. "Um…roar?" he said, holding his hands up like Frankenstein's monster.
Miss Parker shrieked and ran out the door, and Lona could faintly hear the sounds of a car starting up. She also noticed with amusement, that one of the piles of cash on the table was missing. The strange man had also mysteriously disappeared.
Lona fixed her attention on Jared, who seemed mildly annoyed. "Well, Jared, I would like you to meet my boyfriend." She said just as coldly.
Mikey had put his arms down, and was now leaning against the wall. He gave Jared a casual wave.
Jared raised an eyebrow. "I had my suspicions," he said, "But this is low, even for you."
"You wouldn't know anything about low," Lona said angrily. She had begun inching toward the back door, along with Mikey. Stick to the plan.
When she felt the knob in her hand, she pushed the door open, and yelled, "RUN!" as Mikey dashed through it.
Lona ran out the door as well, and into the maze of the back areas of the animal exhibits.
She could hear Jared's feet pounding behind her. She grinned. That was exactly what she wanted.
As they passed the snakes, Mikey disappeared. Lona didn't care, that was part of the plan as well. He had probably joined up with April and his brothers.
Breathing heavily, Lona caught sight of the sign that said, 'Crocodiles,' and made a sharp turn.
Lona quickly hid behind the glass barrier separating her from the crocs. She located the door that led into the habitat for feeding purposes, and made her way over and leaned against it.
Soon Jared came up, and thinking he had won, began to smile. He placed a hand above each of Lona's shoulders, so she was trapped against him and the door.
"No place to go now," he sneered, "I'll kill you, and then I'll have those freaks of yours again."
"Really?" Lona asked in a bored tone. "I don't think so."
"Oh? And why no-AAAHHHHH!" His question turned into a scream as Lona grabbed the doorknob and stepped aside, causing Jared to fall into the crocodile habitat.
"Let him get out of that one," Lona mumbled to herself, shutting the door and jamming it with a large stick.
Quickly making her way back to the truck, she met up with Don and Raph, and soon Mike, Leo and April had met up with them as well.
"Mission accomplished," Lona said, giving them a thumbs up.
"Good," Raph said, "Now let's get outta here. I hot-wired this truck already."
Lona laughed, and climbed into the back with Mikey, Leo and Don. April sat in the front, while Raph drove.
Once they made it back to Manhattan, they spilled out of the back. Lona was rubbing her shoulder, and Mikey had a sprained ankle. Leo and Don both were rubbing their shells.
"Hey!" Lona said, as Raph stepped out of the cab. "Who taught you how to drive, anyway?"
"Taught myself," Raph said gruffly.
"Well that explains it," Lona muttered. "I'm never getting in a car with you at the wheel again."
"You think I'm bad," Raph said, "Never get in a car with Donnie over there."
Leo and Mikey cracked up as Don blushed. April put a hand on his shoulder. "Well, you all drive like 'aggressive New Yorkers,' that's for sure."
Lona giggled, and helped Mikey get the cover of the manhole off.
"Mikey! Watch it!" Lona warned, as she ducked a few drips of yellow paint.
Mikey grinned down at her from the top of his loft bed. "Sorry Lona!" he said, sitting up.
"You're gonna have to be careful doing that, okay?" Lona said. "Make sure you don't get any of the paint in your eyes."
Mikey nodded, and lay back down, raising his paintbrush again.
When they had returned to the lair, Mikey had told Lona his idea about painting his ceiling. Lona thought that was a cool idea, and they both overpowered Splinter. Mikey had immediately dug up paint somewhere, and had begun painting the constellations on his ceiling.
Lona shook her head, and held up the plate she was holding. "Oh Mikey…I brought pizza…"
Mikey smiled as he added another swipe of yellow. "Then why don't you bring it up here."
Lona sighed in exasperation. "Mikey, you know perfectly well I'm afraid of heights. There is no way I am coming up there."
Mikey put down his paintbrush and peered at her over the side of the bed. "I thought you got over that?"
Lona rolled her eyes. "Mikey! You're smarter than that. One time does not mean I'm not afraid of heights! Besides, I was shaking like crazy when I was in those vents!"
"Still don't see why you can't come up here," Mikey teased.
"Michelangelo! Get your green turtle ass down here, or I'm gonna eat this pizza!"
That did it. Mikey flipped over the side of his bed, and landed on his feet next to Lona. She laughed and handed the plate to him.
"I'm sure I'll get over it eventually, Mikey," she said. "But it takes time."
"Yeah, I know," Mikey managed to say with his mouth full of pizza.
Mikey swallowed. "What?"
Lona smiled, and walked up to him, putting her arms around his neck. "Love ya, Mikey."
Mikey smiled back, and they began to dance.