Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: "A Very Turtle Christmas!!"

Author: Marsha Walters

Disclaimers: I do not own any of the original TMNT characters. Lori and Hari belong to my friend, ChibiJaime.

Claimers: I do own this story, myself, Shauna and Ukiyo(Means: 'Life' in Japanese)

Chapter 14

Re-starting Christmas

Marsha glanced around the Lair, still seeing the Christmas décor still up. "Guys…Christmas is over…New Years Eve is coming soon, so why do we still have the tree up…and…why are there presents underneath it?" She asked, curiously.

Raph also looked at his brothers, waiting for an explanation. Don stepped up to the plate and smiled at her. "Well, ya see, Marsha…since the last Christmas was kinda ruined, we though we could start fresh," he started.

"Yeah! We'll sing Christmas Carols and everything!" Mikey continued with a huge grin on his face.

"What do you guys say? Re-start Christmas?" Leo asked, a smile on his face as well.

Raph just nodded, then looked to Marsha, who lowered her eyes. She held Ukiyo closer towards her and whispered, "It won't be the same without Sensei…"

"Aww…come on, Marsha…cheer up! Master Splinter wouldn't want us to stay upset forever!" Mikey declared, giving her his puppy dog eyes.

She sighed, defeated. "All right, we'll re-start Christmas…"

She giggled as Michelangelo let out a loud whoop. "I'm gonna go call up April, Casey, Lori and Hari! Maybe LH will join us, too!"

"Who's…LH?" She asked, a bit confused.

"Oh, yeah! You never got to meet him, yet. Leather Head's awesome, Sis, you'll love him, don't worry!"

"What's with all the noise, mommy?" Shauna yawned from the hallway.

"Oh, honey, I'm so sorry…it looks like we're going to have another Christmas Party," she smiled at her daughter.

It was then that Shauna noticed Little Ukiyo. "Momma? Who's she?"

"Oh…" Marsha glanced up at Leonardo.

"Um, Shauna, this is your new baby sister, Ukiyo," he explained.

"You're her father, right? So that makes her my stepsister…"

Leo blinked twice. Damn, was she smart for her age! "Yes, that's right…"

"Cool!" Shauna smiled at her new baby stepsister.

"Hey, guys! The girls and Casey are coming over right now! And April's bringing back Klunk! I hope she took good care of my kitty," Mikey muttered to himself.

Leo shook his head, a smile on his face. He glanced at Raph who hadn't said a word. "You okay, Raph?"

"I'm fine, Leo, I just have a lot of stuff on my mind, that's all…"

The sitting arrangement beside the tree in order: Michelangelo with Klunk in his lap, April, Don, Hari, Leo, Marsha, Raph, Shauna, Casey and Leather Head.

Michelangelo suddenly stood up, startling the poor cat to jump off of him. "Right! Time for some Christmas singing!!" He popped in a CD and pressed play.

"Mikey, this is Hanson!" Don declared, rolling his eyes.

"Yeah, so?"

"They died out years ago…they're not popular anymore."

"So…I just like their Christmas Songs! Come on, guys!! Just sing this one Hanson song with me, then we'll listen to other songs, okay? Pwease?"

Everyone moaned, then stood up, forming a circle, taking each other's hands and began to sing along…

"O holy night! The stars are brightly shining It is the night of the dear Savior's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining 'Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary soul rejoices For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! O hear the angels voices! O night divine! O night when Christ was born Silent Night Holy Night All is calm All is bright Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.
Fall on your knees! O hear the angels voices! O night devine! O night when Christ was born O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem; Come and behold Him, born the King of angels; O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. Fall on your knees! O hear the angels voices! O night divine! O night when Christ was born
all night, divine, all night, when Christ O Holy night (Jesus was born) (look at the star in the sky) (when Jesus was born)…"

"Now, can we change the music?" Don asked with a sigh as they sat back down.

"Fine…" Mikey got up and switched the music.


After they all exchanged presents, Marsha pulled Leonardo into the kitchen with a present in her hands. "Um…Leo, since Sensei won't be able to enjoy these scented candles, I want you to have them. You can add them to your collection," she handed him the present nervously.

"Thank you, Marsha. This means a lot, you know that," he smiled, taking the present in his hands.

Marsha just nodded; Leonardo leaned closer and kissed her passionately. She gave into the kiss until they heard coughing and broke away. "Well, it's about time!" Mikey joked, standing in the doorway with Klunk in his arms.

"Mikey…" Marsha started, rolling her eyes.

"The two of you can continue your mushy stuff when ya go ta bed…besides, isn't tonight supposed to be the night you start your 'spending the nights' with Leo?" He asked.

"Yeah, that's right…" It was like a schedule thing Leo and Raph had agreed on: One week she would spend her nights with Leo, the next week she would spend her nights with Raph. It seemed fair enough.

Leo smiled and took her hand; she smiled back up at him. "C'mon, you two lovebirds! Time to open the rest of the presents…and 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' is about to come on! Shauna loves that movie!" Mikey smiled.

"Only because you watch it with her, Mikey," Marsha teased.

Mikey didn't seem to hear her as they walked back to the living room.


Leonardo

Christmas is a special time for loved ones to be together. Don't let arguments or anything else get in the way of this special time of the year…Merry Christmas, everybody.


'So this is Christmas.
And what have you done ?
Another year over
and a new one just begun.
And so this is Christmas.
I hope you have fun,
the near and the dear ones,
the old and the young.
A very merry Christmas
and a happy new year.
Let's hope it's a good one
without any fear.

And so this is Christmas
for weak and for strong,
for rich and the poor ones.
The road is so long.
And so happy Christmas
for black and for white,
for yellow and red ones.
Let's stop all the fight.
A very merry Christmas
and a happy new year.
Let's hope it's a good one
without any fear.

So this is Christmas.
And what have we done ?
Another year over
and a new one just begun.
And so happy Christmas.
We hope you have fun,
the near and the dear ones,
the old and the young.
A very merry Christmas
and a happy new year.
Let's hope it's a good one
without any fear.
War is over if you want it.'

-End-


A/N: Well, actually, there will be a sequel…just not a Christmas fic…Nevertheless, I hope you liked my fic!