Chapter 26

Trapped In An Unknown Future


Donatello stood up and rubbed his head. "Man, I really need to get that portal fixed..." He paused looking around his surroundings. Pale, pink walls...a faded out poster of a Unicorn in one corner, a purple canopy bed in the middle of the room."Oh, great...I'm in a girl's room! The guys will never let me live this one down!"he moaned.

"Who's there? Come out now or I'll tell momma on you!" Don raised his eyes when he heard a little girl's voice.

"Hey, there, little girl," Don started in a friendly voice.

The small child poked her head inside the room and her eyes grew wide, as did Donatello's. The girl was no ordinary child. She had caramel colored fur, light brown tail, dark brown cat ears; she wore a teal blue dress and she had big blue eyes to match. "Daddy?"she whispered. Her head whipped around. "Momma, Daddy's here! He came back, Momma!"

"Itonami, what have I told you about talking to strangers?" A familiar voice asked in a scolding tone.

"Marsha?" Don's voice came out in a whisper when she entered the entrance way to the room. She was...different now.

Marsha raised her head to stare open-mouthed at him. "Oh, my god...Donatello, is that you?" she asked, taking a few steps closer towards the surprised turtle.

"Yes, of course it's me. I just can't believe it's you!" He took a surprised step back when she hugged him tightly.

"I'm happy you're back," she whispered, kissing him passionately. When she pulled away, she slapped him hard across the face.

"Ow! Hey, what was that for!"

Marsha crossed her arms and glared at him. "For leaving me for 30 years to be captured by Bishop and to get mutated again!"

"Wait a minute...30 years?" Don asked, blinking a few times. "What year is this?"

She looked at him, confused. "It's 2033. Why?"

"Oh, terrific. Look, I need to get to a computer," he started.

"There's a computer downstairs," Marsha replied, then paused. "Why do you need a computer?"

"I need to get this portal fixed so I can get to another dimension. Look, I don't belong here."

"Are you that anxious to leave me again? Do I scare you that much, being a female version of you and your brothers?"

He sighed, frustrated, staring at her. "No, it's just that I'm not your Donatello."

Itonami's ears twitched at this. "You're not my daddy?" she whispered.

"Oh, nice one. Now you've upset her."

The purple-cladded turtle glared at her. "Look, I'm sorry, but I'm sure your Donatello is out here somewhere. I gotta fix my dimensional portal!" God, this is weird saying my own name...I just hope Marsha's safe wherever she is...

"Yeah, out there somewhere along with Raph, Leo and Mikey. Let's face it, ever since Sensei sacrificed himself, they couldn't stand being with me so they all decided to go their own way!" Marsha cried out as they made their way down the stairs.

"I dunno what happened in this time line, but I'm sure they never would have abandoned you like that. In my time line, we're a very close family."

"Jake? Is that you?" Jake's ears twitched upon hearing the familiar feminine voice. He turned around to face Victoria.

"Victoria! What are you doing here?" he paused. "If you're here...then have you seen Chance?"

The she-kat shook her head. "No I haven't seen him since that strange portal opened up." She looked around their surroundings. "Jake, where exactly are we?"

"Serve the Shredder! He is your lord and master! Serve the Shredder and live!" The two kats looked up when the heard the loud feminine voice over the speakers.

"Well, that's it. This is definetly not Marsha's dimension or Mega Kat City," Jake muttered, rolling his eyes. "Come on, Vic, we gotta find some shelter to buy us some time until we figure out where the kats we are!" He began running, Victoria following close behind him.

The She-kat slowed to a stop upon seeing a child she-kat standing a few feet in front of them. "Jake, you see her?" Vic asked, softly, placing a paw on Jake's shoulder, making him stop in his tracks.

Itonami's ears twitched as she set her eyes upon the two kats. "Mommy told me about you. You're Jake Clawson."

"That's right. Um, what's your name, little one?" Jake asked in a friendly tone of voice.

"My name is Itonami. You already know mommy very well. I'll take you to her. Follow me and stay close." Jake and Victoria looked at each other and began to follow the child.

"Excuse me, Itonami. But, how do I know your mother?" Jake asked softly.

"My momma's name is Marsha. She told me a lot about you and Chance." Jake's eyes widened when he heard Marsha's name. can she be in this place? Is it even possible? He shook his head as Itonami stopped in front of an old-style looking house. "Momma's inside with 'daddy'," she frowned when she said that and opened the door for them.

Donatello looked behind him from the computer when the door had opened. "Jake, how did you wind up in this dimension?" he asked, calmly. He then set his eyes on the she-kat beside him. "Who's she?"

"Oh, this is Victoria. She's from Mega Kat City. And to answer your first question, we were brought here by Mayhew's scepter," Jake replied. He paused, taking a quick look around. "Where's Marsha?"

"Um, she's upstairs, but that doesn't concern us right now. This isn't our dimension, Jake. That's not our Marsha upstairs," Don looked around to see if Itonami was still in the room. "That little girl is not my daughter." With that, he turned his shell on them and continued tinkering with the portal.

"Okay, so, what's your plan?" Victoria asked.

"I'm going to send you two back home, and then I'm going to find the coordinates to where our Marsha is located at and bring her back myself," Don replied, setting a screwdriver down. He pushed a few buttons and a portal opened. "There, it's fixed. You two will be sent back to the Lair. I'll return once I find her," he announced.

"Don, let me go with you. I can be of some help in case of–"

"What, you think I'm weak, Jake?" Don asked, without turning around.



Victoria jumped a little bit when the feminine voice was heard once again, only a little bit louder this time. "No, I don't think you're weak, I just want to help you find her, that's all," Jake finally replied.

"No, I'm going to find her myself. Hurry up, before the portal closes!"

Jake looked at Victoria and shrugged, stepping up to the portal. He took one last look at Don and jumped through, Victoria right behind him.

Rubbing his temples, Don sighed. "Guess it's time to get back to work," he muttered.

2 be continued!