Mother Turtle

Chapter 9

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Four teenage boys walked in to their apartment later that afternoon, to find their father and his girlfriend having a private chat. They knew when the conversation went silent that they must have been talking about them.

"Good evening, how was everyone's day?" Splinter asked his sons.

"Alright," They all said.

"Good, go wash, your dinner is almost ready," Splinter told them. They all did what they were told.

Once everyone was finished dinner, Splinter announced "We need a chat, boys."

They all knew that Splinter meant business. Masumi must have told him about their behaviour that afternoon.

"Right, let me get this straight, there was a fight in this home this afternoon?" Splinter looked at Leo and Raph.

"So, we usually fight," Raphael replied when his father looked him in the eye.

"I know, but I have told you all not to be so violent towards each other. Violence is not the answer when someone upsets you."

"We know that Splinter, we were only being a bit rough, we didn't hit each other," Leo told his father.

"That's not what I heard."

"What do you mean?" Leo asked.

"Masumi told me that you both got pretty aggressive."

"You going to believe her crap?" Raphael cried. He earned a warning look from his father.

"What Raph's trying to say is, you going to believe her word over ours?" Donnie asked.

"I have no reason to doubt her. Why would she make up such a tale? She has nothing to gain from it, where as you lot do."

"She gains getting rid of us, that's what," Mikey said.

"She's not trying to get rid of you, she wants to get to know you, all of you. Do you realise that your actions this afternoon have frightened her?"

"How the hell we do that?" Raphael demanded.

"She did not know what to do when you and Leonardo started on at each other. She was frightened that Leonardo was going to pound you," Splinter told Raphael.

"So what if he did? Not like he's not done it before," Raphael replied.

"What I am saying is, she does not know how to stop you all from fighting like I do. She feels threatened by you all. Look I just want you all to try and not get so physical when your angry," Splinter looked at each son.

"I would also like you all to come home straight after school, unless you have an extra curriculum activity."


"You heard me."

"What if I have to use the library or one of us has a group project at someone else's house?" Donnie asked.

"Yeah," Mikey cried.

"You will ring here and tell Masumi when you will be due home. You may go out once you have returned home, that is once you tell Masumi where you will be," Splinter told them.

"Splinter, we're not babies, we can look after ourselves," Leo told his father.
"Leonardo, Masumi made me realise this afternoon that I am too lenant on you all, that I should have better control over your whereabouts for your own safeties sake."

"Man we've never been nabbed by the boogie man yet, you know," Raph cried.

"Please, I know it's all new to you, but please try and cooperate."