The Engineer and the Time Mistress

by Donny's Boy

Disclaimer: I own neither the characters nor the plot relating to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and I am making no money from this story. I mean no harm.

Author's Notes: So I'm now officially obsessed with Don/Renet, particularly in a romantic context. I have no idea why, because as far as I can tell there's not a shred of canonical basis for this pairing. Also, it leaves me feeling vaguely guilty—like I'm "cheating" on my OTP, Don/April.

In case you couldn't already tell, I'm a very odd duck.

Anyways, this is going to be a series of mostly unrelated poems, drabbles, etc., featuring Don/Renet. Enjoy!



Author's Notes: Inspired by a recent conversation about Renet. Many thanks, Winnychan!

When he was fifteen, I was stupid
As he'd roll his eyes
And sigh melodramatically
While muttering under his breath
About how stupid I was

When he was twenty-five, he was brilliant
As he proudly showed off
His latest innovation
With a gleam in his eye
A slight smirk on his lips

When he was thirty-five, he was broken
As he watched the last
Of his brothers interred
In hard, unforgiving earth
While I held his shaking hand

When he was forty-five, he was thoughtful
As we laid sprawled out, dozing--
He murmured "Renet, I'm sorry"
Into my hair, and I grinned
"It's okay," I laughed in reply
"You were just young and stupid."