The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles do not belong to me. And the song I'll Make A Man Out Of You belongs to Disney, but I only used excerpts of it.

I haven't stopped working on my other story, Weirdest Pizza Job Ever, but this idea just wouldn't go away.

I hope you like. : )


5:00 am. It was peaceful in the sewers. Quiet. Serene. Leonardo slipped out of bed and tied on his mask. He crept past his brothers rooms with ninja stealth and out into the training area. Peaceful. Serene. Quiet. The perfect conditions for training. He never saw the little red light or motion sensor.

Just as he was becoming lost in the kata, the motion sensor activated the device.

The sound blared through the Lair.

Let's get down to business!

To defeat. The Huns!

Leo tripped and almost fell. Where was the music coming from?

Did they send me daughters, when I asked for sons?

He looked around. It could be anywhere. The stereo wasn't on. It wasn't from the TV. Donny's lab was silent. He could work with this. It was just an awareness exercise. That's all it was. Find the distraction.

-But you can bet before we're through,

Mister I'll make a man

Out of you.

Alright. It wasn't an awareness exercise. It was an exercise in discipline. He would practice with the music playing. Leo gritted his teeth and went back to his katas.

"I'm never gonna catch my breath." "Say goodbye to those who knew me." "Boy was I a fool in school for cutting gym!" "This guy's got her scared to death!" "Hope he doesn't see right through me!" "Now I really wish that I knew how to swiiiiiim!"

He tried to block the music out of his head. It didn't work. He tried to ignore it. It didn't work. Nothing worked! Where was that music player? Where was it?

Leo pulled out his katanas. He sliced open the couch. Nothing there. Not under the table not in the stove.

We are man! We must be swift as the coursing river. We are man! With all the force of a great typhoon. We are man! With all the strength of a raging fire, mysterious as the dark side of the moon!

The Lair was in shambles. It looked like Leatherhead had come through on an angry rampage.

It was still playing! Where was it! He had to find it! He had to turn off that blasted music!

Mysterious as the dark side of the moooooon!

April and Mikey snickered at the computer screen.

"So he never found the video camera?" April asked. "Nope. Never found the tape player either. Man was Master Splinter angry when he found out that Leo filleted the couch because of 'one of my foolish pranks' but seeing this makes it worth it." "I can burn you a DVD." "You would do that for me? You're such a good friend." April held up her hands "Just remember, I had nothing to do with any of this." "What, you? You would do such a thing to poor Leo?" Mikey feigned disbelief "I am shocked, April! Shocked I tell you!"

That night everyone sat down to watch TV. They were in the middle of fighting over which program to watch when the sound of Disney music came blaring over the sound system commanding everyone's attention.

Let's get down to business.

To defeat. The Huns!

Later that night Mikey snuck out of bed and retrieved the motion sensor and tape recorder. "He winced at the sight of the TV. Although, seeing Leo slice it in half had been pretty epic. "Motion sensor, borrowed from Donny's lab. Tape recorder, found it at the dump. Disney soundtrack, $5.95. Pranking your 'untouchable' older brother to within an inch of his sanity? Priceless."


R&R. : )