Repeat: I'm NOT the turtles' owner… DAMN YOU NICKELODEON!

Cursive is for Flashbacks and memories. Now… this chapter is all of my own… "The9Tard" didn't post Mikey' sketch so… let's just say I had to improvise a little in this one.

Anyway… Enjoy it!

When I was a Kid… Michelangelo

Mikey's room. Mikey was reading some comic books but suddenly… he got bored… now that's weird O.O!

He went to his bed and started to write on his journal…

"Well… when I was a kid I used to be hyperactive and playful… but I guess nothing of that has changed nowadays…"

Flashback 1…

On the first scenario: Lil' Mikey is playing hide n' seek with his brothers.

On the last one: Lil' Mikey is drawing funny faces on Lil' Raph's face while he sleeps.

End of Flashback 1

"…I used to have fun all day! But… things were different when sleep time came… and I hated it even more when we saw horror movies…"

Flashback 2…

Lil' Mikey and his brothers are watching a scary movie late at night. In the movie… a horrible monster kidnaps a young girl and takes her into a creepy dark cave.

Don grabs Leo's arm as the young girl screams in fear. Raph has an "I'm afraid of nothing" face (like always …)

Mikey hugs a pillow fiercely. A guy tries to escape from him but the monster grabs his arm and lifts him…

The monster opens his mouth, full of sharp teeth… the guy screams in fear as the monster opens his mouth wide…

Then… only the sound of screams of pain and angry growling… Don buries his face on Leo's shoulder, Leo only closes his eyes… Raph's face has changed also… to an "I think I'm gonna get sick" face…

Mikey covers his face with the pillow… after 25 minutes later, the movie ends.

"W-well… kinda c-creepy …huh?" Don says nervously.

"Yeah… creepy" Leo says.

"Heh! I wasn't scared at all!" Raph says crossing his arms.

"Raph… you were scared too! Don't lie!" Don says.

"Not as baby Mikey is… right baby Mikey?" Raph teases Mikey. Mikey blushes ashamed.

"What's up baby Mikey? Are ya scared? Huh?" Raph said as he poked Mikey.

"S-stop it Raph!" Mikey said hugging the pillow.

"Leave him alone Raph… we better go sleep now or sensei is gonna be angry" Leo commanded.

The guys went to their rooms… At 1 o' clock am. Mikey was having a nightmare… he found himself running… trying to escape from the monster… then… he screamed and woke up violently… sweating and sobbing…

"Mikey?" Leo asked as he entered into his brother's room.

"Mikey… what happened? You ok?"

"Leo! Don't let him get me… please!" Mikey sobbed as he hugged Leo.

"Who's gonna get you?"

"The monster! Leo… don't leave me!"

"Ok, ok… it's ok Mikey… I'll stay here!" Leo said and hugged Mikey back.

End of Flash back 2

"…I remember I had nightmares every night… Those freaking nightmares were ruining my way of living… and my training…"

Flashback 3…

Mikey is having little focusing problems… every time he tried to do an exercise, blurred images of the horror movie came to his mind… making him fail.

"Mmm… it is enough for today my sons… we will continue later" The guys left the dojo. Mikey made his way to his room.

"Bro… what's wrong with him?" Don asked.

"He's been having ugly nightmares lately" Leo answered sadly.

"Nah, c'mon! We all saw that movie! It's been a month already! Why is he still scared?" Raph asked almost angrily.

"He can't be scared his whole life… he has to face his problem! ... Mmm… and I think I know how…"

"…I thought those nightmares were gonna be hunting me forever… but one night… things changed…"

"Hey Mikey… What are you doing?" Leo said.

"Just reading some comics…"

"Mmm… who's this guy?"

"Oh! SILVER SENTRY! He's my favorite! Eh… Leo… can I tell you a secret?"

"Sure!"

"Sometimes I… dream that I'm a superhero… with cool weapons… and I nice disguise!"

"That's great! But… you need to have a secret identity…"

"Well… I already have one… THE TURTLE TITAN! And I already have a coat and mask!" Mikey said cheerfully.

"So… you're a superhero huh? Would you protect us anytime?"

"Always!"

"Ok… I only needed to know that, night Mikey!" Leo left the room.

The hours passed, Mikey decided to have a walk on the tunnels… but...

"HELP! HELP!" The voice sound familiar… it was Leo!

"Leo?"

"Mikey… is that you? Please… help me!... The monster…!"

"Oh no… no! Leo I… I'm gonna get the others, hang on!"

"NO… LET ME…GO! … … MIKEYYYY!"

"… that monster just got Leo! I was so scared… but then I remembered…"

"I promised him I was gonna be there! Ok Mikey… TIME TO BE A SUPERHERO!" Mikey ran through the dark tunnels. Then he saw his brother' silhouette fighting against something…

"HEY MONSTER! LEAVE MY BROTHER ALONE OR YOU'LL HAVE TO FACE THE AMAZING TURTLE TITAN!" Mikey yelled at the "monster" and run into the dark tunnel where his brother was.

He jumped into something and hit it repeatedly.

"Take this… for scaring my bro! And this… for scaring me! And this, and this, and… huh? This is… not a monster!"

"Hahahaha… I was fighting against a boxing mannequin with lots of ropes like tentacles…"

"Leo… but the monster… where is he? ..."

"Well… I think you've defeated it… congrats Mikey!"

"Leo… what kind of joke is this? I thought you were in danger! Don't scare me like that!"

"I'm sorry Mikey… but it was necessary..."

"Necessary… why?"

"…and then, I knew…"

"Because you had to let the fear go… otherwise it was gonna hunt you forever… and superheroes don't get scared of monsters… do they?"

"N-no…"

"Like Silver Sentry! He's scared of nothing! And today… you were just like him! You protected me… you let your fear go…" Leo said and hugged his brother.

"And I'm proud of you Mikey… You are now… a real superhero!"

End of Flashback 3

"… he helped me to confront my fears and nightmares… he saved me from my 'inner monster'…"

"Nowadays… I still watch horror movies… and yes, I still get scared… but now, something has changed…"

While he wrote the last line… Leo called him…

"Hey Mikey! The movie's on! Hurry up!"

"Ok bro! I'm coming!" Mikey said and got back to writing.

"…now… I can fight my fears, thanks to my big brother… Leonardo"

Mikey closed his journal and went downstairs.

END