First make sure he's dead.

That stab wound is pretty nasty, but it can take a while to die from those things, and who knows what kind of mischief a lowly Foot soldier can get up to before then? Spare a thought for Mikey, who is wide-eyed and hyperventilating. But hyperventilating means he's alive. Go back to the Foot. Check his vitals, maybe wiggle around the sai in his stomach. No groan, no twitching. He's dead.

Time to bring Leo home.


First make sure he's not dead.

There's blood everywhere, and not all of it can be his, surely not all of that could have come from him. Spare a thought for Raph, who doesn't look much better, except for the swearing. Swearing means Raph is still alive, still intact. And he's carrying Leo, which means he's good enough for now and Leo is the one who needs help. Get him on the cot, don't think about how inadequate the medical supplies are in a world of secrecy and shadows, check his vitals. A groan. A twitch. He's alive.

Time to bring Leo home.