A/N: Because I do not own TMNT, I borrow it for entertainment purposes
And it's here! For those of you who've read Of Flowers and Things, this story will be very familiar to you, so I hope you find it just as entertaining a second time around if not more so. And if you haven't read of Flowers and Things, I hope you like this!
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"Hey Don?" Raph rapped his knuckles twice on the open doorway to get his brother's attention. "I can't find Master Splinter or Leo."
"They woke up early for a morning training session." Donny replied as he carefully removed a small metallic looking panel from the device he was examining. Setting it aside, he pulled the contraption closer for a thorough inspection of what looked like a printed circuit board that the newly removed panel revealed. "Did you need them for something?"
"Nothin' that can't wait." Raph frowned in interest. He'd seen his brother fiddling around with PSB's before, but they'd usually been green. Never pale fuchsia and violet . Entering the room, Raphael leaned against the desk with one hand and nodded his head at the device. "What's this one do?"
Don set it down and rubbed at his chin thoughtfully. "I'm not sure exactly."
"You don't know." Raph's eyes widened to an almost comical degree. "Is that even allowed?"
"Cute." Donny shot him a dry look. "I didn't make this. It's alien technology."
Raph discreetly leaned awayfrom the desk and casually rested a hand on the hilt of his sai. "You brought it home and you don't know what it does? That's two strikes against your smarts, Einstein."
"Relax Raph," Donny sighed. "It's not even active."
"Oh yeah?" He challenged. "How d'ya know? You didn't make it. Remember?"
"If I thought this possessed any sort of potential threat, do you honestly think I'd bring it here?" Donny countered, picking the device up to prove it was harmless. "I'd never be so thoughtless as to put my family in danger like that."
"Yeah I guess," Raph conceded, crossing his arms tightly across his plastron. "Still don' like it though. Alien tech puts me on edge."
"Almost everything puts you on edge." Donny pointed out. "Mikey looking at you puts you on edge."
"Only cuz he's usually plannin' something I know I'm not gonna like!" Raph said hotly.
"Hmmm," Don barely contained his amused smirk as he turned the machine in his hand. It was intriguing really. Almost an hour of study and he still couldn't figure out its purpose. "Come on," he said finally. "I'll make lunch."
As he let the small machine slide carefully through his fingers toward the desk's surface, he felt something on it move, shifting very much in the same way as a Rubik's cube.
The device began to hum and Don's grip on it tightened. Without realizing it, he turned his back toward Raph, putting himself between his brother and the device in an unconscious effort to protect his sibling.
"Donny?" Raph said, his voice low and insure. "Did you just activate that thing?"
"It appears that I have," he replied, rolling his wrists to look at the machine from different angles. The humming steadily increased in volume.
"Well don't keep holdin' it!" Raph barked, reaching around his brother to push the machine down onto the desk. The minute his fingers brushed its surface the device separated into two parts, much like pulling apart the two halves of a plastic Easter egg, though it was still attached in the middle, like a smaller egg was inside of it.
The two brothers hardly had a second to be surprised at the device's movements before there was a blinding flash of light and a large clattering sound as the appliance slipped through their fingers and landed heavily on the desk.