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Chapter Fifty-Six

We are Friends

Later that evening, the party was still going on, Donatello had stepped onto the dance floor to dance with April, letting Michelangelo mind the playlists on the laptop. Splinter was sitting on the sofa sipping some sake and Raphael was talking with Casey.

Mona meanwhile decided to go to her room to cool off a bit before returning to the party. Leonardo who had been sitting with Splinter saw her go and he bit his lip, he stood up and followed her as she walked through her door.

Mona wiped the sweat from her forehead and walked over to her bed. As she got close to it, she saw a note on the pillow.

Confused she walked over and picked it up, she then saw the handwriting and recognized it as Leonardo's:

Dear Mona,

As I write this note, I cannot express how many regrets I have in my heart. There have been many things I have done in my life, both good and bad but what happened weeks before has haunted me for days and words cannot express how sorry I am and how I regret my actions.

I know things are better now, but I still feel a slight twinge in my heart about my actions.

I spend every day wishing I could say something to you, I may have been brave on the battlefield but I had no courage speaking to the one I admired with my whole soul.

But, let me say for now, because I was able to live again thanks to you:

To me, you are perfect, perfect in every way.

You were the angel who saved my life, the light in my darkness, the one who kept me going on my journey to Japan and my katana blades will continue to protect you and defend you in battle.

Words cannot express how grateful I am that you came into our lives and the fact that you saved my life. You truly are the sister and the best friend I never had.

Leonardo

Mona smiled and tears fell from her eyes at the heartfelt note.

She turned around to face her door and she saw Leonardo standing outside. She was a little surprised but she smiled.

"Sorry Mona" said Leonardo "I just wanted to check that you got my note"

Mona quickly wiped the tears from her eyes.

"I did" she said, she then bowed her head a little "I feel bad too Leo" she said "After all that happened, I just wish I'd known..."

"Hey" said Leonardo placing his hands on her shoulders and making her look at him "It's not your fault, everything that happened, you weren't to blame"

Mona smiled weakly.

"I should have said something" said Leonardo "then maybe things would have been different, but all that matters now is we're all together again and we're safe"

"You're right" said Mona "We are" she looked at Leonardo's note and looked back at him.

"Thank you for your note Leo" she said "It moved me"

Leonardo smiled then bit his lip.

"Mona" he said "I want to show you something, to show my gratitude for saving my life and that you mean so much to me as a sister and a best friend"

"What is it?" asked Mona curious.

"Come with me" said Leonardo "And don't worry, Raphael knows"

"Ok" said Mona.

Leonardo held out his hand and Mona took it, he then lead Mona from her bedroom and to the exit of the lair.

Everyone was still gathered at the tables of snacks and drinks and dancing to the music, Splinter looked over his shoulder and saw the two reptiles leave, as he watched them he smiled softly.


Leonardo lead Mona through the sewers until he got to one of the manholes, they climbed out and into a dark alleyway, then Leonardo led Mona up onto one of the buildings until they got to the top.

"Where are we going Leo?" Mona questioned "You'll see" said Leonardo "Just keep up" Mona kept following him until they reached the top of a high skyscraper.

No sooner did they get to the top, Mona recognized it as the roof they stood on together when she first arrived at the lair.

"Leo..." she whispered, Leonardo then pointed to the sky and the stars were shining brightly due to it being a clear night.

Mona gasped at how bright they were.

"Oh my God..." she whispered "They look so pretty" "Don't they?"" said Leonardo as he stared at the stars as they sparkled above them.

Mona nodded, a tear filled her eye, thinking how close they were at not seeing this again if the Foot had killed them.

"If I'd died, I'd never see this beautiful sight again" said Leonardo "You gave me the chance again"

Mona blushed, she really wasn't going to hear the end of her saving Leonardo's life with her DNA. She looked back at the stars again and gasped at how bright they were.

As she watched them, she suddenly heard music playing behind her. Confused, she looked behind her and saw Leonardo had set up a docking station and an Ipod and the song 'Rule the World' by Take That was playing.

You light, the skies up above me
A star, so bright you blind me
Don't close your eyes
Don't fade away
Don't fade away

Mona then saw Leonardo hold out his hand to her.

"May I have this dance?" he said, Mona smiled "Sure!" she said, she took his hands and they began to dance together as the song continued to play. As the Chorus played, they began to dance faster across the roof

Yeah you and me we can ride on a star
If you stay with me girl, we can rule the world
Yeah you and me we can light up the sky
If you stay by my side, we can rule the world.

"I wanted to play this song for you" said Leonardo "It kinda sends the message across about how much you mean to me"

Mona laughed as she danced "It's great!" she said "I love this song"

If walls break down, I will comfort you
If angels cry, oh I'll be there for you
You've saved my soul
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now

As the lyrics played, Mona realized why Leonardo played this song. In his letter he had said he would protect her with his blades and his life like she had protected him with her war fans and saved his life.

As siblings and warriors they would fight together and win together and protect each other with dignity and honour.

Yeah you and me we can ride on a star
If you stay with me girl, we can rule the world
Yeah you and me we can light up the sky
If you stay by my side, we can rule the world.

"You're my big brother Leonardo" said Mona "And my best friend, if we stick together, we shall win any war against the Foot"

Leonardo gripped her hands and held her close as they continued to dance together

"And you are my little sister Mona" he said "We shall fight together and protect each other in the midst of battle, if we all stick together, we shall fight with honour"

All the stars are coming out tonight
They're lighting up the sky tonight
For you
For you
All the stars are coming out tonight
They're lighting up the sky tonight
For you
For you,

As they continued to dance, they suddenly heard some loud bangs next to them, they turned to the side of the roof and too their surprise and amazement they saw Fireworks being let off!

Yeah you and me we can ride on a star
If you stay with me girl, we can rule the world
Yeah you and me we can light up the sky
If you stay by my side, we can rule the world.

"Wow!" cried Mona "What a stroke of luck!"

Leonardo beamed as they watched the fireworks, there seemed to be a party below and they were letting off the colourful lights into the sky.

"It was just like Coney Island!" cried Mona.

Leonardo shielded his eyes as the fireworks lit up the sky and gave off spectacle showers of different colours.

"It's amazing!" he said.

All the stars are coming out tonight
They're lighting up the sky tonight
For you
For you
All the stars are coming out tonight
They're lighting up the sky tonight
For you
For you

As the song ended, Leonardo looked at Mona as she watched the Fireworks, her eyes shone with joy and awe as she admired them.

"I will always be there for you little sister" Leonardo thought "Through battle, through any other struggles, I will always be there for you, and I know you'll look after Raphael, I'll always be grateful to you, because you saved me"

The End

Awww! How cute! A big brother/little sister moment! Leonardo truly is grateful to Mona for saving his life!

I hope you enjoyed the chapter! I felt that the Song suited what Leonardo wanted to say to Mona especially with the lyric 'You saved my Soul'

I hope you enjoyed the fic! I'm glad I finished it in time for Christmas!

Check my page for my TMNT Christmas fic 'A Christmas to Remember!' Hopefully it'll get you in the mood for Christmas! Not long now!

Until next time!

Darkest wishes!

Bloodrayne666