Serena carefully dabbed some light pink lipstick on her lips. She pressed them together to smooth the paint out. She smiled at her reflection as she pulled her long hair in a high pony tail. Tonight was her and Donnie's first date. The turtle cuaght the librarian completely by surprise when he asked her out. Honestly she was excited. Never had anyone sparked her intrests as Donatello did.

He was so adorable. Serena sighed happily and went to dig out a dress out of her closet. She browsed through her clothes until she found the one. It was a light pink dress that fell a little above the knees. Becouse of the weather she dawned on a matching jacket that stopped at her elbows. She padded across her bed room to her vanity. She picked up a small crystal perfume bottle. She uncapped it and spayed some Rose Mary on her neck.

As she set the bottle down her buzzer sprung to life. Her smile widdend."Be right there!"

She praticly sprinted to her bed and started digging around for her shoes. She felt around until she grabbed them. She fumbled a little as she put on the naked heels.

Serena briskly walked towards the door- pausing a moment at a nearby mirror to fix her hair. She took in a deep breath and opened the door. There stood Donatello dressed in a purple polo and khakies. He gave her a small smile and held up a beautiful bouquet of light purple marigolds.

She gasped and gently accepted them."They're gorgous!" She closed her eyes and took a moment to inhale their scent. She opened her eyes and met his gaze."Thankyou." A small gust of wind blew passed them. She shivered and opened the door some more."Why don't you come in? We can go after I put these up."

He walked in and checked her apartment out."Alright." The room was exactly how he pictured it. Bookshelves covered one wall of the living room and a dark leather couch in front of a small flat screen. It was neat- everything had it's place. He smiled,"I like your place." He called out.

"Thanks." She was back with a glass vase filled with the flowers. She placed them down on a table in the hallway and snatched up her purse.

"Ready to go?"

She nodded,"Lead the way..." She linked her arm through his as they walked out of the apartment.

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Leonardo walked inside the bar and spotted the bartender. She was busy with pouring shots for a couple of guys. He grabbed an empty stool and waited.

She laughed at something one of the men said and glanced his way. She excused herself and was in front of him in an instant. She smiled,"Come back for another glass of sin?"

He didn't crack a grin. He leaned his elbows ontop the counter and sighed."Just give me something that will make me forget."

The woman grabbed a glass and set it in front of him. As she poured some Bourbon she remarked,"You know the way I see it. Alcohol can do two things for you. You wont remember the night from before and that's something I would assume everyone want's to try to remember. As for the memories you want rid of...you'll remember them more vivid then the last."

Leo he sipped his glass and stared down it ruefully. The woman gave him small smile."I didn't catch your name."

He blinked."What?"

She rolled her eyes."Your. Name. You never told me your name."

He raised an eyeridge."Leonardo."

"Leonardo..." She smirked,"Well Leonardo, I'm Evie Belden."

Leo took a another swig of his drink."Pretty name."

Evie just smiled and went on to pouring drinks for someonelse. His eyes were glued on her slim hands. Watching as they gracefully manuvared in throwing the two bottles and catching them- ready opened and the pink liquid being poured into a martini glass. She slid the glass down the table and was met with a blonde- who was looking straight at him. Leo took another drink.

Out of the corner of his eye he could tell the what the blonde was up to. She was certainly dressed looking for a good time. Her skimpy tank show cased her breasts and made it abvious that she wasn't wearing a bra.

Evie was back with a small shot glass. Leo was about to tell her he didn't order anything when she answered,"From tall, blonde, and skanky."

He sighed and muttered."So not in the mood."

"Yeah, well try and telling that to her."

Evie smirked and patted his arm. He watched her walk away and found the blonde smileing at him. He looked down at his glass as the woman walked over to him. She falshed a white smile.

"Hi."

Leo tapped his finger on the counter. Might as well get this over with. He looked her over and inwardly cringed. He took another drink.

The blonde leaned in a little to show off her clevage."I'm Kelly. What's yours?"

"Greg."

She wrinkled her nose a little but still held her flirtatious face."Well...Greg. How 'bout me and you go have some fun?"

Leo eyed her."Sorry, but humans aren't exactly my type."

The woman huffed and stalked off elsewere to find a good time. Leo looked down at his drink. He downed the rest of it. Another long night...

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Serena pouted a little as her third attempt of useing chopsticks turned into utter failure. She dropped her mein noodles again."Oh, blast it all! Why can't I get this right?"

Donatello chuckled as he expertly ate with his. She smirked at him."You make this look easy."

He smiled,"Yeah, lots of practice over the years I guess." He shook his head as she tried again."Here...let me show you a little secret." She handed him her chopsticks and blushed a little when their fingers brushed against each other.

He dug inside his pocket and revealed a rubber band. She raised an eyebrow at him."Just watch.." He gently wrapped the rubber band around the two sticks at the ends. He bent them once, twice. He handed them back to her."Now try."

She nervously chewed the inside of her cheek as she tried again. Her eyes lite up and she let out a small gasp of aclomplishment. She looked at him as she slurped her noodles.

"You are a genious!" He laughed as she continued eating her noodles.

Once they were done eating (which he paid for) they took a small detour to the park. Serena leaned against his arm as they talked.

"So after my mother died I took over her book store..." Serena smiled sadly up towards the sky."I miss that book store..."

Don raised an eyeridge,"Why did you sell it?"

She looked at him in surprise. She never really put much thought into it. She tilted her head to the side."It was the most logical thing to do."

He could feel the sadness radiating off of her. He wanted to see that smile of hers again. That's when he spotted it. A small cariage being drawn by a huge Belgian Horse.

He pointed."How about a ride around the park?"

She smiled softly."I'd love that."

The ride around the park was peaceful. Hardly anyone was out- except for young lovers. Don and Serena were seated next to each other as the driver stirred the horse around the narrow path.

A small gust of wind blew past them. She shivered a little and rubbed her arms. Even with her jacket it was still a tad but nippy out.

"Cold?" She nodded shyly at him. Don placed an arm around her slim shoulders and pulled her closer to his body. She snuggled into him and laid her head against his shoulder."Better?"

She giggled."Much." The night was theirs to enjoy and with the moon shineing down on them they couldn't be happier.

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Evie slammed a shot glass down as she served another costumer. Tonight was happy hour at Swag. She was about to start on another drink mix when Janet tapped her shoulder.

She raised an eyebrow."What the bloody hell is it this time?"

The pixie cut lesbian rolled her eyes. She jabbed her thumb over her shoulder."Your boyfriend is scaring away some of the costumers."

Evie frowned. Boyfriend? She looked over and stared wide eyed at a certain turtle. She walked over as a bulky latino man was about to take a swing at him. She jumped over the counter and caught his fist.

She glared at him."Is there a problem gentlemen?"

The man glared from her to Leonardo and back to her again."Fuck yeah, we got problems." He pointed towards Leo."That bastard thinks he can just sit in my seat. You better tell hombre dat he better watch out! He don't know who he messing with!"

She held her glare."Seems to me that you need to take a hike!" She shoved him a little."I don't like people bugging my favorite costumers."

The man jumped on her and grabbed her arm."Bitch you defend this freak? People would pop that cute ass of yers for sayin' shit like that!"

His grip was starting to hurt. She struggled against him."Well he's more human then you and your crew hombre. So way don't you take your latino ass somewhere else?"

His eyes flashed red. She braced herself for a hit. Nothing. She felt herself being set free and heard a loud scream. Sh gasped and stared wide eyed at Leo. He had the man's hand bent unnaturally backwards against his arm. She gulped but felt graditude wash over for the mutant.

Leo stared at the man in the eyes and growled,"Leave. Now." The guy whimpered as Leo shoved him away. He and some other guys made a run for it.

"HEY!" Benny, the owner, looked pissed. He pointed a meaty finger at Leo."I'll have none of that! Get outta my bar you freak!"

Evie could not believe her ears. That sorry little bastard... Leo didn't say a word. She caught his gaze. His eyes looked...empty. As soon as he took one step his legs turned into water and he staggered to the floor. Everyone backed away from him in disgust.

Evie ran towards him and slung his arm over her shoulder. He smelled of cheap booze.

He tensed up a little but quickly relaxed into her body."Why help?" His voice sounded rough- like sand paper.

She waited until they were outside to answer."You're kidding right?" She paused."Fuck you're so drunk you're not going to remember a bloody thing." She heaved a sigh and took in most of his wieght.

He laughed humorlessly."You...smell..good..." He burried his face in her hair.

She lightly slapped his arm."Don't even." She smirked at the pout he gave her. Honestly, he looked cute like that. She nudged him."Trust me you'll thank me in the morning."

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Raph gasped and woke up from, yet another, nightmare. It was the same one replaying in his mind over and over again. He looked down next to him to find Gabriela soundly asleep. He let out a sigh and ran his hands over his face. Safe...we're safe.

After Raphael picked her up from work she invited him over to watch a movie. She fell asleep during the movie. He picked her up and tucked her in bed. So it was a slight surprise when she grabbed his hand and asked him to stay.

Their relationship was slowly building up and that was just fine with him. If one thing was sure in is his heart it was the fact that he wasn't going to rush things with Gabby like he would with other girls. She was speacial and that was how she was going to be treated. Good ol' Raphie was defiantly not going to mess things up with her. He cared about her to much and he knew if she left him that that would be it. No more girls and no more trying. Gabby was his one and only that's how he wanted it to stay- though, truth be told he wouldn't stop her from leaving.

He quietly got out of bed and went into the bathroom. He slumped over the sink and had the water turned on. He looked at his reflection. His eyes had small dark circles underneath them. He splashed some water on his face and blindly turned off the running water. He snatched up a towel and whipped it across his face.

"Raph?" He looked up and from the mirror saw Gabriela leaning against the door frame. Her hair was slightly mused."You alright?"

He smiled as he turned to face her."Yeah..'m fine babe."

She didn't seem convenced. Gabby walked over and wrapped her arms around his neck. He placed his arms around her small waist. He pressed his forhead against hers."No offense but ya look like hell."

He chuckled."Guess I jus' need some sleep." He surpressed a yawn."I haven't been gettin' much of it lately."

She lightly kissed his lips and murmured,"I think I can fix that."

He shivered and wishpered."Oh?"

She chuckled and shaked her head."Nothing like that gorgeous." She move her hands to rest on his shoulders."Just relax." She started kissing down his neck."And let me work my magic."

She took his hand and lead him to the bed. She gently pushed Raph back against the soft comforter."Turn around." He didn't argue and did as he was instructed. He felt a little pressure as she climbed ontop of his shell. Gabby gently rubbed her hands on his exposed muscles.

A small moan escaped his lips. He leaned into her touch. He smiled."I need dis."

She chuckled and put her focus on a particularly tough knot in his neck. She grunted."Goodness I've seen concrete with more give."

Raph sighed,"Yeah that's where it all goes...'Ey Gabby?"

She kept at her task."Si?" He turned over on his back. She now stradled his hips and her hands were on his plasteron.

He wrapped a piece of her hair around his finger."Don't eva' leave me."

Her eyes softend. She gently caressed his face and wishpered."What can I do to convence you that I will never leave you?"

He tugged on her hair and brought her down against him. He brushed his lips against hers."Kiss me."

Gabriela complied. Her mouth moved against his. He slid his arms around her and deepend the kiss. He brought one hand up and entangled it in her hair. Her hands moved to his shoulders. His heart fluttered against his plasteron.

They broke the kiss. Their chests heaved up and down. Raphael looked up into her eyes and wishpered,"Mine?"

She pecked his cheek and kissed him."Yes, yours. All yours."

He pulled her back into another kiss."Mine..." Raph smiled against her lips. The warmth of her body spread through his. He gently pulled away and pressed a kiss on her forhead."Te amo, Gabriela."

She smiled softly as her eyes started to close."Te amo...Raphael."

(A.N) OMG! I am so sorry! :( This long wait must have been killer! But I think I did an ok job on this chapter...PLease review! I own nothing!

-Bell :)