THE FINAL CHAPTER! D:
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"Hope she wakes up soon." Mikey said.
"Id love to know whats going on." Leo replied, "How did she change like that?"
"She will explain in time." Splinter replied, "For now, allow her to rest. A change such as this must have been hard upon her body and mind." Raphael came out of his room, looking at his brothers.
"Well?" Leo asked.
"She's sleeping." Raphael replied, "So don't disturb her."
"We aren't going to wake her up." Mikey said, "We're just hoping that she wakes up soon." Leo looked over to Donnie and April, both typing away on their computers. Leo went to stand behind his brother, looking over his shoulder to see some odd looking artifacts.
"What are you working on, Donnie?" Leo asked.
"I have been researching Changelings. You wouldn't believe some of the things i've found. It is said that the changeling DNA is passed on through the family along with any changes made in the past." Donnie said, "They all apparently have the same DNA signature, which would explain why even a changeling with one changeling parent can still change."
"What else does it say?" Raphael asked. The boys gathered around Donnie.
"It says each Changeling specializes in a particular kind of change." Donnie said, "Although I don't know how much of this is true."
"You know, if you ask me about it you would get straight facts." A voice said. The boys turned to see Scarlett standing near the couch. Raphael rushed over to her, holding out his hand for her to take.
"Thanks, Raphie." Scarlett said as she placed her hand in his. He carefully led her to the couch, where she sat, like she did for meditation.
"Are you feeling well?" Splinter asked.
"Hai, Sensei." Scarlett said, "I think it's time I was honest with all of you, to tell you my story."
"You may speak whenever you are comfortable." Splinter said. Scarlett smiled, looking around to her friends. Raphael kept his hand on hers, never letting go.
"I have not been entirely honest about my past. Many of the things you have seen are not shown to outsiders and certainly not to others who do not know of the Changeling's existence." Scarlett said, "So if I need to clarify anything while I tell you this, please don't hesitate to ask."
"What exactly is a changeling?" Leo asked.
"My people were created during a time of great suffering on an abandoned planet known as Sitar. Long ago, my ancestor, a brave woman named Mizu was given many blessings for taking in a wounded warrior who served with her late husband. She hid him from the enemies and nursed him back to health. His father, a brave and wise shaman, found them and told them he had received the powers to bless them. They were married and had five children, three boys and two girls. These children were trained by their grandfather in the way of the shaman, and they discovered their powers. The original five are known as the Five Seasons to the families. They each went their separate ways and created blood lines with the changeling genes." Scarlett explained.
"What about these specializing in different changes?" Donnie asked.
"Each changeling is born with a specific ability to change a certain kind of characteristic in people. Changelings can change others but it depends on what their specialty is exactly what they can change of a person's mind. We can change bodies in any way we wish. We are incredibly limited with other's minds though." Scarlett answered, "My mother was a Life Changeling. She could heal and bring life to anyone. My brother was a Defense Changeling. He could create shields and impenetrable armor at his own will."
"What's your specialty?" Raphael asked.
"I deal with matters of the mind. I'm known as a Spirit Changeling. I'm actually a rare changeling. There can only be one Spirit Changeling living at one time." Scarlett replied, "Essentially I can do anything having to do with the mind; such as intelligence, reactions, puppetry, and other such things. I can also freeze your body through your brain. Its one of the most powerful of the Changelings but only when used correctly. Under the wrong guidance, I could kill someone."
"How does it work?" Raphael asked, "Shredder said you gave up yourself."
"Shredder didn't do his research apparently." Scarlett chuckled, "I am able to change back into a human but only by my own will. I change my complete form along with one additional change. I have the potential for three forms. But to be honest, I don't know exactly how the change works. I am able to change others too… But only when they are perfectly willing and I can change them back as long as I live."
"So you can change back into a human?" Raphael asked.
"I can as long as I change back at least once a year from my change. If I go a year without changing, I lose that form I do not change into." Scarlett replied, "It is very rare for a changeling to want to stop the changes back and forth between forms but my mother was that way. She changed into a human upon meeting my father and never changed back."
"So there are other families of Changelings?" Leonardo asked.
"I know of at least a dozen other Changeling Families here on Earth." Scarlett replied, "We all keep in contact. We usually keep our changed forms to ourselves. My Changeling friend Lillian knows of two other families."
"So what exactly does being a Changeling mean?" Donatello asked.
"We changelings are able to effect certain aspects of people along with having heightened senses and reflexes. Thats why you thought I was too fast for a human, Donnie. I have faster reflexes, heightened senses of smell, sight, taste, hearing, and touch, plus the abilities to sense out other changelings." Scarlett said, "Which means i'm faster, stronger, smarter, and more in tune with things than other people of the species I choose to be."
"That would explain your ability to put Mikey down on his shell within thirty seconds." Leo said, "What about what Donnie found about all Changelings having the same DNA?"
"Thats true. We have the exact same DNA as each other. The only difference is one letter between the DNA of a guy and a girl changeling." Scarlett said.
"Anything else we should know?" Raphael asked.
"Not that I can think of." Scarlett replied, "But a word of warning. Outsiders have never been told this information. Even those Changelings that meet with non changelings rarely reveal their status. They merely change to fit their surroundings. Changelings don't trust easily. However, they will not hurt any that know the secret as long as they remain anonymous."
"We understand the concept of keeping a secret." Mikey said, "What do you think we've been doing for our whole lives?"
"Point taken." Scarlett said, "Thats all I have to say."
"I would like to discuss a matter of importance." Splinter said, ""I have decided to extend our home to Scarlett. It would be most wise for us to protect her now that she is our kin. Would this be acceptable?" The boys whooped as they looked over to Scarlett. She smiled.
"Once I tell William and Angelica that i've changed, they will allow me to go my own way. I would be honored to live here with you and your sons." Scarlett said.
"Allow us to prepare then." Splinter said. They all stood, Mikey going straight over to Scarlett with a grin on his face. Leo and Donnie went to talk to her as Raphael wrapped an arm around her waist.
"Welcome to the family!" Mikey said.
"Don't suffocate her, Mikey." Donnie said, "We'll try and make space for you. How will your family react?"
"William will be thrilled. Angelica will miss me along with my sisters but I can't really say exactly how they will react." Scarlett said, "Don't worry you'll barely know i'm here."
"Not likely." Leo said, giving Raphael a look.
"Are you boys hungry? I can whip up something!" Scarlett asked. The boys all agreed. Scarlett went straight to the kitchen, looking at what she could find.
"Pizza sound good?" She called out to the others.
"Pizza!" Mikey yelled. Scarlett went straight to work. Raphael came up behind her, smiling. He wrapped his arms around her, her shell to his chest. He leaned in closely to her cheek, her hair tickling his nose.
"Welcome to the family, babe." He whispered. He felt her relax.
"Feels good to be home." Scarlett replied.
"You'll have the room right next to mine." Raphael chuckled, "We'll be right next door."
"Sounds perfect." She said, "Raphie?"
"Hm?" Raphael mumbled against her hair.
"I love you." She said. Raphael chuckled. That was the first time he had heard that. He liked it.
"I love you too."
SO MANY FEELS!
Thats the last chapter for Ninja Fire.
I am writing a trilogy with this universe! :D
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***EDIT: I fixed one minor detail so you all getting the notification, I apologize.
I realized that while writing the sequel I had mistakingly put a little fact in the first one that
is kinda a big deal. So yeah... / Sorry!***