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Deadly inGenuity: Chapter one

It had been a long winter. Four months of snow had resulted in four very bored and edgy turtles, not to mention their master who was, at times, ready to wring their necks. The winter had been full of practice sessions, snowball fights and the continuous crusades for food and warm clothing. Fortunately, the spring thaw had begun, and one certain turtle quickly began plotting for his summer break.

"Hey guys, how about we go up to the farmhouse for the summer!" Michelangelo suddenly piped up. He had been flopped out on the couch, looking at his magazines. Pictures of bikers ripping through trails and fishermen wrestling with their prey beckoned to him. He turned to Raph who was busily polishing his Sais back to their untarnished splendor. He raised an eyeridge when he saw Mike making puppydog eyes at him.

"Hey, don't look at me, Kid, you gotta ask the others", Raph replied, slipping his sai back into his belt.

"Well, do you wanna go?" Mike asked excitedly.

"I really don't care, I'm fine with staying here", Raph said in an annoyed tone, "Besides, Its gotta be okayed by everyone else, and you gotta get 'Oh high and Mighty' to approve."

"Well, I know I'm ready to get out and enjoy some sunshine. He's gotta say yes!" Mike replied before he rolled off the couch. He got to his feet, dusted himself off and bounded towards Donatello's room. Donatello was preoccupied with a certain toaster that continued dying on him, despite his best efforts. He was about to engage in another round of war on the annoying appliance, when his brother came up from behind and grabbed his shoulder.

"Hey Donnie-"

"Woah!" Donnie yelped as he turned his head towards his visitor, " Jeez, Mikey, ever heard of knocking?" He set down his screwdriver and turned around to see an excited gleam in his brother's eyes.

"Why are you grinning like that?" Donnie asked, arching an eyeridge.

"I was thinking-"

"Better look out, his head might explode.." Raph's voice suddenly sounded, and the looked to see him leaning in the doorway and smirking, "Hey Donnie, was that your shriek, or did someone step on a mouse?"

"Shuddap Raph", Donnie said, making a face, "You're not exactly a baritone, either."

"Uh, guys.." Mike started quietly.

"At least I don't get mistaken for a woman on the phone", Raph remarked.

"Guys.."

"Hey, at least I have an easier time with women than certain individuals in this room." Don shot back.

"Guys, shut up for a minute!" Mike shouted. He fought back a smirk as the two stopped their insult match to look at him.

"Oh, sorry Mike," Don smiled crookedly, "what was your question?"

"I wanted to know if you wanted to vote for a trip to the farmhouse for the summer cause it'll be wicked nice there and we wont have to be stuck here when it gets hot", Mike said quickly, "So, whatcha think?"

"Well, I would like to get some time out of the sewers, it has been feeling pretty claustrophobic down here", Donatello nodded, "What have Leo and Splinter said?"

"Uh, we haven't asked them yet." Mike replied.

"Heh, who said 'we'? You're the one all eager to go", Raph remarked, walking over to them.

"Wha-you guys won't come with me?" Mike said wide-eyed, casting a glance towards where both Master Splinter and Leo were busy with other matters. Mike took a couple steps towards their door when he looked back at Don and Raph, "I can't ask all by myself!"

"You're 18 Mike, they're not gonna just say no before you ask", Don replied.

"Well, actually.." Raph said, taking on an evil grin, "you gotta say just the right thing to Leo or you could end up getting blown off."

"Huh?!" Mike said, his eyes growing wide. He started to back away from the door, coming closer to his brothers. "Come on, can't you guys help me?!"

"Oops, look at the time, gotta go! Well, you're on your own, Bro", Raph said, giving Mike a hearty *whump* on the shell with his hand, "Good luck!" Mike jumped with a yip, and landed right in front of the door, causing both Leo and Master Splinter to look up at him. Mike took on that wonderful 'deer caught in the headlights' visage.

"Mike?" Leo started. Mike cast a quick glance to Don and Raph, who were desperately trying to stifle their laughter, and then returned his view to his brother and father.

"Uh, s-sorry to bug you, I was just ah." Mike looked to his traitorous brothers for assistance, but found none.

"It is quite alright, Michelangelo, we were only in the middle of a chess game. Come and sit", Splinter said, indicating for him to join them. Mike stepped forward and knelt before Splinter, making a mental reminder to take revenge on his two brothers for disappearing on him.

"What is your question, my son?" Splinter asked.

"Well, I was just wondering.well, it's been a really long winter, and I know it's probably been really boring to everyone else-"

"Cut to the chase, Mike", Leonardo said flatly. Mike cringed slightly, and put on his best 'I'm cute, so say yes' look. Splinter had to bite back a smirk as Leo gave a groan, because he didn't need to see anymore to know that Mike wanted something, and this certain look was the one that seemed to work most effectively for him.

"Could we spend the summer up at the farmhouse", Mike asked, using his most winsome smile. Splinter looked to Leonardo to see what his thoughts were before making his own decision. Leo thought for a moment and then looked to Splinter.

"I guess it could be alright, as long as they don't let up on their practices," Leo said with a small nod. Splinter saw Michelangelo's attention suddenly turn to him, and he couldn't help but smile to himself.

"It has been a very long winter, and I believe some time at the farmhouse would certainly do us all some good", the Sensei replied, "but it will be April and Casey whom you will have to get final approval from."

"YES! -I mean, yes, master. I'll go call them and ask", Mike said, trying to contain himself. He was as hyper as a kid who had just spent a day in a candy factory. Mike stood up, bowed quickly and left the room. His easygoing walk suddenly turned into a superbowl touchdown dance as soon as he was in the hall. Leo shook his head as Splinter smiled to himself.

"Do not worry, Leonardo, everything will be fine", Splinter said calmly.

"Yeah", Leo replied, "I'd like to have a quiet summer for once."

Mike sprinted towards the phone, almost knocking Raphael down in the process. Raph growled as he picked up his magazine from the floor.

"Jeez, where's the fire?" Raph snapped, taking his seat in the recliner. Mike grabbed the phone and tried to find April's new phone number, but his mind went blank from his nervous energy.

"Don, quick, where's April's phone number?" He asked quickly, his fingers shaky from excitement. Don snickered at his brother's enthusiasm, and stood by him, leaning against the wall while tinkering with a small electronic device in his hands.

"Relax Mike, here it is," he smiled as he pointed to the scratched out number in the phone glass. Mike quickly dialed April, hopping impatiently for her to pick up. His grin grew wider as he heard the phone get picked up.

"Hello?"

"Hey, April, it's your favorite turtle on the line!"

"Raph?"

"No, I'm not Raph! It's me: Mike!" He said with a pout. Raph chuckled as he read his magazine. Mike made a face at him before returning his attention back to the phone.

"Hi Mike", she snickered, " What's up?"

"Well, we were wondering if you and Casey had thought of going up to the farmhouse for some summer fun, with your favorite martial mutants", Mike said playfully.

"I don't think that would be a good idea." She started.

"Huh? What do you mean?" Mike asked, feeling his heart sink.

"Well, Casey just found out that the house is infested with cockroaches", she explained, "so we're getting it fumigated during the summer. Sorry, Mike."

"Not as sorry as I am", Mike replied, "oh, if you'll pardon me for a sec." He lowered the mouthpiece from his face and yelled towards Raphael and Donatello.

"I'm gonna get you guys for deserting me like that!" April could hear muffled laughter and a comment from one of them before Mike came back to her.

"So there's NO way we can get out and relax for a while?" Mike said sadly.

"Well, actually.." She paused, "hang up for a sec, I'll call you back in a minute." The phone suddenly went dead. Mike looked at the phone before hanging it back up. Don walked over and sat on the couch, looking at Mike's disappointed expression.

"What did she say, Mike?" Don asked. Mike walked dejectedly over to the couch and sat beside him.

"They're fumigating the farmhouse for bugs, so we cant-" The phone suddenly rang, startling the both of them. Mike leaped towards the phone, flying over Don and grabbing the receiver in one hand before crashing to the floor.

"Oof! Ugh, Hello?" Mike groaned as he picked himself up off the floor.

"Pack your bags boys", April said happily, "We're going on a trip."



Where are they going? Will Mike take his revenge? Will Don EVER get that blasted toaster fixed?!

Stay tuned..