So, you remember how Stockman gave Don a way to reverse the effects of the blue vials Ash had? It's bogus, it nearly destroyed Don's lab. Now we're at ground zero…

"Shredder." Leo whispered.

"What about him?" I asked looking up from my journal.

"While I was out I overheard some Foot Ninja's talking about Shredder and a secret meeting. He could be meeting with Ash."


"3 hours from now."

"I can get in there, see what's going on, and get out before they even know I was there." I said.

"I won't-"

"You will. Unless you have another way that doesn't involve getting caught?" I asked standing form the table.

He simply shook his head.

"Then I'm going, alone."

I left immediately without telling anyone. When I got to the tower I showed them my tattoo and made it in without anyone noticing. I climbed into an air vent and made my way to Shredders room. When I got there I hung out on the rafters until it was time. I was on my stomach reading a book for the most part.

"You really didn't think I'd let you do this alone, did you?" A voice whispered in my ear.

"If you don't get off me I swear I'll push you off and leave you to fend for yourself."

"What were you thinking Lexi? Doing this alone, you could get yourself killed."

"Don, get off."

Before he could, the doors flew open and in walked the Shredder and a hooded figure following behind him.

"Why would I help you? You never helped me when I needed it." Shredder argued.

"It wasn't my decision to make." The hooded figure said.

"He wants her to help him track down these creatures." The man said.

"I will not watch my daughter become a murder," The woman said, "Tell him the answer is no."

"Rachael please, this is a great opportunity for her."

"No James, we've read the prophecy, she will be the one to save us all, but we won't watch her go down the wrong path."

"You should have claimed your daughter while you had a chance, Old Man. Ashley, why don't you come and say your last goodbyes." Shredder said as she walked into the room.

"What have they done to you child?" The man said, taking of his hood.

"They gave me what you refused me, even though I got rid of her to get it."

"After what you did, you deserved nothing."

"I'll see you in the afterlife, Dad." She said raising her hand.

I pushed Don off and dropped in between them. Shock was writing all over the Old Man's face, Ash gave an evil grin as well did Shredder.

"Ah, you tell the truth. She is alive." Shredder said.

"How?" Gasped the Old Man.

"I was wondering if you'd show up. Now you can meet your father before he gives his final breath." Ash said.

"Not on my watch."

"What makes you think that you can stop me?" She asked.

"I never said that I could, not now at least. I'm really just stalling so Don could get the Old Man out of here." I said stopping to the side to reveal that no one stood behind me, "I'd love to stay and chat but I really gotta run." I threw some smoke pellets and disappeared.

-The Sewer-

"How dare you leave her with such an evil man! She'll be killed!" The Old Man yelled throughout the sewers.

"Sir, she'll be okay just stop yelling." Don stressed.

"If I wasn't following behind you two would be dead." I said tossing two Foot Ninja's into the sewage.

"Thanks for that." Don said sheepishly.

"You're alive, how is that possible?"

"Smoke pellets." I said taking the lead.

"That's not what I'm talking about."

"We should head topside, the place will be flooded before we even reach the lair." I said ignoring the Old Man.

-The Lair-

"After all this time, you-"

"Spare me, please." I interrupted as Don and Leo glared at me, "Where did I come from?"

"Fünf-Strene Drache. German for the 5 Star Dragon. We were an invisible clan, until you sister decided to throw you out. Another story for another time."


"Continue." Leo said.

"Yes, you see this tattoo," He said grabbing my arm and unwrapping the bandage to reveal the dragon head surround by 5 stars with a scar lying across it, "The dragon head symbolizes the clan as a whole. The stars are where you rank within the clan, 5 is the highest but many don't make it past 3."

"Ranks?" I asked.

"You have to go through a stage in order to earn these stars. Stage 1: Defending yourself. Stage 2: Fighting and out smarting the enemy. Stage 3: Torture, making sure that you won't give us away. Stage 4: Strategic Planning. Stage 5: How to kill without being spotted and leaving no evidence behind."

"The Prophecy. What is it?" I asked removing my arm from his grasped and wrapping it back up.

"It tells of the clan going through a difficult time, no one will come to help us not even the ones we have helped. Then it says that a child will be born, a girl, who will pass ever test given to her."

"And you believe it to be me? I barely know who I am… Was. Why would I go back to the place that I have nightmares about?"

"If you don't, Ashley will, and she'll destroy it all. If you don't take my place, we're all doomed."

"I'm not the girl you're looking for." I said standing up, "I wish you the best of luck."

"You have to stop your sister!"

"How do I stop someone with power like that!?"

"What are you talking about? Your power is 10x's greater than hers."

"What power?"

"You really don't remember who you are." He said in shock.

"You're just now realizing this? I wish you the best of luck on your… War." I turned around to walk out the door.

"You don't remember because you choosing not to. You choose not to remember the pain you went through because of the family you have now. You have completely shut off all your emotion-"

"Oh, so, now I'm a vampire. Lovely, that explains why I don't even sleep."

"No, you were a hard working student who did her best at everything."

"I'm going out." I said walking out the door.

"Where is she going?"

"To meditate, to clear her head." Don replied.