Hey y'all, so yeah, obviously I'm back again. I know this story has probably been done to death, or done something like this with what people call the reverse turtles or whatever, but I really wanted to give it a go! I'm going to try to be as original as I can, and I promise I'm not trying to copy anyone's! (BTW if anyone does know of any good reverse turtle stories, I'm all ears! ) Anyway, I don't own any ninja turtles, and if anything, this story will be rated for language. Enjoy!
Title: Personality Problems
Chapter 1 – The Bet
"You couldn't act like me if you tried," Mikey sneered at his irritated red banded brother. "You're too angry all the time! You'd have to learn how to let loose, enjoy life for a change!"
"How much do you wanna bet, shell for brains?" Raph was up in Mikey's face, his fists clenched and lip curled over his teeth. "If I wanted to be happy I damn well could be!"
Mikey stuck his chin up in stubbornness. "Oh yeah?"
"Shell yeah!" Raph growled, raising a fist to throw the first punch.
"Whoa, whoa, whoa! What is going on in here?" Leo strolled in the room and in a flash yanked Mikey away from Raph. Donnie poked his head out of the lab to catch what was going on, his safety glasses still covering his brown eyes.
"Raphie here thinks he could act like ME for a week!" Mikey laughed tauntingly. Leo let out a snort, and Raph glared angrily at him.
"Really, Raph? You can't even be happy for an hour!" Leo shook his head. "That would be like me acting like Donnie!" Leo laughed lightly, and Donnie immediately stalked into the room, yanking off and tossing the goggles back into the lab.
"You couldn't act like me if you tried!" Donnie laughed mockingly, standing besides Raph. "You're not smart enough!"
"Smart enough?" Leo roared, looking indignant at being classified at 'less intelligent' by his younger brother. Yet, everyone inwardly knew no one was as smart as Don. "I could too!"
"Yeah freakin' right, Fearless!" Raph snorted. "You can't even figure out how to work the TOASTER!" Mikey snickered at the indignant look on his eldest brother's face.
"That was ONE time, Raph, and you know it!" Leo protested weakly, frowning. "At least I didn't stab it when it didn't work!" Raph rolled his eyes.
"You're such a goody-goody," Raph threw an arm over his nearest brother, which just so happened to be Donnie. "Even Brainiac here knows when to have fun, ain't that right, Donnie-boy?" Donnie looked slightly uncomfortable.
"Well, I wouldn't go THAT far, Raph, but-"
"I do too know when to have fun! I have fun all the time!" Leo said. "Meditating is always fun, and so is training!" A smile twitched at the edge of Leo's beak. "Working on the Battle Shell is NOT fun!"
Raph raised an eye-ridge. "Training can be fun, like beating up a punching bag, but repeating katas for five freakin' hours is not anyone's definition of fun!"
"Working on the Battle Shell can be fun!" Donnie argued, flinging off his younger brother's arm. "However, it gets kind of tedious when someone as inexperienced as you starts driving!"
"INEXPERIENCED?!" Leo hissed, the vein in his forehead throbbing.
"Whoa, what if we all switched personalities?" An evil grin twitched at Mikey's beak. "Apparently you two can't act like anyone else, either. I bet each of ya that you can't have someone else's personality for a WEEK!"
"I so could! Who exactly would we be?" Donnie quizzed with an intrigued look on his face.
"That's easy!" Mikey shrugged. "Raph would be me!" Leo and Donnie snickered at the thought. "I would be Leo!" Donnie and Raph smirked at the look of utter shock on Leo's beak. "Donnie would be Raphie," Donnie's jaw dropped open. "And Leo would be Donnie!"
Raph snarled, "Deal! If we win, you have to do all of our chores for a month! And if we lose-which we won't-we will do your chores: Leo one, Donnie one, and me one."
"Deal!" Mikey held out a green hand, and Raph shook it, crushing Mikey's fingers in a single squeeze. "Ow!" He whined and stuck his fingers in his mouth. "It starts tomorrow!" He mumbled. "I want some time to be myself before I give it away today!"
"You are so going to lose," Donnie sneered. "None of you guys could upkeep all of the tech stuff I've built!" Raph rolled his eyes. "One use of the toaster and you guys will be going without breakfast for the week!"
Leo snorted. "None of you could ever be LEADER! I think Raph would end up killing all of us!" Raph growled, throwing a glare at Leo.
"Uh uh uh!" Mikey tsked and shook his finger 'no-no.' "You're going to have to do a lot better than that tomorrow, bro."
Raph grinned sadistically. "It's not tomorrow yet, Mikey!" With a lunge, he tackled the orange clad turtle.
"This is going to be a loong week," Donnie sighed.
"Huarghhh!" Donnie roared, making a 'scary' face in the bathroom mirror. With a sigh, he dropped his head onto the counter. "Why is this so difficult?" He whined, smushing his hand over his eyes.
"Uh, Donnie?" Leo was standing in the doorway with a confused expression. "What exactly are you doing?"
"Well, I figured that if I am supposed to be Raph for the next week then I should probably practice my angry face." Donnie said, glancing back before trying again. "It's a lot harder than it looks."
Leo giggled as Raph stalked by and snarled, "Didn't I tell you to stop that?"
"Yes, but how am I supposed to be you without your trademark scowl?" Donnie whipped around and smirked.
"Well, you got the smirk down, Don." Leo offered as Raph threw his hands up in the air and stomped off into the dojo. The door slammed shut, causing the lair to shake a little.
"EARTHQUAKE!" Mikey ran out from his room with a pizza box clutched to his chest. He ran circles around the sofa all the while screaming like a little girl. "SAVE US! SAVE US!"
"Raph is going to have a blast being Mikey!" Donnie said with a sadistic grin on his face. "A really big blast!"
Leo nodded in agreement. "For once, Don, I have to agree."
"Yo, Leo! Can I ask you a few questions?" After Leo had explained to Mikey that there was no earthquake and that nobody was going to die, Mikey had dragged Leo over to his bedroom and shut the door, carefully locking it. He pushed his older brother to the bed and sat down beside him.
"Questions about what?" Leo was suspicious; Mikey seemed more paranoid than usual.
"You know, about being leader and stuff! If I'm supposed to be you, then I wanna be the best Leo the sewers have ever seen!" He flung his arms wide and flopped back onto the bed.
"You want to know how to be me?"
"Well, yeah! I don't want to have to do all of you guys' chores!" Mikey said it as if it was the most obvious thing in the world. It seems that the orange clad turtle forgot he was trying to beat his eldest brother.
The first thing that ran through Leo's mind was No way! I'm not telling him how to win! However, an evil idea sparked in the back of his brain, and he couldn't stop the smile from reaching his beak.
"Okay, Mike. I'll tell you how to be me; listen closely!" Mikey leaned in, his eyes sparkling with anticipation. "First of all, you have to constantly be practicing katas of meditating. I rarely watch any TV or play video games. At night, I'll watch the news for any sign on Foot activity, but that's it." Mikey's eyes weren't twinkling anymore, and Leo stifled a snicker. "You always have to be arguing with Raph, or Donnie in this case. And you have to-as Raph puts it-'suck up' to Splinter. Be sure to eat only healthy foods, too! I only eat pizza once or twice a week! Splinter lets me eat some of his sushi, and that's pretty good!" Mikey's jaw hung open.
"No video games? No TV? No JUNK FOOD? AGHHHH!" He shrieked and fell back again, pressing his pillow over his face. "This is going to suck!" His voice was muffled.
Leo finally let his grin show. "Oh, trust me, it'll be fun!" He stood up and walked out, giving himself a pat on the shell for a job well done. Maybe he'd win this bet after all…
"MIKEY! COME HERE!" Raph screamed from the living room. Mikey tossed his comic book to the ground and sighed.
"WHAT?" He yelled. "I'M BUSY!"
"JUST GET YOUR SHELL DOWN HERE!" He didn't sound THAT angry, Mike noted. Unwillingly, Mikey dragged himself out of bed and down the stairs. He walked into the living room, and Raph looked at him sideways.
"Where's all your prank crap?" He asked.
"In my room, in the bottom drawer." Mikey answered automatically. "WAIT! Why?!"
"I need it for this week!" Raph smirked as he turned off the TV and stood up, stretching and cracking his back in the process.
"What? No! It's all mine!" Mikey whined. "I bought all that stuff with my own money!"
"Not for this week!" Raph patted his brother's shell as he walked to go get the goods. "Oh, and bro?" He paused momentarily on the stairs.
"What now? Going to take Klunk from me?" Mikey asked sullenly.
"Just watch your shell," Raph smirked as he glanced at his brother and continued up.
"Oh, crap!" Mikey swore. "This week is just getting better and better!"
"Donnie?" Leo rapped his knuckles on Donnie's lab door before turning the handle and walking in. He spotted Donatello bent over some charred hunk of metal.
"What, Leo?" Donnie spun his chair around irritably. "I'm trying to fix the toaster for tomorrow!"
"That's the toaster?" Leo looked at the thing in disbelief. "But I thought you just fixed it two days ago!"
Donnie sighed. "It was, until the toast would pop out, and Raph burned himself; so then he stabbed it several dozen times with his Sai. Again!" Donnie sounded annoyed, so Leo tried to back out of the lab silently. "Now what did you want?"
"Uh, nothing! It can wait!" Leo smiled forcefully before turning and stepping out.
"Leonardo," Donatello began, and Leo winced. "Please tell me you weren't going to ask how to work the toaster?" Leo froze.
"Uh... No?" He smiled sheepishly at Donnie, who smirked at Leo's deer-caught-in-headlights look.
"Get out!" Donnie laughed and threw a screwdriver at Leo, which he easily caught and placed on the desk. Leo swiftly strolled out, a massive grin on his face.
If Donnie could do it, then so could he! After all, how hard could working that toaster be?
Oh yeah, I do have a few TMNT questions I want to know the answer too, so if any of y'all have the answer, please leave it in a review so I can keep my stories as accurate as possible! And yes, I know I've been in this fandom for over a year now, but I STILL haven't gotten the answers… Trust me; I've looked them up and everything! But yeah, please let me know if you do know the answer!
If Raph's eye color is supposed to be brown in the 2K3 series, then when are they when are they his famous amber color? I bought one of the DVD's with episodes on it, and it had Raph's bio on it, and it also said they were brown. So yeah, that's why I'm wondering.
Leave a review if you enjoyed, or with criticism, or with the answer! Have a good day, y'all!