Disclaimer: I do not own any of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters. I wish to God I did!
The rain cascaded down onto the dark streets of Manhattan, making the road shine like a river in the moonlight. Cars cut through the water like boats out at sea. An old yellow taxicab pulled up and a dull figure emerged.
April sat down and placed her glass of wine on the table. Tonight, nothing but rest and relaxation. A box of chocolates, good book and bottle of wine. What more could a woman want? April thought back, it had been seven months since Leo’s accident, he was getting back to normal and things had been pretty quiet for a while, apart from the occasional family ‘war’. Just then there was a knock at the door. “Perfect! The first time in God knows when I get to sit on my backside!” April grumbled as she put her book down. April dragged herself to the door and peered through the peephole. “I don’t believe it!” she gasped.
April flung open the door. “Carrie!” She shrieked, grabbing Carrie in a hug. “You’re back. For how long?” April held on to Carrie’s shoulders, as she looked her up and down. “Oh my God!” She gasped. “You’re pregnant! Damn girl, you didn’t waste anytime. How far along are you?”
“About eight months.” Carrie barley whispered as she put down her bags.
“Come in sit down.” April bustled Carrie through the door and over to the couch. “I want you to tell me everything. Who is he?”
“It’s a long story.” Carrie broke down and started to sob.
“Shh. Don’t cry. Do you want to talk about it?” April soothed.
“His name is Richard Davis.” Carrie started. “He was the whole reason I came to New York in the first place, with the hope of starting a new life. I was never any good at choosing the right man!” Carrie looked up; it was then April noticed the bruising to her face.
“Please, go on.” April said taking hold of Carrie’s hand.
“After I left here I went to my sister’s place. He found out!” Carrie started to cry again. “He found out about the baby. I had to run away again, but that wasn’t before he found me. He said that if I left again he would kill me! I am so afraid, I had nowhere else to go!”
“It’s okay, you’re safe now.” April tried to calm the hysterical Carrie down.
“But what if he comes after me?”
“I won’t let that happen.”
“But what will I do?”
“Listen you can stay here for as long as you need. As for this Richard guy, there’s someone who can help us.”
“Who?” Carrie sniffed.