Mike swallowed hard as he looked at Raphael, sinking down a little at his gaze. Raphael keep his gaze on Mike, "I am very VERY disappointed in you, you're behaviour today towards another was incredibly shameful, if not disrespectful. I asked you with full trust that I have in you, to be on your best behaviour. That trust I have for you was almost broken today, you're lucky Nei was very understanding of your behaviour towards her today, I on the other hand, am not as understanding. Tomorrow is saturday, I know how much you enjoy to spend your time in the forest, you are grounded from going anywhere near the forest for a week."
Mike looked down, feeling ashamed of himself with how he had acted, he gasped when he heard that he was grounded from going to the forest for a week. Mike sat up quickly, as he looked at Raphael with a wide eyed and sad kicked puppy look. "But daddy!"
"But daddy nothing! Consider yourself lucky I don't give you a good spanking for you behaviour today." Raphael said as he stood up.
Mike sat up on his knees and took hold of Raphael's wrist, "but daddy, I didn't mean to spill the juice on her it was an accident."
Raphael gently took his wrist from Mike's hands and leaned down a little, looking at Mike dead in the eyes, "oh? Then perhaps you'd care to explain to me why after you 'accidentally' spilled not only your juice, but Nei's aswell onto her, that you smirked. And don't try to deny it, I saw it as plain as the freckles on your face."
Mike lowered his head in defeat and sniffed softly. "...I'm sorry..." He said in a low voice.
Raphael sighed, "I'm sure you are, but the punishment still stands. Now I will give you a fair warning, if you disobay this punishment due to your own actions to receive it. If you sneak out or even attempt to sneak towards the forest during this week, I will be very VERY angry with you and disapointed that I will NOT be able to trust you for a very long time. Do you understand?"
Mike sighed as he sniffed with two tears rolling down his cheeks, "yes daddy."
Raphael sighed silently before he reached out and picked Mike up into his arms and slowly began to rock him. "shhh, shh. Mike I want you to know and understand this, no matter how much you anger me, or how many times I will punish you. I will always love you no matter what, do you understand?"
Mike smiled a little and hugged Raphael, "I love you to daddy." He said before he gave out a small yawn, his eyes slowly closing as he soon fell fast asleep. Raphael smiled as he placed Mike down into his bed and pulled the cover up to his chin and kissed Mike's forehead.
"Good night kid," he whispered before he left to his own room and went to sleep.
As morning came, Raphael had already left the house, he had arranged a 'date' with Nei, to meet her for a lovely walk through the flower meadows. Raph and Raphie were in charge until he returned, Raphie was already making some breakfast as Raph had gone up to wake Mike.
Raph opened Mike's bedroom door and entered as he walked up to the bed and gave Mike's shoulder a little shake, "hey kid it's time ta wake up, Raphie's already making ya waffles for breakfast."
Mike groaned and opened one eye at Raph, "aww it's saturday Uncle Raph, can't I sleep in?"
Raph laughed, "it's already past 11 o' clock kid, ya plan ta sleep the day away?"
Mike smirked, "if I can help it, yes." He said as he closed his eye, going back to sleep.
Raph smirked, "ya know kid, I'm going ta give ya till the count of three ta get up or I'm going ta tickle ya, and I know where ya most sensitive tickle spots are."
Mike huffed, keeping his eyes closed, "you wouldn't dare."
Raph smirked, "one~."
Mike opened his eyes, he sweat dropped a little.
"Two~." He said as he held out his hands and flexed his fingers ready. Mike swallowed hard, "thr-"
"I'm up! I'm up!" Mike near yelled as he shot up from bed and quickly went downstairs to the kitchen and sat at the kitchen table.
Raph chuckled to himself, "works every time." He walked into the kitchen as Raphie placed a plate of waffles in front of Mike, who began to eat. Raph sat down next to him, "so what are ya plans for today kid?"
Mike smiled, "spend some time with daddy and skip some stones with him by the river like we always do on saturdays together."
Raphie looked at Raph, "sorry Mike, but your daddy's gone for the day with Nei in the flower medows."
"Oh...." Mike forced a smile, "well that's okay, I guess it's a change for him, I'll just skip some stones with my friends instead." He said as he got up, "waffles were off the chain Uncle Raphie." Mike added before he left out the back door.
Raphie looked at Raph, "well that went better than we expected, I guess whatever Raphael said to him last night, worked since he didn't seem at all mad or upset, not even jealous about it." Raphie said with a smile.
"Yeah...And that's what's worrying me, he seemed a bit too okay with it, don't ya think he'd be a bit upset that his daddy's gone with his date and not spend his usuall routin with the kid?"
Raphie looked down in thought for a moment, "..He did seem a little too happy now that you mention it....You think we should follow him?"
Raph waved his hand, "nah, don't think the kid would do anything stupid, like go ta the flower medows and stir up some trouble...." Raph looked at Raphie, "let's go!" He said as they both ran out the back door.
Mike walked down towards the river, a pissed look on his face with his arms crossed, as he mumbled to himself. He picked up a stone and threw it across the river, watching it bounce across the top several times. Mike looked at the river for several minutes until his face changed from a angered look to that of a evil smirk, quickly he raced back to the house and grabbed a few of his water balloon and filled them with water from the sink. He placed them all into his back pack along with his hand held caterpault and walked to the flower meadows.
Mike snuck around, looking if he could spot Raphael and Nei, he smirked when he saw them seated on a picnic blanket. Carefully he snuck up towards a nearby tree and climbed to a suitable and strong branch and took a seat on it, taking his back pack off and hung the straps onto the branch as he opened it and took out one water balloon and caterpault, placed the water balloon on the elastic part of it and aimed it at Nei.
"This is a nice lunch you made to us babe," Raphael said smiling.
Nei smiled, "thank you, sandwiches are my speciality and easiest thing I know how to make," she chuckled.
Mike smirked as he let go of the water balloon and smirked widely as it caught Nei right on her back, giggling as she jumped letting out a startled yelp. "What in the world was that?!" She said looking around.
Raphael looked around also and spotted the remains of the water balloon, "it had better not be." He whispered angrily to himself as he stood up and looked around. Mike smirked as he repeated the assault, catching Nei on her back again with the water balloon, just as Raph and Raphie ran up.
Raph looked at Nei and her soaked back and sighed heavily, "I had a bad feeling this was going ta happen, he looked way ta happy when Raphie told him ya was out with ya girl." Raph said as he looked at Raphael.
"Yeah, but I never thought he would do something like this though." Raphie said, panting a little.
Raphael scanned the flower meadows, thinking where Mike could be, when he spotted the tree. He growled under his breath, he looked at Raph and Raphie, "would you two kindly take Nei back to the house to dry her top, she can borrow one of my tops while hers dries." He said and walked up to the tree.
Both Raph and Raphie gave a nod as they took Nei back to the house. Raphael looked up at the tree, took hold of it and gave it a good hard shake. Mike struggled to keep from falling without success as he fell out of the tree and into Raphael's arms. Mike swallowed hard and looked up at Raphael, "h-hi daddy....n-nice day f-for a p-picnic huh?" He said smiling nervously as he sweat dropped.
Raphael glared at him, staying silent, he looked up, seeing the back pack. He reached up and took it off the branch and looked inside, seeing the water balloons. Raphael placed Mike down and reached into the back pack, taking out a large handfull of the water balloons and roughly threw them at Mike, soaking him completely. He pushed the back pack into Mike's arms and walked off.
Mike stood motionless for a few seconds before he ran after Raphael, taking a hold of his hand, "daddy I-"
Raphael pulled his hand away from Mike's as he looked at him disappointed, "I have nothing to say to you." He said sternly as he kept on walking. Mike stopped and stared after Raphael, tears coming to his eyes as he turned and walked the other way, dragging his back pack on the ground behind him.
Raphael opened the back door and walked in and sat down next to Nei on the couch, "I'm deeply sorry for his behaviour." He sighed.
Nei smiled at him, "it's alright, I think he just wanted your attention, Raphie told me that saturday's you and Mike spend most of the day by the river, having a stone throwing competition. You should have told me, we could have worked something out, we could have had a picnic together with Mike by the river."
Raphael looked at Nei in slight shock, why didn't he consider something like that? "W-why didn't I think of that myself? I was perfect opportunity for you and Mike to get to know each other better." He wanted to mentally kick himself hard, "would it be alright for you to stay here while I go look for him?"
Nei smiled, "of course, I will be fine here, my shirt should be dry by the time you get back."
Raphael thanked her as he got up and left, after much searching, he found Mike sitting not far from the river, skipping stones at the water. He sighed silently as he walked up to Mike and sat down beside him. "Hey," he said looking at Mike, giving a small smile.
Mike slowly looked at Raphael, his eyes still watery from its previous tears and slightly blood shot. He looked back at the river and continued to skip a few stones across it. Raphael, swallowed a little before he picked up a stone and skipped it across the water, he looked back at Mike, "best out of five?" He asked. Mike didn't look up as he continued to skip the stones, Raphael wet his lips, "..I'll take that as a yes?"
Mike got up, grabbed his back pack and began to walk away, Raphael quickly got up and followed behind, "want a ride home?" He asked looking at Mike. Mike remained quiet and began walking a bit faster, Raphael picked up his pace also, "...you want ice cream when we get home?"
Mike frowned and ran, running home, opened the back door and went straight to his room and slammed his bedroom door closed. Raphael ran in the back door in time to hear the door slam closed and sighed. Raphie walked up to him, "it might be better if you have a talk with him tomorrow, when he's calmed down a little." Raphael gave a nod and sat back on the couch next to Nei.
He looked at her, "you're welcome to spend the night, its begun to start raining." Nei smiled at him and gave a nod, Raphael smiled at her as they spent the night discussing what was the best tactic on how to approach Mike in the morning.