Seeking Comfort, Part Twelve by RomaMarufixx
This is turtlecest, don’t like? Don’t read.
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Raph groaned and moved from his right side to his left side, trying to get comfortable but failing to do so. It took him a while to remember that he was in Leo’s bed and not his hammock, so the unfamiliar bed might be why he was finding it so hard to get back to sleep.
He opened his eyes to see his brother’s hazel eyes staring back at him, and he was happy to see that his brother also had a smile on his face.
“Mornin’.” Raph smiled back.
“Good morning.” Leo replied, his eyes flicking around his brother’s face, as if trying to read more into his expression.
“I ain’t regretting this Leo.” Raph said, immediately knowing what his brother was doing.
“I…” Leo began to say, but stopped, shaking his head and moving to sit up, wincing slightly at the pain in his backside.
“You okay?” Raph asked, sitting up also, and placing one of his hands on his brother’s shoulder and Leo let out a low moan and a slight blush covered his face, which was when Raph realised that his fingers had brushed against the bruise left behind by his teeth on Leo’s collarbone.
“Damn.” Raph said, admiring the mark that he had made, touching it again, wanting to hear Leo’s reaction for a second time.
“Stop.” Leo said softly and Raph obeyed, still smiling at the mark that he had made. “I’m going to have to cover this up.” Leo said, staring off to the side, trying to think of what he could use to cover up the bruise.
“Why?” Raph asked and when he didn’t get an answer, he started to get aggravated. “Do you regret this?”
“Then why’ve ya’ gotta cover up the mark?”
“I just think that with all that has been going on with our family recently that we just kept this between the two of us.” Leo said, and moved closer to his brother. “I do not regret what happened last night Raphael, I wanted that to happen, I just think that it would be best for us to...not come out about this until after we’ve dealt with the purple dragons and all the tension in our family has died down.” Leo explained, hoping that his brother would understand and not get even more aggravated.
“Fine.” Raph said, and got out of the bed, noticing a few scratch marks on one of his biceps. “I don’t think you’re the only one whose gonna have ta’ cover up some marks.” He chuckled and Leo looked over, blushing before souring slightly.
“Maybe you should just say the woman from the bar gave them to you.”
“So is that why ya’ were so pissed at me last night? Fuck Leo, all I did was talk ta’ her, trying ta’ get some evidence like ya’ wanted me too.” Raph said as Leo adjusted his sheath over his shell, happy that the sash covered the majority of his bruise, before removing it.
“I was jealous, yes.” Leo admitted, surprising Raph who expected him to deny it. “I was also angry that you were drinking, again.”
“I fucking knew it.” Raph laughed, crossing his arms over his chest.
“Not for the reason that you think.” Leo snapped back and Raph waited for him to continue. “The night that you got drunk at Casey’s...when you came home you-”
“Kissed you?” Raph answered and Leo looked shocked, thinking that Raph had no memory of that event. “I thought that was what happened...I had a dream one night about what had happened...I’d been having a lot of dreams about you but that one felt so real and then ya’ said something about me getting so drunk that I forget things so I pieced two and two together.”
“I had been thinking about you before the kiss, but afterwards...I can’t explain it, but it’s like something awoke in me, I thought I loved Donnie, but when you kissed me I felt things I never imagined I could feel and I was so angry and hurt when you didn’t remember what happened...so I tried to ignore my feelings, until I saw you with that woman at the club and I felt that same anger and hurt again.”
“Why didn’t ya’ say anything?”
“Because I didn’t know how you were going to react, I knew that you were okay with me being...whatever I am and that you overcame some problems with that but I didn’t think that you were gay!” Leo said, pushing aside his usually calm state to let some frustration out.
“Yeah well, what made ya’ think I was straight?” Raph said, to which Leo didn’t have an answer to. “Look Leo, I’m sorry that I drank so much that I forgot our first kiss...I regret that but I don’t regret this and I wanna be able to tell the others about this and not have to sneak around like Mike and Don had ta’ do, Sensei’s fine with this.”
“Raphael...please, just wait until we’ve dealt with the purple dragons and then we can be open about this.” Leo begged his brother and even though Raph looked like he was going to argue further, he didn’t.
“Thank you.” Leo said, walking towards his brother and holding him by the biceps, letting his hands run over the scratch marks before pressing in for a short kiss. “I’m going to shower...we probably shouldn’t be seen leaving here together.”
“Yeah, ‘course, you go out first and if it’s clear I’ll follow.” Raph said, taking one last kiss before Leo collected some clean gear and made his way out of the room, checking that no one was around and then making his way to the bathroom, with Raph follow behind, although heading in the opposite direction to his room.
Not long after the two turtles had gone their separate ways in the morning, the four brothers were sat around the kitchen table having an early lunch, since Mikey and Donnie had slept in as well. As Mikey sat down next to Raph, his nostrils flared, smelling something different on Raph, yet partially familiar. He must have ended up staring at Raph without realising, because his brother shoved him.
“What’s your problem?”
“Nothing!” Mikey said and focused on his food, avoiding looking at his brother which caused curious looks from the other three turtles, but before anyone could question Mikey further, their father walked into the room.
“Good morning my sons.”
“Good morning father.”
“How was last night?” He asked and the small look between Leo and Raph did not go unnoticed by Mikey.
“I was able to get a very good look at the club and a lot of their back rooms, and Mikey was able to get a sample of the drugs that they seem to be trying to get out onto the market, I was hoping to run them tests on it today, but I fear the small sample that we have might not be enough for the amount of tests I wish to run.” Donatello explained to his father.
“You wish to go back to the club?” Splinter asked his son, although looked at Leonardo.
“It would give us another chance at talking to the purple dragons, a lot of the dragons that go to that club are new, they have a tendency to tell us things that older purple dragons would know better to keep to themselves.” Leo said, supporting the idea of going back to the club.
“Very well my sons, I wish you well, be sure to visit me before you leave.” The aged master said, before leaving to return to his room.
“So...does that mean we all get to go back?” Mikey grinned and Leo sighed.
“Yes Michelangelo, we all get to go back.” He said, to his brother’s delight. “We will need to discuss a plan for tonight.”
“Right now?” Donnie asked, obviously eager to start running his tests.
“Not right now, if we meet in the lab at 7 it should give us plenty of time to plan and get ready to head to the club around 11.” Leo explained.
“Great.” Mikey said before turning to his mate. “Do you need any help with your tests?”
“Well I could use the company.” Donnie replied, and the two placed their plates in the sink before leaving for the lab.
After Leo and Raph had washed up the lunch plates, they decided to spar against each other in the dojo, partially for Leo to please Raph since he wasn’t going to be able to fight anyone tonight like he might if they were on patrol.
“It goes without saying Raphael, but I don’t expect you to start talking to that woman again if she’s there.” Leo said, partially teasing, partially serious.
“Maybe I should if the result turns out like last night.” Raph threw back and his brother grinned, pleased with their banter. “I was gonna hit the shower, ya’ wanna come with?”
“In the middle of the day?”
“Yeah, it ain’t like Mike or Don are gonna be checking how many people are in the bathroom.”
“What if we come out and they’re there-”
“Fuckin’ hell Leo, I know ya’ don’t want people ta’ know, but-”
“Keep your voice down!” Leo hissed and Raph stepped closer to his brother.
“Raphael, you agreed.”
“Yeah, yeah, whatever, I’ll shower on my own.” Raph said and left the dojo, heading towards the bathroom and Leo sighed, before going to his room to wait until Raphael was done.
Donnie was able to start a variety of tests on the small amount of drug that he had before Mikey started talking about something off topic.
“Did you notice something about Raph and Leo this morning?”
“Well I noticed you staring at them, and you sniffing Raph.”
“He smelt different!”
“Like, I dunno, it was stronger like…”
“Mikey I think you might be imagining things.” Donnie said, rolling his eyes.
“I’m not, it kinda reminded me of how you smelt after we had sex the first time.”
“So, you think that Raph got lucky some time last night after we went to bed?” Donnie said, ignoring the tests to try and understand what his brother was trying to tell him.
“I think he got lucky with Leo.”
“Did Leo smell the same way?”
“Well, I dunno, I wasn’t near him but when Sensei came in and asked about last night they shared a look.”
“Mikey...just because you and I are together doesn’t mean that Leo and Raph are going to end up together, I don’t even think that Raph is even gay.” Donnie said, before turning back to his tests.
“I still think they hooked up, maybe I should ask them.” Mikey said and Donnie turned back to glare at his brother.
“Because there have been too many problems with relationships at the moment and I don’t want you causing any more tension or stress with our family.” Donnie said. “I’m sorry Mikey, but I don’t think anything will ever go on between them.”
“Okay.” Mikey said and left the room.
“Mikey!” Donnie called after his mate, but got no reply. Sighing he turned back to his work once again, trying to get back to what he had came into his lab to do. Going over some of the test results of the quick tests that he had done, he saw that there wasn’t anything unusual about this drug, but one tiny thing stood out on one of the tests, something he was sure was responsible for the colouring.
The four turtles had spent their time separately throughout the day until it was time to meet up in the lab and sort out their plan for the evening and to see if Donnie had found anything interesting out about the drug that was being given out by the purple dragons.
“One of the tests I did came back identifying a substance that I thought looked familiar.” Donnie explained once all four of them were in the lab. “I’ve done some more tests and as far as I can tell it’s a substance very similar to what mutated us.”
“How could they have gotten their hands on something like that?”
“I don’t know, but it isn’t causing mutations, I’ll be running some more tests to see why this is, but I am going to need a lot more.” Donnie sighed.
“Mikey.” Leo said, turning to his youngest brother. “Did you see any more purple dragons giving out the drug?”
“Just the guy that gave me it...I’m sure he’ll be waiting for me to come back, but I doubt I’ll get another free sample.”
“Looks like we’re gonna have ta’ get some.” Raph pitched in and Mikey could see that Leo wasn’t happy to go up and talk to purple dragons that might recognise them.
“The purple dragon came up to me last night, maybe all we have to do it wait around and see if any others come up to us.” Mikey suggested.
“So our plan for the night is ta’ stand around a club until some drug dealing dragons come up ta’ us? Great.” Raph said, crossing his arms.
“I’m sure we won’t be there too long Raph.” Leo assured.
True to his word, the four turtles were barely in the club two hours before each one of the brothers had been approached by the purple dragon handing out the drugs. The purple dragon hadn’t remembered or recognised Mikey, so he was able to get another free sample. With no other reason to hang around, the four turtles went home.
Donnie immediately went to his lab with the four new samples, eager to prove for certain what was in the drug and to make sure that the drug could not caused any serious long term effects before they could set out to take down the drugs ring to make sure that no more got distributed. Mikey had gone to his room, which left the red and blue banded turtles alone.
“Well that was an exciting night.” Leo said, sarcastically and Raph grinned.
“Wanna make it more exciting?” Raph asked, before walking up the stairs to the top level of their home. Leo was about to follow him upstairs when his name was called, making both turtles stop.
“Leonardo.” His father called to him. “Please come to my room, I wish to speak with you about tonight.” He said and returned back to his room.
“I’ll see ya tomorrow.” Raph said, barely looking back at his brother before going to his room, knowing that Leo wasn’t going to come to him tonight.
Leo made his way to his father’s room, stepping in and sliding the doors closed before sitting before his father.
“We were able to get a few-”
“Leonardo.” His father cut him off. “I do wish to speak to you able tonight, I didn’t wish to upset your brother.” He continued and Leo frowned.
“What did you want to speak to me about?”
“The relationship between Raphael and yourself.” Master Splinter said and Leo thought about lying to his father, but knew that even if he did his father would know it.
“I didn’t know you were aware of our...relationship.” Leo said, unsure of what his father was going to say next.
“There is very little you can hide from me my son...and I understand why you did not come to me about this.” Master Splinter said. “Because you will not like what I am going to say.” Leo’s mind started to race with ideas of what his father was going to say to him and why he wasn’t going to like it.
“What is it father?”
“I cannot give my blessing to this relationship.”
“Why?” Leo said, trying to remain calm and let his father explain himself.
“My son, I have been impressed by your actions as the leader of your brothers, but I knew there would always be a chance that you would find an attraction to one of your brothers, so I tried to prevent this, by saying...some horrible things to you.”
“I’m sorry sensei, I don’t understand...you don’t want me to have a romantic relationship?”
“I think that it would be best for you, as the leader of your brothers, to not form a romantic or sexual attraction to one of your brothers.”
“Having a relationship of that kind would not affect how I lead my team.” Leo said, trying to fight for his relationship.
“Leonardo, it is already happening.” His father said and Leo sighed. Was it? He knew that since he and Raph had slept his mind hadn’t been off him and even tonight at the club, all he could think about was going back home and making Raphael his as Raph had already had him.
“I’m sorry father.”
“You must end this with Raphael.”