Shortly after they finished, Raph emerged from his room in fresh clothes after escorting Luca to the bathroom so he can clean up. Raph had taken Luca's clothes and was going to get them washed for him before he left. As he passed through the living room, he caught sight of Casey with a beer in his hand, slumped against the lazy boy with the game on but his eyes staring straight into space. Smirking, Raph set his lovers clothes aside and slowly sneaks up to Casey.
``CASEY!!!'' the hot head shouted, putting his hands on his friends shoulders. It took immediate effect on the dazed male as he jumped out of his seat, spilling the alcoholic beverage down his front, yelping in the process.
``RAPH!! Don't do that man!'' Casey exclaimed, putting a hand on his heart, trying to calm down.
``I think that was a well deserved surprise,'' Raph snorted derisively at the young male as he turns away, snatching up the bundle of clothes and proceeds to the small washer and dryer he kept handy.
``'Well deserved...?' What do you mean by that? I got a giant surprise not more than 20 minutes ago, bro! You didn't tell me you were gay! And you didn't tell me you were inviting your boyfriend over either!'' the young male protested vehemently as he followed Raph.
``I didn't invite him, my brother and his boyfriend invited him after they invited themselves to tag along with Donnie and April whom you invited,'' Raph growled as he started the load. ``And I had intended to tell you tonight considering our lopsided schedules and I wanted to do it in private. Its a sensitive topic for me still.''
``I only invited them so Donnie could take a look at you man!'' Casey tried to explain before snapping his mouth shout, paling slightly when he realized what he said.
``Take a look at me? Why would he need to do that?'' the hot head inquired, leaning against the washer whilst waiting for his friend to explain.
Casey sighed heavily, giving a sidelong glance at Raph and then towards the bedroom door before sighing again, rubbing his face with his hand. ``Dude, when was the last time you weighed yourself? Or looked in a mirror?''
``What does my weight have to do with anything?'' Raph growled, not liking where this is leading.
``Raph, what was your weight?'' Casey urged.
``210, that was about three weeks ago,'' the hot head rumbled begrudgingly, standing up straight. ``Why does that matter?''
``C'mere,'' Casey urged again as he grabbed Raph's arm and drags him to the public bathroom to get the scale.
``Case, your not making any sense dude!'' Raph resisted mildly, way too relaxed from his romp with Luca to really be upset and really fight off the human.
Casey quickly shoved Raph onto the scale and the annoyed turtle looked down. His eyes grew to the size of saucers at the number displayed beneath his feet.
``The shell.....? How the shell did I gain 65 lbs in three weeks?!'' Raph looked completely horrified, having prided himself in his built body to find out he let himself go.
``Dude, stop panicking, I'm showing you this cause I need you to believe me when I say that you've grown massive muscles,'' Casey quickly soothed, putting a hand on Raph's shoulder. ``Like, I think its cool and all that you gained this much muscle, but I was worried you were getting it through......''
``What? Steroids? Man, I don't got the money nor the desire to do that to myself. I've been too caught up with keeping my shop running and getting together with Luca to even consider taking med to make my muscles grow. I've been doing enough exercise to keep what I've got,'' Raph defended, hopping off the scale to go to the living room, still trying to wrap his head around the new information.
As Raph ran through his memories, he noticed that it was getting easier to lift Luca in the air and he thought Luca was loosing weight or something, but it made sense now that it was because Raph was growing more muscle. Raph then analyzed more of his memories and recognized that Luca had started to change as well, having grown petite, but still holding his defining muscles.
``Well something's happening, you don't just gain that much muscle in a month, dude'' Casey stated, having followed Raph into the living room.
Before the hot head could retort, he heard the bedroom door open and Luca came out in a borrowed hoodie and a set of boxers, just barely visible bellow the fabric. His hair still held tale-tell signs of his shower, his cheeks red with embarrassment.
``Hey Raphie, none of your pants fit me, so I'm gonna have to make do with this,'' Luca explained softly until he noticed the tension in the room. ``Something I miss?''
``Its nothing, babe. Just telling Casey off for walking in on us,'' Raph smirked at Casey, signaling to him to drop the discussion for now.
``Hey! I was wondering where you were and was hoping to walking in on you with a hot chick, not a guy!'' Casey defended, winking to the hot head saying he got the message.
``You saw us?'' Luca whispered softly, his cheek flaring deep crimson that could rival his eyes.
``I-I didn't see anything!!'' Casey quickly reassured, his own cheek flaring to bright tomatoes.
Luca didn't seem convinced but something in the way his eyes changed said something caught his attention. ``Does Raph normally bring random girls into his home?'' the singer inquired softly, his face giving no notions on his emotional state right now.
``I....well, I did before I realized I preferred guys,'' Raph explained but realized too late his mistake. Luca's eyes narrowed and his lips pursed like he just ate a sour lemon.
``I see. So, you can bring a girl here without any qualms on the day you meet her, but it takes nearly three months for your boyfriend to bring himself here?'' Luca pouted, crossing his arms and turns away from Raph, sulking slightly.
``Its not that I didn't want you to come,'' Raph quickly rushed over to try and fix his mistake, gently taking Luca's shoulders into his hands. ``I just like your place better.''
``So you're saying you wouldn't have a problem moving in together?'' Luca asked softly, remaining aloof.
``Of course!'' Raph said all too quickly. He stopped from saying anything else, studying the question one more time just as Luca's broke into a huge grin, hoping Raph caught onto his ploy. ``Wait, y-your serious?''
``I wouldn't have asked if I wasn't. You would be supporting me while supporting yourself. I guess I could let that slide,'' the sly reptile said, trying to keep pretending to be upset again only to go into a giggle fit when Raph starts to pepper Luca's neck with kisses.
A small cough from behind reminded them both of Casey's presence, their faces flaring in embarrassment for having forgotten the human there until he presented them both with a beer, grinning wide. Luca and Raph mimic his grin, taking the beers from him.
``Congrats dude on moving from free stud to dog!'' Casey said teasingly to Raph.
``Hey, at least I got someone to get some action, Mr. Lone-Wolf,'' Raph growled, pulling Luca close.
``I don't know Raph, I think I would like to have a pet~'' Luca cooed in Raph's ear slit, causing his face to turn an impossible red.
``Ok, ew. Het-hete.......straight person in the room!'' Casey exclaimed, having giving up on the long word Donnie used once.
Luca couldn't hep but snicker at the human before planting a kiss on his flustered mate. Turning away, Luca pops open his beer and flops onto the love seat in the corner, lounging comfortably while getting up to speed with the score. Shortly after the young reptile sat, the door open to reveal Donnie and April with drinks of all varying degrees in their arms.
``Casey! There you are!'' April exclaimed happily and sets the drinks to the side while rushing over to hug her human friend.
``Thanks for telling Raph we were coming, Jones'' Donnie quipped testily, giving the human a coy smile while setting the drinks in his arms to the side. Casey couldn't help but smile weakly, but the look was ignored by the genius when he caught Raph's eye. ``I need to speak with you.''
``If its about my muscle mass, don't. Casey and I already spoke,'' Raph sighed irritably.
``It has to do with it, but I don't think he told you what I'm about to say,'' Donnie said in a tone of finality, standing up to full height to show his seriousness.
``Alright, what is it then?'' Raph murmured, humoring Donnie.
``Lets take this to the other room....'' the genius mumbled softly, looking at Raph weakly with a hint of a blush on his cheeks.