``So.....you're telling me I'm in the middle of my heat cycle? As in, mating season?'' Raph asked, flushed in the face, nearly dropping his beer.
Donnie and Raph had retreated to the kitchen to discuss Raph's sudden muscle mass. Donnie had found that not only Raph, but Leo and himself have shown signs similar to the hot heads sudden change. Mikey hadn't shown any signs the other three were exhibiting but Leo has confirmed that he has lost some of his usual muscles in exchange for some extra fluff, giving him a baby face again.
``Like I said, seeing how our ages are similar, its a good chance that you are experiencing the changes of being an alpha male seeking a mate to breed. Its normal for the males to gain more muscle to take care of his mate whilst they are laying the eggs. Given that fact, I think it would be wise for you and Luca to go to an actual hospital to get your hormone levels checked, because I don't want to test your fear of needles in my lab any more,'' Donnie stated in a bored tone, looking just as uncomfortable about the situation as Raph.
``Why would Luca need to get checked?'' Raph inquired.
``I noticed his scent was different today then it was when I first met him. It was sweeter and it took all that I had not to pounce him. I had informed April before hand that I may become more volatile to doing something reckless because of my animal side and we set up signals to each other to let the other know that a sexual act is needed. I gave her said signal in the elevator when we first arrived and that is why she was so quick to volunteer us to get drinks,'' Donnie said softly, looking away from the hot head as a heavy blush coats his cheeks.
``Luca smells sweet?'' Raph murmurs softly, his mind racing back to the bedroom when they were alone. Raph had noticed that Luca smelled different and that it got him aroused faster than before.
``There's a good chance he's in heat too, and depending on his anatomy and genetic make up he might be able to......to......um.....'' Donnie's face flushed darker red at this point, trying to find the best way to say it. Clearing his throat, the genius managed to squeak out, ``.....become gravid.....''
``Gravid? Anatomy and genetic make up? What are you talking about Don?'' Raph demanded, not liking the use of scientific babbling.
``PREGNANT!!'' Donnie blurted out, dark crimson. ``Depending on his parts, he may become pregnant!!''
There was a long silence after the genius's outburst witch Raph staring at him for a long time with a stunned expression. They were snapped out of the silence when the door opened and the smell of heavy sex and loud voice of his brother and boyfriend entered the room. Their faces were red and their appearances disheveled that could mean a variety of things. Mikey had grinned at Raph as he set the pizza down.
``Told you we'd get more food,'' Mikey stated proudly.
Leo remained quiet as he set the boxes he had down as well, avoiding Raph's eye and Donnie's gaze. Something about Don's earlier comments struck Raph as he snapped his eyes back to the genius.
``Mikey........will Mikey be gravid too? You said he's different from us?'' Raph urged, getting right up into the genius's personal space.
``I-I.......well......'' Donnie stuttered, unsure how to respond to such an intimate question.
``He does have the ability to carry children if that's your question Raph....'' Leo finally spoke, sounding exasperated about the entire situation.
``Yeah bro! You're gonna be an uncle!'' Mikey said with a grin that made Leo flush hard and look of horror to flash between the hot head and the genius.
Suddenly anger flooded Raph's system as he turns on Leo, soon only able to see red as he pounces on the silent turtle in pure anger. ``You motherfucker!!! You knocked up my brother!!!''
Mikey's eye went wide with shock and then he mentally slapped himself when he realized how it sounded. ``Raph! Wait! You don't understand!!''
Leo and Raph landed on the ground and started to wrestle and attack one another. They roll through the kitchen, yelling at one another and giving the other just as much as they are received. The fight rolled in to the living room where the two humans the hybrid were caught off guard from the fighting turtles, quickly moving things out of the way before anything more broke or they got seriously hurt.
They finally stopped rolling with Raph on top, throwing punch after punch at Leo, screaming profanities at Mikey's lover. Leo tried to defend himself, leaving his arms battered and bruised with the pummeling. Raph would have continued, but was thrown off of the Leo when a large mass collided into his chest. He was about to throw the weight off him until a set of hands cup him face and hold him steady.
``Raph! Get ahold of yourself! Its me, Luca!'' the singer shouted at Raph, doing everything he could to hold down the aggressive male. After a few more attempts at getting up, Raph finally grew still, panting hard on the ground, focusing on his mate before him.
He heard in the background Mikey and April fussing over Leo as Donnie and Casey start to clean up the place. Luca remained on top of Raph, holding his face in order to ground the hot headed turtle from flaring up in anger again, searching Raph's eyes for the reason of his outburst. Taking a deep breath, Raph closes his eyes and tries to calm down completely, going lax beneath Luca.
``What in the world happened between you two?'' April asked in exasperation.
``It was my fault. Raph misunderstood what I said for something else and took it out on Leo,'' Mikey said weakly, putting an ice pack on Leo's swelling eye.
``It was bound to happen sooner or later Mike, its ok'' Leo tried to reassure his troubled mate.
``What did you say, Michelangelo?'' Luca inquired softly, keeping his keen rub eyes on his hot headed lover, intending to make sure he stays down and calm through this discussion.
``That he was going to be an uncle.......'' Mikey whispered, eyes downcast.
Confused, Luca tore his eyes from Raph's relaxed face to study Mikey for a moment, lightly rubbing Raph's cheeks now and then as he contemplated what he just heard. ``Pardon?''
``I-I can have kids, dude. I have boy and girl parts and I can have Leo's kids. I'm not pregnant if that's what you're all thinking. I was just saying that the way the things are going between Leo and I, there's a good chance we want to stay together, you know, make it permanent and maybe even have a family,'' Mikey clarified, clinging to Leo as he spoke and putting his body between him and Raph.
Raph let out a puff of annoyed air. ``Why didn't you say that, you nutball? Then I wouldn't have pounded your `girlfriend' so hard,'' Raph said snidely, finally opening his eyes in an annoyed scowl.
Leo's eyes narrowed at the comment but chose to be the bigger turtle and remain silent, hanging onto Mikey to stay calm.
``Enough of that,'' Luca chided, lightly smacking Raph's cheek with his own frown. ``We were supposed to be watching a game, not poking fun. Now, lets clean up this mess and relax, yes?'' Luca said in a slightly mother-like tone, glancing around the room.
Heads nodded like bobble heads as the five bodies begin to clean up the mess, having silent conversation's throughout the entire process. Luca's eyes return to Raph's, giving him a hard look.
``You and I need to talk later,'' Luca said with a note of finality before getting off of Raph and turns to help clean up.
Raph remained on the ground, letting the entire evening sink in, frowning deeply to himself. `Why does this always happen to me.......?'