Soon after Luca woke, the real test began. The room was never truly private between the two lovers as nurses and doctors ran a series of blood test, mobility and scans. Everything they could think of to see the condition of the eggs and Luca's own body health, to make sure that he could carry the clutch to term.
They were often visited by Mikey, Leo, Donnie and April. Even Casey on a few occasions. Everyone sharing their excitement at Luca's return and his slow recovery. While the nurses were out of the room on a rare occasion, Donnie did a once over on Luca, asking him a few questions here and there.
``And you're sure you haven't felt any stress or anxiety?'' the genius stressed once more, causing the hothead to groan and roll his eyes.
``For the last time Don, I'm FINE. If I felt anything, my heart monitors and blood pressure would be skyrocketing. I feel great to be honest.'' Luca reassured for the umpteenth time that afternoon, gently petting the small swell in his soft plastron from the eggs pushing against him.
``Are we done? Cause its almost time for us to go home and this one,'' Raph emphasized by tickling Luca gently, causing him to squeal and squirm in his lovers clutches. ``Needs a bath desperately and get dressed. I want to take him home right now and smother him. I've been antsy to do so since he woke up.''
``I know you have, but you had to let the doctors take a thorough look at him because my drug is a still unknown chemical. We just want to be cautious so as to not hurt your guys eggs.'' Don sighed softly as he pulls away with defeat, smirking at the loving couple.
``We know Donnie. And I promise, I'll telly you if anything at all feels off, I swear.'' Luca gives a charming smile up at the genius to offer more comfort.
``Alright, you two be safe now. And congratulations on getting back together,'' Donatello gave a smile to the two before retreating with April, who was silently observing in the background.
Once the two finally were alone, Raph pulled Luca possessively close once more and buries his face into the crook of his neck. No one else but Luca knew about this, that whenever they were alone, Raph would become clingy and very vulnerable, almost like he was going to break.
``Hey now, don't cry on me. Like you said, we need to get me bathed and dressed so we can get home. Come on now.'' the singer tried to soothe his distressed mate, but to no avail. Raph stayed hidden and silent in Luca's neck, showing no signs of coming out anytime soon.
Luca sighs softly and gently embraces Raph, murmuring softly, ``When we get home, you can snuggle me like this all day and all night long. I won't leave. But we need to get moving if we want to have all this snuggle time.....''
This time, Raph acknowledge with a soft grunt before he picks up Luca and carries him to the bathroom, intending on washing Luca himself.
Hours trickled by until they crossed the threshold to their home together, each embraced into the other, refusing to let the other go, in fear that they would disappear once more. Raph lifts Luca up once again, carrying him to their bedroom. Luca took note that the house was very clean since he left it last, also noting the additional furniture and items in the apartment.
``You've kept the place so clean, even though you moved in.....'' the singer commented softly as he stays snuggled into Raph.
``You're the one who invited me to live with you. Its not like I'm going to trash our home while your away.''
``Oh, so you'll trash it while I'm home?'' Luca teased playfully.
``You bet your pretty tale I will. I'll trash it with my lover so it feels like a home.'' Raph whispers lovingly as he starts stripping Luca and himself of his clothes.
``You want to do it now?'' Luca looked at him with mild surprise when he felt his clothes getting removed.
``No, I want to snuggle my lover for hours on end like he promised. Now shush, your ruining my romantic intentions into something dirty.'' Raph groused as he flops onto the bed with a now naked Luca.
``Well, what if I wanted it to be dirty?'' the singer mused cutely as he looks up at his mate.
``Then your gonna have to wait. Cause I'm not in the mood for sex, I just want to hold you.'' Raph once again, hides in Luca's neck, being extremely possessive.
Luca was about to retort, wanting to get some good nookie in, but then Raph whispers softly, ``You have no idea how scared I was......When you got taken away, when you didn't recognize me......when we found you faced down in your bed......when the doctor said you might die if we didn't kill the babies, should you not wake up in time......You just have no clue, how terrified I was. I didn't want the last conscious memory of me be us fighting out in the street with you having no idea who I was. That, truly terrified me....''
Luca let all of Raph's confession sink in, tears streaming down his cheeks with every word as he realized how much stress he's caused Raph. He swallows down his sob of grief in exchange for pulling Raph closer, finally understanding why he was so possessive, why he just wanted to cuddle and stay like this for hours.
So he indulged his lover, until they were both silently crying and sleeping in one anothers arms.