Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Meet Kathy Jones
Authoress' Notes: Hey, this has been on my mind for a while now, and since three out of three (lol) reviewers for "Chemistry" asked that I continue with the Kathy Jones Trilogy, I thought that I'd type it up and see what you guys and gals think. Let me know! R&R and enjoy!
Summary: Prequel to "Chemistry" and "My Girl". Casey has gone down to Miami, Florida, and all he told everyone's favorite turtles was that it was a family matter. What is the "family matter" and why is April cleaning and furnishing one of his two guest rooms? A week after he leaves, he comes back and walks through the door with an unfamiliar girl.
Disclaimer: Nope, I don't own TMNT in any way, shape or form; I think Mirage Studios owns them now, but I'm not quite sure. Wish I owned Raph, Donny and Mikey, though. Lol. I do, however, own Kathy Jones; so no using her without my permission!
Chapter One: Meetings and Greetings
April was talking to Raph, Donny, Mikey and Leo in the living room of Casey's apartment. The four brothers were puzzling about why Casey had to go down to Miami, Florida, when their friend walked through the door carrying two suitcases. "Casey, it's about-" Raph cut himself off when his best friend set down the two suitcases and held open the door for a girl who looked to be a few months younger than him and his brothers, who were a little over seventeen years old.
The girl's hazel eyes widened in shock and surprise, before she turned to Casey, "Casey, you do realize that you have four talking, human-sized turtles wearing different colored bandanas in your apartment, right?" She had waist length chestnut brown hair that was pulled up in a high ponytail and she was petite and, as she entered the apartment cautiously, they noticed that she carried a black duffel bag and had a red suitcase that she wheeled in with her.
Casey noticed that the girl looked about to faint and, as April took her luggage from her, he wrapped an arm around the girl's waist and, kicking the door closed, he led her to the couch. "Kathy, take a deep breath; I don't need you fainting on me," he coaxed as he set her down.
The girl, Kathy, took a deep breath and exhaled. "So, I guess I'm not hallucinating, huh?" She questioned dryly.
"Remember I told you about my pals Raphael, Michaelangelo, Donnatello and Leonardo? Owch! What was that for?" He grouched as she smacked him lightly on the chest as he sat down beside her.
"Yes, but you never told me they were turtles," she glanced at him accusingly.
"He told you about us?" Leo stepped foreward and she eyed him warily.
"You must be Leonardo, then?" Kathy asked politely.
"How'd you guess, dudette?" Mikey piped up.
"Casey told me that he isn't that keen on people knowing about you guys; I didn't know why that would be until now. And, besides, he told me his favorite color was blue," Kathy gestured to the blue bandana that Leo wore. "You're Michaelangelo, right?" She offered them her hand and she couldn't help but laugh as Mikey, after Leo shook her hand, made a big show of kissing the back of her hand loudly. "Yep, definately Michaelangelo."
"Call me Mikey, dudette," he grinned at her, him and his brothers noticing that her eyes were saddened.
"You can call me Leo," Leo reluctantly told her.
"Guys, this is my cousin, Katherine Jones; she's going to be living with me from now on," Casey introduced.
"I like Kathy better, though," Kathy smiled.
"I'm Raphael," Raph nodded politely at her.
"I'm April," April greeted, offering her hand to the younger girl.
"It's great to put a name to a face; you were Casey's favorite subject to talk about," Kathy chuckled lightly as she shook hands with the older woman who blushed and raised an eyebrow at her boyfriend.
"I'm Donnatello, but I perfer to be called Donny," Donny shyly shook her hand.
"It's nice to meet all of you," Kathy assured.
"I'm surprised you didn't faint, Kathy," April smiled, amusement dancing in her green eyes.
"Believe me, I've seen much more frightening things."
"What could be more frightening than Raph's face?" Mikey chortled, ducking his older brother's swing. "Ow," he grumbled, rubbing the now sore spot on his head where Raph hit him with his other hand; he grinned, satisfaction dancing in his light brown eyes, when Kathy giggled.
"Have you ever seen Casey first thing in the morning, before he's had his first cup of coffee?" Kathy deadpanned, causing those present to laugh except for her cousin who placed his head in his hands and mumbled something about "meddling cousins".
Raph grinned, amusement clear on his face, "Ya know, Kathy, I think you and I are going to get along just fine."
Casey snorted, "Believe me when I say that she may seem sweet and innocent now, but she can be as bad as Mikey when it comes to being mischevious. April Fool's Day is her favorite holiday next to Christmas, during which she hangs mistletoe all over the place, and Easter, which I don't know why she likes it so much."
"You forget that you're the one that taught me all about being mischevious and pulling pranks, cousin darling; and Easter's my favorite holiday because of all the chocolate. Duh," Kathy stated dryly. "If you'll all excuse me, I should probly start unpacking," she stood up.
"Do you want some help?" April offered, standing up as well.
"Sure; I'd love some help, April," Kathy agreed.
"Go ahead, dudette; we'll just pester Casey for a bit," Mikey urged when his brothers nodded that they'd excuse her.
"Don't pester him too much; that's mah job, sugah," Kathy's soft, gentle Southern accent caused her speech to flow smoothly out of her throat. She bent down to and hoisted her duffel onto her shoulder and, rolling her red suitcase behind her, she followed April into the room that she had been working on all week. "Talk to you later?" She poked her head out of the doorway to the room to regard the males in the living room.
"You can bet on that, Kathy," Raph chuckled.
"I'd love to, Raphael, but I can't; I'm under age," Kathy retorted, ducking back into her room.
Raph raised an eyeridge, turning to regard his friend thoughtfully, "Ya know, Case; I'm really starting to like yer cousin. She's spunky as shell; quick with a retort, too."
Casey groaned and threw himself back onto the couch; as he'd stood up and handed Kathy her rolling suitcase. "That's my cousin, alright," he chuckled. "Believe me, as she gets to know you better, she gets a heck of a lot more sassy."
The guys decided to check out a game that was going on on the television and watched that for about twenty minutes before they decided that they needed pizza. Casey knocked on the wall next to his cousin's new room and poked his head in, "You two hungry?"
Kathy looked over from where she was finishing placing some of her clothes in the closet, "Definately; airplane food isn't the best. How long will it take to get here, Case?"
"About twenty minutes; why?"
"Can I borrow some money?" She answered his question with an inquiry of her own. When he gave her a curious glance, she grinned sheepishly, "I need to go to the drug store at the other end of the street."
"Toothpaste, a toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, hair stuff, pads-" She began listing off, causing him and the other males to pale; although Raph and Donny paled the most (A/N: Gee, I wonder why? Lol.).
Casey hurriedly got out his wallet and handed his cousin two twenty dollar bills. "Okay, no need to go into detail, Kath. Here, this should be more than enough; keep the change."
Kathy and April's, who was standing beside the younger girl, eyes sparkled in blatant amusement. "You do remember that I intend to get a job?" She questioned dryly, picking up her emerald green purse off of the bed and putting the money into her wallet before she replaced her wallet into her purse.
"Consider it a tip, kitten."
Her eyes narrowed before a mischevious smile tugged at the corner of her lips, "In that case: thanks, Arnie!"
This caused a few chuckles from those present before Casey rolled his eyes, amusement lightening them up. "Funny," he considered after a moment. "I want you to take one of the guys with you; it's not safe for girls to walk the streets at night alone."
Kathy shrugged in agreement, "Sure, if one of them wants to come with me."
The four brothers glanced at eachother before Donny, noticing his brothers' hesitantcy, stepped foreward and smiled warmly at her, "I'll go with you, Kathy."
She smiled at him, "Thanks, Donny; you're one brave guy... er, rather turtle." She paused a moment, pondering what she had just said before she shrugged again. "At any rate, we should probly head out now; if what Casey told me about your brothers and pizza is true, we better hurry. Otherwise there won't be any left by the time we get back."
He chuckled in agreement, "This is true." He went over to the closet in the hall and came back a moment later as he shrugged into his trench coat and plopped his fedora on his head. He grinned at her, opening the door for her, "Shall we be off, my lady?"
She couldn't help the light blush that stained her cheeks and the giggle that escaped at this action. "See you when we get back, guys," she promised, leaning up to kiss her cousin's cheek quickly.
Casey blushed from embarrassment and gave her a small glare that she just let slide right past her as April "aww"ed at this action. He fixed his young charge with a stern look, "I expect you two to call me if you run into any trouble; Donny has his Shellcell. Right, Don?"
"I got it, Casey; it's on, so you can call us if you need us," Donny assured.
"What's a Shellcell?" Kathy wondered, confused.
"This," Donny showed her his.
"Wicked," she breathed when he flipped it open to show her the inside.
He smiled timidly, "I'll make one for you, if you like, Kathy."
She squealled happily and gave him a quick hug in her excitement, ignoring his blush. "Really? Thanks, Donny! You're a sweetheart!"
"You're welcome," he tentatively returned the hug before they released eachother.
Kathy noticed her cousin open his mouth to say something but she quickly cut him off. "Be back soon," Kathy said quickly, dashing out the door before he could start in on a lecture about safety; on her way out, one hand grabbed one of Donny's and the other closed the door behind them.
Mikey whistled lowly when Casey's mouth began to open and close like a fish, "Dude, Kathy's a babe. Where were you hidin' her?"
Casey gave him a look that caused him to back away with his hands in a surrender position, while the others looked on in plain amusement.
To be continued...
Authoress' Notes: Well, there's the first chapter of "Meet Kathy Jones". I'm thinking about having this span over at least three or four chapters (I already have the next one typed up); but it really depends on all you readers. Leave me a review letting me know what you want me to do. Do you want me to keep it to three or four chapters? Or do you want me to make it longer? Let me know!
As always, R&R everyone! I love the three C's: Comment, Compliment and Critisism; so bring 'em on!
Laura a.k.a. uncutetomboy