So today Virginia got hit by an earthquake and I happened to feel it here in New York. My family and I are okay and my family that actually live in Virginia are also okay soooooooo there will be no delays in my writing… unless I get hit with writers block then that's a totally different story
They moved through the room as quickly and as quietly as possible getting ready for whatever Lance may throw at them. What Lance actually threw at them was a throwing knife aimed for Leonardo, but Leonardo was much faster and was able to dodge.
"Where exactly were you aiming that Lance" Dimitri shouted
"Probably aiming for my eye"
"The phrase an eye for an eye just came to mind" Don stated
"Enough talk" Mikey said "Hand over that antidote"
"Oh now you know it's never that easy" Lance smirked "Now I have something that you turtles may recognize"
Mikey growled and ran toward him only to be cut off by a robot or to be more specific a Karai bot.
"Shit" Mikey mumbled and back flipped out of the way of an oncoming buzz saw "We haven't seen these in a long time" with a quick glance around he noticed that they were surrounded by the killer robots. Lance disappeared behind another door
"I am so having fun with this" Sierra said remembering that Karai almost killed her years ago. She jumped up and sliced off the arm of one of them with her katana then ducked down to get one of the legs. It toppled over and Sierra sighed "Well that was fun"
A few more minutes of slicing up metal Karai's and Mikey finally saw an opportunity to get to the door that Lance had walked through.
"Guys, I'm going in to find Lance"
"Alright Mikey" Leo said "You go on"
Mikey disappeared behind the door leaving his brothers and sisters behind. "Hang on just a little bit longer Mason"
"How much time does he have left?" Jessica asked
Paige sighed and checked the clock on the wall "If that scientist was telling the truth then he has about ten minutes left maybe less" she told them sadly
"Why'd this have to happen?" Jess whined
"There are some things in life you can't control" Mason whispered staring at the ceiling. His breathing was quick and ragged
"But you can't die" Jess whined "I don't want you to"
Mason gave her a small smile "I know"
"You have no idea what you're gonna miss out on" Paige chimed in "All of the kids birthdays as well as the birth of your brother or sister"
"What?" Mason asked
"Yeah… I'm pregnant" Paige said kneeling down next to him
"Since when? How long?"
"About two months"
"Why didn't you tell me about this earlier?"
"Cause by the time we found out about it, you were already sick" Paige explained
"No wonder I didn't notice anything" he chuckled "I guess our plan to get you and Dad to try again actually worked… who knew?"
"I think you did"
"No not really, we totally guessed"
Just then a blood curdling scream emanated from his mouth before he could stop it making the girls flinch. Jessica held his hand and gave it a reassuring squeeze all while speaking softly to him "Easy Mason" she said as his face twisted in pain "Easy just breathe"
Mason screams stopped and he tried to take deep breaths until the pain finally stopped "That's it, just breathe" she encouraged
"Those pain episodes are getting closer together" Paige mentioned
"I know" Jess said plainly
"I'll hang on" Mason panted "I'll hang on for as long as I can… I promise"
"Yeah you better"
Mikey climbed the stairs until he finally came to the roof of the building where Lance was waiting for him with the vial in his hands "Wow you've made it"
"Of course, that's what happens when you actually know how to fight" Mikey smirked
"Why would I do that when I have plenty of ninjas at my disposal" it was Lance's turn to smirk as the two began circling each other
"Fucking coward" Mikey growled "You're sick"
"You know I'd watch my tone if I were you considering I have your son's life in my hands" he began fiddling with the vial and even pretended to drop it a couple of times making Mikey's heart stop
"No stop… don't do this… please" he begged inching closer to him
Lance moved closer to edge of the building and threatened to drop the vial over the edge. At this height it could still break even on the grass below "Oh I can't wait to see your face once I let this go" Lance said, but then he made a mistake. He looked over the edge and Mikey picked those few seconds to sprint the short distance between them and grab Lance's hand before he decided to suddenly loosen his grip. Mikey soon found himself wrestling on the rooftop trying to pry the small glass vial out of the red head's hands. After awhile Mikey managed to get Lance to let go, but it slid across the rooftop. Now it was a race to see who would make it there first. Fortunately Mikey was victorious, Lance was not giving up that easy. He tackled him back to the ground, reaching for the vial that Mikey kept out of his reach. Without even really thinking Mikey had lifted his legs up and he catapulted Lance right off the building, his scream echoed through the woods. Mikey sat up and looked over the edge when he finally heard nothing. There was Lance, unmoving and his neck was bent in an odd direction. Either he was dead or he was paralyzed whichever one it was Mikey didn't care he got what he came here for. He stood up with the antidote in hand and turned back to the staircase where his brothers and sisters were staring at him.
"Mikey… are you okay?" Leo asked calmly after witnessing what just happened
"I'm fine… let's go. Mason's almost out of time" Mikey turned away from the ledge and headed back downstairs and out of the building as quickly as possible. With only a few minutes left on his mental clock, he could only pray that Mason will hold out a little longer
Mason's breathing was worse and his pulse was beating a mile a minute. He could only look to his brother, sister, mother and aunt as he felt his airway begin to close up
"Just hang on a little bit longer Mason" Jessica said gripping his hand tighter as his began to loosen slightly "Hang on Mason"
Mason continued to gasp for air for a few more minutes before finally they came back in with the antidote in a syringe that Don had kept with him… just in case.
"Thank goodness, Donnie hurry" Paige pushed
Jessica stepped out of the way and Don immediately took over. He carefully slid the needle into his right arm and pushed the antidote into his bloodstream then waited. All they could do was wait as Mason tried to catch his breath. The effects of the antidote were almost instantaneous. When he finally stopped breathing heavy he looked to his family and smirked "It sure took you long enough" he teased still slightly out of breath, but at least he was getting it back
The farmhouse soon filled with sighs of relief "I told you I'd hang on, I'm just glad it was worth it" the color returned to his skin "I think being a part of this family is a health hazard" he chuckled
"You're probably right about that one" Dimitri said
"Dimitri" Alex scolded elbowing her husband in the ribs
"Well he does have a point" Raph agreed "We are trouble magnets"
"Yeah, but I do love trouble every now and again" Mason said "Makes the family seem more interesting. If I had a competition with someone and we had to tell the best and most interesting stories about my family I would win every time" he stopped to think "But maybe I should learn how to fight in case something like this happens again"
"I don't think it will. You're father kinda threw Lance off the roof and he snapped his neck" Don said
"Really Dad?" Dirk asked
"You killed him?" Erica asked
"Well… kinda… yeah" Mikey answered nervously
"… I've got nothing to say to that. Pretend it never happened"
"What happened?" Don asked following along
"Exactly" the triplets answered
"Now" Mason easily sat up "I am hungry, I need food"
Everyone laughed, glad that the old Mason was back and here to stay
Okay people this story is just about over. I'm just gonna write a quick epilogue and bada bing bada boom it'll be done. Then off to a new story. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!