I am alone.

No, really, really alone.

In my dream, there is no-one left on the whole planet.

I'm confused and wondering along empty streets by myself.

Returning to the Lair, I find an empty den ... no Master Splinter ... no brothers.

I turn on the television and find the emergency signal on all channels.

There are no shows, no news ... no nothing.

I call out to the others but no-one answers. My heart starts to thump in my chest, furiously and I feel dread deep inside.

I check my brother's rooms, all empty. Master Splinter's room is empty too.

So I make my way to the surface, it's daylight but I don't care, and all too soon I'm in fresh sunlight. I would normally keep to the shadows, but there is no need for secrecy.

There is no-one around.

The streets are empty. No kids play on skateboards. No adults are shopping.

Central Park is as silent as the grave.

I walk quietly, compelled forward. The silence is horrifying. My brothers and sensei are gone forever. I am completely alone.

I struggle on, trying to find any sign of life. Anything with a beating heart, other than myself.

I head over to Casey and April's apartment above the 2nd Time Around Store. I let myself in through the window and find the flat empty.

The whole world is empty.

By now, I'm starting to get freaked out by this whole thing.

I hate being alone. I'm not used to it. Usually our Lair is filled with laughter and noises coming from Donny's lab. I'm not used to silence ... and I hate it.

I don't know what to do.

If Leo was here ... he'd guide me.

If Raph were here ... he'd slap me upside the head and tell me everything will be okay.

If Donny were here ... he'd be finding an answer to our problem.

If Master Splinter were here ... he'd gently push me towards a solution.

However, none of them are here.

There are no birds, no animals, no mutants and no people.

The world is a deserted place and I am wandering in silence along the city streets.

It is daylight and the sun is shining brightly, but I can't enjoy the moment.

After I have wandered for a long while, I see something flashing up ahead.

My heart leaps with joy! Someone else is here!

I dart towards the flashing light and start to slow as I approach its source.

An emergency vehicle, empty, flashing away.

There are no people here.

I am completely alone.

A bitter wind chills me as I move onward. I have no clue where I am going.

There is no plan.

I have already given up.

I walk until I waken, covered in a sheen of sweat.

Michelangelo