Title: Hiding the truth
Warnings: None (I think)
Summary: Now that Charlotte knows the reason for her bizarre body changes, its just all the matter on revealing the truth to Raphael, before it gets out of hand.
Disclaimer: I do not own TMNT
Nearly 3 months had past now and Charlotte still hadnt told anyone about the pregnancy.
Now she wished she had.
Her stomach was becoming a lot rounder and she hadnt trained or gone topside for at least a month, she was afraid that it may put her unborn child at risk. Overall it was becoming a lot harder to hide.
Charlotte was in her room, glancing at her reflection in the mirror if she turned to the side, her bump was easily noticeable. Even though this was completely new and scary, she couldnt help but feel a little excited by the whole experience, and at the fact that she would be a mother.
She always figured that when she was mutated she wouldnt get the chance to have children. But with Raphael it was bound to happen someday, how things have changed.
Hey C! April and Casey are ere! Come down would ya! Raph called out, startling her.
Coming! Charlotte grabbed her woolly cardigan, placed it on and zipped it up. It wasnt the best of her wardrobe but it was perfect for hiding her secret.
Making her way down the stairs, she could see everyone huddled around Casey and April.
Hey, what are ya wearin that for? Raph asked planting a kiss on his girlfriends cheek.
Im just feeling a little cold.. she smiled, then she felt herself being pulled even closer towards Raph, placing her in a tight embrace.
Charlotte tried her best to leave enough space between the two so Raph wouldnt come across her stomach.
Well ya know, I could think of somethin that would warm us both up it was all too easy what Raph had in mind, it was what got her in this position in the first place.
Charlotte placed her fingers over his lips hoping to control the horny male before her.
Maybe some other time I
still dont feel a hundred per cent she explained.
Jeez, ya still throwin up? Maybe its somthin ya keep eating Raph could tell that it had been a while since they had spent some quality time together. He had also noticed her various trips to and from the bathroom in the middle of the night.
He was defiantly catching on, so now was the time.
Raph I have to tell you
HEY! WHAT ARE YOU TWO TALKING ABOUT?! ARE YOU BEING ALL GROSS AND LOVEY DOVEY?! TELLME! TELLME! TELLME! why of all times did Mikey have to interrupt, Charlotte thought. Raph gave a quick smack around his brothers head.
Casey waved towards the pair encouraging them to come over. Raph took Charlottes hand into his and pulled her over into the group.
Raph I really need to say something
Its okay you can tell me later he said.
Charlotte bit her lip knowing that later wasnt good enough.
Meanwhile everyone was curious as to why April wasnt getting any bigger.
Are you sure youre 12 weeks April you look pretty thin
Don pointed out.
Maybe the baby isnt growing as well as it should Mia popped from behind about to reach out and touch Aprils stomach.
The human backed away from each of them, hoping to get some space.
Ya know babe Donnies probably right, maybe you should get tested just to be sure Casey said, his arm wrapped over her shoulder concerned for her welfare.
Oh no really I
April was in trouble she was fed up with lie after lie and her glances at Charlotte screamed out, that it was time to confess.
Come on! Donnie will get the lab set up and well go in with you Julie said taking her arm.
Nothing like your girl-friends there for support! Mia smiled taking the other.
Girls really I
pretty soon everyone closed in on her, telling her what she should do, what she shouldnt do.
Enough was enough.
Let her go! Charlotte yelled from the mob as she presented herself before all of them. Taking a few deep breaths, this charade could no longer go on.
is not pregnant
Charlotte sighed, looks of shock and bewilderment echoed around the room. Raph pushed his way through the crowd his face was a muddle of surprise and confusion. Wondering why Charlotte would say such a thing.
By this point Charlotte knew what she was letting herself in for, then again if she wasnt going to confess now she might never be able to. Eventually her brain managed to function up the words she needed to say.
she couldnt bear to look at any of them in the eye, especially Raph.
April was going to read the pregnancy test for me because
I was too nervous to look at it myself
her face lifted to face Casey.
Then you guys walked in and
thats how it ended up like this
thats it, she confessed.
The whole lair was quiet, only the slight echos from the infant playing was obvious.
April was relieved yet nervy about what everyone thought.
I guess, that explains why Aprils still thin Mikey said Robyn took it upon herself to give him a firm whack across his head once more.
Not now Mikey she whispered.
is this true? Casey looked April dead in the eye, praying that it was just a hoax April took Caseys hands into her own.
it is Casey didnt know how to feel, pulling out of her grip, he turned away and left the lair, leaving a very guilty April alone with their son.
Zack was rolling his cars on the mat making various honking and skidding sounds, unaware as to what was going on between his parents. Mia turned to the toddler and picked him up from the floor she then brought him over to April.
You okay? she asked. Aprils eyes had filled already filled up with tears, the fact was Casey was upset with her, and she didnt know if he would forgive her.
Mama! seeing his mother so close Zack held out his arms wanting a cuddle. April took him and gave an unconvincing smile towards the others letting them know that it was time for them to leave also.
Zack waved to each of them nuzzling against his mothers shoulders. Once they disappeared in the lift all eyes turned back to Charlotte.
. Are you gonna keep it?! Mikey asked out the blue.
Mia yelled as this wasnt the time nor place. Leonardo looked at his younger brother, thinking he would throw a tantrum at the news.
Raph and Charlotte just stood there, afraid to speak in case it would make matters worse.
Maybe it is best if we leave you two alone
Leo stated, as each of the remaining turtles, went to take their leave.
Raph whined as he took it upon himself to go topside, right now he didnt want to talk to anyone.