april o'neil 2012

A Little Apritello Thought

Before The Power Inside Her aired I made a post about how Donnie is always reaching out to April. He offers her his hand again and again throughout the series. Not surprisingly, we see April almost take his hand over and over. But nearly every time, it’s not the right time. For example:

April reaches up to accept his help and Donnie is smacked in the face by nun-chucks.

They’re so close! But their fingers brush and April plummets into a vat of mutagen.

Donnie can’t reach her with his hand. I don’t think this was an accident. It seems that, by this point, the writers had already decided that Donnie couldn’t take April’s hand until the right moment.

And we all know what happens here. But, once again, here he is… reaching out to help her.

So, my theory still stands. When Apritello becomes official, it will be when they take one another by the hand. It will likely be a case of Donnie extending his hand to April, but what I wouldn’t give to see her finally reach out to him.

Either way, I really hope this show ends with the two of them hand-in-hand.


Look at Raph’s reaction to his father saying “Goodbye.” It’s heartbreaking. 

Donnie, on the other hand, dozes off for a little bit …

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Okay so I know Apriltello Day was over like two hours ago but I had this idea in my head and I just had to draw it. It’s so messy and I painted the background WAY too quickly but oh well…

I just really wanted to draw April and Donnie in a scene from my favorite romantic movie “When Harry Met Sally” (Drawing April in Meg Ryan’s 80s clothing was so much fun!)

Also I’m setting this in @theherocomplex’s “High as the Moon” AU verse where the Hamato Clan has become accepted by humanity and April and Donnie end up meeting in college. Because that AU is the best and everyone should read her fanfic about it!

So yeah, classes are over for the day so April and Donnie decided to get coffee and take a stroll through central park. Oh and I couldn’t resist sneaking in an argyle pattern on Donnie’s sweater vest ;)

TMNT Flashback . . .

“And, April, if you give me your cell number … ” 

“I can patch you into our network.”



“See that?”

“I got her number.”


“Her number’s on the fridge, you dork.”

“ … ”

*OMG, Donnie is the cutest thing ever! I love this flashback! 😍 😍

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Apritello in “When Worlds Collide”

You know how Nickelodeon is airing the season all out of order? At the beginning of “When Worlds Collide,” Mikey is talking to Renet using a device that can help them basically Skype through time and space which he would have gotten from her during the monster arc.

It kinda makes me wonder… what Apritello developments have we missed because we skipped over the monster arc and other episodes? 

Throughout “When Worlds Collide,” they were super coupley. 

I loved how worried April was anytime something happened to Donnie.

And look at her taking charge when her turt is in trouble:

And did you notice how she was the one to retrieve the map of the city in Donnie’s lab? She spends so much time with him she knows where he keeps his belongings. 

When they arrived in Dregg’s ship, there was definitely a difference in the way she said Leo and Donnie’s names.

She said Donnie’s name with a lot more urgency. 

Also, look how she comforts him when they thought Mikey had blown up with Dregg’s ship, and the way Donnie puts his arm around her when he thinks they’re in danger:

And throughout the episode, any time they were in a group or in the same room together, they were almost always right next to each other. They were nearly inseparable!

I mean I’m not normally one to be like, “OH MY GOSH THEY’RE STANDING NEXT TO EACH OTHER THEY’RE SO MEANT TO BE!!!” …Well okay, I am, but I usually don’t post it… and if I do, I poke fun at myself a little for it. 

But look at them in this episode! 

It’s as though the show creators decided, “Hey, let’s make April stand next to Donnie in EVERY SINGLE FRAME… except for when Donnie gets kidnapped. Then let’s have April be super worried about him and be the one to initiate them getting him back. One does not keep the salt shaker on the kitchen counter and the pepper shaker on the dining room table. They must be kept together! SO SHALL DONNIE AND APRIL BE!!!”

Can’t wait to see if we’ve missed something in the monster arc.