Petra always has the best commission requests. The parameters were: sexy Chirrut & Baze… ABS… and Donnie Yen’s smile. Hehe. I didn’t think the end product would have so many pink hues, but I kind of love it. I’ve found I love to draw Baze’s hair A LOT, too.
There was a little hiccup IRL for me, so the commissions are coming out a little slower! But they are getting done, all those who are still waiting. Thank you for being patient!
Summary: The war between humans and mutants ends the minute the Kraang come calling. There’s just the matter of making the tenuous peace stick – and Donnie drew the short straw.
Here’s hoping his blushing bride doesn’t murder him in his sleep.
Word Count: 8,700.
Notes: My best @hotmilkytea asked for a bunch of kiss prompts for April and Donnie, and somehow what happened was several thousand words of arranged marriage shenanigans. I have no idea how. But enjoy the tropeyness! :D
Donnie reminds himself to blink, and to breathe, and to smile – the gentle smile he practiced in his mirror for a solid month – when April appears in the doorway of the chapel.
She takes one look at him, and pulls a gun out of her wedding dress.
Well, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, he thinks, even though his heart plummets straight to his feet. At his side, Raph growls, and then Casey unsheathes a police baton along with his hockey stick.
Donnie keeps smiling because he doesn’t know what else to do with his face, but April isn’t aiming at him. She’s aiming right over his shoulder.
That’s when the gunshots start, and Donnie realizes that April – his brave, furious, beautiful, absolutely badass bride – isn’t shooting at him, but at the platoon of Kraang who just crashed through the back wall of the chapel.
Let’s back up a bit, shall we?
Once upon a time, there were humans, and there were mutants, and they had been at war for a very, very long time. No one remembers how the war got started – some say it started with two brothers, one human and one mutant, who fought over a woman, but frankly that story has been told too many times and wasn’t very interesting to begin with – but everyone knows about the fields that never stop burning, and the heads on spikes along the road.
It took almost a thousand years – years during which the air over Nebraska boiled, and Beijing nearly fell to an army of rats led by a masked king, and an actual alien invasion – but finally, the powers that be on both sides of the war said Enough.
Which was long overdue, to be honest, but at this rate, the world would be uninhabitable by the end of the century, and since staying alive was the one thing that both sides could agree on, the leaders agreed to a ceasefire.
Getting curb-stomped by pink screeching aliens has a wonderful way of putting things in perspective.
The world took a deep, shuddering breath, and wondered what would come next. Other than the Kraang invasion, that is.
An alliance, said the leaders. That’s what we need.
And how, said the world, which was tired and desperate and had almost forgotten how to hope, do you plan to do that?
…uh, said the leaders. We’ll get back to you?
“You’re kidding me,” said Donnie. “A wedding? They do know this is actual, real life, and not fanfiction, right? We need – I don’t know, treaties, and to stop shooting each other, and –”
Leo shrugged. “I mean, it’s not like we have any other options, do we?”
Donnie tried not to choke on his own tongue. “We do,” he said, enunciating each word precisely. “Like treaties. And shooting the actual aliens, instead of each other.”
“Yeah, because the other ceasefires worked so well,” said Raph, with a meaningful glance at the deep scar winding up Donnie’s thigh. “We’ll just go yell give peace a chance and put flowers in their assault rifles and boom! We got peace locked in! Up until the Kraang turn us into grape jelly.”
Donnie balled his hands into fists, both to keep from rubbing at the scar and in case he decided to pummel Raph in the face. “It’s an idiotic idea,” he said. “Marriage doesn’t solve anything when it’s just normal life. It’s not going to solve a war.”
Mikey leaned against his shoulder with a tired sigh. “Can we just like, enjoy the silence for five minutes?” he said. “I’m tired, dudes. When was the last time people weren’t tryin’ to kill us?”
“Never,” Donnie said in unison with Raph and Leo. He threw an arm around Mikey’s shoulder and closed his eyes. Mikey did have a point – they should take the chance to rest while they could, in case everything burned down around them tomorrow.
Splinter breathed quietly nearby, asleep or meditating, and slowly, Donnie’s brothers fell asleep too.
He stayed awake for a long time, wondering. Who were they going to rope into this disaster?
Probably not anyone I know, he thought, as sleep closed over his head.
Raph hadn’t stopped laughing in five minutes. Mikey was facedown on the floor, making strangled noises, and Leo was looking anywhere but at Donnie.
“No,” Donnie said again. He’d lost track of how many times he’d said it so far, but nothing else came to mind. “No.”
Splinter laid a warm, dry hand on his shoulder. “You have been honored, my son,” he said, his whiskers ever-so-slightly twitching. “Make us proud.”
Donnie thought about saying No again, and decided to hyperventilate instead.
YOOOOOO FINALLY A LEO AND DONNIE EPISODE!!!! Ya’ll don’t even understand how happy I am with this episode! My feels are sky high right now!!! When Leo saved Donnie and the smile and thumbs up has me squealing like a middle schooler. We always get Leo and Raph and sometimes Leo and Mikey, this was a good change. A+ in my book. Leo was a very good brother in this episode.
I was feeling poetic about the b-team, and a side of Mikey not much of the fandom acknowledges.
Sometimes, Donnie watches his brother, and wonders why their
other siblings can’t see all the sides to him.
Mikey is smiles. All smiles all the time. Cheery grins,
cheeky grins, mischievous ones you need to watch out for. He’s fond smiles and
warm smiles, given when they’re safe at home and there’s no one to fight. He’s
small smiles and big smiles and lopsided ones that Donnie knows just as well as
Mikey is also smiles that aren’t like that.
Mikey is false smiles and masked smiles and carefully chosen
smiles that can hide just about any other emotion. He’s sharp smiles, knowing
smiles, terrifying ones that are all teeth and threat and terror that no one
sees till it’s too late.
Mikey smiles all the time, but not all those smiles are kind
Donnie sees it. He doesn’t think their brothers do, nor
their father or friends.
Fandom: Teenage mutant ninja turtles Characters: Donnie, others mentioned Relationship: Donnie/reader Request: Hello! May I request a Tmnt fanfic with Donatello where the reader comes to the lair and finds the guys drunk, and when Donatello finds the reader, he’s very emotional and tells her that he loves her and gets super clingy. When he wakes up the next morning, maybe there’s some fluff between the reader and Donatello? Thanks! You could hear singing in the sewer as you walked to the lair. Frowning, you continued to walk but at a faster pace, quickly realising it was Mikeys voice. He seemed to be screeching unknown lyrics, his words slurred. This could only mean one thing. He had had alcohol. The thought of this sent you into a jog. The guys were hilarious when they were drunk. You had only seen it a few times before due to Splinter taking a lot of precautions. But the occasional bit of liquor slipped through, (sometimes because of you). Grinning you pushed the door to the lair open to reveal Mikey balancing on the back of a sofa with a half eaten baguette in his hand using it as a mic while screaming lyrics. You threw your head back with laughter as you saw Leo passed out in the corner with Raph getting dangerously close with a marker pen. You made a mental note to lock your door if you stayed tonight. But you noticed Donnie was missing, then you heard a loud clutter from the corridor where his lab was. Instantly, you darted to the lab and upon arriving, you found him on all fours, swaying slightly, as he looked under a table. “Whatcha looking for?” You asked, holding your hands behind your back. the second you spoke, Donnie jumped and bashed the back of his head against the underside of the table. You quickly ran to his side, trying to hold your smiled back as you pulled him out. He fell backwards slightly so he was in a sitting position opposite you. “Wh-what are you doing here?” He asked, rubbing the back of his head. His words, while better than Mikeys, were still slurred. “I have the night off, remember? So I thought Id come bother you.” You giggled, playfully punching his arm. But Donnie frowned, looking like you had insulted him. “You don’t bother me!” He slurred as he attempted to get up but wobbled. You quickly caught him and wrapped his arm around your neck. “really?” You asked, looking up at him as you tried to maneuver him out the lab. Donnie had a habit of trying to make things when he was drunk. And this had resulted in a number of small explosions, cuts, bruises and burns. You didn’t want him to harm himself so you decided to escort him to his room before he hurt himself or Raph got to him. “Yes, you are without a doubt, the most brilliant-ist thing in my life.” Donnie said. You smiled up at him. He was so sweet to you when he was drunk. “Donnie, I don’t think brillinatist is a word.” You chuckled, shaking your head as the two of you swayed to the side slightly but you got yourself back on track. “SEE!” Donnie almost yelled, pointing his free hand at you and taking you by surprise. “you’re so smart! So smart and pretty. Pretty pretty pretty.” He mumbled the last three words to himself as you couldn’t stop the small blush which he failed to notice. “Where are we?” He asked, stopping suddenly. The fright made you trip over your feet and you tumbled to the ground with a thud. Before you could look up, you heard Donnie yell out “y/n” and then he fell to the right of you. You couldn’t stop your laughter as he scurried over to you. “Are you okay? Did you break anything? Should we go to the hospital?” He fumbled over you, barley able to hold himself up. “No, no, im fine, Donnie. I promise.” You giggled, batting his hands away slightly as they tried to touch yur arm to make sure you were fine. “Ar-are you sure?” he asked as you managed to wriggle away from him and to your feet. “Im sure.” You smiled, helping him up to his feet. But this time, instead of his hand going around your shoulder, you felt him slip it round your waist. There was a tension hung in the air as he held his breath, waiting for you to push him away. But you didn’t. You moved your hand around him to settle on the back of his hard shell in an attempt to help him with balance and the two of you continued on your little journey. despite nearly falling and getting crushed by Donnie a couple of times, you managed to make it to his room with no more accident. Donnie seemed deep in thought the whole way but that didn’t stop him from asking if you were okay again and again, not that you minded. “Here we are.” You said, using your free hand to push open his bedroom door. But as you tried to pull him inside, he dug his feet into the ground. “Whats wrong?” You asked, your eyes glancing around what you could see of the room in case there was a danger Donnie had noticed. “I don’t want to.” Donnie hiccupped, trying to take a step back but you managed to stop him. You moved from his side and took both his hands in yours, trying to drag him inside. “Why not?” you asked in a strained voice as you tried and failed ot pull him in. “Because then you’ll leave.” Donnie mumbled, slouching slightly as you stopped pulling him. You stared at him, a little dazed at what he said. He looked genuinely upset, as if he could cry. “Donnie-“ You started but you could finish your sentence as Donnie wrapped his arms around you in a crushing hug. “Don’t leave me? Please, I love you. Don’t leave.” He begged as he started to sob onto your shoulder. If you were shocked before, you were utterly baffled now. Could he really love you like you had loved him all this time? You had to mentally slap yourself as you remembered he was drunk. You had said your fair share of stupid things when you were drunk too but you knew he wouldn’t let you leave. “Its fine, I promise. I’ll stay with you tonight.” You pulled back, smiling at him. His eyes went wide with disbelief as a smile dawned his face. He pulled back and grabbed your hand and pulled you inside his room and towards his bed. before you could even protest, you were thrown in the bed and covers flung over you. Blinking slightly, you sat up in Donnie bed to see him lying down on a small couch he had at the other side of his room. “Donnie, I cant steal your bed. You sleep here and I’ll sleep on the couch.” You said as you attempted to get out his bed. “No, you get the bed because you’re a princess.” Donnie mumbled as he buried his head into his pillow. You rolled your eyes, knowing there was no arguing with him. So you lay down in his massive bed, breathing in his scent which relaxed you. Remembering Raph earlier, you quickly darted to the door and locked it to be on the safe side. As you tiptoed back to the bed, you noticed a blanket on the back of the sofa. You moved over to Donnie and pulled it down so it was covering him to keep him warm and you took his glasses off, placing them on a small table by the sofa. But he was already asleep. As you moved away, you heard him mumble “My princess” before letting out a soft snore. turning back to him, you watched him sleep for a moment. He looked so peaceful and sweet. Then you clambered back into his bed, allowing yourself to fall into a sweet dream. ———————-time skip ————————- When you woke, you heard a small groan from the other side of the room. You were still half asleep so it took you a moment to realise what had happened last night. Sitting up in the bed, you saw Donnie rolling onto his side, his head in his hands. “Bad hangover?” You called out in a sleepy voice. Donnie jumped at your voice, his eyes landing on you in his bed. But his eyes softened as they fell on your sleepy appearance. “[y/n]?” He asked, as if trying to make sure you were really there. “Yup.” You giggled as you pushed the covers back and got out of the bed. You then grabbed his duvet and pulled it over to him, throwing it over him. “What happened last night?” he asked, but you heard him chuckle as he sat up, the duvet falling away from his upper body. You giggled, taking a seat at his feet. “Im not 100% sure what happened before I got here. But when I came, Mikey was singing, Leo had passed out and Raph had a very menacing look with a marker.” You giggled at the memory. When you mentioned Raph, Donnies hand jumped up to his face, feeling to see if he could tell if he had marker on his face. “Its okay. I locked the door.” You nodded to the door as you spoke, seeing him visibly relax. “Anyway, I came to find you and you were in some state in the lab. So I brought you back here. You took some persuading. You wouldn’t even come in the room unless I stayed. Sorry for stealing your bed but you were having none of it.” You giggled, avoiding telling him what he had said last night. Donnie buried his head in his hands as you spoke, his cheek glowing with embarrassment. “Oh, god. Im sorry.” He mumbled, looking at you through is fingers. “Its okay. It was quite amusing actually.” You smiled at him, showing him it was okay. “Did…. Did I say anything I should regret?” Donnie asked, lowering his hands down. You had a slight suspicious he remembered saying he loved you but you weren’t sure. You might as well tell him though. Knowing your luck, Raph or Mikey might had over heard as he wasn’t quiet. “Not too much. You called me pretty at one point and you said you loved me at another.” You chuckled, trying to play it off as a joke. “[y/n], im sorry-“ Donnie trailed off as he shook his head slightly. “Don’t be. Ive said my fair share of stupid things when ive been drunk. I once told a bar of chocolate I was going to marry it.” You giggled, remembering the memory very vividly. “[y/n]? I wasn’t… lying.” Donnie suddenly said. You froze, your eyes widening slightly. “What do you mean?” You asked, tilting your head to the side as Donnie rubbed the back of his neck, avoiding your eyes. “I wasn’t lying when I said I loved you.” He clarified. “I-ive always loved you but never had the guts to say it. But I don want the only time im ever able to tell you how I truly feel to be when im drunk.” As Donnie, spoke you could hear him regretting it. He glanced at you only for a second before trying to move from under the covers. “Im sorry, I shouldn’t have said anything.” Donnie mumbled, scorning himself. You managed to pull yourself from your disbelief and moved in front of him before he could stand up. Ducking down, you pressed a quick but soft kiss to his lips. Donnie froze at the action, his whole body ridged. but before you could pull away, his hands reached out and grabbed your waist, pulling you forward. You fell slightly but he managed to catch you and pulled you onto his lap. You slowly pulled away from the kiss to look at him. “I love you too.” You mumbled, smiling slightly as you spoke the words you never dreamed you would say to him. Donnie let out a breath before smiling at you as you both moved in for another kiss. But after a moment, you felt Donnie wince. “What wrong?” You asked as you pulled back, concern written all over your face. “No, its nothing. Just a headache.” Donnie said as he pulled you closer. You thought it was sweet he was trying to work through the pain of a hangover just to stay like this with you. “Tell you what, I’ll go get you some tablets and water, then we can continue.” You said as you got off his lap, much to his disappointment. But he nodded, not wanting his pain to get any worse. As you unlocked the door and opened it, something big fell in the room. You jumped back but calmed when you saw it was Raph. He must have passed out outside the door last night. He let out a groan as he slowly started to wake. “Im so glad a locked the door.” You mumbled as you saw the marker in his hand. “Me too.” Donnie chuckled.
I wish I had time to write this in detail, and maybe I will one day.
But my favorite headcanon for Raph and his s/o is that when he really decides that he is wants to ask them to marry him.
He freaks out.
All of his self loathing and doubt about being a giant mutant turtle that lives in a sewer of all things come flooding back and for a week he runs off and hides.
His S/O calls him a few times, then his brother and his s/o, but it really hit him hard when he hears the panicked messages and sobbing that it’s never been about him being a mutant turtle, and that his s/o truly does care and is currently in pain and sacred out of their mind. So he calls them and they talk and he genuinely apologizes.
He’s run off but never without a reason that the others know about, that someone knows about.
He spends the night at their house that night and the next day he gets to work. He needs a ring.
He’s going to do this shit.
But it can’t be any ring. He refuses to steal it, and he absolutely refuses to give them one he found in the sewers. He thought about making one, but the love of his life deserves everything, so he’s going to get those damn jewels.
He tries to think of ways to get the money together, and he can’t so he goes to Donnie, and though he won’t tell Donatello what it’s for they hatch a plan. Too many months later and a LOT of carving, knitting, and forging he’s got a considerable sum. Even Donatello is a little surprised at how much Raph hoarded.
Raph spends every last cent in one go on a silver ring with a large ruby set in the center of a diamond lotus. When April hands it to him a week later, he withdraws again, spending a lot of time staring at the tiny box, flipping the lid open and shut. He’s nervous again. Terrified really. The ring is one thing but he can’t even offer a proper ceremony, a proper home.
Mikey finds the box. The whole family immediately knows. Donnie and Splinetr smile. Mikey says that if Raph chickens out, he will ask instead.
Leo puts a hand on his shoulder and tells him that married or not he still has a job to do.
They laugh together.
Raph pops the question a week later. It’s risky being out on street level, New York never sleeps. But it’s Christmas time again, and the city was ablaze with lights, people and gorgeous displays. It was hard not to resist the pull of it all.
It’s too cold for world famous banana pudding, but Raph, covered head to toe in coats and scarves agrees to wait nearby, his heart beating out of control as he checks his pockets every five seconds.
They use the rooftops to get to Central Park, he doesn’t set them down till they get to his set destination, Belvedere Castle. Well past visiting hours, he sneaks up to the highest observation floor. His hat comes off and his scarf gets pulled down. Nuzzling their shoulder as they look out over the lake, Raph can’t decide why he even thought his city was beautiful without them in it. He wanted to wait till after they ate, but he couldn’t. He was too nervous. He kisses their cheek as he pulls away….
..and drops to one knee.
The pudding falls. Raph catches it with his other hand out of reflex.
But with both hands full, he can’t catch the love of his life; the force of the hug sends them all sprawling back into the snow.