Dream's Insanity: Part 5Peri woke up.
Back in the real world.
She'd slept through the whole day?!
Why hadn't they woken her up...
She musn't have been sleeping very well.
Peri decided to go back to sleep.
It was just a nightmare, and if she went to sleep voluntarily...
Well, maybe it wouldn't haunt her.
She closed her eyes...
"Is she awake?" RJ said quietly.
"Yes, commander, and all her vitals are normal." A male voice said.
Why had she been so stupid?
Of course be back here...
"I don't want to be here... I want to go back! Let me back, this is a nightmare!"
"We've already told you-" Mikey began.
"No, stop. Did you just say 'nightmare'?" RJ said.
"Yes, I did..."
"How old are you, exactly?" RJ continued, waving off Mikey's confused glances.
"I'm 15 years old..." Peri said, not sure where RJ was going with this.
Her one eye lit up briefly, hope plainfly flashing across her face.
"You could help us! When you go to sleep, you go back in time, don't you?"
"No. I wake up in the place I
Dream's Insanity: Part 4"All servents of the Shredder.
Your rightful Lord and Master will now address you.
He has taken the time to speak, so all must take the time to listen!"
Shredder came up on the screen.
"All those who think that there is hope.
Abandon it now.
My armies have taken down the last few pockets of resistence, and I control the world!
Our technology is advancing, and soon, I will be able to send troops into space.
I will take over other worlds, other stars.
There will be no safety.
There is only Shredder."
"Resume your work. All hail the Shredder!" Karai said.
The screen went black, and Mikey dragged Peri through the abandoned alleyways.
"When did Shredder get so power-hungry? I thought he only wanted sensei."
"No. After he killed sensei, he went on to expanding his empire."
"Empire? But all he had were street gangs and students."
They stopped at a tunnel, and Mikey did a series of complicated knocks.
"He controlled parts of the government, law enforc
Dream's Insanity: Part 3"Well, after you-" Mikey began.
Leo immediatly coughed, as if to say 'don't go there'.
Peri looked at them, confused.
"Well, Raph was broken. He started acting out, and fights with Leo became more frequent.
They were fighting one time.
It started off like any other fight.
We can't even remember what started it, nobody does.
But Raph lashed out.
It was essentially an accident.
But he had his Sais in his hands..."
Peri looked at Leo in horror.
Not an enemy, an enemy didn't do this.
But his own brother.
His own brother scarred him and left him permanently disabled.
Mikey had looked at the ground.
"Raph had tried to apologise, but Leo just couldn't accept it.
Don and Rhi did everything they could, but they couldn't fix his eyesight, not even like your eye was.
So Raph left. He left at 17, looking for you, I suppose."
Peri looked at Mikey.
"Where are Donnie and RJ now? What about sensei?"
All three of the brothers openly winced.
"Well, Shredder... He found us. Don was... well, he fell tryin
Dream's Insanity: Part 2Peri's eyes snapped open.
She... she was...
The look of the run-down main room had never been more beautiful.
Her face was damp.
As if she really had been crying...
She shuddered at the sound of the screams, still lingering in her subconscious.
Raph looked up from the floor.
"Hey, Peri? What's wrong? Are you ok?" He asked, immediatly by her side.
"Just... just a nightmare..."
"You wanna talk about it? It might help..."
Peri just shook her head.
She never wanted to say it.
To describe the horrible world she had just left.
Nobody should know.
The others walked in, questionng looks on their faces.
"You ok, Peri?" RJ immediatly asked.
Peri just looked up and nodded.
It was almost too much joy to handle.
Everybody was here, whole, and innocent to the horror she had witnessed.
"Just a nightmare..." She kept repeating.
"That's all she'll say about it... Leave her alone." Raph said quietly, immediatly protective.
"Peri?" Mikey said, seeing her eyelids droop.
The sofa she was sat on see
Dream's Insanity: Part 1Peri remembered every detail.
Nothing could ever get it from her mind.
Mikey, Leo, RJ, Raph.
Their blood staining the New York concrete like some sick dye.
Karai and Shredder lay just beyond them.
Slain with her own hands.
A cough sounded behind her.
She immediatly whipped round to find the source.
She ran up, frantically holding on to his hand.
"Oh, Raph, I'm here." She choked, tears streaming down her face.
"Where are the others... Mike, Leo... RJ..."
"They're gone, Raph, they're all gone..."
"Please, *cough* check for me..."
HIs very last wish.
Of course she couldn't refuse it.
No matter how much she wanted, and needed to be by his side.
She went first to Leo.
He was gone, and she knew it.
But she still slipped off his glasses, letting his blind eyes look to the sky in death.
Peri tried not to cringe at the stub of his arm.
He was inches from Leo.
Still crawling to him.
They were both slashed in the shell by Karai.
The wounds were so