I'm not going to answer any of his questions.
They can't know anything.
"So, Perianth, why were you down in those tunnels?"
I shake my head, looking down and letting my fringe cover my face.
"You don't have to stay silent. They will not find out that you have answered me."
"I don't have to answer any of your questions. Master said you would try anything if I were to be captured."
He chuckles slightly. "My child, I am not like your master, but, if you insist on staying silent... Then I cannot do anything."
What? He's giving up that easily?!
Shredder would torture the prisoner until they gave him the answers...
"But you are not our prisoner. You must be hungry." Hamato says with a slight smile.
My stomach starts to growl.
I had been down those tunnels for a while...
"You may get some food if you like. My sons prefer pizza to anything else, but if you prefer something different..."
He's offering me food too?!
What the heck? I'm supposed to be the ENEMY!
Hello! Earth to Yoshi Rat! Do you not know how to actually treat captives?
Not that I'm complaining...
"What's Pizza?" I finally say.
I have to ask, I've only ever eaten pondweed.
Shredder thinks that I should keep my 'native' tastes, no matter how human I am.
Hamato chuckles. "I'm sure Michealangelo will show you."
I follow him back to the room that I was first in.
"Michealangelo, give Perianth some food." He said, gesturing to the pizza box on the arm of the sofa.
"Awwwwwww! Do I have to, sensei?"
"Yes. She has never had it before."
Mikey looks at me, mouth hanging open, eyes wide.
I start giggling in spite of myself.
It's just such a funny face.
Obviously it's a crime to not know what pizza is.
"Ok, then. One slice. Just don't beg for more, this is my last box."
He offers me this triangular piece of bread, dripping with cheese.
I recognise the scent of meat too, and take it off him gingerly.
It smells ok, actually, quite good.
I put it up to my mouth and take a tiny shred off the end, chewing slowly.
Almost dropping it in shock, I snap my head up to look at the orange-banded turtle.
This is the most amazing thing I've ever tasted!
And I haven't tasted much.
"Wow!" I mutter, stuffing the rest of it into my mouth.
Then, I look at the box, stomach still grumbling.
"Can I have just one more slice?" I say, looking back at him.
Mikey hugs the box protectively. "I told you not to beg for more!"
I put on the sweetest face I can manage, trying desperatly.
Mikey just stands there for a few seconds.
Finally, he hands me a big slice, looking annoyed with himself.
"Yes!" I say, triumphantly, stuffing the slice into my mouth.
I never realised how hungry I was.
It just goes to show what we sacrifice for Shredder.
I might have starved.
Everybody looks suprised, watching me as I finish it.
"What?" I ask, glaring at them.
"Nothing." Donnie says, "It's just Mikey's never done that before."
I realise just how exposed I am and quickly curl up on the sofa.
Now that I've found them, I need to get back.
But how? I don't know.
They're watching me very closely...
Either way, I'll have to work it out tomorrow.
I'm too tired to pass up some rest.
Even if I am in the lair of the enemy.