The group decides to rest for the night. Mikey, Raph, and Donatello went out on a search for fire wood. Leo, Spiderman, and Zatanna sit on the wet grass. Leonardo just sits there, with his legs crossed and eyes closed. Spidey is in his on train of thought.
“I’m cold; I really hope they hurry back.” Zatanna says with her arms over her chest.
Spiderman moves up next to her, and puts his arm around her. Zatannas body heat rises, as she is now nervous.
“I’m sure they will be back really soon.” Spiderman says rubbing his hand on her shoulder.
“Yeah I’m sure they will.” Zatanna says blushing.
About half a mile away the turtles are in a forest. Raphael picks up a few stacks of wood. The three turtles have gathered up all the wood, and are ready to head back. Raphael stops walking and puts the wood down. He turns around to face his brothers.
“Do you get the feeling someone is watching us?” Raphael whispers.
The three of them are silent while listening to the rain drops. But the sound of footsteps can be heard from afar. The turtles pull out there weapons, ready to fight. Darts shoot at the three from all directions. The darts put them to sleep, when it pierces there skin. The turtles fall to the ground unconscious. Donatello catches a glimpse of a woman wearing a purple ninja mask over her mouth, before his eyes close. She approaches the turtles with many others. The huge group looks at the turtles for awhile, confused.
“What are they?” A Tarkada asks aloud.
The woman takes a few seconds to observe the creatures.
“I have no clue, but we will take them with us.” The woman says.
“Yes Mileena.” A Tarkada replies.
The turtles are picked up and tied to nearby horses.
“What would you like us to do now mistress?” A Tarkada asks.
She stands there for a few seconds thinking.
“We shall head back to the temple.” See that the three of them are jailed and questioned, if possible.” Mileena replies.
Mileena then leads the tarkadas back to the temple.
Half a mile away
In the darkness, Spiderman, Leo, and Zatanna sit quietly. Spidey finally takes his arm from around her.
“Hey Leonardo, what do you think is taking your brothers so long?” Spiderman asks.
Leonardo looks up from the ground to face Spidey.
“Knowing them, they might be messing around.” But if they take to long, I’ll go check it out.” Leonardo says.
Spiderman stands up stretching.
“I’m tired of waiting; I’ll go see whats up.” Plus I need the exercise any way.” Spiderman says.
Leo looks up at the wall crawler.
“Ok suit yourself, but do hurry back.” Leo says.
“Of course, be back in a flash.” Spiderman says.
Zatanna looks up as he swings off on his web.
Many minuets pass by; the knights have been spotted by Kung Lao and the group.
“So how are we going to attack these guys?” Just straight forward, or a sneak attack?” Naruto asks.
Kung Lao sticks his finger out, and counts the knights.
“It seems there is about seven of them, and fifteen of us.” I’d say a direct attack.” Kung Lao replies.
Batman looks down at the knights through his binoculars. Batman agrees with Kung Lao.
“After we take them out, we will head back to the Shalion temple.” By time we get back, Raiden should have a plan to stop this invasion.” Kung Lao says.
Batman puts the binoculars back in his utility belt.
“A direct attack it is, but be careful those guys are a bit tougher than they look.” Batman notifies.
The group begins there descent down the hill to confront the knights in black armor. The group is quickly spotted, and the fight begins. Batman throws bat wiring around a knight, and kicks him to the ground. Naruto jumps up high, grabs a knight by his head and throws him into another knight. Kung Lao takes off his hat, and throws it. The blade of the hat goes right into the knight’s head. The knight looses balance and falls. Kung Lao pulls the hat out of the knight’s head and puts it back on. Blood shoots out of his head, and he is dead in seconds. Two monks get there necks snapped while fighting. Naruto trips a knight, but before he can hit the ground, the ninja kicks him up. Batman seeing this acts quickly pulling out a bat bomb and throwing it up. The knight explodes Naruto smiles at the team effort. Kung Lao uppercuts a knight off of a cliff. Within minuets the knights who survived retreat. Kung Lao looks around to see four of there own dead. The group is silent, the rain slowly stops.
“Lets all head back.” Kung Lao breaks the silence.
Sadness can be seen in his face. Batman’s hand meets Kung Lao’s shoulder.
“They didn’t die for no reason, I will see to that.” Batman tells.
Kung Lao’s face brightens a bit. The men begin their journey back, with the bodies of there own.
Spiderman finally returns with fire wood. Leo and Zatanna look at him, and then each other.
“Whats wrong?” Spiderman asks, sounding confused.
He drops the wood on the ground.
“Did you see my brothers at all?” Leo asks with concern in his voice.
“No I didn’t see them, but I found this thing making this ringing sound.” Spiderman says tossing the object to Leo.
Leonardo looks at it for a second.
“This is Raphael’s cell shell!!” I’m going to see if I can get a hold of Don.” Leo says.
Leonardo takes his cell shell out of his belt, he punches in Dons code. It just rings for a little bit, until someone answer’s on the other line. The voice is dark and nasty. Immediately Leo shuts off the cell. He looks up at Spiderman and Zatanna, with worry in his eyes.
“Someone has got my brothers.” Leo says sadly.
“Well let’s go get them back.” Spiderman suggests.
Leonardo stands up facing Spiderman.
“Are cell shells have tracking devices on them, mine is almost out of power.” I will let it charge over night, and we will go after them in the morning.” Leo tells.
“Good idea, plus I need some shut eye.” Spiderman yawns.
Zatanna stands up with a grin on her face.
“What about Batman, have you two forgot about him?” Zatanna almost yells.
“We don’t even know if Batman is on this planet.” Plus like I said before, the guy can handle his own problems.” Lets just all get some sleep.” Spiderman says.
Zatanna roles her eyes and sits back down. Zatanna uses her magic to start the fire on the wood. Spiderman looks down at her; he can see she’s upset.
“Oh I’m sorry, did I say something that hurt you?” Spiderman asks.
Her blue eyes look up at him.
“It’s not you; it’s just the situation we are all in.” She says softly.
Spiderman sits down next to her, but his hand accidentally touches her butt. He pulls his hand away, realizing his mistake. Zatanna blushes and smiles, her body shifts over as she looks at Spiderman. He backs up from her a little bit.
“It was an accident, I didn’t mean to.” Spidey says panicking
She stares at him for a second. She giggles a bit.
“It’s ok; I know you didn’t purposely do it.” Zatanna rubs her hand on Spiderman’s leg.
The hairs on his back go up from her soft touch. Zatanna says her good night to both Leo and Spiderman before lying on her back. Her eyes soon close. Spiderman takes off his mask. Leonardo looks at him.
“So what is your real name?” The turtle asks.
He thinks about it for a second, whether or not to tell the truth.
“I’m Peter Parker.” He answers.
Leonardo sits down, and stairs at the fire.
“I can’t sleep with my mask on; it would be hard to breathe.” Peter tells Leo.
The turtle just smiles. Parker lies on his stomach next to Leo. He rests his head on his arms. He falls asleep shortly afterwards.
Kung Lao and the group enter. Raiden awaits them inside. The dead bodies are carried to a different destination. Kung Lao enters the room, with Batman and Naruto at his side. Raiden begins to speak.
“I got in contact with Jax, Sonya, Kitana, and Johnny Cage.” The four of them, will join the three of you.” This invasion must be stopped.” Raiden tells.
Kung Lao looks a bit confused.
“What about Liu Kang?” Kung Lao asks.
Raiden looks over at Kung Lao.
“He is currently on a mission, but will be back soon.” In the mean time, show these two gentlemen to a room.” Raiden says.
Kung Lao bows, the two then follow him. They travel up many sets of stairs, with lit candles on the wall. After awhile of walking, they come to two rooms, across from each other. Kung Lao unlocks both doors. Naruto looks over at Batman.
“I’ll see you tomorrow.” Naruto says.
Batman replies by saying good night. Naruto enters the room, and closes the door behind him. Batman looks straight at Kung Lao.
“Thank you; we appreciate you giving us room in your home.” I understand that you probably don’t trust us fully, which is understandable.” I just have one favor to ask?” Batman says.
“Ok… What?” Kung Lao replies.
“Do you have any normal clothes I can wear?” I only wear this while fighting criminals, Etc.” Batman explains.
Kung Lao forms half smile.
“I’ll go get you a few things that will last you a few days.” Kung Lao responds.
“Thanks, greatly appreciated.” Batman says in his Bruce Wayne tone.
Kung Lao walks down the hall. Batman enters his room, and kicks the door shut behind him. First thing he takes off is the cape and cowl. He then undresses until he is down to his boxer shorts. Bruce just sits on the edge of the bed thinking.
Across the hall, Naruto lays in a bed. He looks up at the ceiling until his eyes clothes, and he falls asleep.
To Be Continue