Blood, sweat and tears. That's what he was made of.
There's quite a truth to that statement.
Sweat rolled off the dark sea green skin. The gray eyes stared off into nothing as the three fingered fists punched away at a punching bag. The tails of the black bandana that was tied to his arm was flopping around. The bandana had the foot clan symbol inside a thin red circle on it.
This exercise was habit by now for him. He liked that, just punching and kicking away. It freed his mind to think about other things. His mind swarmed with thoughts, both conscious and subconscious, all at the same time. But he knew he shouldn't think about them.
He only heard about them a few times. They were always referred to as “the turtles” or the “mutant freaks”. Those four, he doesn't know much about them but...
The mutant turtle sighed as he stopped his exercise and leaned his arm and head on the bag. He was a warrior, a soldier, a ninja, he wasn't supposed to be this curious. But he just couldn't help it. He was made from them.
Mr. Bishop told him that he used their genetic material to create him. He also said that his purpose was to be a super soldier and take down the turtles someday. Of course he asked about who these turtles were, but he only got an “they're mutants that must be eliminated” as an answer. That's the only answer he ever gets. Then he met the Shredder and his training began.
“Well you seem distracted.” Speak of the devil and he shall come.
The turtle stopped his exercise and turned around. He faced a man who looked like he was part of the Men in Black, sunglasses and all. The mutant turtle bowed slightly to him.
“Good day Mr. Bishop. And yes, I am a little distracted today. My apologies.” He said.
“I can see that. It's understandable to be distracted today. After all, the mission you have been training for, the whole reason you were created, is coming up soon.” Bishop said.
“I understand that. And I have so many questions. But I guess the most important one is, what's going to happen after I complete the mission?” The curious turtle asked.
“Don't you worry about that. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Now about the reason I came in here. You're due for a mission briefing. We finally got the information we needed from our special captive. You are to meet Miss Karai and Dr. Chaplin in the conference room.” Bishop said.
“Will do Mr. Bishop. I was finishing up here anyways.” The dark sea green turtle said.
“Good. It's the small conference room. They're already there waiting for you. Afterwords you are to have lunch and then continue your training.” Bishop said.
“Yes sir.” The turtle said. Then he gave another small bow to Bishop. He grabbed his water bottle and towel and headed out of the room.
He entered the small conference room, bottle in hand and towel around neck. Just like Bishop said, both Karai and Chaplin were there already. There was a map on the table, along with plenty of papers. What conference wouldn't have papers?
“Good afternoon Mistress, Dr. Chaplin.” The mutant turtle greeted the other two in the room.
“Hello Knight. We have plenty to discuss.” Karai said.
“So I've heard.” Knight replied as he wiped his face with the towel.
“We've pinpointed the location of... your targets. They're staying at a farm house right here.” Chaplin said. He took a pen and x'd the spot on the map where the farm house was located.
“And now we know that they aren't “on edge” while they are there. They're in a relaxed state. So it's optimal to carry out your mission while they're staying there.” Chaplin continued.
“They are not the only ones who are there. Their human friends and their master also stay there with them. So this is also a risky mission.” Karai added.
“I understand. Are these humans a threat?” Knight asked.
“We have already said everything we were supposed to. Other information of your targets and the other residents are in these papers.” Karai said. She held the papers out to him.
“Figures. Alright then. I'll read up on these right away. Is that all?” Knight asked as he took the papers.
“Pretty much. Except that, the farm house is surrounded by woodlands. I'm sure that's important to know when making your plans.” Chaplin added.
Knight nodded and then they dismissed the meeting. He immediately went to the cafe for lunch while beginning to read the papers on the way. He read up on the humans first, then the master, and lastly the turtles. He thought about what he will do to carry out his mission while he ate.
This April O'Neil sounds like the weakest link. She doesn't have much combat experience. But she is smart, used to work for Mr. Stockman. And she seems to have a romantic interest in that Casey Jones. That could be troublesome. Casey Jones already sounds like another Hun, threatening his love interest would be a stupid idea. They all seem to be protective of her. So I'll avoid her but also watch my back for any trick she might do.
Speaking of Casey, he sounds like a brute. Just like Hun. But Hun is easy to take down. As long as you know how to take down brutes. I'll try to avoid this Casey, but if I have to fight him, I'll use the “matador trick” as I like to call it. I'll taunt him and get him angry. I know that sounds like suicide, but brutes like him and Hun lose their focus when they're angry. I just have to avoid getting hit. That's if he discovers me before I'm done.
Now that master of theirs. He's the biggest threat. The papers say that his skills match only to Master Shredder's. That's a problem. With their master so close by, this mission really is incredibly risky. If I am caught in the act by their master, my only hope is to somehow escape him. Even with his old age, he is still more than a worthy opponent for Master Shredder himself. So I don't even have the old age weakness to fall on.
The turtles... the ones I was made from. Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Together they sound like a truly unstoppable force. I'll have to take them down one by one and hope no one catches me doing so.
Michelangelo sounds like he would be the easiest to take down. But I know not to underestimate my opponent. He must be just as skilled as his brothers. And he sounds like he has a way of getting under your skin and making you lose focus. He sounds very childish, but I bet he knows how to use that to his advantage. I have to stay focused and not let his words get to me. At least I now know why I had such interesting training programs.
Raphael sounds like just another brute, like that Casey and Hun. So he should be susceptible to the matador trick as well. No problem there. But he sounds like he's very protective, which is a problem. And if he does manage to regain his focus for the sake of saving his brothers, well then I'll have to keep him on his toes until he gives out from exhaustion. That is if I don't find a weak spot first.
Donatello is known to be a genius. I remember Mr. Bishop and Mr. Stockman talking about him when they thought I wasn't there. That's also a problem. I won't be able to out think him. So I'll either have to out skill him or use his lack of strength against him. But he'll probably notice any tactic I use. I'll have to constantly switch my tactics to gain the upper hand. That's if catching him by surprise doesn't work of course. I know these scientist types tend to get lost in their thinking.
Leonardo is the most concerning of the turtles. Karai has fought with him one on one before and has only ever came to a draw at the most. He is their leader and as such he will be the hardest to take down. If I fight him of course. But I could use his captive brothers to my advantage. I have a feeling he would do anything for his brothers. But surely he would try something to free his brothers if I did that. I have to use all my ninja skills to out smart him.
I'll have to stick around their place for a day or two to figure out their daily routine. That would be best in order to figure out when to attack them. I have to isolate them one at a time and use the element of surprise. I just hope it will be that simple. But nothing is ever simple, is it? Either way, I have to be prepared for anything that could happen.
Knight was finally done with his lunch and cleaned up. He took his things with him to the dojo. He placed the things on the floor and then began his afternoon training. His plan and plenty of back up plans began to unfold in his mind. But there was also this knot in his stomach as well. Along with countless questions running around in the back of his mind. He excused the knot in his stomach as simply just nerves. This was his most important mission after all. The one he was created for. Of course he would be nervous. If he failed his Master... He couldn't even think about it.
He'll be leaving for his mission in only a couple of days. No matter what happens, he will not fail his master.