Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Don't Go Gently
Warning:
Language
Angst
Character death


------------

Mikey wasn't breathing.

Considering his wounds and the sick angle of his head, I hoped he wouldn't again.

My own body sang with a harmonious blend of anger and pain. The pain tried to keep me flat on the ground, but the anger seeped into my broken bones, forcing me to grasp and pull myself to my feet.

Seconds later, hands grabbed me from behind. Only the warm familiarity kept my sword from curving in a decapitating arc.

"St-Stop. Jus'… Jus' stop, Leo."

"Don?" My voice rasped, as if it were an echo.

"N-No," Raph replied shakily. "He's- gone." His grip tightened to steady me; his fingers dug into one of my wounds, igniting a fresh wave of anguish. Two of us left... soon to be one, if my body spoke the truth.

I forced a defiant growl as Raph eased me against him, sliding back toward the ground. "I won't go gently. Let- Let me-,"

"S'done. S'over, Leo."

Raph had his moments, but when it truly mattered, he never lied to me.  I sagged gratefully into his embrace, using my last reserves to find him in the closing darkness. His eyes were burning suns in a dead face, searing into my mind as my vision faded.

"Leo. Leo. Ya can't go," he said urgently, cradling my head. "Ya can't leave me alone. It- It ain't fair!"

It wasn't fair; I hadn't considered that when I'd twisted and taken the fatal strike meant for him. I hadn't seen Mikey go down before then; I hadn't known that Donnie was lost as well.

I didn't regret our decision. We had saved the entire city; millions of people would dream peacefully tonight, unaware of our sacrifice. We wouldn't be remembered except by a few, who would not dare speak of our honour. If it was our time, it was the best day for it.

Except…

It wasn't fair to expect Raph to bury us, to mourn us alone.

"…can't," he sobbed, and clean tears mixed with the blood on my face. "I can't do it. Don't ya fuckin' dare tell me to- to do this by m'self!"

It wasn't fair to any of us.

My hand fell from his arm, and another cry wrenched from him; I reassured him by coughing his name, my fingers scrabbling against the rough pavement before closing over familiar cold steel.

"Then-," I gasped, my tongue too thick for my mouth, "then come with us, brother."

"Th- Thank ya, Leo."

My blade, fine and honed as ever, made barely a whisper against his side, and I could feel him smile with me.
Donít Go Gently
Warning:
Language
Angst
Character death

Don't hurt meh. D:

Momo drew a comic for this story! WOW.


Heavily inspired by: [link]


There is nothing that you can say
To bring me runnin' back.
My mind is reeling, but it's okay,
The storm is pushing back.
Another open mouth to cut me down, let me drown.
I can't remember a better day...
But I'm not comin' back.

Don't go gently into the night,
But keep on fighting as the light dies.
A wise man knows that the dark's bright,
But we'll keep on comin', keep on comin' on.
The sun will tell you that it's alright;
The sun is burning in a dead sky.




I swear, I'm in a fairly good mood.... :O_o:
But this song kinda pounced me today.
SORRY!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconprplbeedoo:
prplbeedoo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...and in come the onion ninjas.
Reply
:iconleolikedubstep:
LeoLikeDubStep Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
prplbeedoo PSSH LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL 
Reply
:iconsilvermosaic:
SilverMosaic Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH my gosh. O_O It's...too...AHHHHHHHH NUUUU 
Reply
:iconvampyrtenrai:
VampyrTenrai Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Thanks to make me fall in love with this song, so beautiful..
Reply
:iconscarlettblackheart13:
The FEELS!!!!
Reply
:iconredsunleolover789:
Redsunleolover789 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Wait...what...no...why...
How could you...that's...noooooooo...
I'm crying, I don't cry, you did this on purpose...didn't you...y-you wanted to beak my h-heart...you d-did a g-good job.
Reply
Hidden by Owner
Hidden by Owner
Hidden by Owner
:icongildawraith:
Gildawraith Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
;_; I crided...giant flood in my appartment now. This was truly a masterpiece. And the end, is just so poignant and fitting. 

<.< I really should look into getting waterproof everythings :/
Reply
:iconfulcrumisthebomb:
Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.. I think. :)
Reply
:icongildawraith:
Gildawraith Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
^_^ most deffinitely a compliment
Reply
Hidden by Owner
Hidden by Owner
Hidden by Owner
Hidden by Owner
:iconsingingflames:
SingingFlames Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi! I've chosen this as my weekly featured fan fiction on my profile page! It will also be featured in my monthly journal, due out soon! :D
Reply
:iconvictorianlady1:
Victorianlady1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so sad but I can see this happening Cry a Puddle 
Reply
:iconsaluzozette:
saluzozette Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Writer
Now, I'm go in my corner for cry... It's just... horrib ! But very good. Good job, good job... Waaahaha :'(
Reply
:icontmntloverxoxo:
tmntloverxoxo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
NOOOO!!!! DO NOT GO GENTLY INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT!!!!! :iconsobplz:
Reply
:iconfearless-leo:
Fearless-Leo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it. The little twist at the end? Very nice.
Reply
:iconcriminalserinity:
CriminalSerinity Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nooo! I'm sweating through my eyes now~ ;-;
Reply
:iconkyokusanagi0710:
KyoKusanagi0710 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
i'm crying
Reply
:iconalphalightbearer:
AlphaLightBearer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh damn. i cried. ffffuuu-
the feels DAMN
Reply
:iconfulcrumisthebomb:
Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^; IM SORRY!
Reply
:iconalphalightbearer:
AlphaLightBearer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nonono don't be! it takes a great story and an even better writer to cause such emotions in the reader :#1:
Reply
:iconfulcrumisthebomb:
Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! Okay, wow :iconblushplz: Thank you!
Reply
:iconalphalightbearer:
AlphaLightBearer Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank YOU :heart:
Reply
:icontmntfanboy98:
Tmntfanboy98 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it mad me cry!!
Reply
:iconfulcrumisthebomb:
Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no! :(
Reply
:icontmntfanboy98:
Tmntfanboy98 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
YnY
Reply
:iconraphsgirl97:
raphsgirl97 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
im crying
Reply
:iconccshadow:
ccshadow Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
What a story! Gave me goosebumps!
Reply
:iconmonalisaandclover:
monalisaandclover Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i nearly cried but didnt cos people would call be a wimp if i did but when im with my friend im gonna tell her whille mourning for them espheshaly my rahpie and her mickey
Reply
:iconfuryofraph:
FuryofRaph Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
*falls to the side, crying like a baby* T~T
Reply
:iconlilly10:
Lilly10 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
good story.but so so sad..
Reply
:iconfulcrumisthebomb:
Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes it is. :( I hope you enjoyed it, at least. :heart:
Reply
:iconlilly10:
Lilly10 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I did enjoy it, it was good
Reply
:icongudenmulle:
GudenMulle Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
So sad :'( . 'm cryin' now...
Reply
:iconfulcrumisthebomb:
Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry. :(
Reply
:icongudenmulle:
GudenMulle Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
You really, really shoulden't be, you don't have to be. I love it. I'm re-reading again for the umpteenth time, and damn, it gets me every single time!
Reply
:icondarkchi13:
DarkChi13 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
This was depressing. It made me want to cry :( I think you wrote it really well though so good job. Every once and a while we need something depressing to read and when you write them they are amazing.
Reply
:iconkiraninja:
KiraNinja Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
You just...you just...I cried! I would still be crying if I weren't on this blasted train. ;.; So saaaaad.
Reply
:iconfulcrumisthebomb:
Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry! D: *hands over lots of tissues*
Reply
:iconkiraninja:
KiraNinja Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
:sobs into tissues: Thanks. :3 It was just such a powerful story I couldn't help but cry.

Good job! You reduced loads of fans to tears. : )
Reply
:iconfulcrumisthebomb:
Fulcrumisthebomb Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I dunno about that. o.o But I'm glad it moved you emotionally. :heart:
Reply
:iconkiraninja:
KiraNinja Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
:heart:
Reply
:iconkiraninja:
KiraNinja Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Leo, thank you for not letting Raph stay alone. That would have been the only way to make it worse.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×

:iconfulcrumisthebomb: More from Fulcrumisthebomb


Featured in Collections

TMNT bros FIC by Leo-Nita

Fanfiction by ChiakiAngel

Tmnt by sonicthehedgehogrock


More from DeviantArt



Details

Submitted on
April 5, 2012
File Size
2.8 KB
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
7,517
Favourites
125 (who?)
Comments
83
×