He was truly afraid to feel, he’d been fighting ninjas so long that he no longer knew what it was like to love anyone.
He wore his spiked turtle armor as a shield against the world, and he constantly felt like a foreigner and mutant in his own city.
The Shredder persona was meant to make him look like a brute, but when April came around he felt like a teenager again, a stray cat walking on sunshine.
"I want to know what love is" he thought to himself, "and I want you to show me…April."
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