Requested by: anon
April & Donatello in THE INVASION
Not gonna lie…
I kinda cheered at this part.
Not that I’m a ship hater by any means, oh no. Its just its kinda obvious April’s just done with all the love stuff and then was not the time for it.
Also she keeps dropping major “I like Casey” hints that Donnie just isn’t picking up on, or decides to ignore them.
I still can’t get over how big the turtles are in comparison to her, it is a nice contrast.
BAM! Don, if you didn’t pick that hint, you’re dumb.
oh, i’m so gonna burn for this, BUT
there would have been SO many opportunities for her to just once tell him, in clear words, she’s not interested ‘that’ way.
and i’m pretty sure he would have understood.
i admit his advances are borderline creepy at times, clumsy most of the time, but he’s loveblind.
she entertains his fantasy and his (arguably) obsession with her, instead of once just saying “thanks, but no” to him. Instead, she gives him hugs and kisses and makes eyes at him.
i am NOT trying to excuse how he handles her (or how casey does, for that matter) but she is no better in this case, because she never once opens her mouth to just tell either of the boys how she feels.
i’m pretty sure in what, one year? give or take? of them knowing each other, there would have been ONE moment she could have taken and just cleared things up.
she obviously likes both of them, casey and donnie. i ship neither, i can live with both ships, i can also perfectly live with her not choosing either of them.
what annoys me most in this entire fandom war and in the series in general is, that she never. says. a. word.
like… she’s not the victim here.
nor is she the offender.
but she is doing nothing to stop either of their advances and she does nothing to stop them from trying.
i am VERY sure that, should she tell either of the boys that, no, she’s not interested in them, BOTH of them would understand.
probably, they’d continue to try and/or make a few jokes about it, but they both would back off.
i hate reading comments like “she’s being violated” or “she’s being handled like a thing” or “donnie’s so creepy” or “casey is BLABLABLABLA
again, i’m not defending their behavior, but she’s not exactly helping it.
she’s not honest with them. and even if she’s confused and uncertain if or who to choose (or to move on to other people), she could just say so and they’d stop.
neither donnie nor casey (no matter how much i hate his guts) would continue to harass or make advances if she just ONCE opened her frickin’ mouth to SAY that she doesn’t like it.
….and before anyone starts commenting on rl issues and people being afraid to say no…
they’re her FRIENDS and she TRUSTS them enough to trust them with her life, obviously. she SHOULD trust them enough to be able to handle a “let’s stay friends” without going ballistic on her.
….this really really annoys me.
because everyone is putting blame on the wrong spots!
it’s not, in essence, a problem of behavior, but a problem of communication.
she IS sending mixed signals and they are both hormonal teenagers, and in…. let’s call it love, they are, by definition, unable to sort this out properly all on their own.
they’re overstepping boundaries nobody’s ever made visible to them.