Ralph was quick to shoot Mikey a glare in response to his teasing. Normally such comments earned the youngest a punch to the shoulder or a shove. Of course, it was never hard enough to hurt Mikey. To outside eyes, Raph's usual actions could come off as mean. But his brothers knew that he never meant any harm, it was just who he was. Raph wasn't the best at expressing emotions, so he developed his own way of doing so. This often meant that a playful punch was about the same as a pat on the back. However this time Raph refrained from touching Mikey, instead just fixing him with a sharp look. It seemed that he had yet to learn that the only way to get Mikey to stop teasing him about Ava, was to have no reaction at all.
However, keeping a poker face wasn't exactly something Raph was good at. Despite appearing as the "tough" type, he really did were his emotions on his sleeve- Though he was quick to deny such a thing. Him? Sensitive? No way.
Eventually Mikey moved on and turned his attention towards Ai. He asked if she'd be okay, a question that had the female turtle looking up at him. She nodded, confirming that she'd be okay. After all, though she was never actively involved in the holiday before; she had seen other teenagers enjoy it. Dressing up in silly costumes and being given candy, what was not to like? Except for maybe the scary parts. Gore and ghouls weren't really her thing. "She's got you, doesn't she?" Raph soon commented as he watched the two, obviously teasing the youngest. It took two to play at this game, and Raph finally had some leverage against Mikey. Even if the two were just friends, Raph still liked to mess with Mikey about Ai.
Soon the red-banded turtle's attention was brought to Ava. She took the moment to remind him not to break anything while they were at the festival, something which Raph scoffed at. "Hey, give me some credit. I do have some self-control" He told her with a lopsided smile. For a moment, he glanced down at Ava's hand, which she had placed on his arm. Though he said nothing, he did bite the inside of his cheek- As if that would somehow will away the red threatening to appear on his face. Good thing he had this tinted fishbowl to conceal it.
"First official Halloween for you guys, let's make it the best!" Denise cheered, seeing that they were on the move now. Donnie was already making his way towards the lair's entrance, she soon hurrying after him. Of course, it wasn't Halloween just yet. But the days leading up to it and the actual holiday itself should be filled with all sorts of activity. After all, the turtles never officially got to celebrate it before- It was hard to given their situation. So might as well make it the best, right?
Denise linked arms with Donnie just as she rushed passed him, tugging the taller turtle along. Ai perked up at the sudden buzz of energy, soon moving to follow after them. "Wait for us!" She called, making sure to glance over her shoulder and see that the others were following.
(Okay, thanks ^ ^ Also, on a completely unrelated note- Could you imagine if the turtles were brought along for shopping, especially around Christmas time? It'd already be hectic with it being the holiday season, but then you have four teens who've never been in a mall setting before. I feel like they'd wind up running around and looking for Mikey- Only to find him mesmerized by a GameStop.)