{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.
Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
Copycat472 would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Taken

By Copycat472

Drama / Action

Chapter 1

Sweat poured down his face, neck, and back as he sprinted across the buildings of New York. Leo has never ran this much before, but as much as it killed him to do it, he had no choice...the Shredder was after him, and he was alone, with none of his brothers to help him.

It was just a nightly patrol, he thought. How could a patrol stir up this much damage?

His legs were becoming heavier and heavier by the second. It was like a huge weight were upon his shoulders, dragging him down, and making him weaker. He snapped his head around, only to see the Shredder advancing on him. He didn't even look like he was breaking a single sweat- in fact, it looked like he was moving more swiftly, and the closer he got to his turtle target, the taller he became in Leo's eyes. Leo trembled, and his face contorted.

What freaked Leo out the most was that he was afraid. He has never been scared of anything before, even the times he faced the Shredder in the past. But he knew that his brothers were always there to fight with him when they battled the Shredder. However, they were all probably sleeping soundly in the lair by now. Leo decided to go out on his own tonight. He thought he was ready to do something by himself for a change and look after the city, himself. It took a lot of arguing, and a lot of pinning Raph down to the floor, but he finally persuaded his brothers to let him do it himself tonight, after, of course, he received Master Splinter's blessing. Unfortunately, Leo thought wrong. He needed his brothers more then ever, now that the Shredder was here. He could hear his enemy's boots clinking behind him, as he tried to run faster.

Oh no, he thought. The Shredder is almost on top of me. I got to keep going, I have to-

His thoughts were cut off by a searing pain that spread across his head. It felt like he was hit by a 90-mile an hour baseball. His knees buckled, and fell with a thud. The Shredder must have hit him, and that means he was caught. The pain was too unbearable that he couldn't even open his eyes. He couldn't even think without a rush of shooting pain sweep over his mind. He moved his hand to feel his head, but recoiled after he felt thick liquid, which he knew instantly was blood.

Leo weakly opened one eye and what he saw made him jump. The Shredder was no where to be found. Slowly, he tried to get on his hands and knees, but a brute force pushed him back on the ground. It felt like he was being crushed by a heavy slab of stone. He tried to move under the foot, he realized was the Shredder's, but each time he tried to get up, the foot pressed down even harder, knocking the breath out of him.

"Please..." Leo managed to exhale. "Stop."

"No, I will not stop," the deep, terrifying voice said above him. "I need to know where Hamato Yoshi is hiding! Tell me now, and I promise your demise will be quick."

Leo didn't say anything. He knew that the Shredder was going to kill him either way, so he might as well keep the location of his family a secret. He wasn't about to give up his home, his brothers, and his father. No matter what the Shredder did now, he wouldn't break him. He wouldn't find out the location just by threatening him.

"Tell me, now!" the Shredder boomed into Leo's ear. His foot crushed his shell even more.

Leo took a shaky breath.

This is it, he thought.

He heard the sound of a sword being sheathed out of its holder.

Leo closed his eyes and waited. He waited for the cold blade to pierce through his neck. He waited for the Shredder to make the final blow. He waited for the pain...the pain that was going to consume him, before he drifted off into oblivion. He felt the rough ground beneath him, he smelled the cool night air, but he saw nothing but darkness, for his eyes were shut tight.

He waited, but nothing happened. Had it happened? Had the Shredder's sword already found its way into his neck? Has he died? Then, suddenly, he felt another shot of pain course through his head, for the Shredder hit Leo with the hilt of his sword.

Leo felt his body loosen up, as his mind sank into unconsciousness.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Bernsigns: This is an age old story, but with excellent plot twists that I didn't see coming. I truly liked how the story slowly, but steadily revealed the secrets. There were secrets I didn't expect, which kept me wanting to read. I always love a happy ending, with a little bit of real life mixed in. Th...

Alex Rushmer: Chapter One: Not much is happening in this chapter, but I was absolutely fascinated by the depth of your character development. I love how you just sat there with the reader and explored Eddward. Usually, that sort of thing gets boring very fast, but this was actually really cool! He's so unique ...

Dina Husseini: It was a great hook. I do not like reading scifi because they end up being like all the rest but this one kept me wanting more.

Swostika Ghimire: Seriously, now I am in love with this story.This story is making me crazy. Beginning was awesome and ending is mind blowing.I loved all the characters of this story. Thankgod I found this story here. I was about to be crazy eating for updates in wattpad.And mostly I appreciate author of this stor...

Sandra Estrada: I loved every minute of it and I thank my lucky stars that brought me to the story, it's been a whirlwind of emotions, plot twist after plot twist but I never got tired of them. Abby and Kade's story is a hard one to understand but once you're submerged in their story and love, you can't help but...

LouiseJ2: I enjoyed the detail you went into with regards to the case. It made the UNSUB appear believable. The crisis in the middle of the story was my favorite part, very dramatic but not over the top. I feel like sometimes pairings can be overdone but I liked that some of the relationships were a little...

Isha Chaudhari: Amazing book ...the most beautiful part is the kind of relationship Carla has with Peter. However, the epilogue was the one that surprised me the Most....Carla getting married to Peter....when in the book her relationship is mostly discussed with Ridian.Was a bit confusing thus.Lovable book that ...

Grapes Are Juicy yes!!!: I give this novel FIVE STARS ! This novel is worth reading from the beginning to the end! The plot and conflicts in this story are very smartly integrated. The language facility is a little odd , but i guess this was done on purpose, given the novel's set era. Other than that, this should definit...

debmart6901: I could not put this story down. I stayed up reading when I should have been in bed. could not get enough, could not wait to find how it ended. Great story telling. Great detail. Loved it. The characters were very vivid.

More Recommendations

Catherine Kopf: Wow! This was a really great story. I really enjoy reading fantasy, so it didn't take long for me to become invested in the book and its characters like Jacob. I really liked your writing style, and it seemed to flow very well. The descriptions that you used for your world were also created n...

snowview03: This is the first book I have read on this app and I loved it! When I read the title I thought about the hunger games, but this novel is so much more. Some book have a comparison between other books that fallow like premises so i will do my own: Arena has the compellingly emotional stresses and t...

Laraine Smith: My only suggestion on the grammar is to use www.grammarcheck.net. I have it bookmarked on Google Chrome. I see myself in the determination in this beautiful story! I have Cerebral Palsy, and I have dreams that I have been working hard for, too! The humor made me laugh!

taosgw74: If this is the authors first attempt at writing, I'm floored. I was engrossed in the plot from the get go.

lillek8: I really liked this book. I enjoyed the heroine being an absolute badass. She was at times, really annoying. But she is a teenager when this novel begins. I'm sure I was annoying at that age too. I really loved all of the secondary characters. The author built an entire world that I couldn't get ...

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.