I'm sorry I couldn't stop thinking about how Splinter must have felt raising four baby turtles after the loss of his own baby daughter ;_; So I made a little comic, sorry it's kinda messy and rushed and all
And to think, we find out Karai is actually Miwa. That dirty Shredder. Ugh. Gosh the feels of this pic, and the feels of the episode Showdown Part 2. And then of course we got Leo crushing after Karai, who's technically his sister...in a way and also not at the same time. Cause I ship it! And Apritello too, but that's way off the topic here. Great job with the shading and the mood. It was so feely.
Love it! I've wondered about this too. I also see this as the reason why he kept and raised the turtles too. I mean, he'd just been turned into a rat, he had bigger problems than four tiny little green "things" in a back alley. Amazing job!