You guys wanna know what April wanted to do in the comic books? She wanted to leave the Turtles. She was tired of keeping her life a secret. She was tired of lying to her friends and family on what she did. She wanted a normal life again that doesn’t have to do anything with the Turtles. She didn’t know what to do about it till she complain to Master Splinter about it.
Splinter only word to her was “Just leave.” He understood she wanted a normal life again.
That what she did. She left them for long period of time but she decided to come back. I don’t remember why she come back, it was either she missed them or they needed her help.
And then she got back into a relationship with Casey who meanwhile had married Gabrielle who died shortly after, leaving him with baby Shadow~! I forget when April’s dad dies, but I know there’s a point where Splinter calls her “daughter” and I can’t remember if it’s before she leaves or after.
Splinter calls her daughter after she comes back, at the end of City at War. that’s my favorite part! ;o; i’m trying to remember but she doesn’t totally come back, i think, she still doesn’t live with the Turtles in the farmhouse at the end like she had been, she moves into the Jones apartment and leaves the Turtles and Splinter to stay at the house. and she comes back kind of coincidentally, she and Casey go back to the farmhouse to pick up some things or something like that and the Turtles unexpectedly show up and surprise April and they’re friends again or whatever. i might be remembering it wrong, i have to read it again!