Go easy on me - this is my first real fanfic! Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Disclaimer: I don't own Danny Phantom sniff, but I do own this story.

Chapter 1

"I'm going Ghost!" Danny Fenton yelled, anger glinting in his ice-blue eyes.

An arc of light enveloped the dark-haired boy, changing his regular outfit – a T-shirt and jeans – to a form-fitting black and silver suit. In a blinding flash of light, his hair turned a snowy white, and his eyes shone a brilliant green.

He was now Danny Phantom, and his glowing eyes narrowed at what he saw.

A giant serpent was twisting its way around a marble fountain in the park, crushing the stone as its coils tightened.

Danny shot up into the air, hovering before the snake. It saw him and hissed, its red eyes boring into his green ones, daring him to get closer. Danny grimaced and pulled out the Fenton thermos, quickly twisting the cap open.

"Sorry snake ghost, but you've worn out your welcome," he said, pointing the thermos at the snake.

With a furious hissing sound, the snake spiraled into the thermos, and in a white burst of light, it was gone. Danny sighed and closed the thermos.

"That was almost too easy," he murmured, slinging it around his shoulders and floating back to the ground. The snake was the third ghost he had caught that night, and it was already past 2 a.m.

"Danny!" shouted two familiar voices. The silver-haired boy spun around and saw his best friends Sam and Tucker running toward him. Tucker was waving his arms and Sam looked…well, like she had seen a ghost.

They both skidded to a stop in front of him, Tucker bending over to catch his breath.

"What's up guys?" Danny asked. "I just got that ghost snake – don't tell me there's another one, because I'm already gonna have to sleep through math tomorrow."

"Well it looks like you might end up missing more than that," Sam sighed, grimacing. "Ember's back."

Danny's eyebrows shot up. A wave of feeling washed over him – he couldn't place it, but suddenly, a white light rushed down his body and he was transforming back into Danny Fenton, regular 14-year-old black-haired, blue-eyed guy.

"Are you sure?" he asked, his voice cracking embarrassingly. He hoped Sam hadn't noticed.

Tucker, who had finally caught his breath, stood up and nodded.

"Everyone's going crazy over her again," he said, adjusting his glasses. "Some kids were carrying her new CD around, and all the fashionable T-shirts are back."

"Last time you totally fell under her spell," Sam laughed. Tucker didn't even crack a smile.

"Like she's gonna get me twice? I don't think so."

Danny and Sam exchanged glances. They locked eyes for a second too long though, and suddenly memories of the last time Ember was in town came flooding back. Sam blushed and looked away as the heat rose to Danny's face.

The first time they met Ember, she had somehow made Danny fall madly in love with Sam. Danny remembered everything in a sort of pleasant, lovesick blur. Until Sam had kissed Dash. The anger and hurt he felt then was rushing back to him. Danny tightened his fists and scowled, wondering why it still hurt so much, and why his face felt so hot.

He looked back at Tucker, who was eyeing him and Sam with a knowing look.

"What?" Danny and Sam both said at the same moment, a little too loudly and a little too defensively. Sam was still blushing too.

"Anyway," Danny hurried on, trying to put the awkward moment behind them. "At least you haven't bought Ember's T-shirt yet. There might still be time to get her back in the Ghost Zone before she gains too much power."

Sam nodded vigorously. As long as she wasn't thinking about how Danny had actually forgotten Paulina, how Danny had actually cared about her, how Danny had refused to leave her side and did his best to protect her…

"Now that we know how to, it'll be easy," she agreed quickly, trying to force the thoughts of Danny from her mind. "All we have to do is make sure no one chants her name."

"Ember!" Tucker yelled, punching his fist into the air. Danny and Sam stared at him in shock. After a few seconds Tucker realized what he had done, and grinned sheepishly.

"I mean…" he said. "I still have my T-shirt from last time!" he blurted, looking slightly crazed, before breaking into song and dance.

Danny and Sam both groaned.

"One down, two to go," Sam muttered. "This should be fun."

Hey, I hoped you all like this so far! Go easy on me - it's my first real fanfic - I just had to write after watching DP, it's so good! Write me some reviews, and I'll get out the next chapter ASAP - hopefully at least one every week or less:) No reviews...no more chapters...