This is my first fanfiction on this site . . . well, on any site for that matter. I'm sticking to the characteristics Butch created. Bear with me, I'm trying.Lots of action in this story. Please read and review. Thank you!
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Chapt 1: Ghost Attack
Someone's messed with the ghost portal. Hundreds of ghosts have escaped into Amity and it's up to Inviso-Bill to put them back in their place. But it's not going to be easy. Is Danny Phantom Amity Park's last hope? If he is, will Amity still thinkof him as a villain or will they realize he's a hero? And how much will he risk to save them?
It was another regular day at Casper High. Students were entering the cafeteria for lunch. Three teenagers were sitting at a table near the corner of the room.
"I'm telling you, I haven't slept for three nights in a row. Ghosts are everywhere," a pasty-faced, raven-haired, blue-eyed boy said desperately. "I don't know what to do."
Danny Fenton, as you all know, isn't like everyone else. He's different. He's got two friends; a Goth girl named Sam and a techno lover named Tucker. A few months ago, he was caught in an accident in his parents' lab. Ever since then, he's been half a boy and half a ghost. Danny chose to use his powers for good and has been fighting ghosts as part of his daily routine. However, things became complicated since Walker came along. He turned Danny's town against his ghost half which made it hard to battle without being seen.
"To make things worse, I've had to battle about twenty ghosts in the past three days. That's hard enough to do without your parents trying to kill you. The only people who know that I'm not evil are you, Tucker, and Paulina," Danny continued.
Sam, who was eating salad, stopped and looked up. "Paulina?"
"Yeah. I've saved her a few times and she's stopped screaming whenever she sees me. Well, whenever she sees 'Inviso-Bill' anyway."
"Have you seen her locker?" Tucker asked. "She's obsessed!"
Before Danny could say anything, Sam interrupted.
"Forget that. Danny, what's been going on with your ghost troubles? I've tried calling you, but you're never home."
"I don't know. I was in the lab a few days ago. The portal opened and about five ghosts flew out. I tried closing it, but nothing worked. They kept coming."
"Did you figure out how to close it yet?" Sam asked.
"No," Danny replied. "I was desperate enough to take every invention my parents had and put them around the portal. I'm sure at least one of them will keep them from coming out. I have a feeling Walker's behind this."
Sam's eyes widened. " Walker? Was he one of the ghosts that escaped?"
"Fortunately, no," Danny replied. "But he's determined to ruin my life in some way."
Suddenly, Valerie marched up to them and sat down next to Tucker. She looked furious. Before Sam could say anything, Valerie turned to Danny.
"I cannot believe I'm saying this, but I need your help."
Danny noticed her backpack was bigger than usual and that meant trouble for him. Valerie was a ghost hunter and he wasn't sure she had made peace with his other half yet. To make things worse, when she stopped hating Danny Phantom, she started hating Danny Fenton. But something else caught his attention. He knew he couldn't defeat the ghosts alone and Valerie, besides Sam and Tucker, was the only person who could help him.
"What do you need?"
"Nothing from you. You're not good for anything," she said, ignoring his glare. "I've been having a lot of problems with ghosts lately."
"She's not the only one," Tucker muttered to Sam. She nodded in agreement.
"Let me guess," Danny interrupted. "There have been about twenty ghosts roaming around Amity Park in the past three days and they've given you problems?"
Valerie's eyes widened. She wasn't expecting him to say that.
"Yes, how did you know?" she asked suspiciously.
"Because Danny's been having the same problem," Sam said quickly.
"Really?" Valerie asked. She no longer sounded angry. On the contrary, she seemed pleased. "Maybe you can be of help to me after all. Listen, I know that your parents are ghost hunters."
Danny glanced at Tucker who smiled nervously.
"Yeah, they are. What do you need?"
"They've got weapons. I need that. I'm sure they'd be happy to help. It's their job to protect Amity Park from the ghost attacks."
"What do you need with weapons?" he asked, though he knew the reason. "They don't even let me handle the dangerous artillery. And I know more about ghosts than you do." He wasn't sure if that last part was true since Valerie was more interested in them than he was.
"I doubt that. I've been studying them for a long time," she said in a know-it-all tone.
"Because they ruined my life!"
Danny opened his mouth to speak, but he was interrupted by loud screams. He, Sam, Tucker, and Valerie turned to the windows. They were shattered and students were running around the cafeteria in panic. About ten ghosts just flew into the school. Danny and Valerie stood up.
"I've got to go," they said at the same time. With one last glance, Valerie ran off. When everyone was out of the cafeteria, Danny reached into his bag for the Fenton Thermos.
"I'm going ghost!" he shouted as he jumped into the air. Two blue rings formed around his waist. One moved up while the other moved down. Danny's t-shirt and jeans became a black suit with white gloves, boots, belt, and collar. He took flight and, just as he raised his fist to punch, was blasted by one of the ghosts. He fell into Tucker and Sam.
"Hey, watch it!" Tucker said, trying to push Danny off.
The cafeteria doors flew open and an exhausted looking Mr. Lancer ran in.
"What are you screaming about now?" he asked impatiently. His eyes widened immediately when he focused his attention to the center of the room. Sounding a lot like the Fentons, he shouted, "GHOSTS! Manson, Foley, OUT!"
Sam and Tucker glanced at Danny and then ran after Lancer. They followed him
into the hall where everyone was standing. More students joined them shortly after, accompanied by different members of the staff. They were muttering amongst themselves.
"Inviso-Bill is in there," Lancer told the students. As if on cue, they all screamed and ran for the nearest exit.
"STOP!" Lancer yelled. Unwillingly, everyone did what they were told.
"What makes you think that there are no ghosts outside? We're trapped either way."
"Call the Fentons!" one kid shouted. Everyone nodded.
"Call the Fentons!" they chorused.
Suddenly, there was a loud scream and 'Inviso-Bill' flew out of the cafeteria and crashed into one of the lockers. Once more, the hall filled with students' shouts and they all began to run to the doors. They ignored Mr. Lancer's orders. Danny flew up and shouted, "I'm not evil!"
Just as he did, the ghosts flew out of the cafeteria and attacked.
"I'm telling ya, it'll work."
"I don't know, Jack. I think the GRC's good enough as it is. Honestly, I think the only thing we need to work on is the name."
"The name's fine."
Maddie broke off when she entered the lab. Every invention of theirs was lying in front of the Fenton Portal.
"What happened here?" she asked.
"Ghosts!" Jack said promptly. "They tried throwing our inventions into the portal! Maddie, quick! Get 'em!"
He ran towards the other end of the lab, but Maddie hesitated.
"I don't know. What if it was Jazz or Danny? Ghosts wouldn't be able to touch our weapons."
"Nonsense. That's what they want you to think."
Deciding not to argue, she helped him gather the inventions and place them back on the shelves. As soon as the area was cleared, Jack walked over to the controls and tried to lock the portal. However, to their surprise, it remained open. A look of curiosity set upon Maddie's face as she went to help her husband.
Suddenly, the floor vibrated and both of them jumped back in alarm. The room began to glow a lime green color. Before they knew what was happening, hundreds of ghosts flew out of the portal. Jack screamed and Maddie grabbed the Fenton bazooka.
"They're not getting away this time!" she said angrily. She aimed her weapon at the ceiling and fired. The ghosts separated and the missile missed.
"Maddie! They're escaping! Keep shooting!" Jack yelled frantically. He was trying to open an extra Fenton Thermos but it wouldn't budge.
Maddie aimed again and fired. They went intangible and flew through the walls. After a few minutes of shooting and dodging, the lab was finally empty. Every ghost had escaped. Jack turned back to the portal. He tried closing it, but it didn't work.
"Someone's been messing the portal," he said angrily.
Maddie, still looking for any ghosts that might've been around, turned to Jack and said, "What do you mean?"
"It's not closing."
"Try unplugging it."
Jack nodded and ran to the wires. He unplugged them, but nothing happened.
"What's going on?" he said, getting frustrated.
A few more ghosts flew through the portal. Maddie raised the bazooka and fired. She shot three of them.
"Don't bother with the bazooka," Jack called to his wife. "It'll send them back to the Ghost Zone, but they can get out again through the portal. Use the thermoses!"
Maddie nodded and dropped the bazooka. She ran to one of the shelves and grabbed two thermoses. Jack still struggled with the one he was trying to open.
"We've got to put up the ghost shield," Maddie said, trapping about four ghosts in the thermos, "so that they can't get out. Oh and Jack, you turn it the other way."
Jack looked down and twisted the cap counterclockwise. Maddie activated the shield, but it was too late. The ghosts had escaped and were now flying around Amity Park.
Theonce crowdedhalls ofCasper High wereleft vacant as the last few students ran through the doors in attempts of escape.Danny transformed back into his human form and shoved the thermos into his bag.
"This is not good. Thanks to the attack, I'm even more feared now than before."
"I think you're going to need a few extra thermoses," Sam said.
"Why?" Danny asked.
"Well, you can't release the ghosts back into the Ghost Zone because they will escape again. The thermos will run out of space."
"Oh, good point."
"Come on," Tucker said, grabbing his bag. "People will get suspicious if we're the only ones left in the school."
Danny, Sam, and Tucker ran outside. As soon as they opened the doors, the silence disappeared. Shouts were coming from each direction. People were running away from hundreds of ghosts. Danny's eyes widened.
"How did. . . But . . . I blocked the portal! How could this be?"
Sam was examining the scene. Homes were destroyed. The police were using Fenton bazookas to recapture the ghosts. Maddie and Jack Fenton were running around shouting, "DON'T USE THE BAZOOKAS! They'll keep coming back!"
"Danny, forget what I said before. You're going to need more than a few thermoses to fix this."
SAVE DANNY PHANTOM FROM CANCELLATION . . . SIGN PETITION
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That's it for chapter 1. Please review. Next chapter: The Battle Begins