Danny Phantom: "A Bittersweet Memory"

A/N: Please, remember that I do not own any of the original characters of Danny Phantom, but I do own this story and any characters that you may not be familiar with. And please, if you get confused with the friendly relationship with Nora Wakeman, from My Life As A Teenage Robot, and Jack and Maddie, From my other story, which will be up shortly, they were just friends in high school.

This takes place during Vlad and Jack's high school years, way before Ember's breakdown. And in case you didn't realize, the couple's mentioned in this story will be Maddie and Jack, and Ember and Vlad.

Please, read and Review! I'd really appreciate it!

Chapter 1

I was just an average high school girl looking for the right boy to accept the invitation of going to the Senior Prom. Then you showed up. Vlad Masters. You might not have paid that much attention to me, but I gave you my full attention. You lit up my life, made me feel like I was wanted. But then she walked into the room and you completely forgot about me.

I can't believe you, Vlad Masters. I gave you my heart and you just broke it. How could you be so cold hearted?

But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me start back at the beginning...

Casper High

A lonely looking teen female sighed as she leaned against the lockers, watching her other classmates pass her by. Some were walking in groups, others were walking with their boyfriends or girlfriends. This girl was with no one. Most of the kids called her names such as loser, geek bait.

"Yo, Ember. Wanna go to the prom with me?" A boy with spiky black hair asked with a smug look on his face.

Ember shook her head, feeling a bit uncomfortable as she felt all eyes on her. "I–I don't think so, Peter," she replied, softly.

Peter glared at her, grabbing her hand, roughly. "I'm sorry, babe, but I don't take no for an answer," he snarled, narrowing his dark blue eyes.

"Leave her alone, Peter!" A male's voice ordered.

"Shut up, Masters!"

The crowd of kids departed and formed into a circle around the two male's that now faced each other. Ember stared at the boy that had come to her rescue. He was only an inch or two taller than she was, with shoulder length black hair that was curled up slightly. He wore a yellow shirt with two blue stripes in the middle of the shirt and blue jeans. "If she doesn't want to go to the prom with you, then she doesn't have to! Just drop it!"

Peter glared at the boy. "Can it, Vlad. Why don't you go do some lab tests with you screw-up of a friend, Jack Fenton?" he snarled.

The two boys glared at each other, staring each other down in silence. "Enough!" Ember turned to face a short looking woman with black hair that was hung loosely around her shoulders. She wore a yellow dress shirt with black pants and glasses. "Stop it, you two!" she scolded.

"Wow, Nora, you did it, again!" A tall, heavy set man with wild black hair wearing a lab suit declared, running up to them with a slightly shorter looking woman with curly brown hair, who also wore a lab coat.

"I'm just doing my job," Nora replied, smiling brightly as the kids started walking again.

Peter ignored Vlad and walked over to the surprised Ember McLain. "I'll ask you again, honey. Would you like to go to the prom with me?"

Once again, Ember shook her head, holding her books tightly against her chest. "You see, Peter? She refused you for the second time. I suggest you leave her alone," Vlad smirked, standing beside her, resting a hand on Ember's shoulder.

Peter let out a low growl and stalked off. "Wow, V-Man! That was great!" Jack declared.

Ember looked up at Vlad who stared back down at her, a friendly smile on his face. "Thank you," she whispered, faintly blushing.

"No problem, Ember." He paused, looking back over at Jack, Maddie and Nora before looking back at Ember. "Most girls would say no, but...would you like to go to the prom with me?"

"I'd love to, Vlad," she replied, smiling brightly.

"Great! Well, see you around, Ember," he returned the smile and walked away with his friends.

Ember stood still, smiling brightly at the very thought of Vlad Masters taking her to the prom. Maybe this could finally turn her life around...

Maybe...

To be continued! Reviews greatly appreciated!