Hi everyone! I came up with the idea for this story while in a forum. It is directly after TUE but doesn't include Evil Dan. I kind of feel that he has been used way too much in fanfictions for someone who only appeared in one episode. Hope you all like it!
P.S. This story is in first person through Danny.
I was extremely tired after I got home from school. It took a lot of energy to fight two ghosts from the future, Clockwork, more ghosts from the future, and then my evil future ghost self. And even after all that I still had to take the C.A.T. After I explained to Sam and Tucker what had happened to me for real after we went to the future, (my evil ghost self was pretending to be me for most of the time) I went home and slept.
When I woke up I found Jazz standing over me with a concerned look on her face. "Danny? Are you okay? You've been asleep for a long time." I rolled over and squinted at my clock. I had come home at five yesterday and my clock now said two in the afternoon.
Not exactly wanting to get up, I rolled over and covered my head with a pillow. Jazz sighed and left my room and I was just drifting off to sleep when I heard my dad's thundering footsteps followed by my mom's almost silent ones.
"Danny!" yelled my dads booming voice. He burst into my room with a goofy grin on his face. I sat up and rubbed my eyes and waited to see what invention my dad had made now. My mom came up behind him and sat on my bed next to me.
"Your dad and I have been working on a very important project and since Jazz is, well not happy with our career choice, we decided to show you instead." My mom said.
Dad pulled a strange belt thing from behind his back and held it out so that I could see it. At first it resembled a Specter Deflector but on closer inspection it was made of a very strange glowing metal and was gold colored instead of the trademark Fenton silver. "What is it?" I asked, hoping that it wasn't another ghost tracking device.
My dad looked suddenly confused as he stood there holding the belt. "We aren't exactly sure but I can tell you one thing we know about it." he said. "It's made of ghost metal that your mother and I found so it must do something. The metal came from some strange medallion things we found. One was in the street under a broken streetlamp and one was on your bedroom floor."
I felt my blood go cold. Clockwork's time medallions must be the ones he was talking about. The bedroom one was from when Tucker took it from Boxed Lunch, and the street lamp one from where I fought Skulktech 9.9.
"Mom! Dad! There's a ghost down here!" Jazz called out in a sort of fake urgent voice. Dad dropped the belt on the bed and lumbered out the door while mom grabbed some sort of ghost battling device and ran after him. I was about to jump up and go ghost when Jazz walked in, and since it was yesterday that I had found out that she knew all along that I was half ghost I kind of forgot that she wouldn't freak out if I turned into Danny Phantom.
I sat back down on the bed in mid-catchphrase and pretended to look innocent. Jazz gave me a grouchy look and said, "I know that you're a ghost remember? It doesn't really matter anyway because there is no ghost."
My hand collided with my face as I remembered first that Jazz knew my secret and second that I have a ghost sense to tell me when a ghost is near. I guess that just comes from being half asleep. Jazz continued talking.
"I knew you would want some alone time to sleep so I was able to get them out of your room. I know you're grateful." I rolled my eyes and pretended to get back into bed. Jazz sat there and looked at me as if I was a slug.
I sat up and looked at her again and said, "You know Jazz, there is one thing you could do for me." She looked expectant. "You could stop giving me looks and get out of my room!" I was mean after all that she had done for me, but I needed to figure out what my parent's new invention could do. Besides I would never hear the end of it if I was actually nice to my sister.
Jazz sighed angrily and left the room. She slammed the door behind her and I jumped out of bed and pushed up a heavy chair against it. I didn't want anyone coming in to find out that I was not here.
Going ghost and grabbing the belt, I flew through the wall and towards Sam's house. She had told me yesterday that her parents were having a big expensive party and I was pretty sure she would be glad to leave. I entered the Manson Mansion invisibly because Mr. and Mrs. Manson still didn't like me much, and I was pretty sure they wouldn't let me in to their big party.
I had never really seen much of Sam's house before (because of her parent's attitudes towards me) and was amazed at how big it was. There was a ballroom occupied by ritzy looking people that could easily fit all of Fenton Works. I guessed that this was where the party was and I scanned the crowd for Sam.
To my surprise I found Tucker instead. He was dressed as a waiter and was serving some kind of shrimp puff to the guests who were looking at him with distaste. I suppressed a laugh that he had been roped into helping with Sam's party and tapped him lightly on the shoulder. He turned around and looked through me expecting to see one of the guests. I pulled a Cheshire cat move and turned my eyes and mouth visible. He jumped about three feet in the air and then frowned when he realized it was me.
Not surprisingly it was very hard to hold a laugh in for this long and Tucker was standing there looking at where he thought I was with an angry look on his face. Since I couldn't really appear in the middle of a party I overshadowed Tucker and walked out to the closest empty room I could find. That was not as easy as it sounded. There was almost no room not filled with people.
Finally I found a broom closet and walked in. It was really dark in there but I finally found a light switch and flicked it on. As soon as I did, amethyst eyes met with mine and I heard a sigh of relief. Sam sat down in front of me and looked almost as tired as I had felt a while ago.
"I'm glad it was only you Tucker." she said. "My parent's have been after me for hours trying to get me to wear pink so that they can show me off to people. At first I thought they had finally found me. It's times like this that I really envy Danny and his invisibility." She paused and listened at the door. "Oh no! That's them! I wish Danny was here now! Tucker, hide!"
I phased out of Tucker and because Sam was still facing the door I tapped her lightly on the back. She turned her head, glanced at me, looked back at the door and then whirled around. "I have a better idea." I said. She grabbed my hand and I grabbed Tucker's arm and I turned us all invisible.
Just like Sam said, her parents stood in the doorway and looked around the closet. They started arguing as they left and their voices trailed away. "I told you we should have dressed her in her sleep! Then we wouldn't be running around the mansion looking for her! I swear sometimes it's like she's invisible…" I could feel Sam shudder at the thought of being dressed in pink while she slept.
We turned visible again and Sam smiled gratefully at me. Tucker looked dizzy from being overshadowed and sat down on a bucket. They looked at me and Sam asked, "What brings sleeping beauty to the most pointless party in the world?" it took me a second to realize she was referring to me, and then another second to remember the belt that I had been holding. My memory is nothing to brag about.
Tucker was examining a strange lump on his arm. It was fairly large and resembled a belt. I suddenly remembered that I had been carrying the time belt when I had entered Tucker but not when I had come out. Note to self: do not overshadow someone when you are holding something.
I walked over and pulled the belt out of Tucker's arm. He looked sick all of a sudden and threw up in the bucket he had been sitting on. I showed the belt to Sam and explained that it was made from the time medallions Clockwork had. Tucker walked over and looked at it too.
"I wonder what happens if you put it on?" he said. Tucker was obviously directing the statement towards Sam and I, and Sam grabbed the belt out of my hands.
"I'll try it!" she said. "Anything to get me out of this party. Will you two help me with this or are you going to just stand there. Tucker and I both grabbed one end of the belt and fastened it to Sam's waist. We were all suddenly struck by a feeling as if we were put in cold water and then nothing.
Slow chapter but I promise it will pick up. It ended in a cliffhanger so you have to read more right? Sorry if you are disappointed.