She Will Be Loved

Chapter 1: It's over

14-year-old Goth girl Sam Manson sighed, got out of bed, and got dressed. When she tied her combat boots she sighed and thought, Here we go, another day of being ugly, boring, old me. She then heard a light knock on her window and she felt a sudden drop in the temperature. She smiled; she knew who was in her room. She went to her bed, grabbed the horror book she was currently reading and said without looking at whoever was in her room, "Hi, Danny, what's sup?"

All of a sudden a boy in a black jumpsuit with a 'DP' in the middle, white gloves, white shoes, and white hair asked, "How'd you know it was me?"

Sam rolled her eyes and said, "Duh, who else comes in my room by the window?"

Danny replied, "Good point." Then when he was fully in her room, a ring flashed around Danny, which made him transform from Danny Phantom, to Danny Fenton. Sam looked at her best friend; she looked at his messy black hair, his red and white shoes, and his baby blue jeans and gave him a sad look.

Danny noticed the look and asked, "Sam, are you okay?"

Sam nodded and said, "Yeah, yeah, I'm fine. Let's just get to school." Then she and Danny left her room.

When they were about to leave their last class Sam heard the teacher, Mr. Lancer, call her name.

When she got inside the class she asked, "You wanted to see me, Mr. Lancer?"

Mr. Lancer said, "Yes, I wanted to speak to you about your grades."

Sam asked, "What about them?"

Mr. Lancer said, "It appears that you're not going well in Geometry."

Sam asked, "So, I'm failing that class?"

Mr. Lancer replied, "It's more serious than that. I spoke with your teacher and she says that you've been too distracted and you haven't been able to concentrate," Then he added, "I've looked at your last test score and I must say that I am disappointed. Now, I had a talk with your teacher and she is willing to let you take the make-up test and if you do well she is willing to pull your grade up to a 'C."'

Sam nodded and left the room.

When she and Danny were walking home Sam told Danny about what Mr. Lancer said.

"I could help you study, I mean, I did get a 'B+' on that test." Danny offered.

Sam smiled, hugged him and said, "Aw, thanks Danny. I knew I could count on you."

That afternoon when Sam and Danny working on homework Sam yelled in frustration, "That's it! I give up! I just can't get this! Whoever thought up Geometry is an evil bitch and they should rot in Hell!"

Danny said, "Sam, relax, you'll get it. All you need is to try hard and have confidence in yourself and you'll get it. Look, I know that Geometry is a pain in the ass but you'll get it."

Sam sighed and said, "Thanks Danny."

Danny replied, "No problem, look, I'll even stay with you until you get it."

Sam asked, "You will?"

Danny said, "Sure, even if it takes all afternoon." Sam smiled; she was lucky to have a friend like Danny.

After a while of trying Sam yelled, "I got it!"

Danny smiled and said, "See, I knew you'd get it!"

Sam smiled and said, "I couldn't have done it without you."

Danny smiled, turned ghost, and flew home.

It was late at night and Sam was woken up by a loud sound that sounded like shattering glass, all of a sudden Sam heard her mom and dad arguing. Sam was scared; she didn't know what to do. She looked at her clock, it was 1:30 in the morning, and she knew she had to make the call. She took out her cell phone and called Danny.

It took 3 rings before Danny answered, "Sam, do you know what time it is?"

Sam said, "Danny, I know that it's 1:30 and I'm really, really sorry but I need you."

Danny asked, "What's wrong?"
Sam said in sobs, "My parents are fighting again."

Danny said, "Are you okay? Did they hit you? Are you hurt?"

Sam answered, "I'm fine, but I just heard glass shattering and I'm scared."

Danny got out of bed and said, "I'll be over there soon."

Sam said, "Danny you can't! It's pouring outside."

Danny said, "I don't care!" Then he hung up. About 5 minutes later Danny was in Sam's room. Sam ran up to him and then she hugged him.

Sam said, "Thanks for being here, Danny."

Danny hugged her and said, "Its okay." All of a sudden they heard Mr. Manson yell, "That's it Pam! I've had it! It's over!" Then they heard the door slam and Mrs. Manson crying.

Danny said softly, "Sam, I am so sorry." Sam didn't say anything; she just cried while Danny held her.