Disclaimer: I don't own Danny Phantom or Beauty and the Beast. One's Hartman's, and the other's Disney's. Or at least this version is. Also, I do not own the poem. It is the property of Yvonne Plum. I'm simply using it because I suck at poetry and would never be able to write a good goth one either.

A quick note: Thank you, patient fans, who waited very nicely for me to begin posting this. I promise you will not be disappointed… I hope. Just so you know, Sam and Danny sort of swap lives. Danny's rich, and Sam's not.


Chapter 1: Prologue

Once upon a time, there stood a mansion in a beautiful forest. The Fenton's were a proud family, but none were far so proud as Daniel, the son of Jack and Maddie Fenton. One stormy night, an old beggar woman came to the door and asked young Daniel for shelter from the storm. In payment, she offered a single red rose.

Daniel sneered at the gift and ordered her away, but the woman warned him that looks could be deceiving. He slammed the door on her face, but the beggar woman transformed into a beautiful enchantress. Daniel tried to apologize, but she would not have it. He had shown that there was no love in his heart.

She set a curse upon him: forever trapped as a ghost until he could learn to love. His only window to the outside world was a magic mirror. The rose was an enchanted rose and would bloom until Daniel's twenty-first year. The years passed, and Daniel fell into despair. For who could ever learn to love a ghost?