Title: Tales From Beyond The Portal
Author: ferretgirl1124
Pairing(s): None
Genre: Angst
Rating: PG-13
Warning(s): Character deaths, violence
Disclaimer: Nickelodeon and Butch Hartman's; not mine, except for the back stories.
Word Count: 174

Summary: Before they were ghosts, they were people.

A/N: My take on who Danny's opponents were before they went beyond the portal.

Summer in the shipping yard, in his humble opinion, could easily and fairly be compared to hell. Heat waves shimmered and he dropped another box on a nearby truck, heedless of how it landed or what it contained. All he wanted was to finish up and go home to his wife.

With a sigh, the short, portly man bent and scooped up another box, muttering. He had never intended to have this kind of blue collar, repetitive job back in high school (but then, who did?), but after being denied entrance into law school because of his weak essay writing skills, he had no choice. After all, he had married young and had a wife and two young children.

Most days, all that kept him coming back to work was that thought. He had a family, and he intended to support them.

He was so deeply buried in his thoughts that he never noticed that the box tottering on the edge of the pile had fallen until it connected with his skull.

He never had a chance.