I was feeling really bored today, and the result - a oneshot! In this story, a familiar friend returns, not too long after the Disasteriod incident, and, well, you're just gonna have to read and see!
Disclaimer: I don't own Danny Phantom or related characters.
It was a week after the Disasteroid had gone through the Earth, and yet life was still not back to normal. At least, for some of the occupants of Amity Park, that is. The Fenton family was enjoying a nice dinner, the first home cooked one where everyone was present in a long time.
"I still can't believe you never told us Danny," said Jack, glancing at his son.
"And I can't believe we never managed to figure it out," commented Maddie.
Danny and Jazz exchanged humorous glances; after all, their parents had been doing this all week. Ghost attacks hadn't occurred nearly as much this week, most likely due to Danny being a hero for both worlds and his sudden reappearance. "I'm just surprised you brushed the ghost equipment reacting to him as faulty equipment," said Jazz with a laugh.
Danny glared at his sister before joining in. "And you never even questioned why the Fenton Finder would be blasted to bits every time it was reassembled, no matter if it was in an anti ghost shield or not," he chuckled, and their parents joined in. The merry conversation was cut short as the doorbell rang. The four exchanged unsure glances, curious as to what reporter wanted an interview now.
"I'll get it," sighed Jazz, standing up and leaving the room to open the front door. There was a young girl, probably twelve years old, standing on the doorstep, her red and blue clothes ragged and her short black hair uncombed. "Uh, can I help you?"
"I need to talk to Danny," the girl said weakly, leaning against the wall for support. Upon closer inspection, Jazz saw a few minor injuries on the girl. "It's urgent!" the child insisted.
"Who are you?" Jazz asked.
"That's not important," she said. "I just really need to speak with Danny."
"Can you wait, we're kinda eating dinner at the moment," Jazz said, suspicious rising at the girl. She was probably hired to do an interview or something.
"I . . ." whatever the girl had been about to say, Jazz wouldn't find out. She suddenly swayed and collapsed, Jazz barely having enough time to catch her before she hit the floor.
"Mom, come here!" Jazz said urgently, and within seconds her mother arrived. "Help me get this girl to the couch, she just passed out for no reason."
Maddie nodded and grabbed the girl's legs, and together, they managed to carry her over to the couch. Shortly after, Danny and Jack walked over, curious as to what was going on.
"Who is she?" Maddie asked her daughter.
"I don't know," Jazz admitted. She glanced at her brother who was standing by the kitchen doorway. "Danny, she said that she really needed to speak with you."
His brow furrowed and he walked over, glancing at the girl from the back of the couch. It took a moment before he recognized her features, and his eyes widened. "No way!" he whispered in awe.
"Danny, there's nothing cool about this," scolded Maddie, looking over at her son. He was usually one to be responsible, but this seemed so out of character of him.
Danny shook his head and laughed, causing the other three to look at him in confusion. "I know it's not cool!" he said. "I just don't believe that she's here!"
Jazz and Maddie exchanged glances, but before any words could be exchanged, they heard a groan. The girl blinked slowly and looked up, seeing Danny's blurry face in front of her. "Danny, is that you?" she questioned.
"Yeah, it's me," he said softly, smiling at her. "I heard there was something important you need to talk to me about."
She nodded and yawned, stretching her arms before sitting up straight. "See, Skulker was hunting me, so I yelled at him to leave me alone, and, well . . ." she paused, looking meaningfully at the boy. "You remember that power you used against Vlad in the Rockies, you know, when I was helping you?"
Danny smirked and playfully ruffled her hair. "You got the Ghostly Wail?" he questioned knowingly.
"That's what you call it? I just thought it was a kind of scream," she said. "Could you help me with it?"
"Danny, who is she?" interrupted Jazz. Both black haired kids looked up and saw the three others, instantly exchanging identical glances.
"My name is Danielle, but you can call me Dani with an 'I'," the girl said. "Um, I guess we can go way back-"
"Dani, they know about my powers, the whole world does," Danny said with a sigh. Her eyes widened in sudden remembrance and she blushed.
"Sorry, but barely eating can make you forget things," she said. "Okay, so then they know about how Vlad wanted the perfect half ghost son, right?"
"Er, not entirely," Danny said. "When Vlad was saying what he wanted, I didn't have my powers so he only mentioned Mom."
Dani's eyes widened, but the deed was already done. "He wanted what?" Maddie demanded.
"Vlad kinda sort of wanted to make me his son, so I could be his evil apprentice and do his dirty work for him. I, of course, would never agree, leading to his attempt in cloning me," Danny said quickly.
"The fruit loop tried to clone you?" Jazz asked, somewhat surprised. "I thought cloning was impossible."
"It's nearly impossible if you don't have all of the genes," Dani said. "Like for instance, if Vlad was making a clone of Danny, it'd melt almost instantly due to not having the mid-morph DNA."
"Or as soon as it used its powers," Danny continued. "So Vlad discovered that if he made a female clone, she would last longer and therefore he would have a pawn to help him capture me to successfully clone me."
"Thankfully, Vlad gave me all of Danny's qualities, like his stubbornness, and free will, so I was able to discover Vlad's true intentions and join Danny," said Danielle. "Then I came back a month ago, Danny successfully stabilizing me with . . . uh . . . what was that called again?"
"Ecto-Dejecto," Danny answered promptly. "So basically, Dani is a clone of me."
"Dani-you," Jazz stuttered, looking between the two thoughtfully. "Now that I think about it, I do see a bit of resemblance . . ."
"Yeah, if she was a little taller they could pass as twins," Maddie said.
"So you have cool powers too?" Jack asked loudly, eager to find out.
"I'd transform, but I'm all out of energy from using that Ghostly Wail thing," said Dani tiredly. "Can I sleep now?"
"Yeah, we'll get you some blankets and you can sleep on the couch for however long you want," Maddie said kindly. Danny took this as his cue and turned invisible, reappearing seconds later with a few woolen blankets and a fluffy pillow.
The adults watched as he tucked the girl in, lightly kissing her forehead before whispering, "Sweet dreams Danielle, and when you wake up, you're eating, and taking a shower."
"Sure, sure," Dani said slowly, her eyes drooping. "Night Danny!" Seconds later, she was fast asleep, and the four went to continue their dinner.
A/N: So, what did you think? if you want me to continue this, jsut say so in a review, but this is as far as I originally planned to take it. I do have some ideas though. I've always wanted to write something where Danny's parents (and Jazz) find out about Danielle, and I figured that this would be a fun way to do so. I hope you enjoyed it!