Daniel hung his head as he walked through the streets. The cold autumn breeze lashed against his head. However, he was already numb and didn't feel it. It had been a month since Sam had sacrificed herself for humanity.
He sighed as he sat down on a bench overlooking Amity Park. What was he to do?
He never stopped looking for her. Tucker had told him to stop and move on with life, but he couldn't. He loved her and would not stop looking for her. His eyes were firm and full of determination as he looked down at Amity Park. Sam was somewhere and he was going to find her. No matter what it took, he would find her.
Danny looked down at the ring and closed his fists around it. Tears came to his eyes and he felt them stream down his face. He opened his hands and looked down at the word embedded into his palm. SAM. It was the ring he had given her. The door slammed and he looked up as Jazz walked into the kitchen.
She looked down at Danny and sighed. Pulling out the chair, she sat next to him and placed her hands over his clenched fists.
"Danny, don't cry." She said in an attempt to comfort her brother. He looked away.
"Why shouldn't I? Sam gave her life for all of us." He said. Jazz sighed.
"Yes and that was what she wanted." She said. He didn't respond.
Instead he stood and walked towards the door.
"Danny, where are you going?" Jazz asked. He didn't answer and shut the door behind him.
The minute he turned around, the cold autumn breeze hit him. He began to walk but even he didn't know where he was going.
His thoughts jumped back to Sam. How could she be gone? There was no way Sam could go and leave him.
He looked up and saw that he had walked to Sam's favorite bench. It was the one overlooking Amity Park. He took a deep breath and sat down.
What happened to his life? Everything just fell apart.
Daniel took a deep breath and stood. It was time that he should head back to his apartment.
He walked around the corner and stopped in front of the old bookstore. Taking a deep breath, he opened the door and went in. A little bell tinkled above his head as he opened the door.
He looked up and was greeted by a beautiful woman. She had raven colored hair stopping a little below her shoulders. She had radiant cerulean eyes. She looked at him and cleared her throat.
"Can I help you?" She asked. Daniel's head shot up as his ghost breath escaped from his lip. Her voice sounded so familiar.
"No thank you." He said. She nodded and turned back to the book she had in her hand. Daniel walked towards a shelf and picked up a book. He glanced over at the book she was reading.
It was a book by Poe. His head shot up and he looked at her. She looked so familiar, like Sam.
Who was she?
He cleared his throat and walked over to her. He handed her the book.
"I'd like this one." He said. She nodded and took the book, ringing it up.
"Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bronte." She smiled at him as she rung the book up.
"Wonderful story. Excellent choice." She said.
"It was a favorite of my girlfriend." He said. Without meaning to, she dropped the book.
"Oh, I'm so sorry. How clumsy of me." She smiled and bent to pick it up. At the same moment, Daniel also bent to pick it up. His hand touched hers and he felt a spark run through it. She pulled away the minute their hands touched, as if she too felt the spark.
"Do I know you?" He asked, getting to his feet. She pulled her hair back behind her ears and shook her head.
"No. I just moved to town. About a month ago." She said. His eyes grew wide.
"What's your name?" He asked.
"Samantha. Samantha Fuller." She said. He gasped.
"Are you ok?" She asked. He nodded and took the book.
"Thank you." He said before walking out the door. His mind was racing as he walked towards his apartment. Who was she?
Danny took a deep breath as he went into the Nasty Burger. Tucker saw him and smiled, waving for him to join him.
Danny smiled and walked towards his best friend.
"You look terrible. Did you sleep dude?" Tucker asked him as he sat down. Danny shook his head.
"You can't keep doing this to yourself." Tucker said. Danny didn't respond. Instead he raised his hand and motioned for the waitress to take his order.
"What can I get you?" A voice asked. Danny didn't look up as he ordered.
"A tofu burger." He said.
"I'm guessing you're a vegetarian?" A voice asked. Danny nodded.
"So am I. Well, ultra recyclo-vegetarian." The voice said. Danny's head shot up right away and his ghost breath escaped.
"Sam?" He asked. The person turned around and laughed.
"Yes, how did you know my name was Sam?" She asked. Suddenly, she looked down at her name tag and laughed.
"Well of course you would know my name if I was wearing a name tag." She chuckled. Danny examined the girl. She had shoulder length hair that was chipped. Streaks of red and purple ran through her hair. His eyes moved from her hair to her eyes. They were a beautiful shade of cerulean.
"Would you like anything else?" She asked. He shook his head. He turned to Tucker after she left.
"Did you see that?" He asked. Tucker sighed and shook his head.
"Danny, I know it looked like her and she said that was her name. But if it was Sam, she would have told you." Tucker said. Danny shook his head.
"It is her!" He said. Tucker sighed and shook his head.
"Listen Danny, I know what you're going through. It isn't easy for any of us." He said. Danny growled.
"We're the only ones who remember her! Her own parents forgot her!" Danny said, resting his head in his hand.
"I know dude. But calm down." Tucker said. Danny let out a growl. Sam returned with the burger and set it down in front of him.
"Here you are." She smiled. He looked up at her before grabbing his coat and walking out of The Nasty Burger. Sam was left staring after him.
"Is your friend ok?" She asked. Tucker sighed and nodded.
"He is just sad over his girlfriend." He said. Sam looked in the direction Danny left in and nodded sympathetically.
Danny stopped by the same bench Sam loved. Who was she? She couldn't be Sam, could she?
But if she was, why didn't she rush to him? It was all so confusing.
Daniel took a deep breath and walked into the bookstore once more. The bell tinkled above his head once more. He looked up and was greeted by an older woman.
"Hello young man, how can I help you?" She asked. Daniel smiled and shook his head.
"I was just browsing." He said. She smiled and went back to reading the book in her hand. He walked over to a shelf and picked up a book.
He looked down at the book. It was a book by Poe.
He walked over to the counter and handed the lady the book. She smiled as she rang it up.
"Poe. Wonderful. A fine author." She smiled. He returned the smile and nodded.
"Um," He turned before he left.
"You are looking for the young lady who was here yesterday, are you not?" She asked. He didn't answer. He just turned away. She smiled as his silence answered her question.
"I don't blame you. She is beautiful." She said. Daniel didn't respond.
"She is not here today. She quit the job yesterday." The lady said. Daniel's head shot up.
"What? Do you know where she is?" He asked. She shook her head.
"She said she was leaving town and going far away. She said she made a big mistake by coming here." The lady said. Without another word, Daniel ran out of the store. It was Sam! He was sure. Why else would she quit after seeing him?
Danny looked up and saw a figure sitting on the bench Sam always sat on. He felt his ghost breath escape his lips. Without thinking, he ran to the bench.
"Sam!" He yelled. The figure looked up and smiled.
"Hi." She said. He stopped. It wasn't his Sam, the one he knew. It was the other one from Nasty Burger.
"Hi." He said. She moved over to allow him to sit.
"I'm sorry. I shouldn't have disturbed you." He said. She shook her head.
"I was getting ready to leave. The sun already set either way." She smiled and stood.
"Good night." She said and left. Danny watched her as she left. He sighed and leaned his head against the bench. What was up with his ghost breath? It went off every time he saw her.
Suddenly, he heard a scream.
"Danny!" A voice yelled. He gasped. That was Sam's voice. There was no denying it! He got to his feet and followed the voice.
Danny looked around and heard another scream, coming from a dark alley.
"Sam?" He yelled, running into the alleyway. He saw Sam leaning against the wall and a crumpled figure at her feet. Blood was pouring from her shoulder and a knife was next to her feet. The person groaned and Danny saw it was a guy. His nose was broken and his lip was bleeding. Sam's purse was in his hand.
"Sam!" Danny yelled, running towards her. Without realizing what she was doing, she buried her face in his chest and sobbed.
"Danny. It was so scary. He came with the knife and I panicked. Without thinking, I blasted him and then punched him." She said. Suddenly, she pulled away and clamped her hand over her mouth.
"Sam, it is you!" Danny said. Without another word, she spun around and began to run.
"Sam!" Danny yelled, running after her.
Danny looked at her as she stood by the bench.
"It is you Sam. Don't lie to me." He said, his voice rough. She fell to her knees and began to sob.
"Why did you not tell me?" He asked, pulling her to her feet. He raised her face and looked down into her eyes.
"Why did you hide it?" He asked. She sniffed and he wiped the tears rolling down her face.
"Because I was afraid to come back. I didn't want to ruin your life. I still have my ghost powers. I knew you would probably want to move on." She said. He growled and grasped her face.
"Never! You would never ruin my life if you had ghost powers or not! I would not move on and forget about you! I love you Sam!" He said. More tears came to her eyes and she pulled away.
"What about Paulina?" She asked. Danny laughed.
"She was only lmarrying me to make you jealous. She never did like me. Besides, when I took off the ring that day, I meant it. I love you Sam and only you." He said. He pulled her into his arms and kissed her.
Sam felt her knees buckle and held him for support. She smiled when they pulled apart.
"I love you too Danny. Now and always." She smiled. He smiled back at her and kissed her again.
Daniel looked over at the bench. There was a figure sitting there. He took a deep breath and walked over to the bench and sat down.
The figure turned and stood. Suddenly, his hand shot out and his fingers closed around her wrist.
"You're not running this time Sam." He said. She didn't respond. Instead, she pulled her hand in an attempt to break away. Daniel's grip tightened.
"I'm not letting go Sam. Not now and not ever!" He said. He stood and pulled his hand back, pulling her into him. He held her face in his hand as tears streamed down her face.
"Why didn't you tell me Sam? Why?" He asked, the hurt evident in his voice. She sniffed.
"Because I still have my ghost powers. I didn't want to put you in danger. I was going to go away forever, but I couldn't. I had to see you." She said, tears streaming down her face.
He wiped her face and placed his lips against hers. The kiss swept through her and she felt herself clinging to him after it was over.
"I love you Sam." He said. She smiled and kissed him again.
"I love you too Daniel." She smiled. He laughed and pulled her into a hug.
"Where are we going Danny?" Sam asked. Danny smiled and held her hand, guiding her through the trees.
"Ok, here we are. You can take off the blindfold now." He said. Sam pulled off the blindfold and gasped.
"It's beautiful." She said. They were standing on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The sun was setting, its light cast across the water. She turned towards Danny, who smiled and got to his knees, a ring box in his hand.
"Samantha Mason, will you marry me?" He asked, opening the box and revealing a diamond ring. Sam gasped and looked down at him, a smile breaking out on her face.
"Yes Danny!" She smiled. He grinned and placed the ring on her finger. She smiled and pounced on him. He let out a yell as he caught her. Sam smiled and kissed him. Danny's arms tightened around her waist as he returned the kiss.
Samantha Fenton smiled as she lay on Daniel's arm. They were lying in her backyard watching the stars in the sky.
It had been about 5 years since he had proposed and since they had gotten married. She smiled as she looked up at him. He looked down and caught her looking at him.
"What?" He asked, smiling. She smiled back at him.
"Nothing. I was just thinking of everything that happened." She said. He smiled and planted a kiss on her forehead.
"Yet our love made it through everything." He smiled. She nodded and turned towards him.
"How much do you love me?" She asked. He pretended to think and shrugged.
"I don't think I love you that much anymore." He said. She opened her mouth and he laughed. Just as she was about to yell at him, he leaned forward and kissed her. His kiss was gentle, yet full of passion. He smiled at her after he pulled away.
"Does that answer your question?" He asked. She smiled and leaned forward and kiss him.
"Yes, Mr. Fenton. It does." She smiled. He chuckled and picked her up, twirling her around under the moonlight.
He smiled and set her down.
"I love you Danny." She said.
"I love you too Sam." He said.
"Now and always." They both said. Sam grinned and kissed him as the moonlight shone down on them.
Going back to the past was just what they needed to do in order to fix the future.
So, I finally finished this fic! I wanna say thanks to all the readers who stuck with this fic and enjoyed it! Thank you guys so much for your support! Couldn't have done it without you! Be sure to keep checking for more fics! Again, thank you guys so much! Until my next fic!