I don't own DP. This story takes place when the gang are all 14 and in 9th grade, but Danny doesn't have his powers… yet.
"Mayday, mayday," Malada said, flipping various switches in her aircraft. "Mayday, we're going down. I repeat: we are going down."
"Mommy, I'm scared," her daughter, Akarthia, said from the backseat.
"Don't worry, Akarthia. You and Matriarch and Rekiotho will be okay," Malada assured her daughter. "We're not going to crash."
Malada was wrong. They crashed, leaving Malada dead, Akarthia and her sister and brother orphans.
"Class, today we will be doing an experiment on DNA," Ms. Lafayette said. "You took your DNA samples yesterday, and today you will be creating a model. You were told to read the instructions last night, so you may begin."
Sam Manson looked at the DNA strand on the picture and began construction the diagram. AT, GC, CG, AT, twist… left? No, that couldn't have been right. It was a physical impossibility. DNA twisted right, not left. Sam stared at the picture and her notes, double and triple checking them. It did, in fact, twist to the left.
She looked around to see if anyone else was having this problem. Unfortunately, it was too soon to tell. She waited another ten minutes before looking around again, this time seeing Kwan and Paulina flipping through their notes, their DNA diagrams twisting to the left as well.
(Am I) Breaking down
Can I break away, push me away
Genevieve Cortese as Sam Manson
Make me fall just to see
Megan Fox as Paulina Sanchez
Another side in me, push me away
Aaron Yoo as Kwan Sullivan
You can see, what I see
Logan Lerman as Danny Fenton
The other side of me (side of me, side of me)
Max Theroit as Alex Summers
"What do you want, loser? I have to figure out what went wrong when I was making this thing or I'm gonna fail," Paulina spat back.
Here goes nothing, Sam thought. "You won't find anything wrong with your work. Mine and Kwan's are the exact same way."
"So?" Paulina asked. "That means nothing."
"No, it means that whatever made your DNA strand go to the left probably made mine and Kwan's go left, too," Sam said. "Meet me on the roof at lunch."
Sam and Kwan stood on the roof of the middle school, waiting to see if Paulina would show.
"Whatever you have to say to me, it'd better be quick," Paulina's voice came from the roof access door. Kwan and Sam turned to see Paulina standing there, that same diva-attitude-look she always had on her face.
"Okay, well, I did some research, and it turns out a spaceship supposedly crashed here about fourteen years ago," Sam said.
"Okay, so some astronauts screwed up; what's that got to do with our bizarre DNA?" Kwan asked.
"Not that kind of spaceship," Sam said ominously.
"Wait," Paulina said. "You aren't seriously implying that we're… aliens?"
"No," Sam replied quickly. "Scientists just found high levels of radiation around the crash site, that's all. There might have been enough radiation to scramble our DNA."
"No," Kwan said. "If there was enough radiation to scramble our DNA, we'd be dead, or extremely sick at the least."
"So… that's the only real option," Paulina said. "We're aliens."
"No," Sam dismissed. "It could be a number of things, but we're not… we're not some freaks from another planet, okay?"
"Well, let's all look in to it and see what we can find," Kwan retorted. "Who knows, we might even be family or something."
"Don't think this means we're friends," Paulina snapped bitterly at Sam, causing Sam to roll her eyes.
Sam looked around the large field, though there were no longer any burn marks or missing grass from the crash. Suddenly, she saw a little girl crying.
"What's wrong, little girl?" Sam asked, crouching down to the girl's eye level.
"My mommy," the little girl sniffed. "I-I can't find her. She said we wouldn't crash, but we did."
"O-okay, what's your name?" Sam asked.
"Akarthia," the little girl sniffed again. "My brother and sister are over there." She pointed to a random spot in the field where Sam now saw the destruction of the ship, as well as a boy and a girl about Akarthia's age.
"Akarthia, look out!" the girl in the distance called, she and the boy going to hide.
Sam turned around to see a twenty-something couple.
"What do you think it is, Pam?" the man asked. Wait… now that they were closer, Sam noticed how much the couple looked like her parents.
That's weird… Sam thought. She let out a gasp as the woman walked through her to get to Akarthia.
The woman picked up Akarthia and held her close. "Don't worry, sweetie, everything will be okay," the woman said, trying to calm Akarthia. Turning to her husband, she asked, "What do we do?"
"We can't let anyone know about her," the man said. "She'll be… tested on or something. I mean, a girl found next to a… whatever this is? They'll kill her."
Sam watched the scene in awe as the man and woman placed the girl in the backseat of their car and drove away. Slowly, the scene began to melt away, leaving Sam in the field she had seen when she first got there. No spaceship. No children. No crash. But the pain was still there.
Well? How was the first chapter? This will be up regularly, once every 2 weeks. Yes, I was watching Roswell when I got the idea, but it is not a parody. It's my birthday today! Good reviews would be an awesome present!