"But I would walk five-hundred miles, and I would walk five-hundred more! Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles to fall down at your door!" the new girl belted as she walked out of the school building.
Sam, Tucker, and Danny walked out soon after her, staring at the singing girl until she turned the opposite way.
"You know, it's actually kinda sad." Sam said after a while. "She's unaware of all the attention she's giving herself."
"Yeah," Tucker responded. "And none of it's good attention, either."
"And we thought we were the outcasts." Danny finished. "Anyway, the Box Ghost-" he was cut off by a familiar loud voice screaming out.
The trio turned around and Danny took off in the direction it came from, his friends close behind. What they saw was Dash picking on the new girl, who screamed when he took her hat off of her head.
"GIVE IT BACK! IT'S MINE!" she screamed, as Dash was laughing. His gang behind him were all finding this very amusing as well.
"Why do you talk so loud?" Paulina tauntingly asked.
"Because I feel like it!" she shouted as she jumped up and grabbed the hat, placing it on her head and holding it in place.
"You have an annoying voice," someone else remarked.
The trio was in shock as she actually growled at them and stomped off, reminding them somewhat of a five-year-old.
The bullies continued their laughter as they walked away from her, giving Danny a shove as they passed him. Danny glared at them as he walked after the new girl, who he heard start to sob.
"Hey, I'm sorry for what they did to you back there," he apologized as he placed a hand on her shoulder, not expecting her to jump up and gasp loudly.
"Sorry..." she muttered as she turned around and saw Danny. "You scared me."
Danny smiled kindly at her. "Well I'm sorry for scaring you."
She laughed. "You, then me, then you," she stated. "We both apologized," she then clarified.
Danny's smile still remained on his face, though he was inwardly confused and slightly uncomfortable with the way she was looking at him.
"Well, I just wanted to make sure you were alright." Danny then declared, wanting the conversation to be over with."
"Okay. Well I am!" she grinned, though her eyes were still a bit red from the crying she had done.
"Good..." Danny awkwardly paused, though the new girl didn't even seem to notice, her grin staying on her face.
"Oh!" she then jolted out of it. "My name's Sierra, it's very nice to meet you," she said monotonously.
"Hi, I'm Danny," Danny introduced himself. "But I should really get going now..." he tried again to end the conversation.
"Okay," she caught on. "I'll see you tomorrow."
Danny sighed, only to have it turn into his ghost sense as Sierra walked away. "Well, here we go again..." he muttered as he hid behind a tree and transformed.
Three weeks had passed since the encounter with Sierra, and she wouldn't leave him alone! Every time she passed by and noticed him, a shout of "HI DANNY!" would be the result. Danny would smile awkwardly and wave back as she continued on her way to class.
She would sit next to him at lunch, talking endlessly about teeth...teeth of all things! Heck, she even had her favorite tooth! (Which she proudly showed off one time.)
Danny and his friends could only smile and nod awkwardly.
Apparently, when she was away from them, she would talk about Danny to her special ed teacher, constantly reciting his phone number and address, as well.
Which Danny found to be most disconcerting.
It wasn't long until Sierra had missed school (due to an 'outburst') when Ms. Krane, the special needs counselor, pulled Danny aside and explained how Sierra had autism.
"What you should do if she talks too much is gently explain that you would like a turn, or that it's time to be quiet." she went on. "And if she does something inappropriate, kindly tell her that it makes you feel uncomfortably, and you would appreciate it if she would stop."
It seemed like there were too many rules for just one person. However, Danny could only be amazed at how the teachers never did what Danny found out to be the 'right' thing to do, and how the bullying problem was never confronted.
By the next day, however, the 'rules' were temporarily forgotten.
"You are what you eat, so that makes me a pasta!" she sang out at the lunch table, as she played with her food. She then laughed. "I made that up." She giggled some more.
Danny smiled at her and continued to eat his lunch, tired from the ghost fight he had experience late last night.
She then moved on the the next item on her tray, before bursting out into hysterical laughter.
"YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, SO THAT MAKES ME BANANAS!" she belted, before doubling over in hysterics.
Tucker laughed at that one, and Sam smiled as well. Danny, however, was getting annoyed as she started singing the same semi-annoying off-key tune with a different food item every time.
He eventually slammed his head down on the table. "Could you shut up please?" he raised his voice a little. "All I would like is some peace and quiet for once!" he laid his head on his arms and sighed, not hearing Sierra run off over the sound of the cafeteria.
"Danny," Sam said. "Maybe we should go after her." Danny peeked his head up a bit, now noticing her absence, feeling slightly guilty now.
"She'll be fine," Tucker stated. "She'll probably just go to Ms. Krane."
Danny lifted his head and stared at the two of his friends and sighed. "I hope she's okay," he finally said. "That was uncalled for."
"Well," Tucker started. "She kinda had it coming. She's been practically stalking you for weeks now."
They didn't see her for the rest of the day.
Later that day, as Danny tried to catch up his homework, the phone rang. He banged his head on his desk and groaned.
"Why does she always call me?" he muttered as he picked up the phone.
"Danny?" a familiar voice, but not the one of Sierra asked.
"Speaking, what's wrong Ms. Krane?"
"Danny, I'm afraid there's been an accident..." Danny could hear the tears.
Danny shot upright. "What happened?" he practically demanded, panic lacing his voice.
"Sierra left school today around lunchtime, trying to go home. She was just found lying on a street near the institution. I'm so sorry, but she's been the victim of a hit and run." More sobs.
"Oh my gosh! Is she alright?" Danny's voice cracked slightly.
There were more sobs, before Ms. Krane spoke up again. "Danny, she died on impact."