Author's Note: Okay well this is the beginning to my Danny Phantom series! I really hope you like it and let me know what you think! No flames please! Enjoy!
I do not own Danny Phantom!
"How's the speech coming?" Danny questioned as we were walking home from the park.
"Err, it's coming I guess…" I shrugged.
"You don't sound too confident," Tucker noted as he polished off the hot dog he bought from the vendor a few minutes before.
"I don't know you guys. It's just that I never thought in a billion years that I would get valedictorian, I mean what am I supposed to say?"
"You'll figure it out," Danny assured me.
"What makes you say that?" I scoffed looking over at him is disbelief.
"Because you're just that smart," he stated, meeting my gaze.
I could feel the blood rush to my face as I gave him a small smile.
"You really think so?" I asked, biting my lip.
"Of course," he said, cheeks turning red.
"Lovebird alert," Tucker suddenly chirped.
"WE'RE NOT LOVEBIRDS!" we yelled simultaneously.
"Whatever," Tucker snorted walking ahead of us.
I rolled my eyes and turned to say something to Danny when an ear piercing scream shattered the peaceful setting. My head whipped around to face the direction the noise had come from. Not a second later, Johnny 13 came driving above the trees holding tightly to Paulina. He hovered in the air for a second as she continued to shriek for help and tried to kick and claw her way free.
"Let go of me!" she howled, her Latina accent coming out strong.
"Hold still would you!" Johnny barked at her as he tried to pull her onto his still hovering motorcycle.
"Well this is bittersweet," I said dryly as I took in the scene.
"I know, and since when can he fly like that?" Danny asked.
"Uh guys, shouldn't we do something?" Tucker shouted.
"I don't know," I pursed my lips in thought, "I think she'll like the ghost zone."
"Sam," Danny said giving me a look.
"Yeah, I know. Just change already!"
Danny nodded appreciatively as he yanked me and Tucker in front of him and I felt the familiar cool gust of air and could see the bright flash of light out of the corner of my eye. He shot into the air to attack. Once he was gone I reached behind me and pressed a button on my backpack. After a second, wings sprouted out the side and began lifting me into the air.
"Where did you get that?" Tucker shouted.
"It was a birthday present from Danny!" I called back as I began flying up to the action.
"Call me crazy, but aren't you already spoken for?" I called once I was in front of Johnny and Paulina.
"We had a fight! This one's going to make Kitty come crawling back," Johnny explained glaring at me.
"What is it with you two and making each other jealous?" I asked as I returned his glare with one of my own.
"Ah what do you know? Get out of my way punk," the ghost seethed as he revved the engine on his motorcycle.
"Save me ghost boy!" a still dangling Paulina whimpered.
I rolled my eyes. Four years and she still refuses to use my name.
"I'm sorry, is there a problem here?" a new voice questioned sarcastically.
I turned around and saw Sam fly up with her jet pack.
"Nice wings," I joked.
"Thanks! It was a gift," she laughed as she flew up.
"Oh look it's your girlfriend," Johnny taunted.
"Girlfriend?" Paulina squealed shooting daggers at Sam.
"She's not my girlfriend!"
"I'm not his girlfriend!"
"Yeah well, whatever you are, I got to get going," Johnny cackled as he stepped on the gas pedal and headed right for me and Sam.
We both dodged to the side and began chasing after him. It wasn't long till I was right beside him.
"I'm sorry sir, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to pull you over," I shouted.
Johnny looked over at me in surprise and growled in annoyance.
"Buzz off!" he yelled as he began trying to ram me.
I grit my teeth and shot an ecto ray at him, but he swerved and it missed. Paulina screamed in terror as she tried to scramble onto the bike. I continued to shoot, but it was no use. He kept dodging everything I threw at him. Finally he skidded to a stop and glared angrily at me.
"What? Giving up the chase?" I yelled, raising an eyebrow.
"You wish! Shadow attack!" he shouted pointing at me.
Shadow flew from underneath the bike and shot right at me. I began to build up an ecto ball, when he flew directly over me. I turned around in confusion and gasped in horror. He was heading straight for Sam who had gotten the Fenton Thermos ready. She looked up just in time to see Shadow go straight for her jet pack. There was a groan of metal and a sizzling sound, and then she began to fall.
My eyes widened as I flew towards her and grabbed her hand. I grit my teeth as I tried to pull her up, but my grip wasn't that great. I glanced up and saw Shadow return to Johnny.
"Well, I guess I'll be going since you have your hands full," Johnny laughed as he revved his bike again.
I shot another ecto ray at him in anger, and this time I actually hit. The bike shook dangerously and Johnny was so caught off guard that he let go of Paulina. I managed to grab her just as Johnny drove off.
"Well, that was annoying," I heard Sam mutter.
I was about to reply when a gushing Paulina began climbing up my arm to hug my neck.
"Hey! Careful! Watch it!" I cried as I tried to keep my hold on Sam.
Only it was no use. Sam's hand slipped out of mine and there was no way I could grab it this time.
"SAM!" I screamed as she plummeted to the ground.
She shrieked in fear before she landed in the top of a tree. I felt relief course through my veins. She didn't hit the ground. She was okay. Right?
I felt my hand slip before he did and tried to grab back on, but I was too late. Air whipped all around me as I fell towards the ground. I think he shouted my name, but it was hard to tell from my own screaming. I honestly thought that I was going to die, at least before I fell through the top of a tree and landed on one of the branches.
I gasped for air as the landing knocked the wind out of me. Once I caught my breath I looked down and saw that I wasn't too far from the ground. I carefully rolled off the tree limb and landed in the grass on my butt. I rubbed my head as I accessed the damage. It wasn't too bad. Just a couple of scrapes and bruises and a minor rip in my jeans. I shook the leaves out of my long hair as I stood up and began making my way back to the small crowd of people that had gathered.
I peeked through some bushes and could see Danny landing and setting Paulina down. My eyes narrowed as I took in the shallow witch. It was her fault I fell.
"Oh thank you so much for saving me ghost boy," she cooed as he cuddled into him.
I couldn't help but gag in disgust and a little jealousy.
"Uh no problem, now if you'll excuse me, I have to go find Sam," Danny said as he tried to shrug her off.
I couldn't help my smug smile. Guess he lost feelings for her. The crowd began to part, and Danny began heading in my direction. Once the last of the crowd was gone—apart from Tucker—Paulina grabbed his shoulder and yanked him back to her.
"Wait! There's something I want to give you!" she exclaimed before pulling him close and meeting his lips with her own.
My eyes widened as Danny's eyes began to flutter close and his hands began to rest on her waste. I covered my mouth with my hand and began backing up. He wasn't over her. I was stupid to think he was. I was really stupid for even thinking I had a chance.
I let out a sob once I was far enough away and slid down to the ground.
"I can't believe I thought I'd have a chance. How could I possibly have a chance when he could have her?" I spat, "I wish that I could forget everything! Forget my feelings, forget Danny, just everything!"
Suddenly green smoke began circling around me really fast. I wiped the tears away from my face and stood up and looked around wildly. Evil laughter filled the air and two sets of red eyes appeared through the fog.
"Your wish is my command," a wicked voice hissed.
My eyes widened and the smoke began to fill my body. I let out a scream as I fell back down and began to claw at my face. I felt like I was suffocating and that part of me was being ripped away. Suddenly all feeling went away and everything just seemed to grow heavy. The last thing I thought of was a pair of blue eyes, and then nothingness.
"Wait! There's something I want to give you!" Paulina squealed as she pulled me into a kiss.
My eyes squinted shut and I pushed her off. She looked at me in shock once I was out of her grasp.
"Sorry, not interested. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go find Sam," I told her.
Her mouth dropped open.
"Are you seriously choosing that loser over me?" she huffed.
"That 'loser' happens to be my best friend, and yeah I am," I replied.
"Fine! I don't need you anyway!" she yelled.
I shook my head as she stormed off in a fit.
"Issues, the girl has issues," Tucker managed to say.
"You're telling me," I agreed, "Let's go find Sam."
"Oh well Paulina caused her to fall and—" I was cut off by another scream, but I knew this scream, "Sam!"
Tucker and I exchanged looks and tore off through the bushes.
It was hours later when we finally sat down on a bench. I placed my head in my hands in defeat. We had looked everywhere, but she was nowhere to be found.
"Don't worry, dude. She probably just went home or something," Tucker said reassuringly.
I shook my head in doubt.
"No, Sam wouldn't do that. Something happened to her, something bad. It's like she just disappeared."