Hello, Danny Phantom fans! I'm finally back from my break (okay, so maybe I wasn't completely off the message boards. I've been reading some of the fan fictions that are up, and I must say that you guys are doing really good! I just couldn't stay away!) I thought to celebrate my return, I'm going to repost "The Life of Saralyn"! Enjoy!
CHAPTER 1: THE BEGINNING (part 1)
I sighed in disappointment as my sister, Carmen, and I looked up at a house across the street from where we stood. The house of my aunt Rebecca and uncle Carl. I loved my aunt and uncle, but they had a bit of an obsession. What's the obsession, you may ask? Two words: ghost hunting. Uncle Carl is ABSOLUTELY obsessed with ghosts. Aunt Rebecca used to be sort of neutral, but uncle Carl's obsession must've rubbed off on her. I groaned.
"Can't we stay at one of your friend?s house? Mom and dad will never know!" I persuaded Carmen.
"No way," Carmen said. "I know that you think that Aunt Becca and Uncle Carl are weird..."
"BUT THEY ARE!" I cried. "YOU THINK THAT TOO!"
"Calm down!" Carmen said, "I know that also, but mom and dad said that staying with our aunt and uncle will help us..." Then Carmen started air quoting. " 'bond' or 'find things in common' or 'get along with each other' or something." I groaned even more and returned my focus on the house.
Oh, sorry, I'm getting a little carried away with my complaining. Hi, my name is Saralyn, but my friends call me Sara. The only people that call me Saralyn are teachers and my parents when they're angry. I live in a town called Amity Park, and so do my aunt and uncle. The reason Carmen and I were staying at our aunt and uncle's house was because our parents are going on a cruise ship through the Bahamas. Carmen and I BEGGED them to take us with them, but they insisted we stay here.
Carmen and I looked at each other nervously. We slowly started walking across the street. All of a sudden, a boy zoomed down the streets, crashing into me. I hit the ground hard on my side.
"Oh! I'm so sorry!" the boy said, helping me up.
"It's alright." I said. ?Just some internal bleeding, that?s all.?
The boy smiled. "I haven't seen you around before." He said. "I'm Danny Fenton."
"I'm Saralyn. You can call me Sara. This is my sister, Carmen." I said. "I've heard of your parents. Aren't they ghost hunters?" Danny nodded.
"So are our aunt and uncle." Carmen said.
"Cool." Danny said.
"DANNY!" a voice cried. We turned around. Two people, a Goth girl and a techno boy geek were running towards us.
"What is it, guys?" Danny asked.
"There's a g---!" the Goth girl said. She saw me and Carmen and stopped.
"Uhhh..." the geek said. He then whispered something in Danny's ear.
(What's at the park?) I thought.
Danny's eyes widened. "I got to go." he said, turning to me, "Nice meeting you. Come on, Tucker... Tucker?"
But Tucker wasn't paying attention to Danny. He was paying more attention to me.
"Hey, there. I'm Tucker Foley. That's T.F. as in too fine!" he said.
"Uhhh...?" I said. Then the girl came up and grabbed Tucker's ear.
"OW! OW! OW!" Tucker said. Then they ran off, with Tucker yelling to me. "CALL ME!" he cried.
I watched them until they were out of sight, Carmen and I bursting in laughter. We knocked on the door. Uncle Carl opened the door. He was a tall, rather chunky man with blonde hair and brown eyes that were always crinkled into a smile. He wore a checkered t-shirt and trousers.
"Carmen! Sara!" uncle Carl cried, giving both of us a big hug.
"Hi, uncle Carl." Carmen said. "Going golfing again?"
Uncle Carl nodded and smiled. "Auntie Becca is in the kitchen, making dinner." he said. "Go upstairs, 2nd and 3rd door on the left are your rooms." Carmen and I nodded and raced upstairs.
"Hey, that Danny guy is kind of cute, huh?" she said, hinting me.
?Geez, Carmen, get real.? I said. I let out a chuckle to myself as I began unpacking.
I was totally overwhelmed by all fumes that seemed to be coming from Steven (Axe maybe?). I'm going to KILL Skyler!
"I'm having a fun time." Steven said.
"Yeah... me too..." I monotonously replied.
All of a sudden, Steven inched his face closer to mine slowly.
(Oh, no. He's trying to kiss me!)
Then, Danny appeared in my mind and tears filled my eyes.
"NO!" I cried, and pushed him away.
Steven stumbled back into the snack table. There was a CRASH! and the next thing I knew, Steven was bottom first in the punch bowl. When he looked up, he was COMPLETELY dazed, like he didn't remember what just happened. When he looked at his tux, he freaked out.
"WHAT THE HECK IS YOUR PROBLEM?!" Steven shrieked. "YOU RUINED MY TUX!"
"Sara!" Skyler and Flynn rushed over to me. "What happened?!"
"He---He--- he tried to kiss me!" I stuttered. "I---I---I..."
I burst into tears and bolted out of the gym.
"Sara, wait!" Flynn cried.
But I ignored him. I ran through the hallways as fast as I could until I reached one of the school's big balconies. I collapsed onto my knees and sobbed.
(Why am I crying so hard?) I thought. (I've NEVER cried like this before.)
"Oh, Danny..." I whispered. "I wish you were here."
"Wow, this place looks amazing!" I cried in astonishment.
The gym was set with streaming lights that blinked multiple colors. Streamers hung from the ceiling in our school colors, white, blue, and green.
"Saralyn!" a voice called.
I turned around and saw Skyler and Flynn walking towards me.
"Hey, guys!" I exclaimed.
Skyler was in the orange dress that she showed me earlier. It matched her perky personality and made her slightly tan skin pop.
"Nice choices of color, Flynn." I smiled.
Flynn fixed his jacket and smiled proudly. He was wearing a royal blue tux with a bright green tie and white shirt.
"Hey, SOMEONE has to show some school spirit!"
I let out a chuckle. After 5 minutes of being at the dance, Skyler approached me.
"Sara, you okay?" Skyler asked.
"Of course. Why do you ask?" I said surprised.
"Because you keep checking the gym doors, like someone's going to come."
She was right. I WAS checking the door repeatedly.
"Who are you waiting for?"
"Uh... no one." I said. "It's, uh... complicated."
Then, Skyler made a little gasp. I turned around and standing behind me was Steven Burgson, the most popular guy in school.
"Hello, girls." His dark brown eyes met ours and he flashed a blinding white smile.
"Hi, Steven." Skyler said dreamily.
I rolled my eyes.
"Hi, Saralyn." Steven's eyes stared into mine.
"How on earth did you learn my name?"
"I learn a little bit every day."
"Oh, of course. How could I forget? Mister Popularity! I would be most honored to spit shine your shoes!" I snapped sarcastically.
Steven chuckled. Skyler was standing behind him, looking at me with a 'what-the-heck-are-you-doing?!' look.
"So, would you care to dance?" Steven asked.
"ME? Dance with YOU?!" I laughed.
"Of course she wants to!" Skyler butted in.
"WHAT?!" I cried.
I dragged Skyler a couple of feet away.
"ARE YOU CRAZY?!" I whisper-cried.
"Come on! It's STEVEN BURGSON!" Skyler whispered.
"Why don't you dance with him?"
Skyler's eyes flickered in Flynn's direction then back at me. "I... I need some punch! I'm thirsty!"
I stared at her like she just said "I eat llama legs for breakfast!"
"Pleeeeaaasseee?" Skyler begged. "For me?"
I groaned loudly, then slapped my forehead with the palm of my hand.
"Fine, but you TOTALLY owe me!"
I walked back over to Steven, who was surprisingly still there. However, when I looked into his face again, his eyes looked a neon green.
"Yes, I'd LOVE to dance with you." I said through gritted teeth.
Steven smiled, took my hand and lead me to the dance floor. I turned my head towards Skyler and gave her an "I-hate-you" look while she smiled at me.
Tucker, Sam, Aaron, and I were at my house, making our plans to Timberwood.
"You know, this should be fairly easy." Aaron said.
"How?" Tucker asked.
"Hello?? You've got yourself a magic nerd and Danny Phantom sitting in this very room!"
"Really? I hadn't noticed." Sam rolled her eyes.
"So, Aaron, you will teleport us to the back of Lincoln High," I said. "And once the coast is clear, I will phase us through the wall and into the gym."
"Why the gym?" Tucker asked.
"That's where they always have the dances. Duh!"
I stood up and stretched my arms.
"Okay, so is everyone familiar with the plan?" I asked.
They all looked at each other and nodded.
"Then, let's get ready!"
Aaron snapped his fingers, and three tuxes and a black dress appeared. He snapped his fingers again and the clothes appeared on us. At first, they were on wrong to where Tucker was wearing the dress and Sam was wearing a tux.
"Oops... heh, sorry." Aaron said.
"GET THIS OFF OF ME!" Tucker cried.
"Aww, but you look so pretty!" I joked.
Tucker glared at me as Aaron snapped his fingers and the clothes on Tucker and Sam switched.
"Thank you." Sam and Tucker said at the same time.
"Alright, guys!" I said. "Operation: Crash a Dance is a go!"
"Operation: Crash a Dance?" Sam rolled her eyes.
"It's the only name I could come up with!" I crossed my arms and pouted.
Aaron rolled his eyes and snapped his fingers.
"So... what do you think?" Skyler giggled and twirled.
"You look awesome." I smiled.
We were chatting via webcam, looking at each other's dresses for the dance tonight. Skyler twirled around in her dress, which was bright orange, strapless and that was a little poofy and reached down to her ankles. She wore dazzling white heels.
"You really think so?" Skyler asked.
"Totally! There's no way a guy WOULDN'T ask you to dance."
Skyler giggled again.
"Okay, let's see your dress."
"Do I have to?"
"Yes! I showed you my dress, now you show me yours."
I sighed. "Fine."
I stood up and took a step back. The reply of my dress from Skyler was a jaw drop and widened eyes.
"OMG! That looks SOOO CUTE!"
"Thanks." I blushed.
I was wearing a violet dress with gold-colored lining and one strap on my shoulder. The dress reached down to my knees, matched with gold-colored ballet slippers.
"I'm now super curious of what Flynn is wearing!" Skyler said.
"It'll probably not be as amazing as our dresses, but I think it will be good." I said, smiling.
There was a knock at my door.
"Come in!" I called.
Carmen walked into my room and gasped in surprise at my dress.
"Wow, you look like a goddess!" she exclaimed. "It's so pretty!"
"I've been told." I joked. "Are you going to the dance?"
"Uhh... DUH! I have to!" Carmen cried. "I'm the class president! I HAVE to go, even if I don't want to!"
"Oh, of course." I rolled my eyes, examining Carmen?s brown dress with a red belt wrapped around her waist. "How could I have forgotten?"
"Well, make sure you're completely ready by the time I am, because that's when we'll go."
Right after Carmen closed the door, I suddenly felt faint. I collapsed onto my bed and blacked out.
I kept flying and flying. A nervous pang spread throughout my body when I looked down and caught glance of a big, slightly damaged sign that read "Timberwoods". I landed in what I thought was the right neighborhood, and when I saw a familiar maroon car, I knew for sure. I hesitantly walked up the steps and knocked on the door.
"Coming." a female voice sang.
When the door opened, a tall woman with brown hair and striking lavender eyes stood there. She was wearing a white shirt, gray blazer and light wash jeans. She looked to be in her late 20's, maybe early 30's.
"Yes, what can I---" the woman began. When she realized who I was, tears formed in her eyes.
"Hi, Saralyn." I said boldly.
"Danny, is it really you?... no, it can't be." she pressed her hand against my cheek. "It is! Please, come in."
The inside of the house was rather quaint. I sat on the couch. Sara sat next to me.
"What's happened to the city?" I asked.
"Vlad. He and Rudy took control of the whole place and now..." Sara sighed. "Now it's my turn... first off, what on earth are YOU doing HERE?"
"Wait, what do you mean by that? Isn't there a future me here?"
Saralyn was silent. I noticed a tear that glistened in the corner of her eye.
?Vlad started this great ghost war between the human world and the ghost zone. He forced you to enroll, and...?
"Say no more, I understand."
I told Sara about everything that happened during the encounter that I had with Rudy in my time.
"You need help to get the medallion out?" Sara said, making sure everything she heard was right.
I nodded. "Do you still have your ghost powers?"
She made her hand intangible and thrusted it into my stomach. I jumped. Every little movement that she made me squirm.
"Hold still!" Sara laughed.
"I can't! It tickles!" I croaked.
Saralyn rolled her eyes and smiled. After a couple of minutes of Sara's hand in my stomach, she pulled out the medallion.
"Got it." Sara said, putting it around my neck.
"Phew." I said, gripping my sore stomach.
All of a sudden, a portal opened up, revealing Amity Park in my time.
"It worked!" I jumped up from the couch.
"Danny..." Sara said.
I turned around and she was standing right in front of me. She gave me a hug.
"I know this is kind of weird to hear with me like this, but I love you." she smiled.
"I know." I smiled. "Don't worry, I'll prevent Vlad from taking over the city and I will find you, no matter what."
Sara clasped her hands together, and that was when I noticed the piece of jewelry on her hand. A wedding ring.
?Sara, who is that ring from?? I asked.
Sara looked at the ring and smiled. She looked up at me.
?I think you should find out for yourself. See you soon, Danny.?
She shoved me into the portal.
My eyes fluttered opened. My head hurt, my back was sore, and my stomach was killing me. I looked down and noticed that my clothes were slightly tattered, even lightly singed in some areas, and I recalled my battle with Rudy. What happened? I slowly stood up and gasped at what I saw. I was on the hill, overlooking a gruesome version of the whole city. Black storm clouds ominously floated high above. Lightning crashed so loudly that my heart almost jumped into my throat. I gulped when I saw almost half of the city in enormous mounds of debris and ruins.
Who did this?
My question was quickly answered when I gazed upon a huge billboard that made my blood boil.
His face was plastered on the board, all evil smiles, and below his ugly face read "Obey".
(So, that crazy old fruit loop did all of this.) I thought. (The big question is... how?)
Realization hit me, along with a severe and sharp pain in my abdomen.
(I'm not in my time... I'm in the future! A horrible, ugly, treacherous future! How in the world did I get here?)
I tried to recap on what happened after encountering Rudy, but I couldn't remember much. I doubled over and clutched my stomach.
(I'm not wearing the medallion, so Rudy must've planted it inside of me.) I thought. (He could have done a better job at it than shoving it into my pancreas.)
My hand turned intangible and I stuck it into my abdomen. It felt so weird, but I rummaged through. However, I was not able to obtain the medallion.
(If I can't get it out, someone else will have to... and I know just who.)
I transformed into my ghost half and took off into the air.
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope that 2013 was a great year for you and I also hope that 2014 will be even better!
I even am making it one of my new year's resolutions to post more of my stories on this board. I'm REALLY sorry that I was doing bad at posting and I promise that I will work super hard at not doing that this year!
A smirk spread across my face as I grabbed the unconscious Danny Fenton.
"Master, I have him." I reported into my communicator. "What now?"
"Dispose of him." Vlad replied.
"I don't know!" Vlad snapped. "Just think of a way."
I grumbled after I hung up. I pondered about what I was to do, and then I smiled evilly. I reached into one of my pockets and pulled out a medallion that I stole from Clockwork. I pressed a button on my wrist and a portal appeared revealing Amity Park 13 years into the future. I made my hand intangible and shoved the medallion into the boy's stomach and hurled him into the portal. After the portal closed, I brushed my hands together and smiled again.
I glanced at my watch for about the millionth time.
"Ugh, where is Danny?!" I cried.
"Relax, Sam." Aaron said, looking at a book. "I'm sure he'll be here any minute."
"You don't understand, Aaron." I turned around and look at him. "Danny is usually late a lot, but it's usually only by a few minutes. It's been almost an hour. Something MUST be wrong."
Aaron closed the book and looked at me. I immediately glanced away, and no matter how hard I tried to look him in the eye, I couldn't.
"I'll see if I can find him." Aaron said.
I nodded. We heard the door be shoved open and Tucker came running in from the kitchen with a bunch of sandwiches in his hands.
"I LOVE YOUR HOUSE!" Tucker cried.
"You're disgusting." I shuddered.
"Whatever." Tucker rolled his eyes as he stuffed a bite of sandwich into his mouth. "So, where's Danny?"
"Sam thinks that something's happened to him." Aaron said. "I'm gonna find him."
Aaron sat on the floor meditation style and closed his eyes.
"Do you have to do THAT every time?" I crossed my arms.
"No, but it looks cool." Aaron opened one of his eyes and smiled at me.
I rolled my eyes.
"I... can't find him." Aaron said after a couple of minutes.
"What do you mean?" Tucker asked, scarfing down a sandwich.
"It means that he's nowhere in this world."
"If he's not in this world..." I pondered.
"He must be in the ghost zone!" we all cried at the same time.
"TO THE FENTONS!" Aaron cried in a dramatic voice.
I was walking down the street over to Sam's house so we could discuss our plans for going to the dance. I felt so excited, yet nervous. I found myself glancing behind my shoulder many times.
(What's gotten into me?!)
Then it hit me. I mean, it LITERALLY hit me. Something jabbed into my back, causing me to fly forward onto the ground. I landed hard on my side.
(Did I get hit by a semi-truck or something??)
I grunted and rolled over when I suddenly was staring into dark red eyes.
"Rudy?!" I groaned.
"Yes, ghost child." Rudy said with a smirk.
"Come to get your butt whupped again?" I said.
I swiped my feet across his, causing him to fall on his back as I jumped to my feet.
"Can't you try to fail at capturing me later? I have something important that I need to do!" I said.
"No, it cannot wait until later." Rudy said.
He reached to grab my foot, but I jumped back.
"Ha, you missed!" I said, smirking.
"That's what I was going for." Rudy said.
He smirked sinisterly and pressed a button on his wrist. A box enclosed around me. I tried to call out, but the box sent a shock throughout the entire perimeter. I cried out in pain and fell to my hands and knees.
"Not so fun now, is it?" Rudy said with his smile on his face.
I was laying on top of my bed staring up at the ceiling, recollecting from the letter. I was so dizzy, I had to lie down. All of a sudden, Jazz walked in.
"Danny, you've been doing that for 25 minutes!" Jazz said. "Are you SURE nothing's wrong?"
"Yeah, Jazz." I mumbled. "I'm sure!"
"Whatever." she said as she tossed me our home phone. "Sam's was on the phone. She said she has something urgent to tell you, so you should call her soon."
I sat up at closed the door as Jazz left the room. I called Sam.
"Danny!" Sam cried when she picked up. "You'll never believe what Aaron and I found out!"
"You'll never guess what I found." I replied.
"Okay, you go first." Sam said.
"I found a letter from Saralyn." I said.
I nodded, realizing that she couldn't see me and said "Yeah."
"I bet you miss her, huh?" Sam said.
"Yeah..." I said. "Where are you going with that?"
"Aaron and I know where Saralyn is!"
It took me 5 seconds to realize what Sam just said.
"You do? Where is she?"
"Timberwoods." Aaron called from beside her.
"Timberwoods?" I questioned. "Didn't she live there before she moved here?"
"Told you." Sam said to Aaron. "There's a dance at Lincoln High school tonight."
"Tonight??" I said. "But Timberwoods is so far, even if I flew as fast as I could."
"Why fly when you can get there magic style?" Aaron said.
I thought about it.
"Guys, looks like we're going to crash a dance!"
"We'll call you later." Sam said as she hung up.
I hung up as well, smiling at what just happened.
(I get to see Sara again!) The thought made me so happy!
However, something felt wrong. I stood up and slowly walked to my door. I opened it, looked around, then closed it. I looked out my window, looked around, then closed it and shut the blinds.
Everything felt so right, but why do I get the feeling that I'm being watched?