05/08/2012 (11:27 am)
Danny strolled through the park, heading for a small grove of trees situated on a hill overlooking the park. Finding the place, he sat himself down near the base of one of the trees, crossed his hands behind his head, leaned back, and promptly fell asleep. And like all humans do when they fall asleep, Danny began to dream.
Danny and Desiree were sitting side-by-side on a bench near the beach, both of them in their human forms. Danny’s left arm was around Desiree’s waist and her head was resting on his shoulder. Her eyes were closed and she was breathing evenly, evidence that she was sleeping lightly. Danny reached up with his right hand and softly stroked her cheek to wake her up.
“Des… Des, wake up…” Her eyelids fluttered open, and she looked up at him. She smiled when she saw him, and then on impulse rose up and kissed him sweetly on the lips. He kissed her back, licking her lips for a few seconds before slowly pulling away.
“Not that I mind you waking me up like that, but what for?” She asked him.
“Des, look.” He moved her face towards the horizon and he felt Desiree’s breath catch in her throat. He had woken her up just in time to view the sun as it sank slowly into the horizon, the golden colors blazing outwards in an awe-inspiring display of orange, red, and purple. Danny stared at the sunset himself and then turned back to say something to Desiree. Now it was his turn to have his breath catch in his throat. The colors of the sunset were reflected in her eyes and in her h hair, making it seem as if her face and hair were enveloped in a halo of fire. Her cerulean eyes were focused on the sunset, and her eyes held a look both awe-struck and wistful in them.
“Sunsets are so beautiful to watch, aren’t they, Daniel?” She turned to him.
“Y-Yeah… So damn beautiful…” He answered, eyes never leaving her face. She noticed that his eyes were focused on her and not the sunset, and she giggled.
“Honestly, Daniel, you woke me up to watch the sunset and then instead of watching it yourself, you just gaze at me. Not that I mind.” She giggled again, and he smiled at her.
“You,” he poked the tip of her nose, “are wrong. I did not wake you up to watch the sunset with me. I woke you up so YOU could watch the sunset, while I watch you.” He snickered. “I could sit here and watch you my entire life.”
“Really? Even if I became old and wrinkly and gray-haired?” Her eyes twinkled with amusement.
“Even then.” He muttered, before drawing her close to him and kissing her.
“Dreaming about me, young one?”
Danny’s eyes slowly opened to the sight of Desiree floating inches from his face. Still half-asleep and fresh from his dream, he gave the ghost genie a small smile.
“Hiya, Des…” He murmured, before cupping her cheek and kissing her softly. He pulled away, and saw her ruby-red eyes widen in shock. Wait a minute, RED eyes? He pulled his head back in surprise and looked at her clearly, all traces of sleepiness gone. Her skin was green, her eyes were red, and she was glowing.
He backed away in horror. Unfortunately, the tree right behind him wouldn’t allow for such movement, as he quickly found out when the back of his head hit the tree with a loud thud. He gave a low moan and passed out.
“Oooh… My head…”
For the second time that day, the first thing that Danny saw upon opening his eyes was Desiree, sitting beside his bed, giving him a worried look. The worried look turned to relief when she noticed he was awake.
“You’re awake. That’s… good. Quick, wish that your head was better!”
“Uhh… I wish my head didn’t hurt anymore…” Danny muttered before he realized who he was talking to. Desiree’s hands glowed, and she raised her arms. Immediately the pain in Danny’s head disappeared. Desiree finished casting the spell, and realized Danny had his eyes screwed shut, as if bracing himself.
“Daniel? What are you doing?” At the sound of Desiree calling him by his name, his eyes snapped open. He looked at her in amazement.
“Woah! You called me by name! And my head didn’t explode after that wish!” Desiree looked at him with an amused expression.
“Dear child, as unbelievable as this may sound, I was the one who brought you here to your room, where you were knocked out for the past ten minutes. If I truly wanted to kill you, you would be full ghost by now.” Danny’s mouth hung open in shock. Desiree giggled, and reached over to close it. Danny’s mouth dropped open again.
“You giggled!” At the tone of his voice, Desiree stopped and scowled.
“And you are amazed by that? You have heard me laugh more than once, child.”
“Well, yeah. But that was maniacal cackling. You just giggled! While I think that your maniacal cackling is a bit scary… Your giggling is sorta… cute.” He blurted out, and was surprised to see Desiree blush. He was surprised even more when her face suddenly fell. When she spoke, she sounded… hurt.
“Then tell me, Daniel. If my laughter is cute, as you say… Why did you look so horrified after you kissed me?” Danny looked down.
“I… I guess… I was afraid you’d hurt me, actually. I felt like… like I took advantage of you, kissing you like that. And I know you don’t take too kindly to being touched, and even to men in general. So I thought…” He was cut off as Desiree pressed a finger to his lips. She was smiling.
“Shh. I understand now. But perhaps you should not have been so hasty in retreating. You surprised me so much that I never had time to respond properly, Daniel.” Her finger traced his lips, and then moved down under his chin. She drew his head nearer, her eyes closing automatically as she kissed him sweetly on the lips. She felt him tense up, and then slowly kiss her back. After a minute or so, he slowly broke away. She opened her eyes and saw that he was looking at her with a thoughtful look on his face.
“That,” Danny said after a few seconds, “was amazing. But I need to get one thing clear. Are you still evil? Coz if you are, fantastic kisser or not, I’m going to have to fight and forcibly return you to the Ghost Zone.” Silently, he was praying that she wasn’t. That kiss from Desiree had been heavenly, and he was itching to kiss her again. To his relief, she shook her head.
“Daniel, you must understand, I never have been evil. I’ve just been sad and lonely and taking my depression out on innocent people by corrupting their wishes with my powers. But if what you feel for me is what I think you feel for me… Then I think you just took care of the lonely part.” He smirked.
“And the sad part? How do I take care of that?” She giggled again. He was growing to like the sound of her giggling. She licked her lips, and almost automatically his eyes focused on them.
“Ah… that might take a bit more work on your part, Daniel. After all, I am not that easy to please, and my standasmmmMMPPH!” Desiree was cut off as Danny kissed her again, his hands moving up to hold her shoulders. She smiled into the kiss and responded quickly enough, melting into the onslaught of feelings coming from Danny’s lips on hers. She gave a small hum of satisfaction as she raised her arms and wrapped them around his neck. He broke away and looked into her eyes.
“Well? Do I meet up to your standards?” Desiree’s eyes twinkled and she let out a small laugh.
“Not yet, Daniel. But you will. You have talent, I can tell you that much.” Danny smirked and leaned in again.
“I just need practice, that’s all.” He puckered up and was about to kiss Desiree again when a slam of the door downstairs and a yell of “We’re back!” cut him short. He slapped a hand to his forehead.
“My parents are back! Darn it. You’re gonna have to leave, Des. I don’t want them catching you and putting you back in the Ghost Zone. See you at the park tonight when I make my rounds. We still have a lot to talk about.” She gave him a sympathetic look and nodded. He gave her a quick peck on the lips before she turned invisible. “Behave yourself, okay, Des?”
“I’ll try, Daniel.” He could hear the smirk in her voice as she left. Giving out a frustrated sigh, Danny headed downstairs, trying to give the impression that he had just woken up. His parents were in the kitchen, apparently making themselves a late breakfast. They regarded his (pseudo) sleepy appearance with an amused look.
“You only woke up now, sweetie?” His mother asked him, smiling. He gave a fake yawn and shook his head.
“Nah. I woke up early and went back to sleep.” Glancing at the clock, he pretended to be surprised. “Oh my God, is that the time? I was supposed to meet Tuck and Sam at the park an hour ago! They’re gonna kill me!” Or they would, if they weren’t both away visiting their respective relatives…
Jack Fenton chuckled and waved his hand. “Well, what’re you waiting for, Danny? Get going! And just in case-” He fished out a round device and tossed it to Danny, who caught it.
“Take this. It’s the Fenton Communicator. That ghost we were chasing earlier managed to give us the slip. If you see it, just contact us, alright, Danny?”
Danny nodded absent-mindedly and headed out the door. He was absorbed in his own thoughts, mainly about the two ghost gals he had just had quite the torrid moments with earlier. It was… confusing, to say the least. In the space of one morning, two of his major enemies were gone, replaced by two ghosts who seemed overly eager to make out with him.
His thoughts flying away with him, Danny never even noticed he was already at the park until he walked right into a tree.
Okay, that was stupid… He gave a quick glance around him while rubbing his forehead and muttering. Noticing that he was already at the park, he decided to head to a small hill near the center of the park. It was a semi-secluded spot and one of his, Tuck’s, and Sam’s favorites.
Walking to the top of the small hill, he stopped a moment to look around the park. That was when he heard something.
It seemed to be getting louder… He threw a nervous glance around him… It wasn’t a spook, as his ghost sense wasn’t going off, but…
A black and white blur slammed into him from behind as two arms wrapped themselves around his ribcage. The sudden impact threw him off-balance and sent him and his unknown assailant tumbling down the hill. He was desperately trying to stop rolling and see who it was, when he felt his attacker shift around him. The next thing he knew, a warm something was attached to his mouth as the arms around him moved to cling around his neck and a pair of something soft pressed tightly to his chest.
Holy crap, I’m kissing a girl while rolling down a hill! Scratch that, he thought as he felt the girl’s tongue pry into his mouth, I’m making out with her!
Alas, poor Danny, as all things must come to an end. Just as he was getting into it, their downward roll was stopped abruptly as Danny’s back slammed rather painfully into a tree, forcing him to break lip contact.
“Oh my gosh, Danny, are you okay?”
“Ugh… What is it with me and running into woody plants today?” His eyes closed tightly to fight against the dizziness, he slowly tried to reestablish his senses.
His back had slammed into something particularly hard. Probably a tree. There was something soft resting partly on top of him. Something, arms he guessed, was wrapped around his neck, and somebody was asking him if he was okay. Somebody with a vaguely familiar voice. Somebody…
His eyes snapped open in surprise. “Dani?”