Summary: REWRITTEN! Post-PP. In an attempt to get to know the Manson family more, the Fentons invite the whole family to a camping trip for the weekend with them! With this crazy bunch, what could possibly go right? Lots of DxS!
Rating: T (and it won't change)
POV: Third-person omniscient
A/N: Hello, fanfiction people! I used to be Converse Freak, just in case you knew me from back then. I'm sorry to my readers (lol do I even have any) for my very long absence. I forgot my password! I'm back now. I reread my old story, Camp Out Mania, and realized how bad I was at writing. It was horrible. Those who've read would probably remember and agree with me. That's why I'm rewriting my story. I still think that was a good idea, but I just didn't have the skills to communicate it properly. Hopefully, this will be a better one. I'm still going to follow the little bit of the storyline I had. To those who've never heard of the story, just ignore everything I just said to spare me from the embarrassment! I hope you don't mind the strange language I used in this chapter: it's meant to be an imitation of how I think Maddie would think. It's just for part of this chapter! Tell me if it's weird! I find it kind of weird, but I don't know. Anyway, on with the story. Review whether you love it or hate it.
Disclaimer: Danny Phantom belongs to Butch Hartman, and Clair de Lune belongs to Claude Debussy.
Sunny Summer Morning
It was a sunny Tuesday summer morning in Amity Park, and the town slowly started to wake up to a seemingly lovely day. Adults turned on their coffee machines, teenagers texted excitedly, children tuned in to the morning cartoons, and ghosts roamed the town like they usually did. It was a peaceful morning for Amity Park.
It was a splendid morning for most of Amity Park, and the celebrity Fenton household would agree with that statement, particularly the Mr. and Mrs. of the house.
Maddie Fenton woke up at around 8:00 am that morning and found that her husband had already gotten out of bed, probably to devour all of the leftovers from dinner and to invent new ghost gizmos.
The mother fixed her appearance for the day and made her bed. After which, she walked down the hallway to find her son's bedroom door wide open. He never manages to close it properly before going to sleep, she thought. She peeked inside the room to see if Danny was still asleep, and he was. She saw his cellphone next to him on his bed, like it always was, since he and Sam Manson always called and texted each other. Under normal circumstances, Maddie wouldn't approve of Danny's using of the phone too much, but they were not under normal circumstances, so Maddie allowed Danny to talk to Sam on his cellphone at his leisure.
Danny Fenton, her 16-year-old son, was a celebrity. Ever since his identity was revealed, Danny's life, his family's lives, and his best friends' lives had changed drastically. They were all the same, but the rest of the world's behavior towards them was different. Upon returning from Antarctica, Danny and sometimes, his family were called for interviews on the radio, for the newspaper, for different magazines, for the local news channel, and on live television. Sam managed to convince the paparazzi that followed Danny around to respect Danny's privacy after many unsuccessful tries from the rest of the family and Tucker, so the frightened interviewers, cameramen, and fans did not meddle with Danny's life as much as they used to. Despite this, Danny didn't have as much free time to go around doing what he used to do before the asteroid, so Maddie decided that it was reasonable for him to speak with Sam on the phone since they didn't get to hang out as much as they did, and they needed each other even more since they had finally, finally started dating. Maddie approved of the match, but she knew that Sam's parents didn't since they had bad blood with her and Jack. I wish I could find a way to make our silly little rivalry stop… for Danny... Maddie thought as she left her son's room and went down the stairs for breakfast.
"Good morning, honey!" Maddie greeted her husband with a smile while preparing the ingredients for breakfast that morning. "You're up earlier than usual."
"Hey, hun," Jack replied. "I got up to make a list of food to buy at the grocery for that big camping trip this weekend! My pen already ran out of ink when I was just halfway through the list! Aren't you excited? Just you, me, and Jazzy and Danny."
"Of course I'm excited! We better start packing on Thursday…"
Maddie finished making breakfast in a flash and sat down at the table with Jack as they started eating their scrambled eggs and bacon. She was about to bring up the topic of the Mansons when her two children, Jazz and Danny, groggily appeared at the table and gobbled their food, fantastically doing it while seemingly half-asleep.
The family members were making light conversation, then Danny's cellphone buzzed, indicating a text. Danny read it while everyone else went silent, and his face turned rosy against his own will.
"What? You try having a girlfriend whose parents don't want you in their home…" Danny mumbled in embarrassment and a hint of sadness, immediately regretting what he said right after
His mother gave him a hug and told him not to worry and that Sam's parents will get to their senses. She perked up and said to Jack, "I have an idea! Why don't we invite the Mansons to our camping trip this weekend? It's an absolutely brilliant way to get to know them better! Who knows, maybe they're pleasant people deep, deep down. And if they're not, we'll make them become pleasant. What do you say? It could be fun."
Danny and Jazz burst into peals of laughter, and Jack eventually joined them.
"Maddie! You are a genius! It could be fun? More like it will be fun! Those prissy Mansons don't stand a chance in the outdoors!—Not Sam, just her parents, sorry, Danny boy—Go! Go call them right now! And put it on speaker so that we can hear what she says!" Jack exclaimed deafeningly.
"Okay, okay! Don't get your hopes up. It's going to take a lot of persuading to get them to go, but I think I can do it. Jazz, sweetie, hand me the phone," Maddie declared.
*beep boop beep boop boop beep boop beep*
"Good morning, Manson residence. May I know who is speaking, and to whom may I direct your call?"
Wow, formal, thought Maddie. Oh, wait, okay, back to business.
"Good morning. This is Maddie Fenton; may I please speak to Pamela Manson?"
"Of course, Mrs. Fenton. Please hold while I transfer the call to Mrs. Manson."
Wow, they have interesting hold music! Clair de Lune! I used to know how to play this back when I was in high school. I wonder if I still remem—
"Good morning, Madeline. How pleasant it is to hear from you!"
What a plastic doll, Maddie thought.
"Hello, Pamela! Same goes to you. I wanted to ask, are you and the rest of your family available this weekend?"
"Yes, we are. Why are you asking?"
"My whole family is going on a camping trip this weekend, and we thought of inviting you since Danny and Samantha haven't been able to hang out so often. It would also be fun for you, Jeremy, and your mother to come since Jack and I need some adult company! What do you say?"
"Oh, my, camping? I'm not certain if we have any camping equipment, and we've never had any experience with camping—oh, Maddie, I'm sure you wouldn't enjoy our company. As much as we'd love to go, we don't want you to be troubled at all."
"Nonsense! It would be a delight if you came. We go camping every summer; it's about time we brought some other people with us! Besides, think of Samantha and Danny! I'm sure your daughter would enjoy it as much as Jack and I would."
"Oh… well… I'll have to get back to you. I'll ask Samantha if she wants to go, and I'll call you back with a reply later."
"That sounds great. I'll be waiting for your reply! Goodbye, Pamela."
The Fentons burst into laughter again and impatiently waited for the phone to ring. A phone rang and made them jump, but it was just Danny's cellphone with another text.
Danny grabbed his phone and saw, "1 unread message: Sam Manson"
He opened it and read, "DANNY, OH MY GOSH, CAMPING? US? MY PARENTS? CAMPING? You have got to be kidding me now. My mom's asking if I want to go, but I told her I'll make my decision after fixing my hair! (I know, lame excuse.) So do I say yes? This is hilarious. Love the idea."
Smiling, he hastily replied, "Yes, Sammy, say yes, please, say yes, PLEASE. Make sure she says yes! Do whatever you have to!"
A around a minute later, the telephone rang and the room was in an uproar.
"SHUSH, EVERYONE!" Maddie excitedly hollered. "Hello? Hi, Pamela! That's great! I'll text you the details later. I'll see you on Friday. Goodbye!"
And on this lovely summer morning in Amity Park, we have one family cheering and jumping for joy, and we have another family confused and anxious. Let's see how they turn out after the camping trip.
A/N: Was that good? I hope it was! I feel like it was! Don't worry, I'll improve as this story progresses. Please review as well! Tell me what you like about it, what you hate about it, what you're excited for in this story, questions about the story, constructive criticism, any ideas for the story, &c. The reviews in the old story are what inspired me to write this! I hope I can write many more stories. Such fun. I'll hopefully update very soon. I'm not promising anything, though.
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