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Dani singing.
Danny singing.
Both
(Backup singers)


After the footage of the Phantom siblings and their father had been aired, the G.I.W. had been shut down. Why? Because everyone had voted against the Anti-Ecto act, and had warned the agents that if they ever hunted another ghost, they would be arrested. Now, two weeks later, a stage had been set up in the park and the Phantom's were getting ready for their first concert with the help of some ghosts that had proposed a truce. They had Johnny 13 on the drums now, to give the Phantom siblings more free reign as they sang.

Ember McLain had become a backup guitarist for Danny while Kitty herself played the piano if she was needed. And last but not least, Dora had the violin. Currently, ghosts and humans alike were gathered in front of the stage in seats they had brought. The first song was about to start, Dani being the singer for this song. This time they had written the songs.

The piano soon began to play, and seconds later, Dani began to sing.

"It's funny how
The walk of life
Can take you down
Without a fight

So many years
Can leave behind
Regretfully until it's time
To realize the moment
When you turn around."

Putting all the emotions she could into her voice, she smiled at Danny as he gave her a thumbs up. The violin started to play soon after she started the next verse.

"I'm coming home
To breathe again,
To start again

I'm coming home
From all the places
I have been

With nothing
But a voice within
That calls me…
Calls me home,"

They all smiled at the sad lyrics, knowing they came straight from the heart. They knew that Dani had traveled the world, but the only thing that brought her back was the thought of her brother.

"Back in the day
When I was younger
I was so lost and proud

I've gained the world
But it will never
Compare to what I've earned

In the quiet moment
When the earth holds still

I'm coming home
To breathe again
To start again

I'm coming home
From all the places
I have been

With nothing
But a voice within
That calls me…
Calls me home
Calls me home,"

She stood next to Danny, smiling at him before looking back out at the crowd, holding her brothers hand to let him know he was the voice she always heard that drew her back home. Everyone smiled at the heartwarming bond between the siblings.

"I'm coming home
To breathe again
To start again

I'm coming home
To breathe again
To start again

I'm coming home
From all the places
I have been

With nothing
But a voice within

That calls me…"

She bowed as the song ended and smiled up at Danny before looking at the crowd. "Yes, you've most likely figured it all out, but I'm going to say it anyway. The song is about me and my brother, his voice being the one to call me home even if he isn't really there," Danny blushed green at that but smiled anyway.

He took the microphone gently from Dani as she handed it to him and he looked at everyone. "This next song, I wrote about me and Dani, and my feelings. You'll understand it immediately, all of you will. It's called Stand." He said, signalling Ember and Johnny. He put his guitar strap on and began to play. Ember and Johnny stood at the ready to begin playing as well.

"You feel like a candle in a hurricane
Just like a picture with a broken frame

Johnny and Ember begin playing lightly.

Alone and helpless
Like you've lost your fight
But you'll be alright, you'll be alright,"

The music speeds up before bursting as Danny continues to sing, his voice soft but loud at the same time.

"'Cause when push comes to shove
You taste what you're made of

You might bend, 'til you break
'Cause it's all you can take

On your knees you look up
Decide you've had enough

You get mad, you get strong
Wipe your hands, shake it off
Then you stand,
Then you stand,"

Danny was right, everyone immediately knew what the song was about. How he felt during a fight or when he was being hunted. How one moment he'd look defeated, then he would get angry and attack with even more vigor.

"Life's like a novel
With the end ripped out

The edge of a canyon
With only one way down

Take what you're given before it's gone
And start holding on, keep holding on,"

Some could relate to the lyrics. Certain people who had been bullied had done just that. They got mad, they got strong, and they wiped it off, shaking off the hurtful comments and bruises. They didn't care what others thought of them. They shouldn't have to change to meet another person's criteria. What someone else thought of them didn't matter one bit.

'Cause when push comes to shove
You taste what you're made of

You might bend 'til you break
'Cause it's all you can take

On your knees you look up
Decide you've had enough

You get mad, you get strong
Wipe your hands, shake it off

Then you stand,
Yeah, then you stand

Every time you get up
And get back in the race

One more small piece of you
Starts to fall into place
Oh,"

The people realized that the lyrics spoke of life as a race. In a sense, that was correct. You didn't go anywhere in life by just standing there and not doing anything. You needed to work, you needed to run. Things weren't just handed to you on a silver platter! It's like a puzzle, you work at it and put the pieces together until it's complete.

'Cause when push comes to shove
You taste what you're made of

You might bend, 'til you break
'Cause it's all you can take

On your knees you look up
Decide you've had enough

You get mad, you get strong
Wipe your hands, shake it off

Then you stand,
Then you stand

Yeah, then you stand,
Yeah, yeah, baby

Woohoo, woohoo, woohoo
Then you stand, yeah, yeah,"

The song ended and Danny smiled sheepishly, rubbing the back of his neck as he looked out into the crowd as they clapped and cheered. Dani came up next, smiling. "This next song, is rather interesting. My backup singers are Ember and Kitty. This song is called, Still Here."

Kitty began to play the piano as Dani began to sing.

"Musing through memories,
Losing my grip in the grey.

Numbing the senses,
I feel you slipping away.

Ember began playing the guitar.

Fighting to hold on,
Clinging to just one more day

Love turns to ashes,
With all that I wish I could say.

I'd die to be where you are.
I tried to be where you are.

Every night, I dream you're still here.
The ghost by my side, so perfectly clear.

When I awake, you'll disappear,
Back to the shadows
With all I hold dear.
With all I hold dear.

I dream you're still here.
I dream you're still here."

The crowd is perfectly quiet, listening to the lyrics in shock and amazement. It sounded as if the song spoke of someone very important to Dani, but who? The violin had begun playing earlier in the song but the people almost didn't notice it.

"Hidden companion
Phantom be still in my heart

Make me a promise that
Time won't erase us
That we were not lost from the start.

I'd die to be where you are
I tried to be where you are,"

Was it Danny she sang about? Looking over, everyone saw the guilty and ashamed look in his eyes and on his face, and immediately deduced that yes, yes it was. Fear rose up in their hearts. Where had Danny been that made Dani so desperate to be with him? Had something... bad happened to Danny?

"Every night, I dream you're still here.
The ghost by my side, so perfectly clear.

When I awake, you'll disappear,
Back to the shadows
With all I hold dear.
With all I hold dear.

I dream you're still here.
I dream you're still here.

I dream you're still here,
Ever slightly out of reach.

I dream you're still here,
But it breaks so easily.

I try to protect you,
I can't let you fade.
I feel you slipping.
I feel you slipping away."

The crowd gasps quietly, but it's not even heard among the music. Danny had been close to fading?! Everyone knew that fading was a painful and terrible death to a ghost.

"Every night, I dream you're still here.
The ghost by my side, so perfectly clear.

When I awake, you'll disappear,
Back to the shadows
With all I hold dear.
With all I hold dear.

I dream you're still here.
I dream you're still here.
I dream you're still here

(Every night I dream you're still...)
(Every night I dream you're still here)

I dream you're still here

(Every night I dream you're still...)
(Every night I dream you're still here)
Ever slightly out of reach.

I dream you're still here
(Every night I dream you're still...)
(Every night I dream you're still here)
But it breaks so easily."

When the song ends, Dani smiled sadly at everyone. "That song was about when Danny nearly faded from existence... He had such a terrible fever that everyone expected him to fade within the next two weeks. Everywhere I went, I would see him next to me as clearly as if he was really there. Every time, I broke down crying, because I knew that if Danny faded I wouldn't be able to go on living. I would have lost a part of myself."

Danny smiled at her before grinning at the crowd, patting her shoulder as he stepped up. "Of course I surprised everyone when I recovered. But enough depressing stuff! The next song!"

A couple of other ghosts come on the stage to be backup singers. Danny started playing his guitar while Johnny started on his drums.

"I am wide awake
And I'm standing tall
Up against the world
Up against the wall

Between the love and hate
They can hardly wait
To watch the hero fall

You could give me hell
You could give me death
Break before I bend
I will have revenge

Fire through my veins
I will fan the flames
Until my dying breath,"

The crowd wonders what this song is about. Clearly it has to do with being Amity Park's protector; but it was something more than that. It almost seemed like a challenge, to his enemies or anyone who does criminal acts. A challenge stating he would fight to the death if necessary, all to keep others safe.

"'Cause I will never go down
Any other way (way)
I will never go down
Any other way (way)

Gasoline pumping through my veins
Dancing on top of the flames

I will never go down
Any other way (way)
I will never go down
Any other way

Feel the poison now
Slipping through my skin
I'm not giving up
But I'm giving in

To my darker side
To my every sin
So I can fight again,"

It still amazed everyone that Danny Phantom, who was still a child, was willing to go to such drastic measures to protect everyone. He was only fourteen, but he would willingly give his life(or afterlife) to save someone. He wasn't afraid to die, and everyone knew he was very vigilant and tenacious. He never gave up easily and was understandably cautious around new people.

"You could give me hell
You could give me death
Break before I bend
I will have revenge

Fire through my veins
I will fan the flames
Until my dying breath

'Cause I will never go down
Any other way (way)
I will never go down
Any other way (way)

Gasoline pumping through my veins
Dancing on top of the flames

I will never go down
Any other way (way)
I will never go down
Any other way,"

That was it! The song was saying that no matter who he fought, he would still fight to protect someone even to his dying breath! And only his last breath would ensure he was down for good.

"(Woah oh oh
Ohh oh oh
Woah oh oh
Ohhh)

Any other way

(Woah oh oh
Ohh oh oh
Woah oh oh
Ohhh)

'Cause I will never go down
Any other way
I will never go down
Any other way

I will never go down
Any other way (way)
I will never go down
Any other way (way)

Gasoline pumping through my veins
Dancing on top of the flames

'Cause I will never go down
Any other way
I will never go down
Any other way

'Cause I will never go down
Any other way
I will never go down
Any other way,"

The crowd began to cheer, but Danny's voice and music was still heard by everyone in the park. It warmed their hearts to think he'd protect them with his life, but they all knew never to take such a thing for granted. He was a soldier in his own right with enough skill to keep any martial artist on their toes.

"Gasoline pumping through my veins
Dancing on top of the flames

I will never go down
Any other way
Any other way

(Woah oh oh
Ohh oh oh
Woah oh oh
Ohhh

Woah oh oh
Ohh oh oh
Woah oh oh
Ohhh

Woah oh oh
Ohh oh oh
Woah oh oh
Ohhh

Woah oh oh
Ohh oh oh
Woah oh oh
Ohhh)."

The song ended and everyone's cheers were loud and clear as Danny bowed to the crowd with a big grin. "That one's for you guys!" He shouts above the cheering.

"This next song is a shout out to those who deal with bullying!" Dani says. Danny begins playing a guitar with Ember playing hers as well. Dani and Danny began to dance as they sang, their bodies moving with the music.

"Yeah, you may think that I'm a zero
But, hey, everyone you wanna be
Probably started off like me

You may say that I'm a freakshow
(I don't care)
But, hey, give me just a little time
I bet you're gonna change your mind

All of the dirt you've been throwin' my way
It ain't so hard to take, that's right
'Cause I know one day you'll be screamin' my name
And I'll just look away, that's right,"

The music got louder with a burst as Dani continued to sing.

"Just go ahead and hate on me and run your mouth
So everyone can hear

Hit me with the worst you got and knock me down
Baby, I don't care
Keep it up and soon enough you'll figure out

You wanna be
You wanna be
A loser like me
A loser like me,"

Everyone grinned as the siblings took a spin on opposite sides of the stage, still dancing with effortless and graceful moves. Danny smirks as he sings the next verse.

"Push me up against the locker
And hey, all I do is shake it off
I'll get you back when I'm your boss

I'm not thinkin' 'bout you haters
'Cause hey, I could be a superstar
I'll see you when you wash my car,

All of the dirt you've been throwin' my way
It ain't so hard to take, that's right
'Cause I know one day you'll be screamin' my name
And I'll just look away, that's right

Just go ahead and hate on me and run your mouth
So everyone can hear

Hit me with the worst you got and knock me down
Baby, I don't care

Keep it up and soon enough you'll figure out
You wanna be
You wanna be
A loser like me
A loser like me
A loser like me,"

The ghosts on stage as well as six others, aside from the Phantom siblings, began to clap and sing along as they all danced.

"Hey, you, over there
Keep the L up-up in the air

Hey, you, over there
Keep the L up, 'cause I don't care

You can throw your sticks, and you can throw your stones
Like a rocket, just watch me go

Yeah, L-O-S-E-R
I can only be who I are

Just go ahead and hate on me and run your mouth
So everyone can hear

Hit me with the worst you got and knock me down
Baby, I don't care

Keep it up and soon enough you'll figure out
You wanna be
You wanna be
A loser like me
A loser like me

Just go ahead and hate on me and run your mouth
So everyone can hear

Hit me with the worst you got and knock me down
Baby, I don't care

Keep it up and soon enough you'll figure out
You wanna be
You wanna be
A loser like me
(A loser like me)
A loser like me
(A loser like me)
A loser like me,"

As the song ended everyone cheered and the Phantom siblings spoke into the microphone. "We were seen as losers once too, but look how far we've come!" Dani said.

"We never let another person's words get us down. If we did that, we wouldn't be ourselves!" Danny included, grinning happily. "So we wrote this song for everyone who's been viewed as a loser too! To show that no matter who you are, you can still go far in society!"

Clockwork was in the crowd, a proud smile on his lips at he watched his children. Danny signalled for the next song. "This next song was written before we all got along, when I was twelve." Danny says, smiling. Kitty began playing the piano, Johnny readied the drums, and Ember held her guitar firmly in her hands.

Danny began to sing.

"No matter how many times that you told me you wanted to leave
No matter how many breaths that you took, you still couldn't breathe
No matter how many nights that you lie wide awake to the sound of poison rain
Where did you go? Where did you go? Where did you go?
As days go by, the night's on fire,"

Everyone is on the edge of their seats with this song. Danny's eyes are tightly closed as he pours his emotions into the song, the drums picking up almost immediately as he begins the next verse.

"Tell me would you kill to save a life?
Tell me would you kill to prove you're right?
Crash, crash, burn, let it all burn
This hurricane's chasing us all underground

No matter how many deaths that I die I will never forget
No matter how many lives that I live, I will never regret
There is a fire inside of this heart
And a riot about to explode into flames
Where is your God? Where is your God? Where is your God?

Ooooooo-ooohhh Ooooooo-ooohhh,"

As he sings, the song reminds people of everything he went through since he first started protecting Amity Park. How he couldn't control the ghost dog and it destroyed Axion Labs. The troubles with the Red Huntress. The ghost invasions and the fight with Pariah Dark. How they treated him. The next verse makes them feel even worse, but they appreciate the songs, because they know it's the only way to get Danny to open up if you're not very close to him.

"Do you really want...
Do you really want me?
Do you really want me dead,
Or alive to torture for my sins?

Do you really want...
Do you really want me?
Do you really want me dead,
Or alive to live a lie?

Tell me would you kill to save a life?
Tell me would you kill to prove you're right?
Crash, crash, burn, let it all burn
This hurricane's chasing us all underground,"

Danny's glowing green eyes opened to reveal the pain deep within them, the fear of rejection, the fear of being hunted, and the look you would normally see only on a veteran of war.

"The promises we made were not enough
(Never play the game again)
The prayers that we have prayed were like a drug
(Never gonna hit the air)

The secrets that we sold were never known
(Never sing a song for you)
The love we had, the love we had, we had to let it go.
(Never giving in again, Never giving in again)

Tell me would you kill to save a life?
Tell me would you kill to prove you're right?
Crash, crash, burn, let it all burn
This hurricane's chasing us all underground,

Whoa, This hurricane
Whoa, This hurricane
Whoa, This hurricane
Whoa, This hurricane,"

The ghosts and hunters felt bad for all the trouble they gave Danny, but certainly hoped they could make it up with time, even if the child said he'd forgiven them. The other humans felt bad for taking his protection for granted, or for bad mouthing him without ever really knowing the truth or giving the ghost child a chance.

"Whoa
Do you really want...
Do you really want me?
Do you really want me dead,
Or alive to torture for my sins?

Do you really want...
Do you really want me?
Do you really want me dead,
Or alive to live a lie?"

Once the song ended, the Phantom siblings and the other ghosts on stage bowed. Then, they smiled and waved. "Thanks for coming to the concert to hear us all out! I hope you'll return the next time! But this is the end of the concert, and we have to get back to Clock Tower!" Danny said, this time his eyes no longer clouded by pain and the look of a wise veteran but instead the cheerfulness of a young teenager.

"Yep! Come on, Dad!" Dani called out, racing down through the crowd and grabbing Clockwork by the hand, pulling him along much to the amusement of everyone else. Clockwork opened a portal just as Danny received two containers of fresh cookies from Maddie Fenton and Pamela Manson.

"Cookies! Thank you both so much! You make the best cookies!" Danny said, giving both women a hug before charging through the portal, Dani following right behind.

Clockwork looked back at the crowd and waved with a content smile before going through the portal as well.

'All is as it should be...'