Songs Used: Worn by Tenth Avenue North, Born Free by Kid Rock, Hero by Skillet, Any Other Way by We The Kings, Monster by Skillet, Heroes by Mans Zelmerlow, Sunrise by Our Last Night, Fallen Angels by Black Veil Brides, Drag Me To The Grave by Black Veil Brides, Into The Nothing by Breaking Benjamin, Supposed To Be by Icon For Hire.

Voices: Danny, Tucker, Sam, Tucker and Danny, Sam and Danny,(Back Up Singing), Danny, Sam, and Tucker, (Just Sam and Tucker)

Disclaimer: All songs belong to their rightful owners, as well as the characters of Danny Phantom.

Pairings: I wanted to make it Ghostwriter X Danny but some people may not like gay relationships, so if you are a fan of them, just squint and there may be a hint of Ghostwriter X Danny.


Danny Fenton sighed, staring at the camera he had found in the park two days ago. He didn't know who was recording them, but for some reason he couldn't bring himself to care. He was feeling rather melancholy lately, so much so he had already written a brand new song.

When he showed Sam and Tucker the song, they weren't surprised by the sad lyrics but they worried. Trying to cheer him up wouldn't work, they knew that. Luckily, they were going to be singing at the new place Sam's parents reluctantly bought her.

It was large but not overly so, and had plenty of room. It had formerly been a restaurant or bar of some kind. Getting dressed, he made his way to the new location. What he didn't know, was that the people of Amity and the ghosts would be watching them from two hidden rooms, neither aware of each other.

Tucker finished setting up the instruments the moment he walked in and smiled at him. "We're ready for the new song, buddy." Seeing his surprise and shock, Tucker added, "Just writing it down won't help you completely. Singing them out helps you loads better."

Danny gave a sad smile, surprising the ones that were secretly watching them with the sorrow not just on his face but in his eyes. Sam started playing the piano and Danny started singing moments later.

"I'm tired
I'm worn
My heart is heavy
From the work it takes
To keep on breathing
I've made mistakes
I've let my hope fail
My soul feels crushed
By the weight of this world

And I know that you can give me rest
So I cry out with all that I have left,"

Everyone, ghosts and humans alike, were shocked and saddened by the pure emotion in his eyes and voice. Tucker began to lightly tap the cymbals on his drum set. Danny gripped his chest a little as he sang.

"Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart
That's frail and torn
I wanna know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that's dead inside can be reborn
Cause I'm worn,"

Many gained tears in their eyes as they listened to the boy sing. They felt guilty, so guilty. Many didn't know what they felt guilty for. Danny lowered his hand, broken smile on his face as he sang. Tears gathered in his eyes but none fell and his voice didn't thicken or falter.

"I know I need to lift my eyes up
But I'm too weak
Life just won't let up
And I know that you can give me rest
So I cry out with all that I have left

Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart
That's frail and torn
I wanna know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that's dead inside can be reborn
Cause I'm worn

And my prayers are wearing thin
Yeah, I'm worn even before the day begins
Yeah, I'm worn and I've lost my will to fight
I'm worn so heaven so come and flood my eyes

Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart that's frail and torn
I want to know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that's dead inside can be reborn
Yes all that's dead inside will be reborn

Though I'm worn
Yeah I'm worn,"

By the end of it, everyone watching was silently crying but none of them made a sound. Sam and Tucker each gave Danny a hug, who returned it wholeheartedly.

"What would I do without you guys?" He asks with a small grin.

"Probably die." Sam replied.

"Definitely die." Tucker confirmed. Everyone watching gaped at them, wondering how they could say that so nonchalantly.

The three exchanged looks and burst out laughing, Danny nodding his agreement the best he could. When they finally calmed down, Danny was officially cheered up. "I agree with that. I'd be nothing without you guys. Now, who's up for our next song?"

Sam grinned while Tucker smiled and nodded. "But the next song... it's Monster. You need to sing it Danny. You can't hold this off."

Danny paled but he nodded in agreement. "You're right, Tuck. I can't run away from him forever." His face grew determined. Sam and Danny both grabbed a guitar, while Tucker got behind his drums.

Once they began playing, the human's and ghosts quickly realized this song wasn't like the others. They were proven right when Danny began to sing.

"The secret side of me
I never let you see
I keep it caged
But I can't control it
So stay away from me
The beast is ugly
I feel the rage
And I just can't hold it

It's scratching on the walls
In the closet, in the halls
It comes awake
And I can't control it
Hiding under the bed
In my body, in my head
Why won't somebody come and save me from this?
Make it end!

I feel it deep within,
It's just beneath the skin
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I hate what I've become
The nightmare's just begun
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster,"

This song was one of the most shocking by far. Even the most shallow person could understand what the song was saying. It was saying Danny felt like a monster because of another side of him.

"My secret side I keep
Hid under lock and key
I keep it caged
But I can't control it
'Cause if I let him out
He'll tear me up
And break me down
Why won't somebody come and save me from this?
Make it end!

I feel it deep within,
It's just beneath the skin
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I hate what I've become
The nightmare's just begun
I must confess that I feel like a monster,"

Why did he feel that way? Who was this secret side of Danny that no one but his friends seemed to know about? And why was Danny so afraid of him?

"I feel it deep within,
It's just beneath the skin
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster

It's hiding in the dark
Its teeth are razor sharp
There's no escape for me
It wants my soul,
It wants my heart

No one can hear me scream
Maybe it's just a dream
Or maybe it's inside of me
Stop this monster!"

Danny's eyes seemed angry and pained, deep sorrow mingling in between the two emotions. His lips were slightly pulled back, his eyes narrowed.

"I feel it deep within,
It's just beneath the skin
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I hate what I've become
The nightmare's just begun
I must confess that I feel like a monster

I feel it deep within,
It's just beneath the skin
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I'm gonna lose control
Here's something radical
I must confess that I feel like a monster

I, I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster
I, I feel like a monster!"

When the song ended, Danny let out a heavy sigh. Tucker looked at him sympathetically and gave his friend a comforting pat on the shoulder.

"It's okay, Danny." He grins, "Just think, Heroes is next. And instead of us playing the instruments, I made the music and burned it onto a disk." Instantly, Danny perks up and grins as well. They get ready and as Tucker presses play and the music starts to play through the speakers, Danny immediately starts singing.

"Don't tell the gods I left a mess
I can't undo what has been done
Let's run for cover
What if I'm the only hero left
You better fire off your gun
Once and forever
He said go dry your eyes
And live your life like there is no tomorrow, son
And tell the others
To go sing it like a hummingbird
The greatest anthem ever heard,

We are the heroes of our time
But we're dancing with the demons in our minds
We are the heroes of our time
Hero-oes, O-oh
But we're dancing with the demons in our minds
Hero-oes O-oh,"

The three dance across the stage, spreading their arms out wide and spinning. The human's were confused by the song, since by their singing it was saying they were heroes.

"We are the heroes of our time
Hero-oes, O-oh
But we're dancing with the demons in our minds
Hero-oes O-oh

The crickets sing a song for you
Don't say a word, don't make a sound
It's life's creation
I make worms turn into butterflies
Wake up and turn this world around
In appreciation
He said I never left your side
When you were lost I followed right behind
Was your foundation
Now go sing it like a hummingbird
The greatest anthem ever heard
Now sing together

We are the heroes of our time
Hero-oes O-oh
But we're dancing with the demons in our minds
Hero-oes O-oh
We are the heroes

(We keep dancing with the demons
You could be a hero)

Now go sing it like a hummingbird
The greatest anthem ever heard
Now sing together

We are the heroes of our time
Hero-oes O-oh
But we're dancing with the demons in our minds
Hero-oes O-oh
We are the heroes of our time (You keep dancing)
Hero-oes O-oh (With the demons, you could be a hero)
But we're dancing with the demons in our minds (You keep dancing)
Hero-oes O-oh (With the demons, you could be a hero)

We are the heroes,"

When the song ended, Sam rolled her eyes with a smirk as Danny and Tucker high fived. Sam picked up the notebook Danny writes songs in and flipped to a page. She smiled softly but sadly at the lyrics before turning the page and snorting at what she saw. She looked up at Danny. "Well, since you've been an idiot in more ways than one, sing this song." Danny looks at the song she picked and shrugged sheepishly. He looked at Tucker and grinned.

"Time to sing, Tuck. It's Sunrise!" he stated. Tucker huffed, and nodded. Danny began playing the piano as he sang into the mic. Near the end of the first verse, Sam begins playing her guitar. On the third line in the second verse, Tucker started playing the drums as Sam sped up.

"Full of despair inside a darkness
Self conscious and scared, held prisoner of war
Running out of air, buried in a sadness
Want a way out of this paralyzing world
And the sound of the cries when a family's loved one dies
It echoes through a vacant room where a young soul still resides

When the night is cold and you feel like no-one knows
what it's like to be the only one buried in this hole
You can make it to the sunrise.
(Woah. Woah. Woah)
You can make it to the sunrise.
(Woah. Woah. Woah.)"

The lyrics raised even more questions within the humans, but they also raised some within the ghosts themselves. Perhaps Phantom wasn't so different from them after all. He was half human, yes, but he was also half ghost and yet he went through just as much, if not more, than they have. They decided that after this, they would all make an attempt to befriend the boy if they haven't already. He deserved that much.

"Searching for a way to escape the madness
A dire need for change as we fight for better days
The hurt and the pain cut deep like a razor blade
Holding in a cry for love, abandoned and afraid

When the night is cold and you feel like no-one knows
what it's like to be the only one buried in this hole
You can make it to the sunrise
(Woah. Woah. Woah)
You can make it to the sunrise
(Woah. Woah. Woah.)"

The humans listened to the intense emotions within the voices of both boys, simply amazed at how strongly their voices could carry their emotions.

"I won't go to my grave until a difference is made
I won't go to my grave until a difference is made
(Until a difference is made)

When the night is cold and you feel like no-one knows
what it's like to be the only one buried in this hole
You can make it to the sunrise
(Woah. Woah. Woah)
You can make it to the sunrise
(Woah. Woah. Woah.)

I won't go to my grave until a difference is made
(Until a difference is made)
Until a difference is made

(From time to time, there arise among human beings,
people, who seem to exude love, as naturally as the sun gives out heat.)"

At the end of the song, Danny grinned at Tucker. "Cheer up, Tuck. Your singing isn't awful, in fact it's great. I don't know why you dislike singing this song." Tucker sputtered but didn't reply. Sam rolled her eyes as Danny flipped through his notebook for a new song. Sam grabs it from his hands when she spots a certain song and grins deviously. "This one." She spoke, her tone commanding.

Danny paled as much as his already pale complexion could allow him. "But S-Sam! You always force Tucker and I to dress more like you when we play one of these songs!" He whines but shuts up when Sam glares at him. She reaches over the nearby counter and pulls up a large duffel bags. She opens it and pulls out various assortments of gothic clothing before handing them to Danny and Tucker. "Go to the back room and get dressed. Then come to me, and I'll do your makeup."

The two boys look at each other before sighing and disappearing into the back room. When they came back, every human gasped and every ghost's jaw dropped. Danny wore a black short-sleeve shirt with zipper detail on the chest and left sleeve with D-rings on the right side of the shirt. He had on a pair of black skinny jeans with zipper detail below the pockets, with a pair of fingerless gloves on as well. On his feet were a pair of RIOT-12 black leather combat boots. Tucker wore a black sleeveless button-down with black metal buttons, with D-rings and studs. His pants were black zipper chain punk pants, the left side having a zipper pocket. He had on a pair of black steel toed combat boots and fingerless gloves. Instead of his usual hat, he wore a black one.

Sam grinned again. "Perfect... Get your ass over here Danny, you're first!" Sighing in exasperation, the black haired teen sat on the stool directed him to and let her get to work. She first started off with eyeliner, then black lipstick. She then combed his hair until it was smooth before combing his bangs into his right eye, which easily covered it. Once she finished, she pushed him off the stool and beckoned Tucker over, who reluctantly sat on the stool. She did the same thing with him as she had with Danny, with the exception of combing his hair.

"All right, you're finished. I can barely recognize you both." She stated snickering. She was right, they looked like completely different versions of themselves. Danny's ice blue eyes looked eerie with his pale skin and completely black attire. A glare from him in this state would be absolutely terrifying.

Tucker got behind the drums as Sam picked up her guitar, and as they began playing, they also started singing almost immediately.

"Scream, shout
Scream, shout,
We are the fallen angels

We are the in between, cast down as sons of war
Struck to the earth like lightning, on this world we're torn
We won't cause the pain, of living out their law
Take joy in who you are, we know our wings are flawed

We're bored to death in heaven
And down alone in hell
We only want to be ourselves,

We scream (we scream), we shout (we shout)
We are the fallen angels
We scream (we scream), we shout
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh,
"

As they listened to the song the trio sang, both ghosts and humans were rather surprised at the serious way the song was being sung, even though Danny had a huge Devil May Care grin on his face that revealed pearly white teeth. It made him look almost scary with how his icy blue eyes narrowed, his two friends having the same expression. This song coupled with what they looked like now and their actions really made them look like fallen angels.

"To those who sing alone, no need to feel the sorrow,
We scream (We scream) we shout whoa,
We are the fallen angels

Follow the mourning star, a light when darkness fell
The passion left unholy, now you find yourself,
We have nowhere to go, no one to wish us well,
A cry to find our home, our stories they will tell

We're bored to death in heaven
And down alone in hell
We only want to be ourselves

We scream (we scream), we shout (we shout)
We are the fallen angels
We scream (we scream)
We shout, whoa-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh,

To those who sing alone, no need to feel the sorrow,
We scream (we scream) we shout whoa,
We are the fallen angels,"

There was a lull in their singing as they began the instrumental part of the song. Sam amazed everyone, especially Ember, with her skill at the guitar. Danny's grin widened as they started singing with Tucker slamming down on the drums.

"Scream, shout, we are the fallen angels
Scream, shout, whoa-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh

We scream (we scream), we shout (we shout)
We are the fallen angels
We scream (we scream), we shout, whoa-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh

To those who sing alone, no need to feel the sorrow,
We scream (we scream), we shout whoa,
We are the fallen angels

We scream, we shout, we are the fallen angels,
We scream, we shout, whoa-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh,
Whoa-oh-oh-oh
We shout whoa, we are the fallen angels,"

After the song ends, Sam pulled out three cold bottles of water and the trio chugged at least half of the bottle before setting them down. "Okay, which song should we sing next?" Tucker asked curiously. Danny smiled softly and handed them the notebook.

"Okay, another song from that first series of songs you wrote?" Sam asked. Danny nodded. Tucker grabbed the notebook and flipped through the pages. "How about Knives and Pens? The first song you ever wrote." Danny looked thoughtful before shrugging.

"Nah, maybe next time. I was contemplating suicide in the time I had written that, and it's basically based upon my decision of whether I should create or destroy." Danny replied, making everyone gasp in shock. Danny didn't seem like the suicidal type. But then again, not a lot of people do until it's too late.

"Okay, how about Drag Me To The Grave?" Sam suggested. Danny nodded and they picked up their instruments, Danny picking up his own guitar this time and strapping it over his shoulders. They immediately started playing and singing at the same time right off the bat.

Drag me to the grave!
Woaaaah
Woaaaah
Woaaaah
Woaaaah

Feel the blade of a broken promise
Carvin' wounds in a waste of conscience
I alone have the will to fight it
Save my own demise!

Another victim, another viper
I can feel sins grippin' tighter
To the spirits that we die for
And I will never let it go

Risin' up, I'm a fighter
Young and loud with desire
Heroes blessed by the fire
I won't let these demons

Drag me to the grave
Woaaaah
Woaaaah
Woaaaah
Drag me to the grave!"

The trio's singing never failed to amaze everyone, and the songs they sang only impressed them more and more. The pure passion in their voices and the feeling that every lyric came from the heart only made them pay more attention. The song's lyrics drew people in, no matter if they were happy, dark, or serious.

"Death has knocked from the depths of solace
Takin' life I have made so honest
I'm the world tearin' through this calm
Let's live another night

Feel the seasons changin' faster
Feel the reapers of disaster
And the spirits that we die for
And I will never let it go!

Risin' up, I'm a fighter
Young and loud with desire
Heroes blessed by the fire
Now I live just to conquer

All the pain around us creepin' forward
Reachin' out to

Drag me to the grave
Woaaaah
Woaaaah
Woaaaah
Drag me to the grave!"

The trio then began a short instrumental, Danny grinning widely as he jumped high into the air, legs curled behind him before landing solidly back down as he continued singing.

"Risin' up, I'm a fighter
Young and loud with desire
Heroes blessed by the fire
I won't let these demons

Risin' up, I'm a fighter
Young and loud with desire
Heroes blessed by the fire
I won't let these demons

Drag me to the grave
Woaaaah
Woaaaah
Woaaaah

Drag me to the grave!
Woaaaah
Woaaaah
Woaaaah
Drag me to the grave
Drag me to the grave!
"

The song ended and Danny huffed a bit. "Okay, how many more songs should we do before calling it a day?" He asked. Sam looked thoughtful, while Tucker simply pulled out his PDA. Annoyed, Danny took the PDA and threw it into a wall. "Hey! I have two more payments on that!" Tucker exclaimed in disbelief. Meanwhile, their secret audience chuckled, even Tucker and Danny's parents.

"Shut up Tucker, deal with it. You know better than to bring that damn thing out when we're doing this." Sam snapped, making the African-American pout. "Okay, for the songs, how about three more? One of them has to be Supposed To Be, since it symbolizes what happened after the accident."

Danny winced. "Let's not talk about that, please?" The ghosts watching grimaced sympathetically, knowing that while it was rude to mention a ghost's death without their consent, Danny's friends were humans and didn't quite understand the effect it had on a ghost's mind. They never thought that Phantom had actually died to become what he is now. "Oh, sorry Danny. I forgot." Sam apologized, looking genuinely sorry. This made the ghosts relax.

The half-ghost simply smiled. "It's fine. You're only human! Anyway, Supposed to Be will be the first song we do."

"Are you gonna transform for that one? I mean, it's only right." Tucker questioned, making the humans watching wonder what the boy meant. Then Danny, as he seemed to understand, nodded. To the human's shock, a blue-white ring appeared around the boy's waist before separating. Left in his place was Danny Phantom, except he wore the same outfit Danny had a moment before. His pure white hair seemed to gleam in the light but his usual ghostly aura was dimmed to the point he looked almost human, except that a little of it still shone.

His fingerless gloves were now white, as well as his boots and the studded belt that no one had really noticed him wearing before. The makeup was gone now, having mysteriously vanished although some ghosts suspected it was Danny's doing.

The Amity Park residents that were watching were shocked speechless, but they broke out of their reverie when Danny spoke. "I dimmed my aura a bit, and let my transformation change a bit of the outfit. Hope you don't mind, Sam."

Sam smirked, "Not at all. It looks awesome. Ready to sing?" Danny nodded and set down his guitar. His legs became a wispy tail as he floated between his two friends. He started singing before the music even started, letting his voice gain an eerie echo. At the end of the first verse, Sam and Tucker started to play.

"Tell me who I'm supposed to be now
Make me better
I can't stay halfway dead forever

Ohh, ohhh
Can you fix this, am I too far gone?
I've never done this before
Don't know if I'm ready but I wanna move on
And I've never said that before

I don't wanna be stuck, I don't wanna be crazy
This is the way that my sadness made me
Better come quick, yeah better come save me,"

Every human watching had a vague understanding of the song, since they now knew Danny Fenton was Danny Phantom. Danny danced to the beat of the music, swaying his hips and tail.

"I don't wanna be stuck, I don't wanna be crazy
This is the way that my sadness made me
Better come quick, yeah better come save me

Tell me, tell me
Tell me who I'm supposed to be now
Make me better
I can't stay halfway dead forever
I fear now
There's not much left of me
When you take the sick away
Who am I supposed to be?
Who am I supposed to be?"

The Fenton's had tears in their eyes, knowing they had shot at their son and they had basically driven him away by making him fear what they might do if they ever knew his secret. They knew they couldn't 'fix' Danny, because the the song itself clearly stated that there wouldn't be much left of him if you took away his ghost half.

"Recovery time, a condition like mine
What are we talking here?
Getting so close, I can taste the hope
But I still feel the fear

I don't wanna be stuck, I don't wanna be crazy
This is the way that my sadness made me
Better come quick, yeah better come save me

I don't wanna be stuck, I don't wanna be crazy
This is the way that my sadness made me
Better come quick, yeah better come save me,"

The ghost's were sad because they had neglected a fellow ghost, even if he was half-human. They didn't know what would happen if you took away a halfa's ghost half, but it appeared Phantom did. And it was a devastating outcome.

"Tell me who I'm supposed to be now
Make me better
I can't stay halfway dead forever
I fear now
There's not much left of me
When you take the sick away
Who am I supposed to be?
Who am I supposed to be?

For years, this is all I've known, this has had my heart, this has been my home
And now I'm scared to lose myself, scared of letting go

For years, this is all I've known, this has had my heart, this has been my home
And now I'm scared to lose myself, scared of letting go

Tell me who I'm supposed to be now
Make me better
I can't stay halfway dead forever
I fear now
There's not much left of me
When you take the sick away
Who am I supposed to be?
Tell me who I'm supposed to be
Tell me who I'm supposed to..."

The song ended very abruptly but Danny grinned playfully, flicking his tail back and forth in a way that resembled a cat so much it was uncanny. He laughed joyfully. "That's actually one of my favorites, since it relates to me so well."

Sam nodded as she looked through the notebook containing Danny's songs, while Phantom himself decided to make himself comfortable by laying in Tucker's lap. The other teen simply sighed, looking too used to his friend's actions. "I swear you were a cat in a past life, my friend."

Danny didn't say anything, although he did flick Tucker in the face with his long tail. "Damn it, Danny! You know I hate it when you do that, your tail is like a whip." The Techno geek complained. Danny grinned and escaped from Tucker's clutches by turning intangible. "Sam! Are you just gonna sit there and ignore what he did?"

"Yep, because everyone loves Danny more." Sam replied with a grin, making Tucker groan. Danny laughed, turning to Sam.

"Did you pick a song yet?" He asked curiously.

"I'm at an impasse. I don't know whether the second song should be Hero, Into The Nothing or Any Other Way." Sam stated, a disgruntled expression on her face conveying her irritation. Danny sighed, then smiled.

"How about we just sing all of those songs? They're all good, in my opinion, and we can wrap it up afterwards. Besides, Tucker likes those too. We'll do... Any Other Way first, then Hero and Into the Nothing. Sound good?" He asked. He grabbed his water bottle and guzzled some of it down. Sam nodded and closed the notebook. She picked up her guitar and after relaying the plan to Tucker, he picked up his drum sticks. Sam and Tucker started to play, and soon Danny started singing, clapping his hands rhythmically.

"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,"

There was truth in both his voice and his eyes, as he continued clap and dance. The ghosts knew that what he sang extended to them in both aspects. Whether it was to send them back to the GZ or protect them from Ghost Hunters, they knew he'd protect them just as much as he'd protect the humans. The humans meanwhile were feeling both grateful and guilty. Grateful that he would go to such lengths to protect them and guilty that they had taken that protection for granted, instead they had been accusing him.

"'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,"

He would do that? He would give into his darker side just to protect them, when earlier he became terrified at the thought of letting his darker side take over? They all felt immense gratitude and sadness well up in their hearts.

"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,"

Their voices got louder as the song continued but they still sounded amazing. No one turned away, simply stunned by the song and the trio themselves.

"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

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,"

By the end of it, everyone watching had their respect for the boy increased dramatically. Danny huffed, taking another long drink of water. "Okay Sam, we're singing Hero now. Remember your lines?"

"It's me you're talking to Danny. Unlike Tucker, it doesn't take me five times to memorize everything." She declared, ignoring Tucker's grumble at her statement. Danny laughed and nodded as he started to play his guitar. Tucker started playing a few seconds later, followed by Sam.

"I'm just a step away
I'm just a breath away
Losin' my faith today
(We're fallin' off the edge today)

I am just a man
Not superhuman
(I'm not superhuman)
Someone save me from the hate

It's just another war
Just another family torn
(We're falling from my faith today)
Just a step from the edge
Just another day in the world we live,"

The Fenton's guilt increased, while the ghosts and other humans watched and listened with rapt attention. Danny's expression seemed pained, full of sorrow, guilt, and seriousness. The ghosts felt guilty, since they were the reason Danny failed in school and his relationship with his parents was so difficult.

"I need a hero to save me now
I need a hero (save me now)
I need a hero to save my life
A hero'll save me (just in time)

I've gotta fight today
To live another day
Speakin' my mind today
(My voice will be heard today)

I've gotta make a stand
But I am just a man
(I'm not superhuman)
My voice will be heard today

It's just another war
Just another family torn
(My voice will be heard today)
It's just another kill
The countdown begins to destroy ourselves

I need a hero to save me now
I need a hero (save me now)
I need a hero to save my life
A hero'll save me (just in time)

I need a hero to save my life
I need a hero just in time
Save me just in time
Save me just in time,"

Had they ever really done anything to help Phantom? No, not really. They didn't protect him from the Guys In White either. They didn't give him the respect he deserved or even treated him 'innocent until proven guilty' when it seemed as if he'd done something heinous. The ghosts felt they shouldn't have treated him like just because he wasn't full ghost that he didn't belong. And they never repaid him in anyway when he protected them either. The next verse brought everyone to attention.

"Who's gonna fight for what's right
Who's gonna help us survive
We're in the fight of our lives
(And we're not ready to die)

Who's gonna fight for the weak
Who's gonna make 'em believe
I've got a hero (I've got a hero)
Livin' in me

I've gotta fight for what's right
Today I'm speaking my mind
And if it kills me tonight
(I will be ready to die)"

They all shivered at the last two lines, knowing they were true and that he would be ready to die for them, despite all the terrible things they'd done to him, both as a human and as ghost.

"A hero's not afraid to give his life
A hero's gonna save me just in time

I need a hero to save me now
I need a hero (save me now)
I need a hero to save my life
A hero'll save me (just in time)

I need a hero
Who's gonna fight for what's right
Who's gonna help us survive

I need a hero
Who's gonna fight for the weak
Who's gonna make 'em believe
I need a hero
I need a hero

A hero's gonna save me just in time!"

At the end of the song, Sam looked at Danny. "Weren't my lines Ellie's?" she asked curiously. Everyone perked up. No one, not even the ghosts, knew who she was.

"Yeah, but when she's not here, they're your lines. Besides, you know Ellie. She'll be here any day now. You know, Ellie is the only thing Plasmius did right, though he failed to see that and now she's my sister!"

"She's your clone, Danny. A younger, female version, but she's still your clone. I thought you were pretending to be cousins, so what made you guys siblings?" Sam asked.

"Well, Plasmius told me her DNA structure is more closely related to that of her being my little sister, so we all met up and the three of us decided she'd be my sister that my parents don't know about, so to speak. And besides, she may be my clone and we may share a lot of things in common, but she also has things she likes that I don't." Danny replied.

"Anyway, let's start the next song." Tucker intervened, obviously not wanting them to go into a full blown conversation about it. Everyone watching snickered, having gotten over their shock at the fact Danny was cloned.

The other two nodded and they all started to play. Danny started singing after several seconds.

"Screaming on the inside
I am frail and withered
Cover up the wounds
That I can't hide
Walls that lie between us
The saint within the sinner
I have lost the nerve
But it's all right
Carry the wounded and shut your eyes
All will be forgiven
None will rise
Bury the fallen and lead the blind
I will find the lost
Dead inside

Into the nothing
Faded and weary
I won't leave and let you fall behind
Live for the dying
Heaven hear me
I know we can make it out alive,"

The song was very inspirational, especially with Danny's voice portraying his emotions. Those who had lost people or were losing people this very moment had tears in their eyes as the lyrics brought up old memories. Ghosts who had experienced loss when they were alive cried a bit as they remembered the people they'd lost so long ago.

"Leave me at the bottom
I am lost forever
Letters from the dead
Say goodbye
Sorrow falls upon us
This will be the last time
Days begin to end
But I'll get by
Follow the hopeless
And shut your eyes

All will be abandoned
None will shine
Gather the broken and leave this life
Lying in the earth
Side by side

Into the nothing
Faded and weary
I won't leave and let you fall behind
Live for the dying
Heaven hear me
I know we can make it out alive,"

Tears streamed down the cheeks of many ghosts and humans alike. Some of the humans had actually received letters from people they had believed to be dead a few days after their funeral. Ghosts had received something similar, only it was an apology letter saying they were sorry for dying on them before the ghost who had written the letter faded. The first part of the next verse made many sob, as it seemed to be directed toward Phantom himself and many other ghosts.

"I'll keep you inside
Where I lead you cannot follow
Straight into the light
As my breath grows still and shallow

Into the nothing
Faded and weary
I won't leave and let you fall behind
Live for the dying
Heaven hear me
I know we can make it out alive

Stay with me
You're all I have left
I know we can make it out alive
Stay with me
You're all I have left
I know we can make it out alive,"

At the end of the song, Danny stretched and grabbed a new bottle of water from Sam's bag and chugging it. "How was that, Sam?" Danny asked once he finished, capping the bottle again. Sam flashed him a smile before shrugging. "Great, as always of course. Hey, Danny, I've been meaning to ask you some things about ghosts recently. The ghost child grinned excitedly at the prospect of teaching his friends some things about ghosts.

"Okay, then. First question?"

"The tail. Some ghosts have them, but I've noticed that ghosts like Ember and Skulker don't. Of course, Skulker's true form is in that mechanical head of his, so I figured that was the reason. But what about ghosts like Ember?"

Danny contemplated the question for a moment before answering. "Some ghosts prefer having legs as opposed to a tail. But I prefer both. Clockwork prefers having a tail and Ghostwriter is similar to me. He uses his legs but he likes using his tail as well."

"Okay, next question. Do all ghosts purr?"

"No, I heard from Ghostwriter that the core of some ghosts allows them to make a noise much like a purr or thrumming." Danny replied.

"Hmm... And the core?"

"The ghost equivalent of a heart. It doesn't beat but it does make a soft thrum, much like a ball of energy. There are core types too. This includes fire, ice, earth, water, wind, neutral, and several others. I have an Ice Core, but I've heard from Clockwork that his core is the clock in his chest. So basically he's a walking or rather floating, talking grandfather clock."

Many snicker at that comment, even those who don't know who Clockwork is. Then Danny cries out in pain and it draws their attention back. Danny was rubbing the back of his head with a scowl, glaring upwards even though nothing was there.

"Well, I guess Clockwork doesn't appreciate being called that, but then again he is the Master Of All Time." Sam said, sniggering behind her hand, the shocked and surprised looks from their secret human audience going naturally unnoticed. "Anyway, how about we sing one more song? And I know just the one!" She opened the notebook and showed him the song, making him grin.

He picked up his guitar once more, having not realized he put it down and floated up in ghost form between his two friends. He started to play the guitar with Tucker rhythmically tapping the cymbals on his drumset. Sam started playing as soon as Danny started to sing.

"Fast, on a rough road riding
High, through the mountains climbing
twisting, turning further from my home.
Young, like a new moon rising
Fierce, through the rain and lightning
Wandering out into this great unknown.

And I don't want no one to cry.
But, tell 'em if I don't survive

I was born free!
I was born free
I was born free, born free!

Free, like a river raging
Strong as the wind I'm facing.
Chasing dreams and racing father time."

Here Danny smirked, the last line seeming to amuse him. Deep within the Ghost Zone, a temporal ghost gave a startled laugh and grinned at the time mirror he was watching, which showed the scene of Danny and his friends. Ah, how his young apprentice and son amused him. The two time mirrors on either side of the one he was watching revealed the humans watching from one room and the ghosts watching from another.

"Deep like the grandest canyon,
Wild like an untamed stallion.
If you can't see my heart you must be blind.

You can knock me down and watch me bleed
But you can't keep no chains on me.

I was born free!
I was born free
I was born free, born free!

And I'm not good at long goodbyes
But look down deep into my eyes
I was born free!"

The two lines after the first three made many wince but they still smiled, even if it was a bit of a grimace. They now had no wish to try and do such things.

"Calm, facing danger
Lost, like an unknown stranger
Grateful for my time with no regrets

Close to my destination
Tired, frail and aching
Waiting patiently for the sun to set

And when it's done, believe that I
will yell it from that mountain high

I was born free
I was born free
I was born free, born free

I will bow to the shining sea
And celebrate God's grace on thee,"

When the song ended and Danny set down his guitar, everyone in the audience burst into cheer and started clammering to get out. Because of his ghostly hearing, and the fact that the rooms were only partially soundproof, this startled Danny so much he flew right into the ceiling and hit his head with a loud yelp. Luckily though, he didn't hit the floor because one familiar book ghost caught him just in time before setting him down and steadying him on his feet.

"You all right, little Phantom?" Ghostwriter, better known to his brother Randall/Randy, Clockwork, and closest friends Danny, Sam, and Tucker as Andrew Riter asked.

Danny nodded as he stared around the room, which was crowded on one side with humans and crowded on the other with ghosts. "Have you guys been here this entire time?" he asked incredulously, a green blush rising up onto his face. Andrew snickered but stayed silent, prompting Ember to roll her eyes as Kitty stepped up to reply.

"We ghosts have, but we had no idea that people from Amity were here too." She stated. Danny's shoulders slumped, eyes wide and full of disbelief.

"Oh great. Now everyone in Amity will know my secret! That means experiments! Lots and lots of painful experiments!" He groaned, not noticing the flinches his statement had drawn out of everyone. "I can just imagine the looks on the Guys In White's faces at the chance to know how I tick." Glee, He thought bitterly, Pure, sadistic glee.

"Um, we won't tell anyone." A girl Danny didn't know stated. Many of the humans voiced their agreements, while others simply nodded.

"And we call a truce. No more fighting or causing terror, but we would like the chance to do so every Hallows Eve, and have full human rights within Amity." Ember stated. The other ghosts nodded or suggested an idea, such as what to do for the Christmas Truce or Deathdays. The humans looked hesitant but they knew the decision belonged to Danny and the mayor, Vlad Masters.

"Okay, then." Danny gave a genuine smile, though it was tired. "But for now, I think we should all go home. I'm really tired, and I am sure you guys are too." After a short farewell, the ghosts left to the Ghost Zone while the humans all branched off towards their own homes. Danny collapsed in his bed the moment he changed into a pair of pajamas. It's going to be a long day tomorrow. He thought with a huff, closing his eyes as he relaxed.

But maybe, it won't be so bad.