“You sure you–”
“Yes I’m sure,” Sam pointedly replied through Danny’s headset.
“Okay,” he said back, stringing out the syllable, expressing how unsure he was about her decision. “Sam, you know a lot of weird stuff has been happening lately.”
“D, I’m sure. I need a break, and what are the chances that something’s going to happen anyway? It already has, right?”
“You need a break?” he chuckled, rolling his eyes.
“Oh grow up. This is what you do, remember? Anyway, goodnight.”
He smiled. “Goodnight Sam.”
Danny took the headset off, dropping it on the nearest rooftop. It had Fenton written all over it, literally, so it would be returned to Fenton Works by the morning if it was found, and if not he knew where it was and would get it later.
He smiled as he shot off into the night air, enjoying the cool breeze hug his body as he flew through it. He loved the chill. Not necessarily the frosty cold, but the occasional slight nip in the air. A few times a year the air outside matched his ghostly lowered body temperature, and he loved it, even though it was only a few weeks into the school year.
Looking around the city so that he at least looked like he was actually doing his self-appointed job of protecting the city instead of enjoying the crisp air, he happened to glance into one of the many alleyways, noticing an unfamiliar purple glow. Lowering himself into side street, Danny examined the brick walls on either side of him as they began to glow, the purple light washing up from behind them, fazing through the clay. He gasped, jumping back as the glow slowly collapsed around itself, shrinking in size to a small ball, the color matching Sam’s eyes as it reflected in his own green ones.
Danny watched from the entrance of the alley, curious. He guessed it was some form of teleportation, but he’d never seen it so… concrete. Whenever he saw it it was misty, smoke-like. This time it looked almost solid, tangible.
Suddenly the light zoomed in like a spotlight, shining straight down, making Danny wince. “What the–” he muttered as a body formed from inside the column of green light. “Hey!” he called, running forwards, catching the girl as she fell forward. The instant his hands touched her body the light and glowing sphere disappeared, leaving burning spots in his eyes.
He blinked, rubbing them as he set the girl down on the pavement. “Hey? Are you okay?” he asked, searching her as she stirred. She was scratched up, most likely injured judging by the pained look on her face.
Danny went to speak to her some more, unaware that another glowing sphere, this one red instead of purple, was forming behind him. Suddenly a blast hit him in the back, throwing him over the body and into the street. He rolled, gasping as he looked up, seeing a man form underneath the spotlight of red, reaching forward to the girl.
“Get away from her!” Danny yelled, shooting a blast of green from his palms into the man, tossing him back into the light. Danny jumped up, flying forward and grabbing the girl. He held her bridal style as he shot some more at the portal, ensuring no one followed them as he flew off, carrying her to Fenton Works.