Batman's other Robin (part 1)
Phantom had joined the Justice League about 2 months after the Pariah Dark incident. An entire city disappearing of off the face of the Earth for a week, even if it was a smaller city, was more than enough reason to investigate for Batman. After extensive research and interviews of the locals, he was inconclusive about Phantom himself. And what do you do when unsure about a ghost? Kidnap them with the help of the Fentons. Obviously. They had trapped him in a stasis feild of sorts, and he was reluctant to say anything whilst the Fentons were present.
That was understandable, seeing as they had Fenton-bazookas out and kept threatening to tear him apart molecule-by-molecule. It was starting to unnerve Batman as well, so he sent them out and freed Phantom. Shortly after they left Phantom sighed, “Thanks for making them leave, and letting me out of that too I guess,” gesturing to the thing that had previously contained him. “Why did you do that, exactly?” He said, tensing, as if he had experience in people with manipulative tendancies.
“Because I need to see if I can trust you or not.” Batman said simply, while stepping out of the shadows. “Holy Hecate you’re Batman.” Phantom visisbly relaxed as he said this and even went so far as to sit down on the basement floor. “Yes I am. Why did you save the town from Pariah Dark?” Phantom froze, shocked by the directness of the question and once again reluctant to answer. “I’ve been researching you but can’t find an unbiased source on this, so I decided to come to you.” The ghost kid tensed up on the word researching and hesitantly mumbled, “No one else could’ve.” Interesting. Did he have a hero-complex or was he telling the truth?
After a small awkward silence -caused mainly by the Bats brooding- Phantom spoke up, “Er, Batman, is that all you wanted to ask or can I go now…?” Batman looked up and simply stated, “ I have more questions, but for another place. Do you think you can be in Gotham by noon Sunday? If so, meet me then, top of the Wayne Aerospace building. It’s for your well-being that you are there.”
Phantom paled at the threat, who wouldn’t? It was Batman for Hecate’s sake! He quickly swallowed his fear and nodded. Just like that, the Dark Knight had vanished. If Danny didn’t know better he would have said it was almost ghostly. The last few hours promptly caught up to him, and Danny detransformed and rushed up to his room in order to fanboy with Tucker. Because HOLY SHIT BATMAN had just interrogated him and it was AWESOME!
@dannyphantom-justiceleauge I decided to start writing the hc I submitted :p