as long as vlad stayed in amity park, dani wasn’t really safe or comfortable there. the ghost zone wasn’t really safe for her either - skulker was probably looking for her and she’d be a target for other ghosts. so she travels the country, hiding in the back of trucks, swiping food as she can, blending into families so she doesn’t look alone. she’s at a random diner in Arkansas when a rough looking woman walks up and stares at her, “you know, i thought you were my nephew for a minute there. you look just like him”
“hehe, yeah… just got one of those faces, ya know?”
and that’s how dani meet danny’s aunt alicia.
(honestly i would just love for dani to spend time with alicia and learn survival skills and other things from her. they’d share stories and finally find another person they can quietly enjoy their time with)