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Changing Colors

Characters: Danny Fenton and Valerie Gray

Warnings: Some blood. Nothing too graphic.


Red was the color of anger and rage. It was the color of past mistakes and his failure to stop Cujo from wrecking Axion Labs. It was the color of the beginning.

Red was the color of Valerie’s suit when she showed up after his fight with the Box Ghost. 

It was the color of the flecks of blood in ectoplasm that dripped from his arm as he expected her to shoot. It was the color of her hoverboard when no shot came and he took the pause to flee.


Orange was the color of warmth. It was the color of comfort but unease, relaxation yet tenseness. 

Orange was the color of the sky when Valerie managed to approach him as he watched the sun disappear beyond the horizon. It was the color of her skirt as she calmly said his name. It was the color of her necklace as he fled before she could say anymore.


Yellow was the color of happiness. It was the color of a bright outlook but also the color of fear and betrayal.

Yellow was the color of Valerie’s shirt when she managed to finally get him to stay to talk. It was the color of her earrings as the ghost attacked them. 

And it was the color of the glare on her suit’s visor in the streetlights when he failed to hold his transformation after he’d captured the ghost.

He fled.


Green was the color of life. It was also the color of death.

Green was the color Phantom bled as he’d been injured. It was the color of his eyes as he stared at her, silently pleading for her to help him tend to his injuries.

Green was the color that stained Danny Fenton’s shirt when the white rings had passed over Phantom and left him behind.

Green was the color that stained the ground as Fenton fled the scene, dripping green along the way.


Blue was the color of sadness. But it was also the color of peace and serenity.

Blue was the color of Danny Fenton and Valerie Gray’s empty chairs when they did not show up for school. It was the color of the Skulker’s weaponry when he attacked during lunch. It was the color of Maddie Fenton’s jumpsuit when neither Phantom nor the Red Huntress showed up to fight the ghost.

Blue was the color of the silly children’s band-aids Jack Fenton applied to his wife’s injuries after the fight.

It was the color of Danny Fenton’s room as he dialed the familiar number on his phone.

It was the color the phone Valerie answered his call on.

And it was the color of the night sky when Phantom and the Red Huntress snuck out of their homes to talk about the situation.


Purple is a mixture of blue and red. It encompasses the cool of blue and the rage of red.

Purple was the color of Aragon’s scales as both Phantom and the Red Huntress showed up to the scene of the ghost attack. It was the color of his wings as they cracked jokes at each other while they fought him. It was the color of his clothes as the duo removed his amulet and forced him back into his humanoid form. 

It was the color of the night sky as Aragon was captured. 

And it was the color of the buildings the two vanished between as they set out to find another ghost.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.