That's my way of doing things. When life gives me pain, I take that pain and push it down. And if the pain starts to come up again, I push more pain down on top of it. Why confront something when you can just avoid it?
get the fuck ready for some DP HEADCANONS ABOUT MY GURL STAR
first up her last name is Benson because @melancholicmarionette
made it so in a fic and I’m adopting it because it sounds gud thank
Star Benson has an insane memory, like she remembers everything, and it’s all important stuff like who’s fucking who and which stores have the best deals and all the important current political figures and their policies
and also she can recite the entire Bee Movie script by heart for some reason
she only uses this power for evil
Star Benson knows everyone, literally everyone, that kid who moved into town last week? Star knows his favourite colour, that girl who sits in a corner and doesn’t talk to anyone? Star knows exactly which hair salon she goes to every month for that shitty dye job
names, phone numbers, addresses, Star knows them all, her phone is so full of contacts and emails and she has an account on almost all forms of social media and follows everyone from school on all of them, if anyone needs to contact someone Star can hook you up, she’s owed favours by half the student body
she is a gossip queen, she has all of the dirt, she can recognise someone by voice, by mannerisms even. she knows who the Red Huntress is, she knows who Danny PHANTOM is
nobody knows how she knows all this shit
Star Benson’s mother is a hippy fortune teller, she reads tarot cards and crystal balls and palms, very few people know this. Dash, Kwan and Paulina are the only ones she allows over her house, and they know better than to tell anyone, Star has dirt on ALL OF THEM
Star might be lowkey psychic nobody can be sure
she’s defs highkey gay tho Star is so gay and everybody knows… except her mum her mum doesn’t know because if her mum knows she’ll be so excited that she’ll tell EVERYONE and then her dad will find out
Star does not want her dad to find out her dad is a dICK
but everyone is defs lowkey scared of Star tbh Paulina acts like she’s top dog but only because Star let’s her because Star is crushing on her SO HARD, in reality Star runs the whole fucking social structure of the school. but she won’t fuck over her friends she’s not a MONSTER… as long as they don’t fuck over her first
Danny knows Star’s mother, their parents are friends, they used to hang out as kids, they didn’t have much in common but they were chill, Star and Danny are still pretty chill, mostly when nobody else is around to see it, they still chat at family barbecues
Danny doesn’t know Star knows his secret, Star doesn’t tell him, she doesn’t tell anyone
well she tells Wes because Wes already knows and nobody believes him and he keeps begging her to back him up
she thinks it’s funny
she doesn’t like Wes, he stole her chocolate bar in elementary school and Star n e v e r f o r g e t s
Star knows better than to fuck with a superhero, she could have him wrapped around her little finger but she’s smart enough to recognise that his secret is important, HE’S important I mean he regularly SAVES THE ENTIRE TOWN AND SOMETIMES THE WORLD she ain’t gonna fuck around with stakes that high she knows better than that
she doesn’t say shit about the Red Huntress because Valerie is a fucking rage nuke who can hold a grudge tighter than a god damn hydraulic press, playing with Val is playing with fire and Star ain’t about getting her ass kicked by fucking with the wrong bad bitch
Star is really focused on things she’s into the only classes she makes sure to nail perfectly are the ones she’s interested in and the ones that are relevant to her intended future political career so she’s really good at anything involving history, geography, politics, economics she’s into learning about the world and where it’s been and where it’s going
Star is going to be president of the United States one day, she’ll make fucking sure of it
…Danny was in a particularly good mood today. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and the Box Ghost was safely tucked away inside the Fenton Thermos™. He was on his way home to drop off his school bag and head over to Tucker’s place for a fun filled weekend of video games and junk food. Reaching for the doorknob, the light breeze ruffling his hair made him smile, nothing could ruin this day.
His Ghost sense went off, Danny forgot about Murphy’s Law.
Tearing open the door expecting the worst possible situation to end all situations he comes face to face with none other than Vlad Masters. It’s worse than he could have ever imagined. Several emotions passed through him, confusion, disbelief, anger, suspicion, dread, exasperation. He decides to stick with anger, anger is easy when it comes to Vlad. Mustering up his best glare he marches up to where his parents and Vlad are sitting in the living room.
“What is HE doing here”
Danny angrily says while pointing at Vlad, all the while glaring at the man with enough intensity to curdle milk.
“Danny-boy! Vladdy here dropped by to say hello!”
Jack responds jubilantly and unaware of the uncomfortable tension in the room. Maddie, on the other hand, was scowling just as hard as Danny. They made eye contact and agreed that this was very unpleasant and suspicious.
“Hello Daniel, I was just in the neighborhood and thought I’d pop in on my best friend”
Every smooth word dripping with sarcasm and the smugness of a man who’s victory is assured. Grinning he continued, all the while looking Danny directly in the eyes.
“I just came up with a new ghost theory and I just had to come share it with the best ghost hunters in all of Amity Park.”
Feeling pleased with himself he grins even wider at the brief unease that passes over the teen’s expression. Danny schools his features and just as he is about to say something The Fenton Ghost Alarm™ goes off.
Jack yells as he grabs a Fenton Bazooka and sprints out the door. Maddie looking torn between following Jack and staying to keep an eye on Vlad. In the end, she knows Jack can’t do it alone.
“Vlad, you stay here and watch Danny for me.”
She says as she grabs a Fenton Anti-Ecto Net™ zooming towards the door. Stopping long enough to whisper to Danny
“Don’t let him out of your sight, and don’t let him in the lab”
Danny nods, satisfied with the determination in his eyes, she jumps out. The moment the door clicks into place a bright light erupts, Danny Phantom taking a defensive stance.
“Alright Fruit-Loop, what do you really want”
Vlad sneers at the nickname, stands up and brushes imaginary dust off his already immaculate suit.
“Nothing really Little Badger, just thought of stopping by and checking up on you and your mother”
Danny crosses his arms and looks about ready to gag
“First of all EWW… and second, we both know you live off of ulterior motives, so out with it"
“Quite perspective of you Daniel, I’m extremely impressed”
He sighs, the exasperated expression on his face only adds to his already “holier than thou” attitude.
“I did actually have a new ghost theory, one that you will absolutely love”
Trying his best to hide the dread creeping up on him, Danny lights his hands with an ectoplasmic green glow in preparation for the inevitable battle. Vlad crosses his arms behind his back.
“Did you know about Ghost Cores Daniel?”
At the knowing look in the teen’s eyes, he grinned like the cat who ate the canary. Check Mate.
“I have been studying them and their properties, and uncovered a very interesting piece of information that will change the way we think about ghosts”
“And by studying you mean secretly gathering data by spying on me?”
Danny quips sarcastically with a scowl and a level of done-ness that only a teenager can muster.
“Details young Daniel, anyway, you have an ice core which is what allows you to utilize your ice powers. This is the reason your ghost sense comes in the form of an icy breath from deep within your lungs. However, there are different cores depending on each Ghost…”
“Why are you telling me this, I doubt that it’s to help me understand my own powers”
Vlad continues as if he never heard Danny.
“…Some have neutral cores, without any extraordinary power, others have electro cores….”
Suddenly looking Danny directly in the eyes. An almost manic grin threatening to split his face in half. He slides over real close with the speed that only a ghost could achieve. Danny, startled by the abrupt movement, stumbles back a few feet and falls on his back.
“And some ghosts…”
He lifts his hands so they are within Danny’s line of sight. Then they spontaneously burst into flames.
“…have fire cores”
Danny’s eyes grow comically wide, taking in Vlad’s flaming hands, hungrily absorbing the oxygen in the air. However, Danny just stares as he slowly floats back up into a standing position. Dumbfounded and unable to decide what to do or say.
Summary: For two years, Maddie has put up with Danny’s ridiculous lies and excuses. She’s tried everything to get through to him, but the pattern just goes on. She’s so tired of fighting him on this all the time. And so, after two years, she’s done. She doesn’t care what her son does anymore, because Danny doesn’t seem to care that he’s her son.