When Danny’s ghost form fizzled out in a shower of volatile green and white sparks, Maddie Fenton took the reveal about as well as any ghost-hunting mother with a bazooka trained on her son’s head could hope to: with a lot of sputtering, a lot of shouting, and thankfully no shooting.
Jack’s firm hand knocked her gun off target when he rounded the corner. He placed his bulky self in front of Danny, arms spread wide.
“Don’t you lay a hand on my son you filthy protoplasmic villain!” He rendered a small palm-sized gun free from his belt and trained it on Maddie. “And if you know what’s good for you you’ll get out of my wife this instant!”
“No Jack, Danny's the one possessed! Help him!” Maddie spat. She tried to turn her gun past her husband, but his sheer girth prevented it.
“No I’m not, Dad!”
“Then explain!” his mother insisted, her head peering past Jack’s thick orange arm.
With a tremulous sigh, Danny dropped his gaze to his lap. His voice tapered to nothing when he tried again and again to figure out where to start. He shut his eyes, latched onto the memory of the portal incident, and spoke as though he were simply narrating his thoughts–not as though he were revealing his biggest secret to the two people most dangerous to him in the world.
He had hardly gotten past the first box ghost incident when he found Jack’s sturdy tree trunk arms encasing his chest. The bear hug squeezed the air out of him, followed by his mother’s willowy arms. Breathless, he stopped talking, and simply leaned into their warm suits. A few silent tears pricked his eyes, so he buried his relief in their soft bodies, his own arms snaking around their steadily trembling necks.
He’d seen them react in alternate realities, seen them greet him with relief and pride, but to see it actually come through so perfectly, so predictably, set his heart ablaze. He cried right into their shoulders and hated himself for ever doubting them.
| Requested by anon: Can you do an imagine where your friends thinks nates not good for you and never shows you love in front of them and nate hears and starts acting they cute and cuddly way he does when it’s just you 2 please
“(Y/N), I have a confession.” One of my best friends, Maddie said.
“What is it?” I smirked. We were at a little get-together with some friends and my boyfriends’ (Nate) friends.
“How do I say this, uh… I-”
“We think Nate is no good for you.” My other best friend, Elena, told me.
“What? You’re being ridiculous.” I laughed. “He is definitely good for me.”
“Of course you think that because you’re head over heels with him.” Maddie pointed out.
“You guys have no idea of how our relationship is.”
“I know, I know. But it’s just like, he never actually shows that you guys are dating. Isn’t that bothering you?” She was half right, I liked PDA but Nate hated it. But I didn’t bother because I respect his opinion.
“He hates PDA.”
“So? It’s not PDA if he hugs you from behind real quick?” Elena said. She always needed to look out for me. “And besides, how is he when you two are together then?”
“Cuddly. Playful.” I smiled.
“Then why the hell not in public?”
Nate approached us as he sat down next to me and threw an arm around me. This was a first. “Hey babe.” He smiled.
“Where are y'all talking about?” He smirked at us.
“Girl stuff, you know.” Elena said.
“Aha.” He nodded. “Hey, how about we go to the movies tomorrow? You wanted to see Pitch Perfect 2, right?” He said while placing his other hand on my thigh. What was happening?
“Alright, I’m gonna take ya there and then we’ll go grab some dinner at Olive Garden? How does that sound?” He smiled at me. He must’ve overheard us.
“Sounds awesome!” I happily said.
“Then it’s a date.” He said while kissing me real quick.
I looked at Elena and Maddie and saw they were just as surprised as I was. What just happened?
I walked inside the living room and saw (Y/N) sitting with Maddie and Elena. They were talking loud as shit. So why not eavesdrop a little? “I know, I know. But it’s just like, he never actually shows that you guys are dating. Isn’t that bothering you?” Elena said.
“He hates PDA.” I never said I hated it. I said I wasn’t into it.
“So? It’s not PDA if he hugs you from behind real quick?” Damn, Elena. Calm your ass. “And besides, how is he when you two are together then?”
“Cuddly. Playful.” I only saw their backs, so I couldn’t see a lot.
“Then why the hell not in public?” If that’s what she wanted, I’ll go for it.
I walked over to them, sat next to (Y/N) and threw my arm around her. “Hey babe.” I smiled.
“Hi?” She tried to smile but instead her brows furrowed.
“Where are y'all talking about?” I smirked, testing them a little.
“Girl stuff, you know.” Elena said. Yeah right.
“Aha.” I nodded. “Hey, how about we go to the movies tomorrow? You wanted to see Pitch Perfect 2, right?” I needed to show affection to her. So I will. Wow wait, I sound really angry. But I’m really not. It’s just that it annoys me how Elena talked like that. So I needed to make a change.
“Yeah…” (Y/N) said.
“Alright, I’m gonna take ya there and then we’ll go grab some dinner at Olive Garden? How does that sound?” I smiled, forgetting about Elena’s bashing and focusing on how that would go.
“Sounds awesome!” She finally said convinced.
“Then it’s a date.” I quickly leaned in and gave her a kiss.
She looked more confused than ever. It kinda made me laugh.
Okay I know this chapter was pretty heavy but I cannot get over Erwin pouring the Fr ICKEn WATER WHILE HANJI IS EXPLAINING THIS I KNOW HE IS POURING IT FOR HER BUT HE JUST LOOKS AT IT LIKE IT’S SO IMPORTANT HMM YES THIS WATER MUST BE POURED FOR HUMANITY