“No!” A voice screamed from the door just before a blast of green energy hit her arm, throwing the orb to the side. It slammed into the wall and bounced to the floor while June yelped, clutching her burnt arm. She clutched her arm and whirled around to see Danny Phantom standing by the exit, his arm outstretched and his open hand glowing. “I won’t let you destroy the ghosts.”
“What are you talking about? You led me here, you know this is for the best.” June turned fully toward him.
“I thought that, but I was wrong!” Danny replied forcefully. “The ghosts aren’t dead people or memories, they’re living, breathing things!”
“You have a very broad definition of the word ‘life’.” June quipped.
“And it just got broader. Look, listen to me, I saw a ghost have a child.” Danny said. Juniper raised one eyebrow, lowering her arms to her sides. “And anything that can give birth to new life can’t be a dead memory, it just can’t.” June stared at him for a moment, her eyes narrowing. “You can’t wipe them out. Sure they’re different from us, but they still deserve to exist.”
June didn’t know what to say, he was right of course. A child… if she did this she would be killing a child. She could never do that. And yet… And when the time comes, you have to be ready to do it. No matter how lifelike the ghosts may seem. It is your duty, and it is what’s best. Those had been Monroe’s words earlier that night. No matter how lifelike they seemed… it was still her duty. There was so much riding on this, if she chose wrong, it could be disastrous. So she chose not to choose.
“It is my duty.” June said defiantly, clenching her fists. Danny closed his eyes for a moment, then opened them again, frowning darkly.
“Fine. Then it’s my duty to stop you.” Danny raised his fists clenched at his sides, which began glowing with green energy. June moved into a low s Continue reading