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Hawaii Five-0 - Thanks for not sharing

Summary: Danny schools Steve on the definition of being partners cargument style.

Thanks for not sharing

Summary: Danny schools Steve on the definition of being partners cargument style.

Disclaimer: I don’t own the characters and seek no financial gain.

Steve glanced over to his partner and not only saw the brooding but felt it. He also felt guilty. Danny had a right to be angry and like usual, he couldn't find the right words to apologize. He had made a decision without consulting his partner, making assumptions, wrong ones, of course and now he was facing the consequences.

"Look, I'm sorry, Danny. I know I should have told you what I was doing, but I didn't want to put you in danger-"

"Danger? Danger? Danger," Danny repeated, each time with a different inflection to the word, his hands gesturing.

Steve heard the incredulous tone that was typical Danny.

"Thanks to you, danger is now my middle name and suddenly you're all concerned about putting me in danger? That's hilarious, you know that, don't you? Since when have you EVER considered NOT putting me in danger, huh? Was it when  you drove MY car onto a freighter? Was it the numerous times that I cannot even begin to count when you barreled into a hail of gunfire, leaving me to cover for you?  Usually when I was out in the open, I might add. Why don’t you just paint a  “just shoot me” sign on me. Oh, oh, or was it when you set off a grenade, A GRENADE, okay, in that pawnshop? Where was your sense of concern for putting me in danger then, huh?”

“I know, you have every right to be mad at me - ”

“Mad? Mad? No, I’m not mad, I’m just yelling for my health here. I hear it’s some kind of breathing technique or that it’s good to let negative emotions out. OF COURSE I’M MAD, yet  I sense that you aren’t grasping the real reason why I am so angry at you!”

Steve crinkled in confusion.

“I thought it was about keeping the secret of going after Wo Fat -”

“No, no, that was part of it, yes, but not the real reason.”

“Okay, so enlighten me, what did I do -”

“I’m your partner, am I not? We’ve been at this for what, two years? What more do I have to do to get it through your thick skull that we are partners? I’ve already gotten shot thanks to you -”

“I know, I know we’re partners, of course, I know that -”

“Then why are you doing this Lone Ranger, Dark Knight Batman  brooding thing here? The ‘oh, the fate of the free world  is on my shoulders’ routine.”

“Batman’s not a loner, he has Alfred -”

“What? I’m your butler now, is that it? Are you equating my contribution to this partnership to a servant?”

“No, no...”

Steve was getting frustrated, but  in an amused way. He knew that Danny never ranted unless he really cared. He was doing it because he was upset. Steve knew exactly why Danny was angry at him.

"Because if you are, then let me take this moment to educate you on the finer points of what being partners means, all right? It means NO secrets, okay? None, nada, nothing.  No lying either.  It means not going all lone wolf on me and that once you indoctrinate someone into your Navy SEAL, need-to-know society, that entitles that person to be one of the people  who needs to know.”

Steve felt humbled by Danny’s perceptive nature and couldn’t fault his logic.

“You’re right. You’re absolutely right.”

Danny took in a breath.

“You’re damn right I’m right, oh, and by the way, there’s an inherent friendship clause that makes said partnership an ipso facto qualifier for need-to-know status.”

Steve smiled. Danny’s rants were the signs of normal that always grounded him when he would find himself losing his focus.

“Are you listening to me, Steven?” Danny asked when he noticed Steve seemingly glazing over during his rant.

“Yeh, yeh, I’m listening to you.”

This may develop into something more, but for now I had to jot this inspiration down because it was delightfully being played out in my head. Hope you enjoyed it.

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LOL! You really do have a knack for their voices. And this makes me pine a little for H50. It's been a while since I've listened to a nice Danny rant...

Anyway, very amusing! I'll be interested to see if you pull more out of it :)

(I so need an H5-0 icon, lol.)

I just had to comment on this again. :D

I love Danny's rant here. It's so easy to imagine it happening on the show! Great work as always!

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