Two post in under a week xD doing better than last week aren’t I? Anyway this post although not the first fanfiction I’ve ever written but it is the first one I’m posting up on here. I thought I would get a feel for what you guys think and if you want I’ll post more adult themed fanfiction. 😉 So this is an episode related Hawaii 5-O story from series two episode seven Ka Iwi Kapu (Scared Bones) so there are some tiny spoilers but I think you can still read it without having seen the episode or show. Let me know what you think. 🙂
Hope you enjoy 🙂
Title: Term of Endearment
Summary: Danny explains why only Grace and Steve get to call him Danno. Oneshot!
Disclaimer: I don’t own Hawaii 5-O sadly :(, the ideas and characters belong to their respectful owners. No infringement intended.
To say Steve was pissed was an understatement. As he watched Kono and Lori walk off to the crime scene, he was glad Danny and several officers were around or he wouldn’t be responsible for his actions.
Lori had said “Stop it, Danno.” She actually had the nerve to use Danny’s nickname, which was only reserved for him and Grace. She had no right! OK, so maybe Steve also didn’t have that right at the beginning of their partnership but Danny had become used to it – even went as far as telling Steve to use it every day because he liked it.
But Lori just said it after being on the team for a short amount of time. No permission. No smile from Danny even as he pretended to be annoyed. She just gave herself the OK to use it, like it was an everyday thing for her to say.
A hand touched Steve’s arm and brought him out his thoughts and when he turned he found Danny staring at him with a slightly worried look on his face.
“Hey, are you OK?” He asked.
“I’m fine.” Steve replied, knowing very well Danny wouldn’t believe him anyway. Danny snorted and his thoughts were confirmed.
“Yeah and I’m the Queen of England.” Danny snapped back before flicking his eyes over to where Kono and Lori had left through the trees to head to the crime scene before then looking back at Steve. “I’ll tell her not to say it.”
“What?” Steve asked trying hard to hide the fact he knew exactly what Danny was going on about.
Danny just smiled at Steve “Babe, I saw the way you reacted when she called me Danno. You’re not very subtle in the fact you wanted to cause some serious damage with some explosives you probably have in your cargo pants because of it. I’ll ask her to not call me it, saying it’s only reserved for you and Grace but it doesn’t really count when Lori says it anyway.”
Confused, Steve frowned “What do you mean?”
“When she said it, she saw it as only a nickname and that it meant nothing more but I know with both you and Grace you mean it as a term of endearment and do every time you say it. Which is why you’re the only two I allow to call me Danno” Danny gave Steve’s arm a quick squeeze before letting go and heading after Kono and Lori.
Steve couldn’t help but smile because Danny was right. Although it was still a problem if someone other than Steve or Grace called Danny ‘Danno’, Steve knew that it meant more than just a nickname, as Danny had said, it was a term of endearment between the two of them and no one else.