For the Love of Ohana
Summery: Danny's little sister comes to Hawaii to forget about her problems and to visit her brother and niece. But when she and Grace are thrown into the middle of the Five-0 task force's current case, Danny realizes how much his ohana truly means to him.
A/N - Aloha! This is my third Hawaii Five-0 story. The others were one-shots, so doing such a long story takes a lot for me. I really hope you all enjoy it. I do not own anything, just a copy of the Season 1 DVDs and hoping to have Season 2 soon, although, Danny is on my wish list. I promise to put everyone back in the best condition I can. Please read and review. Mahalo!
Detective Danny Williams was sure everyone in the whole airport could hear his sister yell out the moment she disembarked from her flight and laid eyes on her brother. Not that he minded. He hadn't seen his kid sister in at least two years and didn't even care that she called him by the nickname that was usually reserved for his daughter to call him.
He ran up and grabbed his sister, hugging as tightly as he dared. He missed his younger sister so much, so he didn't want to let go of her so easily.
"Darcie! How are you, babe?"
She pulled back so she could look her brother in the eyes. "I've been good Danno. I've missed you and Gracie so much."
He grabbed her tote bag that she was carrying as they walked to the luggage carroll. A moment later, her checked bag came into view. She pulled it off the carroll, lifting the handle and rolled it behind her.
"We've missed you too, especially after what happened with Matt," Danny said sadly as they walked to the Camero. Neither said a word as Danny opened the trunk and put both of his sister's bags in before the two of them got into the car.
Danny maneuvered the car out of the airport and onto the highway as Darcie wiped a tear away. She then said, "I miss him so much Danny. Matt and I were close, especially after you got married."
"I know you were. Matt used to tell me stories of some of the wild times you had. Not to mention all the times the two of you crashed at our apartment in Hoboken," Danny said, glancing at his sister.
She wiped another tear away, "Yeah, those were some good times Danno. When Rachel went and divorced you, it killed Matt and me. We loved seeing you so happy, especially when Gracie was born. But when she left you, Matt told me you were going to be staying in that two star dump, just so you could be near Grace. Matt and I, we cried when you would go to work so he had the strength to keep you up at nights."
"I didn't know that," Danny replied, looking over at his sister.
"Yeah, we were hurting for you when all that crap hit the fan. When you followed Grace out here to Hawaii, Matt and I got closer because we knew it would be a while before we would see you again. We had some good times. Then he told me he would be coming out here to visit you, and he didn't come home," she didn't finish her sentence as tears fell more freely.
Danny took her hand before replying, "I know babe. I miss him a lot too."
She wiped her tears away before saying, "Okay, enough with the mushy crap. I guess I just needed to get it out. All that matters is that I am here now for a vacation. I totally just want to forget about my problems."
"And you came here, to this pineapple infested hell hole?"
Darcie let out a laugh before replying, "Yes, I wanted to come. I know how much you hate the beach, but I happen to like it. So I am happy to be here. Especially since I will be able to hang out with you and Gracie. I want to make up for the time we haven't been able to spend together."
Danny navigated through downtown traffic, pulling into the Five-0 headquarters before he replied, "Gracie has been excited ever since she found out her Aunt Darcie was coming for a visit."
He parked the car and got out, Darcie following suit. "Where are we?" she asked, looking around at the beautifully manicured lawn and monument in the front of the three story building.
"My work." he replied, heading into the building, his sister trailing behind.
Darcie followed her brother through a set of glass doors, noticing four offices and an open space with a large table in the middle. There were three people standing around the table, who looked up when Danny and Darcie walk in.
"I'm back and, unlike you Steven, I am not going to treat my sister like a dog and tell her to stay or assign her a babysitter," Danny said, pulling his sister up next to him. He then introduced her to his team mates.
"Darcie, I'd like you to meet Kono Kalakua, Chin Ho Kelly and my crazy ass partner Steve McGarrett."
"Its nice to meet you Darcie," Kono said sweetly, shaking her hand.
Chin grabbed her hand next and shook it, "Aloha to the ohana, kaikuahine. That means welcome to the family sister."
Steve was next and shook her hand vigorously. "Its nice to finally meet the other Williams sibling."
"Its nice to meet you all too," Darcie said, looking around her.
"Danny, why don't you take the afternoon off. We were just going over the diamond heists, but its slow going right now. We can meet you at my house this evening for a BBQ."
Danny turned to his sister. "Does that sound good to you sis?"
"That's fine with me," she replied. She then turned to the three members of the team and said. "I'd like to get to know the ones my oldest bro calls family."
"Oldest bro? When did you start that? Just because I'm four years older than you doesn't mean that I'm old." Danny's hands were moving a mile a minute as he was beginning to go into full rant mode.
Kono snickered, excited to see a full on Williams family rant.
"Yeah, oldest bro, because that is what you are. I'm your little sis. Because, now pay attention Danno. because I was born after you."
Chin and Steve exchanged amused glances. Steve, glad for once he was not the recipient of the current rant, was also entertained by the fact that Darcie was a female version of Danny, facial expressions, hand gestures and all.
"Yes, yes, I know you're younger than me and that you were born after me. But I'm not old." It was then Danny came back to reality and noticed all the grins that were plastered on all of his team mates' faces. "And on that note, we can finish this at another time."
"Huh? Why? You know family rule number one," Darcie asked confused.
"What's rule number one?" Steve asked, curiosity getting the best of him.
"Never stop in the middle of a rant," Danny and Darcie said together. Danny turned to his sister, "However, in this case, we can finish in the car. We'll see you guys tonight."
"Its nice to meet you all. I'm looking forward to tonight."
"Yeah, we can get to know you better and relax," Steve said, winking at her, knowing he was aggravating his partner.
Danny pulled his sister away from his partner, before saying, "Alright, that's enough, Army man. I'll get her settled and meet you guys later."
"Its Navy Danno, Navy," Steve called, laughing.
"Yeah whatever," Danny replied, waving his hand back to his partner as he and his sister left the Five-0 headquarters.
Five adults and one child were sitting around the fire pit on the beach outside of Steve's house. Grace had fallen asleep on Darcie's lap long ago, a blanket draped over her to keep her warm. Rachel had been surprisingly understanding when Danny and Darcie had gone by to ask if Grace could spend the night with them. Truth be told, Rachel had always liked Danny's sister and didn't want to stop her from visiting her niece.
"He did what?!" Kono asked, almost spitting out the beer she had just taken a sip of.
"He broke my finger," Darcie replied, laughing and holding her right hand up, showing them the ring finger that was bent slightly to the left.
"You're mean, brah," Chin said, grinning at Danny.
Danny held his hands up defensively, "It was an accident!" He turned to look at his sister, "I threw and you caught badly."
"Well at least I wasn't the one who tried to jump through a hula hoop with roller blades on."
"Hey, you held the hoop for me!"
The others were just laughing and watching the bantering that was going back and forth between brother and sister.
"You two must have been a joy when your were kids," Steve said, snickering.
"Between me, him and Matt, oh yeah we had some great times. One of us always came home bloody. From cuts and scrapes, bloody noses, broken bones, we were well known at the local emergency room. Mom and Dad always had one of us there," Darcie replied, shifting slightly in her chair so as not to wake up the sleeping child on her lap.
Chin whistled under his breath, "Wow, and I thought you and Steve were bad Danny."
"Don't go there Chin," Danny growled, trying to look threatening, but failing miserably.
"Anything I should know?" Darcie asked, merriment evident in her eyes.
The others snickered at Danny and Steve's differing viewpoints.
"Your brother is a disaster-magnet," Steve said, deadpanning as long as he could, until a smile broke through.
"You want to rephrase that, SEAL boy?" Danny asked, growling at his partner. Darcie was grinning at her brother's interaction with his adopted family.
"No, I don't want to rephrase."
"This coming from you, Mr.-Your-The-Only-Back-Up-I-Need? You Neanderthal animal, you get me hurt half the time."
"I broke my arm."
"That was off the job Steven! We were hiking in the mountains."
"We found a body!"
"Yes, because only you, Steven, only you, on your day off could find a dead body where we were hiking!" Danny exclaimed, once again in full rant mode, hands going a mile a minute.
"I got tazed." Steve glanced at Darcie and winked. She knew he was deliberately trying to rile her brother up.
"You got me shot the first day I met you!"
"Hesse shot me the same day."
"I tore my ACL, twice since I met you."
"I banged my head hard when everything went down with the General Pak thing."
"I was exposed to sarin!"
Steve stopped, for one thing because he was out of retorts for the moment, but mainly because Danny being exposed to sarin was probably the worst thing he had ever gone through. "Okay, I'll give you point on that one."
Darcie took a long pull from her bottle of beer before looking over at her brother. "Wow bro, I didn't realize you had gone through so much since you got here."
"Yeah, that's thanks to him," he said, jerking a thumb over at his partner.
Darcie shifted again, realizing that she was exhausted from the jet lag. "Hey Danno? I think I'm ready to head home. I'm severely jet lagged and your daughter is getting heavier by the minute."
Danny stood up, the others following suit. He walked over and took Grace off her lap, allowing her to stand as well.
"What are your guys' plans for tomorrow?" Kono asked, glancing at Darcie.
"Well, Gracie has requested that I go to her school tomorrow. Something about a career day."
"And she didn't want to take you Danno?" Steve asked, collecting the trash around the fire pit.
"For your information Steven, Grace requested Darcie when she found out her trip coincided with her career day. She wants to be like her Aunt Darcie when she grows up."
"What do you do?" Kono asked as the five friends made there way into Steve's house.
"I'm a firefighter and paramedic for the New York City Fire Department," she replied, slipping into her shoes and grabbing her wallet and Danny's keys off of the foyer table.
"Sounds like an exciting job," Chin said, grabbing his keys as well. Kono had ridden in with Chin, so she just slid her shoes on and followed her cousin.
"It can be, at times. But it can be just as dangerous as being a cop. But it's a job I love and would never trade."
"Alright, Grace isn't getting any lighter, lets go sis, before I break my arm," Danno said, grinning at his sister.
"How about lunch after you finish at the school Darcie? We could meet you somewhere," Steve said, following everyone to the door. The others stepped out of the house, getting ready to leave.
"Sounds good to me. I would love to try the shave ice that Gracie always talks about."
"How about Kamekona's then?" Steve asked, glancing at his partner.
"That's fine with me," Danny agreed, heading for the car. The cousins followed him to their vehicle, which was blocking Danny in.
Darcie held back for a moment and glanced at Steve. "Thank you so much for dinner. It was really nice of you to have this BBQ."
"No problem. I just thought it would be nice to get to know Danny's sister. He talks about you a lot."
"I figured as much. He talks about you guys a lot too. Well, thanks again," she said, turning and heading to the Camero.
Steve watched as his team left plus Danny's sister, grateful that he had such a great ohana to stick by him and happy to add a new one to the fold. He turned and walked back into the house, making sure to lock the door and turn his alarm on.
The next morning found Steve picking Danny up in his Silverado, Danny begging his partner to stop for malasadas. After his bakery run, Steve and Danny pulled up in front of the Five-0 headquarters. They entered the office, already going at it.
"Why did you loan her the car?"
"Why did I…because she's my sister Steven! I trust her to drive my car! Understand, my car! Not your car!"
Chin and Kono left their offices, amused at the cargument that had spilled over into the office, as it usually did. Danny handed them the bag of malasadas before turning back to his partner, scowling at Steve's thick headedness.
"It's a police car!"
"No, its my car that you made into your police car. And, it worked out any way. Darcie took Grace to school since she was going to the school this morning. She got Kamekona's address from me and put it into her iPhone. She is perfectly capable of driving my car Steven," Danny said, grabbing a malasada out of the bag.
Steve rolled his eyes before saying, "Okay Danno, you proved your point."
"Of course. And quit calling me Danno."
For some odd reason, Darcie ended up being the last one to tell about her career. Fortunately, she was the only firefighter there. She finished up telling about her job, and the class applauded, as they had done for all the parents. Grace's teacher, Ms. Kalike stood up and moved to the front of the room.
Before she could say anything, loud pops could be heard outside in the hallway. "All of you, stay here. Ms. Williams, would you care to watch the kids for just a moment or two?" Ms. Kalike asked.
"Yes, yes, of course," Darcie replied, noticing the looks of fright that were clouding the children's eyes.
Darcie waited for a good two minutes, but the teacher did not return to the room. She looked around to the kids. "Does anyone know where the closest janitor closet is?"
Grace looked at her aunt and said," There's one down the hall."
"Okay, look, we're going to go there and hide. Stay here for a minute and then we'll go." She walked to the door and cautiously opened it. What she saw horrified her. Ms. Kalike was laying in the floor, a gunshot wound to her chest. Darcie could tell that she was dead. She looked down the hallway to see more bodies strewn everywhere.
She made her way down the hallway and opened the door to the janitor closet. She then went back to the classroom.
"Okay kids, follow me and do not look around. I want you to look only at me. Got it?"
"Yes ma'am," all of the kids answered, getting up. Darcie poked her head out of the room and made sure there was no one in the hall. She held her finger to her lips, reminding the kids to keep quiet. She then had all twenty kids follow her and herded them into the closet.
Once the door was closed, she let out the breath she had been holding. She then pulled her cell phone out and called the one person she knew could help.