AN: Here's the last chapter! Hope everyone has enjoyed this! So, realized I skipped updating the last chapter before putting this one up so, if you missed it please go back and read the previous chapter.
Steve flinches when their kidnapper hits Danny in the face again. This has been going on for the past half hour. Now, Danny is bloody and Steve's pretty sure he has a couple broken ribs. The man was using Danny to get Steve to apologize for his actions.
"I said I was sorry! What more do you want!?" Steve shouts at the man beating on his best friend.
"I want you to mean it!" the man shouts back and punches Danny in the stomach causing the blond to grunt in pain.
"Dammit! When I get out of here, I'm going to kill you," Steve growls out with a death glare aimed at the man.
"You're not going anywhere," the man says as he bends over to stare Steve in the face. There is a chuckle and the man stands up and turns to look at Danny.
"That's a sure way to prove him right," Danny says through a laugh but there's a glare in his eyes aimed at the man. The man stares at him and then walks over to one of the walls and opens a roll-up door neither of the partners noticed. Steve glances out the door and only sees water before the man walks back over to Danny.
"You'll say you're sorry. And you'll mean it," the man says and begins dragging Danny and the chair towards it.
"Woah, wait. What are you doing?" Steve asks as he feels the panic rise inside him.
"I hope you're right that you'll get out. I wonder how long your partner can hold his breath," the man says and Danny's panicked eyes meet Steve's own.
"I'm sorry! Okay! I'm sorry! Just… Hey! I mean it! I'm sorry!" Steve shouts out and he can hear the sheer panic in his voice.
"I don't believe you're sorry. But you will be," the man says right before he shoves Danny tied to the chair into the water below.
"No!" Steve shouts as he struggles against his restraints and the fear and anger overwhelm him. "I'm gonna kill you!"
Before Steve can say anything more, the door on the other end of the room busts open and shouting occurs. Steve looks over to see the rest of the Five-0 team storm into the room. Chin walks over to him and cuts him loose as Lou shoves Jackson to the ground and cuffs him. Steve flies up out of the chair, ignoring the questions aimed at him as he runs towards the roll-up door.
"Steve!" Chin shouts as Steve jumps into the water. Chin shares a look with Lou and Kono and the three of them run towards where Steve jumped into the water after Lou hands Jackson to HPD. They peer down into the water but can't see Steve yet.
"Where'd he go?" Lou asks with a look at the cousins.
"Danny. Oh my God. It has to be Danny," Kono says with wide eyes and looks over at Chin and Lou. Chin and Lou's eyes widen in realization and Chin immediately begins pulling off his tack vest and gun. As he's about to jump into the water Steve bursts through the surface with Danny in his arms. Chin and Lou bend down and take the shorter man from their leader and pull him onto the ground. Steve climbs up and drops down next to Danny and instantly checks for a pulse.
"There's no pulse," Steve says and listens for breaths. "He's not breathing either."
"Kono, get the paramedics," Chin orders and Kono rushes off. Steve begins CPR while Lou and Chin watch out for the paramedics and watch Steve from their positions, not knowing what else to do.
"Come on Danno. Come on!" Steve says as he continues with the CPR. He isn't going to loose his best friend. Not now after everything they've been through together. Steve looks up when someone drops down next to him and he sees the paramedics have arrived. The one next to him quickly takes over CPR and Steve feels someone pulling him away. Steve fights it but a familiar voice reaches his ears.
"Steve, come on bruh. Let the paramedics work on him," Chin's voice sounds behind him and Steve relaxes.
"We need to get him to a hospital now," the other paramedic says as a third paramedic gets into position. They lift Danny onto the stretcher and the first paramedic continues CPR as the other two pop up the stretcher and hastily roll it towards the ambulance. The Five-0 team runs after them and watch as Danny is loaded into the awaiting vehicle.
"We're taking him to Queens," one of the paramedics says before they shut the door.
"Hey, how's our boy doing?" Lou asks as Chin walks over to him. Lou picks up the cup of coffee he had just bought and moves so Chin can get his own.
"Which one?" Chin asks as he pushes buttons on the machine.
"Both," Lou replies with a sigh and a glance in the direction the waiting room is.
"Haven't heard anything on Danny yet. Steve… well, he's blaming himself," Chin explains with a sigh of his own.
"Yeah, well, we expected that," Lou replies as Chin grabs his cup of coffee. Chin nods his agreement and the two men walk back towards the waiting room. Kono is standing next to the window looking outside and Steve is sitting in a chair. He's bent over with his elbows resting on his knees and his head on his hands. Chin sighs and is about to say something but Dr. Kuai walks in. Steve's head jerks up and he's immediately on his feet and over to Kuai. Chin gives props to Dr. Kuai, the man doesn't even flinch let alone backs up.
"Danny?" Steve asks and Kuai sighs with a slight smile. With anyone else, the Commander's actions would've intimidated them. Fortunately for Kuai he has dealt with McGarrett and the rest of the Five-0 team before. He knows it's just McGarrett dealing with the fear he has for his partner.
"He's fine. We got him back. He'll need lots of rest and he has a few broken ribs and a concussion but he'll be fine," the doctor explains straight-forward. Steve lets out a sigh and Kuai can see a large burden being lifted off the man's shoulders.
"Can I see him?" Steve asks and Kuai nods his head.
"I'll take you to his room," the doctor says and leads Steve and the rest of the team down the hall.
Steve stands by the window looking out it. Grace had just left; she'd spent the whole time curled in Steve's lap talking to Danny. It should've been Danny's lap she was curled in not his. Steve runs a hand down his face and pinches his nose. It's his fault Danny is in this bed and that Grace can't be with Danny.
"Stop," a voice croaks from behind him. Steve whirls around and sees Danny watching him.
"Hey partner," Steve says with a grin. He moves over towards the bed and sits in the chair he's dubbed his. "How you feeling?"
"Fine," Danny says but the look on Steve's face has him continuing. "Tired. My throat hurts."
"Yeah, Dr. Kuai said you would be," Steve says and helps Danny take a sip of water.
"You changed the subject," Danny calls Steve out after he takes a drink. Steve furrows his brow and Danny rolls his eyes. "I told you to stop."
"I don't know what you're talking about," Steve says with a shake of his head.
"You do know but you're doing what you always do and burying everything," Danny argues and knows he's right when Steve looks towards the closed door. "It's not your fault so you can stop blaming yourself."
"Jackson was after me. He was using you…" Steve begins but Danny cuts him off.
"I said stop. The guy was pissed because we were getting too close and it was just his luck that you were actually a Neanderthal animal. It's not your fault. This is the end of the conversation," Danny says firmly with a tone that allows no room for argument.
"Okay," Steve says with a smirk that Danny picks up on.
"By the way, you owe me a new shirt," Danny announces with his own smirk earning a chuckle from Steve.
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