This one has been in my mind for a while but I had a hard time getting it on paper. I hope you like it.
Catherine and Danny are keeping a secret from Steve. Steve becomes suspicious, but is he jumping to the wrong conclusion? Will his trust issues get in the way of his friendships or are his instincts correct?
She made her way through the corridor of the five-0 offices, still dressed in her camouflage uniform, she reluctantly entered. Things have been different between her and Steve lately. Doris had without a doubt put a wedge between them. He had sworn that he has forgiven her and she believes he has. She knows he meant it, but she couldn't help but feel that the trust was gone. They have been through so much together and for the first time she realized how much she truly loved him. She knew the moment the words left her mouth, the moment his eyes glazed in resentment, the moment he asked her to leave; that was the moment her heart broke. She had made a promise, a promise she was convinced was to keep him safe, but it had all backfired on her. It had been months since she apologized and he has made a conscious effort to prove his feelings to her, but she could not help but feel that something had changed.
Putting her thoughts behind her, she casually took in the surroundings as she made her way towards Steve's office. The team was diligently working in their respective offices. Each were deeply involved in their work.
Chin stared at his desk top with a serious expression as he tapped the keyboard in frustration.
Kono held the phone to her ear as a smile erupted on her face. Her body language made it clear that this was not a professional call.
She walked passed Danny when he jumped from his seat and ran to greet her.
"Hey, Catherine, got a minute?" He asked as he looked around to see if anyone had noticed.
"Um, yeh, sure, what is it Danny?" Catherine was anxious to talk to Steve, but was also willing to make time for Danny
"Do you mind?" He opened his office door and gestured for her to enter and have a seat "I need a favor" He asked reluctantly
"Of course, why should you be any different" she replied sarcastically
I wouldn't ask if it wasn't important" Danny responded
"That's what he says" she mumbled under her breath
"What?" Danny asked unable to hear her response
"What's the favor Danny" Catherine asked with slight annoyance
Danny continued to explain his dilemma as Catherine smiled and laughed. Steve watched the exchange from his office and wondered what Danny was saying to her that had her so amused. It had been a long time since he has seen her genuinely smile. He smiled as his eyes, caught hers.
"Steve's watching" she informed Danny
"Shit!, Catherine, don't tell him, please. He can't know about it until it's complete." Danny pleaded
"I don't know, Danny. I don't exactly have a good track record with him and secrets. If he finds out that I am keeping another secret from him, I don't think he'll forgive me or ever trust me again" Catherine's tone suddenly went from light to very serious
Danny continued to insist "Please. He won't find out and it will be worth it in the end, we can't do this without you, please? Besides, it's not exactly espionage"
"Fine, I'll do this for Grace, but if things go south on this, it's on you" Catherine suddenly felt the pit of her stomach react as Steve approached with a wide grin on his face.
"Hey" he greeted her with a kiss and asked "What's so funny?"
"Nothing" Danny nervously answered before Catherine had a chance to reply. "I was just telling her about something Grace did"
"Care to share?" Steve stood with his arms crossed. He knew Danny was lying
"Guys! We caught a case" interrupted Chin as he and Kono walked passed and made their way towards the smart table.
"Sorry, what did you come here for?" He asked Catherine
"I wanted to know if you wanted to come over for dinner tonight, but I guess I just got my answer" she pursed her lips in disappointment
He leaned into her and gave her a short peck on the lips "Maybe tomorrow" he stated
"I have plans tomorrow" she answered as she glared at Danny
Danny got up from his chair and grabbing Steve's arm, escorted him out the door "Chin and Kono are waiting"
Releasing Danny's grip, and turning to face her, he asked accusingly. "Plans? What kind of plans?"
"What, I can't make plans that don't include you?" she squinted. Part of her liked the idea of him being jealous, but another part of her was upset that he didn't trust her.
Danny started to panic as he could see the tension between them build "Hey, partner, we gotta go"
"yeh, ok" Steve replied as he gave Catherine one last look and proceeded to the smart table.
Catherine slumped into the chair in Danny's office as thoughts ran through her mind. "Why do I have a feeling this is going to backfire?" she asked herself.
What could Danny possible need her help with? Do you think Catherine is right? Will this backfire or will Steve figure it all out?