?

Log in

No account? Create an account
do i dare or do i dare? [userpic]

H50 Ficlets: The Reason (1/1) and Harder than Football (1/1)

October 29th, 2010 (01:19 pm)

Title:  The Reason

Disclaimer:  Not mine.

A/N:  This actually started as an entry for the hawaii_5_0_100  comm but I never could make it come back to the prompt.  So it stands for what it is, which is complete and totally fluffy schmoop of the fluffiest and schmoopiest variety. Beta'ed by geminigrl11  and sendintheklowns .

Summary:  Danny hates the beach, but he loves Grace.

-o-

To Danny, there’s not much about the beach to love.  If he wants to get wet, he’ll take a shower, and sand just gets everywhere, especially places Danny doesn’t want it.  Combining the two is an even worse notion, because if he wanted to get messy, he’d just show up to work and let Steve’s penchant for trouble do the job for him.

Steve’s tried to talk him into going to the beach, and with Chin’s eye rolling and Kono’s encouragement, he’s consented to shorts and bare feet in the surf after hours, but that’s as much of Hawaii as Danny is willing to accede to for his team’s humor.

But Gracie--Grace loves the beach.  Loves splashing in the water, finding shells on the shore.  She builds sand castles with moats and points out all the places where she’ll play, where Danny will live, with Rachel and Step Stan on the other side, so she can see them all whenever she wants.  She runs into the water, diving face first into the blue, and comes up spluttering and giggling, rolling in with the tide.

Danny hates the beach, but he loves Grace.

So when Grace dances in the water, a perfect pirouette, her ponytail whipping behind her, Danny can only clap, letting out a whoop and lauding the accomplishment as though she’d just scored a touchdown or hit a home-run. 

When she runs to him, takes his hand, he can’t refuse her “please, please, please” and he doesn’t even want to.

And when she jumps into his arms, he just wants to hold her forever, no matter how wet or sandy she is.

This is the reason he came here, after all.  Not for pristine beaches, blue waters, and clear skies.  But for the smile on his daughter’s face, the sound of her laugh, and the feeling of her hand in his as she pulls him away from everything he thought he wanted, everything he thought he loved, and into the sand and sea and beyond.




Title:  Harder Than Football

Disclaimer:  Not mine.

A/N:  Another variation of the same idea that still didn’t end up where I thought it would.  Beta’ed by geminigrl11  and sendintheklowns .  References to aired eps, especially 1.03 and 1.06.

Summary:  Dan, Grace, and a day on the beach.

-o-

Grace laughs.  “Is it harder than football, Daddy?”


Danny scowls despite himself, trying to work the boogie board into submission.  They’re still in the shallow surf, but each wave nearly sends him tumbling backward to the sand.  “Nothing is harder than football,” he mutters, and he considers breaking the board over his knee, healing ACL be damned.

She’s on a board of her own, balancing on her stomach as best she can, but she’s not focused on the water.  She’s looking at him, hopeful and expectant.

Danny’s heart melts a little, and he smiles easily, readjusting his grip.  He doesn’t want her to surf, but when he gets so little time with her, sometimes he’ll compromise his own standards just to see her face light up like that. 

“But it’s not bad,” he assures her, because they’ve got sunscreen galore and they’re staying right next to the shore and Grace is not even close to wearing a bikini.  “What do you think?  You ready to go pro yet?”

Grace laughs again, throwing herself out to ride the next gentle wave.  She’s actually not bad, and she handles the current adeptly, and that scares Danny as much as it makes him proud.

The wave carries her back, and she shrieks a little, grappling for better control.  She’s only half successful, and she holds on, but her board crashes right into Danny.

It’s not a hard collision, but it’s enough to send them both flailing.  For a moment, his almost-healed knee protests against the force, but Danny gets a face full of salt water and finding his way above water is more important.  Before he even has a chance to orient himself, he’s reaching out for Grace.  He catches her, pulling her above the water before another wave can sweep over her.

He comes up spluttering and Grace is safe, but she’s looking out at the water.  “Daddy!  My board!” she calls.

Danny doesn’t hesitate.  Like most things with Grace, it’s instinct he can’t fight, and he wades deeper, snatching the board from the surf as it bobs with the waves.

He brings it back and Grace squawks with joy as she reaches out to receive it.  “Thank you!”

He puts a hand on her wet hair, leaning over to kiss her quickly.  “Anytime, monkey,” he whispers, the words almost lost in the waves and sun, but they both know them all the same.  “Anytime.”

Comments

Posted by: Lesley (les342)
Posted at: October 29th, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC)

Awww, these are both so cute, but the second one I my favorite. One of my favorite things about the show are te scenes with Danny and Grace and you've captured them both perfectly with these sweet little stories.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
danny

Danny as a father is one of the things that really make him stand out. I'm glad you liked these. Thanks!

Posted by: trekkingalong (trekkingalong)
Posted at: October 29th, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
love you monkey

Those were both great. Thanks for posting!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
danny and steve work together

Thank you so much!

Posted by: Moogs (moogsthewriter)
Posted at: October 30th, 2010 01:23 am (UTC)
H50 - Daddy Danny

I think my ovaries exploded from the cuteness. (That may have been aided by the fact that today's one of my "I want kids!" days. ^_^) Love, love, love these. :)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
danno heart

I apologize for tempting your ovaries. But watching Danny and Grace has that effect and so I just have to channel it.

(And the I want kids! is understandable...and then you get kids and you're like, AHHH, I need a day off!!)

Thanks!

Posted by: Dani (pinkphoenix1985)
Posted at: October 30th, 2010 06:53 am (UTC)

oh this is so adorable!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
danny ambulance

Thanks :)

Posted by: sendintheclowns (sendintheklowns)
Posted at: October 31st, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)

I love your Danny voice. You make it flow effortlessly but I know it's your great writing that makes it shine. And I adore Danny and Grace; awesome!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
danny explanation

I love Danny. So completely love him. And he's so ingrained in my mind now that I have to write him.

Thanks!

Posted by: faustaufsaug (faustaufsaug)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC)
blue flowers

These are both absolutely lovely!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2010 12:55 am (UTC)
danny

Thank you!

Posted by: ciaguemtsx (ciaguemtsx)
Posted at: November 6th, 2010 09:29 pm (UTC)


Интересно. Thank you! :)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 8th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
Re: 
danny explanation

Thanks for reading and commenting :)

Posted by: sophie_deangirl (sophie_deangirl)
Posted at: December 7th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
Enjoyed this!

Loved this so cute for words story. Captures Danny perfectly.

Fave part:

Danny doesn’t hesitate.  Like most things with Grace, it’s instinct he can’t fight, and he wades deeper, snatching the board from the surf as it bobs with the waves.

He brings it back and Grace squawks with joy as she reaches out to receive it.  “Thank you!”

He puts a hand on her wet hair, leaning over to kiss her quickly.  “Anytime, monkey,” he whispers, the words almost lost in the waves and sun, but they both know them all the same.  “Anytime.”

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: December 22nd, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Enjoyed this!
hawaii five-0

Daddy!Danny sort of makes me melt inside--the fact that he's such a devoted father really makes him stand out for me :)

(In other news, my longer H50 fic that I've told you about is in the revision stages...so hopefully after Christmas I'll start posting...)

16 Read Comments