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H50 Ficlet: The Last Thing (1/1)

December 22nd, 2010 (09:23 am)

Title:  The Last Thing

Disclaimer:  Not mine.

A/N:  Another one for hawaii_5_0_100 , using the prompt “miracle.”  This continues my drabble series, and I’m inclined to think that this may be the last one, but my muses may surprise me.  Much thanks to geminigrl11  for the beta.

Summary:  Because with four perps carrying four guns and a frenetic gunfight to use said guns, someone getting shot is one of those inevitable things.

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The Hardest Part Drabble series
The Hardest Part
Equilibrium
The Big Picture
Hold On
If Anything
No Way Out
Naturally
The Last Thing

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The last thing Danny says to Steve is: “It’ll be miracle if we all get out of this in one piece.”

Steve doesn’t even roll his eyes; they hardly have the time.  This bust is happening, and this bust is happening now, and no matter what objections Danny raises, he knows that much is true.  Steve is all business, and he explains in plain terms how Danny needs to take Kono to the back and block the exit while Steve and Chin flush the suspects out.

The last thing Danny thinks before the gunfire stops is:  “Damn it, of all the times to be right.”  Because with four perps carrying four guns and a frenetic gunfight to use said guns, someone getting shot is one of those inevitable things.  Like skin cancer and shark attacks.  Of course, Danny had counted on the bullet proof vest to be of some kind of help, but apparently if this whole thing is going to hell, it might as well travel all the way through Dante’s freakin’ seven levels just because.

The last thing Danny hears before he passes out is: “I’ve got you, Danno.  You’re going to be okay.”  Steve’s the kind of moron who means all the BS he spews, but he’s full of more crap than usual today, because Danny’s got a hole in his side and he’s bleeding like a stuck pig and he’s cold and he’s hot and he wants to rage against it but can’t even make his mouth form words anymore.  And Kono’s got tears on her cheeks as she works, and Chin looks away as he manhandles a suspect in the opposite direction, and Steve is staring at him with a fear Danny almost doesn’t recognize right before Danny passes out.

When he’s unconscious, there’s no beginning and end, and the last thing is the first thing and everything in between.  Danny remembers Grace being born, her first angry cry.  Rachel on their wedding day, the flutter of his heart when they were pronounced husband and wife.  Stepping off the plane in Hawaii, squinting up at the eternal sunshine and wondering how the hell this could be his home.  Kono and her love taps and Chin and his steady police work and Steve saying there’s no one else to do this job.  And Danny can’t change these things, won’t change these things, even for the bullet in his side.

Getting shot sucks, but recovering bites worse, and it takes all his willpower to smile when Grace visits.  Steve’s there, through it all, smiling so much that Danny wants to shoot him.  But when Danny’s spent after PT, Steve helps him wordlessly into the bed, and if the pain leaves Danny bent and crying, neither of them say anything about it.

The last thing Danny thinks before he checks out of the hospital is: nothing about this is a miracle, it’s just how this team thing works, and Danny might just be okay with that after all.

Comments

Posted by: donutsweeper (donutsweeper)
Posted at: December 22nd, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)

I love this series, each and every one of the stories are compelling in their own right, yet put together they make such a fascinating, wonderful series.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: December 23rd, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
danny steve bust

It's been a lot of fun to write, so I'm glad you've liked reading them, too :) Thanks so much!

Posted by: Moogs (moogsthewriter)
Posted at: December 22nd, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
H50 - Steve Danny

As much as I love this series, if this were to be the stopping point, I would be happy. It's a satisfying conclusion and I just love that you finished it all up with Danny's POV.

(Although if you do end up writing more, I'm definitely not going to complain. ^_^)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: December 23rd, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
danny ambulance

I"m just not sure what else I'd write about...LOL, if you have suggestions, I'm always open to it :)

Thanks!

Posted by: purple_spock (purple_spock)
Posted at: December 22nd, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)

This is such a great continuation of the series. : ) Really sweet, and a really great Danny voice. Excellent job.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: December 23rd, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
hawaii family

Thank you! It means a lot that people enjoy reading it all :)

Posted by: lillyg (lillyg)
Posted at: December 23rd, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)

Glad to see that Steve is with Danny, no matter what, and that Danny's safe...

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: December 23rd, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
danny gun bw

I do love those two together :) Thanks!

Posted by: shinysylver (shinysylver)
Posted at: September 8th, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)
h50 - MOD ICON - rec room

Thought you might like to know
your fic series, The Hardest Part, has been recced HERE
at h50_rec_room

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 10th, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC)
danny and steve work together

Thanks for the heads up :)

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