|The Golden Years Of Love
Author: Brinchen86 PM
New York, 1928 - Danny and Lindsay are together and happy now, but is it that easy? Will Sid Hammerback accept his daughter's boyfriend? Will Mac allow himself to fall in love with Stella? And what's going on with Flack and Jessica? - DL, SMacked, FARated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Friendship - Danny M. & Lindsay M. - Chapters: 77 - Words: 192,644 - Reviews: 654 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 02-11-12 - Published: 05-16-09 - id: 5065095
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Summary: New York, 1928 - Danny and Lindsay are together and happy now. But is it really so easy? Will Sid Hammerback accept his daughter's relationship with a man who's not from the high societly? Will Mac allow himself to fall in love with Stella? And what's going on with Flack and Jessica? - DL, with Smacked and FA
Author's note: This is the sequel to my history series. You don't have to read the series to read this story though. All the information you'll need will be mentioned in the chapters from time to time. This is a DL fic, so Danny/Lindsay will be the main part of it, but there will also be loads of Mac/Stella and Flack/Angell in it in later chapters. I hope you'll like it. Please review. Reviews are much appreciated! ;)
Disclaimer: I don't own anyone or anything
Chapter 1: My Home and My Love
New York, 1928.
It was late. Danny was still sitting at his desk, working on a file. One file of a huge stick of paperwork his boss Mac Taylor had given to him early in the morning when he had arrived at the large building. The stick had been waiting on his desk already. Now there were two sticks, the one with the yet to do work unfortunately still higher than the one with the already finished files.
Danny loved his job as a private investigator. Of course he wasn't all too happy with the fact that although he wasn't supposed to have a boss, he had to work for another man. As a PI he could simply work as his own boss. But when Mac had offered him this job, needing some help because all the clients the older man had were becoming too much for him to handle on his own, he had taken it of course. Who would have said no? It was much easier to get money when a famous PI like Mac Taylor let you work with him instead of trying to be his competitor, trying to make himself famous and get himself enough clients to earn money for rent and food.
Danny's job was his passion. He couldn't deny he wasn't a fan of working his way through such a large stick of paperwork. It had to be done though. And usually this had never been a problem. But right now Danny couldn't really concentrate.
Sighing lightly, Danny got up from his chair. In the dimmed light of his office, he walked over to the window across his desk. It was dark outside. Dark and surprisingly quiet for a large city like New York. Most people were at home already. How much he wished he could be at home as well, together with his girlfriend. Lindsay.
At the thought of Lindsay, a warm smile lit Danny's face. Officially they were together for not even a month yet. But in fact their relationship had started a while ago. Which actually hadn't been planned, and also hadn't been allowed to happen.
When Danny had met Lindsay for the first time, she had been forbidden for him; he wasn't supposed to have any kind of relationship with a client. And this was what she had been; a client. Lindsay had come to him because she had needed his help; help because she was desperate, not knowing what to do against her abusive boyfriend, the drug dealer Daniel Katums.
Danny could clearly remember the early start of their relationship. He had tried to stay away from her, he had really tried it. It hadn't worked though. There had always been this bond between them, since the very first time they met. Of course he had always been aware of how dangerous their relationship was. But after all it had given him the strength and determination to manage to do what Mac and the police of New York had been trying for such a long time already; Katums had been arrested, together with his companions James Vackner, Shane Casey and a couple of other people who had been involved in Katums' alcohol business.
Now no one could step between them anymore and even Lindsay's father, the famous doctor Sid Hammerback, was more than pleased the two of them were together now. Although Danny wasn't entirely sure if the man wasn't just glad that his daughter was together with a man who wanted to protect her and didn't plan on abusing her like her former boyfriend, who she had even been supposed to marry.
The fact that now they were finally officially together was also the reason why Danny didn't like to stay at work. He wanted to be together with her, as much as possible. It had been a hard and very rocky path to get to the point they were at now. But Mac Taylor needed him and he needed the money. No matter what Sid Hammerback had told him. Danny wasn't going to let the doctor pay for him and Lindsay. But this was another story and he wasn't going to stress himself with that now.
Deep in his thoughts, he almost missed when his boss opened the door to his office. He only noticed him when Mac cleared his throat to make his presence known.
"Good evening, Danny," he greeted his younger colleague. "I saw lights burning in here. What are you still doing here?"
Danny nodded towards the two sticks of files resting on his desk. "I haven't even done half of the work yet."
A light smile lit Mac's face. "When I gave you those files, I didn't mean you had to finish them all today. It's work for the next days. If I was you I'd go home now. It's late."
"Thank you, Mac," Danny replied. "Have a good night."
"Have a good night yourself," Mac said before he closed the office door again.
When Danny arrived at the large apartment building he called his home, he felt the all so familiar relief spreading inside him. Relief that yet another day of work had ended and he could relax now. Relief because at his place, no one could tell him what to do. Relief because up there, in his apartment his beloved girlfriend was waiting for him.
Although Danny had to admit he didn't really understand why Lindsay loved to be at his place so much. Of course he was glad she wanted to be together with him all the time; it was exactly what he wanted himself. He didn't understand why she loved to be at his place instead of asking him to go to hers; a large penthouse which her father had bought her. Compared to this place and to what she was used to, Danny found his own apartment way too small and plain.
Quickly he made his way up to the apartment. Like always with anticipation, he opened the front door. He found the lights still burning and when he entered the kitchen, he was greeted by the smell of what hopefully was his dinner.
"Danny? Is that you?" Lindsay's voice asked from the bedroom. Before he could answer, she joined him in the kitchen.
The dinner was quickly forgotten when his eyes found her. A warm smile was playing around her lips. She was already dressed in a short sleeping dress, white and thin, surely out of silk. Her curls were smoothly falling onto her bare shoulders. Her beautiful brown eyes were sparkling. If it was up to Danny, he could spend hours with simply watching her.
"You're late. Did Mr. Taylor keep you busy?" she asked, taking the plate from him to fill it with food.
"Yes, there was a lot to do. But he allowed me to go home," he answered, still watching every of her movements. He was surprised whenever she started to act like a housewife around him. He knew back home she had had people for that. But obviously she enjoyed taking care of his place on her own. "How was your day?"
"Oh, it was nice," she replied while she set the plate onto the kitchen table, together with a glass of water before she sat down and waited for him to join her. "I've been at the university this morning and later I did some grocery shopping and cooking." She blushed lightly before she added, "I don't understand why so many women have people for that. It's much nicer to do such stuff by yourself."
Danny chuckled. "I'm glad you enjoy it."
In silence he ate for a while and she watched him. There was still this smile on her face; a smile that made him feel wonderfully warm inside. She was happy. With him. It meant a lot to him and once again it relieved him.
"Do you have any idea how much I love you?" he said then.
Lindsay instantly blushed. "Hopefully as much as I love you."
Danny smiled. "I'm pretty sure about that. It's wonderful to come home and have the woman you love waiting for you."
Lindsay chuckled. "It's also nice to be here and wait for you to come home." She filled his glass with water again before she added, "So, and now tell me, how was your day?"
While Danny started to tell Lindsay how his day had been, he couldn't stop smiling. The love in her eyes and in her smile made him incredibly happy. Of course he was still nervous when he had to be around her father, who earned more money a day than he did in a month, and of course sometimes he worried if he earned enough to pay for the two of them. But moments where both of them were happy like this made him push those thoughts away. They loved each other and this was important.
Preview: Lindsay is still having nightmares because of Katums, but Danny is there to support her.