Author: Brinchen86 PM
The team goes on vacation. This time they go to Hawaii. How will they enjoy the sunny beaches, a large pool and a beautiful hotel? And what else has their boss planned for them? - DL, SMacked, FA, with Sid, Hawkes and AdamRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - Danny M. & Lindsay M. - Chapters: 20 - Words: 54,364 - Reviews: 217 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 01-02-11 - Published: 10-03-09 - id: 5417636
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Summary: The team goes on vacation. This time they go to Hawaii. How will they enjoy the sunny beaches, a large pool and a beautiful hotel? And what else has their boss planned for them? - DL, SMacked, FA, with Sid, Hawkes and Adam
Author's note: So here it is, the sequel to 'Somewhere Out There'. You don't need to read the story to read this one here. I want to thank you guys again for all the reviews- it's so fantastic to know that you liked it so much. I hope you'll like this one as well, and that you'll review, too. ;) This time they'll be on vacation for one and a half weeks, starting on a Saturday and they'll return on Wednesday. I'll add the days to the chapters, so you'll know which day we're on, and so I also won't get confused again. I haven't been to Hawaii yet, so please be kind if not everything is perfect. So anyway, here we go. Enjoy the fic and tell me what you think!
Disclaimer: I don't own anyone or anything.
Chapter 1: Let's Go To Hawaii
Mac and Stella were standing next to the huge van they had rented. Their suitcases were stored in the giant trunk already. Now all they were waiting for, were their friends to arrive. It was a early, very early. So far not the tiniest sunray was spending any light. Then again it was never dark in New York City, and surrounded by the millions of city lights, the couple was enjoying the few quiet moments they had before their team would arrive.
Leaning against the side of the large car, Mac used his chance to glance at his girlfriend, who was standing next to him. She was wearing a long, light red dress and fitting sandals. Her sunglasses were resting in her thick curls. She was a beautiful appearance and he was convinced she knew about that.
"Aren't you freezing?" he asked after a while. It was summer, but still it was very early, there was no sunshine and it wasn't really warm enough to be dressed lightly like that.
Glancing at him, Stella smiled. "It's supposed to be a very hot day. Especially at the place we're going to. So why should I dress differently if I have to redress again later?"
Mac smiled back at her in amusement. In his eyes, there was nothing wrong with redressing again. Then again he enjoyed the way she was dressed, so why should he complain? As long as she wasn't freezing, every dress was welcome to him. He glanced at his watch, raising his eyebrows lightly.
"I hope they'll be in time. I don't want to miss our flight," he said then.
Stella chuckled. "Mac, I wouldn't worry about that, really. Do you really think any of your team members will miss a trip to Hawaii?"
"You have a point," he agreed.
It was the day the team would head to Hawaiian island Maui. There they would stay at a beautiful hotel near the beach in Lahaina. Every single team member was looking forward to this drip; other than they had the last time they had been on a team vacation. Because other than before, this time they wouldn't stay somewhere nowhere in the wilderness but in a city with everything one could be longing for. There was no way one of them would miss their flight.
And like expected, the next arrivals joined them just a moment later. A cab stopped behind the van. The cabbie left the car and walked around to the trunk to open it while the two passengers stepped onto the sidewalk as well.
"I told you Mac and Stella would be there already," Lindsay told Danny while she joined the cabbie at the trunk, grabbing her suitcase.
Danny sighed. "Yeah, I see that. But still we have enough time til we have to head to the airport. There's no need to stress yourself. We're gonna go on vacation, so would you please relax?"
Grabbing his own suitcase, he paid the cabbie and joined her on the sidewalk. Lindsay, who had just managed to pull her own suitcase away from the street, which wasn't easy due to its size, stopped and looked up at Danny.
"Just calm down and relax. Vacations are meant to leave the stress behind, not to cause extra stress," he told her softly.
Lindsay smiled back at him. "I know. But you know me, don't you?"
Danny chuckled. "I do, and that's why I'm trying to calm you down again, right?" Gently he rested his arm around her waist and pulled her closer before he kissed her softly. The tenderness of the kiss sent a delicious, warm shiver down her spine. He was right; he was there to calm her down when she was stressed, just like she was there to make sure he didn't get himself into trouble. They had always been close and now they also were a perfect team.
The fact they were so close now though also had the effect that even though they were in the middle of a sidewalk and watched by their friends, the kiss quickly had another effect on them. Breaking apart again, both of them blushed lightly at the heat they could already feel rising inside them. Rubbing his neck in a slightly embarrassed gesture, Danny glanced down at the suitcase which was standing next to Lindsay.
"Do you need me to help you with that?" he asked her.
"No, I think I'm fine," she answered, winking at him. With that she grabbed the heavy object again and turned around to head over to where Mac and Stella were already waiting for them, amused smiling at the couple.
"Hey you two," Lindsay greeted the other couple, smiling brightly. "I hope you haven't been waiting too long yet."
"No, not really. We arrived a few minutes earlier," Stella answered, greeting her friend with a tight embrace. "Mac was already concerned someone would be late and so we'd miss the plane."
Playfully Danny raised his eyebrows at his boss, grinning. "Oh Mac, come on, you know us, don't you?"
"That's why I'm worried," Mac replied, smirking back at his friend. "Now that you're here, we have only five more people to wait for."
"Not anymore," Stella replied, nodding her head towards the street. Turning around the others saw what she was talking about. Yet another cab had arrived and stopped behind the van, like the former had done so. Once again the show from earlier was repeated; a cabbie jumped out and rushed over to the trunk. This time it was Jess and Flack who left the passenger seats and headed over to the cabbie to help him.
"Oh boy," Flack groaned when he tried to pull Jess's suitcase away from the car to help the driver. "I thought we agreed you don't need stones for this vacation. There's no tent that could fly away when it gets too stormy."
Jess rolled her eyes but couldn't help but laugh at her boyfriend's comment regarding her suitcase. "There is nothing heavy in it, Don," she told him. "Also I didn't tell you to carry that for me." With that she firmly grabbed the handle of her suitcase and with a wink and grin over her shoulder, she pulled it over to the little group that was awaiting them already. Playfully shaking his head, Flack grinned. He paid the cabbie and then followed her.
"I have to say I'm impressed by all the gentlemen of our team," Stella teased when her other friend arrived. "First Danny wants to carry Lindsay's stuff, now Don wants to do the same for you. Who would have thought our guys are that romantic?"
Glancing at Danny, Lindsay had to bite her tongue to not break out into laughter at the sight. He was blushing bright red at Stella's comment, which didn't help him in his current situation at all. There was no way one could deny that Danny was a romantic man; more than once Lindsay had seen that side of her boyfriend already. After all it had been him who had come up with a wonderful description of a vacation to a beach. Still he had the opinion that being romantic didn't suit him as a guy and so he tried to hide this side of him as good as he could. Still she was sure she wasn't the only one who knew his behaviour had changed a lot since the couple was together.
Like Stella had expected earlier, they didn't need to wait long for the rest of the team to arrive. Shortly after Flack and Jess, Hawkes joined the team as well. Just like all the others, he was excited and looking forward to the trip. Hawkes was one of the few who enjoyed every kind of vacation, no matter where he had to go to. He had enjoyed the quiet and peace of the wilderness, he also would love to be at a beach. It didn't matter to him as long as he would be able to relax and have some time off together with his team.
Sid was the next arrival. Despite the early morning, he was already in his best mood. The team members had a hard time with preventing themselves from laughing about yet another hat that was enthroned on the older man's head. Sid had a love for strange hats and glasses. Even if they had laughed though, it wouldn't have mattered to them. All of them agreed that despite the creepy place Sid liked to go to occasionally, he was perfect to cheer the team up. Or to speak put facts that were so obvious and needed to be said in his eyes, especially when the involved persons had no idea what was going on.
"Now all we need to wait for is Adam," Flack announced after Sid had joined them as well.
"Yeah, where is he though?" Lindsay wanted to know. "Yesterday he said he'll try to be the first one to be here, making sure he wouldn't be late."
"Oh, he really tried to be faster, but unfortunately his luggage got into the way," Sid answered.
"What do you mean?" Danny asked.
"He called me a few minutes ago," Sid explained. "He said he was just about to leave his apartment when all of the sudden his suitcase exploded."
"His...what did happen?" Hawkes stared at Sid, forcing himself to not laugh out loud.
"He said he had just opened his front door and wanted to pull his suitcase with him, when all of the sudden the closures gave in and the whole thing flew open. He told me that it was spread all over his hallway and he had to pack it again," Sid told them.
The simple imagination of that was enough to cause all of the team members to break out into laughter. All of them could clearly imagine how poor Adam had been happy he was faster than anyone else and was about to leave the apartment when his suitcase exploded and he had to start packing everything again.
"I hope he'll be in time though. Maybe we should head to his apartment and pick him up there," Mac suggested.
Sid nodded. "That's possibly a good idea, because he was really worried if he would be in time."
"Fine." Mac turned to his team member. "So, you heard it. Quick, get into the car. We'll pick Adam up at his place. Sid, you call him and tell him to stay where he is."
"And also tell him to make sure his luggage doesn't explode again," Flack added, wincing at the way Jess nudged her elbow into his side.
A few moments later, the team was sitting in the van, the luggage was stored in the huge trunk. Despite the fact it was still very early and yet the sun wasn't anywhere to see, all of them were busy with chatting, everyone at once. Neither of them was able to hide how excited they were. Team vacations were something some teams tried to avoid. In their case though it was the perfect way to spend their time off.
"Are you looking forward to the trip this time?" Lindsay teased Danny after a while. Of course she knew the answer already, but she couldn't help but think about the way her boyfriend had acted the last time the team had been on vacation.
"Of course. I don't think you can compare a beach hotel in a real city to a tent in the woods," he answered. "Not that I didn't enjoy the camping trip of course. It was great as well."
Lindsay laughed. "I got what you mean. And honestly, I would be confused if you told me that you rather would like to live in a tent and bath in a lake again instead of going on your romantic vacation."
"What do you always have with that whole romantic stuff?" Danny wanted to know, rolling his eyes.
"And what problem do you have with that?" Lindsay asked back, winking. "Just so you know, women love romantic men. Much more than those arrogant machos and playboys. It's much better to have a man who knows how to make a woman happy and who comes up with sweet ideas for her." She turned to Jess, who was sitting across of her. "Right?"
Jess nodded, a smirk playing around the corners of her mouth. "Exactly. Don's romantic sides are so great. Like a while ago, when I came home I was surprised to find him at my place. Why was he there? Because he made dinner for me to surprise me after my long shift."
Lindsay's eyes started to sparkle at the description. "That's what I meant! One morning, when Danny and I both had our day off, he made breakfast for me. He headed to my favourite bakery and got me the muffins they have there because he knows how much I love them. He got up so early, he even set his alarm clock."
"Whoa, Danny, getting up to buy her muffins? What a cute boy you are," Flack teased his friend, grinning broadly.
"Says the right one," Danny replied.
While both men blushed bright red, their girlfriends kept on laughing. If they continued teasing each other like that, the vacation would be anything but boring.
Another couple of minutes later, the van arrived in front of Adam's apartment building. Mac stopped the car on an empty parking lot close to the entrance door.
"I think one of us should head up there and help him," he suggested. But before either of them could decide who would do that job, the large door was pushed open. It almost closed completely again before it was pushed open again with more force. Finally Adam managed to leave the building. His suitcase was what caught everyone's attention though. To make sure it wouldn't burst open again, he had bound a couple of ropes and sticky tape around it.
"Hey, you need any help?" Danny shouted when he, Flack and Mac left the car to help their friend.
Adam's face was bright red and they weren't sure whether he looked like that due to embarrassment or exhaustion.
"I'm sorry," he said, with the help of his friends finally reaching the car. "I really tried to be in time. I have no idea why something like that always has to happen to me."
"Don't worry about that, Adam," Mac answered before either of his other friends could make a comment.
After the suitcase was stored in the trunk and every team member had sat down in the van again, Mac turned around to his friends before he started the car again. For the first time that morning, everyone of them was silent, knowing he had to say something. Mac had a hard time with hiding his amusement. All of them were grown up adults, still he agreed with Stella had once told him; sometimes he felt like he was their father. Despite the fact all of them counted to New York's best crime scene investigator, lab technicians and cops, sometimes they seemed to need his instructions if he didn't want everything to turn into trouble.
"Alright," he said then. "Now that we're all here, welcome to our next team vacation. After the last few weeks we managed to get not one but one and a half week off which we can spend with nothing else but relax. Does anyone have a problem with our target?" With a wink, he added, "Not that we're forcing someone to head to the beach with us."
Danny sighed. "Yeah, Mac, no worries. Everyone here is looking forward to the trip," he answered. "I can't believe you start to tease us as well now!"
While the others laughed, Lindsay smacked his arm playfully. "Says the master of teasing. I think it's good for you."
While Danny smiled back at Lindsay, bending forward to kiss his laughing girlfriend, Mac started the car again. He hadn't had a doubt that this time all of his team members were fine with his choice. One and a half week at a Hawaiian beach were awaiting them. It was the vacation all of them needed to relax. No surprise everyone was more than excited. And all of them were convinced they'd have a great time.
Preview: The team arrives at their hotel. How will they like it?