|A SEAL in wolfs fur
Author: Five-0Fanatic PM
AU in which Steve and Chin and Kono are a pack of werewolves and Danny is Steve's soulmate but he's not a wolf so things get a bit complicated.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Family - Steve M. & Danny W. - Chapters: 7 - Words: 16,517 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 10-11-12 - Published: 06-25-12 - id: 8255743
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Since the night, Danny had said he wasn't part of their family, Steve hadn't talked to him. Or Chin. Or Kono. Or anyone else for that matter. For once, the criminals on the island had a heart which meant the Five-0 office was empty and no one had to be around each other. Kono and Chin still refused to leave Danny alone though and continued to check up on him periodically. According to Kono's daily reports while she checked up on Steve, Danny was in worse shape than him.
Every night though since the fight, Steve would drive over there, park a couple of blocks away and shift, then trot through the alleys and lay in the bushes outside Danny's apartment building, keeping him safe and making sure the strays didn't come looking. Rain or shine, Steve would sit in the bushes, watch out for Danny and protect him. His heart still ached with the fact that the love of his life, the center of his whole existence, didn't want anything to do with him but Steve still wouldn't abandon him. Steve couldn't live with himself if something happened. So every night, he sat a quiet vigil outside the building, his ears and eyes attuned to every sound and movement. Danny hardly ever left so it was easy enough for Steve to keep an eye on him.
Danny was absolutely miserable. Each time he took a breath, it felt like a giant knife was being plunged into his chest and twisted. He was miserable without Steve, but if he really loved him, he would leave him alone and let him be with his own kind, someone who was a royal and could help continue with the royal line, someone who didn't need to be taught how to be a suitable werewolf mate. Danny had basically been drinking non stop but he didn't know a wolf's healing was accelerated so each time he began to feel a slight buzz, the wolf kicked in and then he was right back where he started, broken hearted and lonely.
Steve looked on one night, sniffing the air making sure no new scents were around when his eye caught a glimpse of red. It was Kono's car pulling in and she got out. A slight breeze drifted through and she tilted up her nose, before her gaze landed on the bushes where Steve was hiding. Steve froze but she could probably see him anyways. She wondered over and gave him a sharp glance, "Steve"
Steve poked his head through so she could see him a bit and she smiled, "What are you doing here?" Really with the questions right now. She knew he couldn't answer her in wolf form and now she looked crazy talking to a bush, and she knew exactly why he was here, but, for the hell of it, Steve motioned towards Danny's apartment with his muzzle. She smiled again, "I'll let you know how he's doing"
Steve dipped his head in thanks and withdrew back to the bushes as he watched her jog up the stairs and knock on the door, he didn't catch a glimpse of Danny before she was let inside and the door shut. 15 minutes later, Kono exited a discouraging look on her face. She made her way down the stairs and to the bushes, her face making Steve's heart squeeze in his chest.
Steve whimpered as Kono sat down on the ground beside him, concealed by the bushes, "It's uuuh... it's not good Steve. He's miserable. What happened the last time you came over and tried to talk?" Steve just looked at her and she motioned to her car, she looked around to make sure no one was watching and she opened her car door. Steve ran out and jumped in the backseat, shifting to human form and sitting up, "So you gonna tell me what happened?" She asked as she climbed in the front seat.
"Well... uh we had another fight. He said he didn't us protecting him because he was perfectly capable of doing it himself. Well I kind of snapped and told him he wasn't and that I wasn't going to sit around and watch him die" Steve related the events of 3 nights ago, "I asked him if he really believed those strays over us, his family, and that's when... when he said that we're not family. Any of us" Steve looked out the window, up at Danny's apartment. He wasn't prepared for the slap to the back of the head Kono gave him.
"What the fuck is the matter with you two?" She snapped and slapped his head again, "Do you two just do this stuff on purpose? Do you try to think of new ways to hurt each other every day or does it just come naturally?"
This time Steve saw the slap coming and dodged it, "What are you talking about?"
Kono growled and glared at him, "You aren't really sorry you fell in love with him, just like he's not sorry he fell in love with you. You two are the best things that ever happened to each other yet your moping around, with your hearts ripped in two because every time you get in the same room, instead of sorting it out and fixing whatever problems you had, you end up creating more problems! Like seriously I don't know if I should help you or strangle you!"
"I don't need any help- AHA! Damn it!" Steve began then caught her hand as it came flying at his head again, unfortunately the other hand was too fast for him.
Kono grinned but pointed a finger at him, "Get back in those bushes and stay here until I come back. I'll only be gone a couple of minutes" Steve got out and scrambled back to the bushes, shifting into wolf form and resuming his watch as Kono left. 10 minutes later, Kono pulled back in and got out carrying a big, old looking book. She came over to the bushes and knelt down in front of him, "Stay here. I'll call for you when I'm done"
Steve watched as se jogged up the stairs, book in hand and knocked on his door again. Again, she went inside and Steve didn't catch a glimpse of Danny. He sighed and laid down, all he could now was wait.
"What do you want now Kono?" Danny asked as she shoved her way past him into his apartment. Not that he wasn't grateful, but this was getting a little old.
Kono set the book on the table and turned to glare at him, "I just had a talk with Steve." And there it was, that giant knife was plunged back into his chest, making his heart rip even further than it already had.
"And? Last time he was here, it didn't end too well. I don't think he wants anything to do with me anymore even if I wanted to reconcile with him" Danny pointed out. He'd said some pretty nasty things to Steve and Danny wanted nothing more than to take it all back but he couldn't and he didn't know if Steve would forgive him.
Kono grabbed him by the shoulders, "But he does Danny. He wants nothing more than to be with you. You want to know about our ways and customs and find out if you're good enough for Steve? Then look at this book I brought. It's the legend of our species. It shows all our customs and traditions and everything you need to know about being a wolf. This is what we live by" She motioned to a spot on the couch and he sighed but sat down anyways, "Thank you. Now we have to be careful with it, it's very old and Chin will kill me if I mess it up. It's been passed down through our family for as long as anyone can remember" She opened it and gently flipped a couple of parchment pages and until she came upon a page with spidery writing on it.
Danny looked at the page and the bottom corner was a wolf with it's head tilted up, howling and the writing was curved around it, "What does it say?" he asked because he couldn't read the writing.
"It says that when a wolf chooses a mate, it's for a lifetime. No break ups and no divorces. When one mate dies, the other will follow shortly after unless there is another true one for them. Some mates are taken away by a cruel twist of fate, others by nature and when that happens another true one comes. Our lives our longer than most, we can live to be hundreds of years old. That's why our mating is forever." Kono looked at Danny to make sure he was following along and when he nodded she continued, "A wolf will always know when they have found their mate. It's like their whole world stops and they don't see anything else other than that person. That person dominates their thoughts and life. The presence of a mate is enough to keep the other living if not for anything else than for their mate... How do you feel when you're not around Steve?"
"Miserable. Cold. Lonely." Danny said and realized that she might be right. Even as they were yelling at each other, Danny felt better just in Steve's presence.
"See? That's why you're supposed to be together." Kono said and Danny got up and walked to the other side of the room. She turned a couple more pages and Danny turned around, tears in his eyes, "What else does it say?" he asked.
"Royals, even though they are considered royalty in our world, they are mated with the best. Royals get someone beautiful. Understanding. Gentle. Loving. They could care less about status or what other people think, it's their mate. To them, their mate is the best person in the world, that person becomes their world." Kono said, getting herself choked up a little bit as she read the book. She set the book down and got up, crossing the living room to Danny.
"So... uuuhh is that all it says?" Danny asked, his voice cracking as he tried to contain his tears.
"Well that's not all but it's what you need to hear" Kono pulled him into a hug as tears began spilling down his face, "Do you see why you two need each other so much?"
"Well why haven't you and Chin found mates yet if it's so special?" Danny asked.
Kono shrugged, "I don't know. It just hasn't happened yet. It will eventually but right now, you need Steve. Wait here" She let go of him and stepped outside and whistled.
Kono had been in there for 30 minutes and Steve had eventually laid down, waiting for her to signal him. His ears perked up when he heard a whistle and he poked his head out of the bushes and looked up. Kono was standing in Danny's doorway, she looked like she was about to cry but she was waving for him to come up. He looked around the parking lot before darting to the stairs and trotting up them and into the apartment.
"Steve?" Danny asked as Steve trotted into the apartment. Steve walked up to him and nuzzled his hand until Danny stroked his head, "I missed you"
Steve whimpered, then shifted to human form, pulling Danny into a hug, "Me too. It was horrible without you, like I couldn't breathe or do anything right."
"I'm sorry. About everything, I love you so much" Danny choked out, pressing his face into Steve's neck.
Steve took Danny's face in his hands and looked him in the eyes, "Danny, I love you. Nothing will ever change that. Not you, not some strays, not any fight, nothing. Do you understand?"
"It helps a little that you're completely naked" Danny grinned and ran his hands along the smooth planes of Steve's bare back.
"Ok! I think that's my cue to leave!" Kono said loudly and backed out of the apartment, firmly shutting the door.
Danny and Steve chuckled, "I love you." Steve whispered as he nuzzled Danny's neck.
"I know. You told me already" Danny replied, tilting his head to give Steve better access.
"I'll tell you a hundred times a day if you want" Steve assured him, slowing working his way up to Danny's mouth.
Danny moaned, arching into Steve's touch, "I can live with that"