i wanna hide the truth, i wanna shelter you;
but with the beast inside, there's nowhere we can hide...

NCIS : Los Angeles

"Falling Star"

LAPD Detective and NCIS Liaison Officer, Marty Deeks is under investigation. Six years earlier an undercover case left an LAPD Detective dead. The case was never solved and now Deeks has Internal Affairs on his back.

Stella 'Starr' Navarro is the youngest child and only daughter of renowned West Coast crime lord, Anthony Navarro. Once a trusted CI and close friend of Deeks, she's the only other living person who knows the truth about what happened back then.

But after her recent involvement in a heist on a high-end Beverly Hills jewelry store that left a security guard dead, Starr's now wanted for a murder she didn't commit; but the LAPD aren't the only ones coming for her.

Six years ago Starr broke the Navarro family code "loyalty to blood" after being forced to testify against one of her brothers; now Marco Navarro is due parole and he's about to make good on his last words to his little sister.

"I see you again - you're dead. "

Can Deeks push aside his own troubles with Internal Affairs and clear Starr's name while somehow keeping her safe from her brother and off law enforcement's radar?

Or could this be the end of the road for one of them?

...don't wanna let you down, but I am hell bound;
though this is all for you, don't wanna hide the truth.~

COPYRIGHT. Anna Mack Callen. 2016. "FALLING STAR"

Song: "Demons" by the rather amazing Imagine Dragons

Please note this is *NOT* a Densi fic.