Title: Mistaken Love.
Chapter Seven: Finding You.
Fandom: CSI Miami/CSI New York.
Pairing: Ryan/Speed, Mac/Danny.
Warnings: Language, angst, hurt/comfort.
Disclaimer: I don't own them if I did they would have much more fun.
Beta: SRS/Silvia *hugs* As always you rock.
Summary: After so many years they'll meet again.
Authors note: After a lot of pushing from some people, I won't say any
names, I promised someone to write a Ryan/Speed story. *headdesk*
Second note: This is an AU, I just love these things *grins*, Ryan is
a CSI, Speed is in the Witness Protection Program and has a criminal
On the way to Ryan's house, Danny was practically bouncing and nervous as hell. Mac who was sitting in the back seat with Danny, laid a hand on his leg and squeezed it tightly. "Danny sit still."
"Sorry, Mac, I can't help it," Danny replied.
Horatio, who was sitting in the passenger seat, turned to face his friends, smiling. "We'll almost there."
Mac smiled at the redhead and wrapped an arm around Danny' shoulders. "Just a few more minutes and you're going to see your friend again."
"Yeah," Danny said, taking a deep breath, trying to get his emotions under control. Since he had heard that Speed was alive, he had been excited and nervous at the same time; his head full of questions. Why had that Fed guy lied to him? How much had all this changed his friend? Where was Angie?
He looked up. "Where is Angie?" he asked Horatio.
"Speed told us that she was put into the system," Horatio answered.
Danny started to get angry. "If I get my hands on that agent, I'm gonna kill him."
"Get in line," Ryan said, smirking. "Speed wants a piece of him, too."
"I'm not surprised," Danny retorted. "Why did they to this? What did he ever do to them, he wanted to cooperate, to get O'Malley off the streets. And they still treated him like a piece of shit. They took away his whole life, his lover and his child." Danny sighed in frustration. He looked at Horatio. "Do you know how Andrew died?"
Nodding his head, Horatio sighed. "He was killed by O'Malley."
"Son of a bitch!" Danny cursed loudly. "Andrew was innocent, he had nothing to do with this! And that fuckin' FBI agent didn't even protect him like he promised Speed he would!"
"Danny, calm down," Mac softly said, rubbing his back.
"How could they do this to him? I know he wasn't an altar boy and he…he uhm…," Danny said, looking down.
"He killed someone," Ryan finished the statement for him.
Danny looked up. "You know? How? His records are sealed." He thought for a moment and then it dawned to him. "He told you?"
Horatio looked at the young man through the rearview mirror. "Yes, he did."
"The bastard deserved it," Danny spat out.
Mac looked shocked. "Danny, you knew that your friend had killed someone?"
Danny nodded. "Yeah, we were both just kids. The fuckin' bastard had raped Speed's little sister. A few days later, the guy turned up dead. Speed went to the police and confessed that he had killed him. Cause he was a juvy, he did time until he was eighteen."
"He turned himself in?" Ryan asked surprise.
"Yeah, he got his revenge," Danny answered, shrugging his shoulders. It was obvious that he didn't want to elaborate why Speed had turned himself in.
"We're here," Horatio stated.
Mac looked at the young blond. "Are you ready for this?"
"I…I don't…what if he…?" Danny said nervously, chewing his bottom lip.
Horatio smiled at him. "Everything will be fine. I think he will be very happy to see you again."
Danny took a deep breath and nodded. "Yeah. Okay, let's do this."
They all exited the car and walked to the front door. Ryan opened the door and called out to the other man. "Speed, are you here?"
Speed walked into the hallway. "Yeah, I'm here. Where else would I be?" he smirked.
Ryan took a step sideways so that Speed had a clear view of the others.
"Hi, Speed," Danny softly said.
Speed looked shocked, "Danny is that…oh, my God." He stepped forward, and without any hesitation, took Danny in a bear hug.
"I thought you were dead?" Danny mumbled into his shoulder. "They told me you where dead," he whispered as tears ran down his cheeks.
Speed pulled back and looked into Danny's eyes. "I'm here," he said softly.
Ryan watched Speed and Danny closely, feeling a pang of jealousy. Had they been lovers once? He mentally shrugged, why should he care? It could never have worked out between him and Speed.
"How did you find out that we knew each other?" Speed asked Horatio.
Horatio smiled. "I didn't know. I asked Mac for help on the case and he brought Danny with him. We found out this morning when I told them about you."
"The Tanglewood Boys are working for O'Malley," Danny explained to Speed.
Speed looked at his friend. "So, he is still up to his old tricks."
"And a few new one," Danny smirked.
Mac sighed. "We've been after him for years now, but we can't make anything stick."
"That's nothing new," Speed said resignedly.
Horatio looked at the men. "Oh, Speed, let me introduce you to Mac Taylor. He is head of the New York City crime lab."
"Nice to meet you," Speed said, shaking Mac's hand.
They all sat down, Danny next to Speed. The young man still had a hard time believing that his childhood friend was sitting next to him. Alive, not a ghost.
"I'm sorry about Andrew," he whispered.
Speed looked down. "They just killed him, Danny," he whispered, tears running down his face.
Danny took his friend in his arms." We'll get the bastards, I promise. And we'll get Angie back."
"Yes, we will," Horatio stated, fierce determination on his face.
Speed looked up, hate and anger shining in his eyes. "You bet we will."