Title: It's Never That Easy

Disclaimer: You know the drill, I don't own them, not making any money, etc.

Rating: K+ for language and violence

Author's Note: Did anyone else think that the issue with the tapes wrapped up a little too cleanly? Seriously, you can't have a good story arc without a little angst and whumpage; am I right? So here is my fix for the latest episodeā€¦ and yes it contains spoilers. This is my first Hawaii Five-0 fic so constructive reviews are greatly appreciated.

The Housing Commissioner, grumbled as he slowly poked his head through the swinging doors into the main room of the restaurant. His ears burned with embarrassment as every eye in the place turned to him; the contempt mingled with morbid curiosity and hung thickly in the air. Hoffman hurried quickly out the doors to his car, sighing in frustration as he waited impatiently for the valet to bring his beloved Land Rover around. There wouldn't be another one of those in his future if that damn detective carried out on his threats to expose the tapes. He could still feel the cold, hard steel of the badge against his forehead; he glanced quickly in the rearview to make sure it hadn't actually left a mark.

Pulling his cell phone from his pocket, he dialed a number from memory. He didn't like using them, but he wasn't about to go down without a fight. He'd seen it in William's eyes; there was no way the detective would back down after the Commissioner had involved his little girl.

"Meet me at the bar in an hour; I have another job for you."

Hoffman didn't wait for a response before clicking the phone shut and pulling out of the parking lot towards the heart of Waikiki. It was all very cut and dry in his head; Williams would simply have to die, and soon.

Yes, I know it's short and I'm evil, but I promise there is more to come very soon.