Trust Me part 8

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Chapter 8- The talk

And then he saw it. Or, he saw her. At the end of the alley… stood Kono.

Steve stood frozen next to Christopher's dead body, his eyes locked on Kono's. A mixture of feelings was running in his head. Surprise, anger, relief, sorrow, protectiveness… love. He jumped upright and walked slowly towards Kono. She still had her gun raised, aimed at Christopher. Her eyes were wide and she didn't move an inch as he approached her. As he reached her, he gazed into her beautiful brow eyes, making her meet his. He raised his own hand and put it on top of her weapon, slowly lowering it, never taking his eyes off her.

She slowly put the gun on her holster, the shock settling in her veins, finally realizing what she had just done, who she had just saved… who she had just killed. She gave Steve a scared look and without even thinking about it, she started walking backwards towards the entry of the warehouse.

"Kono." Steve said to her, in one word pleading her to stay there with him.

Kono looked straight into his piercing blue eyes and shook her head.

"I can't, Steve." Was all she said before starting to run for her car, parked not too far away from the ones from HPD.

Steve didn't run after her, she needed her space right now. He understood that perfectly. He walked to the HPD cars, seeing out of the corner of his eye as Kono's car drove away full speed. He sighed and met with Chin and Danny.

"Steve!" Danny shrieked as he saw his partner's bruises and very strange walking. "What the hell happened to you?" Danny shouted as he ran towards him.

"I'm fine, I'm fine." Steve reassured him, taking a deep breath. "Just a little bruised."

"What happened?" Chin asked as he too joined them.

"I got into a fight with Christopher." Steve explained.

"What? Where is he?" Chin and Danny asked at the same time.

Steve exhaled deeply.

"He's dead."

Silence installed for a few seconds within the three of them, until Danny spoke up.

"You killed him?" Danny asked.

"No, actually, he was gonna kill me."

"Then how did he die?" Chin asked, now confused.

Steve looked from Chin, to Danny, and then to Chin again.

"Kono killed him."

"What?"

"What?" they spoke at once.

"She showed up just as he was about to pull the trigger. Shot him twice in the head. She saved me." Steve said to the two of them.

Chin and Danny shared a perplexed look.

"What was she doing here?" Danny asked.

"I don't know." Steve said truthfully.

Danny eyed him. A smile appeared on his face.

"Hey, Chin, would you go to the HPD guys and ask if we're already done here?" Danny asked him.

"Sure…" Chin said, frowning. As he realized that Danny wanted to talk to Steve alone, he stepped back and went to the warehouse.

Danny stepped in front of Steve and crossed his arms.

"What?" Steve asked.

Danny grinned.

"So, would you like to tell me what is going on between you and our rookie?"

Steve's eyes widened.

"What?"

"Please, stop. Just stop!" Danny reprimanded. "Why haven't you told her yet?"

Steve looked at the floor.

"I figured now was not the best time." Steve said simply.

"And…" Danny urged him on.

"And it's kind of scary to tell a girl you love her when you don't know if she feels the same way Danny!" Steve shouted on Danny's face.

Danny's eyes were bigger than he had ever remembered.

"YOU WHAT? YOU LOVE HER?" Danny yelled.

"Would you like to bring it up a notch, I don't think the heard you in China!" Steve ironically yelled back.

Danny completely ignored him.

"You LOVE her? I thought you just had feelings for her!" Danny shouted.

Steve rubbed a hand through his face.

"Oh My God! You're that serious?" Danny asked, honestly surprised.

"Of course I am Danny!" Steve bit back. "Would I be this worried for her if I wasn't?"

Danny's smile got even bigger.

"Then, can I ask you a question?"

Steve huffed.

"Danny, not now-"

"Why are you still here?"

Steve walked the steps to her apartment. In a few minutes he stood in front of her door. He went to knock on it when he saw that it was open. She knew he was coming.

He opened it slowly and entered her apartment. It was as messy as the first time he saw it, he noticed. He called softly for her.

"Kono?"

He heard a sniffling sound coming from the bedroom. He walked slowly to the door, and knocked quietly on it.

"Can I come in?" he asked.

He heard a low "yes" coming from inside and opened the door.

He searched the bedroom only to find her with her back resting against the opposite wall, sitting on the floor, her knees high on her chest and her arms wrapped around her legs. Steve sighed. He hated seeing her like this. He went to her and slowly sat down, watching her for a few seconds. She wouldn't meet his eyes, so he just leaned his head back on the wall.

They were in silence for a few minutes. Steve didn't want to pressure her to say anything. Eventually he heard her soft voice come out in a sort of whisper.

"I don't feel anything." She said. Steve furrowed his brow.

"What do you mean?" he asked gently.

She turned to face him then.

"I spent years of my life thinking about what I would do to him, if I ever found him. How much I wanted to find him and make him pay for what he did to me." She took a deep breath. "And now that I have, and that he's dead… I just… I'm supposed to feel something, right? I mean angriness, relief, happiness, whatever! Something! But… I don't feel anything." She finished quietly.

Steve looked tenderly into her eyes.

"Kono… it's a normal thing, you know?"

Kono chuckled.

"Normal…"

Steve furrowed his brow again.

"Look, I know that you are the kick-ass super-tough cop one, but it is okay to let your defenses down sometimes, do you hear me?" Steve asked, trying to make her understand.

Kono bit her lip.

"It was just… too much you know? I mean, seeing you there, about to die, and then pulling the trigger and killing him… finally killing him… it was just like a ton of bricks fell on me and I couldn't…" she trailed off.

"Yeah, about that, I thought I ordered you to step down." Steve said with a smirk.

Kono chuckled again.

"Did you really think I was gonna take that?" Kono snickered.

"A guy can hope, can't he?" Steve asked.Kono smiled at him.

"You know I only did it to help you right?"

"Yeah, I know. Thank you. And sorry for kicking you out." Kono replied.

"I kind of had it coming." Steve said, smiling. "Better?"

"Yes. Thank you."

Kono's face turned serious again.

"Hey, can I ask you something?" Kono asked him.

"Sure."

Kono began picking at her fingernails.

"Why did you stay… last night?" Kono asked nervously. "I mean, you could have just left me there."

Steve smiled warmly at her.

"Do you want the rehearsed answer or the true answer?" Steve asked her.

"Wow, you already have a rehearsed answer? Exactly how many times have you thought about it?" Kono shoved him playfully.

"A lot." Steve responded in all honesty.

Kono eyed him curiously.

"The true answer." Kono said.

Steve took a deep breath.

"You needed a friend last night. And-"

"That sounds like a rehearsed answer." Kono interrupted him.

"Let me finish please." Steve asked her.

Kono grimaced. "Sorry."

"You looked like you needed a friend last night. That was for sure, and any one of us would have done the same thing that I did. But I didn't do it only for that." he smiled playfully at that.

"Then what was the other part?" Kono asked him.

He only smiled and before she knew it his lips where on hers, moving softly with hers, Kono responding the kiss equally. It was romantic and sensual and at the same time, tender. They stood like that for a long time, just comforting in each other. When they finally broke apart for air, she smiled at him.

"Hmm, I see, and exactly why have you never showed me that part before?" Kono asked him.

"Uh… scared?"

Kono laughed.

"Oh, no way! I made the Super SEAL scared? I am truly honored!" she said playfully.

"You should be." He said smirking. He then got up and extended her his hand.

"Where are you going?"

"Trust me?" he asked.

"Yes." She said as she lifted herself off the ground with his help.

He led them to the bed and laid Kono carefully on it. He then jumped on the bed himself and wrapped his arms around her waist. She laid her head on his chest and sighed deeply.

"You okay?" Steve asked, lifting her chin and looking down at her.

"I am now." She responded.

"I love you." Steve said quietly.

Kono smiled that big dimply smile that always made his insides jump.

"I love you too." She said as she gave him a quick kiss. Steve smiled down at her.

"Goodnight Kono."

"Goodnight Steve."

The End

Authors note: Well hello! So I hope you all liked this story, it was so fun to write! Please review and please check out my new story "Personal Business". See you in my next story.

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