She Lied part 6

Authors note: Hi guys! Loved the season premiere! Although I am sorry they never got a Steve and Kono scene like the one on the season finally! But that's okay; it was very good no matter what. And what about Danny? I call top bunk. LOL! Anyway, I loved it, and so, I hope you guys like this chapter, because I have a suspicion this will be the last one… sorry. Please review and let me know what you think!

Steve and Kono

Turns out they were leaving the resort sooner than they thought. Danny had found out that the woman had an ex-fiancé, and when they went to his house they found the murder weapon, closing the case. There for, they were going to leave the resort in about 10 minutes. Kono was just finishing packing her stuff, but as she slid her bag shut, she didn't ask Steve if he was already done. She instead slumped against the couch and let her head fall heavily on the back of it.

What the hell had she been thinking? She remembered when she was in the program at first; it was really hard for her. Not being able to tell the people she loved that she wasn't dead, that they didn't have to suffer, she'd be back soon. Every single person that walked past her, that helped her standing up because of her injuries, that handed her a cup of coffee…, it all reminded her of them. More specifically… Steve. God, what have I done? Did she really just expect him to be all hugs and forgiveness? Truthfully… he had every right to be mad. But he didn't know how much she had suffered. How many times she had cried herself to sleep thinking of the pain she was causing them, and how much she missed them. Those past two years were… impossible. There was no other good word for it. Impossible.

She vaguely heard Steve's gruff voice coming from the bedroom.

"You done?" he asked as he stepped in the leaving room.

"Yeah." She answered simply as she picked up her bags.

They went to the reception to turn in their key and walked to the parking garage towards where Steve's car was parked.

The car drive back to her place was tense. Not awkward, no, that would have been an upgrade. It was tense as they were both mad at each other. Both too stubborn to admit anything, they rode in silence for the fifteen minutes that it took to get back to her place.

As Steve stopped the car he went around to the trunk so he could get the bags for her. Once they were out, he looked at her.

"You need help carrying those inside?" he asked. Her answer surprised him.

"No, I don't think you would even want to spend another five minutes with me so just leave it." She bit back harshly as she picked her bags up and started heading towards the entry to her building.

"Kono-"Steve tried to talk to her.

"Don't." she said without even turning back. She entered the building and left Steve staring defeated at her.

He walked around the car, sitting in the driver's sit, and dropped his head against the steering wheel. How the hell had things gotten so messed up? It was going fine and then one day… bum, she just disappears. And then, after two years… she just comes back. Just like that. I mean, the pain she had caused him… she couldn't even begin to imagine it. He thought she was dead and he never got to tell her how much he cared for her, how much he loved her. But deep down, he knew she had suffered too. He still had no idea if she returned his feelings or if she had missed him just as much as he had missed her but… truth be told… he was being an ass. He just couldn't wrap his mind around it. The lies, the hurt, the fake death. It just hit him so hard to see her again and realize all those things at the same time. But he had to make it right. He loved her. And he so wanted to see if she felt the same way about him. But first… he needed to go home.

Steve and Kono

Kono had been deep in her thoughts since she got home. She hadn't stopped thinking about the past week's events, and, resulting from hours and hours of a huge turmoil circling around in her head, she finally reached a decision.

She was now sitting on her couch with her badge in her hands, running her fingers lightly over it. She knew she was going to regret this, but it was the right thing to do. On the table were laying three paper sheets on an envelope with the name "Five-0" written on it. She took a deep breath, trying to prepare herself for what was about to come. She reviewed in her head what she was going to say to Chin and Danny on the phone. On the phone, because… she wasn't going to face them again. She was about to train her speech one more time when three strong knocks were heard throughout her entire apartment.

She slowly got up and walked to the door. She wasn't expecting anyone today. Maybe it was just Chin checking up on her. As she peered through the peep hole she let out a frustrated sight.

"What are you doing here?" she asked, annoyed.

"Please just open the door Kono." Came Steve's muffled voice from the hallway.

Kono let out another sight before she unlocked the door and opened it.

"We need to talk." He said as he barged right past her.

"What about?" she asked, closing the door and crossing her arms up on her chest.

"About…" Steve was about to continue when he saw an envelope on the table. "What's this?" he asked, confused when he saw the "Five-0"letters written on top.

Kono followed his eye line and almost panicked when she saw what he was looking at.

"Nothing!" she nearly shouted as she went for the envelope.

Unfortunately for Kono, Steve was already close to the table so he picked up the envelope with the three letters before she had the time to reach the table.

She watched as he took a letter from it and as his eyes went from confused to as wide as saucers. She ducked her head; she didn't have a speech for this.

"YOU'RE QUITING?" Steve asked, shouting.

Kono didn't answer, just kept her mouth shut and her eyes trained on her shoes.

"Answer me Kono! What the hell is this?" Steve asked waving the letter in front of her nose.

Kono lifted her face then and looked at him.

"That's my resignation letter." She said in a calm voice.

"Resignation! What? Why?" Steve asked clearly confused.

Kono went silent again.

"Ok fine." Steve said as he pulled out his phone."Danny will come here and talk you out of this."

"What do you care?" Kono bit back.

Steve was surprised at her question.

"What?"

"What. Do. You. Care?" she repeated the question slowly. "What do you care if I resign or stay?"

"You don't think I care?" he asked perplexed.

Kono laughed. Honest to God laughed in a way that frankly scared Steve a little.

"No, I don't think you don't care, I know you don't care! Because in my book if you don't see a person for two years that you actually cared about, you do not get all up on her face and give her the cold treatment and then push you tongue down her throat!" Kono yelled as loud as she could.

Steve looked at her for a few seconds, for the first time in his life speechless.

"That's not it at all, Kono-"

"Then what the hell is it?" Kono yelled raising her hands. "Because Chin, and Danny, and even my family have forgiven me! Why can't you?" she asked pointing a finger in his direction.

"You hurt me, okay? You hurt me by not telling me or trust me enough to let me know that you didn't freaking die!" Steve replied raising his tone of voice.

"I couldn't tell you!"

"Why?" Steve asked.

Kono's expression changed then.

"I couldn't… I couldn't say goodbye." She said in a more quiet tone.

"What? You couldn't even say goodbye to ME?" he asked, getting more confused by the second.

"No, that's not it. I couldn't say goodbye to you because…" Kono trailed off.

"Because what?" Steve asked, searching her eyes.

"Nothing, forget it. It's not like you even care, you freaking hate me." Kono said as she wandered off towards her kitchen.

"I don't hate you!" Steve implied as he followed her.

"Right. Steve, we don't have to do this. Just go, please." She pleaded him as she leaned against the counter.

"I'm not leaving." Steve said strictly, putting his hands on his hips.

"WHY?" Kono asked, not being able to stand there arguing with him. "I already get it! I hurt you, I made you suffer, whatever, I apologized, I know you completely and utterly HATE me right now and I can't work like that, so I'm quitting! There, all out in the open! SO WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?" Kono shouted.

"Because I don't hate you, I LOVE YOU!" the words were out of Steve's mouth before he had the time to stop them.

The room fell silent. Now it was Kono's time to be speechless. He WHAT?

"What did you just say?" Kono asked.

Steve took a deep breath.

"I said, I love you. That's why I have been such an ass to you, because it hurt me so much to think you were gone and that I never got a chance to tell you, but then you came back and- Ow!" Steve shrieked in pain as she got close to him and punched him in the chest. "What was that for?" he asked.

Kono continued hitting him on the chest.

"You loved me and you let me die without telling me?" she asked, shouting.

"Kono, stop! Ow!" Steve shrieked again as she hit him in the gut.

"You were going to live your whole life without telling me? Ever think I might feel the same way?" Kono continued shouting.

Steve blocked the punch this time and held her hand in that position.

"What?"

"Ever think that maybe your forgiveness was the one I cared about because I'm in love with you? Ever think that I was leaving because of YOU?" Kono asked, trying to make him understand.

"You love me?" Steve asked perplexed.

"Yeah!" Kono said exasperatedly.

Next thing she knew Steve's lips were on hers, but this time it was a much softer kiss. He held her close to him and she wrapped her arms around his neck, deepening the kiss. When they finally needed to break apart for air Steve stepped back just enough to look into her eyes.

"I'm sorry." He said as he gently grabbed her hand.

"I'm sorry too. But you should have told me." Kono said smirking.

"I know." Steve chuckled. As he leaned in again he whispered against her lips.

"No more lies?"

"No more lies." Kono replied.

And the truth is, they lived happily ever after.

The End

Authors note: Hi guys! So I know the end is a little cheesy, but you know what? I do like a good cheesy end! Hope you agree with me and that you had just as much of a great time reading this story as I had writing it!

See you in my next story.