Personal Business part 15


Authors note: Hi guys! Strangely, I don't feel so sad about ending this story, although I do wish I could continue it. This chapter will have close to 0 angst, only fluffy fluff. Hope you really have been enjoying this and if you have any ideas or suggestions please PM me, or, you know, drop a review. If you have the time I would really enjoy that! Please, pretty please? On with finishing this story!


Kono woke up to the most amazing feeling ever. She was nuzzled up against Steve's chest and had his two arms encircled protectively around her waist and his chin nestled at the top of her head. Her hand rested in the spot where she could feel his strong and steady heartbeat and their legs were tangled together. She wished she could stay like this forever, but the sun was already up and she was sure that in no time Steve would be awake. As the memories of the past night flooded her mind (making her blush juuust a little) she smiled softly and wondered how the hell it had taken them so long to end up like this, safe in each other's arms. She sighed contently and closed her eyes, hoping to be lulled back to sleep. Only that never happened because at that precise moment, Steve woke up.

He stirred a little and opened his eyes slowly, trying to adjust to the dim light in the bedroom. As soon as he met her beautiful brown eyes he smiled brightly and pulled her even closer to him.

"Was it just me or did you really punch me last night?"

Kono giggled like a school girl and slapped him playfully on the chest.

"Shut up." She replied. "Besides, you deserved it, you were being a jerk."

Steve grinned widely at her.

"What can I say? Every guy gets jealous sometimes."

"Well this time…" Kono trailed off as she propped herself on her elbows and repositioned her legs and waist so that she was straddling him. "… I'd say it was definitely worth it."

And her lips were on his again. Devouring him. Tasting him. Drinking him in. Just enjoying the feel of him, there, with her. Things quickly escalated as last night's developing lust hit back full force and they were quickly starting to lose control. So when Steve pulled his lips away from hers reluctantly, she put on a pout that had him chuckling.

"Cute. But we gotta get up, duty calls." He said as he gave her one more kiss and pulled her out of him, hopping out of bed.

"Oh." She realized sadly, because he was going to work. She, however…

"What's the matter?" Steve asked seeing her face.

She sighed and ran a frustrated hand through her hair.

"I quit. Duty only calls you." She said simply. Which is why she was so confused when Steve burst out laughing.

"What?" she asked, surprised at his reaction.

Steve came over to the bed again and gave her a heart-stopping kiss that only served to take her breath away. Great, now I'll be bothered for the rest of the day. Isn't that just lovely? She thought.

"Oh, Kono." Steve said as he pulled away. "Did you really think I ever took your resignation letter?"

Kono's eyes widened considerably.

"Are you serious?" she asked. Steve just shrugged.

"You didn't tell me why you were doing it, you didn't talk to me, so I refused to accept it until you did. But now that you have done more than just talking…" he trails off as he leans in for another kiss. But this time Kono pushed him down on the bed again, catching him off guard, and straddled him again.

"Ok, that's it; duty can wait another half an hour." Kono decided.


Steve and Kono walked in the headquarters together, smiling brightly at their two co-workers. As soon as they took a sit at the conference table, as expected, Kono and Steve were bombarded with questions.

"So, what happened? Back so soon coz? Did you two made up yet? Did you talk? Did you do more than just talk? How did you get Kono back?"

Steve turned towards Kono, giving her a smirk, and then focused his attention back on Danny and Chin.

"Ok, decide on one question and we'll answer it." Steve said as he took a long sip of his morning coffee.

One look between Danny and Chin and they knew what to ask.

"What happened last night?"

Kono had to try really hard not to laugh out loud at that and maintain an impassible face as she let the coffee warm her up.

"I convinced Kono to come back." Steve said as if it were the most obvious thing in the world, conveniently neglecting the part where he fucked her senseless.

"How?" Chin and Danny asked at the same time.

"We talked." Kono interrupted. And it wasn't a lie at all, they did talk, even if most of it were "Ohs" and "Ahs" and "Oh My Gods!".

"You… talked." Danny repeated slowly, not entirely sure that he had heard correctly.

"We talked." Steve imitated him.

"What's that on your jaw?" Chin suddenly asked, spotting an ugly bruise developing a little below Steve's ear.

"Oh, that was a… technicality." Steve clarified. It took every last piece of will power not to burst out laughing at that.

"A technicality…" It was Chin's time to repeat Steve's words.

"Yup." Kono said.

"Ok, that's it, I need more coffee." Danny said and waltzed off to the break room.

And that was all it took. Steve and Kono both started laughing uncontrollably, having to bend over to keep themselves from falling off their chairs. They were at it for no longer than five seconds and their ribs already started to ache. And it only got worse as they registered Chin's look of confusion.

"What?" Chin asked, completely caught by surprise.

"You see," Steve said pointing a finger at him. "It's not pleasant when you have no idea what's going on around you, is it?"

"Oh, so this is payback?" Danny asked as he returned to the room hearing their laughter.

"Yeah, you can say that." Kono started. "Also, Danny, Chin…" Kono got up and headed for them. "… get ready."

"Ready for what?" Danny asked.

Very calmly, Kono leaned in close and whispered something on Danny's year. You could see his face going from confusion to horror in a blink of an eye.

"But I… I ... I didn't…" Danny stammered. "I didn't do anything!"

Kono just turned around and winked at Steve and then headed for the break room herself.

"God I love that girl." Steve said while shaking his head.

Danny's jaw dropped open.

"What? Oh, I see… so you two did hook up last night!" Danny concluded.

Steve just shrugged.

"You did, didn't you?" Chin asked.

Steve just shrugged.

"Of course they hooked up. Right?" Asked Danny.

Steve just smiled.

"C'mon Danny, let's go. We'll never get anything out of him." Chin said as he pushed Danny along with him.

"Fine, fine…" Steve heard Danny grumble.

He just shook his head with a big smile and settled back into his chair. He looked over at Kono, entertained making a toast and buttering it up. He would never understand where she put all those calories.

He smiled softly as he remembered all this past year and how they ended up here. He and Danny had become like brothers, even though none of them would admit it, he and Chin and grown closer with time, and Kono… well, he was sure things with Kono were not done yet. Not by a long shot. He had waited too long to let her go now. He planned on spending the rest of his live with her. He chuckled as he imagined himself putting his kids to bed and telling them how mummy and daddy met. He would gladly tell them everything, besides the cursing of course.

He realized then that, no matter how much he had suffered in the past, he was a really lucky guy at this moment. He had someone like a brother supporting him, a sort of mentor having his back, and a beautiful woman by his side, helping him through everything.

And he would do right by all of them.

That, he was sure.


Authors note: So? What did you think? Did you enjoy the banter? The bedroom scene? Did you like it? Did you hate it? Please, I know that you don't review much on the last chapter but I would really appreciate hearing your thoughts, please.

Big thank you to Badhairdays and Martha Smith-Jones, you guys rock!

See you in my next story!