Disclaimer: Hawaii 5-0 and characters belong to CBS, would be nice to live in Hawaii and work for 5-0 alas, that's not the case.
A/N: I finished rereading the rest of the story so I posted it all at once. Enjoy.
Steve arrived at the cemetery where his parents were buried. He strode to their graves and placed a large bouquet of flowers in a vase he bought for them.
"Hi Mom and Dad. We did it. My team was able to gather enough evidence to arrest and convict Wo Fat. I can't prove that he is responsible for your death yet Mom, but I'm going to keep digging. Actually my team and I will keep digging. I don't have to play the lone wolf anymore. Dad you'll be happy to know that Chin has been cleared of stealing that $280,000. Kono has been cleared of stealing the $10,000,000. Both will have their reputations repaired by the brass. Danny can have his family return to Hawaii. I made sure that Wo Fat understood it would be a very bad idea to go after them in the future."
Steve paused and looked around the cemetery as he gathered his thoughts. "I've decided to stay and continue working with Five-0. I found a great team to work with and a family in which I belong. Maybe Danny will let me bring Grace by to meet you. You'd love her Mom. I think you'd like Danny too, though you will probably wonder how we became friends, we're so different. He's the best partner I have ever had, though he seems to think that I have never worked with a partner before. Well, not a police partner so I guess it's a little different." Steve heard a noise behind him and turned around to see his team plus Grace standing by his truck. He stared at them slightly shocked that they knew he was here before smiling and waving them over. "Mom, Dad, you're going to get a chance to meet my ohana."
Grace ran up to Steve who lifted her into his arms and hugged her before adjusting her so he was holding her on his hip. "Aloha. I'm happy to see you Grace. I missed you."
Danny placed a hand on his shoulder. "Thank you for the wonderful surprise Steve."
Rachel, Stan and Grace had been hiding on Hawaii Island. The CIA and Steve figured that Hawaii would be the last place that Wo Fat would look for the Edwards and Grace. So all it took to get the three back to Oahu was a call and they were packed and back home the morning after Wo Fat was arrested.
"Mommy said that you called our protector personally to make sure we were brought home right away. I missed you and Uncle Chin and Aunt Kono."
Steve smiled at Grace as he turned to his parents' graves. "Grace, I'd like you to meet my Mom and Dad. I think they would like it if you called them Kapunakane for grandpa and Kapunawahine for grandma."
Grace looked at their graves solemnly. "Aloha Kapunakane and Kapunawahine, my name is Grace. Uncle Steve lets me call him uncle even if he really isn't. He treats me like I am his niece. You'd be proud of him; he's helped my Danno find ohana here in Hawaii. Danno was lonely and only had me before Uncle Steve shang um what was the word Danno?"
Danny flushed, slightly embarrassed at his comments now. Steve chuckled as he responded. "I think the word is shanghaied Grace."
"Thank you. Shanghaied him into being his partner. Now, Danno says that Uncle Steve is the best partner he's ever had and his best friend. I'm sorry we didn't get to meet in person, I think I would have liked to meet you."
Steve hugged Grace again. "Mahalo Grace."
Danny stepped up to Steve. "Aloha Mr. and Mrs. McGarrett. Grace is right, you would be very proud of your son. He brought together a great team to fight crime in Hawaii. Steve is the best partner I've ever had even if he doesn't like following procedure." Everyone laughed. "Mrs. McGarrett, you would be so proud of how your son treats my daughter, I know that is your doing by the way he talks about you. Thank you, both of you, for raising a wonderful son who is honorable and generous. Don't worry about Steve, I'll protect him on the job and Grace, the team and I will make sure he has family."
Chin stepped forward. "I'm going to come back another time and talk to you privately Jack. I am grateful to your son for picking me for Five-0 and giving me back something I had lost, my career and dignity. And Danny speaks for me about how proud you both would be of your son."
Kono stepped forward. "My name is Kono Kalakaua and I'm Chin's cousin. I'm grateful that Steve picked me for Five-0. I think that I have been able to do more to protect Hawaii because he saw something in me on that first day. He's a great leader, teacher and friend. He's never treated me or my opinion as if they are beneath him even though I'm the rookie. You raised a mo' bettah kane."
Grace leaned down to Danny and whispered. "That means great man."
Steve smiled, trying not to laugh because of the look on Danny's face. "Mahalo for coming, all of you. Now I seem to remember something about a celebration at my place. Dad would not want to be responsible for us missing a celebration. I'll be back again Mom and Dad, aloha."
The others quietly said their goodbyes as they left. Kono said she'd bring some Haupia her mother had made. Chin would bring Mali Kalikimaka Punch for Grace. Danny and Grace would pick up some veggies for grilling. Cmdr. White was going to bring beer. Steve walked Danny and Grace to the Camaro and put her down gently. "I have to stop at the store and pick up the steaks. I'll see the both of you soon." He tapped Grace on the nose making her giggle.
Danny smiled as he helped Grace into his car. "I believe that Grace and I have to go to the store too. We'll see you soon."
Steve stopped Danny with a hand on his arm. "Danny, you and Grace are welcome to spend the weekend at my place if you want. I think you both still have some clean clothes there. You can pick up whatever else you need tomorrow."
"Sounds like a plan partner. Grace will love being able to swim this weekend." Danny smile gratefully at Steve.
The Five-0 ohana plus Cmdr. White, call me Joe today, had a wonderful afternoon and evening at Steve's. They swam and surfed, even Danny hit the water. We all know he would do anything for Grace. Steve helped Danny improve his skills while Kono helped Grace. Grace was beginning to droop when Joe, Chin and Kono headed home.
Danny stood up holding his hand out to Grace. "Okay it's time for all little Monkeys to go to bed."
Grace whined slightly. "But I don't want to leave here Danno."
"Well, than I guess it's a good thing Uncle Steve invited us to stay for the weekend, isn't it?" .
Grace looked from Danny and Steve who were both smiling at her. "We're staying here?" Danny nodded. Grace found the energy to jump up and down. "Yes! Thank you Uncle Steve." She rushed over and hugged him around the waist.
Steve returned the hug smiling kissing the crown of her head. "You're welcome Gracie. You know that I love having you and Danno spend the weekend here. Now, I think it's time for someone to go to bed. We can swim tomorrow."
"Okay. Goodnight Uncle Steve." Grace bounced into the house.
"Goodnight Kiddo." Steve chuckled watching her. "I'll have some beer ready when you're finished Danny."
Danny returned shortly and sat next to Steve smiling. "Reminds me of the first day we worked together doesn't it?"
Steve huffed. "I guess it does, except for your daughter sleeping in Mary's old room. I've been thinking and no, it isn't a bad thing. I've think it would be a good idea to redo Mary's and my old rooms. They haven't changed since we were sent away. The two of you stay here enough that Grace should have a say in how her room is decorated. You could help with my old room, you use it enough."
Danny stared at Steve. "It sounds almost like you want me to move in with you."
Steve shrugged. "Honestly, I wouldn't mind. I'm not sure if we could survive it though. I live on the beach and you hate the beach." Steve smirked.
Danny snorted. "I'm not sure it's a good idea. You're my best friend, but we are two very different people. I think we might end up killing each other."
Steve smiled. "More than likely we would. I do think you should get another place. I know someone who would be willing to rent you a much better place than you have for less than what you're paying." Steve held up his hand. "He's an old friend of Dads. He doesn't rent to just anybody, you have to be recommended to him. I told him about you and Grace. He would like to meet you personally, but he doesn't foresee a problem. It's a small two bedroom bungalow, nothing fancy. It's in a nice area not far from here."
"Okay, I give. It would be nice to live in a better place. I can't see Stan and Rachel leaving Hawaii anyway. I guess I have to face the fact that I'm stuck in this pineapple infested hellhole for the next few years." Both men laughed. They knew that Danny didn't hate Hawaii as much as he once did; he wasn't alone or without family anymore. "Mahalo Steve."
"He mea 'ole." Steve's smile was crooked as they clinked beer bottles.
Steve, Danny and Grace spent a nice weekend on the beach. They were joined on and off by Chin, Kono and Cmdr. White.
He mea 'ole: you're welcome
A/N: Thank you for reading my story. I hope you enjoyed this story. It was fun to write.