A/n: I couldn't resist. I loved that they had James Caan on the show and I loved his interaction with Steve and Danny. I also couldn't get over the fact that Steve and Tony's first encounter was either similar to Steve and Danny's. Coincidence? I think not. This won't make much sense if you haven't seen 'Leiko' 2x18.
"I'm just saying Danny, there's something about him that's familiar to me." Steve states as he and Danny walk back to the Camaro after lunch with Tony.
"How so?" Danny asks as he heads towards the passenger side, holding his shoes in his hand.
"I don't know. He just reminds me of someone." Steve shrugs as he slides into the driver's seat and starts the car.
"Reminds you of whom?" Danny pushes.
He feels like he's playing twenty questions with his partner. He noticed the look that had been on Steve's face whenever Tony had been around and he had finally decided to confront him about it. Now, Danny's beginning to wish he hadn't.
"Are you going to answer me?" Steve squirms a little in his seat and mutters something under his breath. Danny narrows his eyes. "What? I can't hear you Steven."
"I said he reminds me of you." Steve repeats in an annoyed tone.
"Me?" Danny exclaims. "What? Just because he's from back east he automatically reminds you of me?"
"No!" Steve shouts back. "It's not that. It's just…you have the same kind of attitudes and mannerisms and….being around him is kind of like being around an older version of you." He explains. Danny just stares at him. "I'm serious. I mean, even down to when I first met him. It was the same confrontation that I had with you."
"What are you talking about?" Danny asks, clearly not following Steve's thought process. He's beginning to wonder if the bromide is messing with his partner's brain.
"The first time we met, in my garage, and we were pointing our weapons at each other, you demanded some kind of ID and then we both agreed to put them down on the count of three." Steve says like it means something. It takes Danny a second but he eventually he gets it.
"Just like you and Tony."
"Yes. Danny, it was like having the same conversation over again with you." Steve declares, seeming relieved that Danny finally understands what he's getting at.
"And so because of that, he reminds you of me." Danny says again, his tone sounding confused again.
"Yes, Daniel." Steve sighs in frustration. Danny thinks about it for a minute before shrugging.
"Well, I guess there are worst people you could compare me to." He finally says with a shrug. Steve gets a wicked smile on his face.
"Yeah, at least I didn't compare you Ted Bundy.'