Well here we go it's the final chapter for this story! Would like to thank everyone for their reviews, who have followed & added this story to their favourites and also to the members who have added me to their followers list and favourites. As always thanks to Jelly Bean Jenna.

Note – There is a song in this chapter and it's called Amazed by Lonestar.

Disclaimer – I don't own Hawaii 5 0

Chapter 13

The echo of the gunshot had Chin, Danny and some the HPD officers running into the store as fast as they could, leaving a screaming Mary outside as an officer tried to hold her back. Entering the store, what they seen made them stop in their tracks; there lying in a heap was Steve with a non-moving Catherine on top of him. Steve lay so still he was too scared to move, he had no idea who's gun had went off or even if it was his own. Moaning from Catherine made Steve come to his senses and pushed her off him as he scrambled to his feet to see Danny, Chin and other officers staring at him;

"Get her out of here!" he yelled as he ran towards his screaming daughter, picking her up and hugging her to him as tight as he could. There was no way he was going to breakdown in front of everyone. He watched as HPD dragged a screaming Catherine out of the store clutching her shoulder, Steve could see from the back that it was bleeding;

"Who the hell fired a gun in the first place?" Steve asked Danny as confusion laced his words.

"I did" came Kono's voice from behind them as she emerged from her spot at the back. She flung her rifle at Chin and ran to her daughter, taking Casey from Steve, Kono let more tears fall with relief that she had her daughter back safe and unharmed.

Steve swallowed the lump in his throat as he stood frozen to the spot watching Kono pacing back and forth with Casey in her arms, he wanted nothing more than to go over and hug the two of them but he didn't know what the deal was with him and Kono. She hadn't spoken a word to him since this morning and didn't even look at him when she took Casey. But saving his life must count for something, right? Or maybe she was just doing her job. He watched as the paramedics made their way to Kono and lead her out of the store, Steve was in two minds if he should go or not but the small smile Kono gave him over her shoulder as she disappeared outside made up his mind, he would follow in his truck.

Sitting in the hospital waiting room, where she had been for only twenty minutes felt like a lifetime to Kono. As soon as they entered the hospital she was told to wait in the family waiting room and someone would be along shortly to see her, so she stood numbly as she watched her daughter being wheeled down the corridor, through double doors and out of sight. That was twenty minutes ago, twenty minutes too long and twenty minutes to be sitting alone and waiting. Just as that last thought came to her mind the waiting room doors burst open and in walked Steve.

Kono's heart started to quicken at the sight of her husband, sure she had seen him at the store just under half an hour ago but as the adrenaline had finally worn off, she realized that this was really the first time they had been alone together since she dropped the divorce bombshell. Swallowing hard she looked down at the floor as an awkward silence fell over the two of them. Steve calmly took a seat in the waiting room but kept two chairs between them, all he really wanted to do was pull her close and never let her go but that might be something he'll never be able to do again.

"I thought you'd still be at the scene" Kono said in a tone Steve hadn't heard before, it was like she wasn't expecting him to be here. Steve frowned at her statement and was a little angry by it;

"My daughter is here so I wouldn't be anywhere else Kono" he said in a clipped tone that made Kono flinch he noticed.

Kono wasn't sure why she had said that in the first place, she knew Steve always put family first but after everything that had happened she was still struggling with it all and also the breakdown of her marriage. She opened her mouth to reply but never got the chance as the doors to the waiting room opened again and in walked the doctor. The room spun slightly as Kono flew out her chair at the doctor's arrival, Steve was standing the second she was both waiting for news on their daughter;

"Mr & Mrs McGarrett, your daughter is very healthy and I can't see any signs of her being ill-treated while she was with her kidnapper. I'll be releasing her in the next hour" and with that the doctor nodded his head and left the two parents alone.

Kono felt as if a heavy weight that had been lying across her heart had been lifted and she was also able to breath for the first time in days. As for Steve well he was still letting the doctors words sink in, his daughter was fine, no harm had come to her while she had been with Catherine. Blinking back the tears that threatened to fall as the words finally hit home, he was knocked a step backwards as a body flew into his chest and hung onto him for dear life. Stumbling a bit Steve's arms wrapped around the body that clung to him in quick response to stop the person from falling, bit his senses quickly came alive as he immediately recognized the smell of the shampoo. Letting his eyes fall down, he couldn't help but let a small smile show as Kono hugged him so tight he was sure his lungs would explode but he didn't mind, he'd take anything as long as she was in his arms again.

Kono didn't know what had come over her as she lunged herself at Steve but she felt safe in his arms as she always did but it was wrong, she knew it was wrong. Letting Steve go and taking a step back, she seen the pain of sadness over his face, he was always good at hiding his emotions but when it came to her, he always revealed them.

"This, us, can't end like this Kono" Steve said as he grabbed her shoulders and made her look at him "Just give me one hour, just one hour to try & get you back, you can meet me at the house once Casey gets discharged. And if you still want to go through with the divorce after that then…I won't stop you" he said letting one single tear fall from his eye. Kono frowned, she had never seen Steve openly cry before and before she could stop herself, she was nodding her head agreeing to what he had just said. Seeing her agree Steve's heart was beating so fast he was sure Kono could hear it. Giving her a quick kiss on the forehead, Steve practically ran out the hospital; he wasn't sure how he would pull this off but he would do anything to keep his family together.

Danny was driving to Steve's like a lunatic while Chin and Mary clung to the handles for dear life. After leaving the crime scene the three of them headed straight to the hospital only to be told that Mr McGarret had left first and Mrs McGarret with their daughter not long after. And now neither one of them where answering their phones.

"Danny will you please slow down before you get us killed" Mary said in a frustrated tone from the back seat but that proved to be the wrong thing to say;

"Slow down…you want me to slow down! I'll slow down when I get to your brother's where might I add will get a mouth full off me. I mean they could have at least had the decency to call one of us and let us know that Casey was ok" Danny shouted as he came to a sudden halt outside Steve and Kono's. He was already out the car and half way up the path as Chin and Mary got out of the car. Chin gave Mary a small smile before letting her lead the way to the house.

Danny didn't even knock as he entered the house, he was ready for giving Steve what for but when he walking in to the kitchen what he seen stopped him in his tracks. He was still standing rooted to the spot when Mary and Chin appeared from behind him just as shocked as he was, at what they seen. There in the kitchen wearing an apron and rushing around in every direction was Steve, he had loads of different food dishes lying around as well as the back door open, out onto the lanai;

"Em…Steve is everything ok?" Mary asked as she waved a hand in Steve's direction not wanting to startle him while cooking. But she should have known better, this was a Seal with instincts better than anyone;

"Yeah all is great but I need you guys to leave, Kono will be here anytime now and this is my last chance to save my marriage" he said as he glanced in his friend's direction. He seen the smiles on Chin and Mary's face at his words but Danny being Danny was ready for arguing;

"Excuse me, you're throwing us out" Danny said in a tone which had his arms flapping around in true Danny style. Steve let out a deep sigh, as much as he loved his best friend he just didn't have the time for him the now;

"Please Danny, I've got one chance to make Kono change her mind about getting a divorce and all you can worry about is getting thrown out!" he said willing his anger to be kept at bay, he found himself in a stand-off with Danny, eyes locked and neither one of them willing to back down. But it was Danny who pulled his eyes away as Chin and Mary practically dragged him out the house, his protesting being heard until the door closed behind them.

Pulling up outside her house, Kono's nerves were getting the better of her. She cursed under her breath at her stupidity at feeling this way at her own home. Looking in the rear view mirror at her sleeping daughter she had no idea what Steve's idea held for the future but as long as Casey was always there, she'd take everything one step at a time.

Walking into the house she was aware that everything was quiet, giving a quick look to Casey who was still sleeping in her car seat, she quietly made her way down the hall towards the nursery. Emerging a few minutes later Kono scanned the livingroom and kitchen looking for Steve, she was wondering why he would ask for an hour but not appear to be around. Noticing the doors to the lanai were wide open, Kono was suddenly aware of music playing from outside. She was sure she had heard the tune before but just couldn't place it. Walking outside into the Hawaiian sunshine what she seen stopped her from walking any further as the lyrics of the song she could now place starting to play;

Every time our eyes meet

This feeling inside me

Is almost more than I can take

Baby, when you touch me

I can feel how much you love me

And it just blows me away

I've never been this close to anyone or anything

I can hear your thoughts; I can see your dreams

I don't know how you do what you do

I'm so in love with you

It just keeps getting better

I wanna spend the rest of my life

With you by my side

Forever and ever

Every little that you do

Baby, I'm amazed by you

Their wedding song playing around her by a street singer she noticed was what made the tears fall down Kono's cheeks. In the middle of the backyard was a table set for two with flowers, candles and wine glasses. Looking around she spotted another small table only this time it had pictures sitting on it taking from their wedding day and also a photo of them both with Casey was she was hours old. Kono was all out crying now as she turned to look back at the dinner table and that's when she spotted Steve looked straight at her;

The smell of your skin

The taste of your kiss

The way you whisper in the dark

Your hair all around me

Baby, you surround me

You touch every place in my heart

Oh, it feels like the first time every time

I wanna spend the whole night in your eyes

I don't know why you do what you do

I'm so in love with you

It just keeps getting better

I wanna spend the rest of my life

With you by my side

Forever and ever

Every little thing that you do

Baby, I'm amazed by you

Every little that you do

I'm so in love with you

I just keeps getting better

I wanna spend the rest of my life

With you by my side

Forever and ever

Every little thing that you do

Oh, every little thing that you do

Baby, I'm amazed by you

By the end of the song Steve was standing in Kono's personal space, he was so close they were actually touching. Not wanting to rush anything Steve took Kono's hand and lead her to the table, he also nodded to the street singer in passing as she quietly walked away. Sitting across from her Steve wasn't actually sure where to start but he didn't have time to think about it as Kono beat him too it;

"I heard everything you said Steve" she said in a gentle tone but knew she needed to explain more as she seen Steve frown at her comment "The night I stayed at Kamekona's, you talking to Danny on the beach and today in the store with Catherine. I heard everything you said and I believe you" she sighed as she wiped away her tears. Steve stared at her shocked that she had openly admitted to hearing everything he had said about loving her and not wanting to lose her or Casey;

"Then why do you want a divorce?" he asked and dreaded his question the minute it left his mouth;

"I don't…well I did but I don't now Steve. After everything we've been through over the past few years and these past few days, anger got the better of me but I can't throw everything anyway and I can't walk away from you. I need my husband and Casey needs her dad Steve" she rushed and by this point she was physically crying in front of the only person that would ever see her tears. Steve stood so fast that Kono nearly stumbled when she was dragged to her feet but quickly crushed into Steve's chest;

"I meant every word I said Kono and that will never change, everything I done here today is because I don't want to lose you or Casey and I can't let you walk away. My future is with you, only you and I hope to add another child to that future sometime" Steve's dazzling smile came out in full force at his last statement and he never missed the flush of red that swept over Kono's face;

"Well since neither of us are going to give up, I suppose now is the best time to give you this" she said as she pulled out a long white stick from her jeans pocket and handed it too Steve. Steve looked at the stick a few times before the reality of what was in his hand sunk in. Before Kono could try and see what he was thinking she was picked up into Steve's arms and spun around in circles a few times before her feet felt the ground;

"I'm guessing by that reaction that you're pleased. But what about Casey she's not a year old yet?" Kono said thinking about their other daughter and now their second child growing inside her;

"Don't worry about that, for this pregnancy I will take extended leave when the time comes and take time off if you need help with anything. You and me, we'll get through this together and anything else that is thrown at us. I love you Mrs McGarret" Steve said as he slowly dipped his head. Kono smiled a big dimpled smile;

"And I love you Mr McGarrett" and before Kono could barely get the last word out, Steve's lips was on hers.

Neither of the two seen the three pairs of eyes watching them from a distance but they knew that they would be just fine and that nothing would come between them ever again.

And that's the end! Thank you so much to everyone for the reviews, followers and people who added this story or myself to their favourites. It is the end of this story now but I will be back with a new 50 fic soon and also a Christmas special in December!