Disclaimer: They aren't mine. They never will be. I have no money so suing me is pointless...
Author's Note: I'm back! Real Life has really conspired against me in the writing of this story, but I think I have finally prevailed! This story is complete so I should be able to post fairly frequently unless, of course, Real Life gets in the way again.
On with the story - enjoy!
The Academy of the Sacred Hearts was an imposing building. Danny had always thought so but didn't notice as much when there were kids everywhere waiting to be picked up by their parents. It always made him feel a little inadequate,but then again, it could be that the cost of sending a child there was what made him feel inadequate and overwhelmed. Good thing he wasn't paying the tuition. "Nope, not going there," thought Danny. "Not going down that train of thought."
Danny was pulled from his thoughts by a familiar yell, "Hey, Danno!"
"What have I told you about that?" Danny turned to find his partner walking towards him, huge grin plastered on his face. "Oh, man, you're dressed like Rambo! Why are you dressed like Rambo?"
Steve looked down at his clothes as if he didn't realize what he was wearing, "What? This is my uniform, Danny."
"It's camouflage! Couldn't you at least have worn your dress uniform?" Danny pointed at the bag slung over Steve's shoulder. "And what's that? Tell me you don't have weapons in there. This is a school, Steven, you do not need to bring your arsenal in with you."
"No arsenal. Just a few hand grenades to pass around so the kids can see what they look like," Steve smirked.
Danny pointed at his partner, "Not funny, my friend. Not funny!"
"Hey, guys," another voice greeted them.
Steve slapped Danny's shoulder, "You didn't tell me Gabby was coming, too."
"I've said it before, and I will say it again. I do not need to tell you everything." Danny shrugged, hands held out. "Besides, now you know. Gabby's coming."
"Hi, Gabby," Steve smiled at his partner's girlfriend. "What are you doing here?"
Gabby smiled, "Actually, Grace asked me to present as well."
Danny threw his partner a glare before smiling at Gabby and addressing both of them, "Grace's teacher asked each of the students to come up with one person for the Career Day presentations. At last count, Grace had given her eight names. She was asked to narrow it down to two or three." Danny gestured to their little group. "We all made the final cut."
Steve laughed, "Who were the others?"
Danny scratched the back of his neck, "I believe she thought Max might be interesting."
"Maybe a little too interesting," Steve noted.
"And Kamekona, Charlie, Chin, Kono, Malia..."
"I think Grace is pretty excited. This is all she talked about last weekend." Gabby laughed.
Danny grinned, "Yeah, she called me four times last night to make sure I knew what time to be here."
"Huh," Steve grunted, "She only called me twice."
Danny stared at his partner, "Really? She called you?"
Steve waved away his partner's concern, "It's okay, Danny. I didn't mind. I'm quite flattered she wanted me to come talk about being in the Navy."
Danny pointed at his partner again, "Just remember that these are fourth graders we're talking to. You do NOT get to tell them about the ten best ways to kill a person or how to set the perfect ambush or how to swear in three different languages..."
"I got it. I got it," Steve held up his hands in surrender. "And I know how to swear fluently in at least five different languages."
Danny waved a hand in the air and looked at Gabby, "Of course he does. He's an animal."
Gabby put a hand on Danny's arm, "C'mon, let's go inside before we're late."
"Yeah, c'mon, Danno," Steve smirked, "This is going to be great!"
"You're right," Danny agreed. "It will be great. You won't get me shot at today. What sort of trouble could you get me into with a room full of 4th graders?"
"Maybe we'll get sent to the principal's office." Steve laughed.
Gabby shook her head as the two men continued their banter all the way into the school building.
Raise your hand if you think the partners will find a way to get into trouble and it's not going to be as easy as they thought...
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