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Title: "Nothing Better Than This"
Author
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Fandom: Hawaii Five-0
Characters/Pairings: Steve McGarrett/Danny Williams, Grace Williams
Rating: PG
Word Count: 439
Warnings: Um, cuteness?
Genre: minor Slash, family, one-shot
Summary: Grace has a nightmare.
Author's Note: I don't own Hawaii Five-0, and if I did, the subtext would be a lot more blatant, or not subtext at all.  Neither does "The Light" by Sara Barielles, I'm just borrowing lyrics.   >.>  This woke me up at 3 something in the morning, refusing to let me go back to sleep until I had written it.  Also, I hate the term 'wife beater' because it seems so degrading to me.  I've used 'beater top' instead.  Much love to [livejournal.com profile] shanachie_quill  for the beta job, and keeping my commas in line.  :D

He’s been with Danny long enough that when he feels an extra presence in his bedroom late one night he takes pride in the fact that he doesn’t immediately snap awake and reach for his gun. When he does open his eyes it’s to see Grace standing beside the bed looking scared and slightly nervous. He props himself up on one elbow and reaches out to curl his other hand around Grace’s shoulder. “Grace, what’s wrong?”

“I had a nightmare.” She looks down, toeing the floor and glancing up at him through her eyelashes.

“Hey, it’s ok. Everyone has nightmares. What do you need, sweetheart?” The foot presses and twists a little harder against the floor. “Grace, why didn’t you wake your dad up?”

She swallows nervously. “’cause he’s hurt and you said he needed his rest so he could heal.”

He chuckles a little at that. Danny was lucky his shoulder hadn’t been dislocated the other day, but the doctor had still told him to keep it as immobile as possible, so that arm had been wrapped to his chest to keep it still. “That I did. But hey, whatever you need, you just have to ask me.”

A glance down and a determined look that reminds him so much of Danny works onto her face. Then she steps forward and crawls onto the bed with him, twisting one hand into the beater top he’s taken to wearing on nights when Grace is over. He knows he must look completely surprised as she settles in against him. “Can I sleep with you?” The question is quietly mumbled against his chest and he almost misses it.

He can’t help the goofy, adoring smile on his face at the thought that Grace trusts him enough to come ask if she can sleep with him after a nightmare, and settles back down with a little sigh of contentment. He wraps his arms around her, gently holding her close and safe against him, and presses a kiss to the top of her head. “Of course you can, sweetie.”

She sighs happily and snuggles in tighter against him. “Thanks, Super Steve.”

One hand runs gentle circles over her back. “It’s not a problem, sweetheart.”

She’s already dropping back to sleep, and she mumbles against his chest. “G’night. Love you.”

It suddenly feels like his chest is full to bursting, and he presses another kiss to the top of her head. “Night. Love you too, Gracie.” He spends several minutes just smiling down at the little girl in his arms, before letting her warmth and Danny’s warmth behind him lull him back to sleep.
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Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shanachie-quill.livejournal.com
Yay! For cuddles...too sweet :-)

And anytime :-)

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Indeed, cuddles are always awesome. :D

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Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emocezi.livejournal.com
Awww, cute. :D

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
I know!! It was just too cute, and wouldn't leave, so I wrote it. I'm quite pleased with it. :D

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] klutzy-girl.livejournal.com
Awww, so freaking adorable! I loved it.

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elayna88.livejournal.com
Very sweet!

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blueslashicons.livejournal.com
Awww so sweet! It left me feeling all warm and gushy. :)

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Yay for warm and gushy feelings. Glad you liked it! :D

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] indigocat.livejournal.com
That was sweet.

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Thank you. :D

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
That's adorable. ♥

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Thanks! :D

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
somehowunbroken: (5-0 Danny and Grace)
From: [personal profile] somehowunbroken
Awwwwwwwwww! I mean... just, awwwwwwwwwwwwww :)

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Thank you! Probably one of the best comments. :D

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d_odyssey.livejournal.com
Awww, sweet and adorable.

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Thanks. That was the aim! :D

Nothing better than this

Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elderwitty.livejournal.com
Very sweet. Grace is a lucky girl.

(If it helps - before the term 'wife beater' was widespread, we always called them 'muscle shirts', or 'muscle tanks'.)

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Date: Feb. 19th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Thanks. Yes she is. :D

I actually had this conversation with [livejournal.com profile] shanachie_quill when she read it over for me. To me, 'muscle shirts' are loose-ish t-shirts with the arms cut out, all the way down to the bottom hem. And different regions have different slang for it anyways, but I figured that 'wife beater' though crude and degrading, was the most well known for that kind of shirt, but I wouldn't be using it.

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Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adafrog.livejournal.com
awww.....love it, thanks.

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] michele659.livejournal.com
That was sweet and very touching! I love the image of Grace snuggling up to Steve because she needs comfort(SuperSteve,lol)and Danny being next to him.
I have a soft spot for the three of them being together as a family. :)

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
I know! It was just too sweet an image to pass up. :D And yes, Super Steve!

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gershwhen.livejournal.com
Awwww, so cute! Thank you.

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 04:24 am (UTC)

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sgflutegirl.livejournal.com
Awww... so adorable. :)

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Thanks! :D

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lankyguy.livejournal.com
I loved this fic, thank you!

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] huntress69.livejournal.com
This is what I love to read when I come home after a rough day in Hell work. Thanks oodles for writing it and making my sucky day brighter.

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Thanks! Glad to know it made your day brighter!

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] americandirrty.livejournal.com
This is really cute!

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 04:26 am (UTC)

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lisacali.livejournal.com
Precious - what a lovely image!

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Thanks! It was too cute an image to pass up. :D

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] knotted-rose.livejournal.com
Awwww. Gracie! And Super Steve! This was adorable. Thanks for this!

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Grace is made of win! And I love her calling him Super Steve. :D Thanks!

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 05:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xlovelessotakux.livejournal.com
Awwww! It's so lovely and perfect! *squishes fic and you*

Can't wait to read more! *winkwinknudgenudge*

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 06:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it so much! :D

And no, this was only a one-shot.

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] someidiothasice.livejournal.com
This made me so happy and warm and fuzzy on the inside it's like a champagne room party going on in my heart. Wheee! I just wanna dance with somebody (with somebody who looooves meeee) and then jump into that bed and cuddle. Adorable =D

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 06:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
:D Thanks!! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!!

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 07:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jetpack-angel.livejournal.com
Here: while I read this, you watch this. And be sure to start going through the comments because there is important information there.

Edited to add: D'aww, that is just too friggin' adorable. Fic doesn't call Steve octo-SEAL for nothing; the man is a cuddle-monster. Even better if the person he's cuddling is all little so he can wrap around them and be all "rawr I scare bad dreams away!"

My meds have worn off. Can you tell?
Edited Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 07:15 am (UTC)

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Isn't it! Just, the image of Grace curling up against him and him just wrapping around her was too sweet. :D Glad you liked it so much!

Um, yes. Just a bit.

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 09:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bellalaine.livejournal.com
Eeeeee! Grace!

LOVE THIS!

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Thanks! :D

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theeverdream.livejournal.com
Ohhh snuggles my heart is full of love aaaahhh yay :D

Date: Feb. 20th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whogeek.livejournal.com
Thanks! Glad you like it. :D
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