Title: The Little Things
Pairing: Danny/Bella? Danny, Bella, Steve.
Summary: When Joe made the call he knew hell was about to be let loose, but to get Steve back Joe knew this was the only way. Here enters Isabella McGarrett and her team. Ki’ilua Re-write. The McGarrett Series
Danny was scared and he was furious. Furious for two reasons: that Steve went along with this plan and that Jenna had betrayed them. Scared because he couldn’t lose his friend, his partner; his brother. Oh, there was going to be a serious talk when Steve got back, a serious talk indeed that involves trips to a hostile environment and crazy dames.
“You think you salvaged anything?” He asked as he eyed the screen before him and the scattering, ever changing numbers of code. His hands clenched at his side, his stomach churning.
Kono nodded. “Yeah. I managed to recover a bunch of scattered data, including a couple pages from Bethany Morris’s latest article, something called ‘Lost Prisoner of Fate.'” She explained while bringing up all she had found.
“What’s it about?” Chin asked, his eyes roaming over the article for any hint or clue that could be hidden there.
“Well, from what I could make out, it’s, uh, about something called Operation Switchback.” Kono explained confused, her eyes drifting from one member of her Ohana to another.
Danny frowned. “That sounds like a military op.”
“Yeah, that’s what I thought.” Kono explained while bringing up the documents. “Look at this. It’s part of an e-mail about a classified CIA file that like it’s been 95% redacted.”
Danny, Chin and Lori scanned the blacked out official document. Chin cast a look to Danny and then Kono. “Jenna was CIA. Maybe that’s why Bethany went to see her.”
Lori sighed and shook her head confused. “I checked in with Langley— they have no official record of an op with that name.”
“No, no, they’re lying.” Danny explained frustrated.
“Of course they’re lying, but the interesting thing was, when I asked them about it, they transferred me to a number in North Carolina.” Lori explained before pausing, “JSOC headquarters. Which means Switchback was a joint CIA-Special Forces operation, so no way we’re going to get intel on that.”
Danny hummed slightly, a shrug really. There was one way that they could get answers, it’s how they usually got answers for highly classified Intel. “Want to bet?”
“Where are you going?” Lori asked as Danny began to make his way out of the Five-0’s Headquarters.
“To see Joe!” He yelled back, before quickening his pace.
The drive out to where he knew Joe was; was a long one. A long drive full of frustration as he kept trying to ring the man, but no, he had to be out in the middle of nowhere in a place that held no reception. He felt nauseous, his mind racing with all the things Steve was going through and even though Danny joked about him being an all-out Super SEAL, he knew that Steve could only handle so much.
As he came to a stop at the end of the trail that led up to where Joe would be with Wade; a curse on his lips as he stepped out into the slight drizzle and mud. It took him less than a minute to reach them, his breathing harsh as he interrupted the two of them arguing over something trivial. He tried to tune it out, he did but the familiarity stabbed him painfully in the chest.
“Hey, Joe! Would it kill you to stay in cell phone range?” He called out, gesturing to the sky as they came into view.
Joe turned towards Danny in surprise. “Hey, what are you doing out here?”
“Listen, Joe, I need to know everything about a CIA-Special Forces joint operation called Switchback.” Danny explained, watching as Joe looked towards Wade in surprise.
Wade sighed and turned towards Danny. “Uh, even if it rang a bell, I couldn’t disclose anything about it.”
“What’s so important about this op?” He asked, turning his attention from Wade to Danny.
“I have no idea.” Danny replied frustrated. “But a woman was murdered over it, and someone we used to work with might be involved now— Jenna Kaye.”
“Well why don’t you ask her about it?” Joe asked confused, why come to him if the woman they know knew about the Op.
“Yeah, I would, but, uh.” Danny stammered while trying not to look at Joe, because he knew what his next statement will have to Steve’s training officer, de facto uncle. “I can’t because she’s with Steve in North Korea.”
Joe’s brows raised in shock. “What?”
Danny looked down and sighed. “I think he’s in trouble, Joe.”
Wade cast his friend a look, signalling that he would help him find the information and if need be, help him bring back McGarrett. Joe sighed and nodded, clasping Danny’s shoulder to steady him.
“Go back to the others, I’ll find out all I can and make a few calls. If he’s in danger we’ll need to make a plan.” He explained, pulling his hand back as the blonde sagged in relief.
“Thanks Joe, Wade. Give me a ring if you find out anything, I’ll see you late.” Williams replied grateful before making his way back to the car.
The two SEALS watched the Detective go, making sure he was out of earshot before turning back to another. Joe knew what to do and who to call but he knew it was not going to end pleasantly, especially not for Steve. Bedside’s the fact that he’s in North Korea; his contact was going to be pissed.
“Who are you going to call?” Wade asked, watching as his friend grimaced. “And what is putting that look on our face?”
“There’s only one person, one team, I can call that will willingly help rescue Steve. It is the only call I can make on that part, maybe for the file as well.” Joe explained still grimacing. “It’s not going to end well, on all accounts. It’s going to be a proverbial shitstorm.”
Wade raised his brows. “What team?”
“Blackout.” Joe replied with a sigh before pulling out his phone.
Author Note: Because I am nice, I will give you the first chapter only.