Title: Better the Devil You Know
Fandom: Hawaii Five-0/Lucifer
Pairing: Steve/Danny, minor Danny/Lucifer
Summary: Danny had never been so frustrated in his life. There were his growing feelings Steve, and they had a series of murders that made no sense. The last thing he needed was Lucifer to appear and ask for his help. The last time they had seen each other was a passionate night of sex before he left for the hell hole called Hawaii.
Warning: All of Hawaii Five-0 and Lucifer
Disclaimer: I own nothing to do with Hawaii Five-0 or Lucifer. I am not making any money, and it's just for fun.
N/B I have messed with the timeline, so please don't expect things to follow in the same order. It's also my first time writing Lucifer. Feedback is always welcome. You can find me on Facebook and Twitter under wereleopard58.
Danny sat out on a deckchair and stared out at the beautiful blue ocean, the reflection of the sun sparkling on its waves. He'd been barely able to sleep with so much going on, but this as he sat here it warmed him. Steve was nearby, and it made him feel safe, not that he would ever tell the other man that. It would just increase his crazy schemes. He needed that right now as Rachel was once again on his case and threatened to take custody of his daughter away from him, again. It seemed now that he wasn't at her beck and call, the angrier she'd become, and everything appeared to be his fault. Before he joined Five-0 all had was Gracie, but once Steve shanghaied him into the task force, things began to change. His beloved little girl loved to spend time with all of the team especially her Uncle Steve. The two of them together made his heart ache; it made him wish for more than he could have.
Steve McGarrett was insane; the things he would do almost gave Danny a heart attack. He also did everything he could to make sure that this Jersey implant started to feel like he had a home in this hellhole. At first, the attraction was just purely his looks, the SEAL was handsome, tanned, tattooed and abs that Danny wanted to lick. That changed once he started to get to know the other man and just a work partnership begun to change. Steve became the best friend he'd ever had, but his stupid heart wouldn't leave it there. No, he had to fall in love with the idiot. It was something that would never be told.
"Danny, you okay?" Steve asked as he placed a hand on the blonde's shoulder.
"I'm fine, just thinking. You should try it sometime." He paused. "A lot is going on with these damn murders and…" His voice trailed off.
"Rachel giving you problems again?" Steve laughed at Danny's look. "I may not be a detective, but that look on your face usually has to do with your ex."
"I've told her I'll fight; I'm just waiting to see. How are things with Catherine?" He tried desperately to keep the jealousy from his voice. Steve's happiness meant everything to him.
"She's trying to take Gracie." He growled and then saw partners face and knew that it wasn't something he wanted to discuss right at this moment. "I don't know; it's not the same."
"What's not the same?"
"Things were great when we both with the Navy and only saw each other when we could. Now that
I'm here and every break she comes, I've noticed cracks, and I get annoyed when she interrupts plans that we've made. Cath wants us to have a relationship, a real one."
"And that's something you don't want?"
"No, not really, not with her. I was okay with the friends with benefits thing when it was a not that often. I don't know what to do." Steve dropped into the other deck chair and passed Danny a beer.
"You need to do what is right for you. Doing what Catherine wants is just stringing her along."
"I know I really should talk to her. Every time I do she changes the conversation, do you think she knows what I want to say?"
"It sounds like she knows something is up. If you really can't see the two of you being in a relationship you need to end it. I'm not sure that Catherine can do the friends with benefits with you again no matter what she says."
"I don't think I would want to go back to it either. She's here in Hawaii; I'll arrange to talk to her."
"I'm sorry things didn't work out Steve, I just want you to be happy."
Steve turned to look at his best friend and smiled, his eyes crinkled at the side. "I am happy Danno; I have you, Gracie and Five-0. What more could I need?"
Danny's hand gripped the bottle tighter; all he wanted to do was straddle the gorgeous man next to him and to kiss those sensual looking lips. It was going to be a long evening.
The Five-0 team stood around the computer table and stared at the information on the newest body. This made four and all so far there was nothing that connected them.
"Hopefully this one will give us something to go on." Kono grimaced as she read over the autopsy details.
"While we're hoping, how about he walks in and gives himself up?" Danny muttered and got a quick chuckle from the others.
"Hi Steve, I thought you might like to get lunch with me," Catherine asked as soon as she was in view.
"Uh, I guess so." He glanced over at Danny who smiled encouragingly at him. "I'll be back in an hour."
"Or more." She whispered.
"An hour." His voice was a little tighter as he left.
"So is she pretending or have no actual idea that he doesn't want to be with her?" Chin asked.
"No gossiping about our fearless leader, let's see if we can get somewhere on this. If there's nothing in thirty minutes we can go for lunch, sound okay?" Danny asked and watched as the Chin and Kono nodded in agreement.
Steve was frustrated every time he tried to tell her it was over Catherine changed the conversation or said not now they were in public. It might be better to do it in private after all there could be screaming and things being thrown at him.
"How about we sneak back to your place? You're the boss; you could have a longer lunch break?" She slowly slid a hand up his thigh.
He stood suddenly, banged his knee on the table and winced. "Cath that is not happening now or ever again. We will talk privately; you could make it easier and just admit you know what this is about."
Cath just stared at him; they were perfect together if Steve just gave them a chance. She was going to prove to him that it would work and if they split up, it would be a terrible mistake. "So how about dessert?"
"I have to go back to work."
"Steve," Cath called out as she rushed after him, he only stopped to pay the bill. Then she saw the most beautiful smile on his face appear. As she followed his gaze, it landed on Danny Williams. Why couldn't he look at her like that? One day he would, there was no doubt in her mind.
"Have a good lunch?" Danny inquired, giving Steve a questioning look.
Steve shook his head and sighed. "Anything more come in?"
"No, nothing yet we decided to break for lunch before getting back to it."
"Daniel, there you are. I've been looking everywhere for you." A tall, good-looking, well-dressed, well-spoken man just stood there with a smirk.
Danny walked over to him, his face full of shock and he was pulled into a tight hug.
Steve glared at this stranger who seemed very familiar to his best friend. He glanced over at Chin and Kono who looked just as confused as he was, but their looks had some amusement, where his didn't.
"Lucifer, what are you doing here?" Danny whispered.
"To see you, of course, I need your help. A soul has escaped from hell, and I believe it's residing here in Hawaii."
"Of course it is it went from one hell to another."
"Well, Daniel aren't you going to introduce me to your friends?" Lucifer turned and smiled.