So I made this Tumblr Post and I couldn't just leave it. I'm gonna try writing them all out.
"Uncle Steve!" Grace ran into Steve's open arms.
Steve hugged her and even spun her around. "Hey, Grace. How was school?"
"Good. Nothing exciting to report though. What are you doing here? Where's Danno?" Grace asked as they walked over to Steve's truck.
"Your aunt's birthday is coming up, so he went with Eric to go do a bit of shopping. I told Danny I'd pick you up," Steve replied.
Grace smiled, "You didn't have to. I could have gone to the Grover's with Will."
"What? You're not beginning to get embarrassed by me too are you?" Steve asked with mock hurt. And okay, maybe actually hurt. He knew he teased Danny when he moped about Grace entering her teenage phase and didn't want to hang out with her parents much anymore. Steve could handle it because he knew Grace really, deep down, loved her parents...and that she thought Steve was cool.
She rolled her eyes. "Only when you start acting like a dad. But you know I love hanging out with you."
Steve smiled as he took off. It made him a bit worried about the subject he wanted to talk to her about though. He pushed it to the back of his mind. Right now, it was time to spend time with his girl. "Well, there's something I actually wanted to talk to you about, but I also think it's been a while since we've had one of our Steve-Gracie days."
"True. So where are we going?"
"I was thinking of getting some shaved ice?" Steve suggested.
"Always a classic."
They spend a good hour just catching up. Grace tells Steve about school, college choices, her and Will. Steve, in turn, tells her about the things he can tell her about Five-Oh. The whacky shenanigans, crazy bets, and wild stories that are on the family-friendly side.
"Are you and Danno okay?" Grace blurted out.
When they first got together, no one was really surprised. They apparently tried to keep it a secret, but that only resulted in some hilarious moments in the building. Once it was out in the open, they were no different...other than people could tell when they did it because Steve would have the biggest and stupidest smile. Or that their protectiveness was fiercer, as well as their jealousy.
Grace knew that they had a bit of a relationship problem when Joe passed and then the thing with Greer. But they worked through it and it seemed like it was back to normal.
"What? Yeah, yeah...we're fine. We've...we've worked it out. Sure some days we have moments but they pass." Steve reassured her.
She sighed in relief. Out of all of Danno's partners, Steve was the best for many reasons. He was strong and resourceful and helped keep Danno safe. Steve was also witty and sharp and kept Danno interested mentally, and loved him so damn much. Sometimes though, that love leads to them making bad decisions. In recent events, Steve leaving without keeping in touch with Danno. Grace had given Steve an earful, that's for damn sure.
"So...what is it then?" She asked as she sipped from her milkshake. Steve seemed to want to talk about something serious, so when the shaved ice was gone, they stayed and ordered something else.
Steve fidgeted for a moment, but Grace didn't hurry him. It wasn't every day that Steve acted like this...unless he was in trouble. She wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, even though her mind jumped from one crazy scenario to another. With Uncle Steve...it was all too easy.
Grace was pulled out of her thoughts when Steve pulled out a ring box and showed it to her. Her eyes widened comically as she reached for it, "No way!"
Steve blushed sheepishly and scratched the back of his head. "Uh, yes way...well, hopefully. I...I love him. I know we've talked about it not mattering, ya know. It's just a piece of paper and our love was bigger than that but...I want to. I want to legally call him my husband. I want to be given rights in case anything happens. I'll try to make sure they don't but...I don't want to be pushed aside if they do."
"Not to mention if you guys ever get arrested, you can't be made to testify against each other," Grace said teasingly.
Steve chuckled, "Yeah, there's also that."
"Oh my god! This is amazing!" Grace said happily.
"You think so? Cos...I'm kinda here asking for a blessing."
"Really?" Grace cooed, it was so cute.
"You mean the world to him, Grace. You're his baby girl and your opinion matters. Your opinion also means a lot to me too...I want to ask Charlie too but more towards when I actually ask Danny. Charlie-"
"He's not the best secret keeper, no." Grace agreed. She scooted over and hugged Steve tightly. "I love you and I love you guys together. You make him happy and you've always been part of our family. You have my blessing. But if you hurt him...just know that I have enough blackmail to get Eric to get rid of evidence for me." She said very seriously.
Steve laughed and pulled her into another hug. "Mahalo, Gracie."
"So! How are you going to do it?"
"Hey Charlie, how's it going?" Steve asks and holds his hand in a high-five.
Charlie high fives him and smiles, "Hey Uncle Steve! Where's Danno?"
"Oh, he went to go pick up Gracie from practice today. I told him we'd stay here and get some homework done, yeah?"
"Okay. It's not hard. Just gotta practice some spelling." Charlie said as he grabbed his backpack and pulled out his workbooks.
Steve helped him set up and let Charlie explain to him what his teacher said and what was needed for today. They settled in and Steve helped Charlie when needed. He knew he had some time. Grace would distract Danny for at least an hour.
"So Charlie...you know how much I love Danno, right?" Steve began.
Charlie nodded. "Danno loves you too...even if sometimes you make him lil mad."
Steve chuckled, "I know. It's part of why I love him...and you know that we're dating right. That I'm Danno's boyfriend?"
"I've seen you guys kiss, even if there's no mistletoe." Charlie snickered, as a kid talking about 'love' would do.
"That's right. Well, I can't help it. I just love Danny so much...and I was wondering...what do you feel about having another daddy?"
Charlie furrowed his brow, confused. "Like Stan?"
"Eh...sort of. Kinda...I mean me. Do...would you like if I became your other daddy?" Steve asked, not wanting to really get into the whole Stan thing.
"But you are already, right?"
"Well, I do love you like a son. And I help you with homework, and I tuck you in with Danno...I do a lot of dad things. But legally, I am not...but I want to be. I...I want to marry Danno."
"You do?" Charlie asked happily.
"I do." Steve nodded. "But I need your permission...can I be part of this family?"
Charlie chuckled as he leaned over and kissed Steve's cheek, "You already are. But if ya wanna marry Danno, you should!"
"Really? Oh thanks, Charlie...then can I ask you for a favor?"
"Can you draw up a card for me to give to Danno, asking him?"
"I can't believe I'm indulging it," Danny muttered as he served pancakes for dinner.
"It's once in a while babe. And you promised pancakes for breakfast but we didn't have time." Steve said.
Danny rolled his eyes before cutting up Charlie's pancakes in manageable pieces. Charlie was a bouncing ball of energy, so Danny said, "Little syrup...you're so hyper today. What? Did you eat your weight in sugar?"
"No..." Charlie chuckled, looking between Steve and Grace.
"What? What's with the look?" Danny asked with suspicion.
Steve knew that if he wanted this to work the way he wanted to, it would have to happen now. "Charlie's made you a card, and he can't wait to give it to you."
"A card? What's the occasion?" Danny asked.
"You need an occasion to get a gift from your kids?" Steve teased.
"No, but...that smile was really suspicious. What are you plotting?" Danny 'demanded'.
"Go get it and put Danno out of his misery," Grace told her brother, trying and failing, to hide a smile herself.
"Kay!" Charlie wobbled off his chair before running to go get the card he made with Uncle Steve. He ran back and handed it to Danny.
Steve made sure he was sitting in the right place. So the moment that Charlie gave Danny the card, he could reach into his pocket and grab the ring box and be prepared to drop down on one knee.
Danny grabbed the card and opened it. He stared a bit at the writing, not because he couldn't read it but because he was a bit confused by 'Will you let Uncle Steve become Papa Steve?'. Danny put the card down, ready to ask Charlie what he meant when he gasped. Steve was on one knee, ring box held out to Danny, a shy smile on his face. "So? Will you marry me?"
Steve placed the ring on Danny before kissing the hell out of him. The kids get up and hug them. Danny complains, but not really, about all his loved ones ganging up on him but...he's so damn happy right now he could burst.