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Title: All I Want
Author: [personal profile] logans_girl2001
Fandom: Hawaii Five-0
Characters: Grace, Steve, Danny and Kono
Rating: PG
Category: Gen
Status: Complete
Archive: My website
Feedback: Yes, please.
Disclaimers: I do not own any of the characters.
Author's Notes: I was letting my mind wander at work, as I do, and my Grace muse decided that this particular story needed to be told.
Sequel/Series: Love and Family
Summary: Grace is growing up and needs female advice.
Warnings: Talk of female things.
Spoilers: Only for the series.
Beta: [personal profile] jetpack_angel

Wipeout by The Surfaris blaring from her phone wakes Kono from a dead sleep. "Someone had better be bleeding," she mutters as she rolls over and snatches her phone off the bedside table. She doesn't even check the screen to see who it is before sliding her thumb up it to answer the call and putting the phone to her ear. "Kalakaua," she says, her voice still sleep rough.

"Auntie Kono?" Grace's voice is small and concerned and has Kono instantly awake.

"Grace? What's wrong?" Kono sits up on the side of the bed and rubs the sleep from her eyes.

"I need your help."

"Where are your dads?" Kono gets up and begins hunting for her clothes.

"This isn't something they can help with."

"So it's a female thing?"

"Yeah and since Mom's on the mainland…" Grace's voice trails off with a sigh.

"Pads or tampons?" Kono tries to remember which she preferred when she was twelve.

"I'm twelve." Grace's tone is so much like Danny's that Kono has to swallow a chuckle as she imagines a female version of Danny Williams dealing with her first period.

"Pads it is, then. Be there ASAP."

"Thanks, Auntie."

"Sure then, Cuz." Kono drops her phone on the bed so she can put on her clothes. Just as she pulls her jeans up over her hips, her bed partner rolls over and groggily asks her who was on the phone. "Just a friend who lives with her single father and her mother lives…elsewhere."

"Hm, okay." He's already starting to fade back into slumber.

"Hey." She gently shakes his shoulder to get his attention again. "I don't think I'll be long but if I'm not back by the time you need to leave for work, just lock up behind yourself."

"Yeah, okay." And he's gone back into dreamland.

Kono chuckles at how easily he falls asleep. She's had a number of men in her bed over the years but none of them ever fell asleep as fast as Charlie Fong.

Good old Charlie. Ever since he's been back in her life it hasn't been all sunshine and roses but it has been much better than she ever thought possible. Leaning over she brushes a kiss to his cheek. He stirs enough to mumble something that sounds like 'fish tacos' but then slips back into sleep.

With a fond smile for the man she's slowly falling in love with, Kono makes her way out of her bedroom, quietly closing the door, before snatching up her keys and exiting the house.

If it had been one of her friends who had called asking for some emergency supplies, Kono would have grabbed something from her own stash but since it is Grace Williams she's going to have to stop and pick something up at the store.

She hasn't had to actually compare products in a couple of decades, she figured out what worked best for her really early. Plus she had a ton of female relatives eager to help her figure it out.

Kono picks up a couple boxes of a brand targeted to teen girls and heads to checkout; breathing a sigh of relief that she is able to use the self-checkout station. She is in no mood to deal with a judgmental cashier wondering why she's buying feminine hygiene products for a teenager at 4 in the morning.

Just as she's pulling into Steve and Danny's driveway her phone buzzes and she sees she has a text from Grace telling her to come around to the back.

When she gets to the lanai she finds Grace huddled in on herself in the doorway leading back into the house.

"Grace? Is everything okay?" Kono reaches out and strokes one hand down the length of Grace's hair.

"No everything is not okay! I love my dads, don't get me wrong but sometimes a girl needs her mother, ya know?" Tears start to well in Grace's eyes.

"It'll be alright, Keiki," Kono murmurs, taking Grace in her arms and hugging the trembling girl tight. "I know it can be a bit embarrassing, telling your father that you've started your period, but they both love you and would, eventually, get over the embarrassment."

Grace sniffs and pulls out of Kono's arms to wipe the tears from her face. "I know but I'd still rather have a woman this first time."

"Well, I'm glad you trust me enough for this. I strongly suggest you give several different brands and styles a try but for now I brought you these." She pulls the boxes from the bag. "They say their designed especially for teens so they shouldn't be as cumbersome as other pads."

Grace takes the boxes from Kono and turns one over to read the back. "How much do I owe you?"

"Nothing." Grace looks up at her through her lashes. "Seriously, it's something I'd do for my younger cousins if needed and since you're ohana…" She leaves the rest of the sentence unsaid with a shrug.

"You know my dads will want to pay you back."

"I won't take it. Really, Grace. It didn't cost that much so don't worry about it."

Grace sighs. "Okay, fine. Thanks again, Auntie." She hugs Kono's neck one last time before turning to enter the house.

"Um, do you need any help with… you know, putting one on?"

"I think I can figure it out." And now Grace reminds Kono of Steve with laughter dancing in her eyes and a smile tugging the corners of her mouth.

"Uh-huh. Your panties?"

"I discovered I had started when I got up to go to the bathroom. They're soaking in some cold water with some salt."

"Awesome. Well, if you need me…" Kono starts walking backwards off the lanai.

"I know where to find you. Thanks, again." She holds up the boxes as if Kono didn't know what she was talking about and turns to enter the house.

Grace meets Danny on his way down the stairs as she's going up them. "What are you doing up?" He frowns at her.

Grace takes and releases a deep breath. "I needed a woman's assistance. Kono just left. Night, Danno." She brushes a kiss to his cheek and continues on her way to her bathroom.

Danny just stands on the stairs staring after his little girl, not sure how to feel about her growing up. It's times like this he wishes Rachel hadn't moved back to the mainland because it's obvious that Grace is going to need a woman's influence even more now.

After a few minutes he shakes himself out of his stupor and goes back to bed. As he's sliding under the covers and curling around his boyfriend, Steve rolls over, wrapping his arms around Danny's waist. "Where'd you go?"

Danny rolls over and scoots back against Steve. "I heard something downstairs. I went to check it out."

"What was it?"

Danny heaves a sigh very similar to the one Grace gave earlier to Kono. "Our daughter is becoming a woman."

"Was bound to happen sooner or later, D."

"Yeah, I know. But she felt she had to call Kono instead of asking us."

Steve chuckles against his shoulder causing a shiver to skate down Danny's spine and thoughts creep into his head that are not the type he should be thinking while discussing his daughter's entrance into womanhood. "You would have felt comfortable going out at 4 in the morning to buy her some feminine hygiene products?"

"Yes, yes I would."

"Liar. But I love you for it. And I'm sure Grace would too."

Danny sighs again and settles even more against Steve. "What are we gonna do, Steve?"

"Let her know we're here if she wants a man's POV. Otherwise, support her decision to go to Kono."

"I guess I should be glad she has an adult she trusts and can talk to; even if that adult isn't me."

"Hm," Steve hums, tugging Danny closer. "And we need to trust that if she tells Kono anything that Kono feels we need to know, she'll tell us."

Danny reaches over his shoulder to thread his fingers into his hair and pull his head closer. "She had better."

"She will, Danno. Now, either we go for a run or we go back to sleep."

"Sleep, Steven. We go to sleep." Steve presses a smile to the back of Danny's neck and lets sleep pull him back under just moments after Danny falls asleep.


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