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04 March 2013 @ 08:38 pm
Fic: Stammering, Staunch Supporters, Solitaire  
Title: Stammering, Staunch Supporters, Solitaire
Series: 1_million_words prompts
Rating: G
Characters: Steve/Danny, Grace, Mr. Hoppy
Summary: Here are the S prompts.
Words: exactly 500
Warnings/Notes: None. Silliness. Some misuse of language for the greater good. (We have descended into madness! Though this be madness, yet there is method in't. )

~o0o~

Danny was in the waiting room of Steve’s doctor’s office playing solitaire on his phone. Grace had shown him how it worked and it helped pass the time. He looked up when one of the nurses stopped before him. She was a staunch supporter of them both. For her to be there meant bad things.

“Detective Williams,” she said in barely disguised exasperation.

“Oh dear.”

“Commander McGarrett is being recalcitrant. Might you come have a word with him?” the nurse asked.

Danny nodded and followed her to the exam room. Steve was on the opposite side of the examination table from the doctor who was holding a syringe.

“Steve,” Danny said.

“What’s going to happen now?
Will I turn into a cow?” Steve demanded. Danny couldn’t blame him but that wasn’t helpful.

“If the doctor says you need the shot, then you need it,” Danny said soothingly.

“Let him give you the shot.
Going into my arm it’s NOT.”

“It needs to go into your backside,” the doctor said wearily.

“Steve,” Danny said, the warning clear in that one word. “You are wasting Dr. Naeema’s time. Let him give you the shot so we can go home.”

“No no no.
Go go go.”

“We aren’t going anywhere until Dr. Naeema says we can,” Danny told him firmly.

“No, Danny,
No fanny,” Steve said, pleading in his voice.

It almost melted Danny’s heart to see the near terror in Steve’s eyes. He could understand how he felt but surely the doctor knew what he was doing. “What is it you need to give him?” Danny finally asked.

“It’s a broad spectrum antibiotic. You’ve had it before, Steve. It’s not going to exacerbate your condition,” Dr. Naeema said soothingly.

“The ointment caused couplet rhyming.
The shot will cause… rock climbing.”

“You have to the count to three,” Danny said sternly, not letting Steve’s puppy eyes sway him. “If you don’t lower your jeans, I’m pulling out the big guns.”

Steve shook his head.

“One…Two…Three.” Danny pulled out his phone, putting it on speaker. “Hey Monkey.”

“Hey Danno. How’s Uncle Steve?” Grace asked, concern coming through the phone.

“He’s being stubborn and pig headed,” Danny informed her. “The doctor needs to give him a shot and he is refusing.”

“Uncle Steve,” Grace said in disappointment. “You know better than that.”

“What if it makes things worse?
What if I always talk in verse?”

“If your doctor says it will help, you need to listen,” she told him.

“Okay, Gracie-face.
I just hope it’s safe,” Steve said as he slowly rounded the table, turning so the doctor could give him the shot.

“Well?” Danny asked when Steve was facing them.

“Well?” Grace asked from the phone.

I am hurt.
A plague a' both your houses!”

“Oh dear God,” the doctor said in horrified fascination. “He’s quoting Shakespeare.”

“Was..th…Was there ever any man thus beaten out of season,
When in the why and the wherefore is neither rhyme nor reason?” Steve stammered in his anger.
 
 
 
bluedelft: 5-0-Upfrontsbluedelft on March 5th, 2013 01:43 am (UTC)
ROTLF....Shakespeare!

Danny is so going to pay for this one since Steve said he didn't want the shot. You know Steve isn't going to blame Grace it's all Danny's fault.

Look at you go!
Are 6 dogs too many?: the only steptkeylasunset on March 6th, 2013 03:44 am (UTC)
I LOVE Shakespeare. This was a really good excuse to delve into some quotes!!! I hope it didn't get to be too much.

Steve did not want that shot. And calling Grace was cheating, wasn't it???

Steve will eventually recover - once I torture him enough!!!

bluedelftbluedelft on March 6th, 2013 03:50 am (UTC)
Shakespeare to me was always something that I had to read in High School. When I went to see my cousin in Hamlet that's when I found out that I really like Shakespeare when I see it being performed. If that makes any sesne.
Are 6 dogs too many?: beautifultkeylasunset on March 6th, 2013 03:57 am (UTC)
It makes total sense. Shakespeare was never meant to be read. It was meant to be seen and heard. One of the great injustices of the education system is that it makes children HATE Shakespeare by reading it. Everyone needs to see it and hear it. Then everyone would love it!!! It was only ever written down as a reference - not as literature.

Oops. I'm sorry. You couldn't tell I feel kind of passionate about this, could you? :-)
bluedelftbluedelft on March 6th, 2013 04:26 am (UTC)
Couldn't tell at all ;-)

I always wanted to see a Shakespeare play performed live and when my cousin said he was going to be in one we made plans to go to Maine to see it.
kaige68kaige68 on March 5th, 2013 02:46 am (UTC)
They just get betterer and betterer!

You pull stuff forward and back and you make it all look so seamless and effortless. I know it's hard work, but it's a sign of how good it is that it doesn't show.

also - BWAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!! LOVE THIS!!!
Are 6 dogs too many?: quacktkeylasunset on March 6th, 2013 03:46 am (UTC)
God - it looks seamless? I don't feel that way about them - but thank you!!! It is fairly easy since this is how my brain works - all scattershot and goofy!

Thank you for everything!!! Well, except the prompts. Which, as you can see, have taken over my life!

Okay - thanks for those too! <3<3<3
Louheffermonkey on March 5th, 2013 11:12 am (UTC)
quite honestly I think this is the best and my most favourite fic I've read in this fandom - and I've never smiled or laughed so much. Oh bring on the Shakespere, I cannot wait for the next one - please let it never end.

Danny bringing out the big guns - who can resist Grace?!

This also makes me even more afraid of rabbits - I'm already deathly allergic, but the idea of them being able to make my face look like a bulbous alien AND melt my brain into couplets, rhymes and thee/thou/thus increases the fear tenfold.
Are 6 dogs too many?: camo stevetkeylasunset on March 6th, 2013 03:48 am (UTC)
WOW!!! This is such a fabulous compliment. I'm blushing, seriously!!!

Shakespeare for the win - every time!!!

And Danny was cheating by calling Grace, wasn't he? Steve didn't stand a chance!

I'm sorry you are scared of rabbits. Mr. Hoppy didn't mean to bite Steve - he just got excited!!

<3<3<3