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Hawaii Five-O Recs
bookjunkie1975
Here, for the perusing pleasure of my dear friend, OCDindeed, are a few fics to get started down the McDanno Rabbit Hole.

All My Guards Away by sheafrotherdon
http://archiveofourown.org/works/166902
Tag to episode 1x18, with all the heartache that implies. Now with bonus fixes. With thanks to dogeared for all her suggestions and edits. <--The one where Danny turns Matt in rather than letting im get away and convinces him to go into Witness relocation. Good emotional h/c.

All For Grace by esteefee
https://archiveofourown.org/works/211460
Written for the h50promptmeme round 1: "When Grace is kidnapped, Steve goes full-on ninja to rescue her. Maybe they can only send one person in to get her, so against all of his protective paternal instincts Danny has to trust Steve to do it, since he's the most capable. Bonus if Steve gets badly injured during all of this. Also, please don't actually hurt Grace. :(
I KNOW IT'S CLICHE AND I DON'T CARE." <-- The one where they're holding Grace in a cave up the side of a cliff so Steve goes to get her and is a big damn hero and it's a pretty great Grace-in-peril story. <3

All my heart I will lay down precisely at your feet by sirona
http://archiveofourown.org/works/223394
Lt Cmdr Steve McGarrett is the leader of SEAL Team Six. When the workers at a foreign embassy are taken hostage, his team is dispatched to neutralise the threat and get the hostages to safety. Steve thinks it's just a routine mission. He doesn't realise that rescuing a certain ex-cop and his daughter is about to change the rest of his life. <-- Steve rescues Danny and Grace and it's all very action packed and they bond. Very cute au.

Beneath the Trident by kristen999
http://archiveofourown.org/works/553601
Steve and Danny go undercover to investigate the death of a SEAL before a sensitive joint Special Forces’ operation. With Steve as the SEALs' new team leader and Danny as the reporter assigned to shadow him, Danny finally gets to see the hidden depths of the real Lt. Commander McGarrett. <-- Really good, thorough look at SEAL training and I love how Danny comes to appreciate this aspect of who Steve is. <3

Between Skin and Skin by portrait_of_a_Fool
http://archiveofourown.org/works/211075
It was a slight misunderstanding to begin with, but that's the way a lot of things start; it's what they become that's the interesting part. <--The one where Steve has a whore kink and Danny indulges it. Holy. Fucking. Hell. So. Hot.

Curving Like the Ocean Towards You by Gyzym
http://archiveofourown.org/works/179612
If it ain't broke, fix it anyway. <-- The one where Steve decided to redecorate in order to sell the house and Danny helps, but really they're just using it as an excuse to spend all their time together and because they are so emotionally constipated they don't realize it for like 15k and then they spend 5k having sex! \o/ One of my fave writers. There should be a law that says she has to write in all my fandoms.

Don't Turn Me Home Again by gyzym
http://archiveofourown.org/works/179614
After a rough day of island living, Danny wakes up in New Jersey and learns the hard way to be careful what he wishes for. <-- Another great one from Gyzym. Danny wakes up in New Jersey, still married to Rachel and the two of them are miserable. Danny misses Steve like a limb and when they finally do cross paths Steve is heartbreaking. A really good read.

Ending One Minute at a Time by gottalovev
http://archiveofourown.org/works/225292
Steve and Danny have been kidnapped. To protect Danny and buy time in hope for a rescue, Steve will have to fight with all he's got. Whatever the cost. <-- The one where Danny and Steve are kidnapped and Steve has to fight underground death matches to keep them both alive. Really great! <3

Ho'oponopono by ember_firedrake
http://archiveofourown.org/works/165028
Groundhog Day AU. Danny finds himself trapped in the same day over and over again. <-- Ok, I just really have a thing for this trope and this fic does it well.

Home is the Sailor, Home From the Sea by laceymcbain
http://archiveofourown.org/works/189187
“You know,” Danny starts, “when you said 'home,' I kind of assumed you meant you had a place here, or a boat to go back to, or you know, something other than an active crime scene.” <-- Danny takes Steve to the hotel with he and Grace and has the house cleaned up while they're gone because Steve is a sad little puppy and Danny wants to take care of him. I love Danny.

Home by cyfarwydd
http://archiveofourown.org/works/275055
Danny's life had been turned upside down ever since Steve ambled into it, carving a place for himself that Danny couldn't ignore- not that he minded. (Alternate Reality if Danny had chanced upon meeting Steve when they were 25.) <-- Danny breaks Steve out of jail when he's just a rookie and they fall in love. Steve remains a SEAL and Danny stays with the New Jersey police but they make it work. Works canon elements in nicely to end up in the same place in the end. Danny and Steve are very sweet together and still nicely in character.

How to Keep Your Mouth Shut by primetime
http://archiveofourown.org/works/158794
Danny’s sometimes gay. Gay, sometimes. Does dudes. He doesn’t know how to say it right. He doesn’t know how to say it at all. <-- The one where Danny comes out (not intentionally) to five-0 and learns to be happy. Loved this. Steve quietly pining on the sidelines is adorable.

Months and Miles From Dreams by ellievolia
http://archiveofourown.org/works/212487/chapters/318678
That AU in which Steve is an active Navy SEAL and Danny is in New Jersey, owning a gym. <-- The one where Danny owns a Gym and Steve meets him when he's on leave and they hook up and it's pretty amazing but Steve leaves without telling Danny but then comes back on his next leave and Danny lets him in. This becomes a pattern and in between they have their own lives, which sometimes complicates things, but eventually they figure out they're really all in over this and it's slow and gorgeous and heart achey...all good things.

Moving In (to Every Single Aspect of Danny's Life, Including the Boring Bits Like Dry-Cleaning) by westgirl
http://archiveofourown.org/works/509563
It felt wrong for Steve to sound unsure of his place in Danny’s life. His place in Danny’s life was at Danny’s side, driving him slowly insane. Steve should feel secure about that. <-- In which Steve basically stealth marries Danny and it's pretty great!

Rough Patches by stellarmeadow
http://archiveofourown.org/works/183678/chapters/270191
Three cases that shine a light on particular issues inherent in any relationship between Steve McGarrett and Danny Williams. <-- I really like this one. The team catch 3 cases in a row and Steve has issues with chairs.

This Thing of Ours (It Needs a Better Name) by leupagus
http://archiveofourown.org/works/163092
Cosa Nostra: (kō'sə nō'strə) etym: Italian n. The branch of the Mafia operating in the United States. Literally, "our thing" or "this thing of ours." <-- Really great AU with Danny, Rachel and Stan running a racket for the mob and the rest of five-0 trying to bust them. Just so much fun!

Wayfinding by elandrialore
http://archiveofourown.org/works/586971
The one where Steve pines for three years and Danny falls slowly and inexorably into love. <-- An au where Steve is a highschool senior and friends with Grace but also has a huge crush on her dad (Danny, obvs), which Danny knows about and he lets Steve down oh so gently but then Steve goes to Annapolis and Danny basically gives him his family and they keep in touch and Danny realizes he loves Steve but of course feels creepy about it and tries to not and it's really quite sweet and lovely.

When All of New York Misses You by leupagus and sutlers
http://archiveofourown.org/works/139057
Steve looks thin -- like he looked when they first met, actually, fresh off the plane and jet-lagged, before seventeen months of sneaking Danny’s malasadas had taken the the edge off of all his sharp angles. There’s a ratty duffel lying at his feet and a wicked-looking scar curves over his left bicep, disappearing under the sleeve of his t-shirt, skin still pink and new. <-- Great read. Well paced and really good characterizations.


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