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Title: Penguin
Author: berryblue_girl
Rating: G
Genre/Warning: Might cause toothaches
Summary: Steve needs help from Danny with a crossword clue.
Disclaimer: I don't own McDanno or the show. *sadface*
Author's Note: This is my first ficlet for this fandom and pairing! This was inspired by a Pon and Zi comic, which will be posted under the cut.  Please tell me what you think, for comments are love

Danny loved days like this: relaxing at Steve's house drinking a beer and reading a biography sent to him by his mother. He and Steve were sitting on the lanai and Grace was busy building a sand castle. Steve had one foot propped up on Danny's thigh as he worked on a crossword puzzle. Danny looked up when Grace called to him, and he complimented her on her progress. Just as he was about to turn back to his book, Steve said with his Constipated face, “Danno, I need your help.”

“Sure, babe,” Danny replied, marking his place and setting his book aside.

“I can't figure out this clue,” Steve said, his tone agitated. “'The species of bird in Happy Feet'. It's seven letters.”

Danny snorted a laugh. “You're kidding, right?”

Steve crossed his arms over his chest and asked, “What?”

“Did they not let you watch TV at all in the Army?” Danny teased, his shoulders starting to shake with held-in laughter.

Navy, Danny,” Steve grumped. “It was the Navy, and no, they didn't because I was too busy-”

He cut himself off, and Danny snickered, prodding with a grin, “Too busy doing what?”

“It's classified,” Steve huffed, turning his attention back to the crossword.

By that point, Grace ran up and asked, “Hey, Danno, can we- why does Uncle Steve have Constipated face?”

Danny bit his lip and snorted another laugh while Steve explained, “Well, I asked Danno for some help on my crossword, but he just wanted to tease me.”

“That wasn't nice, Danno!” Grace admonished, moving to Steve's side and hugging his neck. Climbing onto his lap, Grace offered her assistance. Steve accepted and when he told her the clue, she burst into giggles and stuttered, “Th-that's easy, Uncle Steve! It's penguin!”

Steve looked at Danny, confusion written on his face, and Danny said with a smile, “Happy Feet is a kid's movie about a dancing penguin, babe.”

Steve's cheeks turned the cutest shade of red, which caused Danny and Grace to get a few more laughs in at his expense. After she regained her composure, Grace asked if pretty please with cherries on top they could go get pizza for lunch. Danny let her sweat for a moment, hemming and hawing about not needing to go out when they had a fully stocked kitchen available to them. But when she broke out her puppy dog pout, folding her hands and begging, “Please, Danny?”, he “caved”. She squealed with delight, giving him a hug before running inside to change.

As they headed inside and Danny grabbed his keys and wallet, Steve said with a grin, “I know a fun fact about penguins.”

“Oh yeah?” Danny asked, moving to stand next to him by the front door. “What's that?”

Steve wrapped an arm around Danny's waist and murmured, “When a penguin finds its mate, they stay together for the rest of their lives.”

Danny's stomach fluttered and he took the hand resting on his hip, squeezing it and asking softly, “Be my penguin?”

He felt Steve smile against his temple. “Always, Danno.”


( 43 Hearts Given — Give Me Your Heart? )
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Jan. 5th, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
awwww so cute!
Jan. 5th, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I've been gorging myself on this fandom, but I'm always nervous before I actually post in a new fandom. I really love your stories as well! Thank you again for R&Ring!

Peace, Love, and Happiness to You...Sarah

PS- Your icon is so adorable!
Jan. 5th, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
hee that's pretty cute
Jan. 5th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
Thankies, honeybun! It's my new obsession. *grin*

Jan. 5th, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
Every fandom gets better when you add penguins. :D
Jan. 5th, 2012 07:28 pm (UTC)
I agree! Thank you for R&Ring!

Peace, Love, and Happiness to You...Sarah
Jan. 5th, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
This was adorable!

Steve and Danny are too cute together, and you add Grace into the mix and you get a cuteness overload :)
Jan. 5th, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
I agree! I love writing kid!fics for the cuteness overload! Thank you for reading and reviewing!

Peace, Love, and Happiness to You...Sarah
Jan. 5th, 2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww It's so cute ♥ ♥ ♥
I loved it :)
Jan. 5th, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
*grin* Thank you! I love your icon, btw. It is adorkable.

Peace, Love, and Happiness to You...Sarah
Jan. 5th, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
Awww, my heart is melting. Beautiful story :)
Jan. 5th, 2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so stoked that I'm getting such a positive response. Thank you for reviewing!

Peace, Love, and Happiness to You...Sarah
Jan. 5th, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
ooooooo, I SO loved this-- thank you for a warm fuzzy to start my day :D ::sending huge hug, chocolate and a kitten::
Jan. 5th, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness! *munches on chocolate while cuddling kitten* Thank you so much! I hope you'll enjoy my stories in the future!

Peace, Love, and Happiness to You...Sarah
Jan. 5th, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
This was so sweet and I loved it, and best line - ....why does Uncle Steve have Constipated face?” - you knew eventually Grace was going to catch on LOL. Thank you for sharing it and please, feel free to write more.
Jan. 5th, 2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
I myself snorted when I wrote that. My Grace muse is a little cutie pie. I'm so glad you enjoyed my story, thank you for reading and reviewing.

Peace, Love, and Happiness to You...Sarah
Jan. 5th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
That's really really cute!
Jan. 5th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you! BTW, I adore your icon! Gubler is epic!

Peace, Love, and Happiness to You...Sarah
Jan. 5th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
"Be my penguin" - I loved that line! Cute fic, thanks for the smile!
Jan. 5th, 2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
You're more than welcome. Yeah, I came up with the idea to write fics inspired by Pon and Zi, and the first one I wanted to write was this one. Thank you for reading.

Peace, Love, and Happiness to You...Sarah
Jan. 6th, 2012 12:24 am (UTC)
So cute!!!!(^ー^)ノ
Jan. 6th, 2012 12:33 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Peace, Love, and Happiness to You...Sarah
Jan. 6th, 2012 01:16 am (UTC)
You already know how much I love this!
Jan. 6th, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)
I do know, but it's so loverly to hear again! *hugglesmish*
Jan. 6th, 2012 01:47 am (UTC)
adored this ♥
Jan. 6th, 2012 01:57 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Jan. 6th, 2012 02:23 am (UTC)
awwwww! :D
Jan. 6th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC)
:D Thankies!
Jan. 7th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
So fluffyyyyyyyyyyyyy <3
Jan. 7th, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
It's what makes the world go 'round! :oD Thankies for R&Ring!
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A Little More About Me

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Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.

Let me tell you a riddle...

You're waiting for a train, a train that will take you far away.
You know where you hope this train will take you, but you don't know for sure.
But it doesn't matter.
How can it not matter to you where that train will take you?

Because you'll be together.


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