after having dropped everyone off at the Ilikai, Chin returned to the Five-O
office. There was a note on Steve's desk from the Governor. He wanted to speak
to him as soon as possible. Despite the hour, when Chin called the Governor's
residence, he was still awake. He gave him a report of the events of the last
week. It had been a crazy week thus far, he noted when he had finished his brief
oral report to the Governor.
keep me informed during the investigation, Chin."
the next few days, Napoleon, Steve and Hogan were released from the hospital.
Rudolf Freiberger had been released to their custody and was being held over at
HPD, pending his questioning. Steve had a feeling that since he had been
betrayed by Wo Fat, that he would be more than happy to give him full details
about the Chinese agent's activities with regards to this incident.
their investigation over the next several days, they found that Freiberger had a
son currently living in West Germany. McGarrett obtained help from Interpol to
have a search made of this man's residence there. They found a letter that
Freiberger had sent to his son which explained his actions. He read one copy of
the letter, which had been translated from German to English. It gave the
details of all that had been done to try and ruin both Robert and Karla Hogan
and the reasons why. When Steve showed a copy of the original letter written in
German to Karla several days later in his office, she realized just how much
Freiberger truly hated her and blamed her for the death of his wife and brother.
looked at Steve and said, "What's done is done. He will blame me for it as
long as he lives, I have no doubt about that."
he will be in prison for the rest of his life for the deeds that he ordered done
here and did himself in England and in Europe. I spoke with Interpol and one of
their men is here in the outer office now."
looked at Karla with a worried expression on his face, then at the door as it
opened. Now, he had to deal with the fact that Interpol wanted him.
man, who entered, asked, "Steve McGarrett?"
to your investigation, the arrest of Rudolf Freiberger, along with the evidence
uncovered in West Germany, plus the additional information provided by the head
of MI-6, Robert Edward Hogan is no longer a fugitive wanted by Interpol,"
he said as he noticed the presence of Hogan in the chair in front of McGarrett's
desk. "You are free to return to England at any time you wish."
you." A relieved look came over his face as the Interpol man tore up his
wanted poster, then left.
about me?" Karla asked as she turned back to face McGarrett. "Am I
free to go or am I under arrest for the murders committed here?"
found out about the two weapons stolen from you while your family vacationed on
Kauai in 1955 and suspect that the gun used in the murder here is one of those
same weapons. Also, the gun used in the murders in Europe and England is
suspected to be one of them as well. We checked out the exact time your plane
arrived and compared it with the estimated time of the murders at the
and Illya met you as you came off the plane, corroborated the time of your
arrival and from there to the base, you were with them all the time. We also
checked with the London police who informed us that you had reported a dagger
matching the one found in the other victim was stolen from your residence a week
prior to your arrival here. There's no possible way that you could have killed
these two people. You are free to go as well."
was so relieved at hearing that, she replied in her native German, "Danke,
there's nothing else, we would like to go home. It's been an exhausting
week," Hogan said as he and Karla stood to leave the office.
bet. I'll have Chin take you back to your hotel. Do you need anything
Napoleon and Illya will be accompanying us as far as New York, but thanks."
Hogan held out his right hand. "Thanks for everything."
shook Hogan's hand, "You're welcome. Aloha."
couple then turned and went to the outer office, where their daughter was
talking to May, Steve's secretary, at her desk.
she bothering you?" Karla asked.
She's simply adorable. Is she your child?"
she is. Come, Karla, it's time to go," Karla replied. As she held out her
hand, her daughter walked over to her and the three of them left the Five-O
noticed May's wistful look after the family left the room. She had never been
married and had no children of her own. "She's beautiful, isn't she?"
Chin. She is," May replied sadly. It was times like this that she regretted
not having children, then, the phone rang and she was back to business as usual.
He followed and took the Hogans back to their hotel.
on the flight from Los Angeles to New York, as most of the passengers, including
Napoleon and Illya, were asleep, Hogan asked Karla in German, "Why don't we
surprise Napoleon and Illya by dropping by their office before we leave for home
the day after tomorrow?"
think that would be a nice surprise. Speaking of surprises, I hope your parents
aren't too surprised by our sudden appearance," she replied, also in
hope so, too." But he knew that his parents always enjoyed seeing any of
their grandchildren under any circumstances.
looked over at Karla a minute later and saw that both she and their daughter
were sound asleep. As he looked at her, he remembered her initial fear of
visiting his family. At the time, the war had only been over for just under a
year and there was a lot of anti-German sentiment, in England, Europe and
America. A month prior to their wedding, he had returned home to tell them about
his upcoming marriage. They asked about her and he told them that she was a
refugee. Only his sister Abby knew the truth. At first, they were stunned at the
thought of him marrying a German, but one who had been a refugee, had really
surprised them. He assured them that he truly loved this woman and this had
eased their fears slightly.
real test had been the first face-to-face meeting which didn't occur until
several months after they were married and she was expecting their first child.
After all, they were still his parents and would be this child's only living
grandparents. Talking to them on the phone had been easy enough for both her and
them, as the Atlantic Ocean separated them. They got to know Karla during the
week they came to visit and realized that she wasn't a horrendous person because
she was German and they accepted her. She had been immensely relieved when he
had told her this the second night they were there because she had been nervous
their arrival at the New York airport the next morning, Hogan contacted his
parents, informed them of where they were and how long they would be there. An
hour later, they arrived at the train station in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where
they were waiting for them. They spent the day with them and early the next
morning, Hogan and his family left once again for New York, this time, to visit
Napoleon and Illya at UNCLE headquarters before leaving for England later that
they entered Del Floria's tailor shop, young Karla asked, "Where's Illya?"
asked the man behind the pressing machine, "Excuse me, we're looking for
either Napoleon Solo or Illya Kuryakin."
they looked around, the receptionist noticed the visitors waiting in the shop on
her monitor. She called Mr. Waverly to look at the monitor in his office. He
recognized the MI-6 agents and told her to contact Del Floria to allow them to
enter. Shortly, they arrived at her desk. She gave the three of them visitor
badges and indicated for them to walk down the hall to the elevator. When the
elevator stopped, they walked down the hall until they arrived at Lisa Rogers'
asked, "May I ask whom you are here to visit?"
looking for Napoleon Solo or Illya Kuryakin," Hogan replied.
that instant, Mr. Waverly came out of his office. "Well, to what do we owe
the honor of your visit?" he asked with a hint of a smile as he escorted
them into his office.
wanted to surprise Napoleon and Illya before we return home," Karla
certainly do that! I'll have my secretary Lisa inform them to report to my
office on their arrival. You can wait for them here and have some coffee and
donuts if you like."
you," Hogan replied. There was coffee, milk and donuts on the tray on the
table. Hogan poured two cups of coffee and one cup of milk, before sitting
between his wife and daughter at the large conference table in the office.
Waverly briefly left the office and said, "Lisa, don't say anything about
our visitors. They wish to surprise them."
sir," she replied with a hint of a mischievous smile. "I'll inform
them now. They just arrived."
went to the office that Napoleon and Illya shared and entered.
morning, Lisa," Illya said good-naturedly.
morning, Illya." She looked at Napoleon, who had a glum look on his face,
"What's eating him?" she asked.
chuckled, then replied, "He's upset that I'm 'Uncle' Illya and he's not
am not!" Napoleon exclaimed indignantly, then changed his mind, "Yes,
I guess I am."
She assumed it was a private joke between them. "Well, Mr. Waverly wants
both of you in his office right away."
followed her to his office. As they entered and saw who was there, each had
shocked looks on their faces.
are you doing here?" Napoleon asked Hogan.
were visiting with my family in Bridgeport and we decided to visit you here
before we left to return to England later this morning," Hogan replied with
Illya had a young girl charging towards him. "Uncle Illya! It's good to see
you again!" young Karla exclaimed as Illya squatted down and she hugged
should be jealous," Hogan commented with a smile. "She seems to have
taken a liking to you, Illya."
yes. I see that." Illya felt immensely uncomfortable and Napoleon had that
look on his face again. He would never live this down if it got out of this
office. Mr. Waverly smiled.
whispered in Illya's ear, "Let go of me so I can go give Uncle Napoleon a
suddenly had the biggest smile on his face, "Okay," he replied, then
let her go. She went over to Napoleon and motioned for him to come close to her.
When he did, she gave him a hug. The look on Napoleon's face made Illya wish he
had a camera. Come to think of it, I do! One of those really small ones, he
thought devilishly. He quickly pulled it out of his pocket and snapped off
several shots without his partner noticing.
you for saving me from that mean man in Hawaii, Uncle Napoleon."
welcome, Karla. You're a brave girl, did you know that?" Napoleon said,
suddenly embarrassed, then released her.
blushed at that comment, but nodded her head anyway. She went over to where
Hogan was sitting and gave him a big hug to show that she wasn't playing
favorites. "I figured that if I didn't hug you too, dad, you might get
and everyone else laughed at that. He hugged her and said, "No, Karla, I
won't get jealous."
left to return to the airport shortly after this and later that night, they were
back at their home in London. When the mail arrived the next day, there was a
letter for Hogan from New York and a box for Karla from Honolulu. When she
opened it later that night, she found the stolen dagger along with a note. It
cleaned this up after doing all of the required tests and photographing of it
for our records. When we spoke to the London police, it was found to have been
stolen from your residence and matched all the records you provided to them. I
thought that since we were finished with it, it should be returned to its
McGarrett, Hawaii Five-O
is it, love?" Hogan asked.
returned the dagger that was stolen from here. There's a p.s. at the end of the
note," she replied.
does it say?"
says that Freiberger has been extradited by the British authorities to be tried
for the murders of the six MI-6 agents he confessed to. Plus, the boss made
arrangements for my file to be sent to him."
suppose that now it's his turn to pay for his crimes," he commented as they
went downstairs to replace the dagger back to its place in the case, which they
had had repaired before they left for Hawaii.
nodded. "I'm just glad our family is safe."
to the work of many people, our lives and those of our children are safe,"
Hogan said quietly as he took her in his arms and kissed her passionately.
I'm very grateful to them as well," she responded when they separated.
"What's in the envelope you got from New York?"
don't know." He opened it and there were several pictures of their daughter
hugging Napoleon. There was also a note from Illya:
thought you might like a memento of your trip to UNCLE headquarters. Besides,
it's blackmail for me to use on Napoleon in the future. If he thinks he can get
rid of all of the copies of this picture I had made, he's sadly mistaken,
especially if you have several over there.
laughed at the note and the expression on Napoleon's face in the picture and
showed it to her. Napoleon was certainly embarrassed. Illya would never let him
live it down. They could almost hear Illya laughing with that thought as they
finished reading the note.
night, they checked that everything in their house was secure, all the doors and
windows especially as they prepared to go upstairs. They then checked their
children's rooms as they went down the hall to their room. Everyone was safe and
secure. As they entered their room, Karla sighed in relief.
is it?" he asked.
it's just good to be home again. I'm ready for a good night's sleep in our own
Authorís note: The characters from Hawaii Five-O, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Hoganís Heroes belong to others. I wrote this story for fun and no copyright infringement is intended. All other characters are my creations. Please do not use them without my permission.
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Betty's Book Me Danno
Original Posted March 18, 2001