Kono entered Steve's office and looked around at his friends seeing their
"What have I missed?"
Steve glanced around at the others. "Please
leave us alone gentlemen." Chin, Ben, Duke and Danny looked at each other and then left
the room. Steve gestured Kono to
sit, noting that he'd been looking at the picture of his Queen.
Kono looked puzzled.
"Last night, Kono, I went to try and find a place to hang the
painting but when I touched the painting my hand went right through it.
I touched it again and I found myself drawn into it, and I went back
through time and found myself with
the Queen and attendants. The Queen
told me some things about the
painting and the painter, before I returned to our time."
Kono's eyes went repeatedly to the picture of his Queen during the
explanation. Steve told Kono that
he'd probably come closer to understanding then the rest of them except for
Duke. Steve concluded his narrative
by telling him that they were all going to have to go through the painting to
try and gather as much information as possible from the Queen.
Kono nodded, "I'll be the first one, Steve."
"Okay. But be careful,
They got up and approached the Queen's painting.
Kono gazed at her reverently.
"What do I do?"
"Touch the painting."
Before Kono would touch the painting he took off his jacket and removed
his gun and holster and handed them to Steve.
"I will not go into the presence
of my Queen wearing the gun, Steve.""
Kono touched the painting and his hand went through it.
back his hand and looked at
Steve in shock, but Steve wasn't looking at him he was looking at the Queen. "Look
at her Kono. She's smiling."
Kono looked at his Queen. She
was indeed smiling down on them.
"Steve when I entered
the room I noticed that she was frowning, but now ..."
"She looks like she's approving of what you're about to do, Kono."
"Yeah. Now what?"
"Touch the painting again."
Kono did and as before his hand went right through the painting, but this
time he was drawn in through the painting back in time.
When he opened his eyes he was in a room with two women, one of whom he
recognized as being his Queen.
Kono rose to his feet and then knelt before the Queen, bowing to show his
respect for her.
After Kono got to his feet, she gestured for him to sit down.
Princess Lianie spoke, "This is my sister, Queen Liliuokalani, and I
am her sister, Princess Lianie."
The Queen then asked his name and when he replied, "Kono Kalakaua, my
Queen," her eyes widened. Kono
went on to explain that he was a descendent of King David Kalakaua.
"Are you also from the future as Mr. McGarrett was?"
"I am, your Majesty. There
will also be others coming to."
"For the same reason I came, my Queen. To gather as much information as we can to help us solve the
mystery of the picture." Kono
gestured towards the painting.
"How may we help you?"
"Mr. McGarrett told me that the artist was German.
It sounds like maybe his death was an act of vengeance."
Then another thought came to Kono and he looked over at his Queen.
"Has anyone else come through the painting besides myself and Mr.
"No one that I'm aware of,” she looked over at her sister who shook
her head negatively. "Maybe
Moli knows." They sent for
him, explaining to Kono that he was the Queen's healer.
Moli returned with the Princess Lianie.
"Moli, this is Mr. Kalakaua,
a descendent of my brother, and like Mr. McGarrett he also came back in
time to talk with us.
They are trying to solve a mystery that surrounds my painting."
"Mr. Kalakaua,” here she gestured towards Kono before continuing,
"has asked if anyone else has
come through the painting in the past several days?"
Moli considered her question. "I
think someone may have. I saw a
stranger here in the palace a few days ago.
He was with the artist."
Kono asked Moli, "Can you describe this stranger?"
"He was about the same height as you are, stocky, and he had no hair
on his head. He was a foreigner, at
least he spoke differently then we do."
Kono's face paled. The
description had sent chills up and down Kono's spine.
He spoke without realizing he'd done so, "Wo ------"
Then the world shifted and he found himself back in Steve's office.
Danny was in the room with Steve. Danny
helped his friend to his feet and noticed Kono's pale face.
Kono turned towards Steve. "What's
"Big pilikia Steve. Wo
Fat is involved in all of this. He
was seen at the Palace with the artist before he was killed."
Kono shrugged. "I guess
that's for the next person to find out."
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Betty's Book Me Danno
Originally Posted April 8, 2001