The darkness suddenly turned to light
almost blinding in comparison. Danny landed on the floor with a thud, the breath
knocked out of him. He looked up, saw he was in a lavishly furnished room,
looked exactly the way Steve and Kono had told him. He climbed unsteadily to his
feet, stopped dead when the door opened, and a huge Hawaiian walked in.
looked surprised when he saw Danny. He abruptly turned and walked out.
Danny wasn’t sure if he should wait
or follow the man. Before he made up his mind, the door opened again, and the
same Hawaiian came back in with two beautiful women.
One of the two stepped forward. “You
are another from the future?”
Danny blinked. He’d wondered if this
was all a dream, if what Steve and Kono had told them was actually some bizarre
effect of having eaten too much Chinese food.
“Yes, I am. Danny Williams.”
The Queen smiled at him. He noticed
the other girl did too.
He smiled back. “I don’t really
know much about what’s going on…”
“I am Queen Lili’uokalani, this is
my sister Lianie. Come. We’ll talk.”
Wow, Danny thought to himself, as he followed the Queen.
He was astonished at the way the Palace looked. He was also amazed at the
appearance of the Queen and her sister. Dressed in beautiful gowns, very regal.
The Queen seated herself on a thick plush chair, motioning for Danny to do the
same. Her sister stood near her, as did the big Hawaiian, who Danny noticed kept
“I see from your expression that
your Palace has changed?” said Queen Lili'uokalani.
Danny nodded. “Yes, a lot,” he
looked around. “It’s beautiful.” He smiled at her, thinking to himself, so
“Our people worked hard in making it this way,” said the big Hawaiian, with a scowl. Danny noticed the stress on the word, ‘our’.
“Sorry, I didn’t catch your
name,” Danny said, irked at his attitude.
made a stern face at the Hawaiian, before saying to Danny, “This is Moli, our
healer. His tongue is sometimes faster then his brain.”
At that comment Moli snorted, and
quickly left the room.
Lianie laughed softly.
The Queen smiled and looked at Danny.
“You must excuse Moli, he has a dislike for haoles.”
“I noticed,” Danny answered,
Queen sighed. “Many of our people are afraid that the haoles will take our
Islands from us.
feel that our Kingdom’s reign will soon end.”
Danny nodded. You’re right.
He saw that the Queen was watching him, and wondered how she was interpreting
his nod, should I tell her?
“You need not worry, Mr. Williams,
we understand that whatever happens in the future is meant to, we will not ask
questions about future events.”
Danny smiled at her. “Please, call
The Queen smiled back. “Danny.”
Moli growled as he watched them
through the slightly open door. The haole likes her, he thought, and
she likes him. He closed the door, and went in search of someone he knew
could help him.
“Kono told me that a man named Wo
Fat may be here, have you seen him yourself?”
The Queen shook her head. “No.”
“Apparently only Moli has,” said
“Who is this Wo Fat?” asked the
Danny sighed. “Wo Fat is…not
nice,” he said, with a laugh. “Very bad criminal. Gives Steve and I a run
for our money often. Too often.”
Lianie frowned. “A…run for your
Danny smiled, “Oh, that’s a phrase
we use…uh…in other words he causes us a lot of trouble.”
Lianie said, smiling.
be good if I could find him, somehow.”
almost shrugged. “I do not know how to find him.”
“I think I
do,” Danny said.
find out I’m here.”
you do that?” Lianie asked.
someone in the Palace is in cahoots with him, then they’ll tell him I’m
the Queen asked.
Queen Lili’uokalani laughed. “You
have a way with words, Mr. Williams.”
Queen Lili’uokalani smiled.
Danny walked around the Palace a
couple hours later, taking in its beauty. Strange enough, it was night, even
though he knew it was only mid-day in ‘his’ time. He felt like he had jet
lag, no way could he sleep. He wondered about the case. Was Wo Fat the one who
killed the painter? He has to be.
His thoughts turned to Queen
Lili’uokalani. So beautiful. It was sad to realize that in his real
time, she was no longer alive.
Suddenly he heard a scream. The
Queen? He stared running towards the sound, found no one guarding her
bedchamber. He threw open the door, to see the Queen with Lianie standing in
front of her, as if to protect her.
“No!” Queen Lili’uokalani
yelled, “It’s a trap, Danny!”
That was the last thing he heard.
Danny opened his eyes; saw Steve
looking at him worriedly. He became aware that he was in a hospital.
“Huh?” he said. Maybe he really did
dream the whole thing!
“Danno, you’re back,” Steve
said, as if reading his mind.
“What happened?” Danny asked.
“You were attacked in the Queen’s
bedchamber.” He made a face as if to say, ‘I won’t ask you what you were
“She screamed…I went in.” Danny
frowned. “I don’t know what happened after that.”
“A Chinese man was there, according
to a note we found in your pocket from the Queen. He wasn’t after her,
Steve nodded. “One of Wo Fat’s
men. He stabbed you, but the Queen’s guards were able to subdue him. When they
saw you were hurt, they sent you back, afraid that they couldn’t save you.”
“Stabbed me...?” Danny moved a
little, and was rewarded with a pain that laced through his right shoulder.
Steve nodded. “No work for you
for a while.”
“Just once, can’t it be my left
shoulder, or arm?” Danny complained. “It’s always the right!”
He sighed. “I go there to find answers, and come back with more
Steve frowned. “Like what?”
Danny sighed. “Moli, the healer.
Something about him makes me wonder if he’s involved, for one thing.”
“Well, whoever goes next is going to
have to try to find out.”
Ok, everyone. Did Moli have Wo Fat’s
men try to kill Danny out of his jealousy towards his love for the Queen, or
because he’s involved in the murder of the artist? Who from Five-O goes next
and finds out?
content © 2000-2001
Betty's Book Me Danno
Originally Posted April 8, 2001