Drabble written for the 1_million_words word of the day prompt: Beautiful.
McGarrett's out of a lab on Prime 6, raised in a Federation facility and trained for the Corps from birth. There's no way he's going to understand what Danny's feeling right now.
"That was my home," Danny says, tracing the shape of the receding planet on the viewport with his finger.
"Leaving makes you sad," McGarrett says. "Why?"
"It was beautiful, once. I remember that."
McGarrett steps in close and his hand finds Danny's, squeezing it tight. "We'll find another home, babe. I promise."
And Danny's heart twists in his chest, because maybe, just maybe McGarrett does understand after all.