break upon the waves

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Title: break upon the waves
Author(s): somehowunbroken
Date(s): 11 july 2011
Length: 15,558 words
Genre: slash fanfiction
Fandom: Hawaii Five-0
External Links: break upon the waves (AO3)

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break upon the waves is a Steve/Danny story by somehowunbroken.

Summary: When a case draws Steve back to the SEALs and the life he thought he'd never be pulled back into, he comes to some realizations and has to make a choice.

The story is listed at "Taka's McDanno Rec List" under "Angst".[1]

Recs and Reviews

Why we love it: This wonderful fic delves into Steve's psyche as he is forced to choose between his military duties and his family. The quiet strength of his relationship with Danny and his love for Grace really shine in this emotional, well constructed story. You might need a few tissues before you're done but you won't regret reading it![2]
I really liked how deeply emotional this piece was, from the pain of having to explain to Gracie why her Uncle Steve has to go away to the beautiful reunion at the end. This story really gets into the hearts of everyone, especially Steve, Danny, and Grace, and explores the effect on military families when their loved ones are sent far from home into danger. We get to see their uncertainty of the future, the pain of separation, and yet the deep pride the military guys and gals have in being called to protect and accomplish something. Being written by somehowunbroken, I think we can all tell that this story is superb in all aspects. But don't take my word for it; go drown yourself in the pleasure of this story.[3]


  1. ^ soulkiss1520. Taka's McDanno Rec List, updated: 03/06/2015. (Accessed 05 June 2016)
  2. ^ shinysylver in: h50-rec-room. Themed Thursday (9/15/11) - Long!Fic Part 2. (Accessed 16 May 2016)
  3. ^ duonoaikouka in: crack_van. break upon the waves by somehowunbroken (R), 22 March 2013. (Accessed 08 June 2016)