Halema'uma'u (or, The New Tattoo)

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Title: Halema'uma'u (or, The New Tattoo)
Author(s): springwoof
Date(s): 12 December 2013
Length: 75,495 words
Genre: slash fanfiction, crossover
Fandom: Hawaii Five-0, Highlander
External Links: Halema'uma'u (or, The New Tattoo) (AO3)

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Halema'uma'u (or, The New Tattoo) is a Steve/Danny story by springwoof. It's a Highlander crossover with cameo appearances from Stargate Atlantis characters.

Summary: An international terrorist, with an unusual interest in volcanoes, has come to Hawai'i. Immortal FBI Agent Matthew McCormick is on his trail and seeks the help of the Five-0 team—then things get really explosive! Steve and Danny sure picked a bad time to decide that their flirting might mean something more. And what's with that funny new tattoo on Chin's wrist? (an H50/Highlander crossover) Written for the Hawaii Five-0 Big Bang, five0bang

Author's notes:
bBtae: auburn, so awesome, so patient, so generous—has my gratitude beyond measure; imkalena, who gave wonderful advice and fabulous critique—even though she broke me for a while, the story is much better for every bit of her advice I managed to follow; gryphonrhi , Highlander beta extraordinaire, and my biggest cheerleader throughout the several years I spent giving birth to this fic—in great part, she's responsible for this thing seeing the light of day (I totally blame her!); and sealie , who looked it over after everyone else, and found clangers everyone else had missed—thanks, Babe!

This is both a crossover, and an AU, since I diverged from the timelines of both shows.

Hawaii Five-0: I started writing this thing during Hawai'i Five-0's Season One, OMG! This story takes place sometime after Loa Aloha and diverges from there.

Highlander (the Series): The Highlander characters diverge from the end of Season Five, with MacLeod still living in Paris. (Although this story takes place modern-day, and it's probably past time Mac thought about moving on...) There was never a demon, and Richie is still alive. Neither of the two ridiculous post-series movies ever happened, and Connor is still alive too. Nyah nyah, this is fanfiction, so there, PTB!

Cameos: There are some cameo appearances from characters in a third, unrelated, fandom. You'll know 'em when you see 'em....

Recs and Reviews

Why You Should Read This: Chin Ho Kelly is a Watcher who finds he can’t “just observe”. Not this time. Not when the Immortal in questions is Pele. This is a nice long story with a number of very well-drawn OCs as well as well-drawn canon characters. There is an excellent balance between the 5-0 and Highlander stories and the blend of the two works very well.[1]


  1. otrame in: Slash World. Halema’uma’u (or, The New Tattoo) by springwoof, 30 May 2014. (Accessed 22 May 2016)