Time Changes Everything
Mia smiled at the blonde man who had just called her a babysitter standing across the room facing her and introduced herself, “I’m Special Agent Mia Summers.”
While Mia was busy introducing herself she noticed the rest of the team turned to face her and she looked at them while speaking. As soon as she finished introducing herself Mia’s gaze landed on the man to the left across the room. She instantly froze. No way could this be happening to her. The man she hated so much was standing in the same room right across from her. Of all the places she had to run into him it had to be here in the governor’s office. Suddenly it her like a ton of bricks, “in the governors office,” that could only mean one thing.
“Are you alright ma’am?” asked an Asian looking man with concern on his face. “You look really pale.”
Mia immediately recovered from her momentary shock, “I’m fine, must be the different time zones catching up to me.”
“Well in that case let me introduce you to the team you’ll be working with and explain to them what your integration to the team means. The sooner we’re done the faster you can go home and rest for the remainder of the day. This man that just called you a “babysitter” is Detective Daniel Williams. Here we have Officer Kono Kalakaua and Officer Chin Ho Kelly. And this here is Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett, the task force’s leader.”
Mia shook each of their hands as they were introduced. Once she reached Steve, Mia shook his hand and looked him in the eyes with cold eyes. “Nice to meet you Commander,” she said in a frosty tone, “and the rest of you as well,” she said more genuinely to the others.
Steve was confused by Mia’s coldness towards him. He could understand she would be upset with him for the way he just left but his father had promised to talk to her and tell her what was going on and either way, that was years ago. He also didn’t understand why she introduced herself as if it were the first time they were meeting. As he studied her, he noticed she was even more beautiful than he remembered. Sure she was beautiful then, but time sure did its job right. He would try talking to her after the meeting and see if he could figure out why she acted the way she did.
“…so that is why Miss Summers will be integrating into your team. She needs you and you need her to keep WoFat behind bars for the rest of his life. Of course during the course of this investigation Agent Summers will be a part of Five-O just like all of you, so that means she will help out in any possible way on any case the team might receive. She is fully capable of doing so and counts with years of experience not only in the undercover division but in the combat division as well,” Governor Denning finished explaining.
Steve took in everything the governor was telling them and was immediately intrigued in finding out how Mia became involved in a case involving WoFat. “So how did WoFat become a person of interest to you?” Steve asked Mia directly.
Mia did not even blink and answered him, “He’s not a person of interest to me exactly but to the FBI. I was put in charge of this case when some problems with the Yakuza in New York started leading to WoFat but nothing specifically to tie him even though we know he was behind various crimes committed. We learned that he’s really good at covering his tracks. We also know he’s wanted all around the world. What I don’t understand is your connection to him.” She ended her answer directing the last part to the whole team.
“He killed my father,” Steve answered solemnly. “Amongst other crimes he’s committed along the way.”
To say Mia was shocked was putting it mildly. She couldn’t believe what she had just heard. Never in a million years would she have thought John McGarrett was dead, let alone murdered. Sure she wasn’t his biggest fan after the way he treated her, but no one deserved to be killed in cold blood, especially by a criminal like WoFat.
“I’m sorry about your loss,” she told him with genuine sincerity to which Steve responded with a nod in acknowledgment.
“Alright ladies and gentlemen, now that you’ve all met and know what you’ll be working on I’ll let you go on about your day.” And with that the governor concluded the meeting. Everyone quickly stood up and started making their way out.
Mia couldn’t wait to get out of there. She needed to be on her own and get her thoughts straight. She had just found out she would be working with the man she loathed and she knew she could not back down from the assignment now because she had given her word to her boss. As she tried to get to her car as fast as possible she heard hurried steps behind her and could only imagine who they belonged to.
“Mia! Mia wait up,” Steve called after her.
Mia slowed down and turned to face the man she had once loved so much. “What do you want Steve?” she weakly asked with her arms crossed across her stomach.
“What was that in there?” he asked pointing towards the building they had just come out of.
“What was what?” she replied playing dumb. She knew exactly what he was referring to but she wasn’t about to make it easy on him and she was in no mood to be nice especially to him.
“You know what I’m talking about, don’t play dumb with me. Why did you act like you didn’t know me when it was obvious you recognized who I was?” he was starting to lose his patience with the way she was acting.
“I really don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m really tired and I would really like to go back to my place and rest before starting work tomorrow,” she replied blowing him off, turning around and starting to walk the short distance to her car but before she could take another step Steve grabbed her from the arm and turned her around to face him.
“What the hell is going on? Why are you acting like this? Is this about what happened all those years ago? I thought you would understand…”
Mia looked from the way he was grabbing her arm to him with a shocked face. He had definitely crossed the line and now she was pissed. Who the hell did he think he was to grab her the way he was? “Oh I understood perfectly well Steven,” she said through clenched teeth interrupting him.” Your father made things completely clear. What I don’t understand is how you can stand in front of me demanding to know why I’m being the way I am when you know you’re the only one to blame. You made your decision to stay away from me when I needed you the most now I want you to stick to that decision. If I would have known you were going to be here or even working with you I would’ve never come back to Hawaii. So unless we are at the office or it has anything to do with the case, I want you to leave me alone!” she finished yanking her arm from his grasp, getting into her car and speeding off without another look back.