Thanks to Nessa
Steve McGarrett never could forgive himself for the death of Chin Ho Kelly, being the perfectionist he was. It was his duty to protect his team members and to look after them, but he seemed to have failed in every way. Years of training with the Naval Reserve felt so useless now. Why couldn't he sense the danger ahead to save his undercover friend?
Flying 30,000 feet above the sky, avoiding Hawai'i, didn't make anything better. In a way, McGarrett knew that he was being a coward trying to escape. After his father's murder several years ago, he actually made a vow to never let anyone down again. This was the strong motivation behind the success, which turned him into the disciplined and credible officer known. If anyone got in trouble, he was there to look out for them. If there was something wrong, he always could be count on and came up with a great solution. "Book 'em Danno!" Case closed. Just like that.
But once more McGarrett was faced by the ugly truth that he couldn't keep his promise. Another tragic death had occurred in his close cycle, and he wasn't prepared for it at all. The pain of old scars emerged for a second time. This was torture. Where should he turn his restless head?
A sudden trembling filled the heart. The laws of gravity were taking charge, and he was falling without mercy... Crack! An awful sting went throughout the body. Half-conscious, he tried to open his eyes and observe the surroundings. What happened? Was he still alive?
"Did you hurt yourself when you fell of the bed, Commander? You got to hurry now. The new Hawai'i O Five series will air in a few minutes."
So, another nightmare had encountered McGarrett's sleep. He was aware that he got to get over his stardom syndrome immediately and get ready to give some way for a new team's success. There will always be a time where you have to learn to hand some things over. Regeneration is good.
Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.~William Alexander
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