McDanno - Soul Mate by xxsatinangelxx
Danny and Grace are at the father-daughter dance when Grace asks “Danno, what’s a soul mate?”
Danny has no idea what to tell her. Sure, he knows what a soul mate is but… a long time ago he would have said that Rachel was his soul mate but look how that turned out. “Well monkey,” start’s Danny as he spins Gracie around the dance floor, “Well… it’s kind of like a best friend but more…”
His little Gracie tilts her head to the side with a confused expression on her face. Two years ago she didn’t do that. That adorable little head-tilty thing is something she’s picked up from Steve.
"It’s the one person in the world who knows you better than anyone else," Danny continues, "It’s someone who makes you a better person… Actually, they don’t make you a better person, you do that yourself because they inspire you."
Grace… his adorable, perfect, little Grace is still staring up at him. The look she’s giving him tell him that she sort of understands what he’s saying but not entirely.
"A soul mate is someone who you carry with you forever. It’s the one person who… who knew you and accepted you and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would and no matter what happens you’ll always love them… nothing can ever change that."
"Oh,’ Grace nods, "I’m glad Uncle Steve’s your soul mate Daddy. He’s nice. I like him. He makes you happy."
Danny scrambles to correct her, he didn’t want her telling her friends that he and Steve were dating or something, they could loose their jobs. Especially when they weren’t even actually dating. But then he stops. Grace didn’t say anything about dating or if ‘Uncle Steve’ was going to be her new daddy… No, she just said she was glad that Steve was his soul mate… and looking back at what he had told her… yeah he could see how she could get that impression but it wasn’t as if…