Sleep: Interrupted - Theo Raeken
word count: 4627
summary: y/n finds theo sleeping in his truck, and it tugs on her heartstrings in such a way that she offers him a place in her bed.
warnings: gets a lil steamy, swearing, reader was low key abandoned by her parents
a/n: an anon asked for something somewhat like this when i was already writing it so i hope you like it :)
(written in theo’s pov)
I just want sleep. It’s really all I need, one good night’s sleep. Just one. But for some reason, the Beacon Hills Police Department don’t think I deserve such a luxury.
Tonight was the ninth time that I’ve been woken up by one of the deputies. I didn’t even say anything, just shoved my keys into the ignition and drove off. I hadn’t slept peacefully for a full night, in over a week.
And to think, every other person my age right now is excitedly looking into colleges, waiting for letters to come, buying supplies for dorms and school. But not me. I missed enough school that I wasn’t eligible to graduate. I’d be stuck in this town forever.
It was almost midnight when I just decided to pull over on the side of the road, and fall asleep there. If I got interrupted by another cop, then so be it, but it can’t even be safe for me to be driving. I could very easily fall asleep at the wheel.
I parked my truck and crawled into the backseat, settling on the blanket back there and pulling my hood over my head. I relaxed and was so close to passing out when I heard a knocking.
“Alright you know what” I grumbled, sitting up. “I know I’m not allowed to do this but I’ve got nowhere to-” I froze, seeing who was on the other side of the window. It was y/n.
“Theo?” She called quietly, her brows crinkled together in confusion and what was maybe… worry?
“y/n?” I replied, rolling down the window to speak to her more clearly. “What are you doing out here?” I asked.
y/n was one of the three humans in the McCall pack, also including Stiles and Mason. Surprisingly, I knew nothing about her. While practically every other member of the pack I was very familiar with. Mostly because of the Dread Doctors thing, but it never concerned y/n, since she was a human. Sure, I needed to know everything I could about Stiles because he was a threat and had close ties with Scott, and when Mason turned out to be the Beast,, I did my research on him too, but not y/n. The only thing I’d ever picked up on from her was her shyness, her intelligence, and her kindness.
“I was walking, what are doing out here?” She replied, her hands on her hips as though she were scolding me.
“Well I was sleeping” I stated, and she laughed, rolling her eyes a little.
“I gathered that much, why are you sleeping out here? In your truck?” She asked, her sarcastic tone fading and concern filling it’s place.
“Oh, uh..” I pushed my hood off and rubbed the back of my head. “Well I- you see after… I just-”
“Do you need a place to stay?” She asked softly, her thumbnail between her teeth as she looked at me nervously. My brows rose in surprise at her offer.
“You sure about that?” I asked, half expecting her to bust out laughing before telling me to go to hell.
“Well. if you give me a ride home, I’ll let you stay overnight” She said in a voice so sweet that I couldn’t decline her.
“Okay” I said befor I could think about the answer. y/n smiled, and walked around the truck to get into the passenger’s seat. I made my way up front, zipping my jacket up further as I realized it was practically open. I couldn’t tear my eyes off of her as I turned on the truck.
Why would she offer me this? Why would she even talk to me? And how’d she even notice and recognize my truck? What was she doing out here in the first place? Walking at 11:45 at night in Beacon Hills? Did she have a death wish?
“Uh, Theo?” She spoke, jogging me from my thoughts.
“Sorry, yeah?” I asked, blinking and noticing her big y/e/c round eyes were set on mine, a blush on her cheeks.
“You gonna keep staring or are you gonna drive?” She said, her words confident, but her voice soft. I turned away quickly, pulling back onto the road as she told me where I was driving to.
“Sorry I just… what’re you doing?” y/n rose an eyebrow at me, her lips pursed.
“Could you repeat the question?” She asked in a mocking voice that I couldn’t quite tell what she was mimicking but chuckled anyways.
“Here? What are you doing here?” I restated, casting a quick glance to her, my gaze lingering as the streetlights lit up her features in a beautiful sort of way. I turned back to face front quickly.
“I’m here so you can give me a ride home” She said, and I gave her a bored look, making her sigh. “I’m here because you were sleeping in your truck because you’ve got nowhere else to sleep and it’s clearly uncomfortable and no one deserves that” She told me.
“Not even me?” I asked impulsively, and instantly regretted saying it out loud. But her head turned from where she was looking out the window, her curious eyes set on me again as she spoke.
“And why would you deserve to sleep in the back of a car?” She asked, her voice velvety. I don’t know how, but it was, and it was a sweet sound to listen to. But I gave her a puzzled look.
“Do you realize who you’re talking to?” I asked timidly. “Theo Raeken? I broke up your pack? Ruined, everyone’s, lives?” When she didn’t answer after a few moments, I looked over at her, to see her smiling gently, before looking away and staring out the window.
“Not mine” She said. “Besides, didn’t you go to hell for that?”
“Then it seems like you’ve already suffered the consequences” She all but whispered out. I didn’t say anything, but the rest of the ride I kept stealing glances over at her.
How had I never noticed how absolutely breathtaking she was before?
She had me park about a block away from her home, in a parking space at a small bookshop that I assumed was near her neighborhood. We got out and I began to walk with her when she grabbed my wrist. I instantly turned to face her, the contact shocking me a little.
“Don’t you want some of your things?” She asked me, her thumb jerking over her shoulder to point to the truck.
“It’s just one night I didn’t-”
“Well maybe, but one night of good sleep in a bed, might as well enjoy it to it’s fullest and wear pajamas” She said in that gentle voice that I couldn’t argue against. So I just nodded and heading back to collect some clothes. “Charge your phone too” She piped up. “Those things always die when we-” She stopped talking when I turned to face her, freezing up upon realizing she had been standing right behind me and was now incredibly close. “-need them most” She finished shakily, blinking a few times before shaking her head and stepping back. I slung my backpack over my shoulder.
“That’s everything” I said, closing the car door and locking the truck again before shoving the keys into my pocket. y/n led the way as we began walking again.
“Sorry you have to park so far, my parents are home and I don’t need them making any… assumptions” I nodded, chuckling a little.
“I’m sure you bring guys home all the time” I said sarcastically, and she turned to me, smirking with a quirked brow as she linked her hands behind her back. “That was sarcasm” I said quickly, and she was the one to laugh this time.
“And what made you use it?” She asked. “What makes you think I’m not constantly bringing boys from the side of the road home with me?”
“Doesn’t seem like something you’d do” I replied with a shrug.
“Oh? And you know me so well?” She said pointedly, and again, I shrugged my shoulders.
“No, but from what I’ve seen so far, doesn’t seem like you”
“And what seems like me?” I looked at her, but when I found her eyes already on mine I looked away again, hiking my bag further up on my shoulder as we continued our walk.
“A quiet book girl who got mixed up in the wrong group of friends and was forced to move on from a normal life for something far more thrilling- and not in the good way” I said. She snorted a laugh, shaking her head.
“You know nothing about me, do you Theo Raeken?”
“Well I wouldn’t exactly call you my best friend” I replied.
“So you’re saying you have friends?” She asked, and I rolled my eyes, giving her a look that only made her smile and shake her head.
“You don’t know me either” I countered.
“Don’t I?” She said, and from her expression I could tell she knew more about me than I knew about me. “Theo Raeken, chimera, werewolf, werecoyote, a build a bear of a supernatural creature” She said with a small laugh at her own joke. “Your parents left you and your sister a long time ago, I know the backstory, quite tragic, made me sad to hear what the Doctors made you do” y/n frowned, an expression I didn’t like to see on her pretty face. “Becoming something far different than Beacon Hills had seen before, the first successful chimera sometime a year and a half ago give or take” She said with a shrug. It was like she was reciting a speech to me. “Worth about nine million on the deadpool”
“- know that?” She finished, looking over at me, and I nodded in confirmation. “Because I was on the list sweetheart” y/n told me, and her eyes momentarily flashed a bright green color.
“Green?” I thought aloud. “I thought you were…”
“Human?” She asked, and I nodded again, at a loss of words for the girl walking next to me. “Nope, I’m quite like you Raeken” She said, popping her lips a few times. “In the sense of being something different” She looked down, and I could see her hands wringing together anxiously behind her back.
“And what are you?” I asked her quietly, not wanting to push, but my curiosity getting the better of me.
“A Bisaan” She said, her hands tightening on themselves. A what? “A spirit really, think of it as a kitsune if that makes it easier”
“Nothing about this town is easy” I told her, making her chuckle bitterly.
“Well I’m possessed by something I barely understand and have been since I was a little girl. So nothing’s ever been easy” She spoke in a whisper.
“You seem to hold yourself together very well for someone who finds life difficult” I commented.
“Everyone finds life difficult” She said blatantly. “Everyone’s depressed, anxious, nervous, everyone’s thought about death, not always in a suicidal sort of way, but we’ve all wanted to die at times” I didn’t say anything, I didn’t know what to say, she was completely right. “Haven’t you? Correct me if I’m wrong”
“I was, well I sort of was” I told her. “But here I am, I suppose” She watched me intently for a moment. “My days in hell were limited, but up here I feel even more so”
“You think you’re going to die soon?” I shrugged.
“Seems likely, don’t see anyone ‘round here who wants me staying here” She gave me a soft smile.
“Well I enjoy your company Theo Raeken. Even if I was going to kill you”
“You were going to kill me?” I asked, giving her a surprised look. She nodded simply, her smile still present. “When? I’d ask why but everyone in the McCall pack wanted me dead-”
“Before then” She said softly. “Junior year, I was going to”
“I wasn’t even going to Beacon Hills High then” I said, and she shook her head.
“No, but you were on the deadpool, and I needed the money” I gestured wildly around her neighborhood, of large houses and green lawns.
“You needed the money?” She giggled, her eyes lighting up with delight that I could see even in the dark.
“My parents’ wealth has nothing to do with me, none of it goes towards me” y/n said. “No college fund, nothing. I even do my own grocery shopping” I looked at her with astonishment. “Before you ask why, they know about me. Me being a supernatural that is”
“And that has to do with this how?”
“They don’t like it. But I’m still seventeen so they can’t kick me out” She said with a shrug that made my heart lurch. I physically felt it slow down in beating. “You’re sad, don’t be sad” She said quickly, her brows drawn together as she looked at me.
“What? Can you read chemosignals?” She giggled again and shook her head.
“No silly I’m not a were-creature like you” y/n said. “I see it, in your eyes”
“Well not like, poetically or anything I mean seriously, when I look at them I can see what you’re feeling” She said. I nodded, licking over my lips, unsure of what to say to that.
“Huh” Was all I could manage.
“You’re surprised?” She asked, and I nodded at her, making her laugh again.
I wish she’d keep laughing.
“Would you have tried to act differently if you knew that?” She pondered, and I gave her a look.
“What do you mean?”
“Hide your emotions like you already try to” She stated bluntly.
“What? I don’t-”
“Liar” She stated again, cutting me off. I didn’t speak out again. “I already know everything you’re feeling Raeken, you couldn’t hide it from me if you tried your hardest” She turned down a sidewalk swiftly and I jogged a little to catch up with her.
“I doubt that”
“Oh really?” She smirked a little. “Let’s see, you’re drowning in your own guilt and regret, but anybody with regular ol’ eyes can see that” She said with a wink that made my mouth go dry. “You’re sad, the depressed kind, more so than I usually see but it makes sense from all the self pity and guilt that you’re wallowing in. If you could get drunk, I’d take you right to the bar and buy you a drink” I smiled a little in appreciation of her offer, silently wishing I could drink.
“I don’t think Deaton likes me enough to lend me some wolfsbane to spike my own drinks” I said, and y/n shrugged. “So I’m sad and guilty all the time, big surprise. What a superpower you have”
“I didn’t say I was finished” She said, her small laugh returning me and reminding me that I do, in fact, have a heart.
“Then do continue”
“You like me. Which surprised me a little, but also not I guess. Probably because I was the first person to help you out… in a while I suppose”
When I didn’t say anything, she turned and looked at me, her eyes rounded as she cocked her head to the side.
“What?” She prompted.
“I don’t- I just met you” She giggled, shaking her head and running a hand through her hair.
“I can see your emotions remember? You adore me” She said cheekily and poked her finger to my cheek.
“Mmhmm” She said, swaying back and forth cutely. “You liiiike meeee” She sing songed, her expression turning happy and bright, making me involuntarily smile.
“Yeah well,” He rubbed the back of my head. “I’m a stranger to you and you offered me a bed in your home”
“You weren’t a stranger to me. I’m the stranger” y/n said, and her small hand latched around my wrist as she pulled me up a driveway. “This is me, but you gotta go to the backyard and climb to my window, okay?” I nodded, and she want up to her front door before I could ask her anything.
So did she like me back? Is that why she mentioned it? I wasn’t sure. I tried not to think about it as I made my way to her backyard. I took a moment to look around, just out of general curiosity. It definitely made her look loaded. There was a fucking water fountain with those creepy stone angel babies that spurted the water back into the fountain. And she got none of the money they made? I mean, her parent’s banking was none of my business, and I am in no position to be giving financial advice..
But that seemed like bullshit.
“Hey!” I jerked my head up when I heard a whisper scream, and saw y/n leaning out of her open window, giving me a perplexed look. “You want to sleep out there when it’s gonna rain, or in here in a bed with fresh warm sheets?” I rolled my eyes, and jumped up slightly, grabbing the side of the roof and hoisting myself on it. Then walking awkwardly over to her window. y/n was just leaning on the sill as I approached it. “Romeo Romeo” She said in a fake posh accent, causing me to laugh.
“Well, now I know one more thing about you” I told her as she stepped aside so I could climb inside.
“Uh huh, and what’s that?”
“That you, are a huge dork” She giggled, closing the window once I was standing in her room.
It was… bare. In a word.
The walls were painted grey, nothing hanging on them. There was a dresser, a bookshelf, a desk, and her bed. But those were the only pieces of furniture in her large room, but it only made it look bigger because not much occupied it. I felt like I could run laps in here and still break a sweat.
“What? Why are you looking around like that?” She asked, drawing me back from my thoughts. All I could think was, you deserve better than this. “Stop that”
“Stop pitying me” She spoke like it was venom in her mouth.
“What I’m not-”
“Emotion reader, remember?” She asked blankly, the light that had previously been in her eyes completely gone, replaced by a vacant stare.
“Sorry” Was all I could think to say. She walked past me, shrugging her jacket off of her shoulders, and hanging it up in her closet. I just stood awkwardly in the middle of the room while she walked around, straightening out things that were already perfectly placed. “y/n?”
“What?” She replied quicker than I thought.
“Do you want me to go?” She looked over at me, silent as her eyes flicked between mine, and a soft smile pulled on her lips.
“No” She spoke softly. My brows furrowed.
“What was that?”
“What was what?” She questioned, going back to her pointless organizing
“That look you gave me, what was it?” I repeated. She shrugged her shoulders innocently.
“Nothing. I just like reading you” My eyes narrowed as my shoulders rose.
“You like reading me?” I asked, and she nodded.
“Uh huh, your feelings are very strong” She said. “All of them” She added, opening a notebook and flipping through it thoughtfully.
“Um, okay” Was all I said, and I looked around some more, without moving my feet. It’d feel weird to just start walking around her room.
“Just sit down or something” She said without looking over.
“Do you read minds too?” She chuckled and shook her head, her eyes still on the paper.
“No, it’s just weird with you standing there, stop it”
“You tell me to stop a lot” I mumbled, sitting down hesitantly on the end of her bed. She turned and looked at me, her same smile on her lips.
“Well, stop doing things that make me want to kill you”
“But you wouldn’t get the money for it anymore” I said, quirking a brow before smirking.
“No, but it’d still pay off wouldn’t it?” I didn’t say anything, just gaped at her a little. “Though I would miss that adoring stare” My mouth opened a little further, and she giggled, walking over and closing my jaw. “I happen to like your heart eyes Raeken. Make me all heart flutter-y” I chuckled at her words and she took her hand away from my face, going back to her closet.
“And do you have heart eyes for me?” I asked, watching as she pulled out shorts and a long sleeved sweatshirt. She didn’t answer me.
“I’m gonna change, can you uh, turn around?” She asked, her finger making a small twirling motion. I nodded, going through my own bag to change as well. “You didn’t answer”
“I didn’t” She said as I turned my back, already pulling my hoodie off and my shirt over my head.
“Are you going to?” I asked again, shuffling out of my jeans and pulling on sweatpants instead, then a tee shirt. I turned slightly, to see she’d already been facing me. “Were you-?”
“Why didn’t you call Scott?” y/n asked.
“For a place to stay, why not call Scott? He wouldn’t even say no to Peter, so why not call him?” My mouth opened but no words came out, it took a few tries. “You’re nervous, why?”
“Okay, first, stop reading my emotions”
“I can’t help it. I like it too much” y/n said with a smile. She crawled onto the bed, sitting on one side with her legs crossed in her lap and curled her hands together in the open space between her bowed legs.
“Second,” I sighed slightly, sitting across from her in a same position. “I can’t call Scott”
“Why not?” She asked.
“What- why? y/n I can’t just ask Scott to let me stay with him, he’d probably tell Stiles and then that’s just a mess and-”
“Okay, I doubt that, but I see your problem” She said. “You’re scared”
“Scared?” I repeated like she was crazy. “y/n, I’m not scared”
“You are. You’re scared you won’t be accepted again” She again, for the third time that night, made my mouth fall open. “Which is understandable, I get it, and trust me I get it more than you think I do. But you really shouldn’t be afraid of that” y/n said.
“Okay” I said. “Okay” She smiled, clapping her hands quietly together, and I think she eve whispered a small ‘yay’.
“You know, I’m pretty glad that I didn’t kill you last year” She said, in a tone too sweet for the words she said.
“Yeah uh, I’m glad you didn’t do that..too?” She nodded, looking down at her lap and fiddling her fingers together. “Did you know that I was out there? Is that why you were walking so late?” I noticed the way her tongue swiped over her lips, a nervous habit.
“No, no that’s not why I just uh… I like walking”
“In the middle of the night? In Beacon Hills?” She shrugged her shoulders.
“Why not? You worried about me?”
“Well-well I’d be worried about anyone aware of what goes on in this town and still goes out in the middle of the night” I said, and she shrugged again.
“I think I could take care of myself just fine” She said , her eyes flashing to the green tint from before then going back to normal.
“Still I mean-”
“Awe, you’re worried about me. You really like me don’t you?” She asked, and moved forward just a little bit, sitting more in the middle of the bed while I stayed put on the edge. Her eyes were staring into mine, and I could tell that she was reading me again. “You do” She said softly, a small but genuine smile tugging at her lips. “But you won’t do anything about it” She leaned back again, a cocky sort of smile on her face.
“No. Cause I make you shy. Which is ridiculous by the way” She continued before I could say anything. “Because you seem like a very confident person but for some reason you aren’t with me. Why?” She asked bluntly, but her expression was inquisitive.
“Because,” I looked down so that I didn’t have to stare at her while I spoke. “You’re the closest thing to a friend that I have and I don’t want that to get messed up” She was quiet, and after a few moments in silence I looked up to see her gaze set on me already. Her features as soft as they had been all night. She moved forward again, and gently slipped her hands into mine, then leaning forward and pressing a small and gentle kiss on my cheek. She pulled back and smiled at me.
“At this point, there’s nothing you can do to mess it up” She said, her hands squeezing mine a little. “Right?” I nodded a little, looking away from her eyes so she wouldn’t read me.
“I guess I can’t get any worse than this” I said bitterly, but trying to lighten the thick tension in the room. She giggled, nodding her head slightly.
“I would guess not” She said, her eyes going up to the ceiling as her lips quirked up as well. Then it was quiet again, and I just watched her as she watched me probably reading all of my emotions that were currently snowballing into one mess of adoration for this girl in front of me. “You know what I wish though” She said faintly.
“Hm?” Her hands rose, still intertwined with mine, making hers look so much smaller, her elbows sat on her knees, and I mimicked the position while she stared at our hands.
“I wish I could read people’s thoughts. Not always, cause it’d get messy, but every once in awhile”
“You want to read my thoughts?” I asked amusedly. She smiled bashfully, a blush creeping up onto her cheeks as she looked down at the sheets.
“Yeah” y/n whispered out.
“What would you want to know that you don’t already?” I asked, she looked up at me through her lashes, her blush darkening and I could smell the nervousness coming off her her, but it quickly changed, to what I recognized as confidence. But it was a weak fragrance.
She leaned forward, releasing my hands and setting hers on the mattress, to move forward more. And in seconds I met her halfway and pressed my lips against hers. I could feel her melt against me, and I wrapped my arms around her small waist to pull her closer, both of us sitting up on our knees, her arms winding around my neck and I yanked her further, her chest pressed against mine and the quick action earning a soft noise from her mouth. I chuckled, holding her tighter as her tongue traced over my lips, then snuck into my mouth. I turned her, lifting her up while I was still set on my knees. Her legs wrapped around my torso before I pinned her down onto her bed, never once detaching my lips from hers.
What was once a gentle and timid kiss had turned into something much, much more.
Her hands cupped around my face, pulling me back slightly and her bright eyes staring into mine, filled with delight.
“You’re gonna make me fall for you Theo Raeken” She said in a whisper.
“Well then we’d be even, wouldn’t we?”
i like this and i’ve been on a theo kick lately
theo deserves so much better
xoxo ~ jordie