(1) I keep seeing the gifset "So that's the kid you can't stop talking about" and I have so many feelings about it like is Derek the new kid at school? Maybe he was homeschooled for a while because of his were-wolfitude (maybe werewolves are known but they're *weird* and *different* and *scary* and that's why he's sitting alone) And Stiles knows he shouldn't because he's finally made it to the popular table but somehow he can't stop looking? And Derek's a little socially awkward (he's never
been around kids his own age much) but he’s just so cute and a little cocky and he actually introduces himself like the whole school hasn’t been talking about the mysterious and beautiful Hale siblings that suddenly showed up at school (maybe it’s just a *rumor* that they’re werewolves, either way they’re kinda not normal somehow) and Stiles couldn’t tell you how but somehow they end up hanging out? Kind of a lot? And he likes it? But he’s also TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH LYDIA as far as anyone else is concerned because come on, like he needs a gay rumor right after he’s finally made it?
And so he’s a little flustered when Cora corners him and she’s also v scary and he doesn’t really know which is the right answer? Is she gonna beat him up if he says yes? Is she gonna hoist him up the flagpole underwear first if he says no? So he goes with no because at least it’s true and kind of ignores the way his own heart beats a little faster and the look Cora gives him which implies it was the wrong answer.
And then maybe something *goes down* at the school or maybe it’s just a lacrosse game or something idk but they’re close to each other in the dark hallways and breathing hard and then suddenly all of their parents show up (because Derek’s are the alphas and obviously the Sheriff is going to be around if there’s funny business) and it’s awkward introduction time and Derek’s parents are actually really nice and being weirdly friendly to him when they found him in such a mess and meanwhile the Sheriff is around looking all suspicious and Stiles is especially not telling HIM that he’s having not-so-straight-Derek-related feelings, but apparently they’re on different pages or the way they held hands when they ran down the halls gave the wrong impression because Derek almost introduces himself as his BOYFRIEND God what a disaster they only kissed that one time in secret so thank god his dad doesn’t seem to notice how weird Stiles is being, except he totally does but Stiles isn’t even paying attention to his dad anymore because Derek’s gone all hurt and offended and stiff and when his parents guide him away Stiles hears his mom go all excited “so that’s the kid you can’t stop talking about” and Derek just says glumly “Doesn’t matter. He doesn’t seem to like me very much.” And why does Stiles feel so bad and guilty about that? And Derek’s been talking about him at home and that’s why Cora was so weird that one time?