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halewithstilinski asked:

YOUR LAST TWO STEREK POSTS HAD ME DYING,COULD YOU MAYBE DO ANOTHER ONE BASED ON HOW WE TRANSITIONED FROM STILES WATCHING DEREK DIE TO STILES GIVING A SOFT SMILE AS HE SEES DEREK'S INITIALS AND WHAT IT MEANS I AM SUCH STEREK TRASH I NEED THIS ASDFGHHN

OKAY OKAY SOOOO

I feel like we pretty much got confirmation that Stiles cared about Derek too (I feel like we got that Derek did care and how much he cared about Stiles in 3B) with his reaction to Derek dying and he was BARELY able to leave, that it was this huge struggle for Stiles to go and save his best friend. HIS BEST FREIND. His freaking brother. BUT DEREK made him freaking hesitate, made him look like he was dragging his feet until he finally went after the others.

AND WE GOT THIS LOOK BACK AT DEREK WHEN STILES DIDN’T REALLY NEED TO. BUT HE DID IT ANYWAY.

(since the goddamn gif isn’t working, here is the link to it)

STILES STILINSKI FREAKING STOPPED IN HIS TRACKS TO TAKE ONE LAST LOOK AT DEREK HALE BEFORE HE DIED. JUST ONE MORE LOOK. 

AND HIS FACE SAYS FREAKING EVERYTHING. He looks fucking scared and emotional at the thought of Derek Hale dying, and we see from this look that Stiles CARES. He fucking cares all right. Romantic way or no, whatever. HE CARES.

And obvs, Derek lived, and all was good in the world.

AND FROM THIS ALONe, I’m guessing, I’m just guessing, that Stiles and Derek reached…SOMETHING with each other. Enough to strike some sort of friendship or something.

And okay, 5x01 is them starting their senior year, so, it’s been MONTHS since 4x12. At least 6 or 7 months, something like that. 

So we had to get from that above gif where we’re seeing jUST HOW MUCH STILES FREAKING CARES ABOUT THAT ANNOYING, FRUSTRATING, KIND, BEAUTIFUL DEREK HALE.

And maybe this is where Stiles realizes he might just care about Derek too, that he’s realizing what we already knew a longggg time ago.

So he has to get from there ^ to here:

and I bet it isn’t that much of a stretch for him to get there.

SO I’M THINKING…Derek probs had to get his affairs in order, maybe he stuck around for another month or two, something like that, and maybeeee, since 4x12, he and Stiles…kind of hung out a few times.

Kind of became friends, good friends even. 

Enough that when Stiles hears or sees Derek Hale’s name or initials, what have you, he smiles in that wistful, happy, kinda sappy way as seen above. 

So Derek leaves, and I bet you it wasn’t just Scott he was bummed about leaving. 

I bet he even had to tell Stiles on his own that he was leaving…

‘There’s nothing more for me here, Stiles. Scott’s got it all covered…he knows what to do. He doesn’t need me.’

‘But I nee-’ Stiles starts and stops, keeps his mouth shut.

And Derek smiles and actually GIVES STILES A HUG AND STILES JUST….CLOSES HIS EYES AND HOLDS ON, HEAD RESTING IN THE CROOK OF DEREK’S NECK.

And then Derek pulls away, and he leaves…and then he’s gone.

And try as he might not to be, Stiles is pissed, pissed at Derek for leaving when there was plenty left for him in Beacon Hills, people who needed him…wanted him there. 

And so he goes months without calling Derek, maybe…and maybe ignores Derek’s calls and text (Derek actually bothers to text Stiles and Stiles tries not to feel his heart warm at that)

But then months later, Scott brings him up, and then he sees Derek’s initials in the library on that shelf, and he doesn’t even care if it was really Derek whose initials they are or not, he can’t help but smile.

And feel something GOOD bloom in his chest, something…happy. 

And he can only smile softly as he remembers, remembers their hug, remembers the comfort he felt when they did.

And so what if they might not be Derek’s? Fuck it, Stiles is going to think of them as his anyway, and he finds himself writing, before he really realizes it: ‘S.S.’ in the space to the left of ‘D.H.’ 

AND THAT’S HOW STILES GOES FROM THAT LOOK TO THAT LOOK 

BECAUSE STILES AND DEREK ARE DUMBS IN LOVE AND THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW IT. 

DAMN IT.