29 with Derek Hale. Thank you!
Derek Hale - “How is my wife more badass than me?”
You were out of breath, but your lips were curled up into a bright smile. Your clothes were soaked. Your skin was covered in sweat. Your heart was hammering in your chest and your breathing could barely keep up with your lungs’ need for air. But you were feeling better than ever, stronger than ever. You didn’t even mind that you were covered in blood. You didn’t even mind that you had probably broken a few meaningless bones in the process.
“They’re gone…” Derek spoke softly, as if a part of him wasn’t too sure about it. “And I hope they won’t come back for a while.” For the first time during the last few minutes he looked at you. His eyes wandered over your body, over your hair, glued to your forehead, over your tensed muscles, over the little cuts and bruises all over your skin.
“I hope so too.” You allowed yourself to relax a little. Your shoulders hurt slightly and when you tried to walk you felt a sharp pain in your foot, but you were still alive. You were still alive and so was Derek. “What the hell were they doing here in the first place?”
“They’re scared.” Derek’s lips were forming a straight line and he stared at the now closed door. “They don’t know what we are and what we’re capable of. So they fight.” He shrugged his shoulders. “It’s not the first time it happened and it probably won’t be the last time either.”
You frowned your eyebrows. “They don’t know something and so they’re trying to kill it?” You widened your eyes and shook your head. “Look, I know that there is a lot of this world I don’t understand yet. I know there is quite a lot I probably don’t even want to understand, but killing something because you don’t know it makes no sense at all.”
Derek grinned, one of his rare grins, the kinda grin that would turn into a smile within a few seconds. “Scared people don’t make sense.” He curled his lips up further and then he walked towards you to place both his hands on your shoulders. “I didn’t know you could fight like that.”
You shrugged your shoulders. “I guess the ten years of taking fighting classes has finally proven itself to be useful.” You smiled back at him and you curled your arms around his neck. “And I wasn’t gonna let you die.”
“I wasn’t gonna die.” Derek shook his head. “But I don’t complain about you helping me out.” He tucked a strand of hair behind your ear and his forehead touched yours. “They’re amateurs. They have no idea what they’re doing, but thanks to you this went three times as fast.” He locked his glance with yours and his nose brushes yours. “How is my wife more badass than me? How did someone like you fall in love with me?”
You smiled and you leaned in so you could cover his mouth with yours. “Because you’re awesome? And amazing? And sweet? And lovely? And worth fighting for?” You kissed him again. “Because you’re everything I’ve wanted and even more?” And again. “Because I love you?”
“I love you more.”