Scott McCall/Stiles Stilinski Rating: G, Word Count: 1546 Friends to Lovers, Road Trip, Pining, POV Stiles ♥ Read on AO3
It happens in Nevada. They’re two weeks into their road trip,
getting gas at a small gas station at the edge of the desert. Stiles is in the
car, fingers drumming on the dashboard, waiting for Scott to finish paying. He’s opened the windows in the hope to get
some fresh air in, but all that’s
getting in is fresh sand, so he starts rolling the windows back up. As he does,
he glances to the side, through the dirty windows, into the gas station. Scott
is smiling at the attendant, who looks like he has no idea what to do with so
much sincere happiness directed at him, and the only thought going through
Stiles’ mind is: I really want to
Stiles straightens in his seat so fast the car groans its
complaints at the sudden movement. His heart misses one, two, three beats, then
stumbles in its hurry to catch up.
He wants to kiss Scott? His best friend?
He looks up to where Scott is just stepping out of the
gas station. Scott catches his eye and grins.
Yep, definitely want to kiss him.
okay?’ Scott asks as he slides back
behind the wheel, a small crease of worry between his eyebrows.
‘Fine. ‘S just hot,’ Stiles mumbles. He wipes the sweat off his forehead, then
wipes his hand on Scott’s
‘Ew,’ Scott says, laughing, trying to get
as far away from Stiles’ hand
as he can.
He starts the car, and dust billows up before the tires
find traction. Some of it drifts in through the not quite closed windows.
Stiles leans back in his seat to stare out into the desolate landscape.