except with erica

What the Hell is a Stiles?

Sterek, T, 2K, Blind Date AU


Saw the prompt from this post that someone reblogged. (Take a look at the list, there are so many good ideas!)

Our mutual friend set us up on a blind date and I thought I’d hate it but you’re actually… kind of funny? But because I expected to hate it in no way am I going to let you change my mind just because you’re gorgeous and funny and intelligent oh no my friend is not winning this


“No,” Derek says easily, without even looking up from his book. Erica groans and flops into the chair opposite him, nearly upsetting his mug of hot chocolate.

“Seriously?” she says, bracing both elbows on the table and leaning toward him. “At least hear me out.”

“Nope.”

“He’s cute, Der! I think you’d really like him.”

“Absolutely not. You have a terrible track record with set-ups.”

Erica has the decency to wince, at least, and drop her gaze from Derek’s. “But you’re a catch, Der, and you deserve someone who can make you happy. And since you don’t want to date me—”

“You don’t want to date me, either,” he reminds her, but she just rolls her eyes.

“Yeah, whatever. But seriously. You’re great.”

“I thought I was grumpy and terrible with people?” he asks, parroting her words from after the last failed date, and she huffs.

“Please?” she wheedles, poking her lower lips out a bit. “For me. If it goes badly, I’ll never try to set you up again.”

Derek sighs. Fuck.

His facial expressions must be more transparent than he thinks because Erica’s eyes light up. “Oh my god, you’re gonna say yes.”

Derek scowls at her. “Just coffee,” he says firmly. At least that way, he can get it in a to-go cup and make a neat escape after five minutes if he needs to. “No dinner, no movie, no activities.”

“Fine,” she says quickly, digging in her jeans pocket for her phone. “You got it.”

“This is not gonna end well,” he warns her, but she just waves her hand without looking up from her phone.

“Have some faith, Der,” she says, patting him on the hand absently while she pushes her chair back and stands up. “I can’t wait to tell Stiles.”

Derek blinks, watching Erica walk away. 

“Wait, what the hell is a Stiles?” he calls after her.

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Haikyuu!! Prince of Stride!AU

@yugiohrox @rolling-blunder @fascinatedfox YAY

The basics of it are: each of the teams are a Stride team(ofc), the setters are the relationers, and the captain is usually the anchor. 

I’ll put the rest of it under the cut, it gets kinda(very) long :D

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anonymous asked:

Hi I was just thinking about how they brought Peter back after he died and I basically came up with a head canon of how Laura's death basically sparked a lot of the supernatural occurrences and maybe resurrecting her could be a way to turn the nemeton off

I AM ALWAYS HERE FOR BRINGING LAURA HALE BACK. 

Teen Wolf brought tons of people back from the dead, the least they can do is bring Laura back. I think @eeyore9990 and I talked about this once - about how Stiles and Lydia would work together to try and bring Allison back and in the process they accidentally bring back Laura who, on returning, gives Stiles a death glare (no pun intended) and demands to know who is looking after her brother. 

Laura and Stiles become good friends (much to Derek’s dismay because now there’s two of them, especially after she tells Stiles he is just Derek’s type); Allison is safe and sound; Erica and Boyd never actually died and return from their world tour in which Erica acquired several cowboy hats that no-one wants to ask about, except Stiles because every time Erica wears one Boyd gets simultaneously smug and embarrassed and while he doesn’t want to know, he has to know.  

Basically, Laura’s death was the beginning of it all and now, it’s going to be the start of it all again. Except this time, Laura is going to get shit done. Derek couldn’t be happier to have her back (and not just as Alpha). 

anonymous asked:

Request? Isaac crushing on a bad girl and the pack knowing about it. Half of them encourage Isaac to ask her out (Scott) but the other half make fun of him bc she's too hardcore for him (Stiles). Make her bestie Danny bc I miss him :(((

Musical Inspiration: “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry

Pairing: Isaac x Female Reader

Isaac slams his locker shut and turns to head to class when he sees you walking down the hallway toward him. Well, past him.

He sighs as he watches you go by laughing with Danny as the two of you make fun of Jackson for doing something stupid over the weekend.

A hand on his shoulder draws his attention away and he turns to glance at Scott. He’d already known it was his best friend. Scott’s the only one that gets it, wanting someone no one else thinks you belong with. Anyone else would have been laughing at Isaac’s crush right now and throwing it in his face how different the two of you are. Well, except maybe Erica but he’s pretty sure she’s just rooting for him because she thinks he’d be hilariously awkward about asking you out.

“Hey,” Isaac tells his friend somberly, glancing back at you one more time as you walk away from him.

“Dude, you should just do it already,” Scott says giving his shoulder a comforting squeeze as he follows Isaac’s gaze. “Just ask her out.”

Isaac sighs. He wants to. God, does he want to. But he’d almost rather spend the rest of his life pining than risk a rejection from you. Anyone else he could recover from but not you. “Maybe,” he answers grudgingly. “I’m probably not her type.”

“Who’re we talking about?” Stiles asks as he saunters up.

Scott’s already rolling his eyes because he knows what’s coming, just as well as Isaac does.

“No one,” Isaac says, trying to avoid what he knows is coming.

“Oh,” Stiles hums. “So, Isaac when (y/n) sees him?” He’s already laughing before he’s even gotten the quip out.

Isaac gives him a flat look and walks away but he can hear Scott smack Stiles upside the head.

“Ouch,” Stiles complains. “What was that for?”

“We’re his friends, we should be encouraging him,” Scott scolds.

“To ask out a girl he has no chance with?” Stiles asks incredulously. “(Y/n) is way too hardcore for him. She’s not just the bad girl that skips class and sneaks out to see her boyfriends. She totally beat the shit out of that guy from Dalton that wouldn’t take no for an answer at Danny’s party last summer.”

Isaac strains his ears extra hard to hear Scott’s reply to that. “Doesn’t matter. Maybe Isaac is exactly her type, we don’t know. And neither will he if he never tries.”

Isaac bites his lip and continues walking, letting his friends’ chatter fade into the background.

*

So, he’s decided. He’s gonna do it. He’s gonna ask you out.

He looks for you after school, trying to get it over with before he loses his nerve. He finds Danny and Jackson sitting on the front steps but you’re not with them.

“Uh, Danny, hey,” Isaac approaches, shoulders hunched up to his ears, hands buried in his pockets. “Do you know where (y/n) is?”

Jackson snorts. “OH my god,” he scoffs like he knows exactly where this is going, and he finds it hilarious.

Danny elbows Jackson in the side. “Be nice,” he scolds with a little smile, because when is Danny not smiling a little. He turns his gaze to Isaac. “She had to skip out early today,” he informs. “Do you want me to tell her you’re looking for her?”

“Yeah,” Isaac says but then shakes his head. “Wait, no. Um. Just—“

Yeah. No. Wait. Um…” Jackson mocks him, before fixing him with a glare. “Doesn’t matter what you want, loser. I’m gonna tell her anyway, so get lost.”

Isaac shakes his head at Jackson’s behavior but listens and walks away. He doesn’t see how you or Danny can hang out with that jerk.

Well, it seems he’ll know soon if he really is a nobody in your eyes.

*

He’s on his way to Stiles’ jeep the next day when someone calls out behind him.

“Hey, Isaac!”

He turns and there you are, looking all bad-ass and gorgeous. “Hi,” he breathes.

“I heard you were looking for me.”

“Oh, yeah, I—“ He stops speaking, looking around the parking lot. He feels the weight of all of his friends’ stares from every corner of the lot. Suddenly, he feels a lot less sure he can do this. “I just— wanted to ask, um,” his eyes search frantically for some clue to a question he can ask and his gaze rests on the helmet in your hands. “I wanted to ask where you got your bike.”

“Oh,” you seem surprised by that question. “Dante’s over on Ninth.”

“Oh, cool,” Isaac nods like he’s actually heard of the place.

“You thinking of getting one?” You ask, seeming interested in his existence for once.

“Uh, yeah. Maybe.”

“Well, my Agusta handles really well,” you tell him, licking your lips and glancing over at it across the lot. “I totally recommend it. Do you… wanna go for a ride?”

He feels his eyes widen and his mouth fall open a bit. “Y-Yeah. Yeah, sure.”

He follows you over to your motorbike and watches you straddle it with confident ease. He stumbles trying to get on behind you and hopes you haven’t noticed as he settles himself up against your back.

“Hey, Joey,” you call out to one of your other friends. He appears to be about to get in a truck with someone else but he pulls himself back out to see what you want. “Since your bike is in the shop, can we borrow your helmet?”

He sighs heavily and gets out of the truck to walk over helmet in hand, eyeing Isaac the whole time. “Yeah, sure.” He doesn’t actually sound all that sure, but hands over the helmet anyway.

“Thanks, man,” you say, slapping him on the arm as you pass it back.

Isaac puts the helmet on, making sure it feels snug and then wraps his arms around your waist as you bring the beast to life.

He clings to you the whole ride and it’s quite possibly the best experience of his entire life. The freedom of feeling like he’s flying coupled with the girl he’s crazy about. It’s enough to give him a little of the courage he was lacking earlier.

When you pull back into the school parking lot, he climbs off the bike and takes off the helmet. “That was… really great.”

“I know, right?” You pop off your helmet too, hanging it on your handle bars and grin, patting your bike, “I love this thing.”

“Hey, um, do you wanna go out sometime?” Isaac blurts, and then feels awkward about it. Here he’s been squished up against your back for the past twenty minutes and now he’s asking you out. That’s gotta be kinda weird.

You study him for a second and a knowing grin takes over your face. “You’re not planning on getting a bike, are you?”

“N-no. Not really,” he admits, handing over your friend’s helmet. “I just… kinda panicked at the last second and latched onto whatever I saw first. Which. Was your helmet.” He gestures to your own helmet. “Which lead to asking about your bike.”

You take the extra helmet from him, holding it in your lap as you stare at him with a grin that’s making him a little nervous. “Yeah, okay,” you say abruptly.

“Yeah, okay I’m a huge dork or?”

“Yeah, okay I’ll go out with you,” you laugh. “Although. You are a bit of a dork.”

He could be embarrassed about it but you wink at him when you say it. Still, he ducks his head with a nervous laugh. “Sorry.”

“Don’t be,” you assure him. “Dorks happen to be my type.”

Take that, Stilinski. Who’s laughing now??

“um maybe the game catherine is about how vincent is mistreated by women and his paranoia fueled by nightmares??”

or maybe vincent shouldnt have been fucking sleeping around with someone behind his girlfriend’s back and lying directly to her fucking face about it lmao fuck vincent he’s a trash bag and so are all of his bar friends except toby and erica

teen wolf/superman fusion because everything happens so very much

Derek might be panicking. Just a little bit.

“This was such a stupid idea,” he tells Erica. Accuses her, really. Everything is her fault, after all.

“Has anyone asked you about it yet?” Erica asks calmly. She looks up at him from her desk, thoroughly unimpressed. “Has anyone said, ‘Hey, you look just like Super-’”

“Shut up,” Derek hisses.

Erica snorts. “You’re too easy, you know that?”

Derek finally takes a seat at his own desk across the bullpen from hers, if only to get her to stop talking about their situation in the middle of a busy newsroom. Full of reporters. Almost half of whom are working exclusively on figuring out who “Superman” really is, and all of whom would kill their own pets to get the scoop.

And Derek is fully convinced someone is going to do it because Erica is stupid and Derek was stupid enough to believe her when she said, “Take off your glasses and gel your hair a little more, no one will notice,” what were they thinking-

“Hey,” a voice cuts into his panic spiral. He turns to find the owner of the desk right next to his to find the bane of his entire existence taking his unfortunately rightful seat.

“You know,” Stiles says after moment, “it’s almost comforting to know that no matter what is happening in the world, you will always be an asshole. Aliens are real and are apparently here to protect us, but at least I can count on Derek Hale not being able to deliver a simple, civil hello.”

Derek almost doesn’t want to believe it. It sounds- it sounds like Stiles doesn’t recognize him. Maybe the glasses thing does work. God, Derek feels bad for the human race.

He clears his throat and says, “Good reporters are supposed to be good at listening, so why do you talk so much?”

Stiles laughs sarcastically at him. Then his eyes drift over Derek’s shoulder and his expression turns less mocking and more thoughtful.

Derek turns around to find CNN running a story on the school bus he saved from plummeting into the river last night. His - Superman’s - picture stays in the top right corner of the screen while they discuss…something. Someone muted the tv this morning.

“You know,” Stiles says slowly. When Derek turns to face him again, he’s looking back and forth between the tv and Derek. “You kind of look like him.”

Of course Junior Reporter here would figure it out in 30 seconds. Not for the first time, Derek wishes he’d crash landed in another galaxy.

Before Derek can decide which bathroom on which floor they can use to go over the obligatory, “Please don’t tell anyone,” speech, Stiles laughs and shakes his head.

“Except those muscles are unreal,” Stiles says, turning back to his computer. “No one looks like that. Look at the man’s biceps. It’s surprise we haven’t found him on those puppies alone.”

Derek surreptitiously tries to tuck his arms in closer to his sides and tries to remember how to breathe.

It’s going to be a long day.

let-me-stay-in-my-coffin  asked:

Hey, I was hoping you could help me find a fic? Derek and Stiles are both playing soccer  professionally. Derek for West ham and stiles for Liverpool? They get brought up to the national team and win the cup? I don't remember anything else except Erica is a trainer and Jackson plays for the arsenals. It's really good and I was hoping you guys could help, Thanks! Btw I love your blog ❤❤❤

At first this one reminded us of Versus (if you haven’t read it, you should definitely do it!) but Derek plays in Manchester United. We still think this is the one you’re looking for but if any of you guys know other one more similar, let us know!

Versus by secondstar

At age nineteen, Stiles Stilinski was the next big thing, according to The Guardian. It was surreal, not being able to turn on Sky Sports without hearing his name mentioned along with the names of players he grew up idolizing. Stiles couldn’t believe that this was his life.

for @thegirlwholovedeverything

stoyd AU with baker!boyd and artist!stiles

Vernon Boyd does not like manning the cash register for The Bread Box, the most popular bakery in Beacon Hills. He hired Erica for a reason – she’s good at this sort of stuff, handling customers. If he gets one more person in here asking if they can have a Black Friday discount, despite the fact that it’s already December 2nd and this is a bakery, he’s going to close early. There’s a reason he prefers hiding back in the kitchen.

But fuck, he should be able to make it two hours without Erica.

“Order?” he grunts, after the guy at the counter spends a solid five minutes just standing there.

“Uh, yeah, order,” the guy sputters, cheeks heating as he adjusts his bulky, thick-framed glasses. “I’ll have a raspberry cream scone and a small mocha, please. Oh! And a loaf of sourdough.”

“Do you want your coffee for here?” Boyd asks, punching the order into the register. The customer pauses for a moment.

“Yeah,” he finally says. “For here.”

Boyd mostly forgets about the customer as he gets swamped by the Saturday morning crowd. Thankfully, though, Erica swoops in precisely at ten, smiling sharply at the most recent difficult customer and shooing Boyd back to the kitchen. He lets out a small sigh of relief and starts working on more cinnamon rolls – those are going quickly today.

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GHOST QUARTET CHARACTERS AS PARKS AND REC QUOTES
  • Rose: PUNK-ASS BOOK JOCKEYS
  • Pearl: yeah, i'm like that lightbulb. weak, flickering, barely giving out any light, unable to make out with the lightbulb i want to make out with
  • The Astronomer: i don't want to brag, but i have excellent experience with women being mad at me
  • The Bear: there is only one bad word: taxes
  • Soldier: i don’t want to do things. i want to not do things.
  • The Miller: one time i threw a beer at a swan and it attacked my niece rebecca
  • The Fiddler: no no no, i'm not lonely. i have me
  • Roxie: i'm going to say something and i dont want you to take this the wrong way, but you are being a huge dork.
  • Starchild: except for you, erica, you're an angel and we're thrilled you're here.
  • Lady Usher: i only tell the truth when it makes me sound like i'm lyingI
  • Edgar Usher: i think comic sans always screams “fun”
  • Fool: i tried to make ramen in the coffee pot and i broke everything
  • Dunyazad: ovaries before brovaries
  • Scheherazad: most people would say ‘the deets’, but i say ‘the tails’. just another example of innovation.
  • Shah Zaman: if you ever speak to me in spanish, use the formal usted
  • Monk: certain allegations have come to light about my inappropriate conduct. i am here to set the record straight. i totally did all of it
  • The Photographer: i think you’ve got several options. they’re all terrible…but you have them.
  • The Victim: I AM SUPER CHILL ALL THE TIME!
  • The Driver: yes i am a hunter...and it’s “you” season.
  • The Pusher: let me just say, from the bottom of my heart, my bad.
  • Brittain: you're ridiculous and men's rights is nothing
  • Gelsey: sit tight? take a break? relax? i don't really do any of those things.
  • Dave: sometimes you’ve got to work a little so you can ball a lot.
  • Brent: i have an idea. it's very uncool, but it's not illegal, technically, but it is a dick move

errrgreytea  asked:

OMG EMMA SO I WAS READING YOUR POST ON HOW YOU SAID THAT YOU LOVE THE IDEA OF NERD!DEREK AND JOCK!DEREK COMBINED INTO ONE (/post/134741804795/derek-is-canonically-a-jock-right-right-but) AND OHMYGOD I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS!! Esp the bit where you wrote about Derek curling up in Laura's lap and eating ice cream and watching Firefly because he's pining over Stiles who is in love with Lydia and OHMYGOD I NEED A FIC EMMA I NEED A FIC cont-

I mean, I can TOTALLY imagine:“I mean, I get it, you know? Lydia Martin is gorgeous. She’s beautiful. Everyone wants to be with her. I get it. I mean, why would someone like Stiles even like me, right?” Derek asks, feeling utterly miserable as he scoops another spoonful of chocolate ice cream into his mouth. Laura furrows her eyebrows disapprovingly, frowning down at the back of her little brother’s head, even as the latter’s eyes are glued to the TV.

Her fingers are gently carding through his dark hair and she says, a little protective and defensive note in her voice, “What do you even mean by that? Someone like you? Look, you are an idiot sometimes, but you’re objectively very attractive, okay?”Derek rolls his eyes, shifting his head’s position on Laura’s lap, his cheek mashed against her thigh. “Thanks, Laur. I feel better now.” Laura rolls her eyes and knocks her knuckles against his skull; Derek winces.

“Don’t you sass me, you little shit.” But then she takes another look at her little brother. His head on her lap, hands clutching the spoon and bucket of ice cream like a lifeline, his eyes glued to the TV even though Laura’s not even sure he’s actually watching it. She traces light circles on his temple with her thumb and her expression softens. Derek may be a sassy little shit, but he’s still her brother and Laura loves him.

“Look, Der. All jokes and insults aside, I really do think that you’re a great person. You’re nice. I know you like to pretend in front of all of us that you’re this badass rebel but please. I see you helping old Mrs. Hamilton with her groceries, okay? You care about other people. You’re funny. You’re awesome.” Derek stays silent, but Laura can tell he’s listening intently to every word she says, clinging onto her every word.

“You deserve someone who loves you for who you are, okay? And if this Stiles boy can’t see it, then it’s his loss.” Derek is still quiet for a few moments, but then he reaches up and gives Laura’s fingers a gentle squeeze. “Thanks, Laur.”“Anytime, bro.” Laura smiles softly.“You’re still annoying, though.” Derek teases and Laura can hear the smile in his voice.

“You’re an idiot.” Laura gives him another knock on the back of his head and can’t help the way her lips curve up in a fond smile at Derek’s protests.

(Of course, Laura later finds out from Erica that Stiles is so ridiculously into Derek and she rolls her eyes and is not at all surprised at her brother’s idiocy. He may excel at sports and he has unbelievably good grades but ohmygod he’s so dense when it comes to Stiles.) //END (OHMYGOD this was long, sorry for spamming your ask! u.u) 

OKAY, BUT YOU JUST WROTE THE FIC.

IN THIS HIGH SCHOOL AU ARE STILES AND ERICA BESTIES?? (Please tell me they are.) IS STILES CURLED UP ON ERICA’S LAP AND IS SHE STROKING HIS HAIR AND TRYING TO CHEER HIM UP WITH PORN AND THE NEW DILDO SHE BOUGHT? “YOU CAN PRETEND IT’S DEREK’S DICK! I’LL LOAN IT TO YOU!” “WHY ARE YOU MY BEST FRIEND AGAIN??” *he asks as he takes the dildo from her* 

Do Laura and Erica meddle? (I bet they meddle.) How do they do it? OH OH OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OKAY, BUT LIKE. MAYBE DEREK REALLY LOVES TO SWIM? AND ONE NIGHT (BECAUSE HE ALWAYS USES THE POOL WHEN NO ONE IS AROUND, BECAUSE HE LIKES THE PEACE OF THE WATER) STILES SHOWS UP- IN NOTHING HIT HIS SWIMMING SHORTS I MIGHT ADD- CALLING OUT FOR ERICA. (WHO IS SO OBVIOUSLY NOT THERE BUT STILES THINKS HE WAS MEETING HER FOR A LITTLE LATE NIGHT LET’S BREAK THE SCHOOL RULES THING.) 

And Derek actually getting really embarrassed and hiding in the water, watching as Sties paces up and down the pool side and, fuck, who knew Stiles was actually really really toned? (This is not helping Derek get over him at all) 

Right, and because I suck because I am in the middle of avoiding uni work and should get back to it, I don’t know how it happens, you decide, BUT STILES ENDS UP IN THE POOL WITH DEREK AND MAYBE KISSING GOES ON, YEAH??? 

GIVE ME ALL THE POOL KISSES. GIVE ME DEREK KIND OF SHAKING AS STILES THROWS HIS ARMS AROUND HIS NECK AND STILES GRINNING WHEN DEREK SPLASHES HIM. 

GIVE ME DEREK PRESSING STILES AGAINST THE POOL WALL AND KISSING HIM LIKE HIS LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, EVEN THOUGH HE IS TERRIFIED THIS MIGHT BE THE ONLY TIME HE EVER GETS TO DO THIS WITH STILES. 

GIVE ME STILES SHYLY CONFESSING HE HAS NEVER KISSED ANYONE BEFORE. (Okay, except that one time with Erica but it was for science and they both couldn’t stop giggling afterwards so he doesn’t know if it counts or not.)

AND OF COURSE THERE WILL BE AWKWARD BONERS IN SWIM SHORTS. 

AND THEN MAYBE MILKSHAKES AFTER WHICH WERE SOMEHOW SITTING CONVENIENTLY ON THE TOP OF STILES’ JEEP WHEN THEY BOTH EMERGE FROM SWIMMING A FEW HOURS LATER, HOLDING HANDS??

You Spin Me Right Round

Pack game nights were a relatively new tradition, but over the handful of months they’d been doing them they quickly became a favorite bi-weekly event. A nice counterpoint to movie nights which happened in the weeks between.

It was Stiles’ turn to pick what they played, and since it was Hanukkah time, he decided to share his favorite childhood holiday game with his friends. It was a quiet way to share a little of his mother, too; a way to hold her memory closer to himself for a short time. An activity where all the things that spinning tops and shiny chocolate coins brought to mind were happy thoughts with no tarnish of loss on them.

Still, he’s anxious when he arrives, nervous about revealing too much, about keeping his feelings in check. When he enters Derek’s loft, the dreidels and gelt and some doughnuts from his favorite bakery in a bag and a smile plastered to his face, most of the pack is there already. Allison, Scott, Erica, and Boyd are sitting around the coffee table talking animatedly about something or other. They all turn to greet him with happy shouts, and in Boyd’s case, a genuine smile and a “Hey, man” paired with a nod.

Erica hops up to hug him, unfolding herself with grace that Stiles envies. “Hey, Batman. What’re we playing?” She somehow manages to make it sound suggestive, but Stiles knows it’s on purpose to get a reaction, so he tries to ignore the teasing and deny her a blush.

When Derek comes in from the kitchen, Erica is still partially wrapped around him, and Stiles does feel his face heat then. Derek’s face does something complicated but the expression quickly morphs into feigned annoyance. “Erica, leave Stiles alone, he hasn’t even gotten his coat off yet.”

Derek makes his way over as Erica fakes a pout and kisses Stiles’ cheek with an exaggerated smack. “Aw, Der, Stiles knows I love him. Besides, we all know he only has eyes fo-”

Stiles interrupts with a choked noise and a too loud “All in good fun, Der! I’m uh. We’re good, right Catwoman? Right.” Erica grins at him, all teeth and red lips, a mischievous glint in her eye, but she also squeezes his arm encouragingly as she moves away to plop back down between Ally and Boyd. Stiles takes the opportunity to take a deep breath.

Which proves to be useless because before he can enjoy being able to breathe properly after Erica’s near airing of his proverbial dirty (and domestic) thought laundry, Derek is standing right in front of him. Close enough that Stiles is convinced he can feel the warmth radiating from him. “Let me take your bag,” Derek says gently, and it makes Stiles feel dizzy. He wants to lean forward and bridge the few inches between them and feel Derek’s chest expand and contract with his breathing. When Derek’s hand brushes his own as he takes the tote, Stiles has to bite his tongue to avoid making an embarrassing sound. Derek looks at him like he heard it anyway, a strange mix of confusion and wistfullness on his face.

Stiles breathes out a “Thanks,” and steps back just enough to remove his jacket, looking away from Derek to try to get rid of the feeling that the room is spinning around them.

***

After a few minutes of conversation, most of the doughnuts being eaten, and the arrival of Lydia, Isaac, and Danny, Stiles is feeling more settled, though he keeps catching Derek’s eye and the dizzy rush of maybe overtakes him all over.

He’s pulled out of contemplating the thoughtful look on Derek’s face when Lydia asks “So, what are we playing tonight? It’s your turn, right Stiles?”

“Yeah. Well. It’s Hanukkah, so I thought we’d play dreidel like I used to with my mom,” he feels like he’s thrown something heavy onto the middle of the table, and he’s holding his breath.

It’s Derek who responds first, “That sounds really great, Stiles,” and he sounds almost grateful. It makes Stiles look at him, and the spinning-the everything, really-seems to stop for a minute.

The rest of the group starts echoing Derek’s sentiment, and it brings Stiles back to the moment. He can’t help but smile as he sees the soft emotions and softer smiles of his friends, it fills him with a warmth that he remembers from lighting the menorah and celebrating with his parents; comfort, family, home.

He takes the dreidels from the bag and dumps the bags of gelt in the middle of the table unceremoniously.

“Chocolate!” Scott yells, reaching for a bag of foil wrapped coins. Erica slaps his hand and makes an annoyed face at him when he whines “He-ey.”

“They’re for the game, doofus,” she says, turning to smile at Stiles. He returns it and Scott grumbles unhappily.

Stiles explains the meaning of the letters, he tells how the Jewish people hid their studying from the Greeks by pretending to gamble and play dreidel if a soldier came near, as they play, he finds himself telling stories about his mom and Hanukkah’s past.
It’s easy, and the warmth he feels only grows as the evening goes on.

Allison is deadly accurate with her spins, Scott is comically bad for a supernatural being with enhanced coordination. Erica sneaks a piece of gelt every time she wins, Boyd quietly amasses an enormous pile of gelt. Lydia attempts to strategize, Isaac’s participation is more enthusiastic than usual, and Danny keeps an entertaining running commentary going.

And Derek. Derek spins expertly and he eats chocolate and he smiles more at Stiles than Stiles has ever seen. It feels like Stiles is the spinning thing, like he’s in a field, arms out and twirling as fast as he can.

At some point, after a snack run and several bathroom breaks, the seating arrangement changes and Derek is next to Stiles. They aren’t touching, but it’s a close thing.

After many rounds, they run out of gelt in the pot through a combination of werewolves with very little chocolate related self control, and actual game winning. They relax into each other and fall into easy conversation.

Stiles realizes that he and Derek have drifted together; their shoulders are pressed together, and Derek’s hand is resting easily over Stiles’ own, his thumb tucked up under Stiles’ palm. Stiles looks up at Derek, startled, to find Derek looking back at him with undisguised fondness, with want and contentment and understanding and a gentle curve at the corners of his mouth. And Stiles is breathless and dizzy all over again.

Before he can think, he’s giving into the desire to be closer, meeting Derek in the middle of the scarce space separating them and pressing his lips tentatively back against Derek’s. It’s brief and chaste and it’s still the best kiss of Stiles’ life.

They move apart, but not far, and Derek says “Happy Hanukkah,” quietly, it would be lost in the din of the conversations happening around them if their faces weren’t so close still. Close enough that Derek’s breath ghosts across Stiles’ lips, an echo of his kiss.

“Hey! There’s one more bag of gelt! We should play one more round!”

This time, Stiles and Derek move properly apart, though their legs still touch.

“We could just eat it,” Isaac suggests, but he’s out voted.

They settle back in, ready to play again, and everyone gets Nun or Shin for their first spins. When Derek picks up the dreidel, he lets his other hand find Stiles’ and spins it, looking immediately to Stiles who gets caught in his gaze. It seems to spin an inordinately long time, and when it lands with a loud clatter, Erica whoops and says excitedly “Look, Der, you got Gimmel! You win everything!”

When Derek and Stiles look back at the rest of the pack, they’re all watching them expectantly except Erica, who looks like she’s about to burst into celebratory song.

Derek raises their joined hands and kisses Stiles’ knuckles, glancing sideways at him. “Yeah, I did.”

Stiles is too busy basking in the warm glow of his pack’s support and Derek’s presence next to him to be bothered by the chorus of “Aww” and “Finally” and “Get it!” that rises up from the group of them.

TEEN WOLF SEASON 4

MAJOR SPOILER ALERT: DEREK HALE WAS NOT TORTURED BETWEEN 3B AND 4. HE WAS KEPT IN A ROOM WHERE THEY “TORTURED” HIM BY RELEASING 15 “FERAL” CATS ON HIM. UNFORTUNATELY FOR THE HUNTERS, DEREK HALE LOVES CATS AND HAS MADE FRIENDS WITH EACH AND EVERY ONE. 

AN OVERSIZED FLUFFY CAT NAMED MR. MITTENS RIDES ON HIS SHOULDERS. 

DEREK BELIEVES THAT SOFT BABYTALK ALLOWS THE CATS TO CONNECT WITH HIM MORE, SO HE MURMURS HIGH PITCH HOW PRETTY AND SPECIAL AND FLUFFY THEY ARE.

DEREK HALE IS COVERED IN SO MUCH CAT FUR THAT HE LOOKS LIKE A WERECAT HIMSELF. 

DEREK REFUSES TO LEAVE MEXICO WITHOUT ALL 15 OF HIS CATS. 

Girl Talk

Wesley:

I mean, I am closest to Sam, she’s pretty cool, and Kylie and I study sometimes. Then there’s Kenny she’s an… interesting person to hang out with….so they’re okay? Oh wait except Erica, I’m pretty sure if I didn’t know Satan already had an offspring I would assume it was her.

Bailey:

Yeah yeah, Cartman sucks and you still like Sam I get you- But have you seen Kylie? I mean wow.

Title: A Touch of Color Pt. 7
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Pairing: Stiles Stilinski x Reader
Trigger Warning: Cursing
Plot:  In a modern world like this, finding your soulmate was nearly impossible. There were only few people who had the potential to ever meet their soulmate - people who normally saw in black and white, but once they saw their soulmate, color would start to appear all around them. You were cursed as being one of those people. You had never met your soulmate until you see your best friend from high school through strange ties. And your soulmate? Your best friend’s fiance.

Previous Parts


You thought handling three girls was a hard time, but wrangling seven boys was more effort than you could have ever imagined. 

“Her name is Y/N, you buzzkill,” Stiles said, furrowing his eyebrows. 

Derek rolled his eyes. “It wouldn’t be wise for you to refer to me that way. I think you forgot the last time that happened.”

It was Stiles’s turn to roll his eyes. “Yeah, yeah, whatever,” he muttered, “but Y/N is right. We should start getting our tuxedos tailored and then we can go out to eat and talk.”

At that command, everyone started on their own way. Several employees came over and helped each boy individually. 

Mentally and physically drained, you fell back onto the couch that was perfect for waiting in situations like these. 

Just as you closed your eyes to take a rest, you had to pry your eyes open when you felt a tap on your shoulder. You turned to your side and saw Stiles. He smiled at you softly and leaned back against the couch. “Sorry about Derek,” he muttered. “He can be a hard ass sometimes, but he’s actually pretty cool once you get to know him.”

You waved your arm dismissively. “It doesn’t matter. If I got hurt by everything rude that was said about me, I probably wouldn’t be alive right now.”

Stiles furrowed his eyebrows and turned more toward you, placing his arm on the couch behind you. “Who’s said mean stuff about you?” He sounded genuinely angry, but his face seemed like a mix of confusion and of course, anger.

You cleared your throat and looked around the room. “I mean, I don’t really remember who has said stuff about me, but I do remember that I didn’t go through my life unscathed,” you murmured.

To release his obvious frustration, Stiles released a deep breath through his nose. “Anyway, I hope you don’t mind coming out to eat with us after. You’re probably hungry,” he said. 

You shook your head. “No, I don’t mind. I’d actually love to. I’m getting quite hungry.”

Your conversation was cut short when Scott made his way over to you two. You didn’t miss the expression that was painted across Stiles’s face. Was he perhaps angry that you were friends with Scott? 

Either way, he had no right. He was getting married to your high school best friend and nonetheless, his best friend’s romantic interest, but here he was, getting angry at the close friendship you had with a guy who understood how you felt.


After Stiles blatantly expressed his disliking to your friendship with Scott, you decided to express your anger as well. 

During the dinner, you sat across from Stiles, but next to Scott. The whole time, Stiles was trying to get your attention and of course, you chose to ignore him. 

If he was going to be immature about something that was harmless, then, you had just as much of a right as him to act the same exact way. 

Several times, Stiles would kick you under the table or loudly exclaim your name. But of course, you would ignore him. It got to the point where he was basically leaning over the table and eating some of your food to try and get a rile out of you.

You were actually quite proud of yourself. Nearly anything you could count as annoying, he did, but you never let it get to you. 

Scott even tried to get you to talk to Stiles, but you refused. It was a shame that Scott was guiltily vouching for his best friend when his best friend was the one at fault. 

However, even though you weren’t bothered, it didn’t mean the rest of the table wasn’t. The moment you broke was when Derek stopped midway through a sentence he was saying to Isaac because Stiles had been saying your name over and over again for several minutes. 

Derek huffed, turned to you since he was on your other side and exclaimed, “For the love of God, answer him!” Everyone at your table and in the vicinity that could hear over the loud atmosphere of the place turned to you.

With a roll of your eyes, you turned your head to look at Stiles, stuck your chin up, and said, “Alright, fine.” You took one breath and continued by saying, “Fuck you.”

If someone wasn’t saying “oohhh,” they were being completely silent and watching the scene play out. At this point, nearly everyone in the restaurant was trying to peak at you since word spread fast. 

“What the hell did I do?” Stiles asked, raising his hands up in surrender and confusion. 

“You’re just being the worst person,” you said, throwing your hands up in exasperation. “I am so freaking glad you’re marrying Kira because I cannot deal with this shit.” After that, you stood up, slammed some money on the table, and left. 


You hadn’t talked to Stiles since then. To be quite honest, you didn’t care. You had gone many many years without him. What was another few months until the wedding when all you had to do was see him and congratulate him on his marriage? 

The only horrible thing that came with that was having to avoid Scott, since all he ever talked about was how sorry Stiles was and how you should forgive him. 

The reason why lack of communication with Scott hurt more than lack of communication with Stiles was that you barely ever saw Stiles in the first place, but you always saw Scott and you always confided in him. He had become your best friend in the last few months that you couldn’t imagine life without him. 

Every time you passed by Scott, your heart would hurt, but only because the worst thing, even before a relationship break up, was a best friend break up. You two would look at each other like kicked puppies and would never speak a word to each other.

To make matters worse, the wedding was a few days away and you were supposed to act as if everything was fine for the sake of Kira. Doing it in the time span between the fight with Stiles up until now was painful. You were so close to breaking several times, so you weren’t sure if that facade you perfected would last the next few days. 

But you managed. It was the day before the wedding and that meant the bachelorette party was tonight. 

Your day of work, which was filled with an unusual amount of encounters with Scott, ended and you headed straight home. 

You changed into a nice dark green cocktail dress and put on some make up before heading over to Kira and Stiles’s house, where the night would start, but definitely not where the night would end. 

When you got up to the door, you didn’t even have to knock. Lydia pulled open the door and gave you the biggest hug, all while holding a martini glass obviously filled with alcohol.

“Oh my gosh, guys! Y/N is here!” she chirped, turning her head to look behind her at the group of girls already there. 

“Y/N!” Kira said, happily, making her way toward you. She pulled you into a hug so big that you had to pry her off of you. 

“Hey, guys,” you said softly, while making your way inside. 

However, as soon as you stepped inside, Malia pushed you out the door.

“You were the last person we were waiting for. We’ve got to go,” Malia said, urgently. She stuffed you into your car, gave you the address, and placed Lydia, Kira, and one other girl in your car. 

Malia ended up taking the people you didn’t know, except for Erica, who you were surprised to see, but still happy about seeing. Besides Erica, there were two other girls. 

You didn’t have time to prepare yourself because you had to drive three partially tipsy girls while following Malia’s car, even though she had given you the address. 

“So…” you said to the girl in the back with Lydia, looking at her through your rearview mirror quickly.

The girl smiled and said, “I’m Derek’s girlfriend, Alyssa.” (A/N: Listen, I gotta get me some lovin sometimes XD If your name is also Alyssa, you can change it, you can keep it, whatever you want, ahaha.)

You nodded slowly and returned your eyes back to the road. You were glad that the place was close because Kira was starting to play with the knobs of your radio while Lydia was nonchalantly kicking the back of your seat. 

When you got into the parking lot, you ushered the girls out of your car and led them inside the club. It didn’t take you long to find the other girls because Malia was dragging one of the girls toward a booth that was closed off from the rest of the club. 

Relieved, you and Malia sat at the ends of the booth to contain the giggling pack of tipsy girls.

Malia turned her eyes to you and gave you a crooked smile. “I’m sorry I pushed this onto you. Had it been someone else who came last, I would have shoved them into her car, but you were the last one.”

You shook your head and smiled. “Don’t worry about it. I’d rather be the designated driver than the one that is responsible for a drunken car crash.”

Malia smiled gratefully at you and then pointed at the girls that had been in her car. “I’m sure you know Alyssa, but the three who were in my car is Liam’s girlfriend Hayden, Derek’s sister Cora, and Kira’s elementary friend Erica.” She pointed to the girl she had been carrying, then, to a girl who was smiling brightly at nothing for no reason, and then to the girl who you had known in middle school. 

“Y/N!” Erica beamed at you, pushing her curly blonde locks out of her face. “I’ve missed you!” She clambered over Lydia and Alyssa to hug you. 

You hugged her back awkwardly, but smiled nonetheless. “I’ve missed you too,” you told her. “It’s been a long time.”

“A very long time!” 

Malia then cleared her throat, turning the attention back on her. “So, we should be aware at this point that the woman of the next few days is Kira. As the maid of honor, I encourage that you all drink as much as you’d like since it’s on me.”

You all cheered and looked happily at Kira, who was grinning from ear to ear. She, sitting next to Malia, wrapped her arms around Malia’s neck and placed her head on her shoulder. “Here’s to the best girls ever!”

You cheered again before you all went separate ways. 

Since you were driving people home, you were content with not drinking. You headed straight for the dance floor and made your way into the crowd. 

Besides Cora, you were the only single girl, so you busied yourself with grinding against random strangers. You were having the time of your life, so you closed your eyes, but then, when you opened your eyes, you were seeing color. 

Confused and angry, you looked around the club, but didn’t spot Stiles or anyone who was part of the bachelor party. That was until your eyes zeroed in on Derek dancing with Alyssa…or really Alyssa dancing around Derek, who was stiff as a board. Then, they moved a tiny bit over and you could see Scott, dancing awkwardly in a group of girls. 

You figured Stiles was somewhere really close to you, so you booked it out of the crowd as fast as you could and made your way to the bar. Since the club was a decent size - bigger than most, but not too big - you were able to see in black and white again. You were extremely relieved at that. 

But your relief was short lived when you saw Kira completely smashed. She was flagging down the bar tender every few minutes after finishing her drink. 

Seeing that there was nobody from your group around her, you figured they knew the boys were there and went off to find them. 

You made your way to Kira and tapped her on the shoulder. She whipped her head around quickly and grinned lazily at you. 

“Y/N…” she said, happily before patting the stool next to her. “Come, come. Take a seat…right here, right next to me…in this seat.”

There was no way you could leave her like this. You went over and sat down next to her, watching as she received a drink and then drank it down quickly. “Maybe you should slow down a bit on the drinks,” you told her, pushing her hand down gently when she tried to get the bar tender’s attention again. 

“Listen, Y/N…” Kira slurred, waving her arms around. “Do you…like okay…so what if you date a guy and you think he’s the one so, you know, he asks you to marry him and you say yes because you love him, but like what if…what if it’s the day before the wedding and you may not love him the way that you thought you did?” she rambled. 

You looked at her with wide eyes, but let her continue talking. 

“I just…like I don’t know what to do! He’s…he’s so great, but ugh. This is so hard,” she continued. 

Your attention in the conversation shifted when you could see the color of Kira’s red dress. Paranoid, you looked around, but you just didn’t have the heart to leave Kira in this condition, so you didn’t try to avoid Stiles this time.

When you looked toward the dance floor again, you saw Stiles on the outskirts of it. He was staring straight at you two. Hadn’t he heard of the superstition where he couldn’t see the bride 24 hours before the wedding? It meant bad luck for their marriage.

But Kira didn’t see him yet, but she did stop talking. You looked over and saw that she had ordered three more drinks and was in the process of downing one of them.

You sighed and squeezed the bridge of your nose with your fingers as Stiles approached you two. 

Then, you looked up and saw Malia leading Isaac by the hand toward the bar. She saw Kira, furrowed her eyebrows, and made her way over before Stiles could. 

“Please please please take care of her for a bit,” you whispered to Malia. “I need to take a walk.”

Malia nodded. “Of course. Isaac and I got this down.”

Without another word, you headed out through the back exit and relished in the feeling of the air against your skin and the dullness of the area around you.

Yet, your moment was ruined once again by seeing color. Your whole life, you had waited to see color, but now that you were seeing it, you were getting tired and angry by it. 

“Go away,” you said, wrapping your arms around yourself to keep warm from the cold breeze. 

“Just hear me out,” you heard. 

“Don’t wanna.”

You were stopped by said person placing something along your shoulders, making you warmer. You turned and saw Stiles looking at you with pleading brown eyes. 

“Please,” he whispered, desperately. You stood there with your arms crossed over your chest and your knee bent, waiting for him to speak. After one deep breath, he started, “Okay, we’ve been fighting a lot, but I seriously think that we shouldn’t. I’m sorry for being an asshole, okay? I just…seeing you with Scott makes me angry because…because the one chance I had at being with my soulmate and I screwed it up because I gave up…and Scott…and Scott and you just work well together and I’m jealous about that.”

You raised an eyebrow and gave him an angry expression. “You don’t think that’s how we feel? Are you even Scott’s best friend? Do you even know how the fuck he feels about this wedding? Did you even bother asking him? Yes, Scott and I are close, but you have no right to be angry or jealous. What the hell are we supposed to do? My soulmate is getting married and he was the only one who could help me through it.”

“Okay, wait a second,” Stiles said, “What do you even mean about Scott? Of course I know how he feels. He told me himself! Also, you can’t go around being all high and mighty because you were giving up too by going on a date with Scott! Don’t you forget that, you hypocrite!” 

“Excuse me? I went on a date with him. I’m not marrying him, you asshole!” you screamed, your voice piercing through the bass filled, yet quiet outside atmosphere. “For the record, Scott’s not fucking okay with this! He’s in love with your fiance the same way I’m in love with my high school best friend’s fiance!” 

Stiles was struck speechless, so you took that as a sign to continue speaking. 

“So yeah, maybe Scott didn’t tell you that because you looked happy, but he’s suffering just as much as the rest of us. Maybe next time, instead of being so damn selfish, you get your head out of your ass and think about what you do before you do it!” 

At this point, you two were looking at each other, your breaths fast and heavy from your screaming match. 

“Oh my God.”

Your heads snapped over to see Derek with his arm around Alyssa’s shoulders, but his eyes wide with surprise. Alyssa had her arm around Derek’s waist, but instead of just wide eyes, she had her mouth agape and her other hand on her mouth in shock. Just like you, she had a leather jacket you were sure was Derek’s on her shoulders. 

“You know what?” you said, causing everyone to look at you. “Fine, I forgive you, but only because of Kira. Just remember that.” You pushed past him and went inside the club. 

Just before you headed inside, you heard Stiles sigh and Alyssa say, “Wow, you really fucked up.” 

“I usually don’t condone Alyssa’s behavior, but she’s right,” you heard Derek reply. 

At least now he knew. 


So this is the second to last part :( I’d hate to see this go, but I definitely want to work on other multi shot fics! After this, I’m thinking of making a multi shot fic on the 5sos account I share with my bloggie baes on @suckingoff5sos. I know this story went everywhere, but that’s because it’s my first ever multi shot. Also, don’t ever be afraid of requesting to me. I’m always glad to hear from you! 

Hugs and kisses, 

Alyssa <3

selfishnessforsale  asked:

Sterek and number 5 please!

I decided to put both of them together (It’s the same line of dialogue) if that’s okay? Hope you like! :) 

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“Tell me again why I let you talk me into this,” Stiles muttered as he fixed the end of his sleeves, fidgeting nervously. 

“Because I showed you a picture of Derek and you drooled all over your bagel and said yes like you were already imagining being fucking by him before you even met,” Erica stated primly, fixing her hair in the mirror and then applying a conservative amount of lip gloss before smacking her lips together. 

Stiles made a face at her, running his fingers through his hair to make it look messy but styled at the same time. 

“So really, I didn’t have to talk you into anything,” Erica smirked, setting her lip gloss down and standing up tall, turning this way and that to get a good look at herself. “I look hot.”

“You do, indeed,” Stiles said, stepping back from the mirror and taking a look at himself as well. If Stiles had just met Erica, he would have totally flirted with her, but after years of friendship, all he could see was her beauty in an objective way. She was such a close friend and he’d unfortunately never saw her that way. She claimed to have had a crush on him in high school, but it was clear that she was well and truly over it by now. 

Which was nice, as they had never had to deal with any “what ifs” and whatnot. They had just simply been friends, the best of the friends. And it was awesome.

Except for when Erica manipulated him into going on a double date with her and her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s best friend. Who she was setting up on a date with Stiles. Because, as Erica had said, Stiles was pathetically, perpetually single and it was time to change that. 

She had done it a few times in the past - even when she wasn’t annoyingly happy and in love and made gooey eyes at her boyfriend - and it had always ended badly for Stiles.

He’d hooked up with them, even when the conversation at dinner was bad, and it was nice while the hooking up was happening, but as soon as it was over, Stiles wanted to leave. And he usually did, slipping out in the early morning hours. He hadn’t made enough of a connection with them to stay, and in the end, Stiles always wished he hadn’t hooked up with them.

To say he was nervous for tonight would be an understatement, though. Because Derek Hale had looked hot. Not just hot, but drop dead gorgeous. One of the most attractive people Stiles had ever seen in his life. And he was thinking that maybe he wouldn’t regret hooking up with this one in the morning. 

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A rambling about Derek Hale and women

Let me start this off by saying that this is just my own useless pondering and I’m not completely confident that this is actually meta

I’m always so conflicted when it comes to Derek and female relationships- not just romantically, but in any way besides familial because on the one hand he has such a deep, intensely triggering past with nearly every female who isn’t a family member (with the exceptions of Erica, Kira and Melissa, and to some degree Breaden who, although not bad, really wasn’t the smiling face of a *great* relationship considering the condition Derek was in when they were together) and it makes me feel like he would have an insanely hard time getting close to women and especially letting them touch him and he would be more likely to flock to men and develop healthier, deeper relationships faster with them than he would with women…

On the OTHER hand… Derek was raised in a predominately female, matriarchal household, and you KNOW that being raised by his Alpha and growing up with the knowledge that his sister would someday be his Alpha too, he was raised with a very heavy respect for women and very strong feminist ideals and probably wants to be around women more than he does men because he was raised to follow a woman’s lead, surrounded by girls and taught- intentionally or unintentionally- that women were safe and a source of comfort and security, and the way he seems to orbit around women he’s fond of in canon nods to this being the case (Paige is questionable, but letting Kate in as an older, “more mature” woman, and then doing the same with Jennifer who we know for a fact was atleast a few years older than Derek even BEFORE she revealed herself as the darach and then doing the SAME with Braeden who, although questionable in age, was undoubtably stronger and more physically secure than Derek was in season four, it’s pretty safe to say that Derek seeks out the same type of woman: An Alpha, like his mother, like his sister, it’s extremely realistic charectorization) and it makes me feel like he would seek out strong females like Melissa and Kira- and to some degree Lydia, even though she’s a basket of triggers for him probably (not that she can help that, she’s the only one I can think of who hasn’t INTENDED to hurt Derek) just to be in the pressence of them because it’s familiar and he’s been conditioned from birth to feel comfortable and safe around women who are more or less like Alphas (Kira is arguable, but Melissa and Lydia most certainly fit this type, Kira is like a kitten though, I really can’t imagine even *Derek* having any reservations with her)

Usually I go with the latter because I prefer it as my personal headcanon and it’s much more fun to play with in writing and because I think it could be healthy for Derek- especially if he spent time with Melissa, who pretty much is the adoptive mother of all troubled young ones- but from a realistic perspective it’s hard for me to lean towards one or the other because it really does come down to nature versus nurture

It’s in Derek’s NATURE to be “attracted” (and I don’t mean romantically/sexually) to women because that’s how he’s been raised since he was born, by strong females taking the lead and creating a safe, comfortable space for him, and arguably, throughout his entire first twenty-one to twenty-three years of life (depending on how old he is) that’s literally all he knew as far as Alphas and roles of leadership goes, if he was never under the rule of a male Alpha, never lived in a predominately male household, never presented with being under the thumb of a strong male figure- but he DID have all of those things with females, in my opinion, he really wouldn’t know much else, wich is probably an extra reason why being an Alpha himself caught him so off guard, the only strong female he had around who wasn’t trying to hurt him was Erica, and for the first time in his life the tables were turned and HE was HER Alpha- not the other way around, we talk alot about Derek being a born beta but I don’t know how often people outside of fic writing really think about what that means, and how much impact that had on his life for the first two decades of him being alive (twenty, out of- at most- twenty six years mind you) for those 20+ years all he was taught was to follow a female Alpha and, probably, was lead to believe that things would always be that way, we know for a fact he was taught that until he was seventeen, if Laura died when he was, let’s say 23, that would still be seven years that the two of them were presumably safe and out of any danger, Laura’s death obviously took him by surprise so I doubt Laura had been giving him the “When I die here’s what you do” talk, they probably both were under the impression that by the time Laura DID die- or at the very least was no longer an Alpha- they would be in a different circumstance, in a pack, or having a family of their own again, I very highly doubt they both intended to just live alone in a two person pack for the rest of their lives, Laura was probably still keeping Derek’s beta mindset up in preperation for either joining or creating a new pack so that when she did have to pass on her Alphahood- to another woman, probably, if it was her choice- he wouldn’t put up a fuss, ofcourse, this is really starting to edge on headcanon territory so I’m going to stop, the point is, for roughly the first 23 out of, let’s say 26 years of life Derek was conditioned to know nothing but following female power and seeing strong women as a safe place- with the only exception being Kate

HOWEVER, he’s been “nurtured” in the last three years to see women as a dangerous place, Kate came back into his life and tortured him again, Jennifer did the same exact thing, Allison hunted him and shot his pack full of arrows, Lydia brought his dead homicidal uncle back to life and poisoned him (even if it was unintentional) Cora came back from what he thought was the dead, almost died, and then left him all alone as if she was never there to begin with, Malia is the missing cousin he never knew he had and guess what? In canon, he STILL doesn’t know she’s family and when he finds out (wich I’m sure is going to be left up to fanon at this point) he’s going to be SO HURT to know that she never bothered to tell him that she was his family- that no one did, but that’s going to absolutely sting when he looks at her now, with his self esteem and insecurities the way they are I imagine all he’ll be thinking is that she didn’t tell him because she didn’t WANT him, Braeden may not have hurt him but it’s very obvious that he was in an extremely vulnerable state of mind (someone, I think cupidsbower, wrote a great peice on how Derek played his own body to his advantage in the scent with Braeden as he had been taught to do by his abusers, and Braeden, not knowing any better, took the bait and provided him with a few minutes of protection- wich, in Derek’s head, he thought he would only get by more or less bargaining himself off to her, even if that wasn’t necessarily true)  oh and let’s not forget Arya Calevera and Kate coming back AGAIN because THEY didn’t help, and possibly the worst thing is that this all hit in the span of roughly two or three years, until now his only abusive experience had been with Kate wich was- although severely intense- short lived and NOT the norm for the relationships he had with women, and ofr all we know, Laura may have been trying to help him through his PTSD about it

This is really a case of what’s powering him more- the nature that he’s had for 20-23 years of comfort and safety, or the nurture that’s been pretty much the only thing in his life for the past two-three years of abuse and pain, and unfortunately we haven’t seen enough of Derek emotionally to tell what he’s more prone to- following his long term emotional cues or his short term emotional cues, we know that he relies alot on what he’s been taught as a baby wolf, but we also know that he’s quick to put up defenses against very recent traumas

This really has no conclusion and I’m just blabbering but it was something I was thinking about with one of my RP partners, and I was going to mention it in an OOC post but then it got long so I’m putting it here, I mean obviously Derek could and probably IS a combination of both of these traits but I just wonder what’s more dominant at this point and why really