WHY DO YOU THINK I HAD TO END THE FIC THERE?? OF COURSE THEY WON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT!! EVERYONE SHOULD BE SCARED!
Seriously, though, I considered too many different endings.
(if you are confused, read this first.)
Does Stiles drag himself back together, force everything down, and then demand that Liam keep quiet about it? Does Liam agree because Stiles points out everyone is too busy, it doesn’t matter, Scott can be distracted right now. Or because the force of Stiles’ glare is just as effective as Scott’s? Or maybe because he wants it to be alright. He wants to believe Stiles when Stiles says this was just a temporary thing, that he’ll give over it (most PTSD symptoms decrease naturally over six months, Liam. Stiles assures him. I looked it up. I’ll be fine. It’s fine. Just ignore me.)
(and, god, Liam wants to believe that. He wants to believe that for all of them.)
But, he doesn’t, not really, and he has his mouth open to argue when Stiles catches his eye and his eyes go flat and dark and Liam was there, didn’t know, but he’d heard and-
“This isn’t the first time,” Stiles says and the words sound like he’s confessing but his voice is hard. “It’s been my fault before.”
Stiles pats Liam on the shoulder a hair too hard to be casual but he’s gone the next moment and-
Liam doesn’t tell.