So... I got a bit heated and I blew up about Dan and Phil
I was in a debate with my aunt a while back, and it irked me. She’s the type of person who is very conservative and doesn’t understand how internet culture really works. (Even though she HAS her own fandom and talks to her twitter friends daily) The main thing is that she doesn’t get is how the YouTube community works. Or more specifically, why I love Dan and Phil so much.
Because when I told her that they were 29 and 25, she blew up at me. Saying that they’re gay and living together (I literally feel your eyes rolling, I know me too) for years without being married-to women- in that time frame is a waste. That I was wasting my time liking someone so much older than me (Only 5 and 9 years. I’m closer to their age range than the average subscriber, but she didn’t understand that and got even more frustrated) She mentioned that they were “pedophiles” and lurch on the younger audience attention so they can get paid for “acting like idiots”
Hey Merry Christmas! How about where Sterek both get each other the same really expensive gift because they both saw each other looking at it?
“I dunno,” Stiles says slowly, rocking on the balls of his
feet. “This is pretty steep.”
“Oh, it’s not so bad!” the saleswoman—Kira, according to her
nametag—assures him. “Think of all the use you’ll get out of it. It’s
only a few hundred dollars a year when you think about it.”
“Yeah, I guess…”
He’s still not sure, though. A TV is a big present,
especially one of this size. Derek’s loft is basically all bare walls, and even
though Stiles moved in with him two months ago, he hasn’t made much headway in
terms of decoration. A television would be awesome, especially since Derek was talking
about all the shows he misses from his teen years the other day. Stiles figures
a few discs of some old shows and a television would be pretty great.
“It’s a really good gift,” Kira prompts, when he’s silent
for a few moments. “My boyfriend and I love to cuddle under blankets and
watch Christmas movies. It’s a great excuse to not leave the apartment all
She winks conspiratorially, and Stiles thinks it does sound pretty nice.
“Yeah,” he concedes. “Yeah, you’re right. I’ll take it.”
“Awesome!” Kira says, smiling brightly. “He’ll love it!”
“He’ll love it,”
the saleswoman, Kira, promises. “I just had someone in here earlier picking one
up for their SO. They sounded like a cute couple, and I bet you guys are too. I
think a television makes a really nice gift, especially if he likes all those
shows as much as you said.”
“Yeah,” Derek says, nodding thoughtfully. “He’s always
talking about The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. I feel bad
that he can’t watch them at my house.”
“Sounds perfect, then!” Kira insists. Derek’s pretty sure
she works on commission. Either that, or she’s just really perky. “I would go for it.”
It’s expensive, but that’s not exactly an issue for him. He
hopes Stiles doesn’t think it’s too big a gift, but they have been going out for a long time now, and he knows Stiles gets
bored in the loft sometimes, even if he tries not to act like it. The only form
of entertainment Derek really has in there is a bookshelf full of crumbling
paperbacks, and it’s not like reading is exactly a social event. What Kira was
just telling him about cuddling with her boyfriend while they watch TV sounded
pretty nice. Maybe Derek can pick up a few seasons of GoT or something, too.
Stiles will be twice as happy if they get to cuddle and he gets to force Derek to watch some of his shows.
“I think I’ll take it.”
“Great,” Kira says, smiling brightly. “He’ll be so
“What. The hell. Is that?” Stiles hisses. “Scott, tell me
that’s not what I think it is.”
“What?” Scott asks, trying to peer around the giant box.
Stiles has enlisted him and Isaac to help bring it up to the loft to surprise
Derek when he wakes up, and werewolf strength or not, the fifteen flights of
stairs have the two of them exhausted. “Where?”
“Oh, geez,” Stiles groans. “Put that down. C’mere.”
“Gladly,” Scott says, setting down one end.
Isaac follows suit, and they step out from around the box,
following Stiles’ line of sight.
“That… that is a brand new TV,” Scott says slowly. “Big one,
Already hooked up and gleaming in its very expensive glory
is the exact television Stiles just
“Dude, the fuck?”
Isaac says, sounding very put out. “You made us haul this monster up here on
Christmas morning and you alreadyhave the exact same one? When did Derek
even get a TV?”
“This morning,” Derek says, coming down the stairs. “What’s
He’s frowning when he gets to the bottom of the spiral, but
quickly realizes the problem when he sees Stiles standing next to the enormous
“I’ll give you one guess what this is,” Stiles says.
“I guess you’re half of the ‘cute couple’ who bought one of
these right before me, huh?”
Scott and Isaac snicker.
“Alright,” Stiles says, snuggling in closer. “I’m not saying
this is the most cost effective option, but you have to admit it’s cool as
Derek laughs, kissing the top of Stiles’ head before taking
a sip of his hot chocolate.
The two huge TV’s are hooked up next to one another on the
wall, and Stiles always knew all the empty space in here had to be good for something. One TV is playing the fifth
or sixth episode of one of Derek’s favorite shows from when he was younger,
while the other plays a ten hour video of a yule log, casting the loft in a
pretty orange glow.
“Not cost effective,” Derek agrees, rolling his eyes fondly.
“But Kira wasn’t wrong when she said these things were good for cuddling.”