high hopes is the cutest

Sooooo today is Em’s ( stilesbansheequeen​) birthday, and she is turning 16! I just have to say that I am totally in awe of her talent as a writer, she is just fabulous (and the sweetest person ever tbh). So continuing my trend of writing dumb Sterek for lovely people’s birthday’s, here’s another one based on this post (x). (HS AU, alive Hale Family, Still Werewolves)

(also on AO3)


Derek has a lot of questions. Usually about normal things, like why does Mr. Harris always smell like Ms. Johnson’s perfume, or how does Laura manage to sneak out of the house in the middle of the night to meet her girlfriend without waking Mom and Dad. But right now, he’s got another question on the brain.

“How do you even know how to kiss someone?” He asks Isaac, PB & J forgotten as he watches Erica and Boyd rub their noses together with a sick sort of fascination. They seem to be in their own little world, oblivious to Isaac and Derek sitting across the lunch table from them, and McCall and Stilinski and the rest of the popular crew sitting at the other end of the table. Or at least, Derek thinks they’re the popular ones. He doesn’t really pay attention to the high school social hierarchy, much more concerned with the hierarchy in his pack. Although, ever since his mom gave McCall the bite after witnessing one too many severe asthma attacks during lacrosse games, it seems that they’re starting to become one in the same. McCall is alright, he’s always been kind to Derek, annoyingly so. But with McCall comes Stilinski. And with Stilinski comes Derek’s soul crushing, decade long, horrible, no good, crush. It’s not his fault that Stiles has this contagious energy about him, even if he is an annoying little shit. Not to mention that he grew out the buzz cut he sported from second grade all the way through sophomore year, and now his hair’s like a bird’s nest. A sexy bird’s nest, but still. And once Scott was turned, they started working out with the pack, both of them (probably just to torture Derek). Stiles doesn’t possess the musculature that Scott and Derek do, but he’s filled out and lost the baby fat in his cheeks, and all of a sudden he’s broad shouldered and narrow waisted and ruining Derek’s life because his feelings have gone from middle school crush to sexual on top of wanting to hold his hand and watch Star Wars together.

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