Derek is the popular, varsity jock, prom king of the school, and Stiles is not going to be the cliche that ends up falling for him. (It’s not a cliche if no one else knows about it, right?)
My entry for the Sterek Support Network’s August prompt: school AUs. I was kind of at a loss for ideas so I just ended up grabbing about seven rough ideas from my school themed prompt list (bonus points if you can pick out all the ones I used) and stuck them all together. It’s a little late and a little long, but hopefully you guys enjoy it.
“I can’t believe I got stuck working with Derek
Hale,” Stiles groans, dropping his tray to the lunch table with a flourish
that sets his pasta surprise (surprise! It’s not actually pasta)
Across the table, Scott tries to mold his
expression into one of sympathy, but it only lasts about two seconds before a
smile starts creeping out again.
“Dude, it’s not really that bad, is it?”
“Obviously it’s not bad for you. You got
to partner up with your girlfriend.” The grin’s back in full force now, and
Stiles figures he can’t really blame the guy since he and Kira have been
dancing around each other all summer, but only made things official when school
started up again a week back. Still, Stiles can’t help feeling a little
betrayed. Where’s the best friend solidarity? The loyalty? Two solid
years as lab partners up in smoke at the barest nudge and a hint of a shy
smile, and Scott’s not even trying to feel bad about it.
“Meanwhile,” he continues, while Lydia
and Danny slip into seats a little ways up the table, “I get stuck working with
one of only four seniors in the entire school taking chemistry. You know what
it means when a senior takes chemistry, Scotty? It means they weren’t
smart enough to take it as a junior.”
Scott bites down on a laugh (seriously, the
traitor) while Danny eyes him thoughtfully.
“Aren’t you guys taking AP Chem?”
“Not the point,” Stiles replies, waving
him off. “Actually that just makes it worse. His parents probably made him take
it for college apps or something. I am going to be carrying this guy all
Lydia takes a bite of her salad, somehow
managing to make biting a cucumber seem like a predatory act.
“I’m sure he’d be willing to carry you if you
asked him nicely.”
“Not this again,” he mutters, stabbing his fork
viciously into a noodle. The fork slides right over the rubbery surface and
sends it bouncing off the tray and straight into the side of Scott’s brown
They all stare at the escaped noodle blankly for
several seconds, before Stiles slides his tray pointedly away.
“Do we seriously need to run through this one
more time? I am not into Derek. I wasn’t into him last spring when I
showed up to lacrosse games to cheer on Scott. I was not into him over
the summer just because he had that stupid lifeguard job and I liked going to
the pool. I like swimming, ok? If anyone was ogling his abs it was you
two.” He shoots Lydia and Danny pointedly judgmental looks. Lydia smirks while
Danny shrugs, unashamed.
“Hey, I know how to appreciate a view. What’s
weird is you protesting so much.”
4.27.2017 Today was amazingly busy at work so I didn’t have a lot of oomph after for anything. I did however get up early this morning which I am trying hard to do regularly now! And after work I drew myself this fancy dancy new icon! I’m super happy with it considering I’ve only had my new drawing tablet for less than a week! Hopefully I’ll get a chance to make some studyblr icons before school starts in the Fall!