Sterek Secret Santa for ollliecat. Sterek AU where Derek has been sharing a connection with the Nemeton since he “sacrificed” Paige and accidentally retorted its power, and Stiles finds him in one of his nightmares.
The phone wakes Stiles up.
“What were you doing there?” Derek asks the moment Stiles answers.
“Dude! What wereyoudoing there?” Stiles snaps back. “Since when have you been there anyway?”
"It’s a long story, what did you do to get involved with the Nemeton?”
“It was Paige, wasn’t it?” Stiles asks, suddenly realizing.
“What did you just say?” Derek’ voice sounds cold like steel.
“Peter told me,” Stiles breathes out. “You’ve been dreaming with that thing since… then? How did you- I mean, I’m positively losing it and it’s only been like,weeks.”
"Weeks,” Derek deadpans. “Whatdidyou do?”
"We did it to find our parents,” Stiles explains. “Scott, Allison and I.”
“I’m going to kill Deaton.”
“Won’t change a thing.” Stiles snorts.
“You have no idea what you got yourself into.”
“No, but I’m starting to. And Scott-”
“Scott what?” Derek sounds suddenly very sharp.
“He’s dealing with thison topof being a newbie Alpha. And I’m not in my game to help him.”
"I miss you.” Stiles decides to be bold. It may be the lack of sleep, or how fried his nerves are because of the constant state of fear. But he decides to say exactly what he’s thinking. “When are you coming back?”
There’s a long pause, so long Stiles worries Derek hung up. Until he hears, “soon.”
Merry Christmas, ollliecat!