(i got struck by a thing that i wanted to write, so have a thing.)
peter bites two boys in the preserve, one right after another, and shows how pleased he is with the action by baring bloody fangs at them and snarling at them until they scramble together and run from him. he isn’t sure how he knows – perhaps it’s alpha instinct – but he feels as if chances are good that both of them will turn.
he chases them through the school shortly before the full moon. it’s exhilarating, to be honest, even if it means tearing through unfamiliar territory. he corners them and loses them in turns before they decide to part ways, splitting his attention.
peter catches one in the gymnasium and roars in his face. he can feel the frightened flutter of the boy’s presence in his mind through the budding pack bond. peter shoves his demands through the bond, and the beta’s eyes glow yellow. innocent, but not for much longer.
peter leaves him there, confident that the shaking boy will soon be taking the lives of his friends, and goes in search of the other.
peter finds the second beta in the halls. the boy is trying hard to be quiet, breathing through his nose in slow deliberate breaths, but the beat of his heart is so loud that peter finds it impossible to resist making it beat faster.
so he toys with this one. it’s a small bit of payback for all the bravado that got shoved in his face earlier. the beta isn’t so fearless on his own, without a barricade between him and peter. by the time peter pins him down just short of the exit, the boy is nearly exhausted from running, and his eyes barely manage to reveal their true color, flickering in the face of peter’s low growling.
when he sees the color, peter sits back. his fur and bulk ripple away until his face is more human, better designed for speaking. "you’ve killed before,“ he says softly, words slightly slurred around his fangs. "that’s interesting.”
the boy goes abruptly still, staring up at peter in horror. he starts shaking when peter taps a clawed finger under his eye.
“your eyes are blue. that’s how i know,” he says.
the struggle begins anew. “i have no idea what you’re talking about,” the boy spits out.
peter hears a shout from behind him (“stiles!”) and it’s soon followed by a threatening roar that echoes down the hallway. pushing his alpha form to the surface again, he turns to face the yellow-eyed beta from before.
“scott!” shouts the boy peter still has pinned – stiles, apparently. “run, you idiot!”
scott just stands straighter, all the more bold for his reckless, stupid courage.
peter has to let stiles go in order to fight scott down, but he doesn’t worry about it. he has to get his priorities in order. first, he’ll have to break scott, but once that’s done, he’ll have two perfect betas in his pack – ones that are willing to kill.