( 1/2 ) Well I don't think he lost his toe at all, and since he can walk just fine everyone else knows that too. But I also think the reason he goes over the top with the story is because it ALMOST happened and it freaked Derek out, and Stiles didn't like that. He worries for Derek, okay? Stiles came to save Derek so of course Derek will think it's HIS fault, and this was not Derek's fault, and Stiles' fine!
( 2/2 ) So now he keeps it from getting too serious by painting Derek as the damsel in distress, which causes Derek to banter back by exaggerating in the other direction, and so it goes. He probably DID have to help Stiles out of there, and it scared Derek. This is how they deal with it. Stiles, successfully, distracts Derek from feeling guilty for what happened.
God, Derek would internalize the hell out of it if Stiles were seriously hurt. That boy does not need any more guilt on his shoulders.
And this makes me wonder about what would have gone down after the rescue. Derek setting Stiles down against a wall somewhere, crouching in front of him, trying to look cool and unaffected but his hands can’t shake off this barely-there tremor, and somehow Stiles is the one to calm down first, swallowing down the burn of his wound, grabbing Derek’s hand and gripping it and forcing out “it’s alright, man. I’m alright, I don’t think it’s bad.” And his voice is too tight because grazed or not he was freaking shot and this really hurts ok but his words seem to calm Derek down, slightly. He lets out a shaky breath, free hand moving over Stiles’ hip and his side, compulsively checking for other injuries he knows perfectly well aren’t there.
Stiles snorts, rolling his eyes and lifting his own free hand to touch Derek’s shoulder.
“Hey, you’re the one who got really shot.” Twice, actually. Once while his body had been shielding Stiles. There’d been too many people there, fire raining out in all directions. Stiles was lucky as hell he’d only been grazed and they both know it.
Derek shrugs off Stiles’ hand as he tugs to check under the edge of his jacket.
“Already healed.” Stiles isn’t sure about that, but he doesn’t push it. If it’s not true, it’s close enough –– the bullets hadn’t hit anything vital, and Derek doesn’t seem to need someone looking after him right now. The tension in his body and the wideness of his eyes are all telling Stiles that helping someone else is what he needs to get better.
So he snorts faintly and waves over his booted foot, leaning forward to hide his face in their close-pressed forearms as Derek’s hand goes down to carefully unlace it.
“Alright, first aid me up. But I’m warning you, if they blew off my toe I’m gonna pass out on you right here.”
The snort of laughter distracts Stiles from the sting as Derek slides off his boot.
Hello! Sorry if you've been asked this already but could you recommend me any fics where they are sorted in different houses? I've been reading some of those and I've loved them so... please? Ps. Sorry for my grammar, English is not my first language and I still struggle a little :D
Hello! I’ve never sought out this trope, so unfortunately I don’t know very many different-House fics, but here are the few that stand out in my memory! Also, I’m not going to include any Slytherin!Harry fics on this list, because I’ve already made a separate rec list for that:
Chaos Theory by@tessacrowley(103K)- Chaos: when the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future. One gene varies, one neuron fires, one butterfly flaps its wings, and Draco Malfoy’s life is completely different. Draco has always found a certain comfort in chaos. Perhaps he shouldn’t. Featuring Genius!Draco. This fic is INTENSE. I read it a really long time ago, but I STILL remember how emotional it made me! Make sure you read the trigger warnings in the notes, but if you want MAJOR FEELS, then you will absolutely love this one! Harry and Draco become friends right from the start and they’re so CUTE, and I just accidentally reread the first 10 or so chapters, that’s how good the writing is! Truly a classic :) [RAVENCLAW DRACO]
Golden Age by @lol-zeitgeistic(52.5K)- The Celtic druids once made a decision that kept magic in abundance in Britannia, but they couldn’t account for the technological advances Muggles would make centuries later. Now magic is dying on the isles, and this is not a dark lord that Harry can fight. OR: Harry Potter doesn’t save the world this time, but he does get a lot of hugs. YO, GUYS, this fic is SO VERY GOOD. I was hooked right from the start! For some reason everyone I’ve recced this fic to has been reluctant at first about Hufflepuff!Drarry, but then everyone ends up loving it (I told you so!) because it is GREAT and SO CREATIVE and read itttttt!!! [HUFFLEPUFF HARRY AND DRACO]
Earthbound Spook by cest_what (57.5K)- Two months after Draco Malfoy was reported dead, Harry and Ron found him tangled in Strangler Ivy on the grounds of Hogwarts. This fic is such fun to read! I adore horcrux hunting fics with all my being, and alternate dimension Draco makes this one extremely memorable! I see it being recced all the time, with very good reason :) [GRYFFINDOR DRACO]
The way this society has been formed is so backwards, there’s such a blanket over the eyes of the population, it should be criminal.
The powerful have built the world to benefit themselves, they’ve developed a culture where capitalism, the ideology that it’s wrong to stop one person exploiting millions of others out of their wealth and security, is the norm, and ideologies like socialism which protect the masses are outcast as ‘the enemy’ by the very masses that they protect, this being the method that the wealthy have used to con the people into maintaining their status for them, stripping them of their power to make real changes in the world and leaving the world’s most important decisions in the hands of the chosen few, rather than the billions of people they affect.
What people don’t realise is that the literal entire structure of the map as we know it, down to the construct of simply having borders, is designed to keep the 'up’ up and the 'down’ down, and in a world where borders were recognised as what they are (walls to cage the population and keep them from exploring the full extent of their home planet, which is a ridiculous concept in itself, the idea that it’s a crime to simply walk and keep walking is mind boggling), there would be no breeding grounds of hate and extreme ideologies because there would be no enclosed states and everyone would have exposure to all kinds of people, ignorance of culture would be decimated because people from all cultures would be free to exercise their natural born right to walk freely as they choose, and multicultural exposure would be the norm.
We’re literally flying round on a miracle, life is too unlikely to exist yet it does anyway so let’s just recognise that nations aren’t real and the elite don’t exist, they’re people like you or me and they’re no more entitled to security than the most oppressed people on the planet.
Borders are a construct, capitalism is violence, animals are not here to be used (people are also animals) and the global population should be truly free and equal, so don’t eat animals, be kind, and also be very aware of the agenda and the lies that come from the top.
in other, more positive news - i wrote 6k words tonight on my novel and it’s uuuurggggh c o m i n g t o g e t h e r at last…. very slowly but it IS and i’m actually kind of proud of myself which! I haven’t felt in a long time
A thing I like is when a character has spent all day blaming themselves for getting sick/not feeling well, and maybe other people have blamed them or become annoyed with them for it, too, and finally the character comes home and maybe someone is inconvenienced by their illness or irritated by something they’ve done and it’s just the Last Straw and they say in a small, hoarse voice: “It’s not my fault…”
I don’t know how some people seem consider me a friend, even tho I barely talk to them or have disappointed them.
It’s not like I don’t want to be friends. I just feel like a burden. And if I don’t talk to you anymore is probably couse I either feel like I’m annoying you or that I feel like you’re better off without me.
I find it hard to communicate with people. It makes me nervous and anxious.
“what I they don’t like me in the first place?” “I’m probably annoying them” “they probably left me caouse I disappointed them”
These are thoughts I have constantly and that hold me back from socializing.
First, I’m just walking - empty, energy level 0 - with his super high value toy to the yard. He used to spin in circles, jump, pull, tug, try to take the toy, nearly knock me over, etc., while I tried to do this. But now he picks up on my energy level and, while still expressing he wants the toy, understands we’re not playing yet. Eventually, he sits down politely.
Then I do the jazz up by suddenly exploding my energy level to like, idk, 7? 8? It could be higher, but man it’s fuckin’ hot out.
Then I suddenly bring us back down to a 0 by asking for a down. He calmly lays there, not even a whine.
I reward him with the Wubba in the end by tossing it into the yard.
This was the first round. The follow up rounds I mostly varied the reward by throwing it and then releasing him with a ‘free’ command instead. I also jazzed him up a little bit longer. Oh annnnd put myself at an energy level 0 BUT waving the toy around.. he read the energy instead of the toy, stayed sitting/laying!