(Sterek, firefighter!Derek, Derek’s entire pack are firefighters, Stiles wears glasses, human!AU, pet owner Stiles, some strong language from Stiles)
Most of the time, Derek loves being a
fireman. He saves people, almost every day. The look on the faces of parents
when he walks out of a burning house with their child safely in his arms, and
the cheers of children when he manages to pry their dog out of a car wreckage,
help him get through the days where he can’t save someone.
And the job has taught him a lot of
things, compassion, bravery, appreciation for the small things. What it hasn’t
taught him is tolerance. Especially not for the idiots who try to run back into
a burning building to save their laptop, or their pink sweater. That incident
had nearly made him renounce going to any sorority house fires in the future.
He watches as Boyd tries to stop a man
from running back into the burning apartment building. Boyd towers over him,
but the guy is a fighter and his colleague is having some real trouble holding
him back. The guy is aiming for the places he knows he will hurt the firefighter
the most, his crotch, his solar plexus. He even tries to kick him in the knees.
This isn’t going to end well for either
man if someone doesn’t stop that guy soon.
‘- have to get back inside!’
‘Sir, it’s too dangerous,’ Boyd tries to
reason with the man.
‘I have to get Wolverine! I’ve had him
forever! My mom gave him to me!’ The guy manages to break free from Boyd’s grip
when the firefighter has to duck an elbow aimed at his nose. But before the guy
can slip between the fire trucks, back towards the building, Boyd grabs him
around the waist and hauls him back.
‘Let me go, you giant-‘
Derek interrupts him before he can utter
what promises to be a very colourful insult. ‘What’s going on here?’