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1. a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.

Synesthesia is a New Latin construction dating back to the 1890s. It is based on the Greek word aísthēsis “sensation, perception.”

“Edward’s inherited synesthesia was consistent and stable throughout his lifetime. His took a standard form: seeing numbers as colors.”
- Richard Powers, The Echo Maker, 2006

Something of a Surprise

Summary: Somehow, while Derek wasn’t paying attention, Stiles got really hot.

Notes: I forgot that I never made a separate post for this. Inspired by this post by fauvistfly​. (On AO3)

When Stiles comes up the stairs, he finds that every single door and window in the loft is propped open. Derek is leaning in the doorway between the main area and the balcony, and he looks pissed.

The loft is sweltering.

“Dude,” Stiles says, picking absently at the long sleeves of his plaid shirt. “What the hell?”

Derek rolls his eyes. “Some asshole crashed into a pole about a block from here. Took out the electricity.”

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