Thanks for the kind words on the first chapter of All’s Fair! Sorry for the feels :P
Have some gentle Derek and Derek being a huge goober recs?
- Cupboard Love by mklutz (G, 33k) He’s carefully balancing the sandwiches and the two biggest tupperware containers he could find that both had functioning lids when the front door opens and he almost drops everything right there in front of the stupid fountain. If that’s Derek Hale, he’s definitely not a mountain man.
- you scare me (in a good way) by pr1nc3ssp34ch (G, 4k) Turns out Derek Hale is a massive dork. Stiles has no idea what to do with this
- Definitely not Fish Demons by Febricant (T, 3k) Your father wants to take me fishing. Derek looks at the message before he sends it, wondering why it’s so difficult to convey deep discomfort with just text. His phone buzzes in his pocket a few minutes later. Uh oh, says Stiles’ reply.
- Chase Your Own by kellifer_fic (G, 4k) Derek is cursed into having a feels!tail because Deaton and Scott live to mess with him. That’s what he assumes anyway.
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He’d expected a punch, or Derek turning on his heel and stalking out of his office, at least. Stiles and Derek aren’t like that. They talk but they don’t…talk. They focus on the job and keep their non-professional and non-banter-involving interactions to a minimum, except for the rare occasions when Derek walks into his and his Dad’s flat and feels the need to comment on the orderliness of Stiles’ room or their meagre tea collection. But no personal things, not ever. “I put my job before my sister, and she died, and I might as well have killed her myself.”
Now Stiles just really feels like an asshole. “You saved a lot of people that day,” he replies, although he knows it doesn’t mean anything. He doesn’t need to know Derek to understand that there isn’t a day on which he doesn’t regret the decision he made, regardless of how many innocent lives he’d saved. He knows he’d let them all burn if he’d known that, while he was extracting the information needed to prevent another terrorist attack, Laura had died screaming. And that’s also why Stiles knows Derek is just bullshitting his way through this, how he knows that Derek made that ad hoc decision in Beirut to save Scott’s life, even if it was a stupid ass decision.
There’s the logical, reasonable side of his job, and then there’s the one where his heart comes in. No matter what your supervisors tell you, you can’t detach yourself from all of it. Stiles knows that better than anyone; all his life, he’s seen his father struggle with regulations and legal boundaries when he was still a Sheriff, and then with the weight of trying to save both all his operatives and the world.
And I believe that the darkness reminds us where light can be.
I know that your heart is still beating, beating darling.
I believe that you fell so you can land next to me. x
Commissioned work for mellsmells!
Have a tiny Stiles with plush!Derek cuddling on your dash. Thanks for commissioning me! <3
that is so cute oh gosh!
Stiles in every episode of Season 4
my heart’s aflame, my body’s strained
but god, I like it