Returning to Beacon Hills is a big step for Derek. He's starting his own business, rebuilding his old family home, and enjoying the feeling of being home. When he runs into the Sheriff and finds himself invited to a Stilinski family dinner, it's not nearly as strange as he would have expected, and when Stiles starts becoming a regular part of his new life, it only feels natural.
The first thing Derek notices is that Stiles is taller. The second is that he’s more filled out. This shouldn’t be a surprise. Not living in Beacon Hills doesn’t stop the machine of social media, and it’s not like he hasn’t seen pictures, but it’s different in person. Stiles, now Derek’s height, maybe an inch taller, still has the same wide smile and loose-limbness about him that he did when he was in high school. Between the height and the muscles though, this Stiles wouldn’t make anyone second guess that he played lacrosse. The only thing people would second guess about this Stiles is the fact that he was always on the bench.
Bookmarked by CharliD
23 Jan 2021
Stiles doesn't come back home that first summer.
Written for mating_games Bonus Challenge 6: Summer.
- Part 12 of Mating Games
Derek catches Stiles smoking and he can't stop watching.
Stiles’ life was going pretty decently, if you ignored the part where he had no idea what to do with it: he had his friends, his dad, and his tattoos. Then Beacon Hills High School hires Derek Hale as their new history teacher. Stiles thinks that maybe if he gets the stick out of his ass, he’ll be a bit less of a douchebag, and can't help but try to rile him up at all times. What begins as not-so-innocent flirtation turns into something more, and Stiles wonders if he's finally gotten himself in over his head.
''Do you know the Molotov Cocktail café near the station? I think their pastries are the best. We could go there this weekend.''
Oh fuck. He's proposed a date.
''Sure,'' Stiles agrees easily with a shrug.
But did he really get friendzoned just now? Can he get friendzoned when they aren't even friends?
Does that make them friends? It would be nice, actually-
god, he just feels so lonely at times.
Bookmarked by CharliD
19 Jan 2021