In a moment of crunching metal on metal, Derek went right back to how he was the day he met Stiles.
Before their relationship.
Before Stiles listened to him rant about Kate.
Before Stiles offered a safe place to relax while they were on the road.
Before Stiles encouraged him to think about what he wanted in his future, and supported his dreams no matter how simple or lavish.
Before Stiles showed him how special he was mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Before Stiles showed him what it was like to be loved.
Derek went back to feeling like a failure, like he couldn’t make anyone happy unless he gave up his own comfort and catered to those around him.
Derek went back to not caring what tomorrow brought, he just wanted everyone to be okay, convinced he only needed those around him to be happy, for him to be happy.
Derek went back to trying to understand why he couldn’t make Kate happy.
Derek went back to feeling like he wasn’t loved.
Stiles knows that Derek essentially started on a new path after the accident, and in turn began a new life.
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14 Apr 2014