Stilinski & Associates
“You want me to arrange a political marriage for your son?” Stiles repeats dumbly.
“It wouldn’t be the first time you’ve done this,” Talia Hale says, dark eyes twinkling over her impeccable blue pantsuit. “Senator Harvey and Elise’s match worked out perfectly, and they’re actually quite in love, from what I hear.”
“George Harvey was a little-known senatorial candidate from Kansas at the time, Madam President,” Stiles says slowly. “Your son – you, Mr. Hale,” he directs toward the man pacing tiny circles behind the president’s chair, “are the nation’s most eligible bachelor. Literally. I saw it on the cover of People.”
(Stiles is a political fixer. Derek is the president's son. I've been watching too much Scandal.)
- Part 1 of Stilinski & Associates
Stiles picks at a stray thread that his fingers find in the dark. “You didn’t see his face, Scott. He was looking at me like I was the answer to every question he’d ever had, like everything was going to be perfect and sunshine and unicorns from now on. First time Derek’s told anyone ever how he feels.”
“And you yelled at him," Scott says.
“And I yelled at him,” Stiles agrees, burying his face in the pillow. “Although, to be fair, four years ago he left me standing in a hallway with my pants around my ankles while a reporter taped the whole thing.”
- Part 2 of Stilinski & Associates
“I’m building something better,” Peter continues. “B6-13 had become sloppy, unwieldy, subjective. I’m remodeling it into something superior. You could be part of that.”
“Yeah?” Stiles says, slamming the dishwasher closed so forcefully that he hears it reverb through the pipes. Starbuck barks sharply. “What are you going to call it? B-six-fourteen?”
The line of Peter’s jaw hardens. “I find it hard to believe that your mother tolerated such insolence when you were growing up.”
“You don’t know anything about how I grew up,” Stiles snaps.
Peter just smiles, predatory. “Don’t I?”
- Part 3 of Stilinski & Associates