Letting out a long sigh, Derek turns away and braces himself for the next hellish filming segment. After all, apparently he’s going to have to smile while greeting twenty-five contestants. Shit, what if they try to hug him? Or, god forbid, kiss –
He doesn’t get any further with that thought, because a limo pulls into the driveway. He braces himself for the worst. The worst, who… actually doesn’t look that horrifying.
“I’ve been dying to meet you!” she exclaims as she catches sight of him.
Then, she flings herself at him and ensnares him in a bone-crushing hug.
Scratch that – she’s completely horrifying. And Derek’s pretty sure he can hear errand boy what’s-his-face laughing in the distance.
(Or: In which Derek gets roped into being the 'eligible bachelor' on a dating show and instead falls for one of the show's interns.)
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31 Aug 2017
He has never been known to sit still very well. Apparently that also extended into jobs, because Stiles Stilinski cannot settle on a job even if his life were depending on it. Maybe that will change when he becomes house master to the infamous Hale manor.
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29 Aug 2017
Fandoms: Teen Wolf (TV)
02 Jun 2017
No one died. No one even got hurt. But six years ago, Derek Hale made a mistake and left behind the entire life and home he knew to begin again. He's not punishing himself, not really. An English degree and an advisor meeting at just the right time just happened to lead him to South Korea, where he settled and began to teach. Maybe he didn't look to the future or encourage lasting connections (if he could help it), but that didn't mean he was punishing himself.
So when a chance encounter at a subway station in Gimhae brings him face-to-face with a stranger whose heartbeat he can't stop hearing, it's time to face just what life is offering him. And if he'll finally start looking to a future he couldn't admit he wanted.
The one in which there are cast parties, stupid games, not-so-fake kisses, drunk friends, sober assholes, mutual pining, and a whole lotta confusion.
It takes Derek a couple years to catch on. He's so used to being used in a relationship, that it doesn't register to him that what he has with Stiles isn't merely friendship anymore. Not that he had been in a place where he could've mentally processed the idea of a relationship, even a year back, but working with his therapist has gotten him a long way from the terrified 23-year old, to a somewhat functioning adult.
In the end, it takes a few full pots of coffee, a couple trips to the pharmacy, a dozen lunch dates with Stiles and his father, and a couple centuries old sorcerer for him to finally connect the dots.