Burn the Sky Down by dls for Paranoia_shoujo, AJM, WillJ, TheBlueMenace, izumi2, EmuSam, Taeryfai, Peramia, Flight_Of_Icarus, Candyoranges, lxghtwoodlxve, Wolcen, avenge_the90s
Fandoms: Marvel Cinematic Universe
25 Jan 2020
A collection of dark what-ifs based on my other work If You Had This Time Again.
Each chapter is a stand-alone depicting a path not taken. Basically, an AU of an AU.
Or: Occasionally my brain goes to strange places. Sorry (but not really) about that.
- Part 2 of Would You Do It All the Same?
Derek has a new neighbor who won't stop looking.
“You’re blind,” Derek said flatly, the anger draining from him so suddenly he felt almost woozy. His vision cleared, his claws sliding back into blunt fingernails.
“Thanks for the memo, genius,” the kid said acidly. “I can still fucking defend myself, so don’t take another damn step.”
“Fuck, I...I’m sorry,” Derek stuttered.
“What?!” The kid’s brow crinkled. “I mean — what?! You’re fucking sorry!?” His lips thinned into a harsh line. “What, is this some kinda Hallmark movie where you’re discovering the error of your ways because you don’t want to rob a blind person?! That’s fucking condescending, man. I’ll have you know that —”
“Just, wait.” Derek interrupted what was apparently the start of a convincing argument as to why he should rob the kid after all, feeling his head start to spin. “This is — it’s a misunderstanding. I’m — I’m not robbing you. You’re — you’re safe, okay? I’m taking three steps back. Just — just let me explain.”
“Explain why you came busting into my apartment? Yeah, go right ahead, man, I can’t wait to hear this epic tale.”
Stiles gets partnered with Cora for a history project, and they become bros. Also, he kind of falls in love with her older brother, Derek.
"So like in 'Step Up'?"
Allura shrugs. "Now that you put it like that - yes. I guess it's just like in 'Step Up'."
The smile that she sends Shiro's way - followed by a shy wave, eugh - is sickening to say the least, and Lance still doesn't believe in dance camps.
Lance McClain's dancing career begins and ends with Keith.
Keith just wants to find out what Lance's deal is.
"And then there was pain again, but this time it was in only three places—his arm, below his clavicle, and next to his heart, all on the left side. It felt like the skin was being sliced apart, ripped open, flayed off—
And suddenly it was done.
Derek looked across the room and saw the boy on the floor, looking about as bad as Derek felt."
Derek and Stiles learn that bonding is probably best done with ridiculous amounts of video games and maybe a little bit of time.