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“You have your mother’s eyes,” Peter suddenly commented, his tone light in his observation.
Stiles stiffened at the mention of his mother.
“Honest eyes,” Peter added as an afterthought. “Sunlit like the golden embers of coal burning in a forge.”
Stiles turned a soured expression on Peter. “Have you a point?” He asked.
“Many men have struggled to have those eyes even spare them a glance,” Peter simply stated. “An honest but naive treasure that managed to fool a dragon.” He placed the crown on Stiles’ head, amused when the boy immediately pushed away from him once the ornament was in place. “Hopefully those eyes can fool the Seven Kingdoms into thinking you could love a wolf.”
“Why? Why can’t I have what the others have? I don’t want this.”
He wanted the flowers and festive wine; the vows of chastity and marriage. He wanted the menageries of animals that were given sanctuary in the temples of other gods. He did not want blood or pain. He did not want the fear he had seen in the animal’s eyes.
“War is an ugly thing when humans have nothing to respect. You will be that rallying point that brings stability to the chaos.”
Derek clenched his eyes shut, knowing that he’d never have a moment’s peace if his life was to glorify such carnage.
Stiles felt overwhelmed when he caught sight of Derek smiling—because of him. A knot tightened in his stomach, realization hitting him that he was starting to care a bit more than he was supposed to.
I haven’t seen him smile in a long time. I’m hoping you can fix that.
That was what Peter said to Stiles the night he was brought to the palace. And now Stiles was questioning at what cost was he to please Derek.
Stiles could handle the gentle touches and passionate kisses. He wasn’t so sure he was ready for the way his heart fluttered with Derek.
Kaidan knew that forever wasn't always permanent. He knew that deep down he and Shepard were more likely to part than stay together. But even after the heartache and countless attempts to move on, he still has trouble breathing when Shepard walks into the room after all these years.
Forced to spend a weekend with Shepard shouldn't be too hard, or at least Kaidan thought. He promised Liara he'd make it through her wedding in one piece, but actually making it is another story completely.
Kaidan's starting to learn that, sometimes, when you start looking towards the future, the past can't help repeating itself.
[Previously Titled: Weddings & Choices]
- Part 3 of Kiss Goodnight
“I’m not the best at conversation. I’ve been told I have no finesse for it.”
Stiles took a step closer to Derek, pushing the billowing silk out of the way. “And what would you say if you looked at me now?”
Derek looked up, startled for a moment when he realized he was now looking at Stiles’ unveiled face. He was silent for a beat, taking in Stiles’ features for the first time, convinced he would never see such beauty unveiled for him alone.