"Uh, so, just as a warning, your mom might think we're dating."
Stiles gets a wrong number call from an old man who can't install his antivirus software. He feels like doing a good deed, so he decides to walk him through it.
Derek is not an old man, just a technologically incompetent twenty-six year old TA who has made enemies of the entire UCLA IT department. The helpful stranger he has just accidentally called is about to become Derek's go-to computer guy.
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18 Jan 2018
Derek stares at his neighbor as he peeks in through his balcony door, shouting things like 'give 'em a kick', 'no, no use your sword', and 'watch out, there's one behind you.' Derek curses as he feels his pants dampen and realizes that he's emptied his watering can into one pot and it's overflowed. Great.
"Oh, hey," his neighbor says, pulling his face away from the glass to wave at Derek.
Derek doesn't wave back. "What are you doing?"
"What?" Derek points to the foil hat he's wearing. "Oh, there's an alien invasion in my apartment, and this is the only way they can't take my brain," the man says, grinning.
Derek blinks and finds that he's nodding. It's completely absurd, but Derek doesn't comment. Instead, he slips back into his apartment and locks the balcony door.
He watched him flip to a new sheet, writing again before holding the paper up for Derek to read.
'Sorry, are you Derek Hale?'
Derek nodded and watched the way he grinned, a wide, excited curve of his mouth before he was writing again.
'OMG I've read The Burning Year like six times'
(AKA the one where Derek and Stiles' apartments are across from each other, neither know what curtains are, and they write each other notes via whiteboards)
- Part 1 of You're in the Details