There's something weird about Beacon Hills that Stiles can't quite put his finger on. The way everyone in town knows his name the day he arrives. The way they insist the melancholic howling that echoes through the forest every night is just a dog. The way his dad denies getting a dog, even though Stiles comes home to find one sprawled across his bed, some big black thing whose eyes gleam red in the right light. The way that massive oak tree out in the woods vibrates under his touch, pulsing with sickly life.
There's something weird going on in this town, and Stiles is determined to get to the bottom of it.
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20 Aug 2017
It’s Stiles last week before graduation and it seems like everything is going wrong. Between Scott finding True Love, werewolf kidnapping rings, sadistic professors, and his final projects, it’s not like Stiles doesn’t have plenty on his plate… but he’s a Stilinski and Stilinskis deal with it. Fortunately there’s a new lycanthrope on campus who seems amenable to pulling his bacon out of the fire.
(Now if only Stiles could figure out why he keeps waking up with his window open, that would be just peachy.)
Stiles is standing there looking bizarre – which maybe isn't a very nice thing or even a convincing thing to say about a person that Derek's basically invited over to hook up with (whatever that even fucking means to kids these days) – but he...does. He's wearing dark jeans, a black hoodie with the hood pulled up so Derek can't even really see his face aside from his mouth and jawline, and he's got that metal baseball bat in his fingers again.
He looks like he's come here to literally beat Derek to death.
Then, he grins, lifts one shoulder up in a half shrug, and says, “I can't come in until you invite me.”
Derek is mystified enough that all he can say is, “really?” He thought that was a vampire thing.
Derek can’t think about Stiles. Every time he tries, worry and fear swell in his head and everything goes blank. Stiles is going to be okay. He tells himself this over and over even though he has no idea, hasn’t seen him since he left that morning, since he stood over the bed and didn’t say I love you even though they both wanted to. Derek wishes Laura was alive, because she knew the pain of loss just as well as he does, and she would have had the right things to say.
- Part 2 of By Fang and Fury
He doesn’t come to The Beacon to pick up people. It’s precisely the reason why he doesn’t go anywhere else. People in this neighborhood know him, know he’s not interested in being hit on, which allows him to have a drink in peace. Derek knows he’s good-looking, but the type of people it attracts disgust him. At least other werewolves can smell the unfriendliness on him and stay away, but that doesn’t stop everyone. He went to a gay bar with his coworker Isaac once and it was horrifying.
- Part 1 of By Fang and Fury