Sequel to Divided We Stand. Six months have gone by, Stiles is slowly recovering from his injuries, and the Searching Ceremony is about to happen. This time it's Cora who brings someone home, but he might not be what he seems...
- Part 2 of The Searching Ceremonies
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27 Feb 2015
I . . . no, Dad, I don’t know that,” Stiles suddenly bursts out. “How am I supposed to care about analyzing Shakespeare or learning the taxonomic ranking system when someone is trying to hurt my pack? Why does school fucking matter, Dad?”
“Because the more you learn, the more knowledge you have, the more you’ll be able to help your pack. If not now, then in the future,” Tom says. “Because studies have showed that what you learn isn’t always what’s important; as long as you are learning, your brain continues to get faster and smarter, and that’s especially important for you, for your recovery. Is knowing about taxonomic ranking going to help your pack? No. But is learning about it going to make you that tiniest percentage smarter as a whole that could help someday? Yeah, maybe.”
Stiles blinks at him, then says, “God dammit, Dad, you weren’t supposed to have an answer for that.”
Tom gives him an unimpressed look. “Let me guess. You expected me to say something bland and boring about diplomas and GPAs and your future.”
“A little,” Stiles admits.
“And then you were going to come back about how you’ll probably never hold down a full-time job anyway and it’s all pointless.”
“Maybe,” Stiles grumbles.
“Good thing I saw that one coming, then,” Tom replies. “Must be all the school I went to.”