Sterek Club AU - In which they both spot each other around the club all night but they just can’t seem to work up the courage to approach the other. That is, until Derek sees Stiles dancing with someone else and he finally gets the nerve to introduce himself, much to Stiles’ delight. “Finally,” Stiles says, placing his hand on Derek’s chest. “Thought we’d never get here.” Derek glances down at the hand on his chest for a moment before meeting Stiles’ heated gaze with a faint blush on his cheeks. They stare at each other for a minute longer before Derek grabs the hand from his chest, laces his fingers with Stiles’, and pulls the other man out onto the dance floor.
straight boys think girls can’t take compliments, and that’s ridiculous cause i’ve seen so many girls compliment each other, i’ve seen conversations & friendships blossom from girls complimenting each other in line, on the street, at school waiting for the bus, pretty much anywhere.
the problem is straight boys think sexual harassment & assault are compliments.
You are going to die
in your best friend’s arms.
And you play along because it’s funny, because it’s written down, you’ve memorized it,
it’s all you know.
I say the phrases that keep it all going,
And everyone plays along.
Someone’s pulling a gun, and you’re jumping into the middle of it.
You didn’t think you’d feel this way.
-“Planet of Love”, Richard Siken
I know this has been probably said for a hundred times by now, but let me add my five cents too.
For the whole season Stiles and Derek don’t meet face to face even one time. It’s either the nogitsune in Stiles’ body/shape or a dream-like world. I know that many people were upset about it and trust me, I’m not super happy either.
In seasons 1 and 2 their relationship was mostly evened out. Stiles had an odd interest in Derek and his past mixed with initial dislike. Derek was annoyed by that human sarcastic smartass. Yet whenever the need arose they saved each other’s lives without blinking.
3a started with a bit of their usual banter, mostly in 3x02, but then it moved to Stiles. Stiles having Derek on his Darach list twice. Stiles wanting to learn about Derek’s past (again!), preferably straight from the source. Stiles comforting Derek and coming back for him in the hospital.
In 3b we have Derek’s POV. Derek showing he cares about Stiles, making a big deal about being the king on Stiles’ board (which wasn’t really explained? let’s hope we’ll get something next season) and finally, the scene at the end of 3x24.
Yes, it was a dream and they weren’t in that room for real. But this is what makes it such a big deal. What matters is that in the time of confusion and peril, Derek’s subconscious mind supplied him Stiles to confide in and seek help. Not Scott, who Derek treats like a brother and to whom he grew really close to lately. Not Deaton who was Talia’s emissary and who has a vast knowledge about supernatural. Stiles. And if this isn’t a proof that Derek trust Stiles more than anyone, than I don’t know what is.
So don’t be angry about little Sterek in 3b, because it was there and it was significant.
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