He loves you not.
Why is it I saw this on my dash and my mind suddenly went to Teen Wolf?
Like this is a mental snapshot of BB!Stiles and Mama Stilinski out in the middle of the Preserve, after everything’s over and the Hale Pack are all just 0_0 at that pretty new deputy’s wife & kid.
Maybe this is the first time something especially horrendous threatened the town in years, but Talia Hale & Papa Hale & Peter are actually struggling to take down this Big Bad because it’s strong but they need it alive. Big Bad has managed to capture a couple human children, “insert some tragic circumstance that may/may not be triggery” for two kids already but now the new Deputy’s son is missing and BB!Derek is not answering their howls, (maybe a Rawhead or a Striga or a Slender Man-esque monster) and has them hidden somewhere/how and they can’t even pick out a heartbeat or catch a whiff of scent and Talia is beyond frantic/Alpha Glare/EYEBROWS OF DOOM (he had to learn how to do them somewhere) because NO ONE MESSES WITH HER DER-BEAR! IMMA RIP OUT SOMEONE’S THROAT - WITH MY TEETH!
And Talia is full-on Alpha-form on this b**** but it knows they need it alive to get the kids back and it’s laughing and taunting them until this tiny, wisp of a woman steps out from the treeline. She just walks right up, don’t mind me, and doesn’t even blink at the stand-off between a full Pack of snarling werewolves and the Big Bad. Just walks past Talia’s massive Alpha-form and narrows her amber-gold eyes.
Tilts her head and stares in a vaguely disappointed, I-can’t-deal-with-you-right-now way.
And the Big Bad looks at her and about wets itself in abject fear.It makes pathetic begging noises from its knees as the woman calmly walks to the mouth of the empty cave/den behind it. She looks down at her feet with a frown and holds up the first & middle fingers of each hand, puts them side-by-side then flicks them away, like she’s swatting at a fly. A small cloud of dust moves and suddenly there’s heartbeats and scents and BB!Derek!! BB!Derek is sitting in the back corner with surprisingly verbose toddler in red footie PJ’s tucked into his chest. BB!Derek’s immediately snarling and flashing Blue Eyes and he’s shoved the toddler in the corner behind him. Talia doesn’t move - she teleports next to woman, with her Pack one second and across the clearing/glade/valley/final frontier the next.
But the boy’s peeking over BB!Derek’s shoulder they both cry out because the whimpering Big Bad is reaching out to touch the woman’s skirt. BB!Derek turns his back on a threat (hello clue-by-four on who BB!Derek will end up with) curls around him so he doesn’t see but the monster screeches and skids across the ground, back to the feet of the Pack.
“It is known that Beacon Hills is protected,” the woman says on a whisper of a breeze before she looks over her shoulder at what’s left of the Big Bad. Because it’s keening a death note and looks like the victim of a grenade going off - inside its chest. She glares at Big Bad with the exact same intent Talia is giving it and mocks, “And you dared to touch not only an Alpha’s cub, but my son?”
Talia shares a look with the woman and they both give a grin that’s all fangs and murder. Then the little boy whimpers and BB!Derek’s growls have a hint of fear to them and it’s like a switch gets flipped; the woman is smiling and Talia gives some sub-vocal go-ahead but she’s already shifting back to human skin. Talia rips the cage-thing apart while the woman talks and talks and talks and BB!Derek is fighting the little boy who’s babbling right along with the woman and reaching for her until Talia nods, all to the soundtrack of snarls and howls and Big Bad reaching it’s well-deserved brutal death.
And after the Pack have ‘dealt’ with remains and both women are holding their BB!’s while Talia is wearing Papa Hale’s leather jacket like a tunic (seriously, he had to learn it somewhere and my personal Head!Cannon is that Papa Hale was giant Mountain Man everyone thought could secretly be the leader of a biker gang until they saw him with a small person), The woman introduces herself and little boy but their names are un-pronouncable so Talia sticks with ‘Mrs. Stilinski” even though that’s not much better. BB!Derek pulls his head from where he’s been scenting her neck and solemnly tells her “Just call him ‘Stiles,’ Mama, his last name is weird ta’ say too.”
“Yep,” ‘Stiles’ pipes up from his mother’s hip, “Derek ga’ me my name, Mama! So I name-ded him!”
“You called me a Sour Wolf!” BB!Derek exclaims to a delighted grin from ‘Stiles.’
“Uh-huh! ‘Sourwolf’ a’cuz his face look like Daddy’s face that time he said lem’nade was ‘sour’ and a’cuz he said he’s a Wolf and his eyes are really pretty.”
Mrs. Stilinski just stares like she’s stunned as the little boy grins from ear-to-ear and BB!Derek hides in her neck at the chuckles from the Pack. And then Mrs. Stilinski gives this delighted laugh and she’s grinning as much as her son but there are tears in her eyes.
“Thank you, Derek,” she tells him, so openly warm and grateful that it just seems wrong but right at the same time. “It’s a very special thing in my family to receive a name and give one in return. It means those two people will always be very important to each other; that they are fated.”
And the way she says that last word is the same way a Wolf talks about Mates.BB!Derek turns his head to look at ‘Stiles’ and ‘Stiles’ is beaming at them in return; the mothers share a fond look and acknowledgement. There’s a single car gunning towards their location and the Pack blends into the trees as the wolves make-out a male voice praying for his wife and son’s safety over sound of the engine.
Stiles turns when he hears and Mrs. Stilinski offers a small wave from her blood-spattered arm as Talia turns to follow her Pack. BB!Derek watches over her shoulder as the car stops and the man yells out a shortened version of Mrs. Stilinski’s name. Stiles yells out for his ‘DADDY!!’ and BB!Derek whines when the trees start to block his line of sight. Talia turns for one last look then presses a kiss to BB!Derek’s temple.
“I’m not a ‘Sour Wolf.’” BB!Derek mutters and Talia laughs.
“Don’t worry, baby, he probably won’t remember it.”