O Death | Jen Titus
“Good idea.” Derek dropped his hands and took a step back. He pulled his phone out and sent a quick text to his betas, telling them not to bother coming, before pocketing it and turning to head for his car.
"Right," Stiles said again, this time to no one in particular. He grabbed Scott by the sleeve and hauled him back to the jeep, this time to the passenger side. Scott was kind enough to at least pretend like Stiles could haul him anywhere. He wasn’t forgiven for not speaking up though and saying this whole thing was his idea. Not even a little bit. Stiles threw one last glance Derek’s way and tried not to notice just how good pissed off and broody looked on him. Nope. Not noticing that at all.
“Hehehe,” Derek laughed obviously faking, clapping the two younger guys on the shoulders before squeezing tightly. ”No more practices, all right?” He was going to have to call his betas before they showed up, and then listen to Erica’s bitching for the next three days. The thought had him rolling his eyes.
Stiles’s face dropped immediately, the moment Derek squeezed his shoulder. Ow man, ow. He was already nodding and he could see Scott doing the same next to him, though Scott was a lot calmer with his whole ‘you aren’t my alpha’ routine. Stiles was simultaneously looking very much put in his place by Derek while planning his revenge on Scott.
"Sure, right, of course," Stiles agreed softly, his eyes just a little wide. Geez, could this night get any funner? "We’ll just go, we’re going…"
Derek just glared. If looks could kill, those two would be dead a million times over by now. ”Next time, before you send me a million texts, maybe you could make sure that you’re actually tracking him.”
"Right, yes," the words were stilted and laced with sarcasm. Stiles rounded on Scott again, but he didn’t look sheepish any more. He looked like he thought it was hilarious that Stiles had alerted Derek for no reason. Oh he was dead. He was so dead.
"So well, that was a great practice run, don’t you think? If the kanima shows up, we know you can definitely catch up quickly, so… good work, man!" Stiles tried to chuckle and look brave but Derek was there with his steely gaze looking all serious, like always. He probably didn’t recognize humor the way normal people did.