My first reaction was to call this "cute," but with some of what Stiles has gone through in this AU, I hesitate to use that label.
It was certainly well done, and I appreciated that we were given little glimpses into the past few years of Stiles's life through the interview snippets at the beginning of each scene.
I did like the different approach to the relationship here. There's no real angst, no big discussions or freak-outs, but like Stiles says, just settling into something different.
I do have to say, though, that I missed the non-AU Derek. The Derek here has grown up and has been through therapy, so he actually talks and stuff. His whole character, and therefore the whole relationship just felt so different. Almost like this wasn't a Sterek story at all.
Still intriguing, though.Favorite Quotes:He probably doesn't mean to be adorable. Actually, he would probably maim something just to prove his complete un-adorableness.
He's very confused, but apparently dealing with supernatural shit is just like riding a bike, because his body remembers how to run away as fast as possible, even if his mind is stuck repeating the events that had led up to this.
Oh wait, oh god. Is his life... is his life a paranormal romance?
"Oh no, you're not turning it around on me, douchewolf."
"Also, I thought we were past the 'I'm-speaking-to-you-with-my-mind-why-aren't-you-doing-what-I-want-you-to thing. Communication, dude, it's a cool thing."