bitten_notshy: ([neu] smarter than he lets on)
[personal profile] bitten_notshy
It was the last night of the full moon, which meant Jackson and Derek were free of werewolf issues for another month.

Jack, however, was not. He morosely chewed on a sandwich as he waited for the moon to rise. He'd come to love having a pack (even though some days he wouldn't admit it), but there was definitely a downside to being a different breed from the others.

[OOC: Open to whoever might be in the house!]

Date: 2013-07-23 11:22 pm (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (I'm the beta (damn it season 1))
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
"Eat," Derek said, walking by him to raid what little was left of the pizza from the weekend. "You'll need the energy."

Date: 2013-07-23 11:25 pm (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (talking at you)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
"As much as it'll be," Derek replied once he was done digging for food. "You need it for the change."

Look at him noticing things!

Date: 2013-07-23 11:34 pm (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (looking down)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
"It takes time. Jackson isn't exactly winning any awards," Derek replied, looking down at the floor.

Date: 2013-07-23 11:38 pm (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (dealing with Kate)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
"I'm not getting you gold stars," Derek informed him seriously. So, so seriously. "It would be easier if--"

Laura was here.

"--Laura could turn into a wolf like you."

Date: 2013-07-23 11:46 pm (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (actual puppy Derek Hale)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
"Not even a trophy." He was a harsh fake alpha, man. Derek exhaled, crossing his arms over his chest. "Back home, being able to change like you was looked at as a gift."

Date: 2013-07-24 12:00 am (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (seriously?)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
Derek frowned again, eyes firmly elsewhere. "It's--"

Wow, was he ever bad at this. He bit the inside of his cheek, thinking about things he'd really rather not.

"--only alphas can. And even then it's rare."

Date: 2013-07-24 12:08 am (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (I'm all alooooooone)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
"Our mother was strong," Derek said quietly. "Laura took after her."

And Derek's life was just made of horrible, horrible things.

"She was respected for what she could do. It can be like that for you too."

Date: 2013-07-24 12:16 am (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (can't ready my poker face)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
"Led," Derek replied with a shrug. "Packs would come to her sometimes. For advice."

Date: 2013-07-24 12:31 am (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (I don't even have words)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
"Laura was a lot like her." Or she'd had to act like her to make it through the time after the fire.

And admitting he missed her was like ripping himself open again.

Date: 2013-07-24 12:46 am (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (pouring my heart out to uncle peter)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
"I can still kick your ass," Derek replied, a tiny fraction of the tightness in his face easing.

Date: 2013-07-24 12:56 am (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (my stoicism is too stoic)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
"When you get it under control, we'll see." There. Something to look forward to, Jack.

Date: 2013-07-24 01:22 am (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (not bad!)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
"I think so." Then again... Derek.

Date: 2013-07-23 11:38 pm (UTC)
newroutines: ([neu] Looking over.)
From: [personal profile] newroutines
"Still here, huh?" Mike asked as he sailed in, back from work on the mainland. There was no surprise in his voice. He was familiar with how this thing worked by now. It was more like a greeting. "That Jackson kid couldn't get outta here fast enough this morning."

Date: 2013-07-23 11:39 pm (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (girl you crazy)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
"He's a real people person," Derek deadpanned.

Date: 2013-07-23 11:45 pm (UTC)
newroutines: ([neu] Down to business.)
From: [personal profile] newroutines
"I've gathered." Mike wasn't terribly impressed. He couldn't exactly be annoyed at the kid, either, though. Kid had a rough time of it. "To each his own, I guess."

Date: 2013-07-23 11:48 pm (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (Default)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
"He's safer here," Derek grumbled, at least trying to make it up to make by offering him a sandwich.

IT WAS FULL OF PAIN AND TRAUMA.

Date: 2013-07-23 11:51 pm (UTC)
newroutines: ([neu] Should not do that.)
From: [personal profile] newroutines
Mmm, tasty.

He accepted the sandwich with a shrug. "Hey, as long as he's not about break out of there in the middle of the night, he's welcome to crash."

Date: 2013-07-23 11:52 pm (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (BLUE STEEL)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
"He won't." Because Derek would smack him so hard, his dead parents would feel it.

Date: 2013-07-23 11:57 pm (UTC)
newroutines: ([pos] Yeah I dunno...)
From: [personal profile] newroutines
Hey now, Jackson's parents had never done anything to deserve that! Jackson, on the other hand...

Mike shrugged again. "Then it's cool. Maybe one of these times I'll actually get him to grunt out an actual greeting on his way out. Think that's about the only thing I can teach him."

Unless he decided careers in stripping and/or furniture building were optimal choices.

Date: 2013-07-24 12:02 am (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (not bad!)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
"Don't hold your breath," Derek replied with a huff.

Date: 2013-07-24 12:14 am (UTC)
newroutines: ([neu] Eyebrows.)
From: [personal profile] newroutines
"Wasn't about to." Since he'd met Jackson. "It's just nice to have a little hope in your life."

Date: 2013-07-24 12:15 am (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (sassing you)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
OH, MIKE. YOU KIDDER.

"You hold onto that for me."

Date: 2013-07-24 12:18 am (UTC)
newroutines: ([neu] Nope.)
From: [personal profile] newroutines
"Someone has to," Mike retorted. "Might as well be me."

Date: 2013-07-24 12:19 am (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (BROODING WEREWOLF)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
Damn right.

"Thanks," Derek muttered awkwardly. "For helping me."

THIS IS TERRIBLE. HE WAS NEVER DOING THIS AGAIN.

Date: 2013-07-24 12:26 am (UTC)
newroutines: ([neu] Definitely listening.)
From: [personal profile] newroutines
Mike just looked like it was no big deal. And with his sense of what was right, it really wasn't.

"Anytime, bro."

Date: 2013-07-24 12:29 am (UTC)
justlurkinghere: (actual puppy Derek Hale)
From: [personal profile] justlurkinghere
Well, considering Derek felt he needed to threaten teenagers into helping him...

Mmmm. Smells like crippling self worth issues.

Derek nodded, glad this wasn't going to be a thing.

Date: 2013-07-23 11:49 pm (UTC)
newroutines: ([neu] Reserving judgement.)
From: [personal profile] newroutines
"Hell of a lot roomier in the basement at least," Mike replied, just as lightly. Getting juice from the fridge. "You got uh, everything you need down there?"

Date: 2013-07-24 12:17 am (UTC)
newroutines: ([neu] Down to business.)
From: [personal profile] newroutines
"Nah, I don't have any requirements." He wasn't the one shifting every month. He could deal with whatever side effects there were. "Long as the door holds, I'm good."

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