Title: Viva Las Vegas-
Spoiler: This story takes place after Thanksgiving. There are some references to the other episodes of season 2.
Disclaimer I have nothing to do with The Agency and receive no
The Las Vegas part of this story doesn't actually come in until Chapter 7.
Thank you Kelly for posting your idea. It's what inspired this story. Which if anyone remembers Kelly's idea you probably will figure out what's going to happen.
Stiles got home he was exhausted and in a lot of pain. He called a friend of his who was a doctor to come by and check him out. He had a cracked rib and lots of bruises all over. Brandon told him there was no reason to go to the hospital and gave him some painkillers. Stiles thanked his buddy for coming over. He decided to just take it easy and watch a movie.
As he was watching it he couldn't stop thinking about Terri. Did she really mean what she said about wanting to see him again? He wanted to say all the right things when he talked to her on Monday. The painkillers were starting to kick in so he was really tired by now.
He fell asleep for about an hour and woke up to the doorbell. He couldn't imagine who it might be. As he went to get up, he felt a sharp pain in his ribs and remembered what had happened. He hobbled over to the door and looked through the peephole. He was surprised to see Joshua Nankin standing there. Stiles was very confused, he barely knew Joshua, why was he here. His first thought was something happened to Terri and it scared him.
He opened the door. "Mr. Stiles, how are you feeling?"
"I'm fine. What's wrong? Did something happen to Terri? Please tell me she is ok."
"I brought you some Thanksgiving leftovers from my house. Joanna is actually quite a good cook, and to answer your question Miss Lowell is fine, she is at her brother's house in Baltimore I believe."
Stiles clutched his ribs in pain. "Why don't we sit down?" They walked into the living room. "Can I get you something?"
"No, no thank you." Joshua could tell he was in pain and didn't see the point in stalling, so he got right to the point. "Mr. Stiles I want you to know that I also have a prototype of the transmitter in my tooth." Stiles was beginning to understand why Joshua was here. "I think Terri probably forgot that while she was talking to you." Stiles nodded, he was beginning to understand why Joshua was there. "I want to know if you care for her as much as she obviously cares for you."
"I don't really see where this is any of your business." Stiles was just a little annoyed.
"It might not be, but I care about Terri. She is like the daughter I never had."
Stiles just looked at Joshua, "Did Terri send you?"
"No, Terri would probably be upset if she realized she forgot about me being able to hear everything she said." Joshua wanted to make sure Stiles knew that he was well aware of everything between him and Terri. "As I'm sure she would be upset if she realized she forgot about the surveillance cameras set up on the boat in Nice."
At first he just smiled as he remembered Nice, then Stiles looked at him in shock. "Do you know I got in trouble from Terri in Afghanistan because she thinks I told?"
"Well you didn't. At least you were a gentleman in that respect." Joshua chuckled.
"This is none of"
"My business. I know that's what you think. Mr. Stiles, you were right about Terri throwing herself at you. She did."
"That's not what happened." Joshua was happy he wanted Stiles to jump to Terri's defense.
"You were right, I mean she was expecting too much" he paused to make his point, it was hard for Joshua not to laugh as he said this. "You were like brothers"
"I said brothers in arms. We risked our lives together."
"Yes she was happy and sharing the joy."
Stiles didn't like Joshua making light of his relationship with Terri. It might be strange but it is very precious to him. "You don't understand, it's not like that. Joshua I love her." Joshua had a huge smile on his face. He knew these two belonged together. He knew it before Stiles went to Iraq, Stiles continued, "Ok. I loved her since the first time I saw her in the training room." Stiles sat down. "I never wanted anyone or anything more than her that night. More than I want her right now."
Joshua sat down next to Stiles and put his hand on his shoulder. "Mr. Stiles all Terri wants from you is to hear that you care about her. I know Terri, if she was willing to give herself to you like that, she definitely fell in love with you too."
"What do I say? When I'm around her I get all tongue-tied. I can't even think straight." Stiles was surprised that he admitted this to Joshua.
"Just start in the obvious place. You owe her dinner. She does want to see you again. Do you want to see her?"
"Yes." A big smile came across his face. Joshua patted him on the back.
"I'll see you on Monday Mr. Stiles. Remember $35 for a mixed floral arrangement and these problems never come up." Stiles laughed and thought that might be a good place to start.
"Thank you Joshua." He let Joshua out. Stiles walked into the kitchen to heat up the leftovers Joshua brought him. He knew for sure he needed to talk to Terri. He would call her in the morning, but first he would call a florist and have roses delivered to her house, a mixed floral arrangement was not good enough for his Terri. She deserved much better.
As the elevator door opened Joshua was surprised to see Jackson there. "Mr. Haisley what are you doing here?"
"I came to see if Stiles is ok. What about you?"
"Same here." Joshua smiled. Stiles was going to get a lecture from all of Terri's friends tonight that poor man he thought to himself.
Stiles opened the door when it rang; he was expecting Joshua to tell him something he had forgotten. "Jackson what are you doing here?"
"Welcome home Stiles. I brought you some leftovers from my sister-in-law's house."
"Thank you. Come in." Stiles and Jackson sat down in the living room. "What's on your mind Jackson?"
"Well I don't know how to say this so I'm just going to come out and say it. Terri cares for you very much. I saw how worried she was since she heard you were missing. I remember the hell she went through last year with her divorce."
"And you don't want to see her hurt again."
"Exactly. Look I know what happened in France."
"Can you please just how many people exactly know what happened in France?" Jackson just looked at him. "Let's get one thing straight I don't want Terri to ever find out anybody knows for sure or how they found out." Stiles was mad, he felt like he should have realized and gone inside, but he was a too caught up in the moment. He was a little loud with Jackson there so he lowered his voice, "I'm sorry. Look Jackson, you know Terri, she would be too embarrassed."
"As far as I know just Lex, Joshua and myself know."
"I'll tell you the same thing I told Joshua, I love her. I just don't know how to tell her. I've never met anyone like her." Once again Stiles sat down, he was willing to take any advice offered. He needed to find a way to tell her how he felt.
"She never gave up on you. She wanted to be the one to talk to you. I don't know what she said. She almost fell apart when Quinn said that we had no way of knowing if you were alive or not, but she pulled it together and changed Duffy to Scotland Yard. The look of relief on her face when she heard your voice." Jackson put his hand on Stiles' shoulder "If this makes it easier for you. I think she loves you too, very much. If you feel the same than let her know. These past days were hell for her. It's got to be rough; Jeff made it real hard for her to trust another man."
"I'm going to call her in the morning. Maybe even tonight I want to talk to her."
"Stiles even though the two of you were very tense in China, I knew you two belonged together. That's why I told you to ease up on her. I'm going to give you that same advice. Realize it might be hard for her to admit her feelings after the way Jeff hurt her and the way you two started. Let her know how you feel and give her time. Don't be discouraged if she can't tell you right away." Jackson smiled as he left.
Stiles went into the kitchen to get his leftovers and the doorbell rang again. As he opened the door, he honestly expected Lex, which was the only one who knew about them that hadn't showed up yet. A huge smile was on his face when he saw her standing there.