|Possessiveness, Miscommunication and Jealousy
Author: luvsbitca PM
Some people from Derek's life before the show come to visit and none of the pack are happy about it, especially when one of them starts picking on Stiles. Part of the Growling 'Verse.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Drama/Family - Stiles & Derek H. - Chapters: 14 - Words: 54,856 - Reviews: 298 - Favs: 321 - Follows: 351 - Updated: 09-08-12 - Published: 01-22-12 - Status: Complete - id: 7764402
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Title – Possessiveness, Miscommunication and Jealousy
Chapter – Part 01 – Meeting Strangers
Author – Moonbeam
Series – Growling 'Verse – set during Five Time – Part 06 – Apartment so obviously they are not together.
Rating – PG-13 (I think I might need to alter it but I doubt it)
Warnings - Someone being a complete evil, manipulative, bitch to Stiles.
Word Count –2121
Summary – Some people from Derek's life before the show come to visit and none of the pack are happy about it, especially when one of them starts picking on Stiles. Part of the Growling 'Verse.
Disclaimer – If I owned this show there would be more of it, lots lots more of it.
Author's Notes – This has been floating around for a while and after First Snow I wanted something with a bit of outside melodrama and what better than a bitch trying to bring down Stiles?
Possessiveness, Miscommunication and Jealousy
Part 01 – Meeting Strangers
"Hey Derek," Stiles called out as he opened the front door to Derek's house the rest of the pack behind him. "We have a…" Stiles stopped talking when he saw Derek sitting on a couch with a strange woman, another woman and a man sat across from them on the other couch.
"Stiles, everyone come in you have to meet John, his girlfriend Monica," Derek pointed to the couple across from him and then to the woman sitting next to him. "And his sister Jasmine."
"Hi," Stiles said and was followed by a chorus from the rest of the pack. Stiles knew they were wolves because Scott grabbed the back of his shirt and pulled him back just a touch so Stiles was standing behind him.
"John, Monica, Jasmine this is my pack. Jackson, Lydia, Scott, Stiles, Danny and Allison."
"Humans." Jasmine said looking straight at Stiles.
"Yes, Allison and Stiles are human." Derek said. "The rest of us are wolves."
"You have omegas?" John asked surprised.
"No, I have human members of my pack," Derek said firmly looking directly at Stiles.
"Why?" Monica asked.
"Why what?" Derek turned back to the couple across from him.
"Why do you have human pack members?" Jasmine asked.
Derek stared at her for a few long moments while his pack and his guests waited for him to answer. Derek actually found trying to explain why he had non-wolves in his pack hard, most packs kept humans around to serve as omegas, well the old packs, the rest rarely kept a human around for long choosing to bite them for security and to strengthen the group. Neither Allison nor Stiles wanted to be werewolves so they would remain human until that changed or they died. There was really only one explanation that would make sense to his old friends; and it wasn't telling them that Stiles was the first real member of his pack; that he saved his life, that he helped bring down his uncle, that without meaning to he aligned himself with Derek before Derek was even really the alpha. Allison was much more difficult to explain, she was a hunter's daughter who had stood by Scott through everything standing between her father and the pack and over the few years since she had found out the truth she had proven herself to be a trustworthy member of the pack. John and Jasmine had grown up wolves like he and Laura had, their father slightly more traditional than Derek's who refused to bite children who showed no sign of lycanthropy until they were old enough to decide for themselves. They would not understand any of his reasons, least of all the fact that Stiles was...so many different things. "I grew up in a pack with human members." Derek answered simply.
"Yeah but they were family." Jasmine said. "And surely when they were old enough they would have chosen the bite. Your humans are old enough why don't you just bite them?"
"Because they do not want to be werewolves." Derek said looking at Stiles briefly seeing the grip Scott had on his arm, the way the human was standing just behind the wolf, the way the rest of his pack were standing guard around their human members. Derek smiled at them all; they were a good family, protective and loving.
Jasmine turned her eyes to follow Derek's she looked first at Allison then to Stiles who caught her eye. The way she was looking at him made him uncomfortable, she was not glaring or scowling but he could tell she was not happy and he was the reason.
"You don't want to be a werewolf?" Jasmine asked her eyes not leaving Stiles'.
Stiles looked to Derek for a moment and then back, "No." He said simply not at all worried about his heartbeat this time. He might have been lying when he had told Peter he didn't want the bite but now, knowing he was pack, knowing he was always going to be here with his second family the small part of him that wanted to be a werewolf had changed its mind. There was nothing that being a werewolf would ultimately give him that he did not already have. There was no need for him to change.
"Why not?" Scott's grip on his arm changed slightly at the tone Jasmine used but Derek's expression did not even flicker.
"There is no need for me to be a werewolf. I am part of the pack and I'm happy with how things are. Why change?"
"You could get hurt. Or bitten accidently." Jasmine pushed.
"I have faith in every member of the pack not to hurt me, and if I was bitten then I would become a werewolf and that would be fine as well."
Jasmine opened her mouth to ask more questions but her brother beat her to it. "Jas, leave it be."
"So nice to meet you all." Stiles said, the rest of the pack murmuring their agreement.
"Come in," Derek said ushering his pack into the room with the three wolves. Jackson, Lydia and Danny sat in the chairs closest to John and Monica. Scott put himself between Jasmine and Allison and Stiles took the final seat which was really just a footstool but put Derek between him and Jasmine.
"How do you all know Derek?" Stiles asked.
"When he and Laura moved to New York John I met them," Jasmine started. "We ran together a few times. John is my alpha and he and Laura dated for a while."
Monica looked down and Stiles wondered briefly if Jasmine had said that deliberately.
"Laura and Jasmine were friendly for a long time; we stayed with them for a while in the country before I left after school. Laura stayed with them until she joined me. Then she came here and I lost touch with everyone."
"It was just terrible," Jasmine said putting her hand on Derek's forearm. "We tried to get in touch with him but we just could not find him. Then we were travelling through California and thought we should just stop by and check. Quite lucky too since apparently you have gone back to school. Laura would be so pleased."
"Yes, I think she would." Derek said.
"Laura was amazing; did any of you get to meet her?" Jasmine asked.
"No," Lydia said. "She passed away before we got involved in the whole werewolf thing."
"Yes, how did you all get involved?"
No one said anything for a moment; strangely they were all looking at Stiles then Derek. Jasmine noticed, her eyes narrowed as she watched them.
"I was bitten first," Scott said.
"Then me." Lydia said.
"Then me." Jackson added.
"And I was last." Danny put in.
"Derek," Jasmine dropped a hand onto Derek's knee as he turned to her. "How is your uncle, doing any better?"
"Anyone want a drink?" Stiles said jumping up. "Lydia tea, Derek?"
The pack jumped on the distraction and Derek pulled his knee from under Jasmine's hand as he offered to help.
"No, no." Stiles said already leaving the room. "I have it, need to wait for the kettle anyway."
"Are you sure he's not your omega?" Jasmine said as he left the room.
"Wait up Stiles, I'll come." Lydia said standing and walking over to follow Stiles as Derek turned to Jasmine.
"No, he is definitely not my omega. I do not believe in having omegas."
"Hmm." Jasmine said. "So you've gone back to university. Berkley?"
"Yeah, Stiles and I both go there. The whole pack is in university at the moment."
"You and Stiles?" Jasmine asked moving back so she could stare at Derek.
"We are living together." Derek said.
"You are having sex with your omega?"
"He is not my omega!" Derek ground out.
"Sorry, of course." Jasmine sat back further and watched Derek while Derek's pack watched her. "So you and Stiles are involved?"
"No, we are friends." Derek said definitely not lying.
Stiles and Lydia walked back into the room and handed out the drinks, Allison grabbed Lydia's wrist when she was handed her drink Allison looked at Jasmine and crossed her eyes, Lydia raised her eyebrows and then frowned. Stiles saw the whole thing and had no idea what the hell was going on.
"So, what are we talking about?" Stiles asked.
"The fact you and Derek aren't having sex." Jasmine said.
"Jasmine!" John reprimanded.
"Of course Derek and I aren't have sex, we are just friends."
Jasmine stared at him for a moment and then grinned.
"So, we were thinking," John said trying to change the subject. "The full moon is coming up, only a couple of days. Would you mind us sticking around? Safe place to run."
"Of course." Derek said grinning. "It'll give us a chance to catch up."
"Yes it will." Jasmine was talking to Derek but staring at Stiles and it was starting to make him uncomfortable. "Is this your whole pack Derek?"
"Yes, we are small but close."
"Family." Allison said quickly.
"Of course," Jasmine put her hand back on Derek's knee. "How could they not be great, you were always so powerful and in control. I know Laura was always so proud of you."
Derek flushed just a little. "Laura always had more control than me."
"She was older," Jasmine said. "So are you dating someone in the pack?"
"No, it's a bad idea to date in a pack."
"That's right; we decided that after you and I…" Jasmine let the sentence hang but she pulled her hand back off of Derek.
Jasmine watched as Derek's eyes flicked towards Stiles but he stopped himself before making it all the way to the younger man's face and her eyes narrowed just slightly.
"Thanks for letting us stay." Monica said.
"It's fine, I have plenty of space, there are two spare rooms down here. All the ones upstairs have been claimed." Derek said with a smile.
"Claimed?" Monica prompted.
"By us." Lydia said. "We each have a room here for when we need to stay."
"Derek encouraged us to pick rooms, which seemed fair since he made us rebuild most of his house." Scott said.
"You rebuilt yourself?" John asked.
"Only some of it." Derek said. "But yes for the most part the pack and I rebuilt it."
"Except for Lydia," Jackson said. "She just supervised."
"I don't do manual labour." Lydia said looking down her nose and Jackson with a smirk firmly hidden.
"You don't do a lot." Jackson said with a grin. Lydia poked her tongue out at him.
"I'm starving," Jasmine said. "What are we going to do for dinner?"
"That reminds me I have to go, my Dad is expecting me for dinner." Stiles said standing and walking from the room and towards the door, he did not want to cook for Jasmine who was already looking at him with something that Stiles would call dislike – at the very least, she'd been staring at him while the pack was chatting. She already thought he was the omega and she kept touching Derek. He didn't want to have to be here for anymore and she'd given him the perfect way out.
"What?" Derek and Scott said together.
"I forgot. Sorry. Can someone else cook?" Stiles looked at Allison and Lydia the two most likely to not kill everyone. Maybe Jackson would put his hand up though which would be excellent.
"You do all the cooking Stiles?" Jasmine said with a grin Stiles did not like.
"He is the best cook." Danny said with a glare.
"Of course," Jasmine said leaning back.
"Gotta go, bye." Stiles said as he rushed from the house and into the jeep.
He drove home, let himself into the empty house and went upstairs to close and lock all the windows and doors. He returned down, flopped onto the couch and stared at the dark ceiling. Derek had been involved with Kate it made sense he had been involved with other women as well. It made sense that he was straight. He made a habit of falling in love with unattainable people, Lydia and Derek. Neither of them saw him as anything, even though Lydia was his friend now she did not see him as anything more, he may as well have been a eunuch as far as she was concerned. And Derek was straight, the alpha and so far out of Stiles' league it was pathetic. Stiles needed to get over this.
"I don't think I'll ever get over him." He whispered into the dark as he closed his eyes and contemplated what was happening at Derek's house.