Who wants to bet that Stiles did this with all the deputies when his dad first became sheriff? And all of these deputies who have known Stiles for most of his life, have sometimes tutored him, babysat, entertained, kept busy and safe because the Stilinski family doesn’t need more pain, well, all these deputies breathe a little sigh of relief when Stiles says “I like you. I’m gonna keep you” to them. And it’s not like he went around one-by-one, usually it was just a random day, and he’d look up, all serious intent for just a moment, and the deputy would straighten up a little under that serious regard to hear Stiles’s decision. And once Stiles had said his piece he’d just run off, back to the bouncing and jiggling and jittering that is normal for Stiles.
And anytime someone new was hired all the old hands would wait for Stiles. If they made fun of the whole thing afterwards things got a little rougher for the new guy. Not enough to be something that could be reported, but cold shoulders and disinterest and general aggravation from the rest of the department.
[Gifset text reads:
"There’s a very good sentence written by a black woman named Kay Lindsey in which she said, ‘Where the white woman is the sexual object, black women are sexual laborers.’
White womanhood has been the prevailing standard of femininity in this country [the United States of America]. If you were beautiful you had pale skin,…you had light skin, preferably light hair, you were gentle, you were retiring, you were sweet, you were chaste.
Because of our historical position as black women, most of us were slaves which means we worked as hard as any man on the plantations, then we moved into factories. Most of us were not pure because on plantations we were bought to be breeders and whores. We were not qualified for the prevailing standards of femininity, white femininity, so we were passed down.
If you are a woman who does not fit women’s standards, you’re a piece of crap. So we [black women] got none of the benefits of being a woman. They’re double-edged benefits but they are benefits: money from wealthy men, so-on and so-forth. We [black women] got all of the liabilities. As I said before, we are on the lowest rung, even in a profession like prostitution because we are valueless as black women.
So we [black women] were brought up outside the pale of femininity but we weren’t considered worth turning into useful men; because ‘What is a Black Woman?’ She’s a woman and she is also black. We weren’t as good as black men and we were useless, we weren’t good enough to be imitating white women. So we had nothing.
[Black women] were total outsiders. Which is why economically we are on the absolute bottom and psychologically, if you will, of the barrel.”]
Spook: A Ghostly Love Story in Three Parts by zosofi (T, 38k)
Derek is fifteen when he dies. He’s been fifteen for six years when he meets Stiles.
And then suddenly… suddenly things start looking up.
This is seriously one of my favorite fics. This is one that I go back to and read again and again and again.
am I sick from anxiety or am I actually physically ill? a memoir by me
am i lazy or horribly depressed: the sequel
does everyone hate me or am I just very insecure: the completion of the trilogy
And the riveting companion anthology of short stories: Am I Actually Getting Better or am I Ignoring My Problems