I don’t want to talk about Stiles having a panic attack because IM gonna have a fucking panic attackmccnkdmgkxng
Prayer circle for a Kali vs Jennifer scene because can you just IMAGINE?
So much snark
I just (◕▽◕✿)
I just need, like, a million fics featuring Stiles trying really hard to be bros with Boyd, and Boyd just sort of blandly tolerating him.
yessss someone write this
And then can I get a fic or something where Boyd finally cracks a smile or returns a gesture that screams ‘yes we’re friends drop it’ and Stiles just SOAKS IT UP and they have buddy nights every once in a while because Stiles knows what its like to be lonely and doesn’t want anyone else to feel that way so he chips and chips and chips away at Boyds icey exterior until he finally gets to the awesome dude underneath and they have a vERY UNIQUE BOND OKAY DONT TALK TO ME
The Sterek vs Dennifer war is so dumb like come on guys just combined them it would be the greatest (and probably most morally wrong) OT3 ever just picture them being domestic and waiting for Stiles to turn 18 and hOW CAN U JUDGE ME IF YOU SHIP HANNIBAL WITH ANYONE GOD
In Stiles’ defense, Coach was being so fucking obnoxious on that bus. I’m pretty sure I’d lose it too if I was cut off every time I opened my mouth by a whistle that loud.
That said, he has no support net. Nothing to catch him. He’s been that for Scott, as much as he can without being a werewolf himself. He’s been there for Derek and the pack. He’s tried to be there for Lydia, even though I’m fairly sure at this point he realises they’re never going to be together as anything more than friends. He’s tried to keep his Dad out of everything, to keep him safe. And what does he get in return?
Derek never says thank you.
Scott won’t even listen to his concerns about the sacrifices. (I’m not dissing Scott here, I love Scott. He was badly injured and barely holding it together, stuck on a bus with two werewolves who were ready to wolf out in public to exact revenge, with an Alpha who could probably eat them all for breakfast and then somehow make it look like their fault because jfc those twins are annoyingly good at that whole “he started it” crap that kids pull. He’s blaming himself for Derek, to the point where he’s basically killing himself, so I really do get why Scott doesn’t have time for human shit.)
The Sheriff is increasingly convinced Stiles is somehow related to all these murders. Stiles relationship with his own family is suffering, badly, because he doesn’t know how else to keep his dad clear of it all.
He’s constantly told he’s human, that he can’t do what the werewolves can do. He volunteers, without hesitation, to help
rob a banksave Derek’s pack, and he’s shot down with a ‘are you always this ridiculous’ look instead. (I love Sterek. I think they’re both such dicks to each other that they’d make a terrific, amazing, interesting couple. Stiles can be a complete ass to Derek, and frequently is, but that fond tolerance is just really one more reason for Stiles to feel alone.)
The only other people interested in the sacrifices (besides law enforcement, obviously) are a girl who would rather be doing anything else, and a guy who has so many secrets Stiles can’t know for sure when to trust him. (Deaton is also a reflection of Stiles’ future if he’s not very, very careful, and Stiles is now very much aware of that.)
Let’s face it. Stiles is 16/17 (whatever). His biggest concern should be lacrosse, not who’s going to die next. He shouldn’t be worrying if he’s going to lose someone (else), or if the next death will be his. He’s honestly done so, so well to make it this far without falling to pieces, and to get past his brief “I can’t do the things you can” to continue helping anyway.
His best friend is turning out to have some great destiny, and Stiles is only a sidekick (or so he sees. Of course we know better xD). Except Scott also has all these other sidekicks, a great big pack of them. Similarly, Stiles has really only one friend (Scott; he’s building alliances with Lydia and the rest, but I’m not sure you could really call them friends, as Boyd so readily points out) while his bff is steadily growing a family of his own. And this ties right back into him not having a support network, because while Scott now has Allison and Isaac and Stiles to pick him up and put him back together at the end of whatever shitfest just went down, Stiles has… no one, basically, because Scott’s too busy with said support net.
Honestly, I’m really, really surprised Stiles is still only just reaching the ‘yell for no real reason’ stage of his inevitable breakdown.