“How do you deal with an Alpha Pack?”
I feel like there’s a lot of subtext in this scene, particularly with Stiles, and we should be talking about it. Yeah, Stiles looks resigned to the fact that they’re about to start helping Derek. But, to me, he almost looks guiltily surprised in the 2nd gif. And in the 4th gif, his body language almost looks like an “I’ve been caught” shift. And why is Scott looking at Stiles that way?
Before, when Derek said,”Peter, Isaac, and I have been looking for them for the last 4 months,” his eyes flick over to Stiles:
And then Stiles immediately looks irritated:
Almost like, ‘Oh, here we go. Scott’s gonna find out.’
My new headcanon is that Stiles has been helping Derek out with research on the Alpha Pack and trying to find Erica and Boyd during the summer. He didn’t tell Scott about it because he and Derek didn’t exactly part on good terms. And Scott looks at Stiles with slight surprise in the 3rd gif because he’s starting to put it all together: All those times he tried to get Stiles to hang out but Stiles bailed out on him with half-formed excuses. Why Stiles’ room smells so strongly of werewolf even though Scott’s the only one that would be there and it’s been several weeks since he last visited. Why Stiles was so reluctant to ask Derek for help with the tattoo.
And yes, I’m probably reading way too much into this, but I just really want this to be a thing! Can this be a thing that we all agree on?