• "For some reason he couldn't begin to understand, he wanted to say that out loud. He wanted to say — to this kid who couldn't possibly get it — that he felt tired all of a sudden, that he felt too old, like he was on the wrong side of some circle of life, and he had too many teeth and nothing real to cut them on." In The New Year
  • "Derek used to hate how Stiles’s heartbeat was so much louder than everyone else’s. One day he’d tried to figure out why and instead he’d realized that it wasn’t. It never was. It was exactly the same volume. He’d thought that strong, specific thing about Stiles for all the years they’d been forced to work together, when he’d just been hearing it wrong this whole time. He’d think it again, hearing that heartbeat now, if he didn’t already know better." In The New Year
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