I DON”T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO OR SAY ABOUT THIS, I JUST WANNA READ A STORY WHERE Derek is incredibly self-conscious about kissing, like, hooked up a lot in New York but hasn’t kissed anyone since Paige and Kate and Jenny doesn’t count because he was wasn’t quite himself during the kissing and forgot to get weirded out MY POINT IS MEANWHILE, Stiles is the exact opposite, as someone who has had sex two times but has made out with half of his dorm floor (there was a blackout) and various other people, like Stiles spent his freshman year in college making out with people and it didn’t get much further than that, maybe due to Hearts-of-Darkness issues, trying to keep it light, afraid, still, of what might happen if he got in too deep with someone, ALL I WANT IS STILES sort of cracking his knuckles and saying, okay, he can definitely teach Derek how to kiss.
Derek crosses his arms, says, he knows how to kiss, thanks, and sort of glares at Stiles like maybe that will help someone develop appropriate boundaries around here, unlike Scott McCall, who doesn’t understand that personal information that wolf brothers perhaps mention to each other while loping across a bright moonlit field of snow aren’t meant to be broadcast to the whole damn pack, to people who aren’t even quite in the pack no matter how pretty their mouths are or how good they probably are at kissing—
"I’m not going to make you do it or anything!" Stiles says, getting offended and sort of red in the face (because let’s face it, Scott has a soft spot a mile wide and sort of a big mouth and everyone knows not to touch Derek without asking first, which Derek finds embarrassing and is also amazed at what a difference it makes, not having to brace himself for contact he doesn’t want and never asked for.)
It starts to sort of seem like a good idea is the thing, because Derek just gets nerves about kissing, and he feels like he should have it ironed out because he’s fucking 27, and who’s still wondering what you do with your hands and if it’s too much tongue when you’re 27 (I mean, obviously, everyone is, with everyone new you meet, you have to learn kissing all over again, but Derek doesn’t know that.) Kissing Stiles will be—low pressure. Maybe even fun. Weird, but. okay.
It is weird, because Stiles has named half of his moves (“Signature moves!”) and probably sends Derek a powerpoint presentation about hand positioning and cheek gliding beforehand. He makes a zillion cheap cracks and brings Derek a root beer flavored Bonne Belle lip smacker.
What Derek doesn’t know is that Scott took Stiles aside and said Derek was weird and sad about this kissing thing and that Stiles better not fuck it up or make him sadder, and Stiles went home and spent twelve hours on that fucking powerpoint just to make Derek roll his eyes, crack a smile when he thought Stiles wasn’t looking.
Also the faint waver in Stiles’ voice the first time Derek cradles his head and nuzzles in against his throat, says, “like that?” and Stiles says,
"What? um, yup—yes, that’s. something like that, sure. That—works," his voice giving out at the last minute, knees going weak.