"What’s your safeword?" Derek asks and Stiles grins cheekily.
"Stanisław," he says, matter-of-fact, as he drums his fingers and asks sweetly in return, "What’s yours?"
Derek takes a second or two to reload. Stiles allows the slow response given its not everyday someone in California hears Polish. “That’s not English,” he remarks as he comes to.
"Nope," Stiles pops, grin widening. "I’m not telling you what it is, either. Now come on, big bad Dom; what’s your safeword?"
"I…" Derek trails off and looks at Stiles suspiciously. "Doms have safewords?"
Oh, sweet new baby soul. Stiles, nearly choking on his drink, nods vigorously. “Yes! They should! I don’t believe in any Dom who says they don’t need a safeword or that safewords are for subs only. False, lie, zero out-of ten would never recommend!”
"Alright," Derek winces. He glances around the room, then says, "Argent."
"That’s not English," Stiles parrots in a badly mimicked deep voice. He cackles to himself while Derek frowns.
"Why aren’t you taking this seriously?"
"I am," Stiles says, immediately sober. "This is my job, of course I take it seriously." At Derek’s hesitance, Stiles sighs inward and leans forward, gently lying a hand on Derek’s arm. "If you’re meaning my jokes, I don’t mean to seem aloof about training you. Its my personality; I never grew out of my spastic teens completely.
"Doms need safewords because something can happen during a scene where they need to back away from," Stiles explains, noting the way Derek’s eyes span between his lips and his eyes. "If you tie up your sub and suddenly find yourself in a weird headspace, saying your safeword and letting them know the state of your being is important." When Derek nods in understanding, Stiles smiles again before saying, "And Argent is a fine safeword."
I am officially three weeks behind in Teen Wolf. I have decided to watch season 4 as a whole when its done. I don’t want to wait week after week for bad writing like I’m so desperate for it. I’m still in the Fandom Pack, I’m just picking another show to watch. (well, tbh, I’ve been watching Game of Thrones for about a week. its bloody fantastic; I’m in season 3, i’m all aware of the wedding, yes, i was there when tumblr exploded.)