saltagain said: Feral
“You will see the real animal within!” the hunter had crowed, and Stiles had pictured a bloodbath. Not… this.
"No," Stiles says, shaking his head. "No, no, no. No killing furry woodland creatures. No."
Derek looks shamed and wounded. He’s avoiding looking at the lifeless bunny lying at Stiles’ feet, like if he doesn’t see it, he can’t be blamed for it.
Stiles feels an odd twinge in his stomach. The last thing he wants is to make Derek feel bad.
"Bunnies are friends," he says more patiently, and pets the dead ball of fur. "See. Friend. Not food."
Derek gives him a skeptical look, but seems mollified nonetheless. He moves closer to squeeze himself between Stiles’ hand and the dead bunny he’s been petting.
He has the most ridiculously hopeful face Stiles has ever seen.
With a sigh, Stiles gives in and dutifully pets his hair.