athenadark:

auntpol:

Derek’s got nothing right? No teeth or claws, he’s human.  But he still sees himself as a werewolf.

And there’s this kid, and these people and they’re all lost and feeling hopless, right?  Kinda like Derek is feeling, yeah?  Cuz they’ve lost everything and Derek’s lost everything (more than he ever even knew he could lose, right?)  And here we go

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This kid is scared shitless, he’s lost more thank half his pack, probably his parents too

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and they don’t even know what to say, right?

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but Derek man, he’s been there. He’s lost every fucking thing (including something he’d never thought he could lose)

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and he can’t, he WON’T let another kid lose everything (because Brett is about the same Age Derek was back then when he lost his family to the hunters)

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and the words, they just flow

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these people, they aren’t fighters.

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and he’s not expecting them to fight

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but he wants them to know, even if he doesn’t have teeth and claws, or the power of a werewolf anymore

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he will fight with everything that he has

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till his last breath, to defend them

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TLDR; “I have nothing but my life to give and I will gladly give it in service to you, my people.” - H.R.M. Derek Hale

This scene is Derek in a nutshell, no matter what happens, no matter how he’s knocked down he gets back up, and he will say what others need to hear to reassure them, even if he doesn’t believe it himself. Scott’s willing to fight to save the pack, but Derek is willing to kill and die for them