[for pocketlass, who deserves all the cute fluffy things, have some hot single dad scott and preschool teacher derek]
"Stiles, this preschool is really expensive, I don’t know…" Scott says, folding up the pamphlet.
"Dude, nothing but the best for you and your kid," Stiles says, grinning. "Look, they’re like the best reviewed and werewolf approved, and apparently the staff are all werewolves too. So you don’t have to worry about another biting incident.”
"Stiles, I thought I said do me a favor and watch my daughter for the day, not sign her up for werewolf preschool," Scott says, rolling his eyes as they walk up to the house. It’s a bright cheery yellow and there are colorful flowers painted all over it, and nestled in a lush copse of trees. Scott would almost think they’re in the middle of the woods if he hadn’t already known they were only twenty minutes out of town. The pamphlet says there are acres and acres of the property, all perfect for a growing werewolf to run around in.
Stiles punches Scott playfully on the shoulder. “You have been way overprotective about enrolling her in any kind of school program, just because that one couple filed a complaint. Mabelcakes was just trying to make a friend, she shows affection by biting. Some humans don’t get it, it’s okay. It’s the parents of that other kid, really they thought a three year old could turn their kid? Honestly.”
Scott shakes his head and rings the doorbell nervously. He’ll be mad at Stiles later for sneaking this schooling thing in like that. Mabel’s his whole world, and he doesn’t know if he’s ready to let her go to school everyday, for the whole day, without him. Stiles is always telling him he needs to start taking time for himself; and he knows Erica and Boyd’s twins both go to this daycare, and they’ve only had nice things to say about it.
Someone shouts out “Door’s open!” cheerfully from within, so Scott and Stiles just make their way inside.
The living-room-converted-to-playroom is bright and filled with raucous laughter, toddlers running to and fro, some of them half-shifted. Scott sees the twins building an elaborate Lego structure in the corner, and they’re waving at him happily. Stiles immediately runs over and starts building with them. The man could never resist Legos.
"Daddy!" Mabel shouts delightedly.
Scott whirls around; he’s not expecting the tall handsome man covered in kids. There are two kids latched onto his legs, one crawling over his shoulders and Mabel is swinging off his arm, laughing. “Swing faster, Mr. Derek!” she shrieks.
a tension for the blessed (1542 words) by verity Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV) Rating: Teen And Up Audiences Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Relationships: Scott McCall/Stiles Stilinski, Past Allison Argent/Scott McCall - Relationship Characters: Scott McCall, Stiles Stilinski Additional Tags: Directedverse, True Alpha Scott McCall, Friends to Lovers, Sub Stiles, Dom/sub Undertones Summary:
"I thought you liked doms," Scott says.
"I do," Stiles says, scowling. "That’s the problem."
"Well, I’m an alpha now," Scott says. "Do you think that’ll work for you?"
Have I mentioned how much I loved Stiles & Derek worrying about Scott and Derek sending Stiles away to save Scott and Stiles hesitating because he worried about Derek but wanting to save Scott. I JUST;;;;
How do you know which color is best for the lights and which one is for the shadows depending on the tones of the skin ? I'm an artist too and i always have a hard time trying to figure out which color i should use. (Btw, your art is AMAZING !!!)
The best way to tell you is to show you, so here is my friend the former General Obi-Wan Kenobi to help:
Skin color (pretty much any human skin color in almost any ordinary lighting) is
lower saturation yellow at its brightest
higher saturation orange/red in the middle
lower saturation brown/gray at its darkest
That’s really it?
Skin gets pinker and redder where there are more blood vessels closer to the surface (lips, ears, nostrils, eyelids) and grayer and bluer where there are less, like your jaw.
But even if the person has very dark skin, and they’re standing in some blue light, it’s still pretty likely you’re going to find the same pattern of [low sat, high sat, low sat] or [yellow, orange, gray].
If you’re drawing by observation, and you get stuck, it’s a way to check yourself.
I notice how so many folk are bringing up Stiles’ concern for his dad’s health and waxing poetic about how no child should carry that burden…
But have fuck all to say about the fact that Scott has been holding down a job for the entirety of the show so that he can help pay the bills and to keep his mom from working herself to death.
Let me tell you. When you grow up watching your single parent bust ass to keep a roof over your head? You get mad. Because your young ass can’t do anything. You want to help out. You don’t want to be a burden. But you’re a kid. So you can only sit there and do things like make your own breakfast. Learn to do laundry. Look over your own homework. Get your school gear ready each night. But it never feels like you’re doing enough. Because your parent is still coming home in a zombie like trance. They’re still tugging their hair when they look over bills. So you make sure you’ll never be the cause of that frustration: you don’t tell them about the kids that pick on you because you don’t have the newest swag. You hide cuts and bruises from falling. You don’t bring up the times there wasn’t enough food, so you skipped a meal (or two). Because its no big deal, right? I mean. At least you have a home. A bit of hunger pain is nothing.
And that’s your life. You pretend its OK. You make sacrifices no kid should have to make. But never let it be said that you were dead weight.
Scott and Stiles didn’t have the best upbringings. Both of them lost their childhoods. Scott hid himself from his mother to ease her worries. Stiles transferred his fear onto his father. Both took up responsibilities way above their weight class.
Just because one tragedy is easier to understand does not make the other one lesser for it. That argument is bullshit and needs to stop.