[He lets out a brief laugh] He really is. But I mean it.
I don’t think any of us is good of a werewolf as you are. At least between Isaac and I. Cora has an advantage because she has been one all her life.
I don’t know about that. Everyone else seems so in control all the time while I’m still struggling. I mean, I can control my shifts and everything but everyone else always seems to be one step ahead.
You can be his brother then.
We don’t- where do you get that idea? [He pauses and shrugs] There was too much going on. I couldn’t handle it.
Please, Emil looks at you with those cute little doe eyes all the time.
Too much going on? Didn’t you guys date for like two weeks? How was there too much going on?
[He squeezed her hand, reassuring her that indeed he was there for her. Always.]
… I don’t know. I hope not. There are people out there who don’t hate werewolves, right? And they can’t know we are unless we tell them. I think we’ll be fine. You don’t have to be scared, you’re the most badass out of all of us.
[She couldn’t help but smile at his words, keeping their fingers laced together and her head on his shoulder.] I don’t know, you can be pretty badass too. And Derek and Cora are like the twins of darkness. At least I’ll always be more badass than Isaac. He’s too much of a puppy.
You can be his sister, if you want. That’s up to you.
Emil and I aren’t- I mean, that’s not- I just broke up with Cora.
I don’t know, I think I’d make a good brother.
You and Emil aren’t what? Secretly eyeing each other up in the common room every night? Wait, you broke up with Cora? I mean not that I blame you but why?
He can sleep in the Common Room. You can sleep with your sister. That’s Boyd, by the way.
Yeah, he’s super sweet. And he gives your daddy pillows and cuddles. That’s me.
If he’s my sister does that mean I’m his brother?
As creepy as referring to you as daddy is, I think as long as Emil treats you right Boyd and I won’t have any issues with him.
What? No! I didn’t say that!
Yeah, pretty much. Is where you’re from near there?
You’re a terrible liar, I can see it all over your face. You’re sleeping with my alpha, aren’t you?
Yeah not too far, a couple of towns over from there.
Still, I… I should have been there.
It is over. They’re going to take precautions now, so no more wolfsbane. [He brushes her hair] And you’re mine.
I’m okay, you’re here now.
Good, I don’t like feeling like this. I just want all of us safe. Do you think this is how it’s always going to be? Us running from people?
[Maybe it was because she was the first person he had met in the wizarding world who understood what it was to have your brain sabotaging you, but when that kind of jokes would have usually just made him angry, it seemed funny coming from Erica] I could become a circus act.
Maybe you should try to get some sleep? While professor Hale gets here.
Maybe. Only if I get to join your circus though. We’d be quite the sight, the strong man and…shaking girl? [She smiled, not having known anyone else who knew what it felt like to be in and out of the hospital all the time.] Maybe we’d be more of a freak show though rather than a circus.
Probably. I am tired. He’s not going to be here for a while though. Derek gets kind of busy sometimes.
I know. [He continues to soothe her.]
Actually, I was hoping you’d stay with me. We can kick Greenberg out and you can sleep in my bed. Or cuddle with Boyd, if you want. Emil is harmless, and he’s your mother now.
[She smiles a little at the idea.] Well you know I’m always up for messing with Greenberg. I wouldn’t take your bed though. Boyd maybe, but I’m not taking your bed.
Wait, I have a new mommy?
He mentioned dangers, but- No, he never said anything like this.
I don’t know. I don’t think so. I haven’t seen him since they flushed the wolfsbane out.
I know I’m just…I’m really frustrated.
Well that’s a good sign at least. Do you wanna stay in the girls dorm with me? I’ll totally protect you if he comes back.