THE ALPHADerek was never meant to be the alpha. After his family died, he felt like that position should have stayed with his sister, Laura. They were happy in New York, or as happy as they could be with a neighboring pack that was still wary of them despite them being there for a couple years now.
But then Laura headed back to Beacon Hills and he swore he'd never return. There was nothing good left there, only a burnt out husk of a house and an uncle that was in some kind of coma. When Laura stopped answering her phone, Derek started getting antsy. There's no way she wouldn't answer. She always did. She was the alpha, he was the beta and he needed to know if everything was okay.
Finally he packed a bag and flew back to California. He wasn't sure if he was going to like what he saw.
And he didn't. His sister was dead, killed by their only other living relative, their uncle, Peter. Peter was delirious with the powers of an alpha, and it left a bad taste at the back of his throat just thinking about it.
Along the way he picked up people, not sure if he should call them friends. It was a newly bitten werewolf--thanks to Peter--and his best friend. Scott and Stiles. The two were practically attached at the hip.
To make a long story short, Derek ended up killing Peter, with the help of the others, and took on the role of alpha. It wasn't something he wanted. He didn't want to be alpha. He wasn't meant for it. But if it kept Scott from killing Peter and not only being a newly turned werewolf, but a newly turned alpha werewolf, Derek would do it.
It's not hard to think back on this, and he doesn't do it often, but he has his pack. His pack that is currently foregoing all werewolf--and human--etiquette, and engaged in what looks like a battle royale in front of the newly refurbished Hale house. All while Stiles, Allison, and Lydia--although a banshee--kept to the sides and egged the werewolves on.
When he thinks about it, it might back been worth it.
story written by me
overlay by Christ
triskele is a fanpet of derek hale from teen wolf