Derek wished he still had the card the police officer had given him, but even if he did, there was
no guarantee the guy still worked there. Hell, even if he did, there was little to no chance he’d
remember this case. It had been bizarre from beginning to end and Derek had been perfectly
happy putting it behind him.
To have it rear its ugly head again now made him anxious, though he wasn’t sure why. He had no
reason to feel anxious, especially given the little fucker was
. That should’ve been a good
thing, having him show up all healthy and smiling. It pissed Derek off, because he’d been worried
about him for a while after the call, but at least he could put it behind him.
He tensed and whipped his head around to look at Boyd when the other touched his arm. When
Boyd looked pointedly past him, Derek turned back to the window and realized they’d stopped at
Grunting what could’ve been interpreted as a thank you, Derek exited the car and slammed the
door without another word. He trudged to the entrance and swiped his keycard before tugging it
open and entering the corridor.
The first floor common room was loud and rambunctious, people having introduced themselves
throughout the day and starting a party before classes began in two days. Derek bypassed the
festivities, ignoring whether or not his roommate was there, and headed down the corridor to his
It was empty when he unlocked the door and he scowled at his half of the room when he realized
he’d avoided coming home all day and hadn’t unpacked yet. Slamming the door harder than he
was sure it warranted, he moved to his bed and began taking all the boxes off it. He got to work
unpacking his clothing and breaking down the boxes. Some were random junk and knick-knacks
from home and he just shoved those three under his bed, barely having enough room to squeeze
them beneath the frame. He knew they’d fit, they had every other year, but he still hated that brief
moment of, “Shit, maybe it won’t fit this time?”
He got his items squared away relatively quickly, practised at it by now, and was in the process of
fitting sheets and blankets to his bed when the door opened.
Derek straightened and turned to stare at Stiles, the other having stopped in the doorway with one