“Scott! Scott wake up!” Said Liam shaking Scott who was laying on his bed fast asleep, face in pillow. He hadn’t gotten much good sleep lately so this was a change. Since the dread doctors had come around no one had time to sleep.
“Hmm, what?” Said Scott as he lifted his head sleepily, eyes barely open.
“It’s Stiles.” Said Liam
“What’s wrong with Stiles?” Scott asked sitting up instantly.
“He’s missing.” Said Liam
“What do you mean he’s missing?” Asked Scott getting off the bed and slowly putting on a sweatshirt.
“I mean no one has heard from him in hours, the only thing we have is a voice mail he sent Malia.” Said Liam
“What did he say?” Asked Scott
“Listen for yourself.” Said Liam pulling out a phone and clicking play, “I’m going after Theo. Right when I saw him I knew something was up, but you guys don’t believe me so I’m gonna get proof he’s the villain. If I don’t come back, you know that I’m dead.”
“When was this sent?” Asked Scott grabbing his shoes and jacket.
“About midnight.” Said Liam
“We need to find him now!” Said Scott when suddenly the doorbell rang.
“Maybe it’s the others.” Said Liam running downstairs.
“Maybe.” Whispered Scott putting his shoes on.
“Scott!” Yelled Liam
“Hang on I’ll be down in a minute.” Said Scott
“I think you should come now.” Said Liam
“Why?” Said Scott looking down the steps.
“Because I found Stiles.” Said Liam moving away to show an unconscious Stiles laying face down in the entryway.
“Stiles!” Said Scott running as fast as he could. He knelt down and turned Stiles onto his back. There was bruising all over his face and he was breathing heavily. Scott noticed blood on Stiles shirt and lifted Stiles’ shirt to reveal a deep claw mark. Scott touched Stiles hand, he was in pain, a lot of pain. They needed to go, now.
“We need to get him to Deaton right now. Help me lift him into the car.” Said Scott grabbing Stiles’ arms. When they finally got to the clinic everyone was there. Malia was pacing back and forth, Lydia was staring into blank space, Kira was just waiting for them to arrive by the entrance and Deaton was cleaning the table for Stiles. Scott and Liam made it through the back door and set Stiles lightly on the table.
“What happened?” Asked Malia running over to Stiles, noticing the blood.
“We don’t know but we think Theo was behind it.” Said Liam
“Well we don’t know for sure, we have no proof.” Said Scott
“I think this is enough proof, let’s go tear him apart.” Said Malia
“Let’s wait till Stiles wakes up before we do something stupid.” Said Scott
“Scissors please.” Said Deaton as Lydia handed it to him. Deaton then cut Stiles shirt off to reveal more claw marks and bruises. Scott put his hand on Stiles taking some of the pain. When Scott took away his hand the unconscious Stiles took a deep breath and calmed.
“Stiles.” Said Lydia sadly as she moved closer putting her hand on his.
“Whoever did this is gonna pay!” Said Malia punching the metal table, causing a dent.
“Please don’t ruin the table, it’s not werewolf proof. Now Kira, Malia, Lydia and Liam please go wait in the waiting room I need to talk to Scott alone.” Said Deaton
“But…” Said Malia
“It’s fine.” Said Scott nodding his head. Everyone left the room except Scott, Deaton, and Stiles. Scott moved over to his best friend and just wanted to give him a hug, to make him better. But no hug could cure this.
“He’s gonna die, isn’t he.” Said Scott
“The claw marks and bruises are only surface wounds those I’m not worried about, those will heal. But this one has stabbed through his large intestine causing internal bleeding meaning…” Said Deaton hovering over her wounds. “He will die, unless you do something about it.” Said Deaton
“No, I would never do that to my best friend.” Said Scott
“I would usually agree with you but it’s Stiles were talking about. He figures out who the bad guy is, with a look. He’s your rock and anchor even if you don’t realize it and your his. You have to make a choice either he dies or you bite him and there’s a chance he lives.” Said Deaton
“He’s never wanted to be a werewolf, he’ll hate me.” Said Scott
“If he does, he’ll get over it. But hurry you only have a few minutes before he’s too far gone to save.” Said Deaton
“Guys we have a problem.” Said Scott as he made his way into the waiting room.
“What?” Asked Malia
“One of the marks went deep and punctured his intestine. He’s internally bleeding and he’s going die unless I turn him.” Said Scott standing in front of everyone. Lydia looked like she was on the brink of tears, Malia kept a strong face but you could tell she wanted to cry, while Liam and Kira were as calm as ever.
“But isn’t there still a chance he could die?” Asked Kira
“Yes, but there’s also a chance he lives.” Said Scott
“Do it.” Said Malia
“But what if he goes evil or something.” Said Liam
“I don’t care, save him.” Said Malia
“We can’t lose Stiles, we’ve already lost too many of our friends.” Said Lydia with a tear in her eye. At that moment she thought of Allison, her bestfriend she couldn’t save. When Allison was killed she felt every minute of it and she didn’t want to do the same thing with Stiles.
“Alright let’s hope this works.” Said Scott leading the others back to Stiles.
“Whatever you decided you have to do it now.” Said Deaton
“I’m really sorry.” Whispered Scott grabbing Stiles’ wrist.
“After you bite him there’s no turning back.” Said Deaton
“I know.” Whispered Scott who went into werewolf form. Scott lifted Stiles’ wrist to his mouth and bit into his skin. A few seconds later he lifted his mouth but there was no response from Stiles, “Did it work?” Asked Scott
“I don’t know we’ll have to wait and see.” Said Deaton. Hours past and Stiles didn’t move a muscle. Kira and Lydia fell asleep in the corner, Malia stayed by Stiles side without blinking, Liam was trying to stay awake but was failing at it, Deaton was in the other room dealing with the animals, and Scott was wide awake just staring at Stiles pleading he would open his eyes.
Malia was watching Stiles when suddenly his fingers moved, “Guys, guys wake up!”
“What?” Said Scott standing straight up. Lydia and Kira were out cold but Liam woke up instantly.
“He moved his fingers.” Said Malia smiling for the first time in hours. She put her hand on his and wrapped her fingers around his thin hand.
“Deaton!” Yelled Scott waking Lydia and Kira making them jump to their feet. They then walked over to Stiles and noticed his fingers moving a bit.
“What?” Said Deaton
“He moved his fingers.” Said Scott
“Look at his face. The bruises, they’re gone.” Said Kira pointing to Stiles face.
“All of the marks are gone.” Said Deaton when suddenly Stiles sits up breathing heavily.
“Stiles, look at me.” Said Scott
“Scott how did I get here, I was...” Said Stiles getting off the table. Right when his feet hit the ground he felt dizzy, and almost fell. Malia grabbed his arm and kept him on his feet.
“Stiles sit back down we need to talk.” Said Scott
“No I can’t he’s out there.” Said Stiles
“Theo?” Asked Malia
“Yes, I need to find him.” Said Stiles
“We will, but first we need to talk. Take a seat.” Said Scott
“Fine.” Said Stiles sitting back on the table with Malia’s help.
“What happened after you left Malia that message?” Asked Scott
“I had been watching Theo since he came to town and he always went into the sewers around midnight. I followed him inside, and hid behind a bunch of barrels when three men came out of the shadows. They weren’t normal men, it was the dread doctors and Theo was working with them. I got clumsy, and accidentally leaned on a barrel causing it to tip, exposing myself to them. The doctors whispered something to Theo and left.
I tried to run but he grabbed me by my shirt and threw me into a cement wall. I tried to fight back but I was much weaker than he was, being human and all. He broke my nose and jaw and clawed at me a few times. Finally the last time I stood up he stabbed his claws through me and lifted me above the ground. He said that I was ruining his plans and that I needed to be disposed of. But right before he let me drop to the floor his eyes changed color…” Said Stiles
“Like my eyes?” Asked Scott
“No. His whole eyes turned black.” Said Stiles
“Like the iris?” Said Liam
“Like his iris? No dumbass his whole eyeball was black as coal, like some kind of demon. Right before he was gonna finish me off I found this broken piece of wood nearby. I stabbed it through him and ran as fast as I could. I made it to my jeep and drove over to your house and that’s the last thing I remember.” Said Stiles
“Stiles we need to tell you something.” Said Malia squeezing his hand, “You notice how all the bruises and claw marks are gone.”
“Yeah, that’s weird. How long was I out?” Said Stiles looking all over his chest and arms.
“Your wounds were worse than we thought. You were gonna die so Scott…” Said Malia
“Stiles I turned you into a werewolf it was the only way to save you, I’m sorry.” Said Scott
“You what?!” Said Stiles suddenly breathing really fast. His heart was pounding in his chest and everyone could hear it. His vision blurred and spun. He couldn’t breathe. He couldn’t breathe at all.
“What’s happening?” Asked Malia
“He’s having a panic attack.” Said Lydia running toward Stiles.
“Is he gonna be okay?” Asked Liam
“Stiles look at me you need to breathe.” Said Lydia
“I can’t, I can’t.” Said Stiles falling off then the examining table. He fell to his knees as Malia held him up.
“Stiles breathe.” Said Malia rubbing his shoulder.
“Malia you need to kiss him.” Said Lydia
“Why?” Asked Malia
“Because if he holds his breath the panic attack will stop. Make him hold his breath.” Said Lydia as Malia kisses Stiles. Stiles instantly stopped breathing after a few seconds she moved back and Stiles breathing was back to normal.
“How did you know that would work?” Asked Malia turning to look back at Lydia
“I didn’t.” Said Lydia lying. She never told anyone and neither did Stiles about their kiss. It was to save him from a panic attack, but it felt like more than that. She didn’t really know what to think.
“Stiles are you okay?” Asked Scott
“Yeah I think so.” Said Stiles breathing deeply.
“I’m so sorry but I couldn’t lose you. None of us could lose you.” Said Scott
“It’s fine, just repay me by finding Theo and taking him down.” Stiles said