teen wolf| short stories

derek hale| babysitting

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“Come on, Aurora,” Derek whined my name but I ignored him and continued pacing back and forth.

“It’s a terrible plan,” I said once he pulled my arm gently to get me to stop pacing.

“But we need the money,” he pointed out. We both turned around and stared at the broken window his betas shattered on the full moon.

Dating a werewolf is a fucking struggle.

I looked at my boyfriend.

But I wouldn’t want it any other way.

“Fine,” I pulled out my phone and he gave my neck a few kisses before I called my aunt Jenny. She answered on the third ring.

“Hey, Auror,” she said, using my nickname.

“Hey, Aunt Jen,” I greeted back.

“Whatcha need, Princess?” she asked and I could hear her youngest kid, Cody, running around.

“I was hoping we could babysit tonight?” I winced. I knew it was fast and everything. Plus, Aunt Jen always wanted me to babysit her kids once I turned 20 (which was a few months ago) but I kept making excuses.

“We? Don’t tell me,” she said, “do I finally get to meet your boyfriend?”

“Yeah-”

“Perfect! Yeah, Chase and I can go on a date night and you can babysit. How much money do you need?” she said and I could hear her running around for her husband.

The broken window will probably cost around a thousand bucks.

“How’s 15 bucks an hour?”

“We’ll be out for about 3 hours- that okay?” she spoke into the phone. I waited for her to stop yelling at Cody (he was throwing footballs around the house) then I replied.

“Of course.”

We made small talk for a while until she had to hang up because Cody broke something else.

It’s been a while since I saw her kids- my cousins. I’m pretty sure Erin’s 16 by now and Jacob’s 13. Cody’s at his hyper age- 7.

“Tonight?” Derek asked. He was listening in on our conversation.

“Yup,” I kissed his cheek before heading to my closet.

“Wear something nice- don’t wear that leather jacket,” I called.

“What? Why not?” he hollered back.

“My aunt and uncle are meeting you- do you want to wear something hideious?”

“But you’re always stealing my leather jackets!”

“Hey, Der Bear?”

“Don’t call me that.”

“I love you, Der Bear.”

***

“This the place?” Derek pointed at my Aunt’s house. It was a normal house pretty much.

“Notice the not broken windows?” I muttered.

“Sorry, baby. You know I didn’t have any idea they would be so out of control,” he squeezed my hand.

“You’re a fucking werewolf. You should have seen it coming,” I said but kissed him to let him know I wasn’t super pissed. If anything, I would’ve been surprised if something bad didn’t happen.

We walked to the front door and before I knocked, it was flung open by little Cody himself.

“Hey, you must be-” Derek leaned down to say hi but Cody shut the door on his face. I bit my lip to keep from laughing but a small chuckle let out.

“I’m so sorry,” my Aunt opened the door and cringed at herself. She took a look at Derek and secretly winked at me.

Yeah, I love my Aunt Jen.

It took a month or 2 to convince my parents that Derek was a good influence on me.

She showed us around before telling us our jobs.

“Cody’s food is in the fridge. Jacob and Erin can figure out what they want. You two can cook, right?” she asked, writing everything down.

“Yeah,” I replied.

“Great,” she handed me the slip of paper. It had a string of numbers attached. “This is my other number- just in case,” she added.

“Alright,” I said, clapping my hands.

“Kids!” my Aunt called them down. There was a noise of doors being slammed and feet running down the stairs.

Jacob- the 13-year-old- had a sour, grumpy, expression on his face. He had his arms crossed and looked at anywhere but us.

I don’t remember being that much of a bitch at 13.

“Mom! I told you I’m-” Erin stopped short once she was Derek.

I’m no werewolf but he looked nervous and Erin looked like she was... checking him out.

“I’m so sorry,” Aunt Jen told him. “Erin- eyes off.” Erin sighed and eyes Derek’s jacket before crossing her arms in annoyance.

Yeah, he wore his fucking leather jacket.

I might be his girlfriend but it’s his fault for being so fucking hot.

“Ready to do?” my uncle, Chase, walked out with formal clothing. Aunt Jen nodded and grabbed her shiny clutch purse.

“Have fun!” I said, closing the door.

“But not too much fun,” Erin shot me a wicked grin. I couldn’t help but grin back.

“It’s dinner time for them, right?” Derek asked, looking at the time.

“But we just fucking ate,” Jacon whined.

“Jacob- no cussing,” Erin warned him.

“Fuck this,” he growled and stormed off to his room. Derek shot me a nervous smile.

“Your betas- your job,” I chuckled and pushed him upstairs. He caved in and went after Jacob. It wasn’t hard for him to find his room. It was the only one with skulls and death threats taped to the door.

“Anyway, who wants some food?” I asked.

“Me, me, me!” Cody jumped up and down. I ruffled his blonde hair and let him and Erin lead me to the kitchen.

“Is that your husband?” Cody asked as he sat on the stool. I almost dropped the box of Kraft Mac and Cheese.

“That’s my boyfriend, Cody,” I licked my lips. Erin smirked as she watched me boil some water.

“He’s hot. Where’d you find him? Does he have a brother my age. I’m 16 by the way,” she said, pulling her brown hair into a ponytail.

“No, he doesn’t have a brother,” I said hoping she wouldn’t ask any more questions about his family.

“Sisters? Because I wouldn’t mind-”

“Erin- he’s an only child,” I shut her up.

“Hey, what’s going on?” Derek walked in with Jacob who perked up at the smell of mac and cheese.

“How’d you calm him down? It takes mom and dad forever to control him and his mood swings,” Erin asked in shock.

“I have a gift,” Derek said, looking at me.

“Gross,” Erin wrinkled her nose. Her dirty mind was taking over.

“Food’s ready,” I hollered. It didn’t long to cook, surprisingly.

Jacob grabbed a seat between Cody and Erin while Derek helped me get the mac and cheese onto 3 separate plates. We left some for us to eat later.

Babysitters get to eat too, right?

“Yum,” Cody grinned as he shoved some in his mouth but spit it out. Derek and I exchanged looks.

“Hot, hot, hot,” he whimpered. I rushed to get ice, cold water and gave it to him. Erin rolled her eyes and blew on her food while Jacob just waited for it to cool down.

“I forgot to tell you- Cody’s pretty dumb,” Jacob said.

“Shut up, Jacob!” Cody hollered back once he chugged the water and calmed down.

“Boys! Calm down,” I said but they kept arguing.

“I’m just gonna go...” Erin ran upstairs with her plate full of mac and cheese.

“Fuck,” I murmured. Derek was trying to get the boys to stop arguing but he couldn’t control himself. His eyes were faintly glowing.

“Guys,” I pulled some candy canes out of the kitchen drawer. I don’t think I was supposed t give these to them but...

“Candy?” Cody tilted his head.

Derek took a deep breath to calm himself down.

“I’ll take one,” Jacob picked out a flavor and I let Cody pick another one.

“Thank you, Auror,” Cory grinned as he snapped it in 2 and shoved one piece in his mouth. I pursed my lips and forced a smile. When people eat candy canes that way it makes me want to punch them but it’s little Cody so...

I guess I’ll have to teach him the right way later before he gets bullied for it- or something.

“Quickly eat it and then get ready for bed,” I said, checking the time. It felt like we barely did anything but it was almost 9:30.

Chase and Jen would be here in about 20 minutes.

The boys nodded and ran upstairs.

I sighed and leaned my head on Derek’s chest. He wrapped his arms around my waist and rested his head on top of mine.

“How much longer? I promise I won’t let any more Betas transform in your house, babe.”

I smirked and ruffled his hair. “Don’t make promises you can’t keep.”

“CODY, YOU LITTLE-”

We both snapped our heads to the direction Erin’s voice came from. I followed Derek up the stairs and we saw (to our horror) Erin had Cody pinned with a glare on her face.

“Erin-” I pried her off of Cody who was sticking his tongue out at her.

“I caught that little bit- jerk- putting blue dye in my shampoo,” she stroked her hair. Derek and I exchanged a glance.

Stiles had done that to him a year ago (before we were together) and it was hilarious.

Erin, however, had a death glare on Cody who looked unbothered.

“On the bright side, you caught him before your hair ended up... like a smurf,” I grimaced. She sarcastically nodded in response.

“Your parents are almost here so please act like you’re sleeping,” I pleaded as I checked the time.

15 minutes.

“Okay, fine,” Erin said but scowled at Cody before slamming her door shut. Jacob was leaning against the doorway with an amused grin on his face.

I had a feeling he was up to something but I was too worn out.

Once everyone was fake- sleeping (Derek and I had to tuck Cody in and he made Derek read him a quick Iron Man story), we collapsed on the couch.

“What a night?” Derek sighed. He pulled my hair to get my attention. I was too tired to say anything so I rested my head on his chest as he wrapped a protective arm around me.

“Please don’t bring in any betas to my house on the night of a full moon,” I murmured.

“I promise- and I swear I’ll keep it,” he kissed my forehead.


Story finished: 2/18/2021

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