Aftermath (503 words) by gryvon
Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Stiles Stilinski
Additional Tags: everyone knows, post-episode, Spoilers
Stiles, post s5e18 “Maid of Gevaudan”. What happens to the pack after they’re seen fighting The Beast?
He can hear the whispers. He doesn’t have to be a werewolf for that, which is good, because he isn’t and people know he isn’t. But they also know Scott is and Malia and Liam and they’re pretty sure Kira. There’s rampant rumors about the chick with the shot gun, but no one is quite sure about Lydia and Stiles. They know Lydia went crazy and they know she was hospitalized but they don’t know what she is. The most popular theory is psychic.
But no one knows about the nogitsune or his ability to make mountain ash work so they just stare, like they’re trying to dissect him and figure him out. They know he’s as deep in this as Scott but they don’t know what to make of him. It’s like he’s suddenly the most popular kid in school and the most reviled. People literally dart out of his way. It would be hilarious if it didn’t make his skin crawl.