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bonds of friendship, love and brotherhood (1166)
If anyone asks the trio, they don’t really have a single answer they all can agree on. They’re prone to giving each other blank looks, wordlessly asking, ‘When did we get to be such good friends?’.
When you ask Scott and Stiles about their friendship on the other hand, they’ll both regale the story of their first meeting. But when you ask about their friendship with Derek? They frown-smile and shrug good naturedly.
"It just… happened," is Scott’s best explanation.
Stiles’ explanation is far more long winded, starting from the first time they met Derek in the woods all the way down to present day before winding up with a sweep of his hands.
"Somewhere along the way we just became friends."
And Derek? He’d shrug in an non-answer, carrying on with whatever it is he is doing, but his features would soften and quiet private smile would creep onto his lips.
Maybe the how or the why or the when are not the important questions. What’s more important is that it is. That these three are bound to each other in ways which go beyond the simple label of ‘friendship’ and ‘brothers’.