- 07 - One Pairing + One Color
Derek and Cora taking care of each other.
au: derek is stiles’ emotional tether.
don’t even talk to me about how the camera was focused on stiles’ hand on derek’s shoulder
I thought that was a weird place to begin the focus of the camera, unless they were trying to draw attention to it. The depth of field travels from Stiles hand back to Derek, instead of just starting on Derek.
That is an important distinction
See, if they didn’t want to draw attention to Stiles’ hand on Derek’s shoulder and Derek’s hand gripping Stiles’ hand, then they would have showed us Derek from a different angle. From a different camera. This was intentional. They purposely showed us Derek looking at his hand holding Stiles’ as well as they showed us Derek’s eyes meeting with Stiles.
And I think another thing to pay attention to is that Stiles isn’t in the frame. It’s Derek. The focus is on Derek. The focus is on Derek’s reaction to Stiles.
Am I the only one who thinks Derek has started to feel Stiles’ “spark” with each touch? That he’s started to notice something in each shared look? Does he not constantly look surprised/shocked and confused? I feel like he knows something is up, but he has no idea what it is. He knows he has a connection with Stiles, but he doesn’t understand it. And maybe it scares the living crap out of him, which is why he doesn’t address it. Or maybe the touches and looks give him bits and pieces of memories that were stolen, and he can’t really put all of the pieces together, but he knows that there’s…something. Something between himself and Stiles. A bond. A closeness. Something magical. And he’s terrified.
I definitely have seen Derek’s facial expression change every time Stiles touches him. It’s not the ‘what the hell do you think you’re doing, get your hands off me’ like we saw in season 2 in the Jeep, but something different. In the ambulance, when Stiles lightly touches Derek, look at Derek’s face go from shocked to confused. It’s almost as something ‘tingles’ within him, at the touch. Like it’s almost as though the touch is ‘affecting’ him. Right after the touch he immediately looks at Stiles, likes he’s trying to process something, like he’s trying to understand him, like he’s seeing him in a new light - well that was before he was rudely interrupted by Jennifer.
I am seeing that Derek is realising something between them, but he seems rather confused. Like he’s trying to understand the ‘bond’ between them, but at the same time, you can tell from his face that he is afraid to find out. Because everyone Derek has ever cared for and loved has found a way to hurt him. He’s afraid the same will happen with Stiles.
Yes, exactly! And whatever the bond is, it’s huge. It has to do with a spark from Stiles to Derek via touch, but also actual light. In the elevator scene, the lights go on with each touch, go off between touches. In the gif you posted here, the light behind Derek’s head flashes right when Stiles touches Derek. Guys, this is freaking beautiful! I want to see more of this!
is he dark enough, enough to see your light?