- Challenge #2, "Baby Pictures"
- July 6th, 2013
Title: Baby Pictures
Word Count: 300
Characters/Pairings: Isaac, Peter Hale
The binder wasn't exactly on display, but neither was it out of sight. Clearly old and recently cleaned of dust, it might as well have had a 'Read Me' tag on the cover or spine. And Isaac had nothing else to do, as he'd finished his classwork and Derek was off brooding somewhere, so he opened it up to see what it was.
Biting back the snort of laughter at the first page was instinctive. He turned page after page, fascinated. And, occasionally, clapping a hand over his mouth to muffle the laughter, because Derek could fill his brooding quota at any time, really.
There was no way Derek had left this out. He wouldn't be surprised to hear Derek wanted it burned, honestly. Not being a fool, he looked around at the apparently empty room and said, "I know you had to be the one to dig this out, Peter, you can come out now."
Peter Hale obediently let himself be seen, grinning in absolutely false innocence. "What, werewolves can't have baby pictures?"
"Was he really born a puppy?" Isaac snorted. "I thought only alphas could take the full wolf shape."
"Exactly," Peter agreed. "Pups are much easier to care for than babies. And an alpha mother has a choice. They grow out of it, of course, but Derek was an adorable pup, don't you think?"
"I think he'd kill you over this," Isaac replied, grinning. "Who are all these others?"
"Oh, well," said Peter, with the little wicked smile that said whatever he'd been aiming to accomplish with the album had been achieved. "That one's his mother, this one here was his father - oh, don't mind that one, that's just a cute dog-pup we put on christmas cards for the mundanes..."
It was a most instructive afternoon.