Stiles was shaking his head almost from the moment Derek started speaking. No one else was going to die. There was no way Scott would let the alphas hurt Isaac again. And he wouldn’t let them get Stiles either.
Scott tended to come through when he was really needed, Stiles believed in that. But lauding Scott’s ability to keep them alive was definitely not going to be helpful to Derek.
Besides, it wasn’t like he really doubted Derek’s ability to keep them alive. Derek just had seriously the shittiest luck of any person Stiles had ever known. Jesus.
He closed his eyes but all he could see was Boyd’s body and then Heather’s, and everyone else’s they’d found. So many people dead. And-
His eyes snapped open, meeting Derek’s gaze. Had he just said they would take Stiles-? He dug his fingers into Derek’s knees harder.
"No," he said, voice as firm as he could manage. "No one is taking anyone from you." That he was numbered among the people Derek would be upset about losing made something hot curl in his stomach, but he ignored it. "If we can just work together, man. One freakin’ pack, okay? No one- they’re not gonna break you. C’mon. You’re Derek freakin’ Hale. I’ve seen you die like fifty times. They can’t break you, man." He shook the legs beneath his palm. "We’re not- I won’t- let them."
Derek tried to keep his breathing clam and keep his heart beat from rising again. He couldn’t let himself break right now, he was safe, well as safe as he could be in the house where the Sheriff lives.
He closed his eyes, taking in what Stiles was saying and placed his hands on top of Stiles, that were digging into his skin. But it was good for him, it was keeping him grounded and keeping the Alpha from thinking back on what had just happened.
He opened his eyes to look at Stiles and shook his head. “I’m not worried about if they break me or not.” He spoke softly and tilted his head to the side. He moved a hand to place it on one of Stiles’ cheek and let out a low sigh.
"I’m worried that they’ll take you
"I never actually died, Stiles. I was just… Out of commission for a while each time." He rolled his eyes a little and made a face.