“Wait,” Derek said, holding up his hands. “Wait, wait, wait. You thought I was a criminal. Like a real criminal and part of a gang and maybe a murderer but definitely a drug runner. And you were still willing to be my boyfriend?”
“I told you it was love at first sight,” Stiles said. He immediately facepalmed. After a moment, he tentatively peeked between his fingers to try to gauge Derek’s reaction.
Derek wondered if he looked even half as stunned as he felt. When their eyes met, Derek blurted out, “Marry me.”
Stiles looked thunderstruck. Derek was so worried that he’d broken him, he almost missed Stiles’s quiet answer.