"God, he’s just trying so hard to escape. He wants to save you, but I’m afraid it’s a bit too late."
AU: Derek is possessed by a demon, and it uses his biggest fear against him. The person he loves more than anyone, dying just like his family did.
WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?
A National treasure
Vincent Hazelwood spent his childhood moving from one foster family to another until he was taken in by Maggie Atkins. His grades aren’t any good, he doesn’t have any friends and the only one he had before he moved to Maggie ignores him. He manages to graduate from high school but the same day the graduation takes place he gets a phonecall from hospital. Maggie died and Vincent has to take care of himself from now on.
He’s 18, soon to be homeless, not particularly good at anything. He has no one to turn to and he doesn’t know what to do with himself. So he joins an internet forum called Suicide Watch where people who want to end their lives gather. There he meets Caitlin - a girl with cancer, who doesn’t want to die slowly and painfully - and Adam who’s withdrawn from others, has problems communicating with others and whose mother doesn’t care about him at all. These three teenagers end up influencing each other’s lives while each of them struggles with their own problems.
It sounds like a pretty dark stuff but even though the content is mostly depressive it has its charm. I could symphatize with the protagonist because he’s just a kid who knows nothing about the world but is suddenly forced to behave like an adult. He has nothing to live for but he’s also not sure if he really wants to die. What he really needs is someone to be his friend, someone to help him cope with his loss and someone he can share his views, his bits of everyday sorrows and joy with. Someone who would care. And he finds them at a place where he expects them the least. It’s a nice story about losing a way and finding it again. It’s sad and hopeless at times, and funny and hopeful at other times.