I dont usually do fic rec lists, but I finally have a few in my Sterek Recs folder and thought I would share a few personal faves that I think everyone should read, but probably already have, because they are THAT GOOD! All are complete and all are Sterek (duh) will mention additional ships in summaries.
[Sleep]Walking After You by relenafanel
Derek is a sleepwalker who keeps wandering into his downstairs neighbour’s bedroom.
Stiles is pretty sure the hot guy from the park is going to kill him in his sleep. He knows he shouldn’t have been so obvious about objectifying the guy’s really fine ass.
Too bad it turns out Derek is easier to get along with when he’s sleeping.
My Summary: Stiles pines for Derek. Derek pines for Stiles. Derek sleepwalks and steals bunny slippers. Stiles is arrested. Its so motherfucking cute with the just the right amount of angst. Its so fluffy and adorable, and actually Laugh Out Loud funny, like read it at 2am and muffle your cackling with a pillow. I read this whenever im feeling a bit down and next thing I know its like 4 hours later and im beaming. :D
An Awful Curse by leah k
Isaac is asleep in a chair. The angle of his neck makes Derek wince in sympathy.
"Isaac," Derek says.
Isaac snaps awake immediately.
"Stiles?" Isaac asks.
Jesus. It’s not like they know more than one.
My Summary: This fic is equal parts breathtaking and heartbreaking. It was a fic I read the summary for and decided to skim, but got about 3 paragraphs in and decided this needed to be read properly. Its well written and just UGH makes my heart hurt in a good way. Basically the story switches between Stiles and Derek after they wake up from a coma they were put into by a witch and the reality they were in whilst in the coma, in which they were married and happy.
Breathe by tylerfucklin
AO3 Summary: Kate may have been something he’d regret with every single breath he took, but Stiles was something he would cherish with each exhale.
My Summary: Im pretty sure this was if not the first, one of the first Sterek fanfics I read, so it has a very special place in my heart. Its short but sweet. Seriously worth the 10 minutes it takes to read and I cant really much more than that, it was a fantastic introduction to this fandom, and a nice reminder of why im so fond of you all. (Also I recommend reading everything by tylerfucklin, personal fave)
Fireman Derek’s Crazy Pie [Cheeseburger Baby] by owlpostagain
“He can’t blame me for the fact that I live in a building full of people united in the singular effort to ogle Hot Fireman as often as humanly possible.”
Laura laughs, loud and echoing in the empty restaurant.
"Hot firemen can make a girl do crazy things," she agrees, nodding towards her brother’s name on the menu. "Derek won’t let me date anyone from his company, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the eye candy."
"Send them my way," Stiles suggests, finally loading up a forkful of pie. "Apparently I’m incompetent enough that I need to be babysat at all times, because it would be cheaper than dispatching a truck every time I try to use a kitchen appliance."
My Summary: If you havent read this then you are probably living under a rock. Seriously, the title alone made me want to read this. And it was so worth it, and not just because I have a huge thing for firemen. Another total Laugh Out Loud fic, if you dont love this story its safe to say you have no soul. Stiles keeps setting things on fire, more or less by accident. Derek cares in his special angry way. Stiles and Laura are bros, and falls in love with the baker of the desserts at her shop….who he hasnt met…or has he? <3
For the Love of Zombies by extantecstasy
AO3 Summary: Struggling writer Derek happens upon zombie expert Stiles by accident, learns about the undead, pines from not-quite afar, finishes a novel, and maybe finds his muse. It’s a busy month.
My Summary: I LOVE THIS FIC SO MUCH I CANT BREATHE. The fic switches between reality where Derek is writing the novel whilst getting to know Stiles, and excerpts from the novel that he is writing. I still cant decide which story I like better. Its well written and you route for Sterek all the way through. Derek is such a nerdy nerd and is besties with Lydia. What more could you want?
Gravity’s Got Nothing On You by zosofi
“Three weeks,” Derek says.
“Still don’t want to,” Stiles says.
“I’ll pay you,” Derek says, and that… that has Stiles interested. Alf’s Antique’s may be a great job, but it’s not a high-paying job, and half of Stiles’s tuition is coming from financial aid, so…
“How much,” Stiles asks, “are we talking here? Because I know your family, dude. And it’ll be kind of awkward after.“
“My family thinks you’re some sort of fucking gift to the world,” Derek seethes, like he’s jealous, “they’ll probably be pissed at me when we break it off, so don’t worry about that. Five hundred bucks.”
“A thousand,” Stiles says, because screw ethics. Also, the Hale family is loaded. Derek can deal.
My Summary: Basically you start reading this thinking itts going to be your everyday run of the mill pretend-to-be-boyfriends fic. And it starts of like that then BAM magic shit keeps happening and its fucking hilarious!! Now I love fake relationship fics but ive re read this several time just because of some fantastic one liners that have me howling. Its a slow build that makes the whole thing totally believable.
five times Derek and Stiles weren’t actually actually boyfriends (and one time they were) by HalfFizzbin
AO3 Summary: In which Derek and Stiles are essentially a married couple. Except they’re not actually dating.
My Summary: Short, cute, and fluffy as fuck. Derek and Stiles act like a married couple and basically own a cat and its amazing!!
In The Air Tonight by Captain_Loki
AO3 Summary: Derek has never been with a guy before, thankfully Stiles has a lot of theoretical knowledge and a thirst for experimentation, he’s a veritable Gay Yoda, Gayda if you will, except probably don’t use that word actually.
My Summary: I cannot begin to explain my love of this fic. Derek and Stiles start dating and Stiles want to boink because well you know Derek’s hot and he wants to lose his V Card. But Derek is a total buttsex virging and has no idea what hes doing when it comes to the doing dude department. So Stiles does the sensible thing and get them to have an adult conversation about sex. And I just feel like this is a really real fic about aproaching sex in a sensibl way with someone you care about, and I love the way Derek and Stiles relationship is in the fic and its just a lovely read thats equal parts cringe and fluff.
Not Like Bond & Moneypenny by WhoNatural
(AKA, the Ugly Betty AU where Stiles is totally Betty)
Stiles thinks he’s finally getting a break when a job at the sleek, sophisticated, Alpha Magazine opens up - but soon realises he’s not going to be writing anything and instead is playing tutor-slash-babysitter to their new Editor-in-Chief. Derek’s spoiled, grumpy, in way over his head…and so painfully attractive it makes Stiles want to lick his face. So there’s very little choice in the matter.
“Totally not like that,” he maintains, “It’s not like we’re Bond and Moneypenny.”
Scott gives him an excited grin, chuckling. “Dude, you’re totally his Miss Moneypenny!” he says, eyes wide like the world just finally started to make sense. “You’re the only one who won’t sleep with him even though you’re dying to.”
My Summary: What t says on the tin more or less. Stiles is Derek’s assisstant. Derek is kina hopless but Stiles is a badass who helps him be totally amazeballs. Of course shady shit goes and misunderstandings and such. And its just super great and I cant really describe this fic its just one you have to trust me when I say you should read it.
Possibly I Like The Thrill of Under Me You by stilinskisparkles
AO3 Summary: It’s not that the idea of Stiles talking about him doesn’t make his stomach wrap itself in knots, it’s that it does just that. It makes him unbelievably uncomfortable and he doesn’t quite know why. He’s twenty seven years old, he pays taxes, he takes his mother out for lunch on Sundays; he is a grown up. But he’s getting weird butterflies when he glances over his shoulder to look at Stiles and a heat in his chest that feels something like what he supposes want must feel like.
My Summary: Derek is a librarian. Stiles is an artist. Why are you still reading my summary who cares what else happens when you have that image in your head?! Derek is all shy and snarky and besties with Erica. Stiles is sarcy and spunky and imagining im covered in paint does things to me! Also Derek is an awkward virgin. Yeah I bet your clicking the link now…
Put Out The Fire (but not the one in my heart) by omelet
AO3 Summary: Derek thinks this is getting a little out of hand. Because honestly, he never would have guessed that he would one day come to own a firemen-themed calendar.
My Summary:Stiles is a firemen and Derek pines HARD. There may also be a kissing booth involved. There was one line in this fic that sold it for me, “How fast can he liquidate his assets?” It had me cacklig into my pillow, its funnier in context.
Reason For Call by 74days
AO3 Summary: Stiles has been working in his call-centre booth for nearly 5 years when he first hears the voice of the new IT guy. Surely anyone who sounds like that has got to be H.O.T
Stiles takes it upon himself to get to know him better. The only problem is, he’s got no idea what he looks like…
Prompted by Dyren: Derek and Stiles both work at a call centre together, and Derek is always being really shy…
My Summary: I was having a really bad week, and couldnt sleep one night and stayed up til 7am reading this. Its funny but keeps you on edge with the ooh what iss happening plot line. Stiles and Derek get together quite quickly actually and I panicked for the rest of the fic that they would break up, but its such a great fic, well written and the US at the beginning is written perfectly then the angst towards the end is just enough to make your heart clench but not make you weep.
'Linski's Late Night Antidote to Lame by WhoNatural
Where Stiles has his own college radio show, and the mysterious, faceless Derek is his number one fan.
Also there’s this really hot guy he keeps meeting in the library who totally hates his guts.
My Summary: I HAVE INTENSE LOVE FOR THIS FIC OK I HAVE RE READ IT SO MANY TIMES SINCE IT WAS POSTED AND UGH LET ME TELL YOU A THING, Stiles has an idie-ish rock radio show and a boyband haircut. Hes totally falling in love with his favourite caller D. Meanwhile he keeps going to study in the library where he keeps bumping into a total angry hottie, who plays bass and has tattoos all over his arms. (yes you read that right, picture it, mmmm). Some misunderstanings, lots of texts and buckets of UST, plus a killer playlist, read this fic now!!
<3 hope you like them x