Title: Phases of the Weaker Heart
Relationship: pre-slash Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski, Allison Argent-centric
Word Count: 16,197
Summary: She’s still standing, and it’s a weak thing to count her successes by, but she’s building up to being strong. Maybe for the first time.
I am deeply, head-over-heels in love with this fic. Phases of the Weaker Heart takes the gap between seasons 2 and 3A and effortlessly fills it with a lovingly developed portrait of friendship. Told through Allison’s eyes and essentially slotting into canonical events - the Alpha Pack, Erica and Boyd’s kidnapping, Isaac’s capture and memory loss - the romantic relationship between Derek and Stiles is in its early stages and isn’t the primary focus. It’s a love story from a different angle.
calrissian18’s Allison Argent has all the complications, confusion, independence, and growth that should have continued to unfold on the show. Allison has just broken up with Scott (again) and is still trying to sort out who she is after her mother’s death and the realization that she’d been manipulated by the man she’d just begun to call Grandfather. She’s hurt, angry, grieving, and filled with guilt over the reality that she’ll never have the chance to fix her relationship with her mom.
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