In any universe I’d chose you
Here, have some thoughts about Stiles and Derek accidentally getting swept off into alternate universes from the sorry hell that is canon circa, IDK, s3 or whenever it was when I had this plot bunny that I am finally admitting will never be a real fic:
So like, the first universe they stop in seems mostly the same as the one they came from, and they have no idea a) how this happened in the first place b) how to undo it. They waste some time bickering (“How is this my fault?!” Derek demands. “You interrupted me!” Stiles retorts, pointedly ignoring that maybe he shouldn’t have picked up the
MacGuffin special magical AU creating device in the first place) and then go looking for clues. Which is when they see another Stiles, working in a coffee shop. Seems like a good enough place to start, maybe this Stiles can take them to this Deaton or something. Anyways, real Stiles tells real Derek to go talk to him because obviously other-him is going to flip if he sees himself walking through the door.
“What if we don’t know each other here?” Derek asks, hanging back.
“Then you won’t have to lie as much!” Stiles says, shoving him towards the shop. “Just go. See if he knows anything.”
So Derek walks into the shop all stiff and awkward, almost exactly like in the police station and Stiles watches with a smirk as he goes up to other Stiles and gets his attention. This results in what looks like a warm greeting, sweet, so they do know each other. That seems right and good, Stiles thinks, and then wait… wait the warm hello has turned into a kiss which is thoroughly UHHHHHH!?! for Stiles.
Derek looks about as pleased as a cat who has had water poured all over him, and other Stiles seems concerned about that from what real Stiles can see through the glass. He takes Derek’s sleeve they go into the supply room, and real Stiles sneaks in through the back to find Derek has clammed up in his dismay, and other Stiles is trying (very patiently and sweetly, which is making things worse) to work out from his non-answers what the issue is.
When when real Stiles comes in, the jig is pretty much up. This Stiles is not at all familiar with the supernatural, but is actually surprisingly ok with alternate realities. Honestly the weirdest part for him is that real Stiles and Derek aren’t dating. Maybe just do whatever they did with the
MacGuffin special magical AU creating device again and they’ll go back?