epigenetic effect

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Merman!Stiles

Wolf!Stiles

Fox!Stiles

Demon!Stiles

Unicorn!Stiles

Mediator!Stiles

Ghost!Stiles

Fae!Stiles

Nymph!Stiles

Seer!Stiles

Spark!Stiles

Incubus!Stiles

Reaper!Stiles

Selkie!Stiles

Harpy!Stiles

Yeti! Stiles

Rabbit!Stiles

Werewolf Stiles Fic Recs

Had a request for werewolf Stiles which I then buried in my drafts so here it is for public consumption. Werewolf aka bamf Stiles. I am a delicate flower and a few of these get a bit angsty, in case you are also a delicate flower :p

What Desperate Times Call For | by taelynhawker  | 6.8K

Stiles could have stayed on campus, he might have been safe there. But his pack is in danger and he won’t leave them alone to face it. Derek’s forced to make a choice he never wanted to.

running with the wind by  thepsychicclam | 15.4K

Derek’s been running and hopes he can find sanctuary in the Stilinski Pack’s territory. The Alpha isn’t the strong sheriff he thought he was, but a sarcastic awkward teenager that Derek finds he kinda hates.

The Hour of the Wolf | by Suaine  | 54K

Stiles never wanted to be a werewolf, but the choice is taken out of his hands by a series of unfortunate events. When he wakes up his life has become infinitely more complicated.

Pale Horses | by Dark_K  | 56K

Being bitten had never been on his to-do list, but he could deal with that. Helping Derek Hale become a competent Alpha, though, that was so not in his job description.

Choice by  Omni | 8.6K

Derek knows what it feels like to not really have a choice, what it’s like to be manipulated. He’d never take away someone’s right to choose freely. The fear of even accidentally doing so is enough to hold him back from acting on his own feelings.

Stiles has never had a problem making his own choices, and fuck anyone who would try to tell him he can’t.

best case scenario | by verity  | 13.1K

The fourth time Stiles breaks the fridge, Dad is less sympathetic. “Stiles,” he says as Stiles holds the door steady for him to screw it back onto the chassis—there’s new hardware involved this time, and not a little duct tape— “I thought this werewolf thing was going to help.”

“Yeah, with the dementia,” Stiles says.

we knew the hands of the devil | by grimm  | 27.9K

Derek will never forget the sound Stiles makes when the alphas take him.

It’s small, so soft a human never would have caught it, but to Derek it’s as loud as cannon fire; a quick, panicked intake of air that’s not a shout, not a scream. It’s desperate and frightened and almost Derek’s name and it hurts him to the core. Derek roars as Kali lifts Stiles off the bed, the boy struggling against her hold like an oversized doll come to life. Derek fights against the twins, red mist boiling in his vision, fury and terror pumping through his veins.

“Say goodbye, Derek,” Kali says softly, triumphantly. “You’ll never see him again.”

Trust Fall | by Stoney  | 144.2K

Stiles is fairly certain that a case could be made for every bad thing in his life coming back to Peter Hale. This time it’s pissing off a powerful witch, who retaliated by swapping Stiles and Derek a la Freaky Friday, because sure. That makes sense. Um, there are GPAs on the line, not to mention the whole thing where his dad wants to shoot Derek on sight. Except who he sees as Derek is actually Stiles, and Stiles did not sign up for filicide.

Great. Wait…does this mean he’s the Alpha until they figure this out? Holy. Shit.

Entelechy | by the_deep_magic  | 7.2K

entelechy (n): a realization or actuality as opposed to a potentiality

Welcome to the Pack, Omega | by alisvolatpropiis  | 4.7K

“Derek Hale is a wandering Omega looking for a pack to call his own. When he comes into Beacon Hills, he’s intercepted by the local pack. They take him to their Alpha who Derek is expecting to be an older werewolf. What he’s not expecting is for this kid that can’t be more than 20, with the smirk playing about his kissable looking lips, to be the Alpha. Needless to say, they don’t exactly get off on the right foot. But, Derek thinks later that night, he could easily find his home in Beacon Hills with Stiles Stilinski and his pack.”

Regarding the Epigenetic Effects of Kissing Werewolves by  Unloyal_Olio | 33.8K

Stiles’s mom had tried to tell him before she died. He should have listened.

Strong, Stronger, Strongest by  Green | 16.2K

Close to death, Stiles can choose to die or accept Derek as his Alpha. It’s up to the rest of the pack to heal him and face the Alpha pack threat.

constantlyoverthinking18  asked:

Do you know of any dry humping/thigh riding fics? Thanks!

;)

I can smell it on your skin (I bet I can taste it in your blood) by brokentoy (1/1 | 10,792 | NC17)

Stiles’ cover is blown the day Derek gets hit by Allison’s arrow.

The Company I Keep by secondstar (19/19 | 67,551 | NC17)

Stiles has a favorite table at the library. Then some asshole comes along and steals it from him.

No Homo by RemainNameless (11/11 | 84,064 | NC17)

Stiles’ sophomore year starts something like this:
3 FourLokos
+ 1 peer-pressuring cat
- 1 best bro to end all best bros
= 1 Craigslist ad headline that reads “str8 dude - m4m - strictly platonic”.
Derek is the fool who replies.

Regarding the Epigenetic Effects of Kissing Werewolves by Unloyal_Olio (11/11 | 33,868 | NC17)

Stiles’s mom had tried to tell him before she died. He should have listened.

#nofilter by Patchouli (lifelesslyndsey) (8/8 | 17,269 | NC17)

Derek has questions. Stiles has answers. Also dick pics. Stiles has Dereks’ dick pics.

The Message by DandyboyDaniel (1/1 | 15,534 | NC17)

Derek didn’t know what to call it, other than fucking. No other way to explain it. It didn’t matter that they hadn’t actually fucked or even touched each other outside of their explicit text messages with very explicit photo attachments. Peter knows what it is. It’s sexting. Stiles wants more, but Derek can’t give it to him - he’s just too damn young.

Derek is a sexy stalker, Stiles is poetically dirty, Peter is a gay fairy godmother, Lydia knows what’s up, Boyd is a sweetheart, Erica and Isaac are bitches, Jackson is supposed to be dead, Danny is a gay nightlife ambassador, and Scott doesn’t even like guys that way.

Spring Fever by Saucery (1/1 | 2,130 | NC17)

He can’t stop purring. Also, he’s walking around with a hard-on. Awkward.

The Royal Omega by iamfrenchy (10/10 | 22,602 | NC17)

When Stiles presents as the first omega in almost 50 years he gets shoved into a life he didn’t expect to ever experience. When Stiles shows up at the palace he didn’t expect to steal the heart of the Prince by just standing there!

Or the one where Derek and Stiles are soulmates and they’re quite the rare pair.

have some musician!sterek recs:

In this fic rec, you’ll find guitarist, drummer, musician, pianist and singer sterek, plus band AUs and band camp AUs. Enjoy your reading!

(some of these contain drug/alcohol abuse, self destructive behavior and other strong themes. please heed the warnings on the tags and author’s notes! Also, they’re all mature/explicit)

House of Gold by  horchatita394, weathervaanes, wishingonalightningbolt (52k, band AU)

Derek, Isaac, Boyd, Erica, and Malia make up pop/rock/whatever-the-hell-we-wanna-play band, Side A/Side B. Erica, on a night off, “discovers” Stiles Stilinski playing in a packed bar in San Francisco. It’s pretty fair to say she changes his life.

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“So,” Erica says, dropping down onto one of the empty plush arm chairs. Isaac and Boyd are inhabiting two others, and the fourth is empty, Derek standing in front of it with his arms crossed. “Did Malia show you the video?”

“I did,” Malia says, kicking her foot out to nudge Derek’s thigh. “He liked it, didn’t you, Der?”

“It was fine. But you,” he says, pointing at her like she’s about to get grounded, “aren’t a scout. Is this Peter? Did he put you up to this?”

If I Played You My Favorite Song by alisvolatpropiis (Series, 4k total, musician!Derek)

“Thank you, you’ve been a great crowd,” he purrs, reaching a tattooed hand up to adjust the microphone. “I’m going to finish with something a little different.” He laughs quietly to himself and rolls his broad, black v-neck-clad shoulders like he’s steeling himself, the first time all night he’s seemed nervous. “This is, uh, another cover, and I’ve never actually performed it…ever. But I feel like tonight’s the perfect night for it.” He laughs again and takes a deep breath. “So yeah, please continue to be kind, folks.” The crowd cheers and the singer – Derek Hale – gives this little sly smile as he fiddles with the strings of his guitar for a second, those unbelievable eyes flashing over to where Stiles has been sitting all night.

In which acoustic musician Derek Hale seduces Stiles with a modern R&B classic.

sometimes fate is like a small snowstorm by thepsychicclam (8k, pianist!derek)

In a coffee shop two days before Christmas, Derek meets Stiles. Despite neither of them being interested in relationships, they spend an unforgettable evening together, but then part ways. During the following years, Stiles competes in the Olympics, Derek tours the world - and neither of them forget. Then twelve years later, two days before Christmas, Derek finds Stiles in that same coffee shop.

aka a kinda sorta serendipity au

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A/B/O/ Dynamics

Omegaverse

yodasyogi-blog-blog  asked:

Hey yogi, is sickness a manifestation of negativity, a karmic effect, or both. How does one prevent and heal sickness. For instance my uncle has MS while I have a cold, obviously one will cease while the other will grow in its effect. Namaste ;p

Firstly let me just say to beware of anyone who claims to have a definitive answer to this. It is all just speculation. I can discuss my own suspicions and understanding, drawing from my current understanding of biology and spirituality. 

There is a big difference between having a cold and having MS. Although MS is not well understood yet, genetics is thought to play a key role. Whereas having a cold is more environmental–it is typically caused by a kind of virus. 

I am not a fan of the new age perspective that all sickness is a manifestation of something out of balance or karmic. Yet I don’t dismiss karma and attitude as playing potentially significant roles in healing. 

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” ~ Wayne Dyer

I think this applies well to sickness via viruses and bacteria. Bacteria are living things. You have more bacterial cells in and on your body than you have human cells. These bacteria are either beneficial, like the ones living in your digestive tract, or they are benign. Then there are the “bad” kinds that will damage your system should they enter your body. Viruses are debatable as to whether or not they are “alive” but I personally feel that they are. 

When you get exposed to a virus or bacterium it is their karma, meaning the momentum of their programmed way of life, that dictates the harm they may cause you. Whereas the way your immune system responds is tied in to your own karma, your own momentum of mind-body. 

Before we go further, let me clarify my use of the term karma. It is not the simple “what goes around comes around” kind of thing typically understood as such. If you smoke for your entire life and get cancer, that is karma. It is cause and effect. If you are a womanizer and yet cannot find satisfying and enduring love, that is again karma. You are drinking seawater expecting for your thirst to be satiated. Karmas are not just relative to your actions but also your state of mind; a karma is an impression that sits into your mind-body and impacts perception and cognition, which in turn effect your actions. Yet we are not at the mercy of our karma; we can change. That is why the human incarnation is considered so precious by Buddhists and spiritual seekers in general. Animals are much more victims of their karma than humans need be. 

Moving on, there have been conclusive studies that show the way negativity and positivity respectively lengthen and shorten recovery times from sickness and even surgeries. There have  also been correlational (mind you not causational) studies which show that people who have faith in a religion tend to live longer. Not to mention the very precise studies showing the way meditation effects the body’s genetic expression physically, including boosting the immune system. 

So to me there is no question that our attitude and mind impact the way we handle sickness. 

Now when we turn our attention to genetic and mental diseases, it gets much more complicated. These tend to be a combination of either purely genetics or genetics meeting certain environmental factors such as stress. You can be born with a defect in your DNA, or you can be subject to what are called epigenetic changes. All of your cells have the same DNA but they read the DNA differently, and that is why a skin cell is different from a neuron, for example. Epigenetic changes are alterations to your genetic expression caused by factors other than defects you are born with. This would include environmental influences as well. If those changes are in the wrong places, it can lead to serious problems that worsen with time. Meditation alters our genetic expression, so I suppose that could be considered a beneficial epigenetic effect as well. 

But why does sickness happen? Disease? We were all born with an incurable condition: bodyhood. None of us asked to be born and yet here we are. From the very beginning we are playing a game with inherent limitations. Our body is fragile and our need to kill other living things to survive is inescapable (it’s one reason why I admire plantlife so much for living off light). The bacteria and viruses are playing the same game, so that’s easier to understand once we acknowledge them as living beings like ourselves. 

Asking why some people are born with defects or incurable conditions is like asking why bad things happen to good people and vice versa. Everything is just happening and our own roles and perspectives are such a small slice of that. 

My guru likes to say that suffering is meant to urge us to seek freedom, enlightenment. Sickness, disease, and death were significant realizations that caused the Buddha to seek his spiritual path. 

To be healthy, work with what you have been given. Correct nutrition and exercise really do effect your wellbeing from the cellular scale to the scale of your tissues and organs as a whole. Stretching correctly is a hugely important practice that will help keep your musculoskeletal system in harmony as you age. 

Eating less processed foods is important because when a food has been processed, it shocks your system with all the sugars and whatnot so it must work extra hard to take it all in. Whereas when you are eating foods that are unprocessed, you are essentially eating cells. These take longer to digest which means your system can do it at a more manageable rate.

Keeping your diet more alkaline and less acidic is also important, as acidifying your system again causes the body to work hard to maintain its homeostatic pH. Acidic diets are pro-inflammatory and harm your circulatory system. 

Caring for your mind and managing levels of stress is also significant, as these impact your digestive and immune systems as well as your brain structure. Meditation really is a miracle in these respects. The most recent study on meditation showed the way it altered your genetic expression to down-regulate inflammation. Inflammation is a good immune response but when it is chronic or occurring when it shouldn’t, it damages the surrounding tissues. 

You know what’s also cool? Reiki. It seems very unscientific but my roommate was telling me about a transplant surgeon he was shadowing who explained to him that patients who receive reiki have been less likely to reject their transplants. There is a lot we understand and yet the more insight we glean, the more questions arise. 

As I learn more about science and biology on my way to and through medical school, I am hoping to gain an understanding of good nutrition and lifestyle, as there is a lot of nonsense and misinformation floating about and it’s hard to tell what’s what simply on one’s own. 

Ultimately, all bodies are all going to die. Some sooner than others. Understanding this about our own bodies is what urges awakening from the illusion that existence of Being is due to the body. Understanding this about others is what urges gratitude and compassion, no longer taking love and appreciation for granted. 

This is what makes transient politics and conflicts seem all the more senseless to me, not in that they are unimportant but in that we are so unwilling to meet each other halfway. 

Just my two cents. 

Namaste my friend. Much love :)

OB Science Time: Mirror Twins

After a casual conversation with someone, I got the idea to talk a little bit about the science between mirror twins like Helena and Sarah (because it is a real thing that happens!!).

Firstly, mirror twins are a type of monozygotic identical twins, meaning that the twins originate from one fertilized egg cell that splits into two, and the twins have the exact same DNA (in the case of Helena and Sarah who share their DNA with many others, they share even the little differences, like the ID tag sequence and whatever mutation/lack of sequence that allows them to have children).

During development of non-mirror monozygotic twins, the embryo will split around day 5 of development. However, in the case of mirror twins, the embryo splits late - between days 7 and 12 - after the cell has already undergone patterning of the left and right sides. Because of this, the twins will develop facing each other in the womb, and take on mirrored handedness, as well as other mirrored traits, such as hair whorls, birthmarks, etc.

In the very rare case (the Orphan Black case), the twins will also develop with their internal organs on opposing sides of the body. This occurs because the cells in embryo had developed cell fate patterning before the embryos split, causing the entirety of the cells in the twins to have mirror image patterning.

Another fun fact: despite the fact that mirror image twins develop from one fertilized egg, and therefore the same original DNA, they can undergo different epigenetic effects within the womb, causing genetic differences between the originally identical twins.

Science is super cool sometimes!!! (all the time!!!)

Madi's ~Do It For The Soul~ Sterek Fic Rec

(a.k.a the “Soul bond/mates” fic rec because Luiza requested it and she’s a babe, so)

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Stiles and Derek have a soul bond:

Stiles and Derek are soul mates:

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Don’t hesitate to message me requesting tropes for sterek fic recs you’d like to see me make!

anonymous asked:

do you know any fox!stiles or werewolf!stiles fics please? thank you!!!

Fox!Stiles:

until we become something new 

When Stiles is bitten by a werefox, his problems have only just begun. An old enemy returns, and new ones appear. It’s Beacon Hills, after all.

Back to Beacon Hills 

Stiles is a born werefox, returning to Beacon Hills with the hopes of starting over and finding some sort of home again. Maybe he can finally stay in one place long enough for his scent to catch.

A Simple Life

Derek plans to spend the rest of his life holed up in the woods after Laura dies. Then he meets a stubborn young fox, and the stubborn young fox meets an urn of Deaton’s magic powder, and his plans change.

the amber of the moment

Ever since he was eight years old, Stiles had been running. Fate decided it was time to stop.

Summer in Beacon Hills

Warm summer days are perfect for swimming in the lake, deep in the Beacon Hills Preserve. Afterwards, Stiles likes to dry his fur in the sun while he listens to the doves in the nearby trees, and feel the light breeze tickle his whiskers.

Heartbeat, It’s a Lovebeat 

A very young fox!Stiles ends up lost in the woods of Beacon Hills where he’s watched by a slightly older Derek. Twelve years later, Stiles ends up back in those same woods for a completely different reason… but he still manages to find Derek.

Dirty paws and fur coats 

Stiles is eight years old when his dad brings Derek home.

[AU based on Disney’s The Fox and the Hound]

Werewolf!Stiles:

Making a Memory

Stiles was prepared for what would come after the bite. He knew what to expect and, despite his worries, he was ready for his new life. Apparently very ready. Or, “that one where Stiles can’t be anything other than Stiles, even when he’s a wolf.”

Pale Horses

Being bitten had never been on his to-do list, but he could deal with that. Helping Derek Hale become a competent Alpha, though, that was so not in his job description.

Regarding the Epigenetic Effects of Kissing Werewolves 

Stiles’s mom had tried to tell him before she died. He should have listened.

The Hour of the Wolf

Stiles never wanted to be a werewolf, but the choice is taken out of his hands by a series of unfortunate events. When he wakes up his life has become infinitely more complicated.

The Alpha to My Alpha

“Derek will kill you. He’ll tear you limb from limb!” Stiles says, scrambling away from him. The Alpha ambles closer.

“No, I don’t think he will,” the Alpha says. “I mean aside from killing a couple of hikers in his territory and doing him this favor, I haven’t really done anything to Hale. Once I’m gone he’ll probably be happy with the gift I’ve left for him.”

When the Tables are Turned

Derek has to deal with a newly bitten Stiles.

Shifts

Stiles has what he’s always secretly wanted - he’s in a relationship with Derek and he’s one of Derek’s betas - but all that gets turned upside down when Gerard kidnaps him and his unexpected baby.

Unbroken

When Stiles starts getting sick, he assumes his appetite loss and lethargy stem from the darkness the Nemeton left in his heart. But soon enough, even he can’t deny that he’s showing the same symptoms his mom had. When he’s forced to face the truth about his illness, Stiles finds himself making a choice he never thought he’d make.

Entelechy 

entelechy (n): a realization or actuality as opposed to a potentiality

Better Than Dead

When Stiles is gravely injured, the only way to save him is for Derek to turn him. However, Derek never did learn exactly what certain bites meant and, without this knowledge, he accidentally claims Stiles as his mate. Alpha werewolves mate forever. However…

Betas don’t.

Strong, Stronger, Strongest

Close to death, Stiles can choose to die or accept Derek as his Alpha. It’s up to the rest of the pack to heal him and face the Alpha pack threat.

The Chase

Derek’s fourth Chase will be his last if he doesn’t catch an omega this time. He’s starting to doubt this whole soul-mate thing anyway, at least until someone from his past shows up and gives him the run of his life.

November 14th

It was November 14th. Stiles would never forget that date. Even if he wished he could erase it from his memory. It was there. It will always be there. Permanent like a tattoo. Branded to the back of his mind like some sort of due date.

Behaviour and biology: The accidental epigeneticist (Nature News)

By studying disadvantaged children, Richard Tremblay has traced the roots of chronic aggressive behaviour back as far as infancy. Now he hopes to go back further.

The idea that a nurturing environment provides better outcomes for children hardly qualifies as news, but Tremblay has taken this idea in a provocative direction in the past ten years. He has joined researchers at McGill University in Montreal and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, to investigate how nurturing or adverse environments might exert their effects at the molecular level, influencing gene expression through a mechanism known as epigenetics. Tremblay’s Canadian cohorts are part of a growing trend for using longitudinal studies, which follow the same individuals over an extended period of time, to look for epigenetic signatures that might affect health and behaviour later in life. Research in this area is still preliminary — and not without its critics — but Tremblay believes that a firm grasp of early epigenetic effects could inform interventions to influence everything from obesity to mental illness.

S. M. Côté et al. J. Abnorm. Child Psychol. 34, 71–85 (2006)

Soul Bond Rec List

anonymous asked:

hey there friend, do you have any sterek fics you've read and loved or even your faves?

Why hello! *raises teacup in greeting*

Yes, yes, I do. Prepare thyself. 

Personal favourites:

His Only Defence  

Stiles had just accidentally challenged an alpha.
Oh God and Scott had just stood by and let him do it. He was the worst best friend ever. Stiles was going to kill him. Except oh right the alpha was going to kill him first. Like beyond dead, ripped into tiny little pieces dead. So far dead that his dad would not be able to identify him, dead.

Lock All The Doors Behind You 

He has no idea what you’re supposed to say when you find one of your…werewolf acquaintances, completely out of their mind, growling like they’re about to see what your insides taste like. There’s no handbook for this. Stiles is thinking that if he survives he might write one.

Regarding the Epigenetic Effects of Kissing Werewolves 

Stiles’s mom had tried to tell him before she died. He should have listened.

Darling It Is No Joke  

The first thing Stiles thinks when he opens the door is that it’s not his birthday, but someone has sent him some kind of cop stripper.

My Heart Comes Tumbling Down 

“This is a casual, adult relationship based on sex, and it is awesome.” In which Stiles and Derek have a great time buddyfucking until a burrito ruins it all.

Professional Misconduct

Stiles gets a massage. And then some.

Alternatively: in which Stiles’ mouth gets him into trouble, again and again.

Hello, Heartbreaker 

It’s a popular joke among Alphas: fuck an Omega, get heartbreak on your hands. Omegas are fragile little emotional things, needy and whiny. Stilesrefuses to become that, or to believe that he’s anything like that.

Stiles and Derek have been fuckbuddies for a while when Derek loses his memories of the past three years - and them - in an accident. (Also - everyone’s a werewolf, and everyone’s alive.)

You Were a Kindness When I Was a Stranger  

“It’s not all handcuffs and spankings and learning to deep throat.” This is an AU with consensual BDSM sex acts, in which Derek supports Stiles financially in exchange for a sexual relationship. Stiles is of legal age.

But, Doctor! 

“We had to splint a girl’s leg in a ditch,” Scott says excitedly.

“Bro, you sound way too happy about that,” Stiles complains, opening up his bag and pulling out a Twinkie.

Derek removes it from his hand silently and replaces it with an apple. Stiles scowls at him for a second then bites into it, regardless. Derek sits back and lets the group discuss the merits of dramatic lifesaving feats for winning over the ladies. Scott is convinced it’ll help impress Allison; Isaac thinks Scott’s a loser. Stiles—

Stiles is falling asleep on Derek’s shoulder.

By Moon And Stars  

“Have you heard of this Alpha?” Stiles asks, shuffling up his pallet so Scott has room to sit. Scott does with a grateful little twist of his mouth. Stefan forces him into the Stilinski ceremonial armor when they travel and Stiles can see that it’s heavy and doesn’t sit well on Scott. He can’t shift encased in metal and Stefan knows it.

“I know of him, mostly stories that seem a little fantastical. Shifters exaggerate just like common people. They like their war stories.”

“Tell me of him. Tell me a war story.”

i wish i had a river

Derek is the editor of a successful publishing firm, and is horrible to all his employees, including Stiles. On Christmas Eve night, he gets visited by three spirits and has to take a look at his life.

aka A Sterek Christmas Carol

Move A Mountain

Stiles goes camping with his friends in New Mexico after graduation where they befriend a biker gang led by Derek: a guy whom Stiles can’t decide if he will be either relieved or devastated to never see again once their week is up.

A Simple Life

Derek plans to spend the rest of his life holed up in the woods after Laura dies. Then he meets a stubborn young fox, and the stubborn young fox meets an urn of Deaton’s magic powder, and his plans change.

waiting for you to say it first

Four months.

Four months they’ve managed to avoid one another. Stiles quit going to pack meetings. He quit doing research unless Scott really, really begged him to. He avoided driving the road that led out to the turnoff to the Hale house, he avoided going to all the spots where Derek might possibly be. Four months, and now, here they are, standing in the Minit Mart, Stiles thinks, staring down at the grimy tiles. He can hear the catch of Derek’s breath, and he closes his eyes and breathes deep.

Beauty and the Ex

Stiles doesn’t want to screw up his chances with Josh, so he does something he may regret: he goes to Derek Hale, Josh’s intimidating ex-boyfriend, for dating advice.

Things don’t go according to plan. But with a little magic (and werewolves) they might go all right.

The Wolf That Heard Crying 

There was someone in Derek’s house. He was on his way back from a hunt, licking blood from his muzzle when he heard the sound of smashing wood coming from inside. Derek snarled quietly, leaping up onto the back deck without a sound. He paused in the doorway to the living room, eyes burning red in the dim light. The boy whacking the wall with a moldy piece of timber was different than the ones who had come before. He wasn’t laughing, wasn’t enjoying himself as pieces of rotten flew from both the wall and the wood in his hands. He smelled of sadness and desperation and anger, and when the piece of wood in his hands finally splintered the boy sank to his knees and cried.

tie your napkin ‘round your neck, cherie 

Stiles has been a teapot for 3,308 days. // Scott skids into the door breathlessly and shouts, “THERE’S A GIRL IN THE CASTLE,” and promptly brains himself on one of the casserole dishes.

Of sharing shirts

Stiles borrows one of Derek’s shirts because he can, because likes the way it feels and smells. Derek likes the way Stiles smells when he wears it.

Iodestone

“We could…we could be something, couldn’t we?” Stiles murmurs, eyes slipping shut. Derek looks at the IV line in his arm, the bandages covering his chest, his leg. His hand, pale against the hospital sheets, palm up. Derek waits until he’s sure Stiles is asleep before he responds.

It takes Stiles eight years to ask the question again. It’s okay. Derek can wait.

An Alpha’s Mark 

Stiles never thought he’d get a tattoo — then he found out human pack members could grow stronger by taking an Alpha’s Mark.

Caged By Frail and Fragile Bars  

It’s hard to find your place in life when you’re only human and feel completely replaceable. Or, how Stiles finds out that while yes, he is completely human, he is irreplaceable.

Unspoken

Billy was Stiles second roommate, but he’s hardly worth mentioning because he was there less than four hours. Unfortunately for him, he moved in on Derek’s third visit to campus. It didn’t go well for either Billy or Stiles.

Stumble, Tumble, Fall 

Stiles and Parrish are friends. And then Derek and Parrish are friends, and Derek is buying furniture from IKEA and calling the Sheriff John, and that’s even more confusing.