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February 2017

This is a compilation of fics that I’ve read/re-read over the past month. Faves get a star ( ★ ). There is also a separate fic rec page for my favorites here, if you’d like to check that out. :)

MONTH: February, 2017 | (older lists)


▶▶ A Start by Inell
Teen And Up | 1,458w
Derek’s acting like a jealous boyfriend. The only issue? He and Stiles aren’t dating.


▶▶ An RA’s Guide to Mutual Pining by alocalband
Teen And Up | 2,208w
“Stiles, this is the sixth time in two weeks that you’ve locked yourself out of your own room in the middle of the night and that Scott won’t pick up his phone to let you in.”

“Uh, yeah, man, tell me about it. He really needs to step up his roommate game.”

Derek seriously can’t take this anymore.


▶▶ Candy Hearts by dragon_temeraire
General | 1,133w
Stiles decides that, since they’re the only two single members of the pack, he and Derek should spend Valentine’s Day together.


▶▶ Cute Bus Stop Guy by leslieknopeismyspiritanimal
Teen And Up | 2,142w
The guy gave him a curt little nod and neatly sidestepped him, continuing on his way. Stiles snuck a look over his shoulder, and yep, the rear view in those tight slacks was pretty good, too. The guy stopped at the bus stop, leaning against the sign, and Stiles sighed. It was a dreamy sigh, even he could admit that.

He had a feeling he was going to become a morning person.


▶▶ Delivery Drivers: Unsung Heroes of the Restaurant Biz by DeliberateMisspelling
Teen And Up | 4,756w
Derek Hale is a Good Samaritan, okay? That’s how he got roped into helping out Laura in the first place. Helping the attractive stranger who just literally collapsed into his arms might be more fun, though. Not that he’ll ever admit it, especially since he got puked on first.


▶▶ Demanding Forever Series
[1] That Stalky Thing by wangler
Mature | 2,560w
Derek frowns, thrown off. Teenagers are confusing.

[2] Scientists Document This Stuff by wangler
Explicit | 3,264w
“Your arbitrary sex rules are getting really old,” Stiles says, lipping at Derek’s mouth like a goat at a petting zoo.


▶▶ Dog’s Best Friend by otter
General | 8,923w
Other people might have found the name of the place off-putting. Stiles didn’t. He was actually relieved, when Scott handed him a business card that said “HALEHOUNDS” across the top, because clearly, if anybody could recognize and understand the evil that lurked within his dog’s fluffy precious body, it was these people.


▶▶ Former Employment by dragon_temeraire ★
Teen And Up | 4,023w
Professor Stilinski is definitely not expecting to see his favorite porn star among the students of his Human Sexuality class.


▶▶ Help Wanted (But Not Really) by reillyblack ★
Mature | 20,525w
“Stiles, I’ll clear up your confusion about the position. Derek here needs someone to live with him. He’s a difficult person to live with, so I won’t sugarcoat that. But his responsibilities at the company right now make it impossible for him to actually take care of himself and his home. That would be your job,” Laura explained.

Both Stiles and Derek objected at the same time.“


▶▶ Hot Like Burning by leslieknopeismyspiritanimal
Teen And Up | 2,762w
In which Derek is the grumpy neighborhood firefighter, and Stiles is a bit of a lovestruck idiot.

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Okay, so a WEEEK ago I got an anon who asked me for my favorite Stereks. I totally forgot. I tried putting them in the ask reply box, but the formatting was all off. So this is for you, nonnie. Sorry its so late. And that the formatting is still weird. This isn’t all of my favorites, I stopped about halfway through my bookmarks, and there are also a few at the end that don’t have summaries or comments. Sorry!!! My top 5 on this list are bolded.


Adventures and Exploration, Survivah, complete series

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.

I’m a total sucker for full shift Derek. And by a bit I mean MAJOR. Add in Stiles who is born as a fox and gets mixed up with Deaton’s magic, slowly turning him into a human, and you make a really lovely fic.

10 Things I Hate (Love) About You, catsteww

When Kate Argent hires Stiles to date Derek and get paid for it, Stiles obviously agrees and sets out to win his heart. Except Stiles wasn’t expecting Derek to actually have layers underneath his tough exterior, and he certainly wasn’t expecting to develop pesky little feelings for him. And everything gets a little messed up along the way.

Lightly based on the movie.

10 Things I hate About You is like… My FAVORITE movie so finding out there were fusions for it made me so happy I could cry.

The Amber of the Moment, redhoodedwolf

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

I’m not quite sure when it happened but one day I woke up and decided fox Stiles was my favorite Stiles, other than merman, and this fic is definitely one of the absolute BEST out there. Stiles is 19ish I think in this one? And at 8 something traumatic happened and he shifted into a fox and he’s been in fox form ever since, until Derek stumbles across him in the woods one day.

Super cute, kiiiinda slow burn but not really ‘cause it’s only 30k.

Birds of a Feather Fuck Together, calrissian18, maichan808

Laura is a crusader without a cause, Stiles dances like the whole world’s betrayed him and Derek’s having trouble getting both feet outside his door.

I do not know how to properly convey how much I loved this goddamn fic. It was absolutely flawless. It was fucked up and hopeful and dark and miserable and just completely ten shades of fucked up. Stiles… You just kinda want to hug him and smack him at the same time. And Derek, you just want to hug Derek. I don’t know why I decided to read this fic. I’m not big on ballet/dancing aus. But one afternoon I was bored and decided to read it and I won’t ever regret it. This ending is easily one of my top 10 favorite endings, out of any fic, movie, book, anything.

Of Books and Boys, RonnieMinor, unfortunately complete series

The one where Stiles is at Oxford (with Lydia), works in a second-hand bookshop (also with Lydia), and meets Derek Hale, the Irish creeper who likes poetry and brooding.

Now including: Derek meeting the Sheriff/Stiles’ friends from home, and Stiles meeting the Hales.

All I’m going to say is… Irish Derek.

Bulwark, kellifer_fic, incomplete series

Beacon Hills is the kind of small town where everybody knows everybody, and what everybody knows is that surly diner owner Derek Hale and free spirited single dad Stiles Stilinski have been in love with each other for years. If only they knew it too.

I just love fusions, and this is a Gilmore Girls one so naturally I love it. Derek as Luke is something I didn’t know I needed until I read it.

By Moon and Stars, kellifer_fic

“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 love this one so much, I read it five times in two days and I’ve probably reread it at least fifteen times since. I wish it were longer though.

A Desperate Arrangement, mikkimouse

“I’m sorry, I believe there’s something wrong with my hearing,” Stiles said. “Because I could have sworn you just told me you set up a betrothal agreement with the Hales. A betrothal agreement involving me. Me.”

Scott smiled his easygoing smile and nodded, which told Stiles no, he hadn’t misheard a damn thing.

After seven years of lengthy negotiations, the treaty between the Hales and the Argents has fallen apart and the two countries fell into war.

Months later, there’s an uneasy truce, thanks to the intervention of King Scott McCall, but it won’t last. In a desperate attempt to maintain the peace, the Hales sign a treaty with the McCalls to marry Prince Derek to Prince Stiles Stilinski, King Scott’s brother.

In the history of the world, there have been many better ideas.

This was one of the first ones I ever read, and there’s a reason it’s on so many rec lists. I am soooo long overdue for a reread.

Dog’s Best Friend, Otter

Other people might have found the name of the place off-putting. Stiles didn’t. He was actually relieved, when Scott handed him a business card that said “HALEHOUNDS” across the top, because clearly, if anybody could recognize and understand the evil that lurked within his dog’s fluffy precious body, it was these people.

This was really the one that sparked my Sterek with pets obsession. I want more dog fics.

Dude, Werewolves, mysecretashes

Stiles gets partnered with Cora for a history project, and they become bros. Also, he kind of falls in love with her older brother, Derek.

The Halloween party scene in this fic is probably one of my favorite Sterek scenes… Ever.

Fireman Derek’s Crazy Pie, 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.”

I really feel like the only things I need to say to sell this fic is… Derek is a fireman that bakes. That’s really all you need to know.

For My Flesh Had TUrned to Fur, and My Thoughts Had Turned to You, literaryoblivion

They’ve known about the other pack for quite some time now. They know the pack is young and small, formed together more by accident and necessity than anything else. But, they haven’t done anything about them because they’ve been fairly quiet, kept to themselves, and haven’t caused any trouble.

That is until the Hales start hearing rumors about the McCall pack acquiring a very young and inexperienced but powerful witch.

So Alpha Hale sends her eldest son, Derek, for all intents and purposes, to spy on the McCall pack and their so-called witch, to see what the truth of the situation is.

THIS ONE IS SO CUTE THOUGH full wolf Derek falling in love with emissionary Stiles and STILES BRINGING HIM FOOD UGH YES PLEASE MORE.

Hale at Heart, sysrae, series hopefully not complete because I need more

Derek is having a bad day and breaks down on a stranger’s doorstep.

Stiles is the stranger. He really doesn’t mind.

Also, there’s a cat.

This is my second favorite out of all of them on this list, easily. My go to for a bad day, I’ve read it probably a thousand times. Also, Stiles in the second part is just unf. Read if you need a pick me up. (Yes I meant to bold this one all he way)


Heartfire, Cempagaldre

Life hasn’t been kind to blacksmith Derek Hale. Only a month after he moved to the royal capitol of Beacon and started working as a way to escape his past, the royal family is brutally murdered by Deucalion, one of the king’s former generals, and his men. While the oncoming political instability hardly has any impact on him, two weeks later, Derek’s quiet and solitary life is nonetheless disturbed by the sudden appearance of three young men who were thought to be dead. One of whom changes his life in ways he could never have imagined; someone who, for the first time in years, makes him experience things he thought he’d never feel again. But then again, life has never been kind to Derek… Will this time be different?

Medieval and regency aus are my THING yo. And this one did NOT disappoint. It was a little fast paced for me, at least as far as how their relationship progressed, but not so much that you’re left going WTF. Plus. Prince Stiles. Warnings: Graphic depictions of violence, underage

Hold the Door, Hatteress, maichan808

When Derek is killed by a rival alpha, the pack will stop at nothing to get him back. Even if that means blackmailing the most dangerous hunter duo this side of hell. Whatever. That whole devil thing was probably totally exaggerated, anyway.

As a rule, I fucking HATE crossovers. I don’t know why. I never think they mesh well. I don’t like the two worlds colliding. EVER. That being said, this fic is just… Phenomenal. It features Laura, I LOVE Laura, And has a happy ending. It’s perfection. I rec it to everyone, even my friends who aren’t in the sterek fandom, haha!

Hot Nerd Alert, alisvolatpropiis, hopefully incomplete series

Derek can’t believe he’s actually doing this: taking a selfie snap of the guy he’s been crushing on for weeks to prove to Danny that one, yes, he really does exist, and two, he really is that hot and thus he is totally justified in being too scared to make a move.

Or you know, even talk to the guy outside of the class they share.

In his defense, this isn’t just any guy. This THE guy. Hot Nerd. The utterly adorable but still somehow insanely sexy freshman in his twentieth century American Lit class who he’s been lusting over since the first day of the semester. If there were ever a time for him to be that person who tries to be subtle while taking snaps of other people, this is it.

Oh my god this author just. Ugh. Writes the HOTTEST fucking smut scenes. There is locker room sex and baseball player Derek.

I Want You To Want Me, sweetbutterbliss

Derek scrubs his hands across his face before crossing his arms over his chest and furrowing his eyebrows at the two idiots standing in front of him. Well, Scott is an idiot. Stiles is…luminescent, and all jerky movement, with big, golden brown eyes. And he always has a plan. Derek is fucked and, it turns out, unable to say no to him.

Oh look. Another 10 Things fusion.

I’ll Love You Still in Hell, talktowater

Stiles has always had these dreams where he was drowning, they were just dreams, really fucking horrible dreams but just dreams nevertheless. Right?

Gay pirates with feelings and past lives yes.

Idioms, Ark, incomplete series (but can be read as complete)

They kiss for entirely too long. If anyone found them in the woods just then they would be like, dudes, this is excessive.

Stoner Sterek. This is a two part series, super fucking hot. Like oh my god. Stiles and Derek are mates and get high and have sex.

If Prayer Were the Answer I’d Fall on My Knees, IAmAVeronica

“Shit, Der.” Stiles shivers. “You promise when we get to the room—”

“I’m going to lock the door, undress you, and make up for every minute of the past six weeks.” Derek grins when Stiles’s pupils blow wide with lust. “And we’re in the chapel, so you know I’m not lying.”

“Forgive us, Father,” Stiles mutters, and grabs Derek’s hand. “For we are about to sin so hard.”

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For the past four years Derek and Stiles have been roommates at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Boarding School. For the past two years, they have been secret lovers. Now, as senior year dawns, one boy begins to seriously consider coming out, while the other feels pressured by church and family to deny his identity.

There’s also some Romeo and Juliet, a lot of fluff, a heap of angst, and Jeff Davis as a priest, because… reasons.

In short, it’s the bare: the rock opera/Teen Wolf mashup that just wouldn’t get out of my head.

As someone who deals with internalized homophobia after being raised as a Catholic, this fic was fucking hard. It was so fucking hard. There wasn’t a single chapter that didn’t resonate with me. By about halfway through I was crying, like, ugly crying. It DOES have a happy ending though, and it really helped me deal with and confront some shit actually. Warnings: There are none listed, but attempted suicide, bullying, mentions of conversion therapy, I THINK there was a hate crime but it wasn’t physical, I think it was just mentions of past hate crimes, internalized homophobia, as well as derogatory language. Like I said, there’s nothing easy about this fic.

In the Solstice of our Hearts, ravingrevolution

“You’re not putting that up your butt,” Scott told him flatly and Stiles couldn’t stop the pissed off whine he made, but his friend continued. “Stiles, you can’t put that up your butt, you know that. Your butt won’t be ready for anything to go in it until-”

“Okay, okay!” he said, flailing his hands to stop his friend’s lecture. “Message received, no butt stuff until I’m pounced on by some freaking animal in the forest and ravished to within an inch of my life. Got it. Thanks, Scotty, I mean heaven forbid I actually try to take control of my life and give myself a fighting chance or anything.”

“Not all alphas are animals,” Scott said quietly.

Maybe he was right, but Stiles wasn’t holding his breath.

I’m not going to lie, I think mating run is a weird trope. Like, there are some weird tropes, but that’s kind of at the top of the list for me. I just normally don’t like them. They have to be done WELL for me to like it, much like A/B/O fics. But this one was fantastic. Maybe I liked it so much because Derek and Stiles were both so against it? I don’t know. Maybe ‘cause there wasn’t a ton of public forest sex? Maybe ‘cause Erica and Boyd? I don’t know. But it was great.

Like Heaven Catching Lightning, weathervaanes

Prince Stiles of Cor has always known, somewhere in the back of his mind, that he was never truly going to marry for love. Fighting it has only made it worse. Now, presented with a choice between two children of the Hale family of Ignis, Derek and Cora, he must make the decision to determine who will rule by his side. If only it were that simple.

-0-

“Tell me,” he says, taking a drink. “If your sister does accept me as her husband, would you be pleased for her fortune or yours?”

Derek sets down the pitcher and moves further into the room, removing his vest and setting it over a chair. “I don’t believe that’s a fair question. If she finds happiness in your kingdom, by your side, of course I’ll be pleased for her.”

“And relieved, I imagine.”

Derek turns, arms crossed over his chest. “Would you be?”

Real talk I really do think medieval and regency tropes are my favorite.

Lime and Chili Aioli, Jinko

Stiles was stuck in a bank robbery in the middle of the day in the middle of Beacon Hills and he could have pocket-dialled Scott or Derek but his phone was on the kitchen bench, covered in lime and chili aioli.

I have a soft spot for possessive Derek… I don’t know why… I hate it when I’m with someone and they’re possessive, but I feel like it kinda works for Sterek sometimes? Plus I really love when people who aren’t Stiles and Derek pick up on the UST and general tension and they don’t, haha.

‘Linksi’s Late Night Antidote to Lame, 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.

I have read this one SO MANY TIMES I just cannot even. I can’t make a single complaint about this fic because there isn’t any to make. (Except Derek is totally more of a Bucky than a Captain America.) Tattooed Derek is just UGH and mix that with tortured musician Derek and a texting relationship and piningpingpiningpining and this fic is just brilliant.

The Lunch Table Configuration, thepsychicclam

When Isaac makes Derek switch lunch tables, the last thing Derek expected was to fall for Stiles.

This was my first psychicclam fic, and I am so glad I stumbled across it ‘cause they’re my absolute favorite Sterek author.

Maybe If I Tell Myself Enough (I’ll Get Over You), Ciarawrites

“Derek?” he asks in astonishment.

Derek’s frozen in front of him, eyes boring into Stiles’ like he can’t believe it’s really him.

“I thought you were in Russia?” Stiles asks because it looks like Derek is having trouble forming words. Derek’s been in Russia for five years. Stiles met him two weeks before he left. Stiles fell in love with him two weeks before he left.

“I- I am,” Derek stutters. “I’m only here for the night,” he adds apologetically.

I read this fic three times the same day. Three. Times. And cried each time. I don’t know why. It’s a Friends fusion and I’m not a huge Friends fan but I am a huge fucking fan of this fic.

Maybe Someday (I’ll Be Home for Next Year), ofherlionheart

AKA, the Grandma Stilinski fic. Derek Hale meets a Mabel Stilinski while living in New York. He learns that she has a grandson. There are miscommunications, scarves, stealth-matchmaking plans, and cookies. Many, many cookies.

Yes, a Christmas fic. Save it for Christmastime or read it now, but regardless it‘s a must read.

Move a Mountain, Zainclaw

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.

This is the fic that made me love Zainclaw. i would’ve liked it more if it were a werewolf au, to be completely honest for the first couple of chapters I kept expecting it to be. It was so completely perfect though.

The One Where Stiles Vets Derek’s Girlfriends, uraneia

Across the loft, Cora claps her hands. “Okay, new rule. Any time Derek wants a date, one of us has to vet her first.”

Scott, who’s actually upside down on Derek’s couch, in apparent celebration of their defeat of the alpha pack—which somehow ended with Kali trying to give Derek her number, and he still doesn’t know how that happened, because he’s the worst alpha ever—says, “You know who’s got really good people instincts?”

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This is some fluffy silliness I wrote in reaction to “The Girl Who Knew Too Much.” Anyone looking for a serious story should probably look elsewhere. However, if you want to know the kind of flaws Stiles discovers in Derek’s possible dates, this is the place for you.

This fic is short, but hysterical.

The One Where They’re Forced to Marry in Ye Olden Times, Stoney

Due to the destruction of House Hale and the debts incurred in their survival and search for justice, the King (blah blah, make believe world) arranges a marriage between Derek and Stiles, eliminating all debts the Hales may owe. Derek is very unhappy. Stiles is pretty shocked at who he’s being matched with, but he’s certainly not unhappy. It’s pretty clear from the start Derek doesn’t share that feeling.

Stiles passes the time by hunting with his falcon, Derek broods. Until…

Pretty much everything Stoney writes is worth reading. This is part of a 4 part unconnected series that’s all just perfect.

Open the Door, Renay

Derek gives Stiles his jacket.

‘This one is kind of canon compliant… Which is normally not my cup of tea. But it’s super cute with oblivious Stiles where every single other person, including random supernatural beings, knowing what’s going on and he doesn’t. Warning: Underage.

The Sins of My Caretaker, weathervaanes

It smells like smoke, that’s what wakes him up. It doesn’t smell like burning wood, which would really freak him out, it just smells disgusting like—

Stiles takes a very deep breath. “ISAAC, I AM GOING TO WRING YOUR FUCKING NECK IF YOU’RE SETTING DOG SHIT ON FIRE AGAIN!”

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In which Stiles is the oldest sibling to a fucked up family and it’s his job to make sure they don’t end up dead, meth addicts, or in juvie. And then Derek crashes into his world and makes everything a little bit more interesting.

I’ve never actually seen Shameless, but it’s been on my list ever since I read this fic.

Stiles’s Story Time, Trilliath

Where Stiles is a librarian who is in charge of the kids’ reading hour and such. And Derek is 6-year-old Scott’s adoptive dad. And Stiles has his own take on Stories and Scott loves wolves and Derek tries not to admit that he likes the way Stiles’s face looks in those glasses.

Or something like that.

It’s a single dad Derek and librarian Stiles fic, I don’t need to say anything else to sell this one.

Stilinski Custom Cakes, wearing_tearing, incomplete series

A Strong Heart and a Nerve of Steel, lupinus, uraneia

Three Marks, sanam

The Truth is Totally Out There (Dibs!), callunvalgari

Tumescent, kellifer_fic

Unwind, coffeeinallcaps

Waiting Games, Jerakeen

Want is A Dangerous Thing, grimm

We Pick Ourselves Undone, themistymountainsong

Derek Hale has been cursed with a wolf-like face since birth, which he can only be cured of by marrying a fellow high-society blueblood. Derek has little hope of ever finding anyone he can stand, or who can stand his face, until he meets Stiles, and his carefully-maintained isolation is completely upset.

A Teen Wolf/Penelope AU

I have read almost every romantic comedy au out there in the Sterek fandom, and this is definitely one of my favorites. Stiles as a tortured artist/musician is something I need more of.

The Well of Living Waters, kalpuna

We’ve Got Something Magic, alisvolatpropiis

Scott is never bitten, so Stiles never meets Derek or learns about werewolves. He is, however, since a young age, captivated by a recurring dream of a beautiful, red-eyed wolf that he comes to hold dear to his heart. After college, he moves to Seattle and decides to get a tattoo to acknowledge his dream Wolf, finding a lot more than he expected at Triskele Tattoo.

In which Derek is a tattoo artist and a good alpha, Laura is alive, and Stiles and Derek share each other’s dreams.

This fic is everything to me. It’s my go to when I’ve had a bad day, when I’ve read a horrifying fic and need a guarenteed good one, I’ve had panic attacks and calmed down by reading this fic. There’s tattoos and knotting and alpha Derek and alive Laura and weed and it’s just amazing. It’s everything. My favorite Sterek fic that isn’t a part of a series, by far.

We’ll Stay Where We’ve Gone, secondstar

Wolf of the Waters, NimblePhoenix

An AU in which Derek flees to his family’s vacation home on the coast in an attempt to leave behind Beacon Hills and all its ghosts. Stiles is a bold young merman who likes to feel the sun on his scales and isn’t about to give up his favorite place to sun bathe just because a brooding werewolf has moved into the long abandoned beach house. Mythical creatures abound and romance is in abundance.

College Radio AU Continued!

So remember a while back when I found that random ficlet in my drafts and posted it to tumblr?

Well. I kinda wrote an angst-with-a-happy-ending sequel.

{Read it on AO3}

It’s been a month since Stiles graduated from college, and he’s been frantically searching for a job that actually uses his degree in media and communications.

Derek has offered multiple times to find him something at Hale Records, but Stiles refused.

“We’re trying not to make people think you’re my sugardaddy, remember?” he’d said, laughing.

Derek had rolled his eyes, but agreed to limit his involvement in Stiles’ job search to introducing him to other people in the industry.

“So, uh, you know Dave? Who you introduced me to at that party the other night?” Stiles says.

Derek looks up from his book and blinks for a few moments, catching his brain up to the conversation. “Of course, yeah. What about him?”

“Well, I had coffee with him this morning to, you know, talk about career stuff,” Stiles says, shifting awkwardly.

“Uh, ok. Cool?” Derek says, unsure where the conversation is going. Stiles is acting nervous, which is never a great sign, but Derek’s trying not to jump to conclusions. “Dave’s a great guy to know. He has a lot of connections in the industry.”

“Yeah, uh, the thing is,” Stiles says, wincing slightly, “he kind of offered me a job.”

“Stiles! That’s great!” Derek says, surprised by the good news. He sets his book down and standing to give his boyfriend a hug.

“Yeah, well, sort of,” Stiles says, shying away. “Only not really. The thing is, the job is in New York.”

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My art for the Teen Wolf Reversebang–my writer had some things come up suddenly today and couldn’t make our posting date, but this post will be edited with the story info and link sometime this week or next week. 

When I’m stressed with school, I read as much fic as notes for my exams. It’s actually crazy but I sometimes read up to 80k in one day because I’m so stressed. So this is a mixture of fluff and porn and old stuff and new stuff and I’m not even able to organise it because I’m super tired and everything. So here’s my Sterek Fic Rec List #10!

If you want to see more of my recommendations, visit my fic rec page or my bookmarks!

A Blossoming Romance by Hepzheba | 4258words | T

Stiles doesn’t think much of the fact that Derek Hale comes and (aggressively) buys a bouquet of flowers from Stiles’ flower shop. He doesn’t react much when the history is repeated the next day. But when he comes in the next day, and the day after that, Stiles begins to wonder what it’s all about. And why is Derek always teary-eyed and so angry?

(trying to) break through by coffeeinallcaps | 5507words | E

At first, it’s just sex.

It’s good sex – Derek comes every time, Stiles comes every time, says things like “whoa,” and “do that again, yeah, yeah, like that, fuck,” – but still: it’s just sex. They don’t speak much, at first. They don’t kiss as much as bite down on each other’s bottom lips and breathe heavily into each other’s mouths when they’re about to blow their load. Derek is not sure if it qualifies as kissing at all. He’s not sure if he wants it to.

(He’s not sure why he wants it to.)

wolfies by thepsychicclam | 42196 words | E

Derek and Stiles try to deal with their rambunctious 3 year old werecub and 16 month old who may not be a werewolf. As if parenting wasn’t hard enough, Derek won’t stop angsting because Evie isn’t showing any signs of shifting. If Stiles makes it to the end of the year without a breakdown, it’ll be a miracle.

Maybe Someday (I’ll Be Home For Next Year) by ofherlionheart | 16364 words | T

AKA, the Grandma Stilinski fic. Derek Hale meets a Mabel Stilinski while living in New York. He learns that she has a grandson. There are miscommunications, scarves, stealth-matchmaking plans, and cookies. Many, many cookies.

Camaro ‘68 by ZainClaw | 17707 words | E

In which Stiles is a hitchhiker and Derek a runaway whose paths cross at a gas station in the California desert.

the difference between going back and going home by thepsychicclam | 34219words | E

Stiles and Derek were inseparable growing up, but then college, jobs, and life happened. When Stiles comes back to Beacon Hills a decade later, he doesn’t expect to reconnect with Derek, and he sure doesn’t expect to fall in love with him.

warm shadows by stilinskisparkles | 22040words | T

“Fine,” Stiles spits back, “We’ll die together, it’ll be dandy.”

“I’m looking forward to it,” Derek snaps, “I’ll get some peace and quiet for once.”

Stiles grins suddenly, blindingly. There’s blood on his teeth, and his eyes are dark and desperate as he looks up at Derek, but he’s never looked more stupidly, infuriatingly beautiful.

Dog’s Best Friend by otter | 8924  words | G

Other people might have found the name of the place off-putting. Stiles didn’t. He was actually relieved, when Scott handed him a business card that said “HALEHOUNDS” across the top, because clearly, if anybody could recognize and understand the evil that lurked within his dog’s fluffy precious body, it was these people.

You’ve Gotta Have a Little Faith by sonsandmumford | 12706 words | T

Where Stiles gets a summer job at Disney Land as Peter Pan and ends up spending entirely way too much time with the guy in the Captain Hook suit.

Werewolf-Friendly by badwolfbadwolf | 27228 words | E

Derek is a junior in college, never could get the hang of social interaction, and is, you know, a werewolf. A werewolf and a virgin. And it isn’t like anyone is banging down his door to hop on his werewolf dick, save for the few pervs who acted like he was some kind of exotic toy to be played with and experienced. So, when he sees Stiles’ ad on Hot Men 4 Rent, Derek is… interested.

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Hale Hounds is an archive of our own in which HaleHounds and I post mainly Sterek (we may be adding Stony and others in the nearish future).

Fics include:

a PackFamily fic which is currently a one shot but may be turned into a two or even three part about Stiles and Derek’s married life with their pups a chapter fic based around Derek and Stiles falling in love slowly but surely after Derek being forced to look after a very intoxicated then very hungover Stiles. a Beauty & The Beast based Sterek which is extremely close to the disney movie plot.

a one shot in which Derek gets pretty pissed at Stiles for not cooking his pack dinner. a one shot in which Derek is gets sick of Stiles Batman obsession. and a one shot based on a paloma faith song in which stiles finds it hard to cope with picking up the pieces of a broke Derek after everything Kate put him through.

Have a read, there might be a fic you like :D

It’s random ficlet I found in my drafts time!

{Read it on AO3}


Derek makes his way across the campus, walking quickly, his collar flipped up to shield against the late autumn winds. Students are rushing past him, scurrying to class, and Derek can’t help but feel kind of appalled at how young they all seem.

He finds his way to the student union, and asks a few of the people he comes across where he can find the radio booth. Mostly he gets blank looks or half-hearted shrugs before the students hurry past him or return their attention to their computers. One just says, “We have a radio station?” and, well, he’s probably no use.

He always feels a little off balance when he comes to colleges. He’s done his fair share of college shows, and college radio interviews like the one he’s here today for, but he never got the “college experience”, too busy spending his late teens and nearly all of his twenties playing gigs and writing music. Halehounds was signed when he was sixteen, and put out seven albums and did over twenty tours - both national and international - by the time they broke up for the last time when he was twenty-eight.

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twentysomethingwerewolf-deactiv  asked:

I have three words for you: Dog Trainer AU. Help a pack mate out?

um theres 

Dog’s Best Friend by otter (1/1 | 8,926 | G)

Other people might have found the name of the place off-putting. Stiles didn’t. He was actually relieved, when Scott handed him a business card that said “HALEHOUNDS” across the top, because clearly, if anybody could recognize and understand the evil that lurked within his dog’s fluffy precious body, it was these people.

Nothing Left to Prove by asilentmurder (4/? | 9,627 | PG-13)

Stiles is dog-sitting for Scott and Allison while they are on their honeymoon. He takes their puppy to the dog-park by their house where he meets a little girl with a very angry-looking …father?

Derek is a K9 trainer and the proud papa of 2 dogs. He’s also stupidly protective of his niece, Erica.

other trainer aus:

(You) Bring Out the Beast (In Me) by Ember (6/6 | 21,049 | NC-17)

“Should I make out the wedding invitations?”

Stiles swallowed his mouthful of soda.”What?”

Lydia smirked. “Well, you and Derek have seemed awfully cozy lately. Just wanted to be supportive.”

“Oh, yeah, because that’s exactly why I went into wildlife preservation.” He rolled his eyes. “Beastiality jokes.”

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Aka the one where Derek is a wolf and Stiles is his trainer, and then magic and transformations and feelings happen.

keyderek-deactivated20170113  asked:

do you have any cute sterek fics i could read? not too long, like 15k maybe bc i'm rather down and yeah, thanks ❤️

Fireman Derek’s Crazy Pie (Cheeseburger Baby) - owlpostagain (T | 17k) “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.” The best sterek fic of all time; always worth a reread.

Help Wanted - jebiwonkenobi (T | 15k) Nice things begin to happen to Derek Hale and it kind of freaks him out.

A Blossoming Romance - trelkez (T | 7k) Stiles will just have to try harder next time. No one can ignore him forever. I recced this like 2 days ago, and its shorter than you asked for, but its so damn cute. 

Camaro ‘68 - ZainClaw (E | 17k) In which Stiles is a hitchhiker and Derek a runaway whose paths cross at a gas station in the California desert.

You Were Different Before - helenish (NR | NA) Jocks vs Nerds. A really cute series of tumblr ficlets.

We’ve Got Something Magic - alisvolatpropiis (E | 50k) In which Derek is a tattoo artist and a good alpha, Laura is alive, and Stiles and Derek share each other’s dreams. Fifty thousand words of pure, grossly romantic fluff. 

You are Waiting for a Train - wiski (T | 4k) Stiles woos Derek with his amazing poetic prowess at a New York City Subway station. Or, in which Stiles was a dumbass who wrote ridiculous(ly awful) haikus, and Derek was the dumbass who liked them.

Here’s the Scoop - illea (T | 5k) The one in which Derek is charged with looking after the daughter of Laura’s new co-worker.

Actual Puppy Derek Hale - tylerfucklin (T | 18k) Derek didn’t know what was worse: the hunters, being trapped as a wolf, being hit by a car, or the fact that he had somehow become some kid’s pet dog for the unforeseeable future. This one’s a little angsty but pretty cute. 

Binomial Coefficients - DevilDoll (T | 20k) In which brainy freshman Stiles Stilinski wants star quarterback Derek Hale to join the math team, AKA math nerds in love.

Diamonds are Forever (but Flowers are Cheaper) - tylerfucklin (T | 9k) Flower shop AU with puns. Yesss.

Dog’s Best Friend - otter (G | 9k) Other people might have found the name of the place off-putting. Stiles didn’t. He was actually relieved, when Scott handed him a business card that said “HALEHOUNDS” across the top, because clearly, if anybody could recognize and understand the evil that lurked within his dog’s fluffy precious body, it was these people.

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