Imagine a sterek Treasure Planet AU (Why? Because it’s my favourite movie and you can’t stop me!).
Stiles is the socially isolated teenager with a head full of dreams and a habit of getting into trouble. His mother is a hardworking woman who’s trying to keep the family tavern afloat after her husband joined one of the space crews and disappeared ten years ago.
Their lives are turned upside down one day when a ship crashes into the pier just before the inn. Stiles rushes to help and finds a man gasping for his last breaths. He helps the man out of his ship and into the tavern despite his mother’s shock and his friend, Scott, panicking about the fact that Stiles is dragging a dying man.
With his dying breaths, the man opens the small chest he’s holding onto and gives what’s inside to Stiles and tells him to run, warning him to beware the man with the red eyes.
His warning couldn’t come sooner, becasue the inn is attacked and Stiles, his mother and Scott run for their lives, watching as the inn burns down behind them.
At Scott’s house, Stiles toys with the sphere that the mysterious man handed him until the circles press in and the halves spin.
It bursts to life, surrounding them with light and charting out a map of the universe. What’s more, it charts a course, straight to the planet of Stiles’ childhood dreams, the planet he had read about and dreamed of finding as a child: Treasure Planet.
Despite Claudia’s fears, Stiles and Scott hire a crew and a ship–captained by Allison Argent–and begin their adventure to find Treasure Planet.
Stiles works as a cabin boy, working alongside the cook: a mysterious man with a scruffy beard and eyes that transition between shimmering aventurine to vibrant red.
He introduces himself as Derek Hale and is rather friendly (and slightly abrupt). Stiles, suspicious, keeps his distance. He keeps his head down and does his work.
But other members of the crew don’t get along with him, they pick fights and rough him up. While Stiles can defend himself, Derek is quick to come to his rescue.
After that, Derek keeps him close, warming up to Stiles and growing close to him. And Stiles falls for Derek, at least he does until he overhears Derek and the crew gathering below deck one night; talking about how they plan on overthrowing the crew, stealing the map and the treasure and killing Stiles, Scott, and Allison.
Derek finds Stiles hiding and realises that he has overheard everything. Stiles confronts Derek about it, fights him off and runs to get Scott, Allison and the map.
They abandon the ship and crash land on an island where they try to keep low. That becomes an increasingly difficult task when they encounter the very energetic cast away, Isaac.
In the end, Derek tries to hold a civilised conversation with Stiles, bargaining an exchange of the map for medical supplies to treat Allison’s wounds from the crash and an agreeance to split the treasure, but Stiles refuses. He turns to go back to the cave they’re hiding in and finds Scott and Allison have been captured.
Stiles is forced to find the treasure, but he wasn’t ready for what he found. He is astounded by the mountains of gold, but is lured towards the ship that sits among the shimmering treasure. On board he finds a skeleton that sits upon a chair, a small wooden boat in his hand: Stiles’ wooden boat, the one he gave his father the day he left.
He sets about a plan to get them out of there, rewiring the old ship so that the engines work.
Around them the world begins to fall into an infernal abyss: booby-trapped so that no one would ever leave with the treasure.
Stiles has to race to get them to safety, barely managing to get them out alive, but when he returns home, he returns with nothing… Or so he thinks. On the docks, Derek catches up to him, pulls him close and whispers something in his ear before disappearing into the crowd.
Stiles digs into his pocket and finds a handful of gold dublooms, enough to rebuild the inn and give his mother the life she deserves.
Months later, when everything is back to the way it was (with a few changes for the better), Stiles walks away from the party they’re throwing to celebrate the re-opening of the inn and finds a man standing on the end of the pier; a man with red eyes.