literally just a word for word recap of this scene with some added description and my headcanon for narrative. not a fic by any means.
Stiles’ accusation was roughly spoken certainty. “You knew he’d die.”
Peter defended himself halfheartedly. “I didn’t know,” he said, putting out one placating hand. “I mean, I assumed…”
Stiles turned angrily. “Yeah, but you could have warned him!”
“He was gonna do it anyway,” Peter dismissed. “Now we know.”
“That we’re stuck,” Peter said, jumping down from the platform. Wasn’t their situation perfectly obvious by now? He pointed emphatically at the other end of the tunnel. “It’s over. We are trapped because that was our only way out.”
God, I really, really want a steter fic where Stiles is touch-starved and hides it from everyone else, and he tries to tell himself he’s fine because he has no problem hugging his dad or throwing his arm over Scott’s shoulder or nudging Derek’s arm, really, he’s fine–
but he’s totally not because no one touches him. Scott’s scared of his own body, Stiles and the other betas aren’t close, Derek is Derek, his father –okay his dad hugs him when he can but lbr, his father’s always swamped with work and they don’t see much of each other– and Stiles just really needs some cuddle time, okay?
But it’s not like he can ask or tell anyone. It’s embarrassing and stupid, and God, why can’t he just be normal?
Because for all that he tries to ignore it, it is a problem. Like, when they’re at a pack meeting and when Derek brushes Stiles’ hand as he reaches for a glass, Stiles freezes. Or like when one of Stiles’ teammates punches him in the shoulder for making a good pass during the game and Stiles’ shoulder tingles for the next fifteen minutes. Or like when he’s being targeted by a particularly touchy witch and the witch has to paint him in blood for a ritual and despite the awfulness Stiles has to work a little harder than usual to will himself to fight back.
Seriously. It’s a problem.
But he thinks he can manage it. He thinks if he touches his friends enough and avoids being touched accidentally, it’ll be fine. It’ll go away. It has to.
But then Peter notices, and he’s always wanted Stiles, always has and always will, and here’s this perfect, beautifully tragic opportunity, and he’ll do nothing less than take full advantage of it.
and Stiles freaks out shies away at first because omg wtf Peter??? but it just feels so nice and Peter starts slow and easy, like Stiles is a frightened animal, and he doesn’t make it obvious what he’s doing and Stiles thinks maybe he’s not doing it on purpose, maybe this is just a werewolf thing and since Peter’s the only werewolf who likes Stiles and doesn’t hate himself, it’s normal, right? Stiles will just ignore it until it goes away.
But Peter keeps at it, keeps pushing Stiles’s lines, until finally Stiles lets him do it because he’s just so tired and Peter makes him feel so good – not even in a sexual way, just – being touched reminds Stiles that he’s a person, it grounds him and reminds him that he’s real, and soon enough Stiles stops shying away. He presses into it and Peter takes that as a sign that he can push even more, and somehow Stiles ends up with his side pressed up against Peter’s and Peter’s fingers brushing through his hair, and he can’t give this up, okay? He can’t, and he won’t.
In the end they both get what they want.
please, just give me all the touch-starved fic omg
Drew some Steter. Can’t stop thinking about Stiles trying to incite Peter to bite back, attempting to drive him wild but only succeeding in working himself up, which amuses and endears Peter all the more. Steter! <3
Peter/Stiles: "I decided to flip a coin about every decision in my life for a week and that’s how we ended up on a date"
It was an experiment Stiles was doing for a sociology class. He was supposed to write a paper on the experience, elaborating on how letting a coin decide his fate for a week either broadened or limited opportunities in his day-to-day life. It seemed easy enough.
title: build-a-beau pairing: peter/stiles rating: nc-17 word count: ~42k summary: sick of being nagged about being single, college student stiles turns to an internet service that gives him the illusion of having a boyfriend. said boyfriend is pretty damn interesting, and things basically go downhill from there.
here’s something i started in january and expected to be done with in the spring that i am now, finally, f i n a l l y, finished with in october. FINALLY