Increasingly sensitive to the trauma heaped on Derek in his youth - frequently mentioned or added to in the show, but never directly addressed - fans began to spin new tales of his process of recovery and self-healing. Fandom’s Derek Hale learned how to trust, how to love, and how to ask for what he needed, even if it went against what he thought others wanted from him.
Kate Argent taught Derek two things. Never trust anyone outside his own species. Sex is power.
“You know you’re allowed to ask for vanilla sex, right?” he says, afterwards. “We can do whatever you want. That’s kind of the point."Derek doesn’t respond.
Stiles has simple goals in life. To successfully complete his secret radar project without getting fired, to get a cottage on the Moon, and to untangle his mess of feelings for Moon Station 3 deputy, Derek Hale. Heck, he’ll even settle for two of the three.
AU – Werewolves are an enslaved underclass, collared and tagged by human masters. Detective Stilinksi’s on duty the night they bring in an untagged stray.
A Mating Moon | unpossible | 37,353 | Explicit | Sterek
25 January 2013 - 10 February 2013
“Hey, Scott, so, I uh, there’s this amazingly hot guy and I’m uh, gonna spend the weekend with him but, you know, just to be careful, I’m sending you his picture, so if by some terrible chance my bloated corpse shows up sometime Monday, just, y’know pass this along to the authorities.” He pauses. “Uh. Kidding?” and then hangs up with a rush of air.“That is the worst voicemail in the history of voicemails,” Derek says.
Electricity In the Contact | ladyblahblah ( @hungrylikethewolfie ) | 27,067 | Explicit | Sterek
31 January 2013 - 06 July 2013
In which Derek has been invited to the Greater Pacific Northwest Alpha Symposium (that’s not what it’s called, Stiles, stop saying that), and showing up unattached would mean an arranged marriage. When the rest of the pack objects, he agrees to let Stiles come along to pose as his mate. Derek is reasonably sure that he’s not going to make it out of this weekend alive.
Your Lifelong Membership is Free | minusoneday ( @sidekickinit ) | 28,544 | Explicit | Sterek
18 February 2013 - 09 August 2013
Uncle Peter’s spent years regaling Derek with tales of his time as President of the Alphas. Derek’s paid close attention, because Peter’s stint as President is a pretty comprehensive guide on ‘How to Successfully Run a Fraternity into the Ground,’ so Derek plans to do the opposite of what Peter did.***A Derek POV to There is a Brotherhood. In which Derek’s life is hard.
A Life Less Ordinary | @Jebiwonkenobi | 19,209 | Teen | Sterek
28 February 2013 - 01 March 2013
It takes a few years but eventually they manage to agree on something; Derek Hale is an asshole, and Stiles Stilinski is in love with him.
Fall | sociallyinept ( @tenderesttouch ) | 8,414 | Explicit | Sterek
25 March 2013
Derek learns to let go of old ghosts as he builds new memories.
Won’t Do Me No Good Washing in the River | @DevilDoll | 5,953 | Mature | Sterek
26 March 2013
"Remember, Derek: you never get back what you lost.” Story by Devil Doll, artwork by Rahciach, podfic by Jinxy. This story has a happy ending, but please read the tags.