Teen Wolf AU: Stiles has always felt drawn to dangerous guys. It’s inevitable, really, that he falls hard for the new kid, Boyd, who’s got animalistic magnetism rolling off of him in waves. When Stiles is woken up by a howl one night, he decides to investigate (there are no wolves in California)—unprepared for what he will find.
Stiles is out of it the first few days; body weak, mind vulnerable, his sleep disturbed and short. Broken with memories of the blood on his hands. There's always someone to catch him though, someone to hold him through the screaming with a gentle rumble, someone to curve around him and help him hide his tears. It's on the third day that he manages to finally come to enough to see that it's Boyd there in bed with him, his strong arms gentle, his soft smile welcoming, body a barrier from the dark.