“We are with each other 12 to 16 hours a day, and then we go home, and then on the weekends we all hang out some more. And we never get sick of each other. Ever. I’m slightly spoiled because I know that’s not how it is on every set. Well, I hope that’s how it is on every set—or that Teen Wolf goes on forever! Our cast is so honest with each other. There’s no drama. There’s no judgment. We just click. It’s like a family. And we are free and open and we burp and we share bodily functions.” (Crystal Reed about the Teen Wolf season 1 cast)
Teen Wolf AU: Okay, so maybe Stiles meant to ask derek out earlier, but he’d gotten cold feet every time, because, well, Derek’s probably been showered in hot people asking him out. It’s only when he learns that Derek does not, in fact, have a Valentine that he realises he should probably take advantage of that and…well, better gently start easing into it by asking for some simple bro-time, right? (Shut up, Derek, he was totally smooth!)
Long Distance AU (part one | part two): Derek and Stiles have been dating for five months before Derek decides to leave Beacon Hills, and Stiles understands, he does, understands why Derek would need a break from a town filled with fire and ash and guilt buried six-years deep. Derek makes Stiles promise to call whenever he starts to feel panicky or when the darkness tries to creep back into his mind (even if it’s three in the morning, Stiles, I mean it) and Stiles makes sure that Derek will keep his word to text Stiles whenever he starts going down that mental road of thinking that he’s not worth saving (don’t you dare give up on yourself, Derek, I swear to god-) and it’s good, it works. Early morning Hello’s and late night skype chats that end when Stiles ultimately tires out and falls asleep with his face smushed into his pillow, Derek lingering a little while longer just to watch Stiles’ face go slack with sleep, cheeks flushed and lips parted, listens to the soft even breathing through the tinny speakers.
Stiles leaves video recordings for Derek sometimes when Derek messes up the time schedules and doesn’t show.
It’s been seven months of Derek living in New York. Sometimes he thinks that he’s just waiting around for an excuse to return, because god I miss you, Stiles, sounds too pathetic of a reason when spoken aloud.