success derek hale

Monday: Celebrity

Fics of the rich and famous. 

★=Fics that could use more kudos, comments, and appreciation.

OH MA GAWD!!! This deserves all the love! Amazing coming out story!: 

★Out in the open by inmydreams (1/1 | 5,188 | Teen) 

Derek Hale, successful actor and Oscar winner, is ready to come out and where better to do it than on his boyfriend’s chat show?

I’m dyingggggg! Such a beautiful dynamic: 

The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth by @fandom-madnessess / hazelNuts (1/1 | 5,129 | Mature) 

Derek loves being an actor. He gets to meet and work with a lot of amazing people. So when he lands a job that has him working with Stiles Stilinski, his celebrity crush, he’s a little scared, but mostly excited. Especially when he and Stiles really hit it off, at first…

Gross sobbing from the cute!! Such a beautiful fic!: 

And The Oscar Goes To by  @exhuastedpigeon / 42hrb (1/1 | 2,241 | Teen) 

Being publicly in the closet means Stiles can’t go to the Academy Awards with who he really wants, but it’s not like he’s going to win so he doesn’t have to worry about slipping up and thanking Derek in his speech… right?

Lol!! I love reading Sterek in this light! Very well-crafted: 

★This Crazy Life of Ours by nesselberry (1/1 | 2,426 | Teen) 

“Apparently you’re sneaking around with Isaac.”

Derek and Stiles are celebrities and dating, having to deal with all the bullshit the media throws their way.

The best not!fic: 

Half-hearted contestant by @LadyDrace (1/1 | 1,478 | Teen) 

Stiles signs up for a tv show where you can win a date with actor Derek Hale. Stiles does it mostly for the food, really.

SO FUNNY!!!: 

Carmine by LadyDrace (1/1 | 1,889 | Gen)

Stiles has no idea what Derek does for a living, but whatever it is it tends to cut into their dating time a lot.

*turns into mush*:

★no love for the limelight by @hale-of-stiles-heart / haleofStilesheart

According to US Weekly and every other major gossip magazine, Derek and Stiles are married. The only problem is that they aren’t.

I just can’t get enough of this: 

a puzzle and a missing piece by trilliastra (1/1 | 2,128 | Gen.)

“So,” the guy repeats, fumbling with the sleeve of his shirt. It only makes him look more adorable, “assuming this won’t blow your cover, would you mind giving me your autograph?” Derek chokes on his coffee, coughs until his eyes start watering. Stupidly Hot Guy just stands there looking more and more nervous. “You don’t have to! Please don’t die, oh my God.”

“Sorry.” Derek finally says, taking a deep breath. “I just – thought people wouldn’t recognize me with the glasses.” He gestures towards his own face, all the while looking around to check if there are any paparazzi around.

“Maybe you should hide your eyebrows next time.” Stupidly Hot Guy mumbles. When he catches Derek staring, his entire face turns red.

Really, really cute!: 

★You can’t always expect your fame to solve everything for you by Arrianator416 (1/1 | 572 | Teen) 

Derek sees a cute guy working in a coffeeshop, and immediately asks him out. However Derek expected him to know who he was.

Ehh bonus: 

you’ve got me on pins and needles by jadore_hale (1/1 | 17,620 | Teen) 

“At any rate, I’m not here to steal from you. One of the biggest potentially most important moments in my life is coming up and I find myself in need of a custom tux.”

“A tuxedo?” Derek halted, then tried not to laugh as he gave the kid a good look up and down. “Biggest potentially most important moment of your life?”

Derek picked up the broom and started sweeping, shaking his head. “If you need something for your little costume party, kid, rent something from party city.”

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Stiles Stilinski needs THE perfect suit and Derek Hale is just the tailor to make it for him. Only Derek doesn’t exactly know that Stiles is kind of a famous movie star…

charadinglizz  asked:

hi there! I was wondering if you guys have a ceo!derek tag? or anything like it? I couldn't really find anything on the tag page, but if you do have the tag could you maybe update it? thanks so much.

we have a ceo!derek tag here

Predatory Instinct by CelestialVoid (1/1 | 2,444 | NC17)

Derek is the CEO of a major incorporation based in Beacon Hills, so it seems highly likely that some days he comes home stressed and mad, but – thankfully – Stiles knows exactly what he wants and is more than happy to comply to his wishes.

CEO of His Dreams by Shippings_galore (1/1 | 3,675 | PG13)

Stiles works for Hale Industries, and gets premoted as Derek Hale’s personal assistant. So what if Stiles was in love with that man? Derek could have two cents to his name and Stiles would still fall head over heals for him. He can deal with being with his dream guy. He can do it. He will not get swept away in all the madness that is Derek Hale.

Two Billion Baby by TheBabyPandaa (3/? | 6,120 | NC17)

“Derek Hale,” Stiles instantly realizes who he was, looking back up at Chris with a disbelief look on his face. “He wants me to murder Derek Hale? Why?”

Stiles is an international assassin. The mafia manages to get their hands on him, threatening his family unless he does a job for them. The job? Kill successful businessman Derek Hale.

Snacks From Up Above by Morgana, Winchesterek (6/6 | 81,146 | NC17)

Stiles works as an IT guy at Hale Enterprises and for the last six months, he’s been called upstairs to fix some kind of computer problem for Derek Hale at least four times a week. And two of those four times, Mr Hale has either hit on him or asked him out. But Stiles knows better than to date his boss and Mr Hale is the absolute worst at flirting.

So learning that Mr Hale is a single father to an adorable four-year-old girl who wants Stiles to attend her dance recital shouldn’t change things at all, right?

And on top of that, a mysterious cup has been lowered down through a hole in the ceiling right above Stiles’ desk, delivering treats directly to him. Stiles declares them to be his Cup Person and they seem to know just what he likes.

What could possibly go wrong?

anonymous asked:

Hey!!! 😇 I have read like all fics on your coming out tag page, when you have time can you update them? Today It's my one year anniversary of coming out!!! ☺️☺️☺️ -B

Happy Belated Anniversary! Sorry it’s a little late but we’re so happy we could celebrate with you! Here’s the tag for everyone else. - Anastasia

Originally posted by animatedtext

Taking Bets by S_Horne

(1/1 I 406 I General I Sterek)

“Dad, Mel” Stiles started. “I’m gay.”

With a sudden boost of confidence, Stiles reached a hand out to take a hold of one of Derek’s.

“And this is my Derek” he continued, turning his face to meet the other’s gaze.

/

Stiles has a confession for his parents, and they have one for him!

Dream a Little Dream of Me by 42hrb

(1/1 I 830 I Teen I Stanny)

Coach pairs Stiles and Danny in a hotel for a lacrosse trip, it turns out they have some stuff to talk about.

About Damn Time by fancyachatup

(1/1 I 903 I General I Sterek)

It’s essentially Teen Wolf, except that there are such things as soulmates.

Deal? by fancyachatup

(1/1 I 921 I General I Sterek)

Only Peter is evil and it’s for like 1 sentence.
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Basically Sheriff answers a domestic violence call and Stiles hits on Derek while simultaneously coming out.

The Person He Loved In So Many Different Ways by QueenofCrazy

(1/1 I 1,136 I Not Rated I Sciles)

“Bro.” He whispered, hands gripping his knees and fingers tapping. “Bro you uh, you left your porn up on your laptop that I borrowed for my presentation.”
Scott felt his face heat up. He knew what porn Stiles was talking about, how could he be so stupid not to check it before giving it to Stiles.

Sourwolves Do it Better by siao

(1/? I 1,406 I Explicit I Sterek)

In another time, in another place, but not exactly as the story still occurs in the much beloved town of Beacon Hills, Stiles Stilinski is a quirky (kind way of saying a walking disaster) teenager just trying to figure out his life in the wake of his parents uncommunicated separation, and being the perpetual third-wheel to his power couple friends Lydia and Jackson that makes him question if their friends because they happened to have playdates in the e-old age or because their parents gave them no choice but to be friends.

And yeah, maybe having sex with a complete stranger in the supply closet at school wasn’t his brightest idea - sue him, but how was he supposed to know that his one time fling that he wanks since forth was his English teacher?

Throw in teenage werewolves, alphas, hunters and some kind of demon tree that may or may not be trying to seduce him into being evil and what you got is a whirlwind romance that’s not quite legal but profound all the same.

Two Hearts in One Home by TheMipstaz

(1/1 I 1,851 I Explicit I Malia/Kira)

In which Kira bakes 11 pies.

Silver and Cold by inatshej

(1/1 I 2,044 I Mature I Steter)

Stiles admits to himself finally that it is cold, quiet and lonely. It didn’t change when he met Peter, but at least he could forget about it. Somehow the thing with Peter ends up hurting him even more.

And The Oscar Goes To by 42hrb

(1/1 I 2,241 I Teen I Sterek)

Being publicly in the closet means Stiles can’t go to the Academy Awards with who he really wants, but it’s not like he’s going to win so he doesn’t have to worry about slipping up and thanking Derek in his speech… right?

Outed by smokesforsterek

(1/1 I 2,419 I General I Sterek)

Nancy O’Dell was standing on her chic set but in the background on one of the set pieces was a obviously zoomed in and blurry picture of Derek and Stiles kissing on the beach.
Fuck.

or the one where Derek and Stiles are famous and secretly dating, and are caught. So naturally the only thing to do is pretend they’re making a movie.

Heavy Is The Head by tragicama

(1/? I 2,574 I Explicit I Sterek)

Heir Prince of France, Derek Hale is tired of his royal life.

When he meets a palace servant named Stiles, everything changes.

Or, the one where Derek falls in love with his own Prince Charming.

Awake by reillyblack

(1/1 I 3,441 I Mature I Sterek)

Stiles was too goddamn old for a sexual awakening.

Never Been Subtle by totallyrandom

(2/2 I 3,886 I Teen I Sterek)

Stiles has something important to tell Scott, but Scott’s not making it easy.

Green Beer and the Howling Wolf by TVTime

(1/1 I 4,152 I Teen I Stisaac)

Stiles, Isaac, and Scott go out drinking for St. Patrick’s Day and Stiles discovers that his hopeless crush on Isaac may not be as hopeless as he thought.

Stiles-centric/Stiles POV, dialogue-heavy college AU story with no powers. Primarily humor with some fluff and Stisaac romance. Alternate character histories. Isaac is Scott’s adopted brother.
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Stiles held his arms out and turned around in a circle. “I look okay right?”

Scott’s face lit with understanding. “Ah, someone wants to get lucky on St. Paddy’s Day.”

Stiles didn’t deny it, just changed the subject – well, technically he didn’t change the subject, but Scott would think it was a change of subject. “So when’s Isaac getting here?”

Trust by live_laugh_murder

(1/1 I 4,436 I Teen I Steo)

Stiles always knew Theo Raeken couldn’t be trusted. But he seems to forget that when the werewolf gets under his skin.

Out in the Open by inmydreams

(1/1 I 5,188 I Teen I Sterek)

Derek Hale, successful actor and Oscar winner, is ready to come out and where better to do it than on his boyfriend’s chat show?

Indecent Proposal by lavieboheme0919

(1/1 I 5,432 I Explicit I Stetoper)

Peter and Chris have been married since they were in their twenties. Stiles is introduced to the mix after Peter meets him in the showers at the on-campus gym. All of them love the relationship they’re in. Unfortunately none of them know how to explain said relationship to Stiles’ dad.

This is the first of a series I’ll be working on as I work on my other story, “Gods and Monsters.” This one will be heavily focused on sex. If I missed any tags, please let me know. As always, comments welcome and encouraged!

Aparecium by GameCake

(1/1 I 5,446 I Teen I Sterek)

“Hey, Derek, look! Aquamenti!” Stiles yelled laughing.

His laugh though was short-lived as his hand tickled the same time as water shot out of the tip of his fake wand?


What?


“Whatever you did, wherever you found it, put it back!” Derek ordered flashing his alpha crimson eyes.

“Do you really think it is a good idea to leave it here unattended? What if a kid takes it? What if someone said ‘Avada Kedavra’” Stiles defended as he flayed his arms around.

That proved to be another bad choice. His hand buzzed again and lightning escaped the wand and stuck an innocent tree. Which immediately cracked and started decaying to the point that it looked sick and… well… dead.

There were a few bits of silence after that until Derek spoke up. “That’s it! Put it back now.”

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Or the one where Stiles finds a wand that responds to Harry Potter spells, is apparently a mage and gets a boyfriend out of it.

Don’t hate me for who I am by AnnSnape

(2/6 I 5,649 I Mature I Sterek)

It was Christmas when Stiles pack rejected him for being different and Stiles, who turned for the first time, had to run away from his own pack to survive.

Closeted by stilinski_wolf

(2/2 I 7,483 I Teen I Sterek)

Derek is part of a very rich, very conservative - and very homophobic - family, and so he has to hide who he truly is from them.

And then, Derek takes a liking to the new bartender working at the gay bar he frequents, and contemplates coming out to his family.

But his choice is taken out of his hands when his sister Cora follows him one night to the gay bar, changing Derek’s life irrevocably.

wolf in the headlights by thedeathlyalpha

(1/1 I 7,581 I Teen I Scisaac)

When Scott finds out that Derek has added a member to the pack, he can’t believe it.

When he discovers who it is, even worse.

As Scott becomes closer to Isaac, feelings develop and the lines blur, making everything just seem so confused.

Getting To Know Me Getting To Know You by alternativename

(3/? I 9,477 I Mature I Steter)

In an Omega verse where Stiles has never really felt comfortable in his own skin, he seeks out the company of other Omegas to help him make sense of the world they live in.

Meeting Peter Hale however was totally unplanned, and so was everything that happened from the moment they met.

And…Action! by defenselesswriter

(5/? I 9,632 I Explicit I Sterek)

“Not looking for casual hookups. Sorry, bro. Most codependent independent person you will ever meet. Part-time actor, full-time asshole who coincidentally preaches positivity. Worst bowler in the world after my best friend. Looking for a guy whose first thought isn’t ‘Can I put my dick in one of his orifices?’ Also super hella bi and might be down for a threesome.”

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes by huffleluff

(1/1 I 21,866 I Teen I Allydia)

If you had asked Allison Argent if she was straight two months ago, she would have said yes. Now, she isn’t so sure.

On her eighteen birthday, she receives the name of her soul mate via a mark on her wrist: seventeen year old Lydia Martin. Her sense of identity suddenly gone, Allison must deal with her feelings for her best friend, her preacher father’s homophobia, and learning to love herself for who she truly is–preferably before Lydia’s eighteenth birthday in just one year’s time.

There’s Nothing That I Wouldn’t Do (I Found My Way Back To You) by SuperMARVELous

(5/5 I 51,051 I Mature I Sterek)

Four times Derek and Stiles pass each other by and the one time they find their way back to each other.

The Payoff Pitch by Leslie_Knope

(12/12 I 83,974 I Explicit I Sterek)

Derek is on the cusp of his second season with the LA Dodgers, and as the reigning runner-up Rookie of the Year, the pressure’s on him to become the team’s star pitcher and lead them to the playoffs for the first time in five years. He’s trying to deal with the burden of expectations and really has zero desire to spend any extra time or energy on anything that isn’t baseball.

But then he meets Stiles.

Building a Better Chimera: Part Two by Uthizaar

(21/21 I 200,638 I Explicit I Steo I MCD)

Theo returns to Beacon Hills with the task of guiding and protecting Stiles as he becomes one of the most powerful chimeras alive…Well that was the Dread Doctor’s plan. Theo has a different idea, and Stiles fits nicely into it, not merely as a fellow chimera, but as something more. Of course, Stiles not being aware of his abilities is but one small obstacle… 

spectrumcrovn  asked:

Hello. I've noticed the Assassin AU hasn't been updated in a long time, and I was wondering if there were any new fics to the tag. :)

hell yeah

Semblance of Hope by Dexterous_Sinistrous (3/3 | 14,871 | NC17)

“Have a drink,” John offered, looking over Derek’s shoulder at the bar. “I know that a certain someone would be happy to see you again.”

Derek turned to look over his shoulder, catching sight of a familiar head of messy hair, pale skin, and moles. The exact person he wanted to see behind the bar.

Stiles.

It had been almost five years since Derek saw Stiles, remembering the last night he saw him. How much of a coward he had been, sneaking out of the room before Stiles could wake. He wasn’t any good—for anyone.

And he knew, more than anything, he didn’t deserve Stiles.

Two Billion Baby by TheBabyPandaa (3/? | 6,120 | NC17)

“Derek Hale,” Stiles instantly realizes who he was, looking back up at Chris with a disbelief look on his face. “He wants me to murder Derek Hale? Why?”

Stiles is an international assassin. The mafia manages to get their hands on him, threatening his family unless he does a job for them. The job? Kill successful businessman Derek Hale.

the run and go. by haleinskibro (1/7 | 7,093 | NC17)

aka Stiles and the Hitman

— this is just not Stiles’ week. First, there was the guy with the gun who tried to take his dog. and then, some guy climbed through his window saying he was there to protect him from any more potential dog-nappings of any kind. throw in someone trying to take his house and ruin the wedding that could make or break his career, Stiles just needs a soft bed, a couple shots of vodka, and a long, long, vacation —

The Ruler & The Killer by rainsoakedshoes (8/? | 21,070 | R)

Stiles Stilinski AKA Red is a ruthless assassin known for his accuracy and efficiency. All of the crime families of Beacon Hills want his services, but Stiles is very careful with how he conducts business. Stiles has three rules:

1) Money upfront
2) Leave no witnesses
3) No affiliation with any one crime family

Then Derek Hale organises a meeting with the elusive Red, gives him an interesting offer, and suddenly Stiles is rethinking his rules.

anonymous asked:

Hey! I was wondering if you knew of any good mafia fics. I really wanna see Mafia!Stiles. Anyways. Thank you so much!

Here’s the tag and some more to go with it. - Anastasia

Originally posted by scrantonpaper

Insured by the Mafia by Lovehatress

(1/1 I 1,251 I Mature I Sterek)

A series of short one-shots that details Mafia Boss Derek’s relationship with dancer Stiles. Each one is a mini ficlet which I wrote to a song. The name of the song is above the ficlet that it corresponds with.

Red - Mafia Au by BizzaBoo

(1/1 I 2,172 I Teen I Sterek)

It took some time, but finally they had found Stiles. He had been nailed to a tree deep into the woods of the Hale land.

Two Billion Baby by TheBabyPandaa

(3/? I 6,120 I Explicit I Sterek I MCD)

“Derek Hale,” Stiles instantly realizes who he was, looking back up at Chris with a disbelief look on his face. “He wants me to murder Derek Hale? Why?”

Stiles is an international assassin. The mafia manages to get their hands on him, threatening his family unless he does a job for them. The job? Kill successful businessman Derek Hale.

Seven Days by alphabilinski24

(1/1 I 7,412 I Mature I Sterek)

It was rumored that Stiles date different people every week. It started on Monday and he’d dump the person on Sunday. Derek asked him out on Monday half-jokingly and didn’t expect for Stiles to take it seriously. What Derek did not expect was the slowly budding feeling beyond friendship for Stiles throughout the week they’re dating. Somehow it broke Derek’s heart as they got closer to Sunday but what about Stiles?

Sophia Verna Reyes by littlefrog1025

(1/1 I 7,770 I Mature I Erica/OMC)

She’s a lot stronger than she knows.

The Girl Who Cried Wolf by TheWhiteWolf (imnotdoneyetap)

(3/? I 9,280 I Not Rated I Derek/OFC)

Phoebe and her son are running from a pack that want both of them dead. She comes to Beacon Hills in search of help from an alpha that’s been dead for a while now and finds herself face to face to a Hale, but not the one she was looking for.

Time On My Hands (Should be Time Spent With You) by Batwynn

(2/? I 13,244 I Teen I Sterek)

Stiles Stilinski likes huge, sweet lattes, magic, and his work at the flower shop.
After work, he swings by the butcher for some pig’s blood, and settles in to watch Ironman with a straw.

Oh, right. Stiles is also a vampire.

The Bachelor: Sterek by leemikki

(16/? I 18,910 I Explicit I Sterek)

I need a The Bachelor AU where Derek is The Bachelor and Stiles is one of the contestants. And Derek falls hard for him in the first few seconds, but as the Bachelor goes, he can’t explicitly state his feelings until the final rose/episode. And all the other contestants become aware of Derek’s partiality to Stiles even as he tries to get to know everyone, for fairness sake. And some of them HATE Stiles, but some can’t help but love him (cuz hes Stiles), and secretly think he’s PERF for Derek, obviously Derek absolutely thinks so. And there is romance and epic sexual tension. And Stiles always gets the first rose, until it becomes a given, and it stops being the Bachelor and becomes The Derek and Stiles love story. And I cry and you cry and the audience cries.

Ruthless monsters by lightsfillthesky

(5/? I 21,979 I Mature I Sterek)

They were respected by many, everyone knew if they needed to get something done to speak with the Hale pack, they’ve been building their name for nine years

People feared the name Derek Hale but worse was his mate, he was ruthless and took care of his own, he made sure everyone knew not to mess with his pack.

Now someone was overstepping into their territory

Between Dogs and Wolves by artemis69

(1/1 I 25,889 I Teen I Sterek)

“This is…not four million in cash,” remarks Stilinski.

“Isaac. Did you fail to get my money back and decided to pick up a stripper on the road to bribe me? Because let me make this perfectly clear: this would totally work. Well done.”

Or

The mafia!AU where the Hales owe four million to the Stilinskis, Laura rents Derek (but not as a stripper), Stiles gets a new favorite, Derek gets a new boss, a new puppy and a new family.

Sometimes they break people, but mainly, they just snark at each other.

Checkmate (You’re the King to my chessboard) by alphabilinski24

(9/? I 28,555 I Mature I Sterek)

Since he was a little boy, Stiles was led to believe he’d be alone for the rest of his life, being born a werefox was rare and unlike other were-creatures, his mate probably didn’t exist at all. When he turned 21, he didn’t even bother to find one until he accidentally met a gorgeous looking Derek. Derek who smelled like mate. Stiles’ mate! But then, Derek was a werewolf and not just that, he was also an Alpha werewolf. Stiles’ instinct never lied but was it even possible? And little did Stiles know, its far more complicated than that.

anonymous asked:

Hi there! I was wondering if you knew any fics similar to A Story To Tell The Grandcubs by mass_hipgnosis (in this fic stiles is trying to avoid his ex in a bar and when the ex comes up to stiles, stiles quickly grabs the nearest[hottest] stranger [derek] and pretends he's his boyfriend) any variance of this type of avoiding ex meets strangers to lovers?? P.S. I'm so sorry I always have these weird specific requests but thank you so much for everything you find!

I love this trope! - Anastasia

Originally posted by thebloodofanevilangel

A Story To Tell The Grandcubs by mass_hipgnosis

(2/2 I 3,625 I Explicit)

Stiles asks the stranger standing next to him at the bar for help avoiding his creepy ex boyfriend

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Too Early For This Shit by smokesforsterek

(1/1 I 1,840 I Teen)

Stiles’ ex comes banging on his door at 7am. After a small amount of persuasion, Derek answers the door, butt naked, to scare him away. It works.

You look like my next mistake by Vendelin

(1/1 I 15,194 I Teen

“So, are you dating someone new? Someone who doesn’t mind that you’re frigid?” Kate cocks her head to the side, smiling as though she just asked him about where he bought his shoes.

His entire body sighs in defeat as his shoulders grow square. Just as he opens his mouth, someone comes up to stand beside him, snaking an arm around his shoulders. When he glances to his side, expecting to see Isaac, his brain seems to malfunction. Because it isn’t Isaac. It’s Stiles Stilinski, the lacrosse talent of the year, a senior who Derek has seen multiple times from far away, but never ever talked to.

In which Derek is a nerd jock, and Stiles is a frat guy, and Derek falls for him even though he knows he shouldn’t.

Can’t Be Seen Alone by skinsharpenedteeth (Gavinscotts)

(9/9 I 42,933 I Explicit)

Derek needs a date for his company Christmas party to prove to his ex-alpha, Kate, that he is over her. With the help of Issac, Boyd, and Erica (mainly Erica) they find Stiles, the company psychologist and unassuming Alpha. Fake loves turns real when chemistry abounds but will their budding romance survive Kate’s psychotic tendencies?

Real Lies by mmmdraco

(14/? I 49,597 I Explicit)

When confronted with his past, Stiles accidentally finds himself stuck in a white lie about dating Derek Hale, successful hotelier. The only problem is that Derek finds out.

Something between You and Me by angelaccountant

(8/? I 63,405 I Explicit)

Quickly, Stiles turned around to whisper in the handsome stranger’s ear, “Please act with me on this,” before giving the man he had only met less than five minutes ago a peck on the cheek and a flirtatious smile. This was so not the way Stiles had planned his day going.

Or the one where Stiles pretends to be dating Derek to get away from his ex.