orphaned werewolves that he and Derek foster.//Word gets around and then they get a request to temporarily care for an orphaned mountain lion shifter because no one can handle the big cats, Next is a couple of baby bear siblings that needed to stay together. So they end up with a big pack of mixed breeds and Derek gets his alpha mojo back by default because he has to flash his red eyes to get all the kids to calm down because they get too excited when Pop-Pop John comes to visit.
This sounds adorable <3 Huge adoptive family Sterek is pretty much everything to me, rebuilding the Hale pack and Derek looking after those orphaned kids the way he was never looked after and finally having a huge, loving family again is just… I love it so much.
I am going to take a second to say personally I’ve never loved how Teen Wolf just started introducing a million different types of weres in the later seasons. Werecoyotes and werejaguars and were…bears maybe, I don’t know what’s shown up more recently. I know they somewhat set up for it early on, saying that the shape you take can sometimes reflect your personality, but that was more about Alpha-shift and the kanima in very special circumstances, if that’s regularly the case I’m pretty sure Scott, Erica, Isaac, Boyd, and even Peter and Derek, would have ended up as very different types of weres based on their personalities. Early on, people are bitten by werewolves and turn into werewolves, and that’s a good, solid mythology. And later on we’ve just got people turning into… whatever animal Jeff thinks sounds cool that week. :/ So personally having all the different types of werebabies doesn’t super appeal to me, but picturing some baby bears snuffling around the floor while Derek and Stiles look on fondly is a ridiculously cute image.
Also, I’ve always loved the idea that Derek didn’t actually lose his Alpha power when he healed Cora (because… it seems kind of strange that the power, which seems like such a solid force it literally has to pass to other people when the last one dies, instead of just dissipating, would just vanish into the ether because of extra-intense healing). I like to imagine that healing Cora just took so much energy out of him that his power level dropped significantly, setting his power level back to beta status temporarily. But after a few years, once he’s had time to recover, his eyes will flicker red again and he’ll realize he’s always still had that power inside him.
(So that was a lot of rambly thoughts for a cute ask, sorry love. But I’m so on board with a bunch of tiny adopted Sterek babies.)