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JACK: I mean, it turns out the white things are tusks and I mean tusks! And it’s woken, and it’s not happy. 
DOCTOR: How could you not know it was there? 
JACK: And we’re standing there, fifteen of us, naked 
ROSE: Naked?! 
JACK: And I’m like, oh, no, no, it’s got nothing to do with me. And then it roars, and we are running. Oh my God, we are running! And Brakovitch falls, so I turn to him and I say 
MICKEY: I knew we should’ve turned left! 
JACK: That’s my line! 

Okay, so a WEEEK ago I got an anon who asked me for my favorite Stereks. I totally forgot. I tried putting them in the ask reply box, but the formatting was all off. So this is for you, nonnie. Sorry its so late. And that the formatting is still weird. This isn’t all of my favorites, I stopped about halfway through my bookmarks, and there are also a few at the end that don’t have summaries or comments. Sorry!!! My top 5 on this list are bolded.


Adventures and Exploration, Survivah, complete series

Derek plans to spend the rest of his life holed up in the woods after Laura dies. Then he meets a stubborn young fox, and the stubborn young fox meets an urn of Deaton’s magic powder, and his plans change.

I’m a total sucker for full shift Derek. And by a bit I mean MAJOR. Add in Stiles who is born as a fox and gets mixed up with Deaton’s magic, slowly turning him into a human, and you make a really lovely fic.

10 Things I Hate (Love) About You, catsteww

When Kate Argent hires Stiles to date Derek and get paid for it, Stiles obviously agrees and sets out to win his heart. Except Stiles wasn’t expecting Derek to actually have layers underneath his tough exterior, and he certainly wasn’t expecting to develop pesky little feelings for him. And everything gets a little messed up along the way.

Lightly based on the movie.

10 Things I hate About You is like… My FAVORITE movie so finding out there were fusions for it made me so happy I could cry.

The Amber of the Moment, redhoodedwolf

Ever since he was eight years old, Stiles had been running. Fate decided it was time to stop.

I’m not quite sure when it happened but one day I woke up and decided fox Stiles was my favorite Stiles, other than merman, and this fic is definitely one of the absolute BEST out there. Stiles is 19ish I think in this one? And at 8 something traumatic happened and he shifted into a fox and he’s been in fox form ever since, until Derek stumbles across him in the woods one day.

Super cute, kiiiinda slow burn but not really ‘cause it’s only 30k.

Birds of a Feather Fuck Together, calrissian18, maichan808

Laura is a crusader without a cause, Stiles dances like the whole world’s betrayed him and Derek’s having trouble getting both feet outside his door.

I do not know how to properly convey how much I loved this goddamn fic. It was absolutely flawless. It was fucked up and hopeful and dark and miserable and just completely ten shades of fucked up. Stiles… You just kinda want to hug him and smack him at the same time. And Derek, you just want to hug Derek. I don’t know why I decided to read this fic. I’m not big on ballet/dancing aus. But one afternoon I was bored and decided to read it and I won’t ever regret it. This ending is easily one of my top 10 favorite endings, out of any fic, movie, book, anything.

Of Books and Boys, RonnieMinor, unfortunately complete series

The one where Stiles is at Oxford (with Lydia), works in a second-hand bookshop (also with Lydia), and meets Derek Hale, the Irish creeper who likes poetry and brooding.

Now including: Derek meeting the Sheriff/Stiles’ friends from home, and Stiles meeting the Hales.

All I’m going to say is… Irish Derek.

Bulwark, kellifer_fic, incomplete series

Beacon Hills is the kind of small town where everybody knows everybody, and what everybody knows is that surly diner owner Derek Hale and free spirited single dad Stiles Stilinski have been in love with each other for years. If only they knew it too.

I just love fusions, and this is a Gilmore Girls one so naturally I love it. Derek as Luke is something I didn’t know I needed until I read it.

By Moon and Stars, kellifer_fic

“Have you heard of this Alpha?” Stiles asks, shuffling up his pallet so Scott has room to sit. Scott does with a grateful little twist of his mouth. Stefan forces him into the Stilinski ceremonial armor when they travel and Stiles can see that it’s heavy and doesn’t sit well on Scott. He can’t shift encased in metal and Stefan knows it.

“I know of him, mostly stories that seem a little fantastical. Shifters exaggerate just like common people. They like their war stories.”

“Tell me of him. Tell me a war story.”

I love this one so much, I read it five times in two days and I’ve probably reread it at least fifteen times since. I wish it were longer though.

A Desperate Arrangement, mikkimouse

“I’m sorry, I believe there’s something wrong with my hearing,” Stiles said. “Because I could have sworn you just told me you set up a betrothal agreement with the Hales. A betrothal agreement involving me. Me.”

Scott smiled his easygoing smile and nodded, which told Stiles no, he hadn’t misheard a damn thing.

After seven years of lengthy negotiations, the treaty between the Hales and the Argents has fallen apart and the two countries fell into war.

Months later, there’s an uneasy truce, thanks to the intervention of King Scott McCall, but it won’t last. In a desperate attempt to maintain the peace, the Hales sign a treaty with the McCalls to marry Prince Derek to Prince Stiles Stilinski, King Scott’s brother.

In the history of the world, there have been many better ideas.

This was one of the first ones I ever read, and there’s a reason it’s on so many rec lists. I am soooo long overdue for a reread.

Dog’s Best Friend, Otter

Other people might have found the name of the place off-putting. Stiles didn’t. He was actually relieved, when Scott handed him a business card that said “HALEHOUNDS” across the top, because clearly, if anybody could recognize and understand the evil that lurked within his dog’s fluffy precious body, it was these people.

This was really the one that sparked my Sterek with pets obsession. I want more dog fics.

Dude, Werewolves, mysecretashes

Stiles gets partnered with Cora for a history project, and they become bros. Also, he kind of falls in love with her older brother, Derek.

The Halloween party scene in this fic is probably one of my favorite Sterek scenes… Ever.

Fireman Derek’s Crazy Pie, owlpostagain

He can’t blame me for the fact that I live in a building full of people united in the singular effort to ogle Hot Fireman as often as humanly possible.“

Laura laughs, loud and echoing in the empty restaurant.

"Hot firemen can make a girl do crazy things,” she agrees, nodding towards her brother’s name on the menu. “Derek won’t let me date anyone from his company, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the eye candy.”

“Send them my way,” Stiles suggests, finally loading up a forkful of pie. “Apparently I’m incompetent enough that I need to be babysat at all times, because it would be cheaper than dispatching a truck every time I try to use a kitchen appliance.”

I really feel like the only things I need to say to sell this fic is… Derek is a fireman that bakes. That’s really all you need to know.

For My Flesh Had TUrned to Fur, and My Thoughts Had Turned to You, literaryoblivion

They’ve known about the other pack for quite some time now. They know the pack is young and small, formed together more by accident and necessity than anything else. But, they haven’t done anything about them because they’ve been fairly quiet, kept to themselves, and haven’t caused any trouble.

That is until the Hales start hearing rumors about the McCall pack acquiring a very young and inexperienced but powerful witch.

So Alpha Hale sends her eldest son, Derek, for all intents and purposes, to spy on the McCall pack and their so-called witch, to see what the truth of the situation is.

THIS ONE IS SO CUTE THOUGH full wolf Derek falling in love with emissionary Stiles and STILES BRINGING HIM FOOD UGH YES PLEASE MORE.

Hale at Heart, sysrae, series hopefully not complete because I need more

Derek is having a bad day and breaks down on a stranger’s doorstep.

Stiles is the stranger. He really doesn’t mind.

Also, there’s a cat.

This is my second favorite out of all of them on this list, easily. My go to for a bad day, I’ve read it probably a thousand times. Also, Stiles in the second part is just unf. Read if you need a pick me up. (Yes I meant to bold this one all he way)


Heartfire, Cempagaldre

Life hasn’t been kind to blacksmith Derek Hale. Only a month after he moved to the royal capitol of Beacon and started working as a way to escape his past, the royal family is brutally murdered by Deucalion, one of the king’s former generals, and his men. While the oncoming political instability hardly has any impact on him, two weeks later, Derek’s quiet and solitary life is nonetheless disturbed by the sudden appearance of three young men who were thought to be dead. One of whom changes his life in ways he could never have imagined; someone who, for the first time in years, makes him experience things he thought he’d never feel again. But then again, life has never been kind to Derek… Will this time be different?

Medieval and regency aus are my THING yo. And this one did NOT disappoint. It was a little fast paced for me, at least as far as how their relationship progressed, but not so much that you’re left going WTF. Plus. Prince Stiles. Warnings: Graphic depictions of violence, underage

Hold the Door, Hatteress, maichan808

When Derek is killed by a rival alpha, the pack will stop at nothing to get him back. Even if that means blackmailing the most dangerous hunter duo this side of hell. Whatever. That whole devil thing was probably totally exaggerated, anyway.

As a rule, I fucking HATE crossovers. I don’t know why. I never think they mesh well. I don’t like the two worlds colliding. EVER. That being said, this fic is just… Phenomenal. It features Laura, I LOVE Laura, And has a happy ending. It’s perfection. I rec it to everyone, even my friends who aren’t in the sterek fandom, haha!

Hot Nerd Alert, alisvolatpropiis, hopefully incomplete series

Derek can’t believe he’s actually doing this: taking a selfie snap of the guy he’s been crushing on for weeks to prove to Danny that one, yes, he really does exist, and two, he really is that hot and thus he is totally justified in being too scared to make a move.

Or you know, even talk to the guy outside of the class they share.

In his defense, this isn’t just any guy. This THE guy. Hot Nerd. The utterly adorable but still somehow insanely sexy freshman in his twentieth century American Lit class who he’s been lusting over since the first day of the semester. If there were ever a time for him to be that person who tries to be subtle while taking snaps of other people, this is it.

Oh my god this author just. Ugh. Writes the HOTTEST fucking smut scenes. There is locker room sex and baseball player Derek.

I Want You To Want Me, sweetbutterbliss

Derek scrubs his hands across his face before crossing his arms over his chest and furrowing his eyebrows at the two idiots standing in front of him. Well, Scott is an idiot. Stiles is…luminescent, and all jerky movement, with big, golden brown eyes. And he always has a plan. Derek is fucked and, it turns out, unable to say no to him.

Oh look. Another 10 Things fusion.

I’ll Love You Still in Hell, talktowater

Stiles has always had these dreams where he was drowning, they were just dreams, really fucking horrible dreams but just dreams nevertheless. Right?

Gay pirates with feelings and past lives yes.

Idioms, Ark, incomplete series (but can be read as complete)

They kiss for entirely too long. If anyone found them in the woods just then they would be like, dudes, this is excessive.

Stoner Sterek. This is a two part series, super fucking hot. Like oh my god. Stiles and Derek are mates and get high and have sex.

If Prayer Were the Answer I’d Fall on My Knees, IAmAVeronica

“Shit, Der.” Stiles shivers. “You promise when we get to the room—”

“I’m going to lock the door, undress you, and make up for every minute of the past six weeks.” Derek grins when Stiles’s pupils blow wide with lust. “And we’re in the chapel, so you know I’m not lying.”

“Forgive us, Father,” Stiles mutters, and grabs Derek’s hand. “For we are about to sin so hard.”

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For the past four years Derek and Stiles have been roommates at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Boarding School. For the past two years, they have been secret lovers. Now, as senior year dawns, one boy begins to seriously consider coming out, while the other feels pressured by church and family to deny his identity.

There’s also some Romeo and Juliet, a lot of fluff, a heap of angst, and Jeff Davis as a priest, because… reasons.

In short, it’s the bare: the rock opera/Teen Wolf mashup that just wouldn’t get out of my head.

As someone who deals with internalized homophobia after being raised as a Catholic, this fic was fucking hard. It was so fucking hard. There wasn’t a single chapter that didn’t resonate with me. By about halfway through I was crying, like, ugly crying. It DOES have a happy ending though, and it really helped me deal with and confront some shit actually. Warnings: There are none listed, but attempted suicide, bullying, mentions of conversion therapy, I THINK there was a hate crime but it wasn’t physical, I think it was just mentions of past hate crimes, internalized homophobia, as well as derogatory language. Like I said, there’s nothing easy about this fic.

In the Solstice of our Hearts, ravingrevolution

“You’re not putting that up your butt,” Scott told him flatly and Stiles couldn’t stop the pissed off whine he made, but his friend continued. “Stiles, you can’t put that up your butt, you know that. Your butt won’t be ready for anything to go in it until-”

“Okay, okay!” he said, flailing his hands to stop his friend’s lecture. “Message received, no butt stuff until I’m pounced on by some freaking animal in the forest and ravished to within an inch of my life. Got it. Thanks, Scotty, I mean heaven forbid I actually try to take control of my life and give myself a fighting chance or anything.”

“Not all alphas are animals,” Scott said quietly.

Maybe he was right, but Stiles wasn’t holding his breath.

I’m not going to lie, I think mating run is a weird trope. Like, there are some weird tropes, but that’s kind of at the top of the list for me. I just normally don’t like them. They have to be done WELL for me to like it, much like A/B/O fics. But this one was fantastic. Maybe I liked it so much because Derek and Stiles were both so against it? I don’t know. Maybe ‘cause there wasn’t a ton of public forest sex? Maybe ‘cause Erica and Boyd? I don’t know. But it was great.

Like Heaven Catching Lightning, weathervaanes

Prince Stiles of Cor has always known, somewhere in the back of his mind, that he was never truly going to marry for love. Fighting it has only made it worse. Now, presented with a choice between two children of the Hale family of Ignis, Derek and Cora, he must make the decision to determine who will rule by his side. If only it were that simple.

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“Tell me,” he says, taking a drink. “If your sister does accept me as her husband, would you be pleased for her fortune or yours?”

Derek sets down the pitcher and moves further into the room, removing his vest and setting it over a chair. “I don’t believe that’s a fair question. If she finds happiness in your kingdom, by your side, of course I’ll be pleased for her.”

“And relieved, I imagine.”

Derek turns, arms crossed over his chest. “Would you be?”

Real talk I really do think medieval and regency tropes are my favorite.

Lime and Chili Aioli, Jinko

Stiles was stuck in a bank robbery in the middle of the day in the middle of Beacon Hills and he could have pocket-dialled Scott or Derek but his phone was on the kitchen bench, covered in lime and chili aioli.

I have a soft spot for possessive Derek… I don’t know why… I hate it when I’m with someone and they’re possessive, but I feel like it kinda works for Sterek sometimes? Plus I really love when people who aren’t Stiles and Derek pick up on the UST and general tension and they don’t, haha.

‘Linksi’s Late Night Antidote to Lame, WhoNatural

Where Stiles has his own college radio show, and the mysterious, faceless Derek is his number one fan.

Also there’s this really hot guy he keeps meeting in the library who totally hates his guts.

I have read this one SO MANY TIMES I just cannot even. I can’t make a single complaint about this fic because there isn’t any to make. (Except Derek is totally more of a Bucky than a Captain America.) Tattooed Derek is just UGH and mix that with tortured musician Derek and a texting relationship and piningpingpiningpining and this fic is just brilliant.

The Lunch Table Configuration, thepsychicclam

When Isaac makes Derek switch lunch tables, the last thing Derek expected was to fall for Stiles.

This was my first psychicclam fic, and I am so glad I stumbled across it ‘cause they’re my absolute favorite Sterek author.

Maybe If I Tell Myself Enough (I’ll Get Over You), Ciarawrites

“Derek?” he asks in astonishment.

Derek’s frozen in front of him, eyes boring into Stiles’ like he can’t believe it’s really him.

“I thought you were in Russia?” Stiles asks because it looks like Derek is having trouble forming words. Derek’s been in Russia for five years. Stiles met him two weeks before he left. Stiles fell in love with him two weeks before he left.

“I- I am,” Derek stutters. “I’m only here for the night,” he adds apologetically.

I read this fic three times the same day. Three. Times. And cried each time. I don’t know why. It’s a Friends fusion and I’m not a huge Friends fan but I am a huge fucking fan of this fic.

Maybe Someday (I’ll Be Home for Next Year), ofherlionheart

AKA, the Grandma Stilinski fic. Derek Hale meets a Mabel Stilinski while living in New York. He learns that she has a grandson. There are miscommunications, scarves, stealth-matchmaking plans, and cookies. Many, many cookies.

Yes, a Christmas fic. Save it for Christmastime or read it now, but regardless it‘s a must read.

Move a Mountain, Zainclaw

Stiles goes camping with his friends in New Mexico after graduation where they befriend a biker gang led by Derek: a guy whom Stiles can’t decide if he will be either relieved or devastated to never see again once their week is up.

This is the fic that made me love Zainclaw. i would’ve liked it more if it were a werewolf au, to be completely honest for the first couple of chapters I kept expecting it to be. It was so completely perfect though.

The One Where Stiles Vets Derek’s Girlfriends, uraneia

Across the loft, Cora claps her hands. “Okay, new rule. Any time Derek wants a date, one of us has to vet her first.”

Scott, who’s actually upside down on Derek’s couch, in apparent celebration of their defeat of the alpha pack—which somehow ended with Kali trying to give Derek her number, and he still doesn’t know how that happened, because he’s the worst alpha ever—says, “You know who’s got really good people instincts?”

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This is some fluffy silliness I wrote in reaction to “The Girl Who Knew Too Much.” Anyone looking for a serious story should probably look elsewhere. However, if you want to know the kind of flaws Stiles discovers in Derek’s possible dates, this is the place for you.

This fic is short, but hysterical.

The One Where They’re Forced to Marry in Ye Olden Times, Stoney

Due to the destruction of House Hale and the debts incurred in their survival and search for justice, the King (blah blah, make believe world) arranges a marriage between Derek and Stiles, eliminating all debts the Hales may owe. Derek is very unhappy. Stiles is pretty shocked at who he’s being matched with, but he’s certainly not unhappy. It’s pretty clear from the start Derek doesn’t share that feeling.

Stiles passes the time by hunting with his falcon, Derek broods. Until…

Pretty much everything Stoney writes is worth reading. This is part of a 4 part unconnected series that’s all just perfect.

Open the Door, Renay

Derek gives Stiles his jacket.

‘This one is kind of canon compliant… Which is normally not my cup of tea. But it’s super cute with oblivious Stiles where every single other person, including random supernatural beings, knowing what’s going on and he doesn’t. Warning: Underage.

The Sins of My Caretaker, weathervaanes

It smells like smoke, that’s what wakes him up. It doesn’t smell like burning wood, which would really freak him out, it just smells disgusting like—

Stiles takes a very deep breath. “ISAAC, I AM GOING TO WRING YOUR FUCKING NECK IF YOU’RE SETTING DOG SHIT ON FIRE AGAIN!”

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In which Stiles is the oldest sibling to a fucked up family and it’s his job to make sure they don’t end up dead, meth addicts, or in juvie. And then Derek crashes into his world and makes everything a little bit more interesting.

I’ve never actually seen Shameless, but it’s been on my list ever since I read this fic.

Stiles’s Story Time, Trilliath

Where Stiles is a librarian who is in charge of the kids’ reading hour and such. And Derek is 6-year-old Scott’s adoptive dad. And Stiles has his own take on Stories and Scott loves wolves and Derek tries not to admit that he likes the way Stiles’s face looks in those glasses.

Or something like that.

It’s a single dad Derek and librarian Stiles fic, I don’t need to say anything else to sell this one.

Stilinski Custom Cakes, wearing_tearing, incomplete series

A Strong Heart and a Nerve of Steel, lupinus, uraneia

Three Marks, sanam

The Truth is Totally Out There (Dibs!), callunvalgari

Tumescent, kellifer_fic

Unwind, coffeeinallcaps

Waiting Games, Jerakeen

Want is A Dangerous Thing, grimm

We Pick Ourselves Undone, themistymountainsong

Derek Hale has been cursed with a wolf-like face since birth, which he can only be cured of by marrying a fellow high-society blueblood. Derek has little hope of ever finding anyone he can stand, or who can stand his face, until he meets Stiles, and his carefully-maintained isolation is completely upset.

A Teen Wolf/Penelope AU

I have read almost every romantic comedy au out there in the Sterek fandom, and this is definitely one of my favorites. Stiles as a tortured artist/musician is something I need more of.

The Well of Living Waters, kalpuna

We’ve Got Something Magic, alisvolatpropiis

Scott is never bitten, so Stiles never meets Derek or learns about werewolves. He is, however, since a young age, captivated by a recurring dream of a beautiful, red-eyed wolf that he comes to hold dear to his heart. After college, he moves to Seattle and decides to get a tattoo to acknowledge his dream Wolf, finding a lot more than he expected at Triskele Tattoo.

In which Derek is a tattoo artist and a good alpha, Laura is alive, and Stiles and Derek share each other’s dreams.

This fic is everything to me. It’s my go to when I’ve had a bad day, when I’ve read a horrifying fic and need a guarenteed good one, I’ve had panic attacks and calmed down by reading this fic. There’s tattoos and knotting and alpha Derek and alive Laura and weed and it’s just amazing. It’s everything. My favorite Sterek fic that isn’t a part of a series, by far.

We’ll Stay Where We’ve Gone, secondstar

Wolf of the Waters, NimblePhoenix

An AU in which Derek flees to his family’s vacation home on the coast in an attempt to leave behind Beacon Hills and all its ghosts. Stiles is a bold young merman who likes to feel the sun on his scales and isn’t about to give up his favorite place to sun bathe just because a brooding werewolf has moved into the long abandoned beach house. Mythical creatures abound and romance is in abundance.