Trust the instinct.
Mondays are rough on everyone. Some people are already back in school, other people have to go to work... there's probably someone out there having an awesome day, but those folks are few and far between. So if you're looking for a pick-me-up, look no further than this excellent Teen Wolf fanfiction.
Hide a Life of War
Stiles and his dad are amid a group of hostages. Papa Stilinski is trying to keep his son safe, but Stiles is a little more equipped for the situation than he appears. Probably because there are werewolves.
“We have received confirmation that there is a hostage situation in progress at a warehouse compound two hours out of Los Angeles, following a multiple-vehicle pileup on Highway 101 this morning…” The one in which Stiles has lived to (legal) adulthood and, along the way, become a bit of a badass himself.
Read this if you want a thriller with a side of Stilinski feels.
Cause I Built a Home (For You, For Me)
After being abandoned by his wife, Stiles moves back to Beacon Hills. In tow are his three children: Scott, Isaac, and Erica. He’s struggling to make ends meet, and his poor Jeep has seen better days. Enter Derek, the repairman, who sympathizes with the difficulties Stiles is facing, raising a family by himself.
Derek Hale is a mechanic in the sleepy town of Beacon Hills, where he has lived all of his life. He spends his day in a simple routine: wake up, fix cars, go home, sleep. It’s what he’s good at, and it keeps things simple and uncomplicated. Derek doesn’t let people in and remains emotionally distant from everyone except his sister, Laura, and her daughter. This all changes when Boyd tows in an old blue Jeep that needs a lot of work and Derek meets the owner of said Jeep. Because once Derek meets Stiles and his kids, he can’t stop himself from caring. And he doesn’t want to stop.
Read this if you want a heart-wrenching kid fic.
They Call Kids Like Us Vicious
Derek Hale ends up joining Allison Argent after the fire. They communicate via ASL and become so important to one another. They’re brave and brutal and they do what needs to be done. They protect the ones that need protecting.
Derek’s family died in a fire when he was sixteen. That’s the official story.
Read this if you want an intense story with a rare angle.
An Ornament and a Safeguard
Dark magic caused an end-of-the-world situation to occur before the events of Season 1. Derek and Stiles meet years later, and have to learn to work together to undo it. And on the way they fall in love.
Derek Hale has been walking to California for years. Stiles Stilinski has been nurturing the 'stead at the end of the world. The apocalypse happened and everything might be too fucked-up to fix. The end days have come and gone. These are the remains.
Read this if you want an epic apocalypse au.
into that secret place where no one dares go
Lydia and Stiles are soulmates. Except Lydia *really* isn't into Stiles. And while he definitely has a crush on her, he's discovering feelings for Derek. And Derek is recovering from the terrible things that have been done to him. And honestly everyone should just listen to Lydia.
The first time he felt Lydia’s soul, it felt like a sneeze.
Read this if you enjoy twists on the classic soulmates au.
I love you, Teen Wolf fanfiction.
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