A FANFICTION REC LIST FOR THE MTV SHOW TEEN WOLF (2011).
N.B. I was in the Teen Wolf fandom for less than a year, and that’s reflected in this far-from-comprehensive rec list. All the fic on here are pre-Season 3 Sterek (Stiles/Derek) stories. (My bias towards lengthy, plotty romances with plenty of humour is also probably evident). So while this rec list is no longer updated, there are still plenty of wonderful stories here that should stand the test of time ;)
AU & Crossover
Summary: The thing is, most of it’s been done before. People competing for money, or love, or fame – it’s all boring, it’s all been done, has-been, seen before, who cares? Until some motherfucker finally realized – you know what’s really interesting? Revenge. (Dystopian AU).
Ramona: Derek is out to kill Kate Argent – on national television. He kidnaps Stiles along the way to act as his sidekick and getaway driver. But Stiles is allergic to cooperation, even with a gun pointed in his face. A believable dystopian AU and a subtle, surprising romance.
Summary: Back when Stiles was in high school Beacon Hills didn’t have a crime lab, because they simply didn’t need one. Those were the days.
Summary: Stiles is Nancy Drew. Derek is only a little bit worried about this.
Summary: Derek is a glassblower on the hunt for new ideas. His assistant Scott has some artist friend named Stiles.
Ramona: An unexpected idea for an AU that is brilliantly and believably executed. For once we see everything from Derek’s POV, and through his eyes, Stiles seems to be the stronger of the two — in reality, they are both suffering from their own trauma and insecurities. A slow-build, in-character and emotionally resonant romance (with a happy ending!)
Summary: for the (allcaps) prompt: Stiles is an incredible songwriter and Derek is the rockstar performing Stiles’ lyrics. Do they have hot backstage sex? Someone write me this AU dammit.
Summary: Stuff Stiles doesn’t like to deal with first thing: hot, moist dog breath in his face, a cuddly werewolf creepifying his perfectly normal morning wood with shades of bestiality, and his dad holding his service revolver up against the skull of his bedmate, never mind the fact that his bedmate could possibly be a vicious unhinged rogue omega.
Courtship, Hilarity & Sheriff Stilinski Feels
Summary: What it says on the tin.
Summary: “Yeah,” Derek says.
Summary: TFLN: My dad just asked me if my booty call guy that comes over at 3am and leaves at 6 would like to stay for Sunday brunch next week. You in?
Dawn: The Sheriff comes to the not unreasonable assumption that the person entering and leaving his son’s bedroom at all hours might be dating him. Derek tries to get on his good side, Stiles tries to keep it cool and the Sheriff tries not to immediately go for his gun.
Summary: The obligatory gay bar story. Stiles gets hit on and Derek goes berserk. Meanwhile, Scott is all-knowing and Danny is awesome.
Dawn: Scott and Stiles go back to the gay bar to protect Danny from Jackson. This doesn’t exactly go according to plan and it’s very funny.
Summary: Stiles is seventeen, and his best friend is drifting away, and his dad isn’t speaking to him, so he’s going to make some bad decisions. He’s seventeen and he needs bad decisions to look back on when he’s thirty, and nothing is a worse decision than Derek Hale. He’ll let the Big Bad Wolf in, let him press Stiles down into the couch and he’ll wrap his arms around him and he’ll know it’s a bad choice, but it’s his, and Derek is here when no one else is.
Ramona: The author warns for her stream-of-consciousness style in this fic, but if flows beautifully. It’s Derek who’s the pursuer in their courtship for once, with a Stiles so insecure he’s never quite able to push him away — until he doesn’t want to. This fic broke my heart and put it back together.
Summary: (For this prompt). Stiles leaves leaves a notebook of his at Derek’s or in his car or whatevs, and Derek goes to take it to him and notices that it’s filled with little hearts with Stiles+Derek, and Stiles Hale, and Derek Stilinski, and tons of doodles of little wolves.
The Catch by sir_yessir
Summary: “You know,” Stiles jokes (because if he has any kind of a superpower, it’s the power to make an awkward situation way more awkward) “If we keep doing stuff like this people are going to think we’re dating.” In which Stiles learns that he’s really super oblivious (but to be fair, Derek is also too subtle for his own good).
Summary: The first time Derek shoves Stiles against a wall, she pepper sprays him in his face.
Dawn: Very cute and plausible girl!Stiles AU. And pepper spray is absolutely the correct response to that situation.
Summary: “But for some reason, when Stiles sees Derek talking to Lydia, the two of them painfully good-looking, all she can think about is that her hair is in a messy ponytail and there’s pizza sauce on the hem of her t-shirt. It’s not like she wants to go on a montage out of a ’90s teen film and come out like Rachel Leigh Cook on a staircase, but Stiles maybe thinks she doesn’t want to look like the homeless one in the pack.”
Summary: Derek and Stiles start something new. “I am, you know,” she whispers against his mouth, and he tilts his head in question. “Yours.”
Summary: There are at least fourteen things Danny would much rather be doing right now, including sawing off his own arm and stabbing puppies with knives, and yet he’s still here, around the corner from their Econ lecture hall, coaching Stiles through asking their TA out for coffee.
Hurt/Comfort & Copious Cuddling
Summary: Derek doesn’t argue, which proves Stiles is going to die.
Ramona: Stiles jumps in front of the sting of a fire scorpion to save Derek, and spends a long time recuperating (read: hallucinating) in Derek’s bed. By the time he gets out of it, something’s changed.
Summary: He has no idea what you’re supposed to say when you find one of your…werewolf acquaintances, completely out of their mind, growling like they’re about to see what your insides taste like. There’s no handbook for this. Stiles is thinking that if he survives he might write one.
Ramona: It’s hard to believe a fic could be this funny, sweet, engrossing and dramatic when Derek spends most of it in a mentally altered state, but here it is.
Summary: Stiles is in the sparse woods on the slope beside Beacon Hills Cemetery, which wasn’t where Scott said he’d be at all, which is why it takes Derek an hour and a half to find him by following the grease-boy-whiskey scent of the Jeep’s meandering path.
Summary: Derek does not put on a nurses’ uniform but he might as well. Includes bedtime stories, robot armies, blackmail photography and boogers.
Ramona: Even when Stiles is sick and bedridden, he won’t shut up. Derek does his best to distract him.
Long, Plotty & Awesome
Summary: Stiles accidentally ends up magically bound to Derek. It’s super.
Summary: Afterwards he’d attribute it to anything else he could. Adrenaline, worry, head trauma, even maybe just withdrawal from Adderol. It was just a flash of pain, from just his temples to the back of his head. It traveled faster than Stiles could comprehend; he just felt the dull after ache as if he’d been hit. But he hadn’t. He was pretty sure he hadn’t.
Dawn: Stiles has soul-bonded with Derek, but that turns out to be the least of his problems. An interesting and plotty story with a lot of pack dynamics.
Summary: Derek gives Stiles his jacket.
Ramona: A wonderful pre-Season 2, monster-of-the-week story starring the pack, territorial faeries, a cluey sheriff and a Derek whose every romantic gesture towards Stiles is understood by everyone – except Stiles.
Summary: Derek steps away from the window. “You helped me. They took that as a declaration.”
Summary: Stiles comes back to Beacon Hills during the new moon in April.
Dawn: Derek doesn’t know what to make of Stiles coming home all grown up or where he fits into the pack now. To make matters worse all the pack cares about is the stupid new Teen Wolf book trilogy. Come to think of it, the series has a very familiar premise …
Excellent ensemble piece with a slow burn romance.
Summary: “Do you want me to get you wet?” Derek asks, low now, like a growl.
Summary: “I accept your body!” Stiles says hurriedly. “I accept you. Sexually.” There is a pause. Derek says, “Thanks.”
This list last updated 2012/11/13