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Title: To Have Outlived the Night
Author: stillane

Relationship: Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski
Word Count: 23,448
Published: 2012-07-24
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Panic attack, serious injuries (somewhat graphic), slight dubcon (see author end notes for more information)

Summary: Derek steps away from the window. “You helped me. They took that as a declaration.”

To Have Outlived the Night has to be my first recommendation, because it was the first memorable Sterek fic I came across while scrolling through tumblr tags, looking for ways to maintain the momentum from a marathon viewing of seasons 1 and 2. It was also the one that tipped me over into an inescapable obsession with this fandom. Nearly two years and thousands of fics later, it’s still one of the best I’ve ever read.

Written - or at least begun - during the airing of season 2, the narrative diverges from canon while Derek is still a seemingly capable Alpha, Scott is hovering on the fringes of his pack, Stiles’s dad is no longer the Sheriff, and Jackson’s transformation into an unstoppable kanima has the potential to be leveraged in the right direction. Stillane focuses on the quieter, character-building moments, the calm in the midst of the storm as the group recovers from Peter’s destructive swath and the splintering of the Argents. They feel like soldiers on the brink of a new war, trying to keep up with daily life, with one ear on the crackling radio.

The transition from canon to fandom is flawless, with a realistic, pitch-perfect progression of Derek’s and Stiles’s interactions from canon-typical snark and distrust - Derek shielding himself with toothless threats and Stiles brimming with insults and eye-rolling impatience - to a mutual understanding and growing respect. It’s a slow build in the best sense of the word.

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Title: The Boy and the Beast
Author: Dira Sudis
Relationship: Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski
Word Count: 116,686
Published: 2013-04-07 to 2013-04-12
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Suicide, serious (somewhat graphic) injuries, panic attacks, Kate Argent (see author’s additional tags for more)
Art by kickingshoes

Summary: In which events in Beacon Hills go rather differently from the start, and a Beauty and the Beast (ish) story ensues. (Scott is not a teacup and no one sings about their feelings.)

Fics like this remind me why it is that I love this fandom. The Boy and the Beast is one of my all-time favorites. In short: it’s lovely.

Every moment of this is perfectly crafted, which is insanely difficult to do in either fanfiction or a published novel. It has the best combination of everything: impeccable language; a beautiful, well-thought-out fairytale; a believable slow burn romance; complicated relationships that feel more real because of their imperfections; a satisfying conclusion with ends neatly tied up but a wealth of material on the horizon. This fic has a far clearer, more rational narrative than the official season from which it draws its inspiration. It’s easy to tell that dsudis had thought carefully through all the details and had them mapped out without letting words or moments go to waste.

I love earnest, faithful Scott, who’s able to show his strength and bravery and open heart and how he really was a perfect choice for a beta, in a world where he was able to make the decision and embrace the training with someone he trusted. I love the Sheriff, who adores his son but is firm and unyielding in certain aspects, and always balancing his fatherly and cop instincts. I love Stiles, with his good heart and questionable decisions and unflinching loyalty to those he chooses to make his family. And of course I love Derek, who has an incredible amount of personality, even though he doesn’t speak for most of the story. His dynamic with Stiles is seamless. Stiles doesn’t need wolfpowers to understand everything Derek tries to tell him in his full wolf form.

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Title: In Other Words, Baby, Kiss Me
Author: primroseshows
Relationship: Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski
Word Count: 61,264
Published: 2013-01-17 to 2013-02-28
Rating: Explicit

Summary: Stiles has simple goals in life. To successfully complete his secret radar project without getting fired, to get a cottage on the Moon, and to untangle his mess of feelings for Moon Station 3 deputy, Derek Hale. Heck, he’ll even settle for two of the three.

It only took a few sentences of In Other Words, Baby, Kiss Me for me to be completely hooked. The writing itself is beautiful, and the world built around these familiar characters is entirely unlike anything else I’ve read in the fandom. primulavulgarises has an effortless way of capturing the main pairing’s personalities, without sacrificing any of the side relationships. This story has one of my personal favorite portrayals of Scott - he’s capable in a way the fandom doesn’t always allow him to be (while still being adorably ridiculous at times - the packing scene is genius), and his friendship with Stiles is perfection.

I also love, love, LOVE the Earth/Moon push/pull between Stiles and Derek. It’s such a clever rethinking of that AU dance of whether to keep Derek’s identity as a werewolf intact. Here, the moon is as intrinsically tied to his blood; it’s an intriguing way of playing with that dynamic within a human context. I developed incredibly strong feelings about Derek early on, even though we don’t actually spend much time with him in the middle section of the story. Primeroseshows has such a wonderfully light touch - not smashing readers over the head with feelings and revelations, yet somehow weaving together a clear sense of who Derek is, and all the bits of him that Stiles hasn’t been reading correctly, or that he’s finally realizing he wants to explore more.

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Title: The Importance of Turning Around Three Times Before Lying Down
Author: otter
Relationship: Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski
Word Count: 31,653
Published: 2013-01-11 to 2013-01-12
Rating: Mature

Summary: It’s like this dog has walked out of all of Stiles’ childhood dreams and into the real world just because Stiles wanted it hard enough. He is the most awesome dog ever, and Stiles and his new dog totally have a bond. A deep, unbreakable bond because this dog is his soul mate, obviously. Now he just has to convince the dog of that.


Alright, I admit it: I have a weakness for fics where Derek Hale has the ability to fully shift into a wolf. There’s something fascinating about the dichotomy between the wolf!Derek and human!Derek interactions. Sometimes fics set up a curse or an outside force trapping him in the wolf form, which provides interesting complications and scenarios to work through, but one of the things I like best about The Importance of Turning Around Three Times Before Lying Down is how fluidly Derek shifts from wolf to human. It’s an intrinsic part of who he is, and agentotter makes full use of Derek being a werewolf, embracing and celebrating his non-human characteristics. The Derek we know from canon has never apologized for being born a werewolf, nor has he shown any indication that he would want to be anything else. Exploring that aspect of his character adds an intriguing depth and complexity to his portrayal.

Otter has a distinctive voice and an addictively engaging tone that lends itself perfectly to a story told through Stiles’s eyes. Right from the beginning, he plunges forward with deeply flawed logic and relentless optimism that he clings to despite all evidence to the contrary. He’s clumsy, quick-witted, determined to the point of stubbornness, and able to love with a capacity that highlights his loneliness. There’s a sense in the way he latches on to those who are important to him - his dad, Scott, the grouchiest dog in existence - that he cannot bear to lose anyone else he cares about. Stiles loves unflinchingly, wholeheartedly. He draws Derek to him without fully intending to and falls quietly, easily in love with both versions of him.

Perhaps the best part of seeing the events unfold from Stiles’s point of view is getting to experience his running internal monologue. He’s not unnecessarily chatty, and he’s able to settle into a comfortable silence around Derek once they get to know one another better, but it’s clear that this is a young guy who has excessive amounts of energy and thoughts and a limited number of people with whom he’s able to share them. As he explains partway through the story, “This is just one of the many reasons that [he] has always wanted a dog: because they’re so much easier than people.”

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