teenwolf tumblr has declared today Derek Hale Appreciation day, therefore here are a list of my personal fave Derek Hale fics! These are fics that are happy and full of fluff.
Sense of Home (Complete: 53,067: Explicit)
Home can be a place, but it can also be a person.
After the events with the Nemeton, Stiles starts suffering the consequences of their sacrifice. A journey he attempts to make on his own, but only becomes worse with every step he takes. In the process he seeks comfort in an unexpected place and it draws him toward an unexpected person.
Now Until the end (one shot: 17,737: Mature)
"Why the hell did you do that?" Derek demanded. "Why would you bond with me? You were going to leave me for dead, you didn’t want anything to do with helping me."
"Okay, first of all, that was like two hours ago and I’ve grown a lot as a person since then," Stiles said.
we are the resistance (one shot: 6,836: Mature)
“So,” Stiles says after a moment. “Werewolves.”
“It’s a thing,” Derek murmurs sleepily.
Stiles chokes on a laugh. “Yeah, I realize that now. I just, I don’t know why I expected anything different. We live in a world where giant aliens attack every few weeks through a trans-dimensional portal at the bottom of the Pacific, why wouldn’t werewolves exist?”
UAW (oneshot: 1,538: Teen)
Are they flirting? Stiles definitely thinks they’re flirting. He’s flirting. He’s about 65% certain that UAW is thinking about flirtingback. But he’s not really known for being the best judge of these things.
A Blossoming Romance (one shot: 7,533: Teen)
Stiles will just have to try harder next time. No one can ignore him forever.
Trust In This (Even If You’re Scared Stiff) (one shot: 10,460: Teen)
Stiles’ kid has a tendency to get into fights and possibly has bad taste in friends. Or enemies. Stiles isn’t sure yet, but he’s pretty sure the other kid’s dad is too hot to be human.
Come Fly With Me (Or Don’t) (one shot: 15,325: Mature)
Stiles is overworked and stressed out when his flight home gets delayed due to copious amounts of snow. He finds entertainment with one Derek Hale, whom he hasn’t seen since high school but really doesn’t mind getting reacquainted with.
Especially when it turns out Derek is surprisingly hilarious and will reluctantly play snap with him. And can walk on his hands.
Cornerstone (Complete: 83,738: Explicit)
Suffering from PTSD, ex-Marine Derek Hale moves back to Beacon Hills to open a bookshop and find a calmer life. That’s where he meets Stiles, completely by accident. Stiles is talkative, charming and curious. Somehow, despite the fact that he’s blind, he’s able to read Derek like no one else.
Work in Progress (one shot: 7,856: General)
“What are you trying to do?” Lydia asks finally.
“Fix Derek,” Stiles says, not bothering to dissemble – Lydia’s been lied to enough. “You know, before someone or something else tries to use him.”
Losers (one shot: 34,234: Mature)
Where Derek is new to college, eager to spend his time learning, and Stiles is everything he didn’t want in a room mate. He’s loud, he’s into sports, and he keeps trying to make Derek do things.