Fanfic Recs: Teen Wolf

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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Teen Wolf, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. No-name recommendations will be zapped. Nobody would back up the rec. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into non-canon territory, be it in pairings or plot. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Side Effects by lokiloo
  • Recommended by TheCorsair20
  • Synopsis: Before you decide to take an attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder treatment drug, such as Adderall, consider its common side effects including: Lack of appetite, Headache, Inability to fall asleep and stay asleep, Dry Mouth, Abdominal Pain and Discomfort, Weight Loss, Restlessness.
  • Comments: This story won the Fanfiction contest that MTV hosted and I definitely think it is quite fantastic. A wonderful character study of Stiles and the effect the illness of multiple kinds has had oh who he is as well as a heart-breaking look at the death of his mom.

"One Day a Tortoise Will Learn How To Fly" by Penny Can
  • Recommended by Momo Kuma
  • Synopsis: After an alpha attack, Stiles realizes that he is distinctly less helpless than everyone assumes he is. When his own pack refuses to accept this change, opting to ignore him, he makes it a personal goal to show them just how independent he can be.
  • Comments: GOOD GOD I LOVE THIS FIC. This is to anyone who is tired reading fan fiction about Stiles whose genius and bombastic personality is grinded down to “pack mom” and/or Derek’s’ mate/love slave. This fic brings out a darker edge to Stiles – which greatly appreciated and not over exaggerated in the slightest.

"Picking Up Strays" by peroxidepest17
  • Recommended by Newt
  • Synopsis: Stiles has an idea named Isaac and the Sheriff has to deal with it.
  • Comments: Very nice, and the sequels are also well worth reading. Especially the one where Derek gets grounded!

The "Sum of its Parts" series by KouriArashi
  • Recommended by Kaenith
  • Note: I wasn't sure whether to list this as Gen or Shipping. Stiles and Derek have a very intense, but non-romantic, relationship, and there are also the background pairings of Scott/Alison and Stiles/Erica. I put it under Gen because the romantic relationships aren't really the focus of the story, but if someone thinks it should be moved, be my guest.
  • Synopsis: Featuring Stiles as the main character. Things happen a little differently in the season one finale, and when the dust settles (spoilers for the ending of the first story in the series) Stiles has become the Alpha of the Beacon Hills pack, despite still being human. The pack adjusts to their new lives, along the way coming up against Peter Hale, the Alpha Pack, a rogue sorcerer, a hunter convention, and, yeah, a lot of PTSD as a result of the above. Featuring BAMF!Stiles, werewolves who can actually shift into real wolves, lots of plot, fluff, angst, and humor, werewolf cuddle-puddles, some much-needed therapy, and Derek in a service-dog's vest. Starts going AU at the end of season one, and completely ignores season three.
  • Comments: The series as a whole is over 400,000 words at the time of this writing, and I read it all in less than a week. I wish the actual show had this plot. I am always up for a good Guile Hero, and that's what Stiles undoubtedly is in this fic. It's also an interesting look at pack dynamics (With a lot of wolf cuddle-puddles. I am a sucker for cuddle-puddles.). And the plot! The series is not complete, but never fear, it's still updating at an impressive rate. I recommend it whole-heartedly.
    • Seconded! This fic is amazing. The plotlines are fantastic, the characters are great, and it manages to be smart, cute, funny and dramatic all at once.
    • I would like to clear up the pairings/romances. Stiles and Derek are in a romantic relationship, they aren't in a sexual relationship. The author describes it as a "non-sexual romantic open relationship", because Derek is asexual and biromantic, and Stiles is heterosexual and biromantic. Stiles and Erica are in a FWB relationship. Erica is aromantic, but it isn't stated explicitly in the series. I am only doing this, because the description of the pairings kept me from reading this series for a long time.

Boyd Family Portrait by EnigmaticSplendor
  • Recommended by Golden Heels
  • Synopsis: After Boyd dies in Currents he wakes up the spirt world and rejoins Erica and, eventually, the rest of his family. Meanwhile his Grandmother and Derek have to work together keep things together in the real world. It's very slow build and is definitely Cannon Divergent.
  • Comments: Still a WIP and it has Erica/Boyd as a pairing but it doesn't take over the plot.

Evolution by walkersystem
  • Recommended by Komodo Classic
  • Status: Oneshot. Complete.
  • Summary: Bobby Finstock isn't as oblivious as people think. At least, not anymore.
  • Notes: This is not a happy fic. Coach Finstock doesn't see everything, but he can tell something's not right with his kids.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Crash Landers by gyzym
  • Recommended by TheCorsair20
  • Pairing: Stiles/Derek
  • Synopsis: In which Stiles learns to Stalk That Stalk. (Or, how to accidentally woo your unfriendly neighborhood alpha in roughly five hundred handwritten steps.)
  • Comments: Dude this story is the BEST. It's a fantastic look at the progression of a Stiles/Derek relationship taking into account just how crazy the both of them really are. It's hilarious and adorable and full of beautiful emotion.

Play It Again by metisket
  • Recommended by ramber
  • Pairing: Stiles/Derek
  • Synopsis: In which Stiles goes along with one of Derek’s plans and ends up in an alternate universe as a result. He should’ve known better. He did know better, actually, and that means he has no one to blame but himself.
  • Comments: has a Stiles as a magic user who's Obsessed with the continued health of the Hale family, whether they like it or not.
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  • Fly A LittleFaster by mirrorkill
    • Recommended by Golden Ceres
    • Pairing: Stiles/Derek
    • Synopsis: Cora knows a magical ritual that will show the packs visions that they can use to defeat Deucalion, but one of the side effects is time travel. Of course Stiles ends up ten years in the past where he meets a younger and more lovable Derek and tries not to change the future.
    • Comments: Features an Oblivious to Love Stiles and a very frustrated suitor. Stiles also ends up mentoring his younger self. Sorta takes place during the 3x08 flashback episode.

    Divided We Stand by KouriArashi
    • Recommended by Golden Ceres
    • Pairing: Stiles/Derek
    • Synopsis: An alternate universe fic, where the existence of werewolves is known and legal. Every February there is a ceremony held in which werewolves are supposed to find their mates. Derek Hale is pressured by his family to find a mate. He does but his choice does not seem to agree with anyone.
    • Warnings: Bullying, Bigotry and Prejudice.
    • Comments: Features Stiles playing detective and a mostly alive Hale family.
      • Seconded by Metropolisgal2 - this story is funny and moving and will keep you on the edge of your seat as Stiles deals with the fallout of being chosen as Derek's mate. The relationship between the two is handled well, and built up slowly. Read this in a couple of days - it was that good!

    Batman Makes It Look Easy by Ilovesocks_24
    • Recommended by: Komodo Classic
    • Pairing: Stiles/Derek
    • Synopsis: All of the big time superheroes like Superman and Captain America make everything look so easy. They manage to have regular jobs, save their cities and have time to maintain stable relationships. Derek wishes his life was that simple. He saves his city and works a regular job but he's pretty sure that Iron Man never hit on Batman, so why does Red Spark keep hitting on him? Or, the one where Derek and Stiles are both secret superheroes, but are too oblivious to realize that they're in love. Meanwhile there's a power draining supervillain on the loose.
    • Comments: A Super Fic with multiple chapters. 50,000 words, well worth a read.