okAY but can we just talk about this in the context of sexy sleepovers? Like that time, after they’ve been fooling around for like weeks and weeks (okay 1.5 weeks) and they’ve done it a million times (okay, 4) and Derek has all these thoughts because Stiles is always tossing and turning and Stiles probably has PTSD after everything that’s happened and that’s fair but he clearly doesn’t trust Derek enough to sleep soundly in the same bed.
Derek maybe says something about it, tentatively, over breakfast. “Didn’t seem like you slept that well,” and Stiles gets shifty, stares down at his fresh off the griddle waffles and avoids Derek’s gaze, because what kind of child can’t sleep without his pillow?
Okay then, Derek thinks, and pours two cups of coffee so he doesn’t have to look at Stiles either.
And after that, Derek’s bracing himself for Stiles to leave after sex, because if Stiles doesn’t want to sleep with Derek he should leave, but Stiles doesn’t. And Derek is confused, and he starts offering Stiles outs, like, “Hey, I know you’ve got plans with Scott in the morning—it’s fine if you want to take off.”
It isn’t fine. But you can’t keep your sex partner hostage in your bed.
And Stiles thought he was pretty solid about what they were doing (dating, a whole romance thing). But either he misunderstood and they’re just messing around or, even more horrifyingly, the sex isn’t really that great or the romance isn’t really that great for Derek, and he’s pulling back. Maybe he’s changed his mind. Because he clearly doesn’t want Stiles to stay.
nooooo don’t tell me about all their tragic misunderstandings and awkward overnights and maybe sometimes having sex in Derek’s roomy new Toyota which neatly avoids the sleeping part of the equation, only eventually solved by:
a) sleeping over at Stiles’s house that one time - “come on,” Stiles insists, thinking that if Derek bails now, this is it, this is it, he swears to God. ”Dad’s on an overnight, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t think we’ve just been watching and rewatching The Avengers all this time,” so Derek reluctantly pulls the covers back up around them and watches, incredulous, as Stiles tucks one hand against the small of Derek’s back and drops off like a stone
or b) pack bonding, trip to the nearby state park for some full moon shenanigans, Stiles showing up at the McCalls with his latest bestiary and a fully charged computer and a sleeping bag and an overnight bag but not —- “Dude, where’s your pillow?” Scott asks, and Stiles makes the ‘shut up, shut up' face known to all best friends and/or siblings. “Left it at home,” Stiles says, and tries to shrug it off. “Dude, we'll swing back to your house before we get on the highway,” Scott decides, cheerfully and willfully oblivious. “Pillow?” Derek asks, or maybe Isaac. “Yeah, his pillow!” Scott says, while Stiles shoves his stuff in the back of Derek's car with everyone else's. “He can't sleep without it.”
Derek has the keys to Stiles ignition
Teen Wolf AU: Derek and Stiles meet at college; since Stiles is a popular jock and Derek spends most of his time in the library with his nose buried in a book, they don’t exactly cross paths. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t catch each other’s eye.
Sterek AU: Derek has been trying to make a move on his son’s babysitter for months. It seems impossible to him that Stiles doesn’t know how he feels. He just bought a damn puppy because Stiles said it might be good for Scott!
When he realises that somehow Stiles doesn’t know that Derek’s in love with him, his path suddenly becomes ridiculously clear. This time Stiles will be left with absolutely no doubt that Derek wants him. It’s time to make their little family official.
derek and stiles through the seasons
LITERALLY TWO PEOPLE WHO WILL STICK TOGETHER THROUGH WARS AND FIGHTS JUST TO MAKE SURE THE OTHER IS SAFE. IF THIS ISN’T LOVE, THEN I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS.
THEY NEVER LEAVE EACH OTHER, NEVER ABANDON EACH OTHER TO DANGER, EVEN THOUGH OTHER CHARACTERS - SOME THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CANONICALLY ‘CLOSER’ TO THEM - HAVE ABANDONED THEM MULTIPLE TIMES.
Sterek AU: Derek has been like a son to the Sheriff ever since he joined the force, and he’s always thought that he and Stiles would be a good match. They’re complete opposites and the Sheriff is sure that they would help to balance each other out, but it’s never seemed like the right time to introduce them. Now Stiles is back from college and Derek finally seems to have stopped shunning all forms of social contact. Let the matchmaking commence.
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Sterek AU: When the Sheriff said that he wanted to set Stiles up with one of his deputies, he thought that his father would introduce him to some chubby, doughnut-loving desk sergeant. He definitely didn’t expect Officer Hale: 200 pounds of pure muscle and eyebrows.
Teen Wolf AU: In which finals are looming over Stiles’ head like the sword of Damocles and he turns into the cliché college student who pulls all-nighters before the exams, mostly running on energy drinks and fear. Luckily, he has Derek to slap him over the head and remind him to get some sleep once in a while.
Teen Wolf AU: In which Nogitsune!Stiles tortures Derek.
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Teen Wolf AU:
Derek and Stiles finally act on all the pent up sexual frustration they cause each other and spend the night together.
However, they maybe should’ve cleared some things up beforehand, because Derek is under the assumption that this is a one time thing. He’s - he knows Stiles likes sex a lot, and he has a lot of it at college, he’s always been pretty shamelessly ogling Derek’s body, and he’s always been very vocal about his opinion about long distance relationships ("They don’t work, Derek! They always end in heartbreak, I don’t even know why Scott does this to himself.") so….yeah, he won’t want to date Derek, who’s old and fucked up and fills out his taxes while Stiles is off partying and enjoying his life. So he’s not going to make things awkward; it’s better for their friendship to avoid the morning after. Less painful, too.
Stiles, in the meantime, thought Derek was finally getting his act together and returning the feelings Stiles has been harbouring for him for so long. So he’s understandably heartbroken when he wakes up and finds that Derek is gone….