important ship tropes:

  • fake dating
  • SECRET dating
  • being locked in a room or trapped in a small space
  • finishing each other’s sentences, KNOWING WHAT THE OTHER IS ABOUT TO SAY
  • tou chi NG!!!! FOr eheA DS!!!!!!11!!
  • wearing each other’s clothes
  • doing that thing where they accidentally get real close and, like, stare meaningfully at each other for a few seconds too long
  • channeling the inner romcom and having an epiphany about how much they care about each other and RACING TO CONFESS THEIR LOVE
  • fucking. Now or Never Kiss
  • defending each other to scathing tertiary or otherwise minor characters but ONLY WHEN THE OTHER ISN’T AROUND
  • reincarnation or time loop or OOOOH TIME TRAVEL SCENARIOS
  • dramatically saving each other from certain death or barely surviving something that almost makes the other break down and just smirking wearily and mumbling flippant smartass remarks to HIDE THE DEPTH OF THEIR FEELINGS
  • undercover as lovers, the classic
  • ALMOST KISSING. like getting so close that they start to close their eyes and hold their breath and then SOMETHING HAPPENS and they jump apart, that is MORE VALUABLE THAN ANY ACTUAL KISSING
  • casually sitting on each other’s laps during ensemble cast conversations or scenes
  • did i mention F AKE DATinG

Reminder to vote for Sterek as Merthur is catching up D:

Hey! Hello there. I was wondering uh, tiny houses, the sterek fanfic, hum whats about it? It's just that I saw a lot of people like it but I have my doubs because the tags... I'm not especialy sensitive to them just... Idk? May you give me your opinion?
- Anonymous

Warning: Spoilers for the Sterek fic “Tiny Houses”. If you haven’t read it and are planning to and don’t want to be spoiled, stop reading.

The first two chapters are especially hard to read, and it opens after the events of Sterek having sex via magic (and both Derek and Stiles are the victims of that because of Peter in this situation - he gets a witch to put what is essentially a sex pollen like spell on them without either of their knowledge before hand - so it is rape/non-consensual, but for both of them. Neither was able to give their consent in the slightest, so that is hard to read (there are a few flashbacks to it), like really hard. And it opens with Stiles waking up and Derek choking Stiles because he thinks Stiles did the whole sex pollen type thing to them.

So I would be VERY wary when first reading this fic, and for so long it is a pretty dark fic.  

Peter essentially gets this witch to do this spell through some weird ceremonial type thing that makes Stiles and Derek go at it without being able to stop until the end, really, and they don’t feel the pain of it like normal sex, just the pleasure, and everything is hightened and the spell also makes it so Stiles is able to carry a child, because Peter wanted to continue the Hale family line. So he essentially, in a weird way, raped Stiles and Derek in order to get what he wanted. 

There is some huge awkwardness between Stiles and Derek after it happens, there are a few weeks where they dance around each other before Stiles lets Derek know that he is attracted to him and likes him likes him, but Derek turns him down (for reasons you find out later in the fic) and a little while after that Stiles finds out he is pregnant. 

It’s not pretty. Stiles tries to scratch it out of him, he thinks it’s a monster type thing, it was conceived in a pretty horrible, unwanted way, and Stiles thinks what is inside him is wrong. 

Only Melissa and Deaton find out, and soon after that Stiles leaves without telling anyone the real reason is to have the baby. 

Deaton knows this pack that would take it, so that is where he goes, and because the baby is a werewolf, the pregnancy takes place over 5 months instead of the standard 9/10 months (there is a time jump so we get to near the end of his pregnancy pretty soon). 

There is a werewolf woman who will be adopting the baby, and Stiles is in a pretty dark place throughout the whole process (he even has suicidal thoughts), and he still thinks it’s a monster in him. It’s not pretty.

But then he has the baby, a girl. 

This is where is starts to get better.

Because at first he doesn’t get to see her, the almost adoptive mother won’t let him see her, but when she gets up to get some water, Stiles offers to hold the baby, and when he sees her…bets are off. He falls in love in like ten seconds flat. He notices how much she looks like Derek, like him. 

And he realizes that she’s…just a baby. A werewolf baby, yes, but still just a baby. Not a monster, not something that asked for this. 

So when the almost adoptive mother is sleeping he takes the baby (and the pack just wanted the baby and didn’t care about Stiles, so the c-section they preformed was spotty and they didn’t stitch him close properly) and leaves, and he heads back towards home, and he almost bleeds out from his poorly stitched up stomach, but he calls his dad who comes to get him on time - and he hadn’t told his dad about the baby either yet. 

And then while Stiles gets better, and starts to settle in as a father and fall even more in love with the baby, he eventually goes to tell Derek, and the whole pack is there.

Derek doesn’t take it well. He takes it almost as badly as Stiles had when he found out/while he was pregnant. 

And that’s also when they found out that it was Peter that did this to them.

So it takes awhile, but others convince Derek to see her, and so Stiles and Derek start to become the parents they are to this little girl, their little girl, and it takes Derek a little more time than Stiles, but he starts to fall in love with the baby too. 

And they have the threat of that pack looming over their heads (because Stiles promised the baby to them, did like a contract type thing and then took her) and Derek starts to build himself a house along with houses for the rest of the pack (hence the name, Tiny Houses)

And it slowly shows Derek and Stiles falling in love with each other, and Derek and Stiles learning to become parents to their child, and loving her more than anything. 

And they go through a lot, have to talk a lot of things out, talk about the baby and how they’ll handle that, but things start to get better, although Stiles starts to get pain in his stomach from the botched c-section. 

But eventually they admit they’re in love with each other and they get together near the end of the fic (and have completely consensual, amazinggg sex :D) 

And yeah, it’s an amazing fic, I feel, and it’s beautifully written and I can never get enough of it, even when I have to skim through some tough to read parts in the first two chapters. 

It’s just soooo good. I love it a lot. 

But it can be very tough to read. So you could try to read it, and if it’s too much, I would stop. No matter how much I love it, you might not, or it might be too much for you, and that’s okay. That’s totally fine.

If dark subject matters such as I described are truly triggering for you though, don’t read it. 


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okay so now I have to ask: what are some fics that you just read over and over? I love Kindred Spirits too!!
- Anonymous

Okay well, aside from Kindred Spirits (It’s such a long fic but I’ve re-read it at least two or three times already I love it that much), I’ve read over and over these fics:

Five Times Detective Stilinski and Fire Captain Hale Had Sex In Public, and One Time They Did It In A Bed

* Yes is a World

* But, Doctor!

* Pretty Melody

* Dude, Werewolves

* Broken Cookie, Shattered Glass

* Versus

* Tiny Houses (THIS FIC, MAN)

* Dating Backwards

* You Can Call Me What You Want

* no aphrodisiac like lonlieness (and the sequel)

* Mate to Your Soul: The Online Dating Site for all your Heart’s Desires

* Necessary and Sufficient 

* Hide Of A Life War

* The Dirtiest Thing You Know (the number of times I’ve read this, man… *fans self*)

* Permanent Fixture 

* Enemy Lines (I even live tweeted my recent re-read of this haha it was so fun!) 

The money Stiles had was money they'd gotten from the yakuza, I think. That hunter lady asks them where they got it, something like, "Where did you get all that money? Japanese mafia?" because for some reason the Calaveras know every single thing that's happened in BH, apparently.
- Anonymous

Ah, yes! I forgot about them!! My bad, so yeah, the Yakuza is the most likely bet, then, and then after them Peter. But you’re so right, it was probably from that deal Isaac made in 3B. 

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