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.