Title: Crash Landers
Author: Gyzym Word Count: 31179
Pairing: Sterek (Stiles Stilinksi/Derek Hale)
Well, shippers, I’ve boarded a new ship. After much goading by a good friend (who is in med school and really shouldn’t have the time to watch Teen Wolf), I’ve power-watched the first season of the MTV werewolf drama, and oh holy crap, Derek Hale is a hottie. Of course, by entering a new fandom, I immediately went to Tumblr and read dozens of Sterek fics. Welcome, S.S. Sterek, to my armada.
Incidentally, gyzym is the same author I recced a story from last week. She’s amazing–go read everything by her.
Author’s Summary: In which Stiles learns to Stalk That Stalk. (Or, how to accidentally woo your unfriendly neighborhood alpha in roughly five hundred handwritten steps.)
My Summary: Stiles is bored one summer and decides to leave Derek notes everywhere. He doesn’t expect Derek to write back, however.
I am unashamedly in love with the Sterek ship and Teen Wolf. This fic was fluffy and feely and angsty and funny and beautiful in a way that most other ships can’t handle (except for Destiel). Gyzym is a bloody fantastic writer, and I really appreciated her treatment of two characters that are as different as Stiles and Derek. Now, Sterek is another ship that I don’t ever expect to be made canon but after reading this fic, I’m more disappointed than ever that it’s not. Sterek, if it is written right, is a careful balancing act of two opposite forces–like the careful combination of glycerin and nitric acid, this pairing can be explosive.
There are days when I am tired of blogging, I’ll admit. Days when I just don’t have the time or energy to put in the effort. And then there are days when I find something I love so much that I fall in love with blogging all over again. This week, I’m so excited to bring you this rec. It’s well written, it’s touching, and it brings together to characters that I love so much.
A sneak peek:
“Not what I meant,” Derek sighs. He flips open the parking ticket and recites, “‘Dear Derek: I like you like you. Do you like me like me? Please check all that apply.’ Are you kidding me?”
Stiles is not going to laugh. He’s not. This is an important moment with a lot riding on it; the fact that he also happens to be a hilarious genius is neither here nor there. “I thought, given the circumstances, that the direct approach was best.”
“Stiles, my options are, ‘I desperately crave your nubile body,’ ‘Every breath you take, every move you make, I’ll be watching you,’ ‘I like you, but only in an occasionally-making-out-in-alleys kind of way,’ and ‘I’ll rip your throat out with my teeth,'” Derek says despairingly.
To this I have nothing to say except:
Yes, I may have been waiting for weeks for a chance to use that meme. I guarantee you’ll see it again. 🙂
Read this if you love Sterek.