Title: here comes trouble
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Warnings: PTSD sufferer, semi-graphic violence, A/B/O dynamics, mention of rape/non-con
Genre: AU, found family, werewolves are known
Word Count: 105,833
All Derek wants is one day where he can sleep without worry of being woken by gunfire, without the threat of death hanging over his head. He wants a full stomach and no pain clinging to his bones, no ache in his feet from months of running. He wants a shower, a safe place to put his head. He wants his family, the healing comfort of pack. He’ll never have any of that again.
Why You Should Read This:
While there are a ton of warnings – and grimm offers a pretty reasonable warning in the author’s notes – this isn’t a fic about those topics as much as it is about recovery and the power of family and pack.
The basic premise – Kate burning down the Hale house – happens, but in New York state, not in Beacon Hills. And a rogue Alpha that was not Peter bites Scott, Erica and Boyd as teenagers.
Derek escapes from being Kate’s Argent’s slave to run with Laura – who is killed before the story starts. He runs long and far, stumbling into traffic and ending up in Beacon Hills — in the care of Dr. Scott McCall and under the watchful eyes of Sheriff Stiles Stillinski.
This is a long and satisfying story… Stiles is very aware that Derek is only a hair from being feral and works (mostly, this is Stiles) patiently as Derek learns how to be himself, and to trust, again.