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As some of you know, I've been reading Teen Wolf fanfic recently. I don't actually have any immediate plans to watch the show (I'm going to give White Collar a try first, and maybe see how Tumblr reacts to TW S3).

Anyway, since most of the fic over on AO3 is Sterek fic, I've been reading that.

My problem is that there are these really lovely first-time fics, but inevitably, they all end either before Sheriff Stilinski finds out, or, even more infuriating, they end right after that, but before Derek has to come over for the obligatory awkward "meet the parent who once arrested you for murder" lunch/dinner/brunch.

It's kind of driving me crazy, because goddamn it, I like stories where people's opinions of each other change and I really really want to SEE that meeting. In my opinion, it's a really bad writing choice to end the story on the "I love you, and by the way my dad wants you to come to dinner" line, because that's not a resolved ending to the fic, that's a "why isn't there another chapter?" ending to the fic.

So, my questions to anyone on here that is in the Teen Wolf fandom:

1. Do you have any recs about Sheriff and Derek actually having the awkward "I'm dating your son and I'm not actually a murderer...or well, not for the murder you thought I did" discussion?

2. Is there a Teen Wolf equivalent of spn_storyfinders (or a similarly functioned tumblr fic-blog) so that I can put a request in for Sheriff and Derek stories?


Now, to be fair, I have read a couple of fics that DO address the Sheriff and Derek meeting really well, so it's not ALL fics... but that just makes the majority of fics that skip this scene really f*cking annoying. Unfortunately, because I've gone on such a Teen Wolf fic binge the last few weeks, I can't actually remember what those stories were... I know one of them had Derek hanging out at Stiles' house and eating meals with them until the Sheriff actually put it together about what Kate did. Another one didn't really have a Sheriff+Derek moment, but it was told from the Sheriff's point of view and it had him briefly conclude that Derek had PTSD and that him hanging out with teenagers was actually him hanging out with people his own age. Anyway, I want more stories like those.

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katsheswims
May. 11th, 2013 08:01 pm (UTC)
I don't have any recs off the top of my head, but there is this community where you can ask for recs/specific teen wolf stories: http://teenwolffinders.livejournal.com/
hells_half_acre
May. 11th, 2013 08:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
mymuseandi
May. 12th, 2013 01:23 am (UTC)
I'm ashamed to say that I've been bingeing on Teen Wolf fics and yet I can't name such a fic at the top of my head! LOL

Usually that scene is hidden under a long fic, so the're not exactly a focal point of the story. I have this one though: Father knows Best which is such a delight to read from the Sheriff's point of view.

I will come back with other fics if I can find them :)
hells_half_acre
May. 12th, 2013 01:40 am (UTC)
Thanks!

And I don't mind if it's not the focal point of the story, I just want it to actually be PART of the story. What's driving me nuts is the stories that think they've resolved everything, but leave that thread hanging. :P
jedinic
May. 14th, 2013 06:08 am (UTC)
I know I've read heaps of them, but I can never recall names or authors. :( There was a great one that was something like: "Stiles' father tells him to invite for breakfast the man who's been sneaking into his bedroom every night." Cue the awkward. Hopefully the finders community will help?

I found stories by clicking on the AO3 Derek\Stiles tag, and ordering by hit count. That was in October, though, so presumably the top stories I read then aren't necessarily the same....
hells_half_acre
May. 14th, 2013 06:13 am (UTC)
I found stories by clicking on the AO3 Derek\Stiles tag, and ordering by hit count. That was in October, though, so presumably the top stories I read then aren't necessarily the same....

Yes, that's what I've been doing too. I've found some great stories, but even some of the popular ones cut off before the "meet the parent" scene.

"Stiles' father tells him to invite for breakfast the man who's been sneaking into his bedroom every night." Cue the awkward. Hopefully the finders community will help?

I've found that one! The finders community has helps a ton - apparently I'm not the first person to have craved these types of stories. :)
citizen_ephiny
May. 17th, 2013 03:07 am (UTC)
Have you stumbled on 'The Sum of Its Parts' series yet? It's Sterek, kind of, and one of my favorite series in the fandom. Don't recall if there is a scene quite like you've described but the Sheriff does play a significant role and he's awesome :)

http://archiveofourown.org/series/31577

Also, check out heyysourwolf on Tumblr - she has a huge TW rec list broken down by theme: http://heyysourwolf.tumblr.com/post/34193302373/my-sterek-fic-rec-lists-organized-10-000-19-999
(hope that link works)
hells_half_acre
May. 17th, 2013 05:32 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! I will bookmark and check out both :)
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