Let it be okay (Isaac Lahey & Stiles Stilinski – Teen Wolf TV)

Let it be okay
Chapters/Wordcount: 4/4 (18,094 words)
Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Isaac Lahey & Scott McCall & Stiles Stilinski, Isaac Lahey & Stiles Stilinski
Characters: Isaac Lahey, Stiles Stilinski, Scott McCall, Original Characters, Original Non-Human Character(s)
Additional Tags: Canon-Typical Violence, Alternate Universe – Canon Divergence, Post-Season/Series 02 AU, Future Fic, Harm to Children, Threats of Violence, Stalking, Enemies to Friends, Snark, Snarky Stiles, Background Relationships

It’s their last few months before graduation and just once, Stiles would like to exist without something freaky and violent coming to kill them for no good reason.

After Scott and Stiles’ pack takes in a family of werewolves on the run from their own pack, Stiles winds up in a pretty bad situation with the absolute last person he ever expected to be stuck with. With werewolves at the doors and an injury that Stiles can’t figure out how to fix, things go from bad to worse and Stiles… Well Stiles doesn’t know if they’ll survive until the cavalry comes.

Notes: This is a commission for AO3 user tristen84 and a major labor of love.

I wanted to think about the Teen Wolf characters as they could’ve been and so while I pulled a bit from latter seasons (Allison Argent’s desire to sort of rebrand the Argents and Derek’s thing where he turns into a full wolf), this is more like my take on the series as it could’ve been post season two.

It took me about five months to write, edit, and post completely but I think the quality of the story and the relationship the characters develop kind of (almost) makes up for that. I loved getting to get into Stiles’ head and develop him as a character because I’ve never written him in a story this long. We’re in his POV for the most part and seeing the world through his eyes and it’s been enlightening because I’ve been balancing headcanon with canon and that’s always tricky. I think that I’m starting to get Stiles a bit better and seeing through the snark to the good guy he really could be if canon wasn’t so wonky.

So I’m super thankful for the experience and the chance to write 18,000 words of  Stiles and Isaac saving the day!