Red Strings (4888 words) by gryvon
Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)
Relationships: Peter Hale/Stiles Stilinski
Characters: Claudia Stilinski, Sheriff Stilinski, Talia Hale
Additional Tags: Sheriff Stilinski’s Name is John, Poor Life Choices, Alternate Universe – Soulmates, Red String of Fate, Fae & Fairies, Alive Hale Family, Alive Claudia Stilinski, Alternate Universe – Everyone Lives/Nobody Dies, Everyone Is Alive, Magical Stiles Stilinski, Werewolf Claudia Stilinski
Series: Part 2 of Red String verse
Summary: A collection of scenes that fit in with Written in Red, in no particular order.
Tonight appears to be one of those times. Peter is alone in his room. Light from the full moon streams in his window and nothing is out of place. Peter can’t help but feel like something is off.
He pulls on a robe and starts checking bedrooms. He pauses outside each door and listens to the even heartbeats inside. Talia and Paul. Claudia and John. Amelia and Jessica. The stairs creak as he wanders up to the attic. He finds Cora, Laura, Derek, Charlotte, and Amber all where they should be. Stiles is not. He peeks inside Derek’s room just in case but the air mattress on the floor is empty.
His heart jumps to his throat but he refuses to panic—at least, not immediately. He concentrates and there it is—Stiles’s heartbeat—even and steady. Peter sighs in relief and wanders down to the first floor. Stiles is out onto the porch, sitting on the front steps and staring intently out into the darkness.
Stiles doesn’t even turn as Peter settles onto the porch steps next to him.
“What are you doing up so late?” Peter asks. He runs his hand through Stiles’s hair. They’ve been letting it get longer than they used to. Stiles and Peter both like it that way.
“Waiting,” Stiles says, like that’s an answer.
“For what?” He’s used to Stiles acting odd. He used to think it was just a personality quirk, just a child being an imaginative, creative child. His eyes have been opened now and he’s starting to wonder if all of those quirks had a hidden meaning he was too blind to see.
“The bad woman.”