Teen Wolf AU: inspired by this post. Derek is unhappily married; his relationship to his wife has never been anything but a mutually beneficient business arrangement. When he meets Stiles at his firm, the two fall in love and start having a secret affair, all while Derek continues to pretend to be the happy husband. Stiles begins feeling guilty about the affair when he sees Derek with his wife and starts questioning Derek’s intentions and feelings…
Can we have a good Blake for a change? And not make her teh stupidest evilest bitch like Kate?
Making her situation just like Derek’s. Playing the good wife for a man she doesn’t love, while getting it on with Kali who she met only under the nick of Julia?
And then Derek and Jennifer sit down one day, and talk it over. And just decided that they are stupid for doing this with each-other and themselves and will divorce as soon as it becomes possible. And they handle it like good natured adults, and there is no plate throwing chocking hitting slapping or anything?
but i do hope there will be plate throwing when they’re just so frustrated with the situation and how much they understand it and each other, but its not just Jennifer throwing plates and crying. Derek is crying and sweeping the dinner settings off of the table, putting his hands on the bare table staring at the cutlery drawer.
And after the plates are thrown they clean it up calmly together, and they think ‘it didn’t happen’ so hard that when the dishwasher is full and the tablecloth gathered up it didn’t happen at all.
Except one day, when they look at each other, and think ‘it happened to both of us’ and there’s a moment when almost animosity turns into a kinship of sorts. They grow to resent each other less and less, and try not to think of the words ‘brother and sister’ because that’s a little weird, but ‘friends’, ‘housemates’, ‘companions’ aren’t exactly right.
They still fight, they disagree, and they still have fits of desperate understanding of their situations and have to replace all the breakfast bowls, but there’s quiet reading together, and shared space, and genuine enquiry as to the other’s day.
Maybe they’re not best friends, not quite, but maybe one day they will be. Maybe friendship isn’t the goal, was never the goal, but they each hope breathlessly it would happen.
They wish they could love each other and can’t, but they CAN be friends and that can be enough.
I support this kind of plate throwing.
This kind of I tolerate you and you tolerate me enough that we can smile and ‘as if’ when needed. Family gathering or some sort of fancy event, maybe Derek and Jennifer are some celebrity or just company owners and it does shit awesome to the merged/unified company if they seem to be a happily married couple.
And Derek one day accidentally meets Kali and she is actually pretty cool. She might be a martial artist champion or something. (Maybe she was teaching Jennifer Taekwondo) Maybe the company is something related to sports (okay I imagined Derek as Gatorade face as an ex baseball celebrity. lol maybe he was a big name but he got an injury and can’t baseball professionally anymore ;_; ) (and he makes extra effort in charity, children and baseball and maybe that’s where Stiles works in the charity program ) ( Maybe Stiles was the new guy fresh from uni to do accounting or something for Derek in this department and he went out on the field to see him to meet him face to face the first time. And Derek was teaching baseball to children and they begged and made him do a few hits and Derek didn’t expect such a good throw and he hit perfectly and it flew way farther than expected…and the ball landed right on Stiles’ head…. and Derek set in the ambulance that took Stiles to the hospital because he was so worried.) (Nice way to introduce yourself Derek!) (He was worried about the paparazzi too but Stiles has been his fan and the idea to sew Derek didn’t even cross him mind) (He is more like omg you brought me flowers, how awesome is you!? Omg Derek Hale gave me a Get Well card. And it’s not a one out of many but a real one, with his own handwriting and a personal message too omgomg I’m gonna keep in under my pillow.)
So much sports in this I feel like doing some pushups all of a sudden.
oh that’s so perfect, just sports it up i love sports lets do pushups yay.
Jennifer as a lovely daughter in a new money family, out to prove she can make it on her own without her mother and father, so she drops the family and takes a chance on a new company, representing ‘personalities’ or sportsmen and Derek Hale falls in her lap, and they date, and it seems popular, and people like them, and what they’re doing. Derek’s charity work is flourishing, his sisters’ business (the family business that they rescued from Peter) is finally picking up again from the publicity, but they’ve both got something to prove, and a grudge against the world. They don’t feel like they can fall in love again, so what’s a wedding besides expensive (and jennifer doesn’t mind using her parents money for a farce like this)? It’s high profile, that’s what, and it’s on every magazine cover because of Derek’s old baseball career. Who is his mysterious bride? Who is Jennifer Blake?
The Hale family business picks up, Derek’s charities pick up, Jennifer’s once tiny start up company is now the biggest in it’s area in New York, and Derek even finds himself having time to go to the events again, instead of just organising them on paper, because he can afford to hire people and still get the money out. Hire people like Stilinski, who he hasn’t met, but handles the PR, and always organises for Derek to meet the children he’s fighting for if it’s possible. Somehow he’s worked out that Derek loves to see the children, and make them happy, and doesn’t like the posh balls and social gatherings that belong to the adults.
And then when they’re supposed to meet Derek hits Stiles on the head with a baseball, like an idiot, and he feels so bad at first. But then he realises, this Stiles is Stilinski. Who works so hard, and sets things up the best, and Derek is always comfortable in the meetings and events Stilinski is in charge of, and wonders constantly if Stilinski does it on purpose or not, if he knows or just thinks the same way as Derek.
Either way, as soon as he realises who Stiles is, he stops feeling bad and starts feeling like the worst person ever, and is so embarrassed oh god. So he goes above and beyond making him comfortable, and Jennifer sees the flowers and they’re not for her but they’re so lavish and wonders if she can get away with teasing Derek about things yet. She can. She gently teases Derek about this mysterious receiver of so many thoughtful gifts, too many in two days to be just anyone, and Derek just blushes and smiles back. He talked to Stiles in the ambulance, and while Stiles may have been a little concussed, Derek doesn’t think he is ‘just anyone' either.
Yes TheBellabeast! Yesss! so sweet and cute aww xD With enough stuff to angst about too! Jennifer using her parents’ money oh I like that! XD I like that a lot. And she does all these fancy expensive things when she is out but when she is at home she runs around with messy hair and a large t-shirt and in sweatpants and Derek constantly needs to remind her to put on socks or a pair of slippers at least, because she will catch a cold.
And Jennifer meets Stiles too maybe on a badly arranged dinner when all four of them end up in a restaurant and the restaurant workers gave them a table for 4 because they thought it was a surprise or something but the two couple JenKali and Sterek just stand there baffled for a short second until Derek and Jennifer turn into ‘pretend mode’ and Stiles and Kali feel terrible although you can’t see on Kali’s face and it’s super awkward but they end up laughing and having a good time and it eventually works out and there is no harm done. And Kali is also teaching children (to Taekwondo) so she and Derek have something common to talk about too.
Let me hug you thebellabeast let me hug you.