I was waffling for a while on which of Stiles’ parents was the god, but ended up settling on his mom for the AU.
Both Stiles and Lydia’s mothers are part of a triple goddess who primarily preside over life and death (amoung other things). Unfortunately, the triple goddess are also the only ones in the pantheon who die, by cycling through the Maiden, Mother and Crone. The cycle ends with death and then starts up again with rebirth, but as an entirely new goddess, with no memory of the previous life. The Sheriff isn’t aware of the cycle and Stiles isn’t inclined to tell him about it, afraid the knowledge would just hurt him more.
Stiles is convinced that his mother giving birth to him drained her and ended the cycle earlier than it would have gone, had he never been born.
Corvids are familiars of the triple goddess, though. And while the goddess that was his mother doesn’t recognize him as her son (the same with Lydia’s mother, when she eventually ends), her magic/nature does, and crows and ravens naturally flock to both Stiles and Lydia to act as guides. They are also not particularly fond of Derek at first and there will be a lot of fur pulling.
Lydia’s role in the pantheon is essentially Persephone/Kore because reasons.
Anyways, after the failure with Scott, Peter decides that targeting people who already have a connection to the underworld/cycle of life & death would be ideal, and two young gods (well, a goddess and a demigod) with that parentage? Hell yeah. Not wanting another failed connection and running out of time, he tries two methods: Lydia he attacks the same way he did Scott, while Stiles he attempts to get the consent of, by promising him things like more power, and knowledge of how to achieve immortality for his father so Stiles would never have to worry about losing him.
Stiles obviously refuses, even if he lies through his teeth to do it, but in the end it doesn’t matter for Peter since the connection to Lydia takes, and it eventually allows him to crawl his way back out of the underworld.
More from this AU
I’m gonna miss you by *Lelia Stilinski family, Stiles’ last days with his mother before her death. They will miss each other.
is it so wrong to want rewarding? / to want more than is given to you?
Back at the end of s2 at some point, Raya asked me what I thought Teen Wolf would be like if the show took place a year after the fire, rather than six. My first thought was THAT WOULD BE ADORABLE but then my second thought was NO WAIT THAT’D BE HORRIBLE. Genuinely traumatizing things happen to them as is, so imagine how awful it’d be to a bunch of 11-12 year olds and a maybe-16/17 year old. I’d totally watch it.
I don’t remember anything about being 11/12, so?? ALL I KNOW IS THEY’D BE TINY. I actually have a whole line up of sketches of the kids as uh, kids, but Stiles and Allison were the only ones I liked the result of so shhh.
Made myself sad when I realized Stiles’ mom is potentially in the process of dying at that point too. \o/ Awesome.
Werefox!Stiles AU is running through my head and I can’t get rid of it.
Stiles is a werefox (kyuubi / Kumiho in Korean) who wandered to Beacon Hills where a war between his two natural enemies; hunters and wolves, is going on. Stiles falls in love with Derek and saves him, even though Derek will kill him when he finds out what Stiles really is.
Kumiho’s are actually kind of different than Kyuubi, the Japanese nine tailed fox, and can turn into human(mostly ladies tho) and some try to become human by not killing people for a certain amount of time. I always wanted to do Werefox!stiles after finding out hunters and wolves are the only thing the kumiho fears so there’s that!
ALSO THEY HAVE THIS SPECIAL SPHERE THEY PUT INSIDE THEIR MOUTHS AND THEN FRENCH KISS PEOPLE FOR ENERGY SO THAT’S KINDA HOT.
don’t ask why he’s naked here tho
Additional werefox!Stiles from my stupid plotbunny
a bit older, a bit alpha… :}
Wolf Whistle is an amazing series of fanfics and ahh I’ve been wanting to draw some Red Stiles for ages!
So yeah there you go