Holidays with Steter is a Teen Wolf fanfiction, featuring Stiles Stilinski and Peter Hale. The serial consists of 3 short stories, detailing the beginning of Stiles and Peter’s relationship.
I never thought I’d love it that much. I’ve read only Sterek fanfictions so far, so I was a little bit skeptical. But I love DiscontentedWinter’s writing style, and she doesn’t disappoint here. Her flawless, exceptional writing makes this story a favorite of mine.
The author presents background story, characterization, grief, painful memories, anger, tension, humor, and hopeful prospects only on 16 pages. It’s outstanding. Peter’s flashback of Stiles as a kid is cute, of the fire breaks your heart.
And the kiss is phenomenal.
Just a bowl of candy, but heat and hurt unfurl from the sudden knot in Peter’s gut, and threaten for a moment to overwhelm him. He holds his breath until the feelings subside, then picks up the bowl and takes it back to the couch. He sits with it on his lap, and goes about digging through it, picking out all the candy hearts for Stiles.
Tinsel made me cry. Twice. I can’t believe it, it’s only 13 pages, for God’s sake!
It’s Christmas, and Peter hates Christmas.
Peter lay under the tree, blinking through the dust storm of glitter and of glass reduced to powder, with a pine needle jammed up his nostril.
If Peter hates Christmas, it’s not really his fault.
Christmas started it.
The structure of these stories is remarkable: the narrative alternates between flashbacks and current events.
The one sex scene is beautiful and super hot.
“You are beautiful,” he says.
And not just the way he lies there, burning with heat and need, and trusting Peter to know what to do with him. He’s beautiful in a hundred other ways, a thousand.
The present storyline is intersected with Peter’s flashbacks, just like in the previous installments. Peter’s recall of the fire is still heartbreaking, but the ones of Stiles are adorable and made me smile. Peter and Stiles’ past connections create a nice background to their blooming relationship.
The sex scene is spectacular – the best way to greet the new year! 😉
Peter’s head swims, and he has to concentrate to keep his claws retracted. His wolf is alert, close to the surface, whining. It wants to scent, to rut, to bite, but Peter’s no unpredictable teenager. He knows how to keep the wolf on its leash. He won’t hurt Stiles. He was a monster once, but not tonight. Not in this moment, with this boy, with the unimaginable, underserved gift that is Stiles.
Holidays with Steter is a wonderful serial. Highly recommended! Even if you are a Sterek fan, you won’t be disappointed.
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