Title: The Dark Road
Author: Jilly James
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Genre: Drama, Paranormal
Relationship(s): Gen. Minor OFC/OMC, OMC/OMC, vague hints of future Peter Hale/Noah Stilinski
Content Rating: R
Warnings: Canon-typical violence; Death of Minor Canon Characters; Murder; Character Bashing. References to hunters being raging bigots and committing terrible crimes, also references to atrocious canon events (Hale fire, everything Kate).
Author Notes: Please see notes tab below for continuity notes, etc.
Challenge: Written for 2020 Every Fandom Reverse Bang
Artist: Cover Art by ChestnutNOLA. Thank you for the inspiring image and for being so supportive during the process. Link to her art post on AO3. (Other art by Jilly James.)
Word Count: ~34k
Summary: When the Hale house burned, most of his family died, and his new alpha left him for dead, one member of Peter Hale’s pack refused to leave him behind.
- I realize the timeline of this fic predates the term “yeet” by about 3-5 years, but I don’t care. Go with me on it. Pretend “yeet” came into being about a decade earlier.
- The eclipse referenced here was only a partial eclipse and barely was seen in California, but we’ll pretend otherwise, right? Right.
- This story is about Peter, but it’s told from the POV of an OC. I’m giving a heads up in advance in case that’s really not your jam, because I don’t want to hear about how much people hate OC stories.
- I think most people get that there’s a difference between author views and character views, but just in case… Just because a character does or says something, it doesn’t mean that I, personally, would approve of such behavior. I sometimes write characters acting in morally questionable ways, and it’s not intended to be tacit approval of that sort of thing or a reflection of my personal hobby time. Weirdly, people won’t question my personal values when I have a character commit murder, but they will think I’m personally misguided when I have the same character swear in front of a child. Go fucking figure.