Pairing: Cora Hale/Stiles Stilinski
Fic Title: Spark me up
Link: Spark me up (Ao3)
Genre: Romance, Friendship
Why This Must Be Read:
“Y’know – if you don’t want to go home right now – or any time, really – it’s just. My door is always – well, my window, because apparently not knowing how to use doors is a Hale trait – it’s always open, is what I’m saying.” (canon divergent after 3x08)
K became fast THE writer for the Stora pairing and s/he deserves this title. She handles the characters fantastic and even Cora who almost has no canon background and personality is a wonderful character with strengths and weaknesses in this fic. The relationship between Stiles and Cora doesn't develop over night but instead they become friends and then more. It feels like a normal 'teenager love' even if the characters live in a world with werewolves, murder and panic attacks.
But personally I need to rec this fic because the insights into Stiles character are simply perfect. He and Cora are both broken and this fic shows that two broken ones can repair each other. Also I really wished we would have seen such a Cora in the show.