I've been wanting a Buffy/Teen Wolf crossover for awhile and decided to use challenge 16 - Fandoms Collide over at beacon_hills
as the excuse I needed to start it!
It's not done yet but I reached a good stopping point and it's definitely over the word count for the challenge. So I'm posting what I've got here and once it's done, I'll put the completed fic up at my fic journal (or the locker room....or both).
To anyone that didn’t know them, it would look strange but Buffy had always been Stiles’s favorite cousin. When her parents would bring her and Dawn to visit, it had been fun to watch Buffy act like herself and not just the popular cheerleader she was. (Later, Stiles would realize that visiting Buffy in Los Angeles is what made it so easy to see through Lydia’s act in high school. Buffy wasn’t a clueless cheerleader but she played the part well.)
There’d been a change in Buffy while she still lived in Los Angeles and Stiles still wasn’t sure what had caused it, even years later. It wasn’t long after Aunt Joyce and Uncle Hank had divorced, with Aunt Joyce taking Buffy and Dawn to Sunnydale, that his dad had stopped talking to Uncle Hank, unhappy with the way his stepbrother was so easily able to ignore his kids.
His dad had kept in touch with Aunt Joyce though and that was good enough for Stiles. It was easy to keep up with Buffy through letters since Buffy didn’t have her own computer and left the one they did have for Aunt Joyce to use for work unless she had to type a paper up. Plus, it was nice to get mail that was just for him. (Dawn, on the other hand, had no problem using Aunt Joyce’s computer to shoot him an email every now and then to say hi.)
Looking back, he was sure that Bu...