Canon divergent prison au: what if Kate managed to not only burn down the house, but blame Derek for it? Derek won’t try to free himself because this is where he thinks he belongs, thinks he’s as guilty as if he lit the match himself.
Prison sucks, but, he’s keeping his head down, doing his time… until he meets Stiles Stilinski, his new cellmate. The kid went off the rails when a stray animal attack killed his dad, and he’s landed himself in jail.
Derek might be a dick, but he can’t be that much of a dick to a fresh-faced eighteen year old who’s made a stupid mistake. He remembers what it was like when he got here, and he sure as hell knows a lot about regret. So maybe he takes him in, helps him out, except now he’s got this fucking annoying kid in his life that apparently cares if the other inmates are beating on Derek, on why Derek’s locked up.
And what’s worse, Derek thinks he might be starting to care about the kid too.
"Dude, I’m so glad I’m bi, else I’d be wasting the best years of my life without sex."
"I can’t imagine you were getting that much on the outside."
"You JOKE, Derek you didn’t tell me you were funny. Oh my god.”