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The thought of returning back to his home town was not something Stiles thought about too often. After everything that happened in Beacon Hills when the time came to head off to college he took that opportunity to get as far away as possible. Of course he like to tell himself that he was better off being away from the pack and his father. But the truth is he hates being away from them and has hated it but couldn’t find it in himself to admit that he was wrong for leaving. It’s not like he hasn’t been in contact with them the whole time he’s been gone he just hasn’t necessarily been honest with them. Not even with his father. They all think the reason he left was because of college and to get away from the crazy town. What they don’t know is what happened the summer after his high school graduation.

That summer he admitted to himself that he was crazy about a certain werewolf and after one especially crazy night chasing a supernatural out of town he fell into bed with Derek. To say that night was amazing would be an understatement. It was also not the only night. They developed a routine after that and Stiles must say that it was the best summer of his life. But like most good things in his life it had to come to an end at least in his mind. So he ended it before Derek could. He ended it before he could fall any further for him because he feared he was already well on his way to being in love with the werewolf, a werewolf who was way out of his league. So when it was time to go off to college he used it as the perfect escape to get out of town and hoped that maybe after the time away his feelings would diminish. Of course there had to be one last night a night to remember him by but little did Stiles know that this last night would change his life forever.

Stiles leans his head back against the headrest and pulls up his phone to call his dad.
“Hey dad, it’s me.”
“Hey kiddo! You back in town?”
“Yeah dad just crossing the border now. Are you at home or the station?”
“I’m at home, I took the whole day off, I wanted to spend time with my boy! It’s been so long.”
“Yeah I know dad, I’m sorry. I’ll explain everything when I get to the house. I’ll be there in a minute. See you soon.”
“Alright son. Love you.”
As he hangs up the phone, Stiles sits in his car in front of the Welcome to Beacon Hills sign and looks in his rearview mirror trying to work up the courage to head home and find a way to explain his two year old son, a son with black hair and eyes like his father, to the Pack.

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Meanwhile across town at the newly rebuilt Hale house, Derek sits in the living room with Isaac discussing his classes and being out of school for the summer when he feels a pack bond brighten. He looks at Isaac to see if he felt it too. “Did you feel that? Is anyone else coming home today for the summer?”

Isaac looks at him questionably “Not that I’m aware of. Lydia isn’t due until next week. Scott is coming home tomorrow with Boyd and Jackson is coming tonight. The only other person I can think of would be Stiles but he hasn’t mentioned anything about coming home this summer to me. Has he mentioned it to you?”

Derek shrugs “We haven’t really talked that much since you all went off to college.”

This surprises Isaac because before they left for college it seemed like Derek and Stiles were getting along, hell the whole pack knew they were sleeping together. “Why not? What happened that summer before we started school? It seemed like you two had finally gotten your heads out of your asses.”

“Yeah I thought so too but then he just started giving me the cold shoulder, I’m not sure what happened. And I’ve never really gotten the balls to ask him.” Derek really has no clue what happened. One minute they couldn’t keep their hands off of each other and then the next Stiles is off to college and not answering his text messages or phone calls.

“Well it seems like you are going to get that chance now. I wonder what brought him home.”

“Me too.”

“I’ll text Scott maybe he knows something.”

Derek looks at Isaac as the blonde wolf texts his boyfriend and thinks back to the summer before the pack went off to college, the summer he and Stiles finally got together. He has to admit that it was the best summer of his life and he found himself falling for the spark but before he could work up the courage to admit his feelings to himself let alone Stiles, the spark was gone away to college. He tried texting Stiles but only got stilted responses for a few weeks and then little to no response after that, he put it down to the stress of college life and didn’t think too much about it. Until when winter break rolled around and Stiles decided not to come home for the holidays claiming he needed to work at his part time job. Then came Spring Break and summer break and still no Stiles. He wouldn’t even let the pack come visit him, claiming he was too busy with school and work. This made Derek think that he was avoiding the pack because of him and he even offered to not be around if Stiles wanted to come home but Stiles let him know that he really did have to work because he had to pay for school somehow. After that there was more communication with Stiles it didn’t go back to the way it was of course but it was better. So why now has he decided to come home for the summer after his Junior year. Derek tunes back into Isaac’s conversation with Scott just as its ending.

“He says that Stiles has something important he needs to share with the pack and that he doesn’t even know what it is so it must be big. He told Scott that he wanted to tell the Sheriff first and then once the whole pack is in town let them all know.”

“Huh, I wonder what it could be.”

“I don’t know man, but it must be important if he’s missing work to come home and tell us all in person. Maybe he found someone and wants our approval?”

Feeling his heart break a little, Derek admits that Isaac could be right. “I guess we’ll just have to wait until next week and see.”

“Oh that’s the other thing, apparently he talked to Lydia and Allison and they will be back in town tomorrow too. Apparently Stiles called them and asked them to be in town sooner than they planned.”

Derek just nods his head wondering what is so important that Stiles needs them all together and something he couldn’t share over Skype.

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When Stiles pulls up in his dad’s driveway he is hit with a wave of nostalgia and remembers how simple life was when he left and how complicated it has become. He’s been through a lot over the last 3 years and he’s changed but he’s still the same in many ways. He learned to hone his spark and was raising a two year old werewolf. Of course the two year old was an added surprise but he wouldn’t change anything, he loves his little werewolf. He just hopes the pack feels the same way. Bracing himself, he gets out of his car (he had to retire Roscoe when Caleb was born it wasn’t safe for him) and as he’s opening the back door to get Caleb out of his car seat his father opens the front door. “Hey what happened to the jeep?”

Stiles turns around with Caleb in his arms and looks at his father “I had to get rid of it to make room for Caleb. Meet your grandson dad.”

“G…gr…grand…grandson??? Son you have a lot of explaining to do.”

“I know dad, just not outside please?”

They go inside with the sheriff helping Stiles with his bags. Once Stiles has Caleb set up in his bed upstairs and the baby monitor on, he turns to his dad “so I have a son.”

“That I can see, where’s his mother?”

“You see that’s the tricky part. I’m his mother.”

“What do you mean you’re his mother, son I know for a fact that only women can have babies and you aren’t a woman. So why don’t you start from the beginning?”

Taking a deep breath Stiles looks at his dad “Ok well apparently a male spark can have children, well only if he has found his True Mate because apparently only a True Mate can impregnate a spark. Suffice it to say I apparently found mine, I mean if I’m honest with myself I knew all along he was my mate but didn’t think he felt the same way. What with him being who he is and me being me…”

“Get to the point son, who is your True Mate and does he know about all of this?” the sheriff asks waving his hands around to include Caleb.

“No he doesn’t know that’s why I came home, to tell him.” Stiles admits to himself that maybe he should have at least warned his dad but then he really didn’t know how to warn him.

“Why now? Why have you waited all this time to come back and tell us?”

“It’s not like I didn’t want to tell you dad. I wanted to so bad but I didn’t want anyone else to know because I didn’t know what I was going to do. I didn’t know if I was going to keep the baby or not. I was just so scared in the beginning. But then after a month or two I felt a flutter and I just knew that I couldn’t get rid of him. So I started researching and I found a local druid and started training. The druid helped me with my spark and with my pregnancy. She also helped me find a local pack so I would be protected. You see a male spark that can have children is apparently a hot commodity and since I wasn’t bonded to my mate I needed the protection. After I gave birth to Caleb I wanted so badly to call you and tell you all about it and I wanted to come home but it was too dangerous. Another pack found out about me and Caleb and attacked where we were staying. I didn’t want to bring that danger here so I stayed away and the pack I was with defeated the other pack with the help of my druid friend.” Closing his eyes after his confession Stiles isn’t really sure how his father is going to react.

“Ok so that explains why you’ve been away for so long but it doesn’t explain why you’re back now.” The Sheriff looks at Stiles with heartbreak in his eyes. How could his son not trust him with something so important? Did he do something? He knows one thing for sure, he isn’t letting Stiles leave.

“Oh! Yeah the threat was just eliminated and Alex convinced me to come home and talk to you and the pack.”

“Ok. I guess I can understand that even if I don’t like it. Are you home for good or have you joined this new pack?” questions the Sheriff because he knows a certain Alpha who would not be happy with Stiles leaving again.

“No!! Of course I haven’t joined this other pack! I’m hoping to be home for good. I want to be around the pack and you and I want Caleb to be around his pack and to grow up where I grew up.”

“Ok, good, good. Now, who is Caleb’s father?”

“Come on dad, do I really need to spell it out for you?”

“Nah I guess not, so how did Scott take the news?” The Sheriff asks, knowing how Stiles will react. Of course he knows who the father is, he just wants to see if Stiles will admit it to him.

“Scott!! No dad! NO! You know that Derek is his father and he doesn’t know. No one in the pack knows. That’s why I wanted to meet with them when they all got into town. To tell them face to face. So please let me be the one to do it?”

“Yeah sure kiddo but I can’t promise that they’ll stay away from the house so you need to make it soon.”

“Yeah I know that’s why I’m gonna do it tomorrow night at the impromptu pack meeting I called. Do you think you can be there too?”

“I’ll switch my shift tomorrow and be there and in fact I have some time and after tomorrow I’ll take that time to spend it with you and Caleb.”

“That sounds great daddio. Thank you! I love you” Stiles hugged his dad with relief that he’ll have at least one friendly face tomorrow night. He went upstairs to his room and settled down with Caleb to take a nap.

While Stiles was asleep his dad placed a call to Scott and Derek to let them know that Stiles was in town and safe. He knew the two Alphas would want to know that his son had made it home in one piece. He had a lot to process. The fact that his son went off to college a teenager and came home a father for one and the fact that he himself was the one to give birth to his child. Shaking his head, the sheriff thinks, Only my son would find himself in this mess. Of course he would stand by his son and grandson and he couldn’t wait to get to know the little man. He just prayed this went over well with the pack and Derek especially. I really need a drink he thought to himself.

The rest of the day went by uneventful with the sheriff spending time with both of his boys. He learned that Caleb was a good combination of both Stiles and Derek, he was very entertaining and smart. He reminded the Sheriff a lot of Stiles when he was younger and he couldn’t help but rejoice that Stiles was now getting his just deserts. The day went by so fast that before he knew it Stiles was putting Caleb to bed and sitting down with the sheriff to relax.

“Sorry about that, he’s really a handful and more so since he’s a werewolf.”

“Hey it’s ok kiddo. I’m just happy to have you both around and I think it’s funny that you are finally getting payback for when you were a child.”

“Hey I resent that! I was an angel!”

“Yeah kid you keep telling yourself that. I could spend days telling stories of yours and Scott’s shenanigans. But I’m saving those for another day.”

“Har har har very funny we all know I was a handful but I’ve got a kid to take care of now so those days are behind me. Or mostly behind me.”

“I know son I know. I’m really proud of you and I’m so glad that you are home and are letting me help you.”

“I’m glad to be home too dad. Well I need to head up to bed, little man likes to get up early. See you in the morning. Love you dad.”

“Love you too son.”

Stiles went up to his room and got ready to lay down with his son. Thinking of the events of the day and the days to come. He just prayed everything goes according to plan and the pack doesn’t react badly. He tries to imagine what Derek’s reaction will be but he honestly has no clue. He doesn’t even know if Derek wanted to have kids, it’s not like they spent a lot of time discussing those things. Oh well not like he can get away from the conversation and it’s not like he would keep Caleb away from Derek no matter what his response may be. Stiles lays down next to his sleeping son and prepares for the next day’s adventure.

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When Stiles woke up the next morning he got up to prepare breakfast for the three of them and while he was doing so he answered various texts from the pack. After setting Caleb up with a plate of pancakes he looked at his dad over a cup of coffee “Do you think I should let Scott know about Caleb before the rest of the pack? Derek? I don’t know if I want to just spring him on them at the same time as the others or just tell the story all at one time.”

“Well son what would you want if the situation was reversed? Would you want to be told you had a son in front of the whole pack or alone?”


“Yeah I guess you’re right. I’ll call Derek and ask him to come to the house and let him know and then tell Scott to stop by on his way into town. I mean they’re both Alphas too so they deserve to be prepared.”


“It doesn’t hurt that Scott’s your best friend and will be in your corner.”


“Yeah you’re right again. Ok that’s what I’ll do then. Thanks dad.”


“You’re welcome kiddo. Well I’ll see you tonight I’ve gotta head to the station. Love you. Love you too Caleb.”


“Love you dad.” “Luv u grampa” Caleb said. 


After his dad left Stiles sent a text to Scott


Stiles: hey man! Do you think you could come by the house when you get into town?

Scott: Hey bud! Yeah for sure! I’ll let you know when I get there. Everything ok?

Stiles: Thanks bud! Yeah everything’s ok, just want to talk to you about something before the pack meeting.

Scott: No problem. See you soon.


After texting Scott, he thought about what he was going to say to Derek to get him to come to the house and then what he was going to say once he was at the house. After several minutes deliberating he finally decided to just wing it and shoot a text to Derek. It’s not likely the Alpha was up this early any way.


Stiles: Hey Derek. Do you think you could come by my dad’s house? There’s something I want to discuss with you.

Derek: Yeah sure. Is everything ok?

Stiles: Wow! Didn’t really expect you to respond so soon. Everything’s ok, I just really need to talk to you.

Derek: Ok sure. I’ll head that way now. I’ll be there in about 30 mins.

Stiles: Great. Thanks.


Derek looked at his phone with a frown. He really didn’t expect to hear from Stiles before the meeting tonight. He had no idea what was going on but it seemed to be important. He really didn’t know why Stiles wanted to see him before the pack meeting and hoped it wasn’t anything too serious.


As he grabbed his keys to head out the door Issac came downstairs “where are you headed?”


“To see Stiles, he texted and asked me to come by, said he had something he wanted to talk to be about before the meeting tonight.”


“Huh. Must be Alpha business because he texted Scott and asked him to come by too. Guess he doesn’t want to drop whatever bomb on you both in front of the pack.”


“Yeah that makes sense. I just hope it’s not dangerous or another supernatural creature we have to deal with.”


Laughing at that comment Issac says “Me too. See ya.”


As Derek heads to the Stilinski’s house he thinks of all the various things that Stiles could need to speak with him and Scott about and prays that he didn’t get himself mixed up in anything too dangerous. But knowing Stiles anything is possible.


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Stiles is playing with Caleb on the living room floor when they both here a car pull up. Caleb looks at Stiles with fear in his eyes and jumps in his lap “wolf daddy.”

 “Yeah I know buddy. Its ok this is a friendly wolf ok. One of daddy’s friends. Pack.” Stiles picks Caleb up and heads to the door. He has the door opened before Derek has a chance to knock. Derek looks at him with a smile on his face that slowly turns into a frown once he notices Caleb on Stiles’ hip.

 “Stiles. Why do you have a pup on your hip?”

 “Well hello to you too Derek. Come in and I’ll explain.” Stiles steps back to let Derek in as Caleb hides his face in Stiles’ neck, he motions for Derek to sit on the couch.

 “So clearly a lot has changed in the last three years and I know you have a lot of questions. Just let me tell you everything and then I’ll answer your questions. Ok?”

 “Yeah ok.”

 Taking a deep breath Stiles begins “Ok, first of all this is Caleb. He’s 2 years old and he’s my son. Now I know you’re doing the math in your head and trying to figure out when I could have possibly gotten someone pregnant especially since the summer he was conceived I was spending all my time with you and with the fact that he was born in April.” Bracing himself for the worst Stiles speeds through his confession and life story. “I didn’t cheat on you if that’s what you’re thinking. You remember I’m a Spark right? Well apparently when a male Spark meets his True Mate he is able to conceive children, he somehow develops the reproductive organs to carry and birth a child. Now of course I didn’t know any of this and I’m sure you didn’t either. So imagine my surprise when I get to school and start getting sick in the mornings and having weird cravings. I finally found a Druid who was the Emissary to the local pack and she explained everything to me and showed me that I was pregnant. Caleb is your son. I understand if you don’t believe me, it’s a lot to take in trust me.”

 Derek looks at Stiles wide eyed and then looks at Caleb. He looks like he wants to say something but he’s not quite sure how to say it.

 Stiles rambles on “I know you’re probably wondering why it took me so long to tell you and everyone else. I don’t really have an excuse other than I was scared. I’m still scared but Alex convinced me that I needed to come and tell you guys and that the pack would be more capable of protecting us than the pack at school.”

 Completely ignoring the mention of this Alex person for right now Derek jumps at the mention of danger “Protect you? From what? Are you in danger?”

 “Not anymore. That’s another reason why it took me so long to come home. Somehow a pack without an Emissary found out about me and Caleb and they found out that I wasn’t bonded to my mate. Somehow the Alpha got it into his head that he could force me to bond with him. When I told him ‘no can do I already have a mate and a child with said mate’, he threaten you, Caleb and the pack. Which we all know is a no go for me and that I’m always going to put your safety before my own.”

 At this he hears Derek growl. Stiles smirks “yeah so you can see why I didn’t come immediately home. I needed to take care of that threat. And I did. Well Alex and the pack where I was living did and once I was convinced that the threat was gone and I had more control over my power I realized that I needed my pack and that Caleb deserves to get to know his dad. So here I am.”

 Derek looks a little stunned and really Stiles can’t blame him, that’s a lot to take in at one time. But it would be really nice if he said something… anything at this point.

Derek looks at Stiles then looks at Caleb who is now playing on the floor with awe in his eyes. “What’s his name? I-I mean his full name.”

 Stiles smiles “His name is Caleb Alexander Stilinski-Hale. Caleb buddy come here, I want you to meet someone.”

 Caleb climbs into Stiles’ lap and looks at Derek curiously.  Derek looks at Caleb and sees his own eyes staring back at him. The kid looks like a mixture of him and Stiles, there is no doubt in his mind that he’s Caleb’s father.

 “Caleb this is Derek, daddy’s Alpha and your other dad, your papa.” Caleb looks at Stiles with big eyes and then looks at Derek and flashes his eyes “Awlpha? Papa?”


Derek flashes his eyes back and whispers “yeah, yeah I’m your papa.”