Today I’m in the mood for a soulmates universe where, before they bond, some people have dreams about their soulmate if they’re in proximity to them. It’s rare, but it happens. And in this universe Derek Hale comes back to Beacon Hills (after years away) to take his rightful place in the family business and immediately starts dreaming about his soulmate, which means his soulmate is here in Beacon Hills.
Even though Derek has a, um, checkered romantic history, this is pretty exciting news, and he tells his mom about it and she tears up and hugs him. (She’d secretly been a little worried Derek was one of the unfortunate few who never connect with their soulmate.) His dad pats his back and hands him a beer. His sisters tease him mercilessly while begging for details. What’s he like? Do you know his name? Have you ever seen him before? No one else in the family dreamt, which leaves Derek feeling both special and a little embarrassed. He tries not to gush too much, but he can’t help bragging a little about attractive he is, and smart, too. He reads a lot, from what Derek can tell.
Knowing there’s someone out there for him changes everything for Derek, who, after the initial thrill wears off, realizes he has some shaping up to do in order to be proper soulmate material. So he devotes himself to the business with a purpose that was lacking before, because when he finally meets Dream Guy he doesn’t want to have to admit he’s coasting through life in a cushy job provided for him by his parents. He gets a new haircut, and buys some new shirts, and puts off his plans to buy a house, because now he has to take someone else’s thoughts and feelings into consideration. He won’t know what Dream Guy considers a dream house until they meet.
And they will meet. Beacon Hills isn’t that big. Even if his soulmate isn’t dreaming about him (even more rare, for both to dream) he knows what Dream Guy looks like. He appears to be a little younger than Derek, maybe college age, with messy hair and mischievous eyes, and dimples. Derek really likes the dimples. The point is, Derek will know him when he sees him, and Derek cannot wait for the day that happens.
Arthurisarthur wrote a happy ending for this, but then deleted their Tumblr. They were kind enough to send me the text to add to this post. Behind the read more is the happy ending written by arthurisarthur. — DD