Oct. 4th, 2013

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Author: Clio
Title: Arrives Without a Suitcase
Pairing: Lydia/Erica, Scott/Allison, Stiles/Derek
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Stiles finds himself pregnant with his fourth at the same time his friends Erica, Scott and Allison are all having their first. So of course they not only want his advice, but tell him he should write a guide to pregnancy that doesn't assume all omegas are passive and docile, and remembers that betas can carry children, too. To his surprise, he finds he's up for the challenge.
Length: 23,000 words
Notes: Written for the [community profile] abo_bigbang. Super awesome art by Verity!!!!! Title from the Beatles song "Lady Madonna."
A companion piece to The Migratory Patterns of Omegas, The Mating Rituals of Alphas, and soon-to-be-posted The Maternal Instincts of Betas. This entire mini-verse wouldn't exist without Verity's encouragement and support, so all the thanks go to her and all the blame to me.
Like rest of this mini-verse, this is grade-A Romantic Fantasy Sugar that presents instinctive mating-for-life at seventeen (or so) as entirely unproblematic. There's a lot of overt mutual consent going on, but I know some people feel that mating as a concept is always already dub-con, so note that this really is an omegaverse story, including preset roles from birth, a biological imperative for mating (heat or rut) and biological differences between alphas and omegas, and all of those are present in the story as well as the mating-for-life. Also as will become clear betas in this mini-verse aren't just "regular" humans, but a blend of intersex and pansexual, and there are fewer of them than alphas and omegas.

You love telling people what to do! )
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