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    “What, you don’t have anything to say?” Steve presses and takes another step closer. “If you wanted to ruin your own fucking life, then fine, but you’ve dragged me down with you and there’s no coming back from this now! Not here! All you ever think about is your fucking self, you don’t give a shit about anybody else, and if I end up dead on the side of the goddamn road because of your stupid ass, I swear to god-”

    “Shut the fuck up!” Billy yells, cutting the other boy off. He can’t stand this right now, he can’t bear to stand here listening to Steve say these things to him, for something that he doesn’t even remember, for something that was probably a fucking accident, not something he really meant to do. Now Steve hates him too, and he should, he should fucking hate him, but Billy can’t take it, he can’t take seeing such hatred directed at him from the only boy he gives a shit about in this hick town.

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    When Nancy's pregnancy goes awry, Jonathan finds himself stretched thin, trying to care for and protect all the members of his family.

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    Mike teaches English in room B207.
    Will teaches art in B213.
    And they clearly, clearly like each other.
    Their students hatch a plan to get them together.

    Gift fic for paladinscleric! Happy birthday!

    (Not a text/chat fic! It just has elements of that from the students' POV. Don't be put off by the first bit, it's not all chat.)

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    3/3
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    Stevie Harrington goes to college hoping for a fresh start too bad things can't ever go well for her.

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    1/?
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    Am I secretly hooking up with Billy Hargrove - Yes

    Does my brother find out? - Yes

    Everything goes from bad to worse when Freya Harrington and Billy Hargrove's secret relationship is found out.

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    10/?
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    Billy moves in next door on Steve's tenth birthday. They grow up thick as thieves, sharing everything. When they become old enough to date...they turn to one another for practice.
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    “Since it’s us. Since I’m not Tina, and you’re not--you’re just you. It doesn’t count if we--if we practice.” Billy turns to face him, even though Steve can’t really make out his face yet in the dark. “Right?”

    Steve's heart rate picks up. “Right. Yeah, that’s right.”

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    Even with the shade from the canopy overhead, Jonathan finds himself wishing he had brought sunglasses. At the table beside him, Steve is sporting his usual Ray Bans, completely unaffected by the glare of light that occasionally reflects off of the phones of those ambling around the tables. When he catches Jonathan watching him, he grins. Jonathan doesn't need to see his eyes to know he's winking, too. He shakes his head, turning his attention to the couple admiring some of his mother's pottery.

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    The Party gathers at the Wheeler home for a Halloween party, all dressed as Star Wars characters. Later, they head to a haunted house, where Mike comes face-to-face with something out of his nightmares.

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    okAy so this idea came up bc every chatfic with the party x the losers i read featured HOMOPHOBIC MIKE AND LIKE?? NO?? and i started writing some random shit and i got carried away and wrote 2K WORDS IN CHATFIC LMAO
    so neither it or stranger things are canon in this bc ugh
    mike and richie were never close bc they never like, matched? so yeah, that
    billy is dead but idk why yet
    georgie died bc he got lost and like, died?
    it's set THIS year in like 1/2 months from now? i hope nothing that important happens and its not relevant but i cant promise that
    i'm not american so idk how y'all schools work like or how messanger works so EXCUSE ME PLS
    the typos and all are for character depth reasons (just how they type and stuff)
    also to clarify, el was adopted by hop a bit younger than in canon, but they did meet their mum and all eventually. i guess you'll se (the byers and the hoppers are living togeteher and stuff so like theres that)
    aaand i think thats it for now?
    also they are like 16 in this :p

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    Mike Wheeler is just a tired college student with some unattended issues regarding his past relationship.

    It's only when he and a certain cute freshman start spilling liquids over each other that he can feel like good things are finally coming his way.

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    Billy's got one chance to become Max's guardian after a run in with Neil. Problem is, his reputation doesn't paint him as the responsible type. Enter Steve Harrington, perfect pretty boy and savior of the downtrodden and he's got a proposal: if Billy can't be Max's guardian alone, they can do it together. All they've got to do is fake a marriage.

    Easy, right?

    Problem is they're going to have to fake a relationship AND an engagement first and they only have two weeks to convince Harrington's family and Max's social worker that they're really in love.

    The bigger problem: Billy might be a little in love already.

    A "The Proposal" AU.

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    When Steve stays too late one night at the office, Billy goes to collect him. They find themselves working out some issues.

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    Steve finds himself on the sands of Santa Monica for a month in the summer. Little did he know he would meet Billy Hargrove and fall hopelessly in love with him.

    or,

    California Mini Bingo Prompt

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    "She put Jessie's Girl and Heaven one after the other." How was it that she made gum popping sound derisive, Steve would never know. "Tacky. Gotta give Wheeler points though. She ain't beating around the bush with what she wants."

    It was then that it finally clicked, all the missing puzzle pieces assembling neatly.

    Nancy Wheeler gave him a mixtape as a courting gift.

    "Okay, that's it. I'm done. I can't deal with this bullshit right now." And Steve was aware he sounded a little hysterical like he was losing it. Maybe he was. Shit, he probably was. But he really, really, couldn't deal with that right now. Maybe never. Hopefully never.

    Because Nancy Wheeler not only giving a shit about him but courting him?

    Yeah. Nope. Steve wasn't drunk enough or high enough for that kind of conversation.

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    It’s 1985, and Steve Harrington is looking forward to his senior year at Brenner Academy, a once-prestige boarding school tucked away in the backwoods of Indiana. Just one more year, and he’ll be done, and this year he has a room to himself since his old roommate moved to Europe with his parents. But then a new kid shows up, and Steve is stuck with Billy Hargrove, the worst roommate in the history of roommates. He’s rude and listens to shitty music, and he makes Steve feel very confusing things. With his arrival, Steve’s senior year is thrown into turmoil, and, worse, he’s left with questions about himself he never considered asking before.

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    "Hi," he says, taking a step towards her. Nancy does the same, amusement in her eyes. It is a little funny, he thinks, but this is the first time since they met that morning that he's had the chance to say hello to her. Between the wedding and the reception, they were constantly surrounded and distracted by other people. He doesn't even know that many people, but his parents have never been ones for keeping things small.

    "Hi," she says back, reaching out to take one of his hands in hers. "This is kind of…"

    Steve laughs, ducking his head for a second before meeting her eyes again. "Awkward? A little bit."

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    The thing with Nancy Wheeler is a bad idea from the beginning, and Billie knows it. But Billie's the queen of making bad decisions, one after another. The scars on her chest are right there to prove it. Nancy sure doesn't seem to care when she's running her fingertips over them. 

    So what's one more? What's a hundred more? It'll all end in flames no matter what. If Billie's going to go down in flames, she might as well go make it an inferno, take everyone she can with her.

    --

    Or the one where Nancy Wheeler and Billie Hargrove run away from Hawkins together.

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    Jane appears to have given up on being with Mike so Max takes it into her own hands and recruits an unwilling Will Byers to help her get them together.

    All one shots can be read independently.

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    Will thought his 16th wasn't going to be anything of note.

    ...until he got a catgirl as a present, that is.

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    3/3
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    20
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    1
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