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    "Well if it isn’t King Steve."

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    September, 1996 - the month shit hit the fan.
    Bleeding and in shock following a 'not date' gone awry, Steve and Billy flee quarantine - returning to Hargrove's apartment to commence freaking out. Between them, Billy's new gun and a large bottle of cheap vodka. Steve has some explaining to do but there's no way he's gonna do it sober.
    Now bound together by the sinister return of The Upside Down, the pair struggle to stay afloat as personal histories are pulled to the surface, exposing their ugliest traits. Hilariously outmanned and outgunned, neither have a clue what to do other than to survive by any means they can with disastrous consequences. It's left to Dustin and Max to try and keep the two above water, warding off further damage, but as their sadomasochism intensifies and the self-medicating gets out of hand, it's gonna take a miracle to prevent catastrophe.
    Multiple mysteries surround both men yet one takes priority above all else, threatening everyone's safety: What the hell's wrong with Billy Hargrove? Steve is gonna have to pay close attention to his rival if he wants to keep himself and the other safe but Harrington's never been very good at emotions, and a demon's coming for him too.

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    Turns out his father's ire is exactly what he should be worried about right now.

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    “Last I heard Californians don’t do so well in the cold. Why’re you out here, man? You’ve been bolting out of here for every day like a week.”
    Billy was scowling again, the cigarette clutched tightly between his fingers like it’s his pacifier and Steve might take it away. He took a drag from it and blew the smoke directly into his face. He tried not to cough, glared at him through the thin film. "Don’t feel like going home yet.”
    This is where Steve knows he’s staring into something dangerous and doing things he shouldn’t be doing. This is where he thinks maybe someone should be worried about him if he’s going to be this stupid. “You don’t have to rush to get Max home,” he said. “Since it's just you and your mom now, you can take all the time you want whenever you feel like it, huh?”
    His precious cigarette bent into a ‘v.’ Billy bared his teeth. “What did you just say?”
    ---
    Billy lives with his mom after she gains joint-custody of him. What happens after that is completely unexpected.

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    Billy is attacked by a stray demodog and finds himself in the hands of the people he’d least expect to stick their necks out for him.

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    7/?
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    Billy hates everything and nothing. Hates anyone and anything. He hates and hates and hates. And nothing will ever change that.

    Except for Steve fucking Harrington, apparently.

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    A dirty pink scrunchie. A scrap of blue denim. Beads from a girl’s friendship bracelet. A silver pendant that had always bounced over his bare chest when he ran.

    All the trinkets and tracks led into the Killing Tree. Well, into the gate.

    Steve’s whole body was about to shut down because the two least likely people to ever be in the same room together, were fucking trapped in the Upside-Down:

    Erica Sinclair and Billy Hargrove.

    And it was all his fault.

    ____________
    A story of unexpected relationships and expected hardships. Eventual Harringrove.

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    7/?
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    After agonizing hours, or more precisely minutes, nothing moved. Steve took a slow step back, as the hazy yellow beam kept on sweeping over trunks and bushes, from left to right, from right to left, rinse and repeat. On the fifth step a low growl echoed in silent forest and few wild heartbeats later, it emerged from the closes shrub.

    “Holly shit…!” Steve's jaw became slack, as eyes grew impossibly wide.

    Right there, only few feet away was a goddamn Demo-dog in all it's terrifying glory. He knew, he goddamn knew, it was a stupid idea to explore alone at midnight, but no. What is the worst thing that could happen to someone in the forest?! He damn well knew what prowled the night, he had no justification besides pure stupidity to seek it out alone.

    OR where Billy tries to stand upright, Steve tries to remember how to properly live and the Mind Flayer just wants a way out.

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    It's the 90's and life hasn't been kind to Harrington who is now running the Hawkins bowling alley. Pissed off at the world and self hating, Steve buries himself in work, soft furnishings and weed. Refusing to look at his problems and isolating himself, he's become a control freak with Dustin his only trusted ally. All seems to be going alright-ish, the days passing monotonously until Billy returns to Hawkins.
    Destructive, reactive and with very little will to live, Billy just wants to burn out somewhere, invisible to the world but fate has other ideas. Setting out for a night with the guys, all his plans are torn apart as he winds up drunk at Steve's complex, and Harrington is having a bad fucking day.
    The incident at Lane 17 forces the pairs path to cross, locking them together in a power struggle as each tries to fight their demons. With a little help from Dustin, BDSM and the healing power of pot, Steve and Billy are forced to reevaluate all they know and come face to face with their worst maladaptive coping strategies if they want any hope of surviving the return of The Upside Down.
    Sex, drugs and violence - what could possibly go wrong?

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    Isadora's birthday party brings an unexpected guest, which causes Max to confront her past.

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    When the kids beg to go camping, their parents insist that their older siblings (and Steve) tag along for safety. It’s bad enough that Steve has been perplexed by his recent attraction to Billy Hargrove, but when he sneaks out of his tent in the middle of the night in search of some much-needed privacy after watching his crush frolic in the lake all day, he runs right into him. They end up talking about who they currently like and since Steve can’t just come out and say who he likes, he describes Billy as a girl—a gorgeous ten with a perfect ass. The girl Billy likes sounds hideous, but it’s not like Steve thought he had an actual chance with the guy, even if they did end up jacking off together in the woods that night.

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    She never asks about why he stays at Steve’s most nights. She’s 95% sure she doesn’t need to ask, though.
    Billy would get this whole other look on his face when Steve wasn’t looking. It was soft, something that felt out of place on Billy, but in a good way; hopeful.

    “Are they-?” Will hesitates, as if looking for the right word. “Are they-?” He pauses again, and gives up after a moment.

    “So you see it too, right?” She grins.

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    Billy is getting a little better.

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    Billy isn’t doing too good with himself these days.

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    The reader is one of Hawkins' brightest students with a top notch reputation; the epitome of perfect student and perfect child, it isn’t until the arrival of some newbies from California that she begins to break out of her norm for the better. The blossoming of a mutually beneficial relationship between y/n and the Californian bad boy himself.

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    Billy and Steve have a nice little night together.

    Oneshot/drabble

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    1/1
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    5
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    20
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    3
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    Billy is cold. Steve knows how to fix that (not cuddling sadly, though maybe that would work too).

    Oneshot/drabble

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    1/1
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    Steve's really fucked this one up. Billy's ignoring his feelings again. (A college in California AU that no one asked for)

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    If Billy Hargrove knew how to sweet talk himself out of a state then he’d be 2,000 miles away from the shitstain of a town called Hawkins, Indiana.

    Or - Billy Hargrove learns the hard way that the only way for Indiana not to suck is to be pleasant to the people he’s stuck around.

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    45
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    4
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