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

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    Billy finds something on the beach and decides to take it home... but home may be a bit further away than he thinks.

    “What are you? You’re not human, I know that. You’re too goddamn beautiful to be human.”
    Billy pulls away and glares down, studying the wide-eyed creature, frantically running through the half-remembered fragments of his mother’s stories in his head. Finally, it clicks.
    “Selkie.”

    Selkie AU

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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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    Billy's used to being afraid of his father, and he knows he's not the only one scared. But it's one thing to know your stepmother gets smacked around every once in a while and another thing completely to find her body on the bathroom floor.

    He's a mess, Max is even more of a mess, and Joyce Byers is a queen among mothers, she really is.

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    "I- um." Steve stuttered. "Well I was looking for a sub if, I don’t know, maybe…"

    "You want me to be your pet, Stevie?" Billy asked and though his tone was teasing, his eyes were serious.

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    Billy had always thought that Steve Harrington was 'off'.

    There was just something about him that set him apart in a way that he could never find the words to describe. Maybe it was because everyone treated him like royalty, even though he acted nothing like the king of the school. Maybe it was because he caught Steve hiding a group of kids in a creepy little house with weird drawings covering the walls. Maybe it was because he had watched Steve’s face heal but he still seemed so broken.

    It was like there was something wrong, just underneath the surface where no one could see.

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    Billy clutched the cigarette 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. Steve 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. “I get it, 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, 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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    Steve is sick and tired of Hawkins, Indiana. This is something he and Billy Hargrove share in common. It gives them something to bond over, and before he knows it, Steve is considering Billy Hargrove his friend. He must be even more lonely than he thought.

    Alternatively:
    I don't know what this is anymore.

    (Title is from the song Love Somebody by Ta-ku and Wafia)

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    “Why were you here yesterday?” Steve wants to yell, wants to reach on his tiptoes like a fucking child so he can get up in his face.

    “You’re lucky I was.”

    He rolls his eyes. “Yeah, I get that, dumbass.” He must be feeling pretty brave because he presses a fingertip hard into Billy’s chest, even if he’s thinking what the fuck are you doing, Harrington as he does it. “Why were you here?”

    “You’re the most interesting thing that’s walked into town in years, pretty boy.” Billy shrugs.

    Steve blinks. “What was the last thing?” He immediately wants to smack himself, but, how the hell is he supposed to reply to that?

    Billy smirks, something slow and malicious, all teeth and tongue. “Me.”

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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 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.

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

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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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    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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