15 Works in POV Will Byers

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    Who means more to Will than anything? His family.

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    Seven months after the Byers-Hopper family move to Michigan and start fresh. Mike visits for Spring Break.

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    He stumbles to the bathroom, eyes burning, fingertips buzzing. The ground tilts beneath his feet, and he catches himself in the wall before forcing his body through the door. He locks it behind him.

    “What’s wrong with me?” he splutters to no one, his palms digging into the hard tile of the sink counter.

    Through the pounding in his head, he pries his eyes open, glaring at his image in the mirror.

    It shatters.

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    Before he gets to Dustin’s house, Will tells himself that he’s not going to seek out Mike’s company, that he’ll talk to him incidentally when he’s with him but that he’s otherwise going to focus on his friendships with Dustin and Lucas and Max. And he tries, he really does, for the first few days of his visit. But Mike’s house is still where everything happens, and Will and Dustin find themselves sleeping over at Mike’s on Thursday night.

    “Are you going to be okay here overnight?” Dustin pulls him aside and asks, and Will nods and smiles, because his desire to be a normal kid who doesn’t get addicted to people is even bigger than his desire to protect himself.

    And it goes just fine and drama-free until Will wakes up in the middle of the night to find Mike sitting in El’s tent, clutching his walkie to his ear. “Mike?” says Will quietly, stretching to look at him, trying not to wake anyone else up. He checks his watch: it’s past one in the morning.

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    "Just please don't tell the others, okay? They won't understand."
    "Eleven would."
    "She would?"
    "Yeah. She always did."

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    He tries to give it up, after that. Really, he does. It hurts, the next night, not to dial Mike’s number and tell him about his day, but he doesn’t, and he doesn’t the next night, either, or the next. Will makes it a whole week thinking he’s getting back on track—that it’s going to hurt more, now, but that it’s for the best, and that he’s doing a good job of things, kicking the habit—until Mike calls him.

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    The morning El is supposed to come home, Will answers the phone only to hear Mike’s voice through the receiver. “I broke up with El,” he says. He’s panting, as though he’s been running or something, and Will wonders if it’s due to nerves. He tamps the thought down quickly.

    “I’m sorry,” he says, because he has no idea what else to say.

    “Can you come out here? Like, now?”

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    —he doesn’t know how to talk to Mike anymore, because the falling-out between them has shaped every aspect of Will’s life and mental health both for the past year or more; he can’t just sit here with Mike squeezing his knee and talk to him like a friend when Mike holds power over Will’s very livelihood, his very ability to function. Mike has always held all the power in their relationship, and Will is done with it, or thought he was, but here Mike is, stirring shit up again like Will didn’t just live through thirteen months of hell trying to recover from him—

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    It’s been two days since Will cut all contact with Mike, and he feels like—like he can’t function. Like he can’t survive without Mike there with him to hold his hand and smile at him. Will is aware of how melodramatic he sounds; reason tells him that he made it this far with his friendship with Mike on the rocks ever since the Byerses moved to Sullivan last September, and there’s no reason to believe that he can’t do more of the same. But he goes through the motions—shows up to class, does his homework, writes his stories and draws his art—feeling like a faker, like he’s actively cracking up and he can’t do this without Mike, only he doesn’t have a choice; it was unbearable, keeping Mike around—but so is this.

    So is this.

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    El pauses, looking up at Will with a pensive expression. “He misses you,” she says finally. “He talks about you.”

    Against his better judgment, Will asks, “What does he say?”

    “Sorry,” she answers. “He says sorry.”

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    More than anything, Will wants to get out of his bed and knock on El’s bedroom door and be welcomed inside like a friend, but he knows he wouldn’t be—that it would be weird and sad and awkward, and that Mike and El would look at him like they had nothing to say to him, like they wanted nothing more than for Will to leave them to their privacy.

    You’re ruining our party, he had said. You’re destroying everything, and for what? So you can swap spit with some stupid girl?

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    It’s been two days since Will moved away from Hawkins, and he still hasn’t heard from Mike. El has heard from Mike, of course: she’s on the phone with him now, in her room, just like she was for hours last night. “Hey, Will,” she calls when he passes her on his way to the kitchen, “Mike says hi—” and Will could just strangle the both of them, if he wanted to start something, but he doesn’t.

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    Will knows that he owes her a debt. He knows that. But he looks at the way nobody talks about how Mike laughs, whenever Max says something that annoys Eleven and then always trips over her own feet, and something about Eleven seems really, really wrong to Will.

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    He has two notebooks. One is displayed prominently on his bedside table. In it he draws wizards, dragons, rogues and elves. Trolls and dwarves, castles and moats. Longbows and shortbows, shortswords and longswords.

    The other, he keeps under his mattress.

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    "Mom?" he asked, his own voice small and hopeful. The static faded, slowly but steadily, and he could make her words out more clearly.

    "...nnie?" she was asking. "Hopper? Who is this?"

    "It's me!" Will almost sobbed. "Mom, it's me, it's Will! I-I'm okay, but I don't know where I am, it's so dark and cold, Mommy please get me out of here-"

    "Will?" his mom almost shrieked, and he could have cried in relief.

    "Yes! It's me, Mom, I'm-"

    "Will?" she asked again, and his heart sunk all the way down to the grime-covered floor.

     

    Or: Stranger Things season one, as retold from Will Byers' perspective.

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