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    Steve gets kicked out on Christmas Eve, and Billy decides letting Steve stay at his place would be better than any gift he could get.

    Steve sniffles, his nose cold, as he pulls his jacket closer to him, seeing the snow fall down on his windshield.

    It was Christmas Eve, and his parents found out he was gay. They reacted like any other homophobic parents. They screamed and slurred at him, and even went as far to take a pair of scissors to any item of Steve's clothes that had a bit of color on them.
    "No Son of mine will be gay! Take your shit and leave!" John Harrington had shouted, spit flying everywhere. And that's what Steve did. He grabbed a box of what was left of his clothes, took hair product, some money he had got from Scoops, took his charger, and walkie talkie, and a few poloroids. The rest he could live without
    He didn't have anywhere to go. The Hendersons were in Florida for christmas, their was no way in Hell he was going to Nancys, or Jonathons. So here he was on christmas eve, cold, and sleeping in his car, tears frozen to his face, thin sweatshirt barely keeping him warm.

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    The room was full of people stretching, girls in tights and leotards, odd assortments of thick warm-up gear thrown on top, positioned with the barres near the wall, working their feet, stretching their calves and arches, warming up their ankles in their pretty pink ballet slippers. There were people on the floor, boys in tights and t-shirts laying across one leg, hips opened in the splits.
    Everyone was in groups, chattering to one another. Billy had never felt more out of place than he had his entire life.

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    Billy gets into the NYU Tisch School of the Arts to study dance. He moves out of his dad's house and begins the new chapter of his life, starting with his morning ballet classes and a bitchy prima named Steve.

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    "(Billy was, admittedly, scared. It had been so long since he loved someone, what if he messed up?)

    Without thinking, he tapped Steve's heart three times.

    Tap, tap, tap."

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    As Steve navigates through a serious, life-altering situation, he is shown love and support like he's never know before. Dustin, and the rest of their chosen family, rally around him when he needs it most. Despite the circumstances, Steve feels pretty lucky.

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    Prompt made by wickedlydevious on Tumblr

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    "He understood now what Billy meant. Steve thought it was a nervous tick, something he did to calm himself down.

    But, now? He was telling Steve he loved him, in his own way."

    ~~~

    Prompt: Billy is too scared to say "i love you" so instead he starts tapping Steve on his chest over his heart or just like lightly punching him over his heart and it takes Steve a while to figure out what he's doing but without saying anything he starts doing it back

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    "You don't know god damn shit about me, I'm not a spoiled kid who never suffers, never has pain, never had it bad, so don't fucking assume shit Billy!" Steve shouts, and his voice is raw, and the moonlight beams down on his face, and their might be traces of teary cheeks but billy can't tell.

     

    Billy stared at the brunette his mouth slighty parted as he lets the cigarette fall into the gravel, he steps closer to Steve grabbing his hand.
    "Never did pretty boy."

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    At least Steve can just close his eyes and pretend Billy isn't spouting bullshit. Or he can deliberately not read his lips and just stare at how pink they are and nod when Billy expects him to.

    "Are you even listening to me?" Billy asks him. He must have stopped talking at some point but Steve really isn't paying attention.

    "I couldn't listen to you even if I wanted to."
     

    Or, Steve has a hearing impairment and somehow Billy doesn't see it as a problem and fits himself into Steve's life anyway.

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    Life is good. Better. Fine. Steve is living with Robin, and she's going to leave for college in a year, but it's okay. He'll have the kids. And then he'll have...what will he have?

    He'll have Billy. He'll have California. And he'll still have Robin. He always will.

    Billy becomes Max's legal guardian and redeems himself. Steve finds that very attractive.

    In an alternate universe where the fantastical elements of the Upside-Down never happened and it was just a mind control study that ruthlessly kidnapped and experimented on people.

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    Everyone thinks Steve Harrington is lucky. His parents are either never home, or are too busy and just lets him do whatever he wants. But, there's a dark side to that kind of freedom. And it usually comes when he's alone, ready to snatch him up in the night like the Grim Reaper. No one seems to care, or even notice... No one except his arch nemesis, Billy Hargrove.

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    sometimes, getting hit in the head by a basketball may be a blessing in disguise

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    Steve learned when he was eight years old he wasn’t a Harrington.

    “You better do greater next time, you’re an investment.”

    Steve was twelve when he realized his house wasn’t a home, it was a storage unit, a coffin for every little expensive item his parents had purchased on their trips. And Steve, he was the most expensive let down in the house.

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    “He was too afraid to be himself - goofy, smart, and softhearted - couldn’t afford the social toll it would take on him. Hargrove seemed to see right through him day one, though. Took one look at his cleverly covered crumbling self-esteem and picked him apart piece by piece.

    If these rocks decided to give way under him right now, he wasn’t going to object.”

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    Steve sits on the ledge of the quarry, contemplating death.

    Then, Billy happens upon him, mouth fuming with foam and on a rager, and they spit fire with no heat.

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    Steve has magic, he just doesn't know it. He doesn't believe Dustin no mater how many times he insists that Steve's food is magic, because that is preposterous. Slowly others start to recognize that Steve has magic too, and then Billy comes in accusations of a love potion when Neil gets a hold of some cookies Steve made and starts acting nice.

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    Canon warnings apply/Read tags/Read chapter warnings please

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    They say the world is round and the sky is infinite. But all Billy sees is row after row of corn.

    Sometimes he gets on the interstate and drives. Dropping gears. Listening to the soothing purr and grumble of her engine. Letting her fly.

    Wondering how far he could get in one afternoon. How far he could get before anyone would notice. Notice he was gone. Before anyone would care.

    He stops at the state line. Pulls into the wayside and lights a smoke. Watches the sun go down. Disappearing over the rows of corn.

    He likes to raise his shadowed hand then. Pinch the sun as it sags on the horizon. Remember how it used to look in California. How it looked pinched between his mother’s long fingers. How it looked glistening on the drops of ocean water drying slowly on her fingers. How it looked dripping off her wedding ring.
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    Billy survived Starcourt, now if Billy and Steve can survive a road trip across the States together with a little surprise from The Upside Down and some ghosts of Billy's past coming to light, it'll be a miracle. Oh, and try not to fall in love along the way boys...

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    Billy Hargrove finds Steve and the kids in the Junkyard instead of at the Byers House. That changes a lot of things although the truism that the more things change, the more they stay the same is accurate, especially in Hawkins. It's also true that for every door that closes, another one opens.

    Please read Author Notes for additional details before reading. Do not repost on other websites. This is only posted on AO3.

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    And sometimes when you're on, you're really fucking on
    And your friends they sing along and they love you.
    But the lows are so extreme that the good seems fucking cheap

     And it teases you for weeks in its absence.

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    mike doesn't actually know what the fuck's going on, ok? and honestly? neither does anyone else.
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    batman: hey not to be dramatic or anything but if will doesn't turn down his sixties love songs and let me sleep i can and will shoot myself

    i got a big stick: im just trying to vibe jonathon let me be

    batman: vibe quieter
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    yes this is a chatfic yes this involves the goldfinch yes it has an actual plot no i am not sorry (ok im a little sorry but please accept me)

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    Stir until sauce is thickened and clings to pasta. Turn off burner, keep stirring a few moments more, remove pan from heat entirely.

    Serve with grated cheese and basil.

    He grabbed himself a clean (ish) fork, his ratty recipe notebook, and wandered toward the living room to find something on Netflix. 

    Most nights he liked cooking. Kept the lights dim enough he could watch Pretty Boy across the way. But Thursdays and Saturdays, the windows across the way were always dark. If nothing else, Billy got work done on Thursdays and Saturdays.

     

     

    Billy spies on his cute neighbor, his cute neighbor doesn't know how to cook. Luckily, Billy can do something about that.

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    Steve sort of feels like maybe he spent his whole life mourning what his father was and now that he’s dead, maybe it’ll be like Jonathan said. Maybe he’ll need to mourn everything he wasn’t.

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    It had been over 1,000 years since Merlin's husband had been laid to rest, if Arthur was going to return he likely would have done it by now.

    Merlin had never been one to lose hope, but after such a long time, anyone would begin to have some doubts, but luckily, Merlin had recently been made aware of something, of someone.

    That someone was likely a sign that his true love was to return to him soon, and even if they weren't at least Merlin had someone to practice magic with again.

    Little Steve had no idea what he had been born into, but by God, Merlin was going to protect him.

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