Will adored the mixtape that Mike had gotten him for Valentine's Day. It was such a sweet gesture even if Will had had to help him put it together. Of course though Will Byers didn't mind the fact that he knew before hand it just made him more excited to receive it. Also, all the songs on the mixtape had such a special purpose in Will's life (or his and Mike's relationship of course).
There were ones like 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?' which reminded him of his family and their love for him and his in return. There were ones like 'Africa' which reminded him of Mike. Then, obviously, some silly ones which made him think of his wonderful and caring friends.
He loved this gift.
However there were two songs that confused the small Byers boys. He had heard the songs before of course, and he knew his boyfriend had too, so he didn't understand why they were included.
The first of the two was 'Every Breath You Take'. And yes, Will had liked this song at one point but ever since all the stuff that happened with The Upside Down and Eleven, well it wasnt good. You see all it did was remind him of when he was pining over his best friend while the same boy danced with, the then, girl of his dreams. He thought Mike had known this but obviously he was mistaken.
The second of the two also puzzled him, it was a rather un-known song, in a way, called 'Follow You'. Ok so alright it was a nice song, but the deeper meaning to it was not so pleasant. He supposed that it was similar to 'Every Breath You Take' as it was about a person stalking who they think is their lover. What Will did understand, however, was that Mike had also been pining over his best friend for years. Though, he hoped to God that the Wheeler boy had never actually stalked him. That would be a bit too creepy for Will Byers' liking.
He decided he needed to confront Mike. So stuffing the mixtape into a small backpack along with an apple, he proceeded to grab his bike from where it lay on the newly mowed lawn. And then cycled to the Wheeler residence.
When he arrived, he took a few moments to calm his breathing pattern. Eventually , he could feel his pulse slipping back to normal. Therefore, Will shaped his hand into a fist so he could knock on the front door nervously waiting to see who opened it.
He waited about 10 seconds before the door was flung open to (his relief) see Mike's grinning face on the other side. But with that whatever breath he had managed to reel back in was gone in a second. It literally happened every time Will even glanced at the beautiful boy. Which then made him blush, which made Mike blush, which was even cuter, which in turn started the cycle again.
"Hey Will, what's up?" Mike questioned while gesturing for him to step inside.
"It's about the mixtape you made me," Will replied genuinely. They had soon learnt that if their relationship was going to work they had to be honest with one another.
"What about it?" Mike panicked, "do you not like it? I can redo it if you want me too!"
Will laughed a little and shook his head.
"No. I love it. It's amazing, you put so much thought into it and I honestly adore it," Mike blushed a little at this and his amazing brown eyes sparkled with joy.
"It's just, I want to ask you about two of the songs that you put the on it."
"Oh. Oh ok. Umm sure. Do you wanna go down to the basement?" Mike waved his arms at the floor as he spoke.
" Yeah sure" Will responded and gladly followed Mike down the creaky stairs into their own safe space. As he looked around, Will found himself once again staring at Mike. It was too hard for him to stop if he was being honest. Also, what view was better than when Mike's face lit up when he smiled or how his soft black hair had started to curl at the ends? Nothing that's what.
"So what about the songs then?" Mike asked snapping Will out of his thoughts of his hands in his boyfriend's hair. Which instantly swapped his focus on how every time Mike talked it cheered him up.
"Well..." Will began.
And soon he had explained the whole dilemma to his best friend who in turn looked now rather anxious.
"I'm so sorry Will I didn't mean to freak you out or anything. It's just that well 'Every Breath You Take' is really meaningful to me, you see I know when you last heard it it was when I was with El, but the first time I heard it was the first time I realised I loved you!" Mike explained so quickly that he had to repeat it just so Will could understand what had been said. The youngest Byers' son smiled in reply and nodded his head for Mike to keep going, "Yeah, and then with 'Follow You' I actually thought it was a love song, I obviously hadn't realised the deeper meaning." Ok now it made sense to Will, finally.
Will didn't know what to say though all Mike had wanted to do was show how much he loved the smaller boy and Will had gotten it completely wrong! So instead of saying anything he leaned forward and pressed his lips to his lover's.
He heard an intake of breath but didn't know or care whose it was. This wasn't the first time that they had kissed but it still felt like it. Will still felt the fireworks and the feeling of his heart finally relaxing but also beating like it was trying to escape his chest.
Eventually, they pulled apart and Will whispered those blissful 3 words to his true soulmate and that same boy whispered them right back.