WARNING: This author's note is longer than the prologue and very important!!!
Hello there! This is the final statement in my "as strange as a normal person" series, that began with 1985. If you haven't read it yet, don't worry. This is basically a stand alone, though it won't hurt to read the previous two fics, especially because they aren't nearly as long as this one will be.
In case you don't want to go read them, here's what you have to know: in 1985, El finally comes back to Hawkins in what would be "season 3" if you must. She's adopted by Hopper, starts to officially date Mike, finds out that she really, really enjoys sports, finds herself a couple of girl friends, starts high school with the boys, is revealed a great field hockey talent, breaks her leg, meets her birth mother and enjoys some rap and hip hop. Joyce and Hopper are together.
In we tell each other everything we follow Nancy and Mike from 1983, after the events of season 1, to 1986, more or less where this fic starts. Something happens in 1984 (season 2), but I don't go on specifics, I just say that it was a worse year than the year before. Nancy is in a polyamory situation with Steve and Jonathan (until each one goes their separate ways for college) and Mike even "dates" a girl before El comes back. They have a close relationship with their baby sister Holly. There's a new Jopper baby and her name is Callie. Also, stuff happens in the first semester of '86 that results on El and Mike breaking up. There are a few more spoilers about this fic, they just like to fight, during the '86 chapters of we tell each other, but they will all appear here anyway, so I won't go on details.
This fic is VERY different from your usual Byzinha-writing-Stranger-Things-fics that have been circulating around. I know I've said before that I wanted to write fluffy and romance, because our kids have enough suffering in the show, but you've got to understand that I'm someone drawn to angst and mystery, even when I don't want to :( For a start, the chapters will be much longer than the previous fics' (hell, chapter 1 is about 8k words long, be prepared). It also will have more POVs and much more supernatural elements than what I wrote before. The lights will blink again. And monsters are coming. 1986 won't be a good year to go to Hawkins.
I hope you enjoy it and leave me your review at each chapter, even if it's just to complain about the lack of Mileven. And thank you for reading.
Stranger Things and its characters do not belong to me. Beta'd by Jenna (littlecajunlady).