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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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    Billy Hargrove and Steve Harrington being dumb as a box of rocks in the summer of 1985. Featuring bad decisions, dead-end jobs, miscommunication and feelings all over the place. Please heed the explicit rating, and any extra tags above each chapter.

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    Steve tried living like nothing had happened, tried going through the motions and where exactly did that land him? Full of even more questions, more papers signed and more eyes watching his every move. Starcourt is a constant loop behind his closed eyes, chest tight over a death he didn't know how to grieve for but somehow managed to obsess over. It felt cold, living a mirror of his life before it monumentally changed, ice sliding up his spine and frozen fingers digging into his ribs. He could leave, but then he could just disappear.

    Billy remembered life before the cell. Remembered how it felt to be warm, sweat curling around the muscles of his chest, glistening and glowing. He remembered the shadow monster but mostly remembered the cold. The ice that gripped his throat, heart clutched in a claw shaped hand. He could push now, branch his thoughts out to a warmer place, a happier place. He could push, but then he could also just appear.

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    He watched Mrs. Byers meet the young girl's eyes over her son's shoulders and he was suddenly hit with a crystal clear image in his mind.

    Hopper. Standing with his back to the gate. Smiling softly, resigned. But filled with so much love.

    Joyce. Watching, stretched impossibly thin. Understanding with a sense of grief, too terrible to name.

    She turns the keys.

    "Steve?" Jonathan is half out of the ambulance, using all of his weakened strength to keep Steve upright. "What's wrong?"

    "Hopper. It's Hopper. He's gone." Steve doesn't know how he knows it, but he does.

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    After the Battle of Starcourt, Steve struggles with the damages that the Russians left behind. In dealing with the aftermath, with the help of Robin and the Party, he uncovers a larger conspiracy at hand than just re-opening the Gate.

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    About To Have The First Four Chapters Rewritten!

    'Max vividly remembers how diligent Billy was in California. Careful about everything from the way he spoke to what to he ate, even the way he looked at people. And he was always careful with Max. But it always felt different. As if with her it was because he cared. He cared about what happened to both of them.

    Sure, Indiana Billy had gotten cold, harsh, and abrasive, but Max always imagined he didn’t want to be that way. Sometimes she’d see him when he thought no one was looking. His eyes would stay sharp, but his gaze would fall heavy. She liked to imagine that things could be like they used to, but time passed and the choppy waters between them seemed to barely calm at all.

    Max wished the whole party could see the side of him that had protected her, that had cared for her, that had been the world to her. If Neil was gone Billy could become himself again.'

    After the Battle of Starcourt Billy's broken body is rushed to the local hospital where he teters on the edge of death. What follows changes the whole party, and brings two rivals closer than one of them could have ever imagined.

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    In which there's; a gaming notebook, a bunch of scheming kids, emotionally repressed teenage boys, plenty of misunderstandings, no shortage of angst, and an eventual happy ending.

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    That night, 1984

    Steve sits at the kitchen table, a pack of frozen carrots wrapped in a tea towel against his swollen purple face. "I'm fine," he says. It’s over. They fought the monsters, and they won. Now he can rest.

    Except in real life, the credits don't roll, and they don't get to skip ahead to Christmas.

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    Steve Harrington never knew what it felt like to be understood until he sat face-to-face with Billy Hargrove on the most overcast Thursday on the whole fucking planet to read "Macbeth."

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    Billy is cautious around Steve at first.

    To be honest, this pisses Steve the fuck off. What reason does Billy have to be cautious? None, that’s what. None at all. Steve should be the one edging as far away from Billy as he can get in the backseat of Billy’s car while they smoke up, who’s flinching back from Billy’s touch when they pass each other the joint. He’s the one who got beaten within an inch of his life in the Byers’ living room a month ago because Billy couldn’t get it through his thick head that Steve was literally just lame enough to be friends with Dustin Henderson, and not trying to screw Billy’s thirteen-year-old step-sister.

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    This isn't how Kate planned for her night to go.

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    Steve Harrington awoke to the shrill sound of his alarm clock in his room and hit snooze for the hundredth time that morning, trying to fall back into a dreamless sleep.

    Meanwhile, in another household on the South side of suburban Hawkins, another teenage boy woke up to the sound of heavy hammering on his wooden door, the hinges feeling as if they'd fall off at any moment.

     

    Those two teenagers never crossed paths,

    until today …

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    What happened in the Hargrove household when Billy and Max got home at the end of season 2?

    Split-POV chapters for Max, Neil and Billy.

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    And if Steve’s honest, it’s a very very childish plan. And Steve knows that because someone did this to him once back in the 5th grade. It pissed him off to no end which, honestly, is the only reason Steve begins to consider it. It’s not like any real harm can come of it, it’ll probably just be more annoying than anything which is honestly what Steve wants.

    He mulls over it for a second before deciding: “Yeah. Sure. Fuck that guy… tomorrow. I’ll do it tomorrow.”

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    Or, the one where the kids are sick of getting bullied by Billy and convince Steve to do something about it. So Steve does something about it. Something very, very stupid.

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    Steve is trying to deal with PTSD that riddles him with nightmares and sleep deprivation. Billy has a strange obsession. Billy x Steve
    further plot with Billy becoming entangled with the the group and an encounter with the creatures from the upside down.
    “I can do this all day pretty boy.” Billy growled in Steve’s ear shoving his arm behind his back.

    The feeling of being helpless wasn't nearly as bad as the feeling of being naked and helpless, Steve groaned as Billy grabbed a fist full of his hair and yanked his head back so Steve was arched in an awkward position.

    “Now, princess don’t be stupid.” Billy pressed his hips into steve’s bare ass and licked his lips, eyes glued to Steve’s face.

     

    (This started as a plot-less dabble and tumbled into this messy story, I'm sorry. )

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    After getting out of the hospital, Billy finds himself torn between listlessness and restlessness: he doesn’t want to do anything but he’s sick of having nothing to do.

    When he fixes a chair one day, he finds he has a knack for it and takes up woodwork to pass the time.

    Between the carpentry, Max worrying over him and running into Steve, Billy has plenty to occupy his days, now. But he soon learns that he has more to fix than furniture.

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    Billy Hargrove wasn't born Billy and that's no one's fucking business but his, especially in the ninth circle of hell that is Bumfuck, Indiana.

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    It’s the last days of June, and these dinners at Steve’s place have become something of a monthly occurrence. Billy shows up at his house, hungry and tired, and Steve just lets him in so they can cook and eat together. It’s become something of a sanctuary.

    Billy feels okay.

    He has a job where he gets attention, positive attention, and he gets to hang out with his crush at least once a month.

    Of course it’s to good to be true, and all that shatters when Billy forgets to pick up Max and Neil comes over to the pool as Billy’s closing up to show him the consequences of not showing respect and ignoring his responsibilities.

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    Neil’s still an arse.
    Billy’s pines and hurts.
    And Steve also pines. And worries.

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    Billy hasn’t eaten anything since school lunch two days ago, except for the cookie he stole from Tommy when he got dizzy during second period. And now he’s cold on top of being hungry, because Neil threw him out of the house.

    It’s just his luck that Steven fucking Harrington drives by when he’s trying to figure out where to spend the night.

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    Neil Hargrove is an arse. As usual.
    Billy’s hungry and Steve is amazing.
    The boys cook and watch Star Wars.

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    Billy Hargrove loved three things: rock & roll, his Camaro, and his twin Maxine...and obviously not in that order. Growing up with an asshole dad and emotionally absent mom, he hadn't learned the best habits. But at least he had someone to lean on. Max was kind where he was brash, patient where he was angry. She even looked after their pain in the ass little brother Dustin. When it was the two of them against the world, could anyone really blame him for falling for her? So what if the feelings weren't mutual? What did consent really matter, in the face of true love?

    When the Hargroves are forced to move to a little town called Hawkins, life throws a wrench into his plans. A certain fluffy haired boy takes an interest in what's his. That douchebag Steve Harrington will have to watch his back.

    Title comes from the Pulp Fiction quote "No, it seemed excessive, but that doesn't mean it didn't happen."

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    It starts with a cough.

    Susan notices it because it’s so out of place.

    The noise comes again and she almost wants to turn around and check that it’s really him, but she knows that would be silly.

    It’s just that... Billy never makes much noise. He blasts music from behind his closed bedroom door, but whenever he comes out of there it’s like he’s trying to be as silent as possible. He answers his father’s questions and he sneers at Max, but other than that it’s like he’s a shadow moving through the house.

    She doesn’t think they’ve ever had an actual conversation.

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    Susan tries to not be a bitch
    Neil Hargrove being the Arsehole that he is
    Max does her best and Billy’s miserable

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