It's been seven months since the gate was closed once again, since Billy and Hopper died.
Four months since the Byers and El left town.
Friendships and relationships are tested. Some even have a 50/50 chance at staying together.
Valentine's Day is supposed to be all about love, isn't it? Well... not so much.
"EL!" Mike yelled, before he ran into the cloud of blackness. He collided with something solid and shoved her hard, pushing her out and away from the internal darkness that now surrounded him... Season 1 ending AU. In the final battle against the Demogorgon, Mike saves El and he is taken to the Upside Down instead. Despite the terrifying things she may face, El has to get him back.
Lucas was about to start continuing down the street towards his proper destination, before he heard it. The house suddenly filled with the roaring bellows of a man with a deep voice, and the scream of a young girl... Lucas has never spoken to the red-haired girl up in the window, and she doesn't even know he exists. But all that changes one day in the worst way possible. (One-shot)
Mike caught a glimpse of what was behind it; a dark, terrifying, shadow - before everything faded to black... Four months after El has closed the gate, the kids have settled into a more normal life. But the Mind Flayer has other ideas, he's grown stronger, more sinister. He won't let the girl get away with what she's done, he wants revenge. And he knows exactly how to get it...