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    Eddie survives, but his entire life is locked away in the Upside Down forever (his books, his DnD stuff, his guitar.) Everything that wasn't on Eddie when Steve carried him into the ER, gone.

    So naturally Steve starts giving him things. Handing Eddie back those little outward markers of who he is.

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    “It’s never good enough,” Steve says into his hands. “I’m never enough.”

    After everything, Steve is finally moving out of his parent's house. It feels like breaking free (and with the help of Eddie's mixtape, kind of sounds like it, too). Until his mother shows up after almost two years of radio silence.

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    "Do you--Harrington, do you know other gay people?"

    "One," Steve says, and then, after a moment, "and a half."

    "And a half?" Eddie boggles at him, "What does that mean?"

    "He's figuring it out!" says Steve, defensively, "Taking his time, y'know? Whatever, the point is. It's cool you're gay, man."

    Eddie comes out to Steve, and Steve's heartbroken about it for some reason. Eddie thinks Steve's dating Robin. Everyone else thinks Steve and Eddie have been dating this whole time. Robin doesn't get paid enough for this shit.

    Also, Hawkins has been cracked open like a badly-baked cake, and everyone's settled into the most mundane apocalypse possible. Eddie Munson starts a radio programme about it.

    Meanwhile, Steve gets his nails painted, and outsources a crisis he isn't having.

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    It starts as a joke.

    The kids, they’re little shits, who make fun of him on the daily but he loves enough to take them to school and help with their homework. Drives them places when it's raining or cold or they can’t be bothered to bike and packs them lunches when he knows their parents have forgotten. Let’s them sleep in his house when those same parents are out of town, or when Joyce is at work and they can’t all sleep there, and the Wheelers are sick of all the kids spending days and days and days in the basement and like he said it started as a joke.

    A comment here and there about him being a babysitter, how far he’s fallen from King Steve to become an unpaid childminder, a joke that isn’t quite a joke after the tenth time. Then when he really falls into the roll, somewhere between the first experience of the upside down and the third, when not knowing when they are, if they’re okay, made his chest tight and his breath shorten until he can get ahold of at least three of them.

    Somewhere between there being just four of them to Eleven coming back and Max joining the group they start calling him mom.

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    OR the Party call Steve mom and he has feeling about it.

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    Agustín would never be able to express how grateful, how desperately grateful he was for Bruno and what he had chosen to do for his daughter.

    Or, Bruno sleeps, Mirabel confides in her father, and Agustín realizes a conversation between himself and his cuñado is long overdue.

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