the one where they're stuck
pairing: mike wheeler/el hopper
word count: 5,891
prompt/summary: mike and el get stuck in a store overnight.
notes: part 2 of my mileven one shot/drabble series. this one is purely au, set in a universe where mike and el both work at a department like store.
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“Everything okay?” Turning around slowly, Mike gives, what he hopes, is an apologetic smile. “It happened again, didn’t it?”
“Yeah,” Mike rubs the back of his neck, sighing softly. “Sorry, El. Looks like we’re stuck here.”
El Hopper, god . Mike will never understand how a girl like her ended up working at a place like this. Sure, Melvad’s was a nice store and Joyce was a great boss, but Melvad’s is where you worked if you were retired or a high schooler trying to make some extra cash. Or you were Mike, who needed to make money to pay for pretty much everything after his dad lost his job halfway through his senior year of high school.
You didn’t work at a place like Melvad’s if you were El Hopper.
El Hopper was beautiful, by far one of the prettiest girls Mike had ever seen, with her light brown, brilliant eyes and her soft looking skin. She also was one of the funniest people he had ever met, not to mention she was witty and smart, and always knew the right thing to say.