it + stranger things crossover headcanons!!!
these aren’t very serious and they take place in an au i guess
✳︎ jonathan and mike (hanlon) get along really well! the losers only really know him as “will’s older brother” at first, but he’s super kind to all of them, and likes to give mike tips on photography! they totally do that whole “we both have neat vintage cameras so let’s take a picture of each other taking a picture” thing
✳︎ mike (wheeler)’s mom will never, EVER get used to hearing/seeing someone who looks exactly like her son saying shit like “damn, mrs. wheeler you’re looking FINE today” she’s lives in fear of richie’s very existence please save her.
✳︎ ben and lucas form a pretty solid friendship - they hang out a lot and just enjoy each other’s company without always needing to fill the silence with conversation. lucas is the first one who ben tells about his feelings for bev, but he’s really nervous and starts said confession by blurting out “hey, do you have a crush on eleven?! it’s totally cool if you do” and lucas is just kind of bewildered
✳︎ turns out mike (hanlon) fuckin KILLS at d&d, and mike (wheeler) even lets him be the dm sometimes. all the others humor them but with quite a few eyerolls because “god damnit, thanks to Mike Squared we’re going to be here rolling dice all night”
✳︎ eleven fucking WRECKS henry bowers to the point where he’s legitimately afraid of her. the losers club are completely in awe of her after that.
✳︎ stan admires steve’s fashion sense to the point where every time they run into him, stan opens his mouth to say something and richie just cuts him off like “yes, stanley, we know that was a LOOK. also you’re kinda gay.”
✳︎ will and eddie have this awkward mutual crush on each other that literally EVERYBODY except the two of them can pick up on because it’s obvious as shit. finally, one day when they’re all just hanging out doing homework or whatever dustin just yells “WOULD YOU GUYS JUST ADMIT YOU LIKE EACH OTHER ALREADY ITS TAKING YEARS OFF MY LIFE” and then there’s this awkward silence and ben’s just like “you know, i REALLY thought it’d be richie to say that” and everybody nods. will and eddie DO get together by the way, and it’s as adorable as you’d think. will sings “should i stay or should i go” to his boyfriend one time and i am crying.
✳︎ to add onto the above point, joyce acts as a mother figure for eddie, and he loves how she’s kind of all over the place but trying her best because all he ever wanted in a mother was to feel loved but not suffocated.
✳︎ for MONTHS after the two groups become friends, eleven calls richie “fake mike” or “mike #2″ and it bothers him way more than it should so he just starts calling her “eggo” instead. it bothers him even MORESO because stan high-fives her whenever she says it and yet richie can never get a high-five even once despite being a god of comedy.
✳︎ bev has an innocent, schoolgirl crush on nancy. she’s very subtle about it though and nobody can tell except bev’s best friend richie, who teases her mercilessly about it. he keeps her secret though, since he’s a great best friend despite being kind of a dick sometimes.
✳︎ dustin + richie getting into an endless prank war with each other!!! driving everybody else crazy as they get REALLY over competitive with it.
✳︎ nancy and bill having a heart-to-heart about the people they’ve lost (barb and georgie) and telling each other little stories about them to keep their memory alive. they reassure each other that barb and georgie’s deaths weren’t their faults, and it takes a lot of weight off bill’s shoulders to find someone who he can relate to and confide in. she’s kinda like the big sister he never had!