he loved her without
desperation and needs
With his naked soul,
he loved her,
of her clothed
in white dancing
beneath the moonlight
as the stars
grew jealous of the way
‘’It’s not save going out in a storm like this, y/n, especially into the woods. I’ll pick you up the second the storm dies down a bit. The Byers are nice people, they will let you stay there for a while. Say hello to Joyce from me. Bye now,’’ said Uncle Todd and hung up.
‘’Fuck,’’ you cursed under your breath.
‘’Is everything okay?’’ asked the older boy who stuck his head out of the kitchen.
‘’My uncle Todd said that it isn’t save going out in this storm,’’ you paoused for a bit. You didn’t feel comfortable asking people you didn’t know too well for favors. ‘’Is it okay if I stay here for a while?’’ you asked slowly. You could feel you cheeks turning red.
‘’Yeah, no problem,’’ said the boy.
‘’Thank you so much,’’ you said and give him a smile. ‘’I’m y/n by the way,’’ you said awkwardly.
‘’I’m Jonathan,’’ said the boy.
Then, for a few seconds the both of you just stood awkwardly across from each other while looking at you feet.
‘’I’m making dinner for me and Will,’’ said Jonathan. He looked happy that he finally found something to say to end the awkward silence. ‘’You want to eat with us?’’
‘’Thank you, that would be great.’’
The both of you went into the kitchen. You set down at the kitchen table and looked up at Jonathan who went back to the stove.
Will was sitting at the table and drawing. You sat beside him and asked: ‘’What are you drawing?’’
‘’The demogorgon,’’ he explained excitedly. ‘’He’s a demon prince. He’s like the greatest villain in Dungeons and Dragons history,’’ he said and looked at you with a big smile.
‘’You like Dungeneons and Dragons?’’ you asked with a smile on you face. You thought it was really cute how exited he got over this game.
‘’YEAH! It’s only THE BEST GAME EVER!’’ he said and jumped off of his chair.
‘’Calm down, Wil,’’ said Jonathen. You could hear the slight laugh in his voice.
Will looked at Jonathan with a fake-angry look and set back on his chair.
‘’My cousin Sarah likes D&D. She has been trying to teach me how to play, but I just can’t get the hang of it,’’ you said. Sarah has been trying to teach you since the day you came to Hawkins. But you didn’t really care for it and never listened to her.
‘’I can teach you!’’ said Will and took his crayon back in his hand.
‘’I don’t think she wants that,’’ said Jonathan while placing a plate of baked potatoes in the middle of the table.
‘’What do you know! It’s not like you actually know any girls,’’ said Will and stuck out his tongue toward Jonathan.
Jonathan’s cheeks turned bright red in a second. He opened his mouth to say something but he closed it again.
‘’Just shut up, Will, okay,’’ said Jonathan quietly and turned away from the table.
Will looked at you and made a funny face. You laughed quietly even though you could feel the second-hand embarrassment from Jonathan.
Jonathan placed all of the food on the table and you guys started eating. Will was talking all the time while you and Jonathan were mostly quiet. Than the phone rang and Will ran to answer it. He started talking about X-Man on the phone so the call was probably for him.
‘’Soo,’’ you said not wanting to sit in uncomfortable silence. ‘’You go to high school here?’’ you asked. It was the best thing you were able to come up with in such a short time.
‘’Yup. I’m a junior,’’ (((ok so don’t kill me if he isn’t a junior but I have no idea how American high schools work))) said Jonathan. ‘’Do you go to Hawkins high? I have never seen you there. Or anywhere in Hawkins actually,’’ he said and looked at you.
‘’Yeah, I’m not from around here,’’ you said and looked down at your plate. You didn’t really want to talk about why you ended up in Hawkins. ‘’I will be staying here at my uncles house for a while. I’m actually from Indianapolis,’’ you said.
‘’Oh, a big-city girl,’’ said Jonathan and you could see a small smile grow on his face. Suddenly he looked way more comfortable around you. ‘’Who is your uncle?’’
‘’Todd Walker. He’s a vet. He actually told me to say hello to your family,’’ you said awkwardly. You had a feeling Jonathan won’t know who your uncle was.
‘’Oh, Todd,’’ Jonathan said. ‘’Yeah, we always take our dog to him. He’s a cool dude.’’
‘’Yeah, if ‘cool’ means boring and overprotective to you’’ you rolled your eyes. ‘’He doesn’t allow me to go anywhere by myself. ‘You never know who is waiting around the corner in the dark. You are a pretty girl, someone might want to hurt you. You should find yourself a boyfriend to protect you’ he always says to me. Everything in that sentence is against my morals,’’ you said pretending to be him using a really deep voice.
Jonathan laughed. You looked at him in shock. But then you realized how silly you must of have sounded. So you started laughing to.
‘’Thank you for everything,’’ you said for what feels like the fourth time already.
You were sitting in the passenger seat of Jonathan’s car. It was parked outside of uncle Todd’s house. Talking Heads were quietly playing. It was a couple of hours after your dinner at the Byers house. After dinner you helped Jonathan clean the table. After that Will, Jonathan and you sat on the couch for a while watching Jaws. Will said it was one of his favorite movies and Jonathan haven’t seen it yet. And because you liked it too, Will and you made Jonathan watch it too. After the movie was over the storm has ended. It was still raining but not as hard as it was earlier. So Jonathan said he’ll drive you home and he will look at your car tomorrow. He told you that he was quite good with cars and it was probably just the battery causing the problem.
‘’It’s not a problem at all. Will and I enjoyed your company. We are usually alone so it was nice to have you around,’’ Jonathan said while playing with the keychain hanging from the keys in the engine.
‘’Well, I had fun too,’’ you smiled at him and open the passenger door.
‘’I’ll call you tomorrow after I fix you car, okay?’’ he said, leaning onto the passenger seat so he could see you while you were standing next to the car.
‘’Yeah, that would be great,’’ you said. ‘’Good night, Jonathan,’’ you said while closing the car door.