stan the man and mike fall in love and become an iconic power couple, sorry i don’t make the rules:
-they initially bond over their mutual fear of disappointing their fathers (or grandfather) and once the bond is made, it’s unbreakable
-stan will often come over and the two boys will just lie on the grass behind the barn and make up stories to take their minds off of whatever’s going on thats upsetting one or the other
-their first kiss is when they’re on the grass and stan is rambling off a story about an animal ghost town living among them, mocking their human ways, when mike put his hand in stan’s hair and leaned in
-stan was frozen for about five seconds and mike was just about to pull away when he felt a hand on his face and insistent lips on his own
-they become inseparable after that, and it doesn’t take too long for the rest of the losers to find out
-richie is the first to find out. he will go to his grave insisting that “his gaydar is the high quality shit” but really he saw them holding hands at one of the losers club movie nights
-eddie is next because “guys you have to let me tell eddie! he’s gonna be so psyched that we’re not the only couple in the group! please please plea-”
-they tell the rest of the club and no one is particularly surprised. everyones happy they’re happy
-they are definitely the Old Married Couple, everyone comes to them for advice
-stan brings out the snark in an otherwise quiet mike and mike brings out the soft in an otherwise rigid stan.
the losers club is shook when they see how soft stan is around mike
-they’re just totally in love and fully respect and understand each other??