Just imagine if these two kissed during this scene. It would be so idk loving? Passionate? Pure? I can’t even describe the emotions what these two were feeling during this very moment. Just seeing your lover again after a year, then el having to go back and save the world, and close the gate. Just imagining the fear mike felt in the pit of his stomach. He’s so desperate to have her back, and if the kiss exsisted and hopper let it happen, man, it would truly be a beautiful scene. And they absolutely wanted it. El and Mike didn’t want to just have that fear hanging in the back of their mind of not giving each other some sort of sign of affection or love before if el did end up dying. They’re a solid case, and you can disagree all you want, but this is true love.
If you could express one more emotion, what would it be?