Holly Jolly Ficmas: Snow Day
From the Holly Jolly Ficmas Advent Calendar
Summary: Mike sneaks to Hopper’s cabin when school gets cancelled due to heavy snow. Little does he know, it’s not El waiting for him at the cabin that day.
Characters: Mike Wheeler, Jim Hopper
Word Count: 1.8K
[A/N]: Okay, so I don’t know if Doctor Owens would approve of El going to stores or malls, even if it’s in a different town, but knowing Hopper, you know he would fight/barter like hell with Owens to let his girl go to the mall at least every few months. Also, Troy’s last name is Parrish because I say so.
“Is that you, Wheeler?”
Mike was still dangling halfway through El’s bedroom window when Hopper came into the room. Where the hell did he come from?
“Oh, hi Chief,” Mike said with a small, pathetic wave, “you’re home early.”
Deep down, Mike had known it was a bad idea to go to Hopper’s cabin unannounced. Did that stop him? No. It had been an uphill battle biking all the way out there in the ice and snow, but somehow he had done it. It had only been a few days since his last visit to the cabin, but after what had happened yesterday, he really needed to see her.
“What the hell are you doing?” Hopper asked gruffly. His expression was hard to read. Was he mad? Amused? Both?
“Umm, nothing?” Mike said meekly. Hopper raised an eyebrow at him. Oh my god, he’s gonna do it, Mike thought, he’s gonna lecture me while I’m dangling out this damn window. But to his surprise, Hopper just chuckled.
“Well, when you’re done doing ‘nothing’, you’re welcome to use to the front door, Romeo.”
Mike sighed and started climbing back out the window. As he climbed, he lost his footing on the slippery snow, causing him crash face first into the window sill outside. He touched his lower lip with a tentative hand. Shit. The cut on his lip had started bleeding again. He hastily wiped the blood away with the sleeve of his sweater before hurrying to the front door where Hopper was waiting for him. He was probably in enough trouble as it was, he didn’t want to keep him waiting.