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Stranger Things “Friends-giving”

-The party having a “friends-giving” because they have to be with their actual family on Thanksgiving.

-It happening at the Byers’ place because El’s still on her one year confinement and it’s the only place besides the cabin she can go.

-Everyone bringing over a different dish

-Their turkey is KFC but they don’t care because they are all together

-Mike and El sit right next to each other holding hands most of the meal under the table until someone makes a joke about it and they both flush red.

-Every time someone asks to have something passed to them El levitates it over to them

-This earns an eye roll from Hopper, but the whole party stare in awe and tell her how cool it is every time she does it so Hopper let’s it slide.

-The party decides to go around and say what they are thankful for.

-Dustin says he’s thankful for cranberry sauce which causes laughter and max who scrunches her nose commenting “How can you even eat that stuff.”

-El smiles at Max’s comment which makes Max smile even greater because the two have finally started to become friends

-Lucas then says he’s thankful for no upside down interruption during the meal, to which everyone begins to knock on wood to keep from Jinxing it.

 -Max says she’s thankful she moved to Hawkins, which earns awes from everyone and she warns if anyone calls her sweet she’ll “shove that drumstick so far down their throat they won’t see it till Christmas.

-Will says he’s thankful for his family and not being possessed anymore.

-Everyone sits awkwardly and then Will says he was joking and everyone laughs a little.

-Mike says he’s thankful everyone is here together, grabbing els hand under the table again and giving it a squeeze.

-El says she’s thankful for being able to celebrate thanksgiving and having people who care for her, earning some sad smiles from everyone.

-Then she quickly adds “and eggos” to which the kids burst out laughing

-When the meal is done they all settle in to watch Return of the Jedi

-They are all asleep within 5 minutes and Joyce couldn’t keep herself from snapping a photo of them with Johnathon’s camera.