Summary: You and Steve Harrington run into each other while picking up your respective children from the Snowball. It’s the first time you’ve really talked to one another since you got roped into helping manage the Demodogs, and part of that maybe because you might have developed a small crush on him.
Pairing: Steve Harrington x Reader
Word Count: 1634
Author’s Note: This is sort of all over the place because I have an idea for a bigger fic but I’m not actually sure if I have enough content to really flush it out. Anyway, I’d love thoughts and opinions and just general feedback! :)
You’d recognize that car anywhere. After parking next to it for the past two years, it would have been weird if you didn’t know exactly who that maroon BMW belonged to.
And even if you hadn’t been pulling into the spot next to Steve Harrington’s every week day, after all of the shit that had gone down in October, you’d become well acquainted with with his car.
It’d all happened because you’d thought to bring Nancy her homework since she was out sick, which you can mark down as the last time you ever try to be a decent human being. Not only was Nancy not home, but the next thing you knew, you were being corralled into the BMW to help Steve and some middle school kid with his “code red” because, “Doesn’t your dad work for animal control?”
After stealing one of your father’s animal control poles and swinging by Steve’s house to pick up a bat riddled with nails, you’d been dragged around town to catch the “interdimensional slug” turned rogue lizard turned creepy, carnivorous dog-like monster.
The pole had done little more than whack a few beasts aside as you and Steve battled Dart—that was the pet’s name apparently—and his friends. It had been more helpful when you used it to wrangle Billy away from Steve, allowing Max to sedate him.
And then, you’d climbed back into the maroon car—against your better judgment—so you could drive to a literal hell hole to help save the world.
It’d been a rough week.
You parked your car behind your old friend (because after all that you two had been together, this car definitely qualified as a friend) and climbed out, walking around to stand next to Steve as he leaned against his car, eyes on the middle school.
Steve turned to face you, grinning as you approached. “Didn’t expect to see you hanging around a middle school dance, Y/L/N.”
You shrugged and rolled your eyes. “I’m picking up my sister.” You looked him over taking in the red sweater and jeans. He definitely wasn’t chaperoning. “You hear for yours?”
“Yeah, I’m Dustin’s ride,” he nodded.
“Mama Steve,” you grinned, leaning back against his car next to him. The two of you sat in silence for a moment, looking at the school, before Steve looked at you again.
“Hard to believe it’s been a month, isn’t it?” Steve asked. You didn’t look at him but instead kept staring at the middle school and nodded.
“Yeah,” you breathed.
Silence once again took over you. Whether it was the soothing calm of not having to run/fight for your lives or the
Silence once again took over you. Whether it was the calm of not having to run or fight for your lives or the awkwardness of two people who weren’t friends before they banded together to save the world and now didn’t know what they were, you weren’t sure. All you knew was that even if it was slightly awkward, you found it comforting to be near Steve. You didn’t feel like you had to act in front of him, and honestly, for a high school girl, that was saying something because
you were always acting like something or other in front of people. You were the good student for your teachers, the respectful daughter for your parents, the cool girl for the boys. But Steve had seen you at your most you. He had seen you cry, scream, curse, celebrate, and make a fart joke. You had the feeling there was nothing you couldn’t do in front of this boy. Except maybe strip naked. Not that you would mind if…
You stopped yourself.
You hardly knew each other.
You weren’t friends.
Maybe he had saved your life by whacking a Demodog away from you in the junkyard.
Maybe you had cradled his head in your lap as Dustin and Will ransacked the house looking for band aids and ice.
Maybe he had hugged you uncomfortably tight, burying his face in your neck, after the headlights died down and you realized that it was over.
But that was over a month ago. And while Steve and you had been friendly in the halls, and sure your heart quickened a bit whenever he was around, and once you could have sworn you’d caught him staring at you—he was still Steve Harrington, and you were still that girl whose dad once brought Tommy H.’s dog to the pound by accident.
You are a well grounded person and a shoulder for all of your friends to cry on. In addition to that, you’re a fun and pleasant person to hang out with, and you are very interesting. People who know you well may say that you’re a bit irritable at times, but they stick with you anyway because they value your mixture of stability and charisma in a friend. You spend a lot of your time trying to mold yourself into an acceptable person, and this may often consume you. You bore very easily and you’re never not doing something. People who don’t know you want to get to know you because you appear mysterious and in control, and people usually are attracted to that, whether they know it or not. When people do get to know you, they are refreshed by how warm your presence is. You always have something to talk about and you most likely are known for being very friendly, but to those who don’t know you, you may appear cold at times. Sometimes, on a bad day, you may feel a bit lonely and act a little distant because of how hard you’ve been trying to fit in, but most days, you bring everyone together and are a wonderful friend to all.
Request: So this isn’t a request but I was listening to ‘Sugar’ by Maroon 5 in the car this morning and I couldn’t help but think about lip syncing that to Tom in front of the whole cast of Civil War just to embarrass him c: So cute when he blushes xx / Anytime! But also my mind took I turn when the lines “Yeah I want that red velvetI want that sugar sweet Don’t let nobody touch itUnless that somebody’s me I gotta be your manThere ain’t no other way'Cause girl you’re hotter than a southern California day” LIKE IMAGINE KNEE SLIDING ROCK N ROLL STYLE IN BETWEEN HIS THIGHS LIKE HE"D BE SO FLUSTERED AND JUST AWWW / Okay so remember awhile back when I sent an ask about singing Maroon 5’s Sugar to Tom and him being all flustered and knee sliding to him and aw… Could you pretty please do an imagine on that? THANKS LOVEYOUUU by @cassatron-castiel (it doesn’t let me tag???)
A/N: I had so much fun writing this and it only took me 15 minutes! I hope you like this! :) x
You lied on Tom’s bed, reading a book as he studied his script. Music was playing on the background, a Spotify playlist on shuffle. You closed the book, which you had read multiple times, and stared at the ceiling. ‘’I’m bored’’ you told Tom, looking at him. He looked back at you and laughed softly before returning his attention to the stack of paper in his hands. You rolled your eyes and hummed softly to the music, getting up to turn the volume up and change the song. Sugar by Maroon 5 started to play, making you jump out of excitement. You whispered the first verses, walking to the bed, an idea forming in your mind. ‘’Cause I really don’t care where you are,’’ you started, making Tom look at you, a frown on his forehead, ‘’I just wanna be there where you are and I gotta get one little taste’’ you sang with a sensual tone in your voice. He blushed as you got onto bed on your knees, softly sliding onto him. He put the papers aside as your legs got between his, his hands moving to your waist, softly shaking, indicating you he was nervous and feeling shy about the situation. ‘’Your sugar, yes please’’ you whispered. ‘’Won’t you come and put it down on me?’’ He run his hands up your body, soft gasps escaping his mouth as you kissed down his neck. You removed his t-shirt, leaving a small hickie on his chest. ‘’Don’t let nobody touch it,’’ you whispered into his lips, ‘’unless that somebody’s me.’’ You kissed him softly, the kiss turning heated as it went on. He removed your t-shirt, only breaking the kiss to get it off your head. ‘’Yeah, you show me good loving, make it alright’’ you continued. ‘’Need a little sweetness in my life’’ you finally said, his lips attacking the soft spot on your neck. He looked at you, his hair messy and his eyes full of lust, although an adoring and funny look on them. ‘’I guess I’ll have to make you bored more often’’ he whispered, making you laugh before kissing him again.
Pit of Vipers (Simon Curtis) Shadow Man (Spencer Day) Gasoline (Halsey) When You’re Evil (Voltaire) Pure Imagination (Maroon 5) Car Radio (Twenty One Pilots) Trapdoor (Twenty One Pilots) Monster (Imagine Dragons) Demons (Imagine Dragons) Sucker for Pain (Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, & Imagine Dragons) Too Much Fun (TheRPGMinx and Boyinaband) Hide and Seek (English Cover by Lizz Robinett) Last of Me (Megurine Luka) How to Pretend (Luka + Gumi) Copycat (Dex Cover) A World on Fire (Bo Burnham) Open Up Your Eyes (Tempest Shadow, MLP) Let’s Face It I’m Cute (11 Acorn Lane)
Emperor’s New Clothes (NateWantsToBattle Cover) Nightmare (Set it Off) Animal I Have Become (Three Days Grace) Perfect Insanity (Disturbed) Animal (Chase Holfelder Cover - Minor Key) Animal (Conor Maynard f. Wiley) Counting Bodies Like Sheep (To The Rhythm of the War Drums) (A Perfect Circle) Monster (Skillet) Another Way Out (Hollywood Undead) Control (Halsey) The Devil In I (Slipknot) Mad Hatter (Melanie Martinez) Murder! (Boyinaband) Exorcism (Cyber Diva) Monster (Gumi) 12 (Hachimitsu Sake) The Things I Deserve (Maika) Now That You’re Dead (The Used) A Little Piece of Heaven (Avenged Sevenfold)