Mileven headcanons about them finally being alone for the first time after the gate was closed... hope you decide to write it!
Thanks for the prompt! It’s a bit short but I hope you like it Anon!
• No one gets to see El the after she closed the gate that night since she was super exhausted so Hopper took her home straight afterwards so she could get to bed.
• El asks Hopper when she can see Mike pretty much everyday.
• They manage to find a time when Mike can bike to Hopper’s cabin after a few days since if even one kid from school follows him El’s at risk of being known about and Hopper isn’t taking any chances since he and Dr. Owens are still trying to set stuff up so she can have a normal life.
• When Mike gets to Hopper’s place he and El are both very !!!!!!!!!!!
• Mike tells El all the stuff she’s missed out on and how the rest of the party is doing
• He tells her all funny stories about Dustin and Lucas which she responds to with soft, humorous smiles and says how she’s missed them too. He explains about Will and what he’s been through which El understands quite well having had her own experiences with the horrors in The Upside Down. He also tells her about the fun times he has with Will and his how good his drawings are and how he’d absolutely love for her to meet him since he feels they’d get along really well. When he brings up Max El at first seems pretty annoyed but when he starts to explain how awesome she is and how head over heals Lucas is for her she starts to thinks she actually seems pretty cool.
•El shows Mike all the new words she’s learned and he’s so proud of how much her social skills have improved
•She tells him about all her favourite TV shows she’s been watching while living with Hopper
• They spend hours and hours talking, both of them smiling so much their cheeks start to hurt
• Neither of them (especially Mike since, y'know he thought she was dead) can believe they finally get to see each other again and they’re just so happy and so in love ☺️
• When Mike finally has to leave he gives her big hug and says that he’ll try and bring the others with him next time.
• “I’ll visit you soon. Promise!”
“Promise”, El repeats smiling
• Mike gives her a peck on the cheek, El giggles and they both turn bright red
• Mike rides home with heart eyes and flushed cheeks, thinking about how lucky he is to finally have El back.