Prompts: 50. “I don’t think you’re ever too old for trick-or-treating.” And 51. “We’re dressing up for Halloween this year and that’s final.” With Jonathan Byers.
Pairing: Jonathan Byers x Reader
Warnings: Slight spoilers for episode 2 of season 2. Underage drinking.
Word count: 1490
A/N: I’m feeling Halloweeny and just binged five episodes of the new Stranger Things season and got serious Jonathan feels so here is a Halloween imagine. I will probably do a part 2 of the morning after . Requests are open!!! Especially for Stranger Things. I will also do a few characters from IT if you want.
It was no secret that Y/N loved Halloween. Every year she would dress up and this year was going to be no exception; even if Jonathan had other ideas. The pair had been inseparable ever since Will had disappeared and Y/N had almost been taken by the creature as well. When her best friend Nancy said she saw it too they had tried to figure it out. Jonathan had gotten involved somewhere along the way and the rest was history.
“We’re dressing up for Halloween this year and that’s final.” Y/N said sternly from her position on the Byers sofa as Jonathan was sat on the floor trying to organise his recent photos.
“I don’t understand why? It’s not like we are doing anything other than chaperoning Will.” Jonathan replied, looking up briefly to the girl who was sprawled on his sofa with her science homework. “There’s no point. Plus, we are a little too old for trick or treating.”
Y/N shot him a pointed look. “I don’t think you’re ever too old for trick-or-treating. Please Jon. Pretty please.” She battered her eyelashes and bit her lip at him and Jonathan thought he was going to have a heart attack.
“F-Fine. I suppose but I’m picking the costumes.” Jonathan agreed. She screamed in delight and attack hugged him. God, she was going to be the death of him.
“So, you hit T to zoom in, and W zooms back out.” Bob, who was dressed as Dracula, told Jonathan as he taught the teen to use the video camera. Jonathan was dressed as Ash and Y/N was dressed as Linda from Evil Dead. Both of them loved the film and so Y/N was ecstatic at Jonathan’s choice. “See? Easy peesy. Just make sure you turn off the power to save energy. There.” Bob pointed to the powers button.
Jonathan swung round and focused the camera on Y/N. “What do you think?”
She laughed. “I don’t think the camera goes with your costume.” He joined her laughing and turned the camera off and threw a casual arm over her shoulders. A friendly gesture but it made her blush slightly.
“Are you ready, Bud?” Jonathan questioned Will.
“Yeah.” Will replied with a big smile.
“Be safe!” Joyce called the trio as they walked out the door.
“We will.” Y/N called back with a smile. Joyce was really happy when Y/N had started hanging out with Jonathan. She believed the girl was exactly what he needed.
“I hope it doesn’t suck.” Bob said in an imitation of Dracula.
The trio smiled as they got into the car; Jonathan driving, Y/N shotgun and Will in the back.
“I just don’t get what she sees in him.” Jonathan said snapping both Will and Y/N out of their own worlds.
“What?” They both said in unison.
“Bob” Jonathan drew out each letter.
“At least he doesn’t treat me different.” Will muttered. “I mean I can’t even go trick or treating by myself. It’s lame.”
“What you think we’re lame?” Jonathan asked with a slight smirk.
“No. But… It’s not like Nancy’s coming to watch over Mike, you know?”
Jonathan and Y/N shared a look as they pulled up outside the Wheeler’s. Will’s friends were walking towards them. Y/N nodded to Jonathan.
“Hey, listen.” Jonathan turned around to look at Will as Will pulled on his proton pack.
“Yeah.” Will queried pausing his progress.
“If, we let you go on your own, do you promise to stay in the neighbourhood.” Jonathan said.
The smile on Will’s face grew. “Yeah! Yeah totally.”
“And be back at Mike’s by 9:00.”
“9:30?” Will tried.
“9:00.” Jonathan emphasised.
“Deal.” Jonathan held out his hand and will shook it.
“Deal.” Will said getting out of the car.
“All right.” Jonathan said as Y/N rolled down the window and passed Will the camera. “Hey, Will. Don’t let any of your spazzy friends use that, all right?”
Yeah, bye.” Will said before running over to his friends.
“Sorry I just ruined your night.” Jonathan muttered looking up at the girl next to him.
“You didn’t. But I suppose we could go to this.” Y/N handed him an orange flyer that said ‘˜Tina’s Halloween Bash’. “Nancy’s been trying to get me to go. You wanna check it out?”
“Yeah sure.” He smiled before setting off driving. Y/N pulled out her Halloween mixtape the pair had been listening to on the way to school and put it in the car. Jonathan looked across at her and smiled.
They pulled up to the house just as a guy in a floral bed sheet toga was throwing up the content of his stomach. Jonathan glanced at Y/N with uncertainty. She just laughed and hopped out of the car. He got out as well and she grabbed his hand and pulled him inside. He blushed furiously as they walked into the crowded house. Several times she had to step backwards because of someone and Jonathan had to put an arm around her waist as she hit his chest to stop them both falling.
This caused her to blush as well as him and she quickly made a beeline for Nancy and Steve who were dressed as Lana and Joel from Risky Business. Nancy, who was pretty drunk, quickly dragged Y/n to the punch bowl as Steve and Jonathan stood awkwardly.
“Plucked up the courage to ask Y/N out yet?” Steve asked. He was only slightly intoxicated compared to Nancy.
“She’d never say yes.” Jonathan looked at his shoes.
“You don’t know that until you try.” Steve said wiggling his eyebrows.
It was getting close to time to leave and get Will but Jonathan was having a hard time trying to locate Y/N. He had looked pretty much everywhere and was close to giving up when she pretty much fell on him.
“Why, hello there, sweet cheeks.” She slurred and pinched his cheek.
“What have you had to drink?” Jonathan asked, dumbfounded, as he slipped an arm around her waist to keep her upright.
“Some punch. It was very strong.” She giggled as Jonathan led her back to his car.
He was suddenly glad she had agreed to stay at his house; he didn’t want to explain this to her parents. “Okay, let’s go get Will.” He said as he buckled her into the car and then got in himself.
Will was waiting outside the Wheeler’s with Mike as Jonathan pulled up. Will said goodbye and climbed in the back.
“Hey.” He said.
“Hey, ghost fighter.” Y/N said before giggling again.
Will stared at Jonathan in shock. “What happened?”
“We went to a party.” Jonathan explained as he set off.
“The punch was good. We should have brought some for Will.” Y/N exclaimed, her hand landing on Jonathan.s arm.
“I don’t think that would have been a good idea.” Jonathan muttered as Will laughed.
They pulled up in the Byers driveway and Y/N had pretty much fallen asleep.
“How exactly are you going to explain this one to mom?” Will asked with a laugh.
“Hopefully, if she stays asleep, I won’t have to.” Jonathan replied as he got out and walked around to Y/N’s side. He slipped one arm under her legs and another under her back; even while half asleep she wrapped an arm around his shoulders and buried her face in the crook of his neck. He picked her up and Will shut the car door. They walked up to the front door and Will held it open.
“Hey, how’d it go?” Joyce said rather loudly.
Both the boys immediately shushed her and she noticed Y/N asleep in Jonathan’s arms.
“Fine, but I think it wore Y/N out.” Jonathan said quietly with a chuckle. “I’m going to put her to bed.”
Jonathan walked into his room as Will showed Joyce and Bob his haul. He laid her down on the bed and the pulled her shoes and jacket off. He pulled the covers over her and went to walk out but she caught his hand and pulled him into the bed with her.
“Stay.” She mumbled.
“Okay.” Jonathan whispered and kicked his shoes off and pulled his jacket off.
“Night, Jon. I love you.” She muttered in a slight slur and Jonathan nearly choked on air.
“What?” He asked, his voice shaking violently. But she was already asleep.