You- You didn’t have to bring that up. But thank you for the compliment! Also, I wanted to make Alexei actually know English cause that makes everything so much easier for me
“Welp,” You clapped your hands. “I am not needed anymore so I’m just gonna skedaddle on out of here.” You point behind you, taking small steps backwards.
Alexei tugs on your sleeve, “You’re all I have left, please don’t go.”
You look at his pleading eyes, his expression tugging at your heart. “I’m- Why don’t you come with me?” He nodded his head repeatedly, holding your hand tightly.
Three Months Later
You peak your head into Eleven’s room, the empty spare in your house now touched up to her comfort. “El? Are you ready to go to Will’s house?”
“Yeah.” She replies, stepping out of the room and walked in front of you. Alexei stood beside you, wrapping an arm around your waist. El was a bit hesitant towards Alexei at first, but after he shared his story with Hopper she quickly warmed up to him, and Cherry Slurpees.
As El said goodbye to Will, you stood with Joyce, holding her close when she got emotional. When they were done, you stood with Alexei, the kids looking at the moving truck go farther and farther. They bid their goodbyes, Mike and El being the last ones there.
“Mom?” El says, you turn your head to her, surprised that she called you that. “Is it okay if Mike comes over?” You nod your head while Alexei shakes his, you slap his chest and smile when El laughs.
“Um, Joyce asked me to give this to you.” You tell her, handing her a folded piece of paper. “Read it when you get home okay?” She nods and sits in the car, Mike following after her.
Alexei watches you go shut the door for them, nodding your head to him as you get into the driver’s seat. He smiles as he sits in the car, looking back at Eleven and Mike huddled next to each other in the backseat and thinks,
I’ve got everything and more