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    Yes that's a Howl's Moving Castle reference. This is a story about Steve trying to fix himself the only way he knows how–by himself and with no support. It's how he's grown up and how he lives and he doesn't know any other way. The short version is: Steve is too paranoid and traumatized to live in his house anymore and burns it to the ground, then he moves into a trailer in the trailer park, then he gets to know his neighbor–one Eddie Munson. A lot more than just that happens, but you'll have to read to find out what!

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    2001: Steve Harrington, much to everyones surprise turns into a respected and successful scientist invents time travel.

    1986: Steve Harrington, wakes up in his 19 year body, for the first time his life feeling right again. He does his best to navigate his life 15 years ago to, except things dont go the way Steve remembers, first of all, he's in the same doomed timeline.
    Second of all he's pretty sure Vecna's on to him.
    But lastly, he doesn't remember being hit by Eddie's van in the middle of the highway.

    AKA: Steve Harrington invents time travel because eddie munson was never meant to die.
    Oh yeah, and possibly he's in love with him

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    He had to be the hero. He’d gotten used to it, honestly, even if it was usually accompanied by the presence of at least one actual child. Often more.

    He has gotten into the habit of being honest with himself since Robin. Mostly because of Robin but progress was progress. So if he is going to be honest, he would rather die a thousand times over than see any of those kids in pain. It would have been true even before Nancy and Jonathon and that tulip-faced demon happened to him. It was certainly true now.

    He’d felt the same about Eddie. That had been a bit of a surprise. The boy he’d looked sideways at if he’d looked at him at all. Nothing against Munson, he was just kind of there.

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    Second Part to ~~ It's the Start of Our Journey?

    Steve and Eddie find themselves going down different paths. Yet, somehow, they still look for each other in a crowd.
    Eddie watches as Steve comes to school with bruises. How he leaves his friends and then how he becomes a babysitter. But he can’t approach him, not this time. Because it was Steve’s fault, they were apart.
    Steve watches as Eddie moves on and laughs with his friends as Steve learns monsters aren’t always people. He finds himself alone most of the time and hates himself the longer time goes on. At least he has Nancy, right?

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    Genderbent!Eddie Munson au
    The summer of '85 was the last time any of the Hawkins residents thought they'd face tragedy on such a large scale, most of all the motley crew enjoying life without the Upside Down. Unfortunately for them, cheerleading queen Chrissy Cunningham herself turns up dead. Now it's time to break out the monster traps again while Robin and Max begin suffering a strange sickness.

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    There is no one in the world Steve Harrington has a more complicated relationship with than himself. Often, this is a comfort; it can lend context and simplicity to many situations. Sometimes, though, it just makes everything more complicated.

    OR

    Steve's relationship with his sexuality and a certain metal head DnD nerd who makes Steve's heart do funny things.

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    Steve Harrington wants to break free from the life his parents had carefully planned for him.

    Eddie Munson decides that it’s something that he can help with.

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    In which Karen Wheeler has a thing for long haired metalheads in tight jeans, and Steve is jealous as all hell.

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    Steve hardly slept anymore because of his nightmares. Every time he does, it's the same dream. He wakes up screaming every single time. Steve's scared of something. He has to be. Maybe it's the Upside-down? No, it can't be. He's been fighting goons from there for years, and he's never had nightmares this bad before. Maybe it was Vecna? But they got him. Nancy, Robin and himself had killed him. He watched him die. There was only one other thing he thought it could be.

    Eddie Munson.

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    Steve and Eddie recover from their demobat wounds together and start to fall for eachother.

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    It's a strange thing, living past the apocalypse. Life goes on, but Steve can't stop grieving the man he couldn't save.

    Six months after the events that left Hawkins split through the middle, Will goes missing...again. On a mission to rescue him, Steve gets kidnapped and finds himself trapped in the Upside Down and held captive by a gruesome monster.

    When the monster is revealed to be Eddie, Steve is thrilled, but he has not been resurrected in his original image. Oh well, that's not the end of the world, right?

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    All this to say that Steve kind of just lets things pile. And Eddie's seen a hell of a lot pile up before it makes Steve physically or emotionally unwell from the baggage. So when he walks in on fawn legs and almost trips over his own feet to get to his bed, Eddie can't help but be a bit worried for him.

    "You good, dude?"

    It's a pretty staple greeting. Other roommates make small talk or bitch and gossip. Eddie and Steve make sure the other isn't about to need a trip to the hospital. It works.

    -

    And they were roommates. Oh my god, they were roommates.

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    Steve Harringtons time with the Russians with a tad more angst.
    How does he cope with going back to high school? How is his life affected?

    I feel like Steve Harringtons trauma wasn't talked about enough so I'm gonna talk about it. I'm really bad at writing summaries if you couldn't tell so sorry about that.

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    Spiralling into a midlife crisis at age 21 and annoying your friends with your shitty attitude isn't a good look, but it's not Steve's fault life sucks, his dick is broken and Eddie Munson looks good in fishnets and heels.

    Or the story of how Mrs Harrington shacks up with Wayne Munson.

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    Dustin happily gave them the tour, rambling on and on about capture the flag and oracles and centaurs and nymphs and a million other things neither Steve nor Robin could understand, but they just let him continue. The last step on the tour was the infirmary. “Your face looks like shit,” Dustin said.
    “Gee, thanks.”
    The infirmary tent was mostly quiet, one kid was laying in a cot snoring, fresh casts on both of his arms, Steve wondered what had happened there. In a corner was someone in a pair of black shorts and a decorated denim vest, long black hair tied into a ponytail.
    “Hey, Eddie!” Dustin called.
    The person in the vest, Eddie, presumably, nearly jumped out of his skin and turned around, “Gods, Henderson.” Steve took in the sight before him, combat boots with purple laces, tattoos littered on his arms and legs. Under his bright orange CAMP HALF-BLOOD t-shirt a bit of pale stomach poked out, marred with scar tissue, like he’d been attacked by a dog.
    “Eddie, this is Steve and-“
    “Robin.”
    “Robin! They’re new, and Steve’s face is broken.”

    or;

    Robin and Steve show up at Camp Half-Blood, shenanigans ensue

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    Robin is so, so stupid.

    In a situation where Robin accidentally outs herself to Vickie, she panics and lies, saying she’s not “like that” and that she actually has a boyfriend. Whose the boyfriend, you ask? The first name she could think of that would even slightly go along with her lie.

    Eddie fucking Munson.

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    First it had been postcards. Or snow globes with beach scenes. Or even magnets with city names and tourist attractions printed on them.
    He had kept them all.

    OR A background on Steve's collection.

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    Dustin rounds up the other kids into interrogating Steve and Billy as soon as they've all gotten some of their energy back–

    "Why is Billy Hargrove calling you Baby, why did you guys make out when you woke up, and why are you ALSO kissing my Dungeon Master, Steve?!"

    It goes about as well as Steve figured it would.

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    The realization should be scary, but his perception of scary went down the drain after beating a demon with a baseball bat in Jonathan Byers' house in '83. And then being tortured by Russians in '85. So, being gay should be... it should be something bigger, he's well aware. But it isn't.

    Or: Steve Harrington likes boys and isn't freaking out about it.

    alternatively titled Ain't No Lie, Baby (bi bi bi)

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    Sometimes, he wishes it had been Vecna. At least they could’ve done something about that.

     

    If the Duffers won't address Steve's trauma I will

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