Oh! Hopper and El and Mike and Joyce - those couple of scenes were really everything they needed. Security and friendship and comfort. Though I completely understand Hopper's concern about El and a boy! The poor guy is being tossed into the tricky end of fatherhood under very unusual circumstances, but it looks like everyone is figuring it out slowly. Together. I also love the low key bond between Hopper and Joyce - there's so much trust and affection there. El scampering back to the truck just that quick at the end was all sorts of endearing, I just loved how vividly that entire scene was portrayed! Then drabbles, yay! You did a great job of showing the early days in their relationship - the cabin sure did need some sprucing, and El's 'yuck' was too endearing. The coffee too! But it was the entirety of First that really got to me. Safe. What a way to convey so much poignancy in just a couple of words. The same goes for the dialogue in Last. I loved it. Keep up the good work, Brodie!