Oh these have been beyond awesome! I love it when inspiration hits you in a burst like this, even as I have to apologize for falling behind again! Allow me to fix that now . . . Oh ouch! Quite litteraly - I know that poor Mike didn't see that one coming. El understandably has battle heightened reflexes that are hard to turn off! Even for an innocent game. !! These two are just too adorable for words! I know that's a gift El will cherish! I loved the thought behind the ring too - El too is a superhero who can bring the impossible into being! What a gorgeously visceral scene this was! I could perfectly imagine every detail of it; beautiful! This was another scene I could perfectly envision - even down to El's look of determined concentration! It's beautiful to see her conquering something so otherwise mundane, and clearly Mike thinks so too! Dustin knows his stuff. Honestly you've got their banter and voices down so wonderfully - I know I say that so often but now I have to repeat it again! I loved every word of this drabble more than I can say! Eugh, Papa. I'm glad, though, that El can replace such an awful memory with a better one - even if the soda did go up her nose! She has every right to be leery! Pot . . . kettle. Aw!! I just adore how Hopper has become such a source of peace and refuge for her. What a beatiful coda to the finale. Nice save, Spock! And really, she is. !! Oh! I loved the softness and intimacy of this drabble. It's a huge step for both of them, and they both know it. Great job capturing such a large, tumultuous emotion with just a few well picked words. This was such a powerful piece that I just got goosebumps for reading it. Spock has so much grief and loss and pain to process, but it's love that's going to help him most in the end. Bravo with this one, truly! THESE DORKS JUST MAKE ME GRIN LIKE AN IDIOT, YES THEY DO! Sir yes sir! Good to see the trust and mutual respect in this one. They're figuring it out, slowly but surely. Beautiful charater study. What really is normal now for them after what they've fought for and lived through? Especially at such a young age! But they have each other to lean upon through the worst of it. Yep, and there goes my heart . . . Poor Mike, I would say that hormones are the worst but something tells me this is going to be a life long affliction. !!!!!! & Whew! Speaking of hormones! This was both sweet and intense all at once! It's hard when these kids have grown up in so many ways, and they have found a very mature love that means everything to them, but they're still just too young for certain steps. I'm glad El is aware of her boundaries and comfortable about voicing them - and, poor Mike in the meantime, but the wait will be worth it for them both. Good job tackling a tricky subject! All of these have been beyond fantastic, really, but that should come as no surprise! Thank you so much for sharing these gems, my friend! I can't wait to read more.