@WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Glad you liked Lucas' reaction to Max's news! They may be grown up but they're still just kids at heart. And I'm so glad you enjoyed "Shrine" and "Monastery" too, I had a lot of fun writing them and I just couldn't resist the image of grown up Mike and El in the blanket fort. Thank you always for reading! @Mira_Jade Oh my gosh, thank you so much for such a sweet, detailed review! It made me smile for real. Right! Canon can stick it! (In case you're wondering, the link goes to a GoDaddy commercial that's kind of stupid but always made me laugh ). I KNOW! I loved how Hopper took her in, and I just love them being each other's family. Good thing they're all HERE and HAPPY TOGETHER, right? Thank you so much! You have no idea how much it means to hear that. Thank you so much! This was one of those pieces that basically wrote itself, and I couldn't do it again if I tried. And this whole set just made me feel so warm and happy while I was writing, so I'm beyond thrilled that you felt it too. Thank you! I love them, and I think their friendship and Max and El's friendship are the only two things from Season 3 that I accept as canon. Again, thank you so much for reading and for such an amazing review! It really means a lot to me. @earlybird-obi-wan That's exactly what I was going for with all of those, so I'm so happy it came across for you! Thank you so much for reading and commenting. As always, thank you to everyone who's read these, whether you've liked or commented or just peeked in! I'm having so much fun with this challenge, both in my own writing and reading everyone else's fabulous responses, and I hope you're enjoying them all too!