Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. 2 has come and gone, and we’re still here, drowning in our feelings about it. And a lot of those feelings are Jopper related. Because, we waited 84 years. And then, and then …when we got Jopper, it was like a switch was flipped and they went from nothing to old married couple in 0.2 seconds. IT WAS GLORIOUS.
Which means we’ve been reading fanfic. A lot of fanfic. And we’ve got some recs. Starting with …
To Slow Dance in the Moonlight by
This made me feel all the emotions. Soft Joyce and Hopper just talking seems to be my kryptonite. But they’ve been through so much and have just …never truly had someone they could talk to about all these things, not without holding back. They had to be so strong for the kids. And they deserved a moment, this moment, together. Bonus El figures them out!
(two days later) the hours in-between and after by
Just …the after. The missing days. The fluff. And yes, the smut. It’s strangely refreshing to read about these characters just taking a shower, eating and spending time together, what can I say? Those are the little comforts we want for them.
With whatever time we have (We’ll be together) by
This is as much family fluff as it is Jopper, but Jopper feels like it will always lead to family fluff, because that’s who Joyce and Hopper are, so this just works in that way. They fit together, in all the ways.
waiting for you to pull me in by
Another one that’s just family feels, though less soft and comfort and a tag more angsty because, well, Hopper deserves his worries and he’s surely going to feel a hell of a lot of guilt. It’s totally normal. Sometimes the best way to explore all those normal feelings is through fic.
Fluff, fluff, fluff. We all deserve post-reunion fluff and fics that are just Jopper, as well. And like, at this point, it’s almost like they’re married.
There will surely be many more fics to come as we wait for Season 5. But it’s good to start somewhere, and the first ones …well, they always have a special place in our hearts, don’t they?
Do you have any other favorite Jopper fics to share? Comment below!