guys this post means so much to me i’m gonna die
can you imagine, Aunt May and Uncle Ben (or maybe his parents, I’m not sure about Peter’s timeline… I’ll go with Uncle Ben for the feels though) taking Peter to Stark Expo so he can maybe catch a glimpse of his hero, Tony Stark?
Uncle Ben buys him an Iron Man mask and a little toy repulsor and he’s just bouncing up and down with excitement, gawking at all the cool inventions, but mostly he can’t wait to see Tony
And then he’s disappointed when he hears that Tony isn’t there, that Hammer Industries is doing the big exhibition, and he’s just so crushed
THEN Iron Man crashes the party and he’s pointing and smiling, going “Look, Uncle Ben!!! That’s him!!!”
The Hammer drones start attacking, and Uncle Ben tries to get Peter out of there, but he loses him in the chaos and Peter spots one of the drones
He’s a kid, he doesn’t really know better, but he does know what Iron Man would do
He raises his hand, fires up his little toy repulsor, and then WHAM
The Hammer drone falls in a pile of sparks and metal, and Peter turns around, startled, only to see Iron Man, Tony Stark himself, standing there
“Nice work, kid,” he says before flying off to save the day, just as Ben finds Peter and scoops him up to take him to safety
And Peter is just in awe. Iron Man thanked him. Tony Stark thought that he helped.
That he was a hero.