North Stars - Peter Parker X Reader (Soulmate AU)
A/N: I heard that @tbholland was having an AU night last night and decided to write this as quick as I could, hope it’s good and that you guys like it (sorry if it’s a bit late btw, I tried to write this before today and failed xD) 💜💜
You never really believed in North Stars, to you they were just another set of soulmates who found each other in a different and rarer style, buy to everyone else they were more than just soulmates, soulmates made each other happy and the had either similar interests or completely different that they learned to love, North Stars were homes, the person you would never leave, and you only ever had one North Star, you could have multiple soulmates. How it worked was that every 25 years, two people were given compasses that would lead them to each other and they would live happily ever after when they finally found their North Star. But there was a catch, every 25 years, the compasses were only given to people on their 15th birthday, as to give them more time to find their North Stars as everyone theorised. The truth was, no one really knew why it was a thing.
You had heard that Peter Parker, funnily enough, your best friend, had received one. Rumour was that his was acting weird, like it was constantly near some kind of magnetic field, which meant his North Star hadn’t received one. No one expected Peter to get one, but you somehow knew, the little bit of hope knew he would be the one to get the next compass, and you were so afraid that you wouldn’t be next.
That’s why you were dreading when you woke up on your birthday, Sunday, the day before you would have everyone asking you if you had gotten one, it was the same for every other fifteen year old, and you knew you wouldn’t be any different. You sighed before smiling, hearing the rushing steps of your little brother as he ran into your room, pushing the door open and jumping onto your bed, just missing landing on your stomach.
“Hey! Watch it, kid! You could’ve killed me!” You said jokingly, pulling your brother into a hug as he tried to squirm away.
“Let me go! I regret this! Someone help!” Your brother called jokingly as you gave him a kiss on the cheek before letting him go, deciding to just go through the day in your pyjamas, it was your birthday right? You planned on just having a family day inside anyway, it was oddly better that way.
“Hey Y/N! You have two packages! One’s from that Parker kid and the other’s unmarked. What should I do with them?” You heard your older sister call as you walked into the kitchen with your little brother, your sister walking in seconds after you with the packages.
“Um, I guess keep them both, could you put them in my room, please?” You asked, kind of confused. Yes, Peter always sent you packages on your birthday, but the truth was, you had been ignoring him ever since he got his compass in fear that he would only talk about his North Star and what they would be like, the thought alone brome you every time. And the unmarked package spoke for itself really, but your parents very openly assumed what it was.
“Maybe it’s your compass? Why don’t you open it? Or are you going to open Peter’s first like always?” Your mom asked, making you blush slightly as you looked at the dining table you were now sitting at.
“I uh, think I’m going to wait to open Peter’s this year, save it for last I guess.” You said, still looking at the table, your flustered look now replaced an unsure gaze.
“O-okay, what about the unmarked one? Do you want to open that now?” Your mom asked and you shook your head.
“I’ll open them later, right now I just want to spend time with you guys.”
Which was what you did, watching whatever movies you could find as the two packages sat in your room, two of them being very important, just in two different ways.
You walked into your room, tired, but not enough to fall asleep just yet. You got a few things from your family, nothing too big, but you still wondered what the unmarked package was. That was when there was a knock at the door, your dad going to answer it as you sat on your bed and grabbed Peter’s gift.
You opened up the box and immediately came face to face with something you didn’t expect, it was a little spider necklace on top of a white/light pink corsage. You smiled before hearing a tap at your window, somehow knowing that it was him as you quickly let him into your room.
“So? Will you be my date to Homecoming?” Peter asked and you nodded, smiling before your face falling slightly.
“What about your North Star? What if you find them before then?” You asked, unsure about what he would do. Would he leave you for them? Would he stay with you out of pity before going to find them? You really weren’t sure.
“They can wait, Y/N, I’ve known you forever and I really care about you. It doesn’t matter where my North Star is, they can wait, I want to spend time with you like I would them. You’re special to me, and if that means not finding the person for me just to be with you for as long as I can, then I won’t go out and find them, and if they find me, they’ll have to wait.” Peter said and you smiled before your dad knocked on your open door, a slight smile on his face as you and Peter looked at him holding a package for you.
“Here you go, Y/N/N. Peter, you better be careful with her, otherwise I won’t be the one you have to worry about, you’ll need to keep your eyes open around her mother.” Your dad said as he passed you another package, this one only having “Congratulations!” on it, you furrowed your eyebrows as Peter nervously nodded at your dad.
“Do you know what this is? That’s two kind of unmarked packages I’ve gotten today, and I don’t know which one’s creeping me out more.” You said before Peter grabbed the other one and inspected it slightly, shaking it ever so slightly to hear nothing, even though the box was heavy. “That one freaks me out more, definitely.” You said as you pointed to the one in Peter’s hand, him nodding in agreement as he held it normally again.
“On the count of three?” He said, well, more like asked and you nodded, the both of you sitting down as you let out a sigh.
“Three!” You both said as you started opening the packages, Peter opening the one he had much faster as he dropped it on the ground, making you look up in time to see something fly out of the box.
“Shit! What the fuck is that?” You asked as you grabbed a wooden plank that was once apart if your old bed, one that you destroyed a couple weeks ago and kept this piece, just in case.
“How am I supposed to know?” Peter asked before trying to web the thing, unintentionally making it fly towards you as you batted it away with the plank, but it didn’t stay down long before you went into the hallway and grabbed the baseball bat your dad bought years ago that no one ever used. Until now at least.
“Peter! I got the bat! Open the window wider!” You said as you ran back towards your room, your family hearing he commotion and following you as Peter opened the door and, seeing your family, jumped onto your bed and flipped, grabbing the thing before throwing it your way. You swing the baseball bat and the thing goes flying out the open window, both you and Peter running towards the window to close it as the thing came flying back.
“I thought you were the tech nerd, that why I asked. Look, it’s all technology, it’s hidden, but not very well.” You said, still breathing a but fast before the thing moved and you backed up, that was before seeing it hold up a congratulations sign, it set off a mini firework before backing up, blowing itself up as pieces of it went flying.
“What was that?” You heard your sister ask as you and Peter shrugged, turning around and leaning on the wall next to each other before you little brother walked up to you with something in his hands.
“Y/N! It’s your compass!” He said, making you and Peter freeze slightly, knowing what that meant as you slowly took it from your brother, seeing the compass pointing towards Peter as you started to smile.
“Well, I never expected that one.” You said as you both smiled, Peter kissing you as you both smiled, your brother making disgusted noises as he turned away. You pulled away from Peter before his pocket beeped, he pulled it out and you saw that it was from Tony Stark.
“Hey guys, um, I’m gonna quickly take this. Y/N, could you come with me?” Peter asked and you nodded, following out the door as he led you up to the roof, answering the call as soon as you both got there.
“Hey guys, how’d you like my gift for Y/N? I mean, it kinda blew up practically in your faces, but I heard that you guys are North Stars and decided to have a little fun.” Tony said, making you sigh a little in relief as Peter smiled at you, but that was before you realised what he said.
“Wait! How did you know?” You and Peter asked at the same time, earning you a slight laugh from Tony as he looked at you through Peter’s phone.
“You guys are really uneducated in this, everyone knows before you, it gets spread by someone at the right time so, by the time the last person gets their compass, everyone knows. Trust me kids, you’re gonna be the stars of the school for this, no one gets a break after becoming a North Star. My friend was apart of the last pair, she’s still gets asked about it, and it’s been 25 years.” He said and you and Peter looked at each other, not really knowing what to say before something on Tony’s end started beeping, bring your attention back to the billionaire. “Sorry children, Uncle Tony has to go deal with a few things, be good. Oh, and don’t let anyone get to you tomorrow, it’s a good thing that your North Stars, no heartbreak. Bon voyage!” Tony said before hanging up, leaving you and Peter a little stunned before you looked at each other again.
“Well, um, I didn’t know he cared so much.” You said, slightly laughing in disbelief, as Peter smiled at you.
“It really depends on how he’s feeling. But uh, what about tomorrow? How are we gonna deal with work and stuff if everyone wants to know about… This.” He said, holding up his compass a little as you shrugged.
“I guess we’ll figure it out, somehow.” You said and he smiled at you, kissing you again like you had been together forever, which it was already starting to feel like.
Not that you complained.
A/N: As usual, don’t know how good this is, sorry for any mistakes, but I really like this AU and I’ve been trying to write it for ages, but this is the best I’ve written on it, so this is the one I’m posting xD
“I love your pyjamas by the way.”
“Shut up, Parker.”