(Ex) Band Buddies Who Text
Thank you to anyone who read/showed love to the first (Ex)BBWT! Maybe I’m too quick to get emotional but it meant a lot :’) you are awesome humans indeed
Here’s Part 2 where Peter’s recovering from a (small) Spidey injury and the reader wonders if they’re overbearing. I just love writing these so much. Hope someone somewhere enjoys :)
Peter is Bold. Reader is Italics.
(8:03) That’s quite the shiner you have there.
(8:04) Yeah. Got into a fight.
(8:04) A fight?
(8:05) Is that really hard to believe?
(8:07) It probably wouldn’t be if you weren’t wearing a shirt that said ‘If the Silver Surfer and Iron Man team up, they’d be alloys.’
(8:08) Everyone appreciates a pun, especially a superhero one, but they don’t exactly scream ‘menacing’.
(8:09) I didn’t start the fight. Apparently I just have a face that jerks want to punch.
(8:09) Was it Eugene?
(8:10) You know Flash hates it when you call him that.
(8:10) But no, they don’t go to Midtown. At least I don’t think so. They wore masks.
(8:11) I was out in the city and they jumped me. Stole my backpack, too.
(8:11) Way to kick a man when he’s down.
(8:12) But good news for you, I always keep a spare bag in my locker. It’s yours.
(8:13) I owe you one.
(8:14) Consider it a Christmas present.
(8:15) Christmas isn’t for another seven months.
(8:15) Alright then, a belated birthday gift.
(8:16) Thank you. I really appreciate this.
(8:17) Yeah, well, your payment is to be more vigilant in the future.
(8:17) Don’t go out at night, aaaand
(8:17) Buy a guard dog. Idk.
(8:18) If I didn’t know better I’d start to think you care.
(8:19) Believe it or not I can be very nurturing.
(8:19) You just wouldn’t think so with my tough and uncompromising exterior.
(8:20) Your binder has dancing otters on it.
(8:21) It’s my cousin’s.
(8:21) If you say so.
(10:37) Did you check your backpack before giving it to me?
(10:41) What would be the point? It’s empty.
(10:41) Sure about that?
(10:42) …I was.
(10:42) Oh god
(10:42) What have you found?
(10:43) Do you prefer the term “diary” or “journal”?
(10:44) What the
(10:44) How did it get in THERE??
(10:45) I’ve been looking everywhere for it!
(10:46) Don’t worry, it’s in safe hands.
(10:46) You haven’t read any of it, have you?
(10:47) Not deliberately.
(10:47) I got confused for a second, thought it was mine and flicked through a few pages.
(10:48) There was nothing that would tempt me to keep it as leverage so don’t panic.
(10:49) That said, I really enjoyed your poem about Captain America.
(10:50) I’m a red-blooded teenager and he’s an AVENGER. We’re entitled to our fantasies.
(10:51) “His shield mighty, colours red, blue and white –”
(10:51) No shame here.
(10:52) “With a strength so fine like an Eagle taking flight.”
(10:53) Okay maybe that one wasn’t my best
(12:13) Do you think it’s weird how we text but don’t talk in person?
(12:16) Not really given how technology-dependent our generation is.
(12:16) I don’t think I’ve seen an actual book in years…
(12:17) If you want, you’re welcome to sit with me and Ned at lunch sometime.
(12:17) And Michelle.
(12:18) She rarely speaks but she’s there. Supplies the witty remark every now and then.
(12:19) Thanks, but Jason thinks it’s good for team spirit if the band engages in out-of-practice socialisation as often as possible.
(12:19) You guys can sit with us tho!!
(12:20) He’s really taking control of things, isn’t he?
(12:21) I’ve sent Kate a total of twelve emails begging her to come back.
(12:21) Nine of which were answered by her mom threatening to place a restraining order against me.
(12:22) I thought that was a bit extreme.
(12:22) Do you ever hear what you’re saying or is it mindless rambling?
(12:23) A bit of both… mostly the latter.
(12:23) But I’m not overbearing, right?
(12:24) Is that what Kate’s mom called you?
(12:25) Among other things.
(12:25) Like what?
(12:27) Let’s see
(12:27) Bumptious (probably my favourite), overweening (think I’ve exhausted every wiener joke out of that one) and five other words that I can’t remember and had to Google.
(12:28) They were all more or less a synonym for selfish. I don’t think she likes me much.
(12:28) That’s probably a safe assumption. No offence.
(12:29) I’m just thinking of the band. Jason’s methods, while well-intentioned, are driving us all to early graves.
(12:30) Have you ever considered taking over?
(12:30) Me? You’re joking. I’m no leader.
(12:31) I like to boss people around, sure, but I crack under pressure.
(12:31) I guess with great power comes great responsibility.
(12:32) Huh - how Shakespearean of you, Mr Parker.
(14:50 – Incoming Call)
“Why do you sound so confused? Don’t you have caller ID?”
“Yeah but I didn’t realise our friendship had advanced beyond texting.”
“Where are you?”
“Just leaving school no—waaait, what are you doing?”
“Can you see me?”
“The way you’re waving like that? S’kinda hard to miss you.”
“I’m walking you home.”
“Don’t go out at night – buy a guard dog – and earlier I thought of the easiest and cheapest security measure: travel with a buddy. So I present to you your travel buddy. Moi.”
“As much as I appreciate how uncharacteristically generous you’re being today… I don’t need a chaperone.”
“Think of me less as a chaperone and more as your own Scary Godmother.”
“This is ridiculous.”
“Yeah, yeah, whine whine whine. This is a perfect bonding opportunity, actually. As penance for snooping through my diary I demand you tell me all about your undying love for Liz Allan.”
(Call Ended – 00:47:10)