i really really really wish someday a guy will look at me and admire me like peter does with liz in spiderman: homecoming??? liKe just hear me out, all he does is get flustered around her and stutter and blush and like you can just SEE IT IN HIS FACE how much he admires her it’s not even a crush he literally is just infatuated with her and has so much interest with her he honestly looks at her like there’s no one else in the world and as if she’s the greatest gift to this world pLease send a peter parker my way rn thx
Does anybody else ever think about the fact that Peter Parker probably doesn’t expect to live past his mid-thirties?!
And he would just accept it too. Like one day he thought, “logically it is probably correct to assume one of my rogues will get the upper hand and kill me. I’d be stupid to think otherwise.”
And this boy just kind of lives life with this fact from now on???? It becomes a background thought, something that he knows he can’t change, so he doesn’t really worry about it.
I’m not saying Peter would be actively trying to die, but he would just always have the thought that is could be soon, it could be tomorrow. You never really know in his line of ‘work’.
So he just never plans to get married, never thinks about having kids, because in his opinion he’ll be lucky to finish college.
And I doubt he would even realize how morbid that kind of mindset is. Really at this point, it doesn’t really bother Peter. He’s just like- “I mean I’ll try to prevent it, but there is only so much I can do.”
And I imagine that after a few comments his friends would start to catch on.
Like one day Johnny and Peter were baking in the Baxter building (okay, Johnny was doing the baking, Peter was doing the eating) and they are talking about what careers they would like to pursue, and Peter makes an off-handed comment about how whatever he does, he needs to make sure to leave Aunt May with enough money to support herself.
And Johnny’s all, “you mean to help support her, like when she can’t work anymore?” because that is not what it sounded like Peter’s meant at all, and Johnny’s gut is twisting inside of him.
And Peter looks like a deer caught in the headlights as he chokes on his cookie, “oh yeah, that’s what I mean. Yup. Y’know Flame Brain these are great cookies, top notch!”
And Johnny lets him deflect, but he makes it a point to listen for anything else that sounds like that. He doesn’t like it. Not one bit.
Or one day Peter is complaining to MJ and he says something about having a midlife crisis, and Mary Jane laughs and says “you can’t have a midlife crisis Pete, your 17.”
And Peter scoffs and says, “yeah, ‘mid-life crisis’, you have to be at the middle mark of your life, duh.” Before doing a double take and stuttering an “oh! Ha! Yup, you’re right hahah!”
But it sticks with MJ. And now those innocent comments about having a mid-life crisis don’t seem so innocent anymore.
Or one time when Gwen and Peter were on his roof trying to catch sight of any stars, and she was talking about her plans after college, how she wanted to leave the US and see the world before getting married.
And Peter listened intently, but when she asks him about his own plans, he just kind of mumbled something about wanting to do anything with science. But other than that he just stays kind of quiet.
And Gwen gets this nagging feeling that that means more than what it seems.
And I feel that the three friends would have a meeting about Peter, and just come to this realization that Peter doesn’t expect to live to 40, and it just breaks their hearts, but they don’t know what to do about it, they don’t know how to fix it.
And it would be so much worse if it did happen too.
Maybe they make it to 21/22yo, Peter has one year of college left, Gwen is planning a trip to Europe for the Summer, MJ just signed with an acting agency, and Johnny and Peter have an apartment together, and life is looking good, no one expects it to happen, because why would they? They are just getting started with life, they are young and happy, why would they think this would happen?
And ‘boom’- the Fantastic Four were off planet and the Avengers were across the world, the Sinister Six attack the city and unmask Spider-Man on live TV and that’s it.
No one was there, no one was there to save Peter, and now he’s gone.
-New York is stunned and shocked, left to mourn their hero. -The News is blowing up with the footage of the public execution of the once beloved Spider-Man AKA Peter Parker. -Aunt May is heartbroken, but so proud, so proud of her son. -Johnny blames himself, can’t help be wonder if he could have stopped it if he was there. -MJ leaves, can’t stand to be in NY anymore, not without Peter being there too. -Gwen is at a lost, feeling broken and unwhole without Peter.
But at the same time, how can they be surprised? Peter knew it would happen, had made his peace with it. And if he saw it was coming, had expected it, how could they not have?