You played with the cheap ring on your left ring finger as Peter paid for your meal. The little sliver ring with the fake diamond shone brightly as you angled your hand towards the candle light.
This was the latest restaurant you two decided to scam by saying you were married. And it wasn’t as if it wasn’t believable because of the way you two mesh together like a couple and the way you looked at one another with such love only two best friends or a husband and wife could look at one another. But, to top it all off, you two bought cheap wedding rings off of ebay to make the story more believable.
The only issue was, you were both only 18 and fresh out of high school.
You two could have been married or could have been seen to be in a relationship by the way your worlds revolved around one another. Since Peter was the Spider-Man and was going to stay in New York for school, you decided to do the same, so that you wouldn’t leave his side. Not to mention that you both were very affectionate towards one another and shared a drunken kiss at a party when you were 16 (you decided never to talk about it).
It was when Peter kissed your temple and took your hand in his that you relinquished yourself from your own thoughts. You could still feel the pang of a long gone shiver on your spine as you gripped his hand and rose from your seat.
Peter, unbeknownst to your feelings, hadn’t realized that during all this married business, you had fallen for him and wanted nothing more than for the ring on your finger to mean so much more than it had.
“Are you ready to go? We have to meet up with Ned at our place.” Peter asked you as you nodded slowly.
Yes, you and Peter shared an apartment in the same building as his aunt. You were only roommates, but the amount of times you had found yourself in Peter’s bed as the result of a nightmare or waiting for him to come home really should’ve made you share a room.
You followed Peter down the street to your apartment, lost in your own head until you reached your apartment door, a long sigh escaping from your lips as you past Peter and laid down on the couch.
“Do you ever think that you’ll leave New York? You know, stop being Spidey and be a regular guy?” You asked, taking a glance at Peter.
He shrugged, moving your feet and sitting down on the couch by you. “To be honest, Y/n, I don’t know. I think I want to be Spider-Man until I can’t anymore.”
“Do you ever want to get married?”
In your heart, you wished he’d say yes and then say he’d marry you, but you also felt as though he wouldn’t say such a thing.
Peter flashed a small smile and rubbed your leg absentmindedly. “Yeah, I do.”
“Whenever the person I love says yes.”
“I guess that’s a good answer.” You mumbled as the loud sound of a knock on the door rang in your ears.
“Come in!” Peter hollered as Ned waltzed in like he lived there. “What’s up, man?”
“Nothing much.” Ned stated as he eyed you two for a moment before taking a seat in the chair across from you both. “How was yet another scam filled dinner?”
“It was nice.” You stated with a smile
“Don’t you two ever feel scummy about this?” Ned asked, referring to your scams.
“We’re running out of restaurants to scam.” Peter said jokingly.
“I hear this place has a discount on their cakes. How about it?” You informed.
“I can’t believe this. You two are going to get caught and you’ll both deserve it.” Ned stated.
“Hey, don’t knock it til you try it.” Peter replied with a bright smile as you sat up and leaned into him.
“I feel like you two idiots would get caught and then get married for real just to keep doing this.”
“If it means more free shit, I think we might.” You joked.
Ned shook his head. “You two are terrible people.”
“Terrible people with nice things.”
“You do realize cheaters never prosper?”
“I think we’re doing alright.”
“I’m going to go get something to drink, I’ll be right back.” You sighed, rising from your seat. “But when I get back, you better cut the shit about our smart scams.”
Peter and Ned watched you disappear around the corner as they locked eyes.
“I take it you didn’t ask her?” Ned asked, with a slightly judgmental look on his face.
“No, I panicked.” Peter groaned, running a hand through his hair.
“Yes! I panicked! She just looked so nice, and she already has that ring on her finger and she’s my best friend and we’ve never even dated how could Y/n say yes?”
“Say yes to what?” You asked, a soda in hand as you sat down next to Peter.
“Would you ever want to get married?” Peter asked.
“Well, yeah. Especially if I was in love with that person.”
“When would you get married?”
“As soon as someone asked me.”
“Really?” Peter raised a brow.
You were confused as to why you were being asked so many questions about marriage, but you went along with it anyway,
“Yes.” You nodded. “Now, why are you asking me all these questions?”
“Do you wanna get married?” Peter asked as he pulled something out of his pocket.
“W-what?” You stammered, your breath caught in your throat.
Peter took a knee before you, the ring held out to you. “It dares repeating- Do you want to marry me?”
“You want to ruin our scam with the truth?”
“Is that a no…?” Peter furrowed his brow.
“Yes! I mean, no!” You cried before groaning. “I mean, yes, I’ll marry you!”
“Oh thank god!” Peter laughed as you held your hand out to him and he replaced the ring you had on with the ring he bought.
“Well, I guess this is the end of our brilliant scam.” You said happily.
Peter laughed, “I guess it is.”
“Can we still go to that cake place and get a cake? For old time’s sake?”
“The hands resist him” In the year 2000, this painting was sold in Ebay. It had a really weird and creepy publicity that made it famous, people who stared at it said they felt a strange sensation and anxiety.
This painting was finished in 1972 by Bill Stoneham, it was sold for 1025 dolars.The people who sold it in Ebay found it abandoned in a bar, so they kept it in their home because they tough it was beautiful. They had a 4 years old daughter, and one night she said that the persons in the painting moved in the night, and the girl (doll) was trying to harm the kid with the item she was holding. The parents freaked out so they sold it in Ebay.
They added in the description that if you have problems of anxiety, or fear to this kind of things you SHOULD not buy this.
The people of the internet made a lot of investigations on the photos of the painting, and what they found it’s just creepy, the doll-girl, was holding a weird kind of battery, but applying filters to empathize the light and the hiding stuff that battery turned in a “gun” or something alike. Maybe that’s what the 4 year old girl was talking about?…
Sometimes, if you comb through eBay you’ll find cool collectibles like this 18" Remo drumhead signed by The Lumineers. It was purchased for $1,374.99 with monies going to benefit the Grammy Foundation. Read more details on eBay stories. P.S. We’re impressed with their armadillo doodle.
(Photo courtesy of eBay stories. Text by Jauretsi)