i had a weird au thought. spideytorch, where johnny finds out that peter is actually really scared of spiders. he's like i didn't ask to be bitten by one! johnny of course finds this hilarious
That is cute! But I raise you: Peter being ridiculously chill with spiders. Spider crawling on his hand? Start doing voices for it. Spider on his toothbrush? Whatever, an irradiated one already altered the course of his entire life and gave him super-strength and sticky fingers, what’re those eight little legs gonna do by comparison. Neighbor’s kid’s lost tarantula? Yeah, it made its way down the hall and Peter’s actually been watching Netflix with it for the past two hours. He thinks its really digging Cutthroat Kitchen. It’s sitting in his hair, which is sort of nice, actually, kind of like a scalp massage. He introduces it to Johnny as his “brother from another terrarium.”
Johnny would ask what’s wrong with him, but he’s afraid Peter might answer, or try to make him kiss the spider. It’s happened before.]
“You have to give him back,” he says.
“But I was thinking of making him my sidekick,” Peter says, rolling his eyes up like he can see a spider on top of his head. “Kid Tarantula. I’ll make him a little eight legged spandex suit.”
“Whatever, I’m going to go tell the upset child where his furry monstrosity is.”
“It hurts me when you talk about my family like that.”