Fandom: Marvel Paring: Peter Parker/Spiderman x Reader Summary: What starts as help with classwork gets complicated when Peter Parker’s night job and you last name start to conflict. Not everything is what it seems, and strange things are getting stranger. No request. I’ve just recently developed an obsession with Peter Parker, and was dying to write something with him :)
You had tunnel vision. The sounds of classmates gossiping and lockers slamming fell away, your eyes locked on the boy with curly brown hair. You tugged down your black jean skirt nervously and made your way to the cafeteria table where the boy sat. The closer you got the more aware you were of his gaze, locked on a crush of his own. You overheard him and his friend discussing the girl- Liz Allen- as they gawked. While it stung a bit to see him wrapped up in someone else you were not about to give up. You were, after all, a Stark. Go big or go party. You told yourself, repeating your father’s mantra to give yourself a boost of confidence.
“Hey Ned,” you said, startling the boys and making them jerk their heads up at you in unison. “Oh! Hey Y/N!” Ned said, smiling at you. You had known Ned for a year now and were one of the first people to be nice to him when he changed schools. He didn’t exactly fit in, but then again neither did you. “Cool shirt.” he said pointing to your black tee. You looked down at the Stranger Things logo and smiled. “Yeah, I can’t wait until the next season. We should have a binge marathon.” Ned nodded enthusiastically. “You can come too- Peter, right?” The smaller boy hadn’t lost his expression of shock but also studied you as you chatted with him and his friend. “Uh, y-yeah. Peter Parker.” You knew his name, having had an off and on again crush on the nerdy-friendly type. But you figured acting too eager would bring shame to the family name. “Well Peter Parker you’re more than welcome. Though I can’t promise Liz Allen will be there…” you smirked as red ran across his cheeks. “You uh, you heard us?” “Hard not to.” you said, “but fear not. I didn’t just come over here to address your concerning stalker tendencies.” Ned and Peter gave embarrassed smiles as you sat down across from them. “I actually wanted to ask for your help,” you looked at Peter, noticing for the first time that his eyes were almost the same deep brown as his hair. “We’re in physics together. I sit behind Liz.” you added with a smirk, knowing full well he probably never looked past her. “So I don’t blame you for not noticing.” “I’ve noticed you.” Peter said and then immediately started backtracking. “I’ve noticed you’re there. In class. That you’re in that class.“ You interrupted, trying to help him before he dug a deeper grave. “Well I’m having a hard time lately, I just can’t seem to wrap my head around the homework. Mr. Graves suggested that I ask you for help.” You held you breath, watching Peter consider and then start to doubt the request. “I get the basics. It’s just the last few classes.” you said quickly trying to save yourself before he shut you down. “Y/N, I’m sorry, I- I’m just really busy. I got this new job and it’s…well it’s keeping me up really late-” Peter tried to explain. But as he stumbled for an excuse you got the picture. You stood up to leave, “I get it.” you said “sorry to bother you.” “See you later. By Ned.”
Ned nudged Peter. “Dude, what the heck?” “What?!” Peter exclaimed. “You know I’ve got a lot on right now.” his eyes widening to indicate he was talking about the whole Spiderman thing. “It’s just a few sessions. Plus Y/N’s awesome! Do you know how many guys would kill to spend time with her?” Ned encouraged “Yeah, how do you know her anyways?” “I’ll tell you later, go! Stop her!”
“Y/N,” you turned at the sound of your name, almost crashing into Peter as he bolted over to you. He grabbed your arms, steading you from the near collide. “sorry.” he said quickly removing his hands. “I’ll help you.” “You sure?” you cursed yourself silently. Never ask if a guys sure. If he has to think twice he’s not worth your time. You heard your father say in your head. “Yeah. I don’t start my er, shift, until way after school. You free tonight?” “Yeah, thanks so much!” you said feeling a few butterflies come to life in your stomach. You clutched you books closer to your body to try and stifle them. “Do you live nearby? Or would a Starbucks be better?” you asked “Uh,” Peter thought back to his nosey (but endearing) Aunt May and cluttered bedroom, “Starbucks. The one near the subway station.” “Perfect. See you there.” you said turning to leave, “thanks again.” As you were leaving Ned appeared next to Peter. “Nice recovery. Now all you have to worry about is your webbing unexpectedly exploding in your backpack. Or your mask falling out of your pocket.” “Well I didn’t know I needed to worry about that,” said Peter watching you walk away. There was something about you that felt familiar and scary all at the same time. “But now it’s top of the list.” “Next to aliens,” Ned offered. “Next to aliens.” Peter confirmed.
i both love and hate the line “if you’re nothing without the suit then you shouldn’t have it” love for the meaning it holds for Tony when Steve asked him what he was without the suit and i could write a paper on this but basically Tony has always had trouble with his self-worth which the suit really guides him through and honestly his multi movie arc is a beautiful emotional journey
but also hate it because Peter, Petey, little bug dude?, the suit isn’t just a suit for him. Tony Stark is Tony Stark, with or without the iron man suit, people know who it is behind the mask, but Peter Parker? Peter Parker is a teenager with a secret identity and hero complex. Peter Parker doesn’t have the luxury of money or his own building that he can arm to the teeth with protection. It’s just him and his aunt in a little apartment in queens. yknow i can’t put my finger on the right words but despite the similarities in the way becoming super heroes shape Tony and Peter, the suit is something very different for both of them and tony’s line has a far different meaning when applied to Peter’s situation that i just don’t think is fair
Most ironic thing? Tony looks far better in Spidey Homecoming PHYSICALLY than in Civil War. I mean… It could be just me, but he looked so tired and pale and drawn in CW. In this one, he looks healthier. He has an entirely different vibe.
Maybe at the end of the day, shaking off Team Freeloader was good for him. Well, technically, we have been saying that all along, but it’s nice to have official confirmation.
Can you imagine how good it would be if instead of rebooting spiderman again they just kept Andrew Garfield and make Peter an adult (which he, yknow, should be) for once. Like. Can you even imagine. Adult human disaster Peter Parker in the mcu. Glorious
Man like I don’t want to be a downer about Homecoming (except about the fact that so far it really does look like it’s a Miles Morales movie with Peter pasted on top, down to the fact that that is not Ned Leeds that is Ganke Lee, I want to be a downer about that because it’s not cool to be lifting Miles’ characters and relationships) but my feelings are already on twitter so they might as well be here too: gosh I miss Andrew Garfield’s Peter.
The Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer has been out for less than 12 hours and I get on Tumblr to see endless posts of people complaining about Tony Stark, a post comparing Tony Stark fans to Donald Trump supporters, and anonymous hate mail in my inbox because I’m excited about Tony being in Spider-Man.
Like honestly let us like what we like guys, I’m so tired of this fandom. It’s okay if you don’t like Tony Stark, you don’t have to, but please stop trying to bring down and hate on the people who do. It’s like some people think we’re genuinely fundamentally bad people for liking a specific fictional character, and I don’t get it.
Growing up, I went to predominantly white schools. I was often the only one at my school who looked liked me. I went to parochial school for kindergarten through 8th grade during which I was the only black girl in my class until 6th grade. And when I entered high school, I was one of maybe 6 black girls total in my class (3 of whom were half white so 1 of 3 completely black girls). High school was a rough time because this was when things like homecomings, dating and proms became relevant.
This is when it began. This is when I realized I would forever feel in competition with non-black women. I didn’t see it coming, I thought high school was going to be an opportunity to meet people who didn’t just see my skin color. I thought high school was going to be a chance to reinvent myself and expand my mind and my circle of friends. Meet boys. Fall in love. Live out my very own Taylor Swift circa 2009 music video. BOY WAS I WRONG.
Not only was I completely ostracized from the other girls at my all girls school (lolz) but boys (at the all boys school school across the street) didn’t take a second look at me. In fact, I had a better love life in middle school (probably strictly for the fact that it was a smaller pool of girls to choose from) BUT REGARDLESS, high school was a lost cause. I didn’t get asked to freshman or sophomore homecoming, and I got asked to my junior prom by my gay best friend (shouts out to Big E tho). I was in a proverbial drought when it came to boys. My white friends? Not so much.
I stood on the sidelines and watched as they got asked to dances, asked out on dates. I listened and gave my poorly grounded advice when they told me their boy problems. All the while waiting for my turn. (Which did eventually come by the way, just not until after high school was over).
The question I’m posing is, are we as black women in a sort of competition with women of other races? In short, I’d say yes and no. Yes on our side, no on everyone else’s. Let me explain.
Black women have been painted in a negative light for centuries. We’re somehow simultaneously overly sexualized and seen as a way for men to live out their fantasies but yet, at the same time viewed as “too strong” and borderline masculine. We’re too loud, too ratchet, not gentle enough, not meek enough. THE LIST LITERALLY GOES ON AND ON. If we twerk, we’re ghetto and a stereotype, but if a white girl does it, it’s a turn on and impressive that she can keep the beat. How this works, I’m not entirely sure. I try to just chuckle at the different expectations but after a while it does get rather irritating.
We see it as a competition (potentially), because we notice that we’re not being noticed. And not even just not being noticed by white men. Not noticed by any men, ever. Not even black men. It sounds dramatic but it really does start to feel like that after a while. So to us, it feels like we have to do so much more to compete with women of other races. But then, it’s not a competition because we’re not really ever in the running. (Such was my experience in high school. If you had a different experience then I’m literally so happy for you real talk).
Here’s what I have to say to you if you’re currently going through what I went through in high school. You are so beautiful and so unique in so many ways that little boys don’t really know what to do about it. At this stage, they want what’s familiar, what’s safe, what isn’t going to attract attention. If I had known this in high school, I would’ve just sashè’d through the halls like Rihanna down the Victoria’s Secret fashion show runway. But I didn’t see how beautiful and unique I was at the time.
Let me just tell you, NOTHING is wrong with you. Yes you are strong, but you are also gentle. You are sweet, intelligent, kind and lovely. Your time is coming.
MCU Rumours Roundup - Pepper Potts in Spider-Man; Hawkeye in Ant-Man & The Wasp; Nick Fury in Captain Marvel; Red Skull returns; Stallone's character; is Millie Bobby Brown in the MCU?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that the cinematic event that is AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR started filming back in January, and almost every day we’re getting confirmation on certain actors that are turning up for filming.
Of course - if I understand it correctly, INFINITY WAR and AVENGERS 4 (come on, Marvel, give us an actual title!) are not such much filming back-to-back, more filming simultaneously. Any given day could be filming for either film. So, when we see an actor turn up for filming, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be in INFINITY WAR, we may have to wait until 2019 to see their character in the next part.
Of course, also filming right now, is BLACK PANTHER. A few street scenes have been caught on camera, and we now know that Letitia Wright will be playing Shuri - T'Challa’s sister, and a future Black Panther herself.
We recently got the new SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING trailer, got our first official look at Michael Keaton as the Vulture, saw lots of Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark (and Iron Man), but also got confirmation that Chris Evans filmed a cameo scene as Captain America.
But enough of what we DO know, this entry is about what we don’t, or ‘might’ know.
Is Pepper Potts in SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING?
The latest rumour surfacing is that Gwyneth Paltrow may well have a part to play in the new Spiderflick. Pepper hasn’t been seen since IRON MAN 3 back in 2013. She was referenced in AGE OF ULTRON, and whilst there were rumours Paltrow had filmed scenes for last year’s CIVIL WAR, but once again, all we had were references. Quite important references, mind, as it was revealed that things were not great between Tony and Pepper.
HOMECOMING will not only see Downey Jr in action, but Jon Favreau has also been confirmed as Happy Hogan, another character that’s not been seen since 2013. If Happy’s back, why not Pepper? Hell, if they’re in it, can we also expect an update on James Rhodes’ progress after War Machine’s nasty fall in CIVIL WAR? Of course, having said that, if the film does feature Downey Jr, Favreau, Paltrow and Don Cheadle, then SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING would risk becoming IRON MAN 4.
Whilst we’re on the topic of SPIDER-MAN though, let’s discuss the most recent rumour:
SPIDER-MAN to leave the MCU already?
It was a joyous occasion for fanboys, when it was announced that Sony, Marvel and Disney has made a deal and our friendly neighbourhood webslinger would be swinging into play in the same sandpit as his MCU pals. Even if it did mean a third reboot of the character this side of the millennium, most were excited to see how the most famous Marvel character interact with the other characters.
In 2016, we got the taster, with Tom Holland taking the mantle from Andrew Garfield (and Tobey Maguire before him), coming in as one of the highlights of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, sparking the relationship with Tony Stark at the same time. We have HOMECOMING coming out in July this year, and we know that Holland will be reprising the role again in the next two AVENGERS films, and the greenlit solo SPIDER-MAN sequel… but that might be it.
Recent interviews with Amy Pascal (from Sony), suggest that might be where the partnership with Marvel and Disney end. Now that might just be when the current contract’s expire, and a new contract could well be drawn up. But what if that’s the end… What happens next?
Sony recently announced a VENOM film, as well as film featuring Black Cat and Silver Sable - but neither outing will be connected to the MCU. In fact, right now, they probably won’t even feature Spider-Man himself. A bit odd, if you ask me. I could understand them being disconnected from the MCU (so that Sony don’t have to share any profits), but not to feature the main character that links them all… I don’t think that’s the best move. But, then, I think it might only be a temporary thing. I wonder if, once the contract with Marvel is done, and Peter Parker returns back to just being a Sony property, then we’ll get webhead interact with these characters in future Spiderflicks?
The problem is… once we’ve had Parker interact with the likes of Stark, Rogers, Quill, Romanov, Banner and Strange… will we want him to go back into isolation? One of the perks of this shared universe is that heroes can pop up - sometimes unexpectedly so - in other character’s films. Chris Evans’ small cameo in THOR: RAGNAROK was a lovely touch. Chris Hemsworth in the mid-credits scene of DOCTOR STRANGE… That’s what we want in future Spiderflicks. We also want them to be good - nother reason Sony should keep the partnership going with Marvel and Disney!
Speaking of characters popping up in other character’s movies:
Will Hawkeye appear in ANT-MAN & THE WASP?
Renner is now filming his part of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, but latest rumours are that Hawkeye will be featured (in some degree) in ANT-MAN & THE WASP.
Clint Barton was first glimpsed in a single scene in THOR, before getting mind-controlled by Loki in THE AVENGERS. We then didn’t see him again until AGE OF ULTRON, where he retired for family life, only to return the very next year for CIVIL WAR. Of course, he’s now on the run as are all of #TeamCap.
Scott Lang was on TeamCap too, so it makes sense they might be fugitives together. We saw a post-credit scene in CIVIL WAR that showed where Bucky went too (suggesting we could see Sebastian Stan pop up in BLACK PANTHER), but nothing is know of the rest of the team. Considering Falcon featured in the first ANT-MAN film, could the sequel be where (almost) all the team are hanging out? We know Anthony Mackie is pretty much for anything when it comes to the MCU, so I wouldn’t be surprised if both Renner and Mackie join Paul Rudd.
We know that Evangeline Lilly has stated she won’t be appearing in INFINITY WAR as Marvel wish to turn Hope Van Dyne into Wasp during the ANT-MAN & THE WASP rather than rushing it in a film with a gazillion other characters to service. This surely must make us ask… will Hawkeye, Falcon and Ant-Man actually be appearing in INFINITY WAR, or will their appearances be kept off until after ANT-MAN & THE WASP like Wasp? It’s possible.
We don’t actually know at what point the movie takes place. It’ll be the first film out after INFINITY WAR, but does it take place afterwards chronologically, before, or during? Maybe a bit of everything. Until we get more information, we’ll just have to guess.
But what about another rumour that ties to ANT-MAN…
Is Millie Bobby Brown playing Cassie Lang in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR?
Of all the rumours I’m discussing here, this is probably the least likely, but one that’s still fun to talk about. Recently, STRANGER THINGS star Millie Bobby Brown was seen 'behind the scenes’ on the set of INFINITY WAR… and it could be just that. She was watching some films being shot with the Russo Bros as they directed. Celebrities visit other sets all the time. Could be nothing. Ooooor… she could have a role in the films!
A few character’s have been rumoured, but possible the most interesting is that she could be playing Cassie Lang aka Stinger (Scott Lang’s daughter). Cassie has already appeared, of course, in the first ANT-MAN film, played by Abby Ryder Fortson - who is currently 9 years old. If Brown is a recast, then she’ll have been aged up to 13… not a massive jump I guess, but significant at those ages. If that’s the case for the Avengers movies, then it’s logical we could see Brown in ANT-MAN & THE WASP too… unless there’s some time trickery at hand. Which is possible considering the subject matter.
Other characters suggested for Brown include - Kate Bishop (a future Hawkeye) and Squirrel Girl (but won’t Anna Kendrick be upset!?!). Personally, I like the idea of Brown as Stinger… so that’s the one I’m focussing on.
Will Nick Fury appear in CAPTAIN MARVEL?
It was assumed - but just about everyone - that Samuel L Jackson would be in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, but that might not be the case. Jackson doesn’t seem to know if he’s in either of the upcoming Avenger outings… unless he’s just playing games with the media… but what he has hinted at, is that Nick Fury might be popping up in CAPTAIN MARVEL. Right now the only character we know is appearing for sure, is Carol Danvers (to be played by Brie Larson) the title character. It makes sense Marvel will want to connect the character to the rest of the shared universe, so why not whack Fury in there?!
Nick Fury was all over the first phase of the franchise, appearing in five of the first six movies He really acted as the connecting force, that brought the characters together in THE AVENGERS. Phase 2 cut back on his role though. He had a fair amount to do in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, but with that film effectively breaking up SHIELD (unless you watch AGENTS OF SHIELD - where you’ll know the truth), Fury’s appearance in AGE OF ULTRON was little more than a glorified cameo. Fury has been AWOL in Phase 3 so far…
… and whilst suggesting when we might see him next, Jackson also may have given away what Nick Fury has been up to…
Is the Red Skull returning to the MCU?
It was well noted that Hugo Weaving didn’t have the best time on CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, with suggestions that - should Marvel wish to re-use the character - it might involve a recast (Christoph Waltz seemed to be a name fans bounced around), but recently Weaving seems to have gone back on that, and would be happy to return. If that wasn’t a major hint, then an interview with Jackson (whilst promoting KONG: SKULL ISLAND) almost cements the return. Jackson reasons that, whilst Civil War was tearing the team apart, Fury was off searching for 'the Skull’. Whilst many have figured Red Skull could act as a lieutenant for Thanos in INFINITY WAR (his disappearance was tied to the tesseract, one of the infinity stones), he could well show up in CAPTAIN MARVEL instead (or as well as!).
If Nick Fury, and Red Skull appear in CAPTAIN MARVEL, that would definitely sync the film with the rest of the movie series, no problems - whilst also establishing an awesome cast from the get-go.
The final rumour I’m going to discuss though, brings us back to the present… focussing on the next film to be released -
Who does Sylvester Stallone play in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2?
We know he’s in it, but for an actor that is credited in the posters, it’s interesting that we don’t actually know who he’s playing. It’s been pushed around that he’s just a member of the Nova Corp, but I think we can assume, for them to cast Sly AND whack him on the credits (grabbing the 'with’ credit at that) he’s going to have a higher profile that 'that guy in that scene’. It’s also been suggested by director James Gunn, that Stallone’s role is likely to pop up again in future films. That could just mean GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 3, or maybe even CAPTAIN MARVEL (?)… or he’ll be yet another name to add to the INFINITY WAR line-up…. so he as to be someone special, right?
The most likely seems to be Richard Rider, the Nova Centurion Prime. A character that gets killed by Thanos in the comics…so that would make sense to have his character introduced beforehand. Another rumour is that he’s playing Adam Warlock. I still am of the mind the MCU won’t have that character though, making use of Paul Bettany’s Vision instead. So yeah, my money is on Nova Prime.
And the good news it… we don’t have long to wait! For UK audiences, we have less than a month! Personally, I can’t wait. There’s so much to look forward to over the next few years in Marvel land, and so much to speculate on as we wait for them!
This oneshot is 5358 words of pure love. I started this after my very first oneshot. I couldn’t figure out where I wanted to go with it. I love the Backstreet Boys and this song. I always thought it was perfect for Cory and Topanga and Rucas. I finally figured it out and I hope you enjoy.
Long as You Love Me
It was Friday, two
weeks before Homecoming at Abigail Adams High. Riley and her friends were so
excited. They were sophomores now and had settled into the high school routine
pretty well. They were all taking part in different clubs and activities and
Homecoming was the highlight of football season. Homecoming was a time-honored
tradition and Riley was eager to participate this year. Last year the triangle
had just ended and they were all still adjusting to things.
was planned and each day would have a different theme. The gang probably
wouldn’t participate in every activity but wanted to show their school spirit.
Every day had a different theme with prizes going to the three people in each
grade that best represented the day’s theme. All you had to do to participate
was wear clothes from the different eras that were chosen for that day. Monday
would be 60’s Day. Tuesday was 70’s Day. Wednesday was 80’s Day. Riley’s
favorite day would be 90’s Day and Friday would be School Spirit Day. The whole
week would end with a pep assembly and the football game on Friday night
followed by the Homecoming Dance.