Identity Part Three (Peter Parker x Reader)
Word Count: 996
Pairing: Peter Parker x Reader
“Holy fuck.” The profanities left your mouth in a whisper as you stood in shock at the gruesome Lizard creature that stood before you. It was like your mind stopped working as you stood helplessly before one of the infamous villains of New York City, The Lizard. His blood thirsty yellow eyes stared down at you hungrily as his deep voice roared loudly; echoing off the walls. "Run!“
You didn’t need to be told twice before you sprinted down the hall, but it wasn’t fast enough. A few seconds later you felt a gigantic claw grab you by the waist almost effortlessly and lift you in the air as you whimpered in fear. The disgusting beast brought you closer to his face causing a tear to slip down your face. This was it, you were going to die. Bracing yourself for your death that was sure to come you squeezed your eyes shut tight.
"Put the girl down ya big creep." The creatures head whipped around, a low growl erupting from it’s body at the sight of the vigilante in red and blue perched at the window to your left. "Spider-man!" The sound of his name brought relief to your body. He was here, Peter or whoever he is was here and you were going to be saved. You were going to be okay.
"Yup that’s me. Now let her go.” The hero threatened which only caused the Lizard to emit a sinister chuckle. "I’ve got a better idea, go fetch!“ At his words you felt your body being thrown through the air and out the window beside you. Ear piercing screams left your mouth as you fell towards the ground, you were surely gone for now. Waiting for the deadly impact you flinched in terror, however it never came as your fall was broken by a pair of arms wrapped tightly around your waist. "Just hold on and do as I say."
At the sound of his familiar voice you instantly relaxed into his hold, releasing a breath you didn’t know you were holding in. You nodded your head against his chest, never feeling so weak and defenceless before in your life. Spider-man lands on the other side of the school, still able to hear the monster now not too far away. Gently placing you onto the ground he guides you into a nearby empty classroom to hide. Another roar echos throughout the school causing a shiver to travel down your spine. Another tear fell at the sound, just thinking about the beast caused your body to tremble with fear.
"Hey it’s okay. You’re gonna have to hide out here though while I take care of that guy, but you’re gonna be fine okay. I’ll come back when it’s safe alright?” He spoke reassuringly, carefully wiping away the tears that now covered your cheeks as if you were a delicate flower that could fall apart at the slightest touch.
"T-thank you Peter.“ You managed to choke out in between sobs, not even worried about his reaction. Who Peter wanted to be and what he wanted to do in his spare time was the least of both your worries right now. You were sure if he wasn’t wearing his mask right now shock would be written all over his face. "How did you…?"
Sniffling you lightly pulled away from his close proximity mustering a small smile. "Don’t worry just go and kick that things ass.” A chuckle left your mouth at the end of your sentence which Peter smiled at, even if you couldn’t see it. “No problem, just remember to keep quiet."
With that he was gone leaving the door shut behind you as you hid behind the teachers desk at the front of the classroom. The shock of almost dying twice finally got to you as somewhere in between the fighting you passed out on the cold dirty classroom tiles.
When your eyes opened again they were met with a ceiling, your body feeling comfortably rested as it was tucked away in a bed that didn’t belong to you. The last thing you remembered was being in a classroom and Peter leaving to fight the Lizard guy. Turning your head to observe your surroundings you sat up on the bed. Your eyes landed on a familiar shirtless boy who seemed to be unaware of your consciousness as he began to remove the bottom half of his suit, the sight making your cheeks darken to a rosy colour.
"P-peter?” You voice came out hoarse, a result from the deep slumber you’d just awoken from. Immediately at the sound of your voice he snaps his head in your direction, a look of relief splashed across his face at the sight of you. “Y/N you’re awake. I was getting worried for a second there."
Without thinking twice you abruptly wrapped your arms around the boy, engulfing him in an unexpected hug. His shoulders stiffened at first but quickly relaxed as he hugged you in return. "Thank you. Thank you so much. I don’t know how to thank you enough-"
"You don’t have to, honestly.” You knew his words were truthful as that was the type of person Peter was. He was undeniably selfless. But you knew he deserved more than what he got in life, he deserved the world. "But you saved me Peter. I was so scared, I thought I was gonna die and-“
You didn’t get to finish your sentence as tears began to fall down your face uncontrollably as you remembered your near death experience. Peter tightened his grip on your body as your rested your head on his bare shoulder, not having any second thoughts about leaning into his touch. "Hey, hey don’t cry, you’re okay now. That won’t ever happen to you again I promise. You don’t ever have to go through that feeling again. Because i’m always gonna be there to catch you when you fall. I promise you that Y/N.”