Wade has never had a real family before, which means he’s never celebrated Thanksgiving. So when Peter tells him that Aunt may wants Wade to join Peter at her house in Queens to celebrate he doesn’t know what to do with himself.
The whole while he’s getting ready he’s bombarding Peter with questions. What if she doesn’t like me? What if the scars scare her away? What if she thinks I’m not good enough for you, baby boy? What does she think of cussing? What if she makes me break up with you because she doesn’t approve of us being together? The questions never end but Peter assures him that May will love him like he was her own, she welcomes everyone with open arms.
On the big day they arrive at the house and Peter gives him a tour. He shares the memories of growing up here under the care of Uncle Ben and Aunt May, how much Ben would’ve loved to see that Peter now has someone in his life who loves and cherishes him like nobody ever has. That this someone is Wade.
May greets Wade with a big joyous hug. She smells like safety and motherly love and Wade never wants to leave her comfort. To be fair, everyone feels that way about the sweet old lady. She wastes no time running around the house, gathering old photo albums of little Peter to show Wade. She shows him pictures of Peter at science fairs holding trophies half his size, at Decathalons where he’s weighed down by the sheer amount of medals hanging around his neck, holiday pictures that they used for their Christmas cards and such she doesn’t let Wade up off the couch until he’s seen all of Peter’s chilhood through May’s eyes (not that he wanted it to ever end).
She asks him if questions that make Peter want to curl into a ball and hide. Is he still a neat freak? Does he still pee with the toilet seat down? How about the sleep talking? Does he get to bed at a good time? You must know how irritable he is when he hasn’t had enough sleep.
While she cooks the meal Wade offers to help out, seeing as all this food is too much work for one person (may can surely handle it but she doesn’t mind Wade being around). Wade even critiques some of her cooking methods and seasoning recipes. At first May is a little reluctant to take his advice but as it turns out, Wade is an amazing cook.
They eat together in harmony, laughs and warm smiles being exchanged at the table as often at the bread rolls are being passed around. Wade feels so at home, like he belongs here and his presence is valued. He feels loved and he can’t seem to comprehend the fact that if he weren’t here he would be missed.
They finish the entire turkey, the three of them. May makes Wade promise he’ll come back soon so she can fatten him up. Peter is happy and blushing the whole time, glad that the two of them get along so well. He makes a (semi-joking) joke about May stealing Wade from him because she can cook. they walk out the door May tells Peter to come back soon and that Wade is welcome any time. And for once, Wade does feel welcomed and it’s one of the best feelings he’s ever felt.