A/N: I just wanted to give a little snippet of Bruce and Natasha at Hogwarts, and I thought their first meeting would be really cute.
Bruce sat in the booth and tried to calm himself; he took
deep breaths, counting five seconds of each inhale and exhale to soothe him
that little bit more. When he got angry, he had all-consuming panic attacks and
it never ended well, for anyone. Besides, it was his first week at Hogwarts and
he didn’t want to get a reputation for being the kid who had panic attacks. Not
again. He dropped his head into his arms on the table, and shut the world out,
taking himself to his happy place.
“It’s Banner, right?” a gentle voice asked.
Bruce nodded his head; he didn’t want to be rude and snap at
her, but he also didn’t have the energy to explain what was happening.
“The school I was at before, we had a girl who had attacks
like this. The teachers, they told us to pretend like everything was normal
with her, to help her feel more normal,” Natasha said, as she slid into the
booth opposite him and dropped her armful of books on the table.