i just have a lot of feelings about peter and mj so here we are. (part two can be found here)
peter is not looking forward to junior year
he somehow ended up signing up for like 3 different AP classes that he definitely did not remember signing up for
but being spiderman, he barely sleeps so his memory has been out of sorts lately
anyways so the first day of school rolls around and his first class is AP bio, and ned was his partner in regular bio but Ned is taking environmental science this year
and ned is peter’s only friend
so our spidey boy is without a lab partner, until michelle walks in right as the bell rings, drops her bag right next to Peter’s laptop on the lab counter, and begins reading catcher in the rye
she’s read it multiple times, just fyi
peter is shook
because he and michelle are friends now? i mean she’s caption of decathlon now that liz is gone and he’s sort of one of the best on the team and they are sort of partners there too
so peter rolls with it
and michelle ends up making AP bio fun, for example she and peter come up with names for everyone else in their class since they sit at the back of the room
flash is named: “dumbass”.
not original, but it works for them
AP bio is usually after lunch, and so often if there is a quick decathlon meeting during lunch, peter and michelle find themselves walking together
it’s not until peter realizes he’s low on webs that he realizes the problem
Michelle is sort of his ‘other ned’ if you will
basically, she never leaves him alone
and she doesn’t know he sneaks into the labs to make more webs
this is a situation, because how is peter supposed to distract her long enough to sneak into the chem labs?
cue ned the chair guy
peter gives ned one job, JUST ONE JOB, to keep michelle distracted during lunch so he can sneak into the chem lab, test out his new webs, and get out.
but the only thing ned can talk about is his new lego millennium falcon
and michelle is not into hearing ned talk about that for more than 5 minutes because he isn’t peter
so somehow she escapes and finds herself wandering around the halls when she realizes where the hell is peter?
eventually she finds herself downstairs and she hears a strange noise from a nearby door.
so she peeks into what looks like the chem lab and low and behold peter parker is shooting webs out of his hands
the bruises, the sudden disappearances, decathlon, why spiderman was in DC out of all places…
next thing peter knows, michelle is in front of him, and she’s pissed
like, REALLY pissed
peter doesn’t catch much of what she’s saying besides the occasional “you could be killed” or “NED knows and i DON’T?” or “is this the damn stark internship?”
and peter is staring with his mouth open because even though she just found out his deepest darkest secret in the most obvious place (did he learn nothing from the aunt may incident?) her eyes are a gorgeous shade of brown and she’s kind of adorable when she’s mad
but that’s not that point
it takes peter the rest of lunch period to calm her down and to convince her not to tell anyone, not that she would, but you never know
and it takes him even longer to reassure her that he is perfectly safe and that the suit is very, very, reliable
she demands to see it, and peter refuses because they’re in the damn chem lab for god’s sake
eventually they head to AP bio, and Michelle doesn’t ask anymore questions. In fact, she doesn’t ask anymore questions for a while
peter thinks she forgot, or that she doesn’t care that much, but then a major accident happens in downtown in the middle of the night a few days later and spiderman is seen pulling people from a burning building, but no one saw spiderman come out before it collapsed.
he skips school the next day because he’s “sick” and ned brings him his homework. he doesn’t ask about michelle, because he thinks that if she really doesn’t care after all, it’s better that he doesn’t know
he’s proven wrong – because when he does go back to school and walks into AP bio, Michelle launches herself into his arms in front of the whole class.
and while afterwords she makes some joke about how peter saved their project that isn’t due until the end of the semester, peter starts to feel butterflies in his stomach.
i’ve heard that there’s been some (completely outrageous) negativity in this fandom especially directed at tom recently. some are about people getting mad that tom didn’t go to the china premiere of spider-man: homecoming when he was clearly sick and unwell. another thing i saw was that tom had apparently unfollowed all the instagrams of models that he was following because people got upset that he liked one photo of a model. i’m sure many of you follow guys or girls that you find attractive on instagram. and i’m sure there isn’t a group of people who are constantly breathing down your neck and making you feel bad for finding someone attractive. there’s plenty of other issues but these are the ones that i’ve seen most recently.
i would just like to point out and remind all fans in the tom holland fandom, whether or not you’ve been involved in this ignorance, that:
Tom is HUMAN
Tom has FEELINGS
Tom has EMOTIONS
Tom deserves PRIVACY
Tom deserves to hang out with whoever he wants regardless of gender and not have people assume that he is in a relationship
Tom doesn’t deserve the pressure some ‘fans’ put on him
Tom doesn’t deserve the shit this fandom gives him
Tom shouldn’t be sacrificing things for his ‘fans’
and last but not least, Tom Holland is just like any one of us and i’m sure if you were in his position and being pressured by people that are supposed to be supporting him and loving him, you wouldn’t like it very much either
i want you all to understand that this is not an attack on the whole fandom. heck, i’m part of this hellhole of a fandom. but it’s to those particular few who seem to have the assumption that they can control tom and have a say in his life that i want to remind that there are boundaries to being somebody’s fan. you can love them, support them, laugh for them, cry for them, but you cannot control them. they are not yours to boss around. not now. not ever.