Crushed Love - Peter Parker (Tom Holland)
WARNINGS: SLIGHT CURSING, MENTIONS OF DEATH, VIOLENCE
THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR SPIDERMAN HOMECOMING, BUT NOTHING TOO DRASTIC
“Wait, does Y/N know?” Ned asked, as we sat in my room, planning what we were going go wear for homecoming.
“No. And she never will.”
“Why not, she’s your best friend, well, second best,” Ned said the last part with a wink, causing me to roll my eyes.
“I’m serious.” Ned pushed. “Ned, no. Alright? If she knew, she could get hurt, and if she got hurt I’d never be able to live with myself. So please, just don’t say anything.”
I winced at just the thought of her getting hurt.
“Alright, alright. But I can’t promise I won’t tell her how you feel,” Ned said dragging out the last word in a sing-song voice.
“What are you talking about?” I asked, trying to pretend like I was oblivious to what he was talking about.
Ned rolled his eyes, “Please, it’s obvious you like her. I don’t know why you asked Liz to the dance, Y/N would’ve said yes.”
“I don’t like her Ned.”
He rolled his eyes, “Seriously, you trust me with knowing that you’re the Spider-Man, but not with your crush?”
I looked down at my feet and crossed my arms, knowing he was right. “I don’t like her… I love her,” I mumbled.
“Then tell her! The dance would be a perfect time dude!” Ned practically yelled, slapping me arm.
“I don’t know Ned, what if she doesn’t-”
“Trust me. She does.” Ned said, before going back to whatever he was doing on his phone.
I let out a sigh, maybe Ned was right.
“Liz, why don’t you go in, I’m gonna give Peter the dad talk,” Liz’s dad said with a wink. My heart dropped into my stomach.
Liz rolled her eyes, “Don’t let him scare you too much,” she said before getting out of the car.
Vulture was talking, but I could barely focus on a word he was saying, truth be told I was terrifying.
“As long as you stay out of my way, we’ll be good,” He said with a smile. I nodded, and reached for the door handle.
“Oh, and Peter, one more thing. Make one wrong move, and I won’t hesitate to kill her,” He said. I followed his gaze, my eyes landing on Y/N.
She was wearing a gorgeous long red dress that hugged every curve perfectly. Her hair was down and her smile was as vibrant as ever.
My heart stopped and my face went pale, “Yeah, I know about her.” He said in a taunting voice.
There was an audible click, signaling the door had been unlocked. I slowly climbed out of the car.
Everything seemed to move in slow motion as I approached Y/N and the doors. “Peter? What’s wrong?” She asked, stopping me, placing her hands on my shoulders.
Her eyes sparkled as they looked into mine. Without thinking, I wrapped my arms around her in a hug. “You need to go home, it’s not safe.” I whispered, my heart still racing.
She looked at me with a confused expression, “Peter what are you talking about?”
“Just, trust me, alright?” I said, in a dead serious tone. Before she could answer I ran inside, knowing that tonight, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the dance, or confess my feelings to Y/N.
I stood there in awe as Peter ran into the school. His last words echoing in my head. Why wouldn’t I be safe?
“Y/N? Are you ready?” My best friend asked. I shook my head, “You guys go, I need a minute,” I said, waving my friends inside, leaving me the only one outside.
I rubbed my arms as a cool breeze sent chills throughout my body. I grew uneasy, thinking of what Peter said about being safe.
All of a sudden, I felt a gloved hand cover my mouth and another wrap around my waist, roughly pulling me backwards as I struggled against my captor.
“I don’t usually do this, but you know what they say about desperate times,” A voice whispered into my ear, before a sharp pain exploded in my temple, and darkness slowly consumed my vision.
I walked into the empty warehouse, seeing nothing but Vulture and a metal table.
“It’s over,” I said, my voice shaking slightly.
“Is it?” Vulture questioned before letting out a loud whistle. It was then that a man came out from hiding, pushing a girl in a long red dress in front of him.
The girl wad thrown to the floor by the force of the man. It didn’t take me long to realise who the girl was.
“Let her go!” I yelled as I began to run towards Y/N. But Vulture walked over and pulled her up by her hair, putting an Alien looking gun to her head, causing me to stop in my tracks.
Y/N let out a whimper, “Please, please don’t.” She begged, tears streaming down her face.
“She’s just an innocent citizen, she has nothing to do with this,” I said, still trying to hide my real identity from her.
“Now, now, there’s no need to act like a stranger. Why don’t you just tell the girl…” Vulture smirked before finishing his sentence with one last word, “… Peter.”
This caused Y/N to go still. “Take the mask off,” Vulture said. I stood frozen, staring at him, “Take it off!” He yelled, pressing the gun harder agasint Y/N’s head.
“Okay! Okay! Stop it, just don’t hurt her. Please.” I said, before slowly removing my mask, not being able to look Y/N in the eye.
“Peter-” Y/N started, but was interrupted by a loud crash, caused by vulture’s metal wings bursting through the ceiling and flying around the room recklessly.
“You missed,” I said, as I ducked out of the path of the wings. Vulture smirked as he threw Y/N to the ground, “Did I? Cause my distraction seemed to work.”
The wings flew around one more time, crashing into the concrete beams that held the building, before they attached to him, and taking him to safety, leaving Y/N and I.
The roof began to cave in, “Y/N!” I yelled, trying to run to her, but I was suddenly pinned down by massive blocks of concrete. Y/N’s screams echoed through the air.
“Please! Somebody. Help!” I yelled out, unable to move. “PLEASE! We’re stuck!” I screamed even louder, but I knew it was no use.
But what scared me the most was the fact that Y/N wasn’t screaming anymore. In fact, she made no effort to call out, leaving me to infer the worst.
“Y/N! Y/N! NO, PLEASE NO!” I screamed, shredding my throat. “SAY SOMETHING, PLEASE! Please.” I whispered the last word, my voice cracking and tears beginning to spill down my cheeks.
Sobs racked my body. I had to get out of here. I struggled against the concrete blocks, but each time I ended up failing.
I let out a frustrated scream that mixed with a sob. I looked down in defeat, seeing my mask floating in a puddle of water, my reflection staring back at me.
‘If youre nothing without this suit, then you shouldn’t have it.’
Those words echoed in my head, and in that moment I realised Mr. Stark was right. I gave it one last trying, and slowly but surely, I was able to lift the concrete and free myself.
As soon as I was free and climbed over the debris to where I last saw Y/N and began digging through.
Her body laid lifeless just beneath the rubble, a gash on her head allowed blood to flow freely onto the floor, and her left leg was pinned beneath a slab of concrete.
I swiftly freed her, picking up her limp body, and bringing her to a clearing.
I gently laid her down, kneeling beside her and leaned my head down, pressing my ear against her chest. A faint heart beat just barely audible.
I cupped her face with my hands, “No. No. Y/N Please, please wake up.” I begged, as tears ran down my face.
Violent sobs racked through my body, “Come on, please. PLEASE!” I screamed the last word, only to be cut off by another sob.
“Please, I can’t do this without you, I love you, Y/N, please you can’t leave me . I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry.”
“Please just wake up,” I barely got out, before erupting into another violent fit of sobs.
“Please,” I choked out, my voice breaking. It felt as if my heart had been crushed, I felt numb and empty.
“AHH!” I screamed, my fists clenched, and my body shaking. “GODDAMNIT!” I pounded on the ground with my fists, my knuckles growing bloody under my gloves, the fabric tearing.
I turned back to Y/N with nothing but guilt and sadness, this was my fault. “I’m so sorry,” I whispered as I pulled her into my lap and cradled her in my arms.
I placed a soft kiss to her forehead, my tears landing on her pale skin. I ran my thumb over her lips, stopping for a second when I felt something impossible. There was a small tingle of air just brushing my fingers. She was breathing.
“Y/N?” I said, shocked.
Within seconds her eyes magically fluttered open. “Peter?” Was all she said. But that was all she needed to say for me to break and pull her into my chest, letting myself cry without shame.
“I thought I lost you,” I whispered. Y/N let out a whimper and hugged me tighter, her fist tighly gripping the fabric of my suit. Her body shook as she choked back a sob.
“It’s okay, you’re okay, ” I whispered, trying to calm her, though it was more of an attempt to reassure myself that she was in fact ‘okay.’
“Peter, he- he said he was gonna kill me, and-” A wrangled sob escaped her body and cut her sentence short.
“Shh, I know, it’s okay, I’ve got you, You’re safe, no one is gonna hurt you ever again,” I said as I pulled away from the hug, cupping her face, keeping her eyes locked with mine.
I stared into her beautiful Y/E/C eyes, tears still finding there way down her cheeks. “You scared the shit out of me,” I said, before closing the distance between out lips.
We shared a long, passionate kiss, only breaking for air. “I love you so much, I don’t know what I’d do without you,” I whispered, smoothing the hair out of her face. “I’m sorry I never told you before, the thought of you dying before I could tell you- god it was unbearable.”
Y/N wrapped her arms around me again, clinging to me, “I love you too, Peter.”
We sat there just holding each other for a few seconds before the sad realization of reality hit me. “I have to go,” I whispered, causing her to look at me. “What?”
“Vulture, he’s about to rob Mr. Stark’s plane, I have to stop him.”
She shook her head, “No. No, Peter you can’t.”
I cupped her face with my hands and stared into her eyes, “I have to.”
Tears began to leak from her eyes, “Please be careful, promise me.” I nodded, before leaning in and placing my lips on hers once more, “I promise.”
I took my phone out of my pocket, which had surprisingly only sustained a few cracks in the screen and placed it in Y/N’s hand. “Call Mr. Stark, tell him what happened. Everything is going to be okay. I love you so much.”
And with that, I was off, more eager than ever to make Vulture pay for what he did.
Right after the fight with Vulture, I hurried to where I had last left Y/N. She was no longer there, instead, someone else was.
“Happy?” I said as I walked towards him. “Hey kid, you look like shit,” he said, his tone was proud and playful, which was a change from his usual annoyed and angry tone.
“Where is she? Is she okay?” I asked, in a panic.
Happy smiled, “She’s all right, Mr. Stark brought her to the new Avengers facility to be treated.”
I sighed in relief, “Can I see her?”
Happy nodded, “Come on, I’ll take you,” he said as he led me to his car. The drive there was silent and considerably long. Happy tried to make small talk, but I was too on edge from tonight’s events to talk.
The new Avengers facility was large and unbelievable. I would have loved to sit there and just stare at it, but I had more important things to do.
Mr. Stark greeted me at the door, “Hey kid, you did good tonight, I’m proud of you.”
“Where is she?” I said completely ignoring his compliment. “Come on,” Mr. Stark said, slinging his arm around my shoulder and walking me to where Y/N was.
She sat up right on a bed, a nurse tending to her wounds. She kept her gaze down, but I could still see that her cheeks were stained with tears and her eyes were red and watery.
Mr. Stark cleared his throat, causing the nurse and Y/N to look up in our direction.
Y/N’s eyes widened. “Peter!” She yelled as she jumped off the bed and ran to me, throwing her arms around my neck, burying her face in my chest. I wrapped my arms around her waste and rest my chin on the top of her head.
“You’re alive, you’re alive,” she kept mumbling as if she couldn’t believe it. Her tears stained the front of my suit which I still had on.
She leaned back a bit and looked at me, “Oh my god, Peter,” she gasped, her fingers lightly tracing the injuries on my face. “What happened to you?”
“Hey, don’t worry about me alright? I’m okay.” I reassured her. She didn’t say anything, she simply wrapped her arms around me and brought me back into a hug.
We stayed like that for a few minutes before she whispered into my ear, “Why didn’t you tell me?”
“You didn’t need to be sucked into all of this, you were never supposed get hurt, none of this was supposed to happen. I’m so sorry,” I said, attempting to hold back tears.
Y/N let go from the hug and placed her hand on my cheek, I leaned in to her touch.
“This isn’t your fault Peter, no matter what I will always be by your side, I’m your best friend-”
“No. No, you are so much more than that to me, which is why I couldn’t put you into danger by telling you. I love you too much.”
Y/N stared at me for a few seconds before placing her other hand on my other cheek, and bringing my face down to meet hers. When our lips connected I could feel my heart instantly begin to race.
“I love you too, Peter,” She mumbled against my lips, “And I always will, no matter what.”