K-I-S-S-I-N-G - Tom Holland One Shot
Pairing: Tom Holland X Reader
Prompt: You have yet to experience your first kiss when you are cast as Peter Parker’s love interest in the upcoming Spiderman movie. It doesn’t help that your character is the one who initiates the kiss and that you like your costar, Tom.
Word Count: 2500
A/N: I absolutely love Tom and Harrison’s friendship. In order to fit my idea for this imagine, I had to make Harrison kind of a jerk. So my apologies to anyone who would get offended over that. Harrison seems like a good person-please do not allow this fictional one shot determine how you see him.
“Rise and shine!” Someone shouted, their muffled voice ringing throughout your hotel room. You turned under your covers, planting your face into your warm pillow with a groan-not ready to start the day.
“Wake up, Y/N.” Another person insisted, knocking lightly on the door.
“Don’t make me come in there. Get up, you lazy butt.” The first voice threatened and the knocking got louder. You threw your warm covers off you and shouted back.
“I’m coming, Haz! No need to break down my door!” You replied. You yawned and rubbed your eyes.
“Hurry up.” Harrison stated.
“Take your time.” Tom said.
“No, hurry up. We’re going to be late.”
“We won’t be late.” The boys began to argue outside of your hotel door as you changed into decent clothes. You brushed your teeth quickly before combing out your hair.
“Are you ready yet?” Harrison asked impatiently. You opened your door with a tired smile. He sighed, “Finally!”
“We still have half an hour.” You stated, closing your door and beginning the walk down the hallway to the elevator.
“Y/N, I got you your coffee. Just the way you like it.” Tom said, handing you the hot cup. You smiled gratefully as you took it. He was always doing small things for you, such as getting you coffee almost daily as if he was your personal assistant.
“You’re a life saver. Thank you.” You replied, taking a sip of it. You kissed his cheek, missing how his cheeks flared as you did so. The elevator doors opened and the three of you stepped inside.
“Where are the others?” You asked.
“They’ve all got the day off. I wouldn’t be surprised if they all are sleeping in.” Tom explained.
“I wish I could be that lucky. So are we shooting mainly our scenes today then?” Tom was the star of the movie, playing Peter Parker aka Spiderman. You were portraying the love interest of Peter, which meant the two of you had a lot of scenes together. You both got along great and that chemistry transitioned onto the screen. You would even dare to say you had a developing crush on the dorky British actor. And oh how Harrison loved to tease you about it. He was like the annoying older brother that teased you and you would fire right back at him.
“Can we stop for breakfast on the way to the studio?” Harrison asked, “I’m hungry.”
“Hi, hungry. Nice to meet you.” You teased and he rolled his eyes.
“I really hate you sometimes.” He replied.
“No, you love me.”
After getting breakfast for the three of you on the way there, you were sat in the makeup chair, having your artist begin applying makeup to your face. A smirking Harrison came towards you from where Tom was talking to the director.
“What’s got you all smug, Haz?” You asked.
“Oh, nothing. I just figured out what scene you’re shooting today.” He beamed in excitement. You closed your eyes as your makeup artist began to do your eyeshadow.
“What scene would that be? Your cameo?”
“Nope.” Harrison replied, “Peter and Y/C/N’s kiss.” If your makeup artist hadn’t been working on your eyes, you were sure your eyes would’ve fallen out of your head. It’s not that you didn’t like the idea of kissing Tom, but it was that you had never kissed anyone before. A first kiss was something that little girls dreamed of and it had never happened to you. Now, you were being robbed of that experience because of your choice to become an actress. You knew you would have to kiss him eventually for the role since it was imbedded into the script that your characters would share one. It was even harder to think about the kiss because your character instigates it and not Peter.
“Really? The kiss scene already?” You questioned.
“Yep.” You could hear the joy in Harrison’s voice. Your makeup artist finished with your eyes and called it good. You thanked her and then grabbed your script, looking over the scene.
“Have fun with it. Shooting starts in ten.” He laughed even more smug than when he came over in the first place. A whole day of taunting was scheduled for you-you could just tell. You read over the scene again and again until the director called you into place.
“Don’t be nervous.” Tom tried to calm you down as your makeup artist applied one last touch of chapstick to your lips.
“That’s very helpful.” You replied sarcastically.
“It’s just like any other kiss, except you’re kissing me.” He stated and the confusion immediately spread across his face-wondering exactly what he just said and why. You two got into position on the set that was your character’s room.
“And action!” The director called.
“I need to go.” Tom said.
“Why? You just got here.” You asked, as Tom moved towards “your” bedroom “door”.
“I-I-I need milk.” He replied and you raised your eyebrows.
“Why are you lying to me?” You raised your voice a little.
“I’m not lying.” Tom stated in an unconvincing tone.
“Peter, we need to talk.” You said, standing from your desk.
“Maybe later, Y/C/N. I’m sorry-I’ve really got to go.” He put his hand on your door handle.
“Peter Parker, you listen to me right now.” You demanded and watched as his hand dropped. Your voice went into a whisper, “Are you Spiderman or is it a hobby of yours to get into fights and play with my feelings?”
“I-I-” Tom voiced. His voice and facial expressions clearly showing the internal conflict bubbling inside of Peter. “Yes.” He sighed, “But no one can know. Not Ned and especially not Aunt May.”
“How? How did this happen?” You asked, stepping closer to him.
“It’s a long story. Just stay inside tonight, promise?” He replied, meeting your eyes. You were supposed to pull him in for a kiss by taking him either by the shirt or the back of his neck, but, instead, you sighed and looked away.
“Cut!” The director yelled.
“I’m sorry.” You apologized, guilt and embarrassment eating you up. You felt guilty for ruining the otherwise great scene and you were embarrassed for letting your feelings get the better of you. It just didn’t feel right to you to initiate your first kiss with your cast mate in front of tons of cameras.
“Just take a breather. That was really good.” Tom stated. He was always the encouraging and supportive cast mate. If you struggled even in the slightest, he would be there to help you. You had spent several nights in each other’s hotel rooms, reading your lines and acting out scenes; but never once has this scene been brought up between you two.
“I’m good-I’m good. Let’s run this again.” You stated, trying to convince everyone, including yourself, that you could do it again. You and Tom went back to your original place to restart the scene.
“Action!” The director called and the cameras began to roll once more. The lines flowed from both of your mouths easily and then the important part came.
“Just stay inside, promise?” Tom asked. You inhaled a sharp breath before grabbing the back of his neck and pulling him down to you. The moment your lips locked, your mind became clouded with thoughts. Was this what kissing felt like? Were you doing it right? What was Tom going to think? Did he think you were good? Was it too much? Was it convincing? There was a loud laugh from off set, making the director call cut.
“Harrison!” Tom shouted, breaking away from you. You closed your eyes and dropped your hands to your sides to process what had just happened. You had just experienced your first kiss-now you could never go back.
“If you can’t keep your mouth shut Osterfield, you’re going outside.” The director said. Harrison nodded, trying to stifle his laughter.
“Two people kissing isn’t that funny.” Tom added. Harrison was ordered to leave because his laughter was not stopping.
“I’m sorry.” You apologized to Tom.
“Don’t be. You did fine.” He replied with a small smile.
“I haven’t initiated a kiss in a while.” You mumbled, embarrassed.
“You’ve got nothing to be embarrassed about. It wasn’t bad. I just didn’t kiss back because it’s not scripted for Peter.”
“Let’s roll this again!” The director shouted.
By the tenth take of the scene, you and Tom had to focus on not laughing. It began to stop being uncomfortable and awkward, but it was still an unusual thing for you. You pulled him in for the kiss as scripted and he started to laugh against your lips, making you burst out in giggles as well.
“Two people kissing isn’t that funny, Tom. Get a grip.” You teased while laughing all the same.
“I’m sorry. I’m sorry.” He repeated as he tried controlling his laughter.
The last time you and Tom had to do the scene was by far the strangest one for you. It was written that you would kiss him and then, after a moment, he would begin to kiss you back-right as you pulled away. But all of that did not happen for the last take.
The moment his lips hit yours he began to kiss you back. It surprised you at first, but you continued with it. You pulled away from him.
“Go get ‘em, Peter.” You said quietly, finishing the scene.
“I am so going to beat you.” Harrison said cockily to Jacob as the two began to play a video game in Tom’s trailer.
“Tom’s going to be so pissed at us for drinking all of his Dr. Pepper.” Laura laughed, sitting down beside Zendaya on the couch.
“Hey, you drank the last one.” Zendaya stated.
“I called dibs before we got here, so technically it was Jacob.” She replied.
“No blaming me for anything.” Jacob said, his eyes glued to the large TV screen. The girls watched as the boys played their game, waiting for the last of their cast mates to arrive. It was a common thing for the cast that had finished their filming to wait in someone’s trailer before going back to the hotel or grabbing a bite to eat. This time, they had all snuck into Tom’s trailer and (im)patiently waited for you and him to arrive.
“It’s always your fault.” Harrison responded. Their ears perked up as they heard the trailer door open.
“It was fine-I promise.” Tom said, walking into the room with you following him. He sighed as he saw the four others sprawled in his living room area.
“Really? You lot couldn’t just go to your own trailers?” Tom asked, kicking off his shoes.
“You have the biggest TV.” Harrison and Jacob replied simultaneously.
“Your couch is comfy.” Zendaya shrugged.
“My trailer is the smallest.” Laura stated. Tom rolled his eyes, “Can we go to dinner now?”
“No! I have to beat him first.” Harrison exclaimed. Laura got up from his spot on the couch and stood in front of the TV, blocking their view. You rolled your eyes at the boys who tried to see around her. You picked up the remote and turned the TV off, much to Jacob and Harrison’s dismay.
“You’re no fun.” Harrison pouted.
“I’ve been filming all day. I am more tired than you can imagine. All I want to do is eat and sleep.” You stated, standing by Tom in the doorway.
“Are your lips tired too?” Harrison teased making a kissy face at you. You took one of Tom’s throw pillows and chucked it at him.
“Aw, man. Was that today? We missed the kiss scene?” Zendaya whined.
“You didn’t miss anything.” You said.
“It was so funny. They were terribly awkward about the whole thing.” Harrison stated with a laugh, “Was there any tongue?” He asked, wiggling his eyebrows at Tom, “Kissing burns 6 calories a minute. How many did you two burn today? How chapped are your lips?” He continued as the others began to laugh and Tom rolled his eyes, “What’s the flavor of Y/N’s lipgloss? Strawberry or vanilla?”
“Do it again.” Jacob encouraged.
“Yeah, do it for our friends.” Harrison taunted.
“Harrison-” Laura started, being the one who saw the upset look flash across your face.
“Can we drop this?” Tom asked, feeling slightly annoyed at his best friend.
“You guys go to dinner. I’ll just eat on my own tonight.” You said, turning and leaving the trailer with all eyes on you. Tom’s trailer was silent as everyone’s attention shifted to Harrison, who was now looking extremely worried and guilty. It wasn’t unusual for him to make slightly taunting jokes; normally you would give him sassy remarks. Laura and Tom made eye contact and she sent him a silent look that told him to go after you. Wordlessly, Tom left his friends and went to your trailer that wasn’t too far from his.
He knocked on your door quietly. He listened as footsteps drew closer to the other side of the door.
“Harrison?” You asked with a unsteady voice.
“The other one.” Tom replied. His heartbeat quickened as the door slowly opened. He felt a pain form inside him as he registered the red color of your eyes-you had been crying and it had been partially his fault.
“Can I come in?” He asked and you nodded, allowing him to enter. He shut the door behind him as you went back to your small kitchen. Tom followed you in there.
“Cereal for dinner?” He questioned, acknowledging the empty bowl, spoon, milk and cereal box on your counter.
“It’s all I’ve got.” You shrugged.
“May I join you?” Tom asked and you nodded, getting another bowl for him and a spoon. You two sat down at the table and began to eat the cereal in silence.
“I’m sorry for what Harrison was saying.” Tom spoke up, breaking the quiet air.
“It’s not your fault.” You replied, “I’m just sensitive about it.”
“Why would you be sensitive about kissing?” It was an innocent question-he meant no harm. You paused for a moment before answering.
“Because I’ve never been kissed. I’ve never been in a serious relationship and I’ve never kissed anyone. Today was difficult because I had to initiate it and I had no clue what I was doing.” You said in a hushed tone. Tom’s spoon clattered as it fell into his bowl.
“You-you’ve never been kissed-like ever?” He asked in confusion.
“That’s the meaning of never, is it not?” You replied dryly. “I already feel foolish as it is. I don’t need you, Harrison, or anyone else mocking me for it.”
“No-no-I’d never.” Tom stated, “I was just confused because earlier today when we were-ya know-kissing, it didn’t seem like you were that inexperienced.”
“So you’re saying I didn’t completely suck? Thanks.” You commented back sarcastically.
“That’s not what I meant. I mean, you still need practice, but it’s only because you’ve never done it before. You are a good kisser-I wouldn’t mind doing it again. It probably would have been better if I kissed back as well.”
“What did you just say? You wouldn’t mind kissing me?” You asked.
“Of course not.” Tom paused, “The truth is: I really like you. I was excited then and I’m excited now to have you play Peter’s love interest.”
“You know, I wouldn’t mind kissing you again either.” You replied with a shy smile on your face. Tom placed one of hands on the side of your cheek and drew you into him, planting his lips on yours.
You have probably kissed him at least twenty times today, but it’s different than those kisses. There is a spark in it and it’s filled with emotion and passion. It’s not acting, it’s real. You pulled away breathless, feeling your lips buzz.
“Now that was a kiss.” You said.
“And I plan on doing it a lot more.” Tom mumbled against your lips, locking them with his in another kiss.