Ah. It seems like only yesterday (but it was 1991) that the “Concerned Mothers of America” announced that they were boycotting SANDMAN because it contained Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans characters. It was Wanda that upset them most: the idea of a Trans Woman in a comic book… They told us they were organising a boycott of SANDMAN, which they would only stop if we wrote to the American Family Association and promised to reform.
I wonder if they noticed it didn’t work last time, either…
Summary: You’re sick and you refuse to let Pietro near you because you know he will want to help with cuddles and soup but he will get sick and the Avengers can’t lose another team member.
“Y/N, open this door. Now.” Pietro demanded from the other side of the door. You had shut him out and locked the door using your telekinesis. He had tried opening it several times using plenty of his force. You still haven’t told him that you are sick and he’s starting to get worried about why you locked yourself in the shared bedroom. You refused to open the door an told JARVIS to not let anyone in without your approval.
“I can’t Pietro.” You said and you hid your cough into your pillow.
“Why? You’re making me anxious and I want to be with you. Why are you shutting me out? What’s wrong?” He asked, knocking several times on the door. You heard some footsteps outside of the door and felt a sharp pain in your head, however; it had gone as quickly as it came.
“She doesn’t want to get you sick Pietro.” You heard Wanda outside of your door. You tensed thinking that Wanda will use her powers against yours and override JARVIS and let Pietro in.
“That’s more of a reason for me to go in! I have to take care of her! Y/N please let me in. Using your powers to not let me in is unhealthy. Please stop forcing me out. Just let me in I can take care of you like you take care of me. Please.” Pietro tried negotiating but you could hear the concern in his voice.
“I can take care of myself. It’s nothing big. Just some coughs and sneezes here and there.” You muttered out before you coughed into your pillow.
“Y/N Y/L/N open this door right now or I will bring the Hulk himself to tear it down for me.” Pietro threatened but you knew that Banner was never going to do that partly because he wouldn’t want to go green and accidentally hurt anyone and partly because he respects your decision with keeping Pietro out. This isn’t the first time he would ask Banner to open the door.
“Leave her be brother. She needs her rest and she won’t get it if you keep banging on the door. Just have her rest. That will surely help her get better.” You heard Wanda tell your boyfriend through the door causing her voice to sound quieter. You heard Pietro sigh followed with footsteps walking down the hallway.
You rolled over in your bed and reached for one of Pietro’s pillows. You loved his scent. It was some kind of minty smell and it just comforted you every time you inhaled it.
“Miss Y/L/N, Miss Maximoff would like to come into the room. It appears that she has brought some soup.” You heard JARVIS’ voice speak to you.
“You can let her in.” You mumbled into Pietro’s pillow. The door opened and it revealed Wanda with a tray of soup and medicine. She was always like an older sister to you, along with Nat but at the same time they were your best friends. You smiled at her until you saw a silver trail zoom by past her. We both looked at each other and rolled our eyes.
“Pietro. Go away.” You said as you started to envelope yourself in the blankets so it will become impossible for Pietro to come an cuddle you. Pietro appeared by the bathroom and looked at you with a frown.
“Why do you let my sister take care of you and not me?” Pietro asked with a frown. You gave him an apologetic smile and brought up the sheets up to my face in attempt to hide a cough. In an instant you saw the tray of food and medicine being taken away from Wanda and the spot next to you on the bed slightly sinking.
“Let me give you your medicine and your soup.” You heard Pietro beg next to you. Your eyes flickered to him and you saw him begging with big sad eyes and you sighed.
“He does have a fast and strong immune system Y/N.” Wanda commented from the doorway. You looked at her and she smiled at the both of you.
“Let him take care of you. It won’t get him sick. Besides look at how much he wants to help you.” Wanda said before Vision came and took a peak through the door.
“I hope that you will get rid of this illness soon enough, Y/N. It haunts all of us to see you suffer like this.” He comments before looking at Wanda. They both stare at each other for some time until I close the door with my telekinesis.
“If Vision doesn’t make a move soon, my sister will go crazy.” Pietro commented, looking at you. You sat up and rested your back against the headboard. Pietro turned on the television and put on your favorite Disney movie, Peter Pan. He came back to the bed and gave you the medicine. You swallowed the medicine down with some water that he gave you. Pietro moved you forward slightly so he could put his legs on either side of you and have you rest your back on his chest. He was about to feed you the soup until you pulled the covers up and sneezed.
“Bless you, moja ljubezen.” Pietro said as he kissed the top of your head. You grabbed the soup from his hands and started to eat it slowly while you and Pietro watched Peter Pan. He would occasionally kiss your head and ask you how you are at least once every five minutes (to which you would respond to “I’m fine” or “good”) or kiss your neck and tell you that he loves you (to which you would smile and cuddle further into his warm body). The movie was almost over and you had been done with your soup, and turned sideways on Pietro because you fell asleep. The last thing you remember before actually dozing off is Pietro kissing your temple and pulling the covers fully onto you.
You woke up with a pounding headache, and Pietro gone. You got up and slipped on some slippers before wrapping blankets around your body. You got up with a loud groan and started walking towards the door, dragging your feet along the wood floors.
“Miss Y/L/N, I believe it is in your best interest to sit down and rest. Sir Maximoff will be extremely unpleased if he is to find you wandering around the tower.” You heard JARVIS speak to you.
“I’m fine.” You mumbled back. You were making your way towards the kitchen until Nat spotted you.
“Uhm, what do you think you’re doing? Go back to bed.” She ordered you from the couch. Clint turned around, looking away from the television.
“If Maximoff sees you he will be pissed. Go back to bed, it’s for your own good.” He said.
“I’m just getting some food and water and medicine.” You said as you walked on. You heard them getting up from the couch. Using your telekinesis, you started moving couches and all sorts of things to prevent them from getting to you. You eventually made it to the kitchen and shut the door behind you, resting your back on it for a little while with your eyes closed. You coughed a couple of times and almost screamed when Pietro appeared in front of you.
“What the hell are you doing out of bed?” He said looking at you in an angry manner.
“I was going to get some medicine and food.” You said as you try to walk past him, but he blocked you. Not having the energy to argue with your stubborn boyfriend, you just leant into him, letting him wrap you into his arms. He kissed your head and mumbled into your hair,
“That’s what I’m here for.” He said before picking you up and taking you back to your room with his speed. Within nanoseconds you were back in your room. Pietro laid you back in your bed and kissed you on your lips really quickly.
“Pietro no!” You said as you looked away and pushed him gently away. He chuckled.
“Sorry I couldn’t help myself.” He said before leaving the room. In a few seconds he came back with food and your medicine.
“You don’t have to do any of this. I could just use my powers.” You said to him as you leant against the headboard, sitting up.
“I want you to get better. And knowing you, you would probably eat your food and not take the liquid medicine that you’re supposed to take.” Pietro said with a small smirk, setting the tray of food down on the nightstand.
“So you’re basically my part-time nurse and full-time boyfriend?” You asked cocking one eyebrow up.
“Yup. Best job in the world for the best guy in the world.” He said with a cocky smile. You rolled your eyes.
“I don’t recall ever calling Steve my boyfriend.” You teased him. He growled in your direction.
“When you get all better you’re going to pay for that. Big time.” Pietro said before getting into bed with you, handing you pancakes that he made along with your gross medicine.