Peter Tutoring You
“Y/N, can I talk to you for a minute?” Y/N’s chemistry teacher, Mrs. Smith asked as she walked past her desk on the way to the hallway.
“Um, yea sure,” Y/N replied, turning around to stand in front of Mrs. Smiths desk.
Mrs. Smith stood up from her chair as Y/N glanced over at Peter Parker, engaged in a conversation with his best friend, Ned. They were last to leave the room, closing the door softly behind them.
“Y/N, you do realize you are in danger of failing this class?” Mrs. Smith asked, sternly.
Y/N looked over at her, trying to act surprised. She had known for weeks that she probably wasn’t going to pass the class. Now reality was setting in. “Really?” Y/N lied, trying her best to sound convincing.
“You need to pass this next test if you want to move onto the next chemistry class,” the chemistry teacher explained.
Y/N nodded, frantically trying to think of how she was going to tell her parents that she had to repeat chemistry. Y/N could already see it now. They would be furious. She would probably be grounded until she was twenty five.
“Peter Parker has agreed to tutor you,” Mrs. Smith said.
“W-What? Seriously?” she asked, surprised laced in her voice. She didn’t want a tutor! She was perfectly capable of studying on her own. She just had to try a bit harder.
Peter and Y/N had never really interacted before and the fact that he had agreed to tutor her was surprising. He was kinda cute though so that helped.
“Yes. He said that he would talk to you and the two of you can meet twice a week for an hour to review what we have been covering in class.”
Y/N nodded her head, brushing her hair out of her face. Thanking the teacher, she walked out of the classroom and towards the cafeteria. The hallways were quiet since her classmates were either in class or at lunch.
When she stepped into the cafeteria the smell of food, invaded her nose. Glancing over at her friends sitting at their normal table, she motioned that she would join them in a moment. Y/N’s eyes scanned the cafeteria, coming to a stop on a table in the back that was only sitting three people.
Peter and his best friend Ned were engaged in conversation when Y/N sat down opposite Peter. They both stopped talking and Ned looked over at her confused. Peter smiled as he took a bite of his sandwich.
“Mrs. Smith talked to me,” Y/N began. “And told me that you agreed to tutor me.”
“Yea. Yea, i hope that’s ok,” Peter replied.
“It’s totally fine. Maybe we could meet Monday and Wednesdays after school? In the library? Or if you have another suggestion,” Y/N offered.
“The library will work,” Peter said.
“Great! So I’ll see you tomorrow in the library!” Y/N waved as she walked towards her friends.
“Dude! How did you get to tutor her?” Ned asked, surprised.
“Mrs. Smith asked me if I would tutor a student but she didn’t say it would be her,” Peter said.
Y/N walked into the library surprised at the amount of people milling around. She spotted an isolated table in the back and walked over, pulling a chair out and sitting down.
She scrolled through her phone, catching up on the latest news involving Spiderman. The other night he had stopped a group of bank robbers but nothing serious had happened since then. She knew that he was out there every evening because she and her friends always discussed where they saw him while trying to figure out who the mysterious masked hero was.
She peered up and saw Peter approaching. He smiled and sat down next to her, pulling out his chemistry book and notes.
“Reading anything interesting?” he asked, motioning towards her phone.
“Just looking to see if Spiderman did anything interesting last night.”
Peter coughed and began to fiddle with his pen. “Anything?”
Y/N shook her head, brushing her long hair over her shoulder. “Nope.”
“Are you ready to start?” Peter asked, abruptly changing the subject.
Y/N sighed before nodding. “Teach me what you know, Parker.”
It had been a month since Peter had begun to tutor Y/N. Y/N’s grade in chemistry had begun to slowly improve as had Y/Ns and Peters friendship. Though they had known of each other before the tutoring they had rarely talked and Y/N had started to fall for Peter. Something she thought would never happen.
“So what are going to review today?” Y/N asked as Peter sat down next to her.
He looked around the library and smiled. “Well I was actually thinking maybe we could take a day off…if you wanted to. Maybe we could hang out? Get some food.”
Y/N looked over at him surprised. “Peter Parker doesn’t want to study. I never thought I would see this day!” she joked.
“I can have fun too you know!” he said.
“Let’s go then!”
Y/N grabbed her backpack and threw it onto her shoulder. She followed him out of the library and towards the front door. The hallways were quiet with a few students milling about, finishing their conversations before they left the building for the evening.
“So where are we going?” Y/N asked.
Peter smiled but didn’t say anything. They walked in a comfortable silence down the busy sidewalks finally coming to a stop in front of a deli.
“Are we eating here?” Y/N asked, confused.
“They have the best sandwiches in Queens,” Peter stated.
He grabbed her hand and pulled into the small shop. He greeted the man behind the counter and asked for his usual. The man asked Y/N if she wanted the same and she nodded. She reached into her backpack to pull out her wallet but Peter had beat her. He handed the money over as Y/N looked over at him. He smiled and handed her her sandwich before they left the store.
They walked a few a blocks before they turned down a side street that lead towards the water. Peter dropped his backpack and Y/N copied, sitting down next to him, their feet dangling over the ledge. The water splashed against the dock as Y/N glanced around. It was quiet here and she liked it. She was used to the busyness of the city but it was nice to get away from it for a bit.
“It’s nice here,” Y/N commented.
Peter nodded. “I like to come here. I’ve never bought anyone here before so consider yourself special,” he laughed.
Peter handed Y/N the sandwich and her mouth watered from just smelling it. She took a bite noting the tasted of ham and cheese along with some mayo and extra pickles. It was delicious. She made a mental note to go to that more often.
“You know you won’t need me to tutor you for much longer,” Peter said, through a mouthful of sandwich.
“I know. I’m going to miss hanging out with you,” Y/N said, glancing over at Peter.
His gaze stayed on the water as he took another bite of his sandwich. “I’m going to miss hanging out with you too.”
They sat in silence for a few minutes finishing their sandwiches. When they were done, Y/N glanced over at Peter. He ran his fingers through his brown hair, making it messy. His brown eyes stared out at the water and the few boats that were moving along.
“Are you ready for the test next week?” Peter asked her.
She nodded. “I think so. I’ve never felt more confident than I have now, thanks to you,” Y/N replied, bumping her shoulder against his.
Peter nodded. Conversation between the two of them moved along, from talking about school to their friends and their families. They laughed and playfully fought about their favorite Star Wars movie, who their favorite Avenger was, and what they liked to do when they hung out with their friends.
A cool breeze blew off the water causing Y/N to shiver. Peter reached behind him for his backpack and took out a Midtown High blue sweatshirt. He handed it to her and she pulled it over her head, grateful for the warmth.
“Thanks for this,” Y/N said, “I had fun. You’re not so bad Parker.”
“It was fun,” Peter agreed.
“It’s getting kinda late. I should probably head home soon,” Y/N replied, standing up.
They walked in the direction of Y/N’s house, Peter being a gentleman and walking her home. When they reached her apartment building, Y/N reached over and pulled Peter into an unexpected hug. Her arms snaked around his neck as he placed his arms around her.
“I’ll see you tomorrow Parker,” she said before walking into her apartment building.
Y/N sat at the back of the room, eagerly waiting for Mrs. Smith to hand back the test the class that she had taken two days ago. The pen she was playing with in her hand dropped to the floor, making a few students look in her direction.
Mrs Smith walked past Y/N placing her test facedown on her desk.
“Nice job!” she said.
Y/N flipped the two page test over to see an 86% right above her name. She smiled, glad that she had passed. She glanced around the room, looking over at Peter. He was engaged in a conversation with Ned and Michelle, his back towards Y/N.
When the bell rang, Y/N hurried towards her locker to exchange her books. She kept her test in her hand as she walked into the cafeteria. Her friends waved to her and she waved back before walking towards Peter’s table.
“Guess what?” she asked, coming to a stop next to where Peter sat.
“What?” he asked.
“I passed! I got an 86%!” she said, showing him the test.
“Y/N that’s awesome!” he cried, standing up.
She wrapped her arms around his neck pulling him into a hug. “I couldn’t have done this without you!”
Peter pulled away as Y/N pulled her backpack off. “Is it ok if I sit with you guys?” she asked.
Ned and Michelle both nodded. Y/N quickly grew to like them as they talked and laughed during lunch. She enjoyed hanging out with them because she was able to be herself and she hadn’t realized how much she had missed it. The bell rang signaling the end of lunch and she stood up, placing her backpack on her shoulders. Ned and Michelle waved bye while Y/N walked with Peter towards her class, learning that his class was right next to hers.
“So Y/N, I was wondering,” Peter began. “I-I like you and was wondering if you maybe wanted to go out sometime?”
“Like an official date?” she asked.
He nodded, nervously. “Yea of course Peter. But this time I get to choose where we go to eat,” she said, laughing.