*KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK*
“PETER! OPEN THE HELL UP!”
Steve and Tony looked at each other and tried not to smile at the sound of a frantic Wade yelling for his boyfriend.
Ugh. Wade. Peter could do so much better. Peter is an honor student, he’s top of his class, he has a bright future full of opportunity, and he’s Tony’s son, dammit. And Tony doesn’t want his beautiful, perfect child in a relationship with a mercenary. Is that so wrong? Wouldn’t Peter rather date someone with more potential? A doctor maybe? No matter, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. As of now, Tony is just going to watch as his brilliant plan folds out.
Steve answers the door and narrowly misses getting punched in the face by Wade’s aggressive knocking.
“Oh, hi, Wade, it’s nice to see you today,” Steve feigned innocence, “Peter is in his room. Can I get you a snack or something to drink?”
“I’m good, Mr. Captain. Thanks.”, Wade grumbled as he walked past Steve and straight into Peter’s room, slamming the door behind him.
Steve and Tony froze and looked at each other in anticipation then scrambled to press an ear to Peter’s door when they heard muffled yelling.
“I don’t even know what you’re talking about, baby!”, Peter yelled back, sounding confused and exasperated.
“Oh, don’t ‘baby’ me! You know EXACTLY what I’m talking about! HASHTAG SINGLE?!?! THAT’S how you’re gonna break up with me?!”
“Wade, I haven’t even posted in, like, a week. I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
“OH! SO YOU’RE TELLING ME. YOU DIDN’T POST THIS FUCKBOY MIRROR SELFIE. AND YOU DIDN’T CAPTION IT WITH A ‘HMU’ ‘EGGPLANT EMOJI’ ‘HASH.TAG. SINGLE.’”
“NO, BABY, I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT POST, I PROMISE-“
“GO TO HELL, PETER! WE’RE THROUGH.”
Steve and Tony ran across the room and tried to look like they’ve been busy in the kitchen this whole time as Wade stormed out of Peter’s room and out of the tower. They decided to wait a few minutes before checking on Peter. So far, everything has gone according to plan and Tony is very happy about it.
After about 5 minutes, Steve gently knocked on Peter’s door,
“Hey hun, can I come in?”
Steve opened the door upon hearing Peter’s automatic lock slide open and found him curled up on the bed, furiously wiping his eyes. Steve smiled sympathetically and sat down on the edge of the bed,
“Hey, big guy. What happened?”
Peter tried not to cry as he rehashed the conversation he had with Wade while Steve pretended he wasn’t listening at the door and heard every word.
“I just don’t understand,” Peter said tearfully, “I never posted that picture. That picture isn’t even of me, that’s not even our bathroom! But Wade wouldn’t listen so now the love of my life hates me.”
“That’s a little dramatic, don’t you think?”, Steve chuckled and Peter couldn’t help but crack a half smile at his dad. Steve tried his best to cheer Peter up, but he couldn’t shake the guilt he was feeling. Peter wouldn’t need cheering up if it wasn’t for him. Sure, Wade is a jackass but he’s Peter’s jackass. If Wade makes Peter happy, who is he to keep them apart? He’s gotta talk to Tony about this, Steve can’t stand lying to his son.
~ ~ ~
“Steve. Honey. If we tell Peter then we’re the bad guys. Peter will never trust us again! Let him be sad for now, he’ll bounce back soon enough and it’s like it never happened. It’s for his own good.”
Steve sighed thoughtfully as Tony continued tinkering with whatever the heck he was working on at the moment.
“Look, Tony, I know how much you dislike-“
“I hate him.”
“…I know you have strong feelings towards Wade, but I can’t live with myself after what we did to Peter!”
“Wait. What?”, Steve flinched when he heard Peter behind him.
Tony shut his eyes tight and cursed under his breath before dropping his tools and turning around to face his son.
“What did you do to Peter?”, Peter asked, narrowing his eyes at his parents.
“Nobody did anything to Peter. Go to your room.”, Tony snapped.
Peter turned his attention to Steve, “Pops, what did you guys do?”
“Steve, don’t do it. Be strong.”, Tony murmured.
But contrary to popular belief, Steve was not strong. At least when it came to Peter, that is. His son could give him that look with the puppy dog eyes that say “I trusted you and you betrayed me” and it’s all over. Any willpower Steve has will just vanish.
“We. Um. We sort of… shopped? For your photo?”
“Photoshop, Steve.”, Tony said as he rubbed his temples. He loves his husband and son but man, could they give him a headache.
“Yes, photoshopped. We photoshopped your face to another person’s body. Well, Tony did. And then we… hacked?”
“We ‘hacked’ into your account and posted the picture for Wade to see. Well, Tony did. And we made sure the words under the picture would make Wade mad so he you guys would get in a fight… Well, Tony did.”
“Steve. We get the picture, dammit.”
Peter looked at his feet and took a second to process this. His own parents were trying to sabotage his relationship?
“Why? Why would you guys do that?”, he asked.
“We’re really sorry sweetheart”, Steve placed a hand on the side of Peter’s face, “We thought it was for the best. I think now we see that we were wrong, don’t we Tony?”
“Hm? Oh. Uh… yeah. Totally wrong. Won’t try this again anytime soon.”
“You mean that, Dad?”, Peter asked Tony.
Peter smirked. He had his Dad in a box right now and they both knew it. He might as well take advantage of this opportunity and embarrass him.
“Then would you mind calling Wade for me and explaining all of this to him? I’d like my boyfriend back.”
~request a prompt~