Chapter 8 Smacks Hand To Head!

Chapter 8

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“So how’d it go yesterday?” Peter hints as Bella lies against his chest.

They’re both doing their homework, in Peter’s room. Bella gets a disgruntled look about her face.

“Crazy actually…”

Peter laughs.

“That’s about what I figured.”

“You haven’t a clue Peter. First of all I’ll start off by saying the Stacy family… well… they’re completely wacked. Did you know they wear dresses and suits to dinner? And I don’t mean like going out. I mean a nice cozy family dinner at home. That and I found out something else.”
“What’s that?”

“Gwen’s father is my father’s boss!”

“No kidding.”

“Oh yeah, he certainly had no problem rubbing that in either.”

Bella clears her throat.

“We do not say yeah in this house we say yes.” She retorts in George’s voice.

“Damn…”

“Oh it gets better and then downright insane.”

Peter puts down his pen looking to Bella. She rises from his chest and sits across from him Indian style.

“I met your old science teacher.”

Peter smiles at this.
“Mr. Connor?”

“That’d be him.”

“How’s he doing?”

Bella takes in a breath.

“OK I suppose. He seems like a nice enough guy.”

The look on her face has Peter concerned.

“But?”

“It’s not so much him Peter, but this new research he’s working on. It seems that was his reason for retiring last year. He’s dedicated every waking minute to this I believe.”
“Sounds about like him. Once he’s focused on something, nothing stands in his way.”

“I feel for his family.”

Peter nods in agreement.

“I can imagine.”

“Peter…”

“Yeah?”

“Something happened…” Bella shakes her head in thought.

“One of his experiments went rather wrong. Honestly, Peter I think he’s in over his head. Gwen and I both were witness to this. This strand he had us observing. It was wild! One moment they’re a bunch of dead cells the next. They’re being taken over. Whatever was doing this was reviving the cells and not only that, but creating new ones! I’ve never seen such a thing. Not long after though the cells they all died even the ones that had been recreated. Everything was dead and these lab rats he’d been testing with this DNA strand. If that’s what it was. I’m still not for certain. They too died; only to revive within a minute or so later. Only when the one in particular that Dr. Connor happened to of had in his old revived. It grew right before our very eyes! It was huge for a rat! I’m serious that thing had to of been at least a foot in length, maybe even more. Its eyes they were freaking glowing. It was trying to attack him. I literally had to kick the damn thing away; just so Dr. Connors would still have a face left! I get what he’s trying to accomplish Peter. Really… I mean wouldn’t it be ideal if humans could regenerate lost limbs? Still, I feel he’s trying to rush through this. You should have seen the way he reacted to the failed experiment. Peter if this gets in the wrong hands could you even imagine…”

Peter nods in thought.

“I can understand why you’re concerned. I would be as well.”
“Yeah well he didn’t care for my lack my lack of enthusiasm. Gwen however, was all for it. I would just hate to see what this could do. I mean what if that had been a human instead of a rat.”

Chills filled her spine on this.

“Maybe I should go see what he’s up to.”

“Might not be such a bad idea.”

Peter nods.

“Maybe I can have some sort of leeway with him.”

“Someone needs to. He’s not clearly thinking at the moment. He’s obsessed. He’s come so close. That’s all he can think about at the moment.”

“I need to pay him a visit anyhow. It’s been awhile.”

“I bet he’d like that Peter.”

Peter reaches for her and pulls her towards him.

“We’re supposed to be doing homework…” She says with a grin.

He shrugs and kisses along her neck. Her heart does that racing thing. Peter works his way to her lips. He lays her down crawling over her. Her math book falls to the ground as they start making out.

“Oops.” Peter says and goes to reach for it.

Bella forces him back towards her. He softly chuckles and returns to kissing her. Peter grinds himself against her as her arms are wrapped around his neck. Her hips move along with him. Peter’s eyes practically bulged out. He gripped her hips and began to move about her more vigorously. Both were in their own world of sheer ecstasy. Peter was concentrating on not releasing in his pants. By no means did he want to stop. While Bella did her best to keep from moaning out, she could feel him pulsating against her. Both however, immediately, jump away from each other. They hear Aunt May enter the house. Bella blushes in thought. Peter catches this and how she was biting her bottom lip.

“That’s not helping me, you know.”
“What?”

“When you do that lip biting thing…” He says as if in misery.

Bella laughs.

“You’re strange you know that?”

“It’s true.”

She smiles and chunks a pen at him. Bella giggles catching Peter adjusting himself.

“Now that’s sexy.”

He grins shaking his head.

“Can’t be helped you got me all riled up.”

“What’s got you all riled up sweetheart?”

Bella instantly covers her mouth and turns towards the window. Peter clears his throat and turns to his Aunt. Think fast Peter…

“Um this assignment, it’s ridiculous.”

“Peter?”

“Yes?”

“That maybe, because, you have the book upside down?”

Bella giggles into her hand. Aunt May smiles upon Peter.

“Won’t you stay for dinner Bella?”

Peter cuts her a pleading glance.

“I’d like that actually. Thank you.”

“Oh how delightful. Peter and I rarely have company.”

Bella smiles on this. They wait until she walks away. They both die in laughter.

“Can’t you hold a book right for crying out loud Peter?!”

“Can’t you refrain from laughing?”

“Nope.”
“That’s about what I figured.”

Bella grows serious for a moment. She locks eyes with Peter.

“About the letter…”

Peter sighs on this.
“Bella…”

“No… you deserve an apology. Peter I’m sorry I…”

“Don’t… We’re good. Everything’s fine ok.”

“I just never meant for you to find that. I can’t even imagine how you felt.” She lowers her head in thought.

He leans over and cups her chin.

“Bella… honestly, I feared the worst. I thought I was about to lose you forever. I wasn’t so much mad at you. I was mad at myself. I was mad because I hadn’t told you how I felt; when I should of. I freaked out. Not my finest moment.”

“Ironically, I wrote that for the same reasons. I feared I was going to lose everyone close to me.”

“Well I can say this much. No more death notes. Next time come to me. We deal with whatever’s coming together. Of course, let’s just hope there isn’t a next time.”

“Peter…”

“I mean it Bella. You can’t do that to me or your father. We care too much for you to be handing yourself off like some sort of hors d’œuvres.”

Bella cut him an odd glance.

“Why would you say it like that?”

“What do you mean?”

Bella narrowed her eyes in thought. He almost sounded as if he knew… She takes in a breath.

“Nevermind.”

“Did I say something wrong?”

“It’s nothing Peter.”


Bella helped Aunt May get supper on the table.

“Wow this smells really good.”

“Let’s hope it tastes just as good.” Aunt May adds.

“Oh I’m sure it will.” Bella says as she sits the salad down.

Peter takes his seat. Aunt May looks to him.

“Did you wash your hands young man?”

Bella grins on this. She cuts him a mischievous look.

“Aunt May…” He grumbles.

“Peter…” She continues to push.
Bella abruptly turns away to keep from dying in laughter. Peter’s face was priceless. He shakes his head with humiliation and goes to wash his hands. Once he’s out of the room Aunt May looks over to Bella.

“I just love to give him a hard time.”

Bella’s jaw drops at this and she starts laughing.

“That’s too funny.”

Aunt May smiles and sits at the table. Peter comes back in flashing about his clean hands.

“That’s much better.

They join hands and Aunt May has Peter lead in prayer before they eat. They ate their salad, spaghetti and garlic bread. As of late Bella had to eat alone. So to Bella this was nice. Charlie was pulling so many hours as of late he was hardly home. Bella still fixed supper often enough. She didn’t like the idea of her father coming home from work to sandwiches all the time. So she’d save him some leftovers. Once they were done Aunt May made Charlie a plate for Bella to take home.

“That’s so sweet of you. Thank you.”

“He’s a hardworking man. He deserves it.”

She helped Aunt May clean off the table. Peter did the dishes as Bella dried. Though Aunt May insisted they took over anyhow. When they finished, Bella turned to Peter.

“I better get home.”

Peter looks to her disappointedly.

“I’ll walk you home.”

“But it’s so far…” She teases.

Peter laughs.

“It really is. I’m going completely out of my way.”

He grabs her jacket handing it over. He then places his on. Bella turns to his aunt.

“Thank you so much for supper. It was wonderful.”

“Anytime my dear, I mean it. It just Peter and I. No since and all of us eating alone. We’d love your company.”

Bella nods at this.
“I’m going to walk her home.”

“Ok Peter.”

“I had a really good time.”

“Me too.”

“You’re Aunt’s pretty awesome.”

“Yeah actually she is.”

Bella reaches up and kisses him.

“I’ll see you at school tomorrow.”

He nods leaning into her for a moment. He breathes her in once last time before she heads inside.

“Have a goodnight Bella.”

“You too Peter.”


“Don’t forget we’re to meet at Dr. Connors tomorrow.” Gwen reminds at the end of the day.

“I haven’t forgotten.”

Bella says as she’s placing her bags into her locker.

“Good and don’t be late. Oh and you said you were going to be in town today?”

Bella nods.

“Here’s a list of the things we’ll need. I’ll go in half.” She hands Bella a ten dollar bill.

“We need these by tomorrow Bella. And don’t pocket that ten.”

Bella shuts her locker at this.

“Gwen?”

“Yes?”

“I’m not near the simpleminded person you assume I am.”

“Ladies…” Mike says as he puts his arm around Bella.

He walks her away from the confrontation.

“You must be jealous.”

“Of?”

“Peter and I start our assignment tonight.”

She gives him mock look of shock.

“Oh no!”

He laughs.

“Yeah, yeah I make no promises. I mean who can resist this…” Mike waves his hand over his face.

“You’re right. I’m so screwed.”

“Well you always got Spiderman.” Mike says with a shrug.

“I thought you wanted him for yourself.”

“What can I say he broke my heart.”

Bella laughs at this.

“So you move on to men that are already taken.”

“Precisely, soon Peter’s to come to his senses. He will become bored of you and move on to much greener fields.”

“You’re such a good friend.”

“I know.”

“What’s that?” Peter questions as he catches up to them on his board.

They both laugh.

“What?” He asks again.

“I’ll see you both later. Don’t have too much fun without me.”

Peter turns to her.

“Not taking the bus today?”

“I got to head into town.” She flashes Gwen’s little grocery list his way.

“I see…”

“I’ll see you later Peter.”

He kisses her lips and Bella starts walking into town.


“So where to start…” Peter says as he looks online.

Mike shrugs as if bored.

“There are too many types of combustion to begin with.”

“Maybe we can use more than one?” Mike suggests.

“That’s not a bad idea actually.”

Mike picks up a picture Peter has of Bella. He smiles.

“So you two are really hitting it off huh?”

Peter nods with a grin about his face.

“That’s cool. Honestly, I haven’t seen her smile like that in some time. Hell she hadn’t even really laughed in a while. Whatever it is you’re doing; keep doing it. She’s different somehow.”

Mike says, but narrows his eyes with a sigh.
“What?”

“Just worry about her sometimes. Bella she has this way of putting on this front. You know this tough girl act. That and she’s always putting everyone else’s needs before her own. I’ve always regretted the day it comes back to bite her in the ass. There’s only so much even she can take.” Mike shakes his head. He points to his head.

“She’s hiding something has been for a couple years now. I’ve a feeling it was right under my nose however. Maybe I should have paid more attention.”

Peter narrowed his eyes in thought.

“With Bella I swear it’s like the weight of the world on her shoulders. She tells no one; only because she cares too much to involve anyone else into her fucked up life. What she doesn’t realize is that she needs someone. Everyone needs that one person they feel they can come to with anything. Someone they trust with the deepest darkest parts of their being. I always hoped she’d turn to me for that. That I could somehow Bella could always count on. But she hasn’t caved yet. If nothing else I wish she had someone at least.”

“Maybe she will.”
“Let’s just hope she does before she decides to lash out.”

Peter prints out a few ideas on how to go about their lab research.

“What was she like?” Peter questions with curiosity.
“You know back in Forks.”

“Shy, she hardly talked to be honest. It took her sometime to even warm up to me and the others. At first Bella rather kept to herself. My friends and I had finally got her to open up somewhat. She had a bit of a normal life. That was until the Cullen’s came into the picture. She had less to do with us. She went back to her quiet ways once she started dating Edward. If anything I swore she got worse about being a bit of a recluse. She started sitting with them and at times it were as if we didn’t even exist. I’d swear there was something about that family. For one thing they all looked alike. They all had the same golden brown colored eyes. They all acted so odd. They didn’t act as though teenagers at all. That and all, but Edward had already been paired off. They also lived under the same roof. It was creepy to say the least. Often enough it felt as though Bella joined a cult. I also wasn’t the only one to take notice of how Edward often lost his cool with her. The girl went out her way to please him. He was a dick though. I didn’t like him from the beginning. Just how he acted around her. Like Bella was more like his property rather than his girlfriend. He seemed to control her every move. If anything the funeral; that was just further proof. The guy’s a nutcase to say the least.”

“I rather got the same impression. That and he did seem to show he could be somewhat off hinge.”

“There’s a huge difference in how she carries herself now. I’m serious Peter. It’s like night and day with her now.”

“I’m glad to hear that Mike.”

“Hell I’m glad to finally witness a breakthrough with her.”

Peter hands Mike copies of the papers he had printed out.

“You do realize I’m at the bottom of our class.”

Peter laughs.

“Yep.”

“Ouch that noticeable.”
“Well you do tend to fall asleep a lot in class Mike.”

“Ugh it’s just so boring.”

“You know before I came out. I tried to mack on Bella.”

Peter twirls in around in his chair inquisitively.

“Is that so?”

Mike laughs.

“It didn’t go ever so well. Turned me down flat and she looked to me like I’d lost my mind. Maybe she knew I was gay before I did.”

Peter has a good laugh.
“You maybe right. She’s pretty smart.”

“Wish she could have told me that then.”

“Would have you believed her?”

“You’re right I probably would have thought it was an excuse, to turn me down.”

Peter laughs again shaking his head.

“So how do you think it’s going with Gwen and Bella on their assignment?”

“Honestly?”

Mike shrugs.

“I imagine its hell on wheels.”

“I thought so myself.”


Bella places the bag of things Gwen requested into her backpack. She sits down at the very table Spiderman took it upon himself to sit. She sips at her coffee. She starts on her homework as a slight breeze comes about. Her book flaps a few pages blow down. Bella groans out as she loses her place. She starts to find it again. When she hears someone clear their throat.

She looks up with a startled expression. The man smiled. He had blond hair and hazel eyes. He wore a leather jacket over a dress shirt and tie. Bella looked upon the ID on his jacket. He worked for a local newspaper.

“Eddie Brock.” He holds out hand.

She reluctantly shook it.

“And you are?”

“Bella Swan.”

He nods and jots it down on some sort of memo.

“Um, what are you doing?”

“Interviewing you.”

“What?!”

He takes a tape recorder out from his pocket and sits it on the table. He pushes record.

“This is Eddie Brock and I’m currently recording interview one with Ms. Bella Swan.”

Bella looks to him in utter disbelief.

“Just what the hell do you think you’re doing?!”

He sighs and presses stop on the player.

“Whenever you’re ready to proceed; I’ve just a few questions to ask you.”

“And that would be?!”

He nods and starts the recording again.

“Are you or are you not Spiderman’s significant other?”

“WHAT?!”

“Just answer the question Ms. Swan we’ve got a lot of ground to cover.”

Bella jumps up scooting out of her chair.

“THE HELL WE DO!”

She grabs her backpack and poster board for her and Gwen’s assignment.

“Is Spiderman aware you’re just in high school?”

She shakes her head on this and starts to walk away. He rolls his eyes and grabs his recorder. He chases her down and grabs her arm.

“Get your fucking hand off me!”

He laughs.

“Now come on… I’m sure we can come to some sort of agreement. Just a few more questions that’s all.”

“You got five seconds.” She warns.

“Well that’s not near long enough time…” He hints.

“One… two… three…” Bella counts down.
He looks to her peculiarly.

“Four… five!” Bella punches him in the face and walks away.

“What the… What was that for?!”

“Being a royal dick that’s what.”

He laughs.

“It was nice meeting you Ms. Swan.” He calls out wiping the blood from his nose.

She flips him off and keeps walking.


“Looks like you’re on your own today.” Gwen says.

“What do you mean?”

“Dr. Connors. Sorry something’s come up and I can’t make it after all. If you could fill in that’d be great. Here are some of the questions you need to ask.” Gwen hands her a piece of paper.

“I think I can handle it Gwen.”
“Can you?”

“Gwen!”

“He’ll be expecting you so don’t be late!”

Bella growls out and slams her locker shut.

“Breathe…”

Peter says coming up behind her. He wraps his arms around her waist. She leans back against him.

“She makes it awfully difficult.”

“I can see that.”

“Why can’t you be my partner?”

“Hmm, probably because we’d never get anything done.”

“Sounds perfect.”
“Doesn’t it?”

He rests his head on her shoulder.

“You should come by tonight. Maybe we could watch a movie or something.

Bella turns facing him.

“I’m game just got to go see Dr. Connors first. I’ll be over afterword.”

“Cool.”

“Speaking of which; have you been to visit him yet?”

“Haven’t had a chance. As soon as we’re done with our projects I’ll pay him a visit.”

“Sounds awesome, I really hope you can get through to him.”

“Me too, see you tonight. I better get as well Mike’s waiting.”

Peter hopes on his board and heads out to catch the bus.


Bella enters the lab. She notices that the door is already opened. She looks around uncomfortably thinking that was odd. Gwen had to have him ring them in last time.

“Dr. Connors?” Bella calls out as she meekly enters the room.

She looks around to his area was in a bit of a mess. Music came from a back area of the room.

“Dr. Connors?”

She quietly looked around and followed the sound. Bella peered around the corner of a book case to see Dr. Connors. He was sitting at a desk. She was about to let herself be known. However, she covered her mouth in shock. He was holding his hand about the desk moving it about. His NEW hand. Her heart raced as she continued to watch. He moved his fingers about with a smile planted on his face. Once again she was about to walk in or say something. Dr. Connors arches back however, as if in pain. He knocks off everything on his desk and pulls at his hair. Bella swallows back. His face begins to mutate as scales begin to form along it. The scales begin to spread amongst his body. Bella couldn’t believe the sight before her.

She knew she had to get out of there. Bella took a few steps back. Only she knocked over a few of Dr. Connor’s books. “WHO’S THERE?!” At this she took off like a bat out of hell not looking back.

“Whoa… what’s the rush about? I finished early with Mike thought I’d pay Dr. Connors that visit now.”

Bella turns back behind him.

“What’s wrong Bella?”

“I don’t think that visit’s such a good idea now.”

“Are you alright? You look as though you’ve see a ghost.”

She grabs Peter’s arm

“Let’s go.”

“But…”
“Trust me he’s not in right frame of mind for any visitors. Or body for that matter.”

“Bella?”

She ignores him and continues to drag Peter along with her.

“Um where are we going?” Peter questions as Bella hails a cab.

“To the station.”

“Did something happen Bella? Are you alright?”

“Peter you remember what I told you?”
He nods.

“Well I believe my prediction as come true.”

Once the cab drops them off Bella rushes inside the police station. Peter follows behind her confused. She sees Gwen’s father in his office.

“Can we help you Ms.”

“Yes actually I was wondering if I could talk to Mr. Stacy.”

One of officers knocks on his office door. He steps out and eyes Peter and Bella.

“What brings you two here?”

He motions them into his office. Bella tells her story of what she saw. Once she’s done Peter’s green in the face practically. However, the captain laughs in her face.

“That’s some story. You’ve got quite the imagination.”

“It’s not a story! I know what I saw!”

“Have you been drinking? Are you by chance taking drugs?”

“What?!”

He sighs.

“Go home, both of you. Sleep off whatever’s in your system.”

“So you’re just going to sit there and ignore everything I’ve said!”

Charlie’s coming in the door from a case. He peers through the captain’s office window to see his daughter and Peter inside. He watches as his daughter jumps to her feet. He chokes back on his coffee as she’s pointing at his boss and raising her voice to him. Charlie rushes into the office.

“BELLS! What on earth?!”

“Dad!”

She comes to her feet.

“What are you two doing here?”

George sighs.

“You’re daughter has quite the vivid imagination.”

“I’m not imagining things you jer…

Charlie’s eyes widen and he grabs his daughter by placing his hand around her mouth. He starts dragging her out of George’s office.

“Dad!”

Charlie drags her into his office and slams the door.

“Just what do you think you’re doing Bells? Are you trying to get me fired?!”

“Yes dad that’s exactly why I came all this way. To get you fired!”

“Jesus kid what’s with you?”

Bella yet again tells her story. Charlie leans back in his chair.

“I won’t lie kid it sounds pretty farfetched. Like some sort of terrible science fiction movie.”

“But it’s true dad. Please you gotta believe me!”

“Look I’ll go check it out ok.”

Bella nods.

“Just please be careful dad.”

“I will, now you two go on home. Stay out of trouble.”

“Dad it’s trouble that seems to find me.”

“That’s no lie.” He says as she exits his office.

Peter follows her out into the parking lot. She paces the area a bit and turns to him.

“You must think I’m crazy huh?”

He shakes his head. Peter pulls her into his chest. He kisses the top of her head.

“Far from it. Come on now let’s get you home. It’s getting pretty late.”

Bella unlocks her door. Peter walks her inside. For his own peace of mind he looks around the apartment.

“All clear…”

She nods as he leads Bella to her room.

“I better go and let you get some rest.”

Peter however, cocks a brow at the Spiderman jersey on her dresser. He picks it up fluffing it out. Deep down he was having a field day. He loved it! What he wouldn’t give to see her in that shirt and nothing else!

“Care to explain?”

She turns back and swallows.

“Charlie bought it for me…”

“Hmm.”

Peter sighs shaking his head. He places the shirt back down.

“Now don’t be jealous Peter.”

“Oh I’m not.” He says growing extremely aroused in thought.

He pins her against the wall.

“I’m most certainly not jealous.”

He asserts as he kisses her. He didn’t want to go though. Peter however, knew Spiderman had a long night ahead of him. He planned to investigate this himself.

“Your dad’s going to be fine. Ok…”

“I hope so.”

“He will they’ll figure this out; get some sleep. Let the police worry about Dr. Connors.”

“I’ll try… goodnight Peter.”

“Goodnight Bella.”


“I don’t know what to tell you Bells. When I went there he was fine. In a good mood even. We had a cup of coffee together.”

“Dad!”

“Bella maybe you’re just not getting enough sleep. Your mind’s playing tricks on you.”

“Um no dad. That’s not the case. He must’ve done something. He must’ve figured out how to…”

“Bella I don’t want to hear anymore about this. You’ve already managed to make my boss think you’re some sort of rebellious teen. Now to accuse an innocent man, a nice one like Dr. Connors…”

Bella shakes her head on this.

“Yeah just forget it.” Bella grabs her jacket.

Charlie sighs.

“I’ll be late tonight kiddo.”

“Of course you will be.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?”

“Absolutely nothing.” She makes her out.

However, Charlie wasn’t the only one. Spiderman also found nothing that pertained to what Bella witnessed last night. Leaving him also with nothing to go on. In fact he even witnessed Charlie and Dr. Connors having coffee together last night. He seemed completely normal. He showed no signs of having any issues. That and his arm from what he could tell hadn’t grown back like Bella said. Dr. Connors still had his lab coat pinned the way he usually did. Nothing about him seemed different. Still, he believed Bella saw something. He didn’t think her to be imagining things. Unfortunately, he literally had nothing to go on.

Peter crosses the street like usual. They board the bus. Bella turns to Peter.

“So yeah, my dad thinks I’m losing it.”

“How’s that?”

“He went to check things out for himself last night. Peter he swears he saw nothing out of the ordinary. He even had coffee with Dr. Connors.”

Peter wasn’t’ sure what to say.

“Sorry Bella.”

“I just don’t get it Peter. I mean… Am I truly losing it? I know what I saw. This just doesn’t add up. None of it does.”

She leans against his shoulder and he puts his arm around her. Bella takes in a breath.

“You still, wanna take this psycho out tonight?”

He laughs.

“Yep, you’re not getting out of our date that easily; no matter how much insanity you try to claim.”

“Good… Peter, I think I need this to be honest.”

“Ditto, just you and me tonight.” He whispers kissing the top of her head.

“Can’t wait.”

He grins in thought.

After they get to their lockers Gwen looks to Bella.

“Did you get the questionnaire filled out?”

Bella grimaces.
“There seemed to have been…”

“He wasn’t there Gwen.” Peter pipes in for Bella.

I went there myself to visit Mr. Connors as well. It seems he was nowhere to be found. Gwen frowns on this.

“Well shoot. I told him we were coming. He must’ve forgot.”

Once Gwen prances away, Bella turns to Peter.

“Ugh I so owe you one.”

“I take payment in make out sessions.”

Bella laughs.

“I bet you do.”

He shrugs.

“Worth a shot.”

“I don’t know Peter…” Bella says and starts to head to on to class.

“I sure would hate to get you all riled up again.”

Peter felt himself blush a bit, but he laughed.

During lunch the three of them look to one another. Flash and Gwen came in hand in hand.

“Interesting.” Peter heard her utter.

“Hey whatever gets them off our backs.”

“True.”

“They’re too cliché for words.” Mike states with a frown.

“That’s what I was thinking.” Peter adds in agreement.


Peter paces around in his room checking himself over repeatedly. He kept in mind to remember everything. He had bought Bella some flowers. Something he didn’t even do on he and Gwen’s date. The thought never really occurred to him. He looked in the mirror once more. He was a nervous wreck. Peter was about to walk out. He shook his head once more in debate.

“Better safe than sorry.” He muttered.

He slung out his web and pulled open his night door. He stuffed a couple condoms into his pocket. He knew that was EXTREME wishful thinking. Peter just prayed Bella wouldn’t take notice he was packing those. He didn’t want to look like a total jackass. He just knew how things got as of late when they did make out.

He then walked across the street. Roses were a bit too cliché for Bella he felt. He wanted to try something different. So he got these really pretty looking mixed white and reddish tulips. They were different from anything he’d seen. He saw them and thought Bella. He had to have them. Just as he’s about to knock on the door. Bella opens it she’s fixing her shoe as she does.

Peter thought he’d pass out cold. Before him was sex. Literal screaming, agonizing, bright neon letters that shouted SEX repeatedly. Shit! How will I survive thirty minutes. Bella had her hair up in this sexy wild way. Parts of it draped down along her shoulders, leaving just enough up to reveal a lot of skin. She wore a red cashmere sweater with a black belt around the waist. Ironically her skirt matched the flowers he’d picked out for her. It was black with the very same colors of tulips on it. That and the skirt was skin tight, just above the knee. She wore black dress shoes that were flat but these socks that reminded him of what a classic schoolgirl would wear. Peter Parker leaned against the door way trying to gain composure.

Bella smiled at the tulips as he just held them out. He didn’t say anything.

“You ok there?”

He nodded. Peter was surprised he could even manage to do that. He wanted to take her to her room and put those condoms to use. Bella looked down to her skirt then the tulips.

“How’d?”

“That’s what I was wondering.” He finally musters.

She smiles.

“Well thank you. I’ve never gotten tulips before. Nor have I seen this color. How unusual, yet gorgeous. Let me put them in some water. Then we can go.”

He stands there feeling like an idiot and a pervert. All he could think about was hiking up her skirt. He wanted to see what she had on underneath. When she returns to the door, she grabs her jacket and keys.

“Lookin’ pretty spiffy Peter.”

He looks down to his black dress shirt and jeans. He wore a blazer over his shirt. He felt he looked nowhere near as hot as she was. In fact he damn near felt undressed in comparison. He swallows back wanting to compliment her as well. Everything that came to mind sounded stupid.

“I’m not sure I can come up with a good enough word. For you even sexy doesn’t quite measure up.” He said in full honesty.

Bella blushed.

“I’m serious Bella you almost had to take me to the ER. When you opened that door I almost went into cardiac arrest…” He shakes his head in thought.

“Now you’re exaggerating.”

“Far from it.”

He takes her hand leading her to the cab as it arrives. He takes her to another upscale restaurant like he did Gwen. He’d not a clue where to go on this date or how to go about it. He knew they were a lot alike in taste. Even so he didn’t want to treat Bella like a cheap date. He wanted to show her the interest he took in her.

He pulls out the chair for Bella as she takes her seat she looks around.

“You come here a lot?” She asked.

“Truth?”

She nods as she looks around.

“I’ve never been here.”

Bella laughs.

She looks upon her menu and her jaw drops at the prices. She knew Peter and his aunt struggled to make ends meet just as she and Charlie. That and nothing about this place set right with her. This wasn’t Peter and it certainly wasn’t her.

“Peter?”

“Yes?”

She closes her menu and looks around.

“Would you be too terribly upset; if we just went to the pizza hut across the street?”

He cocks a brow at this.
“Are you certain that’s what you want?”

She takes out her menu again.

“Tell me Peter we’re both fairly capable smart people right?”

He nods wondering where this was going. She lays down her menu and points to something on it.

“Pronounce that for me and we’ll stay.”

He narrowed his eyes at the appetizer.

“Um…”

“Yeah that’s about what I thought.”

She hops to her feet and takes his hand.

“I’m more of a stuffed crust kind of girl anyhow.”

He chuckles on this as they make their way out. After they enter the Pizza Hut, both seem to realize more.

“Now this is more my speed.”

“Girl after my own heart.” He says shrugging his shoulders.

“I hope I didn’t offend you back there.”

“Actually not at all, I hadn’t a clue where to take you.”

“Just be yourself Peter. We pretty much like the same things. I’m not hard to please. It’s just the two of us out having a good time.”

Once they get their drinks and pizza. Bella turns to Peter.

“So when are you going to show me what you can do on that board? You got me curious.”

“You’d like to see that?”

“Well yeah. It’s kind of cool. Back in Arizona, well before I moved to Forks that is. A few of my friends were skaters. Gravity was never my friend enough to even consider trying. Still, it amazed me each time I watched them perfect a move. I was so envious.”

Peter grins.

“I’d love to show you.”

“Awesome.”

After they eat Peter has the cab driver take them to the aquarium.

“Peter isn’t the aquarium closed at this time?”

He nods, but gets out anyway. He leads her to one of the side doors. Peter knocks three times. He looks to her as he waits. A man answers the door.

“Parker!”

“Hey Ralph.”

“Ah, and this must be the one we’ve heard so much about.”

Bella looked taken back by this.

“Come on in Peter.”

Peter nods and takes her hand. Bella has this bewildered look on her face.

“We’ve got the place to ourselves Bella and for as long as we want. We just have to lock up afterword.”

Bella shakes her head on this.

“You never seize to amaze me.”

He smiles and leads her around.

“Ever been here?”

“Virgin to all New York’s big attractions.”

“Really?”

She nods.

“Huh, well I can come up with plenty to keep us busy. Especially over the summer, this right here is nothing in comparison. Prepare to have your mind blown.”

She smiles.

“I think it’s already been blown.” She hints looking to him a certain way.

He swallows back as he takes in that look.

“Close your eyes.”

“Huh?”

“Just do it.”

She takes in a breath, but closes her eyes. He walks backwards as he leads her into one of the tunnel areas of the aquarium. It was always one of his favorites. He could sit here for hours. Peter places her right in the middle of the room. He slightly tilts her head facing up.

“Now open.”

Peter grins at her reaction. Bella puts her hand over her mouth. Giant sharks were swimming across. A school of fish traveled not far behind. She twirls around taking it all in.

“That’s so cool.”

Bella walks up closer to the glass. Peter felt different about this date. That’s how he knew the difference as well. He didn’t want to take Bella to the movies. Sure he’d kill to have two pure hours of a making out with Bella. But this right here the look on her face was perfect. This beat the movies any given day of the week. Bella was new to all this. He’d wanted to give her that full experience. Peter was merely getting a kick just watching her. He continued to gaze upon her as she walked up and down the tunnel. Sharks, fish, stingrays, and beautiful corral surrounded them. Peter lay in the middle of the floor.

Bella turned to him. He wiggled his finger for her to join him.

She lay beside him.

“Wow.”

“Yep.”

“I take it you come here often.”

“Yet it never gets old.”

She rolls over facing him.

“I can see why.”

“Hey don’t mean to interrupt. But thought maybe your girl would like to meet Oscar.”

“Oscar?”

Peter grins.

“Oh she’d love that Tommy.”

Peter jumps to his feet. Bella follows him and the Asian man into another area. They open a door that leads out to one of the exhibits for shows. Bella jumps at first and Peter laughs. A sea lion was making its way over directly toward them.

“Say hi Oscar.” The trainer said.

The sea lion clapped it’s fins together.
“Very good Oscar.”

“This is Bella Oscar. Do you want to shake her hand?”

Bella covers her mouth in laughter as it shakes his head no.
“Guess he doesn’t like me.”

The trainer winks at Peter.

“Oscar do you want to kiss Bella?”

It sticks out it’s tongue and nods. Bella blushes dying in laughter.

“Why don’t you ask her if she’ll let you kiss her?”

Bella looks to Peter.

“I don’t know about that. He might get jealous.”

Bella’s jaw drops as the sea lion makes this raspberry sound sticking his tongue out at Peter.

“Guess he doesn’t care what I think.”

Bella crouches down as the sea lion comes closer. She turns her cheek and Oscar kisses her.

“It’s my date and I haven’t even got a kiss yet.”

“Oscar has a way with the ladies.”

Bella pats him on the head. Tommy hands her a fish to feed Oscar. The sea lion claps it’s flippers together again.

“Can Peter have his date back?”

Oscar shakes his head no and blows another raspberry towards Peter. Peter sighs.

“Not cool Oscar. I saw her first.”

Tommy laughs.
“Well I think Peter’s not giving her up Oscar. Sorry.”

Oscar jumps into the water like he’s angry and takes off. Bella dies in laughter again. Tommy shakes Bella’s hand.

“Thanks that was fun.”

He nods.

“You two have fun.”

“Yeah we’re about to head back soon.”

“Well feel free to stay as long as you want. We’re feeding the animals so there’s still sometime.”

“Thanks.”

“No prob Parker.”

Peter shows her around to a few more of the exhibits. Her favorites seemed to be the dolphins and sea horses. After they’re done and are leaving the aquarium. Bella grins ear to ear.

“I almost left you for Oscar.”

“I was afraid of that.”

“He’s pretty dreamy.”

Peter chuckles.

“Ah, little water rodent.”

Bella grows serious and turns towards Peter in the parking lot.

“I really had a good time.”
“Me too, Bella.”

His arms wrap around her waist. Hers about his neck. Something takes Peter over completely. He starts obsessively kissing her. Bella feels his hands about her butt. He presses her deeper into him.

“Peter?” She says softly as he continues to kiss along her neck.

“Hmm?”

“Are your hands on my ass?”

He nods.

She giggles.

“And on our first date!” She pretends to be appalled.

He loses his composure and starts laughing.

He sighs bringing his head back up.

“I better get you home. Before I actually do mess this date up.”
“I seriously doubt that’s possible Peter.”

“Oh believe me it is.”

Peter puts his arm around Bella as they’re making their way back into town. Bella and Peter had the signal for pedestrian crossing on. They went to cross. Before Peter could truly think… A car appears from nowhere. There was no other option. It was about to hit them both head on. Peter grabs Bella and slings out his web. The car barely misses them by an inch. The both of them are dangling off a building a ways off now. Bella’s eyes were fixated on Peter. A look of absolute shock.

“I can explain!”

Peter says in a shrill voice.

“It’s not what you think.”

He winces at his own foolish words.

“Ok actually it is!” Dammit… now what?

He sighs in defeat.

“I can explain!”

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