Just a crush, she repeats in her head the same way she did when she had to memorize Hamlet’s monologue sophomore year. Except, unlike that assignment that served no purpose to her except inducing her stage fright, MJ needed to instill in her head that liking someone – especially during the summer, the season of flings and quick romances – wasn’t good for her.
- Part 1 of New Beginnings
"It takes her back to the summer, except when she looks out the window, the sunshine is covered by white clouds and the trees are different, too.
She spends the entire 15-minute car ride absently scrolling through her phone. Peter doesn’t bother to talk either, and MJ doesn’t want to steal a glance because a part of her is convinced he’ll be staring right back at her.
He always is."
- Part 2 of New Beginnings