Peter’s stomach felt weirdly unsettled. “What do they mean by ‘inhuman individuals’?” He looked up at Ned, who was also reading his screen.
“Well, the article mentions enhanced individuals as well, so maybe they’re talking about mutants? Supers?” Ned suggested.
“But,” Peter fiddled with the straps of his (new) backpack, “That doesn’t—they aren’t talking about people like me, right? I’m not… inhuman?”
20 Aug 2018
On paper, Peter is, technically, a legitimate Stark Industries intern now. This whole visiting the tower every second weekend or so and actually getting to work with Tony Stark in his personal lab is a great improvement from being mostly-sort-of-ignored by Happy. And it’s not even all Spider-Man stuff! Which, okay, the Spider-Man stuff is definitely the coolest thing to tell Ned about and definitely the most important because it leads to him saving real, human lives - but this thing where Mr Stark seems willing (happy, even?) to just teach him about completely unrelated tech stuff? It makes it feel like Mr Stark isn’t just interested in spending time with Peter because he’s Spider-Man. Like he’s interested in spending time with Peter because he’s Peter. Which is honestly way more unbelievable and way more amazing than any of this superhero stuff.
But anyway, none of that is the point. The point is that Peter’s internship is 100% real.
AKA the standard Midtown goes on a field trip to Stark Industries fic.