Chapter 1: DEC 2018
Chapter 2: JAN 2019
Turns out coding tweets is even more annoying than coding iMessages, as anyone with half a brain could've probably told me. This fic has become a very loose, "no expectations" (haha) WIP for me so I've decided to add more as I go, but again, I'm not sure when I'll stop writing this and hop to something else, so I hope the attitude for this when it updates is more "Oh cool, an update!" instead of "I wonder when that will update again."
4:09 PM - 26 Dec 2018 380 423k 239k
Hi everyone! I’m the new Spiderman with the black suit (official name TBD). I made this account to formally introduce myself after the craziness of last week. I know I probably confused a lot of people so I wanted to say hello.
I just want to say I know this is a big responsibility but I take it very seriously. I have a lot to learn but if you give me a chance I want to help do what Mr. Parker did, protect people and give them something to smile about. It’s a crazy world but when I was a kid @spiderman gave me hope! And still does even though he's gone. I didn't expect to be here but now that I am, I want to do that for anyone else who might need it.
I've spoken to Mrs Parker and Mrs Watson and they’re both really great people who have been through a lot. I wouldn’t want to do anything with Peter’s name that they’re not cool with but I’m so lucky to have their support.
I really don’t want to replace @spiderman. No one can. I was a huge fan & I just want to make sure his legacy lives on. I’m gonna do the best I can to make sure this city stays one of the best places to live.
- your new friendly neighborhood spidey (Victory Hand )(Spider Web )
oh no im still so upset about peter but @thenewspiderman is too cute. i can't not love + cherish him 4:39 PM - 26 Dec 2018 5 20 18
now who's ready for some memes 5:30 PM - 26 Dec 2018 932 68k 93k
great, new spiderman is a millennial 7:09 PM - 26 Dec 2018 2 2 8
zodiac killer did nothing wrong
@abcdfuckyou old spiderman was a millennial, new spidey must be gen z 7:14 PM - 26 Dec 2018 2 1 9
ho ho holy shit
@kesha2fan “first spiderman” “old”
*googles peter parker’s age*
“27 years old”
7:14 PM - 26 Dec 2018 8 38 90
mary call me back
welcome new spidey!! 7:53 PM - 26 Dec 2018 3 103 177
will new spidey fix the economy 9:47 PM - 26 Dec 2018 16 239 394
do any of you know how to get an account verified 10:39 AM - 30 Dec 2018 273 2k 19k
@taradraws that’s too many things guess i’ll just hang out with the rest of my fellow plebians (Victory Hand ) 11:03 AM - 28 Dec 2018 503 3k 83k
i didnt think id have to say this but pls dont try any of these tricks at home. come on guys 12:38 PM - 29 Dec 2018 50 2k 14k
genji is my son
@thenewspiderman did i just see you try to do a backflip off of the lincoln center and smack your head into the wall 12:59 PM - 29 Dec 2018 3 9 34
@chiasimono no u didn't 12:38 AM - 29 Dec 2018 38 203 482
Im gonna die in this suit wont i
I better make sure it smells nice in here for the next guy 01:39 AM - 1 Jan 2019 685 1k 12k
@heyitsspiderman well that got dark fast 02:01 AM - 1 Jan 2019 4 10 18
@heyitsspiderman please stay safe new spidey, we don't want to lose you too 02:39 AM - 1 Jan 2019 14 58 101
long tall sally
@heyitsspiderman if a spider wore pants would it be like this or like this
09:28 AM - 5 Jan 2019 48 83 209
@jonadsnads it would be like this
12:20 PM - 5 Jan 2019 938 9k 76k
@heyitsspiderman dude wtf i have that jacket. tj maxx?? 01:38 PM - 5 Jan 2019 13 39 89
to all my haters stop saying im copying off the old spiderman. Im copying off a bunch of superheroes 05:22 PM - 8 Jan 2019 73 11k 46k
@heyitsspiderman why the all black suit anyway 8:41 PM - 13 Jan 2019 2 2 5
@xoolander aesthetic cmon man get with the program 04:09 AM - 14 Jan 2019 89 1k 6k
@heyitsspiderman Were you really a fan of peter parker?? You seem a little young to remember him that well is all 7:30 AM - 17 Jan 2019 1 3
@PatriciaReynolds3 i wrote a self-insert fanfiction with me as peter parker and posted it on spideysquad.net when i was like 10. yeah i’d say i was a fan 10:51 AM - 17 Jan 2019 120 2k 8k
@heyitsspiderman oh did you? (Winking Face ) 7:23 PM - 17 Jan 2019 1
@heyitsspiderman stop blocking me kid 7:40 PM - 17 Jan 2019
Chapter 3: FEB 2019
- This chapter in particular is probably best read on the web or mobile. I'm pretty sure the media player won't work on a downloaded reader. I also strongly recommend keeping creator's style turned ON.
- I'm American, and these characters are New Yorkers. I figure most people reading this are young and tech-literate, and I assume most of you are reasonably intelligent and can probably google or guess references based on context if you don't know them. If you find yourself really confused by anything, let me know and I'll explain, or I'll reconsider putting in contextual footnotes. If you're an international reader, let me know if you're totally lost on something.
(See the end of the chapter for more notes.)
3 Too lazy to draw, too broke to hire a fanartist, so just imagine a nice pic of Peter and MJ smiling against this backdrop. The Highline is one of my favorite places in Manhattan with a very nice, walkable view if you’re ever in west midtown/Chelsea. [return]
#SpidermanSwitch what’s the story behind this? Why is this trending? 11:30 PM - 5 Mar 2019 1k 3k 90k
baby shoes never cruised
@heyitsspidermam there’s a theory that youre from an alternate dimension and you and peter parker switched universes after that weird earthquake back in dec #spidermanswitch 11:33 PM - 5 Mar 2019 2 3 17
@aerugo finally, a trending topic new yorkers should care about 11:48 AM - 5 Mar 2019 33 1k 21k
#SpidermanSwitch Not to be a raging feminist but if the multiverse is Confirmed then is there a universe where there’s a spiderwoman?? 5:48 PM - 5 Mar 2019 59 328 909
Spiderman 1.0 and Spiderman 2.0 are SEPARATE but EQUAL heroes - BASHING IS NOT TOLERATED
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#SpidermanSwitch Discussion Thread
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THE ULTIMATE SPIDERMAN #87 - Weekly Comics Discussion Thread
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I like new spidey more than the old one…
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makeitlast 823 points 3 hours ago
(tumblr voice) you ever see a post that just looks like someone swinging a bat at a hornet's nest
ogspidey_mkg29 409 points 2 hours ago
might get downvoted but i get you op. I grew up with old spidey and his death broke my heart, i’m not sure if i’ll ever really recover, but my son was never really interested in him. my son is five but now seeing a new spidey that’s closer to his age has somehow captured his attention the way old spiderman didn’t. I don’t know why, but he’s absolutely obsessed with new Spiderman. It’s kind of bittersweet for me, ‘cause he’ll never really get to know Parker Spiderman like I did, but I’m glad we can bond this way over the Spiderman legacy and he’ll grow up with someone. I just hope he stays a good role model.
My husband wants to invite Spiderman to our wedding. Does he have an address or something?
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RedMemeMker 409 points 54 hours ago
You mean like for entertainment or as a guest?
YK372 372 points 2 hours ago
Nobody knows his address, that's the point of having a secret identity. but he’s on twitter often enough, you might want to just @ him there. Fair warning he might think you’re joking and just send back a meme or something.
babybayayayby 9 points 26 minutes ago
if a time traveler from 1800 asked me what it’d be like in 2019 i dont think i’d be able to make this shit up
it turns out that being bitten by a radioactive spider does not cure you of your inability to kill the spider chilling in ur bathroom 7:38 PM - 14 Mar 2019 8k 36k 108k
in honor of old spidey's memory and new spidey being rad af im making my next bday party spiderman themed and ur only invited if ur in costume. Im not talking party city shit, i mean like spiderwebs everywhere, peter parker look alikes, you have to enter through the ceiling 9:33 AM - 23 Mar 2019 8 78 832
@heyitsspiderman so can you like talk to spiders or is that just a rumor 7:38 AM - 27 Mar 2019 2 15 72
@swagettiandmemeballs (Spider )(Spider Web )(Spider Web )(Spider Web )(Spider )(Spider )(Spider )(Spider Web )if ur a spider ull know what that means 7:38 PM - 14 Mar 2019 1k 7k 18k
i discovered a new pokemon only located at the very the top of the empire state bldg. no i will not share pix. it’s mine yall cant have it 9:17 PM - 29 Mar 2019 508 3k 9k
the theme for the met gala next month is “camp”? how much will you guys pay me to crash the red carpet wearing nothing but spidey boxers and my mask 5:11 PM - 30 Mar 2019 2k 38k 64k
@heyitsspiderman reign it in, kid 6:00 PM - 30 Mar 2019
Chapter 5: APRIL 2019
I haven’t given up on this, I was just distracted for a few weeks by a very fervid appreciation for Jake Johnson which led me to binging all 7 seasons of New Girl within a week. (It's a truly fantastic show if you love improv-style comedy and have a filthy mind like yours truly). I had to see Spiderverse again to recatch this bug (hah), which reminded me that I did have a plot planned for this fic that I’d like to see through to completion, if I ever get around to it…
Which brings me to the point of this note: My goal is with this fic has always been to 1) have fun with it, and 2) make sure it is enjoyable for other people who wanted more bonding with the spider-gang. By this point readers should have a sense of my style and sense of humor, but a downside of allowing me in the driver's seat of any fic means my brain inevitably floors it down good ol Hurt/Comfort Highway. If people are just reading this for fun and giggles, I completely understand, in which case consider this a gentle forewarning to take any future updates in stride. If however you're open to seeing this fic turn a little more serious (but still with a happy ending, I cannot stress that enough), thank you for your interest, and I hope to keep your attention long enough to see this thing through.
(See the end of the chapter for more notes.)
C O N N E C T I N G . . .
MILES AND GWEN HAVE JOINED THE VOICE CHAT
PENI: — wrong with the audio? I’ll —
PETER: Oh, they just popped up for me. Hey — can you two hear us?
GWEN: Yeah, sorry, we’re here.
PETER: Here the kids are!
PETER: You two finally thought to join us?
PETER: My horn’s been acting up —
PENI: Give me a second, let me rename the grownups.
HAM: Actually Peni, the other Peters and I were talking, and we’re coming up with nicknames. I’d like to reclaim my name —
PETER: Don’t listen to him. I was here first, I have a right to —
HAM: We have the same right!
PETER: — really boils down to first come first serve, but it’s a law respected since the dawn of time.
MILES: Aw I’m not allowed to call you Peanut Butter in my phone anymore?
PETER: Hilarious, never heard that one before —
PENI: Okay guys, I’m about to integrate vid feed one by one. You should see me first, just shout if it works. Three… two… one —
PENI HAS JOINED THE VID CHAT
MILES: I see you!
PENI: How’s the video?
MILES: Pretty good —
GWEN: A little laggy but okay.
PETER: Fine here.
NOIR: Peni, your color is bleeding out of the video. My phone is becoming a color. It’s dark — blue? Oh, there’s orange too. Or it might be yellow — is that meant to happen?
PENI: Oh no. Can you go into settings —
PENI HAS LEFT THE VID CHAT
MILES: Crap, she went out for me. Peni?
GWEN: I lost her too.
PENI HAS JOINED THE VOICE CHAT
PENI: Sorry, I tinkered with a few things. Let me try again —
PETER: Everything okay?
PENI HAS JOINED THE VID CHAT
PENI: How’s that?
GWEN: Wow, the video’s so clear!
PETER: Looks steady.
NOIR: Is this happening now?
PENI: There could be a couple seconds’ delay if the transmission konks out on me, but yeah, it’s in real time.
NOIR: Then you look tired, Peni. How late have you been working?
PENI: I’m fine! Just glad it works. How’s the phone?
NOIR: Still blue, but the color has stopped spreading. Gizmo looks like a piece of Miles’s art.
MILES: It does?
NOIR: Your — I’ve forgotten the name of the style. Your artwork. The splattered colors.
MILES: Spray paint?
MIGUEL HAS JOINED THE VID CHAT
MIGUEL: Hey guys.
PETER: Holy shit —
NOIR: Mr. O’Hara, I was wondering when we’d be seeing you again.
PENI: Miguel! Bikkurishita, give me a warning —
PENI: — when you hack my network, you could —
PENI: — just ask, I’m —
MIGUEL: Just checking in. I know most of you but I wanted to introduce myself to the whole team or whatever. So hi. If I didn’t make it clear already I’m who you thank for all this.
PENI: Uh, no, I’m who you thank —
MIGUEL: I helped.
PENI: Ignore Miguel, I’m going to try connecting everyone now. Peter, you first.
HAM: Which Peter was that now?
PENI: Jiji Peter.
PETER: What was that?
MILES: It just means the cool Peter.
PETER: Why don’t I believe —
PETER HAS JOINED THE VID CHAT
PETER: Hold up, you gotta give me a warning —
GWEN: Woah, where are you? I thought you lived in a studio in Queens.
MIGUEL: He’s at Mary Jane’s.
PETER: How the f — how the hell did you know that?
GWEN: You’ve crossed the line into creepy territory, dude.
MIGUEL: Sorry. Lyla just keeps tabs on your locations for me. It’s all to make the transponders better. I’m not doing anything weird with it, promise.
MILES: Who’s Lyla?
LYLA: I’m who you really thank for all of this happening.
MIGUEL: She’s my assistant.
MILES: What’s —
LYLA: Sorry for startling you. I would visualize but I’m a little busy making sure Peni’s gizmo doesn’t overheat connecting seven universes in space-time.
PENI: Okay, I’m ready to connect everyone else. Three —
MIGUEL: Don’t take this the wrong way but I’m gonna mute you all, this is giving me a headache. Chamaca if you need help, just ping me.
PENI: Two —
PENI: One —
HAM: What are you eating, Peter? I can smell it from here.
PETER: Stir fry and rice. What do you mean, you can smell it? Is this a cartoon thing?
HAM: Share with the class. Lemme just reach in and grab some —
PETER: I don’t recommend it, there’s pork —
HAM, NOIR, GWEN, AND MILES HAVE JOINED THE VID CHAT
GWEN: It’s coming through for me!
GWEN: Miles, what’s that behind you?
MILES: Huh? Oh — just give me a second —
PETER: What is it? One of your art pieces?
MILES: It’s a project for the school, there’s a contest for mural designs to put in a new extension in the south hall.
GWEN: No don’t put it away!
MILES: No, I — it’s not ready, really. I do have those costume sketches if you guys want though.
GWEN: YES, let me see mine!
PENI: Peter, you know you’re holding your chopsticks wrong?
PETER: Probably. Are you going to teach me how I should be doing it?
PENI: Weeeelll if I don’t it’s gonna bother me, so —
MILES: Mr. Parker, are you still there?
NOIR: I’m here, Miles.
MILES: You’re quiet, is everything okay?
NOIR: I’m fine… I’ve missed you all. It’s nice to be among friends like this again.
GWEN: … I missed everyone, too.
HAM: Me three.
MILES: I can't wait until we can visit each other. I know we talk all the time and I don’t want to be ungrateful because I know you're working hard, Peni, and Miguel has already proved he can do it. But it probably sounds stupid —
PETER: Not stupid. Hey Miles even if it doesn’t happen, we’re here whenever you need us. We’re just a phone call away.
PENI: I'll ping Miguel so he can explain, he's different from us. But the next step for us is mobile transponders. I’m ready to dive in —
PETER: Peni, I know how excited you get but, I say this kindly, I don’t want you touching this project for a while. You’ve barely slept since you first texted us all those months ago. Take a few weeks to pat yourself on the back. Treat yourself to a — whatever it is kids do in your time. A — a razor scooter.
MILES: A what?
PETER: I don't know.
PENI: Miguel and I are already working on mobile transponders for everyone —
LYLA: And me. I’m working hard too, thank you.
PENI: And Lyla, I guess.
MIGUEL: Miles, I’m a special case. Long story short my DNA works a bit differently than yours. To allow autonomous safe travel between dimensions the user’s molecular structure must to adapt to its destination, which is fine if we’re talking individual jumps to known universes. But we’re programming six hoppers across an infinite number of universes — I assume you’ll want to jump to other dimensions as they become known — which means an infinite number of molecular —
LYLA: Yawn, you’re losing them, Miguel.
GWEN: No, I think we’re following.
PETER: I’ve got a Master’s in biophysics and a PhD in biochemistry. If there's anything I can do, just shout.
MILES: You do?
PETER: Do you think I’ve been on the couch watching TV for twenty years? What do you think I do all day?
MILES: I had no idea, I just figured, Iunno, superhero stuff?
MIGUEL: — so I think we can get the prototype done in the next, eh, three months? Give it another week and I’ll have a better estimate. The master’s gotta work.
PENI: Uh, I’m the master who’s making these goobers, not you, and I —
MIGUEL: I was talking about you.
PETER: Miles, don’t think I don’t notice you nodding off.
MILES: Wasn’t hiding it. Sorry Miguel, I don’t have the brain for math.
MIGUEL: It’s not math. It’s quantum physics and —
LYLA: Here we go —
PETER: It's technologically complex and the best minds in the multiverse are on it and it’s a weeknight. I’m going to bed, and I suggest you all do the same.
GWEN: It’s, like, barely nine. And you’re an adult.
PETER: An adult who has a job in the morning. I’ve never set an example before, I’m kinda getting into it. When you’re my age you’ll relish the chance to go to sleep at nine PM, trust me.
PENI: But we didn’t get to see Miles’s art!
MILES: We can do this again. Same time next week?
GWEN: Works for me.
PETER: Fine with me.
PENI: Night everyone!
HAM: Sweet dreams!
PETER: Night all.
MIGUEL: Night guys.
MILES: Talk to you later.
NOIR: Take care, everyone.
LYLA: Talk to you all soon!
MILES, PETER, HAM, PENI, GWEN, MIGUEL, AND NOIR HAVE LEFT THE VID CHAT
this ten year old kid whose cat i saved from a sewer just told me my suit makes me look like a wannabe venom. why do i even bother 9:03 AM - 01 May 2019 99 10k 23k
hey if i stood on the street and passed out information to save the bees would you guys actually stop and listen or would you keep walking. unstoppable force (new yorkers in a hurry) meets an immovable object (my passion for the environment) 7:38 PM - 02 May 2019 23 7k 12k
@starktowers i want to talk to u about all the alien tech you dumped in the city i knocked on ur door but no one answered. why have u closed ur doors to the public 10:34 AM - 07 May 2019 18 3k 10k
@heyitsspiderman Hello Spiderman. We unfortunately don’t allow guests in through the rooftop entrance. If you’d like to visit Stark Towers, please sign up for a tour! http://starktower.gov/tours/sign-ups/ 11:30 AM - 07 May 2019 10 103 302
@starktowers unbelievable 11:48 AM - 07 May 2019 43 337 4k
@starktowers 4,082 people agree i should be let into the building how stupid do you feel now 12:43 PM - 07 May 2019 19 3 53
@heyitsspiderman hey spiderman. how are you today 09:01 AM - 10 May 2019 2 1
@maebyism cant complain. How are you? Need rescuing? 09:52 AM - 10 May 2019 3 4
@heyitsspiderman no i just need cheering up. things are shit and corps are killing this smelly city and my mom is getting priced out of her neighborhood and i flunked my test yknow just falling into existential despair this beautiful tuesday wyd 09:57 AM - 10 May 2019 2
@maebyism this city isnt smelly :( 10:13 AM - 10 May 2019 3 2 8
@maebyism okay it kind of is. I’m really sorry about your mom and your test. If i see an anti development activist around i will web them up just for you. Do you want me to get you a pizza? My treat 10:15 AM - 10 May 2019 7 1 3
No that’s ok but ty
I just needed to vent alksdf im sorry to drag you into it 10:17 AM - 10 May 2019 1
@maebyism i’m ur friendly neighborhood spiderman u can tell me anything. I’m part of this city as well so i’m affected by everything you are. I want to help if I can 10:23 AM - 10 May 2019 2 1 10
@heyitsspiderman it’s ok. Idk if there’s anything anyone can do to help 10:26 AM - 10 May 2019 1
@maebyism it might not be me but someone has the power to help somewhere. This city is full of people who care. and asking for help is something we should do more often. is your teach or ta available to help? can your mom stay with anyone while she gets back on her feet? 10:30 AM - 10 May 2019 1 2
@maebyism we gotta look out for each other. like i’m just doing it with a mask but the people around you care about you and want to see you succeed. I want to see you succeed. gentrification can suck my black ass but you can come back from this. ¡¡¡si se puede!!! 10:34 AM - 10 May 2019 1 3
@heyitsspiderman xoxoxo 10:37 AM - 10 May 2019
just wanted to let yall know i’m not sponsored by anybody and i dont believe in selling my image. If you see any product saying i’m with them it’s false so you can stop pouring your money into those corporation-shaped money incinerators 1:13 PM - 11 May 2019 32 4k 12k
@heyitsspiderman next time on: Spiderman Destroys Capiltailsm 1:29 AM - 11 May 2019 4 7 38
@summerlovin38 and i destroy capitalism, even 1:38 PM - 11 May 2019 17 10 54
hey @foxnews dont compliment me ever again. Thanks 4:00 PM - 14 May 2019 372 738k 224k
@wario_thefrenchman youre diddley darn right 4:23 PM - 14 May 2019 21 37 173
8:01AM. SEGMENT: “VIGILANTE AND VANDALISM”: This is Just the Facts with J.J. Jameson, where we report truth, and not just opinions. The truth today is that “public hero” Spider-Man could stand to be teaching his million-so followers a little more about public serving and a little less about glorifying the crime he supposedly fights against.
If you can believe it, this new Spider-Man might be even worse than the last one: not only is he carrying on the vigilante name, but he’s glorifying vandalism by ‘tagging’ — street term — graffiti that he likes on the street. Unbelievable! For someone who claims to care about our city, a hero should be cleaning up the streets, not riddling it with more filth. We’re joined now by a caller: go on, you’re on the air with J.J. Jameson...
Public Serving and the Dangers of Graffiti
1. You can download the app NYC 311 to keep tabs on citywide issues like parking, school closings, garbage collection, etc. You can also use it to request investigations into things like rat conditions, potholes, broken traffic lights, and even assistance for the homeless.
2. Even with a mask or a respirator, paint can and will get into your lungs if you paint a lot. Health is important, and graffiti work is a very serious (and big) commitment. Be prepared for the risks if you decide to do it!
3. Holding doors open is common courtesy now. You don’t get good guy points for that anymore. If you want to do more, then volunteer at your local homeless shelter, food bank, or animal shelter.
4. Don’t kill yourself trying to tag a dangerous place. Everyone wants to hit that heaven spot under the Williamsburg Bridge but don’t just do this because you think it’s cool. There are a lot of ways to express your creativity and talent that aren’t as risky.
5. Get involved in your local elections and attend city hall debates! Those often affect your lives more than national or even statewide laws.
6. None of those gang symbols ok guys. we don't do that here. I see you spraying gang signs and we’re gonna have words
7. Stop littering. Seriously that should be a given
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Spidey" redirects here. For other people, see Peter Parker (disambiguation). For the comic book series, see Spidey (comic book). For subsequent versions of the character, see List of incarnations of Spider-Man. For other uses, see Spider-Man (disambiguation).
Spider-“Man” is a vigilante superhero that first appeared after the Brooklyn Earthquakes of 2018. Like his predecessor Spider-Man (here-forth referred to as “Parker’s Spider-Man”, 2008-2018), he fights crime and using web-slingers and superhuman agility, dexterity, and strength. To differentiate from the two heroes, local New York outlets have referred to him as Spider-Kid, Black Spider-Man, and Kid Arachnid.
Among the New York public, Spider-“Man” is widely considered a hero for the people, continuing the legacy left by his predecessor of serving the public as “[your] friendly neighborhood Spider-Man”. Several companies have reported merchandise, comic books, and toys are in development. In March 2019, Netflix secured the rights from S.H.I.E.L.D. to Spider-“Man”’s image to produce a television show. Conversely, mainstream politicians, police officers, and journalists have discredited Spider-“Man” as a vigilante or even terrorist. Property developers and landowners continue to protest Spider-“Man”’s unsanctioned use of public buildings and landmarks for acrobatics and crime-fighting.
Spider-“Man” wears a black-and-red costume and has a smaller frame compared to Parker's Spider-Man. Locals have come to a consensus that his stature and the sound of his voice imply he is a teenager, possibly the same age as Parker’s Spider-Man when he took on the role in 2008.
The history behind Spider-“Man”’s origins is currently unknown. Researchers have theorized that given their similarities, Spider-“Man” likely came into his abilities the same way as Parker’s Spider-Man, from a bite by a radioactive spider. No evidence of this has yet been acknowledged.
Spider-“Man” was first sighted in public on December 15, 2018, the evening of the Fourth Fisk Collider Incident. Video evidence captured him on camera introducing himself as “the new Spider-Man” in Greenfort Park. PDNY reports have credited him with the capture and subsequent arrest of Wilson Fisk that evening.
Spider-“Man” has made numerous appearances in public since his introduction, primarily appearing in efforts to stop crime before they escalate. Witnesses note his reputation for escorting women home, combating harassment, and rescuing daredevils, copycats, and graffiti artists from dangerous heights. (See related links for a recorded list of Spider-“Man”’s crime fighting efforts.)
About one-third of all Spider-“Man” sightings are recorded in Brooklyn, with the remaining reports mostly spread across Manhattan and the Bronx. This is opposed to Parker’s Spider-Man, who operated primarily out of Manhattan in his later years.
Powers, Skills, and Equipment
Spider-“Man” has demonstrated abilities similar to his predecessor, including superhuman strength, agility, and quick healing, with two notable exceptions. Eyewitnesses have reported claims of Spider-“Man” demonstrating invisibility and an uninvestigated power of “electromagnetism” which reports claim has the power to shock or stun a target at a range of up to five meters.
Cultural Influence and Legacy
Investigative reporter Roberto Martinez compiled PDNY records, local sources, and word-of-mouth interviews in January following the Fourth Fisk Collider Incident and reported that 97% mentions of the new Spider-“Man” were positive. A May 2019 Sortid poll announced Spider-“Man” as New York’s second-favorite superhero with 42% of the vote, coming in second place to his predecessor Spider-Man, with 49%.
Superhero theorist and cultural activist Abby Browning says that Spider-“Man”’s rise should be “encouraging” and “empowering” to all that mourn Peter Parker’s death. “The timeliness after which our new Spider-Man appeared following Mr. Parker's death feels like a manifestation of our young generation’s eagerness to engage in goodwill and social proactivism. Spider-Man is proof that heroes live among us; it is proof that, as Mrs. Watson-Parker claimed, ‘anyone can wear the mask.’ We should celebrate that we have raised a generation that is so quick to take on the mantle and so eager to fight for justice. We should celebrate our new hero as we mourn his predecessor, and aid him in our mutual quest to fight for not only the future of our city, but the future of Earth. So long as we continue to set an example by caring for our neighbors and fighting for injustice, Spider-Man will live on in the heart of this city. More than that, he lives in the heart of all Americans.”
Social activists have praised Spider-“Man”’s celebrity as representation of New York’s diversity and for setting an example of the oft-quoted Spider-Man adage that “anyone can be a hero.” Arguments have been made by others that appreciating Spider-“Man”’s racial or ethnic background as an example of ethnic diversity should not be misused due to the individual's anonymity. Spider-“Man” has not stepped forward to confirm or dispute any claims to his ethnic background, though he has “liked” several posts on Twitter describing him by fans as “el hombre araña latino” and “la araña” (Latino Spider-Man/The Spider) and “the Black Spiderman”. Some reject this as evidence and argue this might simply be in reference to the color of his suit.
- 2019: Ambert Popularity Poll: Best Costumed Hero
- 2019: Kids’ Choice Awards: Favorite Superhero (nominated)
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker, 2008-2018)
- List of New York Superheroes
- List of American Superheroes
- List of The Avengers (2007-)
- @heyitsspiderman, Spider-“Man”’s Twitter
- PDNY list of Spider-“Man” (2018) involved crime-fighting efforts
- r/spideysightings, a subReddit for Spider-“Man” sightings
- r/spideystories, a subReddit for Spider-“Man” stories
- @spidermanshots, a Twitter account for Spider-“Man” sightings
ok who’s been editing my wiki page to put quotes around the word “man” 12:32 PM - 15 May 2019 102 4k 10k
@NYCparks are you guys awake i wanna talk about your pesticides harming my friends the local bees they told me yall was buggin 2:48 AM - 16 May 2019 11 1k 8k
i have just been informed that all of the pesticides being used by the state dept are bee-friendly. Thank you @NYCparks for keeping it real but I will not apologize for an artful pun
also save the bees https://www.earthday.org/campaigns/... 10:12 AM - 16 May 2019 139 2k 15k
@heyitsspiderman i cant believe you swung all the way over to UWS just to critique our og spiderman party. no disrespect 10:43 PM - 17 May 2019 4 3 18
@IEatPianos like you’ve never gone out of your way to bother someone to honor an internet meme 11:59 PM - 17 May 2019 139 2k 15k
guys ive almost hit 1mil followers. What should i do to celebrate 7:01 AM - 18 May 2019 212 6k 41k
@heyitsspiderman order them to bring you chinese food 7:30 PM - 18 May 2019
1. NO PICS OF UNMASKED SPIDERMAN, WE ARE NOT STALKERS, DON'T FOLLOW HIM HOME
2. Please do us mods a favor and if you report something for claiming ownership of another person’s sighting pic, make a comment in the post
Spidey in Astoria today bringing people lemonade as they wait for the 9 train to start running again!
posted 2 weeks ago by gumballmachinery
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garusty 23 points · 2 weeks ago
Spidey in Bed Stuy defending some girls
posted 5 days ago by piperpeckerpincher
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piperpeckerpincher 57 points · 5 days ago
He was de-escalating a situation at a bar and I caught the end of it. A guy was yelling slurs at a group of Latinas but Spidey came down and yelled at him back in Spanish. I don't speak spanish but can someone translate?
lallorona 82 points · 5 days ago
LOL kinda hard to hear but he’s saying basically “wash your f*cking mouth,” “go apologize to your mother for being such a disappointment” JAJAJAJA this kid is telling US not to swear???
1010101018238 9 points · 5 days ago
un hijo is meeting la chancla tonight
jimhalpert 21 points · 5 days ago
was spiderman even allowed inside the bar?
serotonin 7 points · 5 days ago
it’s not like they’re gonna kick him out, he just cant drink probably
piperpeckerpincher 65 points · 5 days ago
it was all outside. i think he was just passing by and heard the commotion. they gave him a coke on the house until the cops came
spidey unmasked in prospect park [LOCKED]
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throwawayawayayayay Score hidden · 3 hours ago
Okay, I watched video. I reported OP, I’m a bad person, I know. I wanted to see if it was real, and it looks pretty legit, but Spidey's face is NOT shown, he has his hood up. It follows Spidey for about 10min as he’s swinging, he dips into an ally, and 5min later someone - presumably Spidey - walks out. Should we be worried about op?
sirspamalot Score hidden · 3 hours ago
we should be worried about spidey for having a stalker
junkhogger Score hidden · 3 hours ago
old spiderman had tons, he seemed to do okay
apartment4d Score hidden · 3 hours ago
old spiderman was an adult, he could sue. This kid can’t
lovelylegendary Score hidden · 3 hours ago
technically nothing illegal has been done. As much as i dont like it you cant sue someone for taking a video in public. NAL tho maybe we should go to r/legaladvice
parachutesonmars Score hidden · 3 hours ago
Law student here. u/lovelylegendary is correct, OP hasn’t violated any laws. If Spiderman, as Spiderman, wanted to file a restraining order to prevent someone from stalking Spiderman, he couldn’t, because Spiderman is not a citizen of NY. Spiderman does not have an address or pay taxes, etc. The private citizen also can’t file a RO against someone for stalking Spiderman, because only Spiderman can approve or dissolve a RO against Spiderman. You see the dilemma. The private citizen could file a RO against a stalker for stalking the private citizen — he wouldn’t even have to “out” himself as Spiderman, simply say “This man thinks I’m Spiderman and won’t stop following me” and provide the evidence. But things get more complicated with Spidey being a minor; his parents would need to obviously be involved here. This is a battle for them.
Please note none of this is actual advice.
hugedingloid Score hidden · 3 hours ago
How do the parents of celebrity kids deal with the weirdos who stalk their children?
hugedingloid Score hidden · 3 hours ago
Wrap their kids in bubblewrap till they turn 18, mostly.
sorry i havent been around a lot, i had some rl stuff i had to do so i took the mask off for a few weeks 1:19 PM - 30 May 2019 213 3k 34k
great now im at wall street. ive only had the suit back on for five minutes and im already mad at everyone here 1:28 PM - 30 May 2019 69 17k 54k
@heyitsspiderman Hey Spidey! Would you like to attend a charity event next month for the Lambert Children's Hospital? We can compensate you for your time. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested! 5:51 PM - 30 May 2019 13 3 44
@awaverly I am intrigued. I can go but I won't accept compensation since I have no concept of money because im just a sentient human-shaped spider. thanks for thinking of me xoxo 3:14 PM - 31 May 2019 69 17k 54k
Chapter 7: JUNE 2019
Note: According to the lore, Miles is 13 and in middle school when he gets bit. This stunned me, since I thought he was around 14-15 after seeing the film and Visions looked like a private high school. I've aged up Miles by a year in my head, which puts him as a freshman in high school, which I find more thematically appropriate for his journey. It wasn't until I'd already come around to this headcanon that I realized the much likelier possibility of Miles skipping a year to be accepted into Visions, putting him at 13 when his peers are 14-15. It would explain why 1) Gwen is in his class when she's a year older; 2) he feels so disconnected from his new peers; and 3) there's simultaneous pride and pressure from his parents to succeed at Visions. For this fic, either reasoning works, but all that is to say: In this fic, Visions is a high school and Miles is in 9th grade.
That said, it's been a while since I was in high school, so as usual, please forgive any inaccuracies.
(See the end of the chapter for more notes.)
the truth is being spiderman is just a lifetime of realizing you can wear the same suit every day and nobody will judge u for it 7:02 AM - 1 June 2019 382 5k 67k
i don't understand why some criminals are so obsessed with doing crime. chill out and play fortnite or something 1:07 PM - 02 June 2019 483 67k 102k
@gwen_stace oh god you play fortnite 3:49 PM - 02 June 2019 1 1
@itsyaboymiles go back to overwatch you filthy genji main 5:00 PM - 02 June 2019 1 1
@gwen_stace OK NOW THAT'S TOO FAR 7:11 PM - 01 June 2019 1
hey thanks everyone for reaching out. i'm okay sorry for disappearing again, rl is getting a little hectic! i might have to take another quick break but i'll be back before you know it (Victory Hand ) 10:12 PM - 9 June 2019 37 293 3k
Brooklyn Visions Academy
44 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
2018-2019 School Year Report Card
8483 Seventh Ave.,
Brooklyn, NY 10023
GRADE: 9th Grade
|ATTENDANCE||QTR 1||QTR 2||QTR 3||QTR 4||TOTAL|
|COURSE||QTR 1||QTR 2||SEM 1||QTR 3||QTR 4||SEM 2||FINAL|
|Visual Arts (ART103)||X||92||92||99||87||93||(92.5)|
|World Topics I (HIST301)||X||89||89||90||92||91||(90.3)|
|Literature II (ENGL102)||X||95||95||96||91||93.5||(94)|
|Calculus I (MATH203)||X||86||86||97||98||97.5||(95.8)|
|Physics I (SCI105)||X||98||98||92||85||88.5||(91.7)|
|Spanish III (SPAN103)||X||97||97||99||100||99.5||(98.7)|
|97-100 = A+||93-96 = A||90-92 = A-|
|87-89 = B+||83-86 = B||80-82 = B-|
|77-79 = C+||73-76 = C||70-72 = C-|
|67-69 = D+||63-66 = D||60-62 = D-|
|0-59 = F|
Please note that the Final Grades listed here in parenthesis () are preliminary. Final Grades are subject to adjustment after Final Exams are calculated. The 2018-2019 Year report card will be mailed to you at that time.
Dear Mr. Davis & Ms. Morales,
Miles is a conscientious student with a very strong work ethic. He has performed admirably this year. Moving schools in the middle of the first semester was undoubtedly a hurdle, but after initial bumps (which we have discussed) he has really dedicated himself to his coursework.
While his classroom work and exam grades are solid, he has occasional problems with tardiness, and other teachers have caught him napping in class. (As I mentioned over the phone, he plays it off for laughs, though I take his health quite seriously.) I worry these are symptoms that he is struggling with school-life balance. I recommend he make use of his teachers' office hours when he finds himself struggling with the material. I have also encouraged him to join Visions' after-school arts program to meet and engage with his peers. I hope you might find the chance to speak with him about making the most about Visions' exemplary (and award-winning!) extracurricular activities for his sophomore year.
I am looking forward to seeing Miles again in the fall. He has been a true pleasure to have in class and is becoming a great citizen of the school.
Have a great summer!
Chapter 8: JULY 2019
This thing developed a minor plot when I wasn’t looking, but the end is in sight. Thanks for sticking with it.
Several of the Twitter accounts, for example those tied to the City of New York, actually exist. Of course they're used fictitiously here, so consider this my disclaimer that any misuses or exaggerations on reality are not a reflection of my opinion or the work they do, but just, as we say, creative license. If anything is wrong, I play the "Miles lives in an alternate universe from ours" card in Defense Mode.
AMA with Spiderman The Second
Hey guys, it’s Spider-Man. How’s everyone’s summer going? I lurk here sometimes and the mods thought everyone might enjoy an AMA. I’ll answer Q’s as long as I can. AMA! Proof: Twitter
posted 12 hours ago by ActuallyYourNewSpiderman
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makeitlast 332 points 12 hours ago
Did you know the old Spiderman?
ActuallyYourNewSpiderman 441 points 12 hours
I was lucky to meet him once before he died, briefly. It’s a bit of a long story and out of respect for his family I’ve decided to keep it private. But I was lucky to see him when I did and he was really encouraging and kind. It was meeting him that gave me the confidence to do this at all. I still wish we could’ve spent more time together, I think I could’ve learned a lot from him.
fiftyshadesofhay 21 points 12 hours
Solves the age-old question of “Did you have Old Spidey’s blessing?” Sounds like yes?
marymondyou 530 points 12 hours ago
I’m not one of them, but what do you say to the people who think you’re disrespecting Old Spidey by taking his name?
ActuallyYourNewSpiderman 483 points 11 hours
I get this a lot and I totally understand. If it wasn't me in the mask then I'd be asking the same question. I've tried to think of it like I'm carrying on Peter's legacy, like passing the torch instead of replacing him. But the more I look at what he did and what I do, I realize we have similar goals but we can go about them really differently. So at the end of the day I try to do what he did, but I'm not him, so I can't do it the same way. Just like everyone can do good in our own way. I think it would be the bigger insult if I just copied him.
nuttymando -13 points 12 hours ago
Can you solve a debate between my sisters: are you black or latino?
nuttymando -8 points 12 hours ago
why is this getting downvoted? It was a serious question
marymondyou 21 points 12 hours ago
Mixed people exist my good man
gretgravyandgary 238 points 12 hours ago
Old Spidey did one of these and I never got my question answered so I hope you will. What on earth is your web fluid made of? How is it strong enough to stop cars but still dissolve after a few hours??? I may or may not have caught a bunch a few years ago and ran back to my university lab only to find it had disintegrated on the way. And I may or may not have cried out of frustration. Please help, this mystery keeps me up at night.
ActuallyYourNewSpiderman 374 points 11 hours
Before I became Spider-Man, I wanted to know this as badly as you did, but now I understand why Peter never answered this: as soon as someone finds out what’s in it, people with bad intentions can find a counter for it. So sadly I can’t answer this one, but I can promise it’s biodegradable and safe for the environment!
gooooowildcats 213 points 11 hours
Hey Spiderman! It’s an honor to talk to you one on one. What kind of music do you listen to? What did you think of the game Sunday? How do you balance class and superhero work? What school do you go to?
ActuallyYourNewSpiderman 481 points 11 hours
R&B. I’m almost glad Tightrope went to the Lakers now so he didn’t have to see his teammates acting like fools. It does get hard, but things are easier now that I’m out for the summer. Nice try ;)
bangbanger 618 points 11 hours
Hey Spidey, thanks for doing this. My grandma met you a last week during that robbery on 101st, and she wants me to pass on a message: You looked skinny for your age and she wants to know you’re doing good in school.
My question: What’s the hardest thing about being Spiderman so far?
ActuallyYourNewSpiderman 578 points 10 hours
Please tell your grandma that school’s going great, and I appreciate her concern but I promise, my mom feeds me very well at home :)
The hardest part is probably getting used to what I can do. Nobody other than Peter has ever gone through this before so there’s not really a lot of medical advice around. And I can’t exactly go to a doctor with some of it. For example, I burn a lot of energy and get tired quicker, but I also heal a lot faster. Sticking to walls and stuff took a long time to get used to. Puberty’s got nothing on a bite from a radioactive spider.
supermariosisters 839 points 10 hours
Hello from South Korea! My brother and I are big fans. I’m moving to NY in a few months and my mom was really worried about my safety but I showed her videos you and first Spiderman to say how much crime you guys have stopped. My question is, what’s the most memorable story you have?
ActuallyYourNewSpiderman 1k points 10 hours
Woah, I have fans in South Korea!!!
I have a lot of stories… one that comes to mind was a little girl who asked me to save her balloon that flew off. Her mother was so embarrassed but I thought it was really cute. This one is more serious, but another time the PDNY were dealing with a hostage situation with an active gunman at the MMoMA. I was able to help by sneaking around the back and getting the hostages out one by one through the vents while the police kept the gunman busy. Scary stuff, but I’m glad we got everyone out safe.
Can’t wait to meet you in NY!!
Having a great time at the annual Lambert Children's Hospital fundraiser! Lots of local business have made generous donations for our raffle, and @HEYITSSPIDERMAN is here meeting our amazing kids!!! 7:38 PM - 13 July 2019 134 632 1k
DISPATCHER: Attention, attention. Engine 1, Engine 3, Engine 4, Engine 5, Rescue 1, Truck 1, 228 25th St Drive off of Utica Ave, caller is stating that the building is on fire next to 228 25th St. Flames are being shown and the building is occupied.
UNIT 7: Dispatch put it on EMDP.
DISPATCHER: Units are responding to 25th St. We are getting multiple calls, visible flames. Reported children inside the building.
DISPATCHER: Unit 7, be advised I have an extra engine responding.
UNIT 7: You have multiple calls, you're saying you are pretty sure this is a job?
DISPATCHER: Calls say the flames are spreading. Start out for Route 84 at Route 17B. We’re gathering additional information now.
New York News Network
ADVISORY: Due to an ongoing fire, please avoid the area of east Crown Heights in Brooklyn. Expect firefighter presence and stay clear of the area. Updates to follow. 8:49 PM - 13 July 2019 134 632 1k
ID034: He went missing again.
ID039: Goddammit. Invisible?
ID034: I don’t believe that. He’s small, probably just blends in with the kids here.
ID039: Check the —
ID034: — — — stairs the — — — — web — up on the —
ID039: Rich — have your location, I’m on my way —
New York News Network
CAUTION: An active fire in Brooklyn is spreading northeast of Prospect Park. Two blocks have been affected and the area has been deemed hazardous. Civilians are warned to evacuate IMMEDIATELY. 9:11 PM - 13 July 2019 37 1k 3k
NYCEM - Notify NYC
@PDNYnews Police Activity: Expect traffic delays in the area of Crown Heights/Brownsville between Atlantic Ave and Linden Blvd in Brooklyn. Consider alternate routes. Multilingual & ASL Link: on.nyc.gov/23jdkJSDK 9:29 PM - 13 July 2019 52 1k 4k
@septemberrainbow idk he was just in a hurry 9:33 PM - 13 July 2019
New York's #1 Gossip Magazine
#Spiderman has been sighted on the scene of the #BrooklynFire! Help or hindrance to the @FDNY? Watch our livestream: nymag.tv/watchlive/TYI328ljv 9:55 PM - 13 July 2019 36 103 2k
Chapter 9: INTERLUDE
The next chapter will be the last. I've had a lot of fun with this, but a fic will tell you when it's ready to end, and I won't fight it. Thanks for reading!
HEY, IT’S OKAY. JUST HANG ON TO ME.
HERE — PUT ON MY MASK. THERE YOU GO.
I’M GONNA GET YOU OUT OF HERE.
MIL — KID? KID, WHERE ARE YOU?
SHOUT IF YOU CAN HEAR ME.
YOU’RE GONNA MAKE IT. YOU’RE GONNA BE OKAY.
NATIONAL NEWS NETWORK
CHAPMAN: An update on the fire raging in Crown Heights. Two apartment complexes have now been demolished and there are currently two deaths reported, with dozens missing. More numbers are coming in and we will update you as we receive them. We take you to Elizabeth Grzan, on the scene. Elizabeth, you're a safe distance away, but we can see behind you that firefighters are beginning to stabilize the blaze.
GRZAN: Thank you Carly. Yes, some buildings are completely untouched, others are totally devastated. You can see the flames are still going on this side of the street — I can feel the heat from way back here — and on the other street, those townhouses are completely fine. Helicopters have been assisting with evacuations and the FDNY have just now begun to control the fire, but it's still not safe to enter the area. I'm going to take you to speak with two residents right now, TJ Smith and Mark Washington. TJ, Mark, you've lived in this neighborhood for about ten years now. What did you see when the fire began?
SMITH: I was out on the street here, and there was a huge noise —
WASHINGTON: Like a pop.
SMITH: Like a huge pop, yeah. Like a bang. And everyone kinda looked around trying to figure out what it was, like a car backfiring or something. Then after a minute or two we started seeing a lot of smoke from the back, and Mark saw the flames first.
WASHINGTON: Our neighbor called the fire department. We were trying to get people out, yelling down the street, banging on the windows.
GRZAN: You said you've known a lot of the people who live in these apartments for a long time.
SMITH: Yeah, we're a family. Lot of people born and raised in these buildings. We all know each other.
GRZAN: What happened after the fire department came?
SMITH: Well Spider-Man came first.
GRZAN: He did?
SMITH: He told us to stay back and then he just went right in. He was in and out bringing people out from the roof. He'd bring em down to the ground then go right back in. Then ambulances started coming.
WASHINGTON: The fire department came and told us to back up here so we couldn't see too much anymore. So we're hanging out here finding water, trying to get other people some place to sleep. Most people have a place to go, but lot of us are gonna go to the school tonight probably.
SMITH: We wanted to stay till everyone make it out. Or until we know what happened to them. I think they have almost everyone now.
WASHINGTON: And then the other Spider-Man.
SMITH: Oh yeah that was weird. Another Spider-Man, dressed like the first one, with the red and blue suit. He came through like half an hour ago, just straight into the fire too. Firefighters were yelling at him but he just went straight in. I thought I imagined that but a couple other people said they saw it too.
GRZAN: Someone wearing a Spider-Man suit went into the building?
WASHINGTON: It was weird. I thought it was him at first — Pete Parker? — but he's dead. It looked a lot like the old guy too, like a real suit, not a knock-off. He had the web things. He just flew straight into the building, no hesitation.
SMITH: Ten minutes later he burst out through a window with a little girl and the black Spider-Man on his back, he dropped the girl off with the ambulances and just disappeared with the kid.
WASHINGTON: He really moved like the old guy.
GRZAN: All right, thank you gentlemen. More updates to come, but for now, people should still avoid the area.
CHAPMAN: Thanks Elizabeth. What a mystery! Peter Parker, back from the dead to help his neighborhood out one more time? Stranger things have happened. We're getting some better footage now, it's unbelievable how quickly this situation escalated and it's difficult to imagine what these people are going through. We really appreciate you being out there to bring us their stories. That was Elizabeth Grzan reporting from Crown Heights. Viewers, a suspect for the arson has been arrested and is in custody. Firefighters say the blaze has been contained, but people should still avoid the area. Civilians can call 411 to seek alternate housing or shelter.
I’M SORRY. I KEEP MESSING UP. I LET YOU DOWN AGAIN.
I SHOULDN’T HAVE…
DON’T TRY TO TALK. KEEP BREATHING.
YOU’LL BE FINE.
UPDATE: @PDNYChiefofPolice provides details of the fire that occurred inside a five-story housing complex in Brooklyn earlier this evening. 12:50 AM - 14 July 2019 41 31 421
DON’T TALK, KIDDO.
GO BACK TO SLEEP. I’LL BE HERE.
PETER: Still here. Morning. Made a pot, it’s on the counter.
MJ: You want any?
PETER: You go ahead, I’ve ingested enough caffeine over past ten years to power Stark Industries on sheer willpower.
PETER: Sorry. Too much like him?
MJ: It’s okay.
PETER: No, I’ll stop. Ex-nay on the jokes.
MJ: How’s Miles?
PETER: Doing fine. Breathing’s steady. Give him a few more hours, he’s a tough kid. I’ll need to be gone by then.
MJ: I know. I’ve been following him on the news. His heart’s in the right place.
PETER: Have you talked to him?
MJ: Just a few times. I think he’s nervous around me.
PETER: Nervous? Why would he be?
MJ: Well, his predecessor’s widow. Opening old wounds. Doesn’t want to bother me. I’m old to him, I’m what could happen to his family if he ever didn’t come home one day. It’s hard to process. I get it.
PETER: If it bothers you, just tell him. He looked up to the old guy a lot. He wouldn’t want to offend you.
MJ: He looks up to you too, you know.
PETER: Scuse me?
MJ: You know he does.
PETER: Funny way of showing it. He calls me viejo — you know that means old man?
MJ: Come on, come on.
PETER: By the way — about that dinner. The gala. Back in December.
MJ: Oh, at Fisk Tower?
PETER: Right. I wanted to apologize.
MJ: What for?
PETER: For… coming off like a lunatic? I mean, wouldn’t be the first time I acted like a lunatic around you, but —
PETER: Shit. I’m sorry.
MJ: Don’t apologize. It’s weird.
MJ: Can we just acknowledge it’s weird and move past it?
PETER: Definitely. Yeah. Okay.
MJ: Pe — my Peter, he liked bagels from the place a block over, on Queensboro. I was gonna go out and get some for Miles. What kind do you want? My treat.
MJ: Everything with lox and cream cheese?
PETER: Jesus. Yeah.
MJ: Still weird.
PETER: Yeah, still weird.
MJ: Can I be honest? I was hoping May was awake by the time I got down here, so I wouldn’t have to talk to you alone.
MJ: No offense.
PETER: No problem.
MJ: Do you want to wash up before going over?
PETER: …I was about to say I’m ready to go, but now that’d just be embarrassing.
PETER: Ouch. No, don’t hold back. Haha.
MJ: Well I just meant, some of his… old clothes might still be here, if you need —
PETER: Nonono, that’s all right. I might just stay here till I need to go home.
MJ: I heard it was a rough trip.
PETER: I look better than how I arrived in this dimension last year. Half of my suit burned up and I smacked face-first into a Coke ad in Times Square, so yeah. Things could only improve.
MJ: Do you have to head back soon?
PETER: Probably. Not sure on the time limit for this thing. It’s a prototype. I know I’ll get an earful when I go back. Peni — she’s another one of us, the girl who made it — she told me not to use it. I’m breaking some school rules.
MJ: Well when have you ever listened to reason?
MJ: … I —
PETER: Look —
MJ: Peter — I know you’re not… I know this isn’t… but. Are you all right?
PETER: The one question I’ve been praying you wouldn’t ask me.
MJ: Ahh deflection. I know your name well. Okay, I won’t pry.
PETER: It would really, really make my day if I didn’t have to bother you with this crap. Because if you ask me one more time if I’m okay I’ll end up unloading everything onto you in May’s perfect little kitchen here like the Gulf oil spill of emotions and regret, and it’d just be embarrassing for both of us.
MJ: I won’t ask. Unless you want me to.
MJ: I hope it works out. With — uh. Me. If it were — uh — me, then…
PETER: May told you. Okay. Well, she’s not you. And I’m not him. It’s okay. We don’t have to do this.
PETER: Is something bothering you?
MJ: I guess — no. I’m sorry. You’re right, you’re not him. It’s easier this way.
PETER: Remember, he was a Virgo, I’m a Leo, and I’d never go blonde if you made me the richest Jew on the island.
MJ: Hahahaha. Oh god. I just — it’s too similar.
PETER: Sorry. Oh Jesus. No no no. You don’t have to cry. It’s all right — we’re all right. We’re fine. Here sweetheart. You’re okay.
MJ: No, thank you. I mean it. Miles is great. But I didn’t realize what it really meant for there to be another Peter out there until — I’m glad there is. I’m so glad there is. And he would’ve liked to meet you.
PETER: Well I — now I know you’re lying to spare my feelings, but I won’t stop you.
MJ: Peter, thank you. I don’t know why I’m thanking you. But thank you.
PETER: God MJ. You don’t owe me anything, much less a thank you.
MJ: I should go get those bagels.
MJ: Will you be here when I get back?
PETER: If I can manage it. My hand’s starting to shake — probably not good.
MJ: I hope things work out in your universe. Give it another shot. If it were me — I’d listen. That’s all I meant to say.
PETER: Yeah. Okay.
MJ: Take care, Peter.
PETER: Bye, MJ.
MILES - READ ME
It’s Peter. I’m sorry I couldn’t stay. Not sure how long this goober’s gonna let me stick it out in your universe. My leg is spasming, which is probably a warning to get my rear end back home. May will take care of you and get you back to your parents’ place. I’m sure they’re worried out of their minds.
Read this and then call them ASAP. So 1. read this, 2. eat breakfast (MJ is getting bagels, I told her to give you mine, hope you like everything), then 3. call your parents.
Miles I can’t apologize to you enough. I know how badly you want to prove yourself, but I should bear most of the responsibility for what happened last night. I should’ve prepared you better, warned you about the risks. Above all I shouldn’t have made you feel like this was a choice you had to make. You did everything I hoped you could do and more, but I worry now that
you’ve overcommitted yourself
since you’re still learning your limits
Being Spider-Man is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It’s also the most rewarding, but that doesn’t mean it’s the same choice you have to make. You’ve met two Peter Parkers now and you’ve seen how both of us turned out. I know neither road probably looks very appealing. I really didn’t want you thinking about this kind of thing until you were much older.
But last night you saw how serious it can get. And it will get like this again. Spider-Man is not invincible, you know that. But the last thing anyone should do in this job is overtax yourself. Rest when you need it, put away the suit when you need a break, find the balance that I couldn’t, but don’t devalue your life on the job, and for the love of everything, don’t ever remove your oxygen mask to save someone else. I was a lifeguard in college: the most important thing they teach you is not to drown with a drowning victim. You can’t help anybody if you’re barely breathing yourself. I know how bad the inclination is to save everyone. You really scared me last night.
May told me how you thought about returning the shooters. I understand if you want to hang up the mask. God knows I’ve thought about it more than once in 23 years. You have enough on your plate with school and college after that. Take some time to think it over. Whatever you decide, I’m always here if you want to talk.
I gotta leave. Sorry for the crappy handwriting. My arm is starting to feel numb. Probably a bad sign.
Please text me after you’ve called your parents just so I know you’re ok.
Suspected arsonist arrested for allegedly setting fire to building complex in Crown Heights
by Elena Fuentes
July 14, 2019 | 1:55 PM
BROOKLYN, NY -- A man suspected of setting fire to a residential building on Saturday night has been charged with multiple felony counts involving arson, the Police Department of New York said Sunday. The charges could carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.
The man, Ryan Jackson, 83, is accused of setting the fire to a complex housing approximately 300 people. Jackson is suspected of entering the boiler room of 228 25th St the night of July 13 and setting it ablaze. The fire started at approximately 8:31 PM, and spread three blocks over the course of two hours. About 300 people have been displaced, with approximately a thousand affected. Firefighters were able to contain and extinguish the blaze around midnight Sunday morning.
Five people have died in the blaze and approximately two dozen have been hospitalized. Information to support the survivors and details for memorials for the victims can be found below…
Chapter 10: DEC 2019
Something that confused me in the film: Blonde Peter is buried within a day, which research and a good friend tells me is common with Jewish burials, but... he's also buried in Trinity Church, which seems contradictory. So I'm tweaking the canon a bit and assuming Peter was really buried somewhere else, so his memorial would be somewhere more public.
Many thanks to V for her help for answering my questions on Jewish postmortem customs, and for coming up with a suggestion for Peter's Hebrew name. As always, if I got anything wrong, the fault is mine, so just let me know.
Shout-out to Krystal, for kicking my butt until I updated, and Fran, for talking me through my doubts with this fic and providing an unforgettable piece of writing advice:
Taking out the trash
Help Dad with dishes
Monthly (swap with Mom)
7/13 - 9/11 ✓
Can I keep taking lessons?
Police procedural lessons with Dad
8/15 - 10/30 ✓
First aid lessons
8/10 - 9/30 ✓
Ride-alongs with Dad
People will never buy that
Spiderman shouldn’t be seen with cops
It lets the public know he’s supportive of the law and a friend to the police.
Not always a good thing. People trust Spidey, not cops
I read you. We’ll talk more about this later.
TEACH MILES GUN SAFETY?
• CALL YURI FOR RECOMMENDATIONS ON MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOLS ✓
• CALL PARKER’S FAMILY/ASK FOR TALK. LOOK UP MARY-JANE WATSON, MAY PARKER ✓
JULY 2019 CONVO W/ MAY PARKER
1. EXTENT OF POWERS? - LOOK UP COMICS
STICK TO SURFACES
SUPER-STRENGTH (??) UNCLEAR WEIGHT LIMIT
WEBBING: NATURAL SECRETION (EW) COMBINED WITH WEB FLUID DEPRESSURIZED IN TANK CREATES WEBBING STORED IN SUIT. SOLIDIFIES ON CONTACT WITH AIR
OCCASIONAL SENSORY OVERSTIMULATION? ASK MILES
2. WHEN WAS PETER BIT?
15, NO HELP. TOLD MJ BEFORE MAY. MAY FOUND OUT 8YRS LATER.
MILES FRIENDS WHO KNOW: GANKE LEE
3. WHAT IS COSTUME MADE OF? BULLETPROOF?
VARIOUS MATERIALS. MACHINE WASHABLE. NOT BULLETPROOF. (“SPIDEY-SENSE”(??) GIVES ABILITY TO DODGE BULLETS)
MILES OK TO BORROW. REMIND HIM TO WRITE THANK YOU NOTE.
DID MILES SPRAY-PAINT SUIT? REMIND TO SEW A NEW ONE WITH MAY, WITHOUT FUMES
4. HOW DID PETER BALANCE WORK-SCHOOL LIFE?
HE DIDN’T. STRUGGLED IN SCHOOL. DIFFICULT WITH ONE PARENTAL FIGURE. COMPOUNDED BY PARKERS BEING LOW INCOME BEFORE THE ROYALTIES FROM SELLING SPIDERMAN’S IMAGE
5. ORIGIN/NATURE OF SPIDER BITE? MILES SAYS REGULAR SPIDER
6. LONG-TERM HEALTH RISKS?
NONE NOTED. ACCELERATED HEALTH. HAVE RIO LOOK INTO
7. ACCOUNTABILITY: WHY DID PETER CONCEAL IDENTITY?
DEATH THREATS TO HIM/FAMILY
8. WHY DIDN’T HE JOIN AVENGERS? SHIELD/GOVT BEST SUITED TO HELP/PROTECT SUPERPOWERED HUMANS
AFRAID OF BEING TREATED LIKE LAB EXPERIMENT
TIME AWAY FROM HOME/FAMILY/NYC. “FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDERMAN.”
MAY ASKED HIM NOT TO GO
DEC 2019 CONVO
• MILES OK TO VISIT EVERY 2WKS TO LEARN WEB FLUID/SORT THROUGH PETER’S OLD GADGETS WITH MAY’S SUPERVISION. REMINDER: BUY SAFETY GOGGLES, CHILD’S SIZE
• “SECRET LAIR” IN SHED? LOOK UP NY DIGGING REGULATIONS
• MAY MENTIONED “OTHERS” AND QUICKLY CHANGED SUBJECT. SLIP-UP? OTHER SUPERHEROES? DID SPIDERMAN EVER TEAM UP WITH OTHERS? (IRON MAN?)
REMINDER TO SELF
IF MILES MUST BE SPIDERMAN, I WILL HELP HIM BE THE BEST DAMN SPIDERMAN HE CAN BE.
Mourners gather in Washington Square Park to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Peter Parker’s death. See Spider-Man’s best moments and headlines here: https://t.co/JEIGHD943Hdyw 1:37 PM - 11 Dec 2019 936 5k 13k
Arlan ben-Gonen z''l, better known as Peter Parker to his community and as "Spider-Man" to New York, was earning his Ph.D. in biochemistry at Empire State University before his tragic death a year ago. Per his wishes, his academic team has shared his doctorate research in his name and Empire State University has posthumously awarded his Ph.D, claiming the extraordinary efforts he contributed to the fields of biochemistry and even physics. This week, the Brooklyn Journal of Science and Medicine is releasing a special issue detailing his achievements, guest-edited by Dr. Anya Montes…
Photos: Anniversary Memorial to Peter Parker at Washington Square
by Janica Daniels
December 13, 2019 | 5:03 PM EST
Photography by Gregory Everic
On the anniversary of Peter Parker's death, locals have gathered in Washington Square Park to honor the anniversary of Spider-Man. Peter Parker, known to New Yorkers as the masked vigilante for ten years, was buried in a private location, but a public memorial was erected in September for mourners and fans to celebrate his life and deeds. Have a look at some of the notes of remembrance people have left at his gravesite: from letters of thanks to Spidey merchandise, to gifts and donations of food from local restaurants Parker claimed to love…
When good men die young there’s no justice on earth. But you did your best to help us knowing you might leave us because of it. I hope you’re resting easy brother.
Five years ago you inspired me to go back into gymnastics after breaking my hip. Last month I signed on to coach the Olympics team in 2024. I’ll never swing again but I’ll get to see kids growing up like you. I’ll get to help them achieve their dreams. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
They always say you should never meet your heroes, but you saved my life twice: once on a bridge, and two nights later when you came back to check in. You ordered me Thai and we talked about the Red Sox. My cat loved you. I loved you. Nobody will ever replace you in our hearts. - Lisa
YOU WERE TOO GOOD FOR THIS TOWN ANYWAY.
REST IN POWER.
I worked on Wall Street for 44 years up until I quit ten months ago. I was one of the assholes responsible for the 80’s Queens housing crisis when you would’ve been growing up. If you knew my name you would’ve hated me. I don’t believe in karma but it feels wrong that you’re gone when you did more good for the city in 10 years than I’ve done in 70. I wish I’d met you in life. But you are still changing us for the better, even after you’re gone. I hope there’s comfort in that.
Gracias por todo mi amigo.
Thank you for showing everyone the meaning of tikkun olam and what a difference one soul can make. You chose to do good and we all became better for it. Thank you from New York, thank you from the World.
You treated us well bro. We’ll take care of the kid for you.
Peter, You saved my father from a subway collision in ‘09. He was paraplegic from that crash but he always loved you. We read all your comics and followed you on the news. You brought him such happiness in what were the hardest years of his life. Dad passed away last year too. I hope you’re reunited now so he can tell you how much he loves you in person. Jared D
Dear Mr Parker,
We miss you! We met the new SpiderMan. He’s so great too. Mom liked you because you made her laugh. You saved her before we were born. We will never forget you.
Simon & Melody, ages 5
You were a friend, a lover, a next door neighbor, and the best of all of us. Why did you have to go?
YOU WERE POWER, YOU WERE GRACE, YOU KICKED ASSHOLES IN THE FACE! MISS YOU MY MAN. TRUE HEROES NEVER DIE.
Look at all the love you brought out of us! You’ve brought this city closer together. You wouldn’t want people upset so I hope you can see us having a good time here. We feel your spirit with us tonight. You will never be gone from our hearts and this city will always be with you wherever you are.
The new Spider-Man reminds me how young you were when you first started. I hope you got the chance to meet him before you left us. If you did, then at least you’re resting easy knowing this city is in good hands. From every life you’ve saved, everybody who's day you made, every person whose life you touched: Thank you.
“My hometown New York also has a big heart. It doesn’t like to see itself in that way, but we do come together when need be, often in moments of crisis.” - Anthony Bourdain
Goodbye Peter. New York loves you and will always love you.
Thank you for all that you’ve done, and all that you would have done, just for us. Still beloved and dearly missed. Kate Wixted
Thank you for that night. I didn’t know what I needed, but you seemed to. It was like you had everything figured out and I was just fumbling in the dark. For a long time I thought you made the wrong choice believing in me. Things aren’t always easy. I’m still trying to live up to you, but it’s getting easier. I’m not alone now. I think you would’ve liked my friends.
I think we could’ve been friends too. I’m sorry we never got the chance.
I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately. So much has changed in a year, but a lot is still the same. I’m trying to do you proud. I think I’ve held up okay so far. You proved there is light in everyone, and it’s time for the rest of us to carry on your good work.
Thanks for everything. You’re with us, and we’re with you.
“Did you lock the door behind you?” May asked beside him. Her sleeves were rolled to the elbows. She was peeling potatoes like the professional cooks that Mamá watched on Chef Channel, all precision and speed, with long, spiraling skins dripping into the wastebin between her knees.
“Yes,” Miles said cautiously. “Should I not have?”
Feeling vaguely as though he was being set up for the punchline of an elaborate prank, Miles dumped the first batch of potatoes in, rinsed and dried his hands, and then wiggled past May into the foyer. It was dark outside, and May’s new door had taller windows, so he couldn’t see the figures on the other side until he opened the door. “Holy shi — ”
“Language,” Peter said, stepping past him into the newly refurbished living room. He clapped Miles on the back as he passed. “This looks great, May,” he called. “Amazing what insurance will do when it comes through, hm?”
“Shoes!” May yelled back from the kitchen.
Peter obligingly ducked back and shucked his off. He looked better than the last time Miles had seen him face-to-face: clean-shaven, wearing a button down and dark jeans. Gwen and Peni followed behind him. Gwen winked at him: she had a new haircut cropped at her chin, and a nosering — wow his dad would’ve killed him if he ever did anything like that —
Peni threw her arms around him. “Hey Miles!”
“Hey, Pen.” Miles returned the hug. “You gotten shorter?”
She wiggled out of the embrace and shoved a hand at his chest — the highest place she could reach without getting on her toes. “You’re just freakishly tall now.”
“It’s called puberty.” Miles squinted at her. She looked different. “You look diff — ”
“Cause I am different,” she responded. “Remember when I said to jump safely we had to rewrite our cellular makeup to the universe we were visiting? This is me adapting to your universe. If you ever came to mine, you’d have to do the same thing.”
“Coats,” Peter called from the hallway closet, holding a hand out. Peni and Gwen slipped out of theirs and went to hang them up, making way for the last guest waiting patiently on the doorstep.
“Miles.” Noir removed his hat and hug it on a rack near the door, tipping his head politely as he crossed the threshold. He was still dressed in black and grays, but his face was uncovered. He had a thin face, with trim, jet black hair and circular glasses that reflected the light. If it weren't for the pale color of his skin, Miles wouldn’t have noticed a difference at all.
“Apologies for startling you. The others thought it would be funny.”
Miles grinned and closed the door behind him. “No worries. I probably would’ve done the same thing.”
“You’re recovered from that fire over the summer?”
Miles blinked. “Yeah — yeah, that was a while ago. Peter was right, I just needed a week to get back on my feet.”
Noir exhaled. “Good,” he said, and Miles had the faint impression that Noir had been worried for him. Those glasses turned their attention back to him, reflecting his image; it was like staring straight at an owl. “I’m glad you made it out safe.”
Miles suddenly felt very humble. “Thank Peter. He saved me.”
“What happened to the arsonist?”
“Oh — he was arrested. It was some old landowner. He was trying to recreate the old Brooklyn fires in the ‘80s. People used to do it for like, tax cuts, and to protest rent increases.” Miles squirmed. “I did a lot of research on those fires after. The building wasn’t up to code… he nearly got away with it.”
Noir’s brows narrowed minutely. “And the charity? At the hospital?”
“The charity organizer was arrested too. She was like, old money, the arsonist was her great-uncle or something. She got caught on bringing armed guards to a hospital or something, but then they also got her for obstruction of justice because she hired them specifically to stop Spider-Man from helping citizens?” Miles frowned. “I don’t remember. My dad told me not to get involved in that. But he was surprised the jury ruled against her ‘cause it means they recognize Spider-Man is… a benevolent vigilante, or an agent of justice, or something. I don’t really remember, but that’s… good, so…”
Noir’s hand found his shoulder and squeezed. Miles waited for him to say something else, but he just glided right past him into the hallway, where he removed his coat and joined the others in the dining room.
Peter and Peni were setting the table, with a familiar figure lounging on it sideways —
“Ham, this is where we eat,” Gwen snapped. “Get your hooves off the table. Unless you want to join the dinner, I could find an apple to put in your mouth — ”
“Thin ice, sister. Don’t make threats you won’t keep." But Ham obliged and hopped up down into a seat, shaking himself. "Hey, Miles.”
Miles waved and nudged past the others to rejoin May in the kitchen, only to stop short once again. “You,” he said intelligently to the man dumping chicken into the curry.
“Me,” Miguel said. He was wearing a leather jacket and reflective shades were dangling from the collar of his shirt. “‘Stoy bien chamaco?”
“Claro… ¿cuándo llegaste aquí?”
“Ahora. Primero ayudé a Peter.”
“Why do I always get the feeling they’re talking about me,” Peter said loudly from the dining room.
“Probably a safe bet,” Gwen said.
“Do you need any more help, Mrs. Parker?” Miles asked.
“I’m fine, honey. Actually, scratch that. Could you start the rice?”
“I got it,” Peni called from across the kitchen. Miles joined her. She looked like she was having trouble with the buttons. “I got it Miles. Oh — I see now. Wow, you guys desperately need better rice cookers. You don’t get good ones in America until like, the 2400s.”
A tingling jolt of alarm alerted Miles to a small hole split between the counter and tiles on May’s kitchen wall. Pinpricks tickling his senses, his focus zeroed in: anything could come out of that crack, a crawling tentacle, seeping poisonous gas, and something was moving inside there in the dark — he moved Peni aside and he leaned forward —
A spider poked out.
“Hey there,” Peni greeted. She stuck her finger out to the tile, and SP//dr obligingly crawled aboard, climbing up to settle in her breast pocket. “Off catching some good ants?” She glanced at Miles. “Was that your sense acting up?”
“Still getting used to it,” he muttered, embarrassed. “Sorry.”
She patted his arm. “You’ll get there. C’mon.”
They joined the others at the table as they waited for the curry to cook, squeezing around the tiny table with mismatched chairs stolen from around the house. At the center of the table, a bowl of chocolates that had been filled at the start of the evening — and Miles knew, because he had done the filling — was now empty. Slightly regretful he hadn’t taken a few more before everyone joined them, Miles took one of the only few open seats between Peter and Gwen.
Gwen nudged him and beneath the table, her palm opened to reveal a handful of chocolates. Miles grinned and took a few.
“Two hundred fifty-seven,” Miguel was saying to Noir. Miguel fiddled with some gadget on his wrist. “By my last count. But the network’s always growing.”
Noir still cut an imposing figure at the end of the table, even without his mask and hat to add to the effect. He was observing Miguel’s goober with the same fascination he used to direct at May’s old Rubix Cube. “And this gizmo can get to all of them?”
“Well, the ones we know of. This can get you to everyone here, and me, at least.” Miguel scrubbed at an eye and cracked his neck. “Anyone else who wants to join the clubhouse needs to go through Lyla. The problem is that it’s literally infinite, like, that’s the whole point. You can’t map for infinity. Or if you can it’s beyond me. Maybe the runt can help, she’s further out in the future than I am.”
“Do not call me that!”
“What is this?” Miles asked Peter.
“How many universes they’ve discovered. With, uh — ” Peter had one elbow resting against the back of his chair; he waved his hand vaguely. “Us, in some form or another. Also” — Peter tapped Miles’s shoulder with a finger, which Miles thought was a little extra, since he was already looking straight at him — “MJ wants to know if you’ll catsit while we’re on vacation for the holidays. We’re going to London for two weeks.”
Miles blinked. “What?”
Peter scratched the back of his head. “Between you and me, she wants an excuse to meet you. All right?”
He was strangely touched, but: “I’ve never catsit before. I wouldn’t know what to do.”
Peter rolled his eyes. “Fine, kid, shoot me down.”
Miles was struck by sudden guilt. “I mean I can, I like cats, but I don’t know what I’m doing. I’d probably kill it by accident, so, y’know…”
Peter laughed. “All right, we’ll find something else. You know you’re welcome anytime.”
A jolt of alarm, a flash of movement —
Miles caught whatever Miguel had tossed to him, as if on cue. It looked like a strange, futuristic watch.
“Guard that thing with your life,” Miguel warned him. “In this universe it’s worth more than all of Fisk and Stark’s joint savings.”
“No throwing things in my dining room,” May said from the head of the table, not looking up from her magazine.
“Thanks,” Miles said quietly, feeling strangely subdued. Peter startled beside him.
“Thanks for what?”
“I dunno. Just feels like I should say thank you.”
Something in Peter’s face softened. Miles got the sense that he was thinking very carefully about what he was about to say.
“Wrong way round,” Peter said eventually, smiling. “We owe all this to you, kid.”