|Love is a Grown up Feeling
Author: Wisegirl13 PM
Jane is almost 16 and WWII is almost at it's end. Peter always visited Jane every year for her birthday. When Jane's birthday comes up tragedy strikes and kills Wendy and Edward. Peter offers a life in Neverland for the two siblings. Will Jane stay?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Angst - Peter P. & Jane D. - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,132 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 02-13-13 - Published: 04-25-12 - id: 8058698
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Disclaimer: I don't own Peter Pan© which belongs to JM Barrie and this version, to Disney. If I did own whatever I write, Percy Jackson wouldn't be in camp Jupiter (and never met Calypso), Harry Potter wouldn't have fallen in love with Ginny, Jane would've fallen for Peter Pan, Gwen wouldn't have died in Spiderman, Kurt and Rachel would both be in NYADA and Austin & Ally would have been together already.
I'm watching Coraline and the 1933 King-Kong (with Fay Wray) while writing this…don't judge me….
Peter couldn't believe his ears. They were…dead? Wendy and Edward are dead? He wanted to cry because of all the sadness it's caused, but he couldn't. He wouldn't. He had to stay strong, for Danny, Nana II and especially Jane. He didn't want to look like a coward in front of Jane. Peter didn't speak. He afraid his voice would turn to waves and jelly and crack like a boy in puberty. He also didn't know what to say. Peter Pan…speechless? Before this display she has noticed, Jane never thought it was possible. Jane let herself calm down before uttering out a few words.
"Peter, what can we do? I'm not prepared to take care of Danny and Nana II myself. I can't be the grown-up yet again and so quickly, too. Especially without the necessary tools to take care of a person. " Peter looked at Jane, sadly. He then looked at Danny and Nana II before looking at the night sky. Although with all that has happened the stars were clear and bright. One star caught his eyes. His home. Neverland. It was the brightest and most beautiful star present in the dark sky.
Maybe it's like that for a reason. There's an idea.
"Jane," Peter whispered, careful not to disturb the tired yet distraught Danny, "What if….what if you and Danny came and lived in Neverland?" Jane's eyes widened. Did he actually mean it? "What? You mean it?"
"Of course," Peter said, having a small, soft grin upon his lips, "There you guys are free! No chores, no responsibility, no wars. There you guys have a home. And there is no need to grow up."
"Can we, Jane? I don't want to go to a foster home." Danny said, sounding as if he were about to cry once again. Jane thought for a moment. It seemed like the better option if she wanted to stay with Danny and still have a home. And there are people who care about them.
"Alright. I say we go live in Neverland." Jane said with a bittersweet smile on her face. Peter hugged her and led everyone else off. He saw Jane was staring at her destroyed home and her lips moving. He flew to her side and grabbed her hand. She glanced at him and smiled. He smiled back and led her to the others on the way to Neverland.
Neverland never changed from the last time Jane's been there. The oceans bright blue and the land's a healthy green. You never see this in London.
Peter entered the trunk home with Jane, Danny and even Nana II at his tail. "Hey, lost boys! I've got a surprise for you!"
"Woo hoo!" Came the sounds of children running into the room. Slightly, Nibs, Cubby, the twins and of course Tootles never changed. The twins were the first ones to see them and started cheering. "Jane!" They wrapped themselves to her body and squeezed her. The other's did the same especially Tootles. Even with the squeezing, Jane laughed.
"Don't squish her, boys!" Peter shouted while laughing at the boys. After everyone calmed down, Peter stood next to Jane. "Hello, lost boys," Jane said, while smiling. Peter stood up straight, just like he does when he's about to speak as a leader.
"Lost boys. I have important matter to talk to you about. Jane, here and her brother, Danny, are going to be living with us. Here, in Neverland." Astonished faces and cheers of excitement ran through the boys. "Really? But why?" Slightly asked, not in disgust but out of curiosity.
Peter looked at Jane with approval and she nodded. "Well, Jane's parents were in a tragic explosion back in London and she had no place to live so I asked her to live with us."
"And considering I'm here, I said yes." Jane finished for Peter. Peter smiled and intertwined their hands again and led her to a different side of their home. "Let's get you settled in."
Oh, you lucky ducks! I was going to stop their there but considering I haven't updated, I'm going to make it longer…
Peter led Jane to a room next to his bedroom. It wasn't decorated or anything but there was a bed with blankets. "I had this room setup for whenever you'd like to come and stay for a few days instead of a few hours like usual."
"Well, I think it's lovely, Peter. But where would Danny sleep?" Jane replied, looking at Peter regain his thoughts. "Actually, Jane, I was thinking about turning Danny into a lost boy and he could sleep in the lost boys' room. I mean, he's not exactly lost to you but – "
Jane grinned and hugged Peter, "What a great idea, Peter! Danny, a lost boy and I, the only lost girl! That's fantastic, Peter!"
"So you agree?" Peter asked. Jane rolled her eyes and nodded, "Of course! Otherwise I wouldn't be this excited."
Peter grabbed her hand once more and flew to the lost boys' room. When they got there, they saw the boys jumping on their bed with an excited Danny as well. It seemed as if Danny and the lost boys knew each other since they were born.
"Attention!" Peter yelled at the boys. All the boys stopped their clatters and lined up in front of their bed. Danny stood next to Jane, not knowing what to do. "We all know Jane is our first and only lost girl. But what will Danny be? I say we welcome another member to the lost boys!" The boys anxiously cheered and Danny felt giddy. Peter turned to Danny with mouse ears and put it over his head. It was a whole head piece with a hole only for his face. "I now present Danny, an honorary lost boy."
That night the boys were so excited they wore themselves out and quickly fell asleep. Nana II slept at the end of the bed with them. Only Jane and Peter were awake. "I still can't believe you're staying with us, Jane."
Jane sat next to Peter and grinned, "Then you'll have to since I'm going to be living here a long while." She looked at Peter and realized he looked a little bit older. Not the little kid she always saw him as but older. About her age. She also didn't notice his height and voice. But there's no growing up in Neverland.
Jane found it peculiar of this change but said nothing. It was probably nothing, really. "Thank you, Peter. For letting Danny, Nana II and I live here."
"No problem!" He said.
Jane quickly glanced at him before pressing her lips to his cheek. "Good night," she said, while feeling her cheeks heat up. With her door shut, Peter's fingers found themselves upon his rosy cheeks feeling the burn. He felt himself longing for Jane to come back to him.
This is nothing. It's most likely a cold. It's nothing. Is it?
So that's that. It feels short. Anyway, Peter looking older…cliché I guess but seriously, falling for a boy who looked 12 years old sounds kind of creepy. I was also thinking of Princess Tiger Lily making a reappearance in the next chapter like in the first Peter Pan. What do you guys think? Let me know!