|A Claw For A Web
Author: SnitchWebs PM
Jenna Brookes lost her brother and father at a young age. Later on in life, she meets Peter Parker, a boy who becomes her friend as they bond. Set in "The Amazing Spider-Man" 's universe, what will happen when they both go through changes that almost combine their future together?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - & Peter P./Spider-Man - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,709 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 07-24-12 - Published: 07-17-12 - id: 8330069
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(Note: This is my first fanfiction. The preview and chapter one is in here!)
Jenna Brookes was getting books out of her locker when familiar locker buddy Peter Parker came up. She hadn't talked to him all year since he went missing from school for a couple of days and then shattered the basketball backboard. He smiled cheekily at her.
"Hey Brookes." he said.
"How's it hanging Parker?" she said.
For some reason, Peter went stiff, then relaxed as he understood her words.
"I'm doing fine. Hey, what period do you have next?" he asked, getting a bit distracted when Gwen Stacy was about to turn into the Calculus classroom.
Jenna tapped him on the shoulder, regaining his attention. "AP Calculus, same as you and Gwen." she said.
Peter smiled. "Great." he told her.
Jenna then thought of something. "Hey, my mom's making Italian for dinner, would you like to come? She would love to see you again. Of course," she said, peering at the AP Calculus classroom's door. "You can bring a guest if you want." she said
Peter raised his eyebrows. "Sure. And..." he seemed to be debating. "I think I'll come alone. It would be nice to talk with your mother. And yourself of course." he said.
Jenna beamed bright teeth at him. "Great. My place, the same address. Come in casual at about 4:30." she said.
Peter nodded. "Noted." he checked his watch. "Crap. We're gonna be late." he said.
Jenna rolled her eyes. "We always are." she said, almost jogging to class. Peter was ahead of her, and they entered the classroom two minutes late.
Miss. Ritter looked strictly at the both of us. "Late again Mr. Parker and Miss. Brookes. Go ahead and join the rest of the class please." she said.
We both nodded and took the two seats left. Peter took the one diagonal to Gwen at the back of the classroom. Jenna sat next to him. And for once, Peter didn't stare at Gwen. But what was weird was that he was glancing every so often at her.
START CHAPTER ONE:
Peter Parker stood on Jenna Brookes's front porch, ringing the doorbell and waiting for her to answer. He knew she was at the door before she even knew he was there. Why? Because of his enhanced spider abilities. Man, they could be annoying at times, but helpful at the same. But tonight, he was at his second home where he could be Peter Parker, not the amazing Spider-Man. He smiled when Jenna opened the door and she answered with the same cheesy grin they both somehow possessed.
Her medium length auburn brown hair was natural, he noted, and she wasn't wearing make-up, but her face was still beautiful. Her nice olive skin went well with the dark brown eyes that held mystery and kindness. She also had a perfect spray of freckles on her cheeks. It had been awhile since he had actually taken in her appearence, and he noted how small she was compared to him now. He also noted that she was very beautiful, and shook his head mentally as she invited him inside her home.
They both walked upstairs and Peter shut her door. It was a regular routine. He would come over and they would both go to Jenna's room so they could talk before dinner. Peter sat on the chair by her desk and Jenna seated herself at her desk. She brushed her hair from her shoulder quickly and turned to Peter, not knowing to start with questions or regular chit-chat.
Peter smiled at her, noticing how awkward to both of them, but familiar. He spoke first to clear the tension. "So how have you been?" he asked her, trying hard not to notice how cute she was when she brushed her hair to her shoulder.
Jenna beamed back, glad he started the conversation with a normal question. She rolled her eyes. "Decent as always. How about you?" she asked.
Peter shrugged. "Different than normal." he told her truthfully.
Jenna wanted to push him to tell her how, but knowing Peter, he wasn't going to be pushed too far. So she dropped the subject.
Jenna smirked as she remembered what she was going to say. "So I heard about the basketball incident with Flash." she said, cocking her head to the side for effect.
Peter bit his tongue a bit, gosh she was cute when she cocked her head. He let go of his tongue to answer her question. "So you did hear about that." he told her. "Well, I didn't get suspended, just community service." he told her.
Jenna nodded and rolled her eyes. "Your Uncle's punishment is coming up soon, isn't it?" she asked.
Peter nodded. "Yeah, he had to change shifts so I have to pick up Aunt May at nine tonight." he told her, smiling weakly. "'ll be fine, I just have to leave a bit early. Is that okay?" he asked.
Jenna smiled and nodded. "Yep. It's alright." she told him.
As she finished her comment, her mom's voice bellowed up to the two of them. "Hey, you two! It's Dinner time!" she told them.
Peter laughed as Jenna blushed a bit and stood up. They both went downstairs and sat themselves at the four chaired table. Jenna sat on one head of the table, and her mother the other. Peter sat himself in one of the outer seats and Ms. Brookes came out with their "Italian" food, which was just spaghetti and traditional white sauce or marinara sauce. On the side was bread sticks and green beans. They all ate their food in silence for a bit and Ms. Brookes glanced up at the two teenagers at her table. She smiled at the pair as they talked small talk while they ate. They looked like they were having fun and Ms. Brookes was very happy seeing her daughter smile again.
Jenna had been doing fine until half-way through the year, when she had told her mother about Peter almost abandoning her. Ms. Brookes had told her it might have just been a phase during his life, but until now, he still hadn't talked to her. Strangely during the time he hadn't talked to her, Jenna had been pale and locked herself in her room all of the time unless it was dinner time. Her mother had thought Jenna had more friends, but might have been wrong because of the situation. Ms. Brookes had also been angry with Peter, as he was really the only friend her daughter had. Her daughter seemed fine now. In fact, both teens did.
After a small moment of silence, Ms. Brookes decided to ask Peter a couple of questions. "So Peter, how are your Aunt and Uncle?" she asked.
Peter looked up from his almost-finished meal. "They're doing well." he said, not wanting to note how much trouble he kept getting in whenever he returned home late.
Ms. Brookes knew him almost as well as her daughter, so she let it go. "That's good. I'm glad to hear that." she said.
Peter nodded and went back to his meal.
Jenna noted strange things that had to do with Peter lately. Like how delicately he seemed to treat everything. Especially things he did with his hands. She noted he used his fingertips to open doors and work the sinks, and also that when he tipped, he used his fingernails like if he used his finger, he would crush the keys. He also didn't use his full palm when he pulled out chairs. She also noted how graceful and that he had great reflexives. Actually, she wasn't sure about his reflexives, but she did note that his eyes would quickly flash to things that moved quickly.
She decided to test her theory and as innocently as she could, she knocked a salt shaker off of the table. Her theory was proven correct, as Peter noticed it and before it hit turned to the side or hit the floor, he caught it with lightning speed and slowly put it back onto the kitchen table. He didn't know that Jenna had noticed the small scene, she realized. So she just glanced at him and smiled, and he cheekily grinned back.
They exchanged more small talk until exactly 6:50 when Peter stood up to leave. "Thank you Ms. Brookes, Jenna." he said, smiling at them.
Ms. Brookes smiled at him. "Anytime Peter." she said, getting up to gather the empty dishes.
Jenna stood too. "I'll walk with you so you have company." she said.
Peter seemed to be thinking about the idea for a moment in his mind for a bit. "Okay then." he decided, offering him his arm.
Jenna smiled and laced her arm in his as they both walked out of the door.
Ms. Brookes smiled at the two leaving her home. I really hope they get together. She thought before going up to bed.