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"You!" A voice snapped Peter from his day dreaming. He was currently trudging through his high school's hallway on his way to class. He turned only to come face to face with Ava and not a happy one at that. Her tanned face had a blush to it and her long glossy hair swishing behind her.
"Whoa! Hey!" he cried as she stepped even closer backing him up against the lockers behind him. "What's the big deal?"
"What's the big deal? You know exactly the deal!" she said angrily. But there was something else in her face, almost frantic. Dare he say embarrassed? That's the thing with Ava. She showed her emotions no matter what and she acted on them. Or more properly, with them.
She drew a step back shifting her hip to the side and her arms crossed. "What about during you're little fiasco with Wolverine?"
"You mean the one that we talked about last night?" he asked confused.
"Okay what about it?" Peter snapped slightly. He was getting annoyed with the whole beating around the bush.
"You're whole soap opera bit!"
"Oh." He blushed slightly. "You mean the one with me and MJ and . . ." suddenly realization dawned on him. "OOOOOOhhhh."
"Yea, 'OOOOOOhhhh'." She rolled her eyes.
"You mean the slight indication of you and Dan-"
"Shut up!" she hissed leaning in threateningly "What the hell was that man?" she leaned back again.
"Um have you guy's seen each other in the mirror lately."
Her face was of exasperation.
"Never mind that sounded stupid but you get what I mean."
She sighed "No, okay. There's nothing going on." Her voice almost sounded like there was regret. She looked to the side and Peter noted something. The way she hugged the books to her chest and the sad look in her eyes made her seem almost insecure, which was odd because she was usually very uninsecure.
"Hey, I'm sorry okay. But it was just something I, you know, observed. But whatever business you guys have it's not really, well, my business."
She turned to the side slightly "That's the thing Pete. There is no business between us except our work." She turned back to him and poked him in the chest. Hard.
"Don't ever mention this again. Especially not to Danny."
"No promises." He slightly teased.
"I'm serious, please."
"C'mon you swear-"
They turned. "Speak of the devil- ow!" Peter cried as Ava elbowed him in frustration. Sam was walking towards them and Danny was quietly following behind him, hands in pocket. Peter sneaked a glance at Ava who glared at him then turned away trying her best not to look at them because she was sure she would blush. Badly.
"We saw you ready to beat up Parker. Mind if I go next." Sam said obnoxiously.
"Just try to bucket head. And no she wasn't trying to beat me up." But then he thought about it. "Wait not yet. Were you?"
Danny had picked up the tense atmosphere when they walked over. He looked at Peter and Ava closely and her aloofness did not go unnoticed to him. He sighed internally. Not that much of her went unnoticed to him. He looked at her with eyes of concerned. "Is something the matter?" He reached out to put a hand on her shoulder.
She shrugged out of it and took a step back, eyes downcast, slightly stuttering. "I'm fine. I- uh I just need to get to class." And with that she turned on her heels and walked down the hall.
They turned to see her weaving through the crowed, each with the look of shock and surprise in their eyes. This time Danny did sigh out loud. "We should get to class to." He said sounding slightly bummed out. He put his hands deeper in his pocket as he walked the opposite direction that Ava left. He had no problem going through the crowd even though his head was down.
"Okay, what was that?" Sam asked with a confused face. "Are they on a break or something?"
"See! I'm not the only one!" he exclaimed as they began to walk the direction Danny had went.
"Uh, no. What are you talking about?"
"Apparently they're not together."
"What?" he practically shrieked "Since when?"
"Since . . . ever? I don't know!" Pete was not sure how to answer that.
"Dude, I've been calling them Danva, Iron Tiger, White Fist, even Avany for like months now. What the hell?"
"Ugh, I don't know?"
"You know what this means right?" Sam had a sly look on him.
Sam laughed "That to but no. Either we have to tease them merciless or we have to get them together."
"Wait, what? We? When this become we?"
"C'mon Pete. Ya know we have to."
"No we don't have to do anything." He said as they walked into their classroom. Sam pulled him to the side, "Hey!"
"Look it's not just because I'm super bored or just to mess around, okay? This is to help our team. To help out our best bud Danny." He gestured to where Danny sat looking out the window, chin in his hand. "Look at him. I'm pretty sure Ayala is the same way right now. And you know what that means. An unhappy Ava. . ."
"An unhappy us." Pete sighed as he finished.
"Exactly!" Sam clapped him on his back with an eager grin.
He sighed. "Fine. I'll play along, for now."
"Yes!" Sam shot his fist up. "We'll start planning after training today." With that he practically skipped to his seat next to Danny. He elbowed him playfully and Danny responded with a slight smile. Peter sat next to Harry and Sam gave him a wink with a thumbs up. He groaned. "I'm so going to regret this."