cabrera1234: No prob
Guest: Will work on it
Rider Paladin: Thank you. I've been thinking a lot about how the prison break would happen and I had thought about how it was supposed to go. I had to rewrite a lot of stuff to make sure it is correctly done. And yeah I needed Kate to have an awesome moment because she will play a role in the future and this will be the first step and what her future with Peter will be
Four Months ago
Somewhere in New York
In an old suburban neighborhood, a middle-aged woman is seen walking on the streets with a bag of groceries. Revealing to be a healthy Lydia Hardy. Walking past a park and sees a child playing with her parents happy. Putting a smile on her face as she walks. Holding her groceries as she's near her house Lydia is blocked by a figure wearing a hoodie. Revealing herself to be Felicia as Lydia was surprised to see her
Lydia Hardy: F-Felicia?
Felicia Hardy: …Hi mom
Lydia Hardy's House: Kitchen
In the kitchen, Lydia made them both a cup of coffee as she hands one to her and sat with her. The two drank as they attempt to speak
Lydia Hardy: ...
Felicia Hardy: …Mom. I-
Lydia Hardy: I saw you in the papers last month
Felicia Hardy: Of what?
Lydia Hardy: Of you and that Spider-Man in that museum, and after that there hasn't been any mention of you
Felicia Hardy: …I took some low-paying jobs. It's not much but I got less attention
Lydia Harfady: To hide from him?
Felicia Hardy: …
Lydia Hardy: You still can't see it can't you
Felicia Hardy: What's to see when I'm against someone that left dad in prison
Lydia Hardy: Your father got an innocent man killed and you don't think he shouldn't take responsibility for it?
Felicia Hardy: He could have run away and not get himself arrested
Lydia Hardy: And how would you run away from something like this? To make any excuse to justify taking a life of someone? How would that make anyone feel?
Felicia Hardy: …
Lydia Hardy: That's one of the problems with your father. He never wanted to give it all up. Had he just retired as I told him your father would not have been in the position he is now
Felicia Hardy: And give up everything that made you both what you are?
Lydia Hardy: This is about our family Felicia
Felicia Hardy: This is also about the legacy you and dad both made for yourself. A legacy I was inspired by to do
Lydia Hardy: But there's more to it then just stealing valuables. This is about maintaining principles. There's a limit to how far we go and we are both in a position where we can't do what we use to
Felicia Hardy: Well isn't it why you have me? To continue what you both left off?
Lydia Hardy: But without understanding the consequences our actions would do to others how can we be any different?
Felicia Hardy: …
Lydia Hardy: I don't condone you Felicia, but need to understand that everything we did back then was more simple. We didn't have to worry about who we steal, but now everything has changed and we need to consider what really matters
Felicia Hardy: At the expense of our livelihood? Our legacy?
Lydia Hardy: At the expense of keeping this family together. Which you both seem to have a habit of getting yourselves in trouble
Felicia Hardy: Is that why you chose to split?
Lydia Hardy: I chose to keep my distance so that he could realize what's more important. The life we both thrived in or the life we'be built together from
Felicia Hardy: …He hasn't changed you know
Lydia Hardy: If he didn't then he shouldn't have carried a gun to steal
Felicia Hardy: He still loves you mom. That has to count for something
Lydia Hardy: So why he never showed up at my doorstep?
Felicia Hardy: …
Lydia Hardy: Your father had many qualities that I loved about him, but his pride is what got in the way of what is really in front of him. And that's what I see in you
Felicia Hardy: …You'll believe that I'll make a mistake?
Lydia Hardy: ...I believe you'll do something I don't think your father will approve. Like that Spider-Man you've started to take interest in
Thinking about the mention of Spider-Man she looks at the photo and feels quite saddened by what happened since the museum since what happened with her father
Felicia Hardy: …
Lydia Hardy: ...What is he to you?
Felicia Hardy: …He's…He's someone I feel I could have made a connection too. Someone I could feel free without having anything to worry about
Lydia Hardy: And is he?
Felicia Hardy: …No. He's something more, and that's someone I don't know if I could be with
Lydia Hardy: And that's the predicament. No one is what you'd expect. No matter how much you wanted it. That's another thing you learned as a thief
Felicia Hardy: He's not a thing mom
Lydia Hardy: But you are interested in him aren't you? Like all the others you've been interested in. Like that one boy for example
Felicia Hardy: …That was high school
Lydia Hardy: And yet he was the one I would have liked for you to be with. Instead, you went with an airheaded fool because he was more handsome looking
Felicia Hardy: Except this isn't high school and he's not like that. It's just that…He didn't want me to free dad
Lydia Hardy: And why do you think that? You know what he did
Felicia Hardy: I know, but I just can't see him like this in bars. Especially now in his age
Lydia Hardy: Your father would avoid many things, but this is the one he would not accept. He acknowledges that and took responsibility for it. And besides, would it have been better for him if he did run away? The authorities would still hound him and would make his life even worse. He would not sleep and will only fill his life with more worry. That would also involve me and you. Would you really allow that?
Felicia Hardy: …
Lydia Hardy: You're a smart girl Felicia, but you are just too over-confident that you underestimate what's going on around you. And that makes you easily exposed for weakness
Felicia Hardy: You think I'm that easy?
Lydia Hardy: Remind me how did it go with this Spider-Man fellow?
Felicia Hardy: …
Lydia Hardy: That's what I mean
Felicia is left wondering what to think about Spider-Man as Lydia drinks her coffee and speaks to her daughter as she sits quietly
Lydia Hardy: …You know what you should do now?
Felicia Hardy: What?
Lydia Hardy: Nothing. Let your father serve his sentence and hopefully, with some good behavior his sentence could be reduced
Felicia Hardy: That would take months. Maybe years for him to get out
Lydia Hardy: But he will be cleared for good behavior and would make up for his time. After that, we can discuss what we will do next
Felicia Hardy: And what do you suppose I would be doing till then?
Lydia Hardy: How about going to college for that matter. Like you should have been doing before his arrest
Felicia Hardy: …
Lydia Hardy: You're a bright girl, Felicia. You could have a chance to actually do something with your life
Felicia Hardy: And waste the skills you both taught me?
Lydia Hardy: To benefit your skills so you could have a better future. One that could actually have you making a real difference
Felicia Hardy: …I don't know about that
Lydia Hardy: Your skills can only take you so far, but you cannot rely too much on skills alone. You must have the intelligence to master any obstacle in front of you. Experience can teach you much, but studying can also benefit you
Felicia Hardy: Well with the record I have right now I'm not even sure any college would take me, and even if I did would there be any guarantee I would get a job. Let alone pay for my own debt
Lydia Hardy: You can study in any college you can afford. The fancy ones may have their perks but you won't be brought down by student loans. And for a job you can apply for some outside the US if you could. Last I heard Wakanda is open for some foreign employment. Maybe London could be good
Felicia Hardy: Or Paris for that matter
Lydia Hardy: Heheh. Yeah. The place where I met your father
Felicia Hardy: Heh. I know. You've always talked about it
Lydia Hardy: Paris holds a special place for both of us. It was also the place where I conceived you
Felicia Hardy: And you ruined the moment with that
Lydia Hardy: Heheheh
Felicia Hardy: Heheh
Lydia Hardy: …
Felicia Hardy: …You really mean what you said?
Lydia Hardy: About what?
Felicia Hardy: Us wanting to move there
Lydia Hardy: …Well, France is now an economically booming country with new opportunities arising, and one of the few states that are now coming out of recessions. Compared to what is happening in the United States with everything that's going wrong it would not be a terrible idea to consider
Felicia Hardy: …
Lydia Hardy: …Stay for a while, Felicia. Besides, it's been a long time since you came back and have a good chat while drinking coffee
Felicia Hardy: Heh…It is pretty nice
Lydia Hardy: So stay for a while. Maybe you could actually think about what you should be doing. Perhaps some sleep will do you good
Felicia Hardy: That…actually sounds good
Lydia Hardy: See. Even mothers have better ideas
Felicia Hardy: Heh. And still look good
Lydia Hardy: Damn right. Now how about I make you some home cooked meal
Felicia Hardy: Sound's great
Lydia Hardy: Good. Wash yourself up and I'll be ready
Felicia Hardy: And mom
Lydia Hardy: Yeah?
Felicia Hardy: …Thanks
Lydia Hardy: We're still family Felicia. That's never gonna change
Felicia Hardy: …
Lydia Hardy's House: Kitchen
Inside, Felicia is washing her face at the sink as she looks at herself in the mirror. Thinking about what her mother said to her but couldn't help but think about Spider-Man and the fight in the museum she had with him. Still wondering why Spider-Man would let her father stay in prison and why he despised him. While she did grew to hate Spider-Man since her father stayed in prison Felicia still cares for him. Feeling confused, but also thinking about what her mother said to her
Felicia Hardy: …Family…How will that help? With all this going on…would that really be it? God dammit
Lydia Hardy's House: Hallway (Upstairs)
Felicia came out and walks towards the hallway. Turning to see the photo of her younger self with her parents who are still together. Thinking about all the good times she had with them and how she enjoyed the life they had as she sees her parent's bedroom
Lydia Hardy's House: Parent's Bedroom
Felicia enters the bedroom and smiled as it is exactly how she remembered it. Sitting and resting on the bed thinking about all the good times she has with her parents. Looking at the photos that were placed on the table as she gets up and approaches. Picking up the photo and smiling to see a picture of her when she was born. Leaving a smile on her face as she sees them happy together
Felicia Hardy: …Heh. God that was an embarrassing moment for me
Felicia places the photo back where it is but suddenly sees an envelope with a medical logo on it. Surprised and curious about it Felicia picks it up and reads it. Leaving her completely shocked to see what she is reading. Her mother revealed to have a brain tumour and it's appearing to grow
Felicia Hardy: W-What!?
Felicia quickly left the room to speak to her mother
Lydia Hardy's House: Kitchen
Felicia Hardy: Mom! What is-
As she enters the kitchen Felicia was shocked as Lydia is on the floor unconscious
Felicia Hardy: Mom! MOM!
Few Hours Later
St Mary Ann Hospital: Hallway
Sitting in the hallway, Felicia is being met with the doctors who tell her about her mother's condition
Felicia Hardy: W-What?
Doctor: We can't really explain it but it's strangely started to grow. It manages to stop right now, but we still can't explain it
Felicia Hardy: How is she now?
Doctor: Right now she's stable, but we will have to let her stay here so we can monitor her condition. If anything happens we will have to consider the possibility of an early operation
Felicia Hardy: …Alright
Doctor: I'll keep you informed if anything happens
The doctor leaves as Felicia is left alone by what has happened. Unaware of her condition as is left to wonder how it could have happened. Leaving her completely worried
Ryker Island Prison: Phone Booth
Felicia is in prison and speaks with her father who was surprised to hear of Lydia's tumor
Walter Hardy: What?
Felicia Hardy: You didn't know?
Walter Hardy: No
Felicia Hardy: Well she does and it's growing
Walter Hardy: That shouldn't be possible
Felicia Hardy: How?
Walter Hardy: Because she never appeared to have any illness. Or any kind for that matter. For her to suddenly have a brain tumor. That can't be right
Felicia Hardy: Well she has it now and the doctors think it could be serious
Walter Hardy: …I see
Felicia Hardy: I still have money since mom has no insurance to cover it
Walter Hardy: You sure you're going to be okay?
Felicia Hardy: Yeah. Totally. There's nothing I can' handle
One Week Later
St Mary Ann Hospital: Lydia Hardy's Hospital Room
Opening her eyes heavily, Lydia turns to see Felicia sitting next to her bed with her eyes closed. Extending her arm and woke her up
Felicia Hardy: Hmm…
Lydia Hardy: Hello sweetheart
Felicia Hardy: Mom. How are you?
Lydia Hardy: Still the occasional headaches I've been having
Felicia Hardy: The doctors said you'll be having them a lot until the operation. Right now it looks like you're in no danger
Lydia Hardy: That's still not helping
Felicia Hardy: Heheh
Lydia Hardy: What time is it? It's still morning?
Felicia Hardy: Afternoon. It's 4:28 now
Lydia Hardy: Really? So why am I still tired
Felicia Hardy: You know why. I can call the nurses for something to eat
Lydia Hardy: No. I feel like a cup of coffee would do me some good
Felicia Hardy: With some chocolate chip cookies?
Lydia Hardy: You know which one I like
Felicia Hardy: I'll get you some
Felicia got up and is about to leave, but not until Lydia says something to her daughter
Lydia Hardy: Felicia?
Felicia Hardy: Yeah mom?
Lydia Hardy: …I hope I'm not a burden to you
Felicia Hardy: You're not a burden. You're my mom, and what you said to me before. We're still family. That what matters. Even though I could have used my money on other things
Lydia Hardy: No doubt you would spend it on entirely nice things
Felicia Hardy: Guess we're no different then
Lydia Hardy: Heheh
Felicia Hardy: Heh
Lydia Hardy: …Thank you
Felicia Hardy: Always
Felicia left the hospital room as Lydia is left alone. Looking at the table next to her is an old photo of her with young Felicia and Walter. Lydia reaches out to grab it, but suddenly her visions started to get blurry as her headaches started to get more painful. Causing her to accidentally drop the photo as her right eye suddenly turns red as blood started to pour out
Lydia Hardy: W-W-What…I-is-
St Mary Ann Hospital: Waiting Hall
Getting a cup of coffee and a snack as she walks back Felicia then notices a news footage of Spider-Man stopping a bunch of criminals. The sight of him both happy and concerns her as she's never been able to speak with him since then
1 Hour later
A worried Felicia is still shocked by what occurred as she's sitting with tears showing. The doctor then appears to her. Revealing to be Doctor Nicholas Bromwell
Felicia Hardy: Doctor!?
Nicholas Bromwell: Felicia Hardy?
Felicia Hardy: What happened? What the hell just happened in there!?
Nicholas Bromwell: That's the trouble here miss. We don't know
Felicia Hardy: Don't know? Are you kidding me!?
Nicholas Bromwell: We still can't explain it. With the condition, she's in before it shouldn't have been possible
Felicia Hardy: So how could this have happened now? I thought you could treat this!
Nicholas Bromwell: In its stage before we can easily. Now we could still have it removed, but I also feel it could have an impact on the brain
Felicia Hardy: Like what exactly?
Nicholas Bromwell: Possible memory loss, a change of behavior, partial loss of brain function in some parts. It's serious but I think if we don't do something sooner maybe something grimmer could occur to her
Felicia Hardy: ...
Nicholas Bromwell: We can try to remove some parts to slow it down and I'll call the surgeon team on it. But we still can't deny that something is completely wrong
Felicia Hardy: How wrong?
Nicholas Bromwell: The way the brain tumor grew. It's unnatural. It should not have grown like this so fast. This is...This we just can explain
Felicia Hardy: So what do we do?
Nicholas Bromwell: Honestly. You better hope and pray for a miracle to happen
Felicia Hardy: ...
Nicholas Bromwell: Do not strain yourself. I will do whatever I can to help your mother. Nothing will happen to her under our watch. That I can promise you. Alright?
Felicia Hardy: Thank you
Doctor Bromwell walks off to prepare for the procedure, but Felicia was left feeling confused but still stunned by what has happened. Feeling hopeless on what to do she takes out her a sense of regret by what she's thinking of doing Felicia once again looked at her mother completely weak and helpless as she noticed the blood on her eyes. Refusing to let her suffer anymore she turns to her phone and made the call
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dumbo, Brooklyn
In the middle of the night, an upset Felicia sits on a bench alone. Feeling no other option as she held her phone as an unknown individual wearing a hat and coat approach and sat next to her
Felicia Hardy: …I did everything I thought possible. I thought I had more time for this to work itself out, but I guess I just asked too much. I never even think how all of this would go through. With my dad being in prison for god knows how long and my mom in a hospital bed with a tumour that's slowly killing her…This is what's left of me. The ones that matter to me more than any piece of jewellery are slowly disappearing right before my eyes and I don't know what to do. With the rate that's going the doctors are not even sure how long she has. Even if they tried to remove it they don't what damage it would have on her. They just…don't know how it could have happened. I wish I knew, but I can't wait for answers right now. My mom is going to die and I want her to live long enough for my dad to come and see her. That's all that matters right now and I'll do whatever it takes. That's why I came to find you. Because you're the only one smart enough to save her, and I'll do whatever you need just so long as she lives. And I want a guarantee that my dad will get out
?: …That will cost you
Felicia Hardy: I'm willing to make my pay whatever way possible
?: I'm not asking for money. What I require is your service. Will you do what is needed?
Felicia Hardy: …Whatever it takes
Coming out of his coat are metal tentacles as one is placed on her shoulder. Revealing to be none other than Doctor Octopus with a smile on his face
Doctor Octopus: Well my dear. There is something I require from a certain someone. How would you like a trip to Hong Kong?
Doctor Octopus's Lair: Elevator
Returning to base, the group are in the elevator as they wait. With Black Cat standing silent as her father, Walter Harvey, is seen behind her as Scorpion restrain him. The new members of the Syndicate start talking about the base
Antonio Rodriguez: Wow. How down is this?
Shocker: It's an old we repurposed, but it served its purpose
Quentin Beck: Better get used to it. This is how the Master Planner works
June Covington: Well it better has a really good lab for me to work in
Shocker: Oh he does. Far better then you could have asked for. Especially the new suit you ask for
Matthew Gilden: That's real good. Hoping for some fire power
Beetle: Well I'm sure you'll enjoy it
Black Cat: ...
Walter Hardy: ...Is this really it, Felicia? Is this really how you want this to go?
Black Cat: Dad, please. This is the only way
Walter Hardy: Your mother won't approve of this. I won't approve of this
Black Cat: Dad
Scorpion: Be quiet or else-
Black Cat: Don't
Black Cat turns as she sees Scorpion putting a blade on Walter's back. Moving her hand to prepare to release her claws. As Beetle and Shocker noticed
Beetle: Well this didn't take long
Shocker: Can it you two. Not here
Kateri Deseronto: Would you rather both risk this operation for an old man?
Black Cat: Tell her to put the blade down or else there will be a mess
Shocker: Fine. Scorpion. Put down the blade. There's no need for it here
Scorpion: ...Fine, but he behaves
Shocker: Black Cat. Will the old man behave himself?
Black Cat: ...Just don't do anything, dad. Please
Walter Hardy: ...
Walter chose to restrain himself as Scorpion noticed and puts her blade away. Black Cat felt relieved but sees her father looking at her with disappointment
Black Cat: ...Dad-
Walter Hardy: Don't. Just don't. You've disappointed me enough as it is
Black Cat: ...
Doctor Octopus's Lair: Main Base
Returning to the base as the elevator door opens, Black Cat enters the facility with the rest of the villains and the new recruits. With Walter Hardy who is being forcefully brought in by Scorpion. As Doctor Octopus appeared to meet them
Doctor Octopus: Ah. Welcome. I heard about the performance in the news
White Dragon: Well I hope it's good
Shocker: We had some difficulties, but the mission is a success
Doctor Octopus: Good. Mason, how are you?
Phineas Mason: Better now that I'm out
Doctor Octopus: Electro, how are you feeling? Any problems?
Electro: No problems. Infact, I feel unstoppable. Like I can do anything
Doctor Octopus: That's good to hear. And Quentin Beck. Dmitri Smerdyakov. Welcome back
Quentin Beck: Good to be back
Dmitri Smerdyakov: Can't say the same about Tigershark
Doctor Octopus: Well that was disappointing, but hopefully a new recruit will fill the role well. Speaking off how is the new recruit?
Shocker: Handle the job like a pro. The new girl did good
Doctor Octopus: I'm happy to hear that. Well done my dear. You have proven yourself to be a most valuable ally to the Syndicate
Raptor: Thank you
Doctor Octopus: And I'm glad to see some new faces joining our ranks
Antonio Rodriguez: Well you are hiring, and I heard a lot of good things from Mason. Hopefully, you would deliver what I hear
Doctor Octopus: And I will not disappoint
Richard Deacon: You better. Or else this whole thing would have been for nothing
June Covington: Well he better start with a lab I could use
Doctor Octopus: Shocker?
Shocker: I'll take her to one
Terrance Sorenson: Well this will be fun
Matthew Gilden: Hopefully
Leopold Stryke: Well I just want a new suit to work with. Got anything?
Speed Demon: Oh you'll love it
Kateri Deseronto: Would like some new armors to use as well
Beetle: So what are we gonna do with the old geezer then?
The Syndicate looked at Walter Hardy as Black Cat stood in his defense as Doctor Octopus moves forward
Black Cat: You know we had an agreement, Doc Ock
Doctor Octopus: I do. Which is why we'll discuss it in my office. Your father will come with us
Black Cat: Fine
Doctor Octopus: Scorpion, bring Mr. Hardy with us
Scorpion: Very well
Doctor Octopus: All of you disperse. I have matters to attend first
The rest of the villains disperse as Doctor Octopus and Black Cat, along with Scorpion and Walter Hardy, head to his office. But Doctor Octopus sees Rhino appearing quiet as he walks off. Calling him
Doctor Octopus: O'Hirn
Doctor Octopus: You're being quiet
Rhino: No. Nothing's wrong doc. Just things on my mind. Nothing important
Doctor Octopus: ...Very well then. Well will be discussing matters later
Doctor Octopus walks to his office as Rhino walks off. Hiding a sense of concern in his face
Doctor Octopus's Lair: Doctor Octopus's Main Office
Doctor Octopus enter his office with Black Cat and Scorpion. As Walter Hardy was brought in with them
Doctor Octopus: Well I am pleased with how this operation turned out
Black Cat: You should, but there's now dead prisoners and guards lying around, and now the cops will pay attention to us now. No doubt they'll bring more assistance to help them after what happened
Doctor Octopus: That is precisely what I was counting on my dear
Black Cat: What?
Doctor Octopus: Tell me. After what happened with the Avengers. During the attack that left the world in tatters. What happened to the organization known as SHIELD?
Black Cat: I don't know. Nobody pays attention to that
Walter Hardy: It was disbanded. Dismantled piece by piece and being absorbed into the US military to create a new organization in its place. Serving as an extension of US hegemony around the world
Black Cat: ...
Doctor Octopus: Good Mr. Hardy. I see you know your history
Walter Hardy: I should, because it is also the organization that our government loves to put money in. lower and middle class in the process. And thanks to that mess in the prison they'll be coming in force. Still don't see the point to this money in. lower and middle class in the process. And thanks to that mess in the prison they'll be coming in force
Doctor Octopus: They have SHIELD tech. Tech they use for their operations and what I will need for my plan. If the mayor decides they will come in full force with that tech, and I will have my army ready
Black Cat: That's why you got these guys down there. They're your new recruits, and they'look be getting new powers too?
Doctor Octopus: Improvements I will grant them. Even you if you desire
Walter Hardy: You mean turn others like my daughter into an experiment!?
Scorpion: Be silent you
Black Cat: Dad!
Doctor Octopus: What I offer is an opportunity to join my ranks and power shall be granted by those who is willing
Walter Hardy: And there is a price to be paid for it
Doctor Octopus: A price your daughter has already paid, and now she stands more powerful than ever before
Black Cat: I did what I needed to do to get the job done
Doctor Octopus: And I you even more if you continue to work for me
Walter Hardy: Felicia no!
Scorpion: I said be silent!
Walter Hardy: AOW!
Black Cat: Dad!
Scorpion: Speak again and I will break that arm off
Back Cat: Let him go you!
Scorpion: Make me
Doctor Octopus: That's enough Scorpion. Release him
Scorpion released his arm after squeezing it but fell down on his knees. As Black Cat watched him being harmed as she sheath her claws. Doctor Octopus stood to watch while being prepared
Black Cat: Your ugly green insect just hurt my dad
Doctor Octopus: Apologies Miss Hardy, but Scorpion is being strict here
Black Cat: And I'll rip off her arm if she does it again
Doctor Octopus: Well that depends on you if you behave
Black Cat: You think I'll just be another one of your lacky?
Doctor Octopus: Well you have played your part
Black Cat: I want my father out of prison. And now he's out you better fulfill the other part of the deal
Doctor Octopus: That arrangement can be dealt with once you finish the task at hand
Black Cat: No no no no no. I did what you asked for. I got you that tablet. I did all your dirty work. I got your villains out of prison. This arrangement is done
Doctor Octopus: Oh really
Black Cat: Give me what I want and fix my mom. So we can be on our way
Walter Hardy: What?
Black Cat: Just fix my mom and let us be
Walter Hardy: Is that why you did this?
Black Cat: There is no one else that can save her dad. The doctors couldn't help her because they don't know how. Doc Ock is the only one smart enough to fix her. Who else can save her?
Walter Hardy: You sold your own soul to a man for this reason
Black Cat: It's our family dad. If need be I'll pay whatever price it'll take to keep us together
Doctor Octopus: Oh it's true Mr Hardy. The incident at the Vandemere Hotel is an example of that
Black Cat: What?
Walter Hardy: What are you talking about? Those people died from a gas exposure
Doctor Octopus: It is called "The Devil's Breath". A gas exposure of my design from an ancient Chinese tablet that I've studied. A tablet your daughter mentioned bringing to me earlier contains an ancient formula I've successfully replicate and use the entire crime families that were there on that day. Hearing it you must have known the result of what happened that day
Both Hardy's stood in shock of what they hear, as Black Cat appeared horrified after realizing what she has done, and Walter stunned by it
Walter Hardy: W-What?
Black Cat: N-N-No. That. That can't be
Doctor Octopus: I must say this whole experiment was quite enlightening. To create new forms of science based on ancient formulas that would have been described as magic. I actually quite enjoyed it
Black Cat: N-No
Walter Hardy: Felicia. What have you done?
Black Cat: I-I didn't know. I swear!
Doctor Octopus: But didn't you say you'd pay any price to get results? Even if it means sacrificing lives in the process
Black Cat: No. You promised me!
Doctor Octopus: I promised that I'd help you and your mother, but that also requires you to do the job I tell you to do
Walter Hardy: You leave my daughter out of this
Doctor Octopus: You are in no position to make demands Mr Hardy. Now you Miss Hardy. Either you do as I say or else there will be consequences
Black Cat: You mean help you kill more people?
Doctor Octopus: ...If there needs to be
Black Cat: ...I can't let you do that
Doctor Octopus: Well you are in no position to decide
Black Cat: Well how about I make you when I RIP OUT YOUR THROAT!
Doctor Octopus: A pity
Black Cat: AAAAAAAAAGGGH!
Walter Hardy: FELICIA!
As Black Cat used her new abilities to sheath her claws and prepare to strike against him Doctor Octopus took out a switch and press it. Triggering a shock impulse inside and causing her tremendous pain. With Walter watching helplessly as he's been restraint by Scorpion
Black Cat: AAAAGGGH! AAAH!
Walter Hardy: FELICIA!
Scorpion: Don't think about moving
Walter Hardy: STOP! PLEASE STOP!
Doctor Octopus: This is what happens if you defy me. You should have known when you injected one of my serums inside you
Doctor Octopus releases the button as the shock impulse stopped. Black Cat slowly got up in pain and turns to him
Walter Hardy: Felicia
Black Cat: W-What. Did you do...to me?
Doctor Octopus: A countermeasures. Just in case you choose to rebel
Black Cat: But you...You promised me. WE HAD A DEAL! YOU WOULD FIX MY MOM!
Doctor Octopus: Well I wouldn't worry about that right now. Your mother won't die that quickly as I've made sure of it
Walter Hardy: Made sure of it? What are you talking about! ?
Doctor Octopus: The tumour inside Mrs Hardy's head. I was the one that put it in her
Walter Hardy and Black Cat were suddenly left shocked and horrified by what he just said. As Doctor Octopus revealed to be the one that put the tumour in Lydia Hardy's brain
Black Cat: ...You did what?
Walter Hardy: You...put a tumor...In my wife?
Doctor Octopus: An artificial one. Created using cells from the host and apply additional components to allow a slow and effective process and growth in the subject's brain. While not functioning like the real thing it does, however, deliver the same results. The only difference is that it has a component that will harden if not properly treated. The doctors that helped Mrs Hardy only slowed it down as it'll grow again more painful and lethal. Affecting muscle memory and behavioral patterns through its nerve system. Next time it happens she might not even remember either of you
Black Cat: ...
Walter Hardy: ...Why. WHY DID YOU DO IT!?
Doctor Octopus: The Syndicate. The Sinister Syndicate needed new skills and new innovations to progress my plans into fruition, but I need new recruits that have the requirements I'm looking for. Your daughter is one of them, but I knew she won't join willingly unless she has a reason to. You Mr Hardy are one, but your wife is another. And I can't afford to lose a skill that valuable, and her ties with the arachnid cause further distraction. I must say I'm quite pleased with it
Black Cat: YAAAAAAAHHH!
In anger, Black Cat attacks Doctor Octopus. Sheathing her claws to strike. Nearly reaching his throat until Doctor Octopus presses the button. Activating the shock impulse inside her and causing Black Cat immense pain as she tries to move
Black Cat: AAAAAAAAAGGGH! AAAAAAAAHHH!
Walter Hardy: FELICIA NO!
Doctor Octopus: Calm down Felicia. I do not wish to waste a valuable asset
Black Cat: YOU LIED TO ME! YOU HARM MY OWN MOM!
Doctor Octopus: I'd still honor our arrangement had you behaved, but honestly I highly doubt you'd had the stomach for this
Black Cat: YOU USED ME! YOU USED ME YOU BASTARD! I'LL KILL YOU!
Doctor Octopus: Scorpion. Take Mr Hardy away. I have what I need right here
Walter Hardy: NO! FELICIA!
Black Cat: D-DAD!
Doctor Octopus used his metal tentacles and restraint Black Cat as he takes her while she screams for her father
Black Cat: Ack!
Doctor Octopus: Come with me, my dear. We now have work to do
Black Cat: NOOO!
Walter Hardy: FELICIA NO! FELICIA!
Black Cat: DAD! DAD HELP!
Walter Hardy: FELICIA! FELICIA!
Black Cat: DAAAAD! DAD! DAD!
Walter Hardy: FELICIA!
Black Cat: DAD!
Doctor Octopus's Lair: Lab
Coming out of the elevator, Doctor Octopus brings the restraint Black Cat into his lab. As she struggles to break free from his grip
Black Cat: AGH! LET ME GO!
Doctor Octopus: A pity that you chose to reject my offer. You would have gained so much more from this
Black Cat: FUCK YOU! LIKE I'D BE ONE OF YOUR LACKY!
Doctor Octopus: Oh I know. That's why I think this would suffice
Black Cat turns and sees a tank being opened. Realizing what he's going to do as she struggles as hard as she could
Black Cat: No. NOOOO!
Doctor Octopus: Relax my child. This will be over soon
Black Cat: NO!
Black Cat: Ugh!
Doctor Octopus threw Black Cat inside the tank as it closes. Trapped inside as she sees him on a control panel turning on the system as some pillars inside appeared in the tank. Realizing what he intends to do as she tries to scratch her way out
(SCRATCH) (SCRATCH) (SCRATCH)
Black Cat: AAAAAAAAAGGGH!
Doctor Octopus: Don't bother. The materials in these tanks prevent any damage to it. You would need super strength if you would have a chance of breaking out
Black Cat: YOU GO TO HELL YOU BASTARD!
Doctor Octopus: You are a is precisely what I want. You will make a perfect addition to my Syndicate
Doctor Octopus presses a button as metal tentacles from the pillars inside the tank come out. Tightly restraining Black Cat's body as she can't move. Completely angry and desperate as a sight of tears in her eyes
Black Cat: AGH! YOU BASTARD! YOU BASTARD I'LL KILL YOU! I'LL FUCKING KILL YOU!
Doctor Octopus: Relax my dear. You won't feel a thing after this
Pressing another button, the metal tentacles inside straighten her body as another pillar inside appeared with extra tentacles. Only this time with sharp needles at the end. Frightening her as she sees them
Black Cat: No. OH GOD NO!
Doctor Octopus: Now before I begin. I would just like to say-
Black Cat: NO PLEASE DON'T!
Doctor Octopus: Welcome to the Sinister Syndicate
Black Cat: NOOOO!
(PIERCE) (PIERCE) (PIERCE) (PIERCE) (PIERCE) (PIERCE) (PIERCE)
Black Cat: AAAAAAAAAGGGH!
Black Cat screams as the needles pierced in her vital parts of her body. With her mind being affected by new nanites entering her body as the tank is filling up with liquid. Paralyzing her as the process starts. Mr Negative appears behind holding a container of genetic serum with a spider symbol
Mr Negative: You know I could have used my powers on her
Doctor Octopus: I thought of that, but I feel this is beneath you. Your powers are more suited for something more worthy
Mr Negative: You are too kind
Doctor Octopus: But that's not else you wish to speak about
Mr Negative: This serum with a spider symbol on it. You seeking to add a Spider-Man in our ranks?
Doctor Octopus: While I despised the arachnid his skills alone is something to be admired about. A skill that will combat any obstacles that stand in our way. I figured with his death it wouldn't hurt to add one to our ranks. The one you hold contains the genetics of a newly created species of spider
Mr Negative: All done by the late Doctor Warren I see. Giving each member a genetic trait of a different species
Doctor Octopus: With the results of both Scorpion and Raptor being a success it's only right that the Syndicate expands by including new members of our ranks. I already have an idea which species would fit Mr Rodriguez. But that still leaves a few members short. The young girl you brought did perform her task perfectly. Now we must find others that will serve our plan
Mr Negative: Then I guess I better start searching for viable candidates
Doctor Octopus: Please do. Our next phase is upon us soon. We best prepare.
Mr Negative: And the recruit we had in mind?
Doctor Octopus: Let's wait for an opening. It's only a matter of time now. The rise of the Sinister Syndicate will soon begin
As the two plan for the next stage a small Beetle drone is seen hiding in plain sight. Listening to their conversation
Doctor Octopus's Lair: Hallway
Beetle is seen standing as he listens to Doctor Octopus and Mr Negative's conversation. As Shocker sees him standing
Shocker: Hey. What you standing there for?
Beetle: What? Oh nothing. I have a feeling this will go very well
John F. Kennedy International Airport: Arrival Hall
Standing on the arrival hall in the airport as the flight from London has already arrived, George Stacy stood waiting as the passengers from the plane came from the door and greet their loved ones. But then sees a familiar face as he and the person approach to each other. A young man in his 20's with short blonde hair and quite muscular as he wears a jacket with a t-shirt and jeans while holding a backpack. His oldest son, Phillip Stacy
Phillip Stacy: Dad
George Stacy: Welcome home, son
The two embrace in a sense of relief. Feeling glad that he is now here with him
George Stacy: So how have you been?
Phillip Stacy: Pretty good. Uncle Arthur and Aunt Nancy said hello
George Stacy: Good. I'll make sure to call them
Phillip Stacy: Gwen. Is she-
George Stacy: She's okay, but she's in a coma
Phillip Stacy: What?
George Stacy: She suffered head injuries, but she's out of danger. Right now we're just waiting for her to wake up
Philip Stacy: Shit. If only I was here. Maybe I could have-
George Stacy: There's nothing you could have done. And it's okay. She's out of any danger now. Let's just be glad of that
Philip Stacy: But still
George Stacy: Don't think too much of this. It's fine. Just think of the fact that she's alright. Be glad of that
Philip Stacy: ...Gwen...
George Stacy: She'll be fine. Thank god she is. Let's be glad of that
Philip Stacy: ...Yeah
George Stacy: Come on. I'll take you to see her. Your mother would be happy to see you too
Phillip Stacy: Yeah. Can't wait
George took Philips bag as the two walk to the car. Heading to the hospital to see Gwen
Bishop Manor: Bathroom
In the aftermath of the prison outbreak, Peter is seen wearing only a towel as he washes his face. Rubbing his eyes as he turns towards the mirror. Thinking about what has happened as his thoughts are on Felicia and her decision to side with the villains. Realizing that the prison the villains were held also has her father, but wonders if she knew what she's willing to risk it for
Peter Parker: ...Is it really worth it Felicia? Is it...really worth doing what you did?
(Knock) (Knock) (Knock) (Knock)
Hearing the door knock Peter opens and sees the Bishop's family butler, Jeeves, standing with some clothes for him
Jeeves: Master Parker
Peter Parker: Oh, hey. Is that for me?
Jeeves: Yes. Your clothes are in the laundry and you'll have them back later in the evening. So in the meantime, you will wear these
Jeeves handed the clothes to him as Peter notice they're a bit bigger
Peter Parker: These can fit me right?
Jeeves: I'm afraid we don't have anything of your size. The only closest I could find is Master Cunningham's clothes
Peter Parker: Cunningham?
Jeeves: The fiancé of Lady Katherine's older sister. These are his clothes
Peter Parker: Oh. Well thanks for picking these
Jeeves: Actually it was Lady Katherine who picks these for you. She said it would look good on you
Peter Parker: ...Heh. Of course she'd pick these
Jeeves: ...Lady Katherine seems to care for you a great deal
Peter Parker: ...Yeah. She's been great. Practically saved my life today
Jeeves: ...She had her reason doing what she did, and it's that spark that made her what she is right now
Peter Parker: I know. I saw. And it's hard to believe that I'm with someone like her
Jeeves: ...She's in her room. Don't keep her waiting
Peter Parker: ...Thank you
Bishop Manor: Kate's Room
In her room, Kate is on the phone with her friends as they talk about what happened with her and Peter
Josephine Bricklemoore (on phone): Are you kidding me?
Kate Bishop: Nope. I'm not breaking up with him, but he is suggesting we distant ourselves just for a while until this whole thing is over
Priscilla Ironwood (on phone): And are you?
Kate Bishop: With what's going on right now. I can't
Josephine Bricklemoore (on phone): And why? What's so important for you to stay with him!?
Kate Bishop: I...can't say much, but whatever is happening right now. It's going to get worse
Priscilla Ironwood (on phone): You mean it isn't over?
Kate Bishop: No. It's gonna get worse, and I think there maybe a reason why. I think it involves my dad
Josephine Bricklemoore (on phone): What do you mean. Is your dad's in trouble?
Kate Bishop: I don't know, but I intend to find out
Josephine Bricklemoore (on phone): And you believe in what Peter said?
Kate Bishop: He gave me a reason why I should
Britney Amber Fox (on phone): Why? What else did he tell you?
Thinking about what Peter said to her, Kate chose to keep it a secret in an attempt to prevent her friends from getting involved. Including his identity as both Spider-Man and Ronin. Even though a part of her feels hesitant to lie to her friends
Kate Bishop: ...I...can't say
Britney Amber Fox (on phone): What?
Josephine Bricklemoore (on phone): You can't or you won't?
Kate Bishop: Peter made me promise. Until he knows what's going on he can't say anything much. I have to trust him
Josephine Bricklemoore (on phone): That's dangerous Katie. You know what you're risking
Kate Bishop: I know, but I can't lose him. If something does happen then he's going to need my help
Britney Amber Fox (on phone): Wow. How in love are you with this guy?
Priscilla Ironwood (on phone): I'm quite surprised, but are you sure about this?
Kate Bishop: Positive
Josephine Bricklemoore (on phone): You'll regret this decision
Kate Bishop: Seriously Josy. What's with you being so negative?
Josephine Bricklemoore (on phone): You know why. You realize what's going on out there? We just heard that a number of people got killed. Surprising it was by the group Janice was with, and that Peter himself has gotten involved...I don't want to see you get hurt out there. Hell I'd kill you in the spot I'd you're in any danger
Britney Amber Fox (on phone): I'm strangely agreeing with Josy on this. I mean this is getting insane
Priscilla Ironwood (on phone): Are you even sure it's even a good idea?
Kate Bishop: Look you guys. I get it, but I'm smart enough to know what I've gotten myself into. But I can't back away from this. Even if you guys tried to convince me this won't change my mind
Josephine Bricklemoore (on phone): ...This won't change a thing you know. We'd be worried sick.
Kate Bishop: I wouldn't ask for good friends if you didn't
Priscilla Ironwood (on phone): And we will. Because you matter to us
Britney Amber Fox (on phone): Damn right. You're practically like a sister to us, and nothing's gonna change that
Kate Bishop: ...Thank you, guys. I mean it
Josephine Bricklemoore (on phone): Well you better let us know if anything happens. We don't want to spend an entire week worrying
Kate Bishop: I'll keep you guys informed if anything happens. And thanks. Bye
Hanging up the phone, Kate sits on her bed and lays down in her thoughts. Thinking about how much has happened today. To find out that Peter is Spider-Man and Ronin, to what is going on with Missy and her family trouble, and to how she went and helped Peter using his own web-shooters. Looking at them on the table as she picks one up, Kate looks at the web-shooters and examins them. Seeing and feeling how it was made, Kate appeared impressed with them as Peter himself appears in the room. Noticing him with the clothes she has given him
Peter Parker: Hey
Kate Bishop: Wow. You look good in those
Peter Parker: You look even better still
Kate Bishop: Don't I always?
Peter Parker: Well a good shower and a clear head sharpens the view from here
Kate Bishop: Heheh. Oh that is good
Peter Parker: Well I try. These felt pretty loose though. How big is this guy your sister's marrying?
Kate Bishop: Well he does eat healthy and work out alot. So you wouldn't be that far
Peter Parker: Ouch
Kate Bishop: Heh
Peter Parker: ...So. You're holding on to them
Kate Bishop: Yeah. They're impressive. You really made these?
Peter Parker: Yep. Put them together with whatever I can find. Usually with some toys, used watches, and other gears I can find for it. Had to experiment on the functions and designs to get the webs to shoot at a long distant
Kate Bishop: That is impressive. You could have actually made something out of this
Peter Parker: Yep, but there's also risks if I do
Kate Bishop: Supervillains?
Peter Parker: You have no idea how much has been going on. I mean there is alot that you haven't noticed that I need to get you up to speed
Kate Bishop: Well that I can't wait to hear
Peter Parker: ...And...How you holding up?
Kate Bishop: I'm okay. Nothing I can handled
Peter Parker: ...You sure?
Kate Bishop: ...No. I mean holy crap!
Kate sat on her bed. Feeling stunned after thinking about how she went into a prison in the middle of a breakout. Peter then walks and its next to her
Peter Parker: Kate
Kate Bishop: I mean...Holy crap! I just ran into a prison! Where a breakout just happened!
Peter Parker: What were you thinking? You shouldn't have ran into something like that
Kate Bishop: I know, but I couldn't just stand by and do nothing...I don't want to feel so useless
Peter Parker: ...You were never useless to me
Kate Bishop: Well you don't know what I've been through. Before all of this
Kate thinks back while she held Peter's web-shooters in her hands
Kate Bishop: ...Malin Turner
Peter Parker: What?
Kate Bishop: The girl I mentioned at my school. That's her name...Heh. And because of you I'm now reminded of her again
Peter Parker: Sorry about that
Kate Bishop: Don't be. It's good that I do. Makes me think what I've done so far since then
Peter Parker: ...
Kate Bishop: I had everything given to me. I was literally a queen at that school. All my looks, all the boys, all the popularity, and even more. Even became the head cheerleader and offers for a modeling job from a number of agencies. I had it all given to me, but there was never one I've ever earned for myself. And with Malin...What I had didn't feel like I deserved it. Had to give up a number of things and try to earn it my own way. Studying sucks, but thanks to Priscilla it became enjoyable. Modeling became another, and lucky for me I landed the biggest modeling job I've could have ever asked for. And with an agency many would kill for to get. Now I'm wondering if it's even enough
Peter Parker: ...What do you want to do?
Kate Bishop: ...I want to do more. More than just earning things for myself. I want to do something that can make a difference. Like actually make a difference. So that I can feel like I've made amends to those that are important to me. Make amends for her. Kinda like what you said to me
Peter Parker: "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility"
Kate Bishop: Yeah...That
Peter Parker: ...You are amazing
Kate Bishop: I'm not that amazing
Peter Parker: Yes you are. You...completely impress me. Perhaps even better then I could have expected
Kate Bishop: But I'm not doing anything heroic compared to you
Peter Parker: You don't need powers to make a difference. Doing what you're good at to make the difference is good enough. In your own way, it's quite heroic
Kate Bishop: Heheheh. Well thanks. Glad someone thinks so. Wondering how far I could do with my modeling job
Peter Parker: Well out of curiosity since I've forgotten to say, what modeling agency what it?
Kate Bishop: Covet Agency
Peter Parker: ...Covet? As in Covet magazine?
Kate Bishop: Yep. Heard of it?
Peter Parker: At my school from my class
Kate Bishop: Oh...
Peter Parker: ...So that makes you...A Covet girl
Kate Bishop: Yep
Peter Parker: ...You are way out of my league
Kate Bishop: Hah. Seriously?
Peter Parker: Seriously. Me having a Covet model as my girlfriend is something only a guy can dream of
Kate Bishop: And what guy would that be?
Peter Parker: A high school science nerd in an average life
Kate Bishop: Except that life involves you shooting webs. Not that average in my opinion
Peter Parker: Heh
Kate Bishop: ...Here
Peter Parker: Thanks
Kate gave back his web-shooters as Peter held it wondering. Kate then speaks about it
Kate Bishop: ...It felt awesome you know
Peter Parker: Can't help it can't you?
Kate Bishop: Well I need something to protect myself when I get in there
Peter Parker: Well you still shouldn't have come
Kate Bishop: If I didn't then you would have been struck by that cat lady
Peter Parker: Well...That I can't argue with
Kate Bishop: Admit it you were impressed
Peter Parker: Heh. Okay. I admit you got me out of a pickle. Thank you
Kate Bishop: You're welcome
Peter Parker: ...I overheard you talking to your friends
Kate Bishop: ...Oh
Peter Parker: I don't blame them
Kate Bishop: I know...But that still won't change my mind
Peter Parker: And that's the part I'm worried about, and seeing who your dad is working with I'm starting to get an idea on who it is
Kate Bishop: And that's why you need me in this. With my dad involved that makes me and my family involved too. And you'd be stupid if you think I'll let you do it alone
Peter Parker: ...
Kate Bishop: You need me Peter, and you can't go in this alone. You may have your other superfriends, but that still isn't enough. Like you said. I don't need powers to make a difference. Doing what you're good at to make a difference is good enough. And there's no way you can stop me from this
Peter Parker: Kate
Kate Bishop: We're in this together. And there's nothing that can stop us now
Peter sees Kate's mind now set as she held her hand as the two locked eyes. Both feeling anxious but felt it's what they need to do as they held hands. Looking deep in their eyes as their faces started to move close, until they are interrupted as Jeeves knocks on the door and enter the room
Jeeves: Lady Katherine
Kate Bishop: Yes, Jeeves?
Jeeves: Your family has returned home
Kate Bishop: Oh. Thanks then
Jeeves: Would Mister Parker like to stay for dinner?
Peter Parker: Me?
Jeeves: If you'd like
Kate Bishop: Peter?
Peter Parker: ...Maybe another time. Had to go home or else my Aunt will worry
Kate Bishop: You sure?
Peter Parker: Yeah. Got alot of stuff I need to take care off first
Kate Bishop: Okay. Jeeves?
Jeeves: I'll get the car ready
Kate Bishop: Thank you, Jeeves
Peter Parker: Hey, thanks man
Jeeves: My pleasure
Peter Parker: And question. What's your first name?
Kate Bishop: ...
Peter Parker: I just thought we're becoming tight here that maybe I would know your first name since...If it's okay
Peter Parker: If not then that's cool. I guess
Jeeves: ...It's Wooder
Peter Parker: ...Huh?
Jeeves: My full name is Wooder Jeeves
Peter Parker: ...Wooder...? Your first name is Wooder!?
Kate Bishop: Hahah! Yeah. I had that thought too. I even made jokes of it too
Jeeves: Please don't start
Peter Parker: Wooden Jeeves. Old Wood Jeeves. Wooden J. Pine Wood Jeeves. Hard Wood Jeeves. Plain Wood Jeeves. Wood You Cut it out Jeeves. Mountain Dew Wood Jeeves. Wood Shop Jeeves! Wood End Jeeves! Wood you call it Jeeves!
Kate Bishop: Pff! Hahahahaha!
Jeeves: ...I'll get the car ready
Kate Bishop: Hah! Yeah. And I'll see them. Just stay here and hide, Peter. I don't want my mom or my sisters getting some strange ideas when they see you
Peter Parker: Why? I wouldn't mind seeing them
Kate Bishop: Wearing clothes belonging to my older sister's future husband after you took a shower? With your clothes still in the laundry?
Peter Parker: ...I'll stay here
Kate Bishop: Good
Jeeves: And I'll make sure your laundry is finished to take home with you
Peter Parker: Hey thanks, Wood. I mean Wooder! Crap!
Jeeves: I'll go
Peter Parker: Sorry!
Kate Bishop: Heheheh!
Bishop Manor: Main Hall
Kate comes out of the room with Jeeves as they walk down the stairs and greet Derek Eleanor, Susan, and Heather as they return home
Susan Bishop: Can't believe I had to finish early.
Derek Bishop: Well we do have to be safe
Susan Bishop: But I didn't get time to finish my work. Now it'll be just another headache for me
Eleanor Bishop: But you have a computer, dear. You can just e-mail your work
Susan Bishop: And spend my time working while I could have focused on my wedding?
Heather Bishop: And I get to watch my TV shows while you get locked in your room tiring your eyes with paper
Susan Bishop: Shut it you!
Derek Bishop: Calm down girls. I'm sure all of this will work out in the end
Kate Bishop: Hi mom. Dad
Jeeves: Good evening, Mr and Mrs Bishop
Eleanor Bishop: Jeeves. Katherine. You're back
Derek Bishop: Thank goodness. Welcome home
Kate Bishop: Hey you two
Susan Bishop: Well hello to you too
Heather Bishop: Hello Kate
Kate Bishop: Any troubles coming back?
Eleanor Bishop: Not too much thanks to your father here
Derek Bishop: Well I have to make sure nothing serious happens
Kate Bishop: So how'd it go?
Heather Bishop: I had to stay there for hours with mom because Susie here couldn't get her work done on time
Susan Bishop: I was busy with a call for my wedding
Heather Bishop: While you are working. While I was being more bored by one of your co-workers
Susan Bishop: Hey. Lindsay's pretty nice
Heather Bishop: She mentions her hair alot and her poodle!
Eleanor Bishop: Alright girls. Enough. And what about you Kate? Come home safely?
Kate Bishop: Y-Yep. Totally okay. no problems at all
Jeeves: Lady Katherine, however, did bring a young gentleman over
Kate Bishop: Jeeves!
Kate was stunned that Jeeves mentions Peter. As Eleanor, Susan, and Heather were quite surprised by the fact that Kate brought a boy to their home
Eleanor Bishop: ...
Derek Bishop: I'm sorry, but what?
Kate Bishop: Um. Well I-
Susan Bishop: You brought a boy home with you!?
Kate Bishop: ...Yeah
Heather Bishop: You brought a boy home from school?
Kate Bishop: Well-
Jeeves: He's not from Hawthorne
Kate Bishop: Jeeves!
Eleanor Bishop: What!?
Susan Bishop: Seriously?
Derek Bishop: You brought an unknown boy home
Jeeves: He's actually aquainted with her for months and is in Katherine's room right now after taking a shower
Kate Bishop: JEEVES!
Peter Parker (inside Kate's room): God damn you, Jeeves!
Jeeves: That's for the wood jokes boy!
Susan Bishop: In her room!? In her room right now?
Derek Bishop: After a shower!?
Heather Bishop: Ooh
Kate Bishop: ...Mom-
Eleanor Bishop: Will the boy come out?
Derek Bishop: BOY! WHOEVER YOU ARE! COME OUT RIGHT NOW!
Kate Bishop: ...Peter?
Peter Parker (inside Kate's room): Sure
Coming out of the room, Peter walks downstairs and meets Kate's mother, father, and sisters. who were quite surprised by him. Susan seemingly notice him wearing her fiancee's clothes Walking to greet them
Kate Bishop: Mom. Dad. Susan. Heather. This is Peter. Peter Parker. From Queens
Peter Parker: Uh, hello. It's nice to meet you guys
Heather Bishop: ...Hi
Susan Bishop: Wait, Queens?
Eleanor Bishop: Behave, sweetheart
Peter Parker: And you must be Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. It's finally nice to meet you guys
Eleanor Bishop: Hello there
Derek Bishop: Nice to meet you, young man
Peter Parker: And you must be Susa. Kate told me about you, and congrats on the wedding
Susan Bishop: Hello, and thanks...Are those clothes Brent's?
Peter Parker: ...Yes
Susan Bishop: Why is he wearing Brent's clothes? Where're his clothes?
Peter Parker: ...Uh
Kate Bishop: Well. The thing is-
Jeeves: Mr. Parker was taking a shower and Lady Katherine provided him with the clothes that were left
Kate Bishop: JEEVES!
Peter Parker: Seriously dude!?
Jeeves: And I'm getting his laundry right now. Excuse me
Jeeves walks off getting Peter's clothes. Leaving Peter and Kate with her family as their curiosity now risen
Peter Parker: ...Umm
Kate Bishop: Uh
Eleanor Bishop: ...Why did he take a shower?
Peter Parker: Uh
Kate Bishop: We...had a mess done, and some was spilled onto him. I said he could use the shower and had his clothes washed
Peter Parker: Y-Yeah. Exactly
Heather Bishop: Is it a fun mess?
Peter Parker: What?
Kate Bishop: Shut up you
Susan Bishop: So you gave him Brent's clothes?
Kate Bishop: He's got plenty, and he'll bring it back
Peter Parker: I could laundry it for you
Susan Bishop: Please do
Kate Bishop: No you don't. It's fine
Peter Parker: Really?
Kate Bishop: Yes
Eleanor Bishop: ...Do I know you from somewhere?
Peter Parker: What?
Derek Bishop: Strange. I feel like I've seen you before
Kate Bishop: That's because you have. All of you
Susan Bishop: Wait. What!?
Kate Bishop: Remember Hilton Towers were Silver Incorporated hosted? Were that Beetle guys attack? This is him. He kicked that door down and saved us
The entire family looked at him, and after being reminded by Kate they now started to remember him from the Hilton Towers incident
Eleanor Bishop: Wait. I think I remember him. He was that boy who helped you when that flying man attacked
Derek Bishop: Yes. I remember. You're that boy
Peter Parker: Uh, yeah. I am
Kate Bishop: Yeah. And he even saved Sable Manfredi and works for her
Susan Bishop: Seriously? Wow
Heather Bishop: He must be a hero
Kate Bishop: Oh you have no idea
Derek Bishop: A boy this young working at a high profile company? And from Queens? Impressive
Eleanor Bishop: And you've been with him for months? Why didn't you mention him?
Kate Bishop: Well. Because-
Peter Parker: Because she just wants to be sure first before anything serious could happen. First impressions are everything
Kate Bishop: Y-Yeah. That's right. I wanted to give you guys a good impression on him
Derek Bishop: With what the boy displayed that day, and already in the workplace at such a young age, well there's no need to make a good introductions. Put a there, young man
Peter Parker: Uh, thanks
Derek extended his hand as Peter grabs and the two shakes. Kate, however, felt concern as Derek observes him
Derek Bishop: Wow, that is a strong grip. It's nice that at least one of my daughter's boyfriends have that
Eleanor Bishop: I never got a chance to think you that day
Peter Parker: Don't worry about it. Just doing what I do best
Heather Bishop: So are you two serious?
Peter Parker: Yeah. I guess we are
Jeeves: Mr. Parker
Peter Parker: Yeah?
Jeeves: You're clothes are done, and I have a car waiting for you outside
Peter Parker: Sure. I'll be there
Derek Bishop: You're leaving?
Peter Parker: Yeah. It's sort of late and my phone's out of batteries
Kate Bishop: Yeah. His folks will worry
Derek Bishop: Okay then. Perhaps another time? What do you think, Katherine?
Kate Bishop: Yeah. Well if you're not too busy
Peter Parker: No. I can…I can make time
Eleanor Bishop: Great. Then how about we invite you to Susan's engagement party
Susan Bishop: Huh!?
Peter Parker: What? Really?
Kate Bishop: Is that okay?
Eleanor Bishop: Of course it is. Isn't it Susan?
Susan Bishop: Heh. Are you serious?
Eleanor Bishop: Well you did say your sister could use a plus one to your wedding
Kate Bishop: Mom!
Peter Parker: Really?
Derek Bishop: Well why not. I am curious to get to know the young man some more. If Katherine's interested
Peter Parker: …
Kate Bishop: …Yeah. I wouldn't mind that
Peter Parker: Then…I'll be there
Kate Bishop: …
Peter Parker: …I'll go now
Kate Bishop: Yeah…I'll walk you
Peter Parker: Great
Kate Bishop: Great
Susan Bishop: Just go already! This is becoming embarrassing
Both Peter and Kate blushed as her family noticed something obvious as she takes him to the door. The family, however, noticed something different when Kate is with him. Something they've never expected to see from Kate with her other ex-boyfriends
Susan Bishop: Did you all see that?
Heather Bishop: I did
Eleanor Bishop: Well this I did not expect
Derek Bishop: What is?
Eleanor Bishop: You didn't see the face she made?
Susan Bishop: Oh she is so into him
Heather Bishop: I would too He's cute
Derek Bishop: Well he's…Wait, what?
Bishop Manor: Outside Driveway
Peter and Kate are outside as they see Jeeves waiting with the car ready. Noticing something on what happened
Jeeves: I take it things went well inside with your family?
Peter Parker: Oh yeah. I had a real fun time. Also, did you know the clothes I was wearing was Kate's sister's fiancée's clothes?
Jeeves: Well yes, I did. Although it is quite strange because it felt damp
Kate Bishop: And you never mention it to me?
Jeeves: Oh I just thought I could just wait and see how long you'll notice
Kate Bishop: What!?
Peter Parker: Oh you are good
Jeeves: Whenever you are ready, Mr. Parker
Jeeves went in the car as the two said their byes while mentioning what had happened inside
Peter Parker: Well…This was unexpectedly…enjoyable
Kate Bishop: Yeah…Did not plan for that
Peter Parker: …
Kate Bishop: …You didn't need to come though. After all you've been through
Peter Parker: But I want to. Besides, it'll allow me to keep an eye on your folks if any danger comes
Kate Bishop: God. How could my dad be involved in this?
Peter Parker: I don't know, but I'll find out
Kate Bishop: Well that won't be enough. Guess you'll need me on this after all
Peter Parker: No. Not after what happened today
Kate Bishop: Well tough, because you can't get rid of me after what happened today. Especially after you told me
Peter Parker: Well I'm now regretting it because now I know nothing will stop you
Kate Bishop: Well my family name does have a history, and with my family involved I can't turn away from this
Peter Parker: …I'll do what it takes
Kate Bishop: I know. And I'll be there if you needed it
Peter Parker: …Thank you
Kate Bishop: Now go. Your folks are worried about
Peter Parker: Right. Yes…Bye
Kate Bishop: Bye
While both felt a sense of uneasiness with what's going on, and the fact that her family members might see them, both Peter and Kate move close and embrace each other. While only for a brief moment the two held tightly before letting go. As Peter got in the car as the two waved byes
Bishop Manor: Inside (Living Room)
Inside, Eleanor, Susan and Heather looked through the window as they see Kate standing and waving. Feeling that there's something more going on with the two. While Derek is sitting on the couch and is about to turn on the TV
Susan Bishop: Oh that is starting to get my interest
Eleanor Bishop: Well I find it quite adorable
Heather Bishop: Will we tease her more with this?
Susan Bishop: Hell yes
Derek Bishop: Alright. Just let her be. We don't want to judge
Eleanor Bishop: But for your daughter's safety you would be curious about the boy
Derek Bishop: For another time when it comes
Turning on the TV, Derek sees the news report about the prison break from Ryker's. Leaving Derek feeling stunned as he sees the scene of the injured being carried out. Feeling a sense of guilt from what he did for this. The rest of the family watch what happened
Eleanor Bishop: Oh my goodness
Susan Bishop: Can't believe something like this still happen
Heather Bishop: Mommy. Daddy. Will we be in danger?
Eleanor Bishop: Of course not dear. Nothing will happen to us. We'll be completely safe. Right dear?
Derek looked at his family with worry with what he's now involved in. Concerning about their safety as he lies to them
Derek Bishop: O-Of course, dear. Nothing bad is going to happen to us. We'll be alright. But I'll call some extra security just to be safe
Susan Bishop: Well as long as nothing interrupts my wedding
Eleanor Bishop: I'll put some ice cream on the plate
Heather Bishop: Yay!
Eleanor, Susan, and Heather got out of the couch as Derek still sits and watch the news. Unable to get over the fact of his role in handing the prison layouts to the Master Planner. Seeing the injured and perhaps the deceased being carried out like this starts filling him with guilt by what he's done. Appearing from behind is Kate who also sees the news as she approaches her father
Derek Bishop: Katherine
Kate Bishop: It's sad isn't it? For this to happen
Derek Bishop: Yeah
Kate Bishop: Will we really be alright?
Derek Bishop: Y-Yeah...Not to worry. We'll be safe. I'll make sure of it. Speaking of which I need to finish something in the office. No rest for the wicked
Derek got up and walks to his personal office, but not until Kate mention something
Kate Bishop: Ryker's Island. Didn't Bishop Industries help install some security systems in there?
Derek Bishop: Y-Yed. Yes we did
Kate Bishop: Weird. I thought they could prevent something like this
Derek Bishop: Must be a fault in the equipment, but these are supervillains. The system is not advance enough to handle this kind of incidents
Kate Bishop: ...The news didn't mention supervillains
Derek Bishop: ...Oh. W-Well perhaps it could have been. We all know what's been going on here. Now excuse me I have some work to finish
Derek walks away to his office as Kate sees what Peter said could be true. Feeling a sense of disbelief as she looks at her mother and sisters with worry and looks back to the of the prison break. Wondering what could have happened that made her dad involve in this incident and why
Kate Bishop: Oh god, dad. How? How did you become a part of this?
Bishop Manor: Derek's Office Suit
Entering his office and walking towards his desk, Derek sits as he thinks back on what has been going on. Feeling completely trapped as he looks on the table of photos of his family. With one being the photo of him and his wife in their wedding day. Leaving him with a feeling of both shame and upset that this has happened. Feeling hopeless and regretful that he's putting his family in danger as tears starting to show in his eyes
Derek Bishop: ...Oh god. Oh please god don't let anything happen to my family. Don't let them suffer...because of me...
Looking back as the Bishop home is gone from his sight, Peter couldn't help but feel worried about Kate. Feeling unsure what to do as Jeeves looked at him through the mirror
Jeeves: Feeling alright, Mr Parker?
Peter Parker: Yeah. Just concerned about Kate
Jeeves: Well you should. You were lucky I didn't mention the incident to her family or else they'll immediately kick you out
Peter Parker: Why didn't you?
Jeeves: Because it would upset Lady Katherine. And she has become quite fond of you
Peter Parker: ...Thanks Jeeves
Jeeves: Any time. Just make sure you keep her out of harms way
Peter Parker: Don't worry. I'll make sure it won't come to that
Jeeves: I'm holding your word on that. Or else they'll be consequences to come
Peter Parker: Heh...So how long have you been working for the Bishop family?
Jeeves: Oh for many years since Mr Bishop's father. Worked my whole life that I became part of the family. I have family back in England that are doing well, but the Bishop family felt like my second family. The girls felt like my own children. So you how skeptical I am with you. But seeing you looking tense makes me feel you're worried for Lady Katherine's safety
Peter Parker: Well. With everything that's been going on. I don't know what to do now. Will I do whatever I can to stop this, or will I risk losing something important to me?
Jeeves: ...I may not know of your line of work, but you do what you can. Otherwise risk a much worse fate to come. That's all there is to it I'm afraid. Just make sure you don't lose what's important. Or lose everything in front of you
Peter Parker: ...
Sable's Skycadia Penthouse: Sable's Office
In her office, Sable sits at her desk on the phone as she hangs up. Seeing the papers of the Midtown shooting and news reports on screen of the Ryker Prison break. With her father, Silvio Manfredi, pouring a glass of whiskey
Sable Manfredi: Got word from one of my men. This cannot get any worse
Silvio Manfredi: There's no use thinking about it. We both no who it is
Sable Manfredi: Doctor Octopus is back. Of course we know who it is. All of his guys are locked up there. Now they're out there's no telling what his next move is
Silvio Manfredi: Which is why we need to inform the men and be ready for when he attacks. Knowing the Doc he'll probably have something up his sleeves
Sable Manfredi: That man always does. I need to make some calls and get ready
Just as Sable is about to make some calls Meiko enters the room
Sable Manfredi: Meiko?
Meiko Yin: Apologies Mistress, but I've received word from City Hall. Mayor Waters wishes your presence tomorrow after the funeral arrangements
Silvio Manfredi: Did she say why?
Meiko Yin: No sir. Just she needed to discuss with you involving security matters
Silvio Manfredi: Sound's like she wants extra muscles
Sable Manfredi: She's worried. Probably because she doesn't want to look weak on camera tomorrow. She's already being criticise for lack of funding on public sector after those cuts she did a few months back. Now with this she needs a show of force to appear she's serious. Ultimately that would cause problems along the way
Silvio Manfredi: Like our operations in the city
Sable Manfredi: And the people she intends to bring back will cause more problems. Even if we do this legally there will be some suspicions about our requirement. No doubt they'll use our past against us
Meiko Yin: Would we try to influence Mayor Waters further?
Sable Manfredi: We could but we're not the only ones that influenced her
Silvio Manfredi: More competition. Great
Meiko Yin: So what would we do now?
Sable Manfredi: We be prepared and on high alert but we remain patient and anonymous. Wait for an opening and we can act
Silvio Manfredi: There's also one other thing we need to deal with
Sable Manfredi: What's that?
Silvio Mafredi: Peter Parker
Sable was caught off guard as Silvio turns to her about it and what to do
Sable Manfredi: …What about Peter?
Silvio Manfredi: I admit the boy has shown great promise, but he's still a boy who is in over his head. So I ask you, Sable. Should he even have a place here now after what happen? Or should he even have a place at all?
Sable Manfredi: You know why I brought him in
Silvio Manfredi: He's a young man. But not old enough to be considered one just yet
Sable Manfredi: You saw what he's capable off
Silvio Manfredi: But you also saw what it gave him. The attack on his school is just the beginning for him. There will be more in his way
Sable Manfredi: That won't happen
Silvio Manfredi: Are you sure? You think adding more men would help with something like this? Especially with Doctor Octopus now building his army?
Sable Manfredi: …
Silvio Manfredi: Don't get me wrong. I like the Parker boy. I find him quite interesting to have around, but what we put him through will lead him to a path that'll be unavoidable. Would we want that?
Sable Manfredi: …You worry for him
Silvio Manfredi: You as well. And for good reason
Sable Manfredi: …
Silvio Manfredi: This will not end well for him. Just like your mother
Sable Manfredi: What happen to mother…! What happen to her…That was the moment we had to fight back
Silvio Manfredi: And you've proven yourself why you're my daughter. I wonder though as to why bring a kid like him knowing what will happen?
Sable Manfredi: …I didn't expect to feel something for him
Silvio Manfredi: I do. He reminded you of him. Little Stefano
Sable Manfredi: …
Silvio Manfredi: You know what's about to happen. Best to cut him loose
Sable Manfredi: …Meiko?
Meiko Yin: While he does show promise I couldn't help but feel your father might be right. However, there is still the matter involving the harbour seas and a business competitor that needs to be dealt with
Sable Manfredi: …One job
Meiko Yin: I'm sorry?
Sable Manfredi: One job. That is what I'll give him. After that he'll be let go
Silvio Manfredi: …
Meiko Yin: …I'll get the preparations ready
Meiko left the room to be ready. While Silvio looked at his daughter with concern and curiosity. Wondering what will happen with Peter if it involves his final job
Silvio Manfredi: …
Sable Manfredi: …I have faith in him, father
Silvio Manfredi: …You better hope he pulls through. I don't want another body that would come back to haunt us
Sable Manfredi: …
St Mary Ann Hospital: Gwen's Room
Returning back from the airport, George brought Philips to see Gwen as he was left stunned by what he sees. With Helen seen sitting next to her bedside as she got up and hugs her son tightly
Helen Stacy: Philip
Philip Stacy: Mom
The two held tightly as George looked at her daughter. Still asleep and unsure when she'll open her eyes
Philip Stacy: How did this happen?
George Stacy: I don't know the full story, but she was kidnapped and injured by a couple of supervillains. Luckily, she's still alive
Helen Stacy: But would she open her eyes?
George Stacy: Helen-
Helen Stacy: This is all your fault!
Helen looks at George mad by how this occurs. Accusing him for what has happen to Gwen
Philip Stacy: Mom
George Stacy: Helen
Helen Stacy: I heard what happened. You were there at Ryker's with them. Those costume peoples
Philip Stacy: Wait, what?
George Stacy: It's true, but my association with them shouldn't factor to this
Helen Stacy: You involved us into this! All because of Spider-Man
Philip Stacy: Mom. Spider-Man is gone
Helen Stacy: That still doesn't excuse him for what was brought to us
George Stacy: Spider-Man helped keep this city safe, and if it wasn't for him this city would have been in chaos
Helen Stacy: But look what your involvement with him has brought us! To her!
George Stacy: There was no other way! There never is. Why do you think crime is rampant before Spider-Man? Before the Avengers? Before any of them? Would we really let someone else or any of their kids die?
Philip Stacy: Dad!
Helen Stacy: …
George Stacy: …I'm a cop. We protect and we serve. That's why I wear this badge every day. To keep the people I care about safe from harms way. To be responsible to a city that I grew up in. To take care of what this city and its people stand. If anything goes wrong, if we become selfish, if we turn the other way, and we let innocent people die in our watch then what is the point of wearing a badge? You have no idea what I was left with, and if there's no other option then what am I left with
Philip Stacy: We have laws for those. Isn't that what they're for?
George Stacy: The law is the law, but it's not always justice. Not unless you have those that abuse their power for their own selfish gains. To not be responsible to a city that took care of you
Helen Stacy: But why them? Those costume vigilantes you've associated yourself with?
George Stacy: …If the law can't bring justice against the corrupt. If we are limited to keep people safe in the streets. Whose left? I know it's not what you wanted to here, but working with Spider-Man actually made more of a difference to this city than what I'm left with. And I can't be a cop with what I'm limited to or lose the trust of the people I'm supposed to keep safe. If I don't have that then I wouldn't be standing here and still wear this badge
Philip Stacy: But there are laws that enforce this kind of thing. Legislations. Governments that ensure that
George Stacy: And how can we sure if the people in power would be fair to those they're supposed to serve? It happened before, and people died because of it
Helen Stacy: …
George Stacy: What happened to Gwen. We don't know the full story yet, but it would have been a lot worse had they not been there
Helen Stacy: …Look at our daughter and tell me if that's really true
Helen walks out of the room in sadness as Philip follows, but not before he tells his father
Philip Stacy: ...Is it really that important to you? Risk all of this?
George Stacy: I wouldn't be doing this if I knew what's at stake
Philip Stacy: But is it worth what Gwen is right now?
George Stacy: You know I would never allow this
Philip Stacy: And look where we are right now. Good job so far
Philip walks off to his mother as George is left in the room. Looking at his comatose daughter and stood feeling upset that this happen to her. Unsure what to do as he stood in silence with concern and worry
Next Day: Morning
Cassandra Webb's Shop
Inside her shop, Madame Web is humming as she cleans some of the items in her store. Just as she's finishing up a mysterious figure in a hoodie with a hat and a bag opens the door and enters the shop. Madam Web stopped and turn to see him. Recognizing the figure as he lifts his hood and removes his hat
Madame Web: Norrin Burchall
Norrin Burchall: Cassandra
Madame Web: Suh, di Norn outta prison
Norrin Burchall: Escape actually. But you already know why I'm here
Madame Web: ...Yuh things upstairs. Yuh kno weh mi put dem
Norrin Burchall: Much obliged
Norrin heads to the back to retrieve his things, but Madame Web speaks to him involving a personal matter
Madame Web: Yuh nuh visit yuh family?
Norrin Burchall: ...I'm a wanted man and a murderer with an accusation of corruption, Cassandra. You'd think they want to see me? Besides, there are much more important matters to attend to
Madame Web: ... Yuh fambly still tink bout yuh
Norrin Burchall: Stop...Just stop
Madame Web: It nuh too late to lef dis an guh back
Norrin Burchall: Enough, Charlotte…My path has already been set. Nothing matters now
Madame Web: ...
Norrin Burchall: ...I met the boy. The girl too. Just as you predicted.
Madame Web: Ave dem eva been wrong?
Norrin Burchall: No. But now we have what we need when the time comes. The pieces are now in place
Norrin walks into the back to get his things. While Madame Web looks disappointed and turns to an old photo of her younger self with a figure of a young Ezekiel smiling with her. Wondering the life it has now brought her
Madame Web: ...Dis a nuh ow it should be it?
Forest Hills Cemetary
As the weather appears damp and gloom, a funeral is taking place as a number of reporters and citizens of New York witnessed the families of the kids that have died in Midtown High. Among them is Mark Allan and his dad, Wilson Allan, who mourns on his son's shoulder. Another is Glory Grant, Kenny Kong, Randy Robertson, Sha Shan Nguyen, and Flash Thompson along with his family. The scene felt depressing and sad as the coffins of the deceased kids from school are being brought and placed to be buried. Peter stood silently with Nico and Aunt May as they watch the coffins going down. Seeing Liz's coffin go down caused Peter to think about all the things he has let Liz down, and remember the final time she spoke with her as she died in front of him. Upsetting him further as he sees the Watson family in tears as the coffin of Mary Jane Watson being buried. Remembering all the times he has spent with her and how close he was with her. Still in disbelief that she is now gone. Seeing him upset, May placed her hand on his shoulder and Nico held his hand
Peter Parker: …?
May Parker: Peter
Nico Minoru: You gonna be alright, Pete?
Peter Parker: …No…No I'm not. I…I still can't believe it. Liz. Mary Jane. Gone
May Parker: Oh sweetheart
Both Nico and May comfort Peter as he watches the soil being dropped on the coffins of both Mary Jane and Liz Allan. The Watson family deeply heartbroken, with Madeline Watson breaking down in tears. Along with Wilson Allan as he watches who sees her daughter being buried, as Mark tries to comfort him. But turn and sees Peter as he looks back. Knowing each other's identity, the two are in acknowledgement of each other as they stayed silent. As they hear the endless cries around them. Nearby are the police officers that are standing as they too bury their dead. Among them standing is George Stacy with Stan Carter and Michelle Gonzales. Watching as their fellow officers were buried, but Michelle sees the mayor putting a face for the journalists and cameramen on scene
Michelle Gonzales: …This is an embarrassment
Stan Carter: What is?
Michelle Gonzales: People died. Kids. A number of civilians. And almost every cop that was brought in one place. And the mayor there is putting her act for the camera
Stan Carter: Michelle
Michelle Gonzales: My brother died, and no one's going to mention that Jean was a traitor
George Stacy: Michelle-
Michelle Gonzales: Cops were killed, captain. All our friends
George Stacy: I know, but now is the time to mourn. We'll discuss it later
Michelle Gonzales: …
Stan Carter: …I heard about your daughter, sir
Michelle Gonzales: Yeah. Hope she's okay
George Stacy: …Thank you both
Stan Carter: I heard about Captain Watanabe. She gonna be alright?
George Stacy: She'll make it through…She always does
With cameras and journalists recording and commenting on the funeral, Mayor Waters displays a somewhat sympathetic face for the cameras as she made a speech
Jillian Waters: To my great sadness that this has occurred. We bid farewell for the loss of life that has struck before us. Our brave men in uniform that united in order to protect the city they've dedicate their lives to serve. And the young generation that would have shape the future of this great nation were taken away from us. This is a sad day for this great city and the loss of life will never be forgotten. I will ensure that what happened that day will never happen. That is why I've announced an emergency meeting to be taking place tonight where I will make my announcement for what will be the factor that will ensure the lives of every New Yorker with their safety and security
Mayor Waters finished her statement as she walks off to her limo. While a number of journalists were calling for answers. Among the crowd of journalists is Whitney Chang who stood silent as she watches with David Hine and Richard. A. Jennings who just finished his reporting
David Hine: Knowing the Mayor it sounds pretty obvious
Whitney Chang: A curfew and extra security. Possibly the National Guard. Or the Army if we're unlucky
Richard. A. Jennings: I would expect much. I mean what's there to make it more obvious
Whitney Chang: Something much worse than it already is. If she involves her friends in Washington
Richard. A. Jennings: That'll be a worse case
David Hine: Hey guys. Is that Christine?
Richard. A. Jennings: What?
Whitney Chang: Where?
Looking around, the three sees WHINN Reporter, Christine Everhart reporting near were the burial is taking place. Giving her news report on camera
Christine Everhart: Today was a sad day for regular New Yorkers as the deceased of the young kids who were killed in that dreadful villain attack at the school in Midtown. One must wonder how could this be prevented with lack of police work? One must wonder what Mayor Waters's next plan will involve after this. And with the announcement planned for tonight is anyone's guess. But one thing is for sure. That whatever he intentions these vigilantes pose they are certainly not making this city any safer. This is Christine Everhart. Reporting live from Forest Hill Cemetery
WHINN Cameraman: And cut. We're off
Christine Everhart: God damn I feel like it's going to rain. Where's my umbrella?
Whitney Chang: Christine Everhart
Christine Everhart: …
Recognizing the voice, Christine turns and sees Whitney Chang standing along with David and Richard
Christine Everhart: Whitney Chang?
Whitney Chang: Hey
Christine Everhart: And is that David?
David Hine: Hey Christine
Christine Everhart: And…Richard
Richard. A. Jennings: Christine. Been a while
Christine Everhart: It is. You look great
Richard. A. Jennings: …
Christine Everhart: An you. David
David Hine: Uh. Hi
Christine Everhart: So I see you're all doing well
Whitney Chang: So did you. Getting paid well?
Christine Everhart: You know what network I work for remember? And it does come with added benefits
Whitney Chang: Only if you're willing to become a sell-out
Christine Everhart: My you haven't changed abit. Still believe in that old crap
Richard. A. Jennings: At least we're standing by our principles
Christine Everhart: And what good did it ever bring exactly?
Richard. A. Jennings: …
Whitney Chang: …
David Hine: …
Christine Everhart: Journalism is not journalism if it's not what the people wanted to hear. And that cost viewers
Richard. A. Jennings: Well it's better to have a good story for one hundred people than a bad story for one thousand
Christine Everhart: Heh. Ever an idealist
Whitney Chang: Doesn't mean it's not true. You yourself once believe that
Christine Everhart: …
WHINN Cameraman: Christine. We're being called back
Christine Everhart: …Yeah. Okay
Richard. A. Jennings: …
Whitney Chang: …
Christine Everhart: …We'll see you guys again. Later
Christine walks off as she's being called back. The three watch and took notice how different she's now become since they last saw her
David Hine: She hasn't changed much
Whitney Chang: Yeah she has. She used to be a good journalist
Richard. A. Jennings: She was a journalist. Now she's just a mouth piece. I expected better from her
Whitney Chang: We all did
Outside Forest Hills Cemetary
With the funeral ending, Peter with Nico and his Aunt May walked out of the cemetery as he's met with Flash and his family
Flash Thompson: Hey Parker
Peter Parker: Flash?
May Parker: Rosie. Harrison
Harrison Thompson: Mrs. Parker
Rosie Thompson: Hello. May. You're doing well
May Parker: And little Jesse
Jesse Thompson: Hello Mrs. Parker
May Parker: My you've grown. Isn't she Peter?
Peter Parker: Yeah. You doing alright?
Jesse Thompson: (blush) Y-Yeah. I am
Rosie Thompson: And you must be the new girl
Nico Minoru: Yeah. It's Nico. Nico Parker. Peter's cousin
Flash Thompson: Funny. Didn't know Parker got a cousin
Peter Parker: Well a lot's been going on
Flash Thompson: I can imagine
Harrison Thompson: Well we should go. Don't want some cameraman get the jump on us
Rosie Thompson: Alright. So are you all coming?
Nico Minoru: To where?
Rosie Thompson: We're meeting up with Eugene's friends and their parents. A lot of us are going to be there
Harrison Thompson: And Eugene here would like if you'd come, Peter
Peter Parker: Really? You sure about that?
Flash Thompson: Well the gang are going to be there, and we felt since you knew Liz well enough that you should consider meeting up with us. Your Aunt and cousin can come too
Nico Minoru: Oh nice
May Parker: What do you think? It would be nice if you could
Peter Parker: …I'll…see if I got time to show up. Where we meeting?
Flash Thompson: Where else? Harry's place
Peter suddenly stayed silent after hearing the gang and their parents are meeting at Harry's place. With his first thought being that he hasn't been to his place or spoken to him for a while. With Flash noticing his skepticism to come
Peter Parker: …You're going to Harry's place?
Flash Thompson: Look Pete. I get you two had problems, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try mend things with him. Especially with what just happened, and you know what he's been through since then
Peter Parker: But that doesn't mean he needed me. Harry and I are not in speaking terms
Flash Thompson: But at least he tried to mend things with you that day. Last I heard Gwen tried to get you two to talk
Peter Parker: …
Flash Thompson: If there's a chance to fix this then it's now. So don't be a dick about it and just man up already
Peter Parker: …Since when did you become wiser?
Flash Thompson: Since I started paying attention
Peter Parker: Courtesy of Sha Shan?
Flash Thompson: Heh. Yeah
Peter Parker: …I'll think about it
Flash Thompson: Harry's place. Tonight. Come early if you could
Peter Parker: I said I'll think about it
Rosie Thompson: Well it's time we go
Jesse Thompson: Bye
Harrison Thompson: Hope to see you all
May Parker: We will
Flash Thompson: Seriously. Be there
The Thompson family is seen leaving as the Parkers wave bye while thinking about meeting up with them, with Peter thinking if he should go and visit Harry's place. Then George Stacy walked up to greet them
George Stacy: Mrs. Parker
May Parker: Captain Stacy. Hello
George Stacy: How are you and the kids doing?
May Parker: We're handling ourselves, but it's hard to see all of this
George Stacy: You young lady?
Nico Minoru: Well. I barely know some of them. But…I don't know. This feels unreal
May Parker: What's even shocking that one of those awful people is a young girl. What could have caused her to be a part of this?
Peter Parker: …
George Stacy: Well with all the ones dealt with there's only when she will be prosecuted
May Parker: And what of Gwen? How is she?
Nico Minoru: Yeah. She's going to be okay?
George Stacy: She's still in a coma, but alive none the less
Peter Parker: …Does…the doctor know when she'll wake up?
George Stacy: It's hard to say. All the doctor said we should wait until she heals. Then we'll know
Peter Parker: …I hope she wakes up soon
George Stacy: Me too, but I'm glad she's alright. I wouldn't know what to do if something happens to her
Sable Manfredi: It's natural you feel that way. After all, what shouldn't a parent fear the life of their child
Walking towards them is Sable Manfredi who appeared from behind George Stacy. As a limo is seen with Meiko Yin standing. Along with Mitchell Han with his car
George Stacy: Sable Manfredi
Sable Manfredi: Hello Captain Stacy. And May. Good to see you again
May Parker: Hello Sable. It's good to see you too
Sable Manfredi: And hello to you too
Nico Minoru: Hi
Peter Parker: Ms Manfredi
Sable Manfredi: Hello Peter. I hope to see you. How are you holding up?
Peter Parker: I'm managing. Thanks. And Mitch?
Mitchell Han: Hey Pete. It's been a while. The gang says hey too
May Parker: And who is this?
Peter Parker: Aunt May. This is Mitchell Han. A colleague of mine
May Parker: Oh. Well then I's very nice to meet you too
Mitchell Han: Nice to meet you too, ma'am
George Stacy: I take it you have a purpose here?
Sable Manfredi: I take it Mayor Waters told you to come at her meeting involving the announcement for tonight? She invited me too. Looks like we'll be working together
George Stacy: Does that mean your father would be involved?
Sable Manfredi: He's merely observing, but I'm not here for that. I'm here hoping to speak to Peter here
Peter Parker: Me?
Sable Manfredi: I was hoping to speak with you involving an important matter. My men can drop your folks back home if you like
Peter Parker: Aunt May? Nico?
Nico Minoru: I guess it's okay
May Parker: Well if it's no trouble
Sable Manfredi: It's no trouble at all. Isn't it Michell?
Mitchell Han: Yeah, boss. I mean I would be alright with that. And I like Peter enough to something for him
Peter Parker: Thanks, Mitch
George Stacy: You sure about this?
Peter Parker: It'll be okay. Trust me
George Stacy: …Okay. I'll be seeing you later on. Especially you, Ms. Manfredi
Sable Manfredi: I'll be seeing you tonight, Captain
Mitchell Han: This way Miss
May Parker: Thank you, young man
Nico Minoru: See you back home, Peter
Peer Parker: Sure. Captain Stacy?
George Stacy: I'll see you soon, Peter
Sable Manfredi: Come with me, Peter
Peter went inside the limo as it drove off. With May and Nico entering Mitchell's car. George Stacy is then approached by Stan and Michelle
Stan Carter: That's Sable Manfredi
George Stacy: It is
Michelle Gonzales: So what are we going to do about her?
George Stacy: For now. Nothing. I'll handle this matter. Both of you should go home
Stan Carter: What?
Michelle Gonzales: Captain. We can still help. With what happened at Ryker's you need back up
George Stacy: And I will, but not now. Right now, we need to keep our head down and wait until the moment comes. Then when it does, I'll need you both prep and ready. Can you both do that?
Stan Carter: …Yeah
Michelle Gonzales: Alright, Captain
George Stacy: Good. Besides, I'm going to see Captain Watanabe in the hospital
Stan Carter: Well she'll be more likely to get in on the action soon
George Stacy: Oh you have no idea. Go get rest you two. There's aot of work that needs to be done
Captain Stacy walks off as both Stan and Michelle did the same. With no one watching, Stan reached out and held her hand, and Michelle held his hand tightly. Meanwhile, Randy is seen appearing upset as his parents, Robbie and Martha Robertson tries to comfort him as they walk towards the car. Discussing with him as he decides to meet with the others at Flash's house
Robbie Robertson: You sure about this son?
Marth Robertson: We can just go home if you like
Randy Robertson: Yeah. We're all seeing each other. Best we meet up and see how we're holding up. They're expecting me anyway
Robbie Robertson: …Alright. We'll drop you off
Randy Robertson: Thanks dad
Marth Robertson: Son. Is that Sally over there?
Randy Robertson: What?
Randy looked over and was surprised to see Sally standing. Randy looking at her and appear mad at her, as Robbie noticed what he's thinking
Robbie Robertson: We can go, son
Marth Robertson: You don't need to speak with her if you want
Randy Robertson: ...No. I need some answers out of this
Robbie Robertson: You sure?
Randy Robertson: Yeah. I need closure from this
Marth Robertson: Alright
Unpleased to see her, Randy proceed and walks toward Sally unhappy. Sally herself, however, appeared sad and filled with regret as her ex-boyfriend approaches. The two stood in front of each other, with Randy maintaining a distance from her. Still mad at her as Sally realizes
Randy Robertson: …Sally
Sally Avril: Hey…Rand. You look good
Randy Robertson: Is that all you wanted to say?
Sally Avril: Randy, I just…I just wanted to see you again
Randy Robertson: …
Sally Avril: I-I know. I know I'm the last person you wanted to see, but…I just-
Randy Robertson: You don't deserve to be here
Sally Avril: …Randy-
Randy Robertson: You've been seeing Jason behind my back? For how long!?
Sally Avril: Randy
Randy Robertson: Answer me! How long!?
Sally Avril: …Months
Randy Robertson: Months!?
Sally Avril: I just. I don't know. It just. With Jason. It just felt that I matter again. Like I mean something again
Randy Robertson: You mean be in control again like you always have. Get to decide what you want! When you want! Because you wanted to feel like a queen again
Sally Avril: I know. I-I wasn't thinking straight!
Randy Robertson: YOU FUCKED HIM!
Sally Avril: …
Randy Robertson: YOU'VE BEEN FUCKING HIM FOR MONTHS BEHIND MY BACK! And right here! Right now! You think this is going to change anything!?
Sally Avril: …I'm sorry
Randy Robertson: Don't
Sally Avril: I just. I just wanted-
Randy Robertson: ENOUGH SALLY! THAT'S ENOUGH!
Sally Avril: …
Randy Robertson: …Ever since we were together you've always had problems. Problems I thought we could work out. But this…This I never thought you would be capable of!
Sally Avril: Randy-
Randy Robertson: And do you know what makes it even worse? I'm not surprised by it. Because this is precisely what you would do! Not giving a damn about who gets hurt! Trying to save yourself any kind of embarrassment that's coming your way while everybody else is treated like shit. Have everyone else take the blow while you get away scot free
Sally Avril: I never meant for this. I never meant for any of this
Randy Robertson: BUT YOU DID! You did! And you never realized how much it hurt. But you know what also made it even worse? That you did it to one of your friends
Sally Avril: …
Randy Robertson: Why? Why do that to Liz!?
Sally Avril: Randy-
Randy Robertson: Why!
Sally Avril: …They were…fighting. It's been going on for a while. Jason…Jason and I…We met up and…We fool around for a while and…we just did it. It became weird, but…I don't know. We just. Just-
Randy Robertson: You couldn't stop, because he give you so much attention? Because that's what you needed
Sally Avril: It's just…I just. You and me
Randy Robertson: You know what makes this more ironic? I actually thought we could make this work still. Maybe something we could work out
Sally Avril: We can. Randy we still can!
Randy Robertson: No. We can't. You made that decision clear after what you did, and there is no way it can be undone. It's done
Sally Avril: Randy, please. I...I'm so sorry. Please. I...I can fix this
Randy Robertson: No you can't. You can't. There's no point to it
Sally Avril: Randy. I-
Randy Robertson: And you what else that can work? I blame you for Liz's death. It's your fault that she's dead. And she died broken and alone because she has no one else to mourn with. You did that, and you wouldn't even imagine or understand how much it hurts. Because in the end you were never her real friend to begin with. You were never anything to begin with
Sally Avril: ...
Randy Robertson: We're done Sally, and I hope I never speak to you again
Leaving an upset Sally standing, Randy turns his back and walks away. Feeling ashamed to even look at her, but Sally couldn't help herself as she attempts to stop him. Speaking her mind to what she really felt
Sally Avril: YOU WERE GOING TO LEAVE ME!
Randy Robertson: ...
Sally Avril: ...You were going to leave me! ME! WE WERE THE BEST COULD OF MIDTOWN HIGH! It didn't mean anything to you, but it meant something to me! The popularity. The attention. To show I'm better than everyone else. I never had that growing up. I was a nobody! I meant nothing to anyone! Do you know what I looked like before all of this!? Before Midtown!? A pale, dull, ugly, fat, and dumb girl that no one pays attention to. Always been making fun off because I look nothing like the in-crowd. I had to change! To be something people can actually look at me and say that I matter! That can be something more than this piece of nothingness! Before arriving I had to change myself. To not be like the girl I was. I spend every single day trying so hard to change myself. By the time I arrived I was noticed! I was recognized. I mattered. I was part of the in-crowd. I was popular. Look at how far I've come! And it got easier becoming that person. And to see it just slip away! I…I can't lose that. I can't lose how far I've gotten or else I'll be that same person I was! That was the one thing I was afraid. To be that person again. To be nothing. To be abandoned again. I'll be nothing to anyone. Not even to you. You wouldn't even care about the old me. No one does
Randy Robertson: … That's where you're wrong
Sally Avril: ...
Randy Robertson: …I wouldn't care. I wouldn't care what you look like or what you are. If you're good enough to be something more then you should have made an effort to be something rather than pretend to be someone else. If you made an effort then you have been noticed. I would have noticed. Maybe even liked that Sally. But now, not this. Liz was your friend and you betrayed her. You got Liz killed, and maybe I'm Realizing why
Sally Avril: What do you mean?
Randy Robertson: …Did you backstabbed her because its Liz, or is it because she's slowly starting to remind you of the person you once we're
Sally Avril: ...
Randy Robertson: …You got her killed. It's your fault she died. I don't know what will become of you, but this will be the last time you'll hear from me
Sally Avril: ...Randy
Randy Robertson: …Goodbye Sally Avril. Nice knowing you
Making his peace, Randy walks away. Leaving Sally standing as she sees what she feared would happened as Randy finally ends their relationship and walks away. As she is left feeling upset and alone as Sally stood in despair and sadness
Somewhere in New York:
Inside Sable's Limo
As the vehicle continues to drive through on the road, Peter is seen inside with Sable and Meiko. Along with Silvio Manfredi while he holds a glass of bourbon and takes a sip
Sable Manfredi: Sitting comfortably Peter?
Peter Parker: I am. Thanks
Sable Manfredi: …Peter, I-
Silvio Manfredi: Before we begin, I would like to express my condolences after what happened. It must be hard for you
Peter Parker: …Thank you
Silvio Manfredi: We've seen the reports about this. Now this is something we did not expect. But that still doesn't excuse what they did, but with that we are wondering about you
Peter Parker: About…me?
Meiko Yin: Its no secret that you have proven yourself to be an invaluable member of this group, but recent events have now caused us to rethink your position with us
Peter Parker: …Oh
Sable Manfredi: Don't get us wrong. You have proven yourself loyal, but now we are thinking if it is wise for you to continue
Peter Parker: …And…would I?
Silvio Manfredi: Well that is what we've been discussing and we feel that you should be allowed when needed, but my daughter here has a different opinion
Peter Parker: You do?
Sable Manfredi: Since this organization will have to participate in more legal matters, I suggested one job in mind that will be your last
Hearing this, Peter was left feeling surprised by this and starts wondering
Peter Parker: My last? Why?
Sable Manfredi: Don't take this the wrong way. You have proven yourself loyal, but this incident has made us starting to think about your position. And personally, I felt you could continue your role here, but my father insisted that either you receive a different position or we would consider letting you go
Peter Parker: …
Silvio Manfredi: Don't take this the wrong way, Peter. I truly admire your dedication to our operation, but you are young and in high school. And it's best if we find something that doesn't involve you at the end of a gun. So, if you want than you can do one more job, and after that you shall be rewarded with anything you want. Meiko?
Meiko Yin: As you know Peter. Silver Incorporated has connections to a number of institutes and organization. If you have a personal pick, we would gladly put a good word on you
Peter Parker: R-Really?
Silvio Manfredi: If you want, and personally I would take it
Peter Parker: …I might need to think about it
Silvio Manfredi: Well I-
Sable Manfredi: Of course. Take your time with this
Peter Parker: …Okay
Forest Hills Cemetary
Walking in the cemetery as the weather is still damp, Sally Avril sees the tombstones of all the students that have dies, with some of the relatives starting to leave in tears, as she now stands in front of the tombstone of Liz Allan. Still saddened and in disbelief that she's dead. Full of guilt by what she did to her and what she allowed to happen. Speaking to her as if they were still friends
Sally Avril: ...Hey Liz. It's been a while...Figured I get myself something good to wear for this occasion. Although I'm not wearing any makeup...That's kind of a first for me. Cemetary isn't my kind of thing that I would show up for. Too depressing for my taste. At least you now have a city that loves you. Far more then anybody asks for. I'm pretty jealous to be honest. Jealous that you have more love then anybody else. Guess you did deserve that love. More then me...To be honest...I was jealous of you Liz. You were the best thing everybody had. Good friends. Good family. You have the life anyone could have asked for. I envy you Liz. More then that I was jealous of you. More jealous that you had the life I wanted. You deserved it all because of how much you stood out to people. But me? I don't know if I could. I mean I don't really understand how things could have worked. Truth is I don't really understand how anything works now. It's all a complete mess. But what I do know...is that you don't deserve this. Deserve to get hurt like this. You don't deserve to die like this. All alone like this with no one around...I never got a chance to say goodbye, but I don't know if I could because I can't help the feeling of what Randy said. That you're dead because of me. And now I'm starting to think...Maybe he's right...And now I stand in front of you and it reminded me of how much I've failed you as a friend. And what I did to you...Oh god
Sally's eyes begin to shed tears as she starts to cry. Remembering Liz's face and realising it being the last face she'll remember of her now that she's gone
Sally Avril: *sob* *sob* Oh god I'm sorry. *sob* I'm so sorry Liz! *sob* I-I never wanted to see you get hurt. Not like this. *sob* *sob* I just...I just wanted to be noticed more. To be popular...More then you. But not like this...You *sob* You don't deserve this, Liz. You don't deserve to die...Not like this. Not alone...You were loved, Liz...Loved by so many. And me...I just *sob* I just wanted to be popular. Like all the others. High School was supposed to be our new beginning. My beginning. I wanted to matter like I never had before, and hanging out with you made me notice more...Guess that's why I wanted to be friends with you. It's why I pretended to be your friend, but knowing you more...Made me feel I wanted it to be your friend for real...I loved having you around. Almost as if we became sisters. But as you lose those that mattered around you...I took advantage of that and I betrayed you. And the worst part it is that you don't deserve it. You don't deserve any of it. You were let down. They let you down...Like...I let you down. I let you down I didn't realize it. That's not what you deserve. You...You had this spark inside you Liz. A spark that I could never compare with. The way you interact with people. The way you interact with me...I don't think I'll ever deserve it. Not after the way I treated you...You were like a sister to me and this is not the end you deserve. You deserve better than this. Just like you deserve a better friend...I'm sorry Liz...I am so...So sorry...I love you Liz Allan. And I will truly miss you
Wiping away her tears Sally says her goodbyes as she leaves in sadness. As she walks off Sally still thinks of Liz and remembers the good times she had with her. Leaving the cemetary, but suddenly stops and sees Jason Ionello standing outside
Sally Avril: Jason?
Jason Ionello: Sally. Been waiting for you
Sally Avril: ...
Jason Ionello: What's wrong?
Sally Avril: ...You didn't call me back
Jason Ionello: Yeah...Well you know how things are. Can't have too much attention around yourself
Sally Avril: YOU DIDN'T CALL ME BACK!
Sally appears angry at Jason. Noticing no sign of distress on his face
Jason Ionello: ...Sally-
Sally Avril: LIZ IS DEAD! SHE'S DEAD AND YOU GOT NOTHING TO SAY TO HER!?
Jason Ionello: ...What do you expect me to say?
Sally Avril: Are you kidding me!? Does she mean nothing to you!?
Jason Ionello: I-I I mean yeah she's good for something
Sally Avril: Good for something! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!? SHE'S DEAD AND THAT'S ALL YOU HAVE TO SAY!?
Jason Ionello: Well what do you have to say about this!? You didn't give a damn about her either!
Sally Avril: ...You're right. I didn't care for her, but she still means something to me. I thought she could have meant something to you
Jason Ionello: For a while maybe, but we were never really happy together
Sally Avril: So why stay with her?
Jason Ionello: Well why not? A popular girl like her with all that looks and money are bound to get you somewhere
Sally Avril: …What?
Jason Ionello: ...
Sally Avril: What did you say?
Jason Ionello: Sally...What I said. I-
Shocked by this, Sally angrily slaps Jason's face as she looked at him in disgust. Now knowing he was merely using Liz in the process
Jason Ionello: ...
Sally Avril: …Were you using her? As if she's some kind of prop!? And for her money!?
Jason Ionello: No. No, I didn't! I took her out. We've been on dates, and I did what I could to make her happy!
Sally Avril: …Not according to her. Thinking about it you didn't even make an effort or even try
Jason Ionello: Sally. You know how she is. You could have thought she would have been better
Sally Avril: Were you even serious about her? Did you even really cared for her?
Jason Ionello: ...Yes. Of course, I did
Sally Avril: …Did you say you love her? Even if it's a lie?
Jason Ionello: …Yes
Sally Avril: …Swear it
Jason Ionello: …Sally-
Sally Avril: Swear it to her grave! SWEAR IT NOW!
Sally angrily yells at Jason demanding an honest answer from him. Only to see a face of silence from him as he no spoke a word. Upsetting Sally as she now realizes the truth
Sally Avril: …
Jason Ionello: …
Sally Avril: …I'm so stupid
Jason Ionello: …Sally, I-
Sally Avril: I'M SO STUPID! I'M SO FUCKING STUPID
Jason Ionello: Sally-
Sally Avril: HOW COULD I NOT SEE THIS!? I COULD I LET THIS HAPPEN!? AND YOU! YOU SELFISH FUCKING BASTARD!
Jason Ionello: …
Sally Avril: How could I!… How could I…? *sob* Oh god
Jason Ionello: Sally, I know what you're thinking but...I did care for her. Just as I care for you
Sally Avril: The why didn't you answer me when I called you!?
Jason Ionello: …
Sally Avril: You want to run away. Run away and not face anything! I NEEDED YOU AND YOU CHOSE TO SHUT ME OUT!
Jason Ionello: What am I suppose to do!? I've already got enough problems to deal with!
Sally Avril: And I don't matter to you!?
Jason Ionello: I never said that!
Sally Avril: SHUT UP! I HAD ENOUGH OF THIS!
Jason Ionello: Sally, just listen to me!
Sally Avril: ENOUGH! I'M DONE WITH YOU! FOR GOOD!
Jason Ionello: SALLY STOP!
Sally was walking away, but Jason grabbed her arm tightly. As Sally tries to break away from him but sees the anger in his eyes
Sally Avril: LET GO OF ME!
Jason Ionello: You listen to me! I have been through a lot of shit before I came here, BUT YOU OF ALL PEOPLE WILL NOT RUIN THIS FOR ME!
Sally Avril: LET! GO OF ME YOU JERK!
Jason Ionello: YOU BELONG TO ME, SALLY! YOU DO NOT GET TO WALK AWAY FROM ME! YOU DO NOT GET TO RUIN WHAT I ONCE HAD!
Sally Avril: FUCK YOU!
Jason Ionello: YOU WILL BEHAVE AND YOU WILL BE QUIET WHEN I TALK TO YOU!
Sally Avril: LET GO OF ME!
Jason Ionello: YOU BELONG TO ME! LIZ BELONGS TO ME! ANY GIRL BELONGS TO ME! AND YOU WILL OBEY ME AND ONLY ME!
Sally Avril: LET GO OF ME!
Jason Ionello: I SAID QUIET!
Sally Avril: Ugh!
Jason Ionello: Huh?
Sally Avril: AUGH!
Jason Ionello: Sally
Sally Avril: Aaagh!
In anger, after he was slapped by her Jason punched Sally hard on her face as she falls and her head landed on a nearby stone as a cut was formed and cried in pain. Jason was left stunned by what he just did as a sad and angry Sally gets up with a bruise on her eye and her head started to bleed. Showing both anger and sadness
Jason Ionello: …
Sally Avril: …What…did I ever see…in you…?
Jason Ionello: …S-Sally, I-
Sally Avril: FUCK YOU! YOU BURN IN HELL YOU FUCKING BASTARD! YOU DESERVE WHATEVER SHIT YOU'VE DONE!
Jason Ionello: Sally-
Sally Avril: YOU'RE A LOSER, JASON! YOU'RE NOTHING BUT AN ABSOLUTE LOSER! A SCUMFACE LOSER! A LOSER! A...Loser!
Jason Ionello: Sally, I-I'm sorry-
Sally Avril: I lost my boyfriend because of you. I lost my friends because of you. And I…I lost…Liz…Oh god
Jason Ionello: Sally
Sally Avril: Never…NEVER SHOW YOUR FACE TO ME AGAIN! EVER!
As tears flow from her face, Sally ran feeling the complete shame of herself for what she has risked and lost in the process. Feeling the need to cry as loud as she could but run as fast as she could. Jason then stood motionless. Unsure of what to make of it or what had just happened. The weather turned even more bleak as silence is filled with thunder and rain
Cassandra Webb's Shop
Entering the store, Peter looks around to see if Madame Web is still here. Deciding to look at the back and sees her on the table with a bowl of biscuits and two cups of tea. Picking one as she takes a sip
Madame Web: Peta Parka. did wondering wen you'll arrive
Peter Parker: You've been waiting for me?
Madame Web: Mi ave. Glad mi spidas did able to reach yuh
Peter Parker: Wait. That was you?
Madame Web: It yea
Peter Parker: How'd you do that?
Madame Web: Well it pan of mi abilities. It wah mek mi kno suh well
Peter Parker: …You can control the spiders?
Madame Web: Speak to dem. Mi merely aks dem an dem offa to help. It nice wen yuh aks dem politely. Dem cya even show yuh things yuh don't expect. Moments did dem nuh happen…Yet
Peter Parker: …Did you know?
Madame Web: Bout wah happen at yuh school? mi duh, an mi sorry dat it ave happen
Peter Parker: Do you? Because it's sounded like you know more than what's going on
Madame Web: …
Peter Parker: …Did you know? That is was going to happen? My school. My friends…Gwen Stacy…Liz…MJ…?
Madame Web: … Wah moments Peter? Moments like a string inna web. One string make an more strings follow. Strings wi all attach to, an di choices wi mek wi ave dire consequences. Consequences mi see from yuh
Peter Parker: …You knew
Madame Web: … Mi did, an mi did haffi
Peter Parker: YOU KNEW!
In anger, Peter was about to attack her, but Madame Web suddenly launched a stinger from her right arm. Pointing near his heart as she gets up
Peter Parker: …
Madame Web: …Calm yuhself Peta. There a reason wah mek mi neva tell yuh
Peter Parker: W-What the? How?
Madame Web: …Yuh nuh di ongle one who cya climb up to walls
Peter was left completely surprised as he realizes that Madame Web also has spider powers as she retracted her stingers back into her arms. However, he still remembers why he came in the first place
Peter Parker: …You're like me?
Madame Web: Yea. From a lang time ago
Peter Parker: But still…
Madame Web: …Mi kno, an mi wudda tell yuh lang ago
Peter Parker: But why? You knew this was going to happen and you never told me. Why?
Madame Web: …Cuz you'll still fail an they'll still dead
Peter Parker: You don't know that
Madame Web: Oh mi duh. I've aready seen it. An no matta wah yaah duh you'll still fail, an there wi be many more bloods being spill inna yuh hands. A mountain of death wi be pan yuh
Peter Parker: …
Madame Web: …Yuh still haven't learn nuhting yet, an di mistakes you've make along di way wi be yuh downfall
Peter Parker: Then why? Why lead me to this?
Madame Web: Cuz dis did di ongle way to change di event dat mi ave foreseen
Peter Parker: What event?
Madame Web: Di event dat wi lead to more death an destruction. Di destruction yuh ave now prevent, cuz di people dat did suppose to ave dead still alive
Peter Parker: But not MJ and Liz? Or any others?
Madame Web: Dem wi dead regardless of wah yaah duh. Di ongle difference dat dem wi nuh suffa nor commit acts dat wi lead to dis world's destruction
Peter Parker: What are you talking about?
Madame Web: …Cum. It time now dat mi show yuh. Wah mek mi broadcast yuh here
Madame Web gets up and walks towards a door as Peter follows. Walking downstairs, Madame Web comments on Peter involving a question she mentioned before
Cassandra Webb's Shop: Stairwell (Downstairs)
Madame Web: Yuh memba Peter?
Peter Parker: Remember what?
Madame Web: Di question mi say to yuh. Pan di fos day we've meet. Di genetics or di powas
Peter Parker: Did the genetic allow the spider to give me the powers, or did the spider give me the power before it died. Yeah, I remember. Why?
Madame Web: Tell mi. Inna world wid being dat cud fly or change a simple man inna an unstoppable being, ave yuh eva tink yuh did di ongle one dat ave spida powas
Peter Parker: Well isn't it? I am technically the only one that can stick to walls
Madame Web: Well den. Wah eff mi tell yuh dat yuh nuh, an dat there did othas besides yuh dat cud duh di things yuh duh an more
Peter Parker: What? You mean there are others besids you? With spider powers?
Madame Web: Well of course. Many inna fact. inna different parts of di globe inna different cultures, but always di same. It wah mek dem story still mattas even to dis day, an di cost dat it brings
Peter Parker: And you know this how?
Madame Web: Simple. Yuh predecessor…was mi husband
Peter Parker: What?
Madame Web: Wi here
Arriving at what appears to be a basement, Madame Web leads Peter to a wall as a paint mark of what appears to be a spider on it
Peter Parker: This is what you're here to show me?
Madame Web: No dis a
Touching the paint mark, Madame Web's hand started to glow. As the paint mark glowed and opened a door as a radian of light burst through. Surprised and amazed Peter as he looks around
Peter Parker: What the?
Madame Web: Dis way, Peta
Entering the room, Peter was left stunned to see a number of artefacts of different cultures. African, Aztec, Sumerian, Asian, and many more. All of which bear symbols of the spiders. And in the middle is an ancient circle with golden webs, as parts of it glow through. Surprising Peter by what he's seeing
Peter Parker: I…don't believe this
Madame Web: Surprise? Mi kno yuh wudda
Peter Parker: What…is this place?
Madame Web: Mi sanctuary. Mi place of enlightenment. Mi sight to dem deh mi cyaa si. An di thread of which many stories baan. Stories of all dem deh dat bare di mark of di spida
Peter Parker: What? You mean these guys are?
Madame Web: Yea. Dem yah a yuh predecessas. All throughout di ages inherited di totems of di spidas
Peter Parker: Totems?
Madame Web: Inna every existence there a totem based pan an animal. An animal becomes a symbol to dem deh dat bare its identity. An wid it inherits its powas. An dat sometimes forge alliances. Most of di times it creates confrontation. Fi yuh it di pretendas
Peter Parker: Pretenders?
Madame Web: During yuh time as Spider-Man you've encountered individuals dat bare di identities of known animals. Docta Octopus, di Lizard, Vulture, di Rhino. Even di Black Cat. Each bare a totemic identity an embraced it. Howeva dem identities merely dress up. Baring di identities of di totems, but neva it powas. Dat wah makes dem pretendas. Yuh pan di oddah hand re nuh
Peter Parker: And what does that make me?
Madame Web: Di real ting. A living embodied of di totem itself. Yuh now stand as a bridge to both a spida an a man. Howeva despite yuh abilities yuh nuh yet reach yuh full powa
Peter Parker: My full power?
Madame Web: Di powas yuh currently ave. Yuh cya sense danga. you're strong an agile. an yuh cya stick to walls. But that's nuh whulla it
Peter Parker: …I can do more?
Madame Web: Yea. As you've aready seen mi stingas, but yuh nuh pan dat point just yet. Howeva, dat moment wi be arriving fi yuh soon
Peter Parker: And you know this how?
Madame Web: Dis
Madame Web shows Peter the ancient circle with the golden webs, as he looks closer and grew fascinated by it
Peter Parker: What is this?
Madame Web: This…Is wah show mi yuh story. Wah cud, wah should, an wah cya. A Sight Weava
Peter Parker: Sight Weaver
Madame Web: Yuh familiar wid di ability to si inna di future? Dis a like dis. Except it shows more
Peter Parker: This thing…can show the future?
Madame Web: One of many. Each affected by di choices make an di path being taken. Sometime even di smallest moment cya ave a big impact pan yuh future. Did different moments cya lead to different outcomes. An like everything else, dem yah moments cya ave an effect pan nuh just one but many. It dis dat mi see yuh, an di choices dat ave been make
Peter Parker: …Magic. You're taking about magic?
Madame Web: Inna way. Yea
Peter Parker: …I don't believe it. I've seen enough fakes to know it can't be real
Madame Web: I'd kno you'd react like dis. Den test it
Peter Parker: How?
Madame Web: …Touch it. Any string
While looking with scepticism, Peter decides to move closer and moves his hands to it. Slowly as he suspects a trap, but his spider-sense started to react differently as his hand moves closer until he touches one. A spark of light suddenly burst into his eyes
Peter Parker: What…the!?
Peter suddenly sees a vision of himself in the Silver Spoon café. Sitting alone on the table in sadness. Until a familiar face sits with him
?: Hey tiger
Peter Parker: MJ?
Revealing to be sitting with him is Mary Jane Watson, who is still alive
Peter Parker: What are you doing here?
Mary Jane Watson: I'd figured I'd stop by to see how you're doing
Peter Parker: …I'm doing alright
Mary Jane Watson: You sure?
Peter Parker: Yeah…I mean…I guess I could have done better
Mary Jane Watson: …Pete…You did the best you could. And what happened with Gwen
Peter Parker: …
Mary Jane Watson: …She made her choice. We just didn't think it would be…this. And when she…
Peter Parker: …Yeah. And I still can't stop thinking about it
Mary Jane Watson: Peter-
Peter Parker: I pushed her away, MJ. And for that I didn't know…All I wanted was to spare her
Mary Jane Watson: Spare her from what?
Peter Parker: You know what
Mary Jane Watson: …
Peter Parker: …I didn't want this for her. It's why I had to push her away
Mary Jane Watson: But you would have known it wouldn't have mattered. She'd still be with you if she knew
Peter Parker: How would you know about that?
Mary Jane Watson: Because Peter…I would too
Peter was suddenly taken aback as Mary Jane moved her hand closer to his hand and held it tight as the two looked at each other deeply in silence
Peter Parker: (Pant) Huh!?
Returning back from what he saw, Peter started to shed tears in his eyes as he's filled with disbelief by what he just saw after touching the gold web. Madame Web took notice
Madame Web: Sum'ady yuh recognize?
Peter Parker: That…That was Mary Jane…Alive?
Madame Web: Di web cya show many things. One did moments cya lead to different outcomes fi di future
Peter Parker: You…You mean there's more?
Madame Web: Touch dat web an si fi yuhself
Seeing a different part of the web, Peter slowly reaches out, but is unsure what he will see, until he touches it as a spark of light brightens in his eye
Peter Parker: Huh?
In the second vision, Peter sees a version of himself walking on the beach as he sees the Coney Island fair from afar. Thinking back his time from there. Until suddenly, Peer sees Liz sitting on a bench facing the fair. Walking towards her from behind and greet her
Peter Parker: …Surprised to see you here
Surprised to hear his voice, Liz stood up and turned to see Peter standing
Liz Allan: P-Peter
Peter Parker: Hey Liz…Good to see you
Liz Allan: You too…
Peter Parker: …Sitting by yourself?
Liz Allan: Yeah…Figured I need some time to myself with all things considered
Peter Parker: …You want some company?
Liz Allan: You sure that's a good idea, Pete?
Peter Parker: Well…nothing so far has been a good idea. Just…trying to wing it and see where it goes
Liz Allan: Heh. That sounds familiar
Peter Parker: …So…You don't mind?
Liz Allan: …Sure. Wouldn't mind company after all
Peter move and sat on the bench with her. As they sit the two thinks back on everything that has gone before and where they are now. Feeling unsure as both tries to speak up
Peter Parker: …
Liz Allan: …Peter…I-
Peter Parker: I'm sorry
Liz Allan: …What?
Peter Parker: …I'm sorry, Liz…Of everything…I…I thought things could work out. I thought you would be okay if I wasn't in your life anymore…But I was wrong…I didn't think how you felt…I didn't even think of anything…I just…I thought things could be simple…Maybe things can work themselves out…I was wrong…I focused on the thing I believed I wanted instead of what I had in front of me
Liz Allan: …
Peter Parker: …I never meant to hurt you, Liz. I know it's too late to say it, but…I should have been there when you needed me the most…I should have considered your feelings more…And Mark was right…You deserve better. More than what I could have offered. I…I just…I wish I could just start over…Do it right…For you…
Liz Allan: …I loved you, Peter
Peter Parker: …
Liz Allan: …I still do…I just…I want you to look at me the same way you looked at her…It's just…
Peter Parker: …I know…And I'm sorry…
Liz Allan: …
Peter Parker: …I just want to protect you…To spare you…from me…
Liz Allan: …Because of what I found out?
Peter Parker: …
Liz Allan: …Mark told me. He also told me that you saved him
Peter Parker: …Liz-
Liz Allan: I won't tell anyone, Peter. I promise. And I wanted to let you know…that I understand…Why you had to keep it a secret…Especially with what happened to Gwen…
Peter Parker: Liz-
Liz Allan: It's okay, Peter. I understand…And I forgive you
Peter Parker: …
Liz Allan: …Don't blame yourself for what happened. And don't worry about me holding you back
Peter Parker: W-What?
Liz Allan: If I stay with you Peter…I'll just be a distraction to you, and with what you're facing I think it'll be better this way
Peter Parker: Liz…
Liz Allan: …Bye Peter…I…I truly hope…you find what you're looking for
Getting up, Liz walks in silence with sadness on her face as Peter. Watches her with guilt and wonders what to do
Peter Parker: …Liz
Madame Web: …There still one more
Peter Parker: Why…? Why showing me these?
Madame Web: To mek yuh understand
Peter Parker: Understand what!? That the people I cared about all knew my identity and promised to keep it for my sake
Madame Web: Fi sum'ady who wishes to protect couldn't wait an si di full picha of waah inna front of yuh
Peter Parker: And what does that mean?
Madame Web: … Yuh didn't account di oddah one
Peter Parker: …Gwen…
Madame Web: … Like mi say. There still one more. Touch it. Ova there
Looking at the web she's pointing, Peter reaches it and touches the web as his eye's glows. Showing him the third vision
Peter Parker: Huh…
In this vision, Peter is seen wearing a suit and walking on a grass as the whether appears dim as the sky is about to rain, as he stands quiet until he speaks. Appearing as if he's speaking to someone
Peter Parker: …Hey…Sorry I'm late. Just figuring out what to wear. Thought I'd make myself presentable for you…You kinda like that. Heh…Harry…sends his regards…MJ was supposed to be here, but she's packing for Chicago…Her mom wants her and the whole family move back…She said she wanted to be here, but her mom wanted to leave as soon as possible. Beats the traffic I guess…I know she misses you…We all do…I do too…And I'm sorry
Standing in front of his reveals to be a tombstone as it's revealed he's in Forest Hills Cemetery. And on the tombstone is the name "Gwendolyne Stacy". As tears are starting to show in Peter's eyes
Peter Parker: …I'm sorry…Oh god. I'm so sorry Gwen. I (sob) I'm so sorry!
Peter bends down on his knees and held the tombstone of Gwen Stacy in sadness
Peter Parker: I'm…I'm so sorry. I (sob) I promised him. I promised your dad I'll take care of you! And I (sob) Oh god I'm sorry Gwen! (sob) I'm so sorry! I…I should have done more! I should (sob) I should have done better. I should have paid attention. I should have…I should have (sob) …You don't deserve to die like this…Not like this…Gwen…
Peter continues to cry for Gwen as the whether started to rain. As rain drops over the cemetery as it covers his tears. Mourning for he girl he is still in love with
Peter Parker: …Gwen. Oh god
Peter started to shed a tear after seeing the grave of Gwen Stacy. Remembering the previous two visions he sees and realizes when he didn't notice
Peter Parker: …She died…Gwen died in all of them
Madame Web: … An yuh notice nuhting from them?
Peter Parker: …I failed her. They. Mary Jane and Liz were both alive. The outcome was different, but…they were both alive, but Gwen dies. She dies
Madame Web: An now shi lives thanks to yuh. But regardless, yuh bredren wudda suffa a much worse fate den death
Peter Parker: How? How could she have suffered something much worse? How could any of this!?
Madame Web: Cuz yuh choices lead to di position to weh shi now. But compare to dat shi wudda dun sup'm unforgivable, an di outcome shi should ave receive wud still result inna di same fate as always
Peter Parker: You don't know that!
Madame Web: Oh but mi duh. I've aready seen it, an it all dun by yuh hands alone. Yuh lead dem to di positions to weh dem now
Peter Parker: Still. You should have warned me. You knew about this and you could have warned me
Madame Web: An more people wud suffa from di choices yuh wudda ave make. It wouldn't matta eff you're di Spida or di ninja. Yuh actions allow dis cuz yuh can't seet. Di bigga thread dat a make from yuh
Peter Parker: What bigger thread? What do you mean by this?
Madame Web: Wen a spida touches dem deh it bonded wid di web neva cuts. It stays wid dem an wid it creates more thread wid every action dem mek. Dem yah actions random. Sometimes by accident, but still lead to di same route by di actions of dem choices. Sometimes it dun by di spida itself. Yuh being di one dat controls dem fate. Which wah mek mi intervened
Peter Parker: What?
Madame Web: Yuh may nuh realize it, Peta, but yuh actions nuh ongle created routes fi dem, but there certain dem deh dat yuh helped forged dem fates. Each of dem yah actions you've make fi dem cya ave dire consequences. Nuh just to yuh but to dem deh round yuh. An di visions yuh si from di people yuh care bout wi ultimately be yuh downfall
Peter Parker: …They can't. I don't believe that
Madame Web: Den touch di webs near to di ones you've touch aready. Si wah wud become of dem had dem live
Wondering about her words, even if he wishes none of them to be true, Peter turns and touches one of the webs near the one before as his eyes glow
Peter Parker: What…the?
Peter sees a vision of himself, but as Spider-Man as an adult, as he's been thrown through the wall. Completely injured and struggling to get up as a long fiendish arm suddenly appear and grabbed Spider-Man by the throat and lifts him up. Revealing to be a mutated Living Vampire in armour
Living Vampire: Grrrrr
Spider-Man: Michael! Please! Snap…out of…it!
?: It's no use, Spider-Man. He's under my control now. They all are
Coming out from the destructions are what appears to be mutated version of the Sinister Syndicate. With members being the Rhino, a new Scorpion, Kraven the Lion, The Lizard, the Vulture, and Doctor Octopus. All mutated and in advanced armour. But coming through them is a familiar face that Spider-Man never thought to be true. As she stood with a cold look on her face
Liz Allan: You know you had this coming, Spider-Man. You knew this was going to happen when you had our father killed
Spider-Man: Please…I…tried to save him
Liz Allan: Save him!? IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU MY FATHER'S DEAD! And not just him…My own brother too! You took away EVERYTHING FROM ME!
Liz Allan: No. This is the part were you will die for what you've done. Nothing you can say will change my mind
Spider-Man: But…the city!
Liz Allan: Will be destroyed, and once it's done I will rebuild it in my image as Alchemax emerges on top. And with my connections to the media, news outlets, law enforcements, the mayor and city hall and my money buying up congress and senators I'll be running the US from the shadows. And once the war starts the world will be mine. And once I do every superbeing on the planet will be dealt with. Permanently. Starting with you
The mutated slammed Spider-Man on a window as it's starts to crack. With Liz moving closer with an evil smirk on her face
Liz Allan: It's kinda fitting actually. You took away something from me. So I'll be taking away something from you. And once I dealt with you your friends will suffer the same fate
Spider-Man: I…won't let you!
Liz Allan: Too late. I've already won. And there is nothing for you to stop me
Spider-Man: Liz Allan!
Liz Allan: Throw him
Living Vampire: RAAW
The Living Vampire threw Spider-Man through the window as Liz Allan walks to see as she stood victorious as she begins to destroy New York and blame Spider-Man for its destructions. Displaying an evil smile on her face
Peter Parker: …No…NOOO!
Peter stood completely shocked by what he just saw. Couldn't believe that the Liz Allan he knew has turned into something worse as she leads the Sinister Syndicate. With Madam Web noticing what he saw
Madame Web: …Sum'ady familiar?
Peter Parker: …It was Liz Allan…And she…How?
Madame Web: Like mi say. Yuh actions created routes fi dem. Routes dem themselves neva tink to waak, but there it. All make by yuh
Peter Parker: No…This…This can't be. How can I?
Madame Web: Har route nuh di ongle one. yuh prepare to si anotha?
Peter Parker: …
Madame Web: Touch di web an si
Feeling both shocked and curious after seeing a vision of Liz, Peter proceeds to touch another web as his eyes glowed. But to his surprise saw something unexpected
Peter Parker: Is…that?
Peter sees his adult self as Spider-Man completely injured but standing as he walks towards were the battle is taking place. As the surrounding area is filled with destruction and flames, with the sound of battle up ahead as he walked pass some of the injured heroes and allies that have fought in the battle. Then suddenly a winged figure was thrown in mid-air and landed on the ground. Revealing to be Nico as the Oni Maiden
Oni Maiden: Uggh! Uh
Spider-Man: Nico? NICO!
Spider-Man rushed to her side to check, and sees Oni Maiden's body completely filled with cuts and bruises with an extremally deep wound as she's barely breathing. Spider-Man looked at her with fear and worry
Spider-Man: Nico! NICO!
Oni Maiden: Uh,,,P-Peter
Spider-Man: Hang on, Nico! You're going to be okay
Oni Maiden: She…she's…
Oni Maiden's eyes closed as she fell and her breathing slowly stop. Spider-Man looked at her with shock and sadness
Spider-Man hears the scream of someone in danger, and while he feels he shouldn't leave Oni Maiden alone Spider-Man gets up and moves forward into the storm of smoke and ash. Pressing through he reaches a platform with seven pillars were a beam burst into the sky displaying a ring of fire and blight. As he presses on Spider-Man suddenly sees a familiar figure in a serpent-like mask being tossed into the air and landed on the ground
Norn: Ugh! Agh
Spider-Man quickly rushes to his side and finds him completely bloodied and injured as he struggles to breathe
Norn: (Cough) God (Cough) Fucking (Cough) (Cough)
Spider-Man: Hang on! I'll get you help
Norn: Too (Cough) late (Cough) (Cough) Peter. I-
Norn: Ghhkk (Cough) (Cough) (Cough) (Cough) (Cough) Agh…Aaaaah…
Spider-Man: No. Nononono. NOOO!
Suddenly out of nowhere, a sharp glowing blade appeared and stabbed Norn in the chest as he bleeds and dies right in front of Peter. Completely as he turns to see a feminine figure walking forward. While holding from her hand is a half bloodied and torn body of someone Spider-Man recognize and was shocked to see. A half dead body of the Molten Man, as the figure held his body from his hair as she drags his corpse
Spider-Man: M-Mark. MARK NO!
?: …You know why
The figure threw Molten Man's body towards him. As Spider-Man looked at the body of someone he considers his friend now presented dead in front of him. Spider-Man started to shed tears that everyone he knew is slowly dying, as the feminine figure walks towards him as he gets up
Spider-Man: …I made a mistake…But this I never thought you of all people would do this
?: …We all do things we don't expect, but I guess we don't expect how we god here. We just do. Isn't that what you did…Tiger?
Spider-Man: …Mary Jane
Appearing before Spider-Man is an adult Mary Jane Watson. Now wearing a cape attached with a demonic amulet. With black sleeves and top and a black loincloth with black long-knee boots. Bearing horns with demonic eyes that appears burning as she looked at Spider-Man with the face of a friend. No longer the Mary Jane Watson he knew. Now stands the Goblin Queen
Goblin Queen: Silent treatment, are you?
Spider-Man: …You shouldn't have taken it. What he offered you…What he did to you-
Goblin Queen: What he did was free me to become what I've always am. What I've always wanted to be
Spider-Man: But you…You killed Mark
Goblin Queen: I know. So?
Spider-Man: He loved you. And you killed him?
Goblin Queen: He served his purpose
Spider-Man: His purpose?
Goblin Queen: You know where everything leads, Peter. We all have a part to play in it
Spider-Man: But this…Not like this. You're better than this
Goblin Queen: No I'm not. Perhaps I never was
Spider-Man: Don't say that
Goblin Queen: I am. Or else you would have known about my past. What I had to deal with to get this far
Goblin Queen: Still trying to find the good in me, but that will not get you anywhere now. Not where we're standing
Spider-Man: …Mary Jane…
Goblin Queen: …I loved you Peter. I always have, but we both knew it would come to this. And this is were you choose. And one of them involves you forcing to take that choice
Spider-Man: …Don't make me do this
Goblin Queen: Oh I'm afraid it's done. Question is will you take it before I kill you?
Spider-Man: …You know what I hoped? That we would try again. Make it work. Be as it was before…I miss the people we were back then
Goblin Queen: …Me too, Peter. Me too
Spider-Man and Goblin Queen stood ready to fight each other, and what he fears would be the death of either of them. As they both stood on a platform floating above New York, as demons reign over the city as it covers in bodies, blood, and screams. With ash and fire smelling in the air as the world is on the brink of a demonic invasion
Peter Parker: …Oh god…No…
Peter stood shattered after seeing the vision of Mary Jane as a demonic figure and could not believe it as he witnesses all the deaths that have occurred. As Madame Web noticed
Madame Web: Shock yuh?
Peter Parker: I just…I couldn't believe it…I can't believe it
Madame Web: An dat a ongle one path shi wudda taken had fate been cruel to har. Even eff yuh hadn't played a role inna dat path
Peter Parker: No…No that cannot be
Madame Web: An yet it happen. Both wud commit acts dat wud doom dis world to di brink an lead it dung a path of ruin. Even eff yuh try dat path wud still be set. Fi di fos wud use har influence to bring bout a global war of aggression dat decimate ova two-third of di population an bring bout global catastrophe, an dat a weh shi wi build har empire from di ruins an rule di world wid har corruption. Fi di second shi wi engulf di world inna flames as evil spreads an consume as yuh fight to tap it, an yuh win, but di world itself ave bled an deaths did cause dat wi tek years to heal. But also years more fi yuh guilt to quell
Peter Parker: And they all happen…Because of me?
Madame Web: … It haad to sey wid dem yah visions
Peter Parker: But I played a part in both of them, didn't I?
Madame Web: …
Peter Parker: …I knew it…I knew this would happen. I mean of course I would let this happen…How can I? I just…I hoped there was another way for this. Just something were they can live happily…Is that even too much to ask?
Madame Web: …I'm sorry dat dem fates ave cum to wah yuh si. Problem yuh tink too much pan what's ahead an nuh of wah becomes of now…Yuh worry too much
Peter Parker: Well why shouldn't I? After what I saw…How couldn't I? I would have let that happen. To both of them. You're telling me that they were better dead?
Madame Web: …No. But fate leave its mark had di choices make set dem pan di path it wudda taken
Peter Parker: By me. I don't know what I did that caused it but I could have done something to prevent it
Madame Web: Like ow yuh cud ave prevent yuh oddah bredren from becoming wah shi had become?
Peter Parker: …
Madame Web: There still one more fi. Har
Peter Parker: …Will she become what she already is?
Madame Web: Don't overthink. Don't assume. Don't judge. Don't believe wah yuh tink yuh kno. Just si. Afta words you'll decide
Feeling a sense of fear in his body, Peter gets up and touches one of the webs as his eye's glows. Ready's himself for what he's about to see
Peter Parker: What…is?
Peter sees an adult version of himself as Spider-Man, and in a slightly redesign costume, but instead of any danger he sees himself swinging across Queens and into his own house while holding a bag of groceries and a flower. Landing on the back garden and into the back door. Spider-Man unmask and placed the groceries in the kitchen table. However, he hears the sound of typing coming from the living room towards and sees her while holding a flower
Peter Parker: …Aren't you supposed to be resting?
Peter Parker: …You want me to call your dad agin?
?: I-I needed…to finish this before my next symposium. And I had to be in this meeting with my colleagues about our research. Even Doctor Connors offered to help. He even manage to get his own staff to join in
Peter Parker: Really? That's great
?: It is. We're close Peter. More than ever
Peter Parker: …You should really rest you know. You've been working non-stop. Plus your dad called to check up on you
?: Well I don't feel like stopping. Besides, I have a lot in my mind I wanted to write down before I lost it again
Peter Parker: …I-
?: How's your new tech? Did it work better?
Peter Parker: …It did. Help a lot of people with it
?: That's good to hear. In fact I wanted to go over with you on some ideas I wanted to try out. Maybe increase longevity on your webbing. Redesign your web shooters to include a coating system. Your suit could also use extra mobility for your-
Peter Parker: Stop…You know you got all the time you need. Plus, I'm here to help you. Got some ideas I've been thinking about. Also, I brought lunch to make
?: Oh…It's afternoon?
Peter Parker: …Turn around Gwen. Got you something
Turning a lever. Gwen Stacy's chair turned around and sees Peter as she smiles. Revealing to be paralyzed and bound to a wheelchair with her skin slightly pale and shorter hair
Peter Parker: Hey pretty girl
Gwen Stacy: I look like a mess you know
Peter Parker: Nah. You still look good
Gwen Stacy: …Is that for me?
Peter Parker: Thought it would look pretty on you
Gwen Stacy: …Thanks. It's…really sweet
Peter Parker: Here
Peter walks over and gives Gwen the flower on her hand as she held it tightly. As Peter looks at her, he noticed a hint of sadness on her face and felt a sense of concern
Peter Parker: You're alright?
Gwen Stacy: …Are you alright with this?
Peter Parker: About what?
Gwen Stacy: …About marrying me?
Peter Parker: What? Why'd you say that?
Gwen Stacy: …I still think about that day. Even at nights I couldn't stop thinking about it
Peter Parker: Nightmares again?
Gwen Stacy: It's not just that. It's just…
Peter Parker: …Gwen…Talk to me
Gwen Stacy: …The day is getting close, and I wanted to be happy…But with the state that I'm in…
Peter Parker: Gwen-
Gwen Stacy: My hands can barely move, but not as steady as it was. And that's just not it…I can't move…I can't get up. I can't walk. I can't dance…I can't hold you…I don't know how I can cope if we were to have…And with my history…All the things that I did…Do I even deserve you?
Peter Parker: Gwen…
Gwen Stacy: I just…The more I felt like this the more I feel like…I'm a burden to you. Like you just stayed with me out of pity
Peter Parker: No…No I would never think that way
Gwen Stacy: But I…I'm I burden to you now as I still am before…Making you do things I never meant for you to do…I just…I don't want you to suffer the same fate as me…I…I don't want you to suffer because of me…I don't want my burden and mistakes to hold you back from what you can…You deserve to be with someone more than me…A cripple in a wheelchair who can't move…And with a history of being something worse…And for all my actions I am being punished for it…I just wondered if I would ever truly make you happy with the way I am now
Peter Parker: …
Seeing Gwen genuinely upset as her face shows signs of fear, doubt, and worry by what her future will become with Peter as both a wife of a scientist and superhero. Fearing what she would do to him as she remembers her past mistakes, with one being a former villain herself, and how her choices caused Peter to lose as much as she thought. Looking at her, Peter then smiles as he takes out his phone and shows Gwen something on it
Gwen Stacy: …?
Peter Parker: …Take a look at this. What you think?
Gwen Stacy: Is…Is that?
Peter Parker: Yep. Was going to surprise you with this. Been working on it with Connors, Uatu, Bella and Grady with this. We were gonna surprise you with it
Gwen Stacy: W-What?
Peter Parker: Yeah. Because with everything you've done. We felt like we would do something for you. Here
Peter placed the phone on her hand as she held it tight while he lifts her arm. Showing her the schematics of the exosuit and its functions. Being completely thin that it's barely recognizable. With technology more advance than she anticipated. Seeing the sight of it and realizing how much effort Peter did for her made her shed a tear
Gwen Stacy: …Oh my god
Peter Parker: …Uatu got some friends in Japan that had something similar. Bella and Grady also had some friends in London that's pitching in. They say it could help a lot of people with disabilities and people who are paralyzed. We already got a company that's willing to fund it. And thanks to MJ wanting to sponsor it we'll be looking to to get more people involved thanks to her connections
Gwen Stacy: R-Really?
Peter Parker: Yeah…All because of you
Gwen Stacy: …
Peter Parker: …On the day it happened. I wasn't fast enough to save you, and while I did you still fell and ended up like…this. So yeah…I was responsible for it and I was willing to do whatever it takes to help you…And yeah it took some time getting use to it. But that never stopped me because I made a promise to myself that I'll take care of you. Even in college I still do, but then you wanted to help me when I went out as Spider-Man. I was hesitant about the idea, but in the end, you proved me wrong. Because you're help didn't just save my life but you helped saved both this city and the people. But that's not all you helped. You also helped those other disabled students at ESU. Going to the Dean's office from time to time about how there's a lack of access for them to reach class on time or go home safely. You literally gave that Dean a piece of your mind. And that's where I saw the determination appear in you
Gwen Stacy: I-I wanted to get them help. Because I know it's important for them to have a future and not feel like they can't do anything as they are
Peter Parker: And you did, and because of that a lot of them are going to class on time and getting the real help they need. You help them gain a future for themselves with no trouble. And not only that you used those experience and vlog everything you did, and how you've learned to live with this. People looked up to you so much that they feel inspired by you. And since Doctor Connors hired you back you used his genetics research and gained major in neuroscience. A degree you used for your research in spinal cord regeneration, and it's working. And even after you stood up in front of congress you were blasted, looked down, and being made a joke. But that still didn't stop you. And you said the words that became something more
Gwen Stacy: … "I may not move. I may not stand. And I may not dance. But that doesn't mean I don't have a voice" …I made up those lines that day
Peter Parker: And that day made me feel something I've never felt in a long time…Proud…
Gwen Stacy: …
Peter Parker: You said you worry that I'm holding you back. You're wrong. You pushed me forward. You made me stronger. You made me better. But most of all…You gave me back what I've lost…You gave me hope
Gwen Stacy: …Peter…
Peter Parker: …Whatever happens Gwen…I just wanted to let you know…That no matter what decision you made I will always be there for you…I always will be. If you needed a chair to sit on then I'll even carry you to where ever you want me to go. I'll even do that if you feel like dancing. Until you can move again, I can be what you want me to be. I can be your legs, your arms, your mind, and your shield. Because you Gwen Stacy are the greatest person I've ever met. You would suffer this much and still you would stand on your own two feet. That is something I can never do, and that is why I will always follow you. Till I take my last breath and see the one thing that I treasure the most
Gwen Stacy: …I…I…
Peter Parker: …I love you Gwen Stacy, and I'll always be with you…Forever…Always…The greatest and the most strongest person in the whole world…And thank you
Hearing this, Gwen was touched by his words as Peter moves close and embraced her. Wrapping his arms around her waist and resting his head on her lap. Gwen looks down and sees the man she will soon marry as she starts to shed tears from her eyes, with all her fear and doubts starting to wash away as she tries to move her hand to reach him. Moving slowly as she starts to cry as Gwen desires to hold him as tight as she wants. As Peter held her tight as Gwen cries harder
Peter Parker: …Gwen…Oh Gwen…
Peter was lost for words as he couldn't believe that the Gwen he witnessed is the same one he knew, but the sight of her paralyzed and in a wheelchair upsets him. Thinking how much Gwen has been through and how much she suffered from it. Madame Web comments on the vision and explains it
Madame Web: …Dat one nearly happen yuh kno
Peter Parker: …W-What?
Madame Web: Pan di day di identity Menace shi tek, wah yuh did suppose to duh?
Peter Parker: …W-What?
Madame Web: Tink back Peta. Wah yuh did suppose to duh pan dat day?
Peter Parker: …I was supposed to follow her. Just like what MJ asked me too
Madame Web: An had yuh dun dat den di vision yuh see wud be har future
Peter Parker: N-No…It can't be
Madame Web: It does, an a pity it
Peter Parker: W-What?
Madame Web: Inna dat vision, di gyal wud remain as Menace fi a few years til di fight gainst a known foe returns to finish yuh of, an inna moment of plea shi remembas di kindness yuh give, an di guilt shi give inna return. De girl comes to your aid in defence against dis foe, And as she saved your life and helped you claimed victory de foe made one attempt, and for a price her ability to move. Despite yuh jumping to har aid
Peter Parker: …
Madame Web: It tek time to mek peace wid it, an inna him weakness shi turn inna strength as shi inspired many like har dat feel incapable, an as a forma villain shi helps build a support group fi dem deh who need a second chance inna dem lives as dem turn away from villainy. Di gyal becomes a voice fi both di disabled an fi di forma villains. Becomes a symbol as shi changes di world an him people round har from har wheelchair. An thanks to yuh support an dem deh round har di research shi spend har years studying bare fruit. Di birth of cellular regenerative medicine. A treatment shi use pan haarself as di feeling inna har bady dat shi had lose slowly returns. Moving har bady one again, an years lata shi moves wid ongle har walking stick. No longa bound to a wheelchair. Har research make many able to move again, an wid har connections helped reformed villains find jobs an a place inna society
Peter Parker: …She did all that?
Madame Web: Yea. An wid yuh support shi helped more lives inna har chair dan any who wud stand. Dat inspiration give yuh hope, an di people dat support har make har a hero inna dem eyes. To dem, to yuh, an to yuh son
Peter Parker: We…have a son?
Madame Web: Yea. Benjamin Richard Parka. A son who ave inherited both yuh powas an strength, an har mother's intelligence an wi. A son who wud change di world as both a spida an a scientist
Peter Parker: I…don't believe it. Wait, does that mean that…What I did now?
Madame Web: Yea. Cuz of di choices yuh ave dun, an since shi ave infused har bady wid more of dat poison dat future now gaan. Along wid di possibilities dat cud ave been make wid it.
Peter Parker: …I cost her this. Cost us our future. A future we could have gotten
Madame Web: An while it disappointing to lose dis possible future there nuttin to undo dis. Howeva, dat a no wah mattas now. Wah mattas di choice yuh ave make recently. A choice mi nuh expect
Peter Parker: And that is?
Madame Web: …Di gyal. Di oddah one. Di one dat you've meet pan di night weh we've meet as well
Peter Parker: …Kate…Kate Bishop?
Madame Web: Yea. An outta all di choices you've make di one moment yuh tek ave lead yuh to dat gyal. A gyal who yuh weren't even suppose to meet, an now har life intertwined wid fi yuh. Dat gyal wi ramp a role inna yuh future, an yuh choices wi determine har fate
Peter Parker: …No…No I can't
Madame Web: It aready dun, an shi wi nuh waak away from dis
Peter Parker: Why? Why wouldn't she?
Madame Web: … Cuz shi choose to, an since yuh tell har bout har father's involvement wid di villains, shi wi nuh ignore dis. An eff it means saving har fambly den shi wi waak through danga wid yuh. Dat a a choice you've now make, an dat a a choice dat cyaa be undone
Peter Parker: …
Madame Web: Shi isn't di ongle one. Now di gyal yuh save curd of har madness, wah yuh ago duh wid har?
Peter Parker: W-What? You mean Gwen?
Madame Web: Shi free. She's spare. An kno wid all dem deh possible futures now pass har future cya guh eitha way. Wah yuh ago duh wid her?
Peter Parker: …I don't know
Madame Web: An dat Peta weh yuh should start
Peter is at a loss by what's going on as he's unsure what to do. Wondering what to do about Gwen after all this, but at the same time worries for Kate and what he has brought her into. As he's thinking, Madame Web picked up something from the table as Peter starts to wonder about something
Peter Parker: …You said predecessor. Was there one before me?
Madame Web: Yea. There did
Peter Parker: Who was it?
Madame Web: …Mi husband. A man trying to find purpose an find it him did. An him ave proven himself to be a warria wid di gifts he's receive, but him also shown to ave use dem fi fi him own benefits. Build fi him own empire an make fi him fortunes, but fi him duties nuh escape him an suh pursued fi him duties. Him fight inna many battles, an all di while him tries to maintain wah him had build. Til fi him choices lead him to mi. It did a meeting neitha of wi expect, but it did a meeting dat change both of wi. It become sup'm we've grow accustom wid, but dat did til it all fall apart
Peter Parker: …And who was he?
Madame Web: Here…A hint of who him
Madam Web handed Peter a frame as he looked on it. Revealing to be a certificate of ownership. With a symbol of a company he clearly recognizes. Which has surprised him
Peter Parker: …Origins…As in Origins Corporation?
Madame Web: Yea… Yuh predecessa name Ezekiel Sims. Di CEO an founda of Origins Corporations
Peter Parker: W-What?. T-Then that means
Madame Web: Wid mi husband's passing all powa an ownership of Origins did given…to mi
Peter Parker: You…own Origins? But then…why are you here?
Madame Web: Even eff mi run Origins an tun it inna a force of powa wah den? Powa addictive, an also corruptible. Dis a nuh a simple matta yuh cud mek out off. Even eff yuh ave gud intentions powa still corrupts, an eff mi allow Origins to fall inna di wrong hands dan it wi become a threat far more dangerous dan nuhting dat ave bestowed inna dis world. Sup'm new wid much care an responsibility mussi wise enuff to use powa fi waah intend. Or bring death an misery to dem deh unable to stand. Which wah mek it cyaa be mi
Peter Parker: Why?
Madame Web: Cuz mi ave seen too much, Peta. Too much mi ave experience, an di losses mi ave face. An wid di powa mi wield mi fear too much powa wi corrupt mi... An mi no longa di person mi once did to mek di right decisions. Ongle di decisions dat needs to be make wen othas cyaa. Even eff mi haffi carry dem souls inna di afterlife
Peter Parker: But to do all this. And alone?
Madame Web: Isn't dat wah you've dun before fi wi meeting? To dat gyal yuh should ave save before shi fall?
Peter Parker: …
Madame Web: Yaah wah gud soul, Peta, but yuh still naive an a fool. An it cuz of dat yuh ave make more mistakes dan any man ave eva cud an still yuh nuh learn from dem. Even eff wid more powa you'll still mek mistakes much worse. It wah mek mi muss step inna to avoid it. Cuz deep dung yuh still nuh kno wah yuh should duh wid di responsibility of yuh powas, an di lives of dem deh round yuh
Peter Parker: … I thought it was the only way
Madame Web: An dat a one of yuh mistakes. Yuh tink. Neva believe. Neva hope. Neva confident. Yuh just tink. Dat a nuh enuff...Yuh cya duh much more dan dat, but ongle eff yuh understand clearly, an be willing to duh waah need
Peter Parker: So, what do I have to do?
Madame Web: Dat yuh muss figure out fi yuhself. Mi cyaa always gi yuh di answas yuh need. Yuh muss decide fi yuhself. Yuh willing, Peta?
Peter Parker: ...I don't know
Madame Web: Den dat a weh yuh should start
As Peter tries to understand what he's supposed to do one thought started to come up after seeing Gwen's possible future
Peter Parker: …You mentioned something. About a returning foe. Someone I know
Madame Web: Yuh wish to kno?
Peter Parker: Yes…I-I have to know. Just this…Please
Madame Web: … Him an enemy wid di powa to inflict an corrupt dem deh him touches. An di more him moves fi him poison wi infect an spread fi him evil pan di world. An yuh played a part inna fi him motives eva since yuh cross paths. Seeking to end yuh inna any way him cud. Wid di madness of fi him green mask
Hearing that part, Peter is immediately shocked and in disbelief as he knows who it is she speaks off. Shocked that he could be alive
Peter Parker: …How…HOW!? He was dead! I saw him die!
Madame Web: Him survived, an him nuh dun. Him an ambitious man wid no remorse or regret. Him wi duh as him pleases, cuz a man wid an ambition like fi him wi nuh be broadcast dung suh easily. Him wi duh as him pleases cuz a man wid an ambition like fi him wi nuh be broadcast dung suh easily
Peter Parker: No…No…NOOOOO!
Madame Web: Peta-
Peter Parker: He lives. He started this. Started all of this. Everything that happened. And you're telling me he's alive!?
Madame Web: …
Peter Parker: …I was supposed to be with Gwen that day. While I lose everything, he escapes with no consequences. And after seeing what could have happened to Gwen…That he would do this…Just ruin everyone he ever speaks to…How can a man like that live with himself?
Madame Web: A man who feels no consequences a man who does as him please. Mi husband an mi encountered dem yah people before. Dis a wah mi mean wen mi say powa corrupts. Dat man represents di very corruption dis world plagued wid, an dat corruption wah bred evil inna dis world
Peter Parker: And he will do it again. And I have to fight him. What would that mean for Harry? What would I even do in a position like that?
Madame Web: Moments cya affect di outcome. Doesn't matta wah di outcome. Wah ongle mattas di outcome yuh desire, but like everything else there consequences. Eff yuh did to face a man like dat den wah outcome yuh wudda desire from it?
Peter Parker: …I'd stop him. I'd do whatever it takes to make sure he won't hurt anybody else
Madame Web: Even eff it means killing him?
Peter Parker: …I don't know. I don't want to know. But…is there any other way?
Madame Web: Dat yuh muss find di ansah yuhself
Peter Parker: …
Madame Web: Prepare yuhself, Peta. Fi there more challenges to face inna yuh future
Peter Parker: …Will I make it? Will I succeed?
Madame Web: Dat all depends pan yuh alone. Don't foresee di outcome yuh tink cud happen. Tink of di outcome yuh desire fi it, but understand wah it means fi a choice to mek
Madame Web approach and placed her hand on Peter's shoulder. Comforting him with hope that he would make the right decisions from now on as he looks at her
Peter Parker: …
Madame Web: … Embrace it, an fight fi wah yuh willing fi
Peter Parker: …Why me? How can I even make the right decisions if I allow something like this to happen?
Madame Web: It wah mek it ave to be yuh dat things need to be weh it should. It wah mek yuh chosen to bear di mark of di spida
Peter Parker: Me? Chosen?
Madame Web: Of all di moments dat spida cud ave bitten yuh di one it pick. It cud ave bitten anyone, but fate choose yuh. There a reason wah mek? It cud be. Perhaps yuh ave a purpose here from di very beginning. There any reason wah mek yuh nuh fi ave been chosen?
Peter Parker: …
Madame Web: Don't lose sight dat yuh ave purpose here, Peta. Yuh more dan wah yuh believe yuh. Sometimes it doesn t hurt to aks fi help. Neva forget dat
Peter Parker: …I'll try
Parker House: Entrance
Nico changes the channel on the remote, as they show news report of today's funeral and the mayor's announcement. With Nico appearing concerned and May worried as she arrived with two cups of coffee. Sitting next to her and gives her a cup
May Parker: Here you go dear
Nico Minoru: Thanks, Aunt May
Nico Minoru: Oh that's good
May Parker: Hmm...I'm worried
Nico Minoru: About what?
May Parker: This...How worse it's now getting
Nico Minoru: It'll get better. I know it
May Parker: I hope so. I wouldn't want any more surprises for today
Nico Minoru: Yeah...Good thing. Wonder when Peter's coming back?
May Parker: He should be back soon. I'm hoping to speak with you both
Nico Minoru: What about?
May Parker: This. With what has happened at your school...
Nico Minoru: You're thinking we should move schools?
May Parker: ...We may have to consider it being an option
Nico Minoru: You sure about this, Aunt May?
May Parker: That's why I need to discuss it with you both. So we can decide whether or not we should
Nico Minoru: ...I see
May Parker: ...I'm sorry dear
Nico Minoru: For what?
May Parker: I wanted you to have a normal school life. Were you feel belonged. Not like...this. This is not what I intended for you
Nico Minoru: Don't blame yourself for this, Aunt May. You couldn't have anticipated this, but I wouldn't hold that against you. I mean you took me in. A complete stranger and you brought me in with a roof over my head. You've done what no one I've ever met would do...and honestly, you've now become the only family I have left now
May Parker: Well...There's also Peter
Nico Minoru: Yeah. Him too
May Parker: Heheh
Nico Minoru: Heheheheh
May Parker: ...Thank you, Nico. But I still owe you something to make up for it
Nico Minoru: Well if you insist then some chocolates to go for this coffee
May Parker: Coming right up
May got up to bring some chocolates from the kitchen until a doorbell rang
May Parker: Huh?
Nico Minoru: Are we expecting anyone?
May Parker: I don't think so
Nico Minoru: Weird
May Parker: I'll see who it is
Approaching the front door, May opens to see that no one is standing. Confusing her
May Parker: W-What?
Nico Minoru: Who is it, Aunt May?
May Parker: There's...no one out here
May looks around and suddenly sees a dart on the doorbell
May Parker: What in the world?
May picks the dart out from the doorbell and examins it. Until suddenly she feels a pinch from her neck
May Parker: Ow!
May felt the pinch as she felt a needle and took it out from her neck. Surprised by this as she starts feeling light-headed
May Parker: W-What is...Ahh
Suddenly, she felt dizzy as she struggles to remain steady while entering back inside. Knocking down a nearby table as Nico sees her in surprise
May Parker: Uhh
Nico Minoru: Aunt May!?
May Parker: Uuhh...
Nico Minoru: AUNT MAY!
May suddenly collapsed on the floor as Nico quickly rushes to check on her
Nico Minoru: Aunt May! AUNT MAY!
May Parker: Aahh...N-Ni...co-
Nico Minoru: What happened!?
Nico quickly examines her and finds a piercing mark on her neck and finds a dart on the floor. Picking it up and sees it with questions
Nico Minoru: What...is this?
The unconscious May grabs Nico's arm with her eyes wide open as she attempts to warn her
Nico Minoru: Huh!?
May Parker: N-Ni...co
Nico Minoru: Hang on! I'm gonna get you help!
May Parker: Loo...ok...Out!
Nico Minoru: What? What are you saying?
Kraven: Look out she says
Nico Minoru: Ack!
Kraven: You should have been aware of your surrounding. How poorly you have performed
Appearing behind Nico out of nowhere is Kraven the Hunter as he grabs her neck from the back
May Parker: Ni...co...!
Nico Minoru: What...the hell?
Kraven: I'll deal with you later
Nico Minoru: AGH!
Kraven threw Nico over the living room as she slams onto a wall. Crashing on the table and spilling the cup of coffee to the ground. The now paralyzed Aunt May watched in shock and concern for Nico
May Parker: Ni...co...!
Kraven: Fear not. She will live, but you. You will become bait for my prey. And he will come to me with such a vengeance more fitting. For the hunt
May Parker: ...!
Kraven: A shame you did not realize this whole time. What your dear nephew really is
Kraven's head was smashed with the cup as Nico is seen is the one that threw it as she gets up. Looking mad as her face displays red marks and red eyes. Taking both May and Kraven by surprise
May Parker: Ni...co...!
Kraven: Well this is new
Nico Minoru: LEAVE HER ALONE!
Nico Minoru: YAH!
Nico Minoru: YAAH!
Nico with her strength grabbed and threw the sofa at Kraven as she rushed and kicked him across into the kitchen as she quickly grabbed the paralyzed Aunt May
Nico Minoru: GOT YOU! I got you!
May Parker: Ni...co...How!?
Nico Minoru: I swear to you, Aunt May. I'll explain everything when- (pierce) ...
Kraven: ...Rule of the hunt. Don't turn your back on a prey when it's down, and never leave yourself distracted. Or wide open
Nico Minoru: W-What?
Nico felt a sharp pin on her sides as she picked up and see a throwing dart. Now covered in a chemical compound, as she slowly felt dizzy. Placing May down as she get's up and turn to Kraven. Who now gets up with a smile on his face, as Nico's hands turned to claws
Nico Minoru: Y-You
Kraven: Should have placed her down and finish the job. Perhaps you would have a chance of standing
Nico Minoru: YAAAH!
Nico Minoru: ...!
Kraven: ...Got you
Nico Minoru: Agh...Ah!
Suddenly, Nico's sides were starting to bleed, as Kraven slashes her with a new and advanced knife as it changes color. Turning Nico's head spinning as she couldn't stand properly with her vision starting to blur. Barely seeing the knife in Kraven's hand as she suddenly falls down on her knees
Nico Minoru: What...What the!?
Kraven: Courtesy of Doctor Octavius. My new knives are equipped with a new chem-coating system. I install a cartridge of a chemical of my choice and the blades distribute it with a clear-cut. What you have inside you now is enough to put a rhino to sleep. I have not fully studied you yet. Your species is unknown to me, and I feel very interested to know more, but you are not my prey. So until then
Nico Minoru: Ghk...
May Parker: ...No...
Kraven: Fall asleep little one
Nico Minoru: Grh...Hh...
Kraven activate's his blade's coating system and stabs her on the sides as the chemicals from it starts affecting her body as she collapses to the floor. May who is still paralyzed witness in shock and horror for Nico's safety. Struggling to move and unable to reach Nico as Kraven walks towards her. Grabbing her head and lifting her up as tears start to show
Nico Minoru: Ni...co...!
Kraven: Do not cry, elderly one. She still lives, and I have no use for the dead if it does not give rise to my prey
Nico Minoru: W...Why...?
Kraven: Why you of all people? Simple, and I'll make it short for you
Kraven moved closer and whisper to her ear
Kraven: Your nephew...is...Spider-Man
May Parker: ...W-What...?
May Parker: Ghk?
Kraven: Now rest elderly one. Save your strength. For when your nephew comes
May is suddenly shocked and in disbelief after hearing Kraven's words that her nephew is Spider-Man. Then Kraven then used his blades and made a cut on May's neck. With the chemical in her system, May's eyes begin to close slowly as she struggles to fight it off to no success. With her visions blurred and her eyes slowly closing. Thinking about the one image in her mind
May Parker: ...Peter...
The Wake: Inside
Inside the now empty Wake nightclub, Silvio Manfredi along with Sable and Meiko met with the leaders of the Lotus Shadow, the Mighty Stallion, and the Heat Barons. Discussing the possibility of the Mayor's actions and what would mean for them. With Mitchell Han and Willis Wong sitting on the bar drinking
Silvio Manfredi: So, you all understand the possibility for them to arrive
John Powell: Sure do, boss
Christopher Chen: Well this is going to be a headache
Marcus Quentino: Since when does that stop us?
Meiko Yin: Understand the situation here, gentlemen. Having them here would help with our operations from within and us gaining leverage, but would also put you all at risk along with our operations
Sable Manfredi: This will in turn expose us in the open, and all of our connections would jeopardize everything we've worked for
Christopher Chen: So we'll reorganize then. We got people we can hire for
John Powell: But we're gonna have to change how we operate
Marcus Quentino: We still got them GoldBytes for transactions
John Powell: Not everybody uses GoldBytes
Christopher Chen: Yep. Doesn't matter how many times we showed them
Silvio Manfredi: Let's not rush this yet. Until we find out what she's announcing tonight we'll have to sit tight and wait. Let's see what her moves will be
Mitchell Han: …
Meiko Yin: Is something in your mind, Han?
Mitchell Han: …Is it really a good idea to bring Peter in this after what just happen?
Willis Wong: He's not wrong. Don't know about you but I'd prefer he set this one out after what happened to his school
John Powell: Kinda agree with them. I mean this still feels wrong that we have to keep putting him to work
Marcus Quentino: No doubt about that. That was still messed up
Sable Manfredi: But he's still committed. And after this is done, we can let him go afterwards
John Powell: And if the kid gets killed what then?
Sable Manfredi He won't. He's been trained by Meiko after all
Christopher Chen: But if he does get killed?
Sable Manfredi Enough…The decision has been made. Peter will still be a part of it and that's final. We proceed as normal and we'll discuss more details after the meeting. Any more we wish to discuss?
Christopher Chen: …
Marcus Quentino: …
John Powell: …
Willis Wong: …
Mitchell Han: …
Sable Manfredi Good. Dismissed
Somewhere in New York
Coming out of the bus, Sally is seen walking down the street completely upset. Walking towards a small and old apartment building and head inside
Inside Small Old Apartment: Main Hall
Sally walks in the main hall, which appeared slightly uncleaned as an old janitor tries to clean the floor while he greets Sally while he puts up an "Out of Order" sign. Making her feel worse or today. Sally walks up to the stairs two floors up and passes a number of doors until she reaches hers
Sally Avril: …Home sweet home
Inside Small Old Apartment: Avril's Apartment
Entering her apartment, Sally comes home to her apartment which appeared somewhat a mess. Some parts looking partially clean. Looking at the table nearby to see a plate of cooked food, with a note written from her mother before going to work
Sally Avril: …Mom…Couldn't stay abit longer, huh?
A couple of minutes later, Sally heated the food and quietly watches television while eating. Sitting on the couch quietly and almost finish her food, until she sees a channel of the funeral that's been taking place, with Liz Allan's photo being shown. The sight of her late friend immediately brought back memories of her time when she's alive and what had happened today with Jason. Immediately bringing her to tears as she angrily throws the plate around. Causing her to cry and angrily scream
Sally Avril: YAAAAAAAAAHHH! *sob* *sob* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!
Somewhere in Queen's: Near Parker House
Walking back home, Peter is seen in his thought. Wondering what Madam Web said to him
Peter Parker: …Chosen…Me…Heh. How was I even chosen…? How can I? Do I even deserve it after what happen? I don't even know anymore
Outside Parker House: Front Door
Walking towards the front door Peter was about to open the front door, but suddenly notice the door unlocked. Pushing it he sees the lock damaged and feeling worried
Peter Parker: W-What…? No
Parker House: Entrance
Inside, Peter sees the table on the floor with some furniture damaged and turns and sees the kitchen a complete mess with food on the floor. Leaving him completely worried
Peter Parker: Aunt May!? AUNT MAY!? NICO!? NICO! AUNT MAY!
Peter quickly rushes around the house to see what's going on until he heads to his room
Parker House: Peter's Room
Peter rushed into his room and is taken by surprised to sees his Spider-Man costume placed on his bed. With a note on it that says "Come and find me, Spider-Man", with a piece of fur attached to it as Peter seems to recognize it
Peter Parker: K-Kraven!?
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Hello again. I'm back
Sorry it took so long. I had to make a number of changes to get it right, and a case of writer's block because there are certain scenes that I needed to get the flow right in terms of dialogues and scenes
Another I wanted to work on is my own personal "What If" scene. With the scene involve Madam Web and the "Golden Web" Peter used to see possible futures. Using parts of the actual canon and the routes I came up with a certain number of possible futures. One of the things that I wanted to play with is how different moments affect the outcomes of their future. It's no just the words that can affect the changes, but the moments and the decisions that plays into it. One being an example is Chapter 6. As you would remember, Peter was supposed to follow Gwen when she leaves Empire State University and therefore the outcome was Gwen can either be alive and paralyzed or she would have died like in the comics, but instead he chose to follow Miles Warren and the briefcase and therefore her outcome changed. Same with Liz Allan, which had she been alive it would have gone two directions. One was Peter and Liz would get back together and they start getting serious and would in turn have them get married in the future, or she would grow bitter and would form Alchemax that would one day bring the world to collapse and she would rebuild the world with Alchemax in full control. Same with Mary Jane Watson, as in her possible future there are four outcomes. One being that she returns to her hometown of Pennsylvania and continues to be an actress, the second she remains in New York and continues to become an actress and the two would remain as friends, the third outcome would be the same as outcome two but they would start being serious and start dating were they will get married, and the fourth outcome which would slightly be the same as either outcome two or three except Mary Jane will encounter an evil being, which originally I thought about Mephisto but who knows, as it starts corrupting her and she becomes the "Goblin Queen". Choices can affect the paths of that person and different moments and choices can set a person's path in stone. But that depends on those choices that it can go anywhere. Reason for Madam Web's involvement is because she knows that Peter would make a choice and it can go either way for him, and that in turn would bring the world to ruin if he chose wrong. No future is predictable if out keep on assuming that things would go the way you want. Life doesn't work that way and there's no guarantee if the outcome you wanted would go what you'd expect
The Gwen Stacy being paralyzed was actually based on a pic I saw from Deviantart, and I actually like that idea that I wanted to use that. Her outcome would go the same way as in the comics except for one part. Since from the comics Spider-Man aimed his webbing on her leg, but what if he aimed at a different part of her body? Like the chest, she would still land and hit on the ground, but the webbing on her chest would slow to the point where she survives the fall, but her spine is damaged. Ultimately, her future in that moment would allow Gwen to birth cellular regenerative medicine, and Peter and Gwen would still be together. Personally, I'm fascinated with the idea of a paralyzed Gwen Stacy
Also, what will happen to Black Cat? That I can't spoil just yet, but damn it will be something to see
And lastly, we have the introduction of Phillip Stacy. The older brother of Gwen Stacy. His role is going o be something that will put him at odds with his father, George. The aspect is should the law serve the people or should it serve the system? This will have both of them at odds which I already had an idea for
As the next chapter shows, Peter will confront Kraven who now knows his identity as Spider-Man. And what also could mean for Mary Parker now that she knows his identity. So yeah. A Peter as Spider-Man vs Kraven the Hunter next chapter
Will get it done as soon as I got the setting right. So, thanks for all for waiting this long and I hope I can do better. Until next time