Happy Belated FFWF!! OOOOOOOOOO YES!!! Okay, I have to say that I’m really proud of a lot of my fics, but recently, I’m really of:
1. All of Chapter 12 in Raise Me Up! This is the chapter with May’s wake and funeral, and I tried to take it very seriously to show that this is something that Peter will never truly get over it. It was also a nice mental workout for me as I used it to channel how I felt when I lost my loved one. I especially loved writing Tony and Pepper comforting Peter and promising to May that they would take care of him. I know it was sad and didn’t pull back any punches, but I’m really proud of it because of that. Like one of my Tumblr friends said, it was a lot, but the topic is a lot. And I’m so proud of it!
2. Also from Raise Me Up in Chapter 14, Peter’s monologue to the Judge at the hearing to grant Tony permanent guardianship:
“I’ve known Tony for about a year now, Your Honor, and…I know he hasn’t always had the greatest of reputations on the news before he became Iron Man. But…the Tony that I’ve known is nowhere close to the one you all saw on TV all those years ago. The Tony that I know…the real Tony is kind, caring, supportive…a mentor…protective. He found me at my school and gave me an internship when he saw that I had potential. He took me under his wing and helped me…” Peter looked at Tony, “step up my game and become someone better than him. Although, I’m not sure that’s even possible, but ever since then, he’s been there for me every step of the way…just as any p-guardian would do. We’ve been through a lot together…good, bad, and ugly, and we’ve really become a team…a-a family. I know May wasn’t his biggest fan in the beginning, but I know she knew what she was doing when she named him as a guardian in her will. She wouldn’t have done it if she didn’t think Tony could do it, and I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think he could. I mean, he’s already doing it. He’s supported me through my grief…my aunt’s wake and funeral…everything. So…” he took a deep breath, “to answer your question, Your Honor, I couldn’t be happier that Tony is my guardian. If anything, it’s my aunt’s last gift to me…to give me to someone who she knew would always be there for me…who would be my family…no matter what.”
I’m super super proud of this snippet too! This is where Peter acknowledges out loud in front of everyone how important Tony is to him and how he tells everyone that the Tony that people saw in the media is not the Tony he’s gotten to know over the course of the 10 months after Homecoming. While he’s not admitting that he sees Tony as a father figure, he makes it clear that he sees Tony, Pepper, Rhodey, Vision, and Happy as family and he believes wholeheartedly that this was May’s gift. I also believe this shows how mature Peter is and how he doesn’t blindly follow Tony and that he doesn’t care about Tony’s past and only cares about the man he is now.