chapter twenty two// peter POV
after walking y/n home i decided to take a quick swing around the neighborhood. what i intended to make a quick swing turned into quite a lengthy one. i was having so much fun flying carefree above the now busy streets. one day, i swore, i'm going to tell y/n. and then we'll swing from city to city. together. thinking of y/n made me so happy. and then sad. i miss her. i know it's only been a few hours but what can i say? i love her. so i decided to reroute and check on her hopefully slyly. once i reached her window i stopped and clung to the brick wall to the right of it, out of her sight. i used my spidey sense and the controls of my suit to hone in on what she was saying. but the first voice i heard was not y/n's. it was smaller and more childlike. soon enough i put two and two together and realized it must have been y/n's brother henry. "what about mommy?" he said, obviously distressed. "mommy would stay here..." suddenly henry's voice became louder, "NO." "but daddy misses you..." what is this about? i wondered. but my thoughts were interrupted by y/n's clear and unwavering voice.
"i'm really going to miss you when i leave." i felt my heart stop. my face drained of its color and i felt very nauseous. she was leaving me? no. it can't be. but i heard it. and y/n would never lie to henry. but, at the same time, i thought she would never lie to me either.
i decided it would be best if i left y/n's apartment and went back to mine to think.
once i reached my bedroom window i climbed inside and fell back on my bed, not even bothering to take off the suit.
i started to cry. i knew this would happen. she's always been too good for me. why did i even hold on to that type of hope? it was too good to be true. all of it. (continues in comments)