Spiderman: The Death of the Staceys Beautiful, that is the only word that describes her. Her Blonde hair goes on forever her blue eyes glow and I am left speechless by her very being, I watch her dodge left and right she moves so gracefully. Then I see her looking back at me, is it possible has she noticed me. I smile at her and I see the look on her face go from a smile to a terrified look of shock and I turn to see what she is looking at and I turn my head just in time for the ball to hit me full force in the face and there is such momentum that I fall back hard on the gym floor and the world goes dark. Peter opens his eyes and say her name Peter: GWEN The water hits me in the face waking me. Peter looks up to see Harry looking down at him laughing holding the empty water bottle. Harry: Having a nice dream buddy? Peter wipes the water from my eyes and get up off the ground in time to hear the coach yell. Coach: The game is called Dodgeball Parker, the goal behind the game is to dodge the ball when it is thrown at you not take it square in the face. Oh and Thompson you don't have to try and take parkers head off everytime you throw at him. Flash: Sorry coach just trying to toughen him up a little bit, I mean look at the guy. Coach: Just watch it from now on Thompson. Peter wipes the blood that has started coming out of my nose and look up at harry Peter: How did you talk me into playing this game again? Harry: I told you she was playing, your feelings for her are kind of obvious buddy, you might have a shot if you would actually talk to her. Peter shoot harry a look that says drop it, I don't want to have this conversation again. He picks it up and changes topics, something about picking up cheerleadrs later. Peter walks over to the bleachers and takes a seat, Peter opens his backpack and starts reading his science chapter. The rest of the period flies by, Peters always been able to lose himself in science. When the buzzer goes off he goes to the lockerroom and get changed and start walking home. Peter waves to harry as he is leaving. Harry is getting into his fathers limousine and Peter wonders why harry is coming to queens to go to school seems like with the money his father makes he could afford to go to any number of private schools. Harry gets into the backseat of the limousine and sarcastically asks the driver Harry: Could you have found a more obvious spot to park? Driver: Sorry Mr. Osborn, your father stressed he need you home as quickly as I could arrange it, he said there is something the two of you need to discuss. Harry: Great. Back at the osborn residence, Norman is going over his figures again, he wants to be absolutely sure before Stromms Case, coming up tommorrow. He recieved an annonymous tip from one of stromms lab assistants that Stromm has been embezzling funds out of his company. It stopped being their company the day after stromm began devoting himself to the science side and norman the buisiness side. Norman was rechecking the figures one last time when he heard the front door to the house open and close his study was first door on the left inside the house, and he looked over his shoulder and saw harry walk in and drop his book bag down in a chair and sit down in the chair next to it. Harry: You wanted to see me about something father? Norman doesn't even bother to look in his direction. Norman: Yes you will be taking the next couple of days off from school to stay home, I want you to dress up we will be attending the Professor Stromms Case it has finally come up. Harry: Why do you want me to come along? Norman: That should be clear to help my image as being a straight buisness man and family man. Your main purpose will be their to look happy to sway the jurors over to my side in the case. Harry: I understand and I will do my best father. Harry picks up his bag and exits the study and goes to his room and turns on the cd player before locking the door. He walks over to his bed and takes out a small case from under his bed in it is some small pieces of paper and a small plastic bag with a couple of ounces of marijuanna in it, he rolls a cigarette lights it and takes a long drag. Harry: Much better. At the parker residence has a slightly different atomsphere. Aunt May: Oh My God, peter what happened to your nose? Peter: I'm fine Aunt may I was playing dodgeball at school today and got caught off guard. Aunt May: Peter you never play sports, why were you playing dodgeball? Peter: I just wanted to play today. Aunt May: Peter your not telling me something why were you playing? Uncle Ben: May stop nagging the boy, he wanted to play dodgeball there doesn't have to be another reason, he is a boy he just wanted to play. Aunt May: Ben don't you interrupt me. Peter grins at uncle ben as he notices ben kite his eyes, in the direction of the stairs letting him know that he will take the heat if Peter wants to go on up to his room. Peter walks up the steps and goes to his bedroom he sits down at the desk in his room and starts working on his homework. He reaches up from it and turns on the radio to see if there is anything worth listening to. As he turns it on he hears just the end of his favorite song. That figures. Then a commercial starts and he hears Don't miss it coming soon to queens the Action Power Hour of wrestling. You won't want to miss our champion crusher hogan, there will be a 1500 dollar prize to anyone from the crowd that can pin crusher for the count of three. Peter turns it off, sure would be nice to have that money, I could get a new microscope and some clothes, and maybe gwen would notice me and I could take her out to a nice dinner. Peter be quiet you know you would be killed if you climbed in the ring with hogan, not to mention even if you did manage to win, there is no way gwen would go out with a quadrapaligic which is all that would be left of you. Peter turns the computer on and signs into the internet, he is going to kill some time before he finishes up doesn't have but about fifteen more minutes worth of work anyway. He signs on to a local news website and sees the article talking about the wrestling and sees another article not far underneath it that talks about a science expo that will be coming to the area. Guest Speaker is Reed Richards. Awesome. Empire State University in New York. Steve: So Doc are you ready for your big unveiling? Octavius looks at the assistant like he is insignificant bug. Doc Ock: Its Queens, I would give my right eye if there is one person there that understands my work. Steve: Well be prepared to hand it over, because its just been announced that Reed Richards will be the guest speaker. He has some kind of confrence set up on the faults with genetic modification. Octavius sighs under his breath Doctor Octavius: Anyone that comes to my booth will only be doing it to kill time until Richards goes on, which means my speech explaining energy transfer is just a waste of my breath. Well I guess I will just have to unveil something else to keep their attention focused on me rather than him. I have been meaning to unveil my arms well this might be the perfect opportunity. Octavius smiles thinking about all the people who will leave richards speech just to see his magnificent arms and goes back about his figures on the energy transfer device the Conference is tommorrow evening. The next day at school, Peter is sitting in class listening to the teacher talking about radiation and the harmful side effects and asks the class if any of them is planning on attending the conference tonight a few people raise their hands peter included. Mr. Andrews: Mr. Parker if you would since I know I can count on you to do your homework write up a brief essay on what you thought of the conference since I think you are the only one that might understand what they are talking about. Peter: Yes sir. Mr. Andrews: If you would pay a visit to Otto Octavius's booth also while your there and get some information on how his project works since I have a feeling any other class members that go will be there strictly hoping to see Mr. Fantastic. Peter: Yes sir. Peter had heard that Octavius was supposed to debut his new energy transfer method he had been working on and was planning on going by the booth anyway so it wasn't going to be a problem. After class peter walks up to gwen finally gathering what little courage he could to approach her. Peter: Uh Gwen can I talk to you for a minute? Gwen: Sure Pete whats up? She knows my name, Its all he can do to keep from running away. Peter: Did You hear the teacher ask me to go that sciene conference tonight, I know its kind of last minute but would you go with me? Gwen grins at him and seeing how insecure he is leans in close to him and whispers her answer in his ear. Gwen: Sure. Peter is struck speechless he expected her to conviently have something else planned for the evening he had already worked the conversation out in his head but he never dreamed she would say yes. Peter: wh wh when should I pick you up? Peter stumbles through the words. Gwen: Well it starts at six, I live close to it, I can meet you there if you want, my dad's a cop and might question you kind of roughly. Peter: Ok I will meet you there, if that is fine with you. Gwen is kinda disappointed it would have meant something if peter would have managed the courage to pick her up and meet her father. Gwen: Thats fine. Gwen has been hoping he would ask her out ever since the rumor started making the rounds that Pete liked her. She is not into jocks like thompson and she had heard that the stunt with taking peters head off in dodgeball was to impress her, in fact it had the opposite reaction she is even less interested in him now than she was before. Peter grins at her before hurrying off to avoid the akward moment that has hovered ever since she surprised him by saying yes.