Okay, in the end Pete had to hand it to the wrestling announcer. The Spider-Man was a way better name then the Human Spider, now that he's had time to think about it. Harry had been a real pal too, if he hadn't realized it. Pete had a full ride at FCU but Aunt May lived in lower Queens, which might as well be lower Bolivia by NYC traffic. Harry Osborne on the other hand was Pete's best friend since grade school - and he just so happened to be the son of Norman Osborne, CEO of Oscorp. Pete was barely making ends meet in lower suburban Queens - Harry could afford any apartment in the city.
Heh, you'd think he was twisting his leg to let Pete share the apartment in exchange for science tutoring, and an understanding of the party schedule considering who is actually paying the bills. Pete got the feeling he'd regret that come finals but for now that was just fine - he could work something out. For once, the universe seemed to be smiling on him. Pete keeps suiting up. He intends to go to his first class but take a long way around.
High School. It seemed so long ago even if it was just a summer. Pete wasn't exactly a social butterfly - let's face it, he was the king of the nerds - but in some ways it paid off. He couldn't get a date to save his life but he got noticed for his science skills, enough that FCU offered a full ride. You wouldn't even recognize him now, he barely did when he looked in old pictures. Peter Parker used to be 98 pounds soaking wet with giant coke-bottle glasses, now he was built like an acrobat with 20/20 vision. Thank god he had a summer to "reinvent himself" to explain it. It was kind of funny really. Other kids went onto summer adventures after Graduation like Cancun - he went to a Science Expo. He even asked Liz Allen along but Flash Thompson squished that plan flat like a bug.
Hmmm. . .maybe that's not the best analogy to use.
But by a genetically engineered super-spider, things happened to Pete. Things that made him stronger, faster, more agile - he felt great for it. Better! He cataloged his abilities and they went superhuman! Those first few months with the new powers were a blast, the wall crawling was trippy, the strength - all of it! He thought his family's financial troubles were finally over too when 'Crusher' Kreel made an offer to wrestle anyone for money - he went down there and won handily, the Spider-Man was born!
Except - except he wasn't. Not that way. The box office was robbed, Pete could of stopped the thief easily but they had just skimped him so he let the thief run out. He needed a getaway car, Uncle Ben was parked in front of the library across the street from the arena and he. . .
With Great Power must Always come Great Responsibility. If Peter had accepted that even a little earlier Uncle Ben would still be alive. No, he wasn't going to do something so silly as wrestling, he was going to be the better man for it.
He did finish the costume, even got the organic polymer webbing figured out - maybe something from the spider helped his understanding of things like that? He didn't know - but he had worked out some web shooters and a belt to store extra cartridges. Harry was the party boy, Pete was the roommate who enjoyed it too - and the roommate who got the attic loft room with the hidden window. An hour before class, perfect time to test the new equipment. Spider-Man dons the mask and gets climbing - resolute to not like Uncle Ben's memory down again if nothing else.
"New York; Spider-Man. Spider-Man; New York. Charmed, I'm sure.
" he quips as he steps back from a ledge on top of the apartment building, breathes in and out, and runs- runs at the edge for a massive leap as he puts his fingers on the trigger for the first true web-sling.
Nothing. Oh, Shit! Come on, Come on!
There! There it goes.
Basic idea is that this is the first year of Pete's college and his first serious year as a superhero. He's been dorking around in High School and getting his superhero legs, now he's starting to really get his name out there.
This is mostly a superhero story, with sex scenes. The Parker Luck is known not to apply to women after all. Maybe a little less storybook in that regard with Pete picking up friends-with-benefits and open relationships. Like, possibly say, after being set up on a blind date by their aunts the supermodel/actress Mary Jane Watson is surprised that this science geek from Queens gives her the best sex of her life and starts calling him for booty calls. And being smarter then she looks she figures out that he's Spider-Man.
Willing to talk details, obviously.