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Aanon Burr, Sir ([personal profile] aanonburr) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2016-05-07 12:44 pm

the picture prompt

the picture prompt meme

I — Comment with your character.
II — Others will leave a picture (or two, or three...)
III — Reply to them with a setting based on the picture.

IV — Link to any pictures that are NSFW, please.
V — Be aware that this meme will likely be image-heavy. That's kind of the point.

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tictacs: (heh)

[personal profile] tictacs 2016-05-08 10:52 am (UTC)(link)
I wanna say it's 'cause you don't cover your tracks well, but it's more like once you let Tony Stark know who you are, it went pretty downhill from there. We costumed compadres gotta stick together, you know.

( maybe peter's aunt may is used to strange adults coming to talk to her nephew at this point; scott doesn't really know. all he knows is that peter is upset and scott gets it--or sort of gets it, he doesn't want to assume anything wrong. it's a little bit how he doesn't want to assume peter's comfortable enough with him to let him sit on his bed, so here he is standing by the wall instead with his hands in the pockets of his hoodie.

he offers the kid a crooked smile. )

That, and I didn't really want to leave you alone after hearing... what happened here.

( a pause, and then he adds, ) Have you talked to anyone else?
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-08 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I didn't let him know anything. [It's a half-grumbled complaint, and Peter slides his glasses up to the top of his head, one hand rubbing over his face. These days it just seemed like everything got more complicated by the second.] You sound like Deadpool, FYI. He's not going to show up on my doorstep too, is he?

[Worse, she's downright excited about it. Thinks it has something to do with a science grant, that he might have a job lined up out of college. He'd hate to disappoint her, and then there's the whole 'we could tell her about your nighttime activities at any time' vibe, so.]

No. [He nudges the button on his desk, letting the lock motorize into place. He nods, offering Scott a seat. He might not like it, but Aunt May didn't raise a rude kid. Besides, he's less guns blazing than Stark, which Peter can appreciate.] Until Tony came around nobody knew. [Nobody still alive, anyway, and he's not counting those in Ravencroft.]
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[personal profile] tictacs 2016-05-09 02:08 am (UTC)(link)
( "until tony came around nobody knew" sounds about right. scott's a good guy, but he doesn't really keep up with heroes everywhere; all he knows about peter is that he's spiderman and that he's been through enough here, but that most of all he's a kid.

that he talk to someone about the things that've happened to him since he took up the title isn't necessary, of course. scott's not really here to beat a story out of him.

but it can be a comfort not having to keep things secret all the time. )

Well, I know I look mostly like an unwelcome Santa right about now, but d'you wanna go out? ( hands touching, his fingers lock together as he lightly nudges peter's leg with his own. ) Never been to Queens before now! It'd be cool to see it in the eyes of a resident.

And it sounds a lot less stuffy than a bedroom--no offence, of course.
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-09 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
[Spiderman tends to slip by, for the most part, unnoticed. He's harmless, in the grand scheme of things; he sticks to his beat, takes down muggers and purse snatchers and drug rings. He fights for the everyman, making the streets a little bit safer. Sometimes something bigger falls in his lap but - well, Stark had dragged him into a whole other world.

Peter eyes Scott somewhat suspiciously at the suggestion; the only reason he doesn't dismiss it completely is the honesty he can see in his expression. Out of everyone, perhaps, Peter though Scott might get it. How completely insane the world had become. He's not some larger than life billionaire, or some super assassin.]

...we do have the best key lime pie in the city.
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[personal profile] tictacs 2016-05-09 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
Would you believe me if I said I've never tried key lime pie? 'cause I haven't.

( scott grins. he'd been perfectly fine with any rejection; it would've only been right, he thinks, given the whole stranger status and the fact that the last time they'd seen each other had been on the battlefield. doesn't make him any less glad peter decided to go along with it. people like him might be rare--few and far between these days--but he really is too nice for his own good. he doesn't expect more than pie and night air and good conversation.

peter parker is spiderman, but peter parker was peter parker first. scott's lucky he has friends who know his secret to remind him of life outside the costume; he's just sort of hoping peter'll feel better after normalcy with someone he doesn't have to lie to. )

Do I, uh, have to ask your aunt for permission? ( he stands now, rubbing at his jaw. ) Give her my contact number?
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-09 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
Are you serious? Where have you been, dude?

[Peter turns to grab a few things off his desk, namely his wallet and a few pellet refills for his webshooters. Might as well, who knew when there would be trouble? Any time he went out without the intention to patrol, some nutcase blew up Times Square.

Maybe he'd get the chance to ask Scott how the hell his suit worked. Peter had been understandably impressed by the whole thing, running dazed calculations in his head as his healing factor tried to work off the concussion.

It certainly couldn't hurt. Sometimes you had to remind yourself that you were only human, that the world wasn't just the fight in front of you.]

No, she'll be thrilled. [Peter snorts, unlocking the door and snatching a hoodie off the foot of his bed.] I'm sure she thinks you're a Stark scientist or something.
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[personal profile] tictacs 2016-05-09 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
In this beat-up hoodie and old jeans get-up? ( scott looks down at himself, then over at peter with the tiny urge to laugh. ) She's amazing. I mean, it works in my favour, but it's still amazing.

( on the way out he does give peter's aunt may a dip of his head and a 'i'm taking him to dinner'--which isn't a lie, per se, but still is kind of vague given the fact that scott isn't the hot-shot scientist professor she might think he is.

oh, man. he hopes lying by omission won't kick him in the ass later on. )

You think about college yet? ( it's the first thing scott asks the moment they're walking outside, his sneakers tapping on the pavement and his hands back in his pockets. ) I know I don't look it, but I'm a licenced engineer. ( he brags only a little bit. ) Got some pretty sweet grades, too.
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-09 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
The alternative is that I'm a drug runner and you're the supplier., But since Tony Stark visited our house, nothing is out of the realm of possibility. [It definitely gave him an easy out, god bless. Peter's refusal to talk about his bruises and late nights hadn't done much for her faith in him.]

Empire State offered me some scholarship money, so they're currently my top school. [Top of his class at one of the leading science and math high schools in New York, but he still couldn't get a full ride anywhere. The engineer comment catches his attention, though, and Peter cants his head to the side, leading them down the sidewalk.] Yeah? Where'd you study?
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[personal profile] tictacs 2016-05-09 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
Florida State. Just about the same story as you--it was my top 'cause I could get a grant. ( scott laughs, hand lifting just so a curled index finger can scratch at the skin of his cheek. ) But university now seems a lot crueller than it did when I was eighteen, like you'll have to give an arm and a leg or something.

( simple, everyday conversation is nice. wanting to root for peter is a nice feeling, too.

huh. scott really does hope he gets to go to school. )

ESU, though, right? What're you majoring in? ( thinking about peter's webbing material--something he's certain stark could never make on his own--and how firm it'd been around him when scott was restrained, he lets out a little sound of curiosity. ) Something science-y? Or are you gonna throw me a curve ball and say "creative writing"?
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-09 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
Their grant program is awesome. What area of engineering are you in? [He'd guess electrical or biochemical, but one never knew.] Are you Florida local?

Yeah, prices are off the charts now. Education should not be more expensive than a house. [Peter huffs in a manner that suggests he's had this argument with himself a number of times.] I mean, right off the bat into adulthood and I'm supposed to saddle myself with spending the most money I probably ever will? Stupid.

No, no, [That got Peter to laugh, adjusting his glasses on the bridge of his nose.] I like to eat. Not enough to stop me from pursuing biochemistry though, but what the hell.

[Not the most profitable area of science, especially if you weren't heading into it with Oscorp in mind. Which Peter almost certainly wasn't.]
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[personal profile] tictacs 2016-05-09 05:04 am (UTC)(link)
Biochemistry... holy shit. ( scott laughs too, tilting his head to the side before quietly shaking it. he can barely remember his biochemistry lessons when he was in university--doesn't remember how they differ from all the other sciences in his head. ) Bio I've never been good at or liked, but chem is great. Chem is like tropical-flavoured shaved ice on a summer day, and I'm saying this as an electrical engineer.

( following peter around, he sort of wonders where they can find this famed pie, but for the most part he's finding the kid's company to be worth a lot more than food. )

I was born in Florida, but right now I live in San Francisco. ( a sheepish grin as scott considers how far away san francisco actually is. ) I'm not gonna lie--I had a job 'round New York before remembering you were here and coming over, but this ain't so bad a visit, don't you think?

I mean, I'm probably better than Tony Stark. Hopefully? ( he's just teasing now. )
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-09 05:13 am (UTC)(link)
At least it's not physics? [Physics made him want to die. So much so he'd actually punched a hole in a block of concrete at the empty warehouse he sometimes studied at. It was not his proudest moment (okay, maybe a little, he punched a hole in concrete).]

[It's a fair few blocks from his house, but traversing the streets is second nature to Peter. After all, he hadn't been out of the city until Tony dragged him to Europe.]

Are you part of the Stark conference? [Huge deal every year, always made the newspaper at his school. They usually got a few guest speakers out of it, which was an added bonus.] As long as I don't have to fight Captain America again, it's the best damn visit ever.

Lightyears. [Peter snorts and turns them down a side alley, a shortcut.] You didn't hit on my aunt, so brownie points to you.
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[personal profile] tictacs 2016-05-09 05:27 am (UTC)(link)
He tried to hit on your aunt? ( which is a little bit funny, but mostly scott disbelieving of how intense stark egos tend to be. all he ever hears are bad things, and he figures maybe they're not all true, but he doesn't see himself meshing with tony stark any time soon. ) I mean--yeah, I'm not gonna lie, she's very pretty, but like...

It's like hitting on my best friend's sister. ( not that he and peter are best friends or anything. (not yet?) ) Or my best friend's mum?

( yeah maybe he should change the subject. )

I'm not nearly smart enough for the Stark Conference, honestly. Or maybe I am--but can you imagine a guy like me in there? ( scott answers his question for himself. ) Not at all.

I like smarts and I like dealing with tech. All that stuff's great. But I also like living my life as ordinarily as I can--which is why Ant-Man's supposed to stay an urban myth.

I dunno, man... I don't ask for much from life. Just existing happily sounds like a dream come true.
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-09 05:40 am (UTC)(link)
I think it was mainly to piss me off. [It wasn't serious, God forbid. Peter would rather not get arrested for beating the hell out of Tony Stark.

Scott's rambling metaphors have Peter raising his eyebrows, amused and only marginally confused. Eventually he decides to throw Scott a lifeline.]
Yes, she's aged well.

You'd throw them all for a loop. That's worth something. [Peter pointed out, as the alley deposited them on a main street. They were at the tail end of dinner time for the tourists, who would most likely be heading the monuments and theatre shows.] Not gonna lie, I'd love to pick your brain about the suit. It's kind of awesome.

Not when you're on SHIELD's radar. [Peter shook his head, stopping them in front of an innocuous looking diner.] They're going to call you again. Someone will, anyway.

We left normal a while ago. [Peter smiles wryly, opening the door for Scott.]
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[personal profile] tictacs 2016-05-09 05:54 am (UTC)(link)
( as cryptic as peter's last remark is, scott follows it up with a, ) Aren't you the charming gentleman?

( and then he goes in.

scott isn't the one who lives here, so he's happy going to whatever seat peter picks out. he takes the one that faces the entrance, folding his hands over the table and twiddling his thumbs as his gaze shifts from the outside world to the boy he's having pie with. )

I know that, though. About you and I definitely not being able to go back to just being who we were in the eyes of regular society. ( "regular society" also tastes funny in scott's mouth. ) I mean, we can always fake it, but it won't change what's true.

Still... there're things to hold onto. Like your family, and your biochemistry career, and the curious guy in you who wants to find out about my super secret suit. ( looking at peter, he offers a crooked smile. ) I mean, yeah, the Avengers'll find you again. You did a great job beating me up!

But just 'cause they do doesn't mean you always have to answer the call. ( seeing a waitress notice them, scott rounds his strange, introspective words up. ) The "greater good" is pretty vague shit. Sometimes it's just protecting the town you live in instead of the world, y'know?
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-09 06:04 am (UTC)(link)
Aunt May didn't raise a heathen. [Peter cants his head, genuine grin starting to take over his features. He wasn't always moody, most of the time he was a little shit.

The diner is bright and full of noise, but Peter just zeroes in on a booth by the window and nabs it with Scott. He's gotten used to the sensory overload, for the most part.]

Would you really want to? Go back to how it was before? [For all the crap that one little spider bite has thrown his way, Peter isn't sure he'd change it. The death, yes, of course; he'd give it up in a heartbeat if it meant Uncle Ben, Gwen, and her father lived. But it wouldn't, would it? Spider bite or not, Uncle Ben would have tried to stop that robber. That was just the sort of man he was. This was just the way the world was meant to be. It gave Peter a purpose he'd honestly been lacking Before.] By all my calculations it should be impossible.

Sorry about that, by the way. But I think the concussion you gave me squared us. [Peter nods the waitress over.] That's all I ever want to do. I'm here for the little guy. Crazy politics and super assassins isn't my ballgame.
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[personal profile] tictacs 2016-05-09 06:22 am (UTC)(link)
( scott lets peter order, and because he's got a terrible sweet tooth he adds 'and a sprite'. he doesn't really know if it goes well with it, but any pie with lime with it should go with citrusy things, or at least that's what logic dictates.

by the time the waitress is gone (scott watches until she's at a safe enough distance before folding his arms over the table), he's healthily excited for a first-time dessert. maybe he should take a picture, but it's too bad he doesn't own a smartphone. )

To answer your question, though, I wouldn't go back. I like knowing I can help. I like knowing that I'm more than the burglar even Baskin-Robbins wouldn't keep--and yeah, I worked for them, and it was extremely serious shit. ( scott nods gravely. ) But always fighting behind these guys? Not so ecstatic. I'm no worldwide acclaim and applause kinda guy.

( he exhales through his teeth. ) I'm just a dude in a shrinking suit trying to help where he can. ( and then he smiles, resting his chin on his arms. )

Figure that's what red, blue, and swingin' webs is, too.
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-09 06:31 am (UTC)(link)
[Fresh pie never failed to lift his spirits. Peter took off his glasses, polishing them on his sleeve. He didn't even need them, he mostly just wore them out of habit now.

He doesn't either, and maybe that's best, considering how frequently he goes through the cheap burner phones. It's not his fault he gets distracted and crushes them.]

I didn't even try, the Baskin-Robbins application is terrifying. [Peter hides a smile.] Honestly I'm not always convinced their fights are worth it. Hydra, sure, but they get tangled up in so much other crap.

Shrinking my ass. [The giant trick was still beyond his comprehension. His fingers drum against the table, full of restless energy.] Come on, throw me a bone. I'll tell you about the webbing?

Do you take a beat back home? Might want to try it. I'm sure there's plenty of petty crime in San Francisco. [New York's could keep him up for days if he let it.]
tictacs: (heh)

i just wanna say this thread is extremely cute so far

[personal profile] tictacs 2016-05-09 06:53 am (UTC)(link)
Well... I don't go out as often as you do, definitely. Or at least not as Ant-Man, 'cause I'm trying to keep that idea as hard for people to believe as possible. ( scott grins, removing one arm from beneath his chin to rub a palm over the back of his neck. ) I can't go around fighting robbers, but I'm more a crack-from-the-inside kinda guy. You find the group of baddies, you sneak in and stop them before they pull their heists--that kinda stuff.

I'm tiny more than giant, so I sneak more than fight. Maybe we could be an excellent duo someday. Bug brothers. You should meet my ant family.

( teasingly, he adds, ) But you won't know how to make a suit like mine ever. Promised someone I'd keep the details secret--I want to keep it that way.
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I love your Scott! ^_^

[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-09 07:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Want to take a bet on how long that lasts? [With Tony Stark involved? Sure, he may pretend not to know who Scott is but he's smarter than that, to let that be a reality.] That sounds kinda fun. Mafia type stuff or?

Your ant family? [Peter certainly doesn't have anything in common besides what he absorbed.] Not to step on the idea of a team-up, but I'm an arachnid. [He's also pretty sure Scott doesn't have any ant DNA, but hey, who knew what powered the suit?]

My current superpowers are more than enough. [Peter snorted and quieted for a second as the waitress brought Scott his sprite.] If that's the case, don't pay a visit to Stark Tower in it. Word on the street is Stark has the whole place set up with biometrics.
tictacs: (workin)

YO...... your peter is great too! i like how all the diff spiderman canons are meshed

[personal profile] tictacs 2016-05-10 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
Trust me, man, I'm never going to Stark Tower if I got a choice about it. ( more than personal biases, scott just doesn't think he'll ever have a reason to. the avengers have their own compound, anyway. taking up his sprite, he pops the tab open and takes a good gulp to burn his throat. ) But I'm sure even if I did, the guy's A.I. wouldn't figure anything out.

( cocky? maybe. scott grins a bit, putting the sprite on the table and regarding peter before him. )

Anyhow, I don't just deal with mafia types--my ex-wife re-married a cop, so sometimes if he gets tips he needs help with, there I go. Things like that. If you go to San Fran one day, we'll make the whole Ant-Spider thing come true. ( a pause. ) Just don't eat my ant sisters, okay?

( scott's teasing, obviously. but there the pie is, coming towards them and making scott cant his head to the side. it's served before them and the first thing he does is sniff it... and yeah, okay. it smells great. )

Oh... there's the citrus.
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-10 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
You say that like you'll have a choice. [Peter raises an eyebrow, just observing for a moment. For all intents and purposes he still didn't know Scott very well, but even so he felt this conversation was pretty indicative of his world view.] Caution goes a long way, especially if you'd prefer to be an urban legend.

Dude an insider on the force. [Peter groans, propping his cheek in his palm.] Color me jealous.

We'd have to come up with a kickass team name. Are there enough tall buildings? My mode of transportation relies heavily on that. [Part of why the battle at the airfield kinda sucked sometimes, and he ended up hitching a ride on one of the fliers - which hadn't necessarily been welcome, but Rhodey stopped trying to blast him off after the first few times.]

Behold, the best pie in the city - nay, the state of New York. [Peter spread his arms imperiously, teasing smile pulling at the corners of his mouth. To be perfectly fair, it was though.]
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[personal profile] tictacs 2016-05-10 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
You build the pie up and I'm gonna think I'm eating angel's tears or something. ( which is welcome, of course. scott use a little angel tears on his tongue any day. he cuts a piece of the pie, and again brings it up to his nose to get a whiff of it. to think in his thirty-some years he's never had key lime pie, but it never seemed as critical as it does now. ) Might as well trust in my bugner-in-crime.

( okay. he'll work on the nicknames.

the first bite he takes has him blinking, mouth still around the fork until he pulls at the handle and gets it out from between his lips. it tastes--well, the citrus is there, but the rest of the flavours pull at him and the crust feels good under his teeth and scott doesn't realise it but he's grinning like an idiot.

then he swallows. )

Holy shit. ( he can hardly remember all the other points of conversation now, wrapped up as he is in pie. ) This is... the best in New York, huh?
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-10 07:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Close enough. [Peter toys with his fork, waiting for Scott to take a bite. He couldn't very well let himself get distracted by his own pie experience when he wanted to watch Scott's now, could he? The fact that Scott has gone this long without is nothing short of tragic.] Your puns are going to be the death of me. Only the good die young.

I'd say best in the country, but I've heard the midwest can surprise you. [Peter nods, finally taking a bite out of his own and humming approvingly. His aunt, while terrible at meatloaf and honestly, most other forms of loaves, had one secret weapon - her peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. They had nothing on this pie, although Peter would rather be water boarded than have to say that to her face.]

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