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Location: Brooklyn, New York, Earth 1610
Hey, there. If you don't know who I am, my name is Miles Morales, and I'm the one and only Spider-Man. Well, in my dimension that is. I'm sure you remember that one day where the city blacked out and things began to appear where they shouldn't be. That was the day I learned that there were people just like me, from different dimensions. Some of them were ordinary people like me, while others were a little different. Despite that, we all teamed up and defeated Kingpin, the man responsible for the dimensions mixing together.
We managed to get everyone back to their own dimension and close the machine causing the catastrophe, for good. After that, I spent my days being a normal kid at school, and at night I was Spider-Man. And for once I finally felt like I had a purpose in life and that I was fulfilling it, and I didn't want anything to change. But it did. One Saturday morning I was laying in bed, listening to music, when all of a sudden I hear Gwen's voice in my head.
"Hey Miles, you got a minute?" For those who don't know Gwen, she was one of the people who helped me stop Kingpin. She's a spider-person like me and one of my closest friends, even though we're in different dimensions and all that. So it came to me as a surprise when I heard her talk. And by surprise, I mean me falling out of my bed and looking wildly around the room. Hey, I'm sure you'd be scared if you heard a random voice in your head.
"Gwen? Where a- how did-"
"Sorry for coming out of nowhere, Miles. This is urgent, though. I'll meet you at the diner? The one you went to with Peter? Please?" This had me worried just a little. Gwen was one of, if not the calmest person I know. So when she sounded nervous it kinda had me on edge as well.
"Yeah. Sure. See you in ten." And just like that I felt her leave. It wasn't a call or a meetup, but I could still sense that she wasn't there. Weird. I hopped up off the floor and settled with jeans, shirt, and a hoodie. Of course I had my suit on underneath, just in case. Grabbing my backpack, I walked downstairs to find my mom getting ready for work.
"Buenos Dias Mami, I'm going to meet up with a friend for lunch." I gave her a quick hug before running out the door. I knew if I stayed one second longer, she'd give me a speech on safety and all that. I understand her concern, but if anything goes wrong I could always turn invisible.
Once I got far enough from home, I waited for my invisibility to kick in before shooting a web shot and swinging my way to the diner. Yes I could have walked, but I needed to keep the swinging fresh in my system. Also there's this dog on the way that doesn't seem to like me. In a few minutes, I managed to make my way to the front of the diner. I became visible right as I walked through the doorway. Now I just had to find G—
"Miles! Over here!" I turned quickly to find Gwen sitting at a booth in the far corner, smiling happily as she waved. I walked over, unable to contain a smile myself as I sat down across from her.
"Hey, Gwen. How's everything bee-" I paused. I had been so excited to see her I didn't even realize what was happening. "Wait, how are you here? Are your cells deteriorating? Did you use the ma-"
Gwen rolled her eyes as she set her menu down.
"No, dummy. I found a way to travel between dimensions safely, but I'll tell you about it a little later. I need to tell you something else." She was cut off as the waiter walked over, a warm smile on her face.
"Isn't this cute? I'm sure you two would like the coupling burger. It's always a popular option for couples who come here."
I could feel sweat forming on my forehead as I laughed nervously, and maybe a little loudly.
"Ah, Sorry. We're not da-"
"The coupling burger sounds great. We'll get that and two shakes please," Gwen said, returning the warm smile as she handed the waitress the menus.
She always looked cute when she smiled like that. Wait, did I say that?
"Or maybe I could get y'all one large shake so you two can share," the waitress chuckled as she wrote down the orders and walked off. I swallowed nervously as I watched Gwen hold the smile before bursting into a fit of giggles.
"What's so funny?" I asked, feeling a strange warmth in my chest. Gwen shook her head, her laugh still giving me that warm feeling.
"Nothing, Miles. But you should seriously work on your poker face. I can tell if you're nervous or not with just one look at you."
"Well for starters, your face becomes a waterfall of sweat-"
"You know what, never mind. But seriously, what's going on? Is something wrong in your dimension?"
Gwen paused, closing her eyes in concentration before opening them.
"Something is wrong, and different. Things are changing in my dimension, that's what I'm trying to say."
I was confused. What did she mean by changing.
"What do you mean, Gwen? What's changing?"
"What I'm saying is that things are still happening that aren't supposed to happen. Before, dimensions collided together, which was the conflict of space. Now, something different is happening. I'm not sure if I'm correct or not, but it may not only be a problem with space this time, but with time as well."
"What are you trying to say, Gwen?"
"What I'm trying to say is that I was able to come here because of a fault in space. Something went haywire, causing a portal to open up. When I went through it, I felt like I could go anywhere, so I came here."
"That's weird. And what about the fault in time?" Gwen looked around before lowering her voice.
"Like I said earlier, Miles. I'm not sure if it's time, but somehow all the villains I locked up earlier are free."
"But couldn't they had just broken out of jail?"
"That's the thing, Miles. They're still in jail."