Status: Just a fun random story for you guys (feat. Tom Holland)

EP and Boy Wonder: The Tale of Pierre Bouvier and the Part Plasma Prince

“Raphael is here.”


“Marly! Marly!? Damn it…” I opened my eyes, rubbing at my head. I couldn’t see the others, and I couldn’t feel Marly. Which was not good at all. I pressed my hands down on the ground where I landed, blinking rapidly to clear the lights bursting in my vision.

“On your left,” Tom said from that direction as he appeared next to me.

I didn’t quite let out a sigh of relief as no one else followed him. “Where’d the others get to?”

“Not sure. Can’t you…”

I shook my head as I tried to get my bearings. “No, which means one of two things. There’s some barrier blocking us, or somehow we’re back home…” I allowed my voice to trail off and I squinted as the environment began to take shape and it dawned on me I knew this place. The blue throw rug in the middle of the room was a dead give away.

Pushing up off the floor I stumbled over to the lamp-stand that was positioned on top of the rug and turned to face Tom. I threw my arms open wide and said, “Welcome to my childhood home in Jersey State.” As soon as the words left my mouth the room lit up to reveal a large living room with two portraits that dominated the far wall.

Tom’s gasp was enough to explain what he saw on the portraits…

“That’s you and…Raphael?”

I gazed up at the portraits and nodded. “We’re literally twins.” I frowned at the images; we were painted facing opposite each other, in a sense, dressed in different attire and posing as well. I was painted wearing paler colours, blue, grey, green, leaning against a tree. Raphael was in all black, crouching on top of a metal table…not sure what that meant…

I lowered my arms and rubbed at my face. “How I ended up on your Earth is a whole story in itself, suffice to say our parents ended up there accidentally after the two of us were born.”

Tom looked at me askance. “Are they still there?”

I shook my head. “No, they managed to get back here. Taking Raphael with them. I got left behind.” I turned another circle as I looked around the room, trying to figure out why we ended up in my old home.

Tom said, as I could see him watching me from the corner of my eye, “Do you think they’re here?”

“I don’t know.” I took a deep breath and made my way across to the otherwise of the room where there was a large double door. “I haven’t heard from them in years.”

I heard Tom’s grunt of what I assumed was disgust and shook my head again. “I’m not angry. Bit hard to communicate when you’re in a completely different universe.”

Tom laughed from behind me as I pushed open the doors. “Guess that’s why Raphael really came to ours-mine then?”

“Yep.” I stepped into the hallway beyond the door and stood for a moment listening. Nothing. Just the soft whisper of falling leaves? … Shit. I spun around to look at Tom. “We need to get outside. This is a huge house. Gotta teleport you.”

Tom nodded and held his hand out for me to grab. As soon as we made contact I disappeared us outside to a grand old Oak Tree that stood in the centre of the grounds surrounding the house. I released Tom’s hand and looked up at the old tree, eyes narrowed.

“What is it, Pierre?” Tom asked.

A shiver ran up my spine. I could still hear leaves rustling, but the tree was frozen, still. I closed my eyes and exhaled roughly.

“Raphael is here.”

Tom started a little at my statement and I felt him move away from me. I figured he was looking around, but kept my eyes closed as I focused on trying to feel for my twin.

Pierre…I’m right in front of you.

I blinked and stepped closer to the tree, placing my palms against the trunk. As soon as I did so I felt a surge of energy.

“What in the?”

I got lost on my way back… found myself stuck.

I snorted.

“Pierre? What’s going on?” Tom from behind me.

I heard other voices as well, recognising that the others finally arrived, but I blocked them all out as I concentrated on the Oak. How’d you manage to get stuck in a tree?

Don’t laugh, bro. I was too frustrated when I left the band… Can you get me out?

I stifled a laugh and breathed in deep. Haven’t ever had to extract someone from a tree before. In fact I hadn’t really had to extract anyone from any other situation before. But, this was unprecedented. I could teleport other people to and from different locations, but not when trapped inside another living organism. Or at least I hadn’t ever had the need to try… guess there was a first time for everything, right?

“Pierre? Pierre!?”

I gritted my teeth as my concentration was broken by Marly’s voice to my left. I turned to her, knowing that I was not giving her the most patient look.

“What do you want?”

She raised her eyebrows at me. “I’m going to ignore the fact that Tom just told me you were worried about where we all were and now don’t seem to be. And just ask the pertinent question: what the heck are you doing?”

I sighed, waving my hand at the Oak. “I’m trying to get EP out of this tree.”

Marly tilted her head to the side, gaze narrowing at me. “EP is where?”

I groaned as I rubbed at my biceps. “I know it sounds absurd. But, he kinda got stuck in this Oak when he was trying to get back to us.”

She stared at me, incredulous but then frowned as she looked to the tree. I watched as she closed her eyes for a moment and took a deep breath. Then she opened her eyes again. Her lips parted a little and then she burst out laughing.

Yeah, real funny, babe.

Marly rolled her eyes. “It really is, EP. You’ll have to tell us what got you so frustrated to distract you.”

I chuckled. “Well, I’d better get him out.”

Marly stepped back next to Tom who looked confused, which to be honest was probably his natural state for the last few days. Prince Jonathan was hovering behind them, just sort of there.

However, I didn’t waste time thinking about any of that as I turned my attention back to freeing my brother from the tree.