Five Times Ladybug Didn't Recognize Her Partner and One Time She Did
A sequel to
Five Times Gabriel Agreste Didn’t Akumatize His Son and One Time He Did. I really wanted to leave it as it was, but I had to come back and give this a happier ending.
And of course it ran away from me and got way longer than I meant it to.
I hope you enjoy!
“Is everything okay, kitty?”
Chat Noir looked over at her. “What?”
“You seem a little out of it.”
He shrugged. “No, just…” He sighed. “My dad’s not coming to something kind of…important to me.”
She frowned. “I’m sorry.”
“I mean, I knew he wouldn’t, but… I guess I hoped things would be different now.”
By the way he looked at her, she knew she shouldn’t press. After all, there was only so much they could share without revealing their identities. “Well…” she gently patted his shoulder. “Maybe you can ask some friends to come instead.” She wished she could attend, but without knowing who he was, that would be impossible.
Sometimes, keeping their identities safe was difficult and even painful, but she knew it was better this way. Once they’d discussed it, he’d even agreed with her.
Still, as Marinette watched Adrien play at his recital, painfully aware of Gabriel Agreste’s absence, she couldn’t help but wonder if someone had gone to Chat Noir’s event to support him the way she, Nino, and Alya had attended Adrien’s recital. She hoped so.