Miles-Better

February 19 run - 7.6 miles.  (Anyone else having trouble with the mobile Tumblr app?  My phone isn’t opening it up for some reason …)  Incredibly nice weather for a run - mid-February and I was out there in shorts and a t-shirt.  Still sore from Friday lifting and a lot of time on my feet on Saturday.  Annoying when people don’t clear the snow along their sidewalks.  Lots of back and forth into the street during this one.  Luckily there weren’t too many cars.  Lowest weekly mileage so far this year.  Still, some miles are better than none.  Chipping away at the 2017 goal.

The Gabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth redemption AU no one asked for, but everyone desperately needs:

  • Twenty-three-year-olds Marinette and Adrien have been fighting crime together for nine years, have known each other’s identities for six, and have been sleeping together for five. So when Marinette forgets her pill one night and ends up pregnant, it’s less of an Earth-shattering catastrophe, and more of a somewhat scary, but still ultimately pleasant surprise.
  • Marinette’s parents are obviously pleased, their friends are DEFINITELY pleased, and Gabriel is…surprisingly, pleased as well? He doesn’t show it of course. But Marinette’s an intelligent girl with a good head on her shoulders, and definitely talented enough to maybe one day take over Gabriel’s company (since it looks like Adrien won’t be following in his footsteps). And at any rate, she’s miles better than Bourgeois’ daughter.
  • After that day, a strange pattern starts to assert itself during akuma attacks. It takes them a while to notice at first, but they slowly realize that whenever the akumatized victim comes into contact with Marinette before she’s had a chance to transform, it kidnaps her. And it takes her somewhere out of the way and imprisons her there, as far away from the fighting as plausible.
  • Adrien and Marinette are starting to get worried, wondering why Hawk Moth always targets Marinette like that specifically. They start to suspect that maybe he knows she’s Ladybug.
  • In reality, Gabriel Agreste is just so exasperated that his future daughter-in-law somehow manages to be at the scene of the attack so often. Sure, he may not be the most virtuous man in the world, and sure he may be willing to use other people as pawns, but he still cares about his family, and she’s part of that family now, and she’s the mother of his future grandchild. So he always has his latest victim stick her somewhere far out of the way because pregnant women are so breakable.
  • Then one day, something happens. Marinette’s secret gets out to the one man she had wanted to keep it from the most. And when he finds out that his future daughter-in-law is Ladybug, it isn’t that far a leap to realize Chat (always so fiercely protective of her) is Adrien.
  • Gabriel is floored. He had always thought that he would do anything to have Ladybug and Chat Noir’s miraculouses, spurred on by a fanciful passage he’d read in his book about how, when all seven miraculouses were gathered they could make…miraculous things happen. He’d been dreaming so long that finally, finally he’d found a way to get his beautiful wife back. But this is one line he is not going to cross. He’s not going to destroy his son’s family just to follow through on some ridiculous, desperate plan with no hope of success.
  • As the days had stretched on, he’d come to see and understand that, even if by some chance the miraculouses could bring back the dead,that didn’t mean it wasn’t an absolutely horrible idea. But it had been the only thing keeping him sane all these years. It was the only thing he’d had left. 
  • But that wasn’t exactly true, was it? After all, he’d had a beautiful, amazing son who’d been willing to bend over backwards to keep him happy, to earn his approval, always silently screaming for attention, a cry for help that Gabriel had never heard. And now that son had brought him an amazing, gorgeous daughter-in-law who was so bright and full of love the way his wife had been. And he had an adorable grandchild on the way. And Gabriel is just astonished, because as he sits back and looks around himself properly for once in his life, he finally sees how blessed he truly is.
  • He doesn’t say anything to Adrien and Marinette about knowing their secret identities, too ashamed with himself to face them. Instead, he makes a conscious effort to be a better father, to be a part of Adrien’s and Marinette’s lives, to support them in this stressful time.
  • Adrien and Marinette are of course suspicious when no akumas show up for several months, but they decide not to look a gift horse in the mouth.
  • When, seven months into Marinette’s pregnancy, a new villain shows up, the heroes panic, thinking this couldn’t have possibly come at a worse time.
  • On that day, when Hawk Moth suits up, for the first time since he found his miraculous, he finds himself on the side of good. He doesn’t show himself of course, but the little white butterfly that alights on Chat Noir’s shoulder is unmistakeable.
  • Chat panics when it melts into his baton, but as the telltale pink mask appears in front of his face, the voice that sounds inside his head doesn’t ask him to hand over his miraculous. Instead, it informs him of the temporary new powers the akuma (charged with light energy instead of dark) has granted him. 
  • Chat Noir is understandably suspicious at first, but Hawk Moth does help him defeat the villain that day, and he continues to do so, even after the baby is born and Ladybug returns to the crime-fighting scene.
  • Ladybug and Chat Noir, though confused and suspicious at first, eventually come to trust in and rely on their unexpected new partner, and he becomes an invaluable part of their team.
  • Hawk Moth watches over the two from afar, never showing himself but always doing his utmost to keep them safe - after all, he’d never be able to look his beautiful grandson, Louis, in the face again if he ever let anything happen to his parents.
  • Nooroo quietly stays by his side, choosing to support him even after everything Gabriel has done to the poor kwami. He urges Gabriel to tell Marinette and Adrien the truth, to explain his side of the story to them.
  • Gabriel isn’t ready to bare himself that way yet. But some day, he hopes, when he’s deserving of their forgiveness, he’ll be able to apologize to them properly.

miles hollingsworth appreciation post.

miles is absolutely such an amazing brother to his siblings. after he got slapped by his father and hunter got smashed by a mug, he IMMEDIATELY went over to be sure that he was okay. he tried his hardest to get his abusive father out of his house to protect them. he wanted to leave his home to ensure that they were safe, because he thought he was the problem. he looked through smoke and through the school to find his sister. he made sure to protect them. he found hunter WITH a fully loaded gun, and calmed him down and comforted him. he told his mom about hunter’s mental health, and saved him from himself. he constantly visited his brother in the mental hospital. when frankie ran away and when she came back, he comforted her, and gave her advice. when hunter felt like he was unworthy to be loved, he told him all about his experience and problems with himself. he told him to be the best he could be, because couldn’t choose the way he was built.

this cinnamon roll deserves the WORLD. he has developed immensely since his first appearance in s13. he is a selfless caring individual who has made plenty of mistakes and won’t say that he hasn’t made them. he is just a teenager that deserves all the love and support possible.

marvel…why you trying to make all ur movies like mini avengers movies,,,,both avengers movies were average…if u want to replicate the formula of one of ur films, consider captain america: the winter soldier (2014), u can’t do better than perfection but u can always try