Some During/Post-Redemption thoughts with the implications of superhero shenanigans:
Chloe only uses her ‘mean girl’ voice when she encounters another mean human being.
During Lycee she once saw Rose being yelled at by a customer at her part-time flower shop job. She didn’t hesitate to step in and put that customer in their place.
She hates getting praise for doing the right thing.
One time during Lycee she found a crowd gathering around an upset Alya. After dispersing the crowd Marinette tried to thank her, but she merely responded with: “What are you talking about? I was just wanted to get the perfect angle for this instagram picture of my nails.”
Unless she’s Bee.
“Oh you’re most welcome random citizen who is most certainly not my best friend!” - Actual quote after narrowly saving Sabrina from a nasty fall.
Chloe over-compensates for her past actions.
At first she tried to buy everyone she had wronged a large expensive gift as a way of apologizing. It shocks her when Alix throws away a $200 pair of skates without batting an eyelash.
What really gets her, though, is when Rose politely refuses to accept the gift. When Chloe asks her why, she takes her aside and explains why gifts wont guarantee forgiveness.
Eventually Chloe gets better at showing everyone how sorry she is and most of them forgive her on some level.
During the last month of Lycee Chloe invites all of girls from her college homeroom for a sleepover. At first it only seems that a few people are going to show up, but eventually everyone comes around. All is not forgotten, though, as seen through some of the dares that Alix throws her way… but they’re all getting there.
And of course Chloe never lets Alix live down the only dare that she has ever turned down. It becomes legendary, but what happens at a sleepover stays at a sleepover so none of the guys ever find out. Though Kim is still perplexed as to what it was.
Halfway through Lycee she discovers who Ladybug is on accident.
It absolutely wrecks her to know that she used to terrorize Ladybug.
She won’t admit to Marinette that she knows until they’re almost out of Lycee because she fears the day when she realizes that her beloved teammate is actually her used-to-be bully.
She starts to “passively” help Marinette.
Tardy excuses, notes for missed classes that they share (and a few times mysteriously for ones they don’t), ordering extravagant orders from the shop and leaving overly generous tips…There was even one time when Marinette ‘randomly’ received an invitation to an high profile event to give her the opportunity to network.
There are a few times when she slips off her haughty act and intervenes in earnest.
At the beginning of their final year Ladybug is brought under the media’s critical eye following a battle turned sour. A non-miraculous wielding enemy showed up on Paris’ doorstep and her Miraculous cure was unable to fix the damage. No one was killed, thankfully, but many blame her.
One day, all of the guilt becomes too much for Marinette to handle and she breaks down in the middle of class without provocation. Chloe, being one of the few who know the whole story, whisks Marinette to the bathroom and stations Sabrina in the hallway to stop everyone from entering.
Once there, Chloe helps Marinette put herself back together enough to make it home. She then escorts her home and doesn’t leave her side until the next day.
Chloe never explicitly states that she knows or who she is, but it doesn’t take much for Marinette to put the pieces together.
Chloe and Sabrina remain best friends throughout it all. Though, as the years go on, their circle widens considerably.
This isn’t to say that they don’t go through some of their own rough patches… They just learn how to handle them better as the years go by.
Oddly enough Nino is the first person to enter their circle. He and Sabrina start hanging out when their “totally not a superhero” best friends go off to save the world. They, of course, don’t tell anyone that they know… but they totally know and do what they can as civilians to help their buds… and also to give their friends heart attacks.
Also Nino is low-key trying to be wingman to Sabrina, but Chloe is just a bit too dense to figure it out.
rmb that diamond scene where that reporter noticed that the Beaumont family is poor? Maybe that could have reached the news (especially since i did not buy that scene) making the Beaumont family too controversial for Liam to pick without the queen trynna interject or something
Or maybe that money scene (that i also did not buy) comes back to haunt us? Maybe the brothers Beaumont are shady af (like drugs or something lol) and that reaches the news, and maybe cliff hanger then so that Liam isnt picking the snake in the green dress
Savannah comes back and calls the Prince her baby daddy
Maybe the traitor should have been revealed & cliff hanger on that (looks like the queen was in on it tbh)
The prince picks MC, and they live happily ever after
The prince picks MC, who slips out the backdoor before anyone notices and runs away with Hana or Drake
Can we please stop this mentality that if you’re being abused you should just ‘leave and get help’. It is never as simple as that. If you’re a minor, you rely on your parents (assuming they are the abusers) for home and food and school and funding. Most of the time, it’s genuinely not worth it to leave when you can stick it out. Leaving home is difficult and may not even work out. You’ll either land up in the foster system (which can be extremely traumatising) or sent straight back home, only to a more provoked abuser. If it’s not one of the two, you could end up homeless and potentially never get the school results you need to get a job. Most of the time, you’re on a thin line trying to weigh up how bad your situation is. Unless your situation is severe enough to make these alternatives seem better for you, it’s simply not a realistic or helpful mentality, I’m sorry to say.
Solutions to abuse are never as simple as just ‘leaving’. Please remember that.
I meant to make this post when my blog turned 1 but I just made a little post saying thank you to some mutuals so I wanted to do one for every blog I follow and that makes this site from hell actually fun, it took me 2 months but it’s finally here. I’m really lazy and this was a lot of work but I did it!! I’m really thankful that I met such wonderful people and that you guys actually put up with this mess of a blog and me lol. If your url is bolded it means we’re mutuals and i love you very much!! We might not talk much or at all but I want you to know that I appreciate all of you, I’m just bad at talking to people and keeping conversation sometimes. Even if we’re not mutuals I want to thank you for having great blogs and always bringing nice and positive things to my dash. This is kind of a follow forever for my sideblog too I guess ( @jeoninluv ) This is the second part because tumblr didn’t let me do it all in one