Think Outside the Lovesquare Day 1: Wrong Number AU
(Just a note to clarify, I elected to use bolded text to indicate Adrien’s texts and italicized text to indicate the person texting him.)
Hey, are you back in France yet?
Adrien stared down at his phone. He wasn’t entirely sure who was
texting him, but he could only guess it was someone working for his father.
Maybe Nathalie needed a new number and hadn’t had the chance to tell him yet.
He shrugged and replied.
Just got back today. I should be home soon.
Adrien raised a brow. Nathalie had been with him until the last
two days, so she already had a pretty clear idea on how most of the work had gone.
Maybe she just wanted to know about the last shoot.
Fine. Everyone seemed pretty happy with it.
Cool. Are you free this weekend?
Adrien checked his schedule, a bit confused that Nathalie was
asking him, instead of the other way around.
I should be, yeah.
After all, she’d promised him a few days off after the grueling
three weeks of travel and photo shoots and media attention. His calendar was
indeed free aside from a fencing lesson he’d chosen to keep.
Wanna meet up?
Now he knew something was wrong. Nathalie wouldn’t ask
Wait. Is this Nathalie?
What? No, this is Nino.
After a moment, the mystery person added on.
I sat behind you last year.
Adrien frowned. So, it wasn’t Nathalie after all. That didn’t
explain who it was, however.
Sat behind me? Where?
In class. Remember?
Now it was beginning to make sense. Adrien flopped back onto his
bed and stared up at the screen. It really should have been obvious. After all,
Nathalie and Chloe were the only ones who texted him.
what killed me about the i-love-you scene is that alec is literally the embodiment of ‘if i loved you less i might be able to talk about it more’?? he canonically has a hard time verbalizing his thoughts, unable to translate the enormity of his feelings into coherent sentences and is much more comfortable showing his affection through actions: kisses and gifts with magnus, hugs with his family, and most importantly, just making himself available to his loved ones and always being there
and then after the incident with the soul-sword he just. he says so much more than ‘i love you’??????? he talks about his fears, what magnus means to him, and each word is said so carefully that we can tell that he’s painstakingly building his sentences, piece by piece, wanting magnus to understand and not have a shadow of doubt about what he means to alec, what he does to him and it makes me weep gently thinking about it