dame noir

Lucky Us Ch. 19

FanFiction | AO3

Story Summary-AU- Marinette Dupain-Cheng’s life isn’t going as planned: twenty-six, recently dumped, and running her parents’ bakery. The highlights of her day are the emails sent by her mysterious pen pal, Chat Noir. That is, until handsome model Adrien Agreste starts swinging by the bakery after hours. But how is he to know the Ladybug he loves is standing right in front of him?

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The first thing she noticed was the hand. Chat Noir’s hand, giving a thumbs-up. A physical part of him. Marinette was so shocked that she could only stare at it. How strange, she thought, that she’d never seen his hand before. That it could be so plain.

Then she looked past his hand, to the thing he granted his approval.

Notre Dame.

Marinette lifted her head, looked out her living room window.

Notre Dame.

Chat Noir was across the river.

Marinette dropped her phone and ran.

Queer as fuck

I am queer.

I marched for that word.

I leafleted for that word.

I went to rallies for that word.

I went to bars under that word, danced by that word, drank and kissed and groped in that word.

I took the word queer out of the air between the car window from which it was shouted and my face. I grabbed queer and wrapped it around my head, wrapped it around my fists, I wore it on my clothes and I sang it with every breath.

Of all the words used to cut me smaller, queer is the word that didn’t hurt me. How could it? I have always been queer, from Alice and her looking-glass to the talking beasts of Narnia to the shady dames of noir to the dance club women of disco.

When bigots threw queer at me on the street, in the halls, in the classroom they only gave me the power of naming my self.

I am queer.

Of course queer was a weapon; of course it was. There is no part of my identity that has not been used to hurt. But my self-hood is not a thing I will ceed to villains.

I am queer.

golly gee folks today is a weirdass ships kinda day


Fan!Episode: La Dame / Listen to the Queen

Today is a special day: cultural activities on school. Marinette is so excited! But really busy as well because she’ll participate in a fashion parade and Adrien will play the piano on the music room - She can’t miss it!! (Alya knows that and she’s helping too). Meanwhile, a girl visits the chess tournament and asks to play with her grandpa’s crystal chess king but she gets bullied for her lack of experience. Hawkmoth perceives her negative feelings and transform her into La Dame (The Chess Queen)! La Dame changes the whole schoolyard into a chessboard where people are pieces for her game. If the match time ends, reality will lose its colors and all people into the chessboard will serve her forever. Of course, Ladybug and Chat Noir enters to action!!

During this chapter, Ladybug learns more about the tactics and strategies of Chat Noir, who surprises her with his knowledge about chess (and displays his fencing abilities once more). As well, Adrien notices the Marinette’s amazing fashion designs and charms him with a more confident personality during the parade.