Title: Peculiar Familiarity (Part 3)
Fandom: Miraculous Ladybug
Word count: 2346 I die why does the word count keep getting longer
Third part of the multi-part fic for @kwiibi, who is an actual angel for being so patient about the parts coming out so slowly. Thank you, lovely!
“I mean, you two are partners, right? That’s a way more important relationship than someone you play the occasional video game with.”
“Why didn’t you just come down to begin with like you usually do?” Marinette asked.
Chat Noir folded and unfolded his hands in his lap nervously. What could he say that she would believe? His mind was blank. All he knew was that he didn’t want to tell her the truth: he’d been too afraid to go to her, after having treated her like he always treated Ladybug. He didn’t want her to know. Didn’t want her to think she was somehow a substitute for Ladybug, or some sort of backup plan, or any number of equally unpleasant ways of playing second fiddle to his superhero partner. But “I don’t know” wasn’t an acceptable answer, either. She would be able to tell that was a lie in a heartbeat. So what on earth could he say?