He just had to explain to his parents why his grades have been
dropping and trying to explain that without telling them he was one of five superheroes
of Paris had been-… Straining, to say the least. But luckily he didn’t have to
explain that to his girlfriend, Alya, or his other friends.
He lowered his head, still trying to calm down, still
trying not to be too upset. His parents couldn’t understand but they didn’t
know that. He had to be lenient with them.
The reveal had helped a lot. Like this he and his
friends could cover up each other if necessary. Chloé always had good excuses
for them to use. And it had also been lucky that Alya and he had received their
Miraculous at the same time so that they didn’t have fights about one leaving
the other alone too often.
They had more than often mutually ditched a date, only
to come back to find the other just as messed up and exhausted as themselves.
And it had almost always ended in them agreeing to end the date without even
entering the café but to cuddle up on one of their beds, whoever’s home was
closer, to either exchange soft mumbling, loving kisses that held so much more
than they both had told each other and mostly, falling asleep together.