Alya slaying for her best friend.
Alya knew something was off with Adrien. Unlike Marinette, who only ever saw him with rose colored glasses, Alya could see him clearly. Alya could see how, over the last few months, Adrien kept on getting more and more distracted in class. He kept on doodling in his notebook, and got this sort of glazed look in his eye at odd times. The same glazed look Marinette got whenever anyone mentioned Adrien. Wait, did Adrien have a crush on someone? Who? She had to find out. Either it was Marinette and they could live happily ever after or it wasn’t and she could start getting over him.
Still, she had no idea where to start. How do you get someone to admit to something without them noticing or stopping you? She was drawing blanks, but then, after a late night rewatching of Legally Blond, inspiration struck. The next day, she talked to her teacher and they agreed to do a fake court as a study in the judicial system. The scenario was that Marinette was accused of stealing something from Chloe’s shop. Alya and Nino were defending Marinette, and Sabrina was defending Chloe. Alya asked Adrien to act as a character witness and he agreed, though Alya had a different idea in mind.
“First, a few preliminary, standard questions. Relax.” Alya started, walking towards Adrien. “You have known the defendant?”
“A year,” He said, almost automatically.
“And your name is?”
“And the name of the defendant is?”
“And the name of your crush is?”
The entire class went silent. Even the people at the back who are constantly passing notes and giggling between themselves were silent and looking intensely at Adrien. Adrien was the object of every girl’s affection. He was perfect and the fact that he would have a crush on someone and not date them was inconceivable.
“Do we really have to continue this line of questioning?” Adrien asked
“No, we don’t,” Alya said, realizing how cruel she was being to Adrien. “That’s all we need from you, Adrien. If you would like, we could call a different character witness.”
“I would like that very much,” said Adrien, stepping down from the witness stand.
He made his way to the back of the class. Alya felt sorry for him, he had already been humiliated enough, but knew she did the right thing. Marinette would now know that chasing Adrien was a daydream, impossible. He was taken. She expected Marinette to be unhappy and frowning. Instead, she was just shocked. Then, she cracked a smile. Alya couldn’t believe it, but there was her freind, realizing the love of her life loved someone else, and she was smiling. She even let out a surprised laugh. Alya wanted to pull her friend aside and interrogate her, but the trial was still on. She called up Nathaneal as the next witness. She only had time for a quick “What’s with you?” Before going back to the trial.