“Come on, Adrien dear. We’re done, it’s time to go!”
“Hold on, maman! I gotta do something first!”
Adrien tugs his hand away from Madame Agreste before running towards the little girl standing next to the counter. He takes out a package he’d hidden underneath his coat and hands it to her.
“For you!” he says with a grin. “I didn’t know it was your birthday a month ago so..uh…Happy Late Birthday! You can open it by the way.”
Marinette quietly takes the package and examines it before tearing the paper wrapping away and quickly tossing it on the floor. Adrien spots the sharp look her mother makes but the girl ignores it, instead gazing at the black cat beanie in her hands.
“Do you like it?” Adrien asks, twisting the end of his jacket sleeve.
The smile that quickly appears on her face is the brightest he’s seen on her since they’d met.
“Yes,” she finally answers with a loud breath. “I love it.”
With that, warmth floods Adrien’s cheeks as he grins. Before he catches himself, he leans forward to plant a kiss near her left eye. Marinette giggles at the sensation before looking back at him with bright eyes and an even-wider smile.
“So um..goodbye now,” Adrien says as he begins walking towards his mom with a wave. “See ya tomorrow?”
“Uh, yeah! Tomorrow!” Marinette waves back at him, no doubt her own face flushed with red.
The black cat beanie looks adorable on her, both the mothers think.
OK SO. First of all, I did not expect that drabble to get THIS long omg (actually it was even longer but I manage to cut it down to make it quick and snappy). Second of all, I was hoping to color this completely but it wasn’t working so I stuck to generally monochromatic tones. Third, CHILDHOOD FRIENDS AU AGAIN. Ugh these kids <3
ChildhoodFriends!AU headcanon: The mothers arranged to have their kids visit each other to hang out and play whenever they weren’t busy.Edit: Forgot to mention I used a reference for the posing but tweaked it a bit of course.