New girl in school claims to be dating Chat Noir, and Adrien is curious as to why it seems to bother Marinette so much.
So, this went a bit sideways. I hope you like it anyway!
“Oh my god! Alya! For the last time, Amelie is not dating Chat Noir!”
“Alright, girl! Simmer down. Right now, I have it tagged as an unsubstantiated rumor. If—”
“When,” Marinette interjected vehemently.
Alya rolled her eyes. “—or when we get confirmation one way or the other, I will update the post and its tags. Until then, it stands.”
“Fine. But I’m telling you now, it’s not true.” Marinette crossed her arms with a humpf and slouched in her seat. “What is it with new girls and lying, anyway? First Lila, two years ago, and now Amelie. It’s ridiculous.”
“Hey!” Alya knocked the back of her hand against Marinette’s shoulder in mock indignation. “It wasn’t so long ago that I was the new girl!”
“Did I say your name? No, because apparently you were the last New Girl to have a decent moral compass.”
Adrien studied Marinette’s expression curiously. She was right, of course, but why was she so sure? How did she know? And why did it seem to bother her so much?
“Dude, why are you freaking out over this?” Nino asked, echoing Adrien’s own thoughts. “I thought you weren’t into the whole Ladynoir thing.”
Surprisingly, Marinette’s first reaction was to blush.
“I’m—I’m not! I just hate it when people lie, and I hate it more when their lies involve other people. What if Chat Noir did have a girlfriend, and these lies got back to her?”
“Valid, but only based on the assumption that the new girl is lying.”
“She is lying!”
Nino and Alya both groaned, but Adrien only tilted his head curiously. “What makes you so sure?”
Her eyes widened, and darted to the side. “I just am.”
Adrien accepted her answer and let it drop.
For the moment, anyway.