Ninette Day 7 AU
From this prompt list.
“We live in adjacent apartments and our bedrooms are on opposite sides of a very thin wall and one night I heard you crying and talked to you through the wall” AU
Marinette stared down at her phone, thumb hovering over her best friend’s picture as another quiet sniffle filled the quiet night air. Alya had promised she could always call after a bad day, but she also knew Alya wasn’t sleeping much as it was and a call at 3:00 might not be best for her best friend’s health.
So, she turned off her phone and tossed it onto her rug. Alya deserved at least one decent night of sleep, and Marinette reasoned that she’d probably feel better in the morning anyway. She swiped away at the tears trickling down her cheek and took a shaky breath. All she needed to do was calm down enough to sleep.
The bass of her neighbor’s music trickled through the thin walls, covering up her hiccuping sobs. She buried her face in her hands and tried to distract herself by thinking of something else. Anything else. Anything but her exceptionally bad, somewhat soul-crushing day.
She hardly noticed when the sound behind her stopped, so her neighbor’s voice through the wall caught her by surprise.
“Hey, are you okay?”
She nodded. “Um, yeah, sorry.”
“Don’t apologize. You sound kind of upset.”
“A little, but it’s nothing.”
She could hear his footsteps creak closer and then something, probably his back, slid down the wall. “Well, wanna talk about it?”
“No, I’ll be fine. Just-”
“Seriously. I’m gonna be up for a while.”