“What happened doesn’t change anything.”
pairing: marinette dupain-cheng/adrien agreste + miraculous ladybug, future what!if.
Marinette almost doesn’t say it. Adrien is looking at her like he’s rediscovered the sun, and she thinks about how easy it would be to cross the scant foot of air dividing them.
But even though it’s been a long, long time since she’s been Ladybug, Marinette has always been brave.
“What happened doesn’t change anything. This—this doesn’t change anything.”
Adrien doesn’t make a sound—he doesn’t even avert his gaze—but the happiness crumbles from his face. Marinette doesn’t know whether she wants to laugh or cry at the absurdity of it: it is the exact same expression she’d seen on Chat Noir last. They’d thought they were lost to each other forever, when really—
They’d each been in the other’s orbits all along.