It wasn’t the first time he’d thrown himself in the
line of fire to protect her, and while Ladybug was always grateful to have
someone always looking out for her, she couldn’t help but worry that one day
irreparable damage would be done to him and she would be without her partner.
Chat Noir was reckless and often in peril, and most
of the time it was because he was covering for her in one way or another. As
years of their partnership went on, her fear of losing him built up over time. The
only thing she could do was build a dam over the river that was her feelings on
the matter, because she knew Chat Noir only wanted to protect her, and she
couldn’t fault him for that.
Today’s akuma attack, where she actually saw a sword go through her partner’s stomach,
broke that dam in one fell swoop.
It all spilled out and she completely freaked out,
and when Marinette freaked out she lost sight of everything and anything in her
immediate vicinity, and it was by sheer luck that she had her freak-out in a
completely secluded area with only Chat Noir as witness.