@a-crafty-lass replied: Ladybug/Queen Bee? What’s the ship name there, LadyBee?
Personal headcanon: Queen Bee is a hella bubbly fangirl when it comes to Ladybug. Like the mask makes her totally unafraid to just gush over her role model. I will defend this with my life.
“Ahhhh~! Ladybug! Laaaaaadybug! Over here! Yoohoo!”
Ladybug almost slipped from her yoyo string when she heard Queen Bee practically squeal out at having spotted her. She was sitting on the edge of a windowsill and kicking her feet against the brick of the apartment complex as she excitedly waved both of her hands at the sight of Ladybug coming to meet them at the location where she and Chat Noir typically started their patrols. Ladybug thought it would be good practice for Queen Bee and Volpina to learn how patrols worked and what paths around the city were the best to hit. Chat Noir had agreed to let Volpina shadow him while Ladybug agreed to take out Queen Bee.
However, Ladybug forgot until now how downright….excitable Queen Bee got where Ladybug was concerned. She wouldn’t be surprised if she was a serious Ladybug fangirl as a civilian, which definitely made the whole “let’s focus on our job” thing pretty difficult.
Ladybug landed on the roof of the building and looked down at Queen Bee. “Alright, get on up here, we better get started.”
Queen Bee gave a sharp salute and quickly swung up until she was balancing right on the edge of the roof, clasping her hands under her chin and grinning widely. “Hey! Super excited to get started. Gah! I can’t believe you’re the one showing me the ropes. This is so crazy!”
Ladybug chuckled at the enthusiasm, unable to help herself from finding it a little endearing. “It’s no trouble. It’s important that you learn how these go down. Eventually, you might have to start doing them by yourself depending on how busy the three of us are at the time. You know, stuff like school and life gets in the way.”
Queen Bee bit her lip and nodded. “Yup. Totally. I am completely at your service. You tell me everything I need to know!”
Ladybug raised a brow, looking decidedly impressed. Chat Noir’s flirting tended to get in the way of getting stuff done, but at least Queen Bee’s gushing seemed to fill her with the energy to jump straight into things. Ladybug couldn’t exactly find it in her heart to complain about that. She unhooked her yoyo and jutted her chin out in front of her. “Alright, perfect! Um….I guess, we’ll take it easy tonight. I’ll show the order of all the arrondissements you should typically hit. Keep your eyes peeled, alright? If you see anything shady going on, let me know. Sometimes, petty crimes come up while we’re out and you’re going to have to be ready to deal with that.”
“Oh my God!” Queen Bee said excitedly. “Do you think that’ll happen? I don’t think I’ve ever seen you take down bad guys that weren’t Hawkmoth. Holy crap, that’d be so cool – ”
“Ah,” Ladybug winced. “Let’s avoid actively hoping for something to go wrong, huh?”
Queen Bee covered her mouth with her hands. “Right, right, right. Sorry. Totally my bad.”
Ladybug snorted and let her yoyo fly. “Just try to keep up, okay?”
Surprisingly enough, Queen Bee wasn’t being particularly chatty. If anything, she was doing a pretty good job of soaking up every word that Ladybug was saying as they kept an easy pace around the city. Whenever she poked in with the occasional question, she’d make sure to mirror the answer back to Ladybug to make sure she’d gotten it right and even going so far as to ask things that Ladybug had never thought of before. To be frank, Ladybug was nervous about adding additional miraculous users to their team. It was just a fresh set of dynamics to get used to and more people to have to keep tabs on. She was even more afraid that people weren’t going to be taking this very seriously. But Queen Bee was taking it almost too seriously, almost obsessed with getting everything right. It reminded Ladybug of herself when she first started, except that the responsibility left Ladybug feeling incredibly anxious, while Queen Bee seemed like an eager new student in response.
They kept the patrol going for half an hour before Ladybug decided to stop at the half way point of their path and stretch out her muscles at the top of a flower shop. “You doing okay?” she asked Queen Bee. “You can take a breath if you want.”
While the suits definitely gave them heightened endurance, it was still a lot of exertion to get used to if you only just got the miraculouses. Ladybug was far used to running this much and this long, but it clearly looked like Queen Bee was struggling to catch her breath. But she kept on a pleasant smile and gave Ladybug a thumbs up. “No, no! I’m good. Totally fine! We can keep going!”
“I know you want to do well,” Ladybug explained. “But…you can take a break if you want. You’re still new to this. I won’t mind.”
Queen Bee bit the insides of her cheeks and let her shoulders drop. “Ugh, I know, it’s just….I really want do well at this. I don’t want you to think I’m slacking.”
“I don’t think that at all,” Ladybug assured. “The fact that you’re this enthusiastic is a good sign. Honest. You’re doing great.”
Queen Bee collapsed onto the ground with her legs crossed and breathed out in relief. “Oh, you don’t know how much it means to hear you say that…”
Ladybug mirrored her position and sat down in front of her. “If….if you don’t mind my asking….why are you jumping into this so hard? I mean it’s not a complaint! Just…it’s very noticeable.”
“I mean,” Queen Bee began, touching the bee comb in her ponytail. “Before I got this….you were my idol. You and Chat Noir just jumped straight into everything and started helping everyone, no matter what. I’m….well, I’m not that good at doing things like that so freely. It’s….hard for me….I guess. To be that selfless, I mean. So, to get a chance to have a miraculous and to help and learn from you, well….” Queen Bee paused and laughed in disbelief. “It’s a dream come true. I just don’t want to disappoint you is all.”
Ladybug’s chest warmed at the confession, and she smiled brightly. “Don’t worry so much,” she assured. “Mistakes are going to happen. You’re not going to get everything right away. And sometimes, this can get a little scary. But if you’re committed to helping people no matter what, and committed to learning, that’s all I ask. I’m already really proud of you for being so eager to do a good job.”
Queen Bee’s face lit up and Ladybug could barely blink before her arms were wrapped around her neck in a fierce hug. “Thank you! Oh, thank you thank you, I promise, you won’t be disappointed, I’ll do my best.”
Ladybug laughed and patted Queen Bee on the back of her head. “Looking forward to it.”
Gabriel and Mama Agreste as a supervillian couple. I need it, yes.
☠: A popular fanon headcanon about my character that bugs me
That Gabriel Agreste is an abusive son of a bitch and treats his son like shit on purpose. Yes, he’s abusive, but not because he intends to be. He’s overprotective and that leads to problems, but I highly doubt he closes Adrien off and restricts him because he wants to harm him, but more because he wants to protect him. Also, how the fandom demonizes him yet puts Mama Agreste on an angelic pedestal when she likely treated Adrien the same way.
☢: Something about my character that I’ve never explored but want to
I actually haven’t written him immediately after losing Mama Agreste, only referenced or eluded to it. I think writing him out after that would be really fun.
In that age-old game of “push and pull”, Eun Tak is definitely winning. “Goblin” my ass. The man’s a giant flower-summoning gummy bear! Kim Go Eun’s Eun Tak is lovely (and perhaps intentionally) reminiscent of Yoon Eun Hye’s plucky and precocious heroine, Shin Chae Kyung (”Goong”). Just like I enjoyed Chae Kyung knocking down Shin’s walls of ice, I’m all for Eun Tak forcing her way into Goblin’s big ole heart and setting herself up a nice permanent home.
“Mother, look! It’s a frog!” “Oh, yes, dear. It is.” “Could you change into a frog?” “I could, If I wanted to change into one, but you already have one and I suppose that is enough.”
I gave myself a liberty to finally finish this picture I started in July and kind of didn’t feel like colouring it. Till now. Finally finished! So happy! <3 It was a great practice! I so wanted to paint something with Skyhold gardens. And lots of plants. Yeah, I started this picture when I bought some plants to my flat and got kind of obsessed.