I had a ML dream last ight. It was the reveal. Accidental. Basically Mari’s stupid little earrings got ripped out during battle due to a string monster and she transformed as the earrings feel to the ground. She was of course super angry and kicked the thing in the face before grabbing the earrings on and putting them back in so she could do her freaking job and save Paris as Ladybug not Marinette.
And then there’s Chat. Just staring at her. She understands what just happened was huge and probably emotional and weird but she needs to get her job done. And HE IS JUST STANDING THERE LIKE DOING MARI/LB MATH IN HIS FUCKING HEAD and she’s like “DO SOMETHING!” And he snaps out of it and they get and akuma and make it better and sends it off and she sighs and he comes up to her and she rolls her eyes.
“Surprise I’m a high schooler.”
And he’s just like super flush red. And she doesn’t know what wrong with him and after no answer after multiple asks, she just stomps away after throwing her lucky charm into the air.
And he like grabs her hand and she looks at her hand and back up at him, still a bit pissed and he lets go. He just silently takes off his ring and there’s Adrien. And her brain pretty much flat lines. She’s just dead silent. And then just processes one word.
Because she can’t deal with funny, kind Adrien being stupid flirty, annoying Chat. ‘
And so they have a few missions together after the fact. They don’t talk to each other in school. She’s still pissed and he like tries to talk to her about ti during a fight. And she’s all “I need CHAT right now, Not Adrien!” Adrien yells back “We’re the SAME PERSON!” And she is just so pissed she doesn’t say another word to him.
They beat the monster, fly the non evil akuma away and just stand there staring at each other. And he tries to talk it out with her and she’s just mad. She’s mad because she’s embarrassed. And he’s all “we can make this work.”
And she’s like “No we can’t.” And transforms back into herself, not caring at this point. And then she’s super upset and says “You’re in love with Ladybug. She’s not me. She’s a mask I put on. You know who i really am now so how can you still even-”
“But! You told me you were in love with a blonde model that you were friends with and I’m the only person who fits the ticket!” And he turns back into Adrien.
“Yeah, that’s a problem too! Are you actually this cocky and annoying? Or was that just the mask?”
And then they have an argument about how fake each other is and they stomp off.
Paris is under attack a few days later and it’s during class. All the kids and teachers run screaming but hey just stay in their seats. Part of their argument was that they weren’t sure if they could trust each other to have each other’s back. And Eventually Adrien stands up and starts to walk away and she asked where he was going and he said “I’m saving Paris. With… or without… My lady.”
And that line just FUCKING HURT SO MUCH
And so he’s fighting and eventually she arrives and they defeat it together and they pound fists, cautiously. And they just let their kwami powers fade in front of each other and they stand there and try to discuss what they are supposed to do now. Mari isn’t nervous. Adrien isn’t cocky. they are both just calm and themselves. And I can’t remember what happened for a few minutes but it was them talking about everything and how they were going to make superhero and school life work and He just TAKE HER HAND AND SAYS
“Friendship and love go a long way.” AND FUCKING KISSES HER CHEEK AND SHE JUST LAUGHS AND IM DYING SHE SHE SAYS BACK
“Well, I guess I can’t let my kitty roam the streets alone. Might get sent to the pound.”
AND THEY ARE BOTH JUST LAUGHING AND MY HEART STOPPED AND I WOKE UP AND THATS IT
TL;DR I WRITE FANFIC SO I MIGHT WRITE THIS BUT IF YOU DO YOU GOTTA CREDIT ME.