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Summary: Adrien is excited to reveal his true identity, while Marinette is terrified. But Master Fu says they can’t afford to be distant any longer. Chat Noir and Ladybug are meant to work in tandem both in and out of uniform, their strength stemming from the bond created between them. Yet, teenagers are sometimes better at dancing blind than running with wide open eyes, even with the steps laid out before them.

Steps in the path of an expanding world. Apart, they’ll flounder. But together, they might just stand a chance.

Takes place following season 1.

Start of Book One

Start of Book Two


Book Two

Chapter 3: Paved With Good Intentions

Their second attempt at ice cream eating was far more successful than the first. Following their unfortunate mishaps with the initial two cones, Adrien had repurchased for them both, the clerk working the shop appearing quite disappointed in their previous behavior (as he’d been able to see them through the window).

As it was, the rain had let up to only a sprinkle and they’d been walking for some twenty minutes, comfortably quiet as they licked their respective cones. Marinette turned to look up at Adrien occasionally, initially allowing her thoughts to run rampant and unchecked as the tip of her nose seemingly burned with the echo of his tongue. Yet, the shock did eventually fade, which allowed her mind to be cleared for other, more coherent considerations.

Namely, what she’d been wanting to ask him about all day.

No, longer than that. Since Tuesday night. She wasn’t sure why the feeling nagged at her, but she was positive something had happened. Yet, he’d been so busy with Haute Couture that he’d barely had time for texting, let alone to give much attention to any interrogations Marinette may have tried to instigate.

Even as she watched him then, she could tell he was relatively distracted. Though he licked his ice cream regularly and flicked his own attention to her every once in a while, she could read it… somehow.

Maybe she was just getting to know him better, and so could pinpoint these things. No matter, she didn’t feel she was taking a risk in assuming something was up.

“Adrien,” she said, once she’d swallowed the last bit of her cone. His head twitched in her direction, eyebrows raised questioningly as he shoved the final piece of his own cone between his lips. “What’s up with you?”

“Whah?” he said around his mouthful of ice cream, before swallowing. “What do you mean?”

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June 13, 1973

The Dodgers infield, which will be together eight and a half years, setting a major league record for longevity, play together the first time. First baseman Steve Garvey, second baseman Davey Lopes, third baseman Ron Cey and shortstop Bill Russell are in the lineup in the 16-3 defeat to the Phillies.

July 13, 1971

In a game which features six home runs, Reggie Jackson crushes a fourth-inning Dock Ellis pitch off the power generator located on the Tiger Stadium right-field roof 520 feet from home plate. All the players who homer in the game — Johnny Bench, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew, and Jackson — will become members of the Hall of Fame.