Don’t Move (Ladrien June)
So, this is belated, but I really wanted to write at least something for this prompt.
It happened in a flash. One second, Adrien was posing and ignoring the bright bursts of light. The next, he was pinned to the ground in a flash of red.
Adrien stilled and looked up to see Ladybug hovering above him, looking around for any sign of something. He swallowed and bit back a slew of questions about why it was suddenly so quiet or why Ladybug was even here. Obviously, there was some kind of akuma, but now he needed to find a way to escape and transform.
Finally, Ladybug sat up. “I think it’s gone.” He frowned. “You need to hide.”
Adrien looked around. “Where did everyone go?”
“They’ll come back once Chat Noir and I take care of the akuma.” Ladybug jumped to his feet and offered Adrien a hand. “Come on. You need to get out of here.”
“Okay. Do you know-”
Ladybug’s eyes widened, and he quickly slapped a hand over Adrien’s mouth. He didn’t have to say anything for Adrien to realize the villain was back, and they had to stay still. It didn’t matter that he was pressed up against Ladybug in this position or that he could feel the warmth radiating from Ladybug’s suit as he held Adrien close. It certainly didn’t matter that his heart was thundering in his ears, almost too loud for Adrien to hear anything else.
He did, however, notice when the sound of wings flapping came a little closer. Wind tickled the back of his neck, but Adrien held still and silent as he could manage. Color rose in his cheeks as Ladybug’s grip around his mouth tightened.
After months of working together, he couldn’t remember seeing Ladybug look so scared.
Finally, an enormous bat flew past them, seemingly content that it hadn’t found anything of interest.
Ladybug slowly released a breath and stepped back. “It’s not safe. Go inside and lock the doors behind you.”
“Okay,” Adrien nodded. “Um, be safe, okay, Ladybug?”
Ladybug smiled, and the sight sent a shock of heat through Adrien’s chest. “You, too, Adrien.”
I really wanted to write Ladrien with Ladybug Nino, and this prompt seemed like a fun one to try.