the life and times of chloe bourgeois
The rules of the Bee Miraculous are simple:
1. Your job is to protect the hive and ensure its survival. You’re the queen, the worker, and the drone.
2. Bees give chase; they never run away.
3. Remember that your stinger is lethal—to both you and your enemies.
Chloe promises to keep them in mind when she gets the Miraculous, but like most promises in her life, they tend to get broken.
Chloe often wonders who decided that she was deserving enough to receive the Bee Miraculous. Pollen tells her time and time again that it doesn’t matter—once you’re Chosen, nothing can change that save for dire circumstances. Having created a good percentage of Paris’s akumas, Chloe is sure she’s come close to “dire circumstances” before, but her kwami simply shakes her head and insists that Chloe is worrying for nothing.
“You were chosen for a reason,” Pollen tells her one late evening as she stands on the room of her father’s hotel, staring out over the lit Paris skyline. “You need to stop concerning yourself over what it is and work on living up to it.”
Chloe still wonders.
Meeting Ladybug and Chat Noir for the first time is a whirlwind of luck and destruction.
Chat Noir narrows his eyes the moment she whizzes into battle, knocking the akuma off the Eiffel Tower, like he’s trying to see right through her. The spark that lights up in his eyes tells her that he might have found something she doesn’t even know she was hiding. In the months following that first battle, she’ll wonder what he saw that night that told him she could be trusted, that let him believe they were meant to be friends.