Pride Month Day 17 and 19 - Parade and Mutual Support
I combined two days because it got really long and ended up involving both prompts. It is a sequel to Day 10. I am probably going to take all of the Ladynoir friendship fics from this month and make a full fic out of them after I am done about them coming out as bi.
It wasn’t difficult to get in the Paris Pride parade once they contacted the organizers. They were overjoyed that Ladybug and Chat Noir wanted to participate in the parade, especially when they learned that they would be coming out publically.
The day of the parade came and Ladybug was excited. She had never been to Pride before and now she was going to be participating in it. Underneath that excitement, however, there was apprehension. She was out to her friends and family, but it was different being out to all of Paris. She couldn’t wait for Chat to get there, he always calmed her nerves.
“Hey,” she greeted him as he arrived at the float. People were running around frantically finishing details before the parade started. It was a gaudy thing that would normally offend her designer sensibilities, but there was a charm to it that made it impossible to dislike.
“Hey.” He looked nervous. “So, do we have to do anything or… ?” He gestured.
“I think we’re good. They already made signs for us.” She held up a sign that said “Miraculously Queer!” and another that had a rainbow colored ladybug and paw print.
“Great.” He grinned but she could still see that he was nervous. He had only just started to come to terms with being open about his sexuality after all. She reached out and squeezed his hand reassuringly.
“Almost ready.” One of the organizers said, stopping handing them both large bisexual flags. “You can wrap these around like capes. I’ll be cute.”
Ladybug wrapped the bi flag cape around her shoulders and took Chat’s hand as they climbed aboard the float.
It wasn’t long before the parade was in full spring and neither of them could help but be swept up by the enthusiasm of the crowds.
They cheered and yelled and waved. Children ran up to the float and got their pictures taken with the heros, they laughed and pointed at the great outfits they saw along the parade route. The tension in Chat’s shoulders slowly went away as he waved and flirted and laughed.
By the time their transformations were about to run out they were tired and joyful and covered in glitter.
“That was… really fun.” Chat said as they departed the float. His face was flushed and his hair was covered in glitter.
She laughed and pulled him away from the crowd. She threw her yoyo and jumped up to the rooftop. Chat followed and the crowd cheered. They still wore the bi flags and they fluttered behind them.
They landed on a secluded rooftop, ready to go their separate ways.
“Wait.” Chat grabbed her arm before she left. “I just wanted to thank you.”
“For what?” She asked, confused.
“For everything. For helping me do this.” He gestured in the direction of the parade. “I wouldn’t have been able to do that, to come out and do the parade and everything, if it wasn’t for you.”
She blushed. “I’m glad.”
“You make me brave.” He said, smiling softly at her.
“You make me brave!” She insisted.
He laughed. “Thank you so much for being my friend.”
She smiled and pulled him into a hug. “Any time.”
They stayed like that for a few seconds before their miraculouses beeped.