As the 1st ever winners of the cup, the Pride felt entitled to at least part of it and took the handles when no one is looking
Even more likely, the handles were stolen by the Whale, because in case you haven’t noticed, all that ocean water has made the whale incredibly salty.
Meghan Bozek is using them in place of sticks to play fetch with her dog
Dani Rylan wanted to make the cup resemble Lord Stanley a little more and removed them herself at the last minute
USA hockey is holding them hostage until the USWNT players agree to play at Worlds
Harrison Browne is using them to test if his brownies are ready to come out of the oven. They’re a great baking tool.
Brenda Andress tried to steal the cup in an effort to sabotage the NWHL final but she realized that it would be difficult to sneak an entire cup out of the building so she panicked and took only the handles
The riveters have them and are using them to make a protest sign that says ‘tr*mp can’t handle the presidency’ because they’re riveters and not even women’s hockey players are above puns
Krusher ate them
Anya Battaglino removed them and put them in her mouth to do a walrus impression and they’ve been sent away to be sanitised
So, I read this post somewhere about Marinette accidentally calling Adrien about a nightmare, and I got to thinking: what about the other way around? I feel like Adrien would be more likely to get nightmares about Ladybug getting hurt, his mom disappearing, his friends (that means Marinette too, you fangirls/boys) getting hurt, etc. Without further ado, I give you… cinnamon roll call!
Adrien’s eyes burst open, his body unconsciously shooting up, his stomach heaving up and down from excessive panting. He’d had nightmares before, but this had taken his worse memories and jumbled it up into one miserable night of horror. Ladybug was falling from Rogercop’s car only to land right in a dinosaur’s mouth. His mom was standing right there, just out of reach, only to disappear once he had caught her in a warm embrace. Nino, Alya, and Marinette being attacked by an Akuma while Chat was just standing there, completely useless.
Yeah, he needed a friend.
Adrien reached for his phone and swiped through his contacts, eyes blurred from swarming tears. Nino would be able to help. He always knew how to cheer up his best friend. He blinked out a couple tears and pressed the dial button.
“Hello?” The voice sounded too feminine to be Nino’s, but Adrien was too shaken to realize.
“I’m really sorry to bother you Nino, but I really needed someone to talk to. I knew you’d be able to help. So I had this-”
“A-Adrien?” Yeah, it was definitely too feminine. He pulled his phone to the front of his face to see the familiar name through clearer eyes. Marinette.
“Marinette?” Adrien sat up straighter. “Oh, damn, I’m so sorry! I meant to call Nino!” He continued to apologize during Marinette’s odd silence.
“It’s okay, Adrien!” she assured him. “I was awake designing anyway! What’s wrong?” Her voice sounded kinder and softer, relaxing the blond slightly.
“I had a nightmare.”
“Do you wanna talk about it?” Adrien was slightly taken aback by the offer but obliged nonetheless.
He began to explain his dream in full detail, which lifted a depressing weight off his shoulders. Marinette was definitely a good listener.
“Are you okay?”
“Yeah, I suppose! Thanks, Marinette, you really helped!”
“No problem! You can call me anytime you want.”
This made Adrien smiled widely. He had always assumed Marinette didn’t like him, due to her shy and evasive behavior around him. But this, this really cleared things up. She was an amazing friend.
“Thank you so much!”
“Adrien? I should probably head to sleep now. Wouldn’t want to be late for school!”
Said boy nodded. “Of course!” Adrien thought about his mom and his voice got the better of him. “Okay, bye, love you!”
“Love you too, see you!”
It was only when the call was disconnected that he realized what he said and what she said back.
“Who was that?” Plagg asked groggily, obviously bothered by being woken up.