tales of the ballet

Step Up ML Edition

@snowybowey well here goes nothing….. 

I can’t dance so this is something…. oh man I don’t know.

Marinette was a ballet dancer at an art school. Well mostly ballet, she also did other various classical dancing forms but her best by far was ballet. On the dance floor Marinette was graceful, elegant even. She was everything she wasn’t normally. But Marinette had a secret a very very big secret. Attending the most prestigious dance academy wasn’t enough for Marinette because there were things they didn’t teach you there, things that she very much wanted to learn. So on selective nights Marinette would attend underground clubs and bars where people danced and moved their bodies in ways you wouldn’t believe! Marinette had never seen dancing like this. They could move their bodies in ways no one thought possible at the academy. She spent these nights watching and occasionally trying things out. In time Marinette could just about break dance, if the beat was right she could crunk, she learned to move.

One dancer in particular always caught her eye. No one seemed to know his real name. He wore a black cap and a black hoodie with a green paw print stamped over his left breast. When he was dancing you never really saw his face, it was too dark in the club and he moved too quickly. When he danced… no one cared about his face all they cared about was how his body moved. You would think the boy didn’t have a bone in his body, that he was light as air. He would run up the wall and flip, he would snake his shoulders effortlessly and he moved his hips in a way even Shakira would be jealous off. Marinette wanted to dance with him. She wanted to learn from him, to move the way he did to move in synch with him the only problem was he never danced with anyone. They called him Chat Noir- Black Cat. He always wore black, and always danced alone that is until one night.

Marinette had ventured out onto the dance floor, it was amateur night, and while she was no amateur to dance she still felt too new to hip hop to dance on any other night here. She spun on her hands then let herself flip onto her back before kicking her legs out and landing on her feet. When she landed on her feet he was there facing her green eyes boring into hers. He smirked at her before taking her hand and running them straight towards a wall together they ran up the wall and flipped back onto the floor. As soon as her feet were on the floor He spun her into him dipping her lower and lower until she stuck her hands out behind her touching the floor. She flipped back out of his arms standing now on her hands and then dropping to her feet. He smiled sashaying over to her and flipping her over his shoulder. Still hand in hand she spun downward while he jump spinned over her and on and on they went all night barely registering the loud cheers of the crowd behind them. They danced and danced until sirens sounded in the distance….

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Miraculous Dance AU Fic Rec:

Most are WIPs
Part Two can be found Here
Part Three can be found Here

The more I think about Anakin in the Opera House with Palpatine, the more frustrated I become with Anakin. 

Not only did evil Sidious basically tell him outright that, “Yeah, I’m a Sith Lord who killed his former master,” with his “tale,” but he invites him to a ballet that LITERALLY depicts a young man being manipulated to choose dark (black swan) over light (white swan) by an evil sorcerer! Assuming that Squid Lake is a stand-in for Swan Lake. 

Honestly, Anakin, you should have paid a bit more attention in your literary criticism and arts classes at the Temple. MAYBE YOU WOULD HAVE FIGURED IT OUT BEFORE EVERYTHING WENT TO HELL!

Arts and humanities education saves (Jedi) lives, people. 

You know...

I’m actually really craving a Princess Tutu style Miraculous Ballet AU.

Marinette used to be a simple ladybug wandering around the forest, when she encountered Prince Nathaniel dancing all by himself. She is moved by his dance, but mourns his lack of emotions.
When he leaves, an old man appears, introducing himself as Master Fu. He gived her a pendant that allows her to change into a human.
As a human she attends the same ballet school as Nathaniel. She’s a clumsy and unskilled dancer, but she always tries her very best. She makes quick friends with a girl named Alya, who thinks she’s adorable. Things go as normal (including a lot of blushing and stuttering around Nathaniel, who is clueless)

Until someone named Hawkmoth begins making trouble. He akumatises seemingly random people, and it’s up to Marinette to save them by using her necklace to transform into Ladybug, a graceful ballerina with magical powers.

As she defeats the akumatised people, purifying the akuma, the butterflies return to Nathaniel. With each new butterfly, a piece of his heart is restored and his emotions gradually return.

But a newcomer isn’t about to let his emotions be restored so easily - Adrien Agreste, a dancer in the advanced ballet class, son of Hawkmoth, is instructed to keep Ladybug from restoring the prince’s heart. Adrien is granted the ability to become Chat Noir in order to counter Ladybug’s attempts, but he has his own motive - Chat Noir loves Ladybug far too much to let Nathaniel have her, and he is willing to fight her if necessary, especially when he falls for her as normal Marinette too…

(Kinda a spin on the original plot - Chat is basically Kraehe, but he’s in love with Ladybug instead of with Nathaniel, such as was the case with the original characters)
I don’t know… I enjoy this concept…