possible spoilers ahead if you know nothing about season 2 reveals!!!
okay, but what if ladybug and chat noir are actually a part of the selection process for who gets the next two kwamis
and of course ladybug chooses alya to be volpina because when marinette didn’t want the powers at first, she was so ready to give them to alya. besides, alya is the one who is so determined to do good, because if good people do nothing, the bad guys win. such a perfect candidate!
and then there’s chat noir, torn over who to give the bee miraculous to. should he give it to nino, his best friend, or some other kind classmate, like marinette? (teehee) maybe chat even suggests marinette as a candidate and ladybug just freaks out and says, “NO!” and then chat is left wondering, “geez, wtf did marinette do to make ladybug hate her? lol”
ultimately, however, chat noir remembers his first and only friend through most of his life: chloe. of course, he knows that she’s rough around the edges and has so many flaws, but he sees her potential. he’s always seen it, the true goodness of her heart buried beneath the surface. maybe a bit far, but it’s still there, and what if becoming a miraculous user will bring out that side of her, just as becoming chat noir helped adrien come out of his own shell, free from his strict upbringing? he knows that ladybug will disapprove (and she sure as hell does) but something about the decision just feels *right*. so he slips the miraculous in her bag one day, waiting and hoping for chloe to blossom into a better version of herself.