Feral!Adrien ask: Now I'm picturing, at the end of the expedition, Marinette asking Adrien if he wants to go back to France with her. Adrien's one condition: Plagg comes too. And Marinette dispairs because it's one thing to bring back a human, entirely another to bring back an apex predator.
Oh, lovely anon, but it’s going to be the other way around, you see.
Plagg practically pushes Adrien to go.
Adrien doesn’t want to leave Plagg, but he also really really really wants to be with Marinette.
Marinette is Very Conflicted. She wants Adrien to come, but she’s also concerned about many things. Removing Adrien from the only home he’s known (or remembered, at the very least) does not sit well with her, but then she still gets nightmares from that time she watched him fight a 12-foot crocodile that Marinette somehow angered.
(She also has selfish thoughts of keeping Adrien to herself. She and Alya have had many discussions about that one.)
But since Adrien seemed determined to make the trip, Marinette decides to go with it. It’s Mme. Mendeleiev who protests, not surprisingly.
“Marinette, I know you think that this….Plagg is tamed, but just because it managed to sit outside this building for a couple of days–”
“He stood guard for half a month.”
“– does not mean you can bring it to gallivant in Paris!”
“M. Otis Césaire has already agreed to take care of–”
“Otis Césaire is a zookeeper! You will need better contacts than that, not to mention funding for his transport and medicine and papers. Marinette, for goodness’ sake, you’re not bringing home a house cat.”
“Then I’ll do that! I’ll do all of that!” Marinette knows that yelling at her boss wasn’t the smartest idea, so she fights to lower her voice when she adds, “Please, Mme. Mendeleiev, Plagg is the only family Adrien has.”
“Actually,” comes a new voice, making both Marinette and Mme. Mendeliev turn around, “that’s rather inaccurate.”
Standing in the doorway, Nathalie Sancoeur adjusts her glasses. “And don’t worry, all expenses related in any way to Adrien will be taken care of by the Hawk Moth Project.”