Shorty | Adrien Agreste/Chat Noir x Reader
You gave his arm a hard push, accompanied with a glare. “I had it.” You stated through gritted teeth. Then, you took the teddy bear from his grip and crossed your arms around it.
“We were standing there for seven minutes..” Came his reply. Sure, you spent a good amount of time trying to retrieve the teddy from the top of the stand but–you really did almost have it!
You grumbled under your breath, walking alongside the taller teen. He just loved to rub his enormous height in your face whenever he had the chance! You were never given a chance to do anything because he were already there. He outdid you in class, the park–even now; at the carnival.
“What did you want to ride next?” Adrien asked, placing his arm on your head to slightly lean on it.
Another thing you didn’t understand; why did Adrien ask you out tonight? Surely he could’ve went with someone–anyone else; but instead he chose you. Though, if you looked past all the snide remarks, playful touches, and jokes; you may be able to count him as an alright guy.
You pushed his arm once again; causing it to fall back to his side. “I don’t know, the Ferris Wheel?”
Adrien hummed, pondering on the thought for a moment. “No, too high.”
Oh, how you’d like to hurt him. You clutched the stuffed animal tighter; anger steadily rising in your being. You let out a sharp breath through your nose while looking at the many carnival rides. “Fine then, the carousel?”
Adrien paused for a moment; placing his hand on his chin and looking down in deep thought. “That’s okay.” He answers after a long pause. As he reaches for your hand, you jerk it away–directing a glare at the boy.
Last time you granted him permission to hold your hand; he continued to make smart remarks! He gave a soft sigh, settling on walking beside you. The two of you stood in line silently; waiting for your turn. A glance nor word were exchanged as the set of people were finally finished with their ride.
Due to how quiet he had quickly become–you wondered if you angered him. He continued giving small sighs here and there; being the only sign to his conscious mind.
You decided not to say anything about it, instead walking with him to find an open seat on the carousel. The horse that caught your eye was light shade of (F/C) with golden reins and (2nd F/C) hair.
Absolutely majestic. You thought; ultimately drawn to it already.
With the teddy bear in one hand–you used your other hand to grab the pole. The mechanical horse was stopped at the highest point of the point of the pole–and you knew for sure it was mocking you. As your grip on the pole tightened–you tried jumping; to at least get your top half up onto the horse.
“It’s too high!” You grumbled, jumping for it once more. Fortunately; you were able to throw a leg over the horse’s saddle. Unfortunately–you were left hanging over the side; unable to pull yourself up.
“Do you want to try another?” Adrien asked; slightly embarrassed on your behalf.
“No way!” You shouted, turning your head to glare at him. “I want this one–it’s (F/C)!”
Adrien stifled a laugh at your response; causing any worry you previously had to vanish. He then approached your position and grabbed your waist, hoisting you up onto the horse’s back fully. After getting situated; you looked down at the teddy bear and muttered something.
“I couldn’t hear you.” Adrien stated honestly. He was standing in front of your horse–his attention directed at a few couples that walked by.
“I said thank you! Geez!” You repeated, crossing your arms and puffing out your cheeks a bit.
Adrien then turned to look at you, a bit taken aback. His facial expression held a mixture of uncertainty, confusion, and possibly happiness? He then gave you a big smile and nodded, “Of course.”
He then reached for your hand again; but it was so quick that you didn’t have time nor space to move away. As your hand was in his, he directed it back to the pole–his hand remaining over yours. Just then, the ride began to move; catching you off guard.
You could’ve fallen off if it weren’t for Adrien. Or at least; that’s what he wanted you to think.
You turned your attention back to Adrien from the ride operator–only to find him staring at you already. Startled, you tried making yourself smaller–pulling back and shoulders hiked. “W-What?” You question, finding yourself unable to look away from his firm gaze.
Adrien makes a noise similar to a hum as he shakes his head; his golden hair moving along with him in an interesting pattern. “Nothing. I was just thinking.”
Yet; his line of vision still didn’t break. It caused you to feel fifty shades of self-conscious again, especially with his hand that held yours. A small blush were beginning to adorn your cheeks, giving you the false assumption of his hand suddenly getting warmer.
“Then stop staring..” You muttered, looking away.
“You know I can’t do that.” Adrien’s voice came out in a low whisper; directly next to your ear. His free hand drifted upwards until he was playing with a loose strand of (H/C) hair. Then, his hand became situated on your cheek–directing you to look at him once more.
Your gazes locked once more; (E/C) eyes meeting emerald ones. Anxiety and fear began to build up in your being as Adrien’s hand made it’s way to the back of your neck; leaving goosebumps along the skin he so lightly grazed over.
He then moved closer–but only by an inch; clearly testing the waters. His eyes showed that he was having an internal battle with himself, and his gaze would flicker down every few seconds.
You weren’t a super genius; but you knew what he wanted.
Seemingly relaxed at your lack of refusal, Adrien continues. Just as he were mere centimeters from your lips–you felt his entire presence pull away.
The carousel had come to an abrupt stop, causing the ride and its riders to jerk forwards. Adrien–whom was standing; was suddenly thrown off his feet, landing on the metal floorboards under you.
His entire face flushed red as he stood once more. He didn’t look you in the eye–instead turning to get off the ride completely.
There was a small crowd nearby, some cheering–others laughing; all the while directing their gazes towards you.
Slightly embarrassed, you slide yourself off of the mechanical horse. You quickly find your position next to Adrien and continue walking without exchanging contact. You didn’t know why, but you found yourself concerned for his feelings again. Was he angry–or embarrassed?
His ears were tinted red–you noticed; so maybe he was just still upset about the fall.
Just as you were about to question him, he intertwined his hand with yours. “Let’s go ride the Ferris Wheel now. There’s bound to be better privacy there.” You could hear Adrien mutter as he pulled you along.
If you actually thought about it; maybe all the past encounters with Adrien weren’t all to pick at your height. What if he were interested in you from the start–and the only way he knew how to approach was by helping you?
You could feintly remember the conflicted expression that appeared on his face after he helped you retrieve a book from a high shelf. Or even the sheepish smiles he’d give you after ruffling your hair or giving your shoulder a squeeze. And maybe–just maybe; all his remarks about your height were simple questions about the only thing he knew to approach with.
You gave yourself a dark view on the bright boy since the beginning–which made you feel ultimately bad now.
Great, now you were going to have to make it up to him. Though, maybe it’ll be more interesting this time around.
AAAAND REQUEST FINISHED
OH MY IT’S BEEN A WHILE
I HAVE TWO ONESHOTS TO DROP HERE!! C:
*pushes off roof*