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Cat Got Your Tongue?


Fic Title: Cat Got Your Tongue?
Part: 1/1
Rating: G
Fandom/s: Miraculous Ladybug
Summary: Revealing a secret identity to your boyfriend after years of doing whatever it takes to cover it up should be a huge surprise. But when the answer is, “I knew that already”, it’s a different kind of surprise.

for Adrinath August, day 1- reveal (to each other)

“I have something to tell you.”
Adrien waited with bated breath, hands shaking and palms sweating. His heart was beating so fast he could have sworn Nathaniel could see it. The last time he was this nervous was back when he came out to his father.
“Yeah?” Nathaniel put down his pencil and closed his sketchbook respectively. His hair drooped before his eyes.
“I- I really should have told you sooner,” Adrien whispered, looking away. Nathaniel’s blue eyes were piercing him, heightening his nerves.
“Are you cheating on me?” Nathaniel placed one hand over his heart and mocked betrayal. Adrien forced himself to laugh, but stopped abruptly.
“No, of course not,” he felt his smile falter. “But it’s pretty important.”
“Well, then, go for it.” Nathaniel linked his fingers and rested his chin on them. Adrineth swallowed the nervous lump rising in his throat.

Should I really be telling him this? I mean, it’s against the Miraculous rules. But… he has a right to know. I can’t sustain a relationship if I’m hiding the fact that I’m Chat Noir.

“You don’t have to be scared.” Nathaniel tilted his head and smiled. Just a little. Adrien would have missed it if he hadn’t have looked up for a second. But even though it was the tiniest smile ever, it slowed his heart rate enough for it not to be prominent.
It’s like a bandaid. Just rip it off.
“I’m Chat Noir!”
Adrien sucked in a fast breath, bit his lip, and stared at Nathaniel, waiting for him to start yelling. Or maybe just go completely silent. Maybe he’d gasp? Maybe even have a heart attack from shock?
Nathaniel’s reaction made the last possibility seem incredibly stupid.
“I knew that already.”
Nathaniel hadn’t moved since Adrien had blurted out his secret identity. He’d stayed still, his hands supporting his head and his foot swinging back and forth. He hadn’t even raised an eyebrow.

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