"where is that cat? "said ladybug as she swung through Paris looking for Catnoir hours on end
Eventually she gave up and detransformed in the park.
"where is he? "asked Tikki as she popped her head out of Marinette's purse
"I don't know Tikki ,i have my own problems to deal with. "said Marinette as she walked through the park sadly
She walked around Paris and stopped next to the podazarts bridge and took a seat on the bench and looked into the sky the sun was already setting soon it would be nightfall,but Marinette was in no mood for sights ,the thought of Adrien leaving was the only thing on her mind, she didn't care about the world around her, there wasn't any point, soon as Adrien left her heart would leave with him and her world would be meaningless forever.
At the Agreste mansion
In Adrien's room
"why won't my father listen to me. He acts like he's the boss of everyone. "
"well technically he's the boss of you, Natalie ,the bodyguard -"
"I get it plagg. Wait i have an idea. "
"which is? "
"I'll transform into Catnoir and then mess with the jet. "
"what?! Are you nuts?! "
"what do you mean, what's the problem? It's my jet. "
"Your jet not Catnoir's and what would happen if ladybug saw this, what would she think of you? And you'd be public enemy no 1.....not that there's any problem with that. "
"okay plagg i get it, so this is my last night in Paris. Well better make the most of it. Plagg claws out! "
And with that Catnoir swung out of the window and into the city of Paris .while swinging through the city he spotted Marinette who was bent over on a bench near the river
'what's Marinette doing there at this time? ' he thought and jumped down to the wall next to the bench
"and what do we have here? " he said as he crouched down on the wall looking over Marinette
That startled Marinette and she bounded off the bench and faced Catnoir in that fighting stance of hers
'oh great now he shows up. ' she thought
"Hey Catnoir what are you doing here? " she asked
"oh nothing just doing my nightly rounds on the city and what are you doing here? Aren't you supposed to be at home? " he asked
"I was just taking a walk and besides my parents know I've left, wait a minute why am I telling you all this? she said
"I have no idea ." he said as he looked up into the sky which was clear as the stars and the moon shone brightly
"great night though " he said looking down at her
"yeah great night " she said as she looked up into the sky and a thought crossed her mind and sadness took over and her eyes fell down
"hey what's wrong? " asked Catnoir as he jumped down and took a seat on the bench
"it's nothing " answered Marinette as she looked back at him
"wanna take a seat? "he asked as he gestured to the space left
"I'm fine standing thanks. "
"suit yourself. "
A moment passed and things started feeling awkward
"so what's really going on with you? "
"why do you wanna know Catnoir ?"
"hmm I'm about cat. "
"well kitty I'm not gonna tell. "
"OK how about this, if I tell you a secret, you'll tell me what's bothering you, sound like a deal. "
Marinette gave him a look
"no tricks. "
"OK " she said as she went back to the bench and took a seat
"what are you gonna tell me? "
"promise me you won't tell anyone. "
"you're not telling me your secret identity are you?"
"No of course not, that would be too much responsibility on you. "
"what's that supposed to mean?"
"Are you gonna tell me what you want to tell me or not. "
"OK ,here it goes, I'm leaving Paris soon and i don't know how to tell ladybug, i told her yesterday but she went ballistic on me and I don't know what to say anymore..... That's it. "
"okay "said Marinette
"how about this? "she said as she got off the bench and faced Catnoir
"pretend I'm ladybug and then you can practice telling her what you really feel and when you find her it won't be so hard. "
Catnoir gave her his own look
"can we get this over with? "
"okay . Ready. "
"here goes ." he closed his eyes and began
"Ladybug I'm going to be leaving soon and I wanted to tell you how sorry i am and how much i really wish i could stay back in Paris and be with you, i really can't stop this from happening but i really wish it wouldn't happen, I'm sorry if you hate me and I'll live with that but I can't leave without saying goodbye and getting at least one last hug with you and again I'm really sorry ."
'I didn't know how awful he felt about leaving and I made him feel worse by blowing a fuse. I'm really sorry Catnoir, I'll make you feel better, I'll give you that one last hug ,I promise. ' she thought
"It was great, she'll love it, it really came from your heart and it takes real courage to speak from your heart."
He looked at Marinette "you're really easy to talk to and great at giving advice, sorta like ladybug. "
"me ladybug ha, i mean sure I'm easy to talk to and i give great advice but me ladybug ha."
"you're right. And now it's your turn. "
"yeah remember the deal. "
He took Marinette by the shoulders and sat her back down on the bench.
"okay spill. "
"I can't "
"come on. "
"I can't "
"okay first of all, what's making you sad. "
"one of my friends is leaving and it looks like it's gonna be permanent. "
"so when he was at school the first day i was mad at him for something he didn't even do and after he explained, i couldn't talk to him, i was so scared of making a Fool of myself in front of him again and now he's gonna leave and i didn't really get to know and now i feel so bad when all that time i could've done something i was so scared to even invite him to do something to get to know him better. ...there i said it. "
Catnoir's eyes were open
"you were scared to talk to him?"
"yeah i just said it didn't you get it. "
"I got it but why don't you just say what's in your heart. "
"I just told you I'd make a complete fool of myself" "yeah but you won't know until you try. "
"yeah, i wouldn't know what it felt like to be a super hero if I hadn't taken my miraculous,besides I'm
Sure that's what ladybug would say. "
"so you ready to let it out. "
Just then Marinette noticed that the city lights seemed to be bright
"wait what time is it? "and checked the time on her phone
"10.30! I gotta go. It was nice talking to you and you should tell ladybug how you feel and thanks for the advice. "
"you too and you're welcome. "
Marinette smiled at him and ran forward and into the corner
"I gotta find ladybug. " he said and jumped onto the wall and back onto the roofs
"I never knew he felt that way. "
"neither did i Tikki and now i gotta transform, i kinda promised myself I'd do something for him. "
"Tikki spots on! "
And ladybug swung onto the roofs as well
"where is she? "
Just then he saw ladybug and went up to her
"milady, i have something to tell you ."
"if it's about yesterday I'm sorry i shouldn't have blown a fuse like that and i know it's not like you to pack up and go and I'm really sorry. "
"no I'm sorry that I'm leaving Paris and you, i wish what's happening would stop. I really don't wanna leave you. "
She went up to him and gave him a hug
"i know and i don't want you to feel bad anymore after all we're partners and we help each other. "
"yeah even if we don't stick together. "