Adrien threw his hands over his head as a nearby bookshelf crashed to the floor, books spilling out. Students were everywhere, staring in horror at the snarling woman dressed from head to toe in black who was leveling the library with an almighty warhammer, bringing down bookshelf after bookshelf. One had fallen in the way of the door, trapping the petrified students. The only way out was a window. A window that had been strategically opened to lure Cat Noir into a trap, a window which was impossible to climb out of without falling and breaking your neck.
Adrien scanned the room in a panicked state. The bookshelves were all on the floor and there were students cowering in every available corner, nook or cranny. How on earth was he going to transform?! He peeked down at Plagg, who shrugged up at him and mouthed "It's up to Ladybug". Adrien rolled his eyes... no way was he going to leave this all to Ladybug.
"Here kitty... come to Exterminoir..." the woman with the war hammer growled, prowling amongst the books. Adrien gulped and looked on helplessly as she bared her teeth at a few quivering students.
"Please hurry Ladybug," he whispered.
Ladybug stepped out of the empty bathroom and raced towards the library. Halfway there, she skidded to a stop. The doors were stuck, she wouldn't be able to get through that way! She quickly backtracked and made her way outside, searching for another entrance to the room that shook sporadically.
Adrien's brain was beginning to hurt from trying to think of ways to escape or transform or both when Ladybug swung in through the window and landed, raising her yoyo threateningly at the akumatised librarian.
"Time for a textbook resolution," she announced, and advanced on the snarling woman in black. Adrien smirked; she was clearly trying to imitate his punny sense of humour... and failing. In the cutest way possible.
Exterminoir laughed and extended her warhammer, swinging it at Ladybug, ensuring she kept her distance. "If Ladybug is here, Cat Noir will not be far behind!" She giggled as her swinging hammer forced Ladybug to dance across the unstable books which peppered the floor.
Ladybug opened her mouth to reply, and found all that came out was a squeak. A small pile of books slipped from beneath her foot, sending her crashing to her knees.
"So... clumsy..." she groaned.
Adrien frowned. The petite exclamation of surprise had sounded remarkably similar to...
Adrien lept to his feet and yelled as Exterminoir hit Ladybug over the head with her warhammer. Ladybug flopped to the ground where she lay still, and Adrien found himself scrambling towards her despite the warning glare of Exterminoir.