The story continues at the Paris International Airport, as Cooper Stérn's private jet has landed.
Cooper, along with Rose, walks through gate and into the terminal as the Mayor is waiting along with the reception.
Cooper: Has the luggage been taken care of?
Rose: Yes, sir, it's being sent ahead, along with your "journals".
Cooper: What about the cars?
Rose: Arnand hired some handlers to deliver them to a location he choose where they will hand them off to our men.
Cooper: Good, speaking of which... where is Armand (looking around)? I told him to meet us here.
Rose: I'm sure he's at the reception.
Cooper: Maybe... or knowing him, he has something else planned. I am jealous that he arrived before me.
They both walk up to a escalator and once they reach the top, are welcomed by camera flashes and paparazzi held back by French Police.
Cooper: Well, this is expected... but not unwelcomed.
Cooper and Rose continue to walk till they are approached by the Mayor and Roger Raincomprix
Cooper: Ah, hello Mr....
Mayor: Bourgeois, André Bourgeois, the Mayor of this fine city (extends his hand).
Cooper: (grabbing and shaking his hands) Fine, indeed, it is good to me you ,your honor, (lets go)and this is...
Roger: (stands straight and salutes) Lieutenant Roger Raincomprix, sir! I'm in charge of your escort and security during your stay!
Cooper: At ease, officer, were all friends here (shaking hands).
Rose: Gentleman, i don't mean to interupt, but may i suggest we go to the Limo?
Mayor: (putting his hand on Cooper's shoulder and pointing) But of course, right this way.
They exit as the officers follow behind them blocking off the paparazzi.
Mayor: You are quite the famous man to have this much attention.
Cooper: What can i say... i'm a man of the people.
Mayor: Clearly...(while looking at people pointing, pulling out their phones, and engaging in conversations).
The four exit outside to where a limo is along with it's escort of (in order from back to front) a motorcycle police, squad car, another squad car and motorcycle.
Just as the chauffeur opens the door, a white haired man wearing a dress shirt, grey vest with silver buttons, and black dress pants is already inside.
Roger: (pulling out his weapon) FREEZE!!!
Cooper: (putting his hand on Roger's shoulder) it's okay Lieutenant.
Roger put's away his weapon as Cooper stands in front of him.
Cooper: You were always a rogue, always did like skipping and showing up unexpected.
???: What can i say... its who i am.
Cooper: Clearly...(moves aside) This is my brother and business advisor, Jaune "Armand" Stérn.
Jaune: What did i tell you? Just call me Jaune.
Roger: (with a worried look on his face) I am so sorry, sir. I didn't know...
Jaune: (getting out of the Limo)It's okay, officer... this happens all the time.
Cooper: (turns around to face Jaune) Except this time i DIDN'T had to "bail" you out.
Rose: Sir, we REALLY must be going now.
Cooper: (looks at Rose) Then lets go. (turns around) Gentleman, shall we?
They all get inside as they depart to the "Le Grand Paris" with escort.
Cooper: So brother, did you inspect the "site"?
Jaune: I did, we already set up shop. We're just waiting for the "journals" and we'll get started.
Cooper: Good, just what i like to hear. (looking at Roger) Lieutenant, can you tell me what you have planned for security?
Roger: Sure, there will be patrols on your floor every hour and we'll conduct room searches in your absence... if that is ok with you?
Cooper: It's alright, most of my "documents" are at the "site" and my "journals" are in a secure brief case at the hotel.
Mayor: Mr. Stérn....
Cooper: Please, call me Cooper.
Mayor: Alright, Cooper if i may ask... where is this "site" of yours? In fact, i remember reading about your project and you or your employees never mentioned where you worked during your visits.
Rose: I'm sorry but that is classified.
Mayor: If i may ask, why?
Rose: We keep them disclosed in order to avoid leaks by the press and only those who are fully involved with "Project Creed" know the locations.
Mayor: Alright, i understand then. But won't you need security?
Jaune: No need, i'm personally staying at the "site". I can handle any intruders.
Cooper: I can vouch for that. The man has impressive skills in fighting... as well as mine. But that reminds me: What can you tell me about Ladybug and Cat Noir? I have been reading about them while choosing destinations.
Mayor: Their heroes, time and time again have they saved this city from that dastardly Hawk Moth.
Roger: They stopped and saved many of the people he "akumatized", especially me.
Jaune: And yet, there a couple of teenagers. Still I wonder ... what other secrets are there in this city?
Mayor: I am not hiding anything if that's what your implying!
Cooper: I apologize Mr. Bourgeois, my brother is like this sometimes. (looks to Jaune) Armand, don't forget why were here. Our "work" here is more important than some vigilantes.
Juane: Of course, brother.
The window to the drivers seat is lowered
Chauffeur: Sirs, were coming up on the hotel.
Cooper: Thank you, driver. Gentleman, i must thank you for what you are doing. But a soon as we arrive, i must get settled in immediately and begin our "work".
The limo and escort pulls up to the Le Grand Paris. The Chauffeur steps out and open the door. Everyone steps out.
Cooper: (to Roger and the Mayor) Excuse us, but Ms. Rose and i should get going. (to Jaune) Jaune, get the cars here, i have some business to attend before going to the "site".
Jaune: What "business" if i may ask?
Rose: We have to meet with Mr. Agreste to discuss and negotiate his involvement for the project.
Mayor: Come, the concierge should have your keys and your luggage in your rooms. (to Roger) Lieutenant, i would like you to start the patrols and searches as soon as they leave.
Roger: Yes, sir, right away.
They walk inside while Jaune gets his phone out.
Jaune: Yeah, it's me.... Tell the boys to get the cars ready and bring them to the hotel....How is the "research" going?... Alright, we'll get star---what?.. He'll be there, but he's got a meeting with Agreste... Alright bye (ends the call). (sigh) Soon brother, we'll complete what our family started, but for our sake... we must be quick. I only hope those "kids" know what's good for them... if they want to stay in one piece.
2 cars pull up: the first is a black Lamborghini and the second is a grey GT 500 with white racing stripes. Jaune approaches the cars as the drivers (dressed in black suits) get out.
Jaune:Boys... let's go see the "sights".
End of Chapter 1
I hoped you liked it.
Find out what Adrien, Marinette, and friends are doing in Chapter 1.5: Talk of the Town, coming Wednesday.