We continue our story after "Homecoming".
Cooper and Rose has just settled in their rooms and are making their way to the lobby via elevator.
Cooper: (holding a silver brief case) The sooner we get done with our meeting, the sooner we can begin.
Rose: Yes, Sir. (acessing her tablet) I have Mr. Agreste's profile ready for you.
Cooper: Tell me in the car.
The elevator reaches the lobby.
They exit and make their way towards the door.
Concierge: (at the desk,seeing Cooper) Excuse me, Mr. Stérn!
Cooper and Rose stops and looks at the concierge, then walk towards the desk.
Cooper: (puts the briefcase on the desk) Yes?
Concierge: Monsieur, your brother left a few minutes ago, but he asked me to give you this (turns around, picks up a car key and puts it on the desk).
Cooper: (picking up the key and putting it in his pocket) Thank you. Is there anything else?
Concierge: Yes, he also left you a message (putting a piece of paper on the desk).
Cooper picks up the paper and reads it.
"Brother, i left to check out the sights. I won't be back at the "site" till around 2:00 PM. When i get back and you arrive, then we can move forward with the 'plan', Sincerely Jaune".
Cooper:(chuckling) Coquin (translation: Rogue)... (looks at the Concierge) Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Here (pulls out his wallet and puts 2,000 Euro on the desk).
Cooper then grabs his briefcase and walks out the door along with Rose.
Concierge: Thank you, Monsieur!
Cooper and Rose walks outside, seeing the Black Lamborghini
Cooper: Ah, my favorite (walks towards the car).
Rose: (follows Cooper) Jaune maybe a Coquin, but at least he's thoughtful.
They both get in the car
Cooper: (putting down the briefcase next to his legs, plugs his phone in a slot and starts the car) What was Agreste's Address again?
Rose: Place du Châtelet, 75001. I'll put on the navigator(accessing her tablet and putting on the car's monitor).
They depart from the Le Grand Paris.
Cooper: Now, what do we have on Agreste's profile?
Rose: (acessing her tablet) Gabriel Agreste, creator and owner of the "Gabriel" brand. His son, Adrien Agreste models the brand. He is a very strict as he does not tolerate employees that are "incompetent". He rarely does business in person, usually doing it over the phone or video chat.
Cooper: Wait, don't we have his son enlisted?
Rose: Yes sir, it was part of the agreement made.
On Screen: Phone Call: Nathan Hunter
Rose: It's Hunter, sir.
Cooper: Put it through on video.
Rose pushes the video call button.
On the monitor, an image of a brown, short haired man wearing glasses with a thin metal frame, a polo shirt, and black jeans.
Nathan: (looks at Rose) Rose, (looks at Cooper) Cooper.
Cooper: What is it, Nathan? We'rr on our way to a meeting and i'm driving.
Nathan: Just wanted to let you know that Jaune just called from the Louvre.
Rose: What did he said?
Nathan: He said that he just checked out the interior. From his data, we came up with a few "plans".
Cooper: Alright, tell me later.
Cooper ends the call.
Rose: We'rr coming up on the mansion
Cooper: Yeah, i see it.
They pull up towards the Agreste Mansion
Cooper:(looking at the gate) Huh, they left the gate open.
Rose: He is expecting us.
They get out of the car and make their way towards the door.
Cooper: (Opens the door and looks to Rose) Ladies first.
Rose walks in first and Cooper enters last. Inside they find Gabriel Agreste and Nathalie Sancouer in front of the stairs.
Gabriel: Mr. Stérn, welcome to my home.
Cooper:Please, call me Cooper. There's no need for formalities, we'rr both men of business.
Gabriel: Of course, let's discuss "business" elsewhere.
Nathalie: (opens the door to the Atlier) In here please.
They all go in the Atleir.
Cooper: (sits down besides Rose and looks arond) I see you are a man of fine taste. Nevertheless, let's discuss the details.
Rose:(accesses her tablet) As you already know, "Project Creed" has by far, gain international praise by critics and designers alike. Our team has spent countless time and effort into the project. And is thanks to our efforts, we estimate that the project will make at least 4.7 billion worldwide.
Gabriel: (looking impressed) impressive, (looks at Cooper) i have been keeping track of your vists and work. But, if i may ask, how did you acquire the resources to do this?
Cooper: A few years ago, during college, my brother and i made some friends who went on to become rich, powerful men. We simply called in a few "favors".
Gabriel: (looks curious) I see.
Cooper: It's good to have friends in high places. But, let's get back on topic. (gets up and walks towards the window) I would like the french collection: "Unity" to be made by "Gabriel". Once the designs have been complete, i'll send them to you for approval. Once we reach an agreement, we'll begin making them for the show.
Gabriel:(gets up) Very well, but what are my benefits in this "mutual partnership".
Cooper: I already said your that your son will take the first slot. But, if you agree to this "partbership", "Gabriel will receive more popularity and you will receive 75% of all "Unity" sales to split between yourself and your employees.
Rose: (looks at her tablet, then looks up) Sir, we must leaving now if we'rr going to meet with our team.
Cooper: (turns to Rose) Okay, (turns to Gabriel) so... what do you say, Gabriel? Are you in?
Gabriel: I am.
Cooper: Good, but we must be leaving now.
Cooper and Rose walks out of the atlier with Gabriel and Nathalie behind them. They walk towards the door.
Cooper: (turns around and extend his hand) I look forward to working with you on this project, Gabriel.
At that moment, Adrien and the "Gorilla" walks in. We skip a few minutes to where Cooper and Rose are outside walking towards the car.
Cooper: Now, call Hunter, tell him we'll be arriving soon.
Rose: Yes, sir, right away.(pulls her phone out) Hunter? We'rr done with the meeting... yes, we'll be coming soon... Yes, get the everthing ready for a briefing (ends the call and puts away her phone).
Cooper: We'll begin with "phase one" tonight.
They both get in the car and drive away
6 Hours later (10:17)
On a building rooftop, overlooking the Lovre. A man with an earpiece, wearing a mask that resembles a snout of a wolf, dressed in grey and white robes with a hood (and white dress shirt and black jeans underneath), and small pouches on his waist and on a strap across his chest.
???: (looking through binoculars at the Lovre) "Aigle" (translation: Eagle), i'm in position.
Aigle (Comm.): Okay, the target is located in the basement of the central wing. Your (best) points of entry are either the skylights or any of the auxiliary entrances. There's also the sewer, it'll get you to the basement faster, but...
???: I don't want to smell like sewage.
Aigle (Comm.): Alright, but remember, if the alarm is sound, you'll have 5 minutes before French Police arrive and lockdown the place.
???: Copy (puts away the binoculars), i'm off (jumps off the roof).
20 minutes later at the Bakery, in Marinette's room
Tikki: Marinette, wake up.
Marinette:(wakes up) wah, Tikki? What's wrong?
Tikki: Look outside, on the terrance.
Marinette gets up from the bed and walks outside on the terrance.
Red and blue lights are flashing as French Police squad cars drives by.
Marinette: This look serious, (looks towards Tikki) we better check this out. TIKKI, SPOTS ON!!!
Marinette transform into Ladybug
Ladybug: Better get a move on (thows her yo-yo and swings).
The same time at the Agreste Mansion, in Adrien's room
Adrien: (wakes up) Huh? What's going on?
Adrien gets up and makes his way towards the windows. He sees red and blue lights are flashing as French Police squad cars drives by.
Adrien: (turns around) Plagg, wake up!
Plagg: (mumbling) Nah...five more minutes...
Adrien pulls out a covered plate and lifts the lid, revealing camembert.
Plagg: (sniffing) is that? (wakes up and sees the camembert) Camembert! Alriiiiight!
Adrien: (breaks off a small piece and puts the lid back on) You can have the rest when we come back (tosses the camenbert to Plagg).
Plagg: (catches it and scarfs it down) Okay.
Adrien: PLAGG, CLAWS OUT!!!
Adrien transforms to Chat Noir
Chat Noir: Gotta move fast, (opens the window) who knows maybe my "lady" will be in waiting.
Chat Noir jumps out and follows the police.
Hoped you liked it.
Who is this mysterious assailant? Can Ladybug and Chat Noir stop him? Find out in Chapter 3: Late-Night Run, coming Wednesday.