Finished it a little early, Enjoy
We continue where chapter 2 left off. Ladybug has followed the squad cars to the Lovre. She stands on a nearby rooftop, observing the situation.
Ladybug: (kneeling, seeing all the street lamps, surrounding buildings, and the Lovre without power) A blackout? What could have happened? (yawning) And why did it had to happen in the night?
???: You look tired, but you look more beautiful in the moonlight, "my lady".
Ladybug turns, seeing Chat Noir sitting on a railing next to her.
Ladybug: (sigh) Of course there would be a wandering cat at night. (points at him) But no funny business, (looks back at the Lore) this looks serious.
Chat Noir: (gets up and stands behind her) Alright... so what's going on?
Ladybug: I don't, know i can't see clearly.
Chat Noir: Allow me (activates his night vision).
Ladybug: What do you see?
Chat Noir: Police are scattering, there moving to other entrances, but a lot of them are still at the main entrance. It' looks like their staging for something.
Ladybug: Staging? For what?
*BOOM BOOM BOOM*
Explosions erupt, followed by smoke spreading, covering the Lovre's plaza.
Ladybug: (startled) WHAT WAS THAT!?!
Chat Noir: (looking at the plaza) A few explosions, looks like they were smoke bombs. Police are in disordered, their scattering. Who would... What?
Ladybug: What? What is it?
Chat Noir: (seeing ???) Someone's making a run for it. Woah, he's already out of the smoke and already on the bridge. Now he's fired a grappling hook and making his way on the rooftops.
Ladybug: (looks at Chat Noir) C'mon, we gotta go after him.
They jump as they begin their pursuit.
Aigle (Comm.): Should have known this would happened.
???: (free running on the rooftops) Oh calm down, at least i got the target.
Aigle (Comm.): Maybe so, but now the police will launch an investigation. And don't forget about the vigilantes.
???: (Jumps down to street level into a back alley) Let me worry about them. (leans against the wall) Now, connect me back to the police scanner.
Aigle (Comm.): Fine, Aigle, out.
Officer:....lost sight of him. We'rr beginning our patrol now.
Officer: This is unit 153, i've just spotted Ladybug and Cat Noir. Should we follow?
Officer: Negative 153, continue patrol. Units 98 and 26 will follow in the chopper. What is your location?
???: (switches off the scanner) Their already here? This is sooner than i expected.(chuckling) This should be fun.
??? stands back up and walks
??? dodges as a yo-yo nearly grazes his face. Ladybug lands in the alley as her yo-yo retracts.
Ladybug: (gets up and stands) I don't know what happenend at the Lovre, (points at ???) but i know your responsible for it.
???: You are correct. Now i would love to stay and chat, but i must be leaving. (turns and runs).
Ladybug throws her yo-yo, but ??? dodges it, grabs the string and yanks it hard. Ladybug is pulled towards him and ??? elbows her.
Ladybug: (knocked back on the ground) AAHH!!!
???: Hey, nobody does that to "my lady".
??? turns around and sees Chat Noir leaping towards him with his staff extended. He draws a saber from his scabbard underneath his robes and deflects Chat Noir attacks. ??? then grabs the staff, pulls it and hits Chat Noir hard with a round house kick, sending him flying hard into a wall.
Chat Noir: (hits the wall with enough force to crack it) GAAAHH!!! (sinks to the ground).
??? drops his rapier, twirls the staff fast before kicking it towards the wall, sinking into the wall just a few inches of Chat Noir's head.
Chat Noir: Whoah!
Ladybug: (getting up, trying to recover) What... who are you?
???: (picks up and puts away his saber, turns around, looking at Ladybug) Very well, you should at least know my name. You may call me... (bows and looks up) "Loup" (translation: Wolf).
Chat Noir: (getting up, still shaken) "Loup", (looks at Loup) that's a strange name.
Loup: (turns around, facing Chat Noir) Say's the boy dressed like a black cat. But i must be leaving now, (pulling out a old journal) i need to deliver this.
Ladybug: So that's what you stole. (gets in a fighthing stance) We won't let you get away that easy!
Chat Noir: (pulls out his staff) Sorry buddy, but i have to agree with the lady here. (gets in a fighting stance) Let's go.
Loup: Your willing to go through with this? Fine, i will teach you a lesson (pulls back his sleeves, revealing gauntlets on his arms)... for getting in my way.
Ladybug throws her yo-yo and guides it, trying to hit Loup, but he manages to dodge it everytime.
Loup: (dodging Ladybug's yo-yo) Your gonna have to better than that.
Chat Noir: My turn.
Chat Noir runs in with his staff. The two begins to fight. Chat Noir is trys to land a hit, but his attacks are parried. At the same time, Loup tries to counter, but Chat Noir is attacking relentlessy. Neither can gain the upper hand.
The two then enter a clash.
Loup: (grunting, arms crossed, blocking the staff, then pushing towards Chat Noir) Your good... for a young cat.
Chat Noir: (grunting, pushing Loup back) Your not bad yourself... for an old dog.
They break it up, but Loup sees an opening. But before he give the finishing blow, Ladybug throws here yo-yo and manges to tangle his arm. She then pulls, trying to hold him back.
Ladybug: (grunting) Cat Noir, now's your chance. (grunting) DO IT!!!
Chat Noir: (looks at Ladybug and nods) Okay, here goes.
Chat Noir moves in, ready to strike at Loup's opening. But just before he could land a hit, Loup pulls his arms and grabs the string. He then pulls the string overhead.
Ladybug: (swept of her feet) WAAHH!!!
Ladybug is sent flying towards them. Loup ducks at she crashes into Chat Noir, knocking them back a few feet and crashing into a wall.
Chat Noir: (grunting, getting up) Are you okay, "my lady" (extends his hand)?
Ladybug: (grabs his hand) I'm fine, but were not done yet (states at Loup).
Loup: (untangles his arm) I see your not willing to give up. I admire your determination... but i really must be leaving.
Loup reaches into his chest strap pouch and pulls out a couple of bombs
Loup:(looks back to the Duo) Fair well children...till we will meet again (raises his hand)
Chat Noir: GET DOWN!!!!
Chat Noir tackles Ladybug as Loup throws the bombs to the ground.
A huge flash erupts followed by a shockwave. Chat Noir shields Ladybug from the shockwave.
Chat Noir: (grunting) You alright?
Ladybug: What about you?!?
Chat Noir: i'll be fine (turns around), but where's Loup?
They look around, seeing no traces of him.
Ladybug: (stomps her foot) Dang it, he got away! (sees a page floating down in front of her) Huh?
They look up see 5 pages floating down.
Ladybug: (looks at Chat Noir) Let's grab them, maybe they have a clue to why he stole that journal.
They started picking up the pages.
Chat Noir: (sees one of the page's corner splitting) Well, what do we have here?
Ladybug: (walks up behind him) What did you find.
Chat Noir: (showing Ladybug the "splitting" page) Look's like i found a secret.
Chat Noir grabs the corners and carefully splits the page, revealing a hidden page.
Ladybug: A secret page? For what? And why?
Chat Noir: (examining the page)Hang on, there's some writing on it, but's it's in old French.
Ladybug: Can you read it?
Chat Noir: I can try (clears throat).
"It has been 2 weeks since the incident, and i still remember it. It has also been a week since i started on this project. I just hope i can seal that memory away along with the "key" in the vault."
They look at each other in curiosity.
"Ever since my involvement in their 'war', i've been a target. But once the 'artifact' is hidden, they will have no quarrel with me. If anyone is ready this, please... keep the past buried.
Chat Noir: ".... ,Gustave Eiffel." (looking surprised).
Ladybug: (steps back, confused) Wait, Gustave Eiffel? As in the man who built the Eiffel Tower?
Chat Noir: (looks at Ladybug) Yeah, that's the one. (turns around and walks around) But this doesn't make any sense. What was he doing?
Ladybug: I don't know, but Loup and anyone he's working with are after what he was trying to hide.
Chat Noir: (turns around) So, what do we do now? (looking at Ladybug)
Ladybug: Here (hands him the pages) , take these and see if you dig up anything on Eiffiel. We'll meet up tomorrow.
Chat Noir: Alright, but where should we meet?
Ladybug: How about near the park 4:00 PM?
Chat Noir: Okay, i'll let you know what i find
Chat Noir turns and climbs on to the roof and turns.
Chat Noir: Good Night, "Bugaboo".
He leaves, heading to the mansion
Ladybug: (yawns) I better get back home before i de-transform or before mom and dad find out i'm gone.
She throws her yo-yo and jumps on to the roof, running back to the bakery.
Hope you liked it
Find out what happened earlier in the Louvre in Chapter 3.5: Break In, coming Saturday.