We start at the Bakery, in Marinette's room.
Marinette is preparing for the stakeout, packing snacks and gear into a backpack.
Tikki: Are you sure about this? Won't your parents be mad if they found out your gone?
Marinette: (kneeling, packing the bag) Don't worry Tikki, (stops and looks up at Tikki) it'll be fine.
Tikki: If you say so. But i still have a bad feeling about this.
Marinette: It'll be fine (packs a bag of cookies)...and done. (stands up) Alright, it's time. TIKKI, SPOTS ON!!!
Marinette transforms into Ladybug.
Ladybug: (grabs and puts on the backpack) I just hope we'rr not too late.
Ladybug goes to the terrance, throws her yo-yo and swings towards the Paradis Latin theatre.
Meanwhile, at the Agreste Mansion, in Adrien's room.
Adrien is packing snacks and gear into a sling bag.
Plagg: (yawns) Do we really have to do this? Can't we just forget this and go back to sleep?
Adrien: (packing a case of camembert) Sorry, Plagg, but i promise Ladybug that i'll be there. Besides, i can't pass up a chance to be with her. Plus, i just packed some camembert.
Plagg: Fine, but i'm only doing it for the cheese.
Adrien: PLAGG, CLAWS OUT!!!
Adrien transforms into Chat Noir.
Chat Noir: Gotta go, i've got a date. (opens the window) Oh, i almost forgot.
Chat Noir turns and walks to his desk, picking up a pair of binoculars.
Chat Noir: Gonna need this for the "Lady".
He slips the binos. in his bag, junps up the window and makes his way to the Paradis Latin theatre.
30 minutes later...
Ladybug lands on a rooftop, overlooking the Paradis Latin and other rooftops.
Ladybug: (looking at the view) This is good place to set up. Now... (looks around) where's that "cat"?
???: If your in love with me, why don't you just say so
Ladybug turns around, seeing Chat Noir spinning his staff (like a helicopter blade), then landing on the roof.
Ladybug: (sighs) i had to asked. Look, no fooling around, "cat".
Chat Noir: Oh, come on, just a little?
Ladybug: Let's just focus, we both know Loup will be coming here. So i'll stay here while you set up on the other side.
Chat Noir: Are you sure about that? What if he decides to pick us off, one by one?
Ladybug: We'll stay in contact (grabbing her yo-yo and opens the screen). I've got enough supplies to last for at least hours.
Chat Noir: Alright then, here, i got something for you.
Chat Noir kneels, puts down the bag, opens it, grabs the binos and gives it to Ladybug.
Ladybug: (examiningnthe binos) What's this? Where did you get it?
Chat Noir: Special binoculars equipped with night vision, able to see up to 60 yards. I figured you might needed this. As for where i got it, i had it delivered.
Ladybug: Thanks, i could definitely use this. Now..(points towards the other side of the theatre) out!
Chat Noir: Fine...(walks the edge of the roof) if you lonely, you know where i'll be (jumps and and makes his way to the other side).
Ladybug: At least he's out of my hair (for now).
They would spend the next 2 hours out of sight from each other. They would have breaks to allow them and their partners to rest and eat to keep their energy up. Until...
Chat Noir (Comm.): Hey, Ladybug?
Ladybug:(grabs her yo-yo) Yeah, Cat Noir? What is it?
Chat Noir (Comm.): It's getting late. Maybe we should call it a night?
Ladybug: Hang on, i'll take one last look, then we can go.
Ladybug puts up her yo-yo and picks up the binos. She activates the night vison and looks around the surrounding area till she sees a "man"free running on the rooftops before stopping on the edge of the roof.
Ladybug: (drops the binos, grabs her yo-yo, and calls Chat Noir) Cat Noir!
Chat Noir (Comm.): What? What is it?
Ladybug: He's here, Loup's here!
Chat Noir (Comm.): What!?! Where is he?
Ladybug: He's outside, near the front entrance.
Chat Noir (Comm.): Alright, let's meet up there.
Ladybug: On my way (puts up here yo-yo and jumps off the roof).
2 minutes later
Ladybug and Chat Noir meet up at the front entrance and begin to make their way inside.
Chat Noir: (examines the door) He definitely went in here, someone picked the door's locked.
Ladybug: Do you think someone is with him?
Chat Noir: If there is, we would have seen them.
They walk inside
Ladybug: (turns to Chat Noir, put's her hand close to her mouth) Shhhhhh......
*Sounds of footsteps echoes throughout the dark halls*
Ladybug: (whispering) Let's split up, see if we can get the drop on him.
Chat Noir: (whispering) No way, we don't know where he is. It's better if we stick together.
Ladybug: (whispering) Okay, but it's too dark. I can't see anything.
Chat Noir: (whispering) Here, (extends his arm) grab it and i'll walk you.
Ladybug: (whispering) Fine, (grabs his arm) but don't get any funny ideas.
They walk together, arms crossed, as they enter the dining hall.
Chat Noir: (talking normally) I don't see him. Where could he have gone.
Ladybug: (talking normally) Wait...
*Sounds of footsteps echoes throughout the dining hall*
Ladybug: Sounds like it's coming deeper in the building. Probably the basement.
Chat Noir: Hang on (grabbing Ladybug and carries her in his arm).
Ladybug: What are you doIIINNNNGGG!?!
They jump down to the first floor.
Ladybug: (jumping out of his arms) You could have warn me. And why did you do that?
Chat Noir: Well, it's still dark, you couldn't see, and that was the fastest way down.
Ladybug: That's still no excuse to...
The entire place begins to shake for a few seconds before it stops
Ladybug: What just happen?
Chat Noir: I don't know. C'mon, their should be a staircase backstage.
Chat Noir grabs Ladybug's hand and they run up the stage into the back. They see a open door and go through it, seeing a flight of stairs. They run down them, leading to a door. They go through the door into the basement.
Chat Noir: (sees a switch) This must be the light switch.
Chat Noir flips the switch and the lights turn on.
Ladybug: Finally! (looks around) We must be in "Maintenance".
Chat Noir: Hang on.... you hear that?
???: (muffled) ....clever, Eiffel. To put in a place where it couldn't be mess with, Genius!
Ladybug: (whispering) C'mon.
They slowly walked to a door opened by a crack and stand against the wall, ready to breach.
A few minutes earlier....
Renard: Chienne, i'm inside.
Chienne (Comm.): Copy, the "key" should be located in the basement. Better hurry, "their" right behind you.
Renard: Got it, just need to prepare.
Renard closes his eyes. When he opens them, they change to the eyes of a fox. He now sees the auras in the surrounding envrionment. He then makes his way down into the first floor of the dining hall.
Renard: (deactivates "Fox Vision" and looks around the hall) Ah, this place, brings brings back memories.
Chienne (Comm.): Excuse me? What are you talking about.
Renard: I came here once with my family. My father thought it would be a good experience for us. I can still remember that one night like it was a yesterday.
Renard: Sorry, getting back to the mission now.
Renard reactivates "Fox Vision" and makes his way backstage, seeing a trail of gold essence. He follows it through a door, down the stairs, and into a basement. He continues to follow till he enters a room. He sees a gold aura, seeping through cracks in a wall.
Renard: Chienne, i've located the "key", it's a storage room.
Renard: Chienne, come in. Do you read?
Renard: Signal's too weak. But why here? examines the wall)....ah, i get it.
Renard pulls his right sleeve back, revealing a gauntlet. He then punches the wall, breaking it as the entire place shakes for a few seconds. A golden light then erupts from the hole. Renard sees a small, metallic disk, embedded in the support structure.
Renard: Now i get. You are certaintly clever, Eiffel. To put in a place where it couldn't be mess with, Genius!
He pulls out the disk, it suddenly surges with energy within it's lines.
Renard: I know your there. You can come out now. It's no use hiding.
Ladybug and Chat Noir come in.
Ladybug: It's no use running...(Renard turns around) Loup?
Renard: You mistake me for someone else.
Chat Noir: Then, who are you?
Renard: You may call me Renard... and i am not here to fight you.
Ladybug: We know your here for whatever Effiel was hiding!
Renard: Of course you did, Loup did lose a few pages. And this...(showing the disk) this is just a key.
Ladybug: Well whatever it is...(points at him) we can't let you have it.
Renard: Let me tell you children something first: Whatever you think Loup and I are doing, it's not what you think. We are just trying to "bury the past", nothing else. All we ask is for you to stay out of our way.
Chat Noir: Even if we believe you, we can't let you go till we get answers.
Renard: If you want to answers, fine. But not here, unless you want to bring then entire building down on our heads. But another time,i have somewhere to be.
Ladybug: Oh, no you don't.
Renard runs towards the door. Chat Noir tries to stop him but Renard uses a hook from his gauntlet to get pass Chat Noir by flipping over him and kicking him in the back.
Chat Noir: AGH!!!
Chat Noir lands on the floor as Ladybug readies her yo-yo. She throws it, trying to tangle Renard, but misses. He uses the same hook to grab her arm and throw her.
Ladybug lands right next to Chat Noir as Renard runs out the door.
Ladybug: C'mon, we have to go after him.
They get back up and chase after him. They keep chasing him till they get back outside.
Chat Noir: (looks around) Dang it, we lost him. (looks at Ladybug) Do you think he was telling the truth?
Ladybug: I don't know, but he looked like he was honest.
Chat Noir: So what happens now?
Ladybug: Until they make their move, we can't act. But if he was telling the truth, we might as well relax. C'mon, let's get our gear together and go home.
Chat Noir: Yeah, it's getting a little late. Do you need me to escort you? (extends his hand)
Ladybug: No thanks, i'll be fine.
Chat Noir: Fine, but i gonna need those binoculars back.
Ladybug: Alright, let's go.
They head to Ladybug's camp.
Meanwhile, in a alley....
Renard: Chienne, do you read?
Chienne (Comm.): Renard?!? Finally, i've been trying to raise you. Did you get it?
Renard: Package secured, i have the "key".
Chienne (Comm.): What about Ladybug and Cat Noir? Did you deal with them?
Renard: I did, now only time will tell what they do.
Chienne (Comm.): Then the mission is a success. Head back now so that the boys can find where the "artifact" is.
Renard: Copy, on me way. (sighs) Something tells me we so close to the finish... yet, its far from over.
Renard walks deeper into the alley before disappearing in the dark.
I Hoped you liked. See how Marinette/Ladybug and Adrien/Cat Noir are doing in Chapter 6: Deja vù, coming Saturday.
Stay tune for a big announcement later today.