???: Look, their waking up.
???: Stand back, give them some room.
Marinette wakes up, openening her eyes, seeing everyone looking at her.
Alya: Marinette! Are you alright?
Marinette: Yeah, i think so...
She sits up on the scanner, looking around.
Marinette: Where's Adrien? Is he alright?
???: Why don't you see for yourself?
Marinette turns around, seeing Adrien getting up from the scanner.
Gabriel hugs Adrien.
Gabriel: I was afraid you were...
Adrien: I'm fine dad.
Everyone gives signs and consversations of relief over Marinette's and Adrien's return.
Alya: So what was it like? Relieving the memories?
Marinette: It was...strange. I couldn't do anything, but i felt everthing.
Adrien: Yeah, it was like....like a dream.
Nino: Well, at least your okay.
Andre: Yes, but there is one last thing....
They all turn facing Cooper, Jaune, Pyrrha, and Nathan.
Roger: Mr. Stérn, i insists that you come with me to the station for questioning.
Gabriel: (walking forward) I too have questions for him.
Cooper: Certainly, gentleman...but first....Jaune!
Jaune grabs the apple and throws it at Cooper. He catches it with one hand.
Cooper: Let's turn back the clock...
The apple glows, as it a blinding flash erupts, swallowing everyone in a golden light. Then everything goes dark as echoes are heard.
???: Marinette? Hello....Earth to Marinette...
Marinette gasps, coming to her senses. She sees Alya and Nino in front of her. She then looks around, finding herself on the second floor of the school.
Alya: Are you okay? You acting strange.
Nino: Maybe she got hit harder than we thought?
Marinette: No, it's just.....i....i was having a flashback.
Alya: Well, i can't blame you, especially about Adrien.
Alya and Nino looks down, over the railing. Marinette looks down, seeing Adrien on the court. He then turns around, looking at them. The bell then rings. Adrien leaves.
Alya: C'mon, we gotta get to class.
Alya and Nino walks away.
Marinette: What's going on? Did i...
Tikki then pops out of Marinette's bag
Tikki: Something wrong Marinette?
Marinette: It's...i...(sigh)...i'll explain later.
Tikki: Okay, but you better hurry or you'll be late.
Tikki goes back into the bag as Marinette walks away.
A few hours later...
School is finished for the day as everyone heads home. Marinette is in the locker room, talking to Tikki.
Marinette: And your sure you don't remember anything?
Tikki: Nope! Are you sure you weren't daydreaming? Cause what you said sounds a little far fetch.
Marinette: I wasn't. I know it wasn't a dream. It felt so real. But Adrien....
Tikki: If what you say is true, then won't anyone else will remember?
Marinette: I don't know...maybe Adrien and...Mr. Stérn! C'mon Tikki, we have to go.
She grabs her bag.
Tikki: Where are we going?
Marinette: If i remember correctly...to Mr. Stérn's "site".
Tikki flies into Marinette's bag as she opens the door and runs to the entrance. She sees Adrien doing the same, running down the stairs and to the entrance. Then they stop as they see Cooper and Jaune at the entrance.
Cooper: I'm sorry to keep you, but we need to talk to you children.
Cooper and Jaune walks to them.
???: Excuse me, but what are you gentleman doing here?
They turn around, seeing Mr. Damocles walking down the stairs and heading towards them.
Jaune: We just came here to talk to these two. We hope you don't mind, this won't take long.
Damocles: Not at all.
Cooper: I'll talk to Marinette.
Jaune: I'll deal with the Adrien.
Cooper: Children, if you please.
Adrien follows Jaune to the Science lab.
Cooper: Marinette, if you please.
Marinette follows Cooper into the locker room, he then locks the door.
Marinette: (backing uo against a locker) What...what are you doing?
Cooper: (turns around) Don't worry...i'll make this quick.
He then walks towards Marinette, as she looks scared.
Cooper: You can come out....Tikki!
Marinette: (nervous) What are you talking about?
Cooper: You know exactly what i mean...Ladybug!
Marinette gasps, shocked as she drops her bag and then slides against the lockers, onto the floor.
Marinette: How....how did you know?
Cooper: You see...(walking towards Marinette, then crounching)...whenever someone goes in the scanner, it initiates a constant brain scan so we can monitor the user's condition. Not only that, but the scanner..."copies" their memories, putting them inside the storage unit.
Marinette: You looked at my memories? WHY?
Cooper: Because your one of us....
Cooper gets up and extend his hand to Marinette. She takes his hand and is helped up.
Marinette:(looks away, closing her eyes)....Tikki, it's no use hiding. He knows everthing.
Tikki flies out of Marinette's bag.
Cooper: Ah, Tikki, the Kwami of the Ladybug Miraculous. It's a honor to meet you in person
Tikki: (turns, facing Marinette) Marinette, what are we going to do?
Marinette: (opens her eyes and looks at Tikki) I don't know Tikki. It looks like my days as Ladybug are over.
Cooper: Don't be so sure.
Tikki: (turns around) What do you mean?
Cooper: I just came her to talk to you.
Marinette: About what?
Cooper: As i said before, your one of us. People who are willing to put themselves in harm's way to protect the wellbeing of others. Even as you struggle in you daily life, you continue on with the responsibilities that you were given.
Marinette: So your not going to expose me?
Cooper: Of course not! The world needs heroes like you and Chat Noir. Heroes with the courage and compassion to fight on. As long as you don't lose sight of that, the people will look up to you as a symbol of hope, peace, ans justice.
Marinette: Th...thank you, Mr. Stérn.
Marinette hugs Mr. Stérn, as he does the same to Marinette. He then looks at the Ladybug Miraculous.
Cooper: Fu choose well...
Marinette then lets go as Cooper walls to the door and unlocks it.
Marinette: Wait! two more thing.
Cooper (turns around) Yes?
Marinette: The first is the memories. How come i still remember them?
Cooper: It's because of the apple. You interacted with it, but you have a strong will. It was that will that gave you mental immunity to the effects.
Marinette: Okay, i think i understand. Now the seond is about Adrien. Since he interacted with the apple, then does he...
Cooper: What do you think?
She then ponders a little. She then looks up and nods.
Cooper: Okay, but before you go, i must tell you something.
Marinette: What is it?
Cooper: After tomorrow, we won't see you each other again. I have the final piece now, so i must take it somewhere...secret.
Marinette: So does that mean...
Cooper: As long as you carry the memories, we won't be forgotten.
Cooper opens the door and leaves.
Tikki: What now? Can we really trust him
Marinette: He says the he'll keep my secret. Plus, he has treated me well, so i trust him. But i don't know what Master Fu will think if he found out.
Tikki: I still think this is strange, but if you trust him, then i won't argue.
Marinette: C'mon Tikki, let's go home and get ready for tomorrow.
Tikki flies into Marinette's bag as she picks up and leaves the locker room. She then sees Cooper leaving the school with Jaune. She then sees Adrien, coming down the stairs.
I hoped you liked it. Find out what happened with Adrien in the final chapter, Chapter 26: Cat out of the Bag.