Marinette and Alya are at the Louvre's halls, heading towards the new display while engage in a conversation.
Alya: Can you believe that Adrien's dad had something like that? I really wanted to check it out in person.
Marinette: Yeah, i feel the same way But, why? You didn't want to check out the Egyptian exhibit last time we were here.
Alya: Because...i think this has to do with Ladybug and Chat Noir!
Marinette: Again with this?
Alya: Bear with me: there was Ladybug in Ancient Egypt and there's a Ladybug today. So i'm guessing there has been Ladybugs in different time periods.
Marinette: But what would the artifact have to do with Ladybug?
Alya: I read online that it's from unknown origins. I figured that Ladybug or Chat Noir may have something to do with it, or at least their history.
Marinette:Uh...i think i see where your getting at. (stopping) Oh...
Alya: (stopping) Something wrong?
Marinette: I think i forget something. Let me check my purse.
Alya: Alright, but i'll go on ahead. (walks away, disappearing behind a corner)
Marinette: Tikki, did you hear that?
Tikki: (popping out of Marinette's purse) I did.
Marinette: So, what do you think?
Tikki: I don't remember anything about a stone sword. Maybe Master Fu knows something?
Marinette: Maybe, but will see him later. Alya is waiting for us.
Tikki goes back in the purse as Marinette walks down the hall, walking into a exhibit. She sees Alya, talking to Nino. She then walks towards them.
Marinette: Hey, Nino, i didn't think you would be here.
Nino: (faces Marinette) Yeah, but i thought i might check out what everyone's been talking about.
Alya: (turns, facing Marinette) Well, did you forget anything?
Marinette: (to Alya) Nope, nothing at all. (to Nino) So, Nino, by any chance, is Adrien here?
Nino: Yeah, he came with me to check out his dad's stuff. He's talking to the Curator dude to let us see it. Hey, here he comes.
Alya and Marinette turn around. seeing Adrien walking towards them.
Adrien: Hey ladies, you came to see my dad's artifact too?
Alya elbows Marinette
Marinette: (Thanks!) We did, so....where is it?
Adrien: The Curator has it set up in another room, under heavy surveliance.
Alya: But why?
Adrien: He promised my dad it would be have special care and security.
Nino: Is he gonna let us see it?
Adrien: Yeah...but he was in a hurry to meet with the mayor, he said we could see for a few minutes before it's taken off for research.
Alya: Wait! Mr. Bourgeois is here?
Adrien: Yeah, the Curator wanted to arrange security for the exhibit and research area. Anyway, the exhibits this way. c'mon
Adrien and Nino walks away.
Marinette: Just when it was starting to get better.
Alya: At least he's here...and with Nino. C'mon, the boys aren't gonna wait up.
The girls walk away, catching up with the Adrien and Nino.
A few minutes later...
They walk into the French exhibit, towards the display case.
Marinette: Why did they put it here?
Adrien: Since it was short notice, the Curator decided to put up in the French exhibit. Later, they'll display it in a in it's own room.
They walk up to the display case, seeing the "sword" mounted.
All of them: Woah...
Adrien: I never seen anything like it.
Alya: Look at the detail on it. Something like that should be impossible.
Nino: Man, that thing looks awesome.
She puts her hand on the display case.
???: (echoing) Give it to me....
She steps back, away from the case as everyone looks at her.
Alya: Marinette, you okay? Your acting like you seen a ghost.
Marinette: You guys didn't hear that?
Nino: What are you talking about? Hear what?
???: (echoing) Give it to me....
Adrien: C'mon, lets get out of here. I just got a bad feeling
Marinette: S...sure, let's go.
Just as they walk away from the display....
???: (echoing) Give me....
Marinette looks back.
Just then, the display case cracks as everyone turns around. A shockwave is felt as the case is destroyed and glass flies.
Alya: What the...
Electricity then surges from the sword and then blasts into the lights and cameras in the exhibit as electricity is surgung through them as sparks flied.
Nino: Let's get out of here!
Nino grabs Alya's hand and takes her out of the exhibit, with Adrien and Marinette behind them. But an electric is blasted in front of Marinette, scorching the floor in front of her and stopping her in place. Then more bolts are blasted all over the place, leaving scorch marks where they struck.
Adrien: (looking back) Marinette!!!
Adrien runs back to Marinette as he tackles her, just in time to dodge a electric bolt.
Marinette: Ugh....(looks up)...Adrien....
Adrien: C'mon, we need to find cover.
Adrien grabs Marinette as the two run and take cover behind a pillar.
Alya: Adrien! Marinette! We have to help them!
Nino: We can't do anything. We need to find help. (yelling) Don't worry, we'll be right back!
Nino and Alya run down the hall, going out of sight.
Adrien: Hang on Marinette, Nino and Alya are getting help.
Marinette: But how long can we last like this?
Adrien: I don't know, but we have try.
An electric bolt is then blasted at the pillar.
Adrien wraps his arms around Marinette as he pulls her close to him...while she blushes.
Adrien: Just...hold tight, i got ya.
Another bolt is blasted against the floor, as it stiked close to them.
Marinette: The bolts are getting closer!
Adrien: Alya...Nino, whatever your doing, do it fast.
Then, the electricity stops surging as the lights and cameras power down.
Marinette: What happened?
Adrien: It must have been Alya and Nino. They must have shut down the power here.
Marinette: About time, i was starting to think we wouldn't make it.
Adrien: Yeah, got my heart going. But...how did this happend?
???: That's what i want to know.
They turn around, seeing a tall man (with brown short hair, wearing a black suit and black shoes), with police officers behind him.
Marinette: Who are you?
Adrien: That's the Curator.
???: Adrien! Marinette!
They see Alya and Nino running towards them, with looks of relief.
Curator: When these two came to me about the exhibit, i wanted to check out what was happening. The cameras were offline and the power was going crazy. We managed to shut down the power and divert all the excess into the main powerline.
Alya: (looks around) Woah...this place it's....
Curator: (looks around) Yes, there's more damage than i thought...but what caused it?
Marinette: It was the sword!
Adrien: It happened when we were leaving. Electricity was surging through the sword before it made everything in here go haywire. Then electric bolts came from the lights and cameras and blasted almost everywhere.
Curator: (puts his hand underneath his chin) Hmmm....i see. (puts his hand down) You four may go, i have more pressing matters to deal with. You better hurry before the reporters get here.
Adrien: Alright, (turns around) let's get here.
Adrien, Marinette, Nino, and Alya all walk to the hallway.
Adrien: Well, i think i better back home. My dad is gonna want to know what happened.
Alya: Yeah, but i'm still curious about the sword. I'm try to do some research.
Nino: I'll come with you, better than sitting at home.
Alya: What about you Marinette?
Marinette: I'm gonna go head home, my mom and dad might worry about what happened.
Adrien: Alright, i'll see you guys later.
Adrien walks away, heading to the front exit.
Alya: C'mon, we got some work to do.
Alya and Nino walks away, going out of sight as they go around the corner.
Marinette: Well, i better get moving.
???: Excuse me?
Marinette turns around, seeing a security guard walking towards her.
Security Guard: Miss, your grandfather is waiting for you at the main entrance.
Secutiry Guard: Is there something wrong?
Marinette: No, nothing. I'll go see him now.
The Security Guard walks away into the exhibit as Marinette heads to the main entrance.
Tikki: (popping out) Something wrong?
Marinette: Yeah, my parents didn't tell me had family coming.
Tikki: Maybe it's a surpirse?
Marinette: Maybe...c'mon, let's go see who it is.
Tikki goes back into Marinette's purse as she heads to the main entrance.
A few minutes later....
Marinette arrives at the main entrance as a news team passes by her.
Marinette: (looks around) So, where is my "grandfather"?
???: Maybe if you were to look closer, then you could look further.
Marinette turns around, seeing Master Fu behind her.
Master Fu: Hello Marinette.
Marinette: Master Fu?!? What are you doing here?
Master Fu: Shhh.....we need to talk, but not here. It is safer at the shop.
Marinette: Then let's go, i have questions.
Master Fu: And i will answer them the best i can, but you must be patient.
Marinette: Of course, Master.
Master Fu and Marinette walks out of the Lovre as reporters goes inside.
Marinette: Master Fu?
Master Fu: What is it?
Marinette: Why did you come here? I could have come to you.
Master Fu: This is a important matter. I though it would best to seek you out.
They walk up to a bus stop as a bus pulls up. They get on and take their seats as the doors close and it pulls away.
Something big is coming, find out what it is in Chapter 2: Responder