Wrapped Up in You - Teaser
A post-Ephemeral One Shot
With thanks to @emsylcatac for the art inspiration and to @la-fille-noire-13 and @deinde-prandium for beta reading help.
Adrien gasped, watching in wide-eyed terror as Ladybug’s suddenly lifeless form slumped to the ground.
He hid back behind the corner, forcing his own breathing to slow down as the Akuma loomed forward and headed down the hall on the other side.
It might not have been new. After all, his heart still bore the scars from seeing her knocked out, lying on the ground cold before—all 25,913 heart-wrenching times—he watched it happen right in front of him, before he could reach her. Of course, it never failed to be terrifying.
Especially not this time, as she had done it protecting him.
His knuckles turned white as he dared to peer around the corner, confirming the path was clear before Adrien darted back to check on her.
At least before, he had the means to turn back time and try again...even if he’d always failed to fix it.
Only moments ago, Adrien had arrived late after ducking out of a photo session as fast as he could. Considering how well they usually locked down the photoshoot locations, he’d expected to make an easy escape. He frowned. He still wasn’t exactly sure how Ladybug could have gotten this close so quickly, let alone to come close enough for her to have taken the hit that would have knocked him out.
Uncertain what else he could do now that it was too late, Adrien picked Ladybug up in his arms and sprinted from the building as fast as his legs could carry them.
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