— Natural twenty. Ever since I started @midnightstarlightwrites' fanfic "Can I Date You(r Character)?" at the end of April, I've been itching to draw something from it. This is from Chapter 2, one of the many moments that had me squealing! I stumbled upon this fic while looking for fake dating AUs, and it's such a fresh spin on the trope! Plus lately I've been following a D&D campaign on Twitch and am kinda obsessed with the whole thing. 3 days, 60+ (visible) levels — over a hundred in total — and 4,68GBs. I absolutely loved giving my undivided attention to one single illustration and seeing it come to life from rough sketch to final render✨
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Lukadrien June Day 15: I held you in my arms - Kwami swap AU
I don’t have the time (or motivation sadly) to draw something for every day of june, so I will only create a few pieces which will all be set in an alternate universe. Luka has the cat miraculous and will be called Chaton and Adrien is the permanent holder of the snake miraculous - his superhero name will stay Aspik.
Luka: I'm the boyfriend, so stop staring creepily into her green eyes
Marinette: My eyes are blue
Luka: How do you know? You can't see them!
NO BUT WHY ARE RYAN FROM BARBIE LIFE IN THE DREAMHOUSE AND LUKA FROM MIRACULOUS HAVING THE SAME VIBE
They are the opposite but at the same time…
Like… is it the guitar?
Well... @airi-p4 asked for one of my WIPs and now I’m actually trying to write the entire damn thing. So-
So, I know most people don't like Master Fu, but we're not going to focus on him. We're focusing on him and Marianne Lenoir.
I realised, the writers may have played themselves with making Master Fu (a guardian) and Marianne's relationship canon, but saying Ladybug's duties as guardian come in the way, and hence Lukanette could not sail. Marianne, who is his lover, could become a confidante but not Luka, who also genuinely cares about Marinette??
BUT GUYS. It's not just that!
There are strong similarities between these two ships!
1. One of the member of the ships is guardian and a hero
2. The other member seems to be a bit passive, not minding if they sacrifice time waiting for their love. They care for the other person sincerely and with all their heart. It could be said to some extent it's a bit abnormal, owing to the fact Luka dated Marinette knowing she was also in love with Adrien, and Marianne waited yearrrrrs to be with Fu again instead of simply moving on.
3. To add to that, they have a strong sense of justice and selflessness when it comes to the people around them rather than themselves (Luka in Silencer fights for Marinette's designs being stolen, not his own music which was also stolen. Marianne could have gone with Fu, but chose to stay in the city and fight sacrificing her own comfort and safety. She didn't even have miraculouses to back her up.)
4. The hero of the ships gives them a gift on their parting, Fu gives Marianne a brooch and Marinette gives Luka a pick.
5. Also, this is a bit of a stretch I guess, but Marianne's akuma was related to going back in time (Backwarder) and Luka's miraculous is related to going back in time too!
I just found these things rather interesting, but then it also made me feel sour about the bad writing, like... what was the point of the Lukanette break up then? When we already have a canon relationship between a hero and a civilian, and we can see how well its played out for both of them.
Like other than Marinette being too young to handle all of this, she could grow up and continue her relationship when she's ready for one realistically, but we know the writers made the relationship end for sure in truth... At the same time if they do bring it back, I don't see them bringing that back without potentially harming the characters or shoving adrienette in our faces.
I don't want them to either, preferably keep the relationship fanonical, its much better.
Lukanette prompt Crossroads and Choice.
Sorry, I'm late. Also, Marinette is pretty ooc.
She glanced at the posters of Adrien on her wall. Her eyes switch over to the picture of Luka and her. Marinette put her hands in her face feeling frustrated. "Are you okay? Marinette." Marinette looked over to see Tikki. "Oh no. Adrien confessed to me and Luka asked me out. I'm just..ugh.."
She started to remember the events that just happened to her earlier.
Marinette was on her way to school, she arrived earlier. Luka texted her telling her he wanted to talk to her. She smiled when she thought of him.
She didn't know why he was coming to her school though. She looked over to see Luka on his bike. She ran towards him. "Hey, Luka!"
"Hey Marinette, I wanted to know if—"
"Oh hey, Marinette and Luka." Marinette looked to see Adrien standing in front of her. "U-uh, Adrien. Is there something that you need?" Adrien grabbed her hand. "Marinette. I realized. You're more than just a friend to me. Will you please be my girlfriend?" Luka looked at Marinette, feeling the confusion in her heart. "Luka, what were you going to say?" Marinette asked. "Oh, I wanted to know if you like to go out on a date." He blushed.
Marinette felt her eyes expand. She gaped at her two crushes with a blush on her face. "W-what!" Marinette looked at Adrien feeling extremely confused. "Marinette, I love you." Marinette started to laugh. "That's a funny joke, Adrien."
"I'm not joking though." Marinette stopped laughing. "I need to go to uh class, it's almost time." Marinette ran inside.
"Why did Adrien confess to me…." Marinette took the posters down and put them in the trash can.
"Aren't you happy Marinette?"
Marinette shook her head. "I feel like it's a sick joke… there's no way he could fall in love with me…" She sighed and decided to head back to school since she took off during lunch hours.
She picked up her purse and Tikki flew inside. She waved goodbye to her mom and dad. Marinette started to leave the door and ran towards the school. She went inside once she arrived. She started walking towards her classroom. She went inside the classroom and sat down. Adrien walked inside and flashed a smile at Marinette. He began walking towards her. Marinette glanced out the window. "Marinette, please give me a chance." Marinette sighed. "Adrien. Are you sure this isn't a sick joke?"
Adrien grabbed her hand. "Of course not." Marinette gazed into his green eyes to see if he was lying. She realized he wasn't but felt this odd feeling in her gut.
"I guess you can come over to hang out."
Adrien grinned and headed to his seat.
Marinette couldn't help thinking of Luka.
She snickered while blushing. After school, Adrien gave Marinette a ride. "Uh...thanks." She got in his limousine feeling uneasy. They arrived at her house. Adrien got out and opened the door for her as a gentleman does.
He told his bodyguard bye. Adrien grabbed her hand. They walked into her house. "Hey. I see you brought over Adrien." Sabine said. "Yup.." Marinette mumbled, feeling the uneasy feeling again.
"You two go upstairs, I'll bring up cookies "
Marinette headed upstairs with Adrien. She let go of his hand.
"Adrien. Is there a reason why you suddenly want to be with me? You've always said I'm just a friend. What changed your mind?" Marinette asked, feeling a bit skeptical. Adrien blushed a bit. "Maybe I should tell you. I know that you're Ladybug." Marinette felt her mouth drop. Adrien put his right hand on her cheek. "Marinette. I'm Chat Noir." Marinette closed her mouth and took his hand off her face.
"I told him it was a bad idea. But no he didn't listen." Plagg flew out of his shirt. "What...the hell…" She began to feel angry at Adrien.
"Looks like pigtails lost it. You broke her. Anyways Tikki. Let's go. I don't want to see this." The two Kwamis left them alone.
Marinette sat on her bed. She started to think about what just happened. "Adrien...you idiot!" Marinette glared at him with her bluebell eyes with tears forming. "The second you find out I'm Ladybug, you like me? Is Marinette not good enough for you? Am I not...good enough..?" She snatched one of her pillows and whacked him in bitterness. "M'lady..ouch, calm down." He took the pillow away from her and grabbed her arms. "Just relax, please don't cry. I do love you." Marinette began to sob. "Just let go of me. It's obvious that you only love me for being Ladybug… I hate you! Just get out!" Marinette shouted. "M'lady, please. I do love you as Marinette. Just stop crying before you get akumatized." Adrien let go of her arms.
"You're such a liar! If I wasn't Ladybug you wouldn't love me. Just admit that you only love my alter ego! Not me..the real me. I just want you to leave now!!"
Adrien sighed. "Alright… I'll come back later to see you."
"Please don't…" Adrien called Plagg and left.
Tikki flew towards Marinette and hugged her cheek. "Thanks...Tikki.." Marinette took her phone out and decided to text Luka.
M: Luka, can I come over?
L: Of course.
M: Thank you. I'll be there.
Marinette put her phone in her pocket and left her room. Her mom gave her a concerned look. "What's wrong Marinette?" Marinette wrapped her arms around her mom. "Adrien confessed to me but he doesn't love me." Sabine hugged her back.
"Oh, sweetie. I'm sure there is a boy out there who loves you for yourself."
Marinette pulled away and looked at her nervously. "Mom, did you hear what happened upstairs?" Sabine nodded. "Don't worry, I won't tell anyone." Marinette smiled and kissed her cheek. She started to head to Lukas's house. She arrived and saw Luka sitting in his chair playing music. "Luka!" Luka glanced over at Marinette. He smiled and got up off his chair. He walked towards her. Marinette gazed at him with her bluebell eyes, but they were red instead of how they normally are. "Marinette, are you okay?" Marinette wrapped her arms around his waist and hugged him. Luka jumped a bit since he still had his guitar in his hands. "Uh, Mari. Let me put my guitar down." Marinette blushed in embarrassment. "Sorry." She let him go and Luka grabbed her hand. He leads her down to his room. He put his guitar away. "What's wrong?" Marinette looked down trying to hold back her tears. Luka hugged her tightly. "Just let it out." Marinette hugged him back and started to cry. Luka rubbed his hand on her back trying to calm her down. Marinette stopped crying and took a deep breath. She slowly exhales. "Luka...You're amazing. I don't know how I got so lucky when I met you." Luka looked away while blushing. "What happened with Adrien?" Marinette sighed. "He doesn't love me for who I am.."
Luka put his left hand on her cheek. He wiped the tears away. "I want to let you know. I love you just the way you are." He kissed her forehead. "L-Luka. Thank you." Marinette blushed.
Luka took his hands off her. "Do you still want to go out on that date?" He asked. He covered his face. Marinette giggled, "Yes." She took his hand away from his face and kissed his cheek. "How about tomorrow night?" Marinette nodded. "I should probably head back."
"I'll walk you." Marinette smiled and grabbed his hand. They walked together holding hands. They arrived at her house. "Bye Luka." Marinette kissed his cheek and headed inside.
Marinette headed up into her room and screamed. "Is something wrong Marinette?" Her father yelled. "Oh, it's nothing. I just saw a spider."
"Oh! I can come to kill it." Marinette glared at Chat Noir who was on her bed, "it's fine, Papa. It's gone." Marinette walked towards him and slapped him. "Ouch!" He held his cheek. "I told you to not come!" "M'lady. Please just give me a chance. I love you so much." Marinette rolled her eyes and put her hands on her hips. "Sure. I can't believe I had feelings for you."
"H-had?" Chat got up off her bed and grabbed Marinette's hands. He got on his knees begging her. "You don't mean that right? You're my Princess. Remember?" Marinette pushed him away. "I am not your Princess. And I never will be. So stop. It's quite embarrassing how you are on your knees." Chat looked up at her with puppy eyes. "B-but… I love you." Marinette started to laugh. "Right. And I thought I loved you but it's obvious I know nothing about you. Man, I'm such an idiot." "Marinette. We can get to know each other. Then we'll get married, and have a hamster we'll name." "Adrien! Stop. This is too much. Plus, Luka...I like him." Chat felt some tears fall down his face. "Right… Luka." Chat got up off the floor and was about to leave, but he detransform back into Adrien. "Adrien. Don't be upset. There's Kagami." Adrien smiled softly. "But she's not you."
"Please don't compare us. Kagami is a wonderful girl." Adrien took some cheese out for Plagg and transformed it back into Chat Noir. He walked towards Marinette. "Someday. You'll fall for me again.." He grabbed her hand and kiss it. Marinette snatched her hand away. "Honestly, if you don't leave me alone Adrien. I'll kick your ass." "Whatever you say. Purrincess. I'll see you tomorrow." He left. Marinette felt very annoyed. She's made her choice, she wants to be with Luka. The next morning, Marinette woke up early. She decided to switch up her outfit. She looked in her closet. She grabbed a black crop top and a black skirt. After getting dressed she decided to put on some fishnets. "A different look, I like it." Tikki smiled, "I do too, it's cute." Marinette decided to let her hair down. She grabbed her purse. Tikki went inside her purse. Marinette quickly ran out the door. She arrived early to school. She saw Alya and Nino. Marinette ran towards them. "Hi, guys." Alya looked at her outfit. "Wow, you look gorgeous." Marinette blushed. "I hope Luka likes it." Alya smirked, "Luka huh. You guys together?"
"Of course not!" A voice was heard. Adrien put his arm around Marinette. "Adrien." Marinette scowled. Adrien just gave her a cheeky grin.
"Are you guys dating?" Nino asked. "Marinette!!!" Alya squealed. "Yes!" "No!" Marinette shouted. "What?" Alya looked at them with a confused look."Listen, Adrien, since you won't leave me alone. You asked for this." Marinette kicked Adrien and he fell on the floor in pain. Marinette snickered. "What the fuck Marinette?" Nino helped Adrien up. "Why the hell did you do that?" Alya asked, confused. "because he's pissing me off. He won't stop bothering me." Marinette started to just walk away. "wow…."
Marinette continued with her day ignoring the looks she got from Alya and Nino. She noticed Luka was outside her school once it was over. She smiled and ran towards him. "Luka! I'm so happy to see you." Luka blushed, "R-really?" Marinette giggled and hugged him. "Of course."
"Um. Marinette?" Marinette let go of Luka and glanced over to see Adrien coming towards them. "Luka. Can I do something?" She gazed into his blue eyes. "I think I understand." Luka noticed Adrien. He smirked at him. He put his hand under her chin. "Thanks, Luka," Marinette whispered while blushing. Luka closed his eyes and pressed his lips against hers. Marinette wrapped her arms around his neck. She closed her eyes and deepened the kiss. "Marinette…" Marinette and Luka pulled away from each other. She turned around to look at Adrien. Luka wrapped his arm around her waist. "Marinette, please. You are going to regret this." Adrien got on his knees and started to beg her to give him a chance. Marinette felt herself laugh at how pathetic he looked. "Marinette, that's not nice to laugh." Ayla came over towards them. "Ayla. He's literally on his knees. Of course, I'm gonna laugh. He looks so pathetic."
"Marinette. I will buy you anything. I'll even tell my father to make you his assistant." Marinette sighed. "Adrien, the answer is no. I've made my choice. I also feel like you need a therapist, not a girlfriend." Adrien felt his green eyes widened. "Oh...I'm sorry." Adrien got off the ground and ran away. "Maybe, I was too mean." Luka kissed Marinette's cheek. "It's probably the only way to make him understand. Let's go." Marinette nodded and they both left.
Luka Couffaine & Zoe Lee
Credit: @iftheywere.real (Instagram)
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Lukadrien June: Day 14
Pirate Luka and Mermaid Adrien au
Adrien slowly regained consciousness, dazed and confused as to what had happened. He slowly opened his eyes, seeing he was still floating in seawater, his green tail glistening in the sunlight.
Did he remember…. a boat? Yes, a boat and a net. He’d got caught by the net from the boat and couldn’t swim away, and got knocked out! Now, where was he?
He tried to move his tail around but couldn’t, as it hit something. He tried to swim but hit his head on a clear surface. He frantically moved around, realising he was in some sort of clear box just big enough for him.
He poked his head out, taking in his surroundings. The box was big enough for him to move around, stretching out his sore tail. The box was sitting in a wood-panelled room, with circular windows on the left of him and a painted white door in front of him.
Adrien jumped, hearing footsteps coming in the direction of the room. He quickly swam to a corner of his tank, furthest from the door, as it swung open.
A tall, blue-haired man walked in wearing a worn black shirt, torn blue-grey trousers and black boots with touches of gold. There was a sword strapped to his belt and a red scarf tied in his hair.
“Oh, you’re awake!”
“Not much of a talker huh? I’d guess not, you probably can’t understand me.”
Adrien moved to the edge of the box, curious to see the human in front of him so kind, so gentle. He was taught humans were bad, that they'd kill merfolk on sight, but this one seemed sweet.
“Sorry about the tank, we’re going to help your tail get better before we let you go back out to sea,” the human said, glancing down at Adrien’s tail, only now noticing the white cloth wrapped around the bottom of it.
“You got caught in our fishing nets and got your tail snagged in it. We usually put fish in this until we use them, but cleared it out so you could go in there.”
“Hey Luka, come up here for a minute!”
“Oh, I have to go, see you!”. And with that he turned and left the room, heading towards the voice. Adrien smiled, wanting to talk more to the human that saved him.
“Thank you, Luka.”
Pirate!Luka for the MHT's Golden Age of Piracy Issue on Amino!
I finally finished the next chapter! Had the hardest time figuring out Juleka and Luka's introductions...
Luka, to Marinette: Thank you for the pictures of Adrien.
Me: Sure, sure. A completely normal, heterosexual thing to say.
Read it on AO3: Your Hands Hold Home: Chapter Fourteen: Pirates
Xavier-Yves Roth was actually a pretty decent guy once you got past the fact that his father had trained him wrong on purpose to be a self-absorbed, self-centered jerk.
Thankfully, Luka had done all of the hard work for the rest of humanity and had been teaching XY for several years how to be a better person. The result was that Xavier-Yves was now pretty tolerable. He was still occasionally annoying and not the sharpest tool in the shed, but he tried to be a good person, and, most of the time, he succeeded.
As XY hung around the Liberty and Adrien was exposed to him more and more, Adrien was surprised to find that XY was funny. Adrien honestly enjoyed going back and forth with him, trading jokes.
In an alternate timeline, Adrien even thought that they could be friends. Unfortunately, in the current universe, Xavier-Yves definitely had a massive thing for Luka, and Adrien’s own embarrassing crush on his housemate was only growing by the day.
Adrien had learned from anime that this “love rivals” status made a friendship between himself and XY impossible at this stage. Perhaps they could team up to thwart a third party’s attempts to steal Luka’s interest or maybe gradually grow closer if Luka rejected both of them, but, at this phase, they could only pretend to play nice in front of the object of their rivalry and secretly trade jabs behind Luka’s back.
“Hey,” XY whined as Adrien stole the last strawberry off of the communal plate on the makeshift coffee table. “That was mine.”
“I didn’t see your name on it.” Adrien smirked, reclining back into the couch cushions triumphantly.
“You’re mean,” Xavier-Yves sulked, crossing his arms and sticking out his bottom lip. “Six-Strings, control your pet.”
“Children,” Luka sighed, half in jest, half seriously, from the kitchen where he was cutting up more fruit. “Behave.”
Adrien stuck out his tongue. “I’m a pirate now. I take what I want.”
XY rolled his eyes, muttering, “Yeah, yeah. Rub it in that you get to live with him. You’re still just a G flat.”
Adrien blinked uncomprehendingly. “What? What do you mean a G flat?”
Xavier-Yves snickered softly, “If he’s a C, you’re a G flat—a diminished fifth.”
Adrien jerked back away from his rival, recoiling at the sting of his words and what they implied.
It was more than the words themselves. It was the fact that Luka and XY were close enough that Luka had told him what Adrien had said about Luka being middle C. It was that XY knew Luka’s Perfect Fifth nickname for Adrien.
It felt like a violation of something Adrien had thought was sacred.
“Now who’s the mean one?” Adrien hissed defensively.
XY shrugged. “All’s fair in love and war, especially when you eat the last strawberry. I love strawberries.”
“What are you two mumbling about?” Luka called to them, started to get worried at the comparative quiet.
“Strawberries,” Adrien responded, putting on a brave face. “We’re out, and XY wants some more.”
“Give me just a sec,” Luka replied, going to the fridge to grab another handful.
He washed them and placed them on the plate with the rest of the snacks.
“Here.” He set the platter down on the coffee table before taking a seat between Adrien and Xavier-Yves. “Don’t squabble. You two make me never want to have children.”
Adrien and XY collectively winced.
“Sorry,” Adrien murmured.
“Yeah. Sorry. G Flat was just being a mega jerk. Totally un-dope,” XY sniffed indignantly.
Luka rolled his eyes. “And you can’t ever let anything go, can you?”
“He was harshing the vibes,” XY argued indignantly.
“Prune, you’re twenty-two. He’s eighteen. Try to be the adult sometime, yeah?” Luka wearily scolded.
Adrien bristled, grumbling, “I’m not a little kid.”
“I didn’t say you were.” Luka playfully mussed Adrien’s hair in an attempt to smooth his ruffled feathers.
The placating gesture worked until Luka turned and started rubbing XY’s neck.
“Be good you two,” Luka commanded, a hint of pleading in his voice.
Moodily, Adrien snuggled up to Luka, resting his head on Luka’s chest.
Xavier-Yves retaliated by wrapping an arm around Luka’s shoulders and cuddling up.
Giving up on trying to understand the strange feud his companions had going on, Luka suggested, “Let’s watch the movie now, okay?”
“Sure,” XY easily agreed, starting to wiggle in excitement.
“Sure,” Adrien echoed unenthusiastically.
XY had been the one to recommend the film. He was into cars and wanted to show Luka what quality movies they made in the US (though, Adrien had no idea why).
Luka had acquiesced to watching one film from the series in order to humor his friend, and Adrien ended up crashing the watch party because like hell was he going to let Luka and Xavier-Yves get all lovey-dovey on the couch, watching the movie alone.
“This film is super ballin’. It’s my favourite out of all of them,” XY explained excitedly.
“Who taught you to speak French?” Adrien snorted, still feeling vindictive over the G Flat comment. “The Académie Française would have a heart attack if they could hear you.”
XY winced as if a bucket of cold water had just been thrown on his flame of enthusiasm.
“Pst,” Luka whispered, giving Adrien’s shoulder a gentle squeeze. “He’s not a native speaker, Angel.”
Adrien’s jaw dropped, and he sat up so fast he almost gave himself whiplash.
“Oh my gosh. I am so sorry.” He immediately attempted damage control. “I had no idea. Your French is really amazing. I never would have known. I apologize. That was really rude of me. Please know I was just joking, and I’m very sorry.”
Luka gave XY’s arm an encouraging squeeze.
Xavier-Yves shrugged, not looking at Adrien as he rubbed at the back of his neck. “Eh. It’s okay. I mean, people have been giving me crap about it my whole life, so I’m kind of used to it. I’m not good at languages, and even though my mom was French, I only had to speak English in America, so I never learned French until after the divorce when me and my dad moved here when I was ten.”
“Still, just because you’re used to it, that doesn’t make it any less wrong,” Adrien insisted. “It doesn’t make it hurt any less, so I’m really sorry for picking at a sore spot like that.”
Slowly, XY turned his head to study Adrien’s expression.
Xavier-Yves found sincerity there, and his smile gradually returned.
“Okay. Apology accepted.” He stuck out his hand for a shake.
Adrien readily complied, counting himself lucky for not having driven an even larger wedge between them.
Luka smiled, pleased at the development between his two friends.
It was then that Adrien vowed to be nicer to Xavier-Yves. He really wasn’t a bad person. In fact, Adrien begrudgingly liked him most of the time.
The only thing keeping them from being friends was their mutual feelings for Luka, and Adrien was beginning to see that a rivalry between Luka’s friends was not winning either Adrien or XY any points.
Adrien wasn’t a little kid. He could step up and be the mature one in this for Luka’s sake.
“So…shall we watch the movie?” Adrien suggested. “I hear it’s ‘super dope’.”
“So dope,” XY began to gush, giving Adrien the lowdown on the different cars used in the film.
Luka’s smile widened as Adrien and XY finally began to get along.