"N-No! We don't need anymore mama! We've ate enough! Thank you!" Marinette called out as she shut her bedroom door. Taking a seat next to it she left out a groan as Adrien chuckled. "Sorry, I didn't know they already met you once before, much less pulled the same tricks this time around." She said with a light red blush. Standing up she walked over to him, bowing her head as he cheeks flushed red. There was so much she wanted to say but couldn't.
"It's alright Mari." Adrien whispered, moving to softly take her chin into his hand. Tilting her head up he gave her a charming smile. "I love your parents. They love you and are just curious about what you're doing and who you're with. They care about you and it's refreshing~" Adrien chuckled. Marinette turned her gaze away, a frown coming to her lips.
"Refreshing? Adrien..." She said in almost a whisper as she turned to look back at him. Adrien stopped chuckling, looking down to her with a curious look now. "Does your parents not care?" She questioned. Adrien's eyes went wide for a moment before he left her go, turning he put his hands on the back of his head shrugging.
"Don't really know. When mom was around she always cared. We lived almost a normal life. She would often play games with me and teach me all these funny puns." He said as he walked over to her couch, taking a seat as he thought back to the good times. "When she vanished father... Well, he pushed everyone away. Including me. He says he loves me and cares for me but it doesn't feel like it. He is always forcing me to do things when I just want to spend time with my friends. If he knew I was here and not at home practicing piano I bet he would be upset with me." Adrien said as he left out a sigh.
"It sounds like he cares." Mari said as she sat next to him, resting her head on his shoulder. "It just seems like he doesn't know how to show it yet. It seems like he's still very hurt that your mother left and he's just trying to fix things. You resenting him for making you do things like playing piano probably doesn't help. I understand you have your reservations but so does he. Maybe if you two tried to understand each other then you would get somewhere. He must have his reasons." Mari said as she closed her eyes.
"Alright... Then tomorrow you can meet my dad." Adrien said with a smile. Marinette blinked, sitting up and turning her whole body to him in shock. "He'll love you~ You're great with clothes and sewing and all that funny stuff! He does it for a living! He loved that hat you made, he will love anything you make!" he smiled brightly. Marinette could only sit there and blink at the other, shock still on her face.
"Maybe with you around I'll be able to tell him what I feel. You give me the courage I need to do things, this won't be any different." Adrien chimed. Marinette could only nod at the other. She wasn't expecting this, far from expecting this. "Thank you Marinette." Adrien said as he bent down capturing her lips with his own. Marinette closed her eyes, melting into the kiss as she wrapped her arms around his neck. Adrien slowly wrapped his arms around her waist and slowly pulled away from her. "I truly am thankful." he whispered.
"Shut up and kiss me kitty." Marinette said as she pulled him back into a kiss. The other just chuckled as he kissed her back, finding the nickname rather charming. Who would have guessed she would use a name for Chat for him? Then again if they were the same person why would that be so wrong. It was his ladybug still calling him such a thing after all.
"My lady~" Adrien chuckled as he pulled away. Marinette slowly opened her eyes, looking up to him with such love. This, this was what he always wanted. His lady, his Marinette, a woman worth fighting for, a woman who was worth showing his father.
"Yes?" Marinette asked as she closed her eyes, resting her head on his chest. Adrien smiled, moving his hands up to run her back.
"I love you~" He chimed.
"I- I love you too." Marinette stuttered, shoving her face closer to the other. Adrien couldn't help but laugh at the other, finding her actions rather cute.
"Mari! Adrien! Want to come help us make some late night cupcakes!?" Marinette's father called out to the two. Marinette left out a groan as Adrien laughed, finding this a little to fun.
"Come on Mari, let's go make cupcakes before I leave~" He said. Marinette gave a slight pout but agreed, letting him go and standing up. Adrien soon followed, taking her hand as he walked to her door opening it before climbing down. Helping Mari down the last few steps. Setting her on the floor she thanked him. As soon as they turned however they were greeted with wide smiles and star eyed parents.
"Mama! Papa!" Marinette cried out as she turned a dark red. He hands flew up, thrashing around as she screamed at her parents to go back to the kitchen. Running after them Adrien could only laugh, following behind her as she rushed them all to the kitchen.
"We're sorry, we can't help it. He's just so cute~" Sabine sung as she stepped back into the kitchen. "Who would have guessed our future son in law would be so handsome~" She chirped. Marinette left out another loud half scream/groan at her mothers words, trying to cover her mouth as her mother giggled.
"Stay true boy." Tom said as he shook Adrien's hand.
"I will sir." Adrien said in a serious tone. Both men stared at each other in complete seriousness before bright smiles came to their faces, laughing filling the late night air. The two walked farther into the kitchen after the girls who were starting to calm down.
"Come Adrien~ Let us show you how to make them~" Sabine said as she took Adrien's arm, pulling him with her to where they stored their flour and other bakery treats.
The night went on like this. Sabine and Tom would make jokes, Adrien would laugh, Marinette would crack small smiles and giggles, but always tried to act like she wasn't amused with her parents antics. Adrien would make a cat pun, Tom would make a dad joke and both girls would leave out groans of annoyance. Often Adrien would stop his movements asking what to do next but was often helped by Marinette. The two worked closely with each other and flour was played with a lot more than grown teens should be playing with it.
By the end of the night both parties were tired and stuffed off the sweets. Sabine and Tom wrapped some up for Adrien's house hold and when the moon was out Adrien took his leave. Giving Mari a quick kiss before he left her for the night, a smile on his face as he climbed into his drivers car, covered in flour and other delicious smells. When he returned home he shared the sweets with Gorilla and Nathalie who both were thankful for the boys sweets and approved of such behavior. But all the fun seemed to vanish when he found himself at his father's office door.
After washing up Adrien decided to take a cupcake to his father on his own, wanting to show his father what he had made. Yet, as he stood outside the door he wondered if it would be alright to do so. He wondered if his father would even care or if he would just push it off like everything else. Closing his eyes he took a breath, knocking on his fathers door before waiting for a response.
"Come in." A deep voice spoke from the other side. Adrien took another deep breath before he pushed open the door, peeking his head into the room.
"Father! I came with a gift." Adrien smiled as he walked into the room, the small cake in hand. His father sat down some papers, an eyebrow raised as he walked over, setting the small plate on the desk before him. "Here. I made it with Marinette's help. They came out really great and I wanted... To let you taste..." Adrien suddenly lost his nerves. He thought for sure his father would reject the gift. However, he was surprised when he took a bite into the sweet treat, a smile coming to his face.
"You made this with the little baker girl?" His father asked as he ate the treat. Adrien nodded much like a child who was excited to show his work off to his father. A bright smile on his face as he waited for his father to tell him what he thought. "Well, I am amazed, this is lovely Adrien." His father said as he finished it off.
"Thank you father~" Adrien chirped as he stood before his dad, a smile on his face and his head held high.
"So that was where you were at all day. I tried to call you but you didn't answer." His father said cutting into the happy mood.
"Sorry... We were baking almost all day. We made cakes and chocolates, cupcakes and muffins. It was interesting and very educational! I learnt a lot from them and I'm thankful they were able to show me such a wonderful time." Adrien chuckled.
"So when will I get to meet her?" His father asked with a serious face. Adrien felt his heart drop at the others words. Bringing his hands up he rubbed the back of his head.
"You've met her before... A few times... Like the feather hat, and Christmas..." Adrien pointed out. "But I wanted to formally introduce you two tomorrow. If you wouldn't mind. She would he happy to see you... She still doesn't remember much but I know she's one of your biggest fans!" She called out. His father nodded, crossing his arms over his chest as he leaned back in his seat.
"Very well, tomorrow I will clear my schedule and formally meet this girl you seem to like." His father said. Adrien nodded his head, his cheeks burning lightly at the thought of his father accepting his love interest.
"Thank you father." Adrien said as he slightly bowed to him. His father hummed as he moved his hand in the air, waving his son off.
"Now get to bed, it seems tomorrow will be a long day." He stated. Adrien nodded his head, a smile back on his face as he turned, walking for the door. Opening it he paused, biting his lips before looking back at his dad.
"Good night." He said pushing his luck a little. His father blinked, looking a bit shocked at his son's words.
"Good night, Adrien." He said with a light smile. At this the boy walked out, closing the door behind him as he left out the breath he had been holding. Finally it felt like he was making progress with his father instead of taking steps back. It made him feel, rather nice.