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Disclaimer: Just look at last chapter.

Marinette would've loved the talent show, but the impending doom of going out and performing sucked all the fun out of it. So of course, her turn came way too soon.

"Next we have… Marinette Dupin-Chang!" Marinette sucked in a breath; she had been half hoping that this would never come. She wanted to freeze up against a wall and stay there forever, but her feet started moving for her. So she took a deep breath and sped up.

The bright spotlight caught her blinking for a few seconds. As soon as she could see, her heart rate tripled. Her mind became a broken record of too many people and Adrien. Marinette panicked at all the faces in the audience staring expectantly at her.

She closed her eyes and took a deep breath. The carefully designed lyrics disappearing to the back of her mind. Behind her eyelids, images flashed through her head: a hairbrush, her balcony, a setting sun, a rising moon, stars slowly glimmering into existence.

The whispers were just a soft breeze, gently pushing her forward. The bright stage light became the welcoming glow of a full moon. She smiled. This was her stage and this was her song, Jagged Stone wrote that song for her. She was queen and keeper of this hidden magic, and that meant nothing could go wrong.

She opened her eyes and she grasped the microphone.

Adrien's P.O.V.

He loved the talent show. Every person did extremely well. Some showed talents that he didn't even know they had (not that he knew many people well). Nino was especially good, by the end of his DJ talent everyone was boogieing in their seats (except Alya, she was determined to keep her phone still).

He knew some of the names that were going to be called, but one name he most certainly did not expect was: Marinette Dupin-Chang. Out of the corner of his eye he could tell that Alya didn't expect it either.

His eyes were glued to the stage from the moment she stepped out. Her dress was a true masterpiece.

Black satin glowed a deep purple in the harsh light. Violet shimmered in and out of existence on the rich fabric. A single strand of pearls shone in all the colors of the rainbow. The dress reached an inch or two past her knees, paired with thin, black, shoes.

Her nearly black hair shone, pulled back into twin pigtails and held with purple ribbons.

But her bright blue eyes showed fear.

She came to a stop in front of the microphone. She panicked for a moment before closing her eyes, taking a breath, and opening her eyes again. Her eyes surprised him, they were clear now, and in that moment Adrien knew that this song would come from her heart. Marinette yanked the cordless microphone from its stand and began to sing.

"I live a life that's full of fun,

it keeps me sharp, and on the run.

When evil comes I find a way,

to use my force and save the day."

Adrien was spellbound from the first crisp clear note. The dress swirled as she began to sway rhythmically.

"Oh, Oh, Oh,

Life's got me spinning 'round,

Oh, Oh, Oh,

My feet are off the ground,

Oh, Oh, Oh,

And when the sun goes down,

That's when I become:"

"Miraculous!

Simply the best!

Up to the test when things go wrong!

Miraculous!

The luckiest!

The power of love always so strong!"

She was spinning around the stage in a hypnotizing way. Words effortlessly flowing from her. He kept watching, right now this was the only thing that mattered to him.

"Another day, I'm back at school,

I think about him, he's so cool,

He looks at me, I look away,

But does he see me anyway?

Adrien suddenly felt a bitter surge of jealousy. His princess liked someone.

"Oh, Oh, Oh,

He's got me spinning 'round,

Oh, Oh, Oh,

My feet are off the ground,

Oh, Oh, Oh,

And when the sun goes down,

you better hang around:

By now Adrien was sure his face was green with envy.

"Miraculous!

Simply the best!

Up to the test when things go wrong!

Miraculous!

Hey, I've got this!

The power of love always so strong!"

Another day, I don't know why,

He looks at me, I get so shy,

So insecure, all in myself,

'Tell someone says they need my help,

He put 1 and 1 together… and it hit Adrien like a ton of bricks. Marinette liked him. Him, of all people. His princess LIKED him.

"Oh, Oh, Oh,

Oh, how I wish he'd know,

Oh, Oh, Oh,

That my love's unmeasurable,

Oh, Oh, Oh,

I guess I'll just hope and hope,

That he finds out"

Suddenly a thought came to Adrien's mind in spite of everything that was just sung: How much does Marinette like me? Does this even go beyond a celebrity crush?

"Miraculous!

Simply the best!

Up to the test when things go wrong!

Miraculous!

Hey, I've got this!

The power of love always so strong!"

"I live my life, and I don't know why,

But every day, I have to struggle by

Oh how I wish that I could tell you so

But my Kwami told me no"

Adrien's eyes widened at the mention of a kwami. Is Marinette Ladybug? He had a sudden flashback to fighting Volpina.

He raced up the Eiffel Tower with Ladybug at his side. Suddenly something made her stop. An illusion of Volpina dangling him as Adrien. "Hand over your miraculous or..." she waved the Adrien illusion threateningly. "Aaah, ok, ok." Ladybug bent down to take off her miraculous…

Adrien didn't think much about it at the time, but if Ladybug had given up her miraculous she could've fallen. Ladybug would've gambled with her life to save Adrien… If Marinette was Ladybug this went WAY beyond celebrity crushes.

"Oh, Oh, Oh,

I need to say it now,

Oh, Oh, Oh,

But I don't know how,

Oh, Oh, Oh,

Because what you need to know,

I cannot tell a soul"

"Miraculous!

Simply the best!

Up to the test when things go wrong!

Miraculous!

The luckiest!

Listen close, this is my song!"

"I have a friend she knows me well,

But she doesn't know what I'll never tell

My secret's huge, and safe with me,

But I feel trapped, I don't feel free"

In the back of his mind, Adrien sympathized, keeping the fact that he was Cat Noir under wraps was very difficult, if Marinette was Ladybug she would definitely have a hard time hiding from a Ladybug nut like Alya.

"Oh, Oh, Oh,

I'm going to say it loud,

Oh, Oh, Oh,

I'm going to stand up proud,

Oh, Oh, Oh,

Because what you'll never know,

Is that I become:"

"Ladybug!

I'm standing up!

I'm always here when things go wrong!

I'm Ladybug!

I'm Lady Luck!

Listen now this is my song!"

Adrien was in shock. Complete, utter, shock. Even the hints from earlier couldn't prepare him for the certainty of his Lady being his princess. The two girls he loved he no longer had to choose between anymore, they were one.

"I look at him. He looks at me.

I don't know a thing 'bout his identity.

But he's super cool, we have a blast!

And he knows how- how to make me laugh!"

Adrien stared at her. Is this how she sees me? Even though she doesn't know who I am she enjoys my company? He felt a warm tingly feeling creep up his face.

"Oh, Oh, Oh,

It's a crazy star-crossed love,

Oh, Oh, Oh,

I think I love Adrien,

Oh, Oh, Oh,

But I cannot say it's real,

when I'm with Cat Noir:"

Adrien bit his tongue to stop from screaming that she didn't have to choose either. She was free, just like him. That he would be there, as Adrien AND as Cat Noir. He froze for a second, and then smiled, SHE LIKED BOTH SIDES OF HIM! Adrien would've jumped for joy if he weren't still hypnotized.

"Miraculous!

Up to the test!

Fighting against the rest of the world!

Miraculous!

Yea, I've got this!

I'm going more than I thought I could!

Adrien noticed echoes had started to bounce around the room accenting her words and making them louder.

"I'm Ladybug!

I'm standing up!

You know you're safe when I say: Spots On!"

Immediately the room filled with a pink glow as Marinette's dress turned into a sea of red polka dotted fabric. Her mask was sequined and I reminded Adrien of a masquerade. Ribbons floated around her as if there was no gravity.

"I'm Ladybug!

I'm Lady Luck!

Listen now this is my song!

I'm Ladybug!"

"Miraculous!

Simply the best!

I'm up to the test!"

"Miraculous!

The luckiest!

Oh, oh, ohh!"

"MIRACULOUS!"

She must have whispered her de-transformation because the pink light enveloped her once more leaving Marinette in her dark purple dress once more.

Marinette stood still breathing heavily on the stage as the last echoes of her song faded away. For a few moments, it seemed as if everything in the world had gone silent. Then, in the space of a heartbeat, a thunderous applause rang out causing Marinette to look up and stumble backward in surprise. She blushed at all the attention she was getting and hurried off the stage nearly tripping in the progress.

Adrien felt a yank on his arm as Alya pulled him backstage, right into a surprised Marinette.

"Marinette!" he yelped, jumping back to avoid hitting her.

"Adrien!" Marinette cried doing the same. "Alya!" she said turning to her best friend. "Alya, I can't remember what I did on stage. All I remember is going up and coming back."

Alya's eyes were wide at Marinette's explanation. "Umm... then you better see this," Alya replied offering Marinette her phone.

Marinette hesitantly took it pressing play on the video and skipping to her act. Her face paled as her song progressed. Halfway through Adrien was afraid she was going to pass out from shock, and he was right, at the end she barely had time to pass the phone to Alya before she fainted. Luckily Adrien was anticipating this and has stationed himself behind her. After moving Marinette to a couch, Adrien turned to Alya.

"I feel bad for her. I mean her biggest secret just… out," Adrien forced a smile. "At least only about 100 people know how she is, it's not like you put it on your blog."

Alya bit her lip and showed Adrien her phone. His eyes zeroed in on one word 'posted'.

A/N: Tada! I did mix the words around in the song but it was fun. I hope you enjoyed! Sorry if I got carried away…. PS I'm kinda spinning it as I go here so story ideas are very helpful.