AN: Hey guys! Sorry it's been a while! My maternal grandmother passed away a couple weeks ago and I had to travel across the country to attend her funeral and I was just suffering from writer's block and general lack of time. Hopefully this new chapter was worth the wait! Enjoy!

Adrien woke with a start. He looked frantically around the too empty room. Plagg was sleeping in his usual spot on his pillow. There was no sign that any one else had been there. Had it all just been a dream? It was too perfect for Marinette to be Ladybug. Too easy. There was no way last night really happened. It MUST have been a dream. The best dream ever. Adrien fell back onto his pillow with a soft thud. Plagg gave a sound of annoyance and Adrien sighed loudly. When Plagg didn't react, he sighed louder. Again, there was no response. Adrien forced out the whiniest, most dramatic sigh he could muster. Plagg whipped his big eyes open and glared directly at Adrien.

"Would you knock it off, kid? I'm trying to sleep in here!"

"But Plaaaagggg!" Adrien whined some more.

"This is about last night, isn't it?" Plagg asked, giving him a sideways glance.

Adrien's eyes lit up at his words. "So it really did happen?!" he asked excitedly.

Plagg's eyes slanted slightly as a dastardly thought entered his mind. "Oh yeah, it happened alright," he said ominously.

"Uh...wait...w-what happened?" Adrien asked warily.

"Well, I guess your 'Lady' wasn't too happy with you being Cat Noir, but didn't want to hurt your feelings, because she pretended everything was fine and dandy, but as soon as you drifted off to sleep, she called upon her Miraculous and bolted outta here like the building was coming down!" Plagg smirked.

Adrien's eyes bugged out. "WHAT?! Plagg! Why wouldn't you have said something soonner! This is terrible! I've ruined everything! I never wanted to compromise our friendship! I should have just left things the way they were and not pressured her into revealing our identities. I'm such an idiot!"

Plagg's peals of laughter broke through Adrien's self-depricating monologue and he turned to him with a start. "How on Earth could you be laughing about this?! I'm seriously distraught Plagg!"

"I know! I never expected it to work this well! AHAHAHAHA! This is just too perfect!" Plagg broke down into another fit of boisterous laughter.

Adrien glared and grabbed the kwami up into his fist. "Plagg, you better explain yourself right now or we'll see just how far you can fly out the window!"

Plagg's eyes bulged open in surprise. "Alright, alright! I was only messing with you! Sheesh! Take it easy with the defenestration threats, will ya?" he waved his hands pleadingly in front of his face.

"Tell me what really happened! NOW!"

"She just had to leave early to avoid getting caught by her parents. You two totally snuggled all night and it was absolutely sickening. She really didn't want to leave but had to so she wouldn't get caught. Can I please go back to sleep now?"

"Not a chance! I can't wait another second to see her again, there's so much to talk about!"

"Are you serious? You literally just woke up. Besides, won't your dad notice if you disappear first thing in the morning?"

"Nope. He's gone for design meetings all day and I have nothing on the schedule. Plagg, claws out!"

"Aw, c'mon!" Plagg complained one last time as he was sucked into the ring.

Marinette stretched as she felt the warm rays of the sun fall through her open skylight. She smiled. The sunshine felt nice. That was odd, she didn't remember leaving the window open. Actually, she was certain she closed it. She yawned and stretched and cracked her eyes open, rubbing the sleep from them.

And let out a startled scream.

Sitting at the edge of her bed watching her sleep was the love of her life Adrien Agreste. Guess that means she didn't dream everything. Adrien held his hands up sheepishly.

"Sorry! I didn't mean to scare you! And I probably look like a total creeper right now! I just couldn't wait to see you, but when I got here you were sleeping and I didn't want to wake you, so I just sat down and kidna waited and...well..." Adrien looked away and blushed as he let his sentence trail off.

Marinette smiled softly. "It-it's fine, you just startled me is all. And...oh my gosh I'm in my pajamas!" she shrieked, pulling her covers up over her chest. "M-maybe you could go wait on my balcony while I change?" she smiled awkwardly.

"OH! Right, yeah, I'll be up here!" he grinned and climbed out onto the balcony.

Marinette let out a relieved sigh and changed into a cute soft pink sundress with black pindots and white lace trim and straps. She left her hair loose and put on a wide brimmed sun hat before stepping out onto the balcony.

Adrien stared at her with love and awe written plainly on his face, causing her to blush intensely. His eyes followed the blush to the sweetheart neckline of her dress, before his face flushed to match hers as he quickly averted his eyes.

"You look gorgeous," he gushed.

"Th-thank you! It's just something I made to practice some different stitches," Marinette replied, fiddling with the hem.

"You did an amazing job," his voice was filled with awe. Marinette didn't seem to be able to process anymore praise. She just continued to blush.

Adrien rocked back on his heels as they fell back into an awkward silence.

"So," he said.

"So?" she asked back.

"I feel like we should probably have a lot to talk about right now, but all I can think about is kissing you again." His gaze fell onto her lips and she blushed more deeply, if possible.

"I...uh, w-well...we're really lucky my parents aren't home! They wouldn't have been happy if they ran up here when I screamed and found a boy up here!" she said, avoiding his gaze.

"Oh! Yeah, right. I hadn't thought of that. I'm so sorry! I really could have gotten you into serious trouble. Where are they anyways?" he asked curiously.

"They had to make a delivery for a wedding first thing this morning. Although, they should be home in about a half hour," she observed, checking the time on her phone.

Adrien thought for a moment.

"Well, let's go out and get some brunch, my treat? Just leave a note telling them you went out with a friend," Adrien suggested.

"That's actually a really good idea! That would be so n-nice!" she beamed. "But you definitely don't have to pay, I have money!"

"Please, it would be an honor to take you on an actual date, Marinette," Adrien said, taking her hand in his and pressing his lips softly to her knuckles. She blushed softly and nodded. "I'd like that."