A/N: This is based off the Miraculous Christmas Ball, but with different references. Purim is essentially the Jewish holiday of costumes and three cornered cookies. A Masquerade is a costume ball. The costumes are described as I think they should be, and are all at least MOSTLY my ideas or just common sense. Also, please correct me if you think I am wrong about anything in this story. As it happens, I am incredibly long winded and will definitely need help editing this down to size. I plan to cover the entire class, including Gabriel Agreste. I also REALLY like making costumes.

Disclaimer: I do not own most of these characters, as much as I would like to. I do own Iron Wolf.

The Miraculous Purim Masquerade, or The Crystal Ball.

It was the end of the day, and Adrien Agreste was looking forward to going on his nightly patrol with Ladybug, even if they were separate for a while."Don't forget to read pages 71 and 72 tonight!" Ms. Boustier called out as the class began to pack up. Suddenly, an ornate envelope appeared in Adrien's bag, right under the history textbook he had just put in. When he got home and started to do his homework, he noticed it as it fell out of his bag. He opened it and read:

You, Adrien Agreste, are officially invited to the first annual Crystal Ball!

It will take place one week from this Friday. Please have a rough idea of what you want your outfit to look like beforehand, but arrive in casual clothes and shoes. This is a formal event, so make sure your costume fits the bill. Quite a lot goes, but if yours does not, it will be shifted slightly so that it will. Be as flashy as you like, we've got everything you need, no matter how outrageous it is.

A mask will be provided that will take care of the rest. Formalwear and outside masks will not be permitted entrance, and will have to walk home. Transportation is provided and will be slightly magical and instant. Please refrain from telling your friends who were uninvited about this event, or this message will disappear and you will not be able to attend. To attend this event, just hold the message at the appointed time. Refreshments will be provided.

A reminder about this event will appear on your phone on the day of the event, with the specific time included. Due to Advanced Illusion Magic, or AIM, all guests will arrive at the same time. The Masks will also portray your features as if they were on a stone slate, visible, but unrecognizable to any onlookers.

Do not bring a date or extra person, as they will not be transported with you and will stay where you started. (Please note: The masks come off at twelve o'clock. No exceptions!)

A message from our patron to Ladybug and Cat Noir

"If you two transform and leave the message at home, you will still be able to attend. Same applies of you were fighting an Akuma earlier that will be sent to a waiting room where time as you know it does not exist with this message if you choose the door on the left, you will be sent back to where you were. If you are currently Akumatized or fighting a victim, that will not trigger until after you detransform. Your kwamis will have a separate room. Also, there's an akuma we'd like to get rid of, so please show up."

Good luck to all of you, and we'll see you there! (This event was sponsored by an anonymous patron).

"Whatcha' reading?" asked Plagg, who, up until that point, had been stuffing his face with Camembert. "Looks pretty snazzy." he commented, choosing that moment to add "You should invite Ladybug, I'm sure she'd be happy to go with you." Adrien sighed. "I can't. It says she'd have to stay where we started, and I'm pretty sure she was invited too. Besides, it's none of your business, Plagg. You know my Dad would freak if he noticed I was gone for so long." "And if he didn't?" "What do you mean? He notices everything. You know that as well as I do!" "Won't your father be away on a business trip for all of next week?"

After reading his invitation several more times, Adrien realized that meant he could be fighting alongside his Lady for as long as he wanted-or until the Akuma was gone- and still make it to the party that night. He went back to his homework after realizing it was already 6:30, only half an hour from when Natalie would call him in to dinner, alone, as always. After he finished his homework, he read the invitation once more before hastily putting it away as Natalie knocked.

The next day, after school.

Marinette collapsed onto her bed after an exhausting and embarrassing day at school

"Oh, Tikki! Sometimes I just feel like nothing I do ends up going well. I tried to talk to Adrien again today, and I made an even bigger fool of myself than before! Now he probably thinks I'm a stuttering idiot!" Tikki giggled. "To be fair Marinette, around him, you kinda are! Besides, he could never think of you that way! He's way too in love with you as Ladybug to even have the idea." she said, mumbling the last part so Marinette didn't hear. As she sat up, she noticed an envelope sticking out of her bag. She opened and read it, and when she was done started talking to Tikki "The Crystal Ball? Have you heard of that before?" "No, I haven't. But it does say it's the first so far, so you might not come up with anything on the Internet." "Yeah, you're right. I better get my homework done before I have to patrol, though." Marinette said, noticing the late time.

11:30 PM, Friday.

Ladybug and Cat Noir sat at the top of the Eiffel Tower enjoying the view, and in Chat Noir's case, Ladybug's presence. Ladybug sighed. Chat Noir grinned, knowing he could easily drop another cat pun "Why so sad, M'lady? Catastrophic day?" She giggled, then continued. "Well, it wasn't that bad Chat, there's just a really mean girl in my class who really seems to have it out for me. This time she insulted me a lot more than usual, everything from my hair to my shoes." "Well, don't feel too bad about it. I think you look absolutely Purrfect!" She giggled again, this time not hiding the grin that came to her face "Thanks Chat. You always know how to cheer me up. Well, I'll see you tomorrow night. Bug out!" "It's time for this kitty to turn in too. See you tomorrow night!" as they raced off toward their respective homes, they were both thinking the same thing. I hope Adrien/Ladybug is going to that Ball!