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Ella By quiteheartless Completed

"You are my Princess, Marinette. You know that. Don't ever forget it!"

They say that words can change lives, but for Marinette, an ordinary Parisian college student, she finds that difficult to believe.
Chat Noir, half of Paris' favourite crime fighting duo, however, knows how true this is. By day, he is also just an ordinary civilian, but when trouble arises (or just whenever tbh), he transforms into a superhero and saves the day.
But when Chat Noir begins to befriend Marinette, they become ever closer, even as Marinette begins to descend into depression. Soon enough, saving the day isn't the only thing on his mind. He needs to save her. But will this put Chat's secret identity at risk? Will he ever be free again?

{AU where Mari isn't Ladybug. Ruins the entire fandom, I know, but whatever. Deals with some sensitive issues, including depression and anxiety. Please don't comment saying I shouldn't write characters like that if I don't suffer, because I do. Most chapters are okay, and you will be warned if they are more triggering.}

Mari don't tell alya not to freak out. Especially if you tell her you've been talking to one of paris' beloved super heroes.
RabbitStep RabbitStep May 16, 2016
OMG as soon as I saw that the chapters were counting up IN FRENCH I immediately began to tear up... Dammit, Hamilton
                              FANGIRLS AND FANBOYS COME TAKE YOUR WEAPONS. 
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143bbrae 143bbrae May 02, 2016
I respect that you don't want Mari to be Ladybug, but I wanna suggest that in the end Master Fu will choose her as a Miraculous Holder.
YolandaRodriguez876 YolandaRodriguez876 Jun 10, 2016
You can not tell Alya somthing and not expect her to not freak out
shaewrites- shaewrites- May 26, 2016
Never trust Alya to not freak out when you have a huge secret about a superhero she adores (likes? Who knows)