Marinette, clad in a rather familiar looking suit and mask – except hers was black, dotted with red spots, turns to the owner of the voice.
"My name is not Marinette, for I'm – "
Someone lands in front of her. Golden locks fall delicately on his face, green eyes looking at blue.
"Cat Noir!" Alya says, relief flooding.
"Sorry for the wait," he says, grinning. Cat Noir looks at the person standing in front of him, feeling something au fait yet bizarre with her.
Alya comes up next to him, saying, "Cat Noir, please help Marinette! She's been wreaking havoc to everyone!"
He nods. "I will distract her until my lady comes." Alya runs somewhere nearby, filming everything in her smartphone.
Marinette chuckles. She gives Cat Noir a sly smile, playing a black yo-yo around. "Your lady? Who, Ladybug?"
Cat Noir grabs hold of his staff, swinging it to Marinette. She dodges the attacks fluidly, kicking Cat Noir's stomach. He wheezes, the air leaving him. "Meow, meow, you're a feisty one."
The time passes for some time, with Cat Noir and Marinette exchanging attacks. A bead of sweat drops to his forehead. "Where could Ladybug be right now? She should have been here by now," he thinks, frustration finally sinking.
"Are you tired, kitty cat?" Marinette speaks, walking slowly towards him. "Still waiting for someone?"
Cat Noir notices that he is running out of time. He desperately needs Ladybug's assistance since she only has the power to cleanse out evil.
"Ladybug is not coming, Cat Noir," Marinette says, her voice low but firm.
"My Lady will come, I am sure of it!"
"Ah, but you know… I – "
Marinette's black suit flickers ever so slightly, just long enough for Cat Noir to finally realize it.
"I am Ladybug," Marinette – Ladybug finishes, her suit reverting to black. Cat Noir's eyes widen, a million thoughts zipping through his head. He feels helpless as he would not be able to help Marinette/Ladybug in his power.
"With quickness, my dearest Ladybug. Get his Miraculous!" Hawkmoth whispers to her.
"Of course, milord," Ladybug answers, a cruel smile etched into her face.