Somewhere in Yokohama.
At a restaurant, Yuri was with her friends having dinner, but she wasn’t happy. When she told her boss about the quake and how she thought the epicenter had moved, he just told her that they specialized in only low budget fake documentaries, not investigations. This really disappointed her as she wanted to prove what happened was no natural occurrence. However, she did notice her boss being surprised at something before walking off.
"Sometimes I wish I were born a man" she said to her friends.
"Why’s that?" Asked the guy next to her. He had short black hair and was wearing a dull buttoned-shirt. "I’d think you’d make a great cook."
"Because I’m NOT allowed to make the programs I want to make! As a women, you’re expected to do as you’re told."
Fortunately, Yuri‘s lament wouldn’t last for long. She heard a waitress say "Good Evening, Miss" and turned to see who it was. Suddenly, she froze in place. Her friends looked at her, then towards what she was looking at. Or rather who she was looking at. A short, pink-haired teenage girl.
Alix, her class, Jalil, and Lincoln’s family had arrived in Japan earlier in the afternoon. They went their separate ways for the day as they explored Japan and its wonderful sights. It was until dinner that the two groups reunited at the restaurant to have dinner. This might’ve seem strange to Alix, but things got more stranger when she stepped into the restaurant. When she walked in, she also froze in place when she saw Yuri.
"So who’s that?" One of Yuri’s friends asked.
"Alix!" Yuri shouted in happiness.
"Yuri!" Alix shouted as well. She ran toward the table her cousin was. Yuri got up from her seat and the two girls embraced each other in a bear hug. Might be strange to you, but hey: these girls haven’t seen each other in eight years. "It’s nice to see you again, itoko."
"Same to you, cousin."
"So who’s this?" Another one of Yuri’s friends asked.
"This is Alix Kubdel, my cousin from Paris. I haven’t seen her in eight years."
"You mean since the incident in 2002?" One of her lady friends asked.
"The same one!" Alix replied as she and Yuri broke off from the hug. She then looked to her left and called out. "Jalil, look who’s here?"
Jalil stepped into sight and couldn’t believe his eyes. "Yuri!" He ran to her cousin, happy as a clam. But he wasn’t watching where he was going, and accidentally bumped into a waitress carrying drinks. Luckily, the waitress was able to regain her balance and keep every drink on the tray from falling over. But Jalil wasn’t as lucky and fell on the floor, sliding to a stop in front of Alix and Yuri.
"Sorry about that" Yuri apologized to the waitress before looking down at her cousin. "Still as clumsy as ever I see."
"Am not! Well… only a little."
"Little is right. Be glad I’m not as big as Godzilla, or else I would’ve stuffed you between my toes."
"*Gulp* I’m definitely glad you’re not that big."
"Speaking of big, you’ve grown a bit since I last saw you. But you’re still smaller than Jalil, Alix."
"Yep, it’s great having your big brother follow you everywhere you go" Alix sarcastically remarked.
"I’m worried about you. Ever since I heard what happened on your fifteen birthday, plus the fact what happened last time we were here, I didn’t want you to get hurt."
"And is being a tutor for your sister on a field trip helping her be safe from all danger?"
"I didn’t want you to get bad grades."
"Field trip?" Yuri asked.
"Yeah, the reason we came here was because Ms. Bustier wanted my class to find similarities and differences between the cities of Japan and France" Alix replied. "Akhenaten, here, decided to join to help me get good grades and protect me from harm. Plus, Dad wanted him out of his hair for a while."
"Thanks to my expert geological skills and knowledge in history, my little sis will certainly pass" The brunet said.
"You mean the same skills and knowledge you used in order to try to unlock the secret of the revival of Nefertiti?" Alix asked. Just a few days after Alix turned fifteen, Jalil was akumatized into a Pharaoh-themed villain. He was brainwashed into resurrecting Nefertiti by almost sacrificing Alya at the Louvre.
Yuri sat back down and made room for Alix, who sat down next to her. This would’ve been like violating someone else’s personal space, but they were family. Jalil, however, had to sit at the opposite end of the table, much to Alix’s relief.
"You said you were on a field trip with your class," Yuri said. "But where’s your class?"
"Right here!" Said a voice.
Alix and Yuri looked at the entrance and saw Marinette and her best friend, Alya Césaire, walk towards them. Alya was tan-skinned and as tall as Marinette. She had way, reddish-brown ombré hair that grew slightly past her shoulders, with the tips of her hair having a light shading of copper red. She had a beauty mark above her right eyebrow. She wore a light berry colored lipstick and black rimmed glasses, with a white spot on each side. Her outfit consisted of a white tank top underneath a short-sleeved plaid shirt with white, orange, and purple stripes; light blue jeans, and white sneakers with black tops.
"You didn’t forget about us, did you girl?" Alya asked.
"Absolutely not!" Alix replied. "But I’m glad you’re here."
"Um, Alix?" Marinette asked, concerned. "Didn’t Ms. Bustier tell us about personal space on the ride here?"
"Don’t worry…" Yuri said, "I’m her cousin. It’s fine."
Marinette and Alya couldn’t believed their ears. Alix had told them she had a cousin, but she never described her. Yet, here she was. Just happening to be at the same diner they were stopping at.
"You’re Alix’s cousin?" They said at the same time.
"Yep, Yuri Tachibana. Pleasure to meet you two."
Marinette and Alya managed regain their composure and introduced themselves.
"I’m Marinette Dupain-Cheng."
"And I’m Alya Césaire. Pleasure to meet you, Yuri."
Alix stood up and walked to the entrance. "I’m going to get the rest of my class. Be right back." She walked out of sight, and came back a few seconds later with the rest of her class. She introduced them one by one to her cousin.
First up was Rose Lavillant; the cutest and nicest girl you would’ve ever saw. She was petite, standing at 5’0, with a blonde pixie cut hairstyle, pink lipstick, and periwinkle eyes. She wore a shirt with light pink sleeves and top front, pink and white stripes on the front, a pink back that had a golden wing design, and a string tied around her waist. She also had a pink mini skirt with two white edges at the bottom of her cloth, white leggings, two pink bracelets around her right wrist, and pink dress shoes. "It’s so nice to meet you, Yuri. I’m glad Alix has a cousin like you." This made Yuri blush.
Next was Rose’s gothic friend, Juleka Couffaine. She stood at a medium height with copper eyes and long black hair, which had violet tips, and bangs that covered her left eye. She had pale lavender lipstick, and wore a black shirt with a swan-necked collar, a sea green lined collar (and side pockets), and black laced short sleeves. On her hands, she wore black fingerless lace gloves with a diamond pattern design that ended halfway up her forearm. She also wore purple pants with holes cut above the knees and black high top sneakers with white soles. Her fingernails were painted grey, with black nail art of intricate patterns on each one. "Awesome." Juleka was normally shy and was a girl with few words.
She then introduced Ivan Bruel and Mylene Haprèle, the classmate couple. Mylene was short and chubby with golden brown eyes and blonde hair(some strands having been dyed blue, green, and magenta) put in dreadlocks. One dreadlock on her left side had a purple cat bead, with another dreadlock on the same side having a golden loop. She wore a pink bandana to hold her hair back, and a necklace with a stone pendant. She also wore a periwinkle shirt with a white silhouette on the front of a small bird holding a branch with leaves, which was underneath an olive green hoodie jacket with a number of the buttons on the right side; dark gray jean shorts, black leggings, and dark purple and white sneakers. Ivan, meanwhile, was large and bulky with gray eyes. His hair: all short and black, with the exception of a tuft long hair above his forehead that was dyed blond. He wore a black T-shirt with a white design of two crossing bones printed on the chest. He also wore black slacks with large belt loops and large pockets, along with white socks and khaki-colored work boots. Despite his looks, he had a tender heart. They bowed at Yuri together to be polite.
Next was Lê Chien Kim, Alix’s rival. He was muscular and taller than the average student at school, probably why he and Alix were rivals. He had olive skin and gray eyes, and his hair(which he styles) is black with the end(a sharp quiff) being dyed gold, similar to Ivan. He wore a red, short-sleeved hoodie jacket with big front pocket (and hoodie) and some white outlines at certain places. On the front of his jacket was a white logo: a downward-pointing pentagon outline outside of a smaller, filled-in pentagon with a red corner and a star. He paired his top with navy blue track sweatpants, and red, white, and black sports shoes. "It’s nice finally meet pinkie’s cousin, and you’re a lot taller than her. Guess that makes you feel superior to her like me."
"Ahem!" Kim looked back to find his teacher, Ms. Caline Bustier, staring angrily at him. She was tall and light-skinned, with reddish-orangish hair, pulled back in a high bun. She had teal eyes, thin light pink lips, and freckles. Her attire consisted of a light blue jacket, with a teal collared shirt, and a white undershirt beneath; pair of white earrings, a small gold necklace dangling from her neck, light blue pants and white dress shoes. "First, it’s inappropriate to mention a girl’s height. Second, what you said would’ve embarrassed Alix in front of Yuri’s friends."
"Sorry, Ms. Bustier." Kim then turned to Alix and Yuri. "Sorry, Alix. Sorry, Yuri. You really do love your cousin, do you?"
"Yeah. She’s awesome. But I don’t mind if you make fun of her brother."
"Why me?" Jalil screamed.
"Nope. I’m just going to wait until introductions are done before I can sit down next to glasses boy."
"Just don’t go too far, Kim" Ms. Bustier reminded Kim before turning to Yuri. "I’m delighted to meet you, Yuri. I’m Ms. Bustier, the teacher."
"Alix must be lucky to have a teacher like you."
This made Ms. Bustier blush. It wasn’t too often she did that.
After Kim came Max Kanté, who was short, had dark skin, curly brown hair, and brown eyes. Max wore black-rimmed glasses, a light green polo shirt, and tan and brown checkered jeans. He also had suspenders with a light tan line between two dark tan lines and silver buckles, along with light grayish blue sneakers and a blue watch on his right wrist. "Salutations, Yuri."
Then came Nino Lahiffe. He was tall, with short dark brown hair, tan skin, and amber eyes. He wears a plain red cap atop his head. He also wore black-rimmed glasses, with a pair of dark gray, blue, and orange headphones found around his neck. He wore a short-sleeved blue shirt with an eye design on the front, having a black pupil, white sclera, dark gray upper eyelid with lashes, and light blue lower lid. Around his jeans was a brown belt. While most of it was hidden by his shirt, one tip sticks out a little bit below it. He wore lime green, pink, red, blue, and yellow bands around his right wrist; blue-gray jeans, and red and white high collar shoes with a white knight design on the tongues. "A pleasure to meet you, dudette."
Alix then introduced her best friend, Nathaniel Kurtzberg. He was around her size, with turquoise eyes and messy red orange hair. He has long bangs that are brushed to the left side of his face. He wore a red t-shirt with a black design on the front. Over his shirt, he wore a gray dress jacket with a folded collar, folded sleeves, and side pockets. He wore purple jeans that are rolled up at the bottom, and his shoes were gray with white lace, with a white section where his toes would be. "P-pleasure to meet you, Yuri." Like Juleka, Mylene and Ivan, Nathaniel was shy and spent most of his time drawing.
"Nathaniel makes cool drawings" Alix acknowledged Yuri. "He likes to draw his adventures with Ladybug as a hero called Evillustrator."
"I’d like to here all about it." Yuri recommended.
Next was Marc Anciel, Nathaniel’s friend. Marc stood at an average height, and had messy black hair, jade green eyes, thick eyebrows, pink lips, and a slender face with a pointed chin. He wore a red hooded jacket with white edges near the zipper and a white section on the back of the hood. It was lined with pink material. Underneath was a multi-colored rainbow shirt. It appeared that he wore black fingerless gloves, ripped dark grey jeans with silver studs along the pockets and around the waist with a silver buckle, and black boots. His nails are painted black and he has a black choker around his neck. Like Juleka, he was very shy and nervous around others… too shy to greet Yuri (although he did wave a friendly hello to her, which she responded to with a wave of her own).
Then came Chloé Bourgeois, one of the meanest girls at school. She was the same height as Alya, with light honey blonde hair pulled back into a high ponytail, and light ocean blue eyes. She wore makeup, including light blue eye-shadow, nude lipstick, and light peach-colored blush. For accessories, she had a gold chain necklace, with a gold sphere charm. She also had white-rimmed sunglasses on her head. Additionally, she wore a yellow long-sleeved jacket over a white shirt with black stripes around the waist. The rest of her outfit included white jean capris with a belt that has diamond-shaped studs and white dress shoes with black lining and soles. She gave Yuri an intimidating glare, giving the redhead the impression that the blonde wasn’t your average student. And she was right.
Chloe was daughter of the mayor of Paris, which made her feel that she was the most important thing in the world. Her subordinate and friend, Sabrina Raincomprix, was around to make sure she did look important. Sabrina was short, and had orange hair in a bob style and sea green eyes. She wore a white hairband and glasses with a pale brown and gray rim. On her lips, she had light pink lipstick. Her attire consisted of a purple and blue argyle vest, and underneath that, a white long-sleeved dress shirt with a gray bow tied to the collar. She had bright blue shorts with a brown belt, black leggings with a dark blue argyle pattern, bright blue socks, and white sneakers with black soles. Sabrina crouched behind Chloe, hoping that she wouldn’t get them into trouble.
"So, you’re Alix’s cousin, right?" The blonde asked selfishly. "Well then, have I got an important question for you…"
Sabrina shrunk behind Chloe. The moment was tense between the blonde and Yuri. Silence (with the exception of the bustling and chatty customers in the restaurant) took over. Alix hoped that Chloe’s actions wouldn’t result in Yuri being akumatized (even though the distance between Yokohama and Paris was 6,063 miles as the crow flies), and that could be catastrophic. Finally, the blonde spoke.
"…Does this restaurant serve sushi? Please tell me!"
That shocked everyone, even Sabrina. Even Ms. Bustier was surprised. Never before had Chloe asked politely without being instructed to. Not to mention that the blonde rarely ever said please.
"Of course!" Yuri replied. "There’s not a single restaurant in Japan that doesn’t serve sushi."
"Thank you so much!" Chloe said happily. "As of now, you and I, along with your cohorts, are now officially my acquaintances!"
"Chloe?!" The blonde turned to see Ms. Bustier staring at her. "Of all the things I thought you were going to say……… that wasn’t even on the list. I’m actually very surprised you said please without being reminded."
"This is Japan. Sushi is the main dish here. It’s like I was made for this place. Plus, maybe Ladybug was right." That surprised Marinette. As Ladybug, she had asked Chloe to be politer around others. And now it seemed to be working.
Then came Lila Rossi, a new student from Italy. Lila stood at an average height. She had olive green eyes and long chestnut brown hair with bangs. Her hair was loosely tied at the tips with orange bands where she had two shorter strands of hair. She had red-orange wristbands on her right arm. Her attire consisted of a red-orange jacket over a dark gray romper that has tiny white spots, light gray tights and brown high heel boots.
Like Chloe, Lila was self-obsessed with herself and sought fame. But she used lies and deception to make friends. This backfired when she first encountered Ladybug (who the redhead falsely claimed that she and her were best friends when she’d never actually met the hero before in her life). Even after being de-akumatized, she loathed the bug-themed heroine and has done so ever since.
"If you must know, I’ve been to Japan multiple times, and I’ve learned almost every word here."
"Well then, Lila…" Alix replied, sensing another fib, "can you say hello to my cousin in Japanese?"
"Well… I-I-I-I… um… Ciao?"
Yuri giggled when she heard that. "It’s Konnichiha", she corrected.
"Right! Sorry. Guess I can’t lie out of every problem."
The next three people weren’t even part of the class, but came for their own reasons. The first, Luka Couffaine, came with the class to look after his sister on behalf of their mother’s request. Luka's eyes were an intense aqua, and had medium-length black hair that had been dyed teal blue at the tips. His lips were a pale pink and he had a Roman nose. His attire included a white shirt with a black imprint of his favorite rockstar, Jagged Stone, and black jeans ripped at the knee. He also wore a brown leather bracelet, yellow and orange wristbands, and his fingernails were painted black. He also had a sky blue jacket with a navy blue hoodie underneath, as well as randomly patched high top converse. He wore a black ring with silver outlining on his left pointer finger and black gauges(plugs for people who stretch their ears). "Don’t worry about introducing yourself. I can feel a calmness from your heart." Yuri felt a little bit creeped out, but understood how kind a person Luka was.
Kagami Tsurugi, meanwhile, had came back to her home country for a visit after transferring to College Francois DuPont when she moved with her mother to Paris. She stood at an average height, and had pale skin, freckles, light brown eyes, and short black hair with blue reflections(similar to Marinette). She wore a light gray formal vest with a white short sleeved sailor fuku with a dark red ribbon tied in the center, gray skirt, white knee-high socks and black shoes. On the ring finger of her right hand, she wore a black ring that had her family's crest, which resembled the Japanese kanji for "female" (女) augmented by a long vertical line dividing it down the middle and a small curved line at the top of the longer line, which together resembled a rapier. Two long outward spikes stretched from the mark. "Konnichiha, Yuri-San." she said as she bowed in front of Yuri, who responded by giving a bow of her own.
Last in the line of three was Manon Chamack; the only young child in the group. Manon was short with tan skin, messy dark brown hair pulled back into two ponytails, golden-brown eyes, and two upper front buck teeth. She wore a white t-shirt, purple denim overalls with a light purple flower pattern, and red dress shoes with black soles. The reason why she came with the class was because Marinette and Alya had promised her mother, Nadja Chamack, that they would look after her while she was on a business trip(even if it meant bringing the "Little Monkey" with them). "Who are you?"
"I’m Yuri; Alix’s cousin." Yuri replied. "I’m a documentary reporter at Bridgestone Digital Q."
"Like Mom? She’s a news reporter at TVi Studios back home. Her catchphrase is 'Don’t be bemused, it’s just the news!'"
"Yeah, similar to that. But my company’s documentaries are a little more… fictional."
"Fictional?" The little brunette pondered. "You mean your company makes fake documentaries based on Japanese myths and legends just to earn money and bring fame to the places you visit?"
"Umm… Yeah." Yuri was amazed of how well the little child was able to figure out what she meant.
And last, but certainly not least, was Adrien Agreste, son of Parisian designer Gabriel Agreste, and Marinette’s personal crush. He stood a head taller than Marinette, around 5'9". He had brushed-back blond hair and olive green eyes. His skin tone was fair with a rosy tint, especially on his cheeks, nose, and the tips of his ears. He wore a white button-down shirt with an upturned collar and sleeves rolled up above his elbow, which he keeps unbuttoned. Underneath, he wore a black shirt with five horizontal stripes around the chest which are colored, from top to bottom, yellow, olive green, bright green, dark green, and periwinkle. He wore blue jeans and orange sneakers with white laces and a logo of a black butterfly in a circle on the sides. "Pleasure to meet you, Madam."
Yuri, however, was frozen in awe. Alix caught this, and turned to Marinette, Chloé, and Lila. The lunette was trying to keep herself calm, but the blonde and brunette were green with envy: growling angrily(with Sabrina fanning Chloé to keep her calm). Jealousy was always a thing between Marinette and Chloé, as both had a crush on Adrien. But now with Lila thrown in, things were going to get ugly.
"Are you alright, Yuri?" Adrien asked.
"Sorry. It’s just that…"
Adrien turned around and found what Yuri was looking at. Or rather… who Yuri was looking at. A young boy with white hair. Lincoln Loud.
"Let me guess," the aforementioned boy said, "It’s because of my white hair, isn’t it?"
Yuri just stood dumbfounded. How could someone so young have white hair?
"Well, you might think this is weird," Ms. Bustier said to Yuri, "but he looks so extraordinary with that kind of hair."
"I agree," Rose added, "He’s so cute. Almost cute enough to kiss."
"You really think so?" Lincoln asked.
A small peck on his cheek answered him. Lincoln jumped in surprise. He looked beside him and became annoyed.
The one who kissed him was a girl around the same size and age as Lana, and looked just like her. Blonde hair. Two front teeth missing. Cute look. But the similarities ended there. Instead of pigtails, she had her hair worn down, with a tuft of hair on her head pointing to the right. Her attire consisted of a long pink gown and sash, a white pearl necklace, long pink gloves, white earrings, pink heels, and a black tiara on her head. In a nutshell, this was like a princess version of Lana.
"She has a point, Lincoln. You do look cute."
"And so do you," Rose said to Lola.
"Aw, thanks." Then she looked at Alix. "Hey, Alix. Who’s the brunette with her mouth open?"
"This is my cousin, Yuri Tachibana."
"No need to shout, Lola" Lincoln said. "But Alix, you didn’t tell me you had a cousin."
"Well, now you know."
"Was she with you during the incident eight years ago?"
"Yes," Yuri replied, "We were lucky to be close to a shelter. But Alix was trapped outside when Megaguirus attacked. I don’t know how she was able to survive, but when I saw her in one piece, I cried."
"It was a terrible incident" one of her friends added. "At least a dozen people were killed. Hundreds were injured. And it took almost a week to dispose of the burnt insect carcass."
"Ew!" Lola exclaimed.
"Burnt?" Alya asked. "You mean…"
"Godzilla killed it," Alix answered. "Two blasts of his atomic breath turned Megaguirus into a monstrous ball of fire."
"And Little Miss Hero here claimed she helped the beast," Jalil interrupted. "We pretended to accept it, but I find it highly implausible for that to happen. And she still believes it"
"Says the guy who cried for the entire plane ride back to Paris after seeing me alive."
"I couldn’t help it. I was worried."
"Well, if you must know, that was a big risk I took."
"Well, you might be worthy of becoming the 'Princess of Risks'" said Lana, whose sudden appearance spooked everyone.
"Lana," Lincoln exclaimed, "I almost thought you were Lucy."
"You called?" The girl in question said, scaring everyone with her sudden popup, which somehow had a crow cawing.
Lucy had very pale skin and long black hair that covered her eyes. She was thing, and slightly smaller than Lincoln. Her attire was black and white, wearing long striped arm sleeves and stockings, a black dress worn over a white shirt, and, you guessed it, black shoes.
"Glad to see my technique is rubbing off on you, Lana."
"Actually, Lucy, I just walked up to see what the hubbub was all about, and no one happened to notice me."
"Sigh. Sadly, no one here must like my spookiness."
"I do," said a voice. Lucy turned to see Juleka crouched at eye-level, smiling. "I wasn’t aware of someone else who was into gothic customs like me."
"You’re a goth, too?"
"Definitely, and it’s awesome."
"One question. Have you watched Vampires of Melancholia?"
"You mean that show with vampires? What goth wouldn’t watch that?"
"If I had a heart, it would be on the verge of happiness."
While this was going on, Yuri was busy admiring the twins. "You know something?" She said, "Even though you’re both different, you also look so cute."
Lola looked at her twin, who was busy picking her nose. She pulled out a booger-covered finger and stuck into her mouth. "You call that cute?" the girly twin replied.
"Well I’m glad I’m not like her."
"And I’m glad I’m not like her," Lana replied. Both twins gave each other a high-five.
"Well then," Lincoln interrupted, "guess I better bring in the rest of my family." And with that, the white-haired boy walked out of the restaurant.
"How many siblings does that kid have, Alix?" Yuri asked.
"I know. I was surprised, too. Perhaps his parents went a little bit overboard on the Circle of Life, if you know what I mean."
"We can hear you, you know!" Said Lucy, Lana, and Lola.
After a few minutes, Lincoln returned with the rest of his family. To Yuri’s surprise, the siblings were all girls. What kind of family would have only one boy, and ten girls?
"Yuri," Lincoln began, "meet my family. First up, Lori."
"I literally don’t know why we even came to this restaurant in the first place," the blonde said. Lori was the tallest sibling and had long blonde hair. She wore a light blue tank top, brown cargo shorts, blue slip-on shoes, and blue eyeshadow. She was holding a blue phone, which she seemed to be texting on.
"Mom said this was closest to our location," Lana replied.
"Just as long as they have sushi, I’m fine. Even though I never actually tasted sushi before."
Suddenly, she found Chloe standing in front of her. This almost caused her to drop her phone. She was now looking into the sea-green eyes of whoever this girl was.
"Did you say you never tried sushi?" Chloe asked.
"Never," Lori nervously replied. "I only dreamed of trying it."
"Well, now’s your chance. Sit by me and I’ll order all the sushi you can eat."
"Of course. Besides, you kinda remind me of myself."
"I think I’d better check with mom, first."
"Don’t worry, I’m the daughter of the Mayor of Paris."
"No need to gawk. Ms. Bustier, can Lori please sit with me?"
"It’s fine by me if it’s alright with her parents, Chloe."
"Mom," Lori asked her mother, Rita. She wore a pink buttoned shirt with a white collar and cuffs, and purple pants. She had big blonde hair and white earrings. She also wore blue eye shadow, red lipstick, and black low tops. Like Lincoln, she had bags under her eyes. "May I please sit Chloe?"
"I don’t see why not," she replied.
"Thanks! Come on, Chloe. Let’s find a seat."
"Sure thing, Lori."
As they walked to a nearby table, Ms. Bustier walked over to Rita. "I never seen Chloe this nice before. She must be happy to have someone that thinks just like her."
"She’s not the only one," Rita reminded. She pointed to Lucy, who was smiling with Juleka.
Next up was Leni Loud. She had long, pale-blonde hair, with side-swept bangs, and three pairs of eyelashes. As the second oldest Loud, she was almost as tall as Lori, but taller than the other siblings. Her outfit consisted off a sea-foam green dress, with white frills, and triangular sleeves. She also wore red hoop earrings, white sandals topped with light green bows, and a pair of rounded white sunglasses with black lenses on top of her head.
"Nice to meet you, Yuri. I’m Leni. My favorite color is zebra. My favorite food is lunch. I wear a special dress on days that don’t end in 'y'. And the secret to a great smile is…"
"Yeah, Leni kinda gets carried away," Lincoln interrupted, covering his sister’s mouth. "But she does have a great taste in fashion."
"Just like Marinette here," Alya said.
"Really?" Yuri asked.
"It’s true," Adrien agreed, "She made a feathered derby hat for my design show."
Marinette blushed when she heard that. She couldn’t believe Adrien would back her up. Did he know about her crush on him? Well, she did forget to put away her posters of him during the "Fill in my Shoes" show, and she did kiss him on Heroes’ Day. Maybe he might say yes. Hearts started to surround her.
"Creative, yes," Alix said, "But she can be a klutz."
"And a bit overreactive," Adrien added, before smirkingly looking at Marinette. That caused the hearts surrounding the lunette to shatter. She then looked away from the blond and whistled nonchalantly. The blond then turned his attention back to Yuri. "But she’s a good friend. I’m glad to have someone like her." Marinette looked back at her love with hearts in her eyes, before looking away when Adrien turned his attention on her.
"Sounds like Leni," Lincoln said, "Creative, klutzy, and very kind."
"Thanks, Linky," the airhead blonde said before looking at Marinette. "Come on, Marionette. Let’s go sit and talk about fashion designs."
"It’s Marinette, actually."
Leni started walking to a nearby table, hands pronated, and mouth grinning. But because her eyes were closed, she didn’t see a wall in front of her. Luckily, Marinette came and grabbed her right before she hit the wall.
As the two fashion designers walked to their table, Lincoln introduced Luna, the rockstar of the family. Shorter than Leni, she had short brown hair styled into a pixie cut, freckles on her face, and light purple eyeshadow. She wore a purple t-shirt with a white skull, a torn crew neck, and triangular sleeves; a plaid, lavender skirt, a white belt, high purple boots, paperclip earrings, three black brackets around her wrists, and a choker around her neck. "Hello, Yuri. Ya into music?"
"Well, I do like some music. I’m interested in this high school band called 'After School Teatime.'"
"Sounds interesting. Maybe I can hear some of their songs."
Then came Luan. Two words: Full Prankster. She had prominent buck teeth, which sported silver braces on her upper and lower teeth, and light brown hair worn up in a large ponytail with a small swirl at the end by a yellow scrunchie, with two long protruding hairs sticking out from the center of her forehead. Her attire consisted of a white sleeveless shirt, a yellow skirt with a checkerboard pattern, yellow socks with a line pattern that are worn all the way up, and brown shoes. She also wore three pink flowers, one on her shirt, and one on each shoe, that served as gag squirt-flowers. "Nice to meet you, Yuri. Want to know how you sink a battleship?"
"You put water in it. Hahahaha. Get it?"
The Loud siblings groaned at the joke. Yuri, meanwhile, giggled at the joke.
Next up was Lynn. "I didn’t know that Alix had a cousin. Are you into sports?"
"Well, no. I’m more into movie-making."
"Well, I hope you do sports movies. I’m into those things."
After Lynn came Lisa. For a four year old, Lisa looked like a scientist. She had short, shaggy brown hair and wore large glasses to help her see. She wore a green turtleneck sweater, pink pants, and brown shoes, somehow adding up to her stoic demeanor. "Greetings, human."
"Um," Yuri sputtered. "Hi?"
"Alright, we’re done," Lisa said as she walked to the table Leni and Marinette were sitting at.
"Sorry about Lisa," Lincoln said to Yuri. "She’s a bit antisocial."
Finally, there was Lily, the youngest Loud. She had a buck tooth and a tuft of blonde hair on her head. Because the Louds were out in public, Lily had to wear a lavender t-shirt and blue pants. Yuri found Lily to be cute.
Holding the baby Loud was the father, Lynn Sr. He had a long pointy nose, brown eyebrows, and curly brown hair thinning at the top. He wore a sea green sweater over a light green checkered collar and cuffs, brown slacks, and brown shoes. "Nice to meet you, Yuri. Say hi to Yuri, Lilster."
The brunette giggled at the remark. She then looked at Alix’s classmates and the rest of the Loud siblings. They seemed to be well alike in their own way.
"Pops," Luna asked her father, "can we sit down with Alix’s class?"
"I’m fine with it," Mrs. Bustier answered. "Class, feel free to sit with the Louds and chat." She then looked at the parents. "I guess we can chat, too. If you want."
"I’m fine with that," Rita answered.
"I’m going to sit with Yuri," Alix told her teacher. "Keep up to date with what’s been going on with each of us."
"Well, she’s your cousin, Alix. I’m quite alright with that."
As Alix sat next to Yuri, the rest of the class, and Louds, were sitting at a table opposite of them, and sat next to who they thought had similar interests with them. Ms. Bustier sat with Rita and Lynn Sr. (who was holding Lily), Lisa sat with Max, Lila, and Kagami; Lola sat with Rose, Lana with Nino, Marc and Nathaniel; Lucy with Juleka, Lincoln with Adrien, Lynn with Kim, Luan with Manon, Luna with Luka, Leni with Marinette and Alya, and Lori with Chloe and Sabrina. The two blondes were busy munching away on sushi.
"It’s so delicious," the oldest Loud sibling replied.
"Told you," the daughter of the mayor replied, "I always order sushi for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s a delicacy."
"But don’t you order anything else? Like escargot?"
"Pastries, no. Baguettes, sometimes. But it’s only just long bread."
"What about pizza?"
Chloe almost choked on her mouthful when she heard that word. She swallowed and looked angrily at Lori. "Why would I even order that peasant food?"
"Why wouldn’t you? I’m the oldest, yet I eat pizza almost every night."
Chloe’s anger dissipated into curiosity. She hadn’t figured out why she didn’t order pizza. Maybe it was because she felt superior to her peers.
"Well, when I get back to Paris, the first thing I’m going to do is order some pizza. With anchovies."
"Let me guess. Because you like sushi."
The two blondes laughed in happiness. Meanwhile, Sabrina watched in curiosity. Chloe had never been this friendly before. The others, meanwhile, were busy chatting about their hobbies.
"Leni," Marinette asked, "why are you into fashion?"
"I, like, do it creativity. It’s something I’m into. What about you?"
"Same reason as you."
"But she mostly does it for Adrien, right?" Alya said.
"Mick Swagger, eh?" Luka said to Luna, "I’ve heard of him. He was in Paris last week. People said he rocked."
"That’s Mick Swagger for you, dude," Luna said. "Any famous musician you like?"
"Jagged Stone. Legend."
"Bro, that’s totally rocking. Probably as good as Mick Swagger."
"How do you get a one-armed man out of a tree?" Luan asked Manon.
"How?" The toddler asked.
"You wave!" The two giggled while the rest of Luan’s siblings groaned. "Now it’s your turn."
"Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side."
Luan frowned. "That joke’s been overused a lot. No wonder it’s at the bottom of the 'pecking' order. Get it?"
Once again, the two laughed. And once again, the siblings groaned.
"So Lynn," Kim asked, "What sport are you good at?"
"All of them," the sporty brunette replied, "I have a championship gaming system called FLIBBR."
"Football. Lacrosse. Ice Hockey. Baseball. Basketball. Roller Derby."
"Unbelievable. You’re like the queen of sports."
"I prefer champ. Queen is too girly for my taste."
"So, how do you manage to live in a large family?" The blond asked.
"It takes some time, but you get used to it," Lincoln responded. "What about you?"
"I’m an only child. My mother disappeared. And my father hasn’t been the same ever since."
"I’m sorry to hear that."
"He’s very stressed and protective. And it feels like he’s hiding something."
"Well, he’s your dad. He’s probably worried of losing you. Maybe you can work something out. Take the stress off him."
"Thanks, Lincoln. You’re so inspiring."
"What’s your favorite part of Vampires of Melancholia?" Juleka asked Lucy.
"Edwin, of course. I have a bust of him with me. Sigh. Sadly, I couldn’t bring it in."
"Well, maybe you can show to me before you leave."
"Are you girls talking about VoM?" Lori asked.
"Groan," Lucy groaned, "I wish you’d stop calling it that."
"You’re interested in vampires, too?" Chloe asked, creeped out.
"Of course not," Lori responded. "I’m interested in this guy in the show named Blake Bradley."
"Wait, the Blake Bradley?"
"I’ve heard about him. He starred in a French Movie I loved. He’s incredible."
"I know, right?!"
"Groan!" Lucy groaned again.
"And this affects you, how?" Sabrina asked.
"Lori and Leni only watch it because of Blake," the gothic Loud replied, "But they’re my sisters. So as long as they’re happy, I’m happy."
"So, how do you avoid being mistaken for a boy?" Nino asked Lana.
"Pigtails, duh. I may play in the mud and eat worms, but I still feel like I should at least look like a girl."
"Do you always play in the mud?"
"Of course not," Lola joined in. "Sometimes, she likes to help out dad with chores. She’s an experienced mechanic and plumber."
"Really?" Nino said before turning to Lana. "Bet you’re great around the house."
"And proud of it," the tomboy replied.
Lola then focused her attention on Rose. "Have you ever tried out for a pageant?"
"I haven’t. They’re very crowded. I mainly stick to music and drawing."
"Just like us," Nathaniel said from across the table with Marc. They were busy drawing their next comic.
"I know how you feel," Lola said. "When I entered my first pageant, I was scared and nervous. But I got the hang of it."
"Good for you," Rose said. "If you can do it, maybe I can too."
"If you want to start a pageant," Lila said, "I can help you. I’ve won many pageants."
Suddenly, she heard a beeping sound. The brunette looked behind her to see Lisa holding a device. It looked like a Nintendo DS, but with a red light attached to it.
"My Fib Feeler," Lisa replied. "It blinks when it senses a lie."
"So, that means…"
"Affirmative. You’re lying, Lila."
"So, you haven’t won any pageants?" Rose asked.
"Only one," the Italian girl truthfully admitted.
"Well, maybe you can teach me. Once we get back to Paris, that is."
Meanwhile, Max looked at the device with great awe. "Amazing. For a four year old, your creative skills are off the charts."
"You’d be surprised about Lisa," Lana said. "She has a college degree, was nominated in chemistry, and has at least three robots."
"Correct, my fellow hominid. Three workable, robotic units. There’s Friendbot 1000, Mr. Reinforced Titanium Alloy Arms, and Todd."
"What? Despite my large cranial capacity, even I can’t resist taking shortcuts. Plus, it sounded catchy."
"Is there anything you can’t do?"
"Negatory. Except for the fact I’m not allowed to hold a butter knife."
"Is that why I’m cutting your food for you?" Kagami asked. She was, indeed, using her knife to cut Lisa’s food.
"Technically speaking, yes. I’m also interested in how you were able to adapt to your current habitat after migrating from your former territory."
"How did manage to handle moving to Paris from Japan?"
"Well, it was tough at first. The people. The city. Everything. It was so… different. I was afraid. Stressed. I didn’t know if I could fit in."
"Classic neophobia symptoms."
"But then, I met Adrien. And he helped me adapt to my new life in Paris."
"Normally, I don’t care for these obsolete human emotions, but…" Lisa then took out a tissue and blew her nose with it. Tears filled her eyes and she sniffled. "…that was so beautiful."
Meanwhile, Marinette had heard the whole thing. "Isn’t Adrien the greatest?" She said to herself.
"Uh…?" Leni said.
"Let’s not interrupt her, Leni," Alya said. "It takes a few minutes for her to snap out of her Adrien moment."
"You sure have an interesting class, Ms. Bustier," Rita said.
"And you sure have a big family, Mrs. Loud."
"Well, according to Lincoln, we wouldn’t trade for the world."
"Poo-poo," Lily agreed.
"Really?!" Alix asked.
"That’s what he said," Yuri answered. She was telling Alix about her meeting with her boss. "As I told my friends, 'As a woman, you’re expected to do as told.'"
"I’m happy for you being who you are. Another boy in the family and I’d ask my father to disown me."
"Hey!" Jalil shouted from the other side.
"Joking!" Alix responded. She then turned to Yuri. "Seriously, Yuri, it’s just best for you to do what he says until he decides it’s time for the company to produce an 'actual' documentary. It’s not like the answer to your lament is going to walk through the door."
Alix was wrong. Yuri heard a man saying "good evening" to someone and turned to find out who it was. A young man with short black hair and glasss. He wore a black suit over a plaid-shirt, and with dull-colored jeans and black shoes. He was slightly taller than Yuri. And he appeared to be walking towards their table.
"Um, cuz. We have a visitor."
The man walked over to the right side of the table. Alix felt uncomfortable, while Yuri was delighted to see him.
"You got my message," the brunette said to the man. "So?"
"I’m afraid no one believes about the story about the moving epicenter," he said. He took out a bag with a book in it and gave it Yuri. "But…"
As Yuri opened the bag, she read the cover of the book. The title translated into "The Guardian Monsters" in English. Yuri was confused, and so was Alix.
"This book might contain clues to what happened yesterday," the man said. "The context in here is very interesting and mysterious." He then looked at Alix. "Who’s she?"
"I’m Alix. Yuri’s cousin from Paris."
"Sorry, it’s just that Yuri mentioned she had a cousin in Europe. But I never thought it was you."
"Well, now you know. Right, Yuri? Yuri?"
She looked at her cousin. Her face showed expressions of shock and curiosity. Alix then looked at the book she was reading, and couldn’t believe her eyes. On the pages Yuri was reading were pictures of three, outlandish creatures. One was a dragon with three heads, two tails, and fours legs, with the forelimbs having wings like a bat. The second creature resembled a dinosaur with a nasal horn and big ears, and bumps which resembled rose petals. And the final creature looked like a butterfly or moth, but not like any she saw.
"Alix?" Jalil asked. He stood up and walked to where Alix was sitting. He then looked at the pictures and gasped.
"What is it?" The man asked.
"Those creatures…" Jalil began. "They… they…"
"They resemble the pictures on my amulet," Alix finished. She took out her amulet and showed it to the man. "I found this during the Megaguirus attack in 2002 by the Daiba Nursery. I didn’t know what the pictures meant, until now."
Yuri looked at the amulet, then at the book. "They have similar pictures. The symbols of the creatures next to the orbs…"
"…must represent the Guardian Monsters. This amulet must be linked to them."
"Then listen to this," the man said, "the dinosaur with ears is called Baragon. The insect is called Mothra. And the three-headed dragon is called Ghidorah."
"Baragon, Mothra, and Ghidorah. The Guardian Monsters." Alix then took a look at the orbs each symbol was next to. "What do the orbs represent?"
"According to the book, the monsters are worshipped as gods. Baragon is known as the 'The God of the Earth'. Mothra is the 'God of the Sea.' And Ghidorah is the 'God of the Sky.'"
"Earth, sea, and sky." Jalil memorized the thoughts in his head.
"Does the book say anything about the foot next to the shadow?" Alix asked, "Or the dinosaur that looks like Godzilla?"
Yuri quickly flipped through the pages. "No. There’s nothing in here about any of those."
"Well, we know what the orbs and the symbols next to them stand for," Jalil said, trying to cheer his sister up.
And it worked…
…just a bit.
Alix was still curious on what the symbol of the foot and dinosaur meant. Could it be linked to Godzilla? Or was it something entirely different?
After everyone finished their meals, they all walked out of the restaurant feeling content. Well, almost everyone. Alix was still concerned about the amulet. Yuri, meanwhile, had accidentally become drunk and had a hard time moving on her own. So the man who gave her the book decided to give her a ride home in a taxi.
"I’m sorry about my cousin, Mr…"
"Takeda. Teruaki Takeda."
"Sorry, Mr. Takeda. I hope she wasn’t too much trouble."
"Are you that guy Yuri talks about as a boyfriend?" Jalil asked.
"No, I’m not her boyfriend. I’m just a friend trying to help her."
"Sorry about that."
"It’s fine. Almost everyone gets me confused as her boyfriend."
"Alix," Ms. Bustier called out, "time to go."
"Guess we’ll have to say goodbye to Yuri, Alix," Jalil said.
Just then, Alix had an idea. "Maybe we don’t."
"Stay here," the pink-haired girl said to her brother and Takeda. She walked over to her teacher and her class. "Ms. Bustier, can we please sleep at Yuri’s house tonight? Her father, my uncle, would be proud to see us."
"While I’m aware of how much you miss her, I don’t want you and your brother to get lost and miss the class assignment."
"Who said it was just me and Jalil?"
"Wait, you mean?"
"Why not let the whole class sleep at my uncle’s house for the remainder of our field trip?"
"I’m not sure if he’ll be happy to have a whole class sleep in his house for six days."
"Don’t worry. I’ll take full responsibility of it."
"Okay, Alix. You win. But I’m not sure if all of us can fit into a cab."
Alix then looked at the Louds, who were getting into Vanzilla, the family van. She then smirked. She had another idea.
Tachibana Apartment Residence
Takeda guided the drunk Yuri through the entrance of the apartment and to her uncle’s door. Alix and Jalil followed suit. Then, the door opened, and out came Tazio Tachibana. He hadn’t changed since Alix last saw him. He was wearing a white buttoned shirt and black trousers.
Takeda looked at him nervously, then at Yuri. "I just brought Yuri home, sir," he stuttered.
"Thank you," Tazio replied calmly, "I’m very grateful."
Yuri then opened her eyes and saw her father. "Daughter Yuri reporting for duty," She drunkly joked.
"I don’t find any of this funny," her father replied. He then looked at Takeda. "I’m sorry for all the trouble." Then, he saw Alix and Jalil standing behind Takeda. "Alix? Jalil?"
"Konnichiwa, Senpai," Alix greeted.
"Hi, uncle," Jalil said.
Alix walked over to her uncle, who responded by giving her a big hug. "I missed you very much."
"Me too. I haven’t seen you for eight years."
"Why are you here?"
"I’ve came here on a class field trip."
That’s when Tazio released Alix from his embrace. "And where is your class?"
"That’s the thing. I asked my teacher if they could sleep here for the remaining six days. I promised I would take full responsibility. I promise if anything goes wrong, I’ll do anything in my power to make it up to you.”
"Alix, you’re still as brave and responsible as ever."
"I guess it can’t hurt me if I don’t say no."
"So that means…"
"I’d be happy to allow your class to sleep here for six days. Just make sure they don’t do anything foolish."
"Arigato, Uncle Tazio."
"So, where’s your class?"
Alix showed her uncle Vanzilla, where her class and the Louds were waiting for the stamp of approval.
"They’re all in there?"
"Yes, and I think they won’t like staying in there for much longer."
"Well, let them out."
"Okay, but stand back."
"I’d wouldn’t want to get hurt in the avalanche."
Alix and Jalil opened the back doors of Vanzilla. Just as they did, an avalanche of Alix’s classmates and the Loud siblings fell out onto the parking lot. Manon and Lily were on the top of the heap of exhausted and bruised students.
"That avalanche," Alix answered. "So?"
"You didn’t tell me how many students were in your class. And who’s the baby?"
"That’s Lily. She’s from the family who offered their van to give us a ride here."
"I’m sorry, Alix. But I don’t think my apartment room can fit all of them." Alix looked at her classmates, depressed. "But, that doesn’t mean I won’t accept them."
"Of course. Some of them can sleep in our room. The rest can sleep in the two rooms above us. They’ve been vacant for three years. No one has ever bought either of them."
"Sounds like a deal," Ms. Bustier said from the pile.
As soon as everyone else managed to free themselves from the pile, they introduced themselves to Tazio and made plans on who would sleep where. Along with Alix and Jalil, Lincoln, Lana, Lucy, Lisa, Juleka, Marinette, Sabrina, Manon, Nathaniel, and Marc would sleep in the Tachibana residence. Meanwhile, Rita, Lynn, Kim, Alya, Rose, Lola, Leni, Kagami, Mylene, and Ivan would sleep in the room to the left. Lynn Sr., Luna, Luka, Lori, Chloe, Luan, Max, Lila, Nino, Adrien, Ms. Bustier, and Lily would sleep in the room to the right.
Yuri had already been put to bed after Tazio agreed to Alix’s request. Alix and Jalil decided to sleep with her. Just to be safe. Manon, Lincoln, Lana, Marinette, Marc and Nathaniel slept in the living room, while Lucy, Juleka and Lisa slept in Tazio’s room(as they were the quietest of the group).
It wasn’t long before everyone was sound asleep. Well, almost everyone. Lana prayed to God that he keep her animals safe until she came back. They were being watched over by Bobby Santiago, Lori’s boyfriend. And let’s just say he was having difficulty.
Just two hours later, and everyone was fast asleep. Yuri was starting to feel better, as her body was getting rid of the alcohol in her body. It seemed as if everything would be fine.
But, it wouldn’t.
Just a few seconds later, Marinette sleepily opened her eyes. She had woken up for a glass of water. The lunette tiptoed to the kitchen to get a drink. Her purse hung on the coatrack. Suddenly, something phased through it. It was 4 inches tall, and resembled a ladybug, with two antennae, and a large black spot on its forehead, back, on each side of its head. But it lacked wings and flaps, had a mouth like other vertebrates, and had three, feathered tips vertically aligned. This was Tikki, Marinette’s kwami and best friend.
"Evening, Tikki," Marinette whispered.
The kwami yawned and looked at her friend. "Evening, Marinette," she replied silently. Her voice sounded hoarse, even though she was whispering.
"You sound parched," the lunette said, "I was just helping myself to a glass of water. You can have some if you like."
Marinette picked out a glass cup from the cupboard and put it in the sink, under the faucet. She turned it on and the cup with filled to the rim with water. Then, she turned off and let Tikki take a big sip of water. After the kwami was done, the lunette picked up the cup and chugged down the rest of the water until the cup was empty. Then she filled the cup with more water and left it in the sink. Then she tiptoed back to her sleeping place.
Or she would’ve… had it not been for one thing…
Marinette soon felt like she was being watched. She looked to her left and almost gasped. Watching her from the window was a young girl. She had bright pink hair done in cone-shaped odangos that resembled rabbit ears with puffy pigtails, and red eyes. She appeared to be wearing a white, short-sleeved sailor fuku with single white linings at the ends of her sleeves, a blue pleated skirt, and white socks and shoes. She had four red bows on her, one on the center of her fuku, one on the back of her skirt, and two on the front of her shoes. The girl waved to her then dashed off into the night.
"Did you that?" Marinette asked her kwami quietly, only to realize she wasn’t there. "Tikki?"
"Sorry, Marinette," The kwami said as she phased through the purse again, "But you know I can’t be seen by other humans except for Master Fu."
"It’s alright, Tikki." The lunette then looked back out the window. "That child must be lost. It’s not safe for children to be out at this hour. I have to find her, then bring her back to her house."
"And by you, you mean 'Ladybug', right?"
"You always know what I mean, Tikki." The lunette then tiptoed to the door, then she opened it very slowly and quietly. After she and her kwami were outside, she quietly closed the door and rushed onto the parking lot. She took a peak around to see if anyone was out. She didn’t want to be spotted.
Thankfully, no one was outside at the moment.
"Time to transform, Tikki," Marinette said. Soon, her blacks earrings suddenly sparked and turned red. "Tikki, spots on!" The lunette said as she brushed her left earring. Tikki flew into it and the five black dots appeared on the earring, giving off the pattern of a five-spotted ladybug. Marinette then brought her hands to her face and brushed them on it as a red mask with five black spots on it, symmetrical in design, formed around her eyes. Then, she spun around as a red suit with blacks spots on it formed over her body. A ladybug-themed yo-yo materialized on her hips. Red strings sprouted from her ponytails. She was now "Ladybug", the defender of Paris.
Ladybug took out her yo-yo and swung it at a ventilation shaft on another building, which coiled around it like a grappling hook. Then, she let the yo-yo pull herself up to the roof of the building. Once she reached it, the yo-yo untangled itself, and Ladybug put it away for the moment. She scanned her surroundings for any sign of the pink-haired girl.
Suddenly, she caught a glimpse of something running down the street. It was small and had pink hair.
"Bingo," Ladybug said.
Suddenly, the child took out a round object that looked like a cat’s head, with an antenna. Then, the girl bounced it, and the ball burst into a puff of smoke, before it turned into a small biplane. Ladybug couldn’t believe what she was seeing. 'An akumatized villain?' She thought. The girl got in the plane and started it up. Ladybug quickly took out her yo-yo and started swinging it like a lasso. As the plane took off into the sky, the masked lunette threw her yo-yo at it, grappling it around the hind wheel. She held on tight to the string as she was pulled up into the air by the plane. If this was an akumatized villain, she had to stop her.