Adrienette, also called Adrinette, is the pairing between Marinette Dupain-Cheng and Adrien Agreste. This can be considered a variation of Ladynoir, as well as its counterpart. Adrinette is one of the four ship dynamics in the Love Square along Ladynoir, Marichat and Ladrien. It is also called Maridrien.
Relationship Overview Edit
Canonically, Marinette has a deep crush on Adrien, to the point where she stutters constantly and stumbles whenever she is near him. Although they are good friends, Adrien is completely oblivious to Marinette's feelings, as she has never been able to tell him. She tries her best to muster up the courage to talk to him, as seen in many episodes.
However, Marinette and Adrien had a rocky start. In "Stoneheart," when they meet for the first time, Marinette enters the classroom just in time to catch Adrien hunched over her seat, seemingly sticking chewing gum on her chair while Chloé and Sabrina laugh at her. Thinking he was in league with Chloé, Marinette initially dislikes Adrien and gives him the cold shoulder, when in reality, all he was trying to do was get the chewing gum off her chair.
When Nino asks Adrien why he didn't rat Chloé out as the real culprit of the prank, Adrien admits that even though Chloé isn't all good, she's the only friend he's ever had. Sympathetic, Nino then befriends Adrien and tells him to just be honest and talk to Marinette.
The Umbrella Scene Edit
Later that day, it starts to rain, and Marinette is forced to wait at the school's gate for the rain to stop. Adrien approaches her with an umbrella and greets her, but Marinette turns her head away, still mad at him. Adrien finally gathers the courage to tell her the truth, and explains to her that he had wanted to get the chewing gum off her chair. He admits to never had gone to school before and to not having any friends, explaining that all of this was new to him.
Adrien then offers his umbrella to her while she stares dumbfounded at him, taken aback by his kindness. She grabs the umbrella hesitantly, touching his hand and twitching. Then she takes it, but it closes up on her, causing Adrien to burst out laughing, but Marinette quickly joins and laughs with him.
As he leaves, Plagg jokes on how "it was Adrien's first day of school and they already have two love birds." Adrien corrects him by saying that she is just a friend, but smiles warmly at the declaration. Marinette on the other hand, finds herself stuttering as she waves goodbye to Adrien. As she wonders why she was stammering all of a sudden, Tikki flies up and says, "I think I might have an idea!" while Marinette gets flustered.
Watching from afar are Master Fu and Wayzz. Wayzz comments on Master Fu's good choice of heroes, to which he replies that "those two are made for each other."
Throughout the series Marinette has tried to tell Adrien her feelings, usually with Alya's coaching and helping hand. In the episode "Dark Cupid," Marinette finds Adrien's poem (written for Ladybug) in the trash can. As Marinette reads it, she wonders who Adrien is talking about until Tikki points out that it sounds like Marinette. Excited, Marinette decides to respond to his Valentine, and writes a letter for him. However, she forgets to sign it, so at the end of the day Adrien believes the card was sent by Ladybug, with Plagg saying that whoever wrote something like that "must be his soulmate."
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