If I Could Turn Back Time (Miraculous Ladybug fanfiction)

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Title: If I Could Turn Back Time
Author(s): NotGarfield
Date(s): December 9, 2020
Length: 5000 words
Genre: het
Fandom: Miraculous Ladybug
External Links: Fanfic archived
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If I Could Turn Back Time is a GabeNath fanfiction written for the GabeNath Reverse Bang by NotGarfield. It is rated T for Teen (rating). The fic was beta-read by chasethatgreen.

The premise for the fic is based on artwork created by HopesArtCastle.[1]

Fic Info

Gabriel with the rabbit miraculous (Velveteen) stands with Mayura in the Burrow. Blurred scenes from possible futures surround them. Mayura examines a scene where she and Gabriel Agreste
Gabriel have a child together.

Additional Tags

Rabbbit!Gabriel, Time Travel Shenanigans, alternate timeline character death, Angst, conflicted feelings, Ambiguous/Open Ending, GabeNath Reverse Bang, GabeNath Reverse Bang 2020


Gabriel and Nathalie obtain the rabbit miraculous and travel into the paths of time as Velveteen and Mayura, with the goal of preventing the chain of events that would lead to Emilie’s death. But on their way to Tibet, they encounter surprising visions of possible futures that leave them questioning what is possible and what they really want.


Oh I love this, you really chose the best timelines to showcase to really throw them both and to make Gabriel re-think both the immediate plan and their overall aims.
fleurjaune, Dec 9, 2020 [2]
OOOOhhhh my gosh. I was totally captivated from start to finish with this. Every bit is everything I have ever wanted XD This is why they need to get the rabbit miraculous in the show, because this fic right here is some good shit! All of those potential timelines/futures they saw, a perfect amalgam of angst and fluff and drama. I was sitting here on the edge of my seat the whole time. I also appreciate how restrained their reactions were all things considered. They really tried to hold it together despite the things they saw being insane to them. Now all I can do is sit here and wonder how this is going to affect their relationship from now on because woooooowwww.
ReminiscentLullaby, Dec 9, 2020 [3]
Ahhhh this put my heart through the grinder! Velveteen seeing the worst possible future and the best (even though he doesn't know it yet) is so good!!! I hope that Nathalie's instincts are right about both of those timelines being close to where they are now. I totally think that he is in love with her already but has not been able to admit it to admit it to himself yet! Refusing to take the peacock miraculous away was such a good first step in acceptance! I loved it!!!!
ShadowMayura, Dec 9, 2020 [4]
How wonderful, a really great job! 😍

I loved reading all the tension present in the story, recognizable by Gabe's unconscious hesitation, because even a single small detail changed in the past could upset all the present and the future!

Um, I don't know why the first two scenarios I imagined that they were present (the "tragic" one and the "happy ending" one, but also to think well there was the one of Tibet...) Ahem, I digress! 😅 Anyway, I'm very happy (and relieved) with Gabe's choice... As much as he may not like what happened, it can help him to mature from his experiences and his pain to become a better person.

Very well! 💞
Anonim_Girl05, Dec 10, 2020 [5]

Additional Art

Hopesartcastle also released a series of concept images and bonus pieces related to the fic.


  1. ^ Tumblr masterpost, GabeNath Reverse Bang, Dec 9, 2020
  2. ^ fleurjaunes's comment, Dec 9, 2020
  3. ^ ReminiscentLullaby's comment, Dec 9, 2020
  4. ^ ShadowMayura's comment, Dec 9, 2020
  5. ^ Anonim_Girl05's comment, Dec 10, 2020