enjolras x grantaire





enjolras and grantaire walking home together in mid-october and enjolras is complaining about his hands being cold and grantaire keeps telling him that they’re obviously not that cold and enjolras sticks out a hand for him to feel how cold they are, he takes it, mutters something about them not being cold enough for him to complain about it, but doesn’t let go and they both have to duck down behind their scarves because they’re b l u s h i ng




This is so cute, look at them!

Long time no see!

e/r 11 o/


11. “I almost lost you” kiss

…I guess we’re doing July 1830 minific!

Someone is knocking on Enjolras’ door. No, not knocking,
pounding on it with growing ferocity. Enjolras braces himself and pulled
himself out of the chair where he had collapsed the night before. If it is the
police, better to be taken standing like a man than cowering like a dog. But
when he opens the door he finds only Grantaire, fist raised to bang on the
door again.

Grantaire looks at Enjolras with wild, desperate eyes. “You’re
alive.” He takes in a shuddering breath and sinks down to his knees. “You’re
alive. I thought – I feared – I saw a body in the street and was too much a
coward to look closer. It is all have seen in my mind since. My memory gave it
your build, added every detail of dress and color to make it you. If it had
been – but no. It was some other fellow who has lost his Enjolras, some other
mother who has lost her son and child who has lost his brother. They must
grieve so I do not.”

Enjolras tentatively puts out his hand, not knowing what to
do. Grantaire grasps at it like a drowning man reaching for a tether.

“I am alive,” Enjolras repeats back to him. As rough and
hard as Grantaire seems, his heart is as gentle as Combeferre’s – and without the
steel of Combeferre’s convictions. He is suddenly glad Grantaire was not with
them for the last night’s action. He has no place in the business of killing
and dying for tomorrow; he lacks the faith that would turn the terrible into
the sublime. What Enjolras can endure would break Grantaire.

Grantaire brings Enjolras hand to his mouth and tenderly
kisses it, like a pilgrim kneeling before a saint. “I will never leave you to
fight without me again. I cannot bear it. Whatever happens I will be by your
side. I swear it.”

“No,” says Enjolras. It comes out sharper than he intends; a
rejection of Grantaire himself rather than an act of compassion.

Grantaire keeps hold of Enjolras hand and looks into his
eyes, steady and calm at last. “You will see.”

I love this


hey Les Mis fandom

I just feel like y’all should know that as their run comes to an end the current West End Enjolras has taken to kissing his Grantaire’s hand before he runs off up the barricade for the final time and I cannot think of a more perfect, awful, wonderful gesture and I want everyone to know about this (and this perfect, lovely one hundred percent deliberate

e/R dynamic) 


‘You do not believe in anything.’
‘I believe in you.’

ExR Interview with George Blagden


I received my MA results today (distinction!!), which means I can finally share this interview. George very kindly exchanged e-mails with me while I was working on my dissertation, which was a study of same-sex desire and intimacy in Les Misérables. I basically wanted to see if it was viable to view Enjolras and Grantaire’s relationship as something more intimate than friendship, without becoming anachronistic. I explored the subtext present in their section of the novel, drawing upon both ancient Greek and 19th century Parisian modes of same-sex desire, as well Victor Hugo’s own life and other literature circulating at the time in my analysis, and extended that to examine how representations of their relationship changed in reinterpretations of it in the musical, the 2012 musical and online fandom, which is where George comes in! He asked to share this interview on Twitter – his answers are great at exploring an actor’s process, as well as being a really fantastic and valuable contribution to what I was writing about; I’m super excited about sharing his thoughts and I hope you all enjoy reading them!

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