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Epilogue. Becoming Historic: February, 1848. Gavroche brings back news of unrest in Paris to the Amis in Avignon, and they all feel their souls swept back toward the city where they met, the city where they lost four of their greatest friends, the city whose heart beats with the revolution they still work toward every day. Bidding Valjean, Cosette, Marius (and perhaps even Javert) and their lives in Avignon a temporary farewell, they journey to Paris, bearing witness to and taking part in something unforgettable.

Note: Finally, here we are at the very last chapter of this fic I’ve been working on for over two years. I can scarcely believe it’s done, and although I’m thrilled to see it finished, it is bittersweet. If it weren’t for this fic, I might never have met ariadneslostthread or diminutive-fox, both of whom I’ve had the distinct pleasure of meeting in person. I’ve made so many friends because I wrote this story, and thank you to everyone who has read or messaged me about it, you’re all so, so wonderful. This story means a great deal to me, and I hope you enjoy the last chapter!