(I’m going with the idea that they haven’t met Les Amis yet :))
Awww so Grantaire looks a lot older than he is, and his once-broken nose, bruised eyes and tattoos scare everyone who sees him. Of course, Grantaire is an adorable sleepy kitten with a big heart, but he would argue people are superficial and judge him.
So then ePONINE AND JEHAN STEP UP AND THEY ARE RUTHLESS.
"Why is Gav’s grade low in maths? Is extra tutoring not an option here? Why not?!"
"You’ve downgraded him in English. He can quote Yeats ad verbatim. Go on Gavroche, show him!"
And R just occasionally throws in a comment with a sardonic sleepy grin.
Gavroche gets the lead in the school show as Peter Pan and he can hardly wait so he practises intensely at home and Jehan helps him with his projection and vocal technique, R with the dance routine, Eponine with acting technique itself. And when the show comes round they film it and Ep gets a bit teary though she’d never admit it and they end up clapping the loudest and giving him a standing ovation.
The apartment is just this amazing bohemian centre with books lining the walls and murals painted in the walls. It’s just stunning and they love it and everyone loves coming round Gav’s house because it always smells like cookies and his guardians are the coolest and aaaaawwwww uwu