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Lessons on Loving a Prophet - Enjolras x Éponine - one-shot

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19th-century philippines, part iii of history lessons. title is taken from the poem by jeanann verlee, chapter headings are taken from mi último adiós by jose rizal.

part i: second world war; part ii: martial law

Lessons on Loving a Prophet

I.

¡Adiós, Patria adorada, región del sol querida,

Perla del mar de oriente, nuestro perdido Edén!

He came back from Spain a different man. Gone was the graceless, blushing tremor of adolescent youth, replaced by the cocksure swagger of the ilustrado- that peculiar breed of Philippine son who had left the native shoreline for the prestigious universities of Madrid, who had learned the world in Spanish and Latin, who knew which fork to use, who was at home in tastefully-appointed drawing rooms of mahogany and crystal and lace. He still retained his dazzling southern charm, although this was now tempered by a certain permanent state of wrath, which had taken root in his soul and blossomed and boiled under the Iberian sun, and refused to be extinguished by the monsoon blowing in from Manila Bay.

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tagged by the flaw free gguernica :3

rule 1: post the rules.
rule 2: answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post then make 10 new ones.
rule 3: tag 10 people and link them to your post.
rule 4: let them know you’ve tagged them

1. what’s the common thing you share with (one of) your bias?

  • jinki: we’re generally bright, polite, slightly awkward optimists but it makes the fall much harder 

2. your dream job?

  • translating for diplomats kpop groups companies, researching on the side about asian culture + history (with an emphasis on korea) and writing about it, both in short freelance articles and a book? 

3. the last movie you watched and actually like?

  • captain america :3

4. how many fandoms are you involved in right now?

  • seven or eight i think (although i haven’t been as active recently i mean ONLY SEEN GIFS OF SUJU DOING THE PAPER PASSING GAME EVEN THOUGH I SQUEAKED AT KYU’S PROWESS AND DONGHAE’S FAIL AND EVERYTHING KANGIN???)

5. your favorite boy group(s)?

  • shinee, db5k, suju, infinite, b.a.p, b1a4, mblaq, getting really into block b these days 

6. your favorite desserts?

  • apple crumble with vanilla icecream, papbingsu, anything baked just out of the oven with an amazing crust and something cold on the side 

7. have you ever had what you consider a life-changing experience?

  • definitely: church camp in year 11, chancing upon shinee’s hello baby ep 11 two and a half years ago, the day i couldn’t stop crying in year 12 ….. 

8. the last concert you went to?

  • super kpop concert late 2011 :D

9. how many languages do you speak?

  • three! english and korean fluently, some japanese 

10. the one thing you usually do before you go to bed? 

  • check updates on my phone so messages kakaotalk (ADD ME I’M EPISKEY) facebook twitter bakery story words with friends (PLAY WITH ME), bible verse for the day (because it’s past midnight when i sleep) 

my questions

  • if you could say one thing to your bias what would it be
  • your dream house
  • favourite piece of clothing in your wardrobe
  • face or body
  • a situation an idol created that made you legitimately angry
  • are you the rescuer, the victim or the perpetrator
  • best villain
  • percentage of korean idols you think are actually homosexual 
  • favourite cliche?
  • something that makes you happy :3