For all the headcanons about Enjolras's family being well off and well connected, after reading your reblog, I really *really* like the idea of E's mom loving R as well :) don't you?
There are several school of thoughts on the question of Enjolras’ parents:
- Super strict far-right whom Enjolras visits once a year for Christmas dinner, which always ends in a verbal brawl sponsored by expensive bottles of wine
- Bobo gauchistes (rich liberal until their revolutionary ideas affects them directly) who got values and ideals into Enjolras, while hardly acting on them, leaving Enjolras with the desire to actually DO something
- Real militants who raised Enjolras to fight for what he believes in, took him to strikes at a young age with a little sign he made himself, who then let him craft his own ideas
I personally imagine Enjolras’ parent as rich far-right people, especially with a conservative dad. His mom is more open to what makes her son happy, regardless of her political leanings. They just avoid talking politics at the table. Or ever, really.
But just imagine Enjolras bringing Grantaire to his parents’ for lunch. His parents live in a posh Parisian apartment. His father is away on a golf business trip thing. Grantaire, trying to dress up to the nines, but still looking out of place with his stubble and worn out converse shoes. Grantaire being all shy, trying not to fuck things up when they’re eating.
And all the while, Enjolras talking to his mother about how talented his boyfriend is, and how they learnt to like each other and love each other :’)
And Enj’s mom is just beaming because her son is so happy with that scruffy boy who’s very polite and too nervous for his own good