For Les Mis wlw/women appreciation week 2k17. I didn’t have time to write an entire fic so here’s an excerpt from a Merlin au that I’m working on.
“Eponine?” Azelma asked, suddenly appearing in the tent. “What are you doing?”
Packing. While Eponine’s thoughts raced after her decision to leave, her hands were busy placing her few belongings in a bag along with all the bits of food she had saved up in case something happened.
“I’m leaving,” she answered. “I can’t live here doing this with them anymore.”
“Eponine…” Azelma said, scared but understanding.
“You can come with me,” Eponine said. It wasn’t part of her plan, but leaving Azelma behind wouldn’t be fair to her. Although Eponine didn’t think her sister would come, it didn’t hurt to try. In her perfect vision of the future, Azelma would be far away from the influence of their parents too.