les amis & co with glasses

enjolras: is nearly legally blind, the pool fool. he wears those hipster glasses with thick black frames unironically

courfeyrac: cant see things far away, which helped him overcome stagefright (if he canvt see the audience, its like he’s just in his room), prefers to wear contacts, but his glasses are thin frames

combeferre: 20/20 vision, but wears big round frames bc he overheard courf say he likes glasses on people

marius: fits the whole gangly nerd sterotype, he’s a tall lad with specs that are never clean

joly: takes such good care of his glasses he keeps them in the case and cleans the lenses every night, they’re little half moon glasses bc he’s an old man at heart

bousset: poor boy, he breaks his a lot. luckily musichetta always keeps a spare pair on her bc she loves her clumsy bf

musichetta: wears these elegant cat-eye shape glasses with clear plastic and bronze metal frames and always carries a small eyeglass repair kit with her

feuilly: grew up always squinting to see things because his family couldn’t afford glasses and ended up making his eyes worse. the forst time he got his eyes checked he cursed the doctor out when he did the air puff test thingy. he wears contacts mostly because he’s scared of breaking his glasses

bahorel: imagine a buff af dude. now imagine him with thin grey frames reading. that’s bahorel

jehan: has big round frames with a clear body. they make the wearer look like a fairy

grantaire: his glasses have bits on paint on them. he also wears thick black hipter frames, but he wears them ironically (also they were cheap and insurance covered them)

eponine: wears contacts bc glasses break easily and wouldn’t stay on her face during some intense fights

cosette: doesn’t really need glasses, her sight’s only slight affected, but she wears them to enforce the “sweet, demure girl” look she has going so people are unsuspecting and surprised when she fucking beats them up for saying shit about her dads

Enjolras had barely stepped into the room that Courfeyrac said: “You should paint me, someday.”

He was lounging on his couch, looking every bit like the young and idle rich heir he pretended to be, and observing his hands keenly. Enjolras raised an eyebrow, waited for the domestic who had lead him to Courfeyrac’s chambers to leave, and then he replied carefully: 

“I’m a printer, not a painter.”

Courfeyrac turned to look at him at last, and grinned warmly; “So you are; but Combeferre revealed your secret yesterday - was all flustered about it too - and now I can’t stop thinking about it: aren’t we already pretending I’m a great patron of the arts anyway?” 

“It’s not pretense if you love doing it,” Enjolras pointed out, and Courfeyrac acknowledged it with a humble nod. Still, the twinkle in his eye had not died. “It’s no secret I know how to draw,” he said. “But nobody would ever see what I draw and come to the conclusion I’m good enough to make portraits.”

“I believe you’d be good at anything you set your mind into,” Courfeyrac said greatly, and from anybody else, it could have sounded patronizing, but Courfeyrac had a way of speaking that made everything he said sound sincere and friendly. Enjolras smiled. 

“And I’ve got no manners at all,” said his friend, suddenly. “Heavens, Enjolras, sit! I have so many things to tell you - some I’m afraid you may not like.”

“I heard about the Inquisition moving again,” said Enjolras somberly. 

“I advised Combeferre to be a little more quiet with his experiments,” Courfeyrac said, shuddering. “Do you think -”

“They can’t know,” Enjolras said, shaking his head. “We trust everybody we work with.” Courfeyrac was still frowning, preoccupied. Enjolras leaned in, and put a hand on his arm. “We’ll be fine, as long as we’re careful. If it makes you feel better, I can arrange for you to meet with our latest ally - he had to deal with them before, and has a lot to teach us: I believe you will like him. He’s highly respectable, and the epitome of success and bravery. He gives the name ‘man’ some genuine pride.”

Courfeyrac raised his eyebrows. “Is this how you talk about every single one of us to others, or is this man truly special?”

Enjolras refused to blush; “You’ll like him,” he repeated. “His name’s Feuilly and, as luck would have it, he also happens to be a much better painter than I.”  

oilan  asked:

Courfeyrac/Feuilly for the ship meme?

  • Fake dating/marrieds

The only way I can see this trope make sense in canon era is Courfeyrac wanting to piss off his relatives, or crash an ultra gathering and cause some heartattacks, but honestly there are WAY more scandalous choices among Les Amis, who would serve this purpose better.

  • Bodyswap 

After the first shock has passed Courfeyrac would be apalled because now all his perfectly tailored clothes just… hang on his body. Well, Feuilly’s body, technically.

  • Telepathy

It would be a regular occourance for a gamin to turn up at Feuilly’s doorstep at 3 AM like…

‘M. Feuilly? M. Courfeyrac says, an’ I quotes ‘If you don’t shut the hell up about Poland right about now, I’ll shove an atlas up your arse’. His words, m’sieur!’

Feuilly would just pat the boy on the head, pass him a couple of sous and tell him that M. Courfeyrac is welcome to come over and try.

  • OH NO only one bed at the hotel

OH NO whatever shall they do! Well, Courfeyrac is friendly and cuddly and Feuilly is friendly and pragmatic (and secretly way clingier and cuddlier than Courfeyrac ever will be) so they won’t spend any time pretending they are bothered by the situation.

  • Accidental time-travel

If they accidentally acquired a time machine (and after they gave Combeferre, who somehow manifested out of thin air, only to faint from excitement, some smelling salt) Feuilly would HAVE to check how things in Eastern Europe (and Greece and Italy) played out.  

  • Their first kiss

Courfeyrac would be the one to initiate it. Feuilly has limited experience with women and none with men (he’s had some vague crushes on men before but never strong enough to do anything about them) but Courfeyrac is happy to take the lead in this respect. 

Still, their first kiss is very shy and careful by Courfeyrac’s standards. He knows Feuilly takes commitment very seriously, that he won’t settle for a place in his ‘collection’ and it’s a bit intimidating.

  • Meeting the parents

Well, in canon era it’s unlikely that Courfeyrac would out and out admit to his family that he and Feuilly are romantically involved, and so there wouldn’t be an official ‘meet the parents’ occasion.

None the less Feuilly spends the days before a visit from Courfeyrac’s father a bunch of agitated nerves - even if he’s officially just a roomate. Thankfully Monsieur de Courfeyrac is ah… not the most observant person. He doesn’t even pick up that Feuilly is Jewish - despite the mezuzah he hung up when he moved in - let alone his involvement with his son. He’s judged as a Nice If Uninteresting Young Man and that’s about it.

  • Moving in together

Courfeyrac is one of those people who, while very particular about his looks, and about keeping his person and clothes immaculate, isn’t much bothered by the clutter in his flat. This would change. Quickly.

  • A crossover of my choice

I’m still very fond of the one where Les Amis are low-powered, ineffective mutants who get to meet (…or get in the way…) of the X-men if and when their latest throwdown takes place in Paris instead of some American city. 

Courfeyrac would have the ability to control emotions - to an extent. He’d have the decency (and pride in his wooing abilities) not to use it for romantic endevours, but after they got together he’d often use it to cheer Feuilly up and help him relax after a long day.

…No one’s quite sure whether Feuilly is a mutant or just happens to be this extraordinary resilient, with seemingly limitless energy. (Hint: the emphasis is on ‘seemingly’. He’s very grateful for Courfeyrac’s help, he’d have a hard - even harder, that is - time to cope with Everything without his help.)

  • An au of my choice

…I’d read an AU where Courfeyrac, after spending many a year at the user end of romance novels tries his hand at writing them, and tries to find an illustrator to help him with his dream project.

  • If you like, another trope/scenario of your choice

The first time they share a bed is on one cold winter night, when Courfeyrac refused to let an already chilled Feuilly back out into the snowstorm and they spend the night huddling for warmth.

We all know that Enjolras was on the barricade to fight for Liberty

And we know Combeferre was on the barricade to fight for Equality

And we know Courfeyrac was on the barricade to fight for Brotherhood

But Bahorel was on the barricade to fight for the right to exist beyond ‘class’

But Feuilly was on the barricade to fight for children without anything else

But Joly was on the barricade to fight for those choosing between medicine and food

But Jehan was on the barricade to fight for the right to live fully

But Bosset was on the barricade to fight for freedom of the future

And Grantaire was on the barricade to fight for his friends, the goodness in life


les mis moments that break my heart: 1/?

combeferre, bahorel & the rest of les amis trying to stop courfeyrac going after gavroche

“Why does the les mis fandom obsess over les amis when they have no content and aren’t even the main characters???”

i mean idk about you but i can relate much more to young people suffering at the hands of society than i can about an old dude who yanked a child from the woods and carries wigs in his pockets