okay but why won't you fix their marriage in the master chef au why do you enjoy making me suffer I just want to know if/how they decide to fix their marriage
Although, lbr, they won’t really get straight back together after that, but they probably take baby steps towards getting better? Like they worked really well as friends, so Enjolras figures that if they could at least get back to that, he’d be…well, not happy, but literally anything would be better than not having Grantaire in his life at all.
Grantaire’s still working for Patron-Minette at the other end of the country, so they don’t get to see each other that often, which sucks, but they talk over Skype and on the phone, and it helps them to get better at communicating with each other? Sometimes Enjolras lets an I love you or two slip when they’re talking; it just comes out sometimes, he’s trying to keep from saying it, but it’s tough. Grantaire doesn’t ever call him out on it, doesn’t ever say it back, but his voice always goes a little softer after hearing it, and okay, that’s enough for Enjolras.
They probably just stay friends for a really long time, and they both pretend that they aren’t still technically married. Things probably don’t progress beyond that until Grantaire quits his job at Patron-Minette with the intention of opening his own restaurant. There’s a rumour going on in all the food magazines that Grantaire has plans to move out of the country for that, and Enjolras probably freaks out a little about it, until he comes home to find Grantaire sitting outside his door, duffel bag beside him, asking Enjolras if he can stay with him for a bit while he’s scouting locations for his restaurant.