hi! i just recently started following and i was wondering if u had any headcanons about lefou during the war???
Do I ever– I just have to sort them out. Here’s a small taste of what I’ve got in mind–
LeFou had a tactical mind– he served alongside Gaston and even made some daring plays– giving credit to Gaston. When Gaston rose through the ranks he made sure his best friend was at his side.
Soon after being promoted to Captain, Jacques was made his Lieutenant for his knowledge and ability to command troops. It’s where he obtained his horse– Armand– who is an Irish Cob, a breed not too common in France.
During the war he had to harden himself. He hated the idea of taking lives but it was either an enemy combatant or him. He and Gaston promised one another they’d see the war to the end. Not to say there weren’t close calls.
The sound of cannon fire has haunted him since the war. He shies away from loud noises and keeps his distance when Gaston hunts or fires his musket [as we see him move away quickly during the Gaston song– not just from the falling debris, I’d bet].
Upon returning to Villeneuve, he was hailed alongside Gaston as a hero. He let Gaston take the limelight because he didn’t like thinking about the war. Like Gaston, he suffers from PTSD. Unfortunately the disorder won’t be known to psychology for centuries. He’s prone to occasional nightmares and sleeps very little. Thus he has those little bags under his eyes [adapting that from his animated incarnation].
He’s a pacifist– promising himself he’d never take another man’s life again. However he can handle himself in a fight. He just prefers not to. He fears if he lets himself dabble in violence like Gaston does– he’ll lose what part of himself survived the war.