ok so it’s canon that Grantaire is a dancer, but that could mean lots of things right?
imagine this, if you please:
modern AU Grantaire being an ‘exotic dancer’ (when he moved to France he needed a quick job and Eponine, his close friend and roommate, found a spot for him at the local cafe) and his outfit is just shorts and heels.
on the other side of town is Cosette and Enjolras (who are close enough to be related and live with eachother). Cosette is friends with Eponine and they do friendly things, like sharing clothes and stuff. so one day Cosette is wearing a pair of heels. which was a bad choice, since it’s raining and muddy. she’s walking with Enj and doing a good job of not ruining the shoes since she borrowed them. as she’s walking and talking, she doesn’t notice the muddy puddle ahead of Enjolras and herself.
the heels are all muddy and gross, and she just murmurs “'Ponine is going to get killed by R” and Enjolras just stares at her bc why would that guy care? all he does is sit at the back of meetings and drink, occasionally sketching or laughing with the other guys. why would he care about ruined shoes?
Enjolras isn’t complaining about him though. he isn’t bad to look at, and has an amazing physique. Enj deduced that he must be a dancer of some kind, probably ballet, by looking at his legs.
but he asks Cosette, not being able to wrap his head around it.
after explaining that the shoes are Grantaire’s, Cosette swears to herself to never surprise Enj like that. choking in public isn’t something that her brother seems to enjoy, and jesus, Enj, you’ve been wheezing for a full 5 minutes, calm down already
and that, children, is the story of how a pair of shoes were a contributing factor of Enjolras’s dream that night