• marius:had you seen her today you might know how it feels to be struck to the bone in a moment of breathless delight - had you seen her today you might also have known how your world may be changed in just one burst of light, and what was right seems wrong, and what was wrong seems right
  • grantaire:same
  • grantaire:oops i mean RED

“Grantaire,” [Enjolras] cried, “go sleep it off somewhere else. This is the place for intoxication, not drunkenness. Don’t dishonor the barricade!”

[Grantaire] sat down, leaned on a table near the window, looked at Enjolras with an inexpressible gentleness, and said to him, “Let me sleep here.”

“Go sleep somewhere else,” cried Enjolras.

But Grantaire, keeping his tender, troubled eyes fixed on him answered, “Let me sleep here─ until I die here.”

Les Misérables, Victor Hugo

  • His enemies destroyed his rep, France forgot him.
  • Les Amis:We fought with him.
  • Gavroche:Me? I died for him.
  • Courfeyrac And Combeferre:Me? I trusted him.
  • Grantaire:Me? I loved him.
  • National Guard:And me? I’m the damn fool that shot him.
  • Enjolras:There’s a million things I haven’t done, but just you wait!

just imagine enjolras, after he realises he has feelings for grantaire, trying to flirt

because grantaire is aware of enjolras constantly - where he is, what he’s doing - but unaware of the possibility enjolras might actually want to talk to him, in a friendly manner, when he isn’t drunk and being cocky and irritating 

so every time enjolras, who, bless his poor nerd heart, is awkward as fuck anyway, sidles up and starts talking, grantaire will entirely miss the point

‘have you been to the new coffee shop that’s just opened in town’

‘yeah I went like last week, it’s good, you should go with the guys’


‘what are you drawing, that looks really-’

‘oh sorry, i’ll move my stuff out of your way’


‘where’s your shirt from? i like it’

‘what? is there something on my shirt?’

I remember thinking of talking to Aaron about the subject as we started filming, and as I was about to talk to him he was interrupted by someone else, and then suddenly I understood. That was the perfect example of what the dynamic between us should be. And I realised that actually NOT talking to Aaron about it at all was the perfect way to create that subtextual thing between Grantaire and Enjolras. And actually, I didn’t talk to anyone about it. Not even Tom. I just kept it a secret and thought that if people can read into it, great, and if people don’t notice it, that’s also fine because it’s not the main focus of the student plot. I still don’t know to this day if Aaron even knows about the whole E/R relationship, but it doesn’t matter, because I don’t think Enjolras should.
—  George Blagden on E/R subtext in the Les Mis film