but imagine AU where Joly and Bossuet meet over tumblr
(oh my god mary this is so c u t e)
joly is one of those people that no one really expects to really be a blogger but he’s entirely casual about it and he mostly keeps one to bunch together absolutely everything that makes him laugh hysterically or make the most ridiculous noises ever (which is pretty much everything, it’s a miracle that he can make it down his own dashboard). but his blog is a wide assortment of kitten pictures, hysterical gif wars, silly textposts, and the occasional beneficial medical discussion where he puts in his own opinion or suggestions to a specific method of treatment or debunking certain home remedies.
bossuet is a more adamant blogger who works hard to keep a specific aesthetic but also mix in humor and he likes to talk about his day and many people aren’t sure if he’s serious or not considering the types of incidents he gets himself into. many of his text posts he meant as serious personal posts go viral and he gains a pretty large following from them and joly ends up reblogging several of his posts which have made him roll on the floor laughing and it’s enough to the point where he decides to sent bossuet an anonymous message just to tell him how much he enjoys his posts…!
bossuet would answer with sheepish yet sweet appreciation but admit that they are all unfortunately true and he wasn’t making up those text posts at all but is really glad you found them funny…! joly follows him and they eventually mutual and talk casually for awhile before they slowly start talking more personally over asks and eventually move to a messenger where they end up talking whenever they have the opportunity. it doesn’t help when the exchange numbers and start talking and genuinely caring about each other’s personal lives outside of blogging. they send each other dumb thoughts or aspects of their days or silly pictures that they found and it takes about six months of this for them to realize that they maybe care about each other more than they should. long distance relationships are terrifying ugh and they’ve never met in person…! wow they’ve never even bothered to ask about where they actually are individually and only know they have the same timezone because it’s never really mattered (they’re shy about these things)
it turns out they’ve lived in the same city the whole time
passed each other on the streets numerous times with their eyes more focused on their phones talking to one another
that they both like to have coffee in the same place and it’s only when joly hears bossuet’s online monniker “lesgles” called from the shop bar that he notices
(and perhaps bossuet’s luck isn’t so bad after all)