okay but imagine when Les Amis are first forming and Joly and Bossuet haven't really officially met, so before the second or third meeting, they're standing at the bar and Bossuet teasingly asks him to buy him a drink and Joly just bursts out laughing and after a few minutes of uncontrollable giggles he says "I'm sorry, but that just reminded me of a scene from The Muppet Movie" and right then Bossuet knows he's in love
bossuet’s only seen joly in little glimpses at meetings and knows him by laugh alone (that’s perfectly fine, right? his laugh is one of the cutest things he’s probably heard). his smile is another thing and he finds that contagious enough to make himself smile right back at him. of course he’s trying to be smooth even though smooth is analogous to everything he is but it’s worth a shot. so bossuet spends a good ten minutes working up the courage to say a word to him and finally does and joly at first goes wide-eyed and then just laughs.
bossuet can feel the heat rising to his cheeks and he’s suddenly feeling horrible for even asking oh my god he’s laughing at me. but joly just reaches out and keeps giggling, trying to speak coherently, “well, you see, i’m not a sailor, i’m a frog.” in the most perfect kermit voice imitation
and joly just ends up plopping his head on bossuet’s shoulder and laughs until his abdomen is sore and bossuet swears there are silly little hearts dancing around his head just no one can see them. they end up sitting at the bar sipping wine from straws and making their best muppet impersonations back at one another and reciting entire movie scenes back and forth