Smol 5'1 Enjolras telling all his friends the reason he doesn’t date is because his standards are too high and when questioned by Courf what that means Enjolras just stares at him in the eye dead serious
“He has to be 6'4 so I can climb on his shoulders and finally be tall like I’ve always dreamed”
A few months later a super tall R walks in to a meeting for the first time because Ferre dragged him
Enjolras is already flustered because DANG THAT BOY HAS PRETTY EYES
Courf notices and strides over to the new kid and The first thing Courf asks (and very loudly so Enjolras can hear in his little corner) is how tall he is
R just blushes because well he’s obviously taller than Ferre by a couple inches and R is a little self conscious about his height and mumbles out a shy “6'5”
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
Grantaire and Enjolras are that couple that elope and no one knows they’re married until almost 2 years later when Courf asks R about going out with one of his friends to get over his crush on Enjolras and he’s just
“.. I’m married?”
imagine Enjolras striding over to R all serious and looking determined and everyone is expecting a fight but instead E slams down a briefcase in front of R and starts pulling out graphs and pie charts before adjusting his posture and looking him in the eye before just
“it’s come to my attention that I am romantically and sexually attracted to you..”
And starts going on about how his data he’s collected over 6 months proves that they would work relatively well as a couple
After seeing this post, I got the idea to make one of these a reality! So I put together some of the motifs from the musical and changed the words to re-create the Orestes Fasting and Pylades Drunk scene (Enjolras and Grantaire’s death). I hope you enjoy!
ENJOLRAS: I can’t hear the people sing All of my dreams have turned to ash Now all my dear friends have gone from me And my fate will come at last-
SOLDIERS: (soldier 1 sings lines 1 and 4, solder 2 sings line 2, solder 3 sings line 3) I know this man!- He shot the artillery-guard. He is insane!- The cause of all of this blood. He is in charge!- So if we kill him, we’ll win. Get ready, men, you fire on my command.
ENJOLRAS: Yes, shoot me now, I do not care, I wait for death-
GRANTAIRE: Stop! (all freeze except for Enjolras and Grantaire) Hold your fire, I beg of you For I am one of them These brave, passionate men And I will gladly die with him - if he shall will it so Oh, the people will sing For our deaths here will bring A change that makes tomorrow come
ENJOLRAS: Oh God, Grantaire, you fool, have you no fear? They’re going to kill us - you should flee from here!
GRANTAIRE: It will be fine, I’m unafraid. I’m with you - I am saved. So don’t you fret, m. Enjolras You won’t feel any pain The shots fall soft as rain They will not hurt us now (to the soldiers) I beg - finish us both with one! (to Enjolras again) And I will die with you (E: And I will die with you…) If you permit me to (E:(taking Grantaire’s hand)Yes, I permit you to…) And I’ll see you again- (E: Grantaire, I-)
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