-He cannot stand coffee. He drinks way, way too much of it but thinks it’s disgusting. Usually puts like half a cup of sugar in it.
-Clothing disaster. Owns four copies of the same outfit. Buys t-shirts in packs whenever he needs new ones. The only variation is when he gets gifts from his friends, which he then wears constantly no matter how aweful. No concept of an ironic gift.
-Never sleeps. He has not slept a full 8 hours in so long. Ends up falling asleep in weird places (floors, tables, Jehan).
-Literally attracts dirt? He cannot go anywhere without getting his clothes/general person dirty. All of the jokes have been made. Protests are even worse, he somehow ends up with blood on his clothes at even the most peaceful ones.
-Cold all the time.
-Has a lot? Of feelings? That he is not very good at expressing like a normal human? He gets very intense about things like apologies and gratitude and pep talks. Stares directly into your eyes without blinking, while reciting a passionate speech that sounds like he practiced it. He did.
-When he gives his friends cards for their birthdays he writes extremely heart felt messages all over them that have been known to make people cry. Combeferre has one framed.
-Hugs that are uncomfortably long and tight.
-Usually acts like such a statue that everyone but Courfeyrac and Combeferre are always blindsided when he does something disgustingly sweet and sappy.
-Attends every poetry reading, sports game, and recital that his friends have.
-Constantly gets into fights? Even though he’s a twig that literally anyone could snap in half? Another reason for the bloody clothes.
-Actually one of the youngest of Les Amis! He’s a grade ahead in school, so he went to university not long after his seventeenth birthday.
-Doesn’t make friends very easily. When each new person joined Les Amis he wouldn’t talk directly to them for weeks. Then one day he just sits down and does the uncomfortable eye contact thing and delivers a speech about social change and a better tomorrow and how much their help means to the group. It is the official Enjolras initiation.
-This is because he has no social skills.
-Has never given Grantaire the official welcoming rant. Probably never will.
What I’m getting at here is that the Chief is a living disaster hiding behind a thin vineer of perfect hair and rage.
-Grantaire is the only one who has never noticed what a complete mess Enj is.
Combeferre loves teaching so much? Kids can be so curious and like he always says, there are no dumb questions. Even kids who don’t like science have to admit that M. Ferre is amazing
His classroom is decorated with projects he organised with his students. There’s a mobile of the solar system, a mobile of an atom, of different chemical elements…
There’s an entire wall dedicated to “Quotes Albert Einstein Never Said, But That Could Make You Look Smart Anyway”
He used the solar system as his grading system, so a 100% mark is the Sun, a 90% is Mars etc etc. He draws and colours them himself. Students who were absent for the test get Pluto, because Combeferre has to admit it’s not a planet but he’ll be damned if Pluto gets forgotten
There’s probably a portrait of Neil deGrasse Tyson framed somewhere
“Today we’re going to study astronomy. Notice that I said astronomy and not astrology, because the fault may be in our stars, but giant balls of gas won’t give you the answers to next Friday’s test.”
He sings the Period Table song at the school’s talent show every year
“Everything is chemical, Kevin.”
Probably has some cool patches sewed up onto his lab coat, and students always offer him new ones on the last day of the year
Killian Donnelly has come so far over the years and has taken on so many different roles, not only in Les Mis but also in shows such as Phantom and Kinky Boots and now he is returning to Les Mis to play Valjean, one of the toughest parts to play in musical theatre, and it really shows his talent and diversity as an actor.
- enjolras has super uncooperative hair when he wakes up (read: highkey hot as fuck)
- he sings under his breath while making coffee and often gets carried away and does this silly dancing thing that once combeferre walked in on with the most smug amused grin and enj just stopped dead in his tracks and then said “i still have that 2008 disco tape ;)) sweaty” yes in verbal convo fight me and ferre went almost pale and he’s got rlly dark skin so u can imagine what happened in 2008
- enjolras once got carpal tunnel from writing too much angry poetry
- enjolras won the literary award at his school every year and he actually went to the same hs as jehan and they weren’t friends yet, so once a desperate and raging jehan convinced montparnasse to climb into enj’s room and take a pic of the certificate bc they wanted to know what it looked like omfg
- they’re so pure they keep saying sorry for that
- enjolras plays the bass
- grantaire plays the lovestruck fool
- bahorel and enjolras deadass have an annulled marriage (viva las vegas)
- enjolras once cried mid-lecture because he was orating as vp of student council and he got SO EMO that he literally shook his head and kept apologising and asked ferre to take over
- ferre was shook
- enjolras hugs better than anyone it’s so warm in those gay arms
- enjolras can do a one-armed cartwheel and he and courf used to make cheerleading choreographies in their spare time in 6th grade
- jehan and courf dated in 6th grade oh my god enjolras kept their Special Love Notebook (™) (no seriously that’s what they called it) (it was a notebook they passed to each other during class & enj wasn’t allowed to look and he never did bc my baby’s honest n loyal) it’s still in his desk
- enjolras got arrested for stealing a frozen pizza once (maybe not SO honest)
- it was for the good of the people
- enjolras is a hoe for sam wilson he’s his fave mcu character
- enjolras once left late after school was dismissed and he started chatting w the janitor, phil, and managed to convince him to go after his dream and now Phil opened his first photography gallery if u don’t think enj has always been an angel ur wrong
- enj broke his ribs in a fist fight, he wasn’t very good at that kinda stuff so after he healed he legit took 4 different self defense classes because “i cannot cope with not being good at this” and ferre literally had a fit bc “enj whaT The Fucj you work a job and u have class every day are u srsly pulling this 9 hrs a week punching shit crap”
- no worries lols that’s where he met grantaire :)) he was his boxing instructor :)) need i say more
- ok sweaty shirtless r 👏👏👏👏👏👏👌👌👌👌 ya enj thinks so too
- enjolras is the BEST at naming things. courf once rolled out of bed at 4am just to text him: “mil dollar job idea: u should b professional gelato shop consultant and help them name their flavours i dk what m sayin” [sic]
Take a minute of your day to think about teacher Combeferre
Combeferre is at a crossroad in his studies and has to choose between being a biologist or teaching biology and he’s SO.TORN because SCIENCE but also EDUCATION
He ends up choosing education because it’s a good compromise. He knows the salary won’t be the same at all, but that’s not what he’s after
He’s a very organised person so he managed to organise his classes, make a time table, projects… He aces his education classes, but that’s just theory
Ferre is actually terrified to go on the field because kids can be mean and unpredictible, but he powers through
He ends up teaching biology in middle school. He loves it
He makes science fun and interesting. He makes cool models. He tries to show that science can be cool
Bless his heart, he sometimes gets SO INTO IT he rants and nerds out and he’s rambling for like 10 minutes about the dinosaurs and a rad fossil he found when he was 6
He organizes science fairs and everybody calls them “Science Ferre”
He’s also in charge of teaching sex ed and oh my god. He makes it as inclusive as possible, from contraception to LBGTQIA+ informations because he never had that and kids need that
Of course, some bigoted parents got ~concerned~ and Combeferre had to talk with them and the principal. Combeferre took out the official papers from the National Education system and read out loud:
“The teacher should strive against stereotypes and any kind of discrimination and provide for the educational needs of the students and adapting his teaching methods to these needs. Now shall I get some magnifying glasses from the lab or can you read it for yourself?”
One day Everyone turned up to a meeting in dresses and skirts without discussing it and Courfeyrac walked in in his usual skinny jeans, froze, cursed, left, and came back 10 minutes later in a skirt apologising for forgetting the protest.
No one has the heart to tell him it was coincidental so they spent the rest of the meeting discussing gender politics.
Combeferre: What? Is this in reference to Enjolras?
R: Uh…I mean…probably?
Combeferre: There’s honestly no favor to be returned, it’d be weird if I locked him in a closet with someone who was already taken.
R: Wait, what?
Combeferre: Yeah, I mean, he hasn’t confirmed anything, but he’s always talking about this mystery guy and the only person Courf and I can figure it to be is Feuilly. And I’m glad he’s opening himself up to those kind of emotions, but I wish it had been with someone who wasn’t already in a happy, committed relationship.
Combeferre: Yeah, it makes sense doesn’t it? Just how like Feuilly is so much of what Enj is fighting for…just makes sense.
R: …yeah…yeah it does.
Combeferre: Grantaire, are you-?
Enjolras [offscreen]: Combeferre, are you done? We have to get back to work.
Combeferre: Right. Be right there.
Combeferre: If I email the info about the rally to you, can you get it out to these people?
Combeferre: Okay. And do you mind turning this off for the rest of the meeting?
Heeey! 😊 Do you have any Les Amis Mermaid AU headcanons?
OH SHIT IT’S STILL MERMAY
Enjolras could lure sailors into the depths without opening his mouth. His beauty is surreal, but he’s also quick. His blonde almost white hair are just a flash in the eye of saloirs, the reflection of sunlight in the water. Enjolras is actually very wary of humans. He won’t ever try to lure one or kill one, but he’s painfully aware that human may not return the favour
Courfeyrac is the kind of merman who just loves lying on rocks and wallowing in the sunlight? It’s such a nice feeling? He also loves to sing but there are always damned ships nearby like no I don’t want to seduce you I just really like to sing, keep your ass on deck, dammit!
Combeferre is so curious about humans? He legit collects random shit humans drop from ships, cutlery, glasses, whatever. He’s fascinated by the fact that they can breath without water. He’s also convinced that humans are inherently good and that one day merfolks and humans will coexist peacefully
Joly was wounded by a harpoon when he was young, so he can’t swim very well, though he gets by. He’s still the cheeriest soul of them all and teaches tricks to octopuses. Like to pretend that if you press a seashell to your ear you can hear the bustling of a human city
Jehan has a little cave where they keep human stuff, just like Combeferre. Except they like shiny things, pretty thing. They have long discussions with Combeferre about humans and what they must be like, what the objects are for etc etc. Once found a harp at the bottom of the sea and learned how to play by themself
Bahorel likes to race with sharks. There’s just something thrilling about it. Sometimes, flowers float on the water, blown away from nearby coasts, and Bahorel loves weavving them into his beard and his hair to be fancy.
But what about the rest of les Amis, you ask? Well, they’re humans. Because.
Grantaire became a sailor because he’s in dire need of money, and kind of wants to escape the mainland for a while. He sings sailing songs from the deck, accompanied by an harmonica, which arouses the interest of many curious merfolk around
Bossuet is a sea sick sailor who grew up on sailing stories, and figured out it was his vocation. If his bad luck resulted in some personal infortunes, he’s considered to be the crew lucky charm. It’s a paradox he can live with. He’s also a great mandolin player
Feuilly wants to see the world. Thirsty for knowledge and discovery, sailing seemed to be the obvious way to chose. He speaks up to 5 languages and brings books wherever he goes. Everything he knows, he taught himself, and gladly teaches others
Marius is the grandson of a rich merchant from the continent, who was sent to oversee his grandfather’s business in the islands. Shy and insecure, he still makes friends in the crew and loves to hear their stories about the stars and the stories hidden in them. In exhanges, he tells them stories of his own, about classics he has read.
For some reason all I can imagine is when Combeferre admits to Courfeyrac that he likes him, Courf is so surprised and nervous and so didn’t see that coming that he just jazz hands away backwards and into a different room so he can hyperventilate ecstatically in peace and Combeferre is just bemused like that did not go as expected
i’ve been third-wheeling my two best friends, who are a couple, for three years now, so here have some self-indulgent courferre +enjolras headcanons:
enjolras refusing to play boardgames with combeferre and courfeyrac anymore, bc all courfeyrac has to do is bat his lashes at ferre and combeferre lets him win. every time. courf stop it, no combereferre you cannot take your move back just because it ruins courf’s game do you have no spine at all n o no stop it courf, that is nOT FAIR-
combeferre and courfeyrac adopting a cat and courf being EXTREMELY offended when the cat clearly likes enjolras more than the two of them
courf and ferre having an extra blanket + pillow just for when enjolras stays over. they all sleep together in the same bed, and in the morning enjolras whines about combeferre stealing his blanket, courfeyrac was almost kicked out of the bed multiple times, and combeferre’s whole back is stiff from sleeping squeezed in the middle. none of them actually mind it that much.
sometimes enjolras feels left out when courfeyrac and combeferre have a new inside joke between the two of them, but they always take the time to explain it to enj so it’s all good, in the end
enjolras taking selfies of himself making disgusted faces with courf and ferre kissing in the background
courfeyrac calls combeferre with ridiculous pet names all the time, and it has rubbed off on enjolras so that he sometimes accidentally also refers to combeferre as “honeycakes”
Combeferre adjusts his glasses when he’s nervous. He’ll just push them up his nose a bit more or move them to the side a little or clean them on his shirt even when he just did that 10 minutes ago. If he gets really nervous he starts stuttering while he does it, telling everyone why he’s cleaning his glasses even though no one asked.
Courfeyrac cried for ten minutes after he saw La La Land with Combeferre and so Combeferre learns City of Stars on the piano and plays it whenever Courf is around and Courf is furious but also totally falling in love with him
Can you make a funny one of the "I'm pregnant" one with enjoltaire or courferre
Let’s go for Courferre!
Combeferre let himself fall back onto Courfeyrac’s bed with a sigh and patted his stomach.
“I’m pregnant, mon coeur. It’s a food baby, congratulations.”
Courfeyrac laughed and sat on the side of the bed. It was far too small for him to lie next to Combeferre. He didn’t remember his childhood bedroom to be so cramped. The bed looked ridiculously tiny with Combeferre on it. Her mother had even kept his embarrassing New York City themed bedcloths. Surely because they were still serviceable, and his mother never threw anything away.
“Told you. If my mother lets you leave her table without an indigestion, she doesn’t like you.”
“She must like me very very very much, then.”
Combeferre winced as Courfeyrac poked his rounded belly.
“Back off, I’m about to explode. It’s just… She looked so happy everytime she got to refill my plate, I couldn’t say no!”
“It’s okay, I’ll roll you out of bed tomorrow,” Courfeyrac teased. “Maybe she can finish you with some ensaimadas for breakfast.”
“Please don’t mention food or I’m going to throw up. I was just trying to make a good first impression.”
Courfeyrac smiled and pressed a kiss against his boyfriend’s forehead.
“I know you did. You did great, I promise.”
“I’m just-I’m just going to nap, okay? Until my body can function again.”
[courf voice] enj whO WAS YOUR HOT FRIEND HE WAS LOVELY <3
[combeferre voice] *clears throat* so enjolras your friend was nice. the nice one with the hair. handsome. friend. your friend. what was his name? ah yes. that’s right. he was nice. he was nice and he… *clears throat again* he had hair.