enjolras blushes. a lot. grantaire thinks it's the cutest thing, which makes enj blush more. this has been a psa
Enjolras is a soft and blushy boy and this is an undisputed fact. However, he doesn’t usually show this side of him. Most Amis have only seen it when he’s either very tired or very drunk. So when Enjolras is stone cold sober and it’s the middle of the day, Grantaire is quite concerned at the violent shade of red Enj is turning after he jokingly calls him a “pretty boy”, so he asks if he’s feeling alright and offers to get a cold washcloth.
The furious blushing continues on multiple occasions, but poor oblivious R just chalks it up to coincidences. Enjolras is scarlet as Grantaire walks out of the shower with only a towel on? Must be the steam leaving the bathroom. Their fingers brush while passing the popcorn during movie night? Grantaire is sure it isn’t a blush, the lighting is weird and he’s probably seeing things.
Eventually, it happens often enough that Grantaire has no idea what to make of it. But he’s checked, and Enjolras doesn’t seem to blush around anyone else. Bahorel has planted several drunken sloppy kisses right on Enjolras’s lips before and he never even flinches. Still, it isn’t until Enj straight up giggles at a bad joke that Grantaire made that he realizes something is up.
R decides that he has two choices: Confront Enjolras and ask what’s going on, or push it down until the curiosity eats at him. In a miraculous moment of self preservation, Grantaire goes with the former.
After a meeting, Grantaire asks Enjolras if he can have a word and pulls him aside. He asks why it seems that Enj only blushes around him, and quite a lot to be honest, and if it’s because of something he did. Enjolras kinda freezes because if R noticed the blushing then he probably put it together and figured out that Enj has a suuuuper huge and embarrassing crush on him(that was not the case as Grantaire is Unobservant As Hell and also quite self deprecating).
And Enjolras, usually so eloquent, mumbles something along the lines of “yousortofmakemereallynervousbutinagoodwayyouknowlikeyoukindofmakemefeellikeihavetovomit? nonononotlikethatimeanliketherearebutterfliesinmystomachanywayireallylikeyoubutidontwanttomakeyouuncomfortablesoimjustgonnago—”
He’s cut off by Grantaire kissing him and whispering that he’s cute when he blushes which of COURSE only makes him blush harder and these two dorks live happily ever after the end.