do you think that after the barricades fell marius just has a hard time trusting people again.
he walks into the bakery, unable to look up because there’s the baker’s apprentice and he was the one who was enthusiastically smiling and promising to join them.
walking down the street he sees the family that closed their doors to his friends, sending them off to face the bullets.
he walks into an officer that was looking at him from the other side of the barricade not even a fortnight ago
every day he walks through the town full of people that turned their backs on them, the people who didn’t come when they called and though the blood of his friends isn’t on their hands, he sees it there because he needs to blame someone to make it just a tiny bit less painful
What she means:Can you BELIVE that actual human being Marius Pontmercy picked up Valjean's handkerchief and decided it was Cosette's so he could fantasize about her name being Ursula while he walked by her every day for months? Also, that this sweet gazelle child left her a long confused letter pouring his heart out to this girl he'd never talked to, and that once he did he forgets to introduce himself to the very end? And that this human disaster bangs his head on a tree one night while Cosette cries and then decides to join a bloody revolution? What about the time his grandpa thought he was having an affair when really he was just visiting his dad's grave like a NERD. Or the time he had to yell out of his window his love for Napoleon Bonaparte? This beautiful moth even asked his best friend if he could sleep with him? And to top it all off, this sweetly oblivious butterfly had to get dragged through the sewers of Paris by his future father-in-law, can you imagine family dinners? This booby is a national hero and must be protected at all costs.
No offense but instead of having badass Cosette and Marius clumsily trailing behind her how about:
-Cosette and Marius having a thousand of inside jokes and always making eye contact and going like “EYYY” (usually internally, but not always) when someone unknowingly makes a reference one of them
-Cosette and Marius having secret handshakes that top all secret handshakes ever
-Marius realizing that Cosette is actually a totally chill and awesome and nerdy person and becoming completely comfortable around her
-Cosette finding Marius to be the best friend she never had and enjoying every second they spend together
-Marius and Cosette being the picture perfect couple. Like, they have an elaborate picnic complete with champagne and a homemade quilt and both of them looking drop dead gorgeous and they’re like “yeah we were bored lol"
-Cosette being super supportive and helpful while Marius deals with his anxiety
-Marius introducing Cosette to more friends than she ever had in her lonely, isolated childhood
-Marius and Cosette teasing each other
-Marius telling super cheesy jokes and pick up lines and Cosette adores every single one and snorts from laughter each time
-Cosette and Marius being super gross in public just to embarrass their friends
-Cosette and Marius having an open, healthy, happy, hilarious relationship