We need more examples of genuinely happy, healthy relationships on TV and in books and in films. No more of this bullshit about how real, epic love is painful and impossible or deadly. Love should not break you! Love should make you stronger. (insp.)
- Names show up on your skin on your birthday. For some people, it comes early; for others, much much later - Enjolras who hates the idea of soulmates because who is gonna let some stupid shit tattoo tell him who he is and isn’t going to love the rest of his life? - But his family is still making a big deal out of it like. “It’s your birthday, Enj! That tattoo is gonna show up this year, I just know it! Aren’t you excited?” - And he’s been faking it all day but he really just wants to l e a v e - As much as he hates the idea, he can’t help but be a little excited at the weird prickly feeling on his forearm, and he sneaks a peek without letting his family know - “Combeferre” - Okay, well, Fate, I hate to break it to you, but Combeferre is and has always been in love with Courfeyrac, and I’m not saying you’re wrong, but you’re totally wrong here - But then he feels it again on his other arm, and that one says “Courfeyrac” and he’s even more confused - “I have to go” - He calls them both on the way out, insists he has to talk with them right away and in person and to meet him at the cafe because this is important - They all pile in on a back table at the Musain, and Enjolras throws off his coat to show them. Courf can’t help laughing, and Ferre is perplexed - And then Ferre spots something poking out from under the edge of Enj’s t-shirt sleeve and - “Well, that’s all well and good, but who the hell is Bahorel?” - “Oh my god, there’s another one.” - “Take your shirt off, Enj!” - His upper arms say “Bahorel” and “Feuilly.” “Joly” and “Bossuet” are on his shoulderblades. His ribs say “Marius.” “Jehan” across his collarbone. “Grantaire” over his heart.
soulmate/soul mate [noun]:
a person who is perfectly suited to another in temperament
a person who strongly resembles another in attitudes or beliefs