The Last Stand
Pairing: Enjolras x reader
Prompt: “I wanna see you be brave.”
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You were gripping the hands of Courfeyrac and Enjolras so tightly that you were probably cutting off the circulation in their hands, but since they were doing the same to you it didn’t seem to matter.
The room was silent, the five of you hardly daring to breathe. The screams out on the barricade had ended, which could only mean that your friends were dead. You bit down on your lip to stop the sobs rising in your throat, and you tasted blood.
Directly below where you stood alongside Combeferre, Courfeyrac, Enjolras and Joly, you heard a muffled command. Silent tears streamed down your grubby cheeks, and Enjolras squeezed your hand even tighter in his.
You lifted your head slightly to meet his usually piercing blue eyes, now soft and kind. He nodded slightly at you, and you would have returned the gesture if it weren’t for the gunshots ringing out around you.
You fell against Enjolras as bullets peppered the three men on your right. The blond wrapped his arms around you tightly, holding you close to his chest and burying his face in your hair, waiting for the gunshots that would mean the deaths of you two.
When no shots were fired, you lifted your head from his chest slowly, expecting the guns to fire at any second. Shaking noticeably, you turned to look behind you and a gasp escaped your lips at the sight of three of your best friends lying dead in a pool of their own blood.
Tears stung your eyes, and you made an ugly choking sound as Enjolras moved you away from the bodies, turning you gently to look at him instead of the bodies.
“(Y/N),” he whispered, the tips pf his fingers just brushing against your cheek. “The soldiers will come up here…they’re going to find us.”
You nodded quickly, trying to stop crying but finding you couldn’t. Before, you had been more than willing to give your life for the cause, but now that the moment was here? You were terrified.
“I need you to be brave,” he murmured, resting his forehead against yours. “Don’t let them think that they scare us. That will be our last act of defiance, to be brave when they want us to be afraid. I want to see you be brave.”
As he said that, the sounds of heavily booted footsteps carried up the stairs and you breathed in sharply. Enjolras pulled you close, burying your head in his chest as the soldiers formed a line behind you. As the captain called his commands, you heard a soft whisper in your ear.
“I want to see you be brave.”
Then eight shots rang out, and you heard no more.
A/N: Well that was angsty as hell, sorry about that! If you want to yell at me for making you sad or just tell me what you think, my ask is here