The first time Eponine and Cosette met was at a poetry reading.
Eponine and Grantaire came to support Jehan at a casual performance space on campus. The first person to perform introduced herself as Cosette, and Eponine couldn’t stop the mesmerizing pull that her poetry created. She was beautiful on stage, the lights tinting her blue hair purple as she spoke.
Eponine’s breath was caught in her throat for the rest of show.
Somewhere along the line, Grantaire convinced her to sign up for the open mic night segment at the end.
It was her first time performing her poetry in public, and she was completely under prepared for the way her nerves lit on fire as Cosette looked at her from the crowd.
Cosette personally coming up to tell her that she did beautifully was worth it.