I’ve seen better days, but I’ve also seen worse. I don’t have everything I want, but I have everything I need. I woke up with some aches and pains, but I woke up. My life may not be perfect but I am blessed.
Don’t think about R rubbing the back of his neck, head bent as he presents Enj the painting of him he’s worked on since they met for Valentine’s Day. It’s taken years to finish, because to him, it was never perfect, never god-like enough. They’re finally together and Grantaire realizes Enjolras has imperfections and it’s okay if his painting has some too. Enjolras has been trying to peek at the painting ever since he’s first been to R’s apartment and he sees it now and he is just. He’s breath taken and he’s blushing just a little bit (a lot) and his heart is beating out of his chest impossibly fast and he’s so glad he gave their relationship a chance because he sees how much R loves and how much he cares and he realizes he would never be able to give this fragile thing in between them up.