What if in Les Mis everyone knew they were singing and that it’s completely normal? And Inspector Crowe!vert was bullied constantly for having a slightly different voice? And the police wouldn’t promote him because they said he’s bad at communication with others bECAUSE NOT EVERYONE LIKES HIS VOICE AND HE’S SAD. But Valjean likes his singing. So they sing together alone like in a Disney love song.
Or, ya know, that Au where Gavroche adopts Javert (the biggest opposite to the Thénardiers he can find in Paris) to be his new dad and Javert eventually and grumpily give in and keeps the kid around because he’s gotten attached to him because he can give him info on the Paris in crime