Do You Permit it?
Enjolras and Grantaire
After seeing this post, I got the idea to make one of these a reality! So I put together some of the motifs from the musical and changed the words to re-create the Orestes Fasting and Pylades Drunk scene (Enjolras and Grantaire’s death). I hope you enjoy!
I can’t hear the people sing
All of my dreams have turned to ash
Now all my dear friends have gone from me
And my fate will come at last-
SOLDIERS: (soldier 1 sings lines 1 and 4, solder 2 sings line 2, solder 3 sings line 3)
I know this man!- He shot the artillery-guard.
He is insane!- The cause of all of this blood.
He is in charge!- So if we kill him, we’ll win.
Get ready, men, you fire on my command.
Yes, shoot me now, I do not care, I wait for death-
Stop! (all freeze except for Enjolras and Grantaire)
Hold your fire, I beg of you
For I am one of them
These brave, passionate men
And I will gladly die with him - if he shall will it so
Oh, the people will sing
For our deaths here will bring
A change that makes tomorrow come
Oh God, Grantaire, you fool, have you no fear?
They’re going to kill us - you should flee from here!
It will be fine, I’m unafraid.
I’m with you - I am saved.
So don’t you fret, m. Enjolras
You won’t feel any pain
The shots fall soft as rain
They will not hurt us now
(to the soldiers) I beg - finish us both with one!
(to Enjolras again) And I will die with you (E: And I will die with you…)
If you permit me to (E:(taking Grantaire’s hand)Yes, I permit you to…)
And I’ll see you again- (E: Grantaire, I-)
(The report sounds. Blackout.)