Head-cannons about Bahorel? Also about Bahorel and R?
i feel like bahorel is usually thought of as quite stocky and muscly but i like to imagine him as taller and more wiry– slender and strong. i usually think of him as looking like joe aston. i could talk for DAYS about his friendships but honestly my two favorites are him and enjolras and him and gavroche. i feel like bahorel is the kind of guy to shrug his shoulders and jump headfirst into whatever fight got started because of enjolras’s fiery remarks, and also i love to think of him hoisting gavroche up onto his shoulders and just generally being a warm, happy role model to this small impressionable child. i think he’d like sci-fi. i think he’d like wearing dark purple and bright red together. i think he’d get his ears pierced on a dare and then decide it looked rad as hell and keep the piercings– he’s always willing to try something once.
don’t know if you meant bahorel and R in a shippy way or not? anyway i like to imagine that, at the very least, grantaire is drawn to bahorel on an extremely aesthetic level, because as an artist and a fellow sportsman he finds bahorel’s pure physicality so interesting. i’m talking aesthetic photos of bloody knuckles, i’m talking black-and-white portraits of bahorel after a boxing match where his face is just glowing with sweat, i’m talking literal odes written to the daring color combinations that bahorel makes with his daily wardrobe choices.
he’s also the only one who can talk as much bullshit as grantaire can, and they love nothing better than to get going on some nonsensical debate that somehow ends up unravelling the secrets of the universe over a game of cards and a pizza. “man,” grantaire will say, “i still feel like humanity as a whole is on a steady decline that can only end in a complete lack of morality. also, do you have any sevens?” and bahorel will candidly respond, “you’re literally ignoring centuries of progress when you say shit like that. go fish, motherfucker.”