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Minor Insurrections

part three of paris, i love you, a modern au les amis series.

Éponine is taking part in her first publicity stunt with Les Amis when the police arrive and everything goes mad.

here at ao3.


drift right on

part one of paris, i love you, a modern au les amis series.

Courfeyrac brings some big news to a meeting, and Combeferre meets a wild night child pulling a drunken Grantaire into his sitting room.

““Nobody remembers the night of Bahorel’s birthday,” Feuilly reminds him gently, “I just have a black hole from seven when we did those shots at that place in Montmartre until four o’ clock the next afternoon.””

here at ao3.

enjolras and grantaire modern au; grantaire as student and enjolras as teacher

Somehow Grantaire landed in this politics class and he has no idea how. He and his teacher have heated discussions all the time. Monsieur   Enjolras is passionate, idealistic and most of all nuts. At least if you trust Grantaire’s judgment. But still, he looks up to him and somehow he thinks that his teacher might not hate him as much as he likes to pretend. Especially not after how things had ended after their last argument in class…

modern au les mis – enjolras

the chief, the leader, a glorious blazing achilles stuck firm in the 21st century. enjolras stands out in a crowd simply by walking into it and can command the attention of a roomful of people with the barest crook of his finger. it’s no wonder he’s managed to gather this rag-tag bunch of students to him and weld them into a political force to be reckoned with. charming, persuasive, eloquent, good-hearted, enjolras is nevertheless capable of descending into icy rage and doing some extremely morally questionable things to achieve his ends. nobody outside of his friends know who he is – he is simply the shadowy leader of a shadowy band of activists, carrying out increasingly drastic publicity stunts and leaning more and more pressure on the french government. within that group, however, he’s the revered and adored chief – and yes, they love him, but that doesn’t mean they’re not going to tease him and irritate him fondly when they get bored of being political. there’s only so much a group of bright young minds can take before distraction sets in, after all. especially since courfeyrac invented a drinking game specifically for enjolras’ speeches.



Enjolras meets Grantaire in a rehabilitation clinic when being accused of having an eating disorder after a bad ending to a serious hunger strike. Enjolras failed to see any redeeming qualities of the recovering drunk upon first meeting him, but when you’re stuck in a miserable hospital for so long, you can’t really hate the guy who hourly gives you pecks on the cheek and calls you beautiful.

modern au les mis – combeferre

calm and collected, combeferre is the one everyone goes to with a problem. crises are his forte and he’s always ready with a cup of tea and some sensible advice. bright, studious, philosophical, serious, he contrasts sharply with the loud and carefree courfeyrac but is the perfect foil to both courf and the often impetuous enjolras. level-headed and mature, he does his best to lead the group down a path that won’t end in all or most of them getting arrested – he often fails, but he loves them all so much he doesn’t mind and will continue to try his best regardless.