To Make His Mistress Laugh (5302 words) by eirenical
Fandom: Les Misérables – All Media Types, Les Misérables – Schönberg/Boublil, Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Relationship is a Spoiler
Characters: Bahorel (Les Misérables), Grantaire (Les Misérables), Joly (Les Misérables)
Additional Tags: Sexual Content, I Have No Idea How To Tag This Without Spoiling The Whole Story, Minor Joly/Bossuet Laigle/Musichetta, Bahorel/Bahorel’s Laughing Mistress… sort of, One-Sided Enjolras/Grantaire, Unrequited Love, Melancholy, Alcohol, Angry Sex, Wall Sex, Secret Relationship, Canon Era
Bahorel wasn’t entirely certain that what they had was love, was even, perhaps, certain that it was not anything of the kind. It was passion. It was hot, furious and single-minded in its intensity of moment. And it was terrible in the way it forced such a binding understanding upon its participants… but it was not love.
November 20, 2013: When I started this story, I thought it was going to be one thing… and then it turned into something else. Mainly, I wished to explore certain characters whose characterizations I’ve been finding lacking in stories I started at the beginning of my foray into the Les Mis fandom. The more I read of them, the more I realize I’ve done them some disservice, especially in earlier chapters. So. My apologies to Joly, in particular. Here’s hoping I’ve done you more justice this time around.
One last fic reblog for Barricade Day. It’s canon era, but not directly barricade related. But I figure that after all the heavy angst we’ve been reading today, maybe some less heavy angst might be appropriate? Also, I still love this fic, even though hardly anyone has read it, and I take every excuse I can to speak for it. So. ^_^