A headcanon I have come around to strongly: Feuilly actually shares lodgings with a working family. It makes the rent a little easier for all of them, and there’s an understanding that he teaches the kids reading and writing in exchange for getting to share the meals the wife and sisters in the house make (simple food, but more than he’d make for himself!) . They all look out for each other when anyone’s sick, too. (1/2)

thecoffeetragedy:

(2/2) It DOES get loud and crowded in the apartment sometimes though, so when Feuilly wants some peace and quiet he goes over to Enjolras’ house, or Prouvaire’s – they can tell when he just wants to have some space to think, and don’t mind a companionable silence. (They usually end up in big conversations eventually, anyway, but he gets that time to decompress first–and if he just falls asleep instead, neither of them minds at all.)

Ohhh! I had honestly NEVER considered this! I’ve wondered about Feuilly’s lodgings, because I don’t know a lot about how, realistically, a young worker making 3 francs or less per day would live, but this is lovely. It’s crowded, yeah, but it also explains how he actually has time for his political pursuits, if they cook for each other and stuff like – whatever few chores there must be. 

And now I want to write fic about this! there’s a lot of aspects to this: how does the he feel sharing this space with a family, being a part of their lives but also – separate? How is he with the children ahhh that has such cute potential. But also like – is he worried about what his involvement on groups and politics might mean for them? after all, they are a family, concequences would be much bigger for them – or are they involved in some ways too? did they look for him at the barricade, did it mean he actually did leave people behind

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