timeinyourteeth:

those who barely missed becoming historic: courfeyrac

They were pulling apart a charter that had just been granted.  Combeferre was limply defending it.  Courfeyrac was energetically demolishing it. “We must never enlighten the people with false daylight. No! No charter!”  Two logs were crackling in the fireplace and Courfeyrac could not resist.  He crumpled the Charter in his hand and tossed it into the fire.