Waiting on the Dawn


This was made very quickly, because what is Time and Time Management, but I wanted to do something for this Barricade Day.  In the days following the barricade’s fall, Musichetta takes care of some final requests for the Amis.

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He composed, in his own mind, with Combeferre’s philosophical and penetrating eloquence, Feuilly’s cosmopolitan enthusiasm, Courfeyrac’s verve, Bahorel’s smile, Jean Prouvaire’s melancholy, Joly’s science, Bossuet’s sarcasms, a sort of electric spark which took fire nearly everywhere at once.- Enjolras and his Lieutenants, 4.1.6

I’ve heard people joke about what a horrible speech that would be, but… that’s The Speech, that’s the Quel Horizon speech. They’re all in there. (I don’t know where he got the Goats of Darkness, but I am inclined to blame the Romantics.) I’ll probably post these separately later with more about the quotes and all (and for now please do click through for the bigger images)  but for now, Happy First Barricade Day! 

Hopefully pt 1; I’ll see tomorrow.

Anyway, The Speech under the cut! 

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Hey so I’m having an argument with my friend on why he should eat breakfast, and now I’m wondering what the Amis and co eat for breakfast. Any head cannons so that I can shove them in his face as evidence?


  • Enjolras: Good ol’ baguette bread and jam. A classic. With a jug of coffee. One sugar if he feels wild  that day
  • Combeferre: For some reason he likes those dry crumbly bricks of the devil called Weetabix. He pairs them with banana slices and honey so it’s not so bad. Watch him eat them dry during finals
  • Courfeyrac: The sugariest cereals he can find in the breakfast aisle. Bonus point for colours
  • Joly: Healthy oatmeal with organic ingredients, from the milk to the fruits he puts in
  • Bossuet: Oversleeps and wakes up too late for breakfast
  • Grantaire: Milk and those breakfast cookies that claim they are good for you, but they’re not. He doesn’t care, they’ve got chocolare chips, that’s all he’s interested in
  • Jehan: Those gorgeous breakfast smoothies with chia seeds and such. They’ve got an instagram for that. 
  • Feuilly: Breaks the NO SALTY FOODS FOR BREAKFAST WE’RE FRENCH rule. Will basically eat anything that comes in any consistance and taste. Once ate cold pizza for breakfast under everybody’s horrified stare. Bahorel calls him a godless heathen
  • Bahorel: “You can’t put whipped cream and chocolate spinkles in your cereals” “Fucking watch me”


since I am SO not into it being Almost Monday already, let’s do a round of headcanons: The Amis on Sunday Nights (and other stressful times when you’re counting down to things you don’t really want to do).

Enjolras: Is super into preparing for the week, making a schedule and emailing people to set up meetings and coffee dates, already texting about Friday night plans.  He likes looking ahead to the good things that are going to happen, and thinking about the challenging things in advance helps him pump himself up to tackle them with his full energy.

Combeferre: Spends the afternoon and evening cooking/prepping food for the whole week.  By 8 pm he has three complete meals made and packaged away in single-portion containers, plus ingredients cut up for quick dinners for the nights when he actually has time to cook.  The straightforward, uncomplicated work of measuring and chopping and mixing is calming, and he knows the week always goes a little easier when he has delicious, healthy food to eat.

Courfeyrac: Wants to be around people, but also needs something a little more chill and grounding than going out.  He finds all of the above at a yoga class or meditation group or contemplative religious service, but makes it home in time for the Sunday evening ritual of hot chocolate with Enjolras and Combeferre.

Feuilly: Always intends to go to bed at a reasonable time, to start the week out with at least one good night’s sleep.  Always ends up staying up way too late simply because there was so much he wanted to do and the weekends are always so short.

Bahorel: Contemplates whether or not it is possible to punch the concept of a calendar day in the face.  (Seriously attempts it at around 11:59 one Sunday before an especially challenging week.)  Usually settles for watching home improvement shows and aggressively critiquing the designers’ choice of color palettes.

Jehan: Spends the evening alone, reading a book with a fascinating culture or gripping plot that can make him forget where he is and live someone else’s life for a few hours.

Joly: America’s Funniest Home Videos and ice cream, every Sunday night.  Because it is a medical fact that laughing releases the good brain chemicals and relaxes your muscles and .  And ice cream just makes anything better.

Bossuet: Usually on hold with customer service for two hours, trying to complete that important phone call he was supposed to make over the weekend and completely forgot.  He spends the time making up funny lyrics to go with the tinny hold music.

Grantaire: Lives in total denial of Monday–goes out drinking or stays up until 4 in the morning.  He claims that the oh shit you’re already twenty minutes late and you haven’t showered in three days rush of adrenaline is the only thing powerful enough to drag him out of bed Monday mornings.



character scenes

if anyone wanted these as individual images, i put them up as thumbnails over on my folio blog.

What is each ami’s duty on movie night?


oh man.

okay, so they try to have a movie night every month or so. it doesn’t always happen, but they try.

it’s usually at Bossuet&Joly&Musichetta’s home, by default, because it’s the most centrally located and has the biggest sectional couch. Plus, their two cats are super social and always come cuddle – it’s the best. If Joly works in the morning and he has to sleep, it’s either Courfeyrac’s or Bahorel’s. There’s enough place in Enjolras’ or Combeferre’s, but neither of them actually own a TV and no way the 9+ of them are going to watch on a laptop.

As a general rule, whoever’s had a hardest time lately picks the movie. Not that it’s a competition; but movie nights with Les Amis is usually a low-pressure way of hanging out all of them together, as a family, so it’s a good way of showing some uncomplicated support when one of them’s been having a rough time.

Enjolras and Bahorel bring the food. Bahorel usually cooks something; Enolras buys cakes and other sweets.

Everyone brings their own drinks, but Grantaire usually end up sharing his, because there’s always at least a few of them who have to watch their spending that month of just forgot – you know how it goes.

Jehan always has something new to show everyone – a new piece of music he learned, a new kind of tea, a poem he’s finished and would like to share – it’s never planned, but they often end up pausing the movie in the middle to stretch their legs, bathroom break, change places etc, so it’s a good occasion.

Feuilly always always brings a blanket or three. He ends up sleeping over half the movie, so might as well bring his blanket. and might has well bring more, yknow, in case others need them.