((Seeing that Father’s day post going around got me wanting to draw some cute Cosette with her papa… but then I got sad for Marius and Georges and then I got carried away with the Thenardiers NO SURPRISE THERE.))
I haven’t actually thought this through much but here we go! I am assuming you mean while Marius was “““sleeping on Courfeyrac’s extra mattress”””:
They rarely begin their day at the same time. Marius’s sleep is fitful and he generally wakes up early regardless of when he fell asleep, where as Courfeyrac, to paraphrase Gandalf, “awakes exactly when he means to,” which is often fashionably late. This is unfortunate given how much time it takes him to get ready to greet the world; if Marius hasn’t left the flat already by the time Courfeyrac gets up, he will have secondhand anxiety about Courfeyrac not finishing his morning ablutions on time and being late to whatever appointments he may have that day, and he tries fruitlessly to get Courfeyrac to forego immaculate looks. If Courfeyrac is not awake to stop him, Marius furtively prepares a rather sparing breakfast for himself before heading out the door. These scenarios, one or the other, are how most mornings go.
Then there are the rare mornings when Courfeyrac wakes up before Marius, and he stays in bed just to look at him and curl up against him (Courfeyrac may be shorter than Marius but there’s something about the boy that makes him feel compelled to be the big spoon). He can tell when Marius wakes up because there is always a soft noise of confusion and surprise, but once he figures out what the warmth and pressure against him is, Marius breathes a contented sigh and relaxes back into his friend. He hums happily when Courfeyrac begins to stroke his hair. Eventually, though, one of them sits up, kisses the other, and they both stretch themselves lazily as kittens and prepare to face the day. On days like this, Marius does not let himself worry that Courfeyrac treats him to a nice breakfast at their favorite nearby restaurant.
[I didn’t even make it to a full Day In the Life, but hopefully some off-the-cuff waking up headcanons will suffice?]
(I had written AN ENTIRE THING and then I lost it ARGH. let’s see if I can remember)
Canon era Courfeyrac is an excellent prompt!
- He spends a lot of time on his hair. Those perfect curls? aren’t exactly what his hair looks like naturally. His hair is usually very wavy and goes in pretty much every direction. It looks quite charming, or at least he thinks so, but it’s not really the look he’s going for.
- He’s worn corsets before – or at least tried to. He does make sacrifices for his appearance, but that’s one he’s not willing to make on a regular basis.
- He doesn’t have nearly as many lovers and adventures as people seem to think he does. For one thing, he thinks they’re quite boring? what’s the use if you don’t make a strong emotional connection? Plus, he’s just too busy, in between school and plotting a revolution and rescuing lost puppies. He’s flattered people think he’s that charming, though!
- Speaking of Marius – Courfeyrac has taken the habit of leaving his lights (candles) on much later than he used to, now that Marius lives with him. Just to let him know there’s someone waiting home for him – with bread and cheese and wine, if he wants it. Courfeyrac’s conflict with his own family isn’t nearly as dramatic as Marius’ – ‘divergent personalities’, Courfeyrac explains – but he knows what it is to feel like you’re on your own, and that little things like this can mean a lot.
- He knows Enjolras trusts him to take over the group if anything happens to him – Combeferre is his right-hand man and Bahorel has more experience, but Courfeyrac knows best how to talk to people and organize a group and fuel the feelings and anger of the people into something productive. Enjolras has made sure to tell Courfeyrac that, and let him know he knows Courf can do it – but honestly? Courfeyrac isn’t sure he could, if it ever came down to it.