A Tale of Two Men - Soldan - Multifandom. That Well-Kept 'Secret' - Whatevergirl - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables (2012. It was not a secret to anyone in Montreuil sur Mer.
They had, in fact, figured out the way Madeleine felt about Inspector Javert before the policeman had worked it. Though, Javert’s belief that the mayor was simply eccentric did not help him. It had started with the mayor smiling. It may not have seemed like much if it were from anyone else, however Madeleine did not tend to smile at people; he was always so sombre. Unfortunately, Javert did not seem to notice. The mayor clearly decided the solution was to step his attentions up to the next level. Rolling in the deep - pacperson - Les Misérables - All Media Types.
Glory Road - Magnetism_bind - Les Misérables (2012. Chapter Text Javert’s leaning against his car when the gate opens and Valjean walks out.
Please consider turning it on! </p> We Can Work It Out - pacperson - Les Misérables - All Media Types. It Pays a Debt - Magnetism_bind - Les Misérables (2012. At the end of the day - HoneyBunnyVernacular - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables (2012. Chapter Text The meal Javert had been given had been good and hearty and seconds were no more than thrust upon him, once the mayor had looked over Javert’s thin frame.
The next few days went on similarly, Javert keeping a polite stoic stance, the mayor attempting to bring out some companionable nature from Javert. Javert doubted he had such a thing to give the mayor, despite the man’s insistence. The majority of their conversations were debates back and forth, Javert refusing, the mayor insisting. Sometimes the mayor would back away, others he’d no more than order Javert to take what was given. And really, Javert never actually won. All the things the mayor did for him only made Javert sink lower. He didn’t understand the mayor’s need to care for him either. The day came that the mayor returned to work, leaving Javert with strict instructions to stay in the house.
The mayor had not given him a task to do. When Madeleine returned that evening, he stood in the doorway feeling confused. A Dangerous Man - Miss M (missm) - Les Misérables (2012), Les Misérables - All Media Types. The breath i’ve taken and the one i must - Chapter 1 - wraysford - Les Misérables - All Media Types. Breaking in, shaping up - brodinsons (aeon_entwined) - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables - Victor Hugo, Les Misérables (2012. In His Arms - Whatevergirl - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables (2012. Chapter Text There was, unfortunately, a fifth time.
The memory of it, however, left Valjean with a heavy heart every time he thought of it. The whole incident had started many years after Montreuil sur Mer, after Valjean had confessed to being 24601 to save the accused from spending the rest of his life in prison for stealing some apples, after fleeing the court, the town and rescuing Cosette. It started after he had come to Paris, content to live as a well-off but generous man who kept up his habit of smiling to avoid talking to people, and giving money to avoid smiling. It started at those barricades, when he had stepped into that warzone to find the man his daughter was infatuated with.
This was not that he was shocked to actually see Javert, for he had seen the man not too long ago, it was the reason he wished to travel to England, to finally escape his past. The inspector had been left kneeling with a rope around his neck. “Get out of here.” “I don’t understand...” “Yes, Valjean. The Post-Lights-Out Homesick Blues - inigosolo - Les Misérables - All Media Types. When All Is Said and Done - lucelafonde - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables - Victor Hugo, Les Misérables (2012. Chapter Text Valjean stared after the closed door for what felt like ten lifetimes before he finally forced his heavy feet to drag over the floor and went towards Cosette’s room.
He stopped right in front of it, leaning forward to listen to her breathing through the wood; he heard nothing, but the knowledge that she was in there was enough to calm his racing heart. Forcefully composing himself, he stopped to think for a moment, ignoring the roaring beast in his chest demanding to be let out. What should he do next? Javert had made it very clear that he would not hesitate to arrest him come morning. Again. Without Javert. A pained sound escaped his throat and he slid to the cold ground.
Lost in Shadows - spiderfire - Les Misérables - Victor Hugo. The sun touched his eyes and he stirred, groaning as he rolled over.
Hushaby….hushaby… .The song echoed deep in his mind. He had heard it before, long ago. The woman’s voice set his heart aching….it had been so long since he had heard her. He remembered her face. The long dark hair, the eyes, so like his own. He opened his eyes and bolted up, a cry of loss escaping him, twisted into a grunt as every inch of his body screamed in pain. Suddenly he was retching. “Is someone there?” The officers who found him had taken him to the hospital. Monsieur Gisquet had come to see him in the hospital, but Javert had nothing to tell him.
With an ocean in the way - brodinsons (aeon_entwined) - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables - Victor Hugo, Les Misérables (2012. Acts of Kindness - lucelafonde - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables - Victor Hugo, Les Misérables (2012. Heaven or Hell - thelilnan - Les Misérables (2012), Les Misérables - All Media Types. Chapter Text The two quickly grew together as a patchwork family, supporting each other in their mourning and making the stretch of days more bearable.
Though Javert never thought himself fit for a father or to have a family of his own, Cosette was understanding in his handicap. She gently nudged him into the proper role of fatherhood, as she had done for Valjean, and Javert found himself growing into the part. Checking on her in the mornings, preparing her meals, sending her out for errands. It came easily, with her aid, but still inside Javert felt the loneliness of Valjean’s absence. Still, some things were not entirely easy. It was painfully brief, though they both gave their eulogies for the man in attempt to make the final farewell last. “No doubt our paths will cross again,” he promised the oaken casket, though he knew he’d fallen too far from God’s light to meet him in paradise. “Heaven shines brighter,” the bishop assured them. What did the stars see in them? “Javert.” Rougir - thelilnan - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables (2012. River, Rain, and Sea - Ravenna44 - Les Misérables - All Media Types.
Chapter Text “Cosette, it's me.
Please open the door.” A blonde slip of a girl peeks out, then gives a cry. “Papa!” “It’s nothing; a small accident. Despite her alarm, she sees at once what must be done. A Woman of Mercy - Miss M (missm) - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables (2012. Marius had asked her father to help him with some documents of a financial nature, which left Cosette and M.
Javert alone in the parlour, each perched on an elegant chair, drinking tea from elegant cups and trying to make conversation. It was not always so easy, Cosette thought. She had come to grow fond of this man, if only because her father was and they seemed so happy together, despite their bickering. Indeed, it was thanks to M. Javert that the secret of her father's past had been revealed to her at last, allowing Cosette and her Papa to grow closer than ever despite her marriage, and for that she was more grateful to him than she could say. "And how are the children, Madame? " Though Cosette was always happy to talk about her children, she could not help but wince a bit at the question, remembering how Fantine had refused to come out of the nursery during the visit before the last.
As if by magic, or perhaps some ironic twist of fate, there was a knock on the door. "You! " Release - iamee - Les Misérables (2012. In Which Stiles and Derek Make Babies - mfingalpha (nomz_bunny) - Teen Wolf. "Monsieur, why are you so close to the edge?" - thepeopletoomustrise - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables (2012), Les Misérables - Victor Hugo. Fleeting Moments Like Us - iamee - Les Misérables (2012. Fleeting Moments Like Us He's tired already. Tired of feeling guilty, tired of worrying, tired of fighting. It feels like he's spent the greater part of his life doing exactly this, over and over again, in various shapes and forms. Like an endless circle of regrets and the loss of countless years. And, despite his claim that he could easily overpower the other man, Valjean begins to doubt himself. Not that it ever made a lot of sense to reason with Javert about things that appear to be set in stone for the man.
He's making himself ready to flee, running out of options once more. "I am from the gutter too," Javert spits out, having already drowned out Valjean's attempts to defend his actions with every word, every blow of his blade. His eyes are gleaming somewhat feverish and for a split second Valjean can see both of them from the outside, two figures frozen in time and forever in battle over something so trivial in its roots and yet so destructive to both of them. We can never change. The Bridge (or Dix ans plus tard) - esteven - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Aubrey-Maturin Series - Patrick O'Brian. It was an hour past midnight. Javert remained motionless for several minutes, gazing at this opening of shadow; he considered the invisible with a fixity that resembled attention.
A Fine Thing For A Cold Night - jumponvaljean (whoatherejavert) - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables (2012. “Bonsoir, Inspector. Please, come in.” The mayor’s voice is warm as he greets Javert at the door of his office for the evening’s report. But then, the mayor’s voice is always warm. It is a fine thing for a cold night. At this thought of warmth Javert finds his eyes drift of their own accord to the mayor’s hands and it takes a not unadmirable effort to pull his attentions back to the mayor himself, standing tall and half-smiling before him. “Monsieur le maire,” he responds gruffly, dipping his head politely as he removes his hat.
“Have you much to report?” It is indeed a cold night, as Javert’s numbed toes and upturned collar will testify. “Crime does not need comfort to flourish, Monsieur,” he says in a terser tone than intended. Nightmares - javertsmindtardis - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables (2012. Cold, unyielding metal on scarred wrists… Fingers numb and worked to the bone… Skin soaked in sea water and dirt… Aching backs and straining necks…The pain… The pain… The pain… Jean Valjean awoke with a start and a sharp, sickening intake of breath.
He sat upright in the bed, hands fisted into his hair, sweat-soaked forehead resting on his knees. His heart pounded like the marching of a thousand slaves and threatened to burst from his chest as he trembled, silent cries escaping his lips. Words rang in his head, the same numbers, 24601… 24601… 24601… The Bridge - deviltakethehindmost - Les Misérables - All Media Types. Jealousy - Whatevergirl - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables (2012. The women of Montreuil sur Mer seemed entirely unable to resist Jean Madeleine. He was a tall handsome man with dark curls that cut close to his head and an attractive smile. Their interest in the man was only enflamed by the employment he brought with him. He was the kindly pious man who had given them a job, money with which to put their food onto their table.
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Éponine hasn't bolted yet. She's counting this as a personal victory. It's a minor one, as her bare minimum goal for tonight was “don't embarrass Cosette by running at the first opportunity,” but still. She's managed some only slightly awkward small talk as well, so there's that. Baby steps, and a slight chance this wasn't going to turn into a complete disaster. Cosette had laughed and told her she was worrying about nothing when she'd noticed the way Éponine was stressing about meeting her parents.
Éponine was the sort of girl you brought home and your parents hid the silverware, while casually bringing up how that nice girl down the street is single now, isn't she. Not that Cosette sees her that way. And to be fair, Cosette's dads haven't kicked her out yet either, so that's another goal checked off. She needs some fresh air. She tells Cosette as much, grabs her bottle of soda, and heads out the front door. If she'd thought it through, she might have remembered Cosette's other dad. Hierarchy - Whatevergirl - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables (2012. The Least Expected Things - cuphugaddict - Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables (2012. Worshiping Praise - HoneyBunnyVernacular - Les Misérables (2012), Les Misérables - All Media Types. Javert was a man of his duty.
To listen to his superiors was undisputable. To hold one’s superiors in esteem was understandable; for them to have gotten to their station at all only shows they have admirable qualities that Javert should follow suit. His logical trails of thought near always flew away when he found himself at Monsieur Le Maire Madeleine’s office though. He felt the need to pray and take the stain of his sins from himself whenever he left.
Even in that he had no safety, for when the rosary was pulled from out of his collar all that flew to mind was the mayor’s hand slowly loosing the beaded rosary from his fingertips to trail into Javert’s open palm. He tried, all hours of the day and his increasing rate of waking nights, to straighten himself out, to reassure himself that he was, and only was, an admirer of the mayor’s hard work and perseverance in the face of adversary. Then I Will Keep You Warm - Icarus5800 - Multifandom. Javert knew—and what a bitter knowledge it was! —that he had no one but himself to blame for his current predicament. He should never have agreed to the mayor’s proposal.
The mayor should never have proposed the preposterous idea in the first place. Yet Monsieur Madeleine was renowned for his foolish romanticism and naiveté, and the victim was one of his factory girls. So when Javert received word that the suspected murderer was sighted in a town some distance from Montreuil and reported this lead to the mayor before making his departure, he really should not have been too surprised that the mayor desired to come along. Javert took no other policemen with him, reasoning that a large troop of men would alarm the suspect and cause him to flee or hide, or worse—to commit further horrors in his fear and desperation.
That had been the plan, anyways.