Dignity. Always, Dignity

Michel has always been a terrible Enjolras. His father despaired of him, and used to tell him he wasn't meant to be in their family. The guilt of this made him long to properly learn the things he ought; yet still he could barely manage the cold dignity his father believed every Enjolras ought to master. Michel smiled at the servants, for goodness' sake, and thanked them.

Then the golden boy went to Paris, and met Jean-Marc Grantaire. And after that, it took only one week to maintain the detached frigidity his father had struggled to teach him for years.

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