Once Upon a Morning

"I love you…"

Cosette has made it custom to awaken early, just for the sake of watching Marius sleep. She has memorised the rise and fall of his chest, the soft flutter of his eyelashes, the way his lips will twitch up in a smile, his habit of sometimes whispering names in his sleep, too quietly for her to make them out.

He once told her - long ago - of Enjolras, a man who resembled an angel… but Cosette is quite certain that no angel could rival her husband. She strokes back Marius' white hair, and whispers again, "I love you."

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