I'm also pleased that the movie supports my ship, Javert/Valjean *g*. Apparently I've returned to my roots as an enemyslasher...
Have a rec:
The Drowning Sky (5085 words) by zamwessell
Fandom: Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Miserables - Schönberg/Boublil, Les Misérables (2012)
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Javert/Jean Valjean
Characters: Inspector Javert, Jean Valjean
Valjean pulls Javert up out of dark waters.
""No," Valjean says, but Javert knows that he has planted the possibility – Valjean shoving aside the bedclothes and rucking up his nightshirt and the grim slap of flesh on flesh and those hard convict's eyes boring into the back of his neck, Valjean's breath on the back of his neck again, and –
The rush of blood southward catches him almost by surprise. He hopes Valjean does not notice the change in his eyes, the startled swallow. He always hopes too much. To see where he stands Valjean need only glance at the bedclothes.
This, Javert thinks, the thoughts leaden in his stomach. This, this, this is what becomes of you without the prop of your law. This is where your thoughts slink – vile and filthy, back to the gutter, this is the slimy rind that's left of you –"
That is such an amazing fic and everything I looked for. I love it. Everyone should read this!
Does anyone have other recs? I'd love to read more Javert/Valjean, everything good with Eponine in it (*hearts Eponine*) and really, everything else.