Eponine walked to the cafe, the cold October air blowing her hair every which way. Bursting through the doors, she ran to Grantaire.
"Hey, Taire. Have you seen Cosette? We were supposed to have a girls day." She shuddered as the words escaped her lips.
"She just left with Marius." Grantaire told her from where he stood behind the counter. Flinging the dirty rag over his shoulder, he processed what Eponine had just said. "Wait, I thought you and Cosette didn't get along well?"
"We don't. She suggested a shopping day to bond and I wasn't going to go but figured 'what the hell' and now she's ditched me." Eponine explained, slumping herself onto a barstool.
"Well, since you're here, you think you could take my shift? Enjolras has the day off and I barely see him anymore!" He pleaded taking the dirty rag from his shoulder and trusting it in her direction.
"Ugh!" Eponine cried, "If I must!" She joked, snatching the rag from his hand and walking behind the counter.
"Eponine, have I ever told you how much I love you?!" Grantaire asked sarcastically, placing a friendly kiss on her cheek.
"Yeah, yeah. No need to suck up anymore. Now go enjoy your beautiful boyfriend." She told him, waving the rag towards the cafe doors.
"Thanks again!" And with that, the doors slammed shut and Eponine was all alone.
A few minutes later, Courfeyrac arrived to get his morning coffee. "Ponine!" He cried. "What are you doing here?"
"I work here?" She said sarcastically.
"I know that, silly girl. Why are you here now?" He asked her as she poured him a cup of coffee. "Grantaire usually works the morning shifts."
"Yeah, well, I got stood up so Grantaire is probably off somewhere with Enjolras by now." She told him, handing over the warm mug.
"Wow." Was all he said taking a sip of his drink. He knew better than to push Eponine into telling him something. "Well, where's Gavroche? I have to drop him off at school."
"Oh yeah, I almost forgot." She said, walking towards the stairs. "GAVROCHE! COURFEYRAC IS HERE TO TAKE YOU TO SCHOOL!" Eponine yelled up the stairs. She was about to walk back behind the counter when she remembered, "AND GRAB A COAT! IT'S COLD OUT THERE!"
"Well, I think he heard you." Courfeyrac chuckled as he took another sip of coffee.
"Ugh. Is it just me, or does it get colder in here everyday?" Eponine asked wrapping her brown cardigan tighter around her torso.
"Defiantly not just you." Courfeyrac shivered, gripping the warm mug tighter.
Gavroche came bounding down the stairs and ran to Courfeyrac. "Hey little buddy!" Courfeyrac greeted his tiny friend. "Ready to go?"
"Yep!" Gavroche said throwing his backpack onto his shoulder.
"Thanks for the coffee, Ponine. I'll have him home by 4!" Courf shouted, hoisting Gavroche onto his shoulders as they walked out of the cafe. Eponine smiled to herself and began to wipe the counter.
There was a sharp knocking at the door of Eponines flat as she was cooking dinner. Walking to the door, she was relieved to see who it was.
"Gavroche! Thank god!" She said bending down to hug him. She stood up, letting her small brother run past her into the living room so she could talk to Courfeyrac. "I thought you said you'd be home by four?" She said, crossing her arms over her chest and tapping her foot.
Though she was almost a foot shorter than Courfeyrac, she still intimidated the hell out of the young college boy. "Look, I just stopped by the market to pick some stuff up. And Gavroche wanted some sweets." He explained to her "We're only an hour late"
"Yeah, well you could've called. Or texted. You know there's these amazing devices called cell phones."
"Ok. How many times do I have to say I'm sorry?" He asked
"Just once. But don't let it happen again, or I'll have your head above my fireplace." She threatened, causing Courfeyrac to shiver.
"I'm so so so very sorry Eponine and I swear on my life, it will never happen again."
"Good boy. Now, whose hungry?"
After dinner, the trio stood around the small sink and washed the dirty dishes. Gavroche sat on the counter drying dishes so he could reach the cabinets better to put the clean plates away.
"Now then," Eponine said once they were finished, "while you two were gone, I picked up a very special surprise for you."
"Yaaaay! Oh, I love surprises. What is it?" Gavroche cried, looking a bit like an excited dog.
"Okay, okay. Sit down boys." She said directing them to the couch. "Now, what I have in my hands is possibly the best thing you will experience this evening." She said, trying to build up suspense.
"Just show us already!" Courf heckled.
"Fine mister bossy pants!" She said, "I give you, The Amazing SpiderMan!" Eponine said pulling the DVD from behind her back. Gavroche has wanted to see that movie since it came out, so Eponine stopped at the local video store and rented it.
"YES!" Gavroche cried running to hug his sister. "This is the best surprise ever!"
The week went on that way, Courfeyrac brought Gavroche home from school. They ate dinner together and watched whatever movie Eponine had rented for that evening. That Saturday, Eponine had planned to take Gavroche out but was surprised when she opened her door and saw-
"Courfeyrac? What are you doing here?" Eponine asked, surprised to see her friend at the door.
"You texted me?" He asked her surprised.
"I never-" She started but turned to Gavroche, realizing what was happening.
Gavroche avoided eye contact with his big sister, but handed over her phone (now covered with Gavroches dirty finger prints).
"I guess I'll just be going then-"
"No, no it's fine. I would love for you to come with us. We were just headed to get some breakfast at the cafe." Eponine told Courfeyrac as she grabbed her house keys and walked toward the door.
"Are you sure? I don't want to intrude."
"Honest. The more the merrier, huh, Roche?" Eponine asked as her brother nodded excitedly, messing up his curly mop of hair.
Courfeyrac laughed and picked up Gavroche as they walked down the stairs.
Hello all. So I hope you liked the first chapter of my little fic here :)