As I have absolutely no patience whatsoever when it comes to writing, I'm starting this now. Enjoy!
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Eponine Thenardier took a deep breath. Today was the last day she would ever be known as a Thenardier. Soon, she would be Eponine Pontmercy, soon she would be married to Marius. A large smile spread across her face. She'd dreamed of this day for so long! Marius would truly be hers forever, just as she would be his. The thought brought pure joy. She had loved Marius for so long and now he finally loved her back, after all that time. It was, most definitely, a dream come true. Words could not describe the pure, unadulterated bliss that Eponine felt. She was marrying Marius, her best friend! What more could she possibly want in life? Well, she did wish that she had parents that actually cared about her, but at the moment, even they couldn't ruin her happiness. She doubted that anything could.
She looked in the mirror and smiled slightly. Even Eponine, who had never thought much of herself, had to admit that she looked rather pretty. Her long brown hair was in ringlets down to her waist (she knew that Marius prefered it when her hair was down as he had complimented it one day) and was not, by any means, messy. Her already long and dark eyelashes were darkened even more so by kohl and also seemed even longer. Her eyelids were painted gold as it brought out the gold flecks in her eyes, and her lips were painted a soft pink. There was a bit of blush upon her cheeks, which Eponine hadn't really seen the point of. It had been Nicolette, Gillenormand's maid, that had done both her make-up and her hair.
And then there was the dress. It was an absolutely beautiful dress. The thin sleeves hung low on her shoulders and the neckline was low and had a very slight 'v' shape to it. The white dress clung to her attractively, with a cinched waist, and the skirt of the dress flowed down, almost looking like a waterfall. The dress was perfect for Eponine. Though, there wasn't any reason that it shouldn't have been, it had been made specifically for her (Gillenormand had insisted). She truly did look beautiful, and Nicolette told her this repeatedly.
"Are you ready?" Gillenormand asked her as he walked into the room. Eponine smiled.
"I've been ready for this day for years." she replied. Gillenormand smiled and offered her an arm. Eponine took his arm and he led her outside to a carriage. Marius, Eponine had been told, was already at the cathedral. She hadn't been allowed to see him since he proposed to her and she had said yes. It was some tradition. Needless to say, neither Marius nor Eponine were particularly fond of this tradition. It had been a couple of weeks since Eponine had last seen him and she was rather excited to see him again, especially since they would be reunited at their wedding. Eponine still found it hard to believe that, at long last, she was with Marius. She was about to marry him! Her Marius really would be hers. They would be husband and wife! What joy!
Gillenormand helped Eponine into the carriage, Nicolette following and helping her with her dress. Both Nicolette and Gillenormand got into the same carriage as Eponine, who found herself unable to stop smiling.
The carriage ride to the cathedral was passed in a comfortable silence. As Eponine, aided by Nicolette and Gillenormand, got out of the carriage, she began to feel a bit nervous. What if something went wrong? What if Marius changed his mind?
"Everything will be alright." Gillenormand told her, guessing her thoughts. "Soon you'll be married to Marius and you two will be happy. Everything will be just fine." he assured her with a smile. Eponine only nodded and took his arm again. Gillenormand led her inside.
As soon as Eponine stepped inside, music started to play. Eponine looked down the aisle and saw Marius. All of her previous worries evaporated and another large smile spread across her face. Marius smiled back at her, in awe of how beautiful she was. She's my angel... Marius thought, his smile only widening as Eponine came closer and closer until, finally, she was standing next to him. She released her grip on Gillenormand's arm and Marius took her hand, bringing it to his lips and kissing it softly. She smiled brightly, a smile that could have lit up all of France, even at its darkest hour.
"You look... stunning..." Marius whispered to her, "Absolutely breath-taking." Eponine blushed. The priest in front of them cleared his throat before he started to speak, in a loud and clear voice,
"Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to join this couple in holy matrimony." Marius and Eponine were too lost in each other's eyes to hear the whole of the priest's speech, but Marius did hear when the priest began to talk to him, "Do you, Marius Antoine Pontmercy, take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife, to love and to hold, through pain and through sickness, 'til death do you part?"
"I do." Marius said, smiling at Eponine. The priest turned to Eponine,
"Do you, Eponine Laurelène Thenardier, take this man to be your lawful wedded husband, to love and to hold, through pain and through sickness, 'til death do you part?"
"I do." she said, tears of pure joy in her chocolate brown eyes.
"If there are any objections as to why this couple should not be married, speak now or forever hold your peace." The priest said and then paused for a moment. There were a few moments of silence, but then, just as the priest was about to pronounce them married, a voice rang out:
"I object!" There was a collective gasp upon hearing these words, spoken by a young woman. Without even having to see her, Eponine and Marius both knew exactly who had spoken. It was a voice that Marius and Eponine knew all too well and that they had heard far too much of.
It was the voice of Cosette.
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