Perhaps a prologue could be almost like we were going to talk about Marius, Cosette, and Éponine, make it sound like that, from Fantine, Colonel Pontmercy, and Les Thenardiers, and then end it with who had the girl and the boy and their names, kind of as a backstory/foundation, ending with the twist upon which our story will be hinged.
Good, I like that. I think we each have such unique writing styles, and though I've never really written fanfiction except once, I'd be willing to do whatever I can, and go out on a limb.
I'd try Marius/Corbett or Cosette/Marie. Question-- are they still who they are, just in different circumstances, and, er, form? Or are they more each other?
Ach, let me rephrase that-- Is Corbett a male Cosette, or is he Marius in Cosette's position? And is Marie a female Marius, or is she Cosette having grown up like Marius? Personally, I think I'd like it if Marie was still Cosette, and Corbett still Marius, but I don't know what you all think, and I'd like to hear.
Our chimeras are the things which most resemble us. Each of us dreams of the unknown and the impossible in accordance with his nature.