As Aurelia already shouted out my fic, I will dare to present it to you…
Although I am not absolutely sure as to how to advertise it.
It is a what-if, of sorts. A pre-revolution what-if (if and in what form it may continue after the barricade, I cannot tell yet). The trigger was a scene from the 2000er movie (which, I do realize, is not popular, but the plot bunny came from there anyway):
After Javert was captured at the barricade, he is searched and a booklet is found on him. Enjolras, leafing through it, realizes that it contains:
Our names, our addresses, the places we frequent, even the women we sleep with…
So: Imagine someone has already acquired significant intelligence about the dealings of Les Amis and their associates, about what they are planning and what they do. Why did no one ever try and prevent the 5th of June from happening?
So, what-if someone would have tried that?
And that’s where the ride begins.
What else is there? A wild mixture of book-/musical-/movieverse (I confess, I am taking my references as I see fit for the sake of forming my own universe…), a couple of pairings, canon and non-canon (yes, I know, E/É is really not popular these days, but I am trying to make it slow, believable and careful, and I appreciate a big kick if I become bad in that respect), basically most of the canon characters from that episode, lots of original characters and times of panic all around.
I try not to mess up history too blatantly and to cross my i's and dot my ts research-wise, but there is only so much one can do with limited time and resources. Errors, if correctable (hence if not tied to plot) will be corrected if pointed out...
The name of the game is: “City of glass”.
I’m pretty far into the fic already (given the fact, that its 18 chapters, not given the overall story), so I’ll give you a link to all chapters here:
Prologue: City of glass: Where Jehan gets to give his views on Paris in the winter 1831/1832http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/1/City-of-glass
Chapter 1: On the observational powers of a Thénardier: Where Éponine and Gavroche make a few curious observations and Enjolras realizes that things are exactly what they are supposed to be.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/2/City-of-glass
Chapter 2: A slightly different Rue Plumet Scenario: Where a speech is given, a knife is drawn and a life is savedhttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/3/City-of-glass
Chapter 3: A race through dark places: Where Les Amis and Éponine reach a desperately needed safe haven and Marius decides to be stupidhttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/4/City-of-glass
Chapter 4: Shadows lurking: In which the scope of things gets bigger and Éponine cannot follow Marius as she wants tohttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/5/City-of-glass
Chapter 5: The streets of Paris: In which many panicked students run through the streets of Paris on many errands and an Inspector realizes the downsides of his callinghttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/6/City-of-glass
Chapter 6: Stolen moments of calm: Where Marius appreciates the company of Cosette and does not quite know what to make of her fatherhttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/7/City-of-glass
Chapter 7: Beauty in the face of man: Where Éponine learns a thing or two about Les Amis and reaches an uncertain truce with Enjolrashttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/8/City-of-glass
Chapter 8: Honor amongst the wolves: In which we see Montparnasse and his dealings with Époninehttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/9/City-of-glass
Chapter 9: Gentle, the night: In which we see Les Amis hiding and watchinghttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/10/City-of-glass
Chapter 10: Night of blood: In which an attempt at burglary goes spectacularly wronghttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/11/City-of-glass
Chapter 11: Girl of shadow, boys of summer: In which Éponine hides in a strange place with an even stranger charge and realizes a few things along the wayhttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/12/City-of-glass
Chapter 12: A story of good men: In which Enjolras and Javert both attempt at investigation and finally meethttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/13/City-of-glass
Chapter 13: Talking of winter, dreaming of spring: In which a secret comes back to haunt Valjean and we learn the story of Combeferre and Hélène de Cambouthttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/14/City-of-glass
Chapter 14: Of making friends and influencing people: In which Éponine is confused by Enjolras, and a boy named Lamarin becomes a manhttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/15/City-of-glass
Chapter 15: The many virtues of Gavroche: In which the heart of Les Amis regroups and the Thénadier siblings have a chathttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/16/City-of-glass
Chapter 16: Tournament of lies and truths: In which Combeferre realizes, that there are situations he cannot change for the better and finds an ally in an unexpected placehttp://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/17/City-of-glass
Chapter 17: The good shepherds: In which occurs a head-count of revolutionaries that is only partly successful.http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9010627/18/City-of-glass
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world