This is my #LesMisClub
Secret Santa gift for *TheWerewolfMustang
, who wished for a picture with musical!Marius. I sketched this and then realized something - what if she doesn't like ╔ponine/Marius? I couldn't ask her, of course, without risking revealing my Secret Santa identity...
So, here's what I propose: every second day until December 25th, as a little gift to the whole Les Mis fandom, I'm going to submit a new Les MisÚrables mistletoe kiss. If you'd rather see Marius with someone else, keep checking back, he's going to return!
So, yeah. A series of Les Mis kisses! I won't promise to do every ship there is, I apologise already for those whose OTP I've neglected, I'll just do a random selection... Complete with a Hugonian-lenght ramble of my thoughts about the couple in question, of course!
Actually, if you remove the mistletoe, this is a 100% canon moment in ┼ST Les Mis. Marius is a bit of a jerk there, to be honest. An adorable, perfectly awkward, gorgeous-voiced jerk - or, at the very least, the densest guy who ever lived. He hugs ╔ponine many times, and once, the moment pictured here, even kisses her when asking her to help him find Cosette... I have trouble believing someone would be so blind to the poor girl's feelings! But ┼ST!Marius is so perfect in every other account that all is forgiven.
About the pairing itself... I don't think Marius and ╔ponine would be a good match, book or musical-verse. In the book it's slightly more obvious why their relationship wouldn't work out... And, even though it's slightly more plausible in the musical, I don't see it happening. They're from such different worlds, and I think ╔ponine's at least as much in love with the idea of being in love as she is in love with Marius.
So, not something I ship - but I liked drawing this picture. I think it's cute.
Les Mis is not mine.More: Marius/Grantaire - ╔ponine/Montparnasse - Valjean/Javert - Enjolras/Grantaire - Marius/Cosette