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 Éponine/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 Misérables 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 ÅST 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 Éponine 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 ÅST!Marius is so perfect in every other account that all is forgiven.
About the pairing itself... I don't think Marius and Éponine 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 Éponine'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 - Éponine/Montparnasse - Valjean/Javert - Enjolras/Grantaire - Marius/Cosette