Why does AO3 not understand my need to leave kudos on every fucking page!?
Yeah, Valjean can do that “saint Madeleine” bullshit with anyone, but he has to be himself with Javert. And his self is human, and occasionally angry.
Interestingly, he is the only person in the book we see Javert actually be sweet with, especially in the draft. So if Javert brings out the real, human Valjean out of the fake-ass saint, maybe Valjean in return brings out the natural kindess in Javert, which he has to suppress with everyone else. -axmxz
Tum-fucking-blr how can you do this to me;_;
OH my day is ruined. ;_;
[Valjean’s inspiration] Vidocq eventually reached an arrangement with the authorities that allowed him to use his experience as a criminal to catch other criminals, becoming a law enforcer (x)
wow help someone please tell me valjean + javert buddy cop AUs are already way played out and i don’t need to write one myself (also link me to all of them)
Tragically, buddy cop AUs don’t seem to exist yet. But they should.
Javert had tried to expose M. Fauchelevent as the supposedly deceased Jean Valjean, but with no conclusive evidence to confirm the accusation, no action was taken. As a result, M. Fauchelevent spends his days insufferably smug and following the inspector around his patrol of Paris. He seems almost enamored of the officer, if not entirely smitten. Javert cannot seem to dissuade him from this affection.
Part of him does not want to.
THIS IS FREAKING HORRIBLY CCCUUUUTTTEEEEE