|West End High
Author: Eponine T.Daae PM
As if High School wasnt bad enough as it is, now Eponine's world is constantly crumbling at her feet and the constant teasing on part of Les Amis doesn't help either. But is there someone who can help her through it all? Someone who was always there but she never noticed? I do NOT own Les Miserables (Rated T just in case) Modern Day AU... now officially E/E *CHAPTER 35 EDITED!*Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Friendship - Eponine & Enjolras - Chapters: 36 - Words: 120,660 - Reviews: 565 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 226 - Updated: 05-19-13 - Published: 12-21-12 - id: 8819752
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A/N; So this is my first Les Mis fanfic, I absolutly LOVE the musical (though my friends call me 'obsessed')and i cannot wait till the movie comes out (4 days more!) I have tickets to see it opening day, i am super exicited! Please tell me i am not alone in that feeling
Please review, i do little happy dances when i see reviews
Eponine Thenardier looked in the mirror, running her fingers through her dark curly hair. It was tangled and frizzy and completely out of control, after countless tries to do something with her hair she gave up and leaned over to snatch up her brown hat, after putting it on, she was fairly pleased with what she saw. She was wearing a white shirt, a pair of brown shorts with black leggings, a pair of brown boots and her hat. It wasn't much but it was defiantly Eponine.
"Eponine hurry up!" she heard her sister whisper through her door. She glanced over at her clock.
7:12, oh crap!
She had a mini heart attack as she realized she was going to be late for school. She grabbed her backpack and slipped out of her room and into the kitchen, careful to be as quiet as possible so as not to wake up her family, especially her parents –they were not morning people and they were very eminent about making that point to all of them- She left a lunch ready for her little brother Gavroche and grabbed an apple before slipping out the door, quiet as a cat, starting her long walk to school.
It was mid October but the breezy weather proved to be both a blessing and a curse for the girls, it wasn't freezing cold but the wind chilled them both to the bone. The leaves were just started to fall and they crunched under their feet as they walked, other than that crunching the walk was silent. Eponine's mind started to wonder as they kept going, not many suspected it but she was a deep thinker and often times she would lose herself completely in her thoughts.
"Eponine?" asked Azelma
"Hmm?" she replied, coming out her trance
"What are thinking about?"
She shrugged, "Nothing in particular."
"Come on you were thinking about something, or perhaps someone?"
Eponine's cheeks deepened in color and froze for a second, but she quickly shook it, though it was enough for Azelma to notice.
"Ha I knew it!"
Eponine rolled her eyes, "You don't know anything."
"I actually know a lot of things."
"So who is this someone?"
"Can't say," Eponine relied as she tossed her hair over her shoulder, "because there isn't anyone."
"Cut the crap 'Ponine, I know you were thinking of someone, you were making that face."
"Your happy face." She smirked
Eponine raised an eyebrow, "My happy face?"
"You know that face that you get whenever you are thinking about being with someone, that special someone who makes your heart flutter and butterflies fly all around your stomach."
"I think you have been reading too many romance novels."
"Deny it all you want but I know you were thinking about someone."
"If it helps you sleep at night then think what you want." She muttered
A gush of wind blew on them causing them to shiver and causing Eponine to pull her jacket tighter around her shoulders. The two girls kept on walking until a car drove past them only to slow down and stop a few feet in front of them. Out of instinct Eponine stood in front of her younger sister protectively and slowed down her pace. She quickly scanned the road; trying to see where to run should they have to make a quick getaway. The car door opened, causing Eponine to practically stop and look at the passenger coming out cautiously. What she saw made her sigh in relief, the passenger that came out was a young girl, about her age with blonde hair and bright blue eyes, she was well dressed and her hair was styled very nicely, a warm smile was also prominent on her face.
"Hi, are you guys heading to West End High?" She asked, Eponine nodded, "That's great! We were heading there too only we don't exactly know where it is? Would you like a ride? We can take you and you can tell us how to get there."
A smile appeared on Eponine's face, she liked how this girl wasn't offering her charity but taking to her like she had something to offer, it was something she hadn't experienced in a long time.
"Sounds like a fair deal."
"Great!" the blonde beamed
Eponine and Azelma scurried over to the car and slid in. The driver was an older man who they assumed was the girl's father. As soon as they were in he drove off and Eponine gave him some simple directions. As they were driving the blonde turned back to look at the two girls a bit nervously.
"I'm Cosette by the way."
Eponine tensed a bit when she heard that name, her memory flinging back at her, but decided not to say anything in case she was wrong, Azelma didn't react at all, further prompting Eponine's silence. Due to her silence Azelma sighed but smiled at Cosette.
"I'm Azelma, and that's" she sneered jokingly as she nudged her head over to indicate her sister, "Eponine."
Eponine noticed the man tense a little at the mention of her name but he too decided to remain silent since Cosette seem to have to reaction whatsoever, maybe she wasn't so off after all.
"So is this your first day?" she asked Cosette
"Yes," she blushed, "I'm not going to lie I am a bit nervous."
"Don't be, the school is very open and it's still the beginning of the year so I am sure you will catch up."
"You really think so?"
"I know so."
Right then they pulled up to the school and all three girls thanked Cosette's dad as they exited the car, but as he drove off and they walking closer to the school Cosette's eyes grew large with nerves.
"Don't worry too much. It will be fine." Eponine reassured Cosette.
"Thank you, at least I'm going in with at least one friend right?" she asked looking at the two girls.
"Make that two." Eponine answered smiling.
A/N; Sorry its so short, i just wanted to get the fanfic started before Christmas and the movie release