'Thy Questions
by, Gavroche Thenardier

"What are we doing here?" Gavroche cried.

"I don’t know." Eponine said. "It’s probably your fault."

"What? Why would it be my fault?"

"Well, you were the one ticking all the angels off!"

"So? It’s not may fault those harp strings are so breakable!" Gavroche yelped.

"Gavroche, will you stop yelling?" Marius asked while rubbing his temples. "I’ve got a headache."

"You wouldn’t have one if you married me." Eponine muttered under her breath.

"What?" Cosette demanded.

"Nothing." Eponine said innocently.

Gavroche took a chunk of cloud and tossed it at Enjolras.

"Gamin!" Enjolras yelled. "Don’t do that again!"

"And what will you do if I did do it again?" Gavroche said while making another cloud ball.

Enjolras brushed his shirt off and did not reply to Gavroche.

"Some day you’ll be arrested for that, Gamin." Javert said sternly.

"And with what?" Gavroche laughed.

Javert just scowled at the boy and took a seat on a cloud. "This is not my idea of Heaven. Being stuck here with ruffians."

"Ruffian? I beg your pardon!" Eponine said to Javert in a hardy English accent.

They all laughed.

"Maybe you were sent here to spend time with us so you could loosen up?" Cosette suggested to Javert.

"Enough of this. Why are we here anyway?" Gavroche complained.

"To shut you up." Eponine said.

"What is up with you? You’ve been driving me insane with your ramblings!" Gavroche said to his sister

"What ramblings?"

"Oh...Marius he looks so cute in that cloud! Oh... isn’t it cute when he has a nose bleed!" Gavroche mocked Eponine

"Shut up!" Eponine cried

"Enough! All of you!" Enjolras yelled.

"Hey it’s not my fault I don’t like heights!" Marius shouted.

"Marius! All of you just sit down and relax." Enjolras said. "Now we have got to find something we can do, with out getting into a fight. How about we play a game? Does anyone know a game we could play?"

"I do." Cosette said. "It’s a game called Answers."

"Thank you Cosette. How would we play it?"

"Well I would say five words. And you would write down on a piece of paper, what comes to your mind first when I say a word." She looked at the group and saw that they were confused. "For example I might say "Cottage Cheese" and the first think in your mind might be "salad" so you would write that down."

"But cottage cheese and salad are two completely different things!" Javert stated.

"That’s not the point." Cosette sighed. "It’s a game to get to know each other."

"You mean we will be reading our answers out loud?" Javert whined.

"Yes, well I would be reading them out loud." Cosette smiled. "Are you all willing to play?" They all nodded their heads. "Well then take out a paper and pencil, and I’ll give you five words." They all obeyed. "Ready? Okay, Asparagus, Carrot, love, hate, and osmosis."

They all wrote down five words, and handed in their sheet to Cosette.

"That was easy!" Gavroche said proudly.

"Well it’s suppose to be." Marius said smiling.

"Okay, I’ll read Enjolras’ paper first." Cosette said. "For asparagus he put people for carrot he put France, for love he put republic, for hate monarchy, and for osmosis he put potato."

"Potato?" Gavroche laughed.

"Well that’s what came into my head!" Enjolras said to the boy.

"What?" Gavroche called to him. "I thought you had marbles in your head!"

Enjolras stood up on his little cloud and started to lung and Gavroche.

"NO!" Marius held Enjolras back. "He’s only a boy just sit down Enjolras."

Cosette quickly took out another paper. "Oh! Look it’s Gavroche’s answer sheet." She smiled. "For asparagus he put dinner, for carrot he put vegetable, for love he put muffins, then for hate he put stale muffins, and for osmosis he put Voltaire."

"Voltaire?" Enjolras grinned. "What does Voltaire have to do with osmosis?"

"Shut up you two." Eponine cried. "Cosette, read my paper."

"Well alright Eponine." Cosette found Eponine’s sheet and read it out loud. "For asparagus she put Marius, for carrot she put... Marius, and for love she put Marius in capital letters, for hate she put... Marius, and for osmosis she put Marius..." Cosette looked strangely at Eponine.

"Marius? You put Marius down for every answer?" Javert asked Eponine hesitantly.

"Well, I was being honest wasn’t I?" Eponine said with satisfaction.

Marius cleared his throat. "How about Cosette read mine?"

Cosette smiled at Marius. "For asparagus: lettuce, for carrot: letters, for love: Cosette." Cosette blushed. "Aw... that was sweet of you, Marius."

He smiled happily at Cosette, "Ah, it was nothing angel."

Gavroche cleared his throat loudly.

"Oh, oh yes.. For hate: rashes, and for osmosis: water."

"Well nothing funny about Marius, lets move on." Gavroche said.

"Okay, here’s my answer sheet."

"You have an answer sheet?" Eponine asked.

"Yes, I took one just for the fun of it."

"Oh, well okay, read it."

"For asparagus: food, for carrot: rabbit, for love: Marius, for hate: rain, for osmosis: garden."

"Well blow me, nothing funny about that either!" Gavroche cried.

"Well, I’m sure something funny will come out of Javert." Eponine said.

"I’ll have you arrested for that." Javert called out.

"Shut up." Enjolras, Marius, Cosette, Gavroche, and Eponine said to him.

"Fine!" Javert crossed his arms.

"Well here are his answers. For asparagus: bread, for carrot: candle sticks, for love: law, for hate: Valjean, for osmosis: Toulon."

"What? That wasn’t funny!" Gavroche stated.

"Well, it’s true!" Javert yelped.

"I’m confused." Marius said.

"Aren’t we all." Cosette said while joining Marius on his cloud.

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