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My eyes widened as the injured 'boy' fell into my arms.
'I'll leave it to you, Marius,' Enjolras said, patting by back as he climbed up to the top of the barricade. 'You're good at injuries.' 
'Eponine?' I whispered, covering the gaping shotgun wound in her right.
'My-brother-just-got-shot-and-I-did-too-' she gasped, hemorrhaging terribly. I could do nothing to settle her but sit her down beside me. I touched her sweat-covered forehead lovingly, forgetting all about my fiancé back home. My best friend who was the reason for Cosette, was horribly injured, possibly dying right in front of me.
'Don't you fret, Mounsieur Marius,' the girl said. 'I don't feel any pain.' I felt for her so much I pulled her onto my lap without a second thought. A drizzle of water came down from the heavens, sluicing the dirt, sweat and blood off our bodies.
She smiled. 'A little fall of rain can hardly hurt me now.'
She was being so brave, I thought, as I pulled her closer to me, kissing and stroking her chestnut-brown hair. Eponine sighed, almost as if she was going to sleep, resting her head on my chest. 
'Don't,' I whispered gently. 
She snorted quietly. 'I'm not dying on you, silly, I'm just resting my eyes.
'Of course.'
We sat for a couple of minutes, the scrawny yet strangely beautiful creature rising up and down on my chest.  Grantaire stumbled past me, obviously having another bottle, but he just blinked and raised his eyebrows at me and carried on.
'Eponine.' I shook her softly. 'I'm here.'
She smiled. 'That's all I need to know.'
'Listen, if you recover, I promise you I'll keep you safe and close,' I gabbled, as the rain progressed to a slightly distracting pitter-patter.
'Mmm, I don't think I'll make it through this,' Eponine told me casually, as if dying was a daily thing. 'Rain will make the flowers grow,' she added, nodding at a single red poppy flower planted in the thirsty ground inches away from us?
Her calmness worried me, and I clutched her in a tight embrace.
'Eponine, please, no. You'll live! Dear God above, I...I wish I-' I turned my head away, turning slightly pink. I didn't want to say it, it was an act of betrayal.
'You wish you what?'
'I wish I could close your wounds with words of love,' I closed my eyes, and opened them again, expecting my best friend to somehow have disappeared. However, the girl was still there, blinking up at me with slightly confused eyes.
'Marius, just hold me now and let it be. Shelter and comfort me, please. That's all I ask. It's not going to happen.'
I couldn't help risking a teardrop then, because I just realised how much she meant to me. It was pure instinct that I reached down and took her hand.
'If I could show you how, you would live a hundred years. I won't desert you now, I promise.'
'The rain can't hurt me now.' Eponine said, the rain finally soaking us both to the skin. 'It'll wash away what's past. Keep me safe, close. I can rest in your embrace at last, because the rain that brings you here is heaven blessed.' Suddenly the rain stopped, bathing us in in a light blue clear light.
She smiled and changed her words. 'The skies begin to clear and I'm at rest.'
Eponine suddenly turned alarmingly cold, so she couldn't talk. I took her soft hands, rubbing them between mine, and opening my mouth slightly so she could get some warm breath.
 'A breath away from where you are,' she continued, her voice weak. 'I've come home from so far...'
'Hushaby, dear Eponine,' I whispered, afraid of what was going to happen next. My voice cracked as I began to sob. 'A little fall of rain, remember,'
'Can hardly-hurt me-now-AAAAAAH!' she groaned delicately, scrunching up in my arms.
'No-no-Eponine!' I panicked. 'Not yet, not now, not ever! I'm here!' With one swift move, I was holding her tightly, my legs splayed out in front of her and my arms forming a shield as she turned towards me, tired.
'Safe, till you are sleeping,' I pulled her until she was level with my face, and I saw how pale and weak she was. I grew desperate.
'And rain,'
'And rain,' I repeated.
'Will make the flowers...'
'Will make the flowers...' I couldn't help it, as she curled up. I kissed her passionately, desperately, my rough lips trying the best to revive my friend, my first love, my hope. There was a silence as I withdrew my face, my eyes, from hers.
'I'm sorry, Marius,' Eponine whispered, and she leant up to give me a second kiss. I closed my eyes, prepared to do whatever it took to make her happy. But her already cold body stiffened just as her soft lips brushed the tips of mine.
'Eponine? Eponine?' I opened my eyes, saw her dead brown ones staring back at me, unblinking. 'EPONINE!' I shouted, startling Enjolras and my other friends. The rain came back, plastering my hair to my forehead, absolutely pelting down.
'NO!!!' I sobbed. 'No!!!' I held the corpse of Eponine as close as possible to mine. My voice dropped to a whisper.
'Please, Eppy. Please, wake up,' I prayed. Her lips opened, nothing else, and I dared to breathe out.
'I love you, Marius,' a weak, shrill voice came out of her, and she went floppy.
I shut my eyes, blocking out the cruel evil world around me. I felt powerless, but I managed to reply:

'I love you too, Eponine.'

gaah I haven't done one for ages

A one-shot short story I made, of A Little Fall of Rain from Les Mis with the lyrics tied in. Keep in mind I changed some lyrics around so it would sound like more normal speech.
Marius' POV, and it's all entirely one scene so no paragraphs.
Go, go, go Marponine/Epius fans! This one is ripe ;)
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jennu-bean Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;_________________________________; I AM NEARLY CRYING :iconbigeyesplz: beautiful writing!
NachoTheGreato Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A few things...
1. I am now crying
2. I was listening to "A Little Fall of Rain" when I found this
3. I'm crying
4. That was beautifully written
ruffuge Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1)Let me cry with you
2) I had it on replay while I wrote the fic, I was stupid enough not to look the lyrics up
3) I'm crying too
4)le thankkkkkkk woo
Cicada-Sofer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist
That... was... AMAZING!!! You could really feel the emotion in it and I just wanted to cry! I always loved that song and now I love it even more! Again, AMAZING job! Pat yourself on the back!
ruffuge Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you! :tighthug:
*pats myself on back*
I'm really proud of this one, it's my most favourited deviation ever!
I've always had a thing for Marponine.
But I'd also like to see the dark side of this. I'm working on it! ;)
Cicada-Sofer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist
I can't wait to see your other deviations! It truly was amazing! And you SHOULD be proud!
Vamp-Fledging Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I've never really liked this song mainly because 1) the first time I experienced it was the 25th anniversary with good ol' Nick Jonas and 2) the only reason I had watched Les Mis was because of Javert's character (who ended up being Norm Lewis, not even the traditional Javert I was expecting) and Ramin Karimloo (who honestly plays a better Enjorlas than Phantom. Not even kidding.) But this has completely changed my point of view. I am seriously gonna go listen to all versions I have of this song (CSR, 10th ann., 25th ann.) and look at it imagining this story. So yeah. Be proud cuz you just made a difference. :clap:
ruffuge Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
1) Yes, Nick was surprisingly good considering the time he had in classical training and his age
2)I personally prefer Norm Lewis and Ramin Karimloo to the former actors, but that's because Norm was the first Javert I watched and I felt David Thaxton (10th Anniversary) was too old for Enjolras.

Oh thank you! I am EXTREMELY proud. Try and read slowly because I feel it's too short. When I finished, I was a bit dissapointed at the cheesiness of it all, but I thought it was English-project-standard.

Thanks again! :D
Vamp-Fledging Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nick was good training considered, but if the casting director knew the boy wasn't classically trained, they really should have made a better choice instead of just picking Nick for all the views the anniversary concert would get from the teenage girls of the world ;)
I actually prefer Philip Quast just because he seems more like the Javert I would imagine and I just love his voice :love: It suits the character so well. But Norm was definitely great and he was the first Javert I saw preforming though Quast was the first Javert I had been exposed at all so when I watched the 25th ann. I guess I was expecting someone like Quast. And I really do think Ramin Karimloo is the best Enjolras. He portrays the character so well, I like him better and Enjolras then I do as the Phantom if that's saying anything. Becuasse yeah, Thaxton was a little old. My Dream cast would be Javert-Quast, Valjean-Boe, Marius-Ball, Eponine- Barks, Fantine-Salonga Enjolras- Karimloo Grantaire- Fraser Bishop-Carpenter (Bishop in 25th ann.) Thernardier -Lucas Mme.T-Galloway and they can put anyone else they need in. :D
Sorry for the late reply, but school is a pain.
MistiGears Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont know who these people are
but its still adorable and sad and bgdjhgjierkuhjrt
ruffuge Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thankee fincheee

it's from les Miserables :)
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