anth: a fic where Combeferre is everyone's Designated Sensible Friend and just completely baffled about it
anth: like, "Ok, I'll bail you out of prison
anth: "meet your parents so they think you hang out with respectable people and keep sending you money"
anth: "treat all your strange illnesses you caught hanging out in graveyards at night JEHAN"
anth: "talk this policeman out of arresting you ENJOLRAS AND/OR BAHOREL"
anth: (no wait Bahorel would enjoy being arrested)
anth: "but. you realize how many cadavers I have in my apartment, right?"
anth: "you understand that I am super into hypnotism and will probably experiment on you?"
anth: "you get that the idea of experimental hot air balloon rides is SUPER EXCITING TO ME"
Seaberus: Oh my god
anth: and he's just like
anth: "I don't understand why my friends think I'm so reasonable all the time"
Seaberus: Combeferre being labeled as the Reasonable Friend and everyone occasionally having Sneaking Suspicions to the contrary but finding that a terrifying line of thought to go down
anth: yeah and he's all "I understand if you want to think that but"
anth: like, he's canonically into really weird natural philosophical shit, like super bizarre and esoteric
Seaberus: That chimera line I'm forgetting
anth: oh damn
Seaberus: CONSIDERING EVEN TO CHIMERAS perhaps
anth: thoughtful even to chimeras
Seaberus: Yes yes
anth: affirmed nothing, not even miracles, denied nothing, not even ghosts, thoughtful even to chimeras
Seaberus: Hell yeah HELL YEAH that line pumps me up
anth: like is that the kind of guy who seems super reasonable and level-headed to you
Seaberus: Like he sounds like a guy courfeyrac would burst in on
Seaberus: "Combeferre Marius is taking all my pens HE IS BEING VERY INCONSIDERATE HE NEVER SEEMED LIKE HE WOULD DO THIS BEFORE HE MOVED IN"
Seaberus: And combeferre considers him seriously and then says
Seaberus: "Maybe a ghost took the pens"
anth: "do you have any evidence that it was Marius"
anth: "state your hypothesis clearly”
Seaberus: I MEAN LETS LOOK AT THIS LOGICALLY
anth: "we must consider all the alternatives"
anth: "ALL THE ALTERNATIVES COURFEYRAC"
Seaberus: Oh my god I accept all of this
anth: I love the idea though
anth: of courf finding this weird med student guy and being all
anth: "AHA a new project I shall bring this sheltered young mind out of his shell, we shall be the best of friends and he will blossom under my loving guidance"
Seaberus: Oh god yeah
anth: and combeferre being all "I AM WEIRDER THAN YOU ANTICIPATED OR WERE PREPARED FOR"
Seaberus: And somehow this gets lost in how totally strange this whole group is
anth: AND EVERYONE JUST DECIDES HE IS THE NORMAL ONE
Seaberus: HE'S PROBABLY CLOSE ENOUGH
anth: approximates normal
anth: can pass for normal in a strong light
anth: omg ok I really need to go make dinner but I had to get that out
anth: PLEASE FEEL FREE TO TELL ME MORE ABOUT THIS CONCEPT
Seaberus: I'm glad you did this gives my combeferre head canon a new sparkle
Seaberus: I WILL DEF ELABORATE AS THOUGHTS COME TO ME
anth: plz and thank I will be here all evening and will likewise share
anth: courf just rolls with it though
anth: "HELL YEAH let's talk about weird shit I will totally be that friend for you even if I ahve no idea what you're saying most of the time"
anth: omg anth go make dinner