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"Shoot me." by ColonelDespard "Shoot me." by ColonelDespard
"He is the leader! It was he who slew the artillery-man. It is well that he has placed himself there. Let him remain there. Let us shoot him down on the spot."

"Shoot me," said Enjolras.

And flinging away his bit of gun-barrel, and folding his arms, he offered his breast.

The audacity of a fine death always affects men. As soon as Enjolras folded his arms and accepted his end, the din of strife ceased in the room, and this chaos suddenly stilled into a sort of sepulchral solemnity. The menacing majesty of Enjolras disarmed and motionless, appeared to oppress this tumult, and this young man, haughty, bloody, and charming, who alone had not a wound, who was as indifferent as an invulnerable being, seemed, by the authority of his tranquil glance, to constrain this sinister rabble to kill him respectfully.


His beauty, at that moment augmented by his pride, was resplendent, and he was fresh and rosy after the fearful four and twenty hours which had just elapsed, as though he could no more be fatigued than wounded. It was of him, possibly, that a witness spoke afterwards, before the council of war: "There was an insurgent whom I heard called Apollo." A National Guardsman who had taken aim at Enjolras, lowered his gun, saying: "It seems to me that I am about to shoot a flower." - Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

If you're going to check out violently, this is how to go about doing it.
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TUZI42 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
LOVE THIS PICTURE!!!
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely illustration of this scene!
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Disneylyric Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student General Artist
He got his wish.
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DuchessaIbby Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Your drawing is beautiful. And the quote, well, greatly moving. I've just reached the first introduction of the Thenardiers in the book, and am very much enjoying all the extra information that isn't in the musical.
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Thank you :) You'll enjoy the ABC sections when you get to them - hope this isn't too much of a spoiler for you, although you'd know from the musical that Enjolas doesn't exactly lead a successful 1832 French Revolution...
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DuchessaIbby Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
No,as I've seen the musical,it wasn't a spoiler. I am very much looking forward the the ABC sections, becuase they happen to be my favourite in the musical.
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DuchessaIbby Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
He looks a bit like Billy Twelvetrees, who plays rugby for Leicester Tigers. I jut realised this(:
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Meg-Giry Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
On this scene I always start to cry. And you've drown it so storng, that is realy capturing me.
He looks so decided and not a little bit afraid.
:hug: Meg
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Glad you liked it! I'm working on colouring this at the moment, just for practice and to correct a few things about it I don't like.
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Meg-Giry Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait so see the coloured version. I'm sure I'll love it :-)
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