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The Face of God-Valjean JavertTitle: The Face of God
Author: Lisa; strokemybow/fishandman
Fandom: Les Miserables
Song credit: Josh Groban, Remeber When it Rained
Warnings: Angsty. Man, I love writing. XD
Wash away the thoughts inside
That keep my mind away from you/
Javert gazed up at the sky. A single drop of water came from the heavens above and splashed upon the inspector's face. The man sighed softly. It reminded him of the tears he had never shed. It reminded him of the blistering cold water beneath the bridge he stood on. The stars were not to be seen tonight. He would never see the stars again, he mused to himself. Javert closed his eyes and gripped the iron railing.
Tonight he let 24601 go. He let the criminal go; he left his duty behind. Removing his hat, Javert set it on the stone pedestal beside him and looked down into the rushing water below. Valjean. He had sought that man for such a long time, and nearly had him in his grasp. Was the only reason for finding him to bring him to
How It Began"God, your two o'clock is here."
"I have a two o'clock?"
"He's been here since 7:45. I figured it's only polite to... sir."
God sighed. "Fine, send him in."
While He waited God cleared His desk of papers and blueprints; no need for outsiders to see His plans. Soon enough the door to His office opened and God stood, smiled, held out a hand towards one of the two visitor's chairs.
"God! Great stuff you're doing in sector 2-7-0! Great stuff!"
The man's hands were clammy, his handshake limp. Rumpled suit, porkpie hat, briefcase... oh Jes-- oh dear, a salesman. God's smile slipped a little but He soldiered on gamely. With luck He could shoo the poor guy away in a few minutes.
"So, what can I do for you?"
The man sat, briefcase across his knees. "Sector 2-7-0! Everyone's talking about it! What do you call it? Man and merman?"
"Man and woman, actually. And thanks. But we're pretty busy around here, and..."
"Oh! Right! No time for the wicked, eh?" The salesman winked and popped his briefcase,
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