courfeyrac tries to act all cool in front of combeferre when they first meet and tries to make himself relatable so he pretends to like all these weird philosophy and history books that ferre likes and ferre thinks that that’s great and all, but he doesn’t really think that courf is all that engaged with those books
but when ferre comes to courf’s apartment he finds sagging bookcases fULL of fantasy novels that are all dogeared and post-it-noted and covered in little handwritten notes and they’re all organized based on what his favorites are
and ferre just realizes how absolutely fucked he is because he realizes that courf was lying about the books he likes to read but in reality the way he interacts with the books he loves is just so fucking cute and he spends about twenty minutes just examining courf’s bookshelves, and then he just smooches courf full on the lips for the first time and says “a guy who loves the books that i do is cute, but a guy who loves any kind of book as much as you do fantasy novels is really fucking hot”
every time i feel like shit i try and imagine a planet saying
"in the grand scheme of things, everything is a human construct and nothing you feel is real and in a billion years everyone will be dead but the universe will keep going like nothing happened"
surprisingly, it makes me feel better