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Blossoming on the young Rhine
2013-09-07 01:26 am (UTC)
Enjolras no longer lives under an oppressive monarchy which forbids republican agitating it deems treasonous, and whose policemen would take such a blatant sign of republican sympathies as cause to investigate him and his associates. He will never not wear the cockade.
He had reached his table, but not yet sat down; this spares him the need to rise when the young woman unexpectedly addresses him. (He had noted her approach, distantly, but as is Enjolras's wont with young women, was ignoring her attention until forced to do otherwise.)
"I am," he answers, somewhat taken aback, before the penny drops. She does have
a ribbon in her hair
, and a certain resemblance to the Swiss man who told him of France's future. The German accent, however, he had not expected. Her French is perfectly intelligible, but it's curious coming from the probable sister of a man who spoke with Zwingli's pure Swiss French and Swiss pride.
"Would you, then, be Mademoiselle Zwingli? I have met your brother, if so."
is not meant as familiarity, nor as condescension; his tone indicates neither. It is, instead, of a piece with the tricolor.
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