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Combeferre said to tell everyone thank you for wishing him a happy birthday. Also, cynical-dragon, your picture is his new lock screen photo on his phone so he really liked your piece of art!

It’s really hard to think that being in the hospital and waiting for Combeferre to come out of surgery is a good thing but it is and honestly getting a new, functioning heart is probably the best birthday present ever. 

-Courf

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Enjolras: Hey, what’s up? Shouldn’t you be in class right now?
Combeferre: *takes a breath* Um … yes but I left because … *breathing is audible and unsteady*
Enjolras: Combeferre are you okay? Why did you leave class?
Combeferre: I … got another call.
Enjolras: From wh—
Combeferre: The hospital.
Enjolras: … the hospital? Why?
Combeferre: They have a heart that doesn’t match any of the patients ahead of me on the list … but it matches me and … and I have to go to the hospital right now.
Enjolras: ……
Combeferre: E?
Enjolras: Okay … okay, yes.  Courf and I will drive to the school right now and get you.
Combeferre: Thank you … and hurry.
Enjolras: We will.
CALL ENDED

Enjolras: Hey, what’s up? Shouldn’t you be in class right now?

Combeferre: *takes a breath* Um … yes but I left because … *breathing is audible and unsteady*

Enjolras: Combeferre are you okay? Why did you leave class?

Combeferre: I … got another call.

Enjolras: From wh—

Combeferre: The hospital.

Enjolras: … the hospital? Why?

Combeferre: They have a heart that doesn’t match any of the patients ahead of me on the list … but it matches me and … and I have to go to the hospital right now.

Enjolras: ……

Combeferre: E?

Enjolras: Okay … okay, yes.  Courf and I will drive to the school right now and get you.

Combeferre: Thank you … and hurry.

Enjolras: We will.

CALL ENDED

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quenaa said: Courf, how you doin'?

I’m doin’ awesomely, girl. Just planning a super chill birthday party for Combeferre, who happens to be turning 24 tomorrow.  I would throw a huge party but we are swearing off loud noises, heavy bass music and heart pounding action until Combeferre get’s a new blood pumping organ that will allow him to enjoy such things and not have a heart attack. 

… it has come to my attention that you might have been flirting with me with this ask.

I am so off my game, I apologize.

-Courf

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Anonymous said: hey, im the anon from a while ago who was dealing with the crazy ex of my boyfriend. i had the police called on her. they arrested her today after we got all of the paperwork filled out for harassment, and she did have a 3" blade pocketknife in her schoolbag. i just want to say thank you for encouraging me to tell someone because honestly i was gonna try to ignore her and one police officer said it was very likely she wouldve hurt me on monday. again, thank you.

Thank YOU for protecting yourself.  We are very glad to hear that you are safe! -Combeferre

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amour-de-tous said: Guuuys help. I'm sick for like the eighth time this year and I'm all miserable feeling. I keep ending up with a pneumothorax when I'm sick, and it's awful, and I do not want this. Tell me something good that happened to you today? Or idk a story or a recipe or something, I'm not picky, I just feel terrible.

Today wasn’t very exciting. Enjolras took an all day nap with Catria on different surfaces in the house, Combeferre was at the library all day helping Eponine and I stayed at home and took snapchat pics of Enjolras sleeping and sent them to Grantaire, Marius and Joly. … I take it back, today was very exciting. -Courf

I got a snapchat today … and I’m still not sure what the point of it is. -Joly

i took Gabby to the Louvre today … she liked this painting …

she said that the guy wrapped in the big red flag reminded her of Enjolras. i can’t wait to tell him this amazing story. -R

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Anonymous said: How are you handling Gabby going to school, R?

originally i was a nervous as hell but she has made about a thousand friends, she’s having an easy time learning things and she loves it there

so if she’s happy, then i am happy

-R

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get in line -R

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storiesfromlesamies:

Les Amies Rise Outtakes :)

And here we see why it was pretty impressive that this film was made. We are a crazy bunch.

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Anonymous said: Hi guys, I've been feeling really insecure about myself lately and I don't know how to be a bit more confident again. I'm insecure about my body, about my talents, about my career... about everything actually. What can I do?

First of all, you should know that you are not alone with what you are feeling.  There is no one in the world who is 100% confident with themselves and I think that’s sad because confidence is something we are born with right? I mean, when we came out of the womb we weren’t insecure about ourselves, we were all pretty damn confident babies so that means the confidence that we were born with is still inside of us! You are definitely capable of regaining it and it is something that I know you can do :)

-Courf

i have this written in the front page of my sketch book- “fake it ‘till you make it” and i know that sounds super cheesy and lame but it’s actually the realist shit ever.  fake self confidence until it’s real.  it’s just like practicing something over and over again …. eventually you will get good at it.  it’s like Courf said, we were born with confidence so why not practice that natural born talent and get really good at it?

-R

You talked about being uncomfortable with your body image and I have two things to say about that.  

1) If you are insecure about yourself because you are trying to live up to the standards society has placed on us to look a certain way, then I urge you to break free of those chains that have been unconsciously placed on you.  I wish I could punch every person responsible for making people feel like they need to change themselves to fit in and be a “normal” member of society.

2) If there is some aspect of yourself that you wish to change because you think it will make you more confident in yourself, then you have the power to change it.  But please, do not change for society, change for yourself. 

-Combeferre

When people give you genuine compliments? Take them.  Always, always, ALWAYS.  Never shoot down a compliment by responding negatively, EVER.  Not only is it rude to the person who gave it but it’s rude to yourself.  You do actually win at life sometimes, you know :) When people give you compliments they are like little victories, so take them and cherish them.  Also, (and this is very hard for me to do) take risks and step into the unknown, this will help to build your confidence because you will start to realize that you are capable of doing many things that you didn’t even know that you could do …. and that’s a great feeling.

-Joly.

This is going to sound stupid when I say it but, believe in yourself.  You will never get over that feeling that has settled in your stomach if all you do is look into the mirror and think, “wow, I suck”.  Does that even sound like something that is going to help you feel better about yourself? No.  If you continue to not believe in yourself, if you continue to say “wow, I suck” then you have already chosen your fate, and that is not fair to you.  

What you are feeling will not stay there forever, it will go away BUT ONLY IF you can realize that you are someone special, you are the only YOU in this entire world and that’s pretty damn amazing.  So treat yourself like you are one of a kind.  Believe in your looks, believe in your capabilities, believe in your talents.  I know it’s very hard but you can do it.  You are a cause, you are important, so believe in that cause … believe in yourself. -E

Also, talk to people about what you are going through, it always helps. You know what else always helps? When you know that you have other people who believe in you. So here is a little list of people who you can be damn well sure believe in you :)  -Courf

YOU ARE A PRETTY PERSON!!!!! LOVE YOURSELF!!!!! :DDDD

-GABRIELLE!!!!!