there was that time in chicagoverse where enjolras forgot to take his meds for several days and during a manic episode climbed into a ball pit to deliver a rousing speech against corporate greed. Much to his chagrin, Courfeyrac posted a video of the speech to youtube, and “Handsome Protest Boy Speechifies in Ball Pit” went viral.
"You’ve gotten 300,000 hits in a few hours, bro. And you were completely on point - poetically, even. It’s great," Courfeyrac said, not looking up from his phone while he managed his social media profile.
"I was in a ball pit at McDonald’s,” Enjolras replied.
"Are there better places to rail against capitalism? Other than banks, which you’re not allowed to enter as a condition of your release."
Enjolras glared down at Courfeyrac’s phone. It was less penetrating now that he’d gotten some sleep. Handsome Protest Boy was just coming to the end of his speech:
"Friends, the present hour in which I am addressing you, is a gloomy hour; but these are terrible purchases of the future. A revolution is a toll. Oh! the human race will be delivered, raised up, consoled! We affirm it on this ball pit. Whence should proceed that cry of love, if not from the heights of sacrifice? Oh my comrades, this is the point of junction, of those who think and of those who suffer; this ball pit is not made of paving-stones, nor of joists, nor of bits of iron; it is made of two heaps, a heap of ideas, and a heap of woes. Here misery meets the ideal."