Rochelle and Garrot 2: childhood best friends au
A long time ago, two little gargoyles would play along the terraces of the great Notre Dame cathedral. They were young children, and were always seen and smiled at by kind passers-by.
She wanted to be a dancer, little Rochelle told her best friend, a happy little giggle in her voice, but she would fall and land flat on her back.
Garrot would help her up, telling her that, someday, she’d be loveliest ballerina in the entire world, and she would giggle as he kissed away her injuries.
Those days are gone and long since past, but they are there to this day. Rochelle poses as a ballerina, pretending to dance although she does not move, while Garrot paints lovely pictures of her for them to sell on the market.
Everyone who sees the pictures oohs and ahhs, swearing that Rochelle is the most beautiful dancer they’ve ever seen. Rochelle always laughs; she is but the artist’s muse, not a dancer, although he sees her as one.
Garrot only smiles and kisses her, telling her again and again how lovely she is to him. No more are they only best friends - they also lovers. Rochelle calls herself his muse, while Garrot calls her a dancer, and they both laugh about it, remembering days gone by.
In the evening, as the sun sets over the cathedral, Rochelle will try dancing again, and Garrot will be there to catch her when she falls.