★ ★ ★ enjolras had nearly dropped out of university , believe it or not . when he'd been suddenly saddled with children , he'd thought he wouldn't be able to handle it . but help from his friends and sheer willpower kept him going , even though he'd been set back quite a bit in a few of his classes . at least he hadn't completely dropped out . it was that small - town attitude of the friends he knew that kept him on the path to graduation , and kept him from holing up inside his apartment .
even after the accident that had robbed him of his hearing , enjolras carried on . the quietness of the country side was pleasant , a far cry from the city that he commuted to nearly every day for school and work . out here , he could relax and forget about all the responsibility resting on his shoulders . out here , he could focus on his interests , one of them being falconry . with enough open space , the man was able to effectively train and raise a partially leucistic red tailed hawk .
going to the dog park had become a normal occurrence for the french man and his companion , helios . it had taken the long - term residents some getting used to , especially when their pets would react with such fear and aggression to the prey creature so close to them . but things had worked out , and helios was free to fly wherever he wished . today , enjolras quietly walked to the park , only mildly surprised to find atlas and mingjie . dog people were the best people his ass . though perhaps his opinion didn't count considering his companion was a massive bird of prey .
he approached the two , offering a quiet smile to the both of them as he shifted to give helios room . the bird didn't seem keen on flying away just yet , perhaps a little too curious on mingjie's dogs to do anything else . " salut , " enjolras starts , eyes traveling from his hawk to the dogs out in the park . " how are you both ? "