And thus on the eve of Javert's derailment day, I give you the conclusion of my heart lies buried. Sorry about the wait and I hope you enjoy, uh, almost 100,000 words of fix-it!
my heart lies buried like something dead (99672 words) (FF.N link)
Fandom: Les Misérables - All Media Types, Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Javert/Jean Valjean, Cosette and Valjean, Cosette Fauchelevent/Marius Pontmercy, Azelma Thénardier/Original Male Character
Characters: Inspector Javert, Jean Valjean, Euphrasie "Cosette" Fauchelevant, Marius Pontmercy, Azelma Thénardier, M. Thénardier, Original Characters
Additional Tags: POV Male Character, Suicidal Thoughts, Suicide Attempt, Developing Relationship, Enemies to Friends to Lovers, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Canon Era, Slow Build, Noncanonical Character Death, Fix-It, Alternate Universe - Javert Survives, Complete
That night on the parapet, Valjean forces Javert to live. Some time later, Javert finds himself returning the favor.
"Do you think," Javert said slowly, in a tone that perhaps meant to mock but trembled with another emotion entirely, "that once you have saved a life, you must also save that man's soul?"
"I know nothing of saving souls," Valjean said. "My soul was bought for God, not saved. But it is my belief that you are better than the fate to which you have consigned yourself."