ByJo Van Holder, writer at Creators.co

Fantine lies in bed, delirious. She is dressed in pure white. Her eyes are closed.

FANTINE

Cosette, it's turned so cold! Cosette, it's past your bedtime! You've played the day away. And soon it will be night.

Fantine's eyes open and she sees Cosette, playing in the room. She looks healthy and is dressed prettily.

Come to me, Cosette, the light is fading.

Don't you see, the evening star appearing?

Come to me, and rest against my shoulder. How fast the minutes fly away and every minute colder?

Valjean enters, and sees at once that Fantine is close to the end. He drops to his knees by her bed.

VALJEAN

Dear Fantine, Cosette will be here soon! Dear Fantine, she will be by your side

FANTINE

(trying to get out of bed)

Come Cosette, the night has grown so cold!

VALJEAN

(putting her back in bed)

Be at peace! Be at peace ever more.

FANTINE

My Cosette -

VALJEAN

- shall live in my protection.

FANTINE

Take her now!

She pushes into his hand a scrap of paper on which she's written her wishes.

VALJEAN

Your child will want for nothing.

FANTINE

Good m'sieur, you come from God in heaven.

VALJEAN

And none shall ever harm Cosette as long as I am living.

Fantine has stopped looking towards the window. All her fading strength is now directed towards Valjean. She tries to reach up to him.

FANTINE

Take my hand... The night grows ever colder.

VALJEAN

Then I will keep you warm. He wraps her in his arms.

FANTINE

Take my child. I give her to your keeping.

VALJEAN

Take shelter from the storm.

FANTINE

For God's sake, please stay till I am sleeping... And tell Cosette I love her. And I'll see her when I wake...

Fantine starts to spasm. She sees something over Valjean's shoulder. Valjean doesn't realise. Her eyes go glassy as she passes away.

LEGO used in this picture: bed from Pet Shop #10218 / custom minifigures

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