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[ ficathon ] the girl on fire

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Pairing: Peeta/Katniss
Prompt: Katniss secretly dreams of marrying Peeta in the usual manner of District 12. Complete with the toasting of bread...
Pairing: Peeta/Katniss
Prompt: A shared kiss on the rooftop during their picnic, changes Katniss' feelings forever
Gale/Madge, we were born to fuck each other / one way or another
omg

sierrafoxtrot

4 years ago

downbythebay_4

4 years ago

red_b_rackham

4 years ago

peeta/katniss, in a house of mirrors full of smoke
Katniss, Bonnie, and Twill, Bonnie and Twill make it to District 13
Glimmer, it's alarming, honestly, how charming she can be / fooling everyone, telling how she's having fun
She sees him watching her during the training sessions and she grins, tossing her waves of blonde hair back, seeing the glint in his eyes as she cocks the arrow and shoots (she misses, but not by much, but that’s not the point, it’s never the point).

She runs into him later in an empty hallway, and she cocks her head, smiles, laughs and she can tell she’s already won as he’s putting an arm around her and leading her to the Gamekeeper’s room.

***

He’s kissing her neck, and she’s pushing him back against the wall, biting at his mouth (she’s not a tribute, she wants to remind him, but the victor). He moans into her mouth, hands grabbing at her back, and she pulls back, batting her lashes, mouth at his ear, asking, “so, what surprises do you have cooked up this year?”

And he’s looking at her like he’s not sure what she is (but, oh, she knows, she’s the one who should win, the one who’s going to win, and she’ll be the victor this country needs, all glitter eyes and silk smiles). “I’m not sure I can--I mean, I can’t--the rules,” he says and his voice is full of spurts and stutters, and she leans in closer, hand on his belt buckle, lashes brushing his cheek.

“Oh, but I won’t tell anyone,” she tells him, and her lips are on his again and she goes back to her room, the map of the arena spinning in her head.

***

The Games are easy. Easy, because she’s been trained and trained again; easy, because she’s got the map still in her head. The bow feels like a harp in her hand, and she strings arrow after arrow, imagining that the twine of the string is music, the notes rising and falling around her like a concert (and what is this, if not a production?).

She catches the lingering glances and smiles, wondering if this is something she can use, wondering if this is something that will make them weaker.

It doesn’t matter, in the end; the nest falls on her and her concert becomes the angry buzzing and sharp stings. Her last memories are yellow-tinged, full of swirling colors and wavering shapes, a production still. She sees Seneca, directing a symphony in the white, white room she remembers, and she’s angry, she’s fuming, but her body won’t move, and the world is spinning around her so fast she’s dizzy.

This was a guarantee, she thinks, and the words are hard and cold in her mind. I was supposed to win. The blackness spins closer and she falls into it, angry still, and there’s no glitter, no silk about her now.

crazyumbrellas

4 years ago

marketchippie

4 years ago

gale/katniss and the things that keep us apart keep me alive, the things that keep me alive keep me alone

goth_sweeting

March 25 2012, 18:06:42 UTC 4 years ago Edited:  March 25 2012, 18:07:32 UTC

Katniss/Haymitch (during Mockingjay) When she lays in your warm arms, don't think of me
Katniss/Haymitch (with Haymitch in 13 when they all thought she was dead) precious and fragile things, need special handling, my god what have we done to you?
I want to fill this. Can I get a better point of reference in Mockingjay? I can't off the top of my head remember and maybe a context would be good. If not, I'll wing it.

goth_sweeting

4 years ago

_ark_angel_

4 years ago

_ark_angel_

4 years ago

_ark_angel_

4 years ago

goth_sweeting

4 years ago

hothobbit

4 years ago

_ark_angel_

4 years ago

hothobbit

4 years ago

century_fox

4 years ago

magic_knickers

March 25 2012, 18:48:51 UTC 4 years ago Edited:  March 25 2012, 18:49:35 UTC

Cato/Draco Malfoy - Harry Potter crossover, but the world won't let me go
Hot damn, yes

magic_knickers

4 years ago

dreamfall_nnwm

4 years ago

magic_knickers

4 years ago

dreamfall_nnwm

4 years ago

magic_knickers

4 years ago

Cato/Clove I'm ashamed that I'm barely human, and I'm ashamed that I don't have a heart you can break
this this this

notyourshot

4 years ago

notyourshot

4 years ago

notyourshot

4 years ago

colfields

4 years ago

notyourshot

4 years ago

heliconian_julz

4 years ago

notyourshot

4 years ago

Prim, the Reaping scene.
"Primrose Everdeen." My name. That woman said my name. She said my name.

Everyone's backing away from me. I know why: she said my name. Nobody wants to be near me. She said my name and nobody wants to be near me.

Don't cry, I tell myself. Don't scream. This is not a nightmare. She said my name, said it in real awake I heard her say my name.

Walk, I make myself walk. Katniss would walk, so I walk. I am not as brave as my sister. I know that is true, everyone knows it is true. But she did say my name.

I leave my friends and start walking to the Peacekeepers. I walk because she said my name.

I'm glad she didn't say Katniss' name.
prim she left a week to roam; your protector's coming home
She resigned herself to Katniss dying a long time ago. She resigned herself to it pretty much the second she heard those fateful words -- "I volunteer" -- and all of District 12 stretched out their arms in grief and love. She's always been light on her feet, and she cycled through the stages in a second; the guilt, the pain, the anger, until Katniss was dead and they all just had to move on. She told Katniss to come back, certainly, but not because she had a chance of winning -- because she had a chance of coming close, of being remembered, and that was the least she deserved. No-one was letting Katniss Everdeen die unmourned.

Katniss's done what she wanted. She's close to winning. So close it's scary.

Don't you want her to come back? she asks herself, and yes, of course she does. So you want her to win.

That's not what you asked.


Since she's been watching the Games... She's sort of forgotten it's Katniss up there. Well, she knows, certainly, but it all seems so distant and Katniss has been dead since the reaping, so it's not getting through. It's probably a good thing; if she felt it all that personally she'd never see anything for crying. But she doesn't know this girl on the screen; who drops trackerjacker nests on people's heads, who's so in love with Peeta Mellarck they had to change the rules of the Hunger Game for them. She didn't know Peeta and Katniss even knew each other. She barely knows Peeta.

It's not that she doesn't like this girl, or that she doesn't care about her -- she cried like a little girl (which she is) when Rue died, and Katniss sung her to sleep. But none of it's real, none of it's right. It's probably just editing. She knows the Games are manipulated to tell the story the Capitol wants (and she's always wondered if it's slightly different in the Districts than the Capitol, or even between Districts, but she'll never know). It's still her Katniss up there. But it still feels like everything's changed.

If Katniss wins, what does that mean? That she killed a lot of the other tributes, and consented to the death of the rest. She remembers the things her District has said about Victors before -- not just Careers, who were trained for this (but they didn't have a choice, did they?), but anyone who had the audacity to kill one of theirs. That's what people will think of Katniss; not in 12, in 12 she'll be a hero (mostly just for bringing them food), but everywhere else... Prim can't stand the thought.

It boils down simply: if/when Katniss comes back, she'll have changed. And Prim doesn't know she could handle that. She needs the old Katniss, her protector, her guardian, the one who saved her from the reaping. Mother and her are getting by, but that's not enough. They need Katniss back, and they need her the same.

And, no matter what she wants to think, Katniss won't be.

There are three opponents left: the sneaky girl, the huge boy and the monstrous boy (Peeta doesn't count, obviously). Can Katniss kill them all? Okay, most likely some will wipe each other out, but -- she's not sure she wants the sort of sister who could win the Hunger Games.

She suddenly feels incredibly guilty. Katniss saved her life. She's fighting to get back to Prim. Wouldn't Prim do the exact same thing if she was in that position? So how can she judge; she can't be that naive.

She needs her sister back. She'll have to be grateful if she gets that, in any form.

harry_styles

4 years ago

katniss everdeen, she's just like the weather, can't hold her together.
Gale/Katniss should've known you'd bring me heartache / almost lovers always do
cato/glimmer, i am subtle like a lion's cage.
oh man. I NEEEEED THIS.
cato/glimmer, we were liars, lovers in combat
these cato/glimmer prompts are killing meee
Finnick/Johanna post-Mockingjay, I think of you whenever life gets me down
Haymitch/Katniss, doesn't it just, and didn't it always?
rue and thresh i'll protect you for as long as i can
Oh man, this prompt. Ugh, my heart hurts already.

iluvmusicals

4 years ago

twentyfourhours

4 years ago

sin_fuego

4 years ago

thistlerose

4 years ago

Gale/Johanna "I love you like certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul."
Guh, this prompt does me in. I want to read and/or write this so bad.

nicalyse

4 years ago

any pairing. i'm seriously contemplating chewing off my tongue, to prevent from screaming out your name in these endless nights to come.

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beethemonster

4 years ago

Katniss/Gale, but you can never love people as much as you can miss them.

gale/katniss; so tell me now where was my fault / in loving you with my whole heart



(sorry if it wasn't exactly what you wanted, i'm new at this :3)





Fourteen and twelve and things are new. Her eyes are skeptical and calculating as you walk her through how to set a simple twitch-up snare. When she does it correctly for the first time her eyes soften and light up, and you laugh.



She shoots you a glare that matches death itself. It's worth it.





Fifteen and thirteen and she's warming up. You're getting better at shooting and she's getting better at teaching.



"Here, loosen up your shoulder," she says, fingers landing lightly on your arm. You hit your mark the next time the arrow flies, and she smiles. It's the first time you've seen her smile, and you hope it won't be the last.



You spend the next hour trying to make her smile again. When you finally do, you feel like you can do anything.





Sixteen and fourteen and this is easy. You meet every morning in the woods before school, bring down a few birds and maybe a squirrel or two, if you're lucky. Then you pack up and get breakfast at the Hob before leaving for the schoolhouse.



One morning she's sitting on Greasy Sae's counter with a bowl of soup while you lean next to her on your elbows. Eventually Darius comes up to you both, touches Katniss' hair and smiles suggestively.



She swats his hand away and rolls her eyes. You don't realize you're clenching your fists until Greasy Sae touches your arm and sighs.





Seventeen and fifteen and you're a goner. You find yourself fixating on the way her hair curls at her temples, worrying about her more than yourself each reaping, every year the number of slips with the name Katniss Everdeen neatly printed on them growing.



That winter she gets sick with the flu and you have to go hunting by yourself while she recovers. You find yourself aching for her company, for the sound of her laugh, for her steely gray gaze.



You hug her tight and for a long time when she returns to the woods a week later. When she asks, "Why so enthusiastic?" you reply, "I just missed you," so sincerely it hurts.

imthekingofokay

4 years ago

lit_wolf

4 years ago

morbidmuse

4 years ago

gale the hills are alive with the sounds of their guns, you're getting used to them
katniss and the tributes they were never given the chance to be friends but she does it for them as much as anyone else