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[ ficathon ] the girl on fire

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johanna, finnick, cato - that shit must hurt real bad, fakin' what you wish you had
[au] cato is the 74th victor

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electrumqueen

5 years ago

jada_jasmine

5 years ago

gale/katniss, we were never in love, and we were never meant to be
soulmates of a kind; gale/katniss; r

They're not in love.

Neither of them feel that push-pull of true love, of anything beyond friendship of the deepest kind. It isn't like that, never has been.

They're not in love, but they tried, once, twice. They tried to pretend, to hold each other as though they were anything, everything.

They held each other but it was wrong, somehow, and they pulled away until neither of them could stand it, and were forced back together.

Now, it's dimmed, and they can hold hands and lace fingers and both of them know exactly what it is.

When they need each other, it's always them - Gale and Katniss, her protector and his Catnip, each other's constants in the most honest, real, sense of the word.

He tells her he loves her and she's under no pretenses; and she says it back and he just smiles.

It's comfortable, what they have, comfortable and nice. It doesn't make other of their hearts race but it doesn't hurt them, either, and that's what's important.

They don't have time for real love, for anything beyond this, beyond sweaty fucks in secluded areas of woods. They don't have time for romance, only for what they need, what they have to have.

Both of them want but they make themselves content with what they've got, and it's enough for the both of them.

Neither of them want to pretend, and it's best that way.

dominant_spoon

5 years ago

johanna/annie, life could be simple, but you never fail to complicate it every single time
gale/katniss, i love you but i'm letting go, it may not last but i don't know
Sympathetic Capitol kids, the tricky thing is, yesterday we were just children
Argh, I'm gonna have to go long on this one! Stay tuned.

hyperemmalawlz

5 years ago

hyperemmalawlz

5 years ago

azelmaroark

5 years ago

redrikki

5 years ago

johanna, clove - heart full of napalm
YOU ARE WINNING THE WAR

electrumqueen

5 years ago

peeta mellark, i got nothing left inside my chest but it's all all right
johanna, finnick, mentoring the 74th hunger games
DO WANT.

nicalyse

5 years ago

helena_13

5 years ago

johanna/gale, Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?


johanna/finnick, everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH
Rue || the world was never meant for someone as beautiful as you
lullaby; rue; pg

She was always a quiet girl.

She learned to jump from tree to tree when she was young; she played pranks on her family, small pranks, harmless.

When her name was called, she could hear nothing beyond the rushing in her ears, the fear freezing her heart for that second.

She walked, and she saw her mother, crying, down below, hand held to her mouth.

"Mommy," she wanted to shout, "mommy," - and she wanted nothing more than someone to save her, to help her, to take her out of this nightmare.

(Can't be real.)

*

In the Games, it's different.

She's not going to kill; she promised herself that a long, long time ago, when she first heard about them, first had to watch the Games, watch good girls and boys kill each other.

That'll never be me, she'd promised herself, little nails digging into her palms.

She's desperate to keep that promise.

And so she clings to Katniss. She shouldn't trust her but she saw, she saw what happened in Twelve; she heard the scream and saw the raw love in her eyes and so she trusts, holds, tight.

Katniss isn't the type of person to kill her and make it painful. If she's going to go, she wants it to be in her sleep, quiet. She wants to be comfortable when she dies. Katniss will give her that, won't make it any worse than it has to be.

Until the spear hits - and her mouth drops open and it was supposed to be Katniss, it wasn't supposed to hurt like this, feel like this. It was supposed to be more than a spear in her stomach and blood staining her hands.

"Katniss," she whimpers out, and she's never felt as small as she does right now.

Everything is fuzzy, after that.

"Sing to me," she says, finally, and the world turns into bright spots over her eyes, and she closes them, smiles.

Katniss' voice lulls her into her final rest.

heliconian_julz

5 years ago

rumpledlinen

5 years ago

century_fox

5 years ago

rumpledlinen

5 years ago

Katniss/Cinna, "I don't know how much longer I can go on pretending, Cinna," she said.
Capitol citizens || we're half awake in a fake empire
haymitch/maysilee, First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.

omg. need this!

sierrafoxtrot

5 years ago

beethemonster

5 years ago

sierrafoxtrot

5 years ago

century_fox

5 years ago

gale/johanna
okay, so i'm the dragon. big deal.
you still get to be the hero.
guh, siken prompts. ♥
finnick&johanna, we could be friends and i promise that it won't go bad
Peeta/Katniss, coming back, i'm coming back/ she follows me into the woods/ takes me home
District eleven || gonna chase away the devil when that sun does rise. gonna plead the blood, gonna plead the blood.
When she first teamed up with that girl from 12, everyone thought she was crazy. Didn’t she realize it was just a matter of time? That girl loved her sister so much she volunteered as tribute! She would do whatever it took to go home to her, probably even kill another tiny girl-child.

When she agreed to take part in the Fire Girl’s plan, her whole District glued themselves to the screens. They had watched the gentleness the girl had used with their little Rue. Maybe she would still end up killing the girl, but at least it would be quick and as painless as possible. They could see the memory in her eyes…they knew she saw a different little girl when she looked into the velvet chocolate eyes set in dusky brown skin. She would never do anything bad to someone who reminded her of her sister.

When the spear stole her life, every one of them held their breath. They watched as Katniss killed the boy and how gently she held their little girl. They watched while she sang and then buried the tiny body in beautiful flowers. Their breath became soft shudders of shared sorrow as grief etched its way across Katniss’ face as she stands and a small bit of sunlight glints on her pin.

When the Mockingjay girl gave a salute of solidarity, touching three fingers to her lips and raising them to the camera, the entirety of District 11 trembled on the knife’s edge between sorrow and savagery, between anguish and anger. This silent communication across District lines had never happened before, and now this girl, this girl of fire, love, and compassion, raised a spark.

When their new girl turned away to continue her fight, the spark ignited a fire in their hearts. In the memory of one girl and in honor of another, they decided to take a stand against the devil sitting comfortable in his Capitol.

honorh

5 years ago

caitriona_3

5 years ago

heliconian_julz

5 years ago

caitriona_3

5 years ago

tillychar

5 years ago

gale/madge see I've had to burn your kingdom down and no rivers and no lakes, can put the fire out
The tributes || our time is but a breath, so we better breathe it
Clove/Glimmer - don't listen to a word i say, the screams all sound the same
OMG THANK YOU, NOBODY ELSE SHIPS CLOVE/GLIMMER, I need this.

jada_jasmine

5 years ago

wanderinghope

5 years ago

mouse_ear

5 years ago

azelmaroark

5 years ago

mouse_ear

5 years ago

supersyncspaz7

March 26 2012, 05:06:58 UTC 5 years ago Edited:  March 26 2012, 05:07:20 UTC

Effie, "keep calm and carry on"
Keep Calm

I tried, just tried, to convince myself.

It was going to be just fine. Just fine indeed.

They’d never know. They’d never check. It’s just a small spot. So small.

I really would like to keep all my toes.

I can’t control them – like little pests that have to be watched. I’m not their mother nor their caretaker. I cannot be held responsible. They have a mentor for that.

Oh my, now that is the real problem. But it’s not my problem.

My only requirement is time. Keep time. Always on time. That’s what I do here. That’s why I’m here. It’s what they taught me to do.

It’s a bright, bright, bright day out there and we’re going to grab it. I’ll show them.

It’s going to be just fine.

Oh, it will.

It’s only mahogany. Only.

withdrawnred

5 years ago

century_fox

5 years ago

honorh

5 years ago

_ark_angel_

5 years ago

Katniss/Cinna or Katniss/Peeta, slow dancing in a burning room
rue, prim - who's the girl on fire now?
Katniss, This steady burst of snow is burning my hands, I'm frozen to the bones, I am.