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[ ficathon ] the girl on fire

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Haymitch/Katniss || Catching Fire AU || Peeta doesn’t volunteer to take Haymitch’s place. This changes everything.
This needs to happen!

deathmallow

5 years ago

Johanna/Gale || You aren’t afraid of me…are you gorgeous?

nicalyse

March 28 2012, 04:50:07 UTC 5 years ago Edited:  March 28 2012, 04:50:29 UTC

Gale/Johanna, spoilers for Mockingjay, pg

He's standing beside Katniss' bed, looking down at her face while she sleeps. She looks younger like this, the way he remembers her looking in the woods before the revolution, before she went into the Games the first time.

Gale comes to see her every day, even though Prim has told him that it's the medicine that's keeping her asleep. It feels like his fault, what happened to her in 2.

The curtain behind him flies open, just like it has every time that he's been here. It doesn't make him jump any more. "You're so pathetic it makes my head hurt." Johanna Mason. He's been seeing her on television for years, but this girl is so different from that one that it's hard to believe they're one in the same.

He looks over at her, taking a quick inventory of her wounds, habit by now. He notes that the bruise on her cheek has changed color again, fading to a sickly-looking green, an improvement on the blackish-purple it was when he lifted her from the floor of the cell where they were keeping her in the Capitol. "Haven't convinced Prim to sneak you more morphling?"

She scowls. "She's just like the rest of them. Thinks she knows what pain is."

Gale says nothing. If it was up to him, he'd give Johanna what she wants, at least for a while longer. He can still see the lingering wounds on her skin, and he knows it takes longer for things inside to heal.

"Katniss knows," Johanna says quietly, her eyes lingering on the tube plugged into Katniss' vein at the crook of her elbow. "It's different. But she knows."

It isn't the first time that she's said something like this. Gale wonders if the same sort of things that happened to Finnick happened to Johanna. Did the Capitol sell her, too?

"Does it scare you?" Gale looks down when Johanna whispers. He's startled by the bright intensity of her eyes. They're wide, sunken in a face that is too thin, starved to gauntness.

"What's that?" he asks, steady. She looks half-mad like this, as if one wrong word, one wrong move could send her flying apart before him.

"All of it." She takes a step closer to him, silent in bare feet and a thin cotton gown, the same as everyone else in the hospital. "Me."

"No." He doesn't think before he speaks. When Gale looks at Johanna, he someone that he wants to protect, to save. Maybe he should be afraid of her, volatile as she is, but he isn't. If he didn't think that she'd claw out his eyeballs or worse, he would pull her into his arms, cradle her against his chest.

She shifts her weight, resting it all on one foot so her hip is cocked out. "Well. Maybe I was wrong about you. Seems like there's more here than a handsome, lovesick soldier." She presses a sharp finger into his chest, just over his heart. Gale's jaw tightens at the same time that she smiles. "I wouldn't tell you to go away if you decided that you wanted to visit me one day, gorgeous."

She's back on the other side of the curtain before he can say anything else, hissing out a curse as she climbs back into her bed.

The next day, after he's seen for himself that Katniss is still well, but still unconscious, he tugs the curtain back carefully. Johanna's eyes blink open, her lips curving just slightly though her hands are clenched in fists at her sides. "Hey there, gorgeous."

hothobbit

5 years ago

nicalyse

5 years ago

gale/katniss

Sometimes I miss you in July
When it's hot
And lightning rips
Along our tongues
Thunder Roars
Against our bodies
Sometimes I think of you
When I am drinking my tea
And it is getting cold
And the day isn't even half over
johanna/finnick, i was a dreamer before i met you and you let me down
catching fire au, haymitch goes into the arena with katniss instead of peeta (who's their mentor) and sacrifices himself so katniss and peeta are the ones who make it out alive
glimmer/cato, to die by your side is such a heavenly way to die
plus all of the cookies

heliconian_julz

5 years ago

gale/madge, are you something like a hero?
cato/clove, no one even knows how hard life was

In their district, you have three choices: be a Peacekeeper, be a Career, or take care of the widows, widowers, and orphans they occupationally must leave behind. One of them is a Career from a family of Peacekeepers, the other is a Career from the caretakers.

Nobody from the other districts cares about them or their district. District Two is more a curse for some - a far-off place to swear at when mad at the Peacekeepers sent in by the Capitol.

Cato knows nobody would care about him or Clove if the two of them hadn't spent their lives, from weaning to Reaping, becoming so lethal they could kill reflexively. Even fewer would care if he or she were not from District Two.

Clove knows the Capitol just wants a good show. Have a flair for the dramatic. Heighten the suspence, don't just jump someone and knife them - let the cameras see the fear in your victim's eyes, let the Capitol audience see the horror and anger rise futilely just before you end the competitor once and for all.

They both know that not a single person from the other districts cares how hard life is in District Two. Everyone thinks we have it like District One, spoiled and pampered, kept satiated and plump. Only victorious Tributes get full meals.

"No point in telling anyone," one tells the other as they prepare for the trainride to the Capitol. "Nobody would believe us."
cato/clove, american dreams came true somehow
well this is just going to happen.

jada_jasmine

5 years ago

cato/clove, he got a soul as sweet as blood red jam
cato/johanna, he shows me, he knows me, every inch of my tar black soul
glimmer/cato, i'm your little harlot, starlet
Oh wow I need this. (perfect song for Glimmer omg.)
cato/clove american horror story
mine mine mine mine. will get it up in an hour or so.

clotpoles

5 years ago

electrumqueen

5 years ago

clove, glimmer, katniss, teachers said we'd never make it out alive
i neeeeed this omggg

chimneysmoke

5 years ago

au fic, primrose abernathy is reaped into the hunger games. her sister katniss volunteers to take her place, knowing fully well that the games are what made their dad such an irreparable fuck-up; not knowing that pulling prim's name was the capitol's final attempt to destroy everyone haymitch has ever loved.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is the best thing i have ever seen in my life.

jada_jasmine

5 years ago

electrumqueen

5 years ago

wicked_g

5 years ago

Gale/Katniss, Hungry like the wolf
haymitch + mr everdeen + mr hawthorne, growing up seam
ooh, i think i'm going to take a crack at this

electrumqueen

5 years ago

deathmallow

5 years ago

deathmallow

5 years ago

deathmallow

5 years ago

electrumqueen

5 years ago

deathmallow

5 years ago

thewindwarns

5 years ago

deathmallow

5 years ago

thewindwarns

5 years ago

thewindwarns

5 years ago

electrumqueen

5 years ago

thewindwarns

5 years ago

century_fox

5 years ago

thewindwarns

5 years ago

cato/clove.

you will see her scar and wonder where she got it.
you will always be amazed at how one woman can have so much black hair.
you will always fall in love, and it will always be like having your throat cut, just that fast.
you will always run away with her. you will always lose her. you will always be a fool.
you will always be dead, in a city of ice, snow falling into your ear.
you have already done all of this and will do it again.
deathless and thg?
i need this
johanna, i can feel it in my bones, i'm gonna spend my whole life alone
nghhhhhhhhhhhhh

hotpiexoxo

5 years ago

hotpiexoxo

5 years ago

bloodofpyke

5 years ago

hotpiexoxo

5 years ago

sweetbitter

5 years ago

johanna/finnick your concrete heart isn't beating and I've tried to make it come alive

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prettywitch

5 years ago

weekendsinner

5 years ago

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gimmie gimmie gimmie

indigosquare

5 years ago

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indigosquare

5 years ago

joaniemaloney

5 years ago

indigosquare

5 years ago

finnick/annie come with me, my love, to the sea, the sea of love.

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yes

i'm gonna write this, i have too many president coin feelings not to

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miotasachsaol

5 years ago

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miotasachsaol

5 years ago

miotasachsaol

5 years ago

katniss; peeta is killed and she returns to district twelve alone.

rumpledlinen

March 26 2012, 22:23:35 UTC 5 years ago Edited:  March 26 2012, 22:23:56 UTC

careers; no one mourns the wicked.

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kaitmaree77

5 years ago