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[ ficathon ] the girl on fire

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THIS PROMPT. HOLY MOTHER.

_ark_angel_

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_ark_angel_

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a_fallen_girl

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downbythebay_4

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_ark_angel_

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downbythebay_4

4 years ago

katniss/peeta, we'll be lost before the dawn
Cecelia, keep your head down and keep going
Argh. Seconded. I wish I had the mental fortitude to write this.

thewindwarns

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nicalyse

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thewindwarns

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downbythebay_4

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thewindwarns

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stars_inthe_sky

4 years ago

gale/katniss, honey, i'm on fire, i feel it everywhere
peeta/katniss, i'd promised you a heart, you'd promise to keep/kiss my eyes and lay me to sleep.
this you can keep
pg | katniss/peeta | spoilers through mockingjay

link!
Peeta/Katniss, the one she can't live without
It's a few months after, after it's all over (though it doesn't feel like it's over; it feels like it'll never be over-), after her and Peeta have slowly grown back together (they tried to do as best as they can, jagged edges and all), that she remembers Gale's words.

She'll choose the one she can't live without.

She doesn't think of Gale much, not anymore at least. He'll creep back into her thoughts on occasion, primarily when she's hunting in the woods to get some release, and she'll expect him to sneak up on her like he always used to. But those days are far gone, and she's given up ever expecting them to go back to the way they were. Besides, he's in District 2 now, and she's back at District 12 (she's still hesitant on some days to call it home.)

But one night, she can't sleep. For once, the nightmares aren't the cause. Peeta's arm is draped around her, and he mumbles incoherently in his own peaceful slumber (he's been doing better lately.) But her eyes are still wide open, and her eyes are fixated at the wall. The one she can't live without.

When she heard Gale say it, anger had coursed through her veins. The mere thought that Gale, even Peeta, could think that she would make her choice only based on their usefulness had been...infuriating. She has pushed the memory aside at the time, as there was more important matters to think over. But this was now.

Maybe she had misunderstood the meaning behind Gale's words. Her mind automatically jumped to the previous conclusion, and while Gale had a habit of misjudging her perceptions after the games, it still seemed fairly unlikely that's what he meant. He couldn't think so lowly of her, could he?

She tries to imagine these last few months without Peeta. It seems unimaginable, it's unbearable to even contemplate what they could have been like. Peeta was something of an anchor; how would she have made it by without him? Then she tries to imagine these last few months with Gale, and she feels...nothing.

She could live without Gale.

She can't live without Peeta.

It's that simple.

Just before she has the time to let these thoughts, this possible realization progress, Peeta arms tightened around her. She just leans more into it. It's practically just instinct at this point, for she doesn't even have to think about it doing it.

Maybe this is what Gale meant, she thinks. If so, then she had made the right choice.

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atomic_eyes

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Capitol citizens, War. Terrible war. This is how we remember our past. This is how we safeguard our future.
this needs to be written.
peeta and katniss; waking up in your arms/a place to call my own/this is all i ever wanted from life
finnick/annie, i get on the road and ride to you
gale/madge, no one's gonna love you
Prim + Rue (Friendship) - Prim goes to the 74th Hunger Games where she meets and befriends Rue
omg this would be so cuuuuute <333

Prompt Fill

honorh

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lit_wolf

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honorh

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morbidmuse

4 years ago

peeta/katniss, you came to take us / all things go, all things go / to recreate us / all things grow, all things grow
cato/clove

i know it's hard
i know it's hard
i know it's hard to be in this position
if they stop loving you
i won't stop loving you
if they stop needing you
i'll still need you, my dear
THISTHISTHIS. SOMEONE PLEASE FILL THIS OR I'LL HAVE TO

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indigosquare

4 years ago

Gale/Katniss/Peeta OT3 - We found love in a hopeless place
Mine. I'll be back.

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lit_wolf

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victor(s), there are no people like us
this is so true. (but who will write it?)
katniss/gale; the whole thing's tumbling down
Katniss/Peeta/Finnick // do what you want, leave just your mouth
I need this now!

kikis2

4 years ago

finnick/johanna, so for once in my life let me get what i want, lord knows it would be the first time

isa20

March 27 2012, 02:50:54 UTC 4 years ago Edited:  March 27 2012, 02:51:56 UTC

peeta/katniss, peeta/delly

'Cos I dont know who I am, who I am without you
All I know is that I should
'Cos she will love you more than I could
She who dares to stand where I stood

xhexi

March 27 2012, 02:55:34 UTC 4 years ago Edited:  March 27 2012, 02:56:20 UTC

Cato/Clove. No light, no light/ In your bright blue eyes/ I never knew daylight could be so violent/ A revelation in the light of day/ You can't choose what stays and what fades away.
Katniss as a Capitol whore || judge me all the your hearts desire, but I can breathe again.
Katniss, shades of Cinna/Katniss, The Honey Trap, PG-13

If only her father could see her now.

Dolled up in a candy-colored bustier, her hair loose, her dignity stripped from her. A tart in the Capitol.

Katniss took a shaking breath as she stepped from the posh launch room onto the plate in her glass tube. Cinna had tried his best to prepare her as he always did, but in so many ways this was worse than the Games. She couldn't save herself with a bow, or a knife, or her bare hands. She couldn't really save herself at all. She watched his face look away from her as the platform began to rise and she was ejected upwards into the crowded Capitol room.

The lights were blinding and she tried not to squint but the chatter and the lights disoriented her more than the arena ever had.

A spotlight hit her then and the room quieted, something she didn't expect. An electronic display above her head rattled blood red digital numbers—bids—and they began to soar. Her price. Caesar Flickerman called out her name from somewhere unseen, describing her biography for anyone with a head injury in the audience. Everyone knew who she was and why she was there.

The day Haymitch had told her the news she had almost taken her own life. She was the inspiration for the uprisings, agreeing to this would be agreeing to Capitol rule, but the risk to District 12 was too great. President Snow had threatened to clear out the entire District, children and families slaughtered in the streets. Cinna, Peeta, Haymitch, Portia, all gone. It was something Katniss couldn't bear the thought of. The Capitol knew all of her weak spots.

So a plan was hatched in secret. If Katniss would rather die than live her life as a Capitol whore then she should risk her life for good. The plan was to get herself invited into Snow's bedchambers, and leave him dead when she left. With the President out of the way there was a chance for change. While the Capitol rushed to restructure, the Districts would revolt with one last push.

She could hear Cinna's voice in her head. Smile, Katniss. Smile. For this to work you have to submit. Just for a little while. She steeled her reserve and managed a soft, false smile as the numbers crept higher. Caesar climbed the steps to her platform, offering his hand to help her down. "How about a round of applause for the lovely Miss Everdeen?"

She gave a small curtsy to the crowd as Caesar helped her down off of her platform. She caught sight of the high number displayed above her head as it crawled to a stop. She couldn't even understand the amount of money, it was more than she'd ever imagined.

chimneysmoke

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chimneysmoke

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prettywitch

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chimneysmoke

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msdisdain

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downbythebay_4

March 27 2012, 03:07:15 UTC 4 years ago Edited:  March 27 2012, 03:07:36 UTC

Katniss/Gale, Sometimes it's like someone took a knife baby, edgy and dull, and cut a six inch valley through the middle of my soul. (Bruce Springsteen, "I'm on Fire")
And... mine! This will justify all the awkward laughter he got whenever Gale in the movie was shown watching Katniss and Peeta in the Games.

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lit_wolf

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downbythebay_4

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lit_wolf

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lit_wolf

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lit_wolf

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lit_wolf

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downbythebay_4

March 27 2012, 03:11:43 UTC 4 years ago Edited:  March 27 2012, 04:20:41 UTC

Katniss/Peeta, You say you don't love me, girl you can't hide your desire, 'cause when we kiss, fire. (Bruce Springsteen, "Fire")

Katniss + Peeta + Haymitch || i'm the fury in your head, i'm the fury in your bed, i'm the ghost in the back of your head
Annie || and I sailed the seas but you were never even there