katniss there is no district twelve

maryann8  asked:

Hello! My birthday is April 3rd and I was wondering if I could request a drabble. I love arranged marriage fics but any type of Everlark drabble will do. Thank you!

Originally posted by stitch-addict

Wishing you a fabulous birthday! To help you celebrate, the always amazing @dandeliononfire has crafted this wonderful little slice of Everlark, just for you! Enjoy!


Rating: T for this chapter  

A/N:  Happy birthday on installment!  Here is part 1, with the rest of the story soon to follow!  This “drabble” was going to be bittersweet, but for a number of reasons it became a five-chapter story with angst, bittersweet, and (yes, gasp!) happy/playful.  (The title “geometry” will start making sense as of the next installment.)   I hope you have a great day today!

Contract for Marriage

Heretofore exchange Graham Mellark, father of Peeta Mellark, and Lily Everdeen, widow of James Everdeen and sole legal guardian of the minors Katniss Everdeen and Primrose Everdeen, the following pledges for the marriage of Katniss Everdeen to Peeta Mellark as follows:

  1. Graham Mellark shall ensure his son, Peeta Mellark, a male recently turned eighteen years, both marries Katniss Everdeen, a female of seventeen years, and assumes the role of legal guardian for Primrose Everdeen.
  2. In exchange, Lily Everdeen shall convey the Everdeen home, property and all her personal possessions, to Peeta Mellark.
  3. Graham Mellark further promises to employ Peeta Mellark for reasonable wages for the purpose of providing for Katniss and Primrose Everdeen, paid as a mix of food stores and monies, for a period of at least five years following the date of said marriage.
  4. Graham Mellark further promises to provide new school clothes for Primrose Mellark at the start of every school term.
  5. Graham Mellark further promises to pay Katniss Everdeen the sum of Fifty Credits within a day of said marriage.
  6. Graham Mellark further promises the Mellark Bakery will purchase goat cheese exclusively from Primrose Everdeen, at market rate, up to the weight of three stones a month as supplies allow, for a period of at least five years following the date of said marriage.

There’re signature blocks, signed by Katiss’ mom and my dad.  There’s a stamp of “accepted,” and official filing notations at the bottom, and I also recognize Mayor Undersee’s signature too.

It’s official, apparently in all ways except for Katniss’ and my forced vows.

Vows I found out less than an hour ago we’d be making.

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ok but how about katniss having a happy ending with johanna instead:

  • johanna and katniss helping each other recover after the war
  • johanna helping katniss cope with the loss of her sister, because she’s lost her own family members and she knows how awful that is. because she doesn’t want katniss to have to be alone like she was when she lost her own family
  • katniss eventually having a serious talk with johanna about her fear of water and the fact that she hasn’t bathed
  • katniss doing all she can to help johanna recover and gradually become more tolerant of water
  • johanna kicking katniss’ ass into gear whenever things are bad
  • johanna being gentle and understanding of katniss’ grieving when the above is not appropriate for the moment
  • johanna showing katniss district seven, building a log cabin for them to live in together
  • the two of them eventually adopting children together and finally feeling what it’s like to have a family again
  • johanna and katniss take their children on hikes and camping trips through the forests of seven/twelve and show the world to them
  • johanna teaching their children how to use axes and chop down trees and be miniature lumberjacks
  • katniss and johanna spending the rest of their lives together
  • katniss and johanna growing old together
  • i’m crying right now

It’s All A Lie: Finale

After a year of head bashing, wailing, and generally procrastinating…I have finally posted the last chapter to the story I began for the March 2016 Everlark Fic Exchange, @everlarkficexchange. My thanks to @javistg for running this amazing event, as well as the Anon who submitted the original prompt. Also, my gratitude to @peetabreadgirl and @titaniasfics for editing all three chapters. Ladies, your perseverance is appreciated. Two beastly chapters and then a year of nothing. Thanks for sticking it out with me!

Also, I wanted to thank the several people who read and commented despite the length of time without an update. Honestly, your interest and words helped get my mind back into this story.

Summary: Unrest in District Twelve drives the Everdeen family to make choices they’d once thought would be impossible. Panem AU with no Games. Based on the prompt, “I was watching the movie ‘71 and I got this everlark prompt idea where it’s panem but without the games and there is a rebellion starting in d12 and peeta takes part in it but during a street riot he gets injured and katniss and her dad find him and take him in and take care of him for a while and hide him from authorities looking for rebels.” -Submitted by Anonymous

WARNINGS: RATED T+ for depictions of violence and executions, character and child character deaths, racism, police brutality.

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Amor En La Nieve Ch.1

Happy Birthday, @titaniasfics so you remember the movie Las Palmeras Sobre La Nieve, and how much we swooned over the love story.  Well this is your present the Everlarked version we spoke about so long ago. I hope you enjoy! TQM!!

Special thanks to @akai-echo for the beautiful banner, as always I am humbled by your work and @norbertsmom for Betaing, you always are willing to suffer through my rough writing. To @everlarkingjoshifer for the encouraging me, when my computer gobbled the first draft of this story. 


The Island was quiet. Although the sun had yet to crest over the horizon, it was already hot and the air was humid. The sky crackled with the upcoming storm. A bolt of lightning indicated the commencement of the midnight hour. The ceiling fan twirled around giving the lovers sprawled on the bed a small amount of cool air.

Katniss cried, “Peeta!”

Peeta Mellark’s hands raised the hands of the woman he loved over her head. She spoke her English with an accent. She rounded her ‘r’ and whenever she became upset she stopped speaking English altogether.

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Love is...Ensuring the Enduring Happiness of Katniss Everdeen

by: @finnicko-loves-anniec

Facing twelve weeks of summer without her best friend, Posy knows she needs a project. At first, hunting with Katniss seems like enough, but when she realizes just how lonely her new friend really is, Posy is determined to find a more permanent companion for Katniss. She’s even got the man picked out – Peeta Mellark. Now, all that remains is convincing them they need each other.

It seemed wrong that summer, the time of year where there were the fewest things to do, also had the longest days. At seven and eight, and for most of her ninth year, Posy had not thought much of it. Now that she was ten, however, that observation grated at her. Yes, she could have filled her days in the same way she had in past summers, with pick-up kickball in the town square or playing pretend in the meadow with Paige and Senna, but she felt too big to play kickball with the five-year-olds and she and Senna had gotten into a fight the last day of school that neither of them had yet apologized for. Considering that she hadn’t been the one who told Mrs. Clearney about the insect case, Posy had no intention of saying sorry first. Paige and Senna didn’t agree. Being right felt nice, but it was also boring when nobody else felt like being right with you.

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Wrath Of An Everdeen.

Gale Hawthorne x Female Reader.

Request by Anon: Can you write a one-shot where gale and the reader are together but Katniss comes back into the picture and obviously doesn't like you.

Warnings: None I can think of.

As the sectioned off areas settled down and the cameras settled on us, it was obvious that District 12 was no where special and it was never going to be somewhere anyone of importance would want to visit soon or anywhere that would be remembered. That was until the reaping continued, as every child stood trembling waiting for their names to be called, that is when everything changed, Primrose Everdeen was picked then Katniss volunteered as tribute which baffled the crowd as well as the escort Effie Trinket. You watched nervously as Katniss took her place on the stage as Gale pulled Prim away from her sister to her mother. The boy tribute hadn’t been called yet but you crossed your fingers on both hands as you silently pray it wouldn’t be him, and thankfully, it wasn’t but as Peeta Mellark took his place on the stage beside Katniss, you turned back to look at Gale who seemed to frown at you but what you didn’t see was his eyes twinkle.

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Rethg 1&2: My misconceptions

One of the things I love about rethg is that revisiting the books never fails to unearth misconceptions I’ve formed about the world of Panem. I tend to write canon divergent fics, a pursuit that necessitates lots of fact-checking with the series. And even so, every time I reread, I’m always shocked to discover how much I’m assuming or distorting. These might not be a surprise to you, but the first two chapters had lots of details that were a surprise to me:

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Like me, she’s clever with plants, climbs swiftly, and has good aim. She can hit the target every time with a slingshot.

Katniss on Rue, The Hunger Games, chapter 7

It’s interesting that Collins gives Rue such a similar skill set to Katniss, and that Katniss remarks on it. Anyone have any thoughts on why? From the first mention of Rue in chapter 3 (when Katniss sees the footage from the reapings), K notes Rue’s similarities to Prim. When Rue makes her first appearance in chapter 7, Katniss mentions this again:

“I… see the little girl from District 11 standing back a bit, watching us. She’s the twelve-year-old, the one who reminds me so of Prim in stature. Up close she looks about ten. She has bright, dark eyes and satiny brown skin and stands tilted up on her toes with her arms slightly extended to her sides, as if ready to take wing at the slightest sound. It’s impossible not to think of a bird…. Rue is a small yellow flower that grows in the Meadow. Rue. Primrose. Neither of them could tip the scale at 70 pounds soaking wet.”

In demeanor, stature, and age, Rue resembles Prim. But in abilities, Rue is remarkably similar to Katniss. In a way, Rue is a bit like the best of both of the Everdeen sisters. K is drawn to Rue by her resemblance to Prim, which also makes her feel protective of the younger girl. Perhaps their skill sets are similar so the reader realizes later that Katniss doesn’t take the obvious approach when it comes to choosing allies (e.g., a big, strong guy who’s deadly with weapons) and people she trusts. In the arena, Rue turns out to be clever and resourceful — a valuable ally to Katniss despite the initial impression that Rue might be one of the weakest and most vulnerable tributes. 

Chapter 4

The first quote that jumped out at me during this reread was “Kind people have a way of working their way inside me and rooting there.”  Right after she thinks this, she decides to have “as little as possible to do with the baker’s son.”  Then she throws the cookies his father gave her out the train window, but the package falls in a patch of dandelions, causing her to reminisce about the dandelion she saw after he threw her the bread.  The dandelion that triggered her memory of what her father had taught her about finding food.  I think Peeta was already rooted in her heart, and she didn’t want to admit it to herself.

The first time she ventures under the fence by herself, she catches a rabbit after several hours.  “The sight of the rabbit seemed to stir something in my mother.”  A reminder of the rabbits Mr. Everdeen used to bring home from the forest perhaps?  In any case, it seems like this was the catalyst for Mrs. Everdeen’s improvement, “until one day I heard her singing.”  Unfortunately, by then Katniss was guarded and distrustful of her, and I can understand why.

The last part of the chapter is the morning meal (hot chocolate!) before they arrive at the Capitol.  I wish we could have been privy to the conversation between Peeta and Haymitch when Peeta was helping their mentor clean up.  I wonder if Peeta’s waving out the window at the Capitolites was his idea or something that he and Haymitch came up with?  We also get a glimpse of the trouble Katniss has with being underground in Mockingjay, when the train goes through the tunnel on the outskirts of the Capitol.  “I hate being encased in stone this way.  It reminds me of the mines and my father, trapped, unable to reach sunlight, buried forever in the darkness.”

I’ve also always wondered.  Does each district have its own train?  That seems wasteful, since district 12 is on the outskirts of Panem, and in the Victory Tour they visit each separate district, but I know the Capitol is not above being wasteful.  If there are indeed twelve separate trains, then the tributes from the districts closer to the Capitol would most likely arrive at the Capitol sooner than the tributes from Twelve, theoretically giving them yet another advantage in the Games over the tributes from Twelve.

anonymous asked:

Just finish reading the first book again and it seems clear that Katniss knew she had feelings for peeta that she was falling in love with him. Do you think that it was fear that kept her from being honest with herself when she told him it was just apart of the act to save them?

Definitely. Fear plays a big part of her emotion and reaction at the end of The Hunger Games. 

I want to clarify something that often gets misconstrued: Katniss doesn’t say it was an act to save them:

“It was all for the Games,” Peeta says. “How you acted.”

“Not all of it,” I say, tightly holding on to my flowers.

“Then how much? No, forget that. I guess the real question is what’s going to left when we get home?” he says.

“I don’t know. The closer we get to District Twelve, the more confused I get,” I say. He waits for further explanation, but none’s forthcoming.

THG, ch 27

It’s almost this understood thing that Katniss says it was all an act, discounting everything that happened in the Games. She was simply confused.

I do believe fear was a big part of her confusion with her feelings. We have to go back to her initial reasoning for not wanting to be married or to be with someone: she was afraid of loving someone so much that it would destroy her if she lost him. 

All those emotions, fears and anxieties don’t go away because she’s endured the Games and come out a Victor with this friend/Victor/lover who she has confusing feelings for. 

The last paragraphs of THG explain it perfectly:

I want to tell him that he’s not being fair. That we were strangers. That I did what it took to stay alive, to keep us both alive in the arena. That I can’t explain how things are with Gale because I don’t know myself. That it’s not good loving me because I’m never going to get married anyway and he’d just end up hating me later instead of sooner. That if I do have feelings for him, it doesn’t matter because I’ll never be able to afford the kind of love that leads to a family, to children. And how can he? How can he after what we’ve just been through?

I also want to tell him how much I already miss him. But that wouldn’t be fair on my part.

THG, ch 27, emphasis mine

Katniss has all these expectations associated with having feelings for someone else and she’s already decided that she can’t allow that in her life, but then Peeta happens. He messes it all up and makes her feel feelings she never wanted to feel or thought she could feel.

She waffles between her convictions and the very real desires she feels toward Peeta. We see it here and we see it again in Catching Fire where she states the way she wants to feel, or should be feeling, but then immediately follows it up with missing him or wanting to be in Peeta’s arms. Her final confession on the beach of “I need you” is Katniss finally admitting these feelings she’s wavered between since the beginning. 

So, yes, fear plays a part, but what 16-year-old girl doesn’t have fear attached confessed feelings?

Thanks for this Ask and I’m sorry it took me so long to answer it! :)

The Hunger Games Reread Chapters 1&2: The Reaping Katniss & Peeta.

“There’s some confusion on the stage. District 12 hasn’t had a volunteer in decades…” (Ch2 HG)

There right there that stopped me in my tracks.  What does it say about a district where no one volunteers for their loved ones?  Where is the compassion?  You are eighteen and your twelve year old brother or sister gets called and you have been taught to do nothing but sit by.  That is what struck me.  For Seventy Four years there has not been a volunteer in decades, that mean’s not even during Fiftieth Quarter Quell was there a volunteer in District Twelve.  

A coldness to not do anything to help your neighbor or family member.  It is the same mentality that ruled when Katniss father died, no one in the Seam came to look on the Everdeen girls.  Except for one boy, who voluntarily burned some bread and threw it to her knowing he would get hurt.  

Other than this small incident, there was a generation of people so oppressed that they did not think to act to protect their loved ones.  Except for Katniss, who loved her sister so much she did not want to see her baby sister Prim suffer. The sister that she described as ‘sweet Prim.’  Her sister was good and it was ironic that shortly after this Peeta’s name was called.  We once more see that oppressed coldness.

Effie Trinket asks for volunteers, but no one steps forward. He has two older brothers, I know, I’ve seen them in the bakery, but one is probably too old now to volunteer and the other won’t. This is standard. Family devotion only goes so far for most people on reaping day.  What I did was the radical thing. (Ch2 HG)

Katniss is shocked and recalls that this is the boy.  Peeta is boy that Katniss describes as good later on.  He was the boy who voluntarily helped save her family when no one else would.  So into the Arena two volunteers went in, Katniss who sacrificed herself for Prim and Peeta who sacrificed himself for Katniss.


Not a Gryffindor Not a Slytherin Not even a Ravenclaw Her personality shows she is a hufflepuff and people shouldn’t be overlooking or denying this because it’s the ‘weak’ house or because heroes belong in Gryffindor etc.

‘So, what you’re saying is, these last few days and then I guess…back in the arena…that was just some strategy you two worked out.’

'No. I mean, I couldn’t even talk to him in the arena, could I?’ I stammer.

'But you knew what he wanted to do, didn’t you?’ says Peeta. I bite my lip. 'Katniss?’ He drops my hand and I take a step, as if to catch my balance.

'It was all for the Games,” Peeta says. 'How you acted.’

'Not all of it,’ I say, tightly holding on to my flowers.

'Then how much? No, forget that. I guess the real question is what’s going to be left when we get home?’ he says.

'I don’t know. The closer we get to District Twelve, the more confused I get,’ I say. He waits, for further explanation, but none’s forthcoming.

'Well, let me know when you work it out,’ he says and the pain in his voice is palpable.

—  Hunger Games, p373