“That’s when we hear Maysilee begin to scream. The alliance is over and she broke it off, so no one could blame him for ignoring her. But Haymitch runs for her, anyway. He arrives only in time to watch the last of a flock of candy pink birds, equipped with long, thin beaks, skewer her through the neck. He holds her hand while she dies, and all I can think of is Rue and how I was too late to save her, too.” - Catching Fire

I made myself sad over Haymitch & Katniss parallels. )’:  (where’s my second quarter quell prequel movie/series @ god)


“Ember Abernathy, daughter of two Victors, volunteers for the 74th Games to ensure her reaped brother survives. After her Gamemaker sister sabotages the arena and rebellion erupts, Ember and Cato lead 24 tributes in the wild, hoping to reach District 13 as the other Abernathys fight for their family.”

Lots of attention on canon character backstory, friendship, and world-building.

Pairings: Cato/OC, Haymitch/Maysilee, Marvel/Foxface, Seneca Crane/OC, etc.

(Because I felt like making photosets and no other reason)

1) One time, when Haymitch was drunk, he walked around the town and came across Madge. He stopped and looked at her for a second, and she asked what was wrong. Suddenly, he began to scream, he began to shout at her, crying, asking her why she had left him alone. Asking why she had to die, why he lived. He was disgusted at himself, to cowardly to kill himself and join her, which was what he wanted. Madge began to cry, not knowing what was happening, and Haymitch stopped, walked over to her and said "Don't cry, Maysilee. I'm sorry." Then she realised.

so in listening to TKC today (I’m currently behind with the group listen so this is likely not relevant to this week’s schedule), one thing that did struck me was when Katniss and Peeta were watching Haymitch’s games, they initially mistook future Mrs. Undersee, who was then around 17-years-old in the quell reaping footage, as Madge since they look exactly alike; and Mrs. Undersee and Maysilee were twins, so was Haymitch reminded of Maysilee whenever he sees Madge visit Katniss in the Victor’s Village?

And when Madge brought the morphling for Gale, did he initially thought it was Maysilee he saw at the door? did it take him back to the time when Maysilee suddenly appeared and saved him in the arena before they allied?

And if going by my headcanon that Mr. Undersee is originally sent by the Capitol to be 12′s mayor, how much Haymitch was worried when he finds out that Maysilee’s sister was marrying the mayor? did he try to talk her out of it? does he think Snow is behind it to still continue punishing him after all these time? 

Then years later, when he ended up mentoring the female tribute that wears Maysilee’s mockingjay pin as her token in the arena, perhaps it wasn’t just Katniss’ spunk that made him take his mentor duties seriously that year. When he saw the pin, did it reignite his desire to resume his rebellion against the Snow that he (and Maysilee) started during his own games?

But after the war, when haymitch found out Madge died along with her family during the bombing of D12, did he feel like he was again too late in saving Maysilee and he let her down once more?

bottoms up.

Madge turned to look at her aunt with those blue eyes, and in that moment she looked so much like Mathilde in her twenties that Maysilee’s heart ached.

“It hurts so much.” Madge’s voice was plaintive, wounded. “It hurts, physically. Here.” She gestured toward her heart, her stomach, her head. “Everywhere.”

Maysilee opened her arms, and Madge crawled in. For a while, they held each other in silence.

“The first few days… I couldn’t breathe,” Maysilee said quietly. “It felt as if the lungs had been torn out of my body. Mat and I… we’ve never been apart. But she isn’t really gone, is she? I look at you, and even though you are your own person… I see so much of her in you. I look at you, and it’s like turning back time.”

The corner of Madge’s mouth twitched slightly. “That’s a lot to live up to.”

“I can’t promise you that things will get better, Madge,” her aunt told her, “but it will go on.” [x]

Shoutout to the very talented madgundersee for fancasting model Elsa Hosk as Madge. I’m totally hooked—she looks amazing with Joely Richardson as her mom (and her mom’s twin), and of course with Liam Hemsworth as Gale, too.

Coin and her family used to live in District 12. When she was in her 20's, happy and married, she watched helplessly as her 17 year old sister was dragged into the Second Quarter Quell. She watched helplessly as her sister died. And she watched helplessly as her husband, a few years later, died as well. Coin kept her last name and moved to the District under the ground, eventually becoming president. There, no one would know her secret. There, no one would know she was the older sister of Maysilee Donner.

Haymitch adjusted his position among the tree, staying guard at night was no fun. He wondered how he got himself into this mess. Double the tributes, less of a chance to win. Double the careers, and double the deaths.

He often found himself staring down at the girl next to him, easily distracted by her beauty. He knew he was in deep, yet he kept her along. Maysilee Donner, the mayors sister. Haymitch knew that her life was worth more than his own. So he decided that he would be the one to save her if the timing comes, and die for her if they were the last tributes.

Haymitch snuck his hand under the blanket and grabbed a hold of his, his senses falling as he could hear her heart beat, and he vowed that it wouldn’t stop anytime soon.

So as he watched the 74th Annual Hunger Games in the mentors room, he promised Peeta that he could get them both out alive. Because he was once too, a star crossed lover.

Tonight You're Perfect (Haymitch/Maysilee, Haymitch/Madge)

A ficlet, because Thistle says it’s not Hunger Games unless it’s a little bleak. No apologies, but uh– mind the pairings.

“Do you ever think about what you’ll do when you get out of here?” Maysilee asked him, sitting under a tree in the darkened arena.

“I ain’t gonna work in no coal mine, that’s for sure,” Haymitch said, as he sharpened his knife. “How ‘bout you?”

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