safe with peeta

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“Being an escort is safe for [Peeta]. He knows he’s good at it in his own right.“

I nod. I’ve been doing a lot of that in this visit and I’m starting to feel like a bobble head. "You really have given me a lot to think about.” I finish my coffee and reach for my wallet.

Annie waves her hand. “That’s not necessary. I own this place.” She winks.

I laugh. “You do?”

She nods. “The biggest thing my husband and I have in common is a drive to serve.”

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songs that mark the sagas

Countdown to Mockingjay: Day 25/100

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Author 95: madambeth

Story: When the Red X is on the Door

  • Status: In Progress
  • Type: Multi-Chapter
  • Rating: M
  • Canon/AU: Post Mockingjay AU
  • Warning/Trigger: None provided by author
  • Summary: Katniss and Peeta rebuild their relationship while trying to deal with the trauma of having been through the horrors of their lives since being reaped into the Hunger Games. They are there for each other when nightmares creep in the dark, but how does Katniss know when it is not safe for Peeta to be near her because of his hijacking? When the red X is on the door.
  • Why I chose this fic: Love, love, love this story. It is a great take on how the hijacking would have affected Peeta years down the road and so much more.

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Author 96: nonemoreblack

Story: No Surprises

  • Status: Complete
  • Type: Multi-Chapter
  • Rating: E
  • Canon/AU: Modern Day AU
  • Warning/Trigger: Sexual content, explicit langauge
  • Summary: He thought they made an odd pair, the two of them. The oddness, he thought sadly, surely rested with him. Katniss thought they were perfect. He was perfect.
  • Why I chose this fic: This is one of my favorite stories. Usually Everlark fanfiction is written with Katniss being the insecure character. In this story, Peeta is the insecure one. I love me some Chubby!Peeta. ;)

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Author 97: papofglencoe

Story: Mile High

  • Status: In Progress
  • Type: Multi-Chapter
  • Rating: E
  • Canon/AU: Modern AU
  • Warning/Trigger: Explicit sexual situations and language
  • Summary: When Katniss Everdeen boards Pan Em Flight 1213, the last thing she expects is to be flying a mile high with Peeta Mellark.
  • Why I chose this fic: I am a sucker for stories where Everlark meet up by coincidence years after high school. Caryn does a great job with this story!

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Author 98: peetabreadgirl

Story: French Press

  • Status: Complete
  • Type: One-Shot
  • Rating: M
  • Canon/AU: AU
  • Warning/Trigger: None provided by author
  • Summary Katniss decides to confront her neighbor because his active sex life is keeping her awake at night.
  • Why I chose this fic: Mistaken identity and sexual attraction make for a hilarious and sexy one-shot. I wouldn’t mind seeing this turn into a multi-chapter fic.
6

Haymitch takes the seat across from me. “We’re going to have to work together again. So, go ahead. Just say it.”
I think of the snarling, cruel exchange back on the hover-craft. The bitterness that followed. But all I say is, “I can’t believe you didn’t rescue Peeta.”
“I know,” he replies.
There’s a sense of incompleteness. And not because he hasn’t apologized. But because we were a team. We had a deal to keep Peeta safe. A drunken, unrealistic deal made in the dark of night, but a deal just the same. And in my heart of hearts, I knew we both failed.
“Now you say it,” I tell him.
“I can’t believe you let him out of your sight that night,” says Haymitch.

I’m just so fucking frustrated because Finnick was the only character who didn’t fuck up with anything, instead he was always there, saving and helping everyone.
He didn’t deserve to die that way, he didn’t deserve to die at all.

It’s not safe with me yet.
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Peeta, to Katniss

Yet

Three little letters. But this is such a significant moment for Peeta. This is the first time he sounds hopeful that he can find his way back to Katniss. He’s working on it. He wants to be there for her so badly. It’s a promise to her that he will get there.    

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I think of the snarling, cruel exchange back on the hovercraft. The bitterness that followed. But all I say is “I can’t believe you didn’t rescue Peeta.” “I know,” he replies. There’s a sense of incompleteness. And not because he hasn’t apologized. But because we were a team. We had a deal to keep Peeta safe. A drunken, unrealistic deal made in the dark of night, but a deal just the same. And in my heart of hearts, I know we both failed. “Now you say it,” I tell him. “I can’t believe you let him out of your sight that night,” says Haymitch.

Chapter Three of Here It’s Safe is up now! Endless gratitude to gentlemama and yesscoolverygoodok for their help with this fic! 

She was braver yesterday. And even though she was irritated with all of the noise Peeta was making, she can’t help the sinking in her stomach when she realizes how quiet it’s gone down there. Has she already failed again? As strange as it is for someone to be in her house, what’s even stranger is the idea that this silence is something that’s so disconcerting. She’s had plenty of time to get used to that and almost no time at all for Peeta’s presence to be a comfort, but she can’t help herself from panicking. He’s okay, right?
He has to be. She may be out of practice with being needed, but it would be particularly pathetic to fail so early.

AO3|FFN

Countdown to Mockingjay: Day 72/100

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Author 279: maggsam

Story: Shades of Gray

  • Status: In Progress
  • Type: Multi-Chapter
  • Rating: M
  • Canon/AU: AU
  • Warning/Trigger: None provided by author
  • Summary: In the aftermath of the Quarter Quell, Katniss and Peeta are forced to a safe house. But with Peeta recovering from torture, and Katniss as confused as ever, will the solitude help them realize their worlds are not as black and white as they believe?
  • Why I chose this fic: This is an entertaining story with a unique plot.

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Author 280: purplehedgehogskies

Story: Le Cirque du Feu

  • Status: Complete
  • Type: Multi-Chapter
  • Rating: M
  • Canon/AU: AU
  • Warning/Trigger: Underage
  • Summary: The Circus of Fire is back in Panem City. Peeta has always loved the Circus, partly for the girl he met ages ago, who is now the star of the show. He isn’t under the impression that he has a chance with her…until the strangest of circumstances bring them together, and neither of them can really help what happens next. After all, anything can happen when the Circus is in town.
  • Why I chose this fic: Loved this story. It is the first story I read in which Katiniss is in the circus.

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Author 281: sancheaazy

Story: Anchor Point

  • Status: In Progress
  • Type: Multi-Chapter
  • Rating: M
  • Canon/AU: AU
  • Warning/Trigger: lemons
  • Summary: Katniss is a junior at WVSU. On her first night back, she makes a bet, slightly drunk at a party. She has to hit a target 3 times, or lose 300 dollars. On her first 2, she hits the bullseye. On her third, a set of piercing blue eyes distracts her. When she has trouble looking away, the scream of the person she’s hit helps her.
  • Why I chose this fic: The first chapter had me cracking up.I hope the author continues the story.
Bullseye

An Everlark Robin Hood Adventure

Special thanks to jennagill and myusernamehere for their beta skills.

“Ladies and gentleman, gather ’round! The tournament is about to begin!”

Careful to make sure his disguise remained safely in place,Peeta Mellark pressed forward with the crush of the crowd. If he was caught, he knew his punishment would be death by the evil King Snow and his lead henchman, Commander Thread. However, Peeta also knew that he couldn’t pass on a chance to observe what the government was doing when most of the country was starving. If he won the archery tournament today, he’d gain several coins of gold, and that could feed the entire population of District 12 for several weeks.

“Participants, please make your way to the arena,” boomed through the crowd in Claudius Templesmith’s voice. He’d been the announcer for these events for as long as Peeta could remember and would soon banter the running commentary with Caesar Flickerman, the notorious and colorful crier for the Kingdom of Panem.

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