Summary: Modern AU: Young
newlyweds Katniss and Peeta live a simple life in their hometown of Victors
County; a life filled with family, friends and the love they have for each
other. But an unexpected turn of events, and a brush with the law, puts their
relationship – and their sex life – to the test. And afterwards, nothing will
be the same.
dammit!” Katniss shrieks, dropping her knife next to the half-chopped parsley
and running over to the stove to pull the burning pot of stew off the gas
burner. Placing it carefully on the sink, she grabs a wooden spoon, hoping the
meal is still salvageable - but very quickly she realises the food smells like
charcoal and the bottom of the pot is singed black. Tears of frustration
threaten to fall at the corners of her eyes and she lets out a sigh of defeat.
Swiftly, she scrapes the burnt remnants into the nearby trash can and throws
the pot into the sink with some hot water and detergent. She determinedly
scrubs away her failed mess and prepares herself to start all over again. You can do this, Katniss. You may not be a
domestic goddess, but surely you can cook a meal for your husband.
instead of writing modern AUs in unnamed hip cities in hip coffeeshops with cool apartments and nightclubs and hipster bars I’m going to start writing modern AUs in settings that are more congruent with my own life experiences.
Modern AUs in rural settings.
Modern AUs where everyone needs to remember to bring their own lawn chairs to the party their friend is having on their back porch.
Modern AUs where “getting coffee” means going to McDonalds because there isn’t even a Starbucks in the town let alone a hipster independent coffeeshop.
Modern AUs where the rich guy who dresses well isn’t the son of some sort of elite businessman but the son of the guy who happens to run a large landscaping company in the town (by large I mean it has like an entire fifteen employees) and he buys his clothes at Hollister at the mall because trust me in rural towns that is fancy.
Modern AUs where the only bars in town are populated by middle-aged men just getting off work for the evening so our hot young protagonists probably wouldn’t go there.
Modern AUs in shitty small towns basically. Thrilling for no one.