"One day I’ll have to explain about my nightmares. Why they came. Why they won’t ever really go away."
Summary: When Peeta’s son is having trouble in school, he thinks the last thing they need is to plan a get together with the source of the problem.
Trigger Warning: Minor character death. Brief depictions of bullying.
It was a tumultuous truce, but a truce none the less. Katniss would look after that stupid cat. For her. If only he’d stop snooping around the neighbor’s house. Post-MJ/Pre-epilogue
“I don’t want you forgetting how different our circumstaces are. If you die, and I live, there’s no life for me at all back in District Twelve. You’re my whole life.” Peeta says. “I would never be happy again. It’s different for you. I’m not saying it wouldn’t be hard. But there are other people who’d make your life worth living.”
“No one really needs me,” he says, and there’s no selfpity in his voice. It’s true his family doesn’t need him. They will mourn him, as will a handfull of friends. But they will get on…. I realise only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me.
“I do,” I say. “I need you.”
"It‘s a long shot, it‘s suicide maybe, but I do the only thing I can think of. I lean in and kiss Peeta full on the mouth. His whole body starts shuddering, but I keep my lips pressed to his until I have to come up for air. My hands slide up his wrists to clasp his. “Don‘t let him take you from me.”
Peeta‘s panting hard as he fights the nightmares raging in his head. “No. I don‘t want to…”
I clench his hands to the point of pain. “Stay with me.”
His pupils contract to pinpoints, dilate again rapidly, and then return to something resembling normalcy. “Always,” he murmurs.”
Anonymous said: They exhiled Katniss? What does that mean? The Capitol didn't want her? The Capitol people don't like her? Can you explain please, cause I literally see that written everywhere when someone talks about the ending of MJ and her being "exiled to 12". It sounds so... bad? Like even after everything they still hate her? I guess that makes use of the "the Capitol hates me" line, right?
Well maybe exiled was the wrong word to use, and if you haven’t read Mockingjay yet, SPOILER ALERT, but after her trial, the war tribunal decided to send Katniss back to 12 and she wasn’t allowed to leave the district indefinitely. I guess it’s a much better sentence than her getting executed for killing Coin, and that was considered an acquittal.
Capitol people have come to hate her already during the war, largely due to Snow’s propaganda and the rebels’ actions toward the Capitol people. If they still hated her post-war, I’m not sure. I think with time, they would not hate her anymore, especially since she will likely go down in Panem history as a national hero.
Anonymous said: Regarding the posters, the main issue I have is the lack of female representation. I mean, in the star squad there were at least 4-5 females, even if there might've been more male soldiers overall. I hate that women are being underrepresented again, and in a franchise where the protagonist is female. I feel like even if they were to release posters for the other female characters (highly doubt), they would be seen as inferior/trivial since they weren't included with the first batch
Anon, you’re my new best friend.
This is one of my main issues I always had with this franchise, despite being female-led, it still comes across as male-dominated, which is a misrepresentation of the actual books.
All of their friends are getting married. What’s a pair of single friends to do? Part 1 of 3 Written for Day 3, Yellow.
Warning: Sexual Content
In the twilight of morphling, Peeta whispers the word and I go searching for him. It’s a gauzy, violet-tinted world, with no hard edges, and many places to hide. I push through cloud banks, follow faint tracks, catch the scent of cinnamon, of dill. Once I feel his hand on my cheek and try to trap it, but it dissolves like mist through my fingers.
Anonymous said: What would you say to Suzanne Collins if you met her? Also, I <3 you! :)
If i’ll ever get a chance to meet Suzanne Collins, it better be with sufficient notice and I’m given the time to sit down and talk to her about her books, with prepared questions on hand (coz i’m a dork). If I just coincidentally happen to meet her, I will totally waste that opportunity and would not be able to say a single word to her or even look at her.
and if she starts to actually talk to me I don’t think I’ll be able to process a word she’s saying
If I composed myself long enough, I hope to at least get to tell her i love her and thank her for her books. I’d especially thank her for Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen. Maybe we can shit talk lionsgate together, too.
Anonymous said: How do you feel about Katniss and Peeta's daughter/son being paired with Gale or Johanna's son/daughter.
Like in fanfiction or as a fanon? Tbh, I haven’t read a lot of grown-up toastbabies fics, or everlark fics where their kids are dating Gale’s or Johanna’s kids. When it comes to pairings in fanfics, I’m generally whatever, especially if it’s modern AU*. Only condition I have is endgame everlark. :)
As a fanon, I don’t see Johanna having kids. I see her having these crazy adventures all over Panem post-war and she’s the cool aunt to her friend’s kids. I can see her being one of the godparents for the toastbabies too.
With Gale, I see him having kids a lot sooner than Katniss and Peeta, so his kids could be a lot older than the toastbabies, but I guess I can see it happening, maybe. Telling their parents would go very well, I’m sure. lol.
*though I have to admit that even in AU, there are pairings I prefer over others, like Gale and Johanna gets paired a lot, but I don’t think their canon personalities make them compatible for me.