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11 December 2010 @ 10:51 pm
Fic: Combustion  
Title: Combustion
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Sometimes, when a person is so like you, they become you. A second person narration that explores the relationship of Katniss Everdeen and Finnick Odair.
Disclaimer: Suzanne Collins owns all things related to The Hunger Games.
A/N: Spoilers for Mockingjay.


Listen. Footsteps.

“Katniss.” A harsh whisper.

The door opens and in steps Finnick Odair.

His hands are on you, his lips pressed against your ear.

“Don’t let them take you; don’t let them win.”


The echoes of the jabberjays haunt you, filling up every fiber of your being. You can’t sleep. You can’t think. You can’t breathe.

Inhale. Exhale. Still alive.

You hear Finnick’s harsh breath and know he can’t sleep either.

There’s more to Finnick Odair than a pretty face, you think, as you stare at his fingers bloodied by knotting.


District 13 is hell. Not the brand of hell the Capitol specializes in, a unique brand. Specially made to torture you in new ways.

The strange closets are your only reprieve.

And Finnick Odair.

He knows you. He knows the Hunger Games. He knows the evil of the Capitol. He knows everything you live for is in their hands.

With his lips pressed against your ear, so similar to that first night, he whispers the secrets of the Capitol. How the Minister of Finances likes to leave bruises. How the mayor of Disctrict 2, so close to President Snow, rather choke than be choked. How the Secretary of Defense beats his wife and all she wanted was one night to feel loved.

You don’t need to tell him it’s sick, because he knows.


His kiss burns a trail of guilt on your skin, hot fiery marks of guilt. You wonder if they leave a trail of tattoos, as well--slut, cheater, traitor.

But you see your purple tattoo (14:00-Training) and you realize you don’t care. You need this moment to remember that you are alive.

And as he kisses you and you feel his hot tears on your cheeks, you understand.

You realize that Finnick is more than just like you, he is you.


You watch Finnick sacrifice himself for you. And as his--your--blood begins to spill and you hear your--his-- yelps of pain, you feel each bite, each tooth piercing your skin. You can’t tell which world is yours, the one looking down or the one in pain.

Nightlock, nightlock, nightlock.

And as you run from the scene, you feel the fire consume you and the pressure tear you limb from limb. Your last breath tastes like fire and ash.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
a halo is not a helmet: Zooey daydreamingwinehouse on December 12th, 2010 05:20 am (UTC)
Guh. You managed to pack so much emotion in such few words. I'm in love.
Kelly: chesire catpotter_lover456 on December 12th, 2010 05:27 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much!
Violet: glee - waiting for you to come rescue meamoenavi on December 12th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC)
THIS. This is exactly the fic I was looking for after finishing The Hunger Games series.

Katniss and Finnick are made of such win.

Your last breath tastes like fire and ash.

GUH. This is beautiful!
Kelly: dugpotter_lover456 on December 29th, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I have to admit, that's my favorite sentence too.
Dori: Hunger Games - Katniss is busycleo_eurydike on December 14th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
oooh, I love this pairing, and I love what you've done with it! So beautiful and evocation. Thank you for sharing.
Kelly: dugpotter_lover456 on December 29th, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading!
Jonascatpolitelypuzzled on December 28th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
beautiful and tragic

i was in love with ever second of it
Kelly: dugpotter_lover456 on December 29th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.
Sarpaceisthetrick on November 30th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
I'd like to cordially invite you to… katniss_finnick
ship/nonship fans welcome, an appreciation community ;)

please post your wonderful fic there. xo
Natashatheclexfactor on December 20th, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
This story us gorgeous.
Kelly: sailor gagapotter_lover456 on December 21st, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
Thank you!