AU: Final Words | POV: Katniss Everdeen
Finnick looks up at me as the mutts tear at him, I see him speak words that are barely audible. “Tell her I love her” I make out as one mutt yanks back his head to take the death bite.
“But it wasn’t until Peeta hit the force field and nearly died that I…” Finnick hesitates.
I think back to the arena. How I sobbed when Finnick revived Peeta. The quizzical look on Finnick’s face. The way he excused my behaviour, blaming it on my pretend pregancy.
“That you what?”
“That I knew I’d misjudged you. That you do love him…”
“It’s not really fair to present us as a team and then lock us into the arena to kill each other” - Katniss Everdeen
Female Character Challenge - Favorite Female in a bookKatniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
all we have is what’s left today
hearts so pure in this broken place
My set of Hunger Games character portraits: Katniss, Cinna, Gale, Finnick, Peeta, Effie. See the fullsize at my gallery: http://pseudolirium.deviantart.com
A few hours later, the stampede of feet shakes me from slumber. I look around in bewilderment. It’s not yet dawn, but my stinging eyes can see it. It would be hard to miss the wall of fire descending on me. My first impulse is to scramble from the tree, but I’m belted in. Somehow my fumbling fingers release the buckle and I fall to the ground in a heap, still snarled in my sleeping bag. There’s no time for any kind of packing. Fortunately, my backpack and water bottle are already in the bag. I shove in the belt, hoist the bag over my shou,der, and flee. The world has transformed to flame and smoke. Burning branches crack from trees and fall in showers of sparks at my feet.