i cry every time i see this photo it’s just so perfect, definitely my fave picture on tumblr
Title: Chasing Stars
Type: One x One
Genre: Hunger Games AU.
[A] lived his whole life in the shadow of the Hunger Games, his name entered more and more times each year as he accepted the risk of being drawn because the risk of starving to death otherwise was far more likely. He didn’t come from a wealthy district or a comfortable family, and he had worked every day of his life since he was old enough to be given chores. In the arena, it was not the desire for glory that pushed him forward, but worry for what his family would do without him, how they would cope – and when he won, for a moment it seemed like the odds genuinely were in his favour, that they had paid off for the first time ever. That he would be safe, and could care for his loved ones, that they wouldn’t have to spend every winter in fear they’d freeze before spring and starve before the sun returned.
Snow had others plans though. Even Victors are not free, and within months on his win, he was put to work – just another Capitol whore. As he always had, he submitted, for his family – the threat Snow would hurt them if he did not comply was all that was needed for him to accept being dressed up and paraded around, for him to allow his body to be used in return for information and secrets. Bitter, angry, and guarded because every moment things go well he’s stabbed in the back a moment later, the finery of the Capitol and it’s vacuous people make him almost miss the arena some days because at least there he wouldn’t have to keep the urge to lash out in check. But at night, the memories come back and haunt his sleep, reminding him why even this is better than the games.
[B] was born and raised in the Capitol. There was no threat to her life…but no meaning either. Days dragged on and on, with nothing but gossip and fashion to pass the time, and the annual Hunger Games were looked forward to for months, the Victors all but worshipped. But while everyone else saw drama and excitement in the arena, [B] winced at the blood. Soft hearted, and weak stomached, the violence just made her unhappy – her father never let her forget it was real.
He had plans. Had a hope to change the future, so that one day children would not live in fear and be slaughtered for entertainment; that if the Capitol’s wealth was spread nobody need starve. That happy people would not need to be kept in line with threats and violence. He was part of a group that were weaving a plan, who knew the secret of District Thirteen and was planning with them to overthrow Snow and put an end to the regime of terror. The group began to reach out to Victors, seeking their support and in turn offering them a chance at a future where they would no longer be pawns and nobody else would suffer what they had.
[A] was hired to attend [B]’s birthday party, a ruse, other Victors had put him in contact with the Rebellion and this was a way to meet them without drawing suspicion. At first the two did not get along well, both having to play a part – [B] pretending to be as vapid as every other citizen of the Capitol, [A] putting on charm that did not come naturally. Even when the masks were dropped, they did not get along – [A]’s temper frightened [B], and she had seen the violence he was capable of, in turns, [A] saw her as sheltered, spoilt and completely naïve. But for their common goal, there would have been no contact. As it was, the two posed as a couple, to avoid suspicion as to why he saw her father so often – and the Capitol loved it, girls everywhere who idolised the Victors seeing this as the perfect love story because it matched their own dreams.
Snow is a man who sees plots everywhere, and he asked [A] to use his closeness to [B] to sound out her father, to see whether he could be trusted or not. This gave them enough warning – and her father, more concerned about her safety than his own, asked [A] to take her back to his district. From there they could wait, but that if he was taken, she would be safe at least…and so [B] left the Capitol for the first time ever. Snow’s eyes are everywhere, the act cannot be dropped even outside the Capitol – but for the first time, [B] sees the world as it is and truly understands the need for the rebellion.
As she matures and loses her wide eyed stare, hope begins to soften [A] and the two develop a friendship and the act of a loved up couple becomes more natural. Snow still has his suspicions though, and they are not as safe as they would hope. After her father is jailed, the theme of the Quarter Quell is announced. This time, the pool of tributes will be chosen from the loved ones of former Victors.
It’s [B]’s turn in the arena now.
[A] – 18 years old -Luke Pasqualino, Zayn Mailk.
[B] – 16 years old -Perrie Edwards, Zoella Sugg
Both open to suggestions.
So this takes place in Panem, but without Katniss and Peeta, although I do intend plenty of the other characters from the books to make an appearance. I have tried to fit a lot of information into the plot because I have a very clear idea of it, but didn’t want to make it any longer, so if you have questions or want to talk about it more, please message me and I can explain more of it in detail.
I am looking for an active partner for this, somebody who will be replying once a week at least, ideally more often, and who will be available to plot via Skype or AIM, please don’t apply if you’re not going to be committed.
I am open to receiving applications for either character
How many times have you had sex with Michael Fassbender? Four.
I think the main difference between a hero and a heroine in traditional narratives is that a hero’s strength is defined by how much he can win, while a heroine’s is defined by how much loss she can endure.
I think that’s kinda fucked up.