November 4th, 2015

eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

Fic Rec: Life Support (Hunger Games, Katniss/Peeta)

Title:Life Support
Author: JLaLa
Pairing(s): Katniss/Peeta
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 8670
Warnings: Major character death
Summary: Johanna Mason, Gale Hawthorne, Finnick Odair, Annie Cresta, Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen–all residents of Panem Hospice, where people come in but never leave.

Every midnight, the group meets to tell one another stories of the lives they once led. Some stories real, some stories not real.

One night, the group makes a pact: whoever dies first must make contact.

Then someone dies–and the real story begins. Multiple POV’s but primarily Katniss.

Based on Christopher Pike’s “The Midnight Club”.

Why I loved it: While technically an AU, the way this ends has me firmly putting it in my head canon as pre-books canon. Because I loved it that much. There's a tearjerker warning in the tags, and the subject matter itself is angsty, but ohmigod, I didn't expect it to hit me as hard as it did. The characters still felt like the ones I love from the books, and I love the roles they were given here. Even if I did cry through most of it.