Basically an archive for the best Haymitch/Effie fanfics out there, sorted and categorized. (Currently inactive, most likely abandoned.)

Title: Ira

Rating: R

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 125 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: Before Book 1, Before Mockingjay

Divergence: Canon Compliant

Tone: Lighter

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Haymitch hates the fucking Capitol with their messed up sensibilities, sheep mentality and glorification of the slaughter of children. His yearly trip is pure torture - the only way he can get himself through it is to drink up constantly and tear down as much of their crap as he can lay his hands on.

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(Source: illyna)


Title: untitled

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 236 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: spans

Divergence: canon compliant, pre-canon, post-canon

Tone: lighter

She was all Capitol. That Rainbow of colours, that affected accent, the high heels, the insufferable cheeriness she carried everywhere she went. And he hated her. He hated her with a passion, all glittering Capitol.

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Title: Verdant

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 256 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before Mockingjay

Divergence: canon compliant

Tone: lighter

Haymitch didn’t see much green in his life. Living in District Twelve, his surroundings were always a perpetual grey. The only time he really caught a glimpse of the fertile color was on the outside of the electrical fence—but even the forest had a hoary tinge to it—or when it was Effie’s latest obsession. Her greens, however, were unnatural, blinding, and ugly. Her green was nothing like the fresh, spirited color he’d heard so much about. Even in his Games, the bright green of the tropical landscape had been artificial and too surreal to be a true interpretation.

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Title: Never

Rating: R

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 731 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before mockingjay

Divergence: canon compliant

Tone: lighter

Summary: Hayffie Fanworks Challenge prompt #60 – He woke up in the wrong bed.

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Purple - shockingly neon bright sears at his retinas as Haymitch attempts to open his eyes. His head pounds like so many drums – last night must have been a doozy. He extends a hand to get the offensive assault away from his face. It’s soft, and warm, and… hairy?

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(Source: illyna)


Title: Untitled

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: Ficlet, 379 words

In-Progress/Complete: Complete

Takes Place: Before Mockingjay

Divergence: Canon Compliant

Tone: Lighter

Summary: They need each other.

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It starts on one of those bad nights – those nights when not even the drinking seems to make a difference. It’s right before the games, when the fear in the tributes eyes is mirrored in his memories. The first time he brought his knife- a slight fit of rage lead him to her bedroom. When he saw her in bed, all stripped clean of her Capitol facade, her eyes puffy from crying herself to sleep, he knew it was no different for her. Slumping down next to her bed, he held his head in his hands listening to her breathe. He stayed until the first light found its way through the heavy curtains.

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Title: untitled

Rating: R

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 156 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: during Catching Fire, before Mockingjay

Divergence: canon compliant

Tone: lighter

She comes to him the night before the reaping of the Third Quarter Quell. He’s sober and full of hatred for the Capitol and there she is, a product of everything he despises. It’s the first time that they kiss and his hands grip her just a little too tight, his teeth draw blood and his kisses leave marks on her soft skin. When she leads him to his bedroom, he tears the wig from her head and uses his shirt to wipe the make-up from her face.

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Title: untitled

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 256 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: during Catching Fire, before Mockingjay

Divergence: canon compliant

Tone: lighter

Summary: Haymitch is leaving

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It’s the second time Katniss and Peeta are in the arena and it’s hell. And she knows. She knows something is amiss. Haymitch is almost sober and when he thinks she is asleep, he paces through the penthouse like a caged tiger. The night he leaves, he he rigs the electricity on their floor. She is standing in front of her mirror in the bathroom after taking off her Capitol mask of make-up and fake hair when all goes dark.

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Title: untitled

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 196 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1, before Mockingjay

Divergence: canon compliant, pre-canon

Tone: lighter

Summary: It was supposed to be casual.

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“Don’t you dare get attached,” she tells herself the first time. But she already is, the first time, when he shreds her Capitol outfit and smears her make-up. They are both drunk, she had more than she is used to, he had less than he usually does. She still believes herself the third time when she says, “It’ just casual,” when he opens button after button of her delicate dress and kisses each inch of skin that is revealed.

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Title: untitled

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 334 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1, before Mockingjay

Divergence: canon compliant, pre-canon

Tone: lighter

Summary: Effie doesn’t understand why Haymitch always watches the Games.

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Despite him being drunk all the time, he never misses a minute of the game. She doesn’t notice at first. During the day she goes off to the big hall to mingle and charm the sponsors. “They’ll never sponsor us, sweetheart,” he calls as the door shuts behind her. He  never gets up from the couch in their penthouse, his glass in hand - she blames it on his laziness, his bitterness, his hopelessness. When she watches with him he never seems to pay attention - he dozes off or rather passes out.

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Title: Cocoon

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 200 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: post Mockingjay

Divergence: canon compliant, post-canon

Tone: lighter

Summary: Effie sleeps on his couch.

Effie sleeps on the small couch in his room most of the time, still too weak and exhausted to do much else. Her wounds are healing slowly but her nightmares now mirror his own.

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(Source: illyna)


Title: untitled

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 850 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1, before Mockingjay

Divergence: AU

Tone: lighter

Summary: Effie tells him that he’ll win.

They have sex on the train.

It is fast and messy and not at all romantic.

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(Source: kolms.livejournal.com)


Title: untitled

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 431 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: during book 1

Divergence: canon compliant

Tone: lighter

Effie Trinket always remembers Haymitch Abernathy as he was in his prime. The handsome victor of the second Quarter Quell, stern grey eyes and black curls and her money was on him from the beginning, despite what her friends said. She doesn’t meet him until years after and she is excited until he turns up, unfamiliar bloodshot eyes and a dirty grin. He hardly listens to a word she says and his eyes are too far south for her liking so she slaps him, storms off as she hears him leering behind her. She scolds herself in her room later for thinking he’d be any different.

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(Source: ecrismoi)


Title: The Nights Are Long

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 404 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: during Mockingjay

Divergence: canon compliant

Tone: lighter

"You’re late."

"Don’t be rude, Haymitch."

"I call ‘em like I see ‘em, sweetheart."

Her mouth on his, his hands on hers.

The same dysfunctional cycle, repeating like clockwork.


Title: The Goddamn Colors

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 861 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: spans

Divergence: canon compliant, pre-canon, post-canon

Tone: lighter

Summary: Haymitch knows Effie by her colors.

She is wearing plum the day they meet. And by ‘wearing plum’ he means her wig is a light plum, her lips are a dark plum, and her dress is a shockingly bright plum. It is entirely too much plum. He decides he hates the color plum. He wants to set all of her on fire, even goes as far as to ask the Mayor if he has a lighter. The Mayor shakes his head, tells him he doesn’t have one while glancing worriedly between the new Escort and the mess of a man slurring before him.

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(Source: kolms.livejournal.com)


Title: Symbol of Reform

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 541 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: during Mockingjay

Divergence: canon compliant

Tone: lighter

Summary: A missing scene from Mockingjay. Haymitch has a job to do regarding a certain Capitol prisoner.

He sets down his bottle with the other empties and goes for the next one. There’s a loud knock on the door. Haymitch ignores it.