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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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: 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: This Is Not For You

Rating: NC17

Length, Chapters: oneshot, 4000 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: during book 1

Divergence: canon compliant

Tone: lighter

Summary: “After all, that’s why we have mentors, isn’t it, Haymitch? To make sure that everyone gets a fair chance.” While Katniss and Peeta prepare for the opening ceremonies of the 74th Hunger Games, Effie pays Haymitch a visit in his quarters.

He hasn’t bothered to lock the door to his room. It’s as if he just doesn’t care who sees him like this, sprawled on the reclining couch, his face half pressed into a plump red cushion.

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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: Quivers and Shakes in the Dark

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: oneshot, 1258 words

In-Progress/Complete:  complete

Takes Place: during book 1

Divergence: canon compliant

Tone: lighter

Summary: Haymitch and Effie try to be friends for Peeta and Katniss’ sake.

Effie stares out the window in her bed and watches the night sky blur right past her. She’s continually asking herself questions about the schedule for the morning and whether she forgot any detail. She usually goes through the list and falls asleep, avoiding any thought about the actual tributes. Yet, tonight her mind is even more antsy and is more than unwilling to help provide restful sleep. A volunteer. She sighs with a bit of joy before the dread rises up and starts gnawing at her because no, no, no, no she has to squash that bit of hope. Suddenly, she hears a bit of clumsy knocking at her door. Effie sighs, fully recognizing it, before she gets up and opens it up to Haymitch. He has that look in his eye, that same feeling she has growing inside her gut. Disengage.

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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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Title: Strong

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: multichapter, 424 words

In-Progress/Complete: in progress

Takes Place: spans, before Mockingjay

Divergence: slight AU

Tone: lighter

Summary: Effie has learned over the years that she must stay strong because she is all her tributes have to rely on.

Their tributes are doomed. Effie Trinket always knows this from the very start. She looks into their terrified faces and knows that there is no hope. It’s always the same. Huge, gray eyes. Shadows cast on their faces in places that should not be hollow. She has learned to keep the tears back. 

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Title: Trust

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: oneshot, 2049 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: post Mockingjay

Divergence: post canon, canon compliant

Tone: lighter

Summary: Effie’s staying with Haymitch and her nightmares aren’t getting any better. He realises what he needs to do to help her - to help them. / What is it about this woman that makes him act in strange ways?

Open curtains, dim electric light, a knife clutched in hand, a half-empty bottle of clear liquid - this is all Haymitch needs to fall asleep. But not tonight. Tonight he is twisting and turning, covering his head with a pillow (only for it to be too dark), attempting to plug his ears with socks. All to block out the whimpers coming from his houseguest across the hall. Eventually it is too much and he clambers out of bed, almost longing for the days when she was perky and probably slept with a smile on her face. Striding across his room, pale moonlight giving him an eerie glow, he wrenches his door open and crosses the hall.


Title: You’re Still Number One

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: oneshot, 1341 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: spans

Divergence: slight au, pre-canon, post-canon

Tone: lighter

Summary: She’s younger than Haymitch, but she’s really getting too old for this life, too.

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Haymitch meets Effie somewhere around his tenth year mentoring; he’s thankful that he isn’t sober for the occasion, because she’s much too loud and happy for him. It’s disgusting, the way she treats their tributes, like this is some kind of reward. Her naive smiles and society ruled life are enough to force him to drink.


Title: Voices Off Camera

Rating: PG

Length, Chapters: oneshot, 1030 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: spans

Divergence: slight AU, pre-canon, post-canon

Tone: lighter

Summary: Humans are a creature of habit, after all.

Effie Trinket, in her purest form, is a very levelheaded woman. The smiles she fakes and the laughter that she forces past her lips aren’t her. Elizabeth Trinket is from the Capitol, but she is not one of them.


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)