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

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: 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: 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: 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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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: Secret Ceremonials

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: oneshot, 1298 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: spans

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

Tone: darker

Summary: Effie and Haymitch have a history no one knows about, at least not until the very end. Because that’s how these things happen.

There may not be rules against this, but it’s certainly ill-advised and not a little screwed up. But acts of desperation are very rarely sane and as he backs her up against the wall, she can taste the scotch on his breath and he can taste the fine wine on hers. She tears at his shirt and rips, finding the buttons too difficult. She’s stronger than she looks. He lifts her up and carries her to the couch, their lips and tongues never once separating.


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.


Title: Pink Lace

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: oneshot, 2469 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1

Divergence: canon compliant, pre-canon

Tone: lighter

Summary: “An object at rest stays at rest until acted upon by an outside force.” Two people, happily settled into the same routine. When something changes, it sets something into motion that neither can stop.

He notices the extra frills at lunch. It’s just a hint of pink lace, peeking over the top of the low neckline of her also pink dress. Because the neckline of her dress is where his eyes naturally go anyway, the lace is the first thing he notices about her outfit. After his mind registers the entirely too low neckline of said dress, of course. And he is not the only one noticing. He sees sponsors noticing as well, and while she may laugh and blow it off, it makes his blood boil. They shouldn’t be looking at his princess like that. They’re not allowed to be looking at his princess like that. (Not that she is his princess anyway…)


Title: Forever in 12

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: oneshot, 2073 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: during Mockingjay

Divergence: canon compliant

Tone: lighter

Summary: In Mockingjay, we get hints as to what happened to Effie during the Rebellion. But that’s all we get. What was going on with Effie and Haymitch while Katniss’ trial was going on, before they left Snow’s mansion for good?

It happens in the blink of an eye. The bow shifts, so quickly that no one even has the chance to think. The arrow flies true, and President Coin falls over the balcony, dead.

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Title: untitled

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 115 words

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: before book 1

Divergence: canon compliant, pre-canon

Tone: lighter

She had a new hairdo - this year a faint blue was in style. Already the first curls were coming undone from her lush up-do. He smiled when he remembered how they had all come undone this morning, a blue halo on his pillow, soft and sweet against his cheek. He stepped closer to her, just so she could feel his breath on her neck.

He hadn’t been interested in the meeting in the beginning, but when she had arrived, a little late, a flush on her cheeks, he had even lost that last bit of focus. The sweet smell of lilac hit him when he bowed to whisper in her ear: “Long night, sweetheart?”

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Title: untitled

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: ficlet, 324 words, 1 chapter

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: post mockingjay

Divergence: canon compliant, post canon

Tone: darker

Summary: Haymitch’s feelings for Effie are complicated

Sometimes he wants to kill her. This woman, in her bright wardrobe of unnecessary clothing and impractical nails. Her heavily accented voice drives him to a rage fairly often, at least once every two days. It scares him how badly he wants to bash her face in. He tries to drink the impulse away, fucks her instead, but it’s always in the back of his mind.

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Title: Apparent Magnitude

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: oneshot, 1000 words, 1 chapter

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: Post-Mockingjay

Divergence: post canon, canon compliant

Tone: lighter

Summary: He asks her to marry him two years after the Rebellion. Haymitch and Effie get married, have babies, and try to live again.


He asks her to marry him two years after the Rebellion. He has a ring already, one that has a diamond with a pearl on either side - “So you can tell the difference,” he says - that he bought in a shop in what remains of District 12.


Title: All I Ever Learned From Love

Rating: PG13

Length, Chapters: oneshot, 1000 words, 1 chapter

In-Progress/Complete: complete

Takes Place: spans Haymitch’s life

Divergence: canon compliant

Tone: darker

Summary: "Next time you want to punish a victor for winning," replies Haymitch, "make sure they have something left to lose."

Maysilee dies first. Her death isn’t a surprise, and it spares him the pain of killing her, and so he doesn’t focus on it. Not yet. He just runs, and hides, and when the time comes he falls to the ground holding his guts in and hears the cannon fire.