Length, Chapters: Ficlet, 379 words
Takes Place: Before Mockingjay
Divergence: Canon Compliant
Summary: They need each other.
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.