Prompt: Effie Trinket, mute. No HG ownership.


never an avox

Effie looks down upon the mute Avoxes - slaves to the Capitol, people who messed up, people who broke the law and paid for it.

She'll never become an Avox, because she'll never break the law.

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Effie Trinket, rebel.

Those words don't work well together. They just don't match. They'll never match.

When Haymitch first proposes it (the nerve of that man, proposing rebellion! To her!), she slaps him across the face. "Are you insane?"

Haymitch glares at her. She's never seen him more sober as he says, "Listen, Trinket. You're the one that walked into our conversation and asked what it was about. I told you. I invited you. But I wasn't giving you a choice. Now that you know, we're not letting you out of here until you agree to keep our secret."

"B-but that's treasonous! I'll end up as an Avox! Or worse!" She feels her heart fluttering with fear. Effie Trinket, rebel. The words don't work out, even if perhaps just maybe they should, because...

"Only if you don't get caught," says Haymitch with a shrug.

She doesn't know what causes her to say yes. But she does.

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Effie looks down upon the mute Avoxes - slaves to the Capitol, people who slipped, people who got caught and paid for it.

She'll never become an Avox, because she'll never get caught.