Rue; The Real Mockingjay

Summary: What if Katniss had been trapped and speared by Marvel? What if Rue and Thresh are saved till last, but she wins? Rue, the Real Mockingjay.

Disclaimer; I own nothing you recognize. If I died..I'd be rich and not on here, posting this story.


I hear a scream. A girl's scream. Katniss, is my first thought. My ally. I know any girl could make that scream, but I still run towards it.

"RUE! RUE!" Then I know it's definitely Katniss. I run faster, knowing I might die. I get my slingshot ready, with my rock.

"RUE!"

"KATNISS!" I run into the clearing, and see her trapped in a net. What I don't see is the boy from District One, Marvel, holding a spear and aiming it at Katniss.

"Katniss!" she replies to this with my name. Then the spear goes into her stomach. I turn round, and sling my rock into Marvel's forehead. I hear a sickening 'crack' and he drops to the ground.

I go to Katniss. She weakly pushes her knife through the net, and I cut it away from her. I look at the spear hopelessly embedded in her stomach. She's dying.

"Rue, I blew up the food." Katniss whispers, grabbing my hand. I smile gratefully. "You have to win, Rue."

"I will. I'll win for both of us."

"Sing, Rue, sing." A cannon goes off, obviously for Marvel. I swallow.

I know a lot of songs. My four-note, the lullaby I sang Crisanto to get him to sleep every night. The Hanging Tree. I go with the lullaby.

"Deep in the meadow, under the willow,

A bed of grass, a soft green pillow,

Lay down your head, and close your sleepy eyes,

And when again they open, the sun will rise.

Here it's safe, here it's warm,

Here the daisies guard you from every harm,

Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true,

Here is the place where I love you."

Katniss closes her eyes. I let out several tears, but I know I have to finish the song for her. She pulls the mockingjay pin off her jacket, and closes it in my hand.

"Deep in the meadow, hidden far away,

A cloak of leaves, a moonbeam ray,

Forget your woes and let your troubles lay,

And when again it's morning, they'll wash away.

Here it's safe, here it's warm,

Here the daisies guard you from every harm,

Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true,

Here is the place where I love you."

Katniss' cannon goes. I sit there crying and then I decide to show the Capitol. Katniss was more than a piece in their Hunger Games. So is everyone.

I go around and find primroses. I know that's the name of her sister, so I pick a lot of them.

I go back to her. I weave the flowers through her hair, around the wound, and around her body. She could be deep in that meadow.

I get Katniss' pack and knife, Marvel's backpack and my rock. Then I kiss Katniss on the temple, and say one last sentence.

"Goodbye, Katniss."

Then I walk away, but I feel vulnerable on the ground, so I climb a tree.

I go through Marvel's pack. I know what Katniss' contains.

He had two spear heads, which makes me feel sick, thinking of the spear in Katniss' belly. He also has knives, a pack of dried fruit, a first-aid kit, a flashlight, a leather pouch and a bottle of water.

I sit, bored, until the anthem came on. Marvel appeared first. Then I saw Katniss. I started crying, and then I fell asleep.


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~~ TheGirlOnFirexx