I'm just going to do the ending epilogue because this SYOT totally slipped my mind and now I have a ton of other unfinished projects. To name them:
-Run (A Hayffie Story)
-A 2424 collab.
-A ton of requested one-shots.
-An OC/Haymitch/Finnick romance story that I'VE YET to gain ideas for.
So we've come a long way. This is the end.
"Now to present plaques to all of our Quell victors."
"First Quarter Quell Victor: Magdalena Orion." Mags smiles and hobbles on to the large capitol stage. Everyone cheers and chants her name.
"Second Quarter Quell Victor: Haymitch Abernathy." Haymitch walks stoicly on stage, and gives a small wave. He takes a seat next to Mags.
"Last but not least, this year's victors and quarter quell winners: Soren Sarutobi and Monroe Arkensea." Soren grabs my hand, and we walk on stage. We did it. Gone through hell and back, a whole victory tour, and now we accept our plaques.
"As a reward, their districts each will receive three years of parcel day. And their family's will be allowed to stay in Victors Village even after they've moved on, gaining their Victor pension also." Claudius Templesmith yells out over to the thunderous crowd. Soren raises our hands in victory, and I gulp. The Victory Banquet is over. I now have my appointment.
I don't have to say anything, for Finnick to comfort me.
"District Four produces the second most prettiest people in Panem. It's natural for all of our Victors. We're here when you need us." I nod solemnly. We arrive at a fancy hotel, and he sighs.
"Thank you." I mutter. He kisses my hand and I exit the car. Tight black pants, a red corset with dark red lips. My blonde hair falling in ringlets.
"The second most prettiest people in Panem." I repeat. I walk up to the assigned room number, and knock. The man who swings open the door is none other than Soren's mentor, Brutus Candet.
I cannot simply explain how filthy I felt after that appointment. I didn't need Brutus slandering my name on front of Soren and his family. That's the last thing I wanted. And Brutus... I can understand why they call him that. He had left bruises on my unblemished skin, called me unspeakable names, and abused me for three hours straight. When he was done, he beat me until blood dribbled down my lip. Then, with a final kick, it was over. I wake up in the hotel, with Finnick and the older mentor from twelve... Haymitch I think, hovering over me.
"Help... me..." I beg.
"Shh, Shh okay. I got you. Haymitch get the door would you." Finnick instructs. He lifts me into his arms and I scream out in pure pain.
"Her right arm is broken. And her ankle is twisted. What sick fuck would do this?" a female voice, I catch a glimpse of dark hair and hate-filled grey eyes.
"Well Kat, we're going to find that out and handle it. Take down your motherly guard sweetheart. She's okay now." Haymitch says. Everything goes black from there.
I wake up in a hospital room.
"Finnick. Sam. Haymitch. Someone." I croak, my voice raspy and throat raw from under use.
"I'm here." Sam's voice says.
"Where's the others?"
"Haymitch and Finnick went out to... handle Brutus." She says.
"Does it... does it ever get better?" I ask. I hear her sigh, and a soft sob emits from her. She's crying.
"No. It doesn't get better. But you get used to it. It's a bit easier to choke down. A bit easier. But never better." She says. I nod my head.
"Get some rest. " And without a second telling, I fade back into darkness, letting nightmares, corpses and Brutus consume my mind.
I watch in pure awe as Teru walks down the aisle, in a long elegant white wedding dress. It has pearls around her waist, dipping down into a corset shape. The upper part is covered in rhinestones, and glitter. The lower part consists of a silk skirt, going around her in waves.
Holden walks her down the aisle, a smile broad on his face.
"Who gives away this woman to this man?" the minister asks.
"I do." He grins.
"Very well. Please join hands," me pauses for us to do so. "Repeat after me. I, Teru Baiton take Soren Sarutobi, to have and to hold, to cherish and keep, til death do us part."
"I, Teru Baiton take Soren Sarutobi, to have and to hold, to cherish and keep, til death do us part."
"And Soren." He says.
"I Soren Sarutobi, take Teru Baiton, top have and to hold, to cherish and to keep, 'til death do us part." I say. I wish Monroe could have been here, but she's in some Capitol hospital.
"The rings." The minister says. Teru's nephew steps forward. After the exchanging of the rings, Teri looks at me.
"Instead of the exchanging of vows, we are going to do the District Two tradition. The couple are going to be changed together for the rest of the day, and they will cook their first meal in their new home as well." the minister says.
"I know pronounce you, husband and wife." He says. Teru's sister chains my ankle, and Heath chains her.
It's official. Teru and I are bonded by life.
Sorry if this chapter want the best. Thanks for the patience guys, you've been awesome.