Disclaimer: The Hunger Games isn't mine.


First time doing the cassette player method. Hit me up in a review: yay or nay?


Play

Annie is in the hospital, with its too white walls and too cheerful people, always trying to comfort her. I don't need comforting! She wants to scream, just nodding at their words. After all her visitors are gone, the nurses and doctors force pills down her throat. She spits them out anyway. They're not going to help her, she knows. Her mind is a clear as mud. She grins, laughing at her own little joke that she knows only one person would get.

Rewind

There is a girl named Annie Cresta. She is as broken as the sea glass that slides up on shore sometimes, sparking in the light. Only she doesn't sparkle. She goes out to the shore everyday at noon, like clockwork. She can swim until dusk if she's in the right mood. Some whisper about her, talking in too low voices (that are meant for secrets, but she's not a secret, is she?) that she likes to swim a bit too much. Annie doesn't hear them.

Pause

(That doesn't mean Finnick ignores them.)

Fast-forward

Annie stares blankly at the wall when she hears the news. Finnick is dead. But oh no, that can't be. He will return in a few days, only hours sometimes, from the city of too bright lights and too loud people. She just knows it. Just as she goes out to the sea, Finnick will be back home to the sea, to her, in just a few days at the most. Her heart hurts so much that she knows it.

Pause

(But maybe that's from something else.)

Play

She runs out of the hospital one day, out to the sea, dressed only in a paper thin hospital gown. (How about some pants?) She grins, diving into the sea without a single moment of hesitation. Then, she swims until dusk, just like the old days. Too far out, she knows. She can't find the energy to care, her mind singing out an old lullaby to her. Her mind hangs on the fifth verse: "Let it all rain down from the blood stained clouds. Come out, come out, to the sea my love and just drown with me." She starts to weep now, salty tears mingling with the salty water. She hopes, now, that a giant squid will come, swallowing her up, because aren't those supposed to be legends? Her mind is too broken, too much like the sea glass, to remember. She thinks they are, but remembers; her whole life is one big story to tell. She pauses. Not a story, oh nevermind that, but a nightmare. She tries to swim back to shore, but she is too late. A wave swallows her up. All she can think is this is the only wave she's seen the whole day and oh, why is it not a giant squid?

Fast-forward

Finnick is devastated.


Finished! Hope you like, the first Fannie I've done that is decent. And I know the update on Hysterical is late, ridiculously so, but I'm having some writers block. D: Reviews are a writer's best friend! :3