So I know this idea is kinda used a lot but so was my other one and you guys seemed to like it. I'm going to try and make it as original as I can but if it's too similar to a particular fanfic, please tell me.
I'm just gonna say this now and never again. All rights go to Suzanne Collins blah blah blah
She couldn't believe how far she had gotten. Sure, it came with a few bumps on the road but everyone had to overcome obstacles to be successful in life. If someone had told her two years ago that she wouldn't be working dead end jobs, trying to meet her rent and making sure she had three decent meals a day, and would possibly be working as a stage manager for the Caeser Flickerman Show, she'd probably scoff and turn away.
But when the opportunity came Katniss wasn't going to scoff and turn away. Who in their right mind would turn away working on the Caeser Flickerman Show?
Really, she had Madge to thank for the job opportunity. After two years of struggling to get by, her best friend talked to a buddy that worked on the show to put in a good word for Katniss. And so here she was, sitting on the couch in her tiny apartment thinking of how lucky she was. Because if not for Madge she'd probably still be working in that awful diner and on the verge of being fired.
She had the mind to call Prim and her family and tell them about the job interview but then realised that there was a good chance that she would not get the job and she couldn't bear to hear her sister's upset voice as she realised that she wasn't getting everything she had hoped for in coming here.
She was roused out of her thoughts when she heard the ringtone of her old Nokia phone.
"Hello?" She asked, trying to sound somewhat professional in case it was the Flickerman Show calling.
"Don't get your hopes up. It's just me." Madge's soft voice said. Katniss couldn't help but feel an edge to it though.
"I've got a bottle of tequila with our names on it. Can you get here in ten minutes?"
"Um, yeah. I'll be there in a couple of minutes." Katniss knew something was wrong. Madge wasn't a drinker. She would only be seen touching a bottle if something huge happened, like her dog dying or a long-time boyfriend cheating on her with some girl he picked up at a bar on their six month anniversary. Both of which had happened.
She grabbed her keys and got into my beat up Volvo. It took three tries but she was thankfully able to get it started.
She didn't bother knocking and instead used the keys Madge had given her for emergencies because in her eyes, this was an emergency.
"Are you okay?" Katniss asked Madge when she saw her glaring at the wall while angrily picking at her cherry wood table. She had spent a lot of money on that table and Katniss knew that it would only upset her to see it with a scratch so she gently moved her hands away from the table. "What happened?" She asked.
"I didn't want to start without you but since your here, bottoms up." She took a big gulp from the bottle and handed it to Katniss.
Katniss gingerly took it, still eyeing Madge warily.
It burned down her throat and her body shivered. She then looked Madge dead in the eye and said, "Now that we've done that, are you ready to tell me what's going on?"
Madge suddenly stated crying and Katniss quickly pulled her in for a hug. Her whole body started shaking but after about two minutes of this, Katniss realised that she was laughing. She pulled away from her only for Madge to start laughing her ass off.
She stared at her, wondering what was happening but the stare morphed into a scowl as she sat there waiting for Match to tell her what the hell was going on. Finally she stopped laughing but struggled to catch her breath as she said, "Oh my God that was so good. I didn't actually think you'd fall for it, I mean when do I ever drink?"
Katniss continued glaring at her. "And what was the point for this?"
Madge put her hands up in front of her in defense. "Hey, don't get mad at me. You've just been so tense lately and I thought this would lighten you up a bit."
"You got me really worried."
"I know, I'm sorry."
She handed the bottle to Katniss and she didn't hesitate taking a huge swig out of it. "I guess it was kinda funny."
Madge stared at Katniss for a second then burst out laughing again. Katniss couldn't help but join in after a few seconds. They laughed until their sides hurt and at that moment she was thankful for Mage and how she always knew what Katniss needed even when she didn't know herself.
"I just knew you would be sitting on your couch, thinking of the job so I thought I would pull a little prank on you to help you take your mind of things."
"Thanks for caring Madge."
"No problem Kitty Kat." She threw her arms around Katniss's shoulder, knowing very well that Katniss hated the nickname.
"I'm going to let that one slide but just this once." Katniss paused before it suddenly occurred to her that Madge made her drive all the way here just so she could prank Katniss. "So was the only reason I came here so that you could prank me?" Katniss asked, voicing her thoughts.
"No, of course not. I actually wanted you to come over so I could talk to you about what I had planned for us tonight. The prank was just something brilliant I thought about when I was about to call you."
"And so what exactly is this thing you have planned for us tonight?" Katniss knew no good could come out of what Madge would say. It could be anything.
"We're going clubbing."
And there it was.
There was no way Katniss was going clubbing. She would rather watch paint dry or the grass grow.
Madge saw Katniss about to reject the offer and quickly butted in. "I'm not taking no for an answer so don't even try."
Katniss sighed knowing that when Madge said she wouldn't take no for an answer, she meant it.
Madge smiled when she saw Katniss slump in defeat. She didn't know why Katniss even tried to put up a fight anymore. She always ended up winning.
"Okay so we're going to The Seam. I asked Gale if he wanted to join but he has piles of paperwork he has to do."
Katniss cringed inwardly. She and Gale had a big fight a few weeks ago. He was mad because she was being stubborn and didn't want to ask her parents for money to help her with her financial troubles and Katniss stormed out but not before angrily throwing a framed picture of the two of them at him. They didn't talk about it very often, knowing it was a touchy subject but Gale was tired of seeing Katniss suffering so much. She knew he was right but her pride was getting in the way of her apologising
So she glanced at Madge and said to her, "Do your worst."
They walked to the front of the growing line up at The Seam. The bouncer took one look at them and ushered them forward. Katniss and Madge held out their ID then made their way into the music filled room. Katniss took in the surroundings of the club and couldn't help but feel overwhelmed. She was going to need a couple of drinks before she could handle all of this.
She turned to Madge and yelled that she was getting drinks.
"Good idea." She said in response and followed behind her. "Don't be afraid to show the bartender a little cleavage." She whispered in Katniss's ear as they neared the bar.
She glanced down at her low cut blue dress and sighed. She was showing enough cleavage in her opinion. They walked to the counter and leaned over, quickly attracting the attention of the bartender.
He was cute but there was something about him that was just a bit off putting. But none the less Katniss gave him a flirty smile and said, "I'll have a Long Island Iced Tea and my friend here will have a screwdriver."
A screwdriver was Madge's go to drink because it was the orange juice died down the strong taste of Vodka.
"I'm going to go pee and possibly make out with whatever guy I see."
Katniss knew she was kidding and playfully told her, "Well make it quick cause I might end up taking your drink."
She sat there and the bartender gave her her drink, making sure their hands touched. He winked at her then went back to attending to other people.
"Kinda funny how that dude fulfils every stereotypical thing about male bartenders." Katniss jumped at the sound of the man next to her. He was wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap but she could see tufts of blonde hair sticking out. She also couldn't help but notice the five o'clock shadow he had going on.
As she studied him Katniss realised that she might as well make this night memorable and have some fun with the guy. "Not as funny as a guy coming into a bar with sunglasses, a baseball cap and khaki pants." She said while taking a sip of her drink.
The guy smiled and leaned in closer to her. Katniss surprised herself by leaning in aswell. "I love your accent. Is it British?" He hoped he didn't sound stupid. The girl was the most beautiful thing he'd ever laid eyes on and the last thing he wanted to do was scare her away.
"Yeah, I moved here four years ago but enough about me, let's see who's under those sunglasses."
Before he could react, Katniss pulled the sunglasses off his face and took the cap off too and saw his piercing blue eyes.
The guy closed his eyes, waiting for the girl's reaction. When she said nothing, he opened his eyes only to be met with her confused grey ones.
"I don't get it. Was something supposed to happen?" Then she noticed her drink was empty and waved at the bartender for another one.
The guy quickly swiped his sunglasses and cap back and hurriedly put it on. "You don't know who I am?" He asked after making sure it was on okay.
"Am I supposed to know who you are?"
He hurriedly shook his head and was about to say something but Madge ran to the table, downed her drink and pulled Katniss off her chair. "Let's dance. We came here to have fun and that is what we will do."
Katniss finished her second glass before following her Madge. She glanced back at the blonde haired guy and saw him staring at her. Katniss gave him a small wave which seemed to snap him out of it and couldn't help but laugh at how cute he looked. She mouthed a 'bye' as her and Madge got on the dance floor. As they danced her mind couldn't help but stray to the blue eyed wonder at the bar.
When she looked back about thirty minutes later she saw that his seat was empty. She tried to hide the slight disappointment she felt about him not being there. She would most likely never see him again and hadn't even gotten so much as his name.
Meanwhile the blonde haired man sat in the passenger seat of his black Audi. Images of the dark haired girl with grey eyes infiltrated his mind. He wished he had said more to her. She seemed like the perfect girl and best of all she didn't know who he was, which meant she wasn't only talking to him because he was famous. He felt like hitting himself. The least he could have done was gotten her name.
He knew it would never work out though. He would never bring her into his hectic life of dodging the paparazzi and fans but even so, he stood by what he thought when he first saw her.
The girl with the dark hair and grey eyes was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen.
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