At Ontario International Airport: Self Won’t Lie

Self won’t lie: she finds it very dispiriting to be in an airport terminal and realize her free internet time is about to run out.

She’s spent most of the last hour reading fan fiction.  And she’s just found a really funny one (the best fan fiction are soooo clever).

Peeta/Katniss fan fiction, of course.

(Only 9 more days till the official opening of Mockingjay Part 1!  In the last few weeks, self has seen so many leaked film clips, she knows almost exactly which scenes from the book are staying and which have been left on the cutting-room floor. And awwww Josh Baby just looks so cute in his suits. The one he wore to the London premiere of Mockingjay Part 1 was — in self’s humble opinion — particularly fine. And Everlark shippers keep replaying the highlights of the past week’s J-Law and J-Hutch interview antics. Self is so energized by J-Law’s buoyancy. J-Law raises the temperature of any interview by at least 10 degrees.)

Without further ado, dear blog readers, here’s an excerpt from the fan fiction self started reading about half an hour ago. It’s set in LA, Modern-Day AU (And if you don’t know what those acronyms stand for, then you have no business reading this post BWAH. HA. HA!)

Apparently, Peeta is opening a bakery just down the street from the apartment Katniss and Prim have recently moved into.

Katniss and Peeta have a prior romantic history, but everything got all angst-y and the fluff ended.

In the real world, Katniss would start looking for another apartment to take her as far away from the bakery as possible.

But this is not the real world. This is fan fiction. And the tag is Everlark. So, naturally, Katniss walks over and starts a conversation with Peeta, which unfolds thus:

Mr. Mellark:  I’ll give the two of you some privacy.

Katniss and Peeta grin awkwardly at one another.


Katniss (to herself):  “Damn shippers.”

It was only to lighten the mood, but it seemed to have the opposite effect. He stared at her bewildered for a moment, his smile fading before he said, “What?”

“It’s this word for people who really want a couple to be together . . . ” she began to stammer.

“No, I know what it means. I’m just surprised that you do.”


Stay tuned.

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