"We Remain" has got a new plot and we are ready for applications!
This time around, we have four canon characters that come in the form of Team Twelve! We already have Peeta Mellark taken, so we’re definitely looking for our Katniss, Haymitch, and Effie! If none of those tickle your fancy, the rest of the characters are OC, so you can create your own. We only need one more accepted application in order to open up, so please do us the honor of being our tenth application!
The admins are off for work and school for the next several hours but we’ll be mobile for the time being. We’ll both be on in the evening. If we get one more application accepted tonight, we can open as well!
— WR Admins
tribute for district one ; 68th victor ; fc: dianna agron
Every tribute has that one thing that makes them different from the others. Whether it’s a skill or a trait, you can be sure that it will be harshly emphasized by stylists, tributes, and the capitol alike. For Aurora Satine, that special something was her beauty. Aurora had many other traits, of course. Much like most children in the career districts, her parents had sent her to the Academy to become a ruthless killing machine. However, there were ruthless killing machines in every games. The career districts were littered with them. Her mentors wanted Aurora to have an image they could sell to all the districts. That when it hit them; Beauty. Aurora, even at the age of fifteen, was a very pretty girl, and who doesn’t want to be a pretty girl? Naturally, Aurora became very popular. Girls wanted to be her, boys wanted to be with her.
When Aurora entered the arena, she did what she had been trained to do; Kill. Nobody was surprised when she won the games. Another career victory? Shocker. However, as a victor, she remained in the public eye for a very long time, being named the Capitol Darling. She would go to parties in the Capitol, and get the adoring attention of several rich men, wishing to court her. Aurora always denied their advances, though. She didn’t want some rich guy to spoil her. She wanted to fall in love with someone who was rough around the edges, and saw the games as negatively as she did; Not somebody who idolized her for killing several innocent people. Of course, every year, when she comes back as a mentor, she gets hounded with questions about how the “most beautiful girl in Panem” is still single, but, she ignores them as best as she can.
played by ; tea
tribute for district ten ; 69th victor ; fc: astrid berges frisbey
Lynx Osborn fell completely and totally in love with a maiden named Zera. She didn’t pay much attention to him, least not right away. Lynx did everything he could to woo her and finally in a moment of weakness, least that’s what she would tell her child, Lynx got his dream to come true. Then, a few weeks later, Zera discovered she was pregnant and nine months later, Fauna and her twin sister, Ayala, popped out. The two parents swapped the twins every week to give them as much ‘family’ time from both parents even though Zera could hardly stand the man she slept with.
Growing up, the twins were joined hip to hip. They did everything together from feeding the chickens to cheating in class by passing each other little notes in order for both to pass. No one ever saw one without the other and hardly anyone could really tell the two apart. Ayala was a few inches shorter and she wouldn’t dare speaking back to anyone while Fauna didn’t mind breaking a few rules. After all, they were only guidelines. She was the one who got them in any kind of trouble, whether it be with their parents or with some guards. But Ayala was always there to get them out of that trouble. It didn’t matter how different or similar the twins were, all they cared about were each other and that’s how things were until they were fifteen.
Ayala was reaped in the 67th Games and would never come back. Fauna didn’t even try to volunteer for her sister, she was paralyzed when she heard her sister’s name and did absolutely nothing. After everything in her life, that would be her one regret. Fauna became violent toward people. She smacked back to anyone - especially Peacekeepers earning her quite the punishments - and she didn’t give two damns on what happened to her. Fauna forced herself away from everyone, from anyone who was once a friend and her parents who eventually stopped trying. She lost her sister and part of herself, there was hardly any meaning in her life anymore.
Two years later, as if things couldn’t get worse, Fauna was reaped for the 69th Hunger Games. She didn’t bother to shed a tear or freak out in front of everyone. Oh no, instead little miss Fauna shoved a peacekeeper out of her way and made it to the stage with her head held high. At least people will look at her as she died with what little resistance she could possibly do. Fauna almost wanted her partner to do the same thing but it turns out it was some 14 year old kid named Mule, an awful name really even for district ten, walked oh so slowly and she caught that small tear running down his face at stage. All what Fauna could think was about how Ayala wasn’t there to get her out of this one. Fauna knew she would but…that was in the past.
Mule tend to be that kind of kid anyone would feel sorry for. He didn’t have much of a life at ten, worse off then some, and he couldn’t stand the cameras. Really, Fauna didn’t believe he would last long. Once at the Capitol, Fauna avoided the Careers, thick skull dimwits, and at first, she made an alliance with the female tribute from nine and the male tribute from six. It seemed like a good idea at the time. It wasn’t until she realized how psycho that male tribute was and how six never stopped talking. Fauna could swear she never took a breath. But at that moment, Fauna just let them believe she had some kind of alliance with them.
Everyone else was a complete bore to her. Talking to Caesar was just highly uncomfortable. First the clothes and then answering questions about her home and the games… It was too annoying, too uncomfortable. So, Fauna just forced a smile on her face and answered quick ‘yes’ or ‘no’s to whatever he was saying. And then the Games have finally begun.
Like she predicted, Mule didn’t last long. In fact, he was the first tribute to go. Her other allies all died in the bloodbath too and that was all fine and dandy. At least now she didn’t have to feel any guilt for killing them. Fauna barely got out of there herself. A few cuts, maybe a bruise on her side from some shoving her as hard as they can but at least Fauna grabbed some sword. It didn’t look very well. Hell, it barely looked like someone took the time to sharpen it. No wonder it was at the beginning of the pile but it was better than nothing.
The Arena seemed to have a small forest in the middle surrounded by plains filled of hills. Now the forest, of course, is where mostly everyone headed. There wasn’t anywhere else to be covered at. Fauna, in turn, was in there just as well. She didn’t bother trying to get any sleep. Instead, Fauna just kept walking, apparently dodging whatever the Arena played out to kill tributes. Most people fell for those but Fauna hardly ever stopped. It wasn’t long before she came across her first victim. The female tribute of 12 was fast asleep and Fauna just slashed her throat, a quick and painless death at least. She did feel bad taking what little food and water she had but not enough to not take it.
After that, Fauna stayed clear of people. Several days in and there were still five people left. At this point, Fauna has barley gotten any sleep. She finally just collapses near a tree, struggling to keep her eyes open. The only thing that jointed her awake was some kid screaming followed by the sound of a cannon. Four more left. It was mere seconds, no wonder the scream seemed so close, when the final little Career pack caught up to her. Only the boys though, seemed like the girls were killed earlier on. They mocked her and the mere sword she possess but Fauna didn’t even bat an eye, stabbing the one holding a better looking sword and swinging around to face arrow man. Before they could attack, two cannons went off leaving them for victory. That cannon distracted Fauna for just a second but long enough for the boy to stab her. Unfortunately causing her to drop the weak sword. Fauna fell and grabbed that other’s sword, ending the battle.
Fauna doesn’t remember much after. Her left arm is hardly useful anymore, considering when the boy stabbed her, he completely ruined the nerves in her arm. The parade back home was horrible. Fauna latched out to her mentor and anyone else risking their lives in touching her. She wasn’t glad to be alive. Why should she be when everyone in her games were still dead? That everyone who participated before were never coming back? Her dreams were filled of death and replayed scenes from her games over and over again. Sleep was about as meaningless as life itself to Fauna.
Then a new thing happened. Little Miss Everdeen couldn’t keep her feelings at bay and that really brought people’s attention. Fauna finally stopped latching out at people who should be close to her and started really, truly going after the Capitol through the Peacekeepers. It was so nice to finally feel like there was something she could do about this world but of course that didn’t last long.
The 75th Hunger Games wonderful little twist ended her up back in the Capitol, not as a mentor, but as a tribute. If that’s what is going to happen then Fauna is going to do what she can to go out with a bang.
played by ; allie
tribute for district five ; 64th victor ; fc: jenna coleman
The Grace family was already pretty known in the district five and the Capitol high echelon even before Thea’s birth. Both of her parents were amazing geologists, engaged in their society, but she never had the chance to get to know them. Her father died in unknown circumstances – murdered by the Capitol was the only explanation they found, but never the reason why – and her mother died at her birth, making her an orphan. However, that wasn’t the main reason why the Graces were well known. Her uncle was a Hunger Games victor, living a good reserved life, at least to everyone else’s eyes. He was the only relative she had left – and, despite the fact that he had closed himself to the rest of the world, he took the girl in and made his goal to give her good life, expecting that it would be something the Capitol couldn’t take from her.
She grew up listening to stories about her parents, listening to everyone’s praise about her family. Thea was dazzled by it, easy gullible and maybe too friendly. Unlike her uncle, she liked to be in the middle of the people and talk about the stories, about her life, about their lives. She was really charismatic and outspoken, borderline to a spoiled behavior, having grown up in the Victor’s village and having everything she wanted. But she was also a kind-hearted soul, wanting to help everyone she could and take them under her wing. While growing up, she had never thought she would be reaped, until her seventeenth years old anniversary. She was dressing a pretty dress her uncle had made come from district eight and she was ready for her birthday cake, right after the Reaping ceremony, when her name was called out loud. That silence in the crowd was the loudest noise she had ever listened to. She had no preparation at all for that. The only ability she had was to be sociable; she wasn’t even as smart and good with energy and earth as her parents were. She had nothing in her favor. She was doomed.
There was a parade of people to see her that night and she could see the pity in everyone’s eyes. Thea and everyone knew she was going to her death, and they were saying goodbye to one of the most innocent girl they knew. She was presented with her father’s wedding ring by her uncle and she left to the Capitol. The girl didn’t present anything special at her training or her private session, but she was the best tribute at interview. Her charisma paid for it – she spent her first days in the arena running and being kept alive by her sponsors. She ran from the Cornucopia as fast as she could and she found a safe place to hide while the other tributes finished each other off. She didn’t know why the presents started, but she was glad. Maybe they wanted to watch how her life was going to unfold after – the gossips. Maybe they felt sorry for her. Whichever was the reason, she was glad. They kept her in her place while many tributes were dropping dead. Until the gifts started to diminish and she knew the tributes were running off, so she needed to do more than just run away.
It was dawn and she first killed someone. It was a loner tribute. Most of them were by themselves already. She had waited for the girl to sleep and used her own weapon – a machete. There was a silence after blood was shed, but this time she felt alive, not dead as she did in the reaping ceremony. After that, she started to really play the Games. She hid by day and tried to win at night. Thea wasn’t skilled, but she was a good strategist. She was surprisingly good at coming up with a plan for her own survival – and it showed that she was actually playing the Games, It was a reality show, and she wasn’t going to let the crowd get bored with her that she would become dispensable. Thea kept surviving against the odds till it was narrowed down to herself and another tribute from district seven. They both spend days without sleep; he was chasing her down and she was hoping that he would get tired of it, until the game makers got bored and planned traps to put them together. The trap consisted in axes, making a circle around them to form an arena to their death match, but one got out of control, cutting the boy in half and drowning Thea in blood, but making her the victor of the 64thHunger Games.
It was a surprise for everyone that she made it out alive. She left the arena unconscious, but the tears were visible on her face. When she woke up, she promised she would be stronger, more prepared, because she knew now that the Capitol was her new arena. Unlike many others, Thea realized that they were playing a power game. That was why her uncle was so closed off. A week after she woke up, she was proved right. Snow called her and threatened her only family alive; even though he was also a victor, she doubted that her uncle could protect himself. He was getting old and she was the only thing she had left. Still, she challenged the president and said `no`. The next day, Thea received a call saying her uncle had suffered an accident. That was how Thea was sucked to the prostitution underground that surrounded the pretty victors. Her youth, innocence and her childlike spirit were lost in the arena and on the beds of Capitol citizens and then she was a shell of what she was – everyone would still see the same girl, but she was broken inside. And every time they made a mistake, she would pay, her uncle would pay. He was frequently beaten because of her mistakes and he became senile. His life is still the only reason she does what she does, even if she lost his sanity.
Katniss and Peeta both coming out alive was a blown of fresh air. It brought hope for those in need to believe that the future could be better, but it also brought anger to a few people – the privileged ones. Thea was one of the dreamers. She still wished she could help everyone. They needed to fight against their oppressors, but she just couldn`t risk her uncle’s life. Not in the opening at least. She started to stimulate people to fight against peacekeeper, till Thea herself stood up against one of them. The mark of his hand on her face stood there for days.
When Snow announced the Quarter Quell, Thea was certain her name was going to be called and she wasn’t disappointed, not that there were many victors on that pool Challenge a peacekeeper was a death sentence, but they couldn’t just kill her, she had Capitol fans and that would just fuel the uprising. But that game was the perfect opportunity. Once again, she was walking to her death, and she was as terrified as her first time.
played by ; nat
mentor for district twelve ; 50th victor ; fc: woody harrelson
Haymitch Abernathy had always been too smart, too smart for his own good. An only child in a district where having many children had always been an advantage his intelligence had always been outspoken, something that just never came up in everyday life. He had a bit of a temper to begin with, an a rebellious attitude that often had teachers branding him as a delinquent. Somewhere along the way he’d never learned to filter his opinions. Still, he was well liked having fallen for a girl by the time he was sixteen, and being a rather attractive boy by Seam standards.
The Second Quarter Quell brought an end to his good luck however as he found himself to be one of four tributes reaped from his district. Going into the arena had made a splash during his interview being one of the first tributes to ever openly state that the games were stupid. Luckily, when the gong sounded in the lovely meadow arena that he had been plopped into the other tributes were so enchanted by their surroundings that he was able to grab a backpack of choice, he also managed to kill two careers and partnered with Maysilee Donner, a fellow tribute from Twelve. He won his games having discovered the force-field in the arena, and it was only when he returned home after the games that he realized that the Capitol would not let his discovery go unpunished.
Since then he has made drinking more than a habit, and maintained a terrible success rate as a mentor seeing as before Katniss and Peeta had had been the last tribute from his district to survive for the past twenty-three years. Still, he managed to make friends with some of his fellow victors and, tolerate Effie neither of which were small feats and even after Katniss’ and Peeta’s victories he continues to serve as their mentor, and reminding them of the harder truths of victor life.
played by ; --
tribute for district twelve ; 74th victor ; fc: jennifer lawrence
A year ago Katniss Everdeen was just one of the many gaunt faced children of the Seam, her face and name inspired no hope, or acts of rebellion. Living with her mother and younger sister Prim in a decrepit house in the mining section of district 12 she was forced from a young age to learn how to provide for her family using skills she had only briefly been taught by her father before the accident in the mines that claimed his life. Proving to be resourceful and determined, she managed to grow from a starving little girl into the family’s bread winner.
When Katniss heard her sister’s name called during the reaping she did not hesitate before volunteering, taking Prim’s place. That act alone earned her the respect of people in her district, where volunteers were unheard of. Entering the arena alongside Peeta, the two of them shared a tenative partnership, most of it caused by hesitancy on Katniss’ part. Becoming one half of the star-crossed lovers of District 12 Katniss Everdeen was forced to play a part in the games, one that she hardly felt born to fill becoming a love-sick school girl in pretty Capitol dresses that captured the hearts of the Capitolites.
In the arena Katniss befriended Rue, the little girl from District 11 who reminded her so much of her sister and went on to help her district partner Peeta, successfully managing to get both of them out alive, an act that she never anticipated would be read as defiance of the Capitol. Now, Katniss is coming to grips with the fact that she has become a symbol of rebellion and like any seventeen year old girl attempting to save her family, she’s doing everything she can to separate herself from it.
played by ; --
escort for district twelve ; fc: elizabeth banks
Effie Trinket had always been a fan of the Hunger Games much like her fellow Capitol citizens. It wasn’t a shock to anyone, not even her family, when she went into escorting for the Games. Of course, she had to start on the bottom rung, which she wasn’t exactly thrilled about. For years she did the Reapings of District Twelve, only to come up empty handed each year. Dealing with Haymitch Abernathy had never really been the greatest experience in her lifetime, mostly because she found him quite irritating and obnoxious. But everything changed for her when Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark were Reaped for the 74th Annual Hunger Games.
She escorted them from Twelve to the Capitol, catered to their needs, made sure they were scheduled and on time. She doted over them, and knew without a doubt that Katniss would come out victorious no matter how much she cared for Peeta. As the training and interviews proceeded, Effie saw more hope in her situation than ever before. So when Katniss and Peeta entered the arena and became victorious — the first tributes to ever come out of the arena in a pair. Effie did worry for them because of what happened to Seneca Crane, but they were fine. She was a winning escort, and she was proud. She loved her tributes, and she would do anything for them.
But as the Victory Tour proceeded, she saw how much Katniss and Peeta had changed. They were still brooding, they weren’t the star crossed lovers like she wanted them to be, and everything seemed dark and dire for her. Effie still basked in the glory of the Capitol for her win, but she wanted them protected more than anything. That’s why it killed her when President Snow announced that the Third Quarter Quell would bring back former Victors back into the arena, and she knew who it would be. Katniss had no choice, and Peeta wouldn’t abandon Katniss. She knew that much. So as she climbed up the steps to reap her best accomplishments back into the arena, she struggled to keep her tears. She needed them alive, but she knew that one or both of them wouldn’t. Katniss, most of all.
played by ; --
tribute for district twelve ; 74th victor ; fc: josh hutcherson
The son of a baker from District Twelve, Peeta Mellark never had the truly happy family life that most people would want. While his parents were brutal and harsh toward him, he never really let his compassion go. He is good with words, kind to others, and puts others before his own well being. It was surely the truth when it came to Katniss Everdeen, a girl he had been in love with since the age of five. She never gave him a second glance, and he was enchanted by the way she sang in class when the birds stopped to listen. He fed her bread when she was starving, but after that, Katniss paid little to no mind to him until they were both Reaped for the 74th Hunger Games.
Peeta is faced with his mother saying that the District may finally have a winner: Katniss. His father is distraught, crying, attempting to give him some hope in the matter while his mother remains stoic and cold in front of him. Peeta knows that Katniss is stronger, and in a lot of ways, wanted her to win. He boarded the train to the Capitol with her, meeting Haymitch Abernathy, and venturing on their way. He and Katniss are instructed to stay together throughout the training process, but they object to it since they constantly argued with one another. He received a training score of 8 while Katniss got an 11.
He separates himself from Katniss after the training is over, preparing for the interviews separately. He knows what he is doing and knows that it will upset Katniss. When he finally has his interview, he lets everyone know that his long time crush was Katniss and starts the beginning of the star crossed lovers of District 12. Haymitch was in agreement with him that it would assist in giving them sponsors. He talks to Katniss on the roof that night, saying he doesn’t want to be a piece in their Games. That he wants to die and still be himself. After that, they wake up the following morning and launch into the arena.
Peeta allies himself with the career pack and hunts down Katniss. After a suddenly realization of betrayal on Cato’s part, Peeta found himself in a fight with him after Katniss had dropped a hive full of tracker jackers on the camp, resulting in the death of Glimmer. He is stabbed by Cato, and manages to hide out next to the river, camouflaging himself in with the mud. Katniss eventually finds him, but his wound is already infected. Katniss goes out, gets him medicine from the feast, and he is somewhat healed of his wounds. They share a passionate kiss during a thunderstorm in which Thresh is killed, and furthers the star-crossed lovers act.
During the finale, Peeta and Katniss confront Cato. Peeta nearly dies at Cato’s hands but manages to draw an X on Cato’s hand, giving Katniss the chance to get him off of him, and thus ending his life with an arrow to the head and mutts mauling his body in the process. When the Capitol says that their rule change is now invalid, Peeta and Katniss were prepared to kill themselves, that is until they were stopped, and both of them were crowned. After the Games were over, Peeta was told by Katniss that she had been faking her feelings for him, leaving him distraught and heartbroken.
He had gone through the Victory Tour with Katniss, prepared to make a show for President Snow after he had threatened her family’s life if she didn’t calm the rebellion in the districts. He proposes to her, and becomes engaged in order to convince President Snow that they meant to calm the districts. It doesn’t work, however, and at the end of the Victory Tour, Katniss and Peeta are left wondering what would come next. Gale Hawthorne, Katniss’s true lover, is beaten and wounded when Peacekeepers take over District Twelve, and Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch all stop the act. Peeta is left jealous in its wake, but knows that Katniss needs Gale one way or another.
But then the Third Quarter Quell was announced, and it was said that the tributes were to be reaped from existing pools of victors. Peeta is left distraught, but knows that Katniss must survive. He couldn’t let her die despite being jaded. He still loves her no matter what, and is willing to die for her. Upon going to the Reaping, Haymitch’s name is called out, but Peeta volunteers in his place despite objection on Haymitch’s part. Katniss is automatically reaped due to her being the only female victor of District Twelve. With that, Peeta and Katniss are on their way back to the Capitol to fight in another Games again, unaware of what would be awaiting them there. Peeta is kind of hoping that Haymitch could lead them in the right direction and keep up his promise to defend Katniss despite whatever promises he had made to her.
played by ; eden
tribute for district seven ; 70th victor ; fc: colton haynes
When Angel Cassava was born nobody would have ever expected him to live more than a week, much less that he would grow into one of the most awe-inspiring victors of his time. The child of a mill worker and a healer Angel was just one of many Cassava children all born rather close together, many of the working men in their district joked about his mother’s ferility with her husband working long hours in the mills all the time they could hardly all be his own right? Nevertheless Angel did inherit his father’s fragile immune system and it soon became apparent that he also had trouble digesting milk, much to the horror of his mother who insisted on spending money they didn’t have to keep her baby alive.
Six months later and Angel has miraculously survived, and was even rather large as baby’s went although weening him off formula and on to solid food had been filled with many trials, seeing as he was both a picky eater (a trait practically unheard of in his district) and he was allergic to dairy and gluten. Being the youngest of six children he was the baby of the family and try as they might his siblings couldn’t bring themselves to hate him, Angel just had that effect on people.
Disaster struck again when Angel when five and playing with his brother, Cedar behind their small house, the two boys had gotten into a tussle and being the older and larger child Cedar was clearly winning. While his younger brother lay on the ground pretending to cry in order to get his brother off him Cedar chucked a bottle near his face, the glass bottle burst and suddenly Angel really was crying, a pace of glass had lodged itself in his eye and the two boys rushed inside, luckily their mother had seen a few similar injuries in her time and was able to prevent infection or loss of substantial amounts of blood but Angel was left permanently blind in one eye.
Being on to always think positively, in a rather savage fashion Angel claimed to not mind so long as he got to wear an eye patch, a recovery gift from his elder sister, Juniper. Being left handed, his limited vision didn’t entirely limit the scope of what he could do and Angel went off to school. Having so many siblings he was used to being teased and roughed up by the other children, however nobody ever told him about classes. Classes were boring, pointless, drawn-out affairs that Angel couldn’t stand to sit through. He was soon labeled the class clown because he was constantly being sent out of class or yelled at for wanting attention. He couldn’t sit still, even ten minutes was a stretch.
The moment the recess bell rung Angel was out of the classroom and out in the woods tormenting bugs and setting leaves on fire, he didn’t have much in the way of friends being a dorky sickly kid who didn’t really care to talk to anyone. The only people who approached him had been coerced by his elder siblings, and they soon got bored and left.
Years passed and Angel grew into himself, still his reputation for being rather… unusual preceded his good looks. A few girls clearly wanted his attention for Angel was far too self-abosorbed to actually focus on them, and having no tesserae the reapings never crossed his mind either especially because he clung to the naive hope that his siblings would volunteer for him if it came to that. It wasn’t until he was seventeen that he was faced with the inevitable, the only sibling he had who could have been reaped was his older sister Tea, who could hardly volunteer for him if she was so inclined, which she was not.
Angel’s initial reaction to his reaping was incessant sulking, annoying both his tribute partner, a younger girl who had did not get along with at all and his rather short-tempered mentor. Spending his time locked away in his train compartment, he mulled over his inevitable doom and the number of pastries that looked delectable but he was most likely allergic to.
The parade went well for Angel and boosted his confidence, and also gave him a new life goal. His stylist, an insect like woman by the name of Tulia dressed him in what went down in history as ‘the leaf thong’ . It managed to do more than just draw the attention of his fellow tributes and the Capitolites. However, Angel was absolutely digusted with how he was painted by his stylist and didn’t want to go down in history as anything but a pretty face. Like most things Angel went about it aggressively.
Training proved fairly exciting for Angel, he made his first friend, a bubbly girl from District Nine and went on to charm the rest of the tributes. Or attempt to. He got off on the wrong side of an argument with the boy from One and the girl from Two, who were soon enough gunning for him. With minimal skill with an axe, he needed to rely on his brain and his ability to strategize.
Scoring an eight during the private training sessions Angel was recognized by the careers as more than just talk, being the highest scoring of the lower district tributes. He managed to create what others assumed to be a large alliances of lower district tributes to take out the careers and managed to secure just before they entered the arena.
The arena that Angel had been dropped into was based on a school building, his worst nightmare really but having the sense of humor that he did Angel did enjoy the joke. With his gaggle of allies he managed to take out two of the careers in the bloodbath, and got away with only a few casualties though the alliance was already strained when it became apparent that he wouldn’t hesitate to use the youngest tributes as meat shields.
He reasoned that it was still in everyone’s best interest to stick together and they continued to hunt after the careers until finally there were none left, it was probably the biggest alliance in the history of the games and possibly the most effective. Still, the moment the last career was dead, a boy from district two named Axel, they broke apart and soon enough the tributes had turned on each other.
Not even having an axe on him, and being terrified of eating anything but the food they had taken from the careers Angel attempted to wait it out but was caught in the fray, attempting to manipulate his friends into killing each other off after nearly five days of fighting it came down to him and the girl from nine that he had befriended, through a stroke of luck he managed to convince her to off herself.
Since his victory Angel has moved his entire family into the Victor’s Village and enjoys the spotlight shining on him every year as a mentor. He refuses to accept blame for his friend’s death, and continues to keep up a facade of indifference about her, slipping in the occasional morbid comment.
played by ; sophie
tribute for district two ; 65th victor ; fc: sebastian stan
Like most boys from District Two, Calix was put into the Academy at a young age by desperate parents who wanted a victor child. District Two was known for being one of the stronger Districts during the Hunger Games, and they wanted Calix to come out on top. However, during his childhood, while Calix should have been spending most of his time training and fighting and becoming a brutal killer, he had an inner war playing inside of him. While his parents were blissfully ignorant of their child’s struggle to figure out who he was, they remained supportive and loving regardless of their desires for him to win the Games. It wasn’t until he was thirteen that he finally figured out what was going on with him. He was looking at boys more than he was looking at girls. He felt attraction toward men that he should’ve had toward women. He was gay, and he wasn’t sure how he was supposed to deal with it. District Two wasn’t exactly welcoming of gays in their Districts. They wanted strong, powerful men. What Calix didn’t understand about the whole thing is why they thought gays weren’t able to be just as strong and powerful as a straight one.
He was fifteen when another boy caught his eye. In fact, he had caught that boy staring at other boys, looking timid and sheepish. Calix had figured it out and he was comfortable in his own skin, just not ready to come out to his parents yet. It was after school one day where he had met up with the fourteen year old boy and started talking. It was awkward at first, but after a mild panic radiating off of the younger boy, Calix managed to calm him down and tell him that it was alright, that he was too. He asked if he had come out yet, and how he was dealing with it, and it spiraled from there. Calix had plenty of other friends, but this one seemed the most important. Adair Daughtry was a year younger than him and came from a notably abusive household, so it was no wonder that the man hadn’t come out of the closet yet.
As he grew older and kept training in Academy, Calix knew that he wouldn’t be chosen to volunteer for the Games. His Game year would land on the 65th, and it seemed impossible compared to other students in the Academy. However, the trainers had shocked a lot of people before. Calix wasn’t entirely sure he wanted to go anymore, especially after he and Adair made things official in their own way. Calix had fallen in love, and in their privacy, they grew closer. He took a year to be with Adair in private, but at the age of seventeen, Calix couldn’t hold it in anymore. He sat his parents down one day, and openly admitted that he was in a relationship with another boy and that girls didn’t fancy him as much as it should. They were okay with it, surprisingly, considering their District’s attitude toward it. However, his parents were always one for gossip, and it got around quickly. From there, Calix and Adair faced a lot of ridicule and dishonor. He suffered through it easily because he had Adair’s hand to hold.
And then one year later, Calix found out the impossible. The trainers had chosen him to compete in the 65th Hunger Games. How it was possible, he wasn’t sure, but he was going and he couldn’t further dishonor his family. He was skeptical of his selection though. He was almost sure that they had done it just to separate the two boys, to get rid of at least one social threat. But Calix was bound to prove them wrong, especially Adair’s father who had beaten the boy on Reaping Day morning after finding him kissing Calix. So Calix volunteered for his tribute position, and went into the Capitol. He spent a month and a half there and in the arena. He made sure he let people know just how charming he could be, how much of a fighter he was and how gritty he could be. He intrigued the Capitol even more than average District 2 tributes did. The Capitol was seemingly much more okay with the fact that he was in love with a boy back home — and Calix wasn’t afraid to announce it on national television.
And then he went into the arena. His arena consisted of a haunted town with expansive desert surrounding it with dunes and hills rolling around it. The Cornucopia was in the town square, their pedestals situated in a half moon on top of a dune going down into the town. Like a typical Career, Calix ran down the hill, got to the loot, pulled out a sword and started hacking away at anyone who got near him. He took down two people in the Bloodbath, went with the rest of the Careers into one of the abandoned hotels. Throughout the next six days, Calix watched as his team dropped off, specter mutts coming out and taking them, killing, scaring… doing whatever they could to break the tributes. Nighttime came, and his district partner had gotten taken by several specters, and Calix had to watch in horror as they grabbed each of her limbs and ripped her apart. Calix ran at that point, heading into the dunes by himself after his entire pack was killed off. It was down to the final five, and he needed to survive — for Adair.
In the desert, he came across coyote mutts. A pack of them got a hold of him and started clawing at his body. His sword had only taken down a couple of them, but his body was practically their scratch pad. Calix writhed, screamed, hacked away to try to get them off. But then a canon went off and they stopped, looking to the sky. They ran off at that point, leaving Calix bleeding and in serious pain. The finale was here. So Calix got up and stumbled back toward the center of town, not daring to get involved with whatever the Capitol would send after him to herd him here. And after a drawn out finale performance, Calix managed to take down both tributes from District Ten who survived until the end. The two tributes had taken out the girl from District 4 who had made it there as well for him, so he didn’t deal with her. But after they were both finished after some coyotes came out of nowhere and distracted them enough for him to plunge his sword into them. He had won. He was a victor. He was free.
But when he got home and announced to the entire district that Adair was his boyfriend and that he would be moving in together, he made sure to embarrass Adair’s father in front of everyone before taking himself and his boyfriend and family to Victor’s Village. He was free. Adair would be safe.
However, fate had other plans. It was a year later after Calix arrived back from his Victory Tour that it was time for the Academy to select the two new volunteers. Much to Calix’s horror, they had chosen Adair to compete. Calix had gone after the trainers at the Academy, nearly fighting them for Adair’s freedom, but it was not to be had. Adair was going in. Calix was going to be mentoring the love of his life. And that he did. When Adair was reaped and they set off for the Capitol again, Calix did everything he could to make sure Adair won. In fact, he didn’t even pay attention to the girl, which garnered him a lot of sneers and sass from her, arguments and fights to the teeth, but that didn’t matter. Adair had to survive. Calix needed him. And after that month’s time, Calix sent Adair into the arena, gave him a final kiss goodbye, and made him promise to come home.
Adair did come home. He came out victorious.
Two lovers from District 2, beating the odds of their District attempting to kill them. Calix couldn’t have been more proud, but the trauma of almost losing the love of his life took a toll on his already unstable mentality. Calix had been struggling for nightmares since he arrived out of his arena, mostly the specters and coyotes haunting him, the brutal murder of his tribute partner… it didn’t stop. So as he and Adair decided to occupy just one house in Victor’s Village while Calix’s parents occupied the other, Calix’s condition got worse. When Calix had once been Adair’s rock, it had now become the reverse. Adair was the only person holding him together and even that was barely enough. Calix had psychotic episodes that resulted him in exploding in public, harassing people who dared give him a crossed look or a snide comment. After a while, Calix knew he needed to stop it. So he took to drinking.
It went on for almost a year until Adair had enough of it. Calix’s drinking had gotten chronic, and he was almost never sober. He had blackouts and he wasn’t even sure what he had done or said in those moments. All he knew is that one morning with a giant hangover, Adair had put his foot down. He threatened to leave Calix if he didn’t stop. The fight had gone on for almost an hour, screaming at each other about each other’s side of the argument. But eventually, Calix found that giving up alcohol in exchange for keeping Adair in his life was well worth it. However, he was terrified to do so. So he did. It took a while because of the temptation of the booze, but he stopped drinking and he just found other outlets for his nightmares and his psychotic behavior. Eventually, after going to the Capitol to see doctors, he leveled himself out with some safer medications and he became more mild.
When Calix turned twenty-five, he and Adair had decided that even though they weren’t permitted to marry in District Two, that they could still form a family. An old friend from the Academy had agreed to become a surrogate mother to their child, and Calix and Adair went ahead with the procedure. It was very low key, and it was done in the Capitol. Adair and Calix had agreed that they wouldn’t know who the biological father of the child would be, so they just did a Russian roulette sort of thing. The conception was successful very quickly, and nine months after that, Adair and Calix became fathers of a baby girl — Petra. They had agreed that since Adair didn’t want his father’s name to be carried on, that they would give their baby girl the Bryant name.
The little family lived happily in Victor’s Village in District Two for over two years. They watched their daughter talk for the first time, take her first steps, cuss when she wasn’t supposed to, do everything that a little girl should do. And then the 74th Games happened and Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark changed the game. An act of defiance was displayed in the arena and Calix began to worry. District Two wasn’t in jeopardy of it but it was no secret from the mentors that there was something going on in other districts. So a year after Katniss and Peeta’s victory, the Third Quarter Quell was announced, and the tributes would be Reaped from the existing pool of victors. Calix was devastated, which meant that one of them could very well be going back in the arena. But due to their extensive number of victors, it might not be either of them.
But their luck had never been good. During the Reaping, as no one volunteered this time, Calix’s name was plucked from the bowl. Adair had nearly volunteered in his place, but Calix grabbed his shirt and told him not to. So Calix walked in with his tribute partner, took her hand and beamed proudly out to the crowd, even when on the inside, he was dying. He was going to be leaving his family. He might be leaving his boyfriend again, but even worse, he might be making a little girl without one father. Hatred begun to burn for Katniss Everdeen, and when he found out she would be coming back into the arena, Calix was almost certain that he’d make her life a living hell inside of the Capitol for doing this to him and his family.
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