Hunger Games drabble: Reluctant Memories [Haymitch, general]
Title: Reluctant Memories Author: celandineb Fandom: Hunger Games Character: Haymitch Abernathy Rating: general Length: 100 words Warnings: Angsty. Duh. Haymitch! Summary: Haymitch remembers his mother at midwinter. Note: Written for my holiday drabble cards, 2015.
My mother was born after the rebellion, but she remembered stories her grandfather told, learned from his own grandmother, and she told them to me when I was a child, before… before everything. Before I won the Games. Before I learned that sometimes victory is really disaster.
It is at this time of year, midwinter, that the stories she told come back to me, no matter how much I try to drown them in liquor. Stories of courage and happiness, of redemption and generosity, of hope and love. I light a candle and stare into its yellow flame, remembering her.