kawuli (kawuli) wrote,

Mary Sue Big Bang Fic

The long-in-progress D9 Combine Driver Revolutionary is up on AO3 now. You know, in case you're curious what all the long-winded highly-nerdy explorations of D9 worldbuilding actually turned into, or if you, like me, wanted to know what the normal people of Panem were doing while the Victors did their thing.

Tractors turning the multiple furrows in the vacant land (18169 words) by kawuli
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games Series - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: OFC/OFC
Characters: Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark
Additional Tags: Canon Compliant, District 9 (Hunger Games), The Grapes of Wrath - Freeform, POV-Original Character, canonical violence, 74th Hunger Games, Mary Sue Big Bang
Series: Part 1 of These are truly the last days: Panem's rebellion from below

Somewhere in a falling-down barn on a hill in District Nine, Zea finds a worn-out book and reads it in the light of combine headlights, cutting wheat on the empty prairies. There are stories still, passed down in secret, that once, a family could own land. She hardly believed them, but here it is on crumbling paper, the first technological revolution to sweep across the plains, the sounds of strange places on her tongue and something sparking in her mind. And when the Girl on Fire sparks a rebellion in Panem, Zea thinks of a family crawling across the country in a broken-down truck, words seared into her head: "when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need." And in basement rooms, beside the train tracks, in the shadow of the grain elevators, connections are made, straw and chaff to feed the flame.

Tags: d9, hunger games
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