Pairing: Katniss Everdeen/Peeta Mellark
Fic Title: We Have Not Touched the Stars
Link: AO3 | LJ
Rating/Warning(s): R - torture, sex, intentionally triggering a character, ptsd
Genre: Character development/angst/drama
WIP?: No; 11803 words
Why This Must Be Read:
"Sometimes I miss the shackles," Peeta says.
Peeta trusts Katniss enough to break him and put him back together, so that's what he asks for. Rough and tender, hard and sweet: love is complicated.
Okay, so I admit that when I read the line in Mockingjay about the shackles bringing Peeta back to himself, I immediately thought, "There has to be fic based on that line alone." And there is, and it's amazing.
It's by no means a light read, and if violence and sex aren't your thing you really need to stay away, but oh my gosh, this just works. Peeta and Katniss are both written flawlessly - Katniss especially - and it's so hard for them. I love this fic so much. I went looking for something like this and found better results than I had dared to hope for.