Gale and Madge as citizens of the Capitol.
Thom knows how much Gale hates District Five. It’s loud and dark and the machines run all night, audible from the moment the train crosses the district line. People always used to complain that Twelve was the least bearable of the districts of Panem, but Gale could not disagree more. Five is, by far, the worst of them all. And when he has to go here on business, he dreads it for weeks and complains until Thom is certain he can take it no longer. So, this time, when he said goodbye to his childhood friend before watching him depart, Thom slipped a square of paper into his hand.House 219. Block Five. There’s something special waiting for you inside. You’d better show up, asshole. I paid a pretty penny for you to start this trip with a bang.
“Gale Hawthorne will be your lab partner. He’s at the table on the right in the back,” Ms. Trinket chirped as if she hadn’t just doomed Madge to her personal hell. Gale Hawthorne was a senior. A senior who had flunked biology so he was retaking it. Not only that, but he was an obnoxious football player who felt that he could do whatever he wanted. And he often did. He was a tall, built guy with that whole dark hair, light eyes thing going on that so many girls found attractive but Madge found infuriating. She couldn’t stand people who knew how good looking they were. She took the brightly colored book that was obviously full of pictures and walked to her seat. Each step slower than the last until she stopped in front of the table where Gale sat playing on his phone, clearly engrossed in some silly game. She dropped her bag onto the table and his head jerked upwards and his gray eyes locked her blue ones. A slow smile spread across his face and Madge fought the wince that was threatening to overtake her.
AU: Gadge living together.
But you’ve extinguished this living hell
Still a little piece of you dies, you scream.
The space in between us starts to feel like we’re worlds apart, like I’m going crazy and you say it’s raining in your heart. You’re telling me nobody’s there to dry up the flood, but that’s just crazy, ‘cause I told ya I’m here for good. My love’s like a star, you can’t always see me, but you know that I’m always there, when you see one shining take it as mine and remember I’m always near, If you see a comet, I’m on it making my way back home… Just follow the glow, it won’t be long, just know that you’re not alone!
Don’t you know, the kingdom’s under siege, and everybody needs you .
I can’t sleep tonight, wide awake and so confused, eveything’s in line, but I am bruised. I need a voice to echo… I need a light to take me home, I kinda need a hero, is it you?
Do you remember when the walls fell? Do you remember the sound that the door made when you closed it on me? Do you know that I went down to the ground landed on both my broken hearted knees? I didn’t even cry because pieces of me had already died.
“Gale," Madge said it softly, trying to calm him down. "It’s going to be okay."
"No it’s not, the mines are still closed and," she cut him off before he said anymore. She offered him a small smile, "And we’ll pull through."
They always did, they’d been struggling since they got married. they had moved to their own place and whatever came their way, they were able to keep it together, pulling through every problem that came their way. The holes in the ceiling. The plumbing problems. The weak floorboards. Everything, because this was their home now.
Gale ran a hand through his hair, letting himself fall to the ground against the wall. “It shouldn’t be this hard,” he sighed, closing his eyes. He tried to block out the guilt of putting Madge through all this.
Madge looked down at him, taking a deep breath before speaking. “What did I tell you when we first walked through those doors?” Gale looked up innocently at her, trying not to smile, “That you couldn’t wait to get out of your wedding dress?” She glared at him, rolling her eyes before continuing.
"We’re in this together."