Living Lies (Hunger Games x Reader)
The reader is a young girl, born and raised in the Seam, growing up as best friends with Katniss Everdeen. The same mine explosion that killed Katniss and Gale's fathers is the same one that left your own father with a crippling disease, causing your mother to quit her job as a seamstress, leaving you as the breadwinner at a tender teen age.
Years later, having met Gale Hawthorne and supported your family for 4 years, Prim's name is drawn in the Reaping for the 74th Hunger Games. Not wanting Katniss to have to leave her own family or risk her dying, you volunteer in Prim's place, and spend the next few life changing months fighting for your best friend, and getting to know your district partner Peeta Mellark.
Volunteering, and love, requires sacrifice, and sacrifice only leads to living a lie.