13 Lives @montenyaofthefairies
Panem

Everything went wild when Ron died.

His murder was almost immediately killed, his head bashed in by the pure rage of those surrounding him, and Harry was swept up, up, up and away – he found himself very quickly surrounded by the Kint family, tracked down by the crowd and each absolutely certain of their own identity.

Harry tried to talk, tried to – well, to do anything, really – but Death wouldn't stop giggling and the Kints were busy acting as stalwart defense, letting no one else close.

Neville's family, all the way from District 11, found them after some time – hours, probably, except everything was still so noisy and Harry was still being protected, still being considered as a weakling that needed to be protected.

Neville's family joined the line.

It didn't seem to surprise the twins' family that they were dead.

It didn't seem to surprise Neville's family that he was too.

Luna's family never arrived; Harry wasn't entirely sure she had one. District 10 might not even have arrived in District 13 themselves; there was some sort of land to Panem's south, land deemed toxic by the Capitol but still far closer to 10 than 13.

Katie – well, they'd been through District 9.

District 9 was definitely close enough to try to flee to 13, but Panem seemed to have sent many of its planes and men in the direction of their food supply.

Regardless of it that managed to kill them, though, they certainly didn't make it to the room Harry found himself in.

Water began to be passed out.

Neville's older sister drank from his bottle of water before handing it to him; they were certainly taking his safety seriously.

(Death was still giggling.)

Harry was very surprised when Alicia's family arrived, brothers and parents and so much more.

She hadn't described her second childhood as particularly happy, particularly nurturing, and yet –

They hugged Harry, after they'd proven their identities and were allowed to get close, and thanked him.

No one had asked him any questions yet, only gave words and tears and embraces of gratitude.

He wondered how he answer them.

District 7 – well, he hadn't heart anyone from District 7 had arrived besides those that had come with him, and only a very small few of those were still alive.

Oliver had liked his new family, his new childhood.

Harry hoped they were okay.

13 had only just started passing out food (weird block things, 'energy bars' they were called) when a near toothless man all-but leapt over the Kints.

"I'm Old Man Pim. Anika mention me?" He said, far too close to Harry's face and without any of the inflection typically associated with questions.

"Um, yes." Harry said, because she had.

"Good. Family's dead – we were shot up on the way, lots of bodies, I'm gonna tear all my hair out from grief later –" Old Man Pim had no hair to speak of, not even eyebrows. " – but she gave us warning, fair enough. We brought every bit we could here, and you should see what it looks like outside – we need it."

He left, vanished, before the Kints could even begin to recover from the breach in their defenses.

Angelina's parents stayed, were the first to seem actually surprised that their child hadn't somehow made it out, hadn't somehow survived.

He let them cry into his shirt, still stinking of smoke and pain.

They didn't seem to care.

No one from District Five came to see him.

Harry didn't even notice.

He fell asleep, and by the time he woke up the room – the entire underground bunker system – was raucous again, roused into cheers over their successful connection to District 4's radio system, still up, still functional, and reporting on ships that were for the first time venturing outside Panem territories, that were for the first time trying to find another country, another people.

Finally, at last, he was pushed somewhere new, him and the crowd around him directed through one room, and another, and then down an elevator (where most of the group had to break off) and into a conference room.

Shift sat there, lips pursed over dozens of screens, and she barely glanced at him as he arrived.

She did, however, began speaking.

"What was the plan?"

"What do you know?"

"How did you accomplish this?"

"Who else is alive?"

She didn't give him time to answer between each question.

That was well enough; it wasn't as if he had an answer she'd be willing to accept.

The other Victors – a surprising number of them, including everyone Harry knew to be part of the Alliance – arrived shortly after, and the what were clearly the military leaders of 13.

Despite the recent death of their own, despite the glares from the families of the Alliance, Rosemary and Atlas took up position on either side of him, protected him and displayed their support in one move.

Every District but District 1 was represented in the room, and after a bit of shuffling, a bit of awkward staring as everyone, one by one, came to terms to where they were and what they were doing, Harry leaned forward and asked the question he knew to be on everyone's mind:

"What comes next?"

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