That night I woke up screaming like usual, but this time it was different, this time was about home. This time we were at home all of us, a big happy family. Then, they started bombing us. The bombs were about to kill us all, but I woke up. U woke up to Peeta's warm arms around me. "Katniss honey it's okay." He said more soothing words until, Gale rushed in the room with a bat. I was so scared I hid under the covers, my head on Peeta's warm, bear chest.
"What's going on?" Gale asked freaked out like my screams have never occurred before.
I come up from under the covers and say "nothing."
"Nothing? Screaming is nothing?"
"No it's not it happens every night."
"Okay." Gale mumbled and walked away.
"Are you tired?" Peeta asked me as he yawned.
"Not really. I'm going to go get a glass of milk." I said uncovering myself from the blankets. I am wearing a tank top and pajama pants.
"Huh?" I said stopping by him.
"I'm coming with." He stepped out of bed in his shorts.
"Okay." I said grabbing his hand and putting my head on his shoulder.
When we got out to the kitchen, Peeta said "I will get it."
"Okay." I looked at the clock, "it's 4:30 already. Do you just want to stay up?" I asked him as he handed me my glass of milk.
"As long as I'm with you." He said smiling at me.
I put my glass down and looked at him, "I love you." Before he could say anything I kissed him.
Just as we broke away a bunch of memories started flooding my head. I couldn't handle them all. I put my hands over my ears and sank to the ground. I could here Peeta faintly say "Katniss." I couldn't listen to him I could feel him touch me, but it didn't help, nothing helped. Nothing could or would help until it was over. I saw memories from the games and of my dad. Everything was out of order. I would see memories from 2 days ago, then from when I was 2 years old. All of this went on for a good 10 minutes. When it was over I stopped shaking, I toke my hands of my ears, and just looked into Peeta's beautiful blue eyes. I was lost in his eyes when Peeta said "Katniss are you okay?" When he said I snapped back into focus.
"Yeah I'm fine." I said hugging him.
"Let's go to the TV room." He said picking me up and carrying me. "Do you want me to go get your sling?" He asked.
"No. I don't really want to wear it." I said to him.
"Okay." He said as I snuggled up next to him. We watched TV until Coin came in the room.
"Get everyone up with leave in one hour."
"Okay." I said as Coin left. "I don't want to talk to Gale, but I don't want him to hurt Peeta." I rambled as I paced across the room. "Okay I will wake up Gale because I have to talk to him. Peeta go get Prim and wake my mother up."
"Okay." He said kissing me on the cheek. And leaving to wake her up.
"Gale wake up." I said when I walked in the room. "We leave in an hour."
"No I need to talk to you." He sat straight up.
"Two of us have to go back to the games. Peeta an I talked and despised that I would go in instead of my mother and he would go in instead of you." He sat in silence taking this in.
"I'm sure that there are others who could volunteer for you guys. You have nightmares every night about the games, you can't go back."
"Gale I have to. You have I promise me that you will let Peeta go in."
"Fine I promise."
"Thank you." With that I left.
"Hey Peeta." I said when I walked into the bedroom.
"Ready?" I asked.
"Lets go." I said grabbing his hand.
I went into my moms room to get Prim and her stuff. "Katniss."
"Are you going back into the games?" My mom asked Frightened.
"Yeah." I said picking Prim up.
"Because, your not going in at all."
"What about Gale and Peeta?"
"Peeta is going in, Gale promised me that Peeta would go in. I know that I can get both Peeta and I both out."
"Hey Katniss. Can I hold Prim?" Peeta asked me.
"Yes please." I said handing Peeta Prim.
"Time to go!" Coin said as chipper as Effie.
We packed up into the car that drove us to train. The train took 1 day to get to District 12. No body talk that much. I had my nightmare and Peeta was there to help me through it. When we got off the train in 12 everyone from the district was there greeting us like we had just gotten back from the games. People gasped when they saw Prim in Peeta's arm and is hand holding my hand. The followed are hands united to my broken arm.
"Mrs.Mellark your arm is broken what happened." A news reporter asked shoving a mic in my face.
"Gale pissed me off, I punched him, and he broke my arm, so don't piss Gale off." I said smiling.
We all walked to Peeta's house. Just as we were sitting on the couch the TV came on, on its self because of an important announcement. "Tomorrow will be the reaping for the 76th annual Hunger Games. It will be like any normal Hunger Games except for Victors can go back in and Mrs.Everdeen. Gale Hawthorn, Haymitch Abernathy, Katniss and Peeta Mellark's names will be in there! Same victors from the 75th annual Hunger Games. Good bye!" Coin said.
"I'll be right back." I said standing up.
"Katniss. Wait." Peeta said standing up. "Where are you going."
"To take to Haymitch."
"Come here." Peeta said leading me to the kitchen. "You aren't going to drink or anything? Right?"
"Right, I just need to check on Haymitch."
"Okay." He said.
I walked out the door to Haymitch's house. I nocked on the door, "Haymitch!" I screamed. No answer he must be drunk.
"Ever heard of knocking?" He asked me.
"I did knock, but you didn't answer and the door was unlocked. Anyway did you see the news?"
"Yes." he said standing up and walking over to me. "Katniss I missed you." He said hugging me. Which made me start to cry.
"I missed you too." I said trying to keep the tears back.
He pulled back. "It's okay to cry."
"Yeah unless you're and it take forever to stop." I kept crying and hugging Haymitch.
After a while we stopped hugging and he had me sit down, I kept crying. Haymitch desided to call someone. I didn't know who it was until after he was done talking. "Hey I think I broke your wife." Haymitch said awkwardly. Which made me laugh a little. I heard knocking and Haymitch said "Come in."
"Katniss." Peeta said sitting down next to me saying soothing words.
When I was calmed down Haymitch said "so what happened to your arm?"
"Gale made me mad-"
"How?" Haymitch interrupted me.
"He punched Peeta and said I had changed."
"Anyway, he made me mad so I punched him after I had again already sprained my wrist on his face. After that he came into the room and purposely broke my arm."
"About tomorrow, I will probably end up in the games and-"
"I'm going in too." Peeta interrupted me.
"And I will be mentoring. Right. What's your plan for you two getting out?"
"Not listening to the rules of the games. We will figure this out. Your talking to the girl that got out two people out of the games twice."
"We should probably be getting home." I said.
"Alright see you tomorrow." We all stood up and I walked over to Haymitch and hugged him.
"Don't drink until the games are over Haymitch. For me." I whispered in his ear.
"Okay Katniss." He said out loud.
"Thank you." I said as I grabbed Peeta's hand and walked out the door.
"What was the hugging about?" Peeta asked me.
"Well," I paused.
"You don't have to answer." Peeta said.
"Hey Catnip." Gale said.
"Gale, just go."
"No." Gale put his hand over Katniss's mouth and Katniss started screaming and kicking and flipped him over. "There you go I just helped you out for part of the games."
"Whatever." I mumbled.
"I'm sure that you guys decided a sleeping arrangement."
"Actually we didn't we though you would want input." Peeta said.
"Okay. Gale I'm sure that Hazelle and the kids want to see you, why don't you stay with them and mom you could sleep in the guest room because we will need you to stay here with Prim. How does that sound?"
"Okay." Everyone said.
"I'm going to put Prim to bed and then go to bed myself. Peeta you coming?"
"Yeah." Peeta said.
Peeta helped me put the portable crib and we put Prim in it. We walked into the bedroom and got pajamas on. "Good night I love you." I said to Peeta as I kissed him.
"Good night and I love you too."