Again sorry on how short the arena was. I'm not good at writing about it.
I wouldn't let go of Peeta until we got to our floor and had to get ready. When I saw Haymitch I went up to him and hugged him. "I followed your advice." I whispered in his ear.
"You did, sweetheart." Haymitch chuckled as I let go off him.
"Kat, we have to go get ready." Peeta said to me.
"No! I don't want to go!" I whined to him.
"I would prefer to stay with you, but we both know that we have to." He said hugging me.
I leaned into him and said "fine. I'll go."
We went to our Prep Teams and as always I ignored them. My prep team left and Cinna came in. "Where's Peeta?"
"I have to keep you to separate until the interview." I gave him my best pouty face. "I know Katniss," he said handing me my dress, high, high heels, and leaving.
The ground I was standing on started lifting and I knew that it would be a matter of seconds before I would be on TV, before I could see the one reason that I am here, Peeta. Peeta is only a few yards away from me, but that is two far, as soon as our eyes locked I ran as fast as I could in these heels. We just stood there hugging and kissing. Safe in each others arms. Caesar cleared his throat. I looked up and blushed as I leaned my forehead against Peeta's. The loveseat was back. I kicked my shoes off and cuddled up next to Peeta. "How are our Star Crossed Lovers?"
"We are," Peeta paused to look at me and finished for him, "great."
My heels are gold, so was my dress, my dress goes done to my knees. Peeta is wearing a black suit with a gold tie. "I love the outfits, but why gold?"
"Because of my Mockingjay pin, we are and always will be a team and out color is gold." I replied.
"I see. Well, lets get started with the movie." Caesar said with lots of joy in his voice. He showed our interviews and then the games. First up was what happened with Crystal. I curled as close to Peeta as possible, I am so close that I am almost on his lap. Peeta pulled me closer to him with his arm that is around me. We watch the rest with 'ease'. Caesar asked a few more questions that Peeta answered. We left hand in hand in my free hand I was carrying my heels. We walked over to the elevator and pressed 12. We stood in silence, when the doors opened, Haymitch, Effie, and Cinna stood there are welcomed us with hugs.
"Couldn't take the heels anymore, sweetheart?" Haymitch asked me.
"More like I don't think that all of Panem needs to see me struggling with putting my shoes on." I said and we all laughed. Well, I'm going to bed. Peeta are you coming?"
"Don't you want to see your interview?" Effie asked.
"Mmm, I don't know, i think living through it was pretty bad." I said. "But i guess I'll watch, but I'm changing."
"Me too." Peeta said following me.
"Hey, no funny business!" Haymitch yelled after us.
"Haymitch why do you have to take the fun out of everything?" I yelled back. When we got in the room Peeta laid on the bed with a sigh.
"That looks inviting." I said as I took my dress off.
"So do you."
"I would consider this right now if they weren't waiting for us."
"I don't think they'll mind if we take us a few minutes." Peeta said coming up behind me and wrapping his arms around my middle. I laid my head back on his shoulder and closed my eyes.
"I don't know, if the door is unlocked they might come in."
Knock. Knock. "Hurry up guys! I will come in if you guys don't hurry up." Haymitch called.
"I told you." I laughed. Neither one of us moved for a minute. I kissed Peeta. "We should get dressed before Haymitch decides to come in."
"Fine." Peeta put sweat pants and a plan t-shirt on and put shorts and a sleeve-less shirt on. I grabbed a blanket off the bed and wore it like a cape. Peeta walked out first and laid on the couch. I stood at the end of the couch with my signature scowl on. Peeta scooted over a bit so that I could fit on the couch too. We curled up on the couch as there was a knock. We all shared a worried glance. Effie got up and went to see who it was. The TV turned on and started playing our interview.
"Katniss! Peeta!" Effie called. We got up to go see her.
"Just how I wanted all of Panem to see me." I whispered to Peeta as we got up and walked over to Effie hand-in-hand.
"You look beautiful." Peeta whispered to me letting his lips brush up against my ear that sent a shiver down my spine.
"You look better." I said letting my lips touch his ear sending a shiver down his spine.
"Okay whatever." He said.
"It's true." I said whispering in his ear, brushing over his ear.
"There they are!" Effie said.
"Ms. Everdeen, Mr. Mellark." Caesar said.
"Mrs. Mellark." I hissed. Peeta squeezed my hand as if to say 'calm down.'
"Here are your crowns. In all the excitement we forgot to give you these! Nice outfits by the way." Caesar winked.
"Yeah the are very us, they even came out if our closets." I said sarcastically.
"Sorry Katniss is a little cranky." Peeta said. I scowled at him.
"Well, here are your crowns." Caesar said as some people put crowns on our heads. "Bye!" Caesar said to us and then to the camera behind him. We all settled down and watched the interview.
I soon fell asleep into a nightmare filled sleep.
Peacekeepers filed in and started shooting the killed everybody, but me. They even killed little Prim. I held Prim's lifeless body while sitting next to Peeta's lifeless body. Tears running down my face I started screaming.
I sat straight up sweat dripping down my face everyone started staring at me. "Katniss? Are you okay?" Peeta said encircling me with his big, muscular arms.
"Yeah, yeah, I think so. Just a nightmare and everyone is okay, so it's all fine." I said.
"Why don't you two go to bed." Cinna suggested.
"Okay." I mumbled. I got up and grabbed the blanket. Peeta stood up and put his arm around me as we walked into the bedroom. Peeta took off his shirt and his pants and climbed into bed. I took off my shirt and pants and put one of Peeta's shirts on and then climbed into bed.
"Thanks, I like it too. It smells like my favorite person."
"And who would that be?"
"Well, he is a really sweet, he is really hot, and is amazing at baking bread. And his name is Peeta."
"Thanks." Peeta said kissing me. Knock. Knock.
"There is visitor here for you Katniss." Effie said.
"They can come in." I mumbled into my pillow.
"Gale?" I asked sitting up.
"Yeah?" Gale asked standing in the doorway.
"I'm going to go shower." Peeta said standing up.
"Okay." I said standing up and giving Peeta a kiss.
When Peeta was in the shower Gale said "you don't look like yourself, Catnip."
"Actually I look like myself, you look like you, and Peeta looks like himself." I snapped back.
"No Catnip, what I mean is that's noy you, you're wearing a shirt, just a shirt, that's not even yours!"
"It's not your choice on what I wear, Gale!"
"I know it's not, but come on you just wear that? Showing off your body?"
"I'm not showing off my body to just anyone, I'm showing it off to my husband. And that's not the point of this!" I yelled as Peeta came out of the bathroom.
"That should be me, not him. I should be your husband."
"No, you shouldn't Gale! I don't love you, I love Peeta."
"That was all an act!"
"Keyword Gale, was. It was in the beginning, but then I fell in love, okay Gale?"
"Gale, I think that you should go." Peeta said coming up behind me.
"Why? So that you can look at her, kiss her, love her?"
"No, so that we can all get sleep and because-"
"Your annoying, I hate you, you killed my sister." I said interrupting Peeta.
"No, Gale, just go." I said turning around.
"Fine, but Katniss, I still love you."
"Bye Gale." I said coldly.
"I'll leave, but I have to do this." Gale said as I turned around. Gale crashed his lips into mine. He held me against him as I tried to brake free. He finally let me go and I fell into Peeta's arms.
"Katniss you're okay, shh, it's okay." Peeta said trying to soothe me.
"What is going on?" Effie asked us as she walked in followed by Haymitch and Cinna.
"Ga-ga-gale." I chocked out tears streaming down my face.
"Katniss, shh." Peeta said stroking my hair.
"What happened?" Haymitch asked coming closer to us.
"Gale came in and talked to Katniss, I don't know what was said, but it upset Katniss and then when we told him to leave he kissed Katniss and held her while she freaked out." Peeta said.
"Oh my Katniss, you poor thing." Effie said coming and standing by me.
"Why don't you two get some sleep, you're going to need it for you interview tomorrow." Cinna said from the door way.
"Yeah, we all should get some sleep." I agreed. Everyone left and it was just Katniss and I. "Are you okay?" Katniss nodded. "Come on let's lay down."
"Okay." Katniss and I laid down. She snuggled up next to me with her head on my chest. I played with her hair until she fell asleep. I soon fell into a dreamless sleep.
Knock. Knock. "Wake up. Today's going to be a big, big day!" Effie trilled. Katniss stirred and hid her head under her pillow.
"You can sleep for a bit, but I'm going to go eat. Make sure to get dressed before you come out." I said kissing her for head.
"Funny." I mumbled.
"Thanks. I try." Peeta said. It was five minutes before I got up and grabbed a pair of Peeta's sweats and went out there.
"Look who decided to come join us!" The mean girl, who I found out to be named Daphne.
"Look who isn't wearing her own clothes." Peeta said.
"You only said to get dressed, you never said it had to be my own clothing. And your clothes smell better." I said grinning as I walked over to the table. I sat next to Peeta.
"Katniss, what does Peeta's clothing smell like?" A familiar voice said.
"Well, Gale, they small like bread, flour, Cinnamon, pretty much him." I said. "I'm not hungry." I said getting up and kissing Peeta on the check. I walked back to our room.
"Peeta, just let her be for a bit." Haymitch said.
"Yeah Peeta, leave her be. Let me talk to her." Gale said standing up.
"No." I said standing up. "I'm going to go talk to her. I'm not hungry anyway." I said walking away. "Katniss?" I asked when I got into the bedroom.
"Hey." She said from where she sat on the bed.
"Hey." I said walking over to the bed and sitting with her. "They're going to come after us soon. To get ready for the interview."
"Yeah." She sighed, snuggling next to me. We laid there curled up, safe in each others arms.
"Katniss, Peeta, time to go with your Prep Team." Haymitch said sitting on the end of the bed.
"I don't want to go." Katniss wined.
"Don't worry all's they'll do today is your hair and your outfit." Haymitch said.
"And they only have about half an hour." I said.
"Fine." Katniss said giving me a kiss and then leaving.
I went to my Prep Team and the prepared me for the golden dress and silver heels like last night, but this dress was a little different, it went down past my knees a bit. I walked out and saw Peeta, he wore a black suit and gold tie again. "Hey beautiful." Peeta said hugging me.
"Hey handsome." I said kissing him. Caesar cleared his throat. "Sorry Caesar."
"Oh no worries dear. Come sit down." Peeta grabbed my hand and led me to the couch. "So tell me, what are you looking forward to in District 12?"
"Oh, that's a hard one, maybe seeing our daughter." Peeta said.
"Seeing her will be great, but I'm also looking forward to cheese buns." I laughed.
"Are you guys going to run the Bakery?"
"I am, but I don't know if Katniss wants to,"
"Of course I'm going to help." I said kissing Peeta. "As long as I can't poison people with my cooking." I said making everyone laugh.
"I don't think that even you could mess up the bread, and if you do, well, I don't know, maybe have you decorate."
"I better be careful then, and you're the artist."
"Sounds like you guys are going to have fun. So, tell me, are you planning on any more children?" Caesar asked.
"Peeta wants more children, but let's just see how we do with Prim." I said looking at Peeta. Caesar and Peeta talked some more and I talked a bit.
"Bye." Caesar said.
Caesar left and Effie said "time to go! The train leaves soon!" We all were silent on the way to the train.
When we got on the train, Peeta and I went to our room and got changed. I put shorts and a sleeveless shirt on. Peeta put on sweatpants and a short sleeve shirt on. "We are going to be in District 12 tomorrow. In a couple of months we with be back on the train for the Victory tour, and then a few months after that we will be on the train again to Mentor some kids. Fun." I said.
"They don't want us to forget. Coin is another Snow." Peeta said coming up behind me and wrapping his arms around my middle. I closed my eyes and laid my head on Peeta's shoulder. I put my hands on Peeta's, tracing his arms with my fingers.
"I hate to ruin your guy's moment, but it's time for dinner." Haymitch said.
"I'm not hungry." I said.
"Katniss, you have to eat." Peeta said.
"Fine, I'll eat."
"Yeah." We walked out of the room and to the table. Everybody talked about the up coming events. They tried to get me to talk, but I wouldn't. After dinner we went into the living room. Peeta sat on the couch and I laid down next to him putting my head on his lap. He played with my hair until I drifted into a dreamless sleep.
"Wake up! We will be in 12 in a little bit!" Effie trilled. I was in bed with Peeta next to me. He must've carried me here. Peeta stirred, but didn't get up.
"Peeta." I said putting my face inches away from his. "Peeta."
"Wake up." I said brushing my lips over his.
"Hi." I said giving him a quick kiss and getting up. "Are you coming to breakfast?"
"I guess." Peeta said getting up.
We walked out of our room and into the dinning car. We all ate breakfast in silence. "Go get ready you two, we will be in District 12 in an hour."
"Okay. I've got the shower first." I said running into our room.
Peeta wore causal clothing and I wore an orange dress with a green bow in the middle and green flats. When we arrived we stood there waving. My mother, our daughter, Gale, and abunch of other people where there. I grabbed Peeta's hand and raised our hands.
End of book 1
I will try to post the next book soon.