Together.

What happens to Katniss and Peeta after Mockingjay? Alongside how they cope with their nightmares and memories of the games? Read along to find out. Katniss and Peeta have been back in District twelve for a few years now, the have already grown closer again. But will Katniss' and Peeta's relationship carry on? Will they be more than 'Star Crossed Lovers'? Will they become a family? I just want to say that at the moment, I am busy editing this story so I apologise i it seems all over the place at the moment, it will be sorted soon :)

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7. Caesar Flickerman

KATNISS' POV

"Should we tell Haymitch?" Peeta asks as we sit on the caramel sand and watch the sea slowly come in and out.

"When he is sober, then he will know we are being serious" I say. When the nurse told me it was a huge shock, I mean I was happy but I never thought it could happen just as quick. She made me go through a couple of tests and finally came to the conclusion I was around a week pregnant. In the olden days they wouldn't have bee so sure at this early stage but now they have all the equipment to check. She also told me that different types of women get morning sickness at different stages and I just happend to get it quite early.  I lean my head on Peetas shoulder.

"I am happy" I say. He puts his arm around me.

"Me too"

"we will be a family" I add on. The sun slowly begins to set leaving the sky a beautiful shade of orange. Sunset orange, Peetas favourite colour.

We sit there and take in the beautiful scenery around us.

"It's getting late" Peeta says as helps me onto my feet. I brush the sand of my clothes and take hold of his hand. We walk hand in hand towards the holiday hut. When we open the door we find Haymitch frantically looking through cupboards for something. He doesn't look very pleased.

"What has happened?" Peeta asks as he shuts the door behind us.

"They could of stated that Liquor does not come within the fee and I would of bought extra" Haymitch grunts. Peeta leads him over to the table and pours him a glass of water.

"I will get you some more tomorrow" Peeta tells him. It isn't long before Haymitch is snoring loudly.

"Katniss i think you should get some rest" He says walking over to me. I try to object but he stops me,

"I will wake you up when dinner is ready." He leads me into our room and helps me into bed.

"I love you" he whispers as he plants a kiss onto my cheek. Before I know it, I'm flat out.

 

 "Katniss, Katniss dinners ready" Peeta whispers into my ear. A beefy smell fills the house. I sit up and throw my legs out of bed and slip my slippers onto my feet.

"Should we tell him now?" Peeta asks as I follow him out of the room and down the hall.

"Yeah" I reply. I sit at the table opposite Haymitch as Peeta goes to dish up dinner. Beef and mixed vegetables. It looks like Haymitch's little sleep helped him to get over the fact that he will have to go without Liquor until morning. 

"Thank you" I say as Peeta places my dinner in front of me. A few seconds later he returns with his and Haymitch's dinner. He passes Haymitch his dinned an sits down next to me so he can tuck into his.

"Do you want to tell him or do you want me to?" Peeta whispers into my ear.

"You" I say.

"Haymitch can  you take something serious?" Peeta asks. Haymitch looks up at him.

"Sure boy" He says. Peeta takes in a deep breath and begins..

"Katniss is pregnant" Haymitch spits his food out.

"English please" he says

"Katniss, my fiancé, and I are going to have a baby"

"Well then, I'm very happy that both of you are getting what you deserve, you are getting the chance to have a family and to live your life Together. After all you have been through." Haymitch says, he smiles. Did Haymitch really just say that? 

"Haymitch we also want you to be part of our family, we don't want you to just be our mentor we want you to be a Granddad figure for the baby." I say. I look over at Haymitch for a reply and I notice that he is crying.

"Sure sweetheart" Is all he says.

When we have finished eating I help Peeta clean the dishes and put them away.

"I can't believe we have just witnessed Haymitch cry" I say.

"Think of it, if you had been alone for all these years and somebody had just asked you to be a grandfather figure for their baby  and wanted you to join their family you would tear up. Well I would anyway" Peeta says.  I think of it.

"Me too" I say after a few seconds.

After the dishes have been washed, dried and put away I follow Peeta into the bedroom. We get changed into our night clothes, brush our teeth and climb into bed.

"Can i braid your hair again?" Peeta asks. I love it when he plays with my hair.

"Sure" I sit up and turn around so he can braid it. I pass him my hair brush which is sitting on the night stand. He carefully brushes the knots out of my hair and silently braids it. I pass him my hair tie once he is finished so he can secure the braid. Once he is done I lie back down cuddling up to him as close as possible. He places one of his warm hands onto my abdomen where our baby is. I smile.

 

The next morning I feel the urge to throw up into the toilet....again. Peeta runs in and hold my hair, rubs my back and hands me a towel as usual. He has to go when there is a knock at the door, which confuses me because this isn't our actual home. I get a quick shower, brush my teeth and put on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt and walk into the kitchen. Peeta smile as i walk up to hug him

"Morning Kit-Kat" He says. I giggle.

"Morning Pitta-Bread" I reply and give him a small kiss.

I hear foot steps pad into the room so I turn around to look who it is. Caesar Flickerman.

"Hi Caesar" I say, his hair is dyed green.

"I don't mean to be rude but why are you here?" I ask

"Hello Katniss, the President has asked me to come her because she wants me to ask both of you some questions."

"But how did you know we were here and not in district twelve?" I ask puzzled. He waves his fingers in front of my face and says,

"Because I'm magic"

It doesn't take long for me to find out that my old prep team have also come on the journey with Caesar, to make me look presentable for the camera.

Whilst they are setting up the camera i whisper to Peeta

"Why do they want to interview us?"

"I don't know, I hope Effie hasn't gotten too excited and told everyone living in the capitol" He replies. I don't have time to say anything else because Caesar is beaconing for us to come over. Haymitch writes something on a piece of paper behind the camera and shows Caesar. I hope he hasn't told Caesar about the baby. We sit on two chairs by the white wall with a picture of a beach behind us.

Ceaser and Peeta start of with their usual banter and then Caesar turns to me.

"Katniss, when you were leaving the capitol on Sunday you were wearing a new piece of jewellery on you hand, can you please tell us about it?" I don't want it t get broadcasted out to the whole of Panem before we tell our friends or family, and it is the same thing about the baby, I am not ready to talk about the baby yet and tell every single living sole in Panem, I would like to tell all our friends myself, especially my mother and I am sure Peeta would too.

"Peeta and I are engaged" I say 

"He proposed to me at Effie's banquet" I add on, Caesar smiles.

"I am very happy for both of you, now someone said something about a baby" Oh Great! Thanks a lot Haymitch! Peeta looks at me and I nod, nervously.

"We are having a baby" He says. 

"Congratulations" Caesar replies, I can hear my prep team shrieking with excitement in the background.  

After the interview I tell Peeta that I need to use the bathroom but instead I head into Haymitch's room.

"Why did you tell him?" I ask

"Sweetheart I told him for your benefit, you now don't have to worry about telling your mother and her flipping out at you when you do" He says.

"I still would of liked to tell her" I say. I then storm out. When i get back into the kitchen I find that  Peeta and Caesar are chatting.  I sit down next to Peeta. He hands me a mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows.

"Thanks" I say. He smiles at me. Why is he so perfect?

It isn't long before Ceaser has to head back to the capitol. I am going to dread it when the interview is aired tonight.

"Bye" Peeta says one last time as he closes the front door.

"Do you know where the phone is, I have decided that I am going to tell my mom before they air the interview tonight" I say to him as he walks up to me.

"yeah" He points to a small white thing on the wall which is what I presume the phone.

I walk over and dial the hospital number.

"Hello"

"Hi i was wondering if you could put Sarah Everdeen on please, this is Katniss Everdeen, her daughter"

"Ok hang on a second"

"Hello"

"Hi Mom i need to tell you something"

"What?" i nervously bite my lip, okay here we go.

"Mom I'm pregnant"

"Who's child is it"

"Peeta's, who else's would it be" I say laughing.

"Oh, I don't know Katniss" she laughs. I roll my eyes.

"Mom" I laugh.

"Your going to be a wonderful mother, I am very happy for both of you" 

"You know what this also means don't you" I hear her gasp. 

"Oh my gosh, I am going to be a grandma" She says. I laugh.

"Yes you are" 

"Anyway tell Peeta that I said congratulations" 

"Okay I will,I have to go now"

"Ok, bye Katniss"

"Bye mom"

I put the phone down and walk into the kitchen.

"How did your mom take it?" Peeta asks me

"Not bad actually" I reply.

"What did she say" He asks walking up to me, he wraps his arms around my waist and I wrap mine around his neck.

"She told me to say congratulations to you" I say giving him a small kiss.

"We are going to be a perfect family" Peeta says. 

"Oh yes we are" I reply. Peeta smiles. 

"I love you Miss Everdeen, soon to be Mrs Mellark" I laugh. 

"I love you more Mr Mellark" 

 

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