After the news Peeta and I decide it is best to go to bed.
"Beeteee is right" He says. I turn around and look at him, confused.
"What about" I ask. He takes a deep breath in and begins.
"Paylor wants us in the Capitol next week, for when she destroys all the arenas" I sigh. He strokes a piece of hair out of my face.
"Katniss, it will be OK. We will have Haymitch along with Annie, Beetee and Johanna. We will all be there for each other" That is when reality hits me. What if they never really go away? What if they come back in a few years? I squeeze my eyes shut, trying to delete the memory from my mind. A few tears escape and roll down my face.
"Katniss? What is wrong" Peeta moves closer towards me and pulls me into a hug.
"What if they never go away Peeta? What if Willow becomes a part of them" I cry.
"Katniss they will never come back and Willow will never be part of them. Now why don't you try and get some rest" He plants a kiss on top of my forehead. I lean back down onto my pillow.
"I love you Kit-Kat." He says whilst giving me another kiss.
"I love you too Pitta Bread" I reply. I close my eyes and drift off into an uneventful sleep.
When my eyes re-open, the early mornings sun is seeping through the curtains. Peeta is still fast asleep. I will go and visit her today. I think. I throw my legs out of bead and head over towards the draws which are opposite our bed.
It doesn't take me long to get ready, I throw on a pair of trousers, a t-shirt, my father’s hunting jacket and my hunting boots. Quickly, I braid my hair back and write Peeta a note and place it on the counter so he will see it when he comes down.
The Mockingjay's are singing their mornings song when I step out of my house. I smile and sing Rue's four note melody. Immediately the Mockingjay's stop singing their song and sing Rue's song instead. I smile happily. I head towards the side of the house where Peeta and I plant the Primrose's in memory of Prim. Carefully I gather a handful of the beautiful flowers and head towards the meadow.
It is a five minute walk to the meadow so it doesn't take me long to get there. When I do I quickly walk over towards the willow tree where Prim lies beneath.
"Hey little duck" I say. Carefully, I place the flowers in front of the beautiful head stone that Peeta created. I know she won't answer back but as soon as I say it, it wind gently blows. I take it as a signal, that she knows I'm here.
"How have you been? Peeta and I are married now and are expecting a little girl in around five months. We are going to call her Willow. I wish you were here, you would be a perfect auntie" As I say this tears roll down my face, She truly would be a great aunty.
"Buttercup misses you, a lot. Have you meet Rue yet? Are you looking after dad? How are Finnick and Mags? Please make sure they are all OK. I really miss you little duck and i would do anything to have you back. Do you want me to sing" The wind blows gently across my face again, like she is saying yes. I begin to sing…
"Deep in the meadow, under the willow
A bed of grass, a soft green pillow
Lay down your head, and close your sleepy eyes
And when again they open, the sun will rise
Here it's safe, here it's warm
Here the daisies guard you from every harm
Here your dreams are sweet
And tomorrow brings them true
Here is the place where I love you"
I'm not ready to leave, not just yet. So when I notice the patch of daisies growing a couple of meters away from me I head over to them and gather up a handful. I sit back down with Prim and begin to make a daisy chain. I remember making them with her when we were young. I used to tell her stories about them having magical powers that made you better. If I wasn't well she would come home from school with a daisy chain for me to help me get better.
When I am finished with it, I place it over her headstone and whisper
"To help you get better" I then kiss the top and lay down on the grass. I don't mean to but I drift off into a peaceful sleep.
I stand at a window overlooking a meadow. In the meadow I see five figures happily running around. I concentrate on the figures and finally notice who they are, Rue, Prim, Dad, Mags and Finnick. Rue and Prim are happily playing hide and seek with my dad whilst Finnick and Mags are happily talking.
Prim points in my direction and begins to run followed by Rue, then my Dad and then Finnick with Mags. Prim knocks on the window and i open it.
"Katniss" She says and throws herself into my arms.
"Hello little duck" I say and I kiss the top of her head. She giggles. She lets go and Rue runs into my arms.
"Hello Katniss" She says.
"Hello Rue" I reply. I listen to Prim and Rue as they tell me about their adventures up here. They both seem so much happier.
"DAD" I shout. He walks over and greets me with a warm hug.
"I have missed you so much Katniss" He says, he pulls away.
"You have grown into such a beautiful young lady. I am so proud of you, each day I watch you grow up and I couldn't be any more proud" He adds on.
"I have missed you so much dad" I say.
"Looks like I am going to be a granddad" He says. I laugh.
"Yeah, and Prim will be an aunty" Prim smiles as I say it.
"You and Peeta will be perfect parents, Katniss" Prim says with joy. I smile, my little duck.
When I wake up Peeta is sitting at the side of me.
"Hello beautiful" He says. I smile.
"Hello handsome" I reply.
"Did you have a nice sleep" I nod, remembering the dream. A happy one, one that is telling me that Prim, Rue, Dad, Finnick and Mags will be OK. I sit up and shuffle closer to Peeta and lean into him. We sit like that for a while, until the sun starts to go down. When we decide to go I quickly kiss the top of Prims head stone and whisper,
"I love you little duck"
"She will be okay" Peeta says.
"I know" I reply. Peeta takes hold of my hand and we walk home together.