It isn't long before Katniss and I are walking out of the hospital. We never had hospitals in the districts, before you had to rely on other people around you for example Katniss' mother. But when the war ended President Paylor demanded that there was a hospital in every district. They are only small and can only complete up to the simplest of surgeries but if they can't do it there they send you to the Capitol, all expenses paid. I like President Paylor, she is a fair and strong leader who cares for all her citizens and she doesn't treat anyone differently.
Our peaceful stroll home is soon disturbed by a noisy pack of school children racing by us, eager to get home after a full day of hard work at school. Paylor also demanded that every child in Panem stays in school until they are eighteen so they can get a proper education.
"What would you like to name her" I ask
"I.....er...don't know. I like the name Willow" Katniss replies.
"Willow, I really like that name as well and I think it would be a perfect name for our gorgeous daughter"
"Well then, Willow Mellark it is" She says with a cheerful tone. I can't help but smile.
I open the door to our home and let Katniss in before shutting it again. We walk down the hallway and into the kitchen where Katniss sits down at the dining table. I can tell just by looking at her she is tiered.
"Hello how did it go" Sarah asks walking into the kitchen.
"It's a girl" Katniss says.
"Awww, have you decided on a name for her yet"
"Willow" Katniss replies
"That's a beautiful name"
"Thank you" Katniss smiles.
"I am going to get dinner ready, what would you like" I ask.
"I don't mind" Katniss replies
"How about a chicken dinner" I suggest. Katniss nods her head. I lean down and give her a quick kiss before heading over to the other side to get started on dinner.
I get five medium sized chicken pieces out and put them in the oven. I then grab the carrots, peas and potatoes and sort them out and put them in separate pans on the hob. Soon enough I am piling the delicious, cooked food onto four different plates for Katniss, Annie, Sarah and myself. Annie is busy beside me preparing Finley's dinner. The phone starts to ring.
"I will put the plates on the table" Sarah volunteers
"Thanks" I say and run into the hallway to pick up the phone.
"Hello" I say
"Hi Peeta" It is Beetee
"I am just reminding you that I will be at the train station at around 3 O'clock tomorrow" He continues. I completely forgot Beetee was coming; the school here want him to come in for a month or two to teach the kids some physics so we said that he could stay here.
"Ok, thanks for letting me know I completely forgot" He laughs.
"That's fine. How is Katniss"
"She is fine. We just found out that we are having a girl"
"Thank you, I'm sorry but I will have to go now. See you tomorrow"
"See you tomorrow"
I put the phone down and head back into the kitchen.
"It was Beetee" I say to Katniss whilst sitting down.
"Ok, what time will he be here"
“3 O'clock tomorrow"
After dinner and I have helped Sarah with the pots, I and go and sit in the living room with Katniss and Annie. Katniss falls asleep with her head rested on my shoulder halfway through a conversation so I pick her up, carry her upstairs and tuck her into bed. Before I leave I plant a kiss onto her cheek. When I am on my way back downstairs I notice a picture in the picture cabinet. It is Katniss, she looks so young, so little. In the picture she has her hair in two braids and a red plaid dress on. Exactly what she looked like the day I fell in love with her all those years ago.
I walk back into the lounge where Annie and Sarah are.
"Is she ok" Sarah asks.
"Good, I will be back in a second" she heads of into the kitchen.
Finley walks towards Annie saying,
"Tory, tory." He then points towards me. For a second I'm confused but then Annie speaks up.
"He wants you to tell him a story." I think for a second about all the stories my father used to tell me and my brothers.
"Have you heard the story about the three little pigs?" I ask. He shakes his head. I pick him up and sit him on my lap and begin to tell him about the three little pigs. I start at the beginning with their mom and how she said that they are old enough to go and live on their own, the first pig builds his house with straw and the wolf blows it down, so he moves into his brother’s house which is made out of sticks. The wolf comes and blows it down so then they move into their sister’s house which is made out of bricks and the wolf can't blow it down so he decides to come through the chimney and he lands in a boiling pot of water. After I have finished the story Finley claps his hands and craws over to the other side of the couch where his mom is sat.
"Where did you come up with that, it was really good" She asks.
"My father used to tell us stories when we were little" I say.
A scream comes from upstairs. I bolt up into our room where Katniss is sat up in bed crying.
"Nightmare" I ask. She nods her head. I walk over to her, sit next to her and wrap my arms around her.
"Shhh it's not real" I try to calm her down.
"They happened again, she was chosen." She says whilst crying.
"It isn't real, calm down Katniss. Willow isn't going into the games. She will never, there isn't any games anymore." I put my hands over her stomach and give her a small kiss on the neck. She slowly begins to calm down. It isn't long before she is sleeping softly. I give her another small kiss.
"I love you" I whisper.