|All's fair in love and war
Author: mel5055 PM
Dandelion Hope Mellark, the perfect daughter, sister and friend will be forced to travel to strange places, to do something that will soon become second nature to her; fighting for the ones she loves. Join her struggle to save everyone, while controlling her whirlwind romance.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Katniss & Peeta's daughter - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,087 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 01-14-13 - Published: 04-25-12 - id: 8058715
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It's alright to hate me but I need to re-do my chapters, but trust me since I already wrote them and just need to edit them they won't take as long. I'm really sorry but I'm not satisfied with this story.
All's Fair In Love And War Chapter 1
The beginning of the end
"AHHHH! NO! STOP!" The ear-piercing screech coming from my mom and dads room shocks me out of my slumber. She doesn't always have nightmares, maybe once or twice a week but when she does I usually find that minutes later my door creaks open just enough to allow my younger brother Aster, to slip into my room. I don't mind at all in fact I welcome the company, knowing that someone else in the room is somehow comforting.
My name is ... Well it's kind of embarrassing, Dandelion Hope Mellark. I know, super girly but It's kind of symbolic. You see Dandelions were a sign of hope for my parents who were very important to the rebellion that happened a few years back.
If you haven't guessed I'm the daughter of Katniss and Peeta Mellark. Some people would think that it bugs me well it doesn't, well not a lot but, it is what it is.
I roll over to my side, to check what time it is and it's ... 3:20 A.M I sigh and tried to get back to sleep. Not five minutes later that familiar squeak invades my ears and the soft thud, thud,thud of Asters feet on my carpet can be heard. I scoot over and move some of the blanket over and in the crack of moonlight cascading from my window I see him smile. A smile that says 'Thanks for being here for me'
I wake up to that horrid BEEP! Of my alarm clock and I use a trick I've mastered a year ago. I slowly wiggle my hand from out of my heavy blanket and tickle Asters neck and his response is almost immediate. His arm swings to hit me but misses completely and hits the off button on my alarm. I smile to myself as I hear Aster groggily say "you are so lazy"
I giggle and hop out of bed, and Aster groans in protest. I kick him lightly with my foot and yell " I THINK ASTER DIED!" At his lack of movement. He laughs and pulls my leg and I go crashing off the bed with a THUMP!
I love Aster he's my best friend, don't tell him I told you that. I mean I have other friends, best friends even but Aster's my little brother, he will always be there for me and vice-versa.
I get off the floor and look at my calendar hanging on my wall. I vaguely hear Aster leave my room to get ready but I'm TOO exited WINTER VACATION! Yes tomorrow is the first day of winter vacation. I do a little happy dance in my room and hear laughing and a click sound.
I turn and see that Aster came back, with his phone. I give him my you're-gonna-die-glare and he runs off laughing. For a 14 year old boy he sure is immature. Well I'm only 2 years older and I'm not mature either. I hum a little toon as I get ready for the day.
If you're wondering why I was freaking out about winter vacation it's because unlike all of my fellow classmates, I will not be freezing my butt off, nope I will be chilling on the nice hot beaches district 4 WOOHOO! As you can see I'm very excited. I hate winter and love district 4.
My family and I will be staying at Annie Cresta's house. She's super awesome. Last year we had so much fun, and mom promises that this year will be better. Last year was the first year we accepted the invite, mom said she didn't want to run into Gale, which I guess I ca Understand. Last year it was just mom,dad,Aster, Annie and I because her son Finn was at a surfing camp? I didn't even know that was a thing.
I quickly shower and brush my long chocolate brown hair. I put it in a cute bun with small braids leading up to it and some hair coming out. My aunt Effie likes to show me these really awesome hair styles when she visits from the Capitol.
I brush my pearly whites and wash my face with some cream mom got me last week, she said it would help me look more awake and she was right. I look at my big blue eyes and make weird faces for 5 minutes just cause I can and get dressed.
I pick out a white pair of jeans, knee-high brown leather boots that my mom used to wear hunting. A light blue blouse and my mom's hunting jacket cause it looks really cold out. I grab my school bag and my cell phone and head downstairs.
When I get downstairs I see Aster is already dressed, well sort of. His shirt is inside out and his light blonde hair is a mess. Thank goodness I have an extra comb. Trust me I'm not one of those super girly girls that are into makeup and high-heels but I do believe in looking presentable in public.
I sneak up on Aster, his intense grey eyes focused on the T.V and try to brush his hair but he immediately freaks out. I frown "Let me fix your hair"
"Ugh" he grunts and I take that as a 'go ahead' and continue to fix his "rats nest"
"Hey I heard that" Aster says haughtily his eyes still on glued to a cartoon.
"Whoops did I say that out loud?" I reply nonchalantly, while i'm smirking on the inside.
"Yes, you did" My dad says chuckling from behind me. "Hey dad" we both say together, my dad smirks at me "It's like your his mother" he says chuckling at his own bad joke. "Not funny Peeta" my mom says "if she wants to baby, her baby brother let her" my mom said smiling.
"Hey I'm not a baby, and I do not have a rats nets!" We all laugh. My family is so messed up. I quickly fix his hair and check the time. 8:00 "Lets go before we're late" Aster grabs his school bag, while I grab my own and we each grab a muffin and a fruit and as we are about to walk out of the door mom stops us. "I'm really sorry if I woke you up, again."
She looks sheepish when she says this, as if we blame her for having nightmares, which is crazy? I love my mom more than anything and our mother\daughter bond is ... unbreakable. Instead of me saying that Aster jumps in and tells mom,
"Its no big deal" As I run up and hug her and say its fine, which it is. she smiles and kisses Aster and I on the forehead and we wave bye to our parents as we head out the door.
Walking to district 12's only high school would take about 5 minutes, Aster and I walking to school would take about 10. On the way there one of my previously mentioned best friends, Emma catches up to us. Emma is Delly Cartrights niece, so kind of my cousin. (I'll explain later) "Hey little flower" she greets me. She pauses "... And big flower"
Aster blushes, he doesn't like to be reminded that he was also named after a flower. I take a step in front of him and notice why Emma said 'big flower'. I gasp "Aster, your taller than me!" He smirks and pulls his stupid face "Duh , really" I glare. "Oh shut up, how did I not notice this" I say in amazement. I'm the oldest, the authoritative sibling, the babysitter.
Emma just smirks. "Your just oblivious" now I smirk "wow 4 syllables, good for you Blondie" she sends me a death glare. I constantly tease Emma, she has straight, long bleach blonde hair with natural high and low-lights, sparkling green-blue eyes and a curvy body. I'm so jealous of her sometimes, but I like to make fun of the whole 'dumb blonde' stereo type and her usual response is ... "We'll I got honor roll so ... Gnhaaa" "Gnaaaah" I mutter back and we continue doing that until Aster tells us to shut up. I've known Emma since the second grade and we've been super close for years.
"Aren't you excited?" Emma and I always know what the other one is thinking, that's how close we are. Emma pouts "no, while you'll be partying on he beach with ripped, shirtless hunks I'll be shivering in the snow" I look around. It's not snowing this second and it's not that cold out, cold enough for a jacket though " I don't know, weathers been good so far". "Great you just jinxed it" she says and storms off inside the massive building in front of us and I realize that we're at school, and it's 8:15.
I turn to see Aster walking away to his friends and I dismissively wave at his fleeting form. Since I have 30 minutes until school starts I decide to look over my homework.
I sit down near the schools entrance, on the stairs because the grass is wet and I get to work. I've barely glanced at my sheet when the school gossip and one of my other best friends and cousin, Melanie sits down on my lap.
"Hey" she says comfortably. She just does this to annoy me , but I love her. "Mel,Off" I state and she scoots off and looks at me expectantly. "What?" I say finally. "Guess who is also going to District 4 for winter break?" I flip " that's awesome, this is gonna be so much fun, trust me your gonna love it!" We both act all girly an happy. I don't do this often so Melanie's probably extra excited.
Melanie Hawthorne is Posy Hawthorne's adoptive daughter. Posy Hawthorne is the only Hawthorne my mom still talks to. I know all about Gale and his bomb that ... I don't want to talk about this, anyway when I was 5, Posy found out she couldn't have a baby then adopted A spunky 5 year girl who turns out to be one of my best friends.
Melanie is my height, about 5'6 with tanned skin and big chocolate brown eyes and long wavy brown hair that she refuses to cut so it goes up to her hip. I keep telling Melanie she's pretty, beautiful actually but she doesn't believe me, and it's not that 'pft I'm, not pretty but keep telling me I am' thing, but she honestly doesn't thing she's good-looking, shame.
"Oh!" Melanie says suddenly. She then looks a little nervous which is odd because she's never nervous. "Um I got of the phone with my uncle Gale..." Remember how I said I'd explain Emma's heritage later well now Is later.
So Delly has an older brother named Dennis and Dennis has a wife names Cassidy. So anyway Dennis had a daughter, who is Emma Cartwright. See not confusing at all. Now since Melanie is Posy's daughter ,and Delly is married to Gale, Melanie and Emma share an aunt. Delly.
Are you confused because first few days I was too. So it's cool I guess, Mom and Posy say where all kind of related.
I tune back into what Melanie is saying "Dani! Your not listening, this is important! So my uncle Gale said ... That he's moving back here, but I wasn't supposed to tell you, no don't tell!" I tune her out. My mom is going to freak out.
She's not particularly 'mad' at him but there not exactly best friends anymore. He writes and calls sometimes but mom doesn't respond, after he does that she usually has a really bad nightmare about Prim. One time I asked mom about Prim and what she said broke my heart.
"First I got a glimpse of the blonde braid down her back. Then, as she yanks off her coat to cover a wailing child, I notice her duck tail formed by her untucked shirt.I push through the crowd, just as I did before, I try to shout her name above the roar. I was almost there,almost to the barricade, when I thought she heard for just a moment, she caught sight of me, her lips formed my name, and that's when the rest of the parachutes go off."
I have never cried as hard as I did that day. I clung on to my mom for dear life afraid for that one second when she could be ripped away from me.
For that I have come to terms with myself. I. HATE. GALE. HAWTHORNE. He just... added on to my mom's horrible child hood. I feel like crying sometimes at my moms bravery and strength, if I had an ounce of her courage, I'd be pretty Kick-Ass. I just have to do everything in my power to make sure Hawthorne knows ... that this is the beginning of the end.
SEE THIS! I AM PLEASED WITH THIS CHAPTER. AGAIN SORRY FOR READING THE STORY BUT... IT'S MY STORY SO ... BITE ME! 3 LUV YOU ALL FOR READING! :*