Author: Richinlove PM
"Why can't I be normal Peeta? I just want to be normal." I ask him. "You have never been normal and never will be. But that's why I fell in love with you." he tells me with a kiss to my lips. *Lame summary, sorry!* Rated T just to be safe...Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Katniss E. & Peeta M. - Chapters: 20 - Words: 61,124 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 11-07-12 - Published: 05-23-12 - id: 8144871
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It's here. The day Peeta has dreamt of most of his life. The day I break a promise I made to myself so many years ago-before I really knew Peeta. My wedding day is here. My heart skips a beat every time I realize what is going to happen today.
Last night I slept well. I had a small nightmare, but it wasn't very bad at all. It was just a normal nightmare, that normal people have. Peeta, unfortunately, didn't come in my room this morning. My prep team, Cinna, Effie, my mother…okay nobody would allow it. It's tradition to keep the groom and bride separate until the bride walks down the aisle. It's going to be a long day until then.
"Good morning!" my prep team sings in unison. I let out a groan but remember what today is and quickly get out of bed. My prep team jumps in surprise.
"You've never gotten up that quick, Katniss!" exclaims Venia. I shrug my shoulders.
"I've also never been married before. Besides, I doubt I could sleep much longer knowing what's in a few hours." I reply. My prep team smile and giggle. I really do like my prep team. They are a little strange, but they're sweet. That's when I remember Peeta doesn't have his prep team anymore. "Hey guys, shouldn't at least one of you go to help Peeta?"
"Oh that's right! I will go help him!" Flavius says and turns to leave.
"Flavius, will you tell Peeta that I'll see him soon. And that, well, I love him." I say with a blush. I am perfectly fine with showing Peeta affection, but it's different when there are other people around. It's not that I don't want people to know how much I love him; I just don't like the attention. Luckily for me, Peeta understands. Gosh, I really don't deserve him. My prep team squeal with delight as I say this. I just roll my eyes and let Octavia and Venia work their magic.
To my surprise, they don't do much. They wash me up and do my nails. Apparently everything else is to be done in one of the rooms of the church. We're about to walk out the door when Venia stops suddenly.
"Wait! We need to make sure Peeta isn't going to be walking out the door at the same time! Octavia, go check on them and let them know what's going on!" Venia says. Octavia nods and rushes out the door. I sigh. I was really hoping they'd forget and I could see Peeta for a tiny bit. "I bet you're really excited for the wedding, huh?"
"Yeah I am. I can't believe it's really happening. I can only imagine what Peeta is thinking right now."
"Probably the same thing as you. That and planning some way to sneak a look at you, just as I'm sure you are." she says with a wink. I drop my head in defeat and she laughs. "Bet you're nervous too!"
"Yes I am. I'm so nervous! You know, I had made a promise to myself a long time ago saying that I would never marry someone; or fall in love. But look at me now! It's like a dream, that I didn't even know I had, coming true." She just nods. Then Octavia comes in and tells us that we can go.
When we get to the church, I'm whisked upstairs to a room that I'll be given my make-over in. Then Octavia and Venia begin to fix my hair, and make-up. They both talk about how they're excited and can't wait to see what I look like in the dress. I just smile and try to keep up with what they're saying. When we're almost done Effie comes in and goes through the schedule. I try to remember everything, but I know I'll forget the moment she walks out.
"Effie, I'm sorry but I won't remember any of that." I say when she's finished.
"I didn't think you will. Don't worry, I'll make sure you get where you need to be, when you need to be there. I just didn't want you to be surprised about anything." she says just as bubblelike as ever.
"I know you will Effie. And thanks for all your help. It means so much to me and Peeta."
"Oh you're welcome! I should be the one thanking you! I love doing this and working with you!" she says with a smile. Then she gives me a hug, avoiding missing up my hair or make-up. Then she quickly leaves. As soon as Octavia and Venia are done, Cinna walks in with a large bag. I'm guessing that's my dress.
"Well it looks like you girls have done a fantastic job once again! So you two are free to go and help Peeta if you would like." Cinna says to Octavia and Venia.
"Oh but we really want to see the dress!" Octavia pouts.
"You will when she's walking down the aisle. Katniss wanted it to be a secret, and she doesn't even know what it looks like completely." he says. The two give a small frown the rush out the door to find Peeta. Just then I realize EXACTLY what's going to happen in about two hours. I'm getting married. I start to feel nervous. I'm not rethinking marrying Peeta. I'm rethinking if I'm ready for this. I start to turn into a nervous wreck.
"I can tell you're getting nervous. Did it just hit you?" he asks kindly. I nod.
"I-I don't know what wrong with me! Am I really ready for this? I am only 18…"
"Katniss, it's okay. Getting nervous like this is completely normal. I think you two are both ready for this. And you may be only 18, but you are more grown up the most adults- you both are. You both deserve this happiness, and everyone else knows you two are perfect for each other. As long as you both love each other, you two will be just fine. I don't think you two will ever stop fighting, and that's going to help you."
"Thanks Cinna. You're right. Peeta and I don't need to wait any longer. Poor Peeta has waited long enough." I say with a smile as I remember how he's loved me ever since he was five. "We better hurry up; Effie will flip if we don't stay on schedule."
"Thanks my girl on fire! Let's get you into your dress." I nod and we walk over to where the dress is. He unzips the bag and pulls out the most beautiful dress I've ever seen. Cinna has outdone himself once again. The dress is white with beads and sequins covering the whole dress. They make different designs all over. There's a large sunset orange flower on the left side of the dress, along my waist. When I move around the beads and sequins look like their sparkling orange to match the flower. There's only one shoulder to the dress. The dress goes down all the way to my ankles and then trails off in the back to make a small train. The more I look in the mirror the more I see what Cinna has really done. I almost look like I have small flames on me. "You should wear flames more often, they suit you." I remember Peeta telling me that in the first Games. I give Cinna a smile and give him a hug. He chuckles.
"I take it you like it then." he says.
"Oh yes! It's perfect!" I reply. He smiles and then hands me a necklace. I look at it and realize what it is. It's Peeta's locket he gave me. I gave it back to him a while ago, since I didn't need it anymore. I give Cinna a questioning look.
"I thought it would look nice with the dress. Your pin wouldn't go with your dress, so the locket is perfect. Besides, Peeta doesn't know either. If he thinks he can't love you anymore, he hasn't seen you like this yet." Cinna says with a smile. "Oh, and you need to talk off that ring. I need to give it the ring bear." I nod and take off the ring. I didn't want another ring, so Peeta and I decided to use that one. I talked Peeta letting me buy him a ring too. He thinks it's only a gold band, but I secretly had it engraved. It was hard to decide what to have it say but I finally decided on the one thing that describes him, his love, what he means to me. And that's the word "always".
Cinna helps me put on the finishing touches and then tells me that he needs to go and get everything else done. He also tells me, before he leaves, that I'm not allowed out of this room until Haymitch comes to get me. I give him a sly look and he laughs. As tempting as it sounds to go find him, I know I wouldn't make it far before someone found me. I carefully sit down in a chair and wait impatiently for Haymitch to come get me. I hear a knock on the door then someone steps in. It's Prim.
"I just wanted to come see you for a little bit. Are you ready?" she says with a smile.
"More than ready. You look pretty, Little Duck." I tell her when I see her in her flower girl dress. It's sunset orange. I haven't actually seen what the church looks like in the way of wedding decorations. They planners thought it would be fun to surprise me and Peeta. I didn't like it at first, but I went with it. I guess they went with sunset orange as the main color.
"Thanks! So do you! The dress is amazing!" she exclaims. I smile at her excitement. We talk a little bit more until she hears Effie calling her name. She leaves the room and I'm left in there alone. My mom comes in the room and she gives me a hug.
"I don't have long so I'm gonna say it and then I got to go. Katniss, I'm so proud of you. I'm happy that you found someone to love you and I hope he makes you feel loved. You're father would be proud of you too, and I know he'd love Peeta too. Marriage isn't easy, but as long as you two stay strong and continue to love each other, you two will make it. I wish you the best of luck and the most happiness. I love you, baby girl." She says and gives me another hug. I try to keep from crying. She smiles and then has to leave the room. I stand up and start to pace the floor. I'm getting tired of waiting! After what seems like another hour, Haymitch walks in.
"You look nice." he says. I smile and notice that he's sober. That's a good thing.
"Well they're ready for you. Peeta's waiting." I nod and try to push the nerves away. "Are you ready, Sweetheart?"
"Yes. I'm ready to change my last name." I say with a smile. Haymitch gives a small smile and we walk out the door and to the sanctuary.
So I decided to do a short little happy chapter. I guess kind of fluffy. The next chapter will be the wedding! Promise! But if y'all don't comment... Well you know... No wedding or next chapter. :)
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