|A New Life
Author: carajiggirl PM
"We sat like that for a few moments, both soaking in the news that felt more permanent now that I'd said it out loud. His whole demeanor had changed, as though his life had suddenly taken on a new meaning. Perhaps it had, for as he relished the thought of becoming a father in 9 short months we both realized that our lives would never be the same again."Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Family - Katniss E. & Peeta M. - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,390 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 09-18-12 - Published: 06-13-12 - id: 8215688
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A/N: So this idea has been spinning in my head all night and I had to type it up. It's not that polished, but something that's been bugging me since I finished the series last week. It takes place after the end of the last book/before the epilogue and my imagination is honestly going crazy. The question that now haunts me is: should I continue? It wouldn't be right away, I still have another story to finish, but is it worth coming back to? Something to keep in mind as you read.
DISCLAIMER-I don't own the Hunger Games. (duh!)
His reaction was priceless.
His jaw dropped down ever so slightly, leaving a narrow crack between his lips. His eyes grew wide as the light from the window danced around inside them. He leaned forward in anticipation, his hand finding mine with a squeeze.
"Katniss, is this…real?" he asked in an unbelieving tone, eyes shining.
A weight fell off my shoulders as the fated words rolled off my tongue, "Real."
The admission set off a spark in his very being and he came alive in a way I'd only seen a few times before. His grasp on my hand grew more intense and he drew me closer in a heartfelt embrace. His excitement was palpable and a kiss brushed my lips as he pulled his head back. His free hand wound its way through my loose locks and caressed my face while his eyes searched mine.
That's when I realized that even in this precious moment he was looking out for me, judging my own reaction to this life-altering news. This time, however, it was not hard to put on a happy face for him as the adrenaline pulsing through his body seeped into mine. My excitement was pure and unfiltered as I pushed my concerns and doubts temporarily out of thought.
We sat like that for a few moments, both soaking in the news that felt more permanent now that I'd said it out loud. His whole demeanor had changed, as though his life had suddenly taken on a new meaning. Perhaps it had, for as he relished the thought of becoming a father in 9 short months we both realized that our lives would never be the same again.
So there's the really short "scene" that hasn't quit replaying in my head. If you've got a moment (and by that I pretty much mean I'M BEGGING YOU!) I'd really appreciate a review, and maybe even a comment or two about whether I should continue the story in the future. I know there are a lot of Peeta/Katniss fics out there that cover this topic, mine would be just a drop in the bucket, but I think it might be fun to write!