|Curiosity Killed That Darn Cat
Author: LibraryGeek99 PM
District 12 High, a school full of mysteries and secrets when Katniss Everdeen starts to ask questions, will she be shocked by the answers she gets? Will she find out who killed her father? What secrets is her best friend, Gale keeping from her? And where does Peeta Mellark lie in all this mess? AU KatnissxPeetaRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Mystery - Katniss E. & Peeta M. - Chapters: 9 - Words: 6,894 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 11-02-12 - Published: 08-19-12 - id: 8446015
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District 12 High, a school full of mysteries and secrets. When Katniss Everdeen starts to ask questions, will she be shocked by the answers she gets? Will she find out who killed her father? What secrets is her best friend, Gale Hawthorn, keeping from her? And most importantly, where does quarterback, Peeta Mellark, lie in all of this mess? AU KatnissxPeeta Romance/Mystery
Some people say that we can risk curiosity. Others say it killed the cat. Some people say that hope is stronger than fear, but too much hope is dangerous. Why wonder and ask questions, when it could kill you and that darn cat? I'll tell you why, it's because it's how you get answers. And people are going to keep feeding you lies until you ask, but some questions are riskier than others.
"prim! Shut up! I told you I don't like gale like that!" I screamed at her.
"sure you do, I mean come on. You can't keep up the 'best friends bit for much longer." Prim says with a smirk on her face.
"Prim, I'm gonna-"
"Girls!" our father shouts the lets out an amused sigh, "Let's just take a breather and go outside for a bit and go to the park." We both mumble our apologies and give each other a hug.
"Be safe!" Mother shouts from her office.
"Let's go." Father says, and we sauntered our way to the park. It was a gorgeous day. Birds were humming, flowers were blooming everywhere, dandelions were sprouting through the cracks in the sidewalk, and a crisp breeze was flowing through our hair. When we arrived at the park, we walked over to an old wooden bench and say down.
"Daddy, can you sing us a song?" I shifted my gaze to the nine-year old beside me. I gazed at her soft, sky blue eyes, her wispy, yellow blonde hair, and her toothy smile.
"Sure thing little duck." Father says with a slight smile. He clears his throat. AHEM. And starts.
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 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 then true
Here is the place where I love you
Father had the most magnificent voice that is as smooth and rich as honey. It's the only thing that would put my nerves at ease.
"Thanks Dad." I said with a smile.
"Your welcome sweetheart." we all stay still, and watch the world move around us. It was complete serenity.
"Time to go," Father says, breaking the peace, "I have to get to work early today." Prim sighs and I say,
"Why does Snow want you in early today?"
"He wants me to make some special thing today at the lab." Father says with a frown.
"oh." I say as I mirror his frown. As we crossed the street, there was a driver that appeared to have control over his vehicle, but didn't look like it was going to stop anytime soon.
"GIRLS! GO!" Father screams as he pushes us onto the sidewalk.
"DADDY!" Prim shrieks, and as the car rammed into him, everything went blurry.
"KATNISS! KATNISS!" I awoke with a jump and put my hand on my face. I could feel the stickiness from my dried tears. I've had the same nightmare since the incident for the past four years.
"Katniss, don't do that." Prim whispers into my hair with her frail arms wrapped around my neck.
"Prim I don't want you to see me like this. Go to bed, we have school in a few hours." I say in a raspy voice, my voice feeling like sandpaper from my bloodcurdling cries.
"Are you going to sleep?"
"No little duck. I'm gonna go hunting with Gale." Before she had a chance to protest, I grabbed my jacket and boots and ran out the door. While I ran I felt the fall breeze in my hair. Leaves were tumbling in the wind and crunching underneath my boots. As I made my way under the fence and towards the rock, I secured my hunting jacket around myself. Gale was probably there already. Gals is my hunting partner, and my best friend. His father died in the mine explosion that happened around the time my father was killed. We had stumbled across one another's paths in the woods one day. I had accidentally thought that he was an animal and shot an arrow at his head, thinking it was a squirrel. Good thing he has a hunter's vision and hearing. I also found out that he is a very persistent person when he kept pleading for me to teach him how to shoot an arrow. In return he taught me how to properly set up snares.
"Hey, sorry I'm late."
"Nah, it's okay. I caught some game." he said.
"Great." I paused for a moment, debating with myself whether or not to ask Gale this question.
"What is it Catnip?"
"Do you think it was on purpose? The accident." I questioned. Game sadly sighed and looked up from the ground and into my eyes.
"I think it is possible. After all, your father was a smart man, with a lot information that people would do anything for."
"Even kill." I mumble. "but why kill him when he was the only one with the information."
"May e he wasn't the only one. Maybe he just knew something that he wasn't suppose to. After all, curiosity killed the cat." I looked at him. Game had certainly changed a lot in the past few years.
"Alright let's go. I need to drop Prim off at school." I say. We got up, stretched, and headed to District 12 High.
"Let's see what things await for me at that retched prison today."