The swinging door smacks against the back wall with such force I nearly plunge my paintbrush into the cake. A nearby cart of lemon poppy seed loaves trembles at the disturbance.
"Peeta, do we have anymore cheddar buns?" Rilee shouts above the commotion of the customers up front.
I glance at the paper bag on the counter wherein hides a stash of cheese buns I set aside this morning. Rilee notices my glance and raises an eyebrow at me. "Mom doesn't like it when you give away merchandise," he says.
"Mom doesn't have to know," I reply, returning my attention to the cake. It's unlikely she'll find out. Mom hasn't spent a day at bakery in a month. Actually, scratch that. She does spend the occasional morning here if only to show off her new clothes, hair pieces, shoes, and god knows what else.
Rilee rolls his eyes as the door swings shut. My brothers are torn about the allowance I give Mom. It's the respectful thing to do. The moral thing to do. That doesn't mean she deserves it, not after the childhood she made for us, but if it keeps her out of our hair, and more specifically out of my house, she can spend all the money I give her on expanding her chicken figurine collection for all I care.
I shift focus back to the cake—a modestly sized yellow cake with strawberry filling, butter cream frosting, and a very specific flower design. I even stopped at the florist to pick up an example and make sure I had the form correct. I also remembered to pick up a new bouquet for my foyer. I don't particularly care if I have fresh flowers in my foyer. I don't even care about calling the entrance of my house a foyer, with the funny pronunciation and all. But Kinnian suggested it and the florist is one place I don't hesitate to spend my money. I can sense Rilee appreciates that even if he never says so outright.
I choose a pleasant summery green frosting for the swirling stems and leaves that decorate the side of the cake. The motif doesn't quite fit with the late summer season—most people ask for autumnal colors this time of the year. This cake is bright like springtime. The customer will appreciate it. That's all that matters really.
I'm awakened from my decorating zone when Dad swings into the backroom, whistling a pleasant tune. He pauses to look over the cake. "That's a nice design. Quite sweet," he comments while removing his apron.
I glance at the clock and notice it's after two. Miche will be here any minute for his shift. I've taken over the early mornings with Dad. It just made sense as I haven't been sleeping well and Miche doesn't mind taking a break from the early shifts. Lately, Dad and my brothers have been very accommodating to whatever I suggest. It's an interesting change.
"Maybe Grace and Miche would like similar design for the wedding cake," Dad speculates.
I politely nod. Frankly, both Miche and Grace would prefer to grab a random loaf of bread and elope. They applied for a marriage license and housing a week after I got back, but the process keeps getting held up. Either something is signed incorrectly or the paperwork gets lost. Usually, the officials are more than happy to issue a license, especially when you can pay the fee in cash. But something keeps interrupting my brother's attempts and I'm kind of afraid to think about the reasons why that is.
"You'll have to describe it to them because this one is coming with me today," I say while adding a few finishing touches to the petals.
"Oh? I don't believe I saw the ticket for this cake. Who is it for?" he asks.
"A special customer. A long-belated birthday present." I could sit here and make changes for another hour at least, but if I want this cake to be eaten fresh I need to stop. "Would you mind boxing it while I clean up?"
Dad does so with a small grin on his face. He may actually rival my mother in his enjoyment of my winnings, not because he buys anything for himself, but because it allows him to be generous in a way he's always wanted to be. I swear he gives away more cookies than he sells these days.
After I finish cleaning the frosting and flour from my hands and hang up my apron, I catch Dad staring at me. That happens a lot—catching people staring, that is. The reactions vary from awe to delight to bewilderment. And they all stare at my limp, no matter how much improved it is. Dad is no different of course. He shows the same amount of embarrassment at being caught. "Mind if I walk you out?" he asks.
I don't have much choice, so I nod. Miche arrives just when we've finished packing up. Dad gives him a few instructions before we leave. He does the same thing to me regarding tomorrow morning's bake while we walk, despite the fact that the procedure is more or less second nature to me. "What do you think about adding a dark chocolate ganache?" he prattles on about some recipe. "It'll be rich, but I think it will have a good finish." Trust my father to talk about pastries as if they're a fine wine.
"Dad?" I gently interrupt.
He takes note of our surroundings and seems surprised to find himself standing at the edge of the path that leads to my house. "Oh. I don't mind walking to the Village," Dad says quickly. "Will you be able to carry everything?"
I take the cake box from him, holding it by the blue ribbon wrapped around it, and adjust the flowers under my arm. My hands are full, but it's manageable. Dad likes to look for reasons to tag along. He's done more fathering in the past five weeks then he's done in the past five years. Overcompensating would be my guess. "Dad, it's okay," I assure him. "I'll see you tomorrow morning."
His expression is doubtful, but I turn down my road anyway. I feel him watching my back, waiting for me to drop something or trip. I hold back a heavy sigh until I'm out of hearing range. Who would have thought attentive parenting would be so…exhausting?
The relief I feel when walking into Victor's Village is more a result of fatigue after a long day's work than any real sense of home. It's funny that I—the youngest brother—am the first to move out. You know, when you take it at face value and don't think about the circumstances too hard.
I thought about moving my family into the new house. I have the room and god knows Mom pushed for it. However, the few days I spent with my family before the official move into the Village felt…off. Sure, my family was happy and thankful to have me home, even Mom shed a tear, but after the fanfare was basically over and we had to go back to normal life it was like we were playing the parts of mother, father, and brother. We were ghosts of what we used to be. I don't blame them entirely. We weren't the steadiest family unit to start with and the Games just made that all the more clear. It was easier for me to separate from them than to figure out how to fix it.
Dad tries to understand. He does all he can to build some kind of normalcy. Thus the ramblings about bread and pastries every other day. I can't hate him for trying. Yet, I dread the day he realizes the normalcy he strives to create simply no longer exists.
I take a detour from the path to my front door to unload some of the wares that weigh me down, preferably before I drop them. I'm just setting down the cake and flowers in order to free up my hands to knock when the red lacquered door flies open.
"Peeta!" Prim shouts happily.
"Hi, Prim. How are you today?"
"Excellent," she says with a grin. "Except Buttercup has gone missing."
"Again?" The cat's disappearing act is a near daily occurrence. Unlike everyone else, he's rather indifferent to the new house. "Do you want to go look for him?"
"No. Momma says he'll come back when he's hungry enough. And Katniss says nothing can kill that cat. She called him a cockroach."
I snort at that. "I brought a delivery," I say, holding up the bag and box.
Prim rolls her eyes—a habit she either picked up from her sister or from the scruffy Hawthorne kid that follows her around when he visits. "You always have a delivery," she says, sounding charmingly unimpressed. "Come in! You've probably been up since dawn."
I follow the little hostess into the kitchen. Prim has taken to the house quite well. She never complains; though, I suppose most people would wonder why anyone would complain about moving into a mansion. I seem to find reasons. Katniss does, too.
Prim waits at an island counter while I set down the food and flowers. "Where is your mom?" I ask, noticing her absence.
"She's visiting the Undersees today," she says distractedly as she digs open the bag. I settle down on an open stool, deftly adjusting my leg into a comfortable position while she isn't looking. "Ooh! Cheese buns! I better eat one now before Katniss sees them." She giggles.
I would laugh if I weren't caught up in the last thing she said. "The Undersees?"
Prim goes to the cabinet and retrieves two plates, one for each of us. "The mayor's wife," she clarifies. Then she stops mid-motion, holding the plates against her stomach. "Shoot. I wasn't supposed to tell anyone." She bites her bottom lip anxiously.
It's common knowledge that Mrs. Undersee isn't in the best health. I realized I hadn't seen her in public in at least two years when she made an appearance at the victor's party held at the mayor's house, her own house. Having Mrs. Everdeen, a healer, go visit her doesn't seem like sensitive information. However, they were friends when they were kids according to Katniss. And now we're victors; the first ever pair of victors. And now Mrs. Everdeen is visiting Mrs. Undersee. And all of these seemingly innocent details can be twisted into dangerous implications. Keeping things quiet is safer.
"Don't worry. Telling me is okay," I assure Prim.
She smiles, though her cheeks are pink with embarrassment, and puts the plates down along with a cloth napkin for each of us. She eyes the white cardboard box while I set a bun on each plate. "What is this?"
I shrug one shoulder, keeping my face as impassive as possible. "Open it and find out." I bite into a bun.
Prim slides the box across the island so it's right front of her. She squares her shoulders. Her fingers practically twitch with anticipation. Never has anyone untied the knotted ribbon so carefully. When she finally lifts up the lid her eyes go wide and she softly gasps, "Oh…my…"
"I know I missed it by a few months, but, happy birthday."
Prim's watery smile is enough to tell me I'm finally forgiven for botching her birthday. Her fingers float above the white and yellow sugar primroses that completely cover the top, coming just short of actually touching them. "I've never seen anything so pretty," she whispers. She pulls her hand back and holds it in a little fist against her chin. "I don't want to eat it. I'm going to put it in the icebox and look at it every day."
"You said that about the cherry danish I brought you last week."
"That was a beautiful danish!" Prim says, lifting her chin proudly.
I smirk as she examines the cake from all sides, being cautious of disturbing the three-dimensional sugar flowers and leaves. Most kids would have swiped their finger through the frosting by now. "I'm glad you like it. But it's a cake, not a painting. If it doesn't taste good then I didn't do my job." I toss my unused napkin at her. Prim grabs it right out of the air. Then she goes about refolding it.
"Speaking of paintings," she says while avoiding eye contact. "When can I see them? Your paintings, that is."
I toss the last bit of my cheese bun into my mouth to avoid answering. This question comes up every so often, ever since I announced I would pursue painting with my newfound free time. Prim was immediately fascinated, both in my paintings and in learning the craft. I'm not averse to teaching her, but I can't picture bringing Prim into my studio. The content of my paintings is nothing she—not to mention the rest of the country—hasn't seen before; however, I can't be the one to feed her nightmares. I couldn't live with myself. "I'm not sure. Let me get a bit further on them, okay?" I hedge. Prim just stares at the cake a while longer. Whether or not she believes my lie, I can't tell. I'm just relieved she let it go so easily.
"You're coming over tonight," Prim says abruptly, dispelling the tension. She gently folds up the box again. She even reties the ribbon. The girl gets serious mileage out of her birthday presents. "I'll make dinner and we'll have the cake for dessert."
On this, I know better than to argue. "If you insist," I reply.
Prim swings back around the island counter and picks up her afternoon snack. I can't help glancing over my shoulder toward the living room. Prim notices. I should know better by now. I need to work on my stealth where Prim is involved.
"I don't know where Katniss is," she says quietly. She picks off the topping of the bread and pops it into her mouth. "She was gone before I woke up."
"Hasn't come back yet?"
A shallow shake of her head. "I don't think so."
"Hunting, I'm sure." Katniss spends as much time in the woods as she's able to risk.
"You can stay here and wait if you want," Prim suggests, dusting crumbs from her hands. "We could play a game. Katniss has been teaching me chess. I'm not very good at it." She says this as an enticement of course, as Prim rarely loses at board games, and consequently, we've tired of losing to her. Haymitch especially.
"I have some things to take care of at my house," I say. Prim sniffs to hide her disappointment. "Tell you what. I'll play a game during cake tonight. Deal?"
"Deal," Prim says, sounding pleased. One would think Prim would have friends knocking down her door now that she lives in the Village. And I'm sure she'd be happy to invite all her friends over, but we have to be very careful about who we spend our time with, for everyone's protection. Thankfully Prim understands this, or at the very least, she's smart enough to sense which rules should not be broken.
Prim thanks me again on my way out the front door. I was only being half honest when I told her I had things to take care of at my house. Other than switching out the dead flowers in the foyer for the new ones, I don't have any chores to speak of. The house may be large, but I don't make much of a mess living by myself. I plan to work on my paintings until I tire myself out and take a nap. Sleeping in two or three hour increments seems to be working out; although, it makes for a disruptive evening.
Once inside, I trade the flowers from last week for the new bunch I bought this morning. The flowers sit in a hideously ugly orange ceramic vase that I bought from the Klee's after realizing the only thing I had to hold flowers was an empty jam jar. Kinnian says that vase had been sitting on the shelf since she was born, if not before. I liked the color. The dead flowers get stuffed into the trash bin in the kitchen. Then I go to the sink to rinse my hands.
My brain flips through each of my current projects, determining which I should tackle next. I stare out the window above the sink, but images of fire falling from the sky prevent me from really absorbing whatever lay outside the window. I didn't get burned as badly as others did…not like that kid with the blackened skin covering his face…burned through to the point that I could see the bone—
"Gah!" I jolt away from the water, which turned to a scalding temperature while I wasn't paying attention. I shut off the water with an aggravated grunt.
Drying my reddened hands with a dishtowel, I shake my head of the images. I guess I know what I'm painting today. I turn toward the stairs, but something in the corner of my eye makes me pause. I glance through the window again. Against the glare of the sun I'm surprised to see someone in my backyard. We have solicitors all the time: Shoe repair, clothes makers, house cleaners, handymen, sometimes begging children. We haven't had any looters; people are respectful of victors. However, the solicitors don't usually lie on their backs in my backyard staring up at the clouds.
The storm door slaps behind me as I head outside. I stop when the trespasser's head is about six inches from my shoes. "Hey," I say.
One gray eye peeks open as she looks up at me with the sun in her eyes. "Hey," she says back.
"What are you doing out here?"
"Waiting." For you, she refrains from saying. Not that the trespasser—Katniss—needs to say that to me. See, we have a routine, too.
We find each other. Every day. For a date, so to speak.
Katniss rolls onto her stomach; then pushes herself to her feet. "You ready?" she asks while dusting herself off. Her eyes flit over me from my head to my feet, pausing somewhere in the vicinity of my left hand. "Where's your cane?" she asks accusingly.
"I've gone all day without my cane."
"All day?" she asks, her tone crisp.
"Yes. And I didn't fall. Nor did I fall yesterday or the day before that." Did I stumble? Sure. Is my hip sore? No more than usual. But the cane attracts waves more stares and attention than my damn limp does by itself.
"So now you're tired," Katniss says, crossing her arms over her chest. "And when you fall and there's no one to carry you home, what will we do then?"
I roll my eyes. Is it strange that I miss the days when Katniss didn't give a thought to risking my life by daring me to swim without having ever taken a lesson? "Are we going to hike through the woods?" I question.
"Climb through the mines?"
Her hands drop to her sides. "No."
"Encounter any terrain rougher than a gravel road?"
A sigh. "No."
"Then I'll be fine," I say reassuringly. I hold out my hand to her. She waits a good ten seconds before she responds.
"I'm not carrying you," Katniss mutters. But she takes my hand, so I forgive her.
Taking a walk is our usual activity—it being one of the few things we can do out of the house alone. When winter comes that will probably change. We rarely plan them—our meetings. Looking back on our encounters, we never really planned them in the first place. But we always find each other. Every single day since we stepped off the train in Twelve. Sometimes I'm at the bakery; sometimes she's at the Hob. If we go all day without seeing one another I come over for dinner without an invitation. We don't have to do anything significant. We usually don't.
We walk further away from my house where the Village property eventually meets the fence, keeping to a pace comfortable for my leg. If I walked loud before I hate to think how Katniss would describe it now.
We almost never run into anyone walking the perimeter. The fence buzzes more than ever, making it more dangerous. Winning the Games brought the district additional wealth including more hours with electricity. Good for the citizens theoretically, but not so good for Katniss' poaching business.
"How was the bakery?" Katniss asks.
"Business was good. I left some cheese buns at your house." I peer down at Katniss just in time to catch her gritting her teeth through a smile. She doesn't know whether to be thankful or be annoyed that I figured out her favorite Mellark recipe. It means she gets more gifts. I appreciate the smile, small as it may be. "And a cake for Prim," I add.
"An entire cake? She'll make herself sick."
"If she can be convinced to eat it. It's a belated birthday present." Katniss weaves her fingers in between mine, silently saying thank you. Giving presents to my wingman is a strategy that wins me points with both Everdeen sisters time and time again. "She insisted I come over for dinner."
"Of course she did. She's probably planning a feast as we speak," she grumbles, but there's little sincerity behind it. If Prim does plan a feast, it will only end up being what we decide to cook since Prim only knows salads and stews, though she's anxious to learn more. You'd be hard pressed to find something that girl isn't interested in learning. Besides hunting.
"What did you do today?" I ask, turning the question back on her.
"Get a good haul?"
"Not really." We cross the unmarked line between the Village and the edge of the townie residential area. I can't help thinking back to the first time I brought Katniss through town to my house. She might have been uncomfortable then, but no part of the district fazes her now. Same thing with me and the Seam. Surviving the Games results in a certain level of indifference toward the things that used to cause us stress. "I stopped by the Hob," she says quietly, gazing at the off-white houses, the backs of which are in disrepair compared to the fronts, especially out here on the fringes where there are no neighbors behind them to complain. "Went to see Hazelle and the kids."
There's a loaded statement no matter how casually it's said. Katniss visits the Hawthornes twice a week to drop off part of her haul, talk with Mrs. Hawthorne, and hopefully to get a message from her former best friend. "Any word?" I murmur.
Katniss shakes her head; casts her eyes to the ground. Disappointed, once again.
Gale has barely said two words to her since we came home. He shows up for hunting on Sundays, but Katniss says it's businesslike, not like it was before. Whenever she makes herself miserable over him I debate between telling her not to waste another second on him and ringing Hawthorne's neck for making my girl sad. "He'll come around. He needs more time."
"Maybe." She shrugs.
His stubbornness frustrates us both, but what I hate most about the situation is that Katniss thinks this is in some way her fault, when she's done nothing wrong. She believes she can apologize her way back into a friendship. I don't have the heart to tell her how unlikely that is. Hawthorne is nursing a broken heart, and no amount of apologies can fix that. Not when he's one of the few people that truly knows that what he saw on the screen was real.
We stop to rest at a stump that, judging by the width, must have been an enormous tree when it was still standing. Probably cut down to prevent anyone from trying to climb over the fence. Normally I would feel strange about squatting in someone's backyard, but we're behind Boothe's parent's house, so it's fine. "You still need to meet Boothe," I say while Katniss helps me to sit down on the stump. I mention that every time we pass by his house or the grocer's in town. Katniss spends her money at the Hob, so she's never met him officially. I say I'd like to introduce them, but that probably won't happen.
Don't give them anything they can use to hurt you. Not a single thing, Haymitch's voice says in my head.
I decide to change the subject. "How did you sleep last night?" The muscle in Katniss' jaw tenses at the question. And no response. Both bad signs. "What was it?" I ask quietly. I can practically feel the Capitol inching closer with its cameras to hear our private conversation. I tell myself how crazy that sounds, but the feeling lingers.
Katniss lets go of my hand. She takes an interest in retying the laces of her boots. "I can't remember," she snaps.
I don't have any real desire to talk about my nightmares either, so I'm in no position to judge. I admit I've neglected to show Katniss my paintings, my nightmares. I'm afraid of her reaction. I hope that painting will get the images out of my head, but to Katniss or anyone else it might seem like I'm obsessed.
During those early morning hours when sleep evades me, I try to think of a solution to help with Katniss' nightmares, to help us both. She doesn't admit to having them, but the indicators are all there. The light in her bedroom window comes on nearly every night, not to mention the dark smudges under her eyes. Katniss doesn't draw or write, and she doesn't want to talk about it. Actually, what helps me a lot of time is the second I wake up from my nightmare I look for that light in her window, solely to remind myself that she's alive. If she were actually near me, who knows? Maybe I wouldn't have nightmares at all. "You know, if some night when you can't sleep…if you don't want to be alone...you can come over to my house," I mumble the last few words.
Katniss takes no time to think it over. "Then you won't be able to sleep."
"I'm usually awake anyway."
Katniss, having fully and unnecessarily re-laced her boots, carefully folds the cuffs of her pants. "My mother wouldn't approve."
"Yes, and we both know how important your mother's approval is to you." I laugh, but it sounds hollow. According to Mrs. Everdeen, Katniss and I aren't officially a couple. She's too young for a boyfriend.
Katniss pulls her braid over her shoulder and plays with the end. I try not to squirm with anticipation. "I suppose if someone saw me coming out of your house in the morning it would be good for the rumor mill, right?"
It always comes back to this. We traded one set of rumors for another when returning to Twelve. Before I was the townie taking advantage of a girl from the Seam. Now we face speculation on whether or not our relationship is legitimate. "I don't care about that."
"You should," she says sharply.
It bothers me when Katniss insinuates that I don't think about our welfare and the welfare of our families. Why else would I buy junk I don't need from the Klee's if not to ensure they don't starve? Why would I give my mother money and work in the bakery if not to show my father he hasn't lost his son? I understand the Capitol only backs us as long as we're a couple and we face dire consequences if our relationship is proven to be a sham. I understand Snow will use any reason to end us. But I will not let him or the Capitol direct my every move. I didn't do that while I was in the Games and I'm not going to do it now. "Whatever. Forget it," I snap. I struggle to stand. Katniss reaches out to help me, but I wave her off. Thankfully, she refrains from pointing out how much easier standing would be with the cane. I stalk off in no specific direction. Katniss follows behind me. She could catch me without a problem, but she leaves me the dignity of a few paces between us.
Her voice comes sooner than I expect.
"Peeta?" she calls out softly. I stop but refuse to look back. "It was mutts. Wolves." She exhales a shuddering breath." I slowly turn around to face her. Her expression is remarkably stoic, but the breaks in her voice betrays her. "I was being chased," she explains. "I ran for miles and miles. I was so tired, but I could feel them biting at my heels the moment I stopped to rest."
That exhaustion reads in her drooped shoulders. I understand being tired. We're free from the Games, but will we ever stop running? "Come here," I say, holding my arms open. She doesn't rush, but she doesn't hesitate to close the space between us. She presses her face against my neck. I hold her tight. "I get it, you know," I murmur against her ear. "I see them, too. When I close my eyes." I decide I will show her my paintings. Today. "We have to take care of each other. I don't see how we're going to survive otherwise."
Her voice is muffled against my shoulder. "It was easier to take care of you when we were in the Games."
I smirk despite the perverse humor of that statement. "Even when I was a breath away from dying?"
"At least I knew how to handle that."
"Your green face at the sight of my inflamed wound would beg to differ." Katniss pulls away enough to show me her annoyed face. I smile and cross my arms over the small of her back. Katniss keeps her eyes on the collar of my shirt. "We're alive," I remind her. "We're safe." We aren't in the Games anymore.
Pain, deep and heavy, flashes in her eyes. "I don't feel safe," she whispers. We'll never be free of the Games, goes unsaid.
I comb my fingers through the stray pieces of hair covering her eyes, pushing it away from her face. "Then we'll have to work on that," I reply.
Katniss leans back slightly to stare directly into my eyes. She sees the honesty of my promise, though she can hardly believe I can make good on it. "You make it sound so simple."
I shrug as well as I can with one arm wrapped around her waist. Katniss considers this for a brief moment, not convinced in the least if I know her pessimistic mind. Maybe it doesn't matter. Maybe the promise is enough.
The wind kicks up, ruffling the trees in the distance. Katniss lifts up onto her toes and brushes her mouth over mine. When she sinks back down, I follow her lips, and kiss her smile. In these moments, the monsters fade away. Nothing lurks in the corners of my mind. There's just us.
Katniss breaks away for a breath. Her tongue darts in between her lips in a way that's way too enticing to have been done on purpose. Before I can lean in again, Katniss steps back slightly, taking my hand. "Let's go back. We need to stop Prim before she invites Haymitch over for dinner."
I groan, but let her tug me along. I slip an arm around her waist and sneak kisses in between sentences. If Snow could see us now, and I shudder to think he does, maybe he would realize we're not a threat. Our actions in the Games weren't acts of rebellion; we just wanted to live. Then again, maybe he's right to see a threat. Because these are the only moments that we aren't afraid.
A/N: We've come to the end! For reading this chapter you will receive a Mellark bakery item of your choosing. I would pick apple pie. What would you choose?
I feel obligated to inform everyone that I will not be writing a sequel. Of this I'm certain. The premise of this story was to explore what Peeta and Katniss' relationship could have been if Peeta had been brave enough to talk to Katniss before the Games. I chose to end the story where I did because it was where I felt that particular exploration met its conclusion. Some aspects of the Games, as well as the events of CF, might be different in First Date's universe, and I love thinking about the possibilities and discussing them. But I don't want to write about it. ;)
Thank you to everyone for reading, rec-ing, reviewing, and waiting patiently or not-so-patiently for the end of this story. This has been a great experience and being able to chat with other HG fans throughout has made it even more rewarding. mfwickee!
P.S. As a final reward, the 1000th reviewer (should I reach that point) will win the opportunity to request a one shot to be added to the Always Trust Your Wingman collection. My only stipulation is that it be an original scene, meaning it can't be a scene I've already written only from another character's POV. That's not my style. Of course, even if you don't nail the 1000th review I am open to suggestions. Mwah!
P.P.S. I added a new two part future-shot to the ATYW collection titled Double Date.