This is a story of Peeta and Katniss's life after the Victory tour. However these are all as if Katniss and Peeta had succeeded in stopping the rebellions. Please don't yell at me if you think this is too similar to HalfHope's "I Do" it is a wonderful story that I have no intention of ripping off.
This starts off right at the moment on stage where Pres. Snow shakes his head no in the book. This is as if I shook his head yes.
Declaimer: I own none of these characters or any part of the hunger games
President Snow Nods his head while giving me one of the firs genuine smiles I have seen him give. The smile is actually a little creepy. I don't know what to think of it, but the most obvious answer is that I succeeded. I convinced all of Panem that I defied the capitol out of love for Peeta, not out of rebellion. We have quieted down the rebellions. We are safe.
After Katniss's Wedding Photo Shoot
In a few days I will be marrying Peeta Mellark. I never really thought that I would live long enough for the wedding to happen. But I've just finished my wedding shoot and the wedding is next Thursday. I honestly don't know how I feel about it yet.
"Katniss! Katniss!" Prim yells as she runs through the door. "The teacher said that there's mandatory viewing tonight! Rory thinks it's your photo shoot!"
"That can't be it Prim, they only did the pictures yesterday."
"Well that's what Rory said." Prim mumbles back at me.
At the scheduled time, we turn on or television to see what Panem will throw at us. It turns out Prim wasn't wrong. On stage is Ceaser Flickerman, in his twinkling suit and powder blue hair, introducing the photo shoot. My wedding dress was a big deal in the Capitol. They voted on which one I will wear based on Cina's designs and the shots of me in the final ones where what they would base their final votes on. The winning dress was the one that was strewn with diamonds.
Ceaser tells us that due to difficulties determining the legality of this year's Quarter Quell, The reading of the card will be postponed until the week before the Quell. We turn off our television and my mother and Prim tell me that they are going to bed and as they get up from their seats they chatter happily about the winning dress. I tell them that I'm going on a walk as they head upstairs.
I feel the cool night air on my skin and I realize that I'm only wearing my nightgown. I'm about to go in to change when I hear Peeta.
"Katniss?" I'm relieved to see I wasn't the only one who didn't think to change out of their night clothes. Peeta is only in sweat pants and his undershirt.
"Hi Peeta. " I say. I giggle a little. "Nice outfit by the way." He looks at his clothes and laughs.
"I was about to tell you the same thing." He says, still laughing a bit. I blush, which just makes Peeta laugh harder.
"So you needed some air to huh?" He asks.
"Yah." I say in a quiet voice. I walk out towards him.
"About Thursday?" He asks. I stay silent and just start walking. He walks with me and for a while, that's all we do. I don't realize it till we're there, but we have walked right to the school yard. I look down to avoid Peeta's eyes. It doesn't help, because my eyes land right on a dandelion.
"I'm sorry Katniss." I am surprised at his words. I look up at him with a puzzled look on my face. "That it's come to this" He explains. I realize that he is referring to the wedding and it feels like I've been punched in the gut. "I know this isn't what you wanted Katniss, I know that Gale…" at this comment I start. I look at him hard.
"Peeta. If I was in this situation with Gale it wouldn't change how I felt about the wedding. I am afraid of marriage, not of marrying you." He looks me right in the eyes, trying to see if I'm joking. He leans in and before I realize what is happening, so am I. As our lips touch, I am consumed by that feeling I had back in the arena, in the cave. And this time, there is no head wound to interrupt us. It feels so right, kissing Peeta. I remember that kiss with Gale. It didn't feel anything like this. So heated, so…so…perfect. Just as my hands wrap around Peeta's neck, a cough breaks us apart. Right in front of us, stands Gale.
Ok so if you think this story is worth continuing please review! I crave your ideas. Hey guys I postponed the reading of the card for you. I need some ideas for the Quell.