AN: Hello, faithful readers! I very much enjoyed writing this story, and I hope you have enjoyed it as well. I've had a good idea for some time now about how I would like to see this tale unfold, and have decided to take a different approach for its next part.

I invite you to read the prologue of my companion/sequel to The Embers, a piece I am calling A Father's Struggle It is the journal of Peeta's father, Mort Mellark, although the prologue finds Peeta and Marko some time in the summer after the end of this story.

Thank you all so much for your continued readership, feedback, and support!

Love, LilD