Hi there and thanks for reading. As the summary states, this is a collection of One Shots revolving around Katniss and Peeta. No, there will not be any Katniss/Gale stuff here, so if you're looking for that I'm sorry. In my opinion, Gale had his chance in "Catching Fire" to make it work and he lost it. Peeta all the way.
Also I'm poor. Obviously, I didn't create the Hunger Games. That privilege is reserved for Ms. Collins. I would suggest seeing a doctor if you think otherwise.
So something about this series I guess: Most of my inspiration comes from songs. I'll credit those and put the lyrics in case people don't know them. A lot of my thought process comes from the lyrics and not really the melody. I mean the melody helps but sometimes lyrics can be happy but have a really minor sounding melody with it, so it may not always make sense.
[Side note: for those of you who read my X-men fic, I am writing it still, it's just with school starting up and marching season rolling it's hard to write. These are really simple to jot down]
Obviously, this one's from Plain White T's "Rhythm of Love". Normally I'm not a PWT fan but I freaking adore this song. And this was my first idea for the one shots.
"My head is stuck in the clouds
She begs me to come down
Says, "Boy, quit foolin' around"
I told her, "I love the view from up here
Warm sun and wind in my ear
We'll watch the world from above
As it turns to the rhythm of love
[Chorus] We may only have tonight
But till the morning sun, you're mine
Play the music low
And sway to the rhythm of love
My heart beats like a drum
A guitar string to the strum
A beautiful song to be sung
She's got blue eyes deep like the sea
That roll back when she's laughing at me
She rises up like the tide
The moment her lips meet mine
When the moon is low
We can dance in slow motion
And all your tears will subside
All your tears will dry
And long after I've gone
You'll still be humming along
And I will keep you in my mind
The way you make love so fine
Yeah, sway to the rhythm of love"
Again, thank you for reading. Enjoy and don't forget to review :]
Rhythms of Love
"Katniss! Come down!"
I hear Peeta far below me, his voice carried up with the wind. He sounds annoyed. Possibly worried. Probably because I'm up on the highest branch of the tallest tree in the forest. It's the first time I've climbed anything since the Games. And it feels great.
"Katniss!" He calls again. "Don't make me come up there!"
A breath of a laugh escapes me at his empty threat and I look down at him from my perch. He looks so small from up here. But I can tell he's worried. He's pacing back and forth at the base, his face turned up towards to try and see me, making sure I don't fall. I give him a small wave, hoping to calm his nerves and look back up at the sky.
I breathe in deeply, taking in the smell of the wood and the leaves as I watch the clouds float lazily by. I feel myself relax as the tree sways gently in the breeze. There's something about being up this high that soothes me. Maybe it's the sound of the wind through the leaves; the strong, steady feel of the bark against me; the sight of the earth reaching up to touch the sky. I feel like I can see the earth turn; like I can reach up and caress the clouds from my seat.
"Katniss!" His voice cracks in his panic as a particularly strong gust of wind makes my branch jerk.
"Coming!" I call back, perfectly fine. I sigh and begin to make my way back down the tree. My jaw clenches as my temper flares slightly. I force myself to take a deep breath. He only worries because he loves me. I do the same to him when he goes into the woods alone. But still, it is a little annoying.
Peeta is practically wringing his hands when my feet touch the ground. His blue eyes are wide and he's breathing in ragged gasps. For a moment, I'm afraid he's going to have a flashback. But he simply grabs my hand and pulls me close to him.
"I'm sorry." I say into his shirt, trying not to smile. He just shakes his head at me, like he doesn't quite know what to do with me. His arms are tight around my waist as he holds on to me, like he's still afraid I'm about to fall out of the tree. My head is tucked under his chin, my face pressed against him. I can hear his heart beating like a drum in his chest as his breath rattles through his lungs.
"I'm sorry." I repeat, meaning it this time. He doesn't move, just continues to stare over my head. "I love you." I add, wrapping my own arms around him. I feel his body relax then and he buries his face in my hair.
"I love you." He returns and I feel his body shake. Guilt tears through me. I've made him worry so much that he's crying. But then I hear his voice rumbling in his chest and my guilt disappears. I scowl up at him and he flashes me a smile that gives Finnick's best grin a run for its money. My knees go weak, but I steady myself against him and furrow my brow some more.
"If you laugh every time I say that, I'll stop."
It's his turn to laugh at my empty threat, his blue eyes rolling.
"You won't." He says with a grin, brushing his nose against mine. I pretend to think it over before my face betrays me. The corners of my mouth turn up in a shy smile, one that makes Peeta beam with joy. It just makes me smile harder.
"I won't." I promise and kiss him to prove my honesty.