I can only apologize for taking so long, writer's block to the extreme. I hope you all can forgive me and enjoy the next update.
"Everything's Going to Be OK"
I released the breath that had been stuck in my chest cavity for what felt like hours. We're here. I was nervous, to say the least. What would 13 expect of me? What would happen to me and the baby here? So many questions ran through my mind.
Dr. Hunt placed her hand on my shoulder lightly. "It's going to be ok. I'll make sure of that." I looked up at her, studying every inch of her face. She seemed so sincere. But how could she really keep us safe? The world has been turned upside down and she is making promises like this?
I tried to push my thoughts from my mind and focus on getting settled. Prim and my mother were inside somewhere. The thought of their faces as they fell upon my sleeping child made up for the uncertainty of it all. I looked at her tiny body, resting peacefully in her incubator and smiled. "I never knew it would be like this," I said breathlessly.
Dr. Hunt nodded. "I know." She began to move my wheelchair down the ramp carefully. I noticed that it was dark. We moved down through a hallway and into a hospital wing identical to the one I had been kept in before. My pulse quickened. Is this some kind of joke? My eyes immediately darted back to my daughter and then began scanning the area for Sussex. "It's ok, Katniss. We're really in District 13 now, I promise. I'm taking you to where I have been told your mother and sister is at the moment."
I relaxed a little, but found it impossible to drop my guard completely. We turned down a hallway that was blocked by large metal doors. Dr. Hunt entered a code and scanned her badge, opening the doors to reveal Prim. My heart lurched. She saw me, dropping the armload of bandages in her arms and came running towards me.
"Katniss!" She wrapped her arms around me tightly. Hot tears began to stream down her cheeks. "I can't believe you're actually here! They wouldn't tell us where you were!"
I clung to her tightly, burying my nose into her hair. I felt ridiculous in doing so, but I needed to be reassured that she was real and physically in front of me. I needed to know that this was not a dream. Seeing Prim whole was like finding a piece of my scattered puzzle. Prim stood up, the incubator catching her eye. I watched as she scrunched her forehead in confusion. She took one step and noticed what was inside. Her whole body seemed to melt into the floor. I could tell she was already in love.
"Oh, Katniss…" she said airily. "This can't…she's here." She stared at me, tears pooling in her eyes once more. I nodded my head, not knowing what else to say.
"She's incredible. We didn't know if either of you made it. No one would tell us." Sobs began to overtake her body. Her shoulders shook. She was too overcome with emotion to speak. I glanced at Dr. Hunt and she knowingly smiled at me. She looked around, finding an empty room and wheeled me and the baby inside. She closed the door silently, leaving us to be alone. I knew that she was going to get my mother.
I pulled Prim in close, holding her as if she were four again crying from a nightmare. And in a strange way, it felt like she was. "I missed you so much, Prim. So much." I began to cry. This moment was not supposed to happen. I wasn't supposed to come back, but here I was, holding my sister, staring at my child. My sleeping child who had no idea what was going on around her.
"I didn't think you'd come back. I never thought I would see you again. But you're here, and she's here. I-I just never thought it would happen." Her voice began to catch in her throat and I smoothed her hair, shushing her quietly.
"I know, I know. I'm here now." I lifted her face so that she could look at me. "You'll always be my little duck. We're gonna be ok, now." I kissed her forehead and she finally smiled. She nodded her head, trying to stop crying. I watched as she moved in front of my sleeping daughter, staring, committing every feature to memory as if she would slip away at any second.
"What's her name?" she said as she placed her hand against the machine.
"I don't have one yet; I want to wait for…" Prim turned, noticing the obvious drop in my voice. "Peeta. I want to wait for Peeta." She smiled knowingly, and I fought back the emotion building inside of my body. I could feel the hurt building in my veins.
"They're gonna find him, you know. They are planning something right now."
My eyes darted up quickly. I wanted to pry, but my mother walked in, not giving me a chance. She began to cry as soon as she saw me. She dropped to her knees, pulling me into the tightest hug I had ever received in my life.
"I can't believe it's really you," she whispered. I nodded, knowing how difficult the last few weeks must have been on my family.
Everyone remained silent. No words were necessary at the moment. We were seeing each other again and that's all that mattered. She slowly peeled herself from my body, moving to stand next to Prim. Her hand fluttered over her heart.
"She-she looks just like you did." More fresh tears spilled from her eyes. "I can't believe you both are here." I nodded and she moved to me once more, wrapping me in her embrace. Prim moved to hug me, pulling the three of us close together.
"My girls…my three beautiful girls," my mother whispered, kissing my head. "You are safe now. Everything is going to be ok."
My mind drifted to Peeta and I wondered if that were true. Would everything really be ok?
So there it is! I hope you like it. I know it's kind of short, but it's really all I could pull out for now. I'm not even really sure how I managed to write it. I just lost my inspiration for awhile. I couldn't get over the feeling that I was letting you all down, and I was. I am so sorry for that. I really am. I hope you will all forgive me. This update was completely for you.