I decided to write a fanfic about something I wondered about while I read Mockingjay, what if Katniss had been captured by the Capitol and Peeta was saved by the rebels? This is my take on what would happen. So without further ado...Chapter 1 of Mockingjay or Mutt?
Disclaimer: I do not own The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay, or the characters from the books Suzanne Collins does.
"I want to go with them as a guard," I say fiercely, I do not want Katniss out of my sight for a split second.
You're too slow. Besides, I'll need you on this end. Katniss will guard," Beetee says instructively. "There's no time to debate this. I'm sorry. If the girls are to get out of there alive, they need to move now." Beetee hands the coil of golden wire to Johanna.
I hate this stupid plan so much, why can't Katniss and I run the coil down together? You can't run because of that stupid prosthetic leg, I think to myself. Why are Johanna and Katniss the fastest and not Finnick and Johanna?
"It's okay," Katniss tells me. "We'll just drop the coil and come straight back up."
"Not into the lightning zone," Beetee instructs Katniss. "Head for the tree in the one-to-two-o'clock sector. If you find you're running out of time, move over one more. Don't even think about going back on the beach though, until I can assess the damage."
Katniss takes my face in her delicate hands and says, "Don't worry. I'll see you at midnight." She wraps her arms around my waist quickly, and then she strolls over to Johanna and asks, "Ready?"
"Why not? You guard, I'll unwind. We can tradeoff later." And after Johanna finishes talking, their both out of my sight and lost in the jungle. I immediately sit on the jungle floor and wait. Finnick sits down next to me and says, "Don't worry Peeta, Katniss and the baby will be fine."
"I don't know Finnick, I'm just scared for her. What if the baby dies?" I say worriedly back, playing the baby angle for the Capitol audience. Of course Katniss isn't really pregnant, it's just another lie to protect her.
Then, some of the wire shoots out of the jungle and curls back against the tree we wrapped it around.
"What happened Beetee?"
"Someone has cut the wire," Beetee whispers nervously.
"No," I choke out, I get up. I am about to go into the jungle to find Katniss when Finnick catches me.
"Peeta don't, let me go first."
"Ten minutes," I say coldly to him. Finnick starts running into the jungle yelling "Katniss! Johanna!"
After ten minutes and no sign of Finnick, I start running through the jungle when I come across Brutus.
"Hello Peeta, prepared to die?"
"Not today Brutus," I say whipping out my knife and stabbing Brutus in the heart. When the canon goes off, I begin to run around in the jungle again, looking for Katniss.
I decide to go back up hill, so I hike my way back up the steep slope. I keep running and decide to start yelling, "Katniss! Katniss!"
And to my luck she yells "Peeta! Peeta I'm here! Peeta!" She is not very far from my current spot. I start to sprint and I am almost to where I heard her when a canon booms. Oh my gosh, was that Katniss, I think.
"KATNISS!" I howl hard and loud.
I come to the clearing and find Katniss in a tree shooting an arrow with the wire wrapped around it into the force field. After the arrow shoots straight through the force field, the lightning strikes the tree, everything blows up. I am slammed back into a tree, paralyzed in fear. I can't reach Katniss. Then I black out.
A couple hours later
I snap awake and find myself in a hospital bed, wearing nothing but a hospital gown. My eyes travel across the small white room, across from me is Beetee with about one hundred tubes hooked up to him, and an empty bed. I bet that is where Katniss was. Katniss! Did she survive, I ask myself hesitantly. I decide to search for her or whoever slept in that bed.
I get up from the bed I was laying on and I walk past Beetee and discover a door, but before I go in I press my ear to the door to listen.
"I can't believe she was picked up by the Capitol, she must be wishing she died in the arena," I hear Finnick's husky voice choke out worriedly.
"She'll be able to take it, that is if they haven't killed her yet," Haymitch slurs, he is obviously drunk, but what interests me the most is this "her" they keep referencing. Who is she?
"Peeta will freak out when he finds out," Plutarch Heavensbee says.
Before anyone else speaks, I barge through the door and ask, "When I find out what?"
"Welcome back lover boy," Haymitch slurs nervously.
"What happened? Who is this 'she' you guys keep talking about?"
"Sit down Peeta, I'll explain." Plutarch says kindly as he takes a seat at the table and gestures for me to join them.
After I sit down Plutarch clears his throat and begins to speak.
"So, we were planning a rebellion against the Capitol when you and Katniss were on the victory tour. We planned to have you and Katniss as the stars of the rebellion, and we planned to start it around the time of the 75th Hunger Games. Of course, we had no idea that you and Katniss would go back into the arena, so we made a new plan. To blow out the arena's forcefield and rescue the other tributes who were part of the rebellion, and how to blow it up, using Beetee's wire. So I made sure that the wire was at the cornucopia so that Beetee could blow it up when the sponsor signal was sent. The plan went bad when Brutus and Enobaria cut the wire, so Johanna cut Katniss's tracker out of her arm and Beetee was going to drive a knife into the forcefield with wire tied around it. That also backfired, but even though Katniss didn't have an idea of the rebellion she blew the forcefield with that arrow."
"Where is she now," I ask eagerly.
"Umm...Katniss, Johanna, and Enobaria were picked up by the Capitol hovercraft. We're on a route to District 13, rebellion headquarters." Finnick pipes in nervously.
"Wait...what? Katniss...Katniss could be dead?" I said as my heart literally sunk into my stomach.
"We're not sure." Plutarch said as his gaze dropped to the floor.
I blacked out.
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