Hey! Today's my one year anniversary! Well technically it's yesterday, but whatever, I really can't believe I've been on here for a year though. Well On With The Chapter!
Disclaimer: I do not own the Hunger Games, and anything else except for my ideas and OC. You also may not sue me for killing certain characters.
Katniss was kissing me, I repeat Katniss was kissing me. I was shocked at first, and then I kissed back. I wasn't sure if she was trying to tell me she liked me, or it was a goodbye kiss of sorts, but I kissed back with all I had. I tried to convey all my feelings into the kiss. After that I just enjoyed it, I ran my hands through her hair, and then reality struck.
I remembered that she wasn't quite alright, and I was taking advantage of her by kissing her. I explained it all to her, funny I was always the one trying to get with her.
"Okay then, to prove you aren't taking advantage of me whatsoever we'll wait a month or two. Then we can talk, sound good?" Katniss responded. It did, it sounded like the best way I could go right now.
"Yeah, it does sound good. I'll accept that offer," I told her. Katniss smiled at me.
"I guess we'll talk again then."
"You're making it sound like we won't see each other for years and years. We can't leave till the games are over."
"Yeah, but we won't be talking about this for a while. By all means can we talk about other stuff." I nodded, and then Katniss yawned.
"It's late you should go to bed." Katniss nodded and started toward her room.
"Hey I'll walk you over there," I offered. Katniss smiled at me.
"Thanks, but I'll be fine."
I went to my room and just laid in bed for a while. I stared up at the ceiling, and I thought about every thing. I had one last thought before drifting off.
This was not what I expected.
The next morning I got two surprises, the first was that she was up, had eaten breakfast, and was dressed. The second was that she was going out.
"Where did you say you were going? I didn't catch it the first time,"
"Nice try, Cato, but I'm not falling for that trick. I'm not telling you. I can guarantee I'll be back for lunch though." I scowled. I really wish she would just tell me, I really don't like being left in the dark. Also I could kiss whatever got her out of her gloomy spirits.
"No." Katniss stepped into the elevator, "I'll see you later." The doors slid shut, and Katniss disappeared behind them.
I had a pretty crappy morning.
I stared at the three word when I got in the elevator. It was under my pillow last night just as he had said. The note simple said, "He's not dead." Yesterday I went outside, hoping some fresh air, and smell of grass would make me feel better. It didn't. I did however met a man.
This man was standing just out of sight of any officials, or cameras. He told he had news about Gale, and that today I should be at the top of the training center at 9:30. I didn't trust him one bit.
"Yeah? You know something about Gale? Well prove it," I challenged him. He smiled.
"I can do that. Look under your pillow tonight, with what you learn you can decided for yourself if you'll come." After that he blended into the shadows, and just kind of disappeared.
Now here I am. I hit the button for the roof, and arrive five minutes before schedule. The elevator dings, and I step onto the roof. The man is already there. He smiles when the door opens.
"I knew you would come," he says cockily. I glare, but say nothing.
"What do you know about Gale?" I asked through gritted teeth. The man took a deep breath.
"This is a long story, you might as well sit down," he gestured to the two seats across from each other. I sit down and stare at him. "Right, there is a rebellion starting, and we are always looking for more people to join us. We talked to Gale before he went in, we wanted him to try to do something outrageous, and we would then try to get him out. We weren't quite counting on the other two, but they'll be quite useful. As I was saying in that tunnel Gale scorned the Capitol, live, many people in the outer districts heard it, less in the nearer districts. Which was our plan. Then we had to get him out alive.
"So we have some people in the control room who managed to sabotage the rock fall, what really happened was the ground beneath them opened and they fell about ten feet, with a few rocks. They arrived in a hidden tunnel so we could retrieve them, the rock fall just covered our tracks," the man explained.
"Right, and what do I have to do with this?"
"Well Haymitch has been with us for a few years now, and he knew you would be trustworthy. We are trying to start a rebellion so we need as many districts on our side as possible. The people love Cato and we thought if he can be turned against the Capitol turning District Two would be much easier, because their obviously going to be the hardest to convince. We found out Brutus wanted to be done with this, and got someone to subtly hint at having Cato sign up to be a replacement mentor, Brutus being as high up as he is he got Cato on the top of the list. Then Haymitch faked illness, and Cato was with you.
"The next part was easy, there's just something about you that motivates people, makes them see life for what it really is. If Cato can be trusted we need him, because I know if he's on our side it could really help. I'm willing to bet that Clove girl will win the Games, Cato could turn her. The question is will you join?" I hesitated for a moment, thinking about how this could backfire, then I nodded.
"Yes, I'll join the rebellion. I just have one question, who is 'we'?"
"We is the rebellion, but it's also District 13, yes we're alive, and now I'm sure you want to know what you have to do," I mutely nodded, "Talk to Cato more, find out about his stand on the Capitol. If he's trustworthy we need him before the next Games, can you do that?"
"Yeah I can do that, but how will I contact you?"
"Don't worry about it, we'll contact you. Now you should get going, don't want anyone to get suspicious."
"I suppose I'll hear from you again, so 'till later," I said before exiting through the elevator. I leaned against the wall, there was a lot of information to take in. I decided to eat lunch in my room, so I could think undisturbed. Let's list the facts now.
Gale some how joined the rebellion.
Gale said all those things on the TV so he could help start the rebellion in the outer districts.
Gale is alive, so is Minnie, and Thresh.
Meeting Cato was all arranged.
I'm suppose to see of he'll support the rebellion or not.
I was still making my mental list when there was a sharp knock at the door.
"Yeah?" I called out. Cato peek his head in.
"We still have to watch the games, it's mandatory," he informed me. I groaned, and then got up.
"Let's go then," I muttered.
Cato and I sat on the large, much more comfortable couch in the main area. The games we pretty boring that day. They became generally like every other Hunger Games. Six days later Clove won.
Cato got up and stretched.
"Well it looks like I'll be working with Clove next year, lucky me," he noted. I smirked.
"Have fun with that."
"Oh I doubt I'll have as much fun with her as I did with you." I rolled my eyes.
"So are you looking forward to going home?"
"Yes and no, I want to see Prim again, but I don't want to see Gale's family." Especially because I know he's alive and they don't. Cato nodded, is it just me or does it seem like there's been a lot of nodding going on?
"I feel for you, that would really suck." Cato patted me on the shoulder. "At least you'll have me, you can call me whenever you want." I grinned at him, that does seem to be the best part of my task, I get to spend time with Cato.
"I'll be sure to ring you up."
The next day Cato and I are standing in front of a train that just pulled up. We walk aboard, and before we know it we're in District Two. Cato gives me a sly grin, and points at me.
"If you forget to call I'm going to be waking you up throughout the night," he said very seriously. I got to hug him.
"I'll miss you too." He got off the train, and then it headed for District Twelve.
Katniss and I talked on the phone for a month, and then I got sick of it. I wanted to see her. I wanted to see her smile, and roll her eyes. I also wanted to get in good terms with her sister who had called me just days ago and said I should visit in person.
Here I am, I'm once again standing in front of Katniss Everdeen's house. I knock on the door, I'm really hoping her mom doesn't open the door. Katniss didn't talk much about her, and I don't think she likes me. Luckily it's Prim.
"Hi, so you did decided to come!"
"Yeah, is Katniss here?" Prim shook her head.
"No, she went out. She'll be back soon though, she's taking food to the Hawthorns."
"Mhm," I sat down in the living room, "So any scandalous in your life recently?" I asked. I'd gotten to know Prim a little more, because after she picked up the phone when Katniss wasn't there she'd started to talk to me. It's nice actually to talk to someone who's just so nice, sweet, and relatively unworried.
"Yes actually, you've heard about my best friend and how she started to go out with that Tom guy, right? Well I heard from my best friend ,Daisy, that she saw Tom's brother and Tom's ex-girlfriend together," Prim said matter-of-factly.
"Really now?" Prim nodded. Then she went on, and told me other bits of gossip until Katniss came back. The front door swung open and Katniss walked in a half an hour after I got here.
"Hey Prim I'm back," she called out.
"Well it's about time, I've been waiting for you to get here." Katniss gasped.
"Cato! What are you doing here?" she exclaimed.
"Told ya she'd be surprised," Prim mumbled as she walked to her room.
"Why don't we go for a walk," I suggested.
Katniss lead me to this meadow. There she stopped and sat down.
"So why are you here?' I sat down next to her.
"Isn't it obvious? I want to see you., besides it's been a month."
"It has hasn't it?" Now I was a little nervous, I didn't really know how Katniss felt. She could have changed her mind for all I know. I put on a cocky face though.
"Yeah, and I'm still very much in love with you, you know that?" Katniss puts on a thoughtful face.
"You know what, I think I love you too," she replied. I grinned, and I swear my heart is going to burst any second now. It's the first time I've ever heard those words, and I know I'm never going to forget this day. Katniss leans over and once again we kiss, but this time I can enjoy it without feeling guilty.
We fall over, still kissing, but eventually we pull away to breath. Damn you oxygen. We just lay there in the grass staring up at the sky.
I stay for a few more days, and then I leave. Katniss and I keep contact over the phone though. I come and visit her as much as I can. I'm actually surprised that the Capitol hasn't found out about this yet, what with how nosy they are. I decide to hold onto the privacy for as long as I can.
As I spend more time with Katniss, I start to hate the Capitol more and more. I see how poor they make people. How much grief they give them. In District Two we would never learn those things. Most importantly I learned how evil the Capitol really is. Then one day Katniss dropped the bomb. She told me about the rebellion, and her part in it, and what I could do.
I wasn't quite sure at first, but I'm more than ready to help take the capitol down.
"Cato will you join the rebellion to help take down the Capitol?" a man whose name I never got to asked.
"Will you swear to never reveal the plans to the Capitol, and protect it at all costs?"
"And will you proceed with the rebellion first in your life?"
"Then congratulations, you're now in the rebellion." The man quickly disappeared after that, leaving Katniss and me all alone.
"It sound like I was doing wedding vows," I commented. Katniss snickered.
"Yeah it did, I didn't have to swear to all that stuff."
"I guess they wanted to make sure I was legit."
"You seem pretty legit to me."
"Well you know looks can be deceiving."
It was true, the people of Panem saw me has the winner of the 73rd Hunger Games. They didn't see me as a rebel, they saw a victor who killed many.
I am with the rebellion though.
THIS IS THE END OF THE STORY. I wanted to do it in time order with the books so this story is = to HG. The next one will be = to CF, also I really want to revise this and if I keep writing I never will. THERE WILL BE A SEQUEL.
The sequel will be out in about two weeks, so I can get this story revised better. I have no idea what I'll be calling it but here's the basic summary.
It's the 75th Hunger Games, and the rebellion is trying to get started. Gale is helping to figure out a way to finally get the whole thing under way. Cato is trying to keep Clove from finding out about the rebellion, and Katniss she's got to convince her tributes to help, because they've got to be the final piece. Not to mention that she's trying and failing at having a relationship with Cato.
Basically that's it, obviously I can't do the quarter quell from the book, so I still have to figure that out, and a title. If anyone has any suggestions I would love them.
Review because it's the last chance you'll get for this story. I really want to know what you guys think, and I hope you'll check out the sequel when I post it.