A/n: I recently read "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett (it is an amazing book!). And I have been listening to the Mumford & Sons album "Sigh no more" uninterruptedly. Put this two elements together and you get this chapter. :D

About this chapter: AU, Peeta & Katniss, no spoilers.

And can you kneel before this king / and say "I'm clean", "I'm Clean"? / But tell me now where was my fault / in loving you with my whole heart?
White Blank Page – Mumford & Sons

28. A Kingdom for our Freedom

"Son of a bitch!"

Peeta looked at the girl in a silky cloak to the right. Then the punch came.

"Bastard! You have no right to look at her!" The Everdeen's family head of security was furious.

All they wanted was justice for the starving and oppressed people.

"It is your fault that Katniss, the daughter of the Earl, was almost killed."

She believed in justice, like he did.

Another punch, this time on the stomach. He fell. Was she shouting?

A horde of rebels, a secret village.


He loves her. Does she...?

With the last punch, everything turned black.