I looked up at the ceiling, thinking of how I should tell Peeta, even telling Mother and Haymitch. They would all be difficult to tell. How embarassing would it be for me to tell Haymitch, the mentor who saw us grow? Mother would be pleased and I expect Peeta will be too. Then a thought suddenly came to me, what if the whole world found out? I mean, Peeta and I will always be remembered, always known. If the Capitol found out I had had or was having a baby would they-. I cut off my thought. I didn't want to think about it. Not now anyway. I sighed heavily before rolling onto my side to look at Peeta's face, only to be shocked to find him still awake. His eyes were staring at me intently.
"Is something wrong?" He asked, looking extremely concerned.
"I…I…I…You scared me to death!" I exclaimed.
"I was just worried, your heart rate suddenly went a lot faster and…and…"
"Don't worry. I was just thinking…" I quickyl explained.
"About what?" He curiously questioned.
"Err…nothing." I shuffled over to him and rested my head on his shoulder. He wrapped his arms around me, placing his left hand on my stomach, little did he know his future child was underneath some layers of me right now. We just lay there in the silence. Then, when I was about to turn round to kiss him, but something kicked me from inside. I gasped and slowly turned my head. Peeta gaped and stared at me. "I…I…I…"
I shot out of bead and ran down the stairs. I needed some time to think, alone. I heard Peeta's footsteps behind me. What was I thinking? Then it hit me, the kick in my womb. I stopped running, stood dead still for a couple of seconds before collapsing, but my whole body didn't reach the floor before Peeta's arms caught me. He carried me to the Living Room and lay me down on the sofa. I was still in shock, but he was there, above me, watching my face and I couldn't help but put a smile on my face. "What? Do I look stupid or something?" He smiled back.
"No, but what you just did seemed stupid to me! What were you doing? Trying to kill our child?" He wasn't angry, just happy and bewildered. I sighed and lifted my right hand to stroke his cheek.
"The thought gives me shivers. Why, why, why did you do this to me?" I ask, whinning.
"I love you too." Peeta replied and leaned down to kiss me. I left his cheek and used my hand to pull his head down. Peeta put his right hand on my stomach and his on the top of my head and stroked my hair. The kiss was long and passionate but I thought it was going to stop when suddenly, something kicked excitedly inside me. But, he didn't. He just kissed harder which made the kicking become harder. He finally stopped and lifted me up letting my legs dangle. He turned slightly so we were facing our mirror. I was standing in front of him and his arms were round me so I put my arm behind me and round his neck. I twisted my head slightly to see his beaming smile and even though the pain of knowing what was inside of me was so unbearably strong, I couldn't stop myself and had to smile back. Just a little smile, but that was shortly ended when I remembered I was pregnant! Peeta noticed my change and slowly lifted my grey top. I closed my eyes. I couldn't look at myself, though the urge to look became stronger when I heard Peeta gasp. "Katniss…" he stumbled.
That did it! I shot my eyes open, but nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to see. There, right where I've felt the kicks was a very small but unmistakeable bump. I forced my self out of Peeta's grip and walked towards the mirror. My numb fingers slowly reached down and touched it. Then I realized something massive. "I can't walk down an aisle like this!" I exclaimed. Peeta burst out laughing. I didn't see what was so funny because our wedding was only two weeks away. He only laughed harder when he saw my distressed face but eventually stopped.
"You'll be fine! You haven't picked out a dress yet so you'll probably be able to get one that covers it slightly and anyway, does it matter? You can release the news then; it will be a happy wedding surprise!"