Hi there, my name is Peeta Mellark and I'm a 22 year old baker from a small town just outside Louisville in Kentucky. I have never really been a very spontaneous type of guy, in fact the most wild thing I have ever done was add extra cheese to a couple of cheese buns. I like things to be planned and organised and I like to know what I'm doing days in advance. I liked my life and I didn't see any need for sudden change. I mean I enjoyed my job, I had amazing relationship with my elder brothers and an even better one with girlfriend. Yep life was great, up until now...

Chapter 1

Beep Beep Beeo

The sound of my alarm clock wakes me from my slumber. I rub the sleep out of my eyes and lean over to silence the deafening screech which fills my ears. 5.00am The LED screen reads. Perfect I thought I really should be getting ready to start things up at the bakery, it opens at 8 and I should start setting up soon. I turn to my side and see the sleeping beauty lying next to me, her blonde hair splayed across her pillow. No matter how many times I see it I can never get used to the sight of the beautiful Delly Cartwright sleeping besides me. She's been my girlfriend now for over 4 years and I couldn't be happier. Her mouth is slightly parted and there is a soft whistling escaping her nose as she sleeps. God she's so cute I think to myself as I sit there staring at her. Not even the wailing of a banshee could wake up this girl. I laugh quietly to myself at this thought as I slowly slip out of the bed and pull on a fresh pair of boxers. I could have stayed there and watched her naked form sleep all day but sadly I have to go to work. But before I leave I give her a quick peck on the top of her head. Her hair smells of Lavender, god I love the smell of her hair, and her smile, and her laugh, and her eyes. Hell I just love this woman.

Baking has always been one of my hobbies and it's something I really enjoying doing. Being able to create such amazingly soft and succulent products from simple ingredients has always amazed me. I love decorating the cakes and being able to create wonderful designs on them. The look on the customers face when they see the finished product is priceless. So at around 8.05 when the first customer of the day entered the bakery, I knew this would be the start of a very busy morning, and it was. So when noon came around I was very surprised to see Delly walk in with huge smile plastered on her face.

"Well hello there beautiful, to what do I owe this honour?" I said while leaning over the counter to place the most delicate of kisses onto her soft lips.

"I missed you this morning and wanted to see how you were getting on, is that so bad?" she replied as she returned the kiss. I couldn't help but smile.

"Here let me escort you into the back room, we can talk more privately there" I take her hand before she can say anything and lead her into the back. I deserve half an hour break anyway. As we enter the room I can't help but pull her into another embrace and lean in to kiss her lips again. Her kisses are like a drug to me so I can't help but steal them when I get the opportunity. "Shouldn't you be at work?" I ask her in between kisses,

"You talk too much" she replied as she smiled against my mouth. That's all the hints I need to tell me to shut up and just carry on with what I am doing. Her lips part and she traces her tongue across my bottom lip begging for entry, which I grant with just as much enthusiasm. As our tongues battle for dominance as I grab her buttocks and lift her up onto the counter, never breaking the kiss. Delly is the first to break away from air and as I look into those emerald green eyes I spot a mischievous glint which tells me she's up to no good. I was too fixated by her eyes to notice her hand slip to the side and grab a handful of flour. Before I knew it that handful was then thrown playfully into my face.

"DELLY!" I shouted, "WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT FOR? LOOK AT THE MESS YOU'VE MADE, I'VE GOT TO GO AND SERVE CUSTOMERS LIKE THIS NOW!" I didn't mean to shout but what she did really annoyed me. I can see the shock on her face at my outburst slowly turn into something else, it looks like anger.

"I'M SORRY IF I'M JUST TRYING TO ADD A LITTLE SPICE INTO OUR RELATIONSHIP, JESUS CHRIST PEETA YOU ARE SO UPTIGHT AT TIMES! YOU KNOW WHAT? FUCK THIS!" She screamed back at me while pushing herself off the counter and stormed out the shop. I really should have gone after her but that would have just led to another argument and with the mood I'm currently in I really can't be bothered. I'll just wait until we've bother calmed down and talk to her when I get back from work I thought to myself as I pick up a broom and start sweeping up the mess she made.

At 5pm I decide to leave the bakery for my brothers to lock up and start the walk back to my apartment. I had calmed down from my earlier outburst and was ready to confront Delly. As I walk I stared to go over what I was going to say to her in my head. Look Del, I'm sorry for my outburst earlier, it had been a busy morning and you caught me off guard. If you want to spice up our relationship a bit that's fine with me, although I don't really see why we have to. But can we please not do it when I'm working? Or something along the lines of that will do. As I enter the apartment I can tell something is wrong straight away.

"Delly? Babe are you there? Look I'm sorry for earlier, I acted like a complete idiot I know and I shouldn't have reacted like that, could you please for-" I stopped dead in my tracks. Delly was sat on our bed, tears streaming down her face with her suitcase by her side.

"Peeta, we need to talk"