AN/ Hey guys so this is a new AU story ive been wanting to do. Katniss and Peeta both have cancer.i was inspired by a story by DeathCabFor Brittany. her story was deleted. i dont know why though it was an amazing story . This story takes place in Salem oregon. Katniss's dad is still alive. Katniss and Peeta both have cancer ALL to be exact. just let you guys know you may cry. in this story
DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN the hunger games or lyrcis to sara beth by rascal flatts. or Wal -mart. or polar ice gum.
Chapter 1: Gum and Brothers
I sit on my bed staring out the window as the rain drops hit. I look around my dark forest green walls looking at all the pictures on them. My family. My friends. I set my eyes on a picture from when I was little. Before it all happened. the pictured was taken when i was 7. So much has changed in 8 years. My brown hair I got from my father is two side braids cascading down my back. I see the dirt on my jeans. I remeber mom being so pissed about that. Finnick my oldest brother is putting two finger behind my my second oldest brother has Gale the youngest brother in a headlock but still smiling at the hospital ones too hang up there on the wall. I see my camera sitting on my desk . I jump up from my bed and slide my socks on the wooden floors and grab it and head through the hallways and down house is very large becasuse we have a family of six. My room is the farthest on the house because I liked having the view of the trees . When im downstairs i see my mom cooking dinner. Once I enter the kitchen I sit at the island. When my mom hears me she turns around I snap a picture of her . She just pokes out her tounge at me. Her blonde hair was in a messy bun. Her blue eyes shining . We both laugh at the picture i had just taken. Finnick comes into the room and opens the pantry.
"Hey Ma whats for dinner" Finnick asked while poping a sugar cube in his mouth.
"Finn stop eating those who just got your cavity filled."Mom scolded him while snatching the rest out of his is 19." and we are having turkey tacos for dinner which i needed to ask you something" Mom had put the sugar cubes in the trash for good measure.
"I need you to run to the store and and pick up some onions and Katniss's prescripton from the pharmacy". Mom said. I would go but, mom prefers it if I didn't drive in my "condition". I don't even have a drivers license. I still need to go to the store though.
"sorry mom , I would but I have to go pick up Parker then we have swim practice".Finnick said grabbing his keys. He goes over and kisses our Mom on the cheek "Bye".
"Bye".Mom says with a sigh. I can tell she doesn't want to go to the store. So i give her an idea.
"Why don't you ask Gale"? I say matter-of-fact tone.
"He is soccer practice right now". She says chopping the lettuce. Right after she says that. Cato comes in the house.
"MOM IM HOME"! Then you can hear he bounding up the stairs to his room which right next to my room. I can hear him shut the door and turn on his music.
"Why don't you ask Cato to go".I ask. Mom responds with shouting "CATO"! I'm suprised he could even hear her through his music. Because in less then 30 seconds he come charging down the stairs. He comes into the kitchen and sits next to me at the island. "Whats up sissy". I just roll my eyes at his nickname."Mom needs you to go to the store and I need to buy some stuff ". I say with a teasing smile because I know he will go.
"Whaa-mom do i really"? he whines to mom.
"Yes i really need you to pick up some onions and Katniss's prescription from the pharmacy".Mom ask with a smile.
"Fine I'll go. Lemme grab my jacket ".Cato says going upstairs.
I hurry and grabbed my shoes and tied them and ran upstairs to grab my money. I went back downstairs right before I made it to the door mom poked her head around the corner and said "That's what you're gonna wear to the store"? I looked down at my a little too big black sweat shirt that covers my purple sweat shorts and my worn out converses. and I look to the mirror and see that I forgot my hat. I keep looking in the mirrow unable to process my feelings i touch the top of my head and can feel the peach fuzz in the mirror you can barley see the brown fuzz . We had shaved it a couple weeks ago and i keep trimming it because i hate to what little hair i might still have before i start chemo."Sorry I'll get my hat" My mom just nods her head. I grab one of my many knit caps that my mom has made. I pick a deep purple one. And mom gives me a smile when i say goodbye and head to Cato's car. I jump in the passenger side.
"Took ya long enough" he says pulling out the driveway. We were passing by a house on the corner that had the for- sale sign but it had a big sold banner on it."Hey look they finally sold that house ". He just nodded in starts to mess with the radio when we got to a light . He likes country . I tense up when I hear the song but Cato seems to busy to notice the song. The song describes everything about me. I feel like they wrote it about just and just changed the age of the girl and the name. Cato finally notices the song and goes to change it mumbling a "sorry". But i stop his hand before he gets to the radio and I close my eyes listening to the song.
Sara Beth is scared to death
To hear what the doctor will say
She hasn't been well
Since the day that she fell
And the bruise it just wont go away
I was eight years old. My mom had thought I had the Flu. But that changed when she was helping me in the bath and she noticed the bruise along my back. My mom had called my dad and the had taken me to the doctors. I was so little I didn't understand what was going on.
So she sits and she waits with her mother and dad
And flips through an old magazine
'Til the nurse with a smile stands at the door
And says "Will you please come with me?"
We waited and waited . I just played with lego's .
Sara Beth is scared to death
Cause the doctor just told her the news
Between the red cells and white
Something's not right
But we're gonna take care of you
After the doctor had looked at me. He took us in his office i didn't really pay attetion to what he was out I had acute lymphocytic leukemia .But when I saw my mom burst into tears crying and holding me saying "my baby, my baby girl, my sweet baby" over and over again inbetween sobs. My dad looked teary eyed too.
Six chances in ten it wont come back again
It's just been approved it's the strongest there is
But I think we caught it in time
Sara Beth closes her eyes
I remeber my first chemo . It was really cold even with my blue clues blanket. My mom read me stories. While the nurse took the needle in the chest tube I had just gotten.
And she dreams she's dancin' around and around
Without any cares
And her very first love
Is holding her close
And the soft wind is blowing her hair
I had always wanted to be a dancer even when I was young me and mom would dance around in the yard or in the kitchen. Cato or Finnick would dance with me the boys found out i remeber finnick just keeping his head down. Cato had started to cry while hugging his me his , little baby sister. I didn't really know why . I'll i knew was that I was really sick. Gale took some time to explain to. But when he did understand he just looked at me sadly.
Sara Beth is scared to death
As she sits holding her mom
Cause It would be a mistake
For someone to take
A girl with no hair to the prom
When I would go outside to play with my brothers. They wouldn't let me play outside with them they would just take me back inside and play with them inside.
For just this morning right there on her pillow
Was the cruelest of any surprise
Yet She cried when she gathered it all in her hands
The proof that she couldn't deny
SaraBeth closes her eyes
When I first started to loose my hair from chemo. My mom had cryed. And so I cryed with her. The next day we shaved my head.
And she dreams she's dancin' around and around It's quarter to seven They go dancin' around and around
With out any cares
And her very first love
Was holding her close
And the soft wind was blowing her hair
that boy's at the door
Her daddy ushers him in
And when he takes off his cap they all start to cry
Cause this morning where his hair had been
Softly she touches just skin
Without any cares
And her very first true love
Is holding her close
And for a moment she isn't scared
It's quarter to seven
They go dancin' around and around
When the song ends I have tears in my eyes. I open my eyes to find Cato looking ahead with his cheeks stained wet. We sit in silence until we pull into the Wal-Mart parking looks over to me "It should've been me you were and still are too young to have to deal with this". I just smile at him tears coming down my face now. "It was meant to be me . That's why I have it.". Me and Cato probably have the best realtioship out of me and my brothers. Me and Gale had been really close before my cancer. But after that. Its just not the same anymore. When we finsished out little brother sister moment. We headed inside and grabbed a cart. Whenver we go some where I always get few stares here and there . But i dont care anymore about what people think.
"Alright im gonna grab the onion and your prescrtipions and few other things mom is havin me grab i'll meet over by the milk . Got it?' I just nodded at him finally under standing why he had a cart.
I grabbed a basket and headed over to the candy and grabbed ten packs of the ten packs of polar ice gum. I have this hobby where i eat the gum then i take the wrappers and put them in this box i have then when i get bored i fold them into chains. I went over to The hats and Jackets and gloves department and I saw I cool nightmare before christmas hat so i put that in there too. I saw a woman with her child. And she smiled at me so i smiled back.
When i headed over to the teen girls clothes department to pick up some new t-shirts. I don't get very often so I always like to get what I can. I walked over to the shirts and sat there looking at each one.I heard a gasp from behind me so i turned around saw two girls walking behind a clothes rack they seemed to be whispering and looking back to each other then at me. I notcied they seemed to be twins but one had a little rounder frame. I decided to just ignore them.
I deciced I need some new music too. I walked over to the CD's . I hated buying them on itunes because if I like the song then I like the band so then i just by the CD then burn it onto my ipod. I decide I want to get Simple Plan so head over there and see only a boy with his hoodie up in this section. I look over the names of the bands till I see Simple plan and their albums I pick up the abulm Get Your Heart On. I scan over the songs on the back when I hear something drop. Its pretty quiet since it a tuesday. I look over to the boy picking up what he pack of gum. Hmm . I guess im not the only one.
When he comes back up his hood drops. I can't help but stare. He is wearing a baseball cap under his hood. His head is complety hair hair on his head . No hair on his eyebrows. He looks my age too. He seems to feel me staring but I quickly look at the CD's in front of me. I think he did catch me staring but didn't see me exaclty. Because I can hear him scoff as if saying"Typical, stare at the kid with cancer then look away". I'm the same way when people stare then look away but I catch them. I realize how much we have in common with gum and you know the whole cancer thing. I snicker at my own little joke. But quickly stop when i realize I did it out oh. I hear walking over to me but just try to pretend to ingore that i can hear him. Please just keep walking by . He stops. Dammit. He looks at the CD's near me. Maybe he didn't hear me.
I try to look out of the corner of my eye. He is staring at me with a glare. Crap. He heard me.
AN: DUN DUN DUUUN cliffhanger. I hope you guys liked this chapter please please review. please .Just incase you guys did cry dont worry i did too. im just a cry baby like that. so the next chapter will be Peeta's POV. and PM me if you have a really reallly great idea.I mean it had blow the socks off my feet.K? please review and look out for the next chapter!