Amy watched as the tribute from District 4 pulled Lucy by her hair so fiercely that she started bleeding. He kicked her and threw her onto the ground. There was blood running down her side where he had kicked her. He punched her on the face and then took out his sword.
"NO! NO! NO!" Amy yelled as Lucy screamed. The tribute stabbed Lucy in the chest and Lucy's screams increased. "NO!" Amy screamed again. He stabbed Lucy again and again as Amy cried and yelled from him to stop. She covered her ears and fell on the ground. The tribute stabbed Lucy again and again.
"Amy. Amy wake up." A voice came softly. Someone was shaking her gently. Amy bolted up in bed as she struggled to breathe. Her tears were blinding her and she couldn't see who was there. Someone pushed her hair back and brought a glass of water to her lips. Amy drank the water and her breathing returned to normal. Her vision cleared and she saw Cato looking at her with an expression of worry. He pulled her into his arms.
"It's okay. It was just a nightmare." He said while running his hand through her hair. Amy silently cried on his shoulder. He continued to rub her back as her sobs turned into light whimpers. They sat there for a while until Cato pulled away and wiped Amy's tears. "Are you okay now?" He asked and Amy nodded slowly. "Do you want me to stay?"
Amy nodded again and Cato placed his head on the pillow. He pulled Amy closer to his chest and wrapped his arms around her. He kissed her forehead and then closed his eyes. After a while, Amy closed her eyes too.
"And what were you doing in Amy's room last night?" Effie asked at breakfast. Cato rolled his eyes and Amy continued eating in silence.
"What do you think we were doing?" Cato said with a smirk.
"That is not an appropriate topic to discuss at the table." Effie replied.
"Exactly." Cato answered as his smirk widened. Effie opened her mouth to say something but Amy spoke first. "I had a nightmare last night."
Effie gasped and then patted Amy's head as if she was a dog. "Oh poor darling." She said and Cato rolled his eyes again. They resumed eating and Amy left after she finished her breakfast. Haymitch entered and took a seat next to Cato.
"I heard screaming last night." Haymitch said while biting into some toast.
"Amy had another nightmare." Cato answered simply.
"We need to get her to see someone."
"No she's fine." Cato glared at Haymitch.
"Fine? Are you bloody serious? She has been having nightmares for three months! Whenever you talk to her, she looks off into the distance. And don't even forget her crying fits and black outs."
"She'll be fine!" Cato yelled.
"No she won't. She is just going to keep getting worse." Haymitch stood up. "I'm calling someone." Before Cato could stop him, he was gone. Cato groaned. Suddenly an ear piercing scream filled the air. Cato bolted from his chair and ran down the hallway and into Amy's room. She was on the floor with her knees to her chest and her hands clasped over her ears. She was crying.
"Amy, Amy what's wrong?" Cato asked as he placed a hand on Amy's shoulder. Amy pulled away. "Make him stop! Please make him stop!" She cried.
"Amy there is no one there." Cato said.
"He's killing her! Make him stop! Please!" Amy screamed. Cato placed his hands gently on Amy's and pulled them off of her ears. He lifted her face until her red eyes met his.
"Amy everything is okay. There's no one there." He said soothingly and Amy trembled, still shaken by what she had seen. Cato wrapped his arms around Amy and softly rocked her. Finally, Cato felt Amy's head fall on his shoulder and he realized he had rocked her to sleep. He brushed a strand of hair off of her face and kissed her cheek. Cato placed Amy gently on her bed and then walked out of the room. As he sat on the sofa in the living room, he remembered that the reaping was in three days. Amy was in no condition to mentor tributes and certainly not to watch the games.