I stumbled out of the bed, confusion scribbled all over my face, "Whaa...where am I?"
Confusion was in Avery's eyes as she answered, "At home of course."
I have no idea how to respond to that. Where am I? What happened? She's still looking at me and I realize I must be acting strange, she must not know of the strange, what an understatement, situation I'm in. I try to quickly think of an excuse. "Well...I-I'm not remembering much right now, must have drunk too much last night...oops," I stumble over the words as my brain tries to process this.
"You? Drinking? That's different. Did something happen, dear?" Avery looks at me concerned before hopping out of bed and feeling my forehead for a fever. "You feel fine. Hmmm...why don't you get ready. I'll go make breakfast and then you can head out to The School."
"The...where?" I ask.
She looks concerned. "The place where the tributes train? Saturday's the reaping and you were working extra hard with this year's volunteers? Are you sure you're alright?"
"Fine, fine. I'll get ready. What's for breakfast?" I try to change the subject quickly.
"You'll see," she grins before dawning a bathrobe and sauntering out the door, down the steps.
This year's volunteers? What?
I throw on a pair of jeans and a t shirt, pull a comb quickly through my hair, and brush my teeth on auto pilot. What is going on? Obviously Effie and I changed things, but how different are they?
I stomp down the steps and into the kitchen. A breakfast way more extravagant than I'm use to is on the table. Like Capitol level extravagant. Avery said it was my favorite...but I have no idea what the hell it is. He could barley finish it without barfing.
"Want to walk with me to The School?" I ask her. I hope it comes across as wanting to spend more time with my wife, not that I have no idea where this place is.
"I thought you said I'm not supposed to go there?" Avery raised an eyebrow.
"Well, you're not going in, just near there," I shrugged.
She seemed thrown off by this. "Okay...I guess," she answered slowly.
She got dressed while I finished breakfast. By finish I mean throw down the garbage disposal. I'm not one for waisting food but...I shiver at the thought of one more bight.
It was a nice walk but we ended in the last place I would expect. "The Hob?" I murmured.
"Huh? That place was shut down years ago after you turned them in...remember?"
"Oh, yeah. Just...had a flashback for a second."
"Okay. I..I'll see you later. Don't be too late. I'm starting to worry about you," she gave me a tender smile.
I gave her a kiss on the cheek. I could barely do that without feeling like I'm cheating. Effie...Where is she?
I opened the door and made my way inside The School. There was equipment, weapons, mats, everything needed for training for the games. Several, what looked to be, students and teachers were already starting to work.
They were interrupted by a fight breaking out between two students. Not a training fight, a you-won't-make-it-to-the-arena fight. They kid's are a blur as the punch and claw at each other. I jumped in to stop it immediately. I have enough problems right now, I don't need another one.
After pulling apart the boy and girl only then did I recognize them.
"I'll see you in the arena," the girl growled.
"Looking forward to it," the boy responded with just as much venom.
Katniss and Peeta stormed off in different directions with murderous looks in their eyes and a thrust for each other's blood.
A/N: Finally the first chapter of P and P! I hope you guys are ready for a roller coaster!
Unfortunately, I start school tomorrow (pray) so it's going to have to be a slow update roller coaster. Sorry.
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