THE JOURNEY

Disclaimer: I do not own The Hunger Games. However, the story idea is mine. I am writing this story for fun and hopefully people will like it. I really wish I owned the Hunger Games though…especially Katniss and Peeta .

Author's Note: Hello everyone! I know I have been gone a long time. Real life has been crazy lately and I'm sorry to keep you all waiting. This is the last chapter. It is a little short, but I didn't have much to say in this chapter. I am not sure I will write an epilogue. I think this chapter closes out the story nicely. This story has been a little light hearted for me. I prefer to write drama, but I had a good time writing it. I hope you all enjoyed it. Please review and let me know what you all think. Thanks again to all my readers. You are all wonderful people!

Chapter 36 – Peeta's POV

"Are you guys sure?" I ask Finn and Annie for the fifth time since we left the hotel room. Annie rolls her eyes, but Finn humors me once again.

"Of course we are sure." He says easily. "Annie and I are going to stay out her for college and there is no way her parents would let her stay with me if we aren't married."

Annie speaks softly. "I don't plan to go to college, but I will get a job and we will be happy together. We love each other guys."

Katniss smiles at them, and I find myself smiling too. I have no doubt in my mind that Katniss and I will be in the same situation sometime in the near future. She is everything I could ever want and I can't wait for us to start school together. I know I am never going to let her go.

The all night wedding chapel is actually quiet since it is a Wednesday night. Finn and Annie pay for a traditional ceremony much to mine and Katniss's relief. Annie slips into a simple white dress and Finn changes into khaki pants and a deep blue polo shirt. Katniss is wearing a light blue dress and her hair is braided down her back. She looks incredible. I am the luckiest man alive.

The wedding is quick, simple, and sweet. When Finn kisses his bride, I actually get teary eyed. He has loved the girl forever. I am glad he is getting his happy ending.

We return to the hotel at dawn and tell Jo and Gale the news. Finn and Annie took off to explore together and for a mini honeymoon (as they called it). Exhausted, Peeta and I fall into bed and find sleep.

I wake up with Katniss in my arms and my entire life feels complete. I know that no matter where we go or what we do that we will be together forever. Katniss stirs and smiles at me.

"Morning." She says softly.

"Good morning." I tell her gently.

"What are you looking so serious about this morning?" She teases me.

I smile down at her. "I was thinking about us and our future together. I am never going to let you go, Katniss Everdeen."

She grins at me and pulls me in for a long kiss. We pull away breathless and she runs a hand through my hair. "I'm never going to let you go, Peeta. I love you. I can't wait for us to follow our dreams and begin our forever together here."

"Here's to every day of forever." I say before leaning down again to kiss the love of my life more deeply.

The End! You are all amazing, wonderful people! Thank you so much for sticking with me! I hope you liked it. Please review and let me know what you think. I love you all! Please add me to your followed authors. I have three different Hunger Games story ideas that I am dying to write about. It is now summer time for me and I have no college classes until September so I will be able to update my new story more regularly. Thanks so much!

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