Katniss breathed deeply after she had spoken. She knew that this was far from ideal. She too had hate in her heart for what had happened, but the president ordered peace. All was silent. No one moved, and it seemed for a while no one even breathed.
She looked to the Head, "let's sign the treaty."
He looked at her in awe and thanks, he scribbled quickly onto the page and she soon followed suit. She stuck out her hand to him offering it to her but instead he threw his arms around her.
"Thank you." He whispered.
She nodded before pulling away. Applause finally erupted Katniss still wasn't sure if she had done the right thing.
To make peace with someone who may or may not have ordered the assassination of your president, may be a dumb move. But no backing out.
The ceremony concluded and Katniss was escorted to Paylor.
She entered a room that could very well have been just been machines. One breathed for the president, one pumped blood into her, another to deliver medicine, One kept up on her brain activity, and many more that Katniss did not know what they did.
"Where was she shot?" Katniss asked.
"Grazed the heart, and a stroke followed quickly after." The doctor answered her.
Katniss nodded. "Is she..."
"No, she won't ever wake up."
Katniss looked down at her president. "Then why-"
"Because we need a new president."
"So? We'll need an election and a temporary-"
"You are to be the temporary president." He said.
"Yes" A special services man walked forward.
"Don't we have, like, back-ups for this kind of thing?" She asked.
"The vice-president is currently unable to take on the position himself." The man in a suit said.
"That is classified"
"I'm not cut out to be the president." She said.
"Just until we can throw together a campaign and vote for a president."
"Can't you just take someone who actually, I don't know, WORKS for you guys?" She asked frantically.
"I have a new born I can't run a country!"
"You don't have a choice. It will only be for two months."
"Not doing it!"
"What would Paylor want?"
"Someone who knows what they're doing! Someone who she trusts and-"
"You know what you're doing and she trusted you more than her VP"
"I'm not going to be the filler president." She stood up.
"Look at her." Katniss looked down at her machine of a president, "If we keep her alive for another month she'll be suffering more than dying. Katniss, put her out of her misery."
"She can't feel anything-"
"Yes she can, when you're in a coma your body feels every injury amplified."
Katniss looked back down at her president, her friend. "What has this world come to if I'm the president?"
"Temporary, in four months we'll have a new president." The service man said. "We'll need you to be sworn in."
"Fine" She sighed. Then it hit her and she simply said, "Fuck"
Filler chapter please don't behead me. I promise a really long one Sunday! I have big plans for that chapter! Okay guys thanks again Stay Lovely!