A/N: I know… you hate me for not updating in almost a month. I had to write my senior research paper, and if I didn't pass that I wouldn't be allowed to graduate. I got a 90% on it though… After I got that out of the way, I got sick and yeah… here's the next chapter. Hope you still like me enough to R&R.
As my group entered the Capitol almost a month later, I felt triumphant. I was about to end the world as I knew it Oddly enough though, I wasn't afraid.
"Katniss are you alright?" Finnick asked. We had decided to take a break for lunch before starting a war and I'd been sitting quietly by myself for the past fifteen minutes.
"I'm fine." I sighed, in truth I wasn't really feeling that well. I'd chalked it up to being seven and a half months pregnant though.
"You don't look fine." Finnick sat beside me. "All of this is hard on me… I can only imagine what you must be going through." He shook his head sympathetically and I sighed.
"Look. I don't want your pity. I can and will do whatever necessary to end President Snow."
"Okay… if that's going to be the way you look at things." He paused. "All you need to do is fire off one arrow and it's all over. You think you're going to make it?" He smiled, knowing that his plan was working. I stood up and smiled.
"I can do this." I told myself. "Let's go troops! It's time to end this once and for all." I picked up my bow and lead the way towards the capitol building.
"She sure is something." I heard Johanna mention to Peeta.
"She's everything." He answered.
"We should be there after another hour of walking." I started to pick up the pace determined. The others followed, my excitement was contagious.
As the march to the capitol building went on, I felt myself getting slower and slower. I was out of breath and I felt like I was going to be sick. I tried hiding it from the others, and for a while I managed… until the pain started. I felt like I was going to die. I took a deep breath, but that made it worse and I involuntarily doubled over in pain.
"Katniss!?" Peeta ran over to me and put his hand gently on my shoulder. "Katniss, what's wrong?" I looked up at him and saw the fear in his eyes, and then saw the others looking at me, just as worried. I had to pull it together… I had to be strong for them. Another spasm of pain hit my lower abdomen and I cringed. Peeta made me sit down and held out his water bottle for me.
"Drink it." He unscrewed the cap for me and I took a small sip. The others remained quiet, and I knew they must be afraid. We were ten minutes away from the president and I was doubled over in pain. Some leader I was.
"Thanks Peeta. I feel better now." He looked at me skeptically and I knew he knew I was lying.
"I'm glad you're alright." He pulled me close and hugged me, a cover so he could whisper into my ear… "What's wrong Kat?"
"I don't know. Maybe it was just Ash or Coal kicking…" I whispered back.
"Please don't strain yourself. We can take care of Sn…" I cut him off.
"No Peeta. I'm going to do this." I let him go and headed to the huge building in front of me.
"Johanna, Finnick, I want you two to go in first and take care of any guards. Wiress, Beetee, Annie you three are on guard duty; use as much force as necessary to get the job done. Peeta, cover me, you're the one I trust to get us out alive." I absently laid a hand on my baby bump as I gave Peeta his orders. Everyone nodded and went to carry out orders.
"Let's do this." Peeta pulled his knife out of one of our packs, I took my bow off my shoulder and pulled out an arrow, getting it ready. I listened for the screams that were sure to come, as soon as I heard the first one, I started down the hall. It didn't take a long time to find President Snow. He was hiding in his office like the coward he was. I went in and closed the door behind me, leaving Peeta to guard the door.
"Katniss!?" President Snow seemed taken aback at the sight of me and my bow. "We're both rational people aren't we?" He held up his hands, but I didn't falter.
"I'm done…" I tensed at another pain in my abdomen and struggled to keep my stance. "I'm done playing games with you."
"So this is how it ends? You bullying a defenseless old man."
"You're not defenseless, you're planning on killing me next week in the Games anyhow." Another pain came and I felt something wet in my pants… 'Oh God, not now!' President Snow froze for a second, and I let my arrow fly as I hit the floor. The pain was getting worse and worse by the second. I forced myself to make my way over to President Snow. He was dead, the blood in his body slowly trickling around the spot the arrow had entered and exited his body. He was dead and now I could submit to the pain. I slowly sank to the floor, my vision spotty.
"P… Peeta!" I gasped, barely audible. I somehow remembered the necklace Peeta gave me so long ago, I never took it off and I took comfort in feeling it's weight in my hand. I needed to try. "P… P… Peeta…" I tried again, and by some miracle I saw the door swing open before the world went black all around me.
A/N: Okay, so did you love it? Did you hate it? Let me know. I promise I won't take another month to update this. And I would like to personally thank all of my reviewers. Thanks for getting me to 200! Don't forget to leave a review on this chapter. Thanks so much for reading.