Hello readers! I have decided to start another story but I will still work on my other one don't worry. I didn't abandon it. Anyway hope you enjoy this story not sure how long it's gonna be I'm just gonna do it like I am doing with my other story. Write till it comes to an end. Anyway here is the first chapter to They're Back Again:
Disclaimer: I don't own the hunger games although I wish I did. L
I woke up but didn't open my eyes. The sun felt good on my arm that was hanging off the bed and I didn't want to move but I knew I would have to wake Starlet up for school. I finally decided to have kids since the games were over and Starlet is learning about them in school so I figured we wouldn't have to explain too much. At least I hoped anyway. District 12 was completely rebuilt and everybody went back to their lives like nothing ever happened. I still get stares every now and then and I hear people whisper to their children things like 'See her? She was the mokingjay' but I've learned to ignore them over the years. Peeta still has his moments but they have not been as bad as they were when we first got married. He learned to control them for Starlet. And haymich…well…he's Haymich. An annoying, old, drunk man.
I opened my eyes and sat up taking a deep breath and stretching. I smelt Cheese buns baking down stairs so I grabbed my robe and tied it. I went down the steps as fast as my legs would take me to the kitchen were my Wonderful husband and my wide awake daughter sat eating and talking. My youngest son was sitting in his chair laughing too. They saw me and Tyler ran from his seat and wrapped his arms around my waist. I hugged him back and he took my hand a lead me to my usual seat by Peeta. We ate some cheese buns but nobody really said anything. 13 year old Starlet reminded us of the time so she wouldn't be late.
"It's time to go Dad!" she yelled at Peeta from the living room.
"Coming!" he yelled back and he gave me a kiss bye and messed up Tyler's hair before they left leaving me alone in the kitchen with my son.
"Whatcha want to do today Tyler." I asked. He shrugged in reply. I nodded and decided to throw out some suggestions.
"We could play a board game and when daddy gets back maybe you guys could bake a cake or make some cookies and we can watch a movie while we eat them." I told him. He was on Spring break but since Scarlet went to a different school, her breaks were different so no matter what me or Peeta would have to get up early in the morning.
Tyler shook his head at all my suggestions. "Then what do you want to do today?"I asked him again.
"Could we maybe go hunting?" he asked slowly and quietly.
"Hmmm." I said "We'll have to see. We might though but if I don't today I will take you some other time ok?" I told him. This seemed to perk him up a lot and he smiled wildly.
"Ok mommy." He said and he ate the rest of his breakfast. After he was done we went to the living room to watch cartoon and we both fell asleep on the couch.
I woke up and Tyler had gone to play in his room so I laid there and watched some TV till Peeta got home. I must not have been asleep that long because the school is not that far away from here. Just when Peeta pulled up in the driveway the phone run. I looked at the number and it was Effie. I picked it up and she told me to meet her somewhere and that it was very important that I go and bring Tyler and that she didn't have time to explain now. She told me not to worry about Starlet because her school was bringing everybody so she would be there.
Peeta walked in the door and I told him what Effie told me. He looked as confused as I was but we agreed. I ran upstairs and told Tyler to get dressed and to look nice because if one hair is out of place on my little boys head, Effie throws a fit about it. 'Oh call in the prep team! They need to fix this.' She's done it before and she'll do it again. I got ready then Peeta and we headed out the door to meet Effie for whatever reason. We got to the place she told us and I thought we were just going to have to give a speech for the school but the sight I saw made me gag and I could tell Peeta wanted to the same. We parked the car and Peeta opened my door for me but id didn't want to get out. I wanted to go home and get under the covers and go to sleep and wake up and this would just be a nightmare. But I had a feeling it wasn't.
"Come on Katniss." Peeta encouraged. I slowly got out of the car and walked to Effie who was waiting and she pushed us into the large building and told us to wait there. She took turner and I was about to protest when she held a finger up and shushed me. Then she left.
I sat on one of the decorated couched and Peeta sat beside me and rubbed my back to calm me down. I'll have to say this did work but I was still worried and scared that something would happen. Something very bad. I sat on the couch and breathed. Maybe this is a bad dream and I'll wake up in my bed and this would have never happened. I wish that it was all a dream. I thought. But I knew it wasn't.
Haymich came up to us and he sat on the other side of me. He patted my back were Peeta wasn't rubbing.
"You ok sweetheart?" he asked. I knew he was sober. He wasn't slurring or anything but it probably wasn't his choice. Effie probably told him to stay sober because of what happened years ago when he fell off the stage.
"I'm fine" I said quietly as possible I and I looked down at my hands in my lap. He patted my back again and Peeta stopped rubbing to take my hand. He gave my hand a slight squeeze and I returned it. I could tell he was as scared as I was maybe even more but he did a good job of hiding it that's for sure. I took a deep breath again and closed my eyes praying again this wasn't happening over and over but it was no use.
Effie came over and we stood up.
"Where is Tyler?" I asked her.
"He is out in the crowd. I'm so sorry dear but it wasn't my fault. I'm just going by the rules that the president gave me."
"But the president said no more of these! That these were gone forever! That we wouldn't have to worry about this anymore!" I yelled at her.
"I'm so sorry dear but the new president doesn't agree." She told me and I became confused for the second time today. New president? What happened to the old one? I like him better.
"Whoa. New president?" Peeta said.
"I'll have to explain later but we have to begin." She told us. Here we go I thought and I walked out onto the stage. I found Scarlet in the crowed and she was confused too. Some of the mother's faces were reed with fury at the capitol, some from crying because this is happening again. Peeta and I took our seats and Effie began like she did years ago.
"Welsom, Welcome!" she said in her chipper accent. I was about to throw up. I didn't pay attention to the extra special film that was shown (but then again I never prayed attention to that.) but when she said the words 'ladies first' I was all ears. I was praying my daughter wouldn't be picked. Effie picked out a slip of paper and went to the mic and opened it. She looked over at me with tears forming in her eyes as she read the slip of paper again and again to make sure that it said the right name. The crowed was silent. Not one baby cried. All I could hear was the ringing that I sometimes heard in my left ear from the first games. Effie took a deep breath and said the name as well as she could without crying.
"And our…Girl tribute representing... District 12... Is..." she stopped and looked over to me again. I nodded telling her to go on. "Our district 12 tribute is…Starlet Mellark." she said as she broke down into tears and I felt like doing the same thing. I saw Starlet in the crowd slowly walking down the path the crowd made for her. I wish I could volunteer again but I can't. I'm a victor and a 30 year old victor at that. I can't go into the games anymore but I wish I could. She made her way up to the stage and I couldn't move. I gave myself a small pinch on the arm and realized this isn't a nightmare. This is really happening. I'm going to have to mentor my daughter for the Hunger games. She stood there where the girl would stand and Effie moved to the boy's. She pulled out a name and opened it but she had to give it to the mayor to read. That made me more nervous than I was in the beginning. He read the name loud and clear.
"Tyler Mellark." He read and this time I ran into the justice building to throw up.
Hey there you guys! How was it? Good? Bad? Tell in me in a review please! Also how do you like the names? Tyler is just something I came up with off the top of my head but Starlet was creative in my opinion anyway. Tell me what you think in your reviews and don't forget if you haven't already to read my other story Science and Love! It pretty good to or so I've been told. Anyway please review! Thank you for reading!