A/N: It's the last chapter! 28 chapters! I think I'm going to cry. Yeah, I'm definitely going to cry. I'm really happy this story is over, but I've been writing this for ever and… It's my baby. It's my first real story in my mind. I hope you guys enjoyed it and please write the authors note at the end.
15 years later…
"Rose, It's time for you to present your report" Mr. Cinna, the seventh grade teacher at Mockingjay Intermediate School said. Primrose Mellark nodded, taking her place at the front of the classroom.
"My report is about my family" Rose said. "My family isn't exactly normal. I have aunts and uncles and cousins but we are not related. Not by blood anyway. They all had something on common. They were all alone in the world because their parents didn't want them or because they were killed. It all started with a fire and ended the same. The fire that killed my grandparents and sent my mother to Trinket's Orphanage. That's where she met my aunts and uncles and our odd, not so little family was formed.
"I decided to start with my aunt Clove and my uncle Cato. They are the two strongest people I know, having both lived at the orphanage until they were 18. Cato's parents were killed in a car crash when they were taking Cato home from the hospital for the first time. Clove had the most questionable past, being left on the steps of the orphanage in the middle of the night only to have her parents come back looking for her 18 years later. As the story goes the two were in love before uncle Marvel even arrived at the orphanage. They were married at age 18, having their first child less than a year later and four more after that. They never give up, no matter what life threw at them, and they faced it with a smile. The next person I want to talk about is my aunt Annie. She is the bravest person I have ever known and she is without a doubt my role model. She watched her mother's head be severed from her body when she was only eight years old. She was a test-tube baby and had no one to take her in so she was sent to the orphanage. She went crazy after the accident, but she didn't give up. The doctors thought she wouldn't be able to function, but she led an almost completely normal life with the help of her husband Finnick. She has not had a "episode" since her second and last child was born.
"My aunt Finch, or Foxy as we call her, taught me that you can always fix your self. She had one of the most terrible childhoods at the orphanage. Her mother left her and her father abused her because he thought it was her fault her mother left. He was arrested and she was brought to the orphanage when she was seven, after four years of abuse. When she turned sixteen she fell into major depression. She cut, denied help for the longest time, and even committed suicide. Uncle Marvel, being in love with her, tried to help her and she claims he is the only reason she improved. Foxy had fallen into depression a few times and Marvel has helped her out of it. They aren't officially married, but do have a son. Uncle Marvel has always been a late bloomer. Marvel was taken to the orphanage when he was five. His parents had abandoned him in their house. He was found almost dead. My father's parents and two brothers were also killed in a car crash when he was only a little boy. Luckily he wasn't in the car, but didn't have any family to take him in. You already know my mother's parents were killed in a house fire. It took two years for my dad, Peeta, to even work up the courage of asking my mom, Katniss, out on a date. They were married within five years and I was born and my brother three years after.
"My aunt Madge is an interesting character, bubbly, bright, quiet, but could also be really loud. She had dated my uncle Gale. He is my mother's brother and isn't spoken of at all. He had cheated on my aunt Madge and had broken her heart. She is single, most of my family claims that she still isn't over Gale, even though it's been over 17 years. She also isn't an orphan and isn't so close to the family. The same with my aunt Johanna and uncle Thresh. They are traveling the world, fitting both their adventurous personalities. My aunt Prim and aunt Rue are the two girls I couldn't seem to find out much about. I knew they had died in the fire that burnt down the original orphanage. No one knows how the fire was started, but it completely destroyed the house. Over 20 kids had to be moved to different orphanages and foster homes.
"That single even almost tore my family apart. With the death of the two thirteen year olds and the destruction of their home it was a miracle that we are still a big, happy family. It was all because of the happiest member of our family, Grandma Effie. She had been working at the orphanage for over 30 years and is literally the glue that holds our family together. Without Effie I'm not sure how we would all still be together" and with that Rose started her concluding thought.
"As you can see, my family is weird to say the least, but I couldn't possibly love them any more. We have had a lot of ups and downs over the years, but whenever something terrible happens we always manage to start over."
A/N: I'M DYING! I JUST FINISHED IT! OH MY GOD HOW DID I DO THAT!? Ok, I think I'm calm now, but I am a little teary eyed. I just wanted to thank all of you for reading, following, favoriteing and supporting me. I usually don't even thank you guys, but you people are actually the only thing that kept me writing this story.
I also wanted to say I'm starting a new story. I will probably post it tomorrow (or tonight depending) its caller Her Walls Came Crashing Down. It's Clato centric and I think is going to be good so read it please.
THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU ALL!