Hey! :) This oneshot was requested by Ohsoclovely1. I know a lot of people have written oneshots about this but I wanted to give it a go anyway and it has a little twist at the end. :) I don't own The Hunger Games. :( It's written in Clove's POV.
"So, Cato, what do you like to do for fun?" Glimmer asked with a flirty look on her face as she inched closer to Cato. Their shoulders were almost touching. She smiled straight at him and batted her eyelashes as he looked down at the sword in his hands uncomfortably. He likes to play around with weapons. I thought, throwing my knives at an unfortunate lizard that had tried to scuttle by us. Cato, Marvel, Glimmer, Lover Boy and I were seated underneath a tree. It was nightfall and we'd been waiting for that stupid Fire Girl to climb down from her tree for hours. I was starting to grow restless. Surely there were more tributes to kill. We could get her later on in the Games.
"I like to mess around with weapons." Cato replied, still not looking at Glimmer. I mentally smirked, I knew him like the back of my hand. Glimmer inched closer again, clearly annoyed that her attempts at seducing him were failing miserably.
"Do you do anything non-training related?" She asked, smiling again. He reads, not that he'd ever admit it.
"I do stuff."
"And are you single?" Glimmer was so close to Cato that she was practically sat on his lap. Cato's eyes met mine over the fire. I shook my head slightly, a signal to keep quiet about our relationship. It would put sponsors right off. A Career can't be tough, brutal and in love all at the same time.
"Let's play truth or dare. I'm bored out of my mind." Marvel cut in. Glimmer shot him an annoyed glance and he looked back at her, unfazed.
"Fine. Playing, Lover Boy?" I asked, raising an eyebrow as I pulled my knives out of the dead reptile and rearranged them in my jacket. He hesitated before nodding.
"Good. Truth or dare?" I asked him.
"Truth." He responded. I rolled my eyes at him. Wimp.
"Before the Reaping, had you ever actually had a conversation with Fire Girl?" I asked, grinning wickedly. Marvel smirked at him and Cato laughed a little, but Glimmer just raised her eyebrows expectantly.
"Well…" He glanced up at the tree. "No. But I knew that I loved her anyway."
"Awww. So sweet!" Marvel said sarcastically, clutching his heart and fluttering his eyelashes. The other Careers and I laughed. Peeta glared at the ground before saying,
"Glimmer, truth or dare?"
"Truth." I rolled my eyes again, this time at her. To be honest, I would have rolled them at her anyway. I seem to do it every time she opens that stupid mouth of hers. I swear, if she giggles or squeals one more time I'll run her through with Cato's sword.
"Do you have a crush on anyone?" Peeta asked, clearly bored, as he continued to watch the tree. Glimmer giggled and indiscreetly glanced at Cato before nodding. He frowned and turned his body away from her slightly. Her giggle echoed around in my head, making me want to hit myself with a brick just to stop it.
"Truth or dare, Cato?" Glimmer asked, smiling yet again. This time I wanted to throw the brick at her. Who the hell does she think she is? Did she think that she could join the alliance and the flirt with my boyfriend and I'd be totally fine with it? I don't care that nobody outside of District Two has any idea about us, I want to bitch dead.
"Dare." He said firmly. He was never someone to back down from a challenge.
"I dare you to make out with me for a full minute." She grinned. I froze, watching Cato to see what he would do. If he backed out, the people of Panem would think he was too weak to even kiss a girl.
"But…How'll we time it?" Cato asked. He was obviously looking for a way to get out of it. He better have been anyway. After all, he had told me that he loved me countless times. I had said the same. Being in the Arena hadn't changed that at all. Glimmer throwing herself at him also hadn't changed that.
"Oh, Marvel can count. Go!" She yelled before grabbing the back of Cato's head and smashing her lips against his. Cato kissed her back after a few seconds, but his arms didn't wrap around her like they had wrapped around me. I'm pretty sure steam was coming out of my ears as I stood, walked around the fire, and grabbed Glimmer by the hair.
"Ow! What are you doing, you crazy psychopath?!" Glimmer yelled, pulling her hair out from my fingers.
"This is the Games, Glimmer. There's no time for that kind of thing." I snarled.
"Oh, lighten up Clove!" She laughed, but not in a humorous way.
"Don't tell me what to do." I scowled, reaching for a knife.
"I'll do what I want, thanks. Why don't you just go stand over there while Cato does his dare? I'm sure he was enjoying it." Glimmer turned and winked at Cato before facing me again.
"Oh, please. He was practically gagging." I rolled my eyes at her.
"You're just jealous because Cato will never like you! Why would he anyway? He has me."
"Is that what you think?" I asked, raising an eyebrow.
"Yeah. He probably hates you." Glimmer smirked.
"That's why he's my boyfriend then." I laughed.
"Oh, keep dreaming. If he's your boyfriend, why was he flirting with me?"
"He wasn't! You threw yourself at him!" I looked at Marvel and Peeta for back up.
"It's true. He's been completely uninterested and you didn't even realise because you were too busy lusting over him." Marvel grinned.
"I agree. He doesn't even look at you look when you talk to him." Peeta added.
"Cato?" Glimmer turned to him, wanting him to prove them wrong.
"Glimmer, I've been with Clove for about seven months now." Cato said, a smirk tugging at his lips.
"I seriously hate you, Clove." Glimmer growled. She pulled a knife from her sleeve and charged at me. I sidestepped and she turned to slash her blade at my face. I ducked and pulled her legs out from underneath from her. She ended up sprawled on her back, my foot pressing down on her windpipe slightly. I shrugged my jacket off. I could finish her with just the knife I was holding.
"Well, that was a stupid idea. You honestly think you could have beaten me in a knife fight?" I smirked.
"Your foot off of my neck, Clove." Glimmer growled. I twiddled my knife between my fingers.
"I don't think I will." I said, raising my knife over my head.
"Come on, Clove. You've had your fun, let her go." Marvel said.
"No. She needs to die, here and now." I said, but before my knife could leave my hand strong arms wrapped around my waist and lifted me off of the ground.
"Put me down now!" I screamed as Cato threw me over his shoulder.
"No. I think you need to cool down." He said, and started walking away from the camp.
"Dammit Cato, put me down!" I yelled, pounding my fists against his back. We reached the river we had found Everdeen in earlier and Cato threw me into the water. It was freezing cold and I gasped, swallowing a mouthful of the icy water. I resurfaced, spluttering and coughing like a fool.
"You son of a bitch! What's wrong with you?! You could have killed me! I bet Glimmer would be so happy then and you could make out wither all day every day until you both die and someone with half a brain cell could win these Games!" I screamed, my arms flying around in mad gestures.
"You done?" Cato asked when I was finished with my rant. He sat down on the river bank and leaned back on his elbows.
"Yes." I snapped, sitting down next to him with my legs crossed.
"I'm not interested in her, you know." Cato said, smirking arrogantly.
"Whatever." I mumbled, picking at the grass.
"Hey." He said, sitting up straight. "Look at me." I forced my eyes to meet his.
"Why don't you like her? I bet all the boys in District One do." I muttered.
"Because I'm in love with my scary District partner." Cato grinned, I couldn't but smile back as he pressed his lips softly to mine. After a few seconds, I pushed him away.
"Gross. I've probably got Glimmer germs now." I frowned.
"Please don't remind me about that kiss. I'm trying my hardest to erase it from my memory." He shuddered. I laughed and kissed him again.
"Well, isn't that cute." Cato and I leapt to our foot and spun to face the owner of the voice. Thresh stepped out from behind a tree, weapon drawn.
"Have the violent, destructive Careers fallen in…Love?" He asked, grinning. In one swift motion, he swung his sword at Cato's head.
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