A/N: Hey guys! As you may have read in the update, I'm going to pick up this story again. This one is going to be in Katniss's POV. I hope you all enjoy! Constructive criticism is very encouraged :P- Maya
"Bye Peeta" I hang up the phone and throw it on the other side of the bed. I run my fingers through my hair and feel tears slip down my cheeks. "Fuck" I say quietly to myself. I got into the bathroom and wash off my face, hoping that Rosie won't notice that I've been crying, but of course she does. She always does.
"Mama, why are you crying?" She asks with a frown on her face.
"Because I love you very much" I reply. She grins at me and then jumps into my arms. We watch tv for a few minutes before I have to put her to sleep. I put her in her bed and sing to her like I always do when I'm putting her to sleep. By the time the song is done, she's out like a light. I smile and turn off the light. I walk into the living room where the tv is still on and turn it off before I get into whatever TLC show is on next.
I put on a tshirt and shorts and then crawl into bed. It takes me awhile to fall asleep, but when I finally do, I dream of Peeta and Rosie playing in the backyard. Him swinging her, and her laughing like a wild animal. The Peeta in my dream looks up to me and says "See what we could have had?" with tears in his eyes.
I wake up with a start. Rosie's jumping on my bed. "Mama mama mama!" She yells.
"Yeah baby?" I say once I realize what's happening.
"Can we have pancakes for breakfast pretty please?" She exclaims and then puts on her puppy dog face. Of course I say yes. I always say yes when she uses that face, it's the most adorable face in the world. I get out of bed and scoop her up in my arms.
"What shape do you want Rosie?" I ask her with a smile on my face.
"Hmmm… Hearts!" She yells and then starts giggling. I make her the heart shaped pancakes, and then pour maple syrup all over them. She eats all 3 of hers in 5 minutes and then said something I really wish she hadn't.
"Mama, that man at the store yesterday looked like your pictures of daddy!" She says. Damnit… "Was he my daddy?" She asks with a confused look on her face.
"Yeah baby, that was your daddy" I say hesitantly. She lights up. "Really?!" she cheered. "Mama can I please see him? Please please please?" she begged. I think for a minute. I know Peeta wants to see her. But is it really a good idea? What happens when we go home and I have to take her away again?
Right as I'm about to answer, Johanna comes in. "Where were you Jojo?" I ask her with a smirk on my face. She blushes red and then says "That's a story for a time when that one isn't here." She points at Rosie, and Rosie sticks her tounge out at Johanna. "This hotel room is really spiffy. Two rooms and a kitchen. Damn" She says.
"No cussing!" I whisper at her with a disapproving look on my face. "Whatever. Hey did you bring any asprin?" she asks. "Yeah it's in my purse, and I need to tell you something when you're done getting it." I tell her.
She reaches into my purse, grabs an asprin, and swallows it dry. I never understood how she did that. "So what's up?" She asks. "I ran into Peeta at the store yesterday." I tell her.
"Are you serious? What'd he say?" She asks. "I had to leave quickly so I just gave him my number and told him to call me." I say.
"Well did he?" She ask me. "Yeah, we talked for a little bit last night. He knows that.. well you know." I say.
"Damn. What'd you guys talk about?" She whispered. "He wants to get coffee sometime while I'm still in town, and he wants to meet Rosie of course."
"And I'm guessing you said yes?" She insisted. "Of course I said yes."
She looks at me for a second before Rosie says she wants to go for a walk. Johanna says she'll take her, and I make no objections, I need a little time to myself. They leave about 5 minutes later and I take a seat on the couch. I hear my phone ringing from the bedroom and I run to get it.
"Hello?" I say into the phone. "Hey Kat, it's Peeta. I wanted to ask you if you and Rosie wanted to get lunch today?" he said.
"Yeah that'd be great. When and where?" I ask.
"There's a really nice Mexican restaurant on 4th street. Meet you guys there at 12?" He asks.
"Yeah, we'll be there" I say lightly into the phone. "Okay see you soon" he hangs up.
I think for a second about what to do and then I decide to take a quick shower. When I step out, I get a strange feeling. Excitement… I'm excited to see Peeta.
A/N: And here it is! Next chapter will be up in more than a week, but less than two weeks. See you all then. Hope you enjoyed! -Maya