I am so sorry for the lack of updates! School has been really stressful recently and I have had very little time! I also want this to be really good, I'm currently so proud of it but often I go for quantity over quality so the story becomes terrible because I just keep updating useless and rubbish chapters I'm not proud of. It's basically either fast updates but a terrible story, or slow updates but a (hopefully) good story! After exams I will give all my time and efforts to this fic!
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Katniss stood next to Effie and Peeta, her mouth gaped open. More than one winner, she could do it, save them all. "It's time." Peeta whispered to her. She nodded and took his hand. Their couple façade still needed to be shown, Snow made that very clear:
"Please take a seat Miss Everdeen." Snow stood by a vase of roses, he didn't look at Katniss. She sat on the chair placed next to the desk, she watched the back of Snows head. "It would be wise if we spoke the truth to each other today Miss Everdeen. Lying won't help."
"Good then I shall proceed with why I called you here." He turned around, a rose in his hand, and walked to the other side of the desk and took a seat.
"Such a small thing of beauty, you don't get these in district 12, it's a shame, you truly are missing out."
"Perhaps if the Capitol were so kind as to send some over we too could have a thing of beauty."
"Perhaps. But then again you don't seem to need the Capitol. Yes I know about your hunting. I didn't nothing about it, I'm a kind president you know." There was a pause as Snow opened up a screen to Katniss' left.
The kiss had been quick. it didn't mean anything, or at least she didn't think it did?
It was spur of the moment if the woods nothing big
But here was Snow, he had seen and that put her and Peeta in danger.
you see Miss Everdeen everyone is under the impress that you and Mr Mellark are an item. You both won because you love each other. You see my dilemma I cant have you kissing other people or they'll question your motives and say you both won because the Capitol is weak and allowed for it to happen. We don't want that do we?"
Katniss shook her head.
"Good." Snow paused and sat in front of her. "Now as for the boy..." The two watched the screen replay Katniss and Gale kiss. "He isn't going to be a problem, is he?" Katniss shook her head again. "Good. We wouldn't want something to come between you and Mr Mellark now would we. After all your love for one another is of extreme importance." He stood from his seat and shut the screen off. He walked towards the door and paused before exiting.
"You can keep the rose as a reminder of this meeting Miss Everdeen, I can assure you when I say you don't want to be seeing me again." And with that he left Katniss alone with the rose in her hand.
The Capitols anthem played aloud, the students of Hogwarts looked confused at the front as Katniss and Peeta held hands and waved at the cameras.
"And there are our two love birds in their Sunday best. Look at them ladies and gentlemen just look at them. We know they'll be bringing home the glory for Panem." Ceaser Flickermans voice boomed through the great hall.
"Well Ceaser you know what we're like." Peeta laughed.
"That I do Peeta so I sure hope Effie keeps a close eye on you and Katniss." Ceaser laughed.
Katniss giggled, "Oh Cesear shhh." She laughed.
Peeta pulled her closer to him and kissed her on the cheek cause Cesears audience to cheer.
"Okay well we shall be joining you later for the rest of the tribute announcements. For now let us re play Katniss and Peeta's best moments shall we." Another cheer and the cameras shut down.
"All clear." Effie sang.
Peeta and Katniss dropped hands and pulled away from eachother.
"Ouch, that's a bit cold don't you think?" Jace said to the others.
The entire great hall and witnessed Katniss and Peeta's camera action and continued to stare at them.
"You can say that again, I'm slightly confused." Simon agreed.
"Its all for the cameras. They don't love each other " Gale told the group but mainly he was reassuring himself. He loved Katniss and the idea that her and Peeta were a couple caused rage to erupt within him.
The rest of the group looked at eachother and shrugged. They had taken a seat on the Gryffindore table.
Katniss and Peeta walked towards them ignoring everyone's stares. Katniss besides her sister and away from Gale; Peeta sat on her other side. Professor Magonagal stood before the hall and the first years were sorted. Hermione explained what each house represented and Jace, Ron, Seamus and Dean quickly began their game of 'guess the house' with Ron winning.
"I'm Ginny Weasley, this is my brother Ron, Nevil Longbottom, Seamus Finnigan, Dean Thomas, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Isabel, Alec and Jace Lightwood. Clary Frey and Simon Lewis." Ginny introduced everyone to Katniss and Peeta.
"I'm Peeta Mellark and this is Katniss Everdeen." He shook hands with Ginny.
"So do you have any idea as to what's going on? We're all pretty confused." Clary asked.
"The Hunger Games. Its a Quarter Quell so it's special. Its Panem vs Hogwarts apparently."
Hermione looked at Katniss, "There has to be a mistake."
She shook her head, "Its what Cesear Flickerman told us. He's the host." Katniss added.
Before anyone could say anything else an after the first years had been sorted, Dumbledore stood in front of his podium to make his speech.
"Welcome back to another year at our beloved school. As you may have noticed we have some very special guest joining us. All the way from Panem we have Katniss Evereen an Peeta Mellark." Katniss hi her face at the mention of her name and Peeta smiled and nodded at anyone he made eye contact with. "Escorted here by the lovely Miss Effie Tricket." Effie being her usual self stood and waved at everyone. It was hard to miss her.
"May I also introduce our new Magical Affaires teacher, professor Magnus Bane who had bought along a few additions from New York to help with his lessons." Magnus stood, bowed his head and sat again.
"Now to explain why our visitors are here our guest Effie Tricket shall explain."
Dumbledore stepped back allowing for Effie to stand in his place. She looked around for a moment then smiled. "Welcome welcome. The time has at last come upon us and this year Hogwarts has been chosen to host The Hunger Games; a popular event in Panem. This year the victors from last year, in this case Katniss and Peeta, have been chosen to compete again for the honour of representing Panem all together. They are not alone of course. Chosen also are Gale Hawthorne an Primrose Evereen. Shall we give them a round of applause."
Only a few people clapped, Effie was the loudest.
"This year The Hunger Games has taken a different turn and boys and girls the exciting news is that you too have the opportunity to take part. It is a mandatory enrolment for anyone ages 12 to 18. How exciting." No one cheered. No one clapped. Only those who had heard Prim knew what the Hunger Games was.
"Now then, all the way from the Capitol I have a special treat. A montage of last years Hunger Games and a message from the Capitol."
Effie, still smiling although it looked strained now, stood back as a screen unfolded in front of the hall and the Capitols message played
"War terrible war..." As the message played on the faces of those in the room turned to horror. Dumbleore sat expressionless.
Katniss turned away from the screen. She coulnt bare to look at last year again. She still ha nightmares. Peeta took her hand but remaining strong for the both of them stayed facing ahead. The montage showed clips from last year, Rue dying, Cato dying and finally the announcement of Katniss and Peeta winning. The last words of the screen were as followed: "The victors of the 74th annual Hunger Games, the star crossed lovers from district 12, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark."
Now only Effie applauded as she proudly stood in front of the hall again to speak. "Now it is time to announce which lucky few have the honour of fighting for Hogwarts." She smiled as she unveiled two small bowels which appeared at the flick of Dumbledores wand.
She placed her hand in the first bowel announcing 'ladies first'. He entire arm disappeared up to her shoulder as she reached in. She drew out a small piece of parchment and smiled. She unfolded it and read out the name written...