Disclaimer: I don't own Hunger Games or any of the other books – I'm just borrowing them for a bit!

Chapter 1:

I had lost him.

I knew it as soon as Peeta said, "One more time? For the audience?" when we had arrived back in District 12 after winning the 74th annual Hunger Games.

I actually meant what I had said about not everything I had done for Peeta had been an act. I really had been confused during our stint in the arena.

At first.

But now I wasn't.

I knew what I wanted, but I was afraid. Afraid for my future. For his future. For my family's. I also knew that if I were to tell him any of this, then he probably wouldn't believe me – he probably would think that it was all still an act. Honestly, I probably didn't even deserve someone like Peeta Mellark to begin with. Truthfully, I wasn't made to love another human being that way.

But that had been before I had been a pawn of the Capitol. Before I had gotten to know the boy with the bread better.

Now I was determined not to loose him.

The question was how?

AN: I promise more tomorrow! Let me know what you think so far!