There are still times: A Hunger Games Fanfic
'You said you'll paint my picture."
"You said, daddy. You'll paint me."
Our daughter settles herself over the dining table, with burning glare in her sparking blue eyes, demanding. Peeta drops down his paintbrush and charcoal tray from the half finished sketch and looks at her. I see a small mischievous smile is playing at the corner of his lips. The golden sunlight reflects upon his sunny hair.
'But I'll not draw you!" He nods, putting on a serious face. I escape a glance over my shoulder before turning to the new recipe I want to prepare with squirrel I hunted yesterday, trying hard to swallow the laughter.
'Why not, daddy?" Her blue eyes are wearing the hard look that I wore in the opening ceremony of Quarter Quell. The fire in the kitchen is dancing upon her dark pupil. Sure if Cinna could see her now, he would make something for the daughter of girl-on-fire.
But Peeta raises one of his blond eyebrows. Without any warning he scoops up the angry little girl i
Healing"No, Peeta. Pull back a little further, until your fingers are against your jawbone," Katniss instructed with a smile. She took the bow she was holding loosely in one hand, and demonstrated, quickly fletching an arrow.Healing3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Peeta sighed, and tried to copy Katniss' pose. She made it looks easy, simple, beautiful. There was a sort of easy elegance to the way she held the bow, and how calm and precise her face looked while she aimed. One thing Katniss had never gave up after the war was hunting. Like painting was for himself, hunting was Katniss' therapy.
"This is harder then it looks," he said. Katniss smiled a tiny bit at this.
"So is painting, Peeta," she replied. "You make it look easy, the way you blend all those colours and create perfect shades."
"It isn't easy, it takes practice." Peeta insisted. Katniss nodded agreeably.
"Exactly. The same goes for shooting a bow and arrow. You have to relax," she said. She then pulled another arrow out of her quiver, and slowly nocked it. Peeta knew
Please Katniss"Why not Katniss?" Peeta asked with big blue eyesPlease Katniss3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
I snorted. Me? A mother? Yeah Right. "I'm not good with kids." I mumbled
"You are the worst liar I've ever met." Peeta sighed
"I'm not lying!" I whirl on him frustrated that he keeps insisting on this.
"But you took such good care of your family."
Yeah I think, and my little sister got blown to bits, and I did nothing to stop it.
I shake my head.
But when I look up the expression in Peeta's eyes makes me consider.
"Will you just think about it?" he asks leaning in close to me.
I pause and then give one nod. He kisses my head. In his eyes it seems as if his hopes have been crashed, bombed. When he looks at me I can see in his eyes that he see's beyond me. He's looking into something from the past, or perhaps a dream in the furture. He sighs trailing his hand down my neck before turning away.
Great. Now I feel guilty. What is it about having kids? The whimpering the wailing, not getting any sleep. I'll be tied to the tiney creatures side
PEETA AND KATNISSIt all felt like the first time for Peeta.PEETA AND KATNISS2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
There she was, all dressed up in some unthinkable couture of Panem, that made all the people to look only at her- and in contrary, there was here radiant smile, that kept Peeta looking at her.
- What is with you?-she smirked at him, still remembering that day when he separated himself with the trainings.- are you sure you want to go on with this masquerade?
- I don’t understand you.-he answered calmly, not pulling down his look from her.
- Your pretension. The way you act like somebody who is in love with me.-she bent closer and whispered- I know the truth. You should’nt pretend with me.
- Oh, really? So Mrs.Smart-as-I-am-the-queen-of-the-ball-and-the-prettiest-girl-ever-but-she-seems-to-deny-it thinks that she can see deep inside my heart? To the edges of it?
He grabbed her hand and put it to his chest, right where his heart was beating crazily at the moment.
Katniss gazed at him in amazement, b
MonsterIt's a pretty lazy morning here in 12. Peeta has been baking a cake for a customer with our daughter Lily, while I'm playing with our son Atticus in the kitchen table. I hear Lily giggling at Peeta's antics. She's very attached to her father just like I was to mine. I guess Peeta is right; in some ways she is just like me.Monster2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Ah crud! I'm all out of eggs!" Peeta exclaimed.
Atticus and I turned our heads to Peeta.
"Katniss, could you go to the market and get me some eggs?" Peeta asked.
"Sure!" I said getting up from my chair.
Atticus jumps off his own chair and pulls my pant's leg.
"Mommy, can I go with you?" Atticus pleaded.
I look into his pleading eyes and can't help but smile at him.
"Of course sweetheart."
"Lily do you want to go with mommy too?" Peeta asked Lily kneeling to her level.
Lily nodded excitedly and ran to me. Both Atticus and Lily take my hands and we walk out the door.
----1 hour later----
We're almost at our home. Lily takes the eggs from my hands and runs to the door.
ShatteredCato didn't mind it at all when he fell to the ground, and the mutts began to tear him apart. To him, he was already dead. He didn't really deserve to win these games. He could have saved her. He could have saved his Clove.Shattered3 years ago in Drama More Like This
He felt numb as the mutts ripped into him, snarling and growling. He remembered Clove turning around and flashing him a snarky smile as she hit the centre of the target again. Remembered her sitting on top of him, pinning him down to the ground with a knife to his throat, smiling because she had won that time. Her lips, soft under his own.
Remembered blood splashing onto her face as she killed a helpless tribute, then flashing him a grim smile. Her telling him secretly under the stars that killing didn't make her feel exactly human anymore. Their argument over who would go in to kill Twelve and retrieve their packs. Her desperate screech for help, and watching her die, her hand clutched in his. Her lifeless hazel eyes cold and empty.
As the arrow that finally promis
Born To Die (Peeta POV)BORN TO DIEBorn To Die (Peeta POV)2 years ago in Settings More Like This
When someone wants to take you out in the worst way...
When you're told you're not needed...
When you're called a cheap bitch...
What do you do?
I stare out the window.
Why did I lose my leg? Why was I lied to about love? Why did my family die?
ME. That's the answer. ME.
ME. ME. ME. ME. ME. ME. ME. ME. ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'M THE REASON FOR EVERYTHING. I AM EVIL. I WASN'T SUPPOSE TO BE CONCEIVED. I WASN'T SUPPOSE TO BE BORN. I'M SUPPOSE TO BE DEAD.
I punch the wall.
Katniss looks at me.
"Peeta, what's wrong?" she asks.
I get up & leave the room, knocking over my chair in the process.
I go into our room, & slam the door.
I'm only twenty-two, but I already want to be dead.
I put my back against the door & slide down it until my rear is on the ground.
I start crying, & start trying to rip out my hair.
PLEASE GOD KILL ME. KILL ME NOW. STRIKE ME DOWN. SHOOT ME. SNAP MY NECK. SLIT MY THROAT. DO ANYTHING TO MAKE SURE I DON'T BREATHE & MY HEART DOESN'T BEAT.
The door opens & I'm hugged
Mockingjay Alternative EndingMy name is Katniss Everdeen. I was in The Hunger Games twice and survived twice. I am the star of the rebellion I am I am Peeta's alive.Mockingjay Alternative Ending4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
And wants to kill me.
I sit up with a start from my slumber, my legs having been twisted up in the covers, and try to catch my breath. It isn't the first time I've woken up like this in the past few months. So much has happened that most of the time I don't even realize much of it has happened until I dream. My dreams have become a way for me to remember the highlights of things I've forgotten, kind of like the highlights they showed on screen of the Games and the War. I am Katniss Everdeen and I am the Mockingjay. I killed Coin
I close my eyes tightly, trying to stop the images that were showing in my mind. Coin had killed my little sister with Gale's own trap For that reason al
In your Arms: Katniss x PeetaIn your Arms: Katniss x Peeta3 years ago in Romance More Like This
I had another dream again. First it was Rue screaming my name over and over again. 'Katniss! Katniss!' she screamed. Then, I saw my mother, Prim, Gale, my father, & Peeta screaming bloodcurdling screams. It was too much to handle. And then I saw Peeta again saying, "Katniss! Wake Up!" I awoke, shuddering. "Katniss?" Peeta said, "Are you alright? I was-" I cut him off. "I-I had those dreams again Peeta. First it was Rue and then-" Before I finished Peeta embraced me. I was stunned. But then I eventually melted into him. I felt safe. After the Games, I thought I could never feel safe again but thanks to Peeta I could now sleep soundly
The Perfect Day (Chapter One) Part Three"Hey there pretty boy," Haymitch greeted Peeta as he came over to the younger man and hugged him briefly. Peeta smiled at Haymitch because he noted for once that he was not in any way drunk. It was amazing what a year could do for a man.The Perfect Day (Chapter One) Part Three3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Haymitch," Peeta greeted him. "How .," he paused as he saw Gale and Katniss coming into the kitchen arms hooked. A small pang of jealousy washed over him as he saw their smiling faces. As quickly as the emotion came it went as Gale unhooked his arm from Katniss and walked over to Peeta with his hand outstretched. Reluctantly, Peeta egknolaged the hand and shook it. "Gale, it is a pleasure to see you," he said through closed teeth trying not to show annoyance towards the brunette, for Katniss' sake. But, of course that didn't work because Katniss raised her left eyebrow and walked over to Peeta taking his hand and gently stroking his palm with her thumb in a comforting way.
"The pleasure is all mine," Gale responded coolly.
Peeta didn't have a com
The Perfect Day (Chapter One) part fourGale once again entered the bathroom to find that Peeta had wiped down Katniss' face and she looked a little better. He also noted that Peeta had clumsily pulled back her long curly hair into a loose messy bun at the nape of her neck. "Here you go," Gale whispered holding the towel out to Peeta. The blond haired boy smiled lightly and took the cool towel. As he turned back to Katniss he gingerly pushed a loose curl behind her ear then, he started dabbing the towel in her face to cool her down.The Perfect Day (Chapter One) part four3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After what felt like forever to Gale, Katniss finally said, "Peeta," Gale slouched at her comment, what would it take to be as good as Peeta, then she continued, "I'm fine Peeta, really, just a little surprised."
Peeta smiled weakly and put the towel on the sink. Then he said as he got up, "Are you sure? Want me to take you up stairs?"
Peeta was about to scoop her up when Katniss stopped him and said, "You have flower on your check." She smiled and reached her hand to his face and wiped the strea
The Perfect Day (Chapter One) Part OnePeeta lay silently in the bed. One arm cushioning his head the other around the waist of his love. Her face was buried deep into his chest so he could not admire her beauty. But, never the less he lay awake with the girl of his dreams smiling to himself. He sighed heavily and she stirred a little and then rolled away from him out of his strong arms. Her waist length curly hair spilling into her face, Peeta smiled once again. He was glad that he had convinced her to let it down from its tight braid.The Perfect Day (Chapter One) Part One3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Slowly Peeta propped himself up on one of his elbows and moved closer to the beautiful women besides him. It had been two years since the last Hunger Games and finally Katniss no longer had the horrific nightmares and Peeta no longer had the sudden feelings of killing his amazing girlfriend. They had both worked through it but the end product was well worth it. Then gently Petta leant over Katniss and brushed away some of her long curls. Then he kissed her check and got out of bed careful no
Say What (Chapter Three) Part OneOne Week Later:Say What (Chapter Three) Part One3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Peeta lay on the floor of his room. Well, at least the room he had received when they got to the Capitol. He had not slept all week. But, then part of that was because he had specifically gotten a room away from Katniss. He couldn't bear the thought of her. She deserved better than him. The messed up boy from District Twelve. Yet, as his blue eyes store blankly up at the ceiling he couldn't help what wonder what Katniss was doing. Couldn't help thinking about every perfect curve and detail of her body, he smile, her personality. But, he also couldn't help but wonder what she could be thinking. Probably, that she never wanted to see him again. That he was a monster. Possibly even thinking about breaking up the engagement. But, this time it would be real, all too real to Peeta.
So, for that matter he had locked himself in his room only leaving it when it was absolutely necessary and even then he tried to avoid Katniss. He didn't want to hurt her anymore. He just couldn't
The Train (Chapter Two) Part OneKatniss woke up with a start. She didn't know where she was and for that matter where Peeta was. "PEETA!!!" she screamed tears rolling down her check. It couldn't have been real. Any moment she would here his loud walk hurrying to the door. But none came. It had been so vivid. Maybe it was real. She let the idea sink in her head and then she curled up into a ball hugging her knees. It must have been a nightmare. Yet how could it have been, it was so real. To be truthful the nightmares had returned weeks before but she made a point not to let Peeta know. He would have made himself worry about her every second and he had really needed to work on the bakery. Just to make sure she was truly awake and not in one of her nightmares she yelled even louder, "PEETA!!!" No answer, slowly she got out of bed.The Train (Chapter Two) Part One3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She waited for what seemed like five minutes. Still no answer. Katniss was hysterical, she couldn't live without him so she knew exactly what to do. Quickly she made her way
The Train (Chapter Two) Part two"Haymitch, I don't know what to do," Gale exasperated as he covered his head with his hands while slowly, slumping down in his chair so that his elbows were on the table. Both Haymitch and himself were sitting on the train as they waited for Peeta to calm Katniss down. "Just," he paused, "the look on her face. She . She was going to jump. She would have jumped!" as he said this, his head snapped up and he through his arms in the air dramatically.The Train (Chapter Two) Part two3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Gale, I don't pretend Katniss trying to jump does not bother me. But, showing up randomly, after what, two years unannounced was stressful for her. I don't blame her for wanting to jump. And you acting like this is not helping any ones mood," Haymitch snapped. Angrily he got up and walked over to a counter with a row of bottles. He thumbed through what he had and picked up a bottle of liquor. Then he got a glass and poured the liquid into it. Then with glass in hand he walked back to the table and sat down again. Then he said, "A year wi
Say What? (Chapter Three) Part Two"Dear Peeta, You're going to be a father."Say What? (Chapter Three) Part Two3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The words hit him like a train. A father but, how? He knew how but, he just couldn't believe it. How could she? It was only once. They hadn't planned for this but, under any circumstance Peeta found himself to be extremely happy.
"Don't let them Peeta!" Katniss screamed. Peeta looked up from the note and walked over to a sleeping Katniss. Her movements spasmodic and her whole body was trembling. Softly Peeta sat himself next to Katniss. He looked at his love clearly for the first time in weeks. She had unnatural purple bags under her eyes. Her hair had lost its sleek smoothness and was now in a frizzy braid. Peeta gently pushed some of the loose hair behind her ear. Then he very softly put his thumb at the top of her cheek bone and ran it down her cheek in a crescent shape before it hit her lip.
As his thumb reached the bottom of her lip he stopped. By that simple action her lips stoped quivering and tears stopped flowing down her face. Her wh
The Train (Chapter Two) Part ThreeKatniss couldn't breathe, she held onto Peeta's hand as she kicked her legs freely through the air desperately looking for escape. Peeta. She couldn't even call him that because the eyes that were staring at her were not her loves. His eyes, this mans were hard as stone and pure black. There was none of the former blue she was so used to seeing every day. Katniss opened her mouth to say something but, suddenly Gale came charging at Peeta with all his force. Peeta let go of Katniss' neck and was knocked to the floor of the train. She crumbled to the ground and weakly said, "Gale, no stop!"The Train (Chapter Two) Part Three3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was too little too late. By that time both Gale and Peeta were throwing punches at each other and screaming. Peeta kept yelling, "I'll kill you. You Capitol scum!" Then Gale would respond with, "You don't deserve her! She needs better than you!" Katniss couldn't quite make out the rest but, it was not pretty. It never was when Peeta had an episode but, she wasn't there for him. She promised she wou
Katniss and Peeta (1)I am breathing hardly, after running for several miles, away, from this reality, from the games, from myself. But I know it well- there is no way out of here, only to fight.Katniss and Peeta (1)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
People, like I am. Some of the, are children ; others are the Careers, which were brought up to fight, to kill, to be merciless.
I stare in front of me, in the darkness, but there is nothing. At least that's what I hope for. Who am I deceiving? Who else cares, what is in my soul, hidden from the others?
Suddenly the world stars spinning around me: faces, screams, blood...I start to run, the creatures are right behind, I hear their low, animal like laughter....
I am their prey, and they already feel the taste of vicotry, the bloody smell of it. I cant look back, please, just not this time.
Let me to run away...let me live...Prim, mother, Gale- what will they do without me? And Peeta....
His name makes me to shiver, as if the most important one in the whole world; the only name that makes me to think about spring, da
No More PretendingI cant pretend any more. I didn't just miss a cycle, it's not just that I'm feeling a little funny.No More Pretending3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
I am expecting.
My hands go imdieatly to my stomach though of course there is no evidence of the child within yet at this time. My breathing quickens in fear. Maybe i shouldnt have told Peeta i was ready, maybe I was just too emotional at the time and was willing to do anything to make him happy. Maybe i wanst fit to be a mother, maybe I never will be.
But all of that no longer mattered. What was done was done and Peeta's child is coming to life inside me weather I want it to or not.
I wait a few more week's before I tell him, because I just dont know how, I'm too scared. But I know I must tell him. Espically since I have given up on my end of the effort of becoming pregnate. Because I am now, so there is no need to keep trying. Peeta will pick up on that very soon.
I take a deep breath and call his name.
After a few moments he appears in the room and lifts his eyebrows expecatnly. "What
Arms of Sorrow - CHAPTER 1Arms of Sorrow - CHAPTER 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Peacefully his body was resting on the cold ground. Seemed like he already sunk in deep slumber. Breathing deeply and slowly.That same moment, she realised she could take advantage of it. It was the perfect time for her to nest so closely to him, cuddling upto his arm. She too got taken over by sleep soon after.
I couldn't help but to ask myself; would he have aproved of this situation if he was awake? Or could it be, could he actually care for her?
I found myself staring at them, so peacefully resting, as if we weren't stuck in this mess. So vunerebal they seemed, so far from reality. I could so easily kill her now. Kill them both. Funny as it seems, they wouldn't even know what struck them. But no matter how hard I'd try, I couldn't harm Cato.
All the anger and rage I felt before dissapeared as my stare got stuck on his face. His lips a little opened, I could see the warm breath escaping from them. His eyes shut close, twitching a little. Never before I n
GonerOh great. Another Monday morning. Another day of having to listen to my mother bark orders at me in the bakery. Another day of spending all of my time baking bread. Another day- wait a second. I jump out of my bed and throw my fists in the air.Goner4 years ago in Romance More Like This
I can't believe I forgot! I can't believe it's finally here! At long last, the day I've been looking forward to since I've heard of it has come! It's my first day of school! I will no longer be stuck here alone with my parents!
I run over to my dresser and rifle through my drawers of clothes looking for my favorite pair of pants and shirt: jeans shorts and an orange shirt. I've been keeping this outfit hidden away so I couldn't wear it and then dirty it up with flour or other stuff in the bakery. Then I throw open my door and run down the hallway to the staircase, but end up running into my mother.
"Peeta!" she snarls, "Why are you running?!"
I snap back without thinking, "I'm trying to hurry up for my first day of school!" But I realize my mist
Katniss and Peeta: brand new startI was walking steadily. It was like a dream; where I was crazy and irresponsible.Katniss and Peeta: brand new start3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I liked that thought.
Who cares, anyway? District 12 is a totall mess nowdays; people rushing nowhere, blank eyes, blank souls. All was forgotten and lonesome. My only desire was the woods around our district, with lovely birds, fields and untouched nature...
I smile while walking forward, stepping in the muddy puddles with joy, smiling, to the sunshine, which is quite rare here...I am hiding something, even from myself. I am just afraid of this thought....How could it ever possibly happen? No, forget it Katniss. He is just your friend. The boy who saved your life. You owe him a big.
We can still just go on how we were. Perfectly happy with our current status of best friends. At least I am perfectly happy with it.
Are you.- there is this voice in my head. No, I am not crazy. I hope so at least. It is just my heart that somehow always finds the right words to make me blush.
And it is always
Monster Pt. 2It's a pretty normal day here in District 12. I'm in the kitchen baking a cake for a customer and my daughter Lily is helping me out. Katniss and Atticus are sitting at the table playing. I see Lily trying to reach for the sugar on the top self. I get the sugar down for her. I hold it out for her and when she reaches out to take it I move it out of her hands.Monster Pt. 22 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Daddy! I need the sugar!" Lily giggles.
"Alright Lily Pad, here you go." I say handing her the sugar.
After I give her the sugar and I go back to work. Ok, the next step is the eggs. I look around for the eggs and I realize there aren't any eggs left.
"Ah crud! I'm all out of eggs!" I exclaim.
I turn to Katniss in the table.
"Katniss, could you go to the market and get me some eggs?" I ask.
She gets up from her chair and Atticus followed.
"Mommy can I go with you?" Atticus asked Katniss.
"Of course sweetheart."
I turned to Lily and kneeled in front of her.
"Lily do you wanna go with mommy too?"
Lily nodded excitedly and r
It Was Then I KnewMy body was slick with sweat. The sun beat onto my back relentlessly, burning the patchy, chemically produced skin that covered my body. My hair had begun to grow back in clumps some time ago. If I ever got around to it, I could cut it to a somewhat normal length. It would be shorter than it had ever been.It Was Then I Knew3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The paved path around Victor's Village was scorching the bottom of my feet as I left my house. I felt blisters forming on the bottoms of my feet. My mind told me to reverse my journey, head toward my own house, and never look back. But I kept going. I had to.
My mouth went dry as I reached up to knock on the door. But before my hand came in contact with the wood, the door was open. I felt a shiver run through my body as I looked at him. He looked as shocked to see me as I was to see him. When I made the journey across the fiery pavement, I knew we would meet, but I didn't expect to see him looking like he did. Put together. Neat. The exact opposite as I felt.
For a moment I hated him