Hey everybody this is a GalexKatniss fan fiction. This is also my first story so go easy on me. It takes place after the end of mockingjay, Peeta and Katniss are together but not married and they don't have kids. And you guys should all know who comes back.
And as every great fan fiction story starts off I must say:
I am not the amazing Suzanne Collins, I do not own The Hunger Games, or any of the characters.
Anyway I bring to you:
The Way It Should Be.
I creep down the stairs of my house in the victor's village, well not my house, I moved into Peetas house with him four months after the rebellion. When I reach the kitchen I see a note left by Peeta.
I decided to leave early to go to the bakery. If you go hunting please be careful, ok? Don't forgot about the invitations either. Be back soon.
The invitations! I think, Peeta and I are having a party inviting our closes friends. Annie, Finnick Jr. (Annie's baby), Johanna, and the Hawthorne's… Well most of them, except Gale. Gale. My chest tightens with a mix of anger, longing, and resentment. I push him out of my mind… its better if I don't think about him.
I quickly shower, dress, and put my hair into a pony tail. I stopped with the braid after the rebellion. I guess it reminded me to much of old times and….Prim. I think about her all the time, and every time I do my chest feels tight and my heart hurts.
I push Prim out of my mind, and quickly feed buttercup before I grab my father's hunting jacket head out the door. I should hunt, but I'll buy butcher meat instead seeing I'm busy today.
It's a warm summer's day, but I bring the jacket just in case it rains. District 12 has changed a lot. When you walk through town you see warm little shops, instead of the old gray buildings that used to stand in their place.
And the seam neighborhoods houses have been replaced by welcoming little cottages. But I requested they leave my old house…I just couldn't let them tear it down. But I never pass the neighborhood anymore. Again to many bad memories.
I stop by the post office to mail all my invitations. I honestly don't even know if the Hawthornes will show up. Their fine with me but, they really don't like being around Peeta. Hazelle doesn't show it, but you can tell she's uncomfortable. Vick and Rory though… if they do happen to be in the same room with Peeta they just glare at him, and give him short answers, or they just ignore him completely.
He can't even act like he doesn't know why; everybody knows why. Everybody knows why the Hawthorne boys hate Peeta. Because he took away their brothers chance at true love. And I know Peeta isn't too fond of them either but he would NEVER admit it to anyone, since I'm so close to them. I decide to stop by the bakery before doing the rest of my chores.
Peeta runs the bakery now. He does a good job, Delly occasionally helps bake. Sometimes when he has his hijacked moments I have to call her because she's the only one who can calm him down.
When I open the door I see Peeta bent over a cake frosting it. I'm surprised when I see Haymitch talking with Peeta, taking a bite of a roll of some sort.
"Hey sweetheart," Haymitch says. When Peeta notices I'm there his expression brightens considerably. "Hi honey," he says giving me a quick kiss on the cheek. "Busy?" I ask, "No not really." He says very bluntly
He hands me cheese bun, my favorite, it's still warm still too. "Eat something would you?" I smile and take a small bite before sitting on the counter and talking with Haymitch and Peeta. The occasional customer comes in and Peeta must stop to take their order.
Then I stop dead when I see the next customer walk through the door. Its Gale.
I almost choke,and start coughing and haymitch whacks me in the back (which doesn't help) until I calm dow and realize it's just Rory. Rory could pass for the fourteen year old boy I met in the woods that one day. I also notice Vick trailing threw the door behind him holding Posy's hand. Rory's now fourteen, Vick's twelve, and Posy's six and makes it clear all the time.
"Hi Katniss," Rory says smiling, but he just greets Haymitch and Peeta with a nod which they return. Before I have a chance to respond Posy launches herself into my arms and yells, "Katniss!" I smile and say back,
"Hi baby girl."
"I'm not a baby!"
"Oh right, sorry" I say "Don't even get her started with the baby thing." Vick chimes in with a grin before rolling his eyes. We talk about the rebuilding of district twelve, family, and the upcoming party which they agree to go to.
Rory reads off the list Hazelle gave him, while occasionally contributing to the conversation, but he seems…nervous about something.
Just as I contemplating this Posy's eyes light up as if she's remembering something. "Oh, Katniss! Did you hear the good news?" she exclaims, I shake my head "Nope. What is it?" I ask.
"Posy let me tell her." Ga- I mean Rory says sternly, and posy begins to pout obviously that she can't spill the good news out. "What is it?" I ask.
Peeta glances at Haymitch nervously, but their attention seemed to perk up at the mention of the good news.
"Katniss," he begins slowly, and I'm dimly aware that my heart is racing. "Katniss Gales coming home…"
I hoped you liked the first chapter! Please review I enjoy constructive criticism. Next Chapter will be out soon. Don't forget to Review!