HELLOOO Everyone! Miss me? I'm sure you did! Anyway I brought Chapter 10 here just for the fans. I like this chapter a lot. And thank you to everyone who told me who their favorite squad member was. I think Kent was the most liked and then Mexin. But I'm not sure. ANYWAY, do I still have to do this? I guess so:
I am not the amazing Suzanne Collins; I do not own The Hunger Games, or any of its characters.
"What the hell is going on here?" Peeta asked Gale and I after we broke apart in the kitchen. Now I just stand there like a fool. I just keep thinking, No, this isn't happening. It CAN'T be happening. What's wrong with me? Am I just going to kiss whoever says they love me, or says something touching?
Ok, I guess the reason Gales words got to me before in the woods was because Peeta never talks about the dead. After we made the book with the passed in it he stopped talking completely about the dead. If I tell him I want to talk about Prim he just goes then hands me the book to read.
Maybe it's too painful for him since his own family died in the bombing, but it just leaves me with no one to talk to. I know Peeta wishes he could talk to me about it, but I suppose it is just way to painful for him.
I look at Peetas face for the first time since he caught us. I was expecting to see anger and hate, but all I see is hurt and sadness. Oh, but the anger and hate will come later. I'm almost sure of it.
"Answer me," Peeta says catching my eye and I duck my head before saying,
"Peeta, I'm so sorry." For a couple of moments no one says anything, and I can't even bring myself to look at Gale. When I kiss Gale, familiar warmth spreads through me; warmth I haven't felt since the beach in the quarter quell with Peeta.
"That's all you can say," he starts still not looking at me, but at Gale, "What about you, since this is your entire fault anyway." Gale looks him directly in the eye and just glares at him; probably still mad about the bruises.
"Peeta, just breath. Deep breathes remember what the doctor said," I said attempting to calm Peeta down. He just sits hunched over on the chair clutching the top part of my arms and squeezing. After a while he started chanting the word 'mutt' and he began squeezing tighter.
"Ow, Peeta, you're hurting me… stop!" I yelled after the pain became unbearable. I pushed him of the chair sending him crashing into the wall as I screamed for Haymitch.
When he snapped out of it he kept repeating, "I'm so sorry, Katniss."
Gale opens his mouth to speak, but I cut him off before he can say anything,
"Peeta, it was only two times," I say helplessly, and I hate feeling helpless.
"Two times! It shouldn't have happened at all, Katniss!" there's the anger I was looking for,
"Listen, I don't have to be scolded by you."Gale says walking out of the house to the front lawn. Peeta follows him and I follow Peeta afraid they're going to do something reckless.
"Don't just walk away from me! Come on, be a man!" Peeta shouts and Gale slowly turns around. I immediately recognize the anger on Gales face. He has the same look he did when he was ranting about the Capitol.
"I'm not a man? I'm sorry I was trying to keep my family and Katniss' family alive while you were getting taken care of by Katniss in the arena! If it wasn't for her you would have been dead! Yes, and I'm not the man." Gale explodes at Peeta, and soon everyone from the party is watching the scene that's happening on the front lawn.
"Oh, you were taking care of her family? Too bad it was a waste because you killed her freaking sister!" Peeta yells at Gale, and I begin to worry Peeta will go all hijacked and attack Gale…or me. I catch a glimpse of Gale's siblings face and see Rory and Vicks mouths open and Hazelle taking Posy in the house with Finnick Jr.
Gale has a pained expression on his face when he sees that his siblings were in earshot to hear that. And guilt flickers in Peetas eyes for a split second until it is replaced by anger. I decide to step in,
"Stop! Both of you!" I yell, but Gale steps in front of me and yells at Peeta,
"At least I don't physically hurt her!" Peeta pushes him out of the way to yell at me while yanking my sleeves up to show the bruises.
"So you tell each other everything now! You just reunited a couple days ago! Tell me now do you love him?"
Gale looks at me waiting for the answer also, well everyone is looking at me waiting for the answer. The answer that even I don't know. I did kiss Gale in the woods, and I didn't object when he kissed me. This will sound silly, but I feel safer with Gale, whereas with Peeta I feel like I'm stepping on eggshells all the time.
"Well do you!" he shouts again snapping me out of my zoned out state.
"Don't yell at her like that." Gale says stepping directly in front of Peeta,
And the next thing Peeta says shocks everyone …well everyone except Haymitch.
"And to think I thought you would stay in Two when I demanded they make you take a job there!" He spits, his words dripping with venom.
"You what!" I scream at him and Peeta looks shocked he said it out loud,
"You bastard! I knew that you had something to do with us never seeing our freaking brother!" Rory yells as Mexin and Swarm hold him back. I'm guessing that if Mexin and Swarm let go Rory wouldn't have a problem attacking Peeta.
"I trusted you! You knew I missed him, and you sent him away!" I scream at him, and then before I know it my palm is stinging and everyone stops dead when they hear the sound of my hand collide with Peeta's face.
Thank God the Victors Village is out of earshot from town, because the crowd would be even bigger.
And then I immediately see it. The familiar rage of the leftover venom surge through his veins. The look he gets in his eyes when he has an episode.
He's about to lash out at me before Gale's fist collides with his jaw, sending Peeta flying to the ground.
"Don't you dare ever touch her!" He screams at Peeta.
Peeta gets up to attack Gale, but before he can Bradford and Biggins are holding him back as Delly rushes over to whisper things in his ear to calm him down.
I immediately collapse to the ground with tears streaming down my face. I trusted Peeta with my secrets after Gale left, or after Peeta made him leave.
Gale immediately wraps an arm around me and I press myself into him, sobbing into his shirt as he whispers in my ear,
"Don't stay here, stay with my mother. I'll check on you every day when I don't have work. OK?"
I just nod and he says,
"Johanna is packing up a bag for you. Shhh, Catnip I'm here everything's going to be all right."
Well, let's make a list of everything that's happened today:
I kissed Gale. AGAIN.
I found out Peeta sent Gale away.
I'm pretty sure Peeta hates me
And the only person I can trust right now is Gale
Done! Hoped you like it! Next Chappy will be out soon! I love you guys! Sorry if you thought Peeta was harsh it just felt right. And remember REVIEW REVIEW REVIEW! Oh and another story is in the making. GET EXCITED! ;)