You'll Be Alright-Bonus Chapter
This is a bonus chapter that I made as an apology for not updating often.
Disclaimer: I don't own THG
I watched Rue's back as she disappeared again into the dark hallway to her bedroom. I ghost of a smile was still on my lips as I turned my head back around to face forward. I felt Chaff's eyes on me and I looked back at him.
"What?" I asked, my eyebrows scrunching together.
"You're becoming attached." He says, looking at me worriedly.
"Yeah, too attached. She reminds me so much of her though. I feel like a part of Chaya is in her and I wanted to get another chance with her just in case I never see her again." I sighed, tears forming in my eyes as I poured out what I was thinking.
"I know, but you don't know if she's coming back and we both know it. It will make it harder on you if you know that Rue and Chaya died. You'll be experiencing Chaya's death twice." Explained Chaff, putting a hand on my arm.
I sniffed the tears back, realizing he was right. Chaff might be a little too truthful but at least he was right. I was glad that Lissette and Patton were too in depth to hear what we were talking about but Thresh wasn't. He had heard the whole thing but he didn't know what we were talking about.
"I'm going to bed." I said, rubbing the tears from my eyes once again.
"Ok Seeder, I'll see you in the morning." Called Chaff and then he went silent.
I trudged back to my room, shedding my clothes and putting on more comfy ones. I pulled the covers back slowly, reminding me of when I used to tuck Chaya into bed at night.
"Auntie Seeder! Auntie Seeder! You gotta catch me!" Her high child like voice screamed as she ran in circles around her room. I laughed and ran slowly after her, giving her a chance to get away.
It was after the Games, before Snow had killed her. I wasn't going to do what he wanted me to do; he wanted me to be sold. Like Finnick Odair is now, but I refused, thinking I could protect my family from him. But he still got to her.
"I'm going to get you, Chaya." I chuckled, grabbing her waist from behind and pulling her to my stomach. She screeched but laughed as I placed kisses all over the top of her head. "Ok, time for bed." I told her once she calmed down.
"No, I don't wanna." She pouted, crossing her arms.
"Then I'm going to tickle you." I said, a smile dancing on my lips. I tickled her stomach, the place she was most ticklish until she was gasping for air and said she was going to pee her pants."Are you ready for bed now?"
"Yes, Auntie Seeder." She answered, scowling at me but her lips twitching at a smile. She crawled into bed and I tucked the sheets in around her chin.
"Now, you be good, ok? I'll be back tomorrow, to visit you again but you have to be good for your mommy." I told her, looking right into her eyes.
"Okay, Auntie Seeder. I'll be good, don't worry." She said, smiling at me, dimples digging deep down into her cheeks.
"Good." I said, placing a kiss on her forehead. "See you tomorrow, Cha-Cha." I told her, getting up from the bed and turning the light off.
I saw her roll her eyes and scowl despite the darkness, she hated that nickname but I think she secretly liked it.
"Night, Auntie Seeder." She answered and I shut the door.
I rested my head on the pillow and closed my eyes. My brain still filled with the happy memory of us.