So I've already made a Peeniss modern day story, but I love Modern day stories and I also ship Catoniss. So I'm gonna try it out. Please tell me whether or not I should continue. Thanks! Please note that I do not own any of the characters, only the plot.
Looking for a beta if anyone has the time. :)
As I parked my car outside Lakeville High, I stepped out into the blazing sunlight. Glancing around I spotted friends welcoming each other back after the holidays, couples making out against the school walls, and an angry teacher chasing after a student who ran off with his toupee.
Nervously, I entered the building and headed to the main office, earning a few stares here and there on the way.
I walked in to a room where everything was either mahogany or pink. I made my way to the front desk and found a lady with blond bushy hair, overly done make up and a hot pink dress. Atop her desk was a name plate stating 'Mrs. Trinket'.
I cleared my throat awkwardly and said, "Hello?"
The secretary peered up from her paperwork and asked, "Good morning, may I help you?"
"Uh, yes. I was wondering where my locker was?" I replied, trying to avert my eyes from all the blinding pink.
"Ah, yes. The new girl, am I correct?" She questioned, while searching through some files.
I nodded and she brought out a cream coloured folder labeled,"Everdeen, Katniss".
Opening the folder, Mrs. Trinket pulled out a stack of papers. As she skimmed through it, she stated, "Interesting that you're starting in your senior year."
"Well, a great opportunity opened up for my mother here. She's a doctor, and she accepted, so we had to move." I explained calmly.
"I see," She nodded, "Well, you locker number is 218, your combination is written on this slip of paper and here are your classes." Mrs. Trinket handed me two pieces of paper and said reassuringly, "Good luck."
I wandered through the halls searching for my locker, when I tripped over someone's foot and fell crashing to the ground.
A guy with blonde shaggy hair and piercing blue eyes, turned around and offered me his hand. I graciously accepted the gesture and he hauled me up.
"Gosh, I'm so sorry." He apologized as I dusted off my shorts.
"It's okay, I wasn't looking where I was going."
He stuck his hand out and smiled, "I'm Peeta by the way, you must be new here. I've never seen you around."
I melted at his perfect smile and stuttered out, "Uh- yeah. Um, I'm Katniss. I'm just having a bit of trouble finding my locker."
"Need any help? What's your locker number?"
He smiled again, "Follow me. See ya in class guys!" He waved to his friends and walked down the hall.
"Later Peet!" They replied, waving.
As I followed in pursuit of Peeta, I felt another pair of eyes on me. I curiously turned around to find a stocky blonde boy with deep sea blue eyes staring at me intensely.
I stared back for a moment then turned around and hastily followed Peeta.
"Here you go, locker neighbour." I looked at him questioningly and he explained, "My locker is 220, right beside yours."
I smiled and replied happily, "Well at least I won't be lonely when I come to my locker every morning."
Checking my slip of paper which held my combination, I turned my lock to 13- 24- 02. I swung my door open and almost hit Peeta's head, but he ducked just in time.
"Woah! Oh my god I'm sorry Peeta!" I rushed.
Peeta chuckled and said, "It's okay. Happens to a lot of people. Hey, what's your first class?"
Handing Peeta my timetable, I threw my books in my locker.
"You might want to take out you Math and Biology textbooks again. Those are your first two classes." Peeta said humourously.
Slightly embarrassed I grabbed said textbooks and stated, "One problem. I have no idea where I'm going."
"It's okay, we have the first class together. Come on!" He waved at me to follow him, and the two of us took off down the hall.
We reached the Maths classroom with Ms. Portia, and took our seats near the back. To my left sat Peeta, and to my right? I turned to glance at who it was and found the mysterious stocky blonde from earlier, who was looking right back at me.
I slowly, and awkwardly, turned my head to face the front of the room again as the teacher marched in.
"Alright class. Some of you may be new to this school, and some of you may not. I would like all of you to take turns standing up and stating your name, if you're new or not, -if you are new where did you come from?- and your favourite colour. Starting with... you." She pointed to a girl with long blonde hair on the other side of the room.
The girl stood up and said, "I'm Glimmer, I'm old here and my favourite colour is pink."
Next, a girl with a dark brown bob announced, "Hey, I'm Johanna, I'm old here, and my favourite colour is black."
After a couple more people a girl with chest length light brown hair stood up saying, "Hi, my name is Clove, I'm old here and my favourite colour is red."
"Hey, I'm Thresh, I'm new from North Carolina,and I love yellow."
"I'm Annie, I'm old here, and I love the colour purple."
A tanned, muscular, bronze haired, sea green eyed guy stood up. "Hey I'm Finnick, some of my friends call me Finn, but you ladies can call me sexy," He sent a wink across the room, "Obviously I'm old here, but that doesn't mean I'm old. I mean, I'm still very young. No old person can look as good as me."
"O'Dair." The teacher said dangerously slow, as if she were annoyed, which she probably is.
"Oh, sorry. My favourite colour is ocean blue."
After a couple more people, it was Peeta's turn. "Hey I'm Peeta, I'm old here, and my favourite colour is sunset orange." A lot of the girls swooned over Peeta and batted there eye lashes. What is up some these people?
As I stood up for my turn, I saw the stocky, blonde watching my every move. "Hey, I'm Katniss," I saw him smirk and sit back in his chair, "I'm new here and I came from Idaho. My favourie colour is forest green." A couple of the guys wolf whistled at me, and sent me a few winks.
I sat down, feeling a little awkward, and lastly, mysterious man got up for his turn, "Hey I'm Cato," He sent a wink at me, "I'm old here and my favourite colour is blue."
All the girls, besides me, sighed over him and I heard "I love you Cato!" from across the room. I looked over to see who said it, to find it was Glimmer.
"Okay, now, talking time's over. It's time to take some notes." Mrs. Portia stated.
Everyone took out some paper and a pen and copied down the notes that were on the board.
The whole class, Cato was trying to get my attention, but I ignored him.
Once the bell went, I followed Peeta out of the class, and asked if he had Biology next too.
"No, sorry, I have History. but I'm sure there are plenty of people here who would be willing to show you around. See ya at lunch!" Peeta hurried down the hall with Johanna at his side.
"I hear you have Biology next too," A deep voice spoke from behind me.
I turned around to find Cato leaning against the wall.
I coughed nervously, "Uh, yeah."
Smiling, he said, "I have it too, come on." He started down the hallway, then looked back to see if I was coming.
I shrugged my shoulders, as if to say 'Eh, who cares', and followed him.
We reached our next class in about five minutes and I took my seat next to Cato.
"Okay Class! I'm your teacher, Mr. Boggs. Our first assignment of the year is going to be a partner project." Our teacher explained, and whispers starting forming across the room. "Now, before you go and pick who you want to be with, let me explain what we're doing. Your project is to find out the effects of sound on plants. You will need a write up, diagram and a model of some sort. It's due next Monday. You may begin."
Cato turned to me, "So... partners?"
"Sure," I nodded.
Cato smiled and asked, "Hey, why don't you come sit with me and my friends at lunch today? We have an open spot in our group since our friend Beetee left."
"Okay." I smiled, I mean, it's not like I have many friends here anyways. Why not make the best of it?
After Biology ended, Cato and I had decided to meet at his house tomorrow after school. As we entered the cafeteria, we walked up to the lunch line and waited our turn. After I grabbed a burger and some orange juice, I trailed after Cato to a table full of people in the middle of the room.
I saw some familiar faces at the table. There was Annie, Peeta, Glimmer, Johanna, Clove, and Finnick. But there was also a brunette guy, and a blonde girl.
"Hey Katniss," stated the ones that I knew already.
"Hey... Katniss?" I nodded as the brunette introduced himself, "I'm Marvel. Nice to meet you."
"Hi, I'm Madge." Said the blonde.
I smiled at them all, "Hey."
"Katniss, welcome to our group. The Careers." Cato announced.
I sat down between Cato and Finnick.
"Why, hello there beautiful." Finnick winked at me as picked up my hand and kissed it, eyes never leaving my own. I blushed at the gesture.
"Oh Finn! Stop it, you'll scare her away!" Annie yelled, swatting his arm. "Sorry, he's full of himself and tries to impress every girl here."
"Hey!" Finnick defended himself, "I may try to impress girls, and I may be full of myself- wait, who am I kidding! I'm not full of myself!" A course of "Uh huh"'s and "Suuuure"'s went around the table, but he just waved them off, "Anyways, no girl can resist me. Some of them even call me the sex god of the school." I chocked on my orange juice and a few people chuckled, "But the only girl I have real eyes on for, is Annie."
Annie blushed as Finnick gave her a sweet kiss on the lips.
"Hey, so I'm having a movie night at my house on Friday, you guys coming?" Peeta questioned.
They all nodded and Peeta looked to me, "Katniss?"
I still felt kind of uncomfortable since I didn't really know any of these people all that well, but I nodded anyways. What's a better way to get to know people, than hanging out?
"Great! We'll all meet there after school on Friday." He said.
As soon as lunch had ended, I walked with Finn, Annie and Clove to English. Apparently, it's the best class since it has some drunken teacher.
We took the seats at the back of the room. I sat between Finnick and Clove, and on Finnick's other side sat Annie.
The teacher walked into the classroom not too long after and was swaying on the spot, "Heeeeeey guyssss. Lets have some fuuuun." Then fell face first on his desk, and slumped to the floor.
"Everyone loves this class," Finnick started explaining, "He doesn't give us any work, but the wrest of the staff don't know that, so it's like free period. If he likes you, he'll give you an A or a B. But if he doesn't like you, he'll give you either a C+, C or C-. And if he really doesn't like you, then you'll receive an F. He's everyone's favourite teacher." Nodding, I laughed.
I decided to get some sleep since I have't received much lately with all the moving and unpacking.
It felt like a second later, that I was shaken away by Clove. "Hey, it's time to wake up, class is over."
I nodded and sleepily rubbed my eyes. Grabbing my textbooks, I followed them out of the class.
The wrest of the day went by slowly, since I was still tired from my nap. But eventually it came to an end.
I was on my way home, when Peeta caught up to me and said, "Apparently we take the same way home." And smiled.
I returned the smile, "Apparently."
Once we reached my house, I said goodbye and started making my across the lawn, when Peeta spoke up: "Wait, you live here?"
Confused, I replied, "Um, yes?"
"Cool! I live next door. Seems like we're locker and house neighbours."
I laughed and walked inside my house, saying hi to Prim, and headed up to my room.
Cato and I had decided to split up the write up part of our project, so I opened my binder to start, when something fell out.
Curiously, I picked up the slip of paper and smirked outwardly.
It was a phone number with a name beneath it.
Please tell me if I should continue or not. Constructive criticism is welcome. Thanks. :)