A Sword Is Like A Knife

Revenge Is Sweet

I got a review asking who Marla is…Marla is Clove's old best friend from Ohio. :) IMPORTANT: I know I said that Don and Johnny were cousins, but I have changed my mind. They're just good friends. :) I don't own The Hunger Games.

I woke up to my phone ringing. I answered, yawning.

"You better had a good reason for calling, Cato. It's 7:00am!" I whispered down the phone. Lydia was still asleep, and so was Marla. She had slept round my house last night after we came back from the Bandstand. She told me that she and her brother were staying at her cousin's house in the next town over for four weeks. We'd have two weeks together before the TTE and then just over a week after that, seeing as the TTE lasts for five days. Her trip had been pushed forward because her mom was ill. I wasn't looking forward to seeing her brother Don again. But I guess the answer to my earlier question was yes, I would see him again.

"I wanted to catch you before school. Go on your Facebook. Now. There's something you should see." He sounded pretty annoyed.

"Fine." I said, rolling my eyes. "I'll call you back in a minute." I turned my laptop on and logged onto Facebook. There was a video at the top of the page labelled 'CATO AND CLOVE!' I looked for who the up-loader was. Lydia. This couldn't be good. I pressed play and inwardly groaned when I watched it. The video was of me and Cato sat on the couch in my living room, making out. It lasted for about twenty minutes. I had no problem with people knowing about me and Cato, but this was a bit far. I snapped my laptop shut.

"LYDIA FUHRMAN!" I yelled, waking her but not Marla. Marla could sleep through World War Three if she wanted too. I threw a pillow at my sister's head.

"Clove! What was that for?!" She yelled back.

"That video?" I glared at her, and she burst out laughing.

"Revenge is sweet, Clove. Revenge is sweet." She grinned, picked up the clothes she was going to wear to school and left the room before I could hurl a knife at her nose. I pressed the 1 button on my phone and Cato answered on the third ring.

"Seen it?" He asked.

"Yes." I groaned.

"It could be worse, I guess."

"My parents are going to see that." I rested my forehead on my hand.

"Aww, Clovey." I could hear the smirk in his voice.

"It's you that they'll be chasing with a pitchfork, Cato!"

"Oh…Um, oops?"

"I have to go. Oh, and Cato?"


"My car ran out of gas last night, I was meant to get my dad to refill it before he went to work but he forgot. Can I get a ride?"

"Of course. Bye, Clovey."

"Thanks. See you soon." I pressed the end call button and threw my phone down onto my bed next to me. I changed into my clothes and then decided to wake Marla. A simple tap on the shoulder couldn't wake her, so I had to take things to the extreme. I dived on her and she screamed as she woke up.

"Clove, that's not cool!" She shoved me off of her and I stood up, grinning.

"I'm gonna be leaving in a few. Let yourself out whenever; just remember to lock the door." I told her.

"But your car broke down?"

"I'm getting a lift with Cato." I told her and she squealed.

"IWANNAMEETHIM!" She said, fastly. Marla was my best friend, but we were almost nothing alike. She was a bit of a girly girl and I was just…Me.

"Fine, if you really want to. But don't scare him away." I frowned.

"Okay!" She let out a tiny scream when we heard a knock on the door.

"LYDIA, GET YOUR ASS OVER HERE!" I yelled up the stairs as I opened the door.

"YOUMUSTBECATO!" Marla screamed, clapping her hands at the same time. I resisted the urge to facepalm.

"You met me yesterday…" He said.

"Yeah, but only for like ten minutes! Clove and I went back to hers and you stayed at the Bandstand!"

"We'll be leaving now." I said. Lydia joined us at the door.

"Bye Clove!"

"Bye, Marla." I sighed.

"Well, she seems a bit of a handful." Cato smirked as we got in the car. My stomach rumbled and I clutched it. I hadn't had time for breakfast this morning.

"Yeah, she is." I answered honestly.

"You didn't eat again, did you? Either of you?" He asked, one eyebrow raised.

"No, mom."

"Clove, we have intense training today. I got you this." He handed me a chocolate croissant from Peeta's family-run bakery.

"Thanks." I smiled as he tossed Lydia a strawberry doughnut and pulled out of the driveway.

"Spill jam in my car kid and you're dead." Cato said, looking at Lydia through the rear view mirror. She rolled her eyes at him and stuck her tongue out. We reached the school and went to join our friends before we went off to homeroom.

"Clove!" Katniss yelled, sounding worried. She looked paler than I'd ever seen her.

"What's wrong?" I asked.

"It's Glimmer." She said.

"What about her?" I snorted. Why would Katniss be worried about Glimmer?

"She's telling everyone she's pregnant…With Cato's baby."

"Well, she's a liar."

"She showed everyone her pregnancy test, Clove. It's positive."

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