Disclaimer I don't own THG or any of the characters. Btw replaced some of the other chapters, but the changes I made are only minor.


3rd Period

"If you don't like your partner from your previous assignment that's too bad 'cause you're stuck with them for the rest of the term." Mr. Hutcherson says

Most of the class lets out a long exaggerated


"That's the spirit!" He exclaims with a smile

"Today i'm going to teach you about expository writing."

"Which is when..."

It's like my ears block out the rest of his sentence when my eyes lock with Peeta's.

I can't believe i'm saying this but maybe I do like Peeta, I've told myself and other people over and over again that i'd never get caught in his sick little game but I have, and i'm about to fall for him, really hard, I can feel it and I know for sure he can too...maybe that's what he knows...the thing he needs me to figure out.

But why would he need and not want me to figure that out?

It can't be because he feels the same way, he's had girls hooked on him like he's some sort of magnet all day.

He's really starting to confuse me, sometimes I think he likes me and other times i'm not so sure. I don't even know if I truly like him, maybe I just think I do.

Whatever the answer to the question of whether I have a crush on Peeta or not is, I have no interest in finding out.

Mr. Hutcherson's words pull me out of my thoughts.

"Ms. Everdeen please stop gazing at Andrew and pay attention." He says in his usual monotone

"Huh?" I ask

Most girls in my class are looking at me like they're plotting my death but I don't care.

"Come on Hutcherson, lighten up." Peeta defends me

"It's hard to be in the same room as all of this and not stare." He says pointing at his face

I roll my eyes and the girls swoon.

"Don't make me barf Andrew." I snap

"That remark doesn't hide the love for me withing your eyes." Peeta teases


"More like yes, of course I love you Andrew, will you go out with me?" He mocks in a high voice

"Mellark. Everdeen."

"Not in my class." Mr. Hutcherson warns

"Calm down and continue your boring lesson Brad." Peeta says

Brad? Isn't that his father's...Ohhhhh.

I look at Peeta and then at Mr. Hutcherson, Peeta's like the younger version of him. How did I not see this before?

"Get out." Mr. Hutcherson says

Peeta shrugs, flings his bag over his shoulder, grabs my wrist and pulls me out of the class with him.

"What are you doing?" I ask when we're in the hallway and force his hand off mine

"Going to the maple tree."

"And why did you drag me out of English lesson?"

He rolls his eyes.

"So you can go with me smart ass." He says

I cross my arms.







"Peeta!" I shout

"I mean...Andrew." I say with a sigh

"Why don't you wanna go?"

"I-" I start

"Andrew you did it! Let's go make out under the-" Adrinia stops talking when she sees me

She laces her arms around Peeta's left bicep and leans her head on his shoulder.

"Who's this?" She asks

"This is Katniss." He says

"Oh, you're John Everdeen's daughter right?" She asks

"I've heard stories about you, you're nothing but a spoiled brat."

"Thanks." I say with a fake smile

"She's not a spoile-" Peeta starts

"No need to defend me, have fun making out with that." I say nodding at her

"Did you just call me a that?" She asks

"Yeah. Deal with it." I say and walk back into the class.

5th Period

We're all part of the same, sick little games,And I need a get-away (get away)I'm wasting my days, I throw them away,Losing it all on these sick little games.

I should be in French class but instead I'm sitting under the maple tree again listening to music, finishing Allegiant and eating some strawberries. It's not very windy today but extremely cold.

I pull my jacket around me tighter, mom was right I should have worn a coat today.

"Thanks." Peeta says taking a seat next to me and eating a strawberry.

"I didn't say you could have one."

"Yeah, but you were thinking it."

I take a deep breath, close the book and have another strawberry.

"What are you doing here?"

"Came to spend some time with the love of my life." He says wrapping an arm around my shoulder.

I pretend to look around.

"But I don't see anyone."

"I'm talking about you hun."

"Right." I say removing his hand from my shoulder but he just puts it back

Against my will I shiver and my teeth chatter.

"Oh, you're cold?" He asks starting to remove his jacket

"No, no i'm f-fine." I say

"You're a terrible liar Katniss." He says and helps me put on his thick, warm black, jacket.

The inside is made of a cotton so soft and so smooth that I feel comfortable enough to fall asleep.

"What a-about you?"

He shrugs and looks forward.

"I like putting the people I care about first."

I smile at this remark.

"I thought you didn't care about me." I say

"And I thought hated me." He says

"I do." I say

"And I do." He says

"You're a terrible lair Peeta." I say with a smile

"But not as terrible as you." He says

I smile and lean my head on his shoulder.

"So ready to tell us what happened with you and Andrew yesterday?" Annie and Madge ask in unison

"Nothing happened." I lie

"Stop lying to us Catnip."

I sigh

"We just...uhh...went for a swim...that's all."

"And what did you swim in?" Finnick asks

"My uhhh...underwear." I say and look down at my hands in my lap

They begin laughing

"Katniss we've been friends with you for 5 years and you wont even let us see you in a pair of shorts." Madge and Annie say

"And you hate Andrew more than anything yet you let him see you in your underwear." Finnick says

"I can't help it he causes me to do things without thinking." I say

They stop laughing and look at me

"You don't-" Gale starts

"Do you actually-" Madge and Annie start

"You can't possibly-" Finnick starts

And from the pink which rushes to my cheeks and the uncontrollable giggle which escapes my lips I know then that I actually have a crush on Peeta Mellark.

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