Different

Denial

A/N- Disclaimer: I don't own THG or any of the characters. For those of you who are confused as to who ' Andrew Mellark ' is, it's Peeta and why he's called Andrew will be explained later on in the story.

Tuesday

*Dear students of Panem High, This is your principal Ms Paylor speaking, to begin the new term we are holding a race, as long as your vehicle is in good condition you can take part, this race will be held on January 11th bring your family and friends!*

"That's Saturday." I say to Annie and Madge

"Katniss you have to compete." Annie says

"Yeah, you'll do great." Madge adds

"Do great, she can't even reverse much less drive." Andrew interrupts

"We weren't talking to you Andrew." I snap

"You should feel honored that I'm even looking at you Everdeen."

"Please, you're the last person I want looking at me."

"I wish I could say the same, but I like when you when you look at me." He says with a smirk and turns back to his work

"Whatever." I reply

Does he actually mean that? Shut up Katniss he doesn't like you and you don't like him.

Break

Library

"Excuse me do you have the book Divergent?" I ask the librarian

"Actually we do, it's on the very last bookshelf."

I walk down to the back of the library and stop at the last shelf which has a tag on it labeled scifi.

I look through the shelf.

"Aha, Divergent." I say picking up the book

"Talking to yourself again are you Everdeen?" Andrew asks me which makes me jump.

"What are you doing here?"

"Maybe I wanted to see you."

"Maybe you didn't."

"I'm surprised you even know we have a library."

"I'm not stupid."

"Whatever stops the tears Andrew."

"You smell nice."

"Uh, thanks."

I want to say you too but I don't. He always smells of Gucci Guilty.

He walks close up to me and buries his nose in my neck. Trailing it up and down. I'd be lying if I say I don't like how it feels when the hot breath from his nostrils cascades onto my neck.

I try as hard as I can not to whither under his touch as he gently slides his hands down my arms.

"W-what are y-you d-doing?"

I don't mean to stammer but Andrew makes me so nervous sometimes and I have no idea why.

He pulls his nose away from my neck and it upsets me.

"You know we could be together if you wanted." He says looking deep into my eyes

"I'd rather go out with Cato, and that's saying something."

He smiles in a kind of ' I know something ' way.

"Of course you would."

"I you're implying that I have feelings for you you're terribly off."

"Am I?" He asks

"I like your hair that way." He says

"See you around." He says

My hair? It's just like normal, straight with little curls here and there, and it's falling over my shoulders.

He leaves before I can say anything.

7th Period

"I don't like him."

"Katniss. You like him." Madge argues

"No need to deny it." Annie says

"And if you did like him...which you do, what would be so bad about it?" Madge asks

"I don't like him, plus he's a player and I want a guy that's serious."

"You don't have to be with him if you like him Katniss." Madge says

"I don't like him."

"OMG you want to be with him?" Annie asks

"No. why would you think that?"

"You didn't deny wanting to be with him."

"That proves nothing!"

"Just think about it for a second do you like him?" Madge asks

"No, but..."

"But...?" they ask eagerly in unison

"He makes me nervous, and he's the first guy to do that which scares me."

"Awwwww." they say in unison

"More like ew, this is Andrew we're talking about."

"Katniss he's the hottest guy at this school and you're getting his attention." Annie says

"He's also the biggest jerk in school."

"He isn't that bad."

I look at the, like they've gone mad

"Okay, so he's the biggest jerk in school, I bet he can be kind." Madge says

"I really doubt that."

After School

"Andrew seriously? Why don't you just make out with girls against your own car?"

He pulls his lips away from the girl's

"Fiona said she'd rather make out here."

"Didn't you Fiona?" He asks

She nods as if under some kind of trance and pushes her lips against his again.

He pulls his lips way from her gives her three pecks and promises to call her later if he isn't busy with ' homework ' meaning other girls.

"I'd really appreciate it if you stopped kissing bimbos against my truck."

"Is it making you jealous?"

"No."

"Bummer, 'cause that's the only reason I'm doing it."

"Stop."

"Stop what?"

"Trying to get into my head."

"What on earth makes you think i'm trying to do that?" He asks sarcastically

I scowl at him.

I walk up to him , stand at a reasonable distance, look up at him and narrow my eyes.

"You listen to me and listen to me well."

"I'm not going to let you mindfuck me, okay?"

"Whatever tricks you have planned to try to get me like those lovesick, desperate girls that follow your every move will fail."

"So just stay away from me."

He puts his thumb on my chin and brushes it gently.

"Oh but I can't my dear Katniss, it's too hard."

I push his hand away.

"Well you had better learn."

With that I get into my car and drive off.

That Night

"I mean who does he think he is! Having that charming smile and those gorgeous eyes! Trying to get me involved in his sick little game!"

"Oh i'm Andrew! I'm sexy and every girl wants me!"

"I'm so sick of it!"

It's 10:55 and i'm on the phone with Annie and Madge ranting about Andrew.

"I will not let him get into my head and then break my heart!"

"Why does he even talk to me?!"

"Kat-" They start

"Oh i'm irresistible! And smart! And have a nice voice! And charming! And a really sweet guy deep down inside!"

"UGGGHH!"

"Katniss are you ok?" I hear my dad ask on the other side of the door

"I'm just peachy!" I yell back angrily

"Wanna talk about it?"

"No."

"Well your dinner's cold, want me to heat it and bring it up?"

"No, i'll come down for it."

"Okay."

Now I'm kind of calm enough to hear what Annie and Madge have to say.

"Umm Katniss..." Madge starts

"Yeah?"

"You do realize you just gave every reason why you like Andrew right?"

"I DON'T LIKE HIM!"

They laugh

"When are you going to stop denying it?" Annie asks

"I'm not denying anything!"

"I hate Andrew Mellark!"

"Of course you do."

"Katniss honey, I would love to stay and chat but I spent the whole afternoon and night talking to you and not Finnick and he's probably worried." Annie says

"And my dad's looking at me like he's going to kill me any minute." Madge adds

"We hate to leave you but bye." Annie says

"Yeah try not to destroy your room." Madge says

"I wont."

We hang up.

If I stay in this room there is no doubt in my mind that i'll tear it apart. I walk downstairs and see my father flipping through channels.

"Hey." He says noticing me

"Darts?" I ask

He nods and smiles.

The bond that dad and I have was formed through darts, whenever i'm sad or angry we play this game together and talk. Both of us can hit right in the middle of the dart board every time.

I tell him about Andrew.

"Seems like you really like this boy."

"Dad I-"

"You do, you just don't know it yet."

"He likes you too you know."

"That is highly unlikely."

"You wont be able to accept it because you're blinded by your stubbornness."

"Well I am stubborn but I know he doesn't like me."

"He seems like trouble though, be very careful."

"Dad i'm not a kid I can handle myself."

"I know but please be careful."

"I will."

He puts down the darts in his hand and kisses my forehead.

"I love you."

"I love you too dad."

"Well i'm going to hit the sack."

"Put the darts back in their box when you're done."

I nod and continue throwing them at the board.

Maybe I do like Andrew. Hahahahahaha, no.

A/N- OMG, thanks so much for the follows, favourites, reads and reviews. Still don't know who Andrew is? Scroll back to the top and read the words in bold.

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