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Shocking News Part 2

A/N- Disclaimer : I don't own THG or any of the characters.

Friday ( 31st January )

10:30 PM

"Katniss Sweetie don't cry, I'm fine." Mom says weakly while wiping away my tears and offering me a smile but it's easy to see how much pain she's in.

Peeta is gently rubbing small circles on my back with his hand whereas dad is sat on a chair near mom's bed comforting Prim.

"This is my fault." I say as more tears pour out of my eyes.

"No, don't blame yourself, sweetie."

"She's my ex best-friend, so It's basically my fault." I say while shaking my head.

"Listen to me." She says and takes my hands in her cold ones. I look into her eyes blue eyes.

"It's not your fault, you didn't tell her to do this. Don't blame yourself, okay?"

"Okay." I say with a nod although I'm still not convinced. Had I just stayed away from Peeta none of this would've happened.

"Now, I'm going to be in here for a little while-"

"You're not coming home?!"

"Shhh, they just want to keep me until the wound heals up, I'll be fine." She says and cups my face in her hands.

"Are you sure?"

"Positive." She says and kisses my forehead.

"Now I need you to take your sister home, your father will be home shortly." She says

I nod and sigh.

"Prim, we have to go." I say quietly, so quiet that I'm surprised she heard me.

She nods, probably too broken to argue and stands up.

"When I get home I don't expect to see Peter there."

"Peeta." We all correct him.

"Whatever." He says and waves us off.

"Bye mom." I say and give her a tight hug, Prim does the same and we leave.

11:15 PM

I tuck Prim in and tell her a story until she falls asleep even though she insisted that I didn't have to. I just needed something to take my mind off everything. I could've lost my mom tonight, all because of Madge. Johanna had better hurry up and do whatever she has planned or I'll have to deal with Madge on my own.

"I'm sorry." Peeta says for the millionth time as we make our way to my bedroom.

"It's fine." I say

"No, it's not. What if your mother had died?"

I sigh.

"The point is that she's alive and in the process of healing." I say while ting my hair up into a pony tail.

"Why can't Madge just go away?" He asks in a defeated tone and throws himself onto my bed.

"Take of your shoes." I warn him while searching through my nightie drawer, I decide on wearing my purple, silk cami and short pajamas.

"I've already seen you in your underwear Kat, there's no need for you to go in there." Peeta says I enter the bathroom.

"Shut up." I say with a little laugh as I quickly slip on my nightie.

I walk back into my bedroom and Peeta whistles as I get on the bed.

"I give him a playful punch before resting my head on his chest. He wraps both of his arms around me and kisses the crown of my head.

"I can't believe she actually hurt my mother." I say as tears start to form in my eyes.

Peeta gently rubs one of his hands against my arm.

"I guess she's a bit insane."

"A bit?"

"I'll rephrase that, I guess she's insane."

"You got that right."

"Mom is probably in so much pain right now, and there's nothing I can do about it."

Ever since I saw her on that hospital bed there's been a weight on my chest, a weight that makes me feel tired, depressed. I want the weight to go away but I don't think that's in my control.

"She''ll be fine, don't worry."

"I can't help but worry."

"Well try not to, just tell yourself she'll be fine."

"What if she wont?"

"Don't focus on what ifs they'll only make things worse, that's their main purpose."

"How do you know she'll be okay?"

"Why wouldn't she be?"

To his question I found no reason as to why she wouldn't be so I just hugged him tighter and hoped that his words were true.

I lazily traced circles on his chest with my index finger hoping that it was going to put me to sleep somehow but it didn't.

"Peeta, are you awake?"

"Nah, why?"

"I'll bite you." I warned him

"Please." He said and I laughed.

"I'm so tired, but I can't sleep."

That's all I need right now, sleep.

"Want me to sing you a lullaby?"

"So that I'll have nightmares? No thanks."

"Well then, I think someone is just jealous of my talent."

"What talent?"

"Jealousy will get you nowhere babe."

I shake my head and let out a laugh.

"Since you don't want me to sing you a song, do you want me to tell you a bedtime story?"

"No, I'm too old for that."

"Please, you can never be too old for a bedtime story."

"Well I am."

"Fine. Since you don't want my lullaby or bedtime story you'll just have to stare at my chest until you fall asleep."

"Yay, this has always been my life's dream." I say sarcastically

"You know if you want me to leave all you have to do is say so."

"You know I'm only joking." I say and a yawn escapes my lips.

"There we go, you'll be asleep in no time." He says

"Mhmm." I say as my eyes begin to close.

"I'll have to leave once you fall asleep."

"No, stay." I mumble.

"I would but I don't wish to have your dad kill me."

"Fine, just make sure i'm out cold when you leave." I say quietly.

"Will do."

"I love you." He whispers

"I love you too." I whisper back before drifting off to sleep.

A/N- Sorry it's a short chapter but I don't feel like I need to add more to it. Oh & I would've updated sooner but I have two stories and one fanfic on Wattpad that needed updating so I was focusing on them, plus I have lessons from 8 am to 3 pm everyday until the 25th :'( Just when I thought I was free. :(

~ Mya x

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