This is my first fanfic, so be nice
This is set in the 74th Games, about Katniss and Cato having an alliance. If it's well recieved, I'll post more
“You know that together we could win this thing, right?”
The campfire crackled and spat as I considered Cato’s proposal
“But you’re a career. I’m just the volunteer from District 12.”
“You’re kidding, right? Katniss, you’re the Girl on Fire. Everybody loves you.”
“Yeah, but with competitors like you and Clove going against me? I don’t stand a chance.”
“That’s exactly what I’m trying to tell you, Katniss. We can team up and win this, we’d be unstoppable.”
“But why, Cato? So we can get to the end and you can kill me? Then go home so District 2 can have another winner?” I answered with tones of anger and frustration
“No, Katniss. No to all of that. Ever since I first laid eyes on you at the parade, you’ve made me feel… different.”
“I know, Cato. I could see it in your eyes. It all seemed so perfect outside of the arena.”
He sighed deeply and looked up at the stars.
“Katniss, I love you”
He curled up next to me on the forest floor. I tried to turn away, but I couldn’t resist it for long. I took satisfaction in knowing that I, Katniss Everdeen, had weakened a Career to the point where he begged me for an alliance. The odds were finally in my favor.
I woke up to the sound of leaves crunching on the floor around me. I open my eyes and see the side of Cato’s blood-drenched brown boot.
“Morning. I got you some food, I thought you were hungry.”
“Thanks, Cato” I answered with a suspicious voice. Whatever it was, it wasn’t nightlock, and that was good enough for me.
“No sweat. It’s what partner’s do for each other, right?”
“Right” I replied, partially stunned. This killing machine as he proclaimed himself during the interviews was in the palm of my hands, and I had to play it just right.
“Katniss, about last night..” Cato brought up while he sat down on the leafy ground. His sea green eyes were especially striking in the sunlight.
“Don’t worry, Cato. I’ve got an answer for you.” His face lit up at the mere thought of my consideration.
“I’ll do it. Peeta ran away with Glimmer and Clove the minute that first buzzer went off and didn’t look back.”
“He doesn’t deserve you” he answered through gritted teeth as he stared into the empty forest.
I moved over to where Cato was sitting and put my arm around him.
“It’s just me and you now.”
“Always” he replied.
An ear-piercing shriek came from somewhere in the forest and it didn’t sound far away. We both immediately stood up and looked around, with knives and bow and arrows in hand.
“We have to go” exclaimed Cato, already stomping out our campfire. I put my arrow back in the sheath and looked for an exit path.
“This way!” I announced, looking for a path that would take us out of sight.
We followed the trail downhill for what felt like hours. The further we descended, the steeper things got.
Daylight was turning to dusk as the hill was turning to a flat bed of grass. We proceeded further just to be sure. The further we walked, the wetter things became. Water began to slosh around in our boots until we stopped in our tracks and realized what it was that was causing all this.
“Yes?” I asked mysteriously
“I think we found the lake” Cato hollered back.”
I stood waist deep in the deep lake and immediately felt the effects of the water washing the dirt away from my skin. I close my eyes for a minute to enjoy the bliss that was attached to the cool, clear liquid. Right now, this felt better than any silver parachute could. Upon opening my eyes, I see Cato hastily walking across the large sheet rock in nothing but his dark grey boxers. I took a brief moment to examine him. A few scratches here and there, nothing too bad.
“This feels nice” he said with a smile as he dipped further down into the water.
“I know. Soothing.” I answered as I scooped a handful and drank it.
I glanced over at Cato who was looking around the trees for food. Remember Katniss, only one of you can win. Don’t get attached.