|Peeta Mellark is out of Panem. Real or not real? (peetanotpita) wrote in wariscoming,|
@ 2012-04-26 23:21:00
|Entry tags:||katniss everdeen, peeta mellark|
WHO: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark
WHAT: Peeta getting Katniss back to the complex
WHERE: Walmart, then Katniss's apartment
WHEN: Right after this
RATING: PG probs?
STATUS: In progress
There was no way in hell Peeta was letting the people in this place get to Katniss. Even if something deep down was telling him that this Kansas was okay and that they were safe here, there was still a reflexive, uncomfortable response to the whole thing. He didn't dare trust them, especially not with Katniss. Most especially if she wasn't well. If anything happened to her, he would never be able to live with himself. Katniss had become his everything; the very thought was unbearable. So, in short, that meant he had to get to Katniss before anyone else did.
It took Peeta a little longer than he would have liked to get to the Walmart as he'd had to stop for directions on more than one occassion. There were so many streets; getting lost was nearly inevitable, really, without help. But, he managed. The elderly man greeting everyone at the door pointed him in the direction of a section of the store labeled Customer Service when Peeta explained that he was here to pick up a friend, so without hesitation, that was where Peeta went.
Katniss looked terrible. She was paler than she should be and she looked exhausted. ...that was being generous, really. But when he entered, at the ready to fight if he needed to; already formulating a calm, verbal response to the situation, he was confused to find that Katniss was sitting, untouched and unguarded, in a chair against the wall. A petite blonde was offering her a glass of water and Katniss remained mostly non-responsive to that. It didn't look like they were holding her at all.
"Hey, Jennifer," he said softly, approaching her and kneeling down in front of her chair. He knit his brow but mostly ignored the excited squeal of the blonde girl. Peeta locked his eyes on Katniss's arching his eyebrows in a quick, brief movement that urged her to answer to the name to keep her actual identity safe. "You okay?"
"Omigod, Josh Hutcherson..." he heard the blonde behind him gasping.
Peeta shared a look of incredulity with Katniss at that and got back to his feet, holding a hand out to her to help her up as well. "Come on, let's go."
He turned his head to look at the water girl and gave her a small, grateful smile. "Thank you for your help. We'll just be going now," he said simply. The tone of his voice was neutral, but the words were challenging the girl to try to stop them. He hoped that she wouldn't.