atticus said to jem one day, “i’d rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but i know you’ll go after birds. shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” that was the only time i ever heard atticus say it was a sin to do something, and i asked miss maudie about it. “your father’s right,” she said. “mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. they don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. that’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. (to kill a mockingbird, harper lee)

awkward-everlark-fangirl asked:

6,7,16 Peeta and Katniss.

The prompts are - “It wasn’t supposed to happen like that.”, “How long has it been?”, and “I did a pregnancy test.” This is likely a terrible mess of a drabble, but I hope you enjoy it!


“How long has it been?” 

Katniss glanced up from where she was sitting on the closed toilet, taking in the only other person in the room. He was perched on the edge of her Jacuzzi tub, right leg bouncing up and down rhythmically. His eyes were wide and anxious as they stared down at his tightly clasped hands and his curls were a lot more unruly than usual. She’d never seen super suave and collected Peeta Mellark look so nervous. Not that she can blame him.

“A few more minutes,” Katniss mumbled after glancing at the timer on her phone. It wasn’t what he asked for, but he still nodded all the same.

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