Assuredly you do not love our Cato more than I do. Nevertheless, with the best intent and in the greatest honesty he sometimes does harm to the state; for he gives his senatorial opinions as though he were in the Republic of Plato rather than the garbage dump of Romulus.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 2.1.8
nostrum non tu amas
plus quam ego; sed
tamen ille optimo animo
utens et summa fide
nocet interdum rei publicae;
dicit enim tamquam in
Πολιτείᾳ, non tamquam in
Romuli faece sententiam.”
Imagine: Cato coming home from the Games and you tell him that you’re pregnant.
*For the sake of this imagine I’m gonna say Cato
was 18 when he entered the games rather than 16*
Cato! Cato!” The crowd chants his name in front of District Two’s Justice
Building as he comes of the train. Your boyfriend was back, he had won the
games, and by the time the next games came around neither of you would be
eligible for them; you could finally be together without having to worry about
anything separating you. You felt tears prick your eyes as you finally saw his
face in person after having to watch him fight against death through a TV
screen for weeks.
brought my district another years worth of pride, I did it,’ I thought to
myself as I heard the crowd chant my name. The sound of one cry stands out
amongst the chants, I look around and my eyes finally lock with hers, Y/N,
she looks as if she’s struggling to hold her composure, I feel my body swell
with joy. I throw aside the speech that my mentor carefully wrote for me and
run off the stage. The crowd parts as I make my way towards her.
run towards him as soon as you see him, throwing yourself into his strong arms,
you mutter his name, your tears stain his nice new Capitol shirt, but at the
moment, neither of you care. He whispers something unintelligible into your hair
before placing a kiss on the top of your head.
completing a few formalities, the two of you make your way to Victor’s Village,
and settle down in Cato’s new home. You spend the next few hours talking about
the events of the past weeks.
is leaning against the couch and you’re resting your head comfortably on his
shoulder, you finally decide to break the news to him, “Cato?”
hums in response, “I-I have a surprise for you.”
straightens up a bit, “What kind of surprise.”
while you were gone, I discovered something,” You say, nervously fiddling
with the hem of your shirt.
pregnant,” You place your hand on the small bump that your stomach has
started showing already and glance up at him.
what? P-pregnant? Us-baby?” He sputters with wide-eyes, unable to form a
proper sentence, “How?!”
punch his arm gently, “You know how you idiot!”
but-but really?” You nod and a huge grin spread across his face as he
jumps of the couch. He lift you up bridal style and sings, “I’m gonna be a
dad! I’m gonna be a dad!”
giggle and beg him to put you down, he obliges, “So I assume that you’re
I’m really angry about this Y/N,” He fakes a glare, returning to his
sarcastic-self, “Of course I’m happy you idiot! This has got to be the
best way to return home Y/N! I love you.”