Everlark Advent: Day 13, Bearer of Light
Bearer of Light
That’s what Katniss Everdeen is. Or at least, that’s what Peeta heard his big brother, Brann, call her. And though he’s not sure exactly what that means, he thinks it’s probably right.
Dressed in a long white gown that makes her smooth olive skin glow, the light flickering from her wreath of candles glinting in her long black hair, she’s unlike anyone else in their little community. She’s unique in a sea of blond heads, beautiful, more radiant than the sun. Back straight, she holds her head high as she proudly leads a procession of white-robed girls down the church aisle.
Katniss moved into their town just a few months earlier, with her momma and little sister. She’s in Peeta’s sixth year class at school. He’s been enthralled by her since the first time he heard her sing, at the auditions where she was chosen to play Saint Lucia at the town’s festival.
Saint Lucia. Bearer of light. Peeta thinks it’s the perfect job for Katniss, because she’s certainly brought light into his boring life.
Even if she doesn’t yet know he exists.