idk if anyone does these without being asked anymore but eh, whatever. from a one-shot I’m working on for wheneverdeen, who requested kindergarten teacher!everlark, so I’m not just doing some gratuitous self-insert lol. my fingers are crossed to get this done by next monday!
He rolls it up neatly for her, grinning again as he hands it
to her. “Anything else, Ms. Everdeen?”
“No, this is—you’ve um, done enough.” Her lips curl up in a
smile. “Just…you can call me Katniss,” she tells him, and the bright smile he
gives her is enough to make the uncomfortable feeling in her stomach settle.
“Katniss,” he repeats, like he’s rolling it around in his
mouth to get the feel of it. Another teacher comes into the supply room, Haymitch
Abernathy, the cranky fifth grade teacher that all the kids inexplicably love.
He takes one look at them, a pink faced Katniss stepping quickly away from
Peeta, and snorts.
“This should be interesting,” he says with a scoff.
Peeta just grins quizzically. “Is that a hip flask?” Katniss
snorts, and Mr. Abernathy narrows his eyes at the pair of them. “Let me know if
you need any more help, Katniss,” he says, quietly enough that she feels like
it’s just for her.
“Thanks, Peeta.” He smiles at her one more time then heads
out, leaving them to stare after him. Haymitch gives her a sly look once the
door swings closed.
sweet,” he jibes, sitting in an empty chair and leaning back, crossing his arms
over his chest. “It’s like watching Bambi learn how to walk.”