Update! I just posted chapter 3 on AO3.
Thanks @hpfanonezillion for betaing this story! :)
“Is it true?” Peeta asks, his voice quiet, almost getting carried by the wind. He walks looking ahead, his steps loud and steady.
“Is what true?” she asks. Something moves inside her, uncomfortable.
The moon shines behind them as they head towards the Meadow, not full yet, but close enough that there’s plenty of light to see. Katniss isn’t sure if she’s the one guiding them, or if both had the same thought.
He still isn’t looking at her. “You know what,” he says quietly.
And truth is, she does. And it is. She lowers her head. “It’s true,” she admits.
He doesn’t answer immediately, turning his head to the forest on the other side of the fence, nonchalant. He already knew that was going to be her answer, but still needed to hear it from her anyway. “When is the big day?”
She’s thankful he doesn’t say congratulations or pretends to be happy for her. But he’s not looking at her and she can’t read him. Suddenly he’s become a stranger.
“We don’t know yet.”