Six Sentence Sunday >> Forever Lies Beyond the Tracks >> Chapter 14
It’s 2:20 AM here, but that’s still kind of Sunday, right?? Anyways, I should be posting this chapter soon so stay alert!
“Katniss—Ms. Everdeen,” Peeta corrects himself, quickly fixing a polite smile onto his face, for my benefit or the mayor’s I’m not sure. “It is a pleasure to see you again. Tell me, how is your mother doing?”
“She’s well, thank you,” I reply stiffly, my skin crawling ever so slightly as he turns to face me, his body now blocking the exit.
There’s nothing about this man before me that I can reconcile with the times we spent together. Gone is that energy that always bounced between us, the little half smiles and knowing looks. Before, when I’d see him in the square there was a certain safety about his presence. But now that’s all gone. It almost feels unreal, like we never shared a bed, like I imagined it.