Clove and I sit in her living room, her feet in my lap while we sit on each end of the couch. "What am I supposed to do this week?" She asks me. She's lost with out Cato. To be honest, I am too. I have no one to pick on. The boys are lost without their "kid brother." Cato's the youngest boy in the group.
"I really don't know," I say, clicking on the TV. "Wanna watch Charlie Brown?"
"Sure," she says and we watch a little bit of It's Christmas, Charlie Brown! Then, her phone rings.
"Hello?" She says. "Hey, babe." She smiles. "Just hanging out with Glimmer. . . Uh, huh. . . I miss you."
"Can I talk to him?" I whisper.
She nods, smiling. "Hey, Glimmer wants to talk to you, okay?" She stands there for a minute. "That's rude!" She shouts, smiling. "It's okay... Alright... Bye." She hands the phone to me and walks out, crying.
"Hey, loser." I say.
"Hey, idiot." He says.
"So, how's the visit with your grandma?"
"She's not doing too well," he sounds sad.
"You don't think—" he cuts me off.
"Doc says it's a matter of time. They just can't do anything else for her. Y'know?" He says. "Listen, I may not be back until after Christmas, okay?"
"Alright," I say disappointedly.
"Aw, cheer up, idiot." I hear his smile in his voice.
"I'll pick on someone else," I smile.
"Okay. Hey, I think the phone's about to go—" the line goes slack.
"Clove?" I walk into the bathroom.
"What do you want?" She asks, sobbing.
"You okay?" I crouch in front of her.
"Why wouldn't I be?" She wipes a tear away.
"I know," I hug her. "I hate it, too."
"I was hoping to see him on Christmas Day. I was hoping to surprise him by telling him I love him."
I smile. "You love him?"
She nods. "Very much."
"Maybe he'll be back before then," I say, rubbing circles into her small back.
She sniffles. "Maybe."
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Beauty and The GeekFanfiction
Cato Hadley is new to Panem High School. He's a little . . . different than the other kids at his school. He has a big secret that would absolutely destroy his reputation if it gets out. He meets a girl, Clove Kentwell, when they bump into each oth...