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I watch back behind as Finnick stabs his triton into the sand on the beach. Last night was hell in the games. First the fog, losing Mags, the monkeys. But now it's a new day, hopefully today will be better.

I sit down next to Finnick.

"Are you okay?" I ask.

"I've been better. It's hard losing Mags, someone I cared so much about. It still seems weird that she's gone." Finnick shakes his head in disbelief.

Of course he's not okay. He really cared about Mags. I don't know what I would do if Finnick died. Something weird to think of while being in the Hunger Games. Finnick is my closest friend. I love Finnick. More than a best friend should. Pretty cliche but it happened and I can't help it.

I rest my head on Finnick's shoulder and he lets out a deep breath.

"You have to make it out of this. You have to win." Finnick tells me.

"Me? No, I want you to get out of here." I pick up my head so I can look at him.

"(Y/n), I can't loose you too! I couldn't save Mags, I don't want to loose you. Your my-" Finnick stops.

"Friend" I say bitterly and stand up.

I leave Finnick behind me. I need some air. I can't just sit there while Finnick tells me that I'm his friend and that's why he can't loose me.

"Hey" I greet Peeta.

He looks up and smiles.


"How are things going the Golden Boy?" Peeta nods towards Finnick.

I giggle at his nickname, not sure if he's referring to his golden hair or his perfect gold tan.

"What do you mean?" I ask.

Peeta raises his eyebrows as if to say 'Really?'

"I mean c'mon, you guys have a thing going on right?"

I shake my head no.

"Just friends" I press my lips into a thin line. "Unfortunately" I mutter quietly.

Peeta turns and looks at me, he obviously heard me.

"Hmm" Peeta thinks and hops off the log we had both been sitting on.

"Don't say anything!" I yell to Peeta's back.

He walks off towards Finnick, for a second I think he's just going to walk past him to Katniss. Unfortunately, I am wrong. Peeta plops down right next to Finnick and starts up a conversation. I try not to focus on whatever they are intensely talking about. Finnick quickly turns to look at me. My fast reflexes help me and I turn to the water so they can't tell I was starring.

The boys continue talking for a while and I've grown bored of watching them. I stand up and walk over to Johanna, passing the two guys in the process. They both immediate stop talking as soon as I pass them. Finnick watches every step I take closely. I raise and eyebrow to question them but keep walking.

"Hey." I greet Johanna and Wiress.

"Hey." Johanna says angrily, glaring at Wiress.

"Tic toc"

"Ohh, " I look back at Johanna and she looks annoyed, "I'm gonna head over to the cornucopia. Need anything?" I ask.

"I'm fine, thanks" Johanna smiles slightly.

"Tic toc."

I walk over to one of the many walkways from the beach to the cornucopia. I can feel eyes on me, I look around the beach until my eyes meet Finnicks. He has a smirk on his face and he just watches me. I quickly turn back and face the cornucopia.

I flip over the empty bins looking for anything I might need. I notice more people wonder over to the cornucopia, soon everyone is over here. Wiress mutters 'tic toc' over and over. I catch Finnick glancing at me several times. I think he's trying to be sneaky but it's unsuccessful. A canon rings out and Wiress goes limp. It's all a blur as the cornucopia spins. I try to get a good grip but slid off slowly.

"(Y/n)!" I hear Finnick yell as I sip off into the water.

I'm thrown into the water. I get a big gulp of air before I go under. It stings to open my eyes in the water. I push myself up, trying to resurface. My oxygen fades from my lungs. Suddenly darkness fills in...

*Finnick's POV*

(Y/n) looses her grip and slides into the water.

"(Y/n)!" I yell.

The cornucopia slows down and stops spinning. I stand up and look around for (Y/n). I see her struggling to get up to the surface. I don't hesitate to jump in and grab her. I wrap my arm around her waist and pull her up. Peeta takes her hands and pulls her out of the water. I push myself out to and kneel next to her. Her eyes stay closed. She's not waking up.

"(Y/n)!" I shake her shoulders.

My press my lips to hers. Not the way I'd wanted to for the first time. I push air into her lungs and push down on her ribs to get her to breathe.

(Y/n) inhales suddenly, she coughs up a mouthful of water. I pull her up to my shoulder. She coughs some more and I rub small circles on her back.

Everybody backs off. Eventually she hugs me back.

"Are you okay?" I ask.

*Your POV*

"Yeah, I'm fine." I smile.

Finnick is still hugging me.

"I was so worried. I don't know what I would do if anything had happened just now." Finnick stops and takes a breath.

"(Y/n), I'm in love with you. I always have and I always will. I know that you feel the same," Finnick's looks to Peeta and smiles, I just blush, "I can't live like this. Not when we are this close to the end. I want you. I don't want to be just friends. I love you."

I can't pull the grin off my face. No words can comprehend how happy I feel right now. Instead, I pull Finnick's into a passionate kiss.



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