Chapter 21

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Chapter 21

I wake up and my daughter is sound asleep. I don’t see my son or my husband so they must be downstairs. I hear Mira stirring and her eyes open. “Hey sweetie, did you sleep well?”, I ask.

“yes I did. Where’s Daddy and Braden?”, she asks. “There downstairs. Come on, let’s go.” I sit up and Mira climbs out of the bed. We head downstairs and Cato is cooking breakfast.

Braden is in his playpen and Mira sits down next to him. Mira is playing with him and I can’t help but smile. Cato hasn’t even noticed that I’m down here. It’s quite funny actually.

I sneak up behind him and smack his back. He turns around and I just smile at him. He kisses me on the cheek and I help him finish breakfast. We start plating breakfast. Were having bacon, eggs, toast, and hashbrowns.

Mira picks Braden out of his playpen and hands him to me. I place him in his high chair. We all sit down at the table and we start eating. I start feeding braden and he spits up his food at me.

This is the first time he has done this in a long time. I pull him out of his high chair and he starts crying. I carry him upstairs and by that time, he is screaming. He is just in a bad mood today.

I place him in his crib and he is still crying his head off. I don’t know what he wants. I smell him and he doesn’t stink. I try to give him something to drink and he gets louder.

“Cato!!!!!!!!”, I yell at the top of my lungs. He rushes up the stairs and into Braden’s room. “Help me, he wont stop screaming. I don’t know what he wants.”

Cato picks him up out of his crib and he is still crying. He is screaming his head off. I feel so horrible because I don’t know what to do. Mira walks in the room and he stops crying.

“Mira, walk out of the room.”, I say. She steps out and Braden starts crying again. Mira walks back in and Braden wanted to spend some time with his sister.

I pick him out of his crib and hand him to Mira. She goes downstairs and spends sometime with her baby brother. I can relax now that I know what was wrong with Braden.

Cato wraps his arms around my waist. We start kissing and after a few minutes, we break away. I go into our closet and grab the clothes that I want to wear today.

A blue shirt, blue jeans, and my boots. I go into the bathroom and turn the shower on. I undress and I get in. I rinse my body off and I get my hair wet. I grab my shampoo and I rub it in my hair.

I rinse it off and I turn off the water. I step out of the shower and I dry myself off. I put on my clothes and I lace up my boots. I walk downstairs and Braden is smiling and giggling at Mira. I cant help but giggle and Mira turns around. She picks Braden up and hands him to me. I hand Braden to Cato. “Mira can we talk upstairs?”

We walk upstairs and she sits on her bed.” Mommy, what do you want to talk about.” “I just wanted to tell you that I’m proud of you for spending some time with your brother. I know you’re used to being the baby around here so you really made my day”. I hug her and she kisses me on the cheek. I stand up and we walk back downstairs.

I sit down on the couch and Mira sits on my lap.I put my arms around her waist and we watch her favorite tv show. The doorbell rings and Mira hops off my lap. I go over to the door and Sara Snow is standing in front of me. “what do you want?” She walks in and sits on the couch.

“Mira take Braden upstairs and hide underneath mommy’s bed now!” She takes Braden out of Cato’s arms and rushes upstairs. “So, those youre kids?” I nod my head and Cato  sits down beside me. He put his arm around me and I do the same.

“I just wanted to let you know that the reapings start next week. You two and Brutus and Enobaria and Primrose Everdeen are required to mentor the district two tributes. I am just here to remind you and may the odds be ever in your favor.” She gets up and shuts the door behind her. I grab my knife and throw it in the wall.

My face is getting really red and I am beyond pissed off. Cato grabs my arms and calms me down in an instant. I retrieve my knife and put it back on my belt. I go upstairs and Braden must have heard the knife cause he is crying. I rush to my room and I see Mira knocked out on the floor and bleeding and Braden just lying on the floor crying his tiny head off. he is bleeding from his tiny arm.

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